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The US is going to participate in military drills with Myanmar after accusing the country of 'ethnic cleansing'
http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-myanmars-place-at-us-military-drills-in-asia-draws-ire-2018-2

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"Lawmakers are demanding Myanmar's exclusion from US-led military exercises in neighboring Thailand next week amid pressure for more American sanctions in response to atrocities against Rohingya Muslims.

Myanmar's planned participation in the Cobra Gold exercise, which starts Feb. 13, comes as its security forces are accused of killing hundreds if not thousands of civilians and burning down villages after Rohingya militant attacks last summer. More than 680,000 Rohingya — loathed in majority Buddhist Myanmar and denied citizenship — have fled to Bangladesh.

"Simply put, militaries engaged in ethnic cleansing should not be honing their skills alongside U.S. troops," Sen. John McCain, the Republican chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told The Associated Press.

That makes the country's involvement in Cobra Gold all the more controversial although Myanmar has taken part before. The exercises are America's largest, annual multi-nation drills in the Asia-Pacific. The Pentagon says up to three officers from Myanmar are being invited as observers.

In November 2017, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson characterized Myanmar security forces' treatment of the Rohingya as ethnic cleansing.

"These abuses by some among the Burmese military, security forces, and local vigilantes have caused tremendous suffering," Tillerson said. "After a careful and thorough analysis of available facts, it is clear that the situation in northern Rakhine state constitutes ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya.""


God bless McCain and others calling for the exclusion. And damn those who are OK with it and will willingly take part in it without resisting.


If you want more background:

'The most persecuted minority in the world': Here's what you need to know about the Rohingya crisis
http://www.businessinsider.com/rohingya-crisis-conflict-explained-myanmar-what-you-need-to-know-2017-9


And if you can stomach it:

Brutal images show the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar that the US just called 'ethnic cleansing'
http://www.businessinsider.com/images-show-how-the-rohingya-are-killed-and-forced-to-flee-myanmar-2017-11


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"US accused Myanmar of ethnically cleansing Rohingya Muslims.

Did US threaten military action against Myanmar? No!

Did US impose sanctions on Myanmar? No!

Is US conducting joint military drills with the Buddhist extremist regime? Yes!"


- Comment by an independent journalist

2/8/2018 12:33:41 AM

tulsigabbard
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fuck the us

2/8/2018 1:41:56 AM

0EPII1
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Finally

https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/8xbbqg/facebook-hired-an-outside-group-to-investigate-its-role-in-myanmar-ethnic-cleansing

FACEBOOK HIRED OUTSIDE GROUP TO INVESTIGATE ITS ROLE IN SPREADING HATE SPEECH IN MYANMAR


[Edited on August 15, 2018 at 4:55 PM. Reason : ]

8/15/2018 4:54:21 PM

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Is it really ethnic cleansing when the Rohingya go about indiscriminately killing local villagers and attacking police stations, inciting the natives to stomp out the insurgency?

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/05/myanmar-new-evidence-reveals-rohingya-armed-group-massacred-scores-in-rakhine-state/

http://www.atimes.com/article/truth-behind-myanmars-rohingya-insurgency/

It's hard to claim that the Rohingya are being blamed for the actions of a select few when you see what their fighting techniques involve, rolling out hundreds of civilian Rohingya along with a few armed plainclothes fighters to make their numbers look overwhelming and to camouflage the actual fighters.

8/15/2018 7:40:44 PM

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Fun comments on that Asia Times article.

8/15/2018 8:00:37 PM

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"The US is going to participate in military drills"


Pretty gripping title there Trap!

I had NO idea the US military particpiated in military drills!

8/15/2018 11:32:50 PM

dtownral
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who else isn't surprised the eleusis supports ethnic cleansing?

8/16/2018 9:03:41 AM

eleusis
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fighting off the invading hordes killing your villagers isn't ethnic cleansing, no matter how much the UN wants to lie about it.

8/16/2018 9:09:12 AM

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When the government burns down entire villages, kills 10s of 1000s of people, and displaces over a half-million people, it's still considered ethnic cleansing, even if the other side started it.


[Edited on August 16, 2018 at 9:57 AM. Reason : INVADING HORDES!!!1]

8/16/2018 9:37:31 AM

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The Rohingya have lived in the area for over a thousand years. Calling them invaders in this incredibly complicated situation is false and really speaks to your warped world view.

8/16/2018 9:42:12 AM

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The Rohingya are not native to the area; they are invaders from Bangladesh. Regarding displaced people, the only way you get to a half-million displaced people is if you're counting Burmese people as a whole. Rohingya attacks at the Bangladesh border have displaced significantly more Rakhine than Rohingya.

8/16/2018 11:27:29 AM

dtownral
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at least read a wikipedia page or something

8/16/2018 11:38:19 AM

Bullet
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So let me get this straight: That Rohingyas are not native to Burma and are instead an invading force from Bangladesh, and they're causing the mass migration into Bangladesh? And the natives are simply Stomping out the insurgencey? Is that why entire Rohingyan villages are being burned down? And the "ethnic cleansing" claim is a conspriacy by the UN? Why is the UN taking this conspiracy position?

8/16/2018 12:12:55 PM

Dentaldamn
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Feel free to argue who is at fault here but saying the Rohingya are not native to the area is false.

8/16/2018 12:34:44 PM

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guise...don't let this distract you from Hillary Clinton's emails tho.

8/16/2018 2:31:33 PM

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The US Government is apparently siding with the UN on this one

https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/vbjndy/us-slaps-sanctions-on-myanmar-over-ethnic-cleansing-and-other-atrocities

8/17/2018 1:17:47 PM

dtownral
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eleusis, why is the UN making up these lies?

Myanmar military leaders must face genocide charges – UN report
https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/08/1017802

report:
https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/FFM-Myanmar/A_HRC_39_64.pdf

8/28/2018 1:28:54 PM

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