By Chris Kanthan
The charitable predicament in Myanmar is harrowing, with some-more than 150,000 Muslims having to rush the country in the new months. The stories of harm and racial clarification are very troubling, nonetheless occasionally conflicts between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar have existed for many decades. While the mainstream media is focusing exclusively on the eremite context of this story, they are totally blank – or deliberately avoiding – the intensity roles of oil/gas pipelines, geopolitical US-China yank of war, and Saudi Arabia’s rebellious change in that region.
Let’s start with the apparent – the Western media is not going to strew crocodile tears for some people in a distant divided place such as Myanmar, unless there is some dark bulletin associated to billions of dollars and the Deep State.
Now some simple contribution about Myanmar:
- Myanmar, before famous as Burma, is utterly a big country (it’s some-more than twice as vast as Vietnam).
- Although a bad country that hasn’t been in the radar of globalists for many decades, it has turn a very vital piece of land in China’s new Silk Road (a.k.a One Belt, One Road). Of course, any country that’s critical to China becomes an intent of well-developed seductiveness to the elites in Washington D.C.
- Myanmar was under military order for many decades, and then solemnly started opening up its economy in the 1990s. The reforms accelerated in 2006, after which unfamiliar investments skyrocketed.
- Dubbing Myanmar the “last Asian frontier,” mining companies and oil/gas companies from all over the universe rushed into Myanmar and detected copiousness of untapped healthy resources. Myanmar’s GDP quadrupled in the last 10 years, interjection to revenues from healthy gas, tin, forestry, rubber, gold, changed metals (jade) and more. Unfortunately, all these operations also outcome in cruel exploitation of laborers, dump of environment, and mass eviction of people from their lands.
- Rohingya Muslims are essentially strong in a state on the west seashore in Myanmar. It’s not a fluke that the state is adjacent to Bangladesh, an Islamic country. Rohingya people are fundamentally Muslims who came to Myanmar from Bangladesh (roughly speaking, given there’s a lot of story here, generally per British colonies in the 19th century).
Now, let’s take a demeanour at the map of some of the Myanmar oil fields (see below). What’s the red area? That’s the segment where the Rohingya Muslims live. See how they are surrounded by offshore (light blue) and onshore oil/gas fields?
One of Myanmar’s largest offshore gas prolongation is the Shwe Project, which is pound in that coastal area adjacent to the red segment in the map. Shwe is owned by Chinese and South Korean corporations. Not too distant from that trickery is a dream Chinese project, a low sea pier (called Kyauk Pyu).
China has also built oil and gas pipelines that extend from this very segment all the way to China, as shown below:
Corporations from dozens of other countries – US, France, Canada, Japan, India and so on – have likewise forged up several tools of Myanmar. So what happens when companies and countries build oil wells, offshore rigs, sea ports, railways, highways and imagination hotels for the unfamiliar workers? Well, the local bad people have to be evacuated. This happens all over the universe and mostly creates political, financial, and authorised nightmares for the corporations. For one, many people may exclude to leave, generally farmers and fishermen whose provision count on the land and the sea. Second, the companies have to compensate people who are peaceful to be relocated. Say, for example, the Myanmar law says the companies have to compensate $1,000 per person. For 100,000 people, that comes to $100 million.
Now, rather than profitable these people or trying to understanding with those who’re refusing to leave, what if the companies could compensate $1 million to some untrustworthy characters to drive those 100,000 people out of the area? That way, the companies can save money, stay above the fray, and equivocate any PR disaster.
China has two goals vis-a-vis the Myanmar pipelines and low sea ports. The first is obvious: import healthy gas from Myanmar.
The second idea is a little some-more complex. It’s about…
a) Creating a shorter track for oil tankers and load ships from the Middle East and beyond, which can dump off the sell in Myanmar rather than having to go all the way around South East Asia. This saves 2000 miles or two weeks of travel.
b) The second reason is that China wants to relieve its coherence on the sea lanes in South China Sea and generally the trail by the slight Strait of Malacca, which can be fast blocked if there’s a dispute or a war. And, yes, that suppositious dispute would engage the U.S.
Wherever China’s Silk Road goes, the U.S. is going to follow it, and Myanmar is no exception. For example, WikiLeaks emails exposed how the CIA saved “grassroots” classification in Myanmar to interrupt a Chinese devise for a dam! Naughty as usual. Edward Snowden also revealed 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.
Saudi Arabia’s biggest exports are oil and Wahhabism. One of the Asian victims of Saudi Wahhabism is Bangladesh, which has turned nonconformist in the new years. Many on-going and physical bloggers and writers have been murdered in the last few years; ISIS and other Islamic militant groups (ABT, JMB) have targeted foreigners – for example, 3 Americans were hacked to death last year; and extremists have demolished many churches and Buddhist temples. As Bangladesh gets radicalized, so do Rohingya Muslims who live just opposite the border.
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 militant organisation is a man named Ata Ullah, and he is formed out of Saudi Arabia. Other Rohingya leaders and insurgents are being trained by distinguished militant 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?
Fake news corporate media uses slaughter promotion to sell marvellous stories, and politicians use mistake outrage to brag Myanmar’s leaders. What we need instead is critical inquisitive broadcasting that exposes the crowd of players and their surreptitious actions that are formulating needless predicament in Myanmar and gigantic pang for the Rohingya people.
You can review some-more from Chris Kanthan at his site World Affairs. Although a computer geek by profession, he is a author and an author from San Francisco, trying to lift recognition about politics, universe affairs, food and health by non-partisan blog posts, mostly with a turn of satire. He loves roving and has been to 35 countries around the world.
He’s also the author of two books: a newly published Syria – War of Deception and a prior one, Deconstructing Monsanto.