Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Burma is in the news and although I really don't know enough about what's going on to comment, something needs to be said. Burma is now called Myanmar. The Guardian is reporting that "Myanmar’s treatment of its Muslim Rohingya minority appears to be a textbook example of ethnic cleansing, the top United Nations human rights official has said."
Descriptions of the atrocities seem beyond belief. This is something we need to look into. The Guardian reported on a massacre at Tula Toli and claims that the Myanmar government won't let the media in to confirm the claims. One fact that is not disputable is that refugees are fleeing the violence and are pouring into Bangladesh. Time Magazine wrote about the genocide in 2012. Apparently this violence has been going on for generations and has recently spiked.
This is bizarre. The Holocaust was obscene as was the Rwanda tragedy. This is unacceptable. This does not happen in a civilized society. One does not turn a blind eye to these kind of atrocities. We need to spotlight Burma and find out what is really going on. Burma is the place we need to send Canadian Peacekeepers to protect the innocent and keep the peace.
Lester Pearson established Canadian Peacekeeping. It is time to resurrect that long standing Canadian tradition. Burma needs Canadian Peacekeepers. We can't wait for the Americans because they won't do it. Under Donald Trump's leadership they are both heartless and brainless. This is something we are going to have to spearhead ourselves. James Blunt No Bravery.