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Will the Security Council act on Myanmar, and what if they donít? : Comments

By Rebecca Barber, published 31/8/2018

If the Security Council fails to exercise its responsibility, the international community cannot just shrug and put accountability for crimes against the Rohingya in the too-hard basket.

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And all this slaughter by peace loving Buddhist...makes you laugh in a sick sort of way!
Posted by diver dan, Friday, 31 August 2018 9:38:45 AM
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I don't think you can blame Buddhism. I had a trip to Burma booked a few years ago, but had to cancel because the government was killing Buddhist monks. And, we have to remember that the Rohingya are Muslim, and wherever Muslims are in the minority, they are a problem. And, also let's not forget, if the Rohingya were in the majority in Burma, they would be persecuting Buddhists.

We need to keep our noses out of non-Western countries, and ignore anything that the United Nations wants. We have had enough savages foisted on us because we just had to stick our nose into dysfunctional countries and do what the United Nations wanted us to do. West is best, and the rest need to copy us if they want decent lives.
Posted by ttbn, Friday, 31 August 2018 9:58:40 AM
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ttbn,
hear, hear !
Posted by individual, Friday, 31 August 2018 11:14:27 AM
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The security councils decisions must be unanimous to be able to be applied and lawful.

And as long as rogue states with even worse human rights violation record retain a veto. Nothing much can or will change. Particularly when Trump who could unilaterally force the issue? Is frozen with fear and irresolute political populism. Nothing much will change.

Particularly when some of these alleged victims have reportedly precipitated this event with terrorist activities against the host nation. And then when it all goes pear-shaped expect others to come in and haul their irons out of the fire

. All these folk can do is accept the peace and resettlement offer on the table. End of story!

There are over fifty million displaced refugees in refugee camps around the world, some faring far worse and for literal generations, with worse human rights violations a part of their history.

Why should these former squatters and uninvited guests expect some kind of superior outcome?

There is a solution but one which is currently prevented by big money, big nuclear, the fossil fuel industry and big pharma? I believe, out of pure self-interest and economic survival of the most powerful? In the west and the east!

As long as these folk hold all the aces, they control the outcomes and or the current status quo!

As long a the downtrodden and poor accept that as their unchangeable reality and remain sat on their backsides when they could instead, get organised and out there to vote when they can!?

Even where that means taking Thursday off and queuing all day with a water bottle, in the heat or rain, snow and ice? And in so doing, finally, affect change! Nothing much will change!
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Friday, 31 August 2018 12:21:27 PM
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The UN have known what is going on in Myanmar for years and did nothing, they will continue to do nothing but rattle of words that no one in power listens too.

The UN needs to be abolished too many self interested countries and people involved for that to happen.
Posted by Philip S, Friday, 31 August 2018 5:28:32 PM
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Mr Phillips Sir, it's not down to the UN's general assembly to decide when to intervene, but rather the security council and by a unanimous vote!

And as long as China with a worse human rights record? And Russia with one not much better who are active participants in the genocide that is today's Syria. Continue to exercise a veto to prevent action inside another nation's sovereign borders, nothing can be done by the toothless tiger the security council becomes when these two use their power of veto!

[Sovereign borders not worth much in Tibet or the South China Sea or Taiwan, or Georgia or The Crimea or Ukraine?]

And continue to do so even against the will of the entire United assembly, minus the aforementioned.

What's next? Abandon democracy because a tiny minority of Johnny come lately, don't like it, but would prefer Putin or the Ayatollah? Or worse?
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Friday, 31 August 2018 10:32:21 PM
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