Depayin Massacre perpetrator Than Shwe should be hauled to ICC together with Darfur Massacre perpetrator Sudan President

 

_ by Yebaw Day

Sudan ’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir speaks during a news conference in Tokyo in this May 30, 2008 file photo. The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is likely to seek the arrest of al-Bashir in a new war crimes case he will open on Darfur on Monday, a senior European diplomat said on July 11, 2008.

bashir.jpgThe International Criminal Court’s Chief Prosecutor announced that he would seek the arrest of Sudan ’s President Omar for war crimes.  This is surely of great interest to the Peoples of Tibet, Zimbabwe , Burma , and other oppressed nations of the world.  If  ICC goes ahead with its intentions, then we must do everything possible to encourage the same for   Burma ’s Than Shwe and Zimbabwe ’s Mugabe.   The Sudanese government has hitherto fore laughed off any such moves because the ICC is seen to have no real influence and that Sudan can easily ignore whatever the ICC says or tries to do.  But there is the saying about  the straw that broke the camel’s back which would be  the recent attack on a UN peace-keeping force in which scores of Rwandan members died in an attack by Omar’s Janjaweed fighters.   Sudan has been killing its own southern citizens since 1983 and now it appears that finally, the international community is saying enough is enough; that is, except for the Chinese.  While many nations around the world condemn Sudan for its barbarism (just like it does against Burma’s excesses) , the Chinese, as in the case of Burma, keep interfering by protecting Sudan since both nations supply significant amounts of natural gas and oil respectively.  For example, China’s UN ambassador said Friday he was concerned at reports that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir,  might be arrested over crimes against humanity in Darfur , warning such a move would put peace prospects “in jeopardy.  Indeed, China did send a contingent of troops to supplement the UN Peacekeeping Forces, but the UN, as usual, as been UN-able to stop the War.  What China is doing is to give mouth-service to the cause of peace while in reality they continue to support Omar al-Bashir since he is one of their puppet petro-dictators who are so beneficial for China .

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Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing visit Mohnyin Sambuddhe Pagoda in Monywa, pretending to be so pious.

Than Shwe has been described by his sycophant neighbour Thai PM Samak as a very devout Buddhist who prayers and meditates everyday.  The Public knows these are all lies by the Thai PM simply because he wants to get a fat contract on natural gas with Than Shwe.  He himself puts on quite a show of religious piety and pretends to be the Great Defender and Patron of the  Buddhist Faith by building pagodas and making donations to selected sycophant monks.  However, in the Arakan and other parts of Burma , he orders his soldiers to harass Muslim Rohingyas, destroying their mosques and persecuting them, just as he persecutes Christian Chins, Karens, Kachins, and Karennis in other regions of Burma.  And of course, in the previous year, true to form, he ruthlessly oppressed thousands of Buddhist monks which is worse than Omar.  At least Omar did not harass his own fellow Muslims.

Both Than Shwe and Omar al-Bashir are similar:  they both profess to be Defenders of their respective Faiths.  Omar al-Bashir came to power in 1989, only a few years before Than Shwe,  in a sudden coup and declared that he would transform Sudan into a Muslim State.  He continued the war against the Christians Sudanese in the southern part of the country.  In contrast, Than Shwe has been fighting the Christian Karens in southern Burma of half-century.

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Facts on the pro-Khartoum Janjaweed militia. International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo will unveil a new case involving crimes in Sudan ’s Darfur region next week and name suspects, his office said Thursday.

The Janjaweed would be equivalent to the SPDC’s armed thugs such as the Union of Solidarity and Development Association, the Swann Ah Shinn, the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army, and several other subordinate organizations.

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The Washington Post has reported that the International Criminal Court plans to seek an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, seen here in 2007, for genocide

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Here is Burma’s Gen. Than Shwe, an older man who can boast of a longer history of war crimes, as evidenced by the number of medals he has. Of course, what we regard as war crimes he regards as heroic achievements.  If President Omar can be indicted for his crimes, then all the more so should Than Shwe.

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Than Shwe and Chinese President Jiang Ze Ming seen in 2003.  Just as Omar has his support from China , so has Than Shwe.  (Aside, here is a joke.  Who do Than Shwe and Omar have supporting them at this present time? Hu. Who? HU. Who is that?  HU. That’s who. Now don’t get me started on When/Wen, the prime minister, and What and How.)

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Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir addresses protesters outside the Sudanese military headquarters in Khartoum during a demonstration against attacks by Darfur’s Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) rebels in the western Khartoum suburb of Omdurman in this May 14, 2008 file photo. The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is likely to seek the arrest of al-Bashir in a new war crimes case he will open on Darfur on Monday, a senior European diplomat said on July 11, 2008

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The US State Department confirmed Friday that prosecutors from the International Criminal Court were to seek an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir, seen here in June 2008, for genocide and crimes against humanity in Darfur .

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This may be the Straw that Breaks the Camel’s Back, a critical point on the World’s Stage where the international community finally takes real action against Omar because of the attacks on the UN troop.

