By Brandon Turbeville
As the Syrian military gains some-more and some-more belligerent by the day, the United States seems prepared to at slightest partially proceed its concentration in other areas of the universe like North Korea. Indeed, the “Pivot to Asia” is now in full pitch and all the horrific consequences that may outcome from it are on display. While not origination the media hysterics that North Korea has warranted, Myanmar is clearly on the list of countries that is set to be bullied, destabilized, and presumably broken if it does not give in to the bulletin of the Western Communo-Fascist establishment.
Unlike in countries such as Libya and Syria, however, where the U.S. saved substitute fighters to destroy the sitting governments, Myanmar is a bit some-more complicated. Here both the supervision and the supposed “rebels” are being upheld in some demeanour by the United States and its “allies” such as Saudi Arabia.
The “Official” Story
The Western mainstream press, all at once, were land with stories surrounding the “Rohingya Crisis” or the “Rohingya Genocide.” To review the reports coming from outlets like the Washington Post, CNN, or the Daily Beast, one would be led to trust that the Myanmar (Burma) supervision has been rising a campaign of murder and racial clarification against an trusting minority. These MSM outlets are presenting the predicament as a eremite one; i.e. the Burmese supervision done up of Buddhists is attempting to ban or eliminate the Muslim Rohingya minority.
In an instance of standard saying the ever non-trustworthy CNN writes,
They have come in their thousands, channel hills and rivers, marshes and rice paddies for the possibility to cranky into Bangladesh and shun the mass killings they contend are being perpetrated against their people.
The UN estimates that, in just over one week, some-more than 70,000 Rohingya — a stateless, racial Muslim minority who mostly live Myanmar’s western Rakhine state — have fled sharpening violence.
Refugees tell CNN the Myanmar army pounded them. The supervision blames “terrorists” for initiating the violence.
An estimated 73,000 refugees have crossed into Bangladesh given last Friday, UNHCR mouthpiece Vivian Tan told CNN.
On Thursday, the bodies of 20 Rohingya were pulled out of the Naf River along the limit of Myanmar and Bangladesh. Twelve of the passed were children.
The testimonies of Rohingya sheltering in packed Bangladeshi interloper camps are harrowing.
“They are beating us, sharpened at us and hacking the people to death,” Hamida Begum, one interloper who has left all behind in a unfortunate try to rush with at slightest their lives, told CNN.
“Many people were killed. Many women were raped and killed. We are very poor. My husband is a day laborer,” she said.
“Begum” is an honorific given to some Muslim women, while others use it to reinstate their last name on marriage.
“We used to have two block dishes a day. But we lost all after the fight started,” she said, referring to the dispute of assault last Friday when Rohingya militants staged mutual attacks on limit posts, killing 12 confidence officers.
In response, the military strong “clearance operations,” pushing thousands of people from their homes.
Government officials pronounced Thursday that at slightest 399 people had been killed in fighting given last Friday. Of those, 370 were “terrorists,” they said. However, activists contend the military has killed women, children and trusting men.
Both sides also censure any other for torching houses. The supervision says Rohingya militants have burned down some-more than 2,300 homes. The Rohingya says it’s the military that has aggressive their houses.
Begum alleges that her family was tortured by the military and their accomplices, and that others were killed after unwell to compensate the soldiers a ransom
“We had to rush to save the lives. They don’t concede us to pierce freely. We were deprived of everything… They are picking up people from home and asking them for ransom. Many of (those people) were shot dead.”
CNN settled that it could not exclusively determine the stories of the tour refugees. The report continued, however, by stating,
There are many racial groups in Myanmar “but only the Rohingya are hated by the government,” pronounced Mohammad Harun, who was among those fleeing.
The Rohingya are a minority Muslim race in Myanmar, however they’re denied the right to citizenship despite having lived there for generations.
Another interloper interviewed by CNN pronounced the military systematic them to stay inside their homes.
“If we stay inside then they set the houses on fire, sharpened at us or slaughtering us,” Nobin Shuna says. “Muslims have no rights.”
