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Murder by Government in Burma is the Definition of Genocide ^ | August 18, 2018 | Kerri Toloczko

Posted on 08/18/2018 5:48:51 AM PDT by Kaslin

The Rohingya people of Burma are being murdered, their women raped, and their homes destroyed by a Burmese military emboldened by an unconscionable diplomatic pass from the Obama Administration.

Help has at once arrived, and been delayed, from unlikely sources.

Providing aid to this persecuted Muslim ethnic minority is a Yazidi General and a former Iraqi soldier. Hesitating so far to designate one of the most blatant human atrocities of this century as genocide is the United States Department of State.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to address this wholesale slaughter by the Burmese military junta soon, and human rights watchers expect him to use all measures necessary — both in word and action — to reverse the deadly leniency provided to Burma by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

So where is Burma, what is an Iraqi odd couple doing there, and why?

Burma (also called “Myanmar” after a 1960s military coup) is in Southeast Asia, wedged between Bangladesh, China and Thailand. The Yazidi and Iraqi aid workers are there through a Christian human aid organization called the Free Burma Rangers (FBR) to save the lives of people from a culture entirely different from their own.

For over 50 years, the Burmese military has carried out systematic ethnic cleansing against many of the county’s 135 minorities, and the Buddhist nationalism they promote has led to the suffering of the Muslim Rohingya “on a scale we couldn’t imagine” according to Doctors Without Borders. The junta that essentially controls the 90% Buddhist nation does not look kindly on Christian relief organizations either, so the few operating in Burma do so in secret.

Free Burma Rangers was started 20 years ago by former U.S. Special Forces operator Dave Eubank. Eubank was called to the mission field after his Army retirement, then guided to Burma by his father, a long-time mission pastor in Thailand. Also serving in Iraq and Sudan, FBR pulls talent from wherever Eubank finds it to serve the suffering. Although rooted in Christian service, FBR creates multi-ethnic, multi-faith teams to train young people in oppressed minorities to help their communities by learning U.S. Army-style emergency medicine and survival skills through its “Jungle School of Medicine.”

In Burma, it also teaches persecuted people how to hide from the military.

Leaders and trainees with FBR show astounding courage in the most dangerous places on earth. Its mission to serve the Rohingya was made more perilous by changes in American policy toward Burma during the Obama years.

As a result of its abysmal human rights abuses after the takeover by its military ruling class, Burma experienced heavy sanctions from the world community—led by the U.S—beginning in 2003. In addition to financial restrictions, it was condemned by the State Department for its use of child soldiers.

In 2009, Secretary Clinton opened a Pandora’s Box by initiating a dialogue with the junta. In the following seven years, each relaxation of sanctions by the U.S. was followed directly, and immediately, with an increase in atrocities.

After Clinton announced the 2009 discussions with Burma, the first roundup of Rohingya occurred in their capital city when over 100,000 were sent to government concentration camps where they linger still, dying of starvation. When President Obama removed U.S./Burma investment restrictions in July of 2012, the junta immediately closed all Rohingya mosques. Two weeks after the Obama State Department reinstated financial aid to Burma, new satellite images showed full-scale destruction of Rohingya towns.

Full scale murder and ethnic cleansing has been ongoing since August 2017, shortly after Obama freed up Burmese imports and did the unthinkable —gave Burma a waiver negating its child soldier abuse designation.

In providing the Burmese government a genocide gift card with unlimited spending, the previous administration contributed to a humanitarian crisis that the Trump administration is now left to “fix” as best it can. There are over a million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and about 600K more hiding inside Burma. They are homeless, hungry and without clean water or medical care. There are 40K orphans.

There are people like the FBR with the courage to help the Rohingya whether they are hiding in the Burmese jungle or wasting away in refugee camps. These heroes have limited resources and lack the power of government.

It would take different kind of courage for the United States to classify Burma as a government practicing institutional genocide. And President Trump and Secretary Pompeo have no lack of courage when it comes to making hard decisions or standing up to oppressive foreign regimes.

The reality of global politics is that the lives of the innocent, peaceful people that are the Rohingya rests in great measure in their hands, and ours, because that’s who we are.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bangladesh; burma; genocide; myanmar; notgenocide; rohingya; rop

1 posted on 08/18/2018 5:48:51 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

If it’s so bad for Muzzies, where the hell are the muzzie nations? Oh yeah, plotting and scheming against each othe and against western civilization.

2 posted on 08/18/2018 5:54:25 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.)
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To: Kaslin
Oh Boo Hoo. Mustn't get in the way of moslem slaughter of Buddhists. Many of these innocent rohyingas are invaders from Bangladesh looking to expand the caliphate.

This has to be the most blatant propoganda hogwash from Townhall. sheesh

3 posted on 08/18/2018 5:57:25 AM PDT by corkoman
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To: Kaslin

Let them go back to Bangladesh.

4 posted on 08/18/2018 5:57:40 AM PDT by Fai Mao (There is no rule of law in the US until The PIAPS is executed.)
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To: King Moonracer

They don’t care.

