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  • Zealot or Savior? This U.S. Minister Is Training Rebels in a Civil War

    09/13/2023 9:13:38 PM PDT · by EnderWiggin1970 · 7 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | April 16, 2023 | JASON MOTLAGH
    DAVE EUBANK MAKES an exploding gesture with his fist to alert the guerrilla soldiers following him of the danger ahead. “From here until we pass the road, the trail is lined with mines,” he says, scanning the mountainous Burmese jungle for signs of trouble. “Watch where you step.” As his signal relays down the line, conversations fall silent and the air hums with only the sound of heavy breathing and hundreds of footsteps on hard-packed ground. Eubank picks up the pace, slashing through brush and thorny stalks that tear at his clothing. A former U.S. Special Forces officer and ordained...
  • Vietnam to prosecute 84 for alleged involvement in Dak Lak attacks

    06/23/2023 2:01:59 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 7 replies
    RFA ^ | 6/23/2023 | RFA Vietnamese
    Authorities in Vietnam said Friday they will prosecute 84 people accused of being involved in deadly attacks on two commune offices in central Dak Lak province and ordered them held in pre-trial detention. It isn’t clear who was behind the June 11 attacks, which left nine people dead, or what motivated them. On Friday, the Ministry of Public Security said it had confirmed that “organizations and individuals from overseas” had been involved, without getting more specific. “Materials and evidence collected by security forces show that the incident took place with the support and guidance of several organizations and individuals from...
  • Lily Naing Kyaw: Killing of Myanmar singer unnerves pro-military celebrities

    06/07/2023 6:55:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    bbc ^ | BBC Burmese Service and Vibeke Venema
    Ms Kyaw's killing is the latest in a series of assassinations of high-profile government supporters. Four days before she was attacked, a well-known nationalist and pro-military supporter, Tint Lwin, was fatally shot in the head while at a tea shop in Yangon, the country's main city. He had been in hiding after surviving a shooting last summer. Ms Kyaw was targeted early in the evening of 30 May while parked outside her house in Yangon's Yankin Township. First reports said she had been killed, after an image of her lying face down in her car was shared on social media....
  • Fowl Play: Foreign Nationals Kill and Eat Beloved Town Swan

    06/05/2023 7:04:34 AM PDT · by bitt · 63 replies
    freebeacon ^ | 6/5/2023 | Joseph Simonson
    'These inhumane degenerates need to face real consequences' The three teens accused of killing and eating a beloved swan in an upstate New York village are refugees, the Washington Free Beacon has learned. Manlius Police reported Faye the Swan and her four cygnets missing from the town pond last Monday, which prompted horror from the Manlius, New York, residents. Locals flooded Manlius police with tips the next day, which ended in the arrest of 18-year-old Eman Hussan of Syracuse, New York, and two minors, aged 16 and 17. The posse are refugees from Myanmar and attend high school in the...
  • 1948: U Saw and the assassins of Aung San

    05/08/2023 6:40:35 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 4 replies ^ | May 8, 2009 | Headsman
    On this date in 1948, Burma hanged six for a shocking assassination that haunts the country to this day. The previous summer — specifically, at 10:37 a.m. on July 19th — independence hero/proto-head of state Aung San and six members of his cabinet had been massacred by gunmen. The trail quickly led back to rival pol U Saw, himself a former Prime Minister of under British colonial rule. U Saw had once defended in court the hero of a peasant revolt that the British had quelled with some difficulty. His own maneuverings were heretofore of a more slippery character, having...
  • China Destroying Myanmar with Rare Earth Mining for ‘Green’ Energy

    08/10/2022 3:50:05 PM PDT · by EnderWiggin1970 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/10/22 | Garbrielle Reyes
    Chinese-owned companies in Myanmar are allegedly responsible for illegal mining operations that are destroying the natural landscape of Myanmar’s border region with China, local miners of dysprosium and terbium — two heavy rare earth minerals used in clean energy products and smart electronics — told the organization Global Witness for a report published on Tuesday. Global Witness revealed on August 9 how illicit rare earth mining allegedly supported by Chinese businessmen in Myanmar has ravaged a mountainous border region called Kachin Special Region 1, writing:
  • Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - 54 km south of Keng Tung, Kengtung District, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma)