She says the military came to her encampment last Friday and killed 5 people, including her son.
“They were tortured to death. Our houses were set on fire. We lost all there,” she said.
“How could we survive? we have no money. After seeing the massacre, we trafficked all the way to the Bangladesh border. we left my home 4 days ago. Now where would we go? My son was killed.”
And so now these thousands trek westwards, towards the relations reserve of adjacent Bangladesh.
Last year, as many as 85,000 Rohingya crossed the limit following a identical spate of violence. The harm of this people has been going on for decades, pronounced Sally Smith, Executive Director of the Nexus Fund, an NGO committed to “preventing mass atrocities.”
“In the last few days, this is very identical to what happened in October, when you had a small-scale attack by a tiny series of Rohingya insurgents,” Smith told CNN.
“That led to a really jagged response by the Myanmar military against civilians, killing them, raping them, even banishment appurtenance guns at trusting men, women and children as they’re using toward the limit to rush into Bangladesh.
“They’re blazing down villages — it’s just not OK to attack civilians.”
The Council on Foreign Relations, always fervent to support imperialism and wars abroad actually stands as one of the some-more temperate reporters of the executive Rohingya story. It writes,
Violence pennyless out in 2012, when Rohingya men were accused of raping and killing a Buddhist woman. Buddhist nationalists responded by blazing Rohingya homes, killing some-more than 280 people and displacing tens of thousands. Human Rights Watch characterized the anti-Rohingya assault as “crimes against humanity.”
Most replaced Rohingya have been forced to take preserve in beggarly interloper camps. Others have incited to smugglers, profitable for ride out of Myanmar. “The fact that thousands of Rohingya prefer a dangerous vessel tour they may not tarry to staying in Myanmar speaks volumes about the conditions they face there,” pronounced Amnesty International’s Kate Schuetze in 2015.
A series of attacks on confidence posts along the Myanmar-Bangladesh limit in Oct 2016 triggered another dispute of racial assault in Rakhine. Local authorities blamed Rohingya militants for the attacks, call an influx of military and police forces to hunt for those obliged and tie security. Amid the confidence lockdown, tens of thousands of Rohingya were forced from their homes, many tour to Bangladesh. Reports in Nov indicated that the confidence participation was also preventing the entrance of much-needed general aid, including food and medical care.
Clashes in Rakhine pennyless out again in Aug 2017 after a belligerent organisation famous as the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) claimed shortcoming for concurrent attacks on police and army posts in which some-more than one hundred people died. While the supervision announced ARSA a belligerent classification following the attacks, the ARSA personality pronounced in an talk that the attacks were carried out to “defend the municipal population.” He pronounced the militants’ longer term idea is the pacific coexistence of Muslim Rohingya and Buddhist Rakhine. Fighting between the military and insurgents sent thousands of Rohingya to the country’s limit with Bangladesh as supervision troops non-stop fire on civilians. Myanmar’s confidence forces have also allegedly planted land mines nearby limit crossings used by Rohingya to rush to Bangladesh. More than 370,000 Rohingya have left Myanmar, approximately a third of the estimated Rohingya race in the country.
Much of what the CFR writes per this dispute is accurate enough. The Myanmar supervision is indeed oppressing its citizens, privately the Rohingya population. Rohingya “insurgents” are committing attacks. However, the CFR and the rest of the mainstream corporate press leaves out the deeper connectors between the Western energy networks, GCC change and cooperation, and the comfortless events that are maturation right now in Myanmar.
Who And What Is Behind The Myanmar Government?
Unlike countries such as Libya, Iraq, and Syria, where the inhabitant governments were totally or mostly free of Western control and represented a rebellion to the Anglo-Western banker establishment, Myanmar has been upheld by the United States and its NGO network for utterly some time. Indeed, Tony Cartalucci of Land Destroyer Report has been documenting the endless and open connectors between the Myanmar supervision and American NGO networks.
