Wednesday, September 20, 2017

AUNG SAN SUU KYI IS LYING ABOUT THE ROHINGYA PEOPLE

AUNG SAN SUU KYI: All people living in the Rakhine state have access to education and healthcare services without discrimination. Healthcare services are being provided throughout the state, including hard-to-reach areas with new mobile clinics. The government has upgraded 300 schools in Rakhine. The vocational and technical training programs have begun. Muslim students also have access to higher education without any discrimination.
AMY GOODMAN: Aung San Suu Kyi also addressed criticism that the Rohingya are not granted Burmese citizenship.
AUNG SAN SUU KYI: With regard to citizenship, a strategy with a specific timeline has been developed to move forward the national verification process. But this is a process which needs cooperation from all communities. In some Muslim communities, their leaders have decided that they are not to join in the verification process. We would appreciate it if all friends could persuade them to join in the process, because they have nothing to lose by it.
AMY GOODMAN: Azeem Ibrahim, could you explain this verification process, but also talk about the significance of Aung San Suu Kyi? A number of Nobel Peace Prize winners have called for her peace prize to be revoked.
AZEEM IBRAHIM: Well, Aung San Suu Kyi has simply evolved from a peace campaigner into a full-time politician now. And she has simply made a political calculation that the issue of the Rohingya is simply not worth utilizing any political capital over. There is simply no point in her alienating the military or the extreme British clergy. She has went through immense sacrifice and immense struggle to get to where she is. This is her life's work, to become leader of our country, and she's not willing to give that up for the human rights of this minority group.
But the clip that you just played, in terms of, you know, the Rohingya having access to healthcare, education and a verification process for citizenship, all of those are patently false. I have visited those camps myself. The Rohingya are confined to these massive, huge concentration camps in which they are restricted. They have restriction on freedom of movement, restriction on having children, on getting married, to access to education. This idea that they have access to healthcare is just totally untrue. You know, I've seen, myself, that there's approximately one doctor to about 80,000 people in those camps. And there's almost—the literacy rate amongst the children is about 3 percent that attend school.
And this verification process that she actually refers to is from 1993, and it is so complex and absurd, in that every Rohingya has to demonstrate—that has crossed the border into Bangladesh, has to produce papers as to where they crossed the border, from the Bangladeshi authorities, which they obviously can't, as refugees. Then they have to demonstrate where they've actually lived in Myanmar, which they can't, because they've all been burnt down, all their houses. And then they have to demonstrate their family history with identity cards, which were never issued.
So this is essentially just a process in terms of trying to pacify the international community. It's very telling that her speech was actually made in English, and on many Myanmar channels, it wasn't even translated. This was an attempt simply to try to pacify the international community and try to delay—this was a delaying tactic from her behalf, until the military actually finishes all its operations. And it is deeply unfortunate that she has simply now become a shield for this military action.

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REMEMBER MICHAEL APPLEBAUM



REMEMBER THAT MARVIN ROTRAND WAS A STRONG SUPPORTER OF MICHAEL APPLEBAUM. WE, THE N.D.G. SPLINTERS, WERE WITNESSES LONG BEFORE THE LAW TOOK ACTION, BUT WE WERE NEVER CALLED TO TESTIFY.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

WHERE IS JUSTICE?



JUSTICE DEMANDS

"THE PUNISHMENT MUST FIT THE CRIME."

EVERYONE HAS SEEN CRIME.

HAS ANYONE SEEN JUSTICE ?

IF THE WORLD ENDS ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2017


Why September 23, 2017?

​Find out why.

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REMIND ME TO NOTE MY OPINIONS ON SEPTEMBER 24th. I HAVE A DENTAL APPOINTMENT AROUND THAT TIME. I COULD SAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS IF THE WORLD ENDS FIRST.

FEEBLE APPLAUSE FOR TRUMP AT THE UNITED NATIONS

IT WAS EMBARRASSING. TRUMP PAUSED FOR APPLAUSE - AND THERE WAS A VACUUM.

President Donald Trump:
 The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented but that socialism has been faithfully implemented. (long pause) From the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venuzela, wherever socialism or communism has been adopted it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure.

        You could have heard a pin drop!

TRUMP'S SPEECH AT THE UNITED NATIONS REVEALED IN HIS OWN CLEAR WORDS  (or his speech writer's) THAT HE HATES "SOCIALISM".

JESUS WAS A SOCIALIST.

SOCIALISM IS SUPPOSED TO MEAN A FAIR PLAYING FIELD WHERE EVERYONE HAS A CHANCE FOR A NORMAL LIFE WITH OPEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO WORK, DECENT FOOD, SAFE SHELTER, A REASONABLE EDUCATION AND GUARANTEED HEALTH CARE.

BUT DONALD TRUMP WILL HAVE NONE OF IT. HIS WAY IS CLEAR - THE RICH MUST BE FREE TO DO ANYTHING TO GET RICHER. IF OTHERS SUFFER, THAT IS THEIR OWN PROBLEM.

