Nobel Laureate Suu Kyi Ignores Genocidal Slaughter of the Rohingyas

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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

She’s no heroic figure, a deplorable national disgrace, still a Western darling, and why not.

She endorses the Myanmar regime’s horrific agenda, replicating the US-led Western one on a smaller scale – a bloodthirsty pursuit for power, the human toll of no consequence, vulnerable groups like the Royinghas devastated.

They’re among the world’s most persecuted people, suffering for decades, their fundamental rights denied, oppressed and slaughtered by Myanmar’s ruling junta, a ruthless regime, Suu Kyi complicit in its high crimes.

Satellite images show over 200 Rohingya villages burned to the ground. Land mines laid along Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh threaten desperate people fleeing for safety. Junta officials disgracefully accuse them of faking their own misery to enlist world community sympathy.

Last year, Suu Kyi told UN human rights special rapporteur for Myanmar Yanghee Lee that the regime avoids using the term Rohingya to describe a persecuted minority – following a UN report discussing their deplorable mistreatment, amounting to crimes against humanity.

Separately, she cautioned against using what she called “emotive terms” in discussing the Rohingyas, deplorably claiming it makes things worse.

On Tuesday, she discussed them, ignoring their plight, failing to address the regime’s mass slaughter, torture and ethnic cleansing, burning their villages, raping their women.

She despicably lied claiming “security forces have been instructed to adhere strictly to the code of conduct in carrying out security operations, to exercise all due restraint and to take full measures to avoid collateral damage and the harming of innocent civilians.”

The Myanmar regime claims it’s ridding the country of “Bengali” insurgents, alleging Rohingyas aren’t natives of their own country.

Anti-Suu Kyi posters show her looking vampire-like, blood dripping from her open mouth, a sinister look on her face. She’s no Mandela, far from it, uncaring about Rohingya suffering, ignoring their genocidal persecution and slaughter, enduring deplorable conditions and treatment, struggling to survive.

Lee said it’s her responsibility to “step in. That is what we would expect from any government, to protect everybody within their own jurisdiction.”

Suu Kyi’s silence on the plight of the Rohingyas, her failure to support their rights, her complicity in supporting restrictions on humanitarian access to affected areas, makes her complicit with junta high crimes.

She denies clear evidence of their persecution and slaughter. According to human rights advocacy group head Matthew Smith, her “office is not only doing nothing to stop it, in some ways they’re throwing fuel on the fire.”

Critics call for rescinding her Nobel Peace Prize. Why bother when war criminals and other bad actors like Obama most often are recipients, peacemakers shunned.

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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.