As Cartalucci writes in his article, “Analysis By Analogy: Myanmar Is Not Syria,”
An endless 2006 report by Burma Campaign UK titled, “Failing the People of Burma?” (PDF), would exhibit how probably every facet of Myanmar’s stream supervision is a origination of Western domestic and financial support. (Note: The US and UK still mostly impute to Myanmar by its British colonial name, “Burma”).
The report would lay this out in good detail, stating:
The replacement of democracy in Burma is a priority U.S. policy design in Southeast Asia. To grasp this objective, the United States has consistently upheld democracy activists and their efforts both inside and outward Burma…Addressing these needs requires coherence and creativity. Despite the hurdles that have arisen, United States Embassies Rangoon and Bangkok as good as Consulate General Chiang Mai are wholly intent in pro-democracy efforts. The United States also supports organizations, such as the National Endowment for Democracy, the Open Society Institute (nb no support given given 2004) and Internews, operative inside and outward the segment on a extended operation of democracy graduation activities. U.S.-based broadcasters supply news and information to the Burmese people, who miss a free press. U.S. programs also fund scholarships for Burmese who represent the future of Burma. The United States is committed to operative for a approved Burma and will continue to occupy a accumulation of collection to support democracy activists.
The 36-page report would enumerate US and European programs in fact – trimming from the origination and appropriation of media, to organizing domestic parties and devising campaign strategies for elections, to even scholarships abroad to train an whole category of domestic proxies to be used good into the future on transforming the republic into a client state. Virtually every aspect of life in Myanmar was targeted and overturned by Western-backed networks over the march of several decades and an infinite volume of foreign-funding.
Similar justification reveals that many of the supposed “Buddhist” jingoist groups also enjoy a close attribute with US and European interests and that they played a pivotal role in bringing Suu Kyi to power.
Additionally, many in Suu Kyi’s stream supervision are the recipients of US-funded training. Narratives concerning the stream Rohingya predicament are being crafted by Suu Kyi’s “Minister of Information,” Pe Myint.
Pe Myint was suggested in a 2016 essay in the Myanmar Times titled, “Who’s who: Myanmar’s new cabinet,” to have participated in training saved by the US State Department. The essay would report (emphasis added):
Formerly a alloy with a grade from the Institute of Medicine, U Pe Myint changed careers after 11 years and perceived training as a publisher at the Indochina Media Memorial Foundation in Bangkok. He then embarked on a career as a writer, penning dozens of novels. He participated in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa in 1998, and was also editor-in-chief of The People’s Age Journal. He was innate in Rakhine State in 1949.
The Indochina Media Memorial Foundation is suggested in a US tactful wire published by Wikileaks as wholly saved by the US State Department by several and informed intermediaries. The wire titled, “An Overview of Northern Thailand-Based Burmese Media Orgranizations.” would categorically state (emphasis added):
Other organizations, some with a range over Burma, also supplement to the educational opportunities for Burmese journalists. The Chiang Mai-based Indochina Media Memorial Foundation, for instance, last year finished training courses for Southeast Asian reporters that enclosed Burmese participants. Major funders for broadcasting training programs in the segment embody the NED, Open Society Institute (OSI), and several European governments and charities.
Many of those among Myanmar-based US-funded “NGOs” apparently hostile Suu Kyi’s supervision are in fact alumni of the same US-funded programs as many members of the stream government.
In essence, the primary disproportion between Myanmar and Syria is that while in Syria the US is fueling militancy to disintegrate a supervision over its strech and influence, in Myanmar, the US is utilizing the whole republic around two vectors its controls wholly – a militancy it is flourishing on one side, and a domestic investiture it has combined from whole-cloth on the other.
Cartalucci has created at length about the connectors between Suu Kyi’s supervision and the U.S. supervision and U.S. NGO industrial formidable that radically aided her ascent to her stream position and aids in gripping her there. Throughout the years, Cartalucci has put together pages and pages of information per to Kyi’s links to Western agents of influence. As distant back as 2012, Cartalucci wrote an essay entitled “Wall Street Proxy Aung San Suu Kyi’s Ascension To Power,” where he revealed,
Leading the charge is a network of poseur NGOs saved and destined by the US State Department by its National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and its subsidiaries, in sold Freedom House. It should be remarkable that despite the “progressive” and “humanitarian” veneer used by these organizations, their play of directors are veritably filled with sincere warmongers, approved Neo-Conservatives, corporate-financier directors, corporate-lobbyists, and both stream and former members of the US State Department itself.
