Thursday, November 23, 2017

General Min Aung Hlaing In China To Thank The Chinese


SG MAH inspecting Chinese Honour Guard in Bejing.
A Myanmar Tatmadaw goodwill delegation led by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing this morning left Nay Pyi Taw Airport for China at the invitation of Member of the Central Military Commission and Chief of the Joint Staff Department Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Republic of China.

The Myanmar Tatmadaw goodwill delegation led by the Senior General was seen off at the airport by Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Mya Tun Oo, Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Khin Aung Myint, senior military officers of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army), the commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command, Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar H.E. Mr. Hong Liang and officials.

The Senior General was accompanied by senior military officers of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army). During the trip, the Senior General will meet with leaders of Chinese government and chiefs from the People’s Liberation Army of China, and visit military training schools in China, factories and significant places.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Angela “Mutti” Merkel Fighting For Her Political Life


Merkel fights for her political future: The breaking down of ‘Jamaica’-coalition talks last night brings unprecedented political uncertainty to Germany. Parliamentary prevent a swift move to new elections; first talking with the SPD will be tried before thinking about a minority government.

The political initiative and control is moving away from Merkel towards the President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who can ultimately trigger new elections In any case, Merkel will be severely weakened from here on onwards. Macron will be looked at as the new de facto leader of Europe.

(Blogger's notes: Merkel's sudden downfall is definitely the direct result of her mad open-door policy letting more than a million of stone-aged Muslims from all over the world into Germany and also letting them freely rape and murder young Germany women and girls like that 19-yr-old medical student Maria Ladenberger allover the country.)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Indian Army Crossed Into Burma & Killed Naga Rebels


NEW DELHI: Army sources said on Tuesday that at least 20 militants were killed in the operations across the border in Myanmar and conceded that retaliatory attacks were a possibility in the coming days. "We would keep up pressure on them," one senior officer said, indicating the possibility of more such cross-border operations.

And unlike what has been reported in the media, an Army source said: "There was no heli-drop. It was a one-night, ground operation. We couldn't have carried out a heli-drop because that would have alerted the militants." The SF troops were moved close to the border in advance by helicopters.

On Monday night, about 20-25 commandos trekked across the porous frontier into Myanmar. For some stretch of the approach to the camps, the commandos crawled to move in undetected. About 25 commandos of the 21 Para Special Forces (SF) battalion were involved in the 45-minute-long raids on two militant camps across the India-Myanmar border. An SF battalion usually comprises four teams, each of about 100 commandos. These are further divided into groups and then into squads.

Rohingya Refugees Behaving Badly In US: Child Rapists


Rohingya rapist of a 7-yr-old girl.
Nashua, New Hampshire: Muslim refugee charged with inappropriate sexual contact with several young girls. The Rohingya Muslim refugee, Mohammod Rafique , is described as a man who arrived from Myanmar two years ago.

That would make him one of the 19,000 plus Rohingya refugees we have admitted from Burma (aka Myanmar) in the last ten years. Nashua Mayor Jim “We love diversity” Donchess proposed a resolution last year to make Nashua a “welcoming city for Muslim refugees.”

Prosecutors wanted a $50,000 bond but the judge set bail at $15,000.  If he gets out, will he return to court or disappear into the woodwork of America like so many other Muslim refugees charged in a variety of assault cases in recent years?

Monday, November 20, 2017

Tillerson Refusing To Use “Ethnic Cleansing” Term


What ethnic cleansing? The Rohingyas just want to go to USA.
When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made his first official trip to Myanmar on Wednesday, he did not describe the country’s brutal military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as ethnic cleansing, as other diplomats have done.

Security forces have conducted or allowed what critics call systematic rape and murder against the Rohingya minority, leading more than half a million to flee to squalid camps in neighboring Bangladesh since August.

But speaking in Naypyidaw, Myanmar's capital, Tillerson declined to call for sanctions or other censure, saying more investigation is needed. "If we have credible information that we believe to be very reliable that certain individuals were responsible for certain acts that we find unacceptable," Tillerson said, "then targeted sanctions on individuals very well may be appropriate."

Mutti Merkel Fails To Form Govt: Elections Coming Again?


BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged early Monday to maintain stability after the Free Democratic Party pulled out of talks on forming a new government with her conservative bloc and the left-leaning Greens, raising the possibility of new elections.

Merkel told reporters that the parties had been close to reaching a consensus on how to proceed with formal coalition talks but that the Free Democrats decided abruptly to pull out just before midnight Sunday — a move she said she respected, but found “regrettable.” She said she would consult with Germany’s president later in the day to brief him on the negotiations and discuss what comes next.

Without bringing the Free Democrats back to the table, Merkel will be forced to try to continue her current governing coalition with the Social Democrats, although that center-left party has said it will not do so, or she could try to form a minority government, which was seen as unlikely. Otherwise Germany will have to hold new elections.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

China Wants Australia To Stop Seeking US Protection


A Chinese cartoon from the Global Times.
Fictitious ‘China threat’ underlines Australia’s fear of being abandoned by US: In Australian Strategic Policy Institute's new paper - "Australia's management of strategic risk in the new era" - authors Paul Dibb and Richard Brabin-Smith blast China over its military build-up and use of military coercion, and regard the country as Australia's top would-be aggressor.

The report might not represent the views of the Australian government, but given the two authors' background as former senior defense officials, it indeed moves Canberra's increasing misgivings about China to the forefront.

Australia never lacks such reports, which disregard China's reputation and enhanced economic cooperation. Thanks to Australian strategists, the "China threat" is now a household term in Australia. An article in The Australian commented, a "big contribution of the two old strategists is to counter the hysterical pre-emptive kowtowing of Australia's China lobby." Let's look at its underlying rationale.

China Behind Zimbabwe Coup & Mugabe’s Downfall?


General Chiwenga was in China just four days before his coup.
Suspicion falls on China as a key player behind the Zimbabwe coup and overthrow of Robert Mugabe: THERE appears to be a shadowy hand behind the coup unfolding in Zimbabwe. And, for once, it’s not the CIA. This time Beijing may be pulling the strings.

CHINA has been quietly building up its presence in Africa now for decades. Recently, this culminated in the completion of its first overseas military base in Djibouti. But one of its earliest ventures was Zimbabwe. And that interest has only grown.

Now, the online news service Zimbabwe Independent is drawing attention to how this week’s military takeover appears to be benefiting one particular vested interest: Beijing.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Rex Tillerson Met General MAH First Then Suu Kyi


US Secretary of State meeting Burmese General.
NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Wednesday for a credible investigation into reports of human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims committed by Myanmar’s security forces after a meeting with its civilian and military leaders.

More than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since late August, driven out by a military counter-insurgency clearance operation in Buddhist-majority Myanmar’s Rakhine State. A top U.N. official has described the military’s actions as a textbook case of “ethnic cleansing”.

“We’re deeply concerned by credible reports of widespread atrocities committed by Myanmar’s security forces and by vigilantes who were unrestrained by the security forces during the recent violence in Rakhine State,” Tillerson told a joint news conference with Aung San Suu Kyi, the head of a civilian administration that is less than two years old and shares power with the military.