    07/21/2022 3:24:50 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 9 replies
    Volcano Discovery ^ | July 21, 2022 | None
    Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - 54 km south of Keng Tung, Kengtung District, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma), on Thursday, Jul 21, 2022 at 11:37 pm (GMT +6:30) - 5 hours ago Updated: Thu, Jul 21, 2022 22:07 GMT - 2 minutes 21 Jul 17:32: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9. Epicenter location corrected by 0.5 km (0.3 mi) towards NE. Update Thu, 21 Jul 2022, 17:21 Significant magnitude 5.5 earthquake 62 km south of Keng Tung, Myanmar (Burma) 5.5 quake 21 Jul 11:37 pm (GMT +6:30) 5.5 quake 21 Jul 11:37 pm (GMT +6:30) The German Research Centre for Geosciences...
  • Military Seizes George Soros Bank Accounts, Announces Arrest Warrants After Coup

    03/26/2022 11:23:56 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 66 replies
    WEEKS AGO… The military government in Myanmar has seized the bank accounts of George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, after a coup provoked by widespread allegations of voter fraud. The Myanmar military government has seized several bank accounts belonging to or affiliated with George Soros’ Open Society Foundations and issued arrest warrants for 11 members of the organization “on suspicion of giving financial support to the civil disobedience movement against the military junta.” Officials said the Open Society Foundations broke “restrictions on such organizations’ activities” by depositing $5 million into its Myanmar bank accounts. It is also accused of stealing $1.4...
  • China’s Other Genocide: Against the Rohingya in Burma. The US has recognized the genocide against the Rohingya in Burma, but not China’s culpability

    03/24/2022 8:05:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 03/24/2022 | Anders Corr
    News AnalysisAfter five years of terror against the Rohingya in Burma (also known as Myanmar), the U.S. government finally designated it as a genocide. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the determination on March 21 at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.The genocide designation took so long because Washington did not want to drive the Burmese regime further into the arms of China. Officials had hopes of instead easing the Burmese military junta from the illiberal embrace of Beijing.But after a coup in February 2021, less than two weeks following President Joe Biden’s inauguration, a deteriorating environment for the...

    02/19/2022 7:35:15 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 71 replies
    SYFY ^ | 18 Feb 2022 | Elizabeth Rayne
    Creatures get trapped in amber all the time, but most prehistoric finds are insects. Amber is a great material for preserving arthropods because of their already tough shells that will hold on even if the insides disintegrate. But what about a lizard? Retinosaurus hkamentiensis is a new extinct species of lizard that was unexpectedly found trapped in Burmese amber. No one expected an entire reptile to be preserved so well, from its scaly skin down to its skeleton.
  • Myanmar: Up to 100 missing in jade mine landslide

    12/22/2021 1:59:18 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    The landslide occurred in the Hpakant area of northern Kachin state at 04:00 on Wednesday (21:30 GMT Tuesday). Myanmar, also known as Burma, is the world's biggest source of jade, but its mines have seen numerous accidents. The landslide is believed to have been caused by an overflow of rubble discarded from lorries to the open-pit mines. The rubble creates large slopes that can be dangerous in an area denuded of trees, forcing those looking for fragments of the semi-precious stone to labour in hazardous conditions. Rescue teams consisting of about 200 people from Hpakant and the nearby town of...
  • Rohingya sue Facebook for $150B, alleging role in violence

    12/08/2021 9:18:33 AM PST · by mcenedo · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 12/8/21 | Kevin Chan
    LONDON (AP) — Rohingya refugees sued social network powerhouse Facebook for more than $150 billion, accusing it of failing to stop hate speech that incited violence against the Muslim ethnic group by military rulers and their supporters in Myanmar.
  • Historical Fiction: China’s South China Sea Claims

    06/27/2014 11:47:30 AM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | MAY/JUNE 2013 | Mohan Malik
    MAY/JUNE 2013 Historical Fiction: China’s South China Sea Claims Mohan Malik The Spratly Islands—not so long ago known primarily as a rich fishing ground—have turned into an international flashpoint as Chinese leaders insist with increasing truculence that the islands, rocks, and reefs have been, in the words of Premier Wen Jiabao, “China’s historical territory since ancient times.” Normally, the overlapping territorial claims to sovereignty and maritime boundaries ought to be resolved through a combination of customary international law, adjudication before the International Court of Justice or the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, or arbitration under Annex VII...
  • Michael Flynn says Myanmar-like coup 'should' happen in United States