It is critical to keep the loyal inlet of this fake “humanitarian-front” in mind when reading articles out of Freedom House, like the recent, “Burma Election Is Test of Progress,” which is already wringing its hands over its NGO front being ejected from Myanmar forward of elections. Freedom House executive David Kramer who has some-more recently plainly plotted to support the destabilization of Russia in the arise of Putin’s uncontested reelection, admits that check monitors are not in place to observe the elections – casting offer doubts on corporate-media headlines dogmatic Suu Kyi a personality of a parliamentary chair prematurely.
The Freedom House piece clearly backs what it calls “the primary antithesis party led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, the National League for Democracy (NLD).” It is transparent that Suu Kyi’s disaster to secure a chair will be used as procedure to put offer vigour on the Myanmar supervision and presumably clear Western-backed regime change efforts in the form of another staged “popular uprising” identical to the unsuccessful 2007 “Saffron Revolution.”
To explain because US State Department fronts like Freedom House are so understanding of Suu Kyi, it helps to know that her whole picture and indeed her antithesis transformation is a origination of Wall Street and London with an implausible volume of resources evenly poured into both her domestic campaigns as good as a rebellious network of NGOs opposite Myanmar dedicated to undermining the inhabitant government, foiling infrastructure projects including the new crude of a dam devise that would have supposing poignant advantages for Myanmar’s tragically dull countryside, and of march armed separatist movements both inside and over Myanmar’s borders. All of this aims not only at installing a pro-Wall Street-London regime in Myanmar, but ousting advances by China to co-develop the nation’s healthy resources – resources the West prefers instead to be exclusively pilfered by the Fortune 500.
A 2006 36-page request out of the “Burma Campaign UK” categorically sum the huge volume of income and resources both the US supervision and its corporate-funded foundations have poured into Suu Kyi’s picture and her “movement.” It also sum the complicity of then Thai Prime Minster and accurate Wall Street-proxy Thaksin Shinwatra’s supervision in helping the West in their Myanmar agenda.
Specifically mentioned is both the US State Department’s National Endowment for Democracy and George Soros’ Open Society Institute, illustrating once again the reality that both “liberal” and “Neo-Conservative” interests offer a unaccompanied accordant bulletin in instituting a global neo-liberal corporate-financier hegemonic empire.
Throughout the “Burma Campaign UK” report, NED is cited as behind the origination of the New Era Journal, the Irrawaddy, and the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) radio, all posing, just as the recently unprotected Thai-US promotion front, Prachatai, as “independent” media sources despite the fact they are in reality fully-funded by the US government.
The role of US State Department-run Radio Free Asia (RFA) and Voice of America (VOA) is also discussed in detail, including the explanation that US unfamiliar policy privately supports and actively promotes Aung San Suu Kyi and “her” agenda.
As by-elections approached, the corporate-media increasingly lent bearing to building up Suu Kyi’s “pro-democracy” picture with open propinquity stunts engineered to lend her differently self-existent credibility. This includes the farcical awarding of the corporate-financier saved “Chatham House Prize” presented by British Foreign Secretary William Hague who many recently presided over the drop and handing over to terrorists of the whole republic of Libya.
A series of Cartalucci’s essay associated to Kyi and Myanmar are recommended, listed, and associated below.
- Myanmar: Trading in the Devil You Know…
- Myanmar: West’s “Saint Suu Kyi” Tramples Rohingya
- Myanmar’s “Driver” President
- Myanmar’s New Dictator: Aung San Suu Kyi
- Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi Frees Supporters, Jails Opponents
- Wall Street Proxy “Mother Suu” Begins World Tour
- Aung San Suu Kyi’s “Saffron Monks” Stalk Streets With Machetes – Mass Slaughtering Refugees
- US-Funded Activsts Exposed as Genocidal Bigots
- Myanmar: Meet Aung San Suu Kyi’s Saffron Mobs
- Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Dodging or Driving the Rohingya Crisis?
