The Genocide of the Rohingya: Big Oil, Failed Democracy and False Prophets

Baroud, Ramzy
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/09/14/the-genocide-of-the-rohingya-big-oil-failed-democracy-and-false-prophets/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  14/09/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21263

To a certain extent, Aung San Suu Kyi is a false prophet. Glorified by the west for many years, she was made a 'democracy icon' because she opposed the same forces in her country, Burma, at the time that the US-led western coalition isolated Rangoon for its alliance with China.

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The so-called "Cleansing Operations" have killed hundreds of Rohingya in recent months, driving over 250,000 crying, frightened and hungry people to escape for their lives in any way possible. Hundreds more have perished at sea, or hunted down and killed in jungles.

Stories of murder and mayhem remind one of the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people during the Nakba of 1948. It should come as no surprise that Israel is one of the biggest suppliers of weapons to the Burmese military. Despite an extended arms embargo on Burma by many countries, Israel's Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, insists that his country has no intentions of halting its weapons shipments to the despicable regime in Rangoon, which is actively using these weapons against its own minorities, not only Muslims in the western Rakhine state but also Christians in the north.

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