    05/31/2021 9:43:08 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 86 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 31, 2021 10:22 AM | Daniel Chaitin, Deputy News Editor
    Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said there is "no reason" a coup could not happen in the United States.During a right-wing conference in Dallas called the "For God & Country Patriot Roundup" over the weekend, the former White House national security adviser was asked by someone in the audience, who identified as a " simple Marine": "Why what happened in Myanmar can’t happen here?"After cheers erupted in the crowd, Flynn replied, "No reason. I mean, it should happen here."The military seized control of Myanmar in February, ousting the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi and effectively putting commander in...
  • A growing revolt in Myanmar

    04/19/2021 3:24:19 PM PDT · by EnderWiggin1970 · 35 replies
    World Magazine ^ | March 31, 2021 | Angela Lu Fulton
    In the city of Naypyitaw on Saturday, Myanmar’s military junta celebrated Armed Forces Day, a holiday marking the beginning of Myanmar’s revolt against Japanese occupation during World War II. The weekend celebration came with a parade, a speech by coup leader Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, and a lavish dinner party. Meanwhile, across the country, soldiers and police shot largely defenseless anti-coup protesters and bystanders—including children—killing 100 people in the country’s deadliest day since the military’s Feb. 1 takeover. The day also marked a major escalation of violence in another conflict in Myanmar: the military’s ongoing fighting with local ethnic groups....
  • Report of Christian workers operating in the Myanmar.

    [They’ve emphasized the sensitivity of their reports so I’ve redacted this pretty significantly. But I think it’s important for people to understand what is going on. I’m getting a steady flow of reports like these from different locations describing relief work among defecting police/soldiers/government officials, refugees on the run, fighting in many areas, torture and human rights abuses by the military junta, involvement by the Chinese government and so on. Note the testimony below describing Chinese/military exploitation of tribal areas. This is done without concern or recompense to the local people, who are often enslaved or have their homes destroyed...
  • Free Burma Rangers - Humanitarian Aid in Burma

    04/12/2021 10:45:45 AM PDT · by EnderWiggin1970 · 8 replies
    Free Burma Rangers ^ | 4/8/21 | Dave Eubank
    Ways That People Can Help in Burma Now 8 April, 2021 Dear friends and family, Thank you for praying for the people here and being with us in this. Even in the midst of killing and displacement here in Burma we feel and see God’s love, and appreciate so much your help. Although many people in the cities have been captured and tortured, and hundreds killed, they have not given up and continue to stand for freedom. The ethnic people in the mountains, although chased from their homes, also refuse to give up and continue loving and helping each other....
  • Food for Myanmar Regime Soldiers Taken Away After Karen Rebels Block Delivery

    04/07/2021 4:58:58 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 14 replies
    The Irrawaddy ^ | April 7, 2021
    Food reportedly bought from Thailand and bound for Tatmadaw (Myanmar’s military) troops in Karen State was taken away on Tuesday at midnight, after ethnic armed organization the Karen National Union (KNU) blocked its delivery. Many in Myanmar believe that the food was sold by the Thai army to the Tatmadaw, prompting people to condemn the Thai military on social media after the food arrived on the banks of the Salween River on Saturday. Following fresh clashes with the Tatmadaw in Karen State’s Papun District, the KNU’s Brigade 5 blocked transportation routes to Papun, preventing the military regime from delivering food...
  • 20,000 in Hiding in Karen State as Burma Army Airstrikes and Ground Attacks Continue to Kill Civilians

    04/06/2021 9:48:31 AM PDT · by EnderWiggin1970 · 34 replies
    Free Burma Rangers ^ | April 5, 2021 | Dave Eubank
    20,000 in Hiding in Karen State as Burma Army Airstrikes and Ground Attacks Continue to Kill Civilians Karen State, Burma The Burma military continued its airstrikes in spite of an announced ceasefire, and ground attacks have stepped up in northern Karen State, displacing now over 20,000 people in the three northern districts of Karen State alone. The Burma Army declared a ceasefire on 1 April 2021, yet conducted multiple airstrikes in Dwelo Township, Papun District, northern Karen State in the morning and afternoon of that same day, 1 April 2021. At the same time, it launched ground attacks in Luthaw...
  • The Real Coup Happening Right Now That No One Is Talking About – Hundreds Dead

    03/29/2021 11:19:59 AM PDT · by · 38 replies
    VIDEO: Hundreds of people have been killed and I’ve not seen any American press on the coup that is currently taking place. The country of Myanmar (Burma) has recently been taken over by the military-backed opposition party. Notice that all of these protesters are unarmed citizens, yet they are being slaughtered. And why? Because they are against the coup. So what is happening and why is it happening? Myanmar has been the center of angst for a long time now. The Myanmar military seized control of the country and has declared a year long state of emergency. This seizure...