For decades the work of Burmese leader, Aung San Suu Kyi has been heralded for her bravery in fighting against the Army leaders who controlled her nation of Myanmar. She was even given a Nobel prize for her brave stand against oppression. Articles and books have been written about this noble figure who single-handedly stood up against tyranny and was rewarded when the generals finally decided to create conditions that are leading to a democratic Myanmar. But, something strange has happened along the way for this brave woman. She has become a silent witness to horror occurring within her nation.
The vast majority of people in Myanmar are Buddhists. But, along the coast of northwestern Burma are a million people known as Rohingyas who are Muslims. They drifted into Myanmar a century ago and lived at the lower level of Burmese society. However, during the past few years Buddhist priests along with the government have viciously attacked these people leading to the deaths of hundreds and the loss of homes for over 200,000 people. Now, thousands have taken to the sea in hope of finding refuge in a neighboring Muslim nation.
However, Ms.Aung San Suu Kyi has remained silent during this horror of violence. A Malaysian leader now asks: “Where is Aung Suu Kyi, the so-called world champion of human rights? What is she doing? Whyis she silent on the Rohingya issue?” There is nothing but silence from the human rights leader? Why?
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It has now become a must statement on Fox News that the sky is falling and CHAOS reigns around the world since Barack Obama became our president. Most scholars of international relations believe the current era of human kind is among the most peaceful in the history of this planet, but Fox News insists that violence is growing due to failure of President Obama to send in the troops in order to reduce violence. I trust you remember when the great President George Bush sent in the troops to end violence in the Middle East. As I recall, in the year 2001 there was not a single war going on in the Middle East. And, the war in Afghanistan was over with Russian troops having left. Oh, there were some dictators, but there was not a single war going on in this region in the year, 2001.
Examine the present:
There is not a major conflict occurring on the continent of Asia. There are some guerrilla forces opposing governments in Thailand and Myanmar, but no other conflict.
The only conflict in Latin America is in Columbia where guerrilla forces are currently engaged in negotiations with the government to end the conflict. Mexico is a basket case of violence, but the fight is between drug lords and the government. But, no other Latin American violence.
There is not a single war in Europe except for the conflict in Ukraine. This conflict involves a few thousand and dozens of people die each month, but this is not a major conflict.
There are conflicts in Nigeria in which a few thousand Boko Haram nut cases rape and murder. Aside from some conflicts over who is the president of a nation, there are no major wars on the African continent except for northern regions like Libya.
So, where is the chaos? Believe it or not the only major conflicts in the world are in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Libya. None of these conflicts arose during the administration of a Democrat as President.
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Egypt is among the oldest allies of the United States of America. We have sent billions of dollars to this nation because its leaders are not religious fanatics. Oh, they are fanatics, but fanatics a much different way. Since General Sisi and his army took over the government from the incredibly incompetent President Morsi, the nation of Egypt has moved further and further into a land of military rule and power. Oh, under the previous General Mubarak, the military also enjoyed power, but at least there was a semblance of law and order and the right to express an opinion. At this moment, THOUSANDS of Egyptians are in prison on charges of supporting the Morsi government or supporting views that run contrary to those of General Sisi. A report by the International Federation of Human Rights provides abundant evidence of brutal treatment of prisoners. “Egyptian police, National Security, Intelligence officers abuse detainees with sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, rape with physical objects, electrocution of genitalia,and blackmail.”
Egypt has presented the world with mass trials of 100 people which conclude with death sentences of all. Prior President Morsi has been sentenced to death. There is no question that Morsi was incompetent, t here is no question he wanted to impose religious rule. But,the alternative to what he desired is — DEMOCRACY! Not, Army rule and Army abuse!
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