5 posted on 08/18/2018 5:57:47 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
The rohingya came to Burma, illegally across the border with bangladesh, and did to the burmese what this article claims the government is doing to them in the opening sentences of this globalist propaganda piece.
6 posted on 08/18/2018 6:00:34 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: corkoman
7 posted on 08/18/2018 6:00:56 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Fai Mao
My dad was familiar with Burma, having served in the China-Burma-India Campaign. The Muzz in Burma are simply not Burmese.
8 posted on 08/18/2018 6:05:06 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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… the lives of the innocent, peaceful people that are the Rohingya …
Srsly? Then why did they invade Burma? and why are there several Rohingya terror cells that continue to slaughter actual Burmese?
9 posted on 08/18/2018 6:26:06 AM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: Kaslin
The Rohingya are not without blame. They are Muslims and, based on their faith and culture, routinely commit abuses and atrocities against their neighbors. The ensuing mutual ill will and communal violence routinely lead to humanitarian tragedies and are unlikely to end except by internal containment or expulsion and resettlement, as happened when India was bloodily partitioned after being given independence.

These days, when ethnic and religious antagonism is between nation states, it can usually be suppressed or managed short of war or, if war comes, peace or at least a truce can be contrived. Thus Hindu dominant India and Muslim Pakistan are deeply hostile but formally at peace. Muslims in India are mostly tolerated and prosperous, while the Christian minority in Islamic Pakistan is comprehensively ill-treated.

10 posted on 08/18/2018 6:27:43 AM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Kaslin

Good for Burma. They are not letting the cancer of the followers of the pedophile prophet moe-ham-head take over their country.

11 posted on 08/18/2018 6:36:51 AM PDT by dynachrome (When an empire dies, you are left with vast monuments in front of which peasants squat to defecate)
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To: Olog-hai

Right. After watching a few videos of these “peaceful” Burma muzzies, nobody in their right mind would condem the Burmise for what is going on. Just another slanted Muslim protection article, imo.

12 posted on 08/18/2018 6:42:15 AM PDT by Karl Spooner
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To: Kaslin; corkoman

Sounds like something you should take up with the guy that posted the article, not with corkoman.

Oh, wait. You posted it. Are you saying you wrongly attributed it?

13 posted on 08/18/2018 6:51:39 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: Kaslin

Oh goodie, now we have Muslim Gypsies. This is the worst-possible-combination since Muslim Socialists.

14 posted on 08/18/2018 7:54:22 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Karl Spooner

Reuters, Nov 11, 2012:

Rohingya have lived for generations in Rakhine State, where postcard-perfect valleys sweep down to a mangrove-fringed coastline. But Rakhines and other Burmese view them as illegal immigrants from neighboring Bangladesh who deserve neither rights nor sympathy. Rakhines reject the term “Rohingya” as a modern invention, referring to them instead as “Bengali” or “kalar” - a pejorative Burmese word for Muslims or people of South Asian descent.

October’s attacks marked an acceleration of violence against the Rohingya. An earlier wave of unrest in June killed at least 80 people. Afterwards, the Rakhine State government imposed a policy of segregating Muslim communities from Buddhists across an area roughly the size of Switzerland.

More than 97 percent of the 36,394 people who have fled the latest violence are Muslims, according to official statistics. Many now live in camps, joining 75,000 mostly Rohingya displaced in June.... There is no evidence to suggest the Buddhist-dominated national government endorsed the violence. But it appears to have anticipated trouble, stationing troops between Muslim and Buddhist villages a month ago, following rumors of attacks.

15 posted on 08/18/2018 8:37:56 AM PDT by Bookshelf (`)
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To: Bookshelf

The saying goes, if you manage to p*** off a bunch of quiet Buddhist monks in saffron robes, you have really messed up!

At last, muzzies are getting their own back. And Bengalis are so obnoxious even the Pakis can’t stand them.

Hope the Burmese military sends the muzzies all packing back to Bengaladesh.

16 posted on 08/18/2018 8:53:21 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam. Buy ammo.")
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To: corkoman
I don't know the truth over there except we do know how Christians have been burned alive and we do know how african muzzis attack and kill african Christians and tribalists....

the muzzie cult teaches murder to "infidels" other religion teaches that to my knowledge...

17 posted on 08/18/2018 9:04:03 AM PDT by cherry (official troll)
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To: cherry

Ever hear the phrase:

“Turn-about is FAIR PLAY??”

They get what they deserve.

18 posted on 08/18/2018 9:54:39 AM PDT by Flintlock (The ballot box STOLEN, our soapbox taken away--the BULLET BOX is left to us.)
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To: corkoman

It is hard to believe that Townhall pushes this crap. Burma is is involved in an existential war. Wars are nasty stuff. The government did not get involved until Buddhists in the area under contention began to defend themselves. We need to push our own Moslems out of our country before the Islamic infection becomes lethal.

19 posted on 08/18/2018 11:52:56 AM PDT by arthurus (r)
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To: Fai Mao

The Rohingyas are like Californians. They were living in a hellhole of their own creation and sought to escape to a better place in which to recreate the situation from which they fled.

20 posted on 08/18/2018 11:55:49 AM PDT by arthurus (t)
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