- Myanmar: Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi Oversees Genocide
- Wall Street Proxy Aung San Suu Kyi’s Ascension to Power
- The Queen of Corporate-Fascist Faux “Democracy”
Who Is Behind Rohingya Terror?
While it definite that the Rohingya minority has been oppressed and targeted by the Myanmar government, there is also an component of law to the terroristic inlet of the Rohingya. There are, indeed, Rohingya belligerent organizations handling against the Buddhist race and the Myanmar government.
“Rohingya has its own ‘free army’ now, something which can only done a bad conditions worse,” writes Syrian researcher Afraa Dagher. “Specially this ‘free army’ used to be famous as Al-Yaqeen and is associated to branches of the banned Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood transformation which continues to receiving appropriation from George Soros tranquil bodies as good as Turkey and the Qatari regime. Recently, the Lebanese radio hire Al-Mayadeen interviewed a belligerent in the Rohingya army who certified he was a fighter, but claimed his only weapons were knives.”
As Chris Kanthan writes for Activist Post in his essay “Rohingya Genocide – Links To Corporatism, Geopolitics, And Wahhabism,”
Rohingya separatist/militant/terrorist groups direct an Islamic state and have killed Myanmar soldiers, burned down Buddhist temples, murdered Buddhists, etc. The personality of a absolute Rohingya belligerent organisation is a man named Ata Ullah, and he is shaped out of Saudi Arabia. Other Rohingya leaders and insurgents are being lerned by distinguished belligerent groups in Pakistan and Bangladesh.
It’s also probable that bad and ignorant people are being used as weapons of mass immigration. 30-40 million people in Bangladesh earn reduction than $2/day. Are some of them being deliberately sent into the areas in Myanmar where Chinese infrastructure projects are happening?
Kanthan is utterly correct. Even the mainstream Reuters news organisation reported in December, 2016 that the Rohingya terrorists have links to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. It reported,
A organisation of Rohingya Muslims that pounded Myanmar limit guards in Oct is headed by people with links to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, the International Crisis Group (ICG) pronounced on Thursday, citing members of the group.
The concurrent attacks on Oct. 9 killed 9 policemen and sparked a crackdown by confidence forces in the Muslim-majority northern zone of Rakhine State in the country’s northwest.
. . . . .
A organisation job itself Harakah al-Yakin claimed shortcoming for the attacks in video statements and the Brussels-based ICG pronounced it had interviewed 4 members of the organisation in Rakhine State and two outward Myanmar, as good as people in hit with members around messaging apps.
The Harakah al-Yakin, or Faith Movement, was shaped after village assault in 2012 in which some-more than 100 people were killed and about 140,000 replaced in Rakhine State, many of them Rohingya, the organisation said.
Rohingya who have fought in other conflicts, as good as Pakistanis or Afghans, gave surreptitious training to villagers in northern Rakhine over two years forward of the attacks, it said.
“It enclosed weapons use, riotous devise and, HaY members and trainees report, a sold concentration on explosives and IEDs,” the organisation said, referring to makeshift bomb devices.
It identified Harakah al-Yakin’s leader, who has seemed prominently in a series of 9 videos posted online, as Ata Ullah, innate in Karachi, Pakistan, to a Rohingya migrant father before moving as a child to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
“Though not confirmed, there are indications he went to Pakistan and presumably elsewhere, and that he perceived unsentimental training in complicated riotous warfare,” the organisation said. It remarkable that Ata Ullah was one of 20 Rohingya from Saudi Arabia heading the group’s operations in Rakhine State.
Separately, a cabinet of 20 comparison Rohingya emigres oversees the group, which has domicile in Mecca, the ICG said.
U.S. State Department orator John Kirby pronounced in a news lecture on Thursday that the United States was wakeful of the report and reviewing it, but declined to criticism further.