RAOUL WALLENBERG - THE POWER OF ONE NOBLE HEART


© Wikimedia | A photograph from Raoul Wallenberg's passport, June 1944.

A Moscow court on Monday began hearing a lawsuit brought by the descendants of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews during WWII. The family suspects Russian secret services played a role in his death.

The first hearing in the case takes place on Monday at Moscow's Meshchansky court and marks a major milestone in relatives and historians' decades-long quest to unlock the mystery surrounding Wallenberg's final days.
Between July and December 1944, Wallenberg risked his life on an almost daily basis by using his diplomatic status as Sweden's special envoy to Budapest to issue travel documents and set up safe houses to protect the city's persecuted Jews. Survivors and people in the young Swede's immediate entourage have often hailed Wallenberg for his bravery, recounting, for example, how he once climbed onto the roof of an Auschwitz-bound train, handing out Swedish travel passes to the desperate hands reaching out from the windows and doors of the train – all the while dodging German bullets.
Wallenberg is also credited with dissuading a German officer from ordering a massacre in the Hungarian capital's ghetto, which housed an estimated 70,000 people at the time.
Wallenberg, who was born into one of Sweden's wealthiest and most influential families and had nothing to gain from his courageous acts, quickly became known as "the angel of Budapest".
But as the war was winding down in January 1945, the 32-year-old diplomat was suddenly arrested by the Soviet Red Army along with his driver on the outskirts of the Hungarian capital and was never seen in public again.
Closed archives, censored documents
The reasons for Wallenberg's detention have never been fully explained. Russian versions of his presumed death have been widely disputed due to the lack of hard evidence.
"We have serious doubts about the official Russian version concerning Raoul's death," Wallenberg's niece Marie Dupuy told FRANCE 24 in an email, explaining why the family is suing the Russian intelligence agency, the FSB, in a bid to force it to open up its archives. The archives, which house files dating from the FSB's Soviet-era predecessor, the KGB, are believed to contain key documents related to the Wallenberg case.
"It's become more and more obvious that there are important documents in the Russian archives," Dupuy said.
RAOUL WALLENBERG: THE MAN WHO SAVED HUNGARY
For decades, researchers and Wallenberg family members have tried to get access to the files but documents have either been heavily censored before being handed over or not been made available at all. Although the Russian archives were opened for a brief period in the beginning of the 1990s, they were re-classified following the discovery of a ground-breaking document that showed Wallenberg had been transferred from one prison to another – confirming researchers' convictions that there are plenty more Wallenberg files in those archives.
Prisoner No. 7
According to an official Soviet statement in 1957, Wallenberg died of a heart attack – aged just 34 – in Moscow's Lubyanka prison on July 17, 1947. But in more recent years, former KGB officials have come forward and stated that Wallenberg was actually executed on that day. Unverified eyewitness accounts and Russian prison documents referring to a certain "Prisoner No. 7", however, strongly indicate that this prisoner was in fact Wallenberg – and that the prisoner was still alive a full six days after the Russians claim the Swede had died. Perhaps even longer.
"For one, the chance that a generally very healthy, 34-year-old man would succumb to a sudden heart attack is exceedingly low. Secondly, Russian officials have essentially acknowledged that the alleged cause of Wallenberg's death was almost certainly an invented version of events," Wallenberg expert Susanne Berger, who has researched the case since the 1990s, told FRANCE 24.
"Contrary to official claims, progress in the case is possible – relevant documentation does exist," she said. Berger is a member of The Raoul Wallenberg Research Initiative (RWI-70), the working group that filed the litigation along with Wallenberg's family earlier this year.
"Both foreign and Russian researchers continue to work in Russia under very difficult circumstances," Berger said.
A FRANCE 24 request for comment from the Russian authorities on the accusations they face in court went unanswered.
Motives remain to hide truth
Despite more than 70 years having passed since Wallenberg's disappearance, Berger said there are several reasons for why Moscow might still feel compelled to keep the truth about Wallenberg's fate under wraps.
"The Kremlin apparently feels that the revelation of the truth about historically sensitive cases like that of Raoul Wallenberg […] runs counter to its current policy of promoting only 'useful' history, meaning the presentation of historical events in ways that serve to reinforce President [Vladimir] Putin's idea of a strong, powerful Russia," she said.
"The Putin government has generally been very reluctant to reveal any information about crimes committed by the former Soviet security service [KGB], whose successor organisations and institutions remain very influential in Russian society today," she said.
Wallenberg's niece said that neither she, nor her family, will give up in the fight for the truth.
"I'm doing this for my grandparents and for my father, who dedicated more than 70 years to this fight, without financial aid and without the minimum help from officials. Raoul has become a symbol known the world over [for his bravery], but few things have ever been done for him."
"I'm certain that the truth will come to light one day."

France 24.com

THE ENEMY


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If the enemy came from outer space, 
Would Donald Trump and Kim Jung Un get together?