Thursday April 24, 2014
Aung San Shoot Thee?Political Perspective by Tim King Salem-News.com
Rape, mass murder... Suu Kyi's silence is the same as pulling the trigger herself.
(SACRAMENTO, CA) - One after another in this life, I watch my heroes show their true colors, and they are often saturated in bloody tones of red. I think that when we lose faith in the superstar peace brokers like Aung San Suu Kyi we might be losing it for good.
In Myanmar, every hour of every day, mothers and fathers who are stressed and hungry and sick are trying to protect their children from a bloody ethnic cleansing that looks like Genocide.
The victims are Rohingya people who are Muslim. Stateless due to Myanmar's 1982 law stripping them of citizenship, they are a Burmese minority, outnumbered by violent Buddhist monks who are set on killing them and eliminating their presence in Burma.
There are many Rakhine Buddhists who are increasingly speaking out, but will it be too late? How many innocent people will suffer, watch their homes destroyed, their families violated and killed for being the 'wrong' religion?
They are real peace brokers from the temples of red robes who explain that what is taking place is totally out of the realm of Buddhism which would never allow the killing to take place.
The person who could speak out and who could have saved many lives, is the minority political leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Prize Laurette who is ignoring the destruction of the Rohingyas and their resulting Diaspora due to the violence and village after village being burned to the ground. Rape, mass murder... Suu Kyi's silence is the same as pulling the trigger herself.
Today The BBC quoted Aung San Suu Kyi who reiterated much to the dismay of the dying Rohingyas, she would not be drawn on the plight of Burma's mainly Muslim Rohingya minority, which has attracted international concern.
The article reminds the reader that in recent months, violence between Rohingyas and Buddhists in Rakhine state has forced 100,000 from their homes. Nearly all have been Muslim Rohingyas. About 90 people were killed just last week, in a flare up of communal violence.
Does this state of affairs render hope useless? When the peaceful Buddhists become the frenzied killers and their beautiful inspiring ambassador for peace turns a blind eye, I think we are in a new form of trouble in this world.
The BBC article that literally was published as I was scrambling out these thoughts, states:
Unbelievable, it is sad she is simply staying on the side of the killers.
I have informed many in the Rohingya community that I will take the lead in producing a documentary about this Genocide in Burma. We are seeking a small budget to get this underway. If you can fund this effort please write to my email address below.
Today I am a Rohingya Muslim in my heart.
Please watch the Newsic video release before that was performed by Agron Belica, and commissioned and edited by Salem-News.com:
Americans, write to your political reps:
Tim King's past stories on Burma below:
Oct-16-2012: U.S. Media and Press Are Guilty of Murder
Oct-15-2012: Tortured to Death in Burma - Extremely Graphic!
Jul-20-2012: Why Are Buddhists Committing Genocide Again?
Tim King has more than twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. Tim 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. You can write to Tim at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Tim's Facebook page (facebook.com/TimKing.Reporter)
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