Groups like Islamic State and al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent have referred to the predicament of the Rohingya in their material, and the terrain knowledge of at slightest some of the Rohingya fighters pragmatic links to general militants, the ICG said.
In Pakistan and Bangladesh, other Rohingya leaders and fighters are being lerned as well. Many of these fighters are being lerned by al-Qaeda/ISIS members and are in hit with ISIS fighters in Iraq.
Whose Side Is The West On?
While quite ancillary the Myanmar supervision in terms of finance, strategy, and force, the Western powers are also giving faith and legitimacy to the Rohingya “insurgency” in much the same way they did to the Syrian “rebels” early on in the predicament in Syria in 2011. Indeed, mainstream corporate media is filled with reports denigrating the Myanmar supervision and presentations of the Rohingya genocide as if the Rohingya are zero but small trusting victims. Meanwhile, money, training, and logistics are issuing into the Rohingya rebellion around Saudi Arabia and its innumerable collection of belligerent groups.
Since the West (United States, Western Europe, Australia) and the GCC are radically tied together along with Israel in the fondness of the Anglo-Western banker establishment, we can so specify Saudi support for general terror under the reach of the West given the idea of KSA and the rest of the “West” lines up perfectly.
The answer to the strange doubt of because the West would support both sides of this conflict, however, is elementary geopolitics.
Geopolitics And The Silk Road
There are at slightest two reasons because the West is quite meddlesome in Myanmar at this moment. The first is comparatively elementary – the importation of healthy gas from Mynamar. The second aspect, however, has some-more to do with breaking up China’s One Belt – One Road policy where Myanmar has turn an critical critical location.
In Myanmar, China wants a shorter track for load ships and oil tankers coming from the Middle East and other areas rather than spending an additional 2000 miles and weeks of roving going by the Strait of Malacca. Furthermore, in the eventuality of conflict, such a slight pickle could simply be sealed off, quite if that dispute was holding place with the United States. One Belt-One Road would concede the shipments to go directly by Mynamar over land to China.
China’s One Belt – One Road devise would so not only promote the increasing gait of trade but also seal a some-more secure track of trade in the eventuality the Strait of Malacca is ever shut.
As Chris Kanthan writes,
Wherever China’s Silk Road goes, the U.S. is going to follow it, and Myanmar is no exception. For example, WikiLeaks emails unprotected how the CIA saved “grassroots” classification in Myanmar to interrupt a Chinese devise for a dam! Naughty as usual. Edward Snowden also suggested how the NSA uses the US embassy in Myanmar as a spy executive to meddler on all the countries in that region.
The elemental idea of the U.S. is to lift Myanmar divided from China’s globe of influence. And if that can’t be accomplished, then chaos will be manufactured.
What else is in the CIA’s apparatus bag to destabilize a country? Islamic extremism and several avatars of the Mujahideen project. We have seen that in Syria and also recently in the Philippines. Which brings us to the puppet master, Saudi Arabia.
What is happening in Myanmar, nonetheless the news has quieted down for now, is that the West and China are attempting to benefit control of a critical trade indicate in Asia. The disproportion is that, currently, the West wields some-more control over the country and that China is using an mercantile carrot while the West is using a military and domestic stick. Indeed, the United States, NATO, and the GCC are using both the NGO village and the Islamic nonconformist substitute army to keep the supervision of Mynamar under control and out of the purchase of the Chinese. It is so using a two-pronged proceed to safeguard control over the supervision as good as to safeguard that Myanmar does not wandering from Western dictates. In addition, by formulating mass destabilization in areas that China would wish to deposit in, construct, and differently build trade routes, Chinese impasse can be prevented.
Brandon Turbeville writes for Activist Post – essay repository here – He is the author of 7 books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President, and Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome. Turbeville has published over 1000 articles on a far-reaching accumulation of subjects including health, economics, supervision corruption, and polite liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is accessible for radio and TV interviews. Please hit activistpost (at) gmail.com.
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