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'Black Night in Bangladesh' - Government Accused of Massacring ThousandsTim King Salem-News.com
It's time for the world to do something. It's time to terminate the Murderous government of Bangladesh.
(SACRAMENTO, CA) - It is absolutely hideous, the worst scenes most of us will ever be faced with. The government of Bangladesh, which allows minority Rohingya Muslims to die slowly as they battle and attempt to flee Genocide in Burma, opened fire on unarmed Muslim protestors in Dhaka killing around 2,500, according to local witnesses.
Bengali officials, first and foremost the Human Rights violation queen, aka Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, prove once again they are not fit to govern a pack of dogs or oversee a pen of pigs. Hasina means 'a beautiful leader' - it is an honorable title that does not fit her description, she is anything but a beautiful leader.
Few in the United States even know about the massacre, because media channels are either unaware or systematically ignoring as per status quo. A witness to the carnage that began when hundreds of thousands had taken to the streets in protest, wrote:
"What happened this night was more horrifying than the 25th of March in 1971, when the Pakistani army attacked civilians in the dead of the night, and if it's not broadcasted in the media, then it remains a hidden chapter in history."
Tanks drove over human beings and attacked and shot countless people, but a Google News search of 'Bangladesh' turns up these results today:
The place where you can learn all about it is YouTube, because people, not media robots, supply the content there. It's like Sri Lanka in May of 2009, all over again.
I swear those who staff the U.S. newsrooms that ignore the news of the world are unfit to be called journalists, instead they are tools. Since those being ruthlessly slaughtered are Muslims, with a questionable agenda to boot, they are fully denied their rights as human beings first by Bangladesh, and secondly by the sold-out media, seriously.
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) reports that major news channels in Bangladesh were silenced. Two private television channels that were showing live pictures of the attacks upon the demonstrators were immediately closed down. The authorities imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898, (a provision similar to declaring internal emergency) in the city of Dhaka, under which more than four persons are not allowed to converge in public places and the declaration absolutely prohibits public protest. Worse, the executive authorities could use deadly force against civilians under this provision- though it is illegal under international law. All forms of public gatherings, rallies and protests had been prohibited.
This is hauntingly similar to Sri Lanka's 2009 ethnic cleansing of Tamils that claimed up to 160,000 human lives. All media in Sri Lanka was silenced as well.
AHRC explained the nature of the protest that led to the government massacre:
Testimony from our eye witness to the massacre, which took place in a makeshift camp occupied by protestors outside of the capital city of Dhaka called Motijheel, is grisly to say the least.
"Around 2:45 a.m. when everyone was asleep, 3-4 tanks from Fakirapoor started advancing while firing and bombing. A few more tanks were coming from the city center when we didn't see and we could tell from the sounds. They were shooting and advancing with such force."
He says the place was filled with tightly packed people.
"The tanks came killing people and it was as if they were going through and over the dead bodies. Thousands are going to end up getting killed and there's no one to give media coverage. Power lines and dish has already been cut. They're carrying out this massacre with all their forces and they've made sure there's no way to bring it out into the media."
Those on the ground managing to get parcels of information out, say nobody knows how many have been shot, it's described as countless.
"Even now there is no way of taking the injured to the hospital. It's a horrific situation down there. You would not be able to comprehend unless you see it with your own eyes. Anyone with a sound mind will not be able to hear it." The eyewitness is no stranger to violence, this is almost the theme in Bangladesh, it is how law is enforced, and the approach is totally foreign to any type of legitimate or credible law.
International laws are being trounced by Bangladesh, our witness reports.
"Even I was deeply affected by this. I did not want to leave the campaign ground. I did not want to come back. I had no other choice but to come back, reluctantly. In front of my eyes were people who were shot and in agony, and they couldn't get to a hospital. I feel guilty, leaving them there, I couldn't do anything for them. You've got to publicize this, get it out in the media any way, at any cost."
This unnamed source reports that there were/are several thousand government troops taking part in the operation. There seemed to be a total of 10-12 tanks, and several thousand RAB police, between three and four different armed forces groups from Bangladesh came together. He also says dead and live people were driven over by the tanks.
One thing is certain. Like the Sri Lanka army, Bangladesh's military is a pack of animals who are incapable of resisting illegal orders to kill innocent people.
There is not, nor has there ever been, an excuse for such barbaric behavior from a supposedly 'civilised' government.
It makes Tienanmen Square look like a friendly softball game.
"The people weren't given a chance to flee, and they (the police) were firing as they approached us. I was at Fakirapoor since 11:30 p.m. and since then the police attacked several times. They were coming at such a force that people weren't able to flee."
The AHRC closed their statement by saying:
Our Human Rights Ambassador William Nicholas Gomes was born and raised in Bangladesh, Follow William Nicholas Gomes on Twitter: www.twitter.com/@Wnicholasgomes
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With almost 25 years of experience on the west coast and worldwide as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor, Tim King is Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. His background includes covering the war in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, and reporting from the Iraq war in 2008. Tim is a former U.S. Marine who follows stories of Marines and Marine Veterans; he's covered British Royal Marines and in Iraq, Tim embedded with the same unit he served with in the 1980's.
Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing from traditional mainstream news agencies like The Associated Press and Electronic Media Association; he also holds awards from the National Coalition of Motorcyclists, the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs; and was presented with a 'Good Neighbor Award' for his reporting, by the The Red Cross.
Tim's years as a Human Rights reporter have taken on many dimensions; he has rallied for a long list of cultures and populations and continues to every day, with a strong and direct concentration on the 2009 Genocide of Tamil Hindus and Christians in Sri Lanka. As a result of his long list of reports exposing war crimes against Tamil people, Tim was invited to be the keynote speaker at the FeTNA (Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America) Conference in Baltimore, in July 2012. This is the largest annual gathering of North American Tamils; Tim addressed more than 3000 people and was presented with a traditional Sri Lanka ‘blessed garland’ and a shawl as per the tradition and custom of Tamil Nadu
In a personal capacity, Tim has written 2,026 articles as of March 2012 for Salem-News.com since the new format designed by Matt Lintz was launched in December, 2005. Serving readers with news from all over the globe, Tim's life is literally encircled by the endless news flow published by Salem-News.com, where more than 100 writers contribute stories from 23+ countries and regions.
Tim specializes in writing about political and military developments worldwide; and maintains that the label 'terrorist' is ill placed in many cases; specifically with the LTTE Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, where it was used as an excuse to slaughter people by the tens of thousands; and in Gaza, where a trapped population lives at the mercy of Israel's destructive military war crime grinder. At the center of all of this, Tim pays extremely close attention to the safety and welfare of journalists worldwide.
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