Has anyone heard of this?

First time I've heard of it.

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enhydra lutris's picture

be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

just what are the warring factions in Myanmar fighting for?
Yeah sure, power and control but to what end? If the CIA
is behind another coup, then it makes sense that nobody
knows the good guys in this fight. Deposed leaders, military
take-over, unrest in the streets. Another disguise for democracy
and freedom, no doubt. Leave them alone.

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I generally eschew sources related to the war gaming community. The war graphics commentary sets off a number of my bs detectors but everyone is entitled to their opinion.

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ggersh's picture

@soryang it didn't smell kosher to me so I looked at his
twiiter thread and ya he seems to be neolib thru and thru.

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"One of the common failings among honorable people is a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonorable some other people can be, and how dangerous it is to trust them."

Thomas Sowell

@ggersh ...about Syria went on about Assad's "sarin attacks on his own people;" "killing civilians;" terrorizing people, etc. They need to change their script. Oh, yes, can't promote war without the necessary accusations "killing and maiming children;" and charges of "genocide."

The US never did anything like this in Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, and Iraq? The old equity principle is that of "unclean hands." The Machiavellian foreign policy hands who will stop at nothing never heard of it.

What's going on in Myanmar is the old imperial Anglo divide and conquer routine. The strategic significance of the geography to China is obvious. Have to cut the Chinese off from the ocean access any way they can. The US and UK could care less about who gets killed in a civil war. They're virtually orgasmic over it in that Asia Times article. The US policy is essentially to alienate every country on China's periphery.

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studentofearth's picture

as another attack on National Unity Government organized by the opposition of the current leadership of Myanmar. To follow it helps to remember dual definitions of nations name, US press often uses Burma instead of the country's self determined name of Myanmar.

Airstrikes by Burmese military kill dozens at anti-junta event The Guardian April 11. 2023

Attack targeted opening ceremony for office set up by military’s opponents in Sagaing region of Myanmar
Local independent media reported that the attack on Tuesday morning targeted a ceremony marking the opening of an office set up by the military’s opponents in the village of Pa Zi Gyi, in Sagaing region.

The national unity government (NUG), which was set up to oppose the junta, said at least 53 people were confirmed dead, 40 were injured and the death toll was expected to rise.

“This morning, the Myanmar air force dropped multiple bombs on a civilian gathering of several hundred people, while attack helicopters strafed the crowd,” the NUG’s acting president, Duwa Lashi La, said in a statement.

Some local news outlets said residents feared the death toll could be as high as 100.

I had this article tagged to include in a Open Thread - there just had not been space.
Myanmar’s resistance needs a Zelensky-like charismatic leader Asia Times April 13, 2023
Detained democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s day is likely done and no new generation fighting figure has risen to the fore

There has been multiple articles the past two years complaining about the lack of weapon supplies being sent in comparison to Ukraine. But, it appears more weapons are on their way.
Myanmar PDFs getting the guns to turn the war Asia Times May 19, 2023

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