Where's Myanmar

Myanmar? Where's Myanmar?

Where' s the drum beating for the Myanmar belligerence? The following weekend, a grand government in the West, based on the "Responsibility to Protect" dogma, approved an aerial battle against Gadhafi that quickly developed from the protection of the rebel forces to the overthrow of the state. Of course, after a short time of peace, the land got into more conflict and confusion and remains essentially a failing state to this days.

This is comparable to the continuing ethnical purge, gang violence and Rohingya assassination by the Myanmar army. There have been some condemnations in the West, but hardly any proposal that they should interfere - let alone the immediate agreement for interventions that took place in 2011. Rohingya's history follows most of the known tropics of a small and long pursued minoritythe.

The Rohingya have long been deprived of their rights, oppressed and dismantled for work. Not surprisingly, Rohingya's militants have risen over the years to challenge their pursuit, resulting in a series of terrorist acts and violent group punishments.

By 2016, the dispute had reached its climax and the Burmese army started a quasi-genocidal drive to drive the Rohingya out of the state. Colossal murders, massive rapes, cremations of villages, etc. caused a fear and a refugee outbreak. Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize winner, who was under houseinjury for years under the former dictatorial regime and is now the de facto leading politician in the state, has watched and let it be so. In September she even categorically denied condemnation of the outrage.

About 800,000 refugees (including 200,000 children) have escaped to Bangladesh, where they are of course not particularly welcome. Yet the Rohingya history has hardly been mentioned in the West's press - and reporting is mainly based on the text. The feverish cry and immediate agreement on the 2011 Libyan interventions is not even remote.

Lying across the Mediterranean from Europe - and for almost all of Africa under the rule of Europe for decade- Libya gets more publicity as a result. It has the 10th largest known petroleum reserve and a large SWF. In an e-mail, Neera Tanden, Chairwoman of the Libyan Center for American Progress, once proposed that Libya's income from oils could be confiscated to cover the cost of interventions - because in an era of economy there would be less fiscal income for the expenditure of war.

The terrorist acts of right-wing whites, on the other hand, are considered a crime issue. 9/11 has been the most horrific attack that has ever occurred, Islam is fundamentally to blame, and America must therefore wade around the old core Islamic country in the Middle East all the time (also taking into consideration the fact that Americans generally have no clue that most Muslims are living in South-East Asia) and eradicate groups such as Al-Qaeda and ISIS.

That the Rohingya are a Moslem ethnic group is the downside of this bigotism. A vastly Islamic controlling nation like Libya receives the highest attention because Islamic groups could take over. However, if it is only a small defenceless Moslem ethnic cleansing group? Whilst I certainly would not be in favour of Myanmar's invasion, in an ideal global context the US could begin to fund the United Nations relief organisations and exert strong political pressures on the countrys economy to stop the hostilities.

However, there is no doubt that most West European rulers and leaders are hypocritical when it comes to human rights matters. The overriding priorities if there were real concern about such things would be the distribution of malaria networks, HIV drugs, the reduction of unjust tobacco subsidy and so on - both drastically less expensive than armed interventions and far less likely to fall cruelly behind.

It is often a cheaper excuse in a foreign policy to allow the next army to intervene, which is undoubtedly imminent.

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