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  • 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...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Sunday 3/28/2021

    03/28/2021 9:45:18 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/28/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    When 73-year old Gayle Meyer was being held against her will at the Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington on January 29th the call went out for people to show up at the hospital in her support. Dozens did and then police showed up in riot gear by the dozens as well. Meyer was then released by the hospital but afterwards the Clark County Sheriff's Department claimed that they faced a heavily armed group that was threatening. Clark County Sheriff's Detective Tonya Johnson has signed probable cause arrest warrants against four people in the matter including Meyer's daughter...
  • Myanmar military leader says army aims to 'safeguard democracy' as security forces kill dozens of protesters

    03/27/2021 5:36:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Saturday has turned into the deadliest day since demonstrations against the Feb. 1 military coup began more than a month ago, and more than 400 people have been killed overall. A 13-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy were reportedly among at least 13 people killed in Myanmar's second most populous city, Mandalay, while another 13-year-old was reportedly killed in another village. Despite the violence, there was once again no sign of the movement abating. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said "the army seeks to join hands with the entire nation to safeguard democracy," but "violent acts that affect stability and...
  • Myanmar death toll rises as dozens of Chinese factories are torched: Martial law expanded to wider region of Yangon

    03/22/2021 7:13:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Nikkei Asia ^ | 03/22/2021
    BANGKOK -- Myanmar's military has extended martial law to broader sections of Yangon after the deaths of dozens of protesters in the city's garment production hub, where several Chinese factories have suffered arson attacks. The military announced Monday that it is expanding martial law to six districts in the country's most populous city, meaning that the armed forces and not the police will maintain public order in the designated areas. This comes after some of the worst bloodshed since the Feb. 1 coup occurred over the weekend. Signs point to continued violence ahead, with an opposition group telling citizens they...
  • Myanmar Regime Seizes Bank Accounts of Soros' Open Society Foundation

    03/16/2021 11:48:55 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 82 replies
    Irrawaddy (Burma) ^ | March 16, 2021
    Myanmar Regime Seizes Bank Accounts of Soros' Open Society Foundation The military regime has seized control of the bank accounts of billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundation (OSF) in Myanmar and announced that it will take legal action against the foundation, which is accused of violating restrictions on the activities of such organizations. On Monday, military-controlled MRTV announced that the military had issued arrest warrants for 11 staff members of OSF Myanmar, including its head and deputy head, on suspicion of giving financial support to the civil disobedience movement against the military junta. The regime also claimed that the world’s...
  • Chinese factories set on fire and at least 38 killed in Myanmar's deadliest day since coup

    03/15/2021 3:08:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    cn ^ | March 15, 2021 | Helen Regan
    Myanmar security forces killed at least 38 people Sunday in one of the deadliest days since the military seized power in a coup, and declared martial law in six areas after Chinese-funded factories were set on fire. The heaviest casualties were in an industrial suburb of the largest city Yangon, where military and police opened fire on unarmed protesters, killing at least 22, according to the advocacy group the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), which said Hlaingthaya district "became like a battlefield." In one unverified image, a protester can be seen huddling under a makeshift shield as he holds...
  • 2 Killed In Myanmar In Worst Day Of Violence Since Feb. 1 Coup

    02/20/2021 5:29:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | February 20, 20212:40 PM ET | Jason Slotkin
    At least two people were killed during an anti-coup protest in Myanmar in the bloodiest day since the Feb. 1 military takeover that led to the arrest of the country's de facto leader and kicked off weeks of nearly nonstop demonstrations. According to multiple reports from Mandalay, the country's second-largest city, police confronted striking ship workers and other protesters in an hours-long standoff. Some demonstrators are said to have flung projectiles at police, who attempted to disperse the hundreds-strong demonstration by firing off live rounds alongside tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets. Reuters says witnesses found cartridges for live...
  • George Soros Met With Deposed Myanmar Leader, Now His Influence There Is Overthrown

    02/12/2021 4:50:26 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 22 replies
    National File ^ | February 11, 2021 | Patrick Howley
    Globalist billionaire George Soros held meetings in 2013 and 2017 with Myanmar’s deposed State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and held great influence over her regime, records reveal. Soros’ son Alexander visited Myanmar in 2020. Suu Kyi has been a neoliberal cause celebre feted at Buckingham Palace and championed by Hollywood actors Jim Carrey and Will Ferrell. Now, the military has overthrown Suu Kyi, alleging election fraud. This is causing concern in Soros-world, and thus it is causing concern with the Biden White House. The Biden administration is strongly involving itself in Myanmar affairs. The Biden regime is threatening Myanmar’s...