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Women demonstrate outside parliament against a new election law in Khartoum , July 7, 2008. Sudan ’s parliament passed a new election law on Monday, paving the way for the first free ballot in 23 years to take place on schedule next year in Africa ’s biggest state.

Notice how similar this is to Burma where the SPDC rigs a referendum to ensure the election of a military-dominated future government.

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International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo answers questions during a press conference at The Hague in 2007. The ICC is to seek an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir for genocide and crimes against humanity in Darfur.

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A Sudanese woman walks past paintings of Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) and the United Arab Emirates’ late leader, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan (C), on a main street in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on June 22. China urged the international community to do more to end violence in war-torn Darfur , saying Thursday it had done all it could to end a worsening humanitarian situation there.

Notice how INAPPROPRIATE that the Chinese President has his ugly mug over the map of Sudan as if Sudan belongs to him.

He and his supporters have  no right to do this. In one of the Yahoo slide show photos next to the above photo, there is a photo of a large crowd of oversea Chinese living in Sudan who are at the airport welcoming the recent arrival of Hu Jin Tao to Sudan. It is obvious they are Red Chinese, all committed to serving the cause of “Peking.”   Please note that this author emphasizes “Red” as not all Chinese are as such.     Seeing this ominous portrait only underscores the evil designs China has on neocolonizing Sudan as its prized possession.  It would not be surprising if there are  similar portraits  of Hu Jin Tao’s ugly photograph on a map of Burma among its Red Chinese community. )

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US actress Mia Farrow in Hong Kong May 1. A US human rights activist on Tuesday warned China that it risked rebel attacks against its oil interests in Sudan unless it put pressure on its ally Khartoum to end the violence in Darfur and south Sudan . Farrow, who also attended the closed-door meeting with Security Council members, also accused China of protecting its major oil supplier, Sudan.

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Graphic map of Sudan showing its oil fields and the international consortium involved. A US human rights activist on Tuesday warned China that it risked rebel attacks against its oil interests in Sudan unless it put pressure on its ally Khartoum to end the violence in Darfur and south Sudan.

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A handout picture from the African Mission in Sudan (AMIS) shows a boy holding a toy replica gun with the words “Made in China” written on the side in Al Salaam North Darfur. A US human rights activist on Tuesday warned China that it risked rebel attacks against its oil interests in Sudan unless it put pressure on its ally Khartoum to end the violence in Darfur and south Sudan .

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School children view a representation of the ruins of a Darfur village supposedly destroyed during the war, built by UNHCR as part of global commemorations of World Refugee Day later this week, in London ’s Trafalgar Square ,Tuesday June 17, 2008

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School pupils look at a representation of a Darfur village supposedly destroyed during the war, in central London ’s Trafalgar Square , build by UNHCR as part of global commemorations of World Refugee Day later this week, Tuesday June 17, 2008.

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Village burned by the Burma Army on 27 April, 2006, Taw Ko Toe Baw, Muthraw District, Karen State.

The above is an actual Karen village destroyed by the Burma Army, whereas the village set in London is a display model, a depiction of what the Sudanese governement forces have done in Darfur.  It is interesting to note that the British have invested so much money as to recreate an entire ruined village in the middle of London for the benefit of the Sudanese people.  During WW2, the battles were fought with the Germans in Libya and Egypt far to the north, and with the Italians in Ethiopia far to the east.  Thus there are no WW2 obligations or other colonial obligations to the Sudanese.  However, in the case of the Karen, they had served the British faithfully during the colonial period, thus incurring the hatred of the Burma Army that lasts to this day,  and during WW2, they had sacrificed their lives hiding British agents and soldiers amongst them, and fighting alongside the British against the Japanese Fascists.  At that time, the British promised the Karens a separate homeland.  Instead, the Karens were conveniently forgotten at the war’s end, and now many of them and their villages have been destroyed.  If the British wish to do “this” much for the Sudanese, then they better do “THAT” much for the Karens and the rest of Burma as well since they also joined the Allies against the Japanese.

Britain and other former colonial nations in EU have a great opportunity to turn around their past histories of oppression by saving these nations. Africans and Asians like to blame the Europeans for all their colonial misdeeds. Here now is proof that certain Asian-African governments are WORSE than the Europeans and after bearing the suffering for decades, there is more than ample proof.  There is no need for further argument.  Any further allowance of suffering means the Europeans themselves are responsible.  During the Colonial Era, they were guilty of the sins of commision, now, if they fail to stop the aforementioned dictators, they will be guilty of the sins of omission.

The last two pictures in this photo-essay are of the Chinese who say they are doing all they can by sending in peace-keeping troops and trying to make peace by diplomatic means.  Actually, all they are doing is “keeping the piss” and “making piss.”  They are the ones actively supporting Omar, Than Shwe, and Mugabe, and making a mockery of the world’s peace-keeping efforts and creating wars. The very recent Chinese-Russian veto in the  UN against actions on Mugage will soon be followed by more protective measures for Omar and for Than Shwe.  As long as the Chinese-Russian axis powers support these tyrants, we will not have peace.

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In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, Liu Guijin, Chinese government’s special representative for Darfur, is interviewed by journalists during a conference under the theme of ‘Darfur: Peace and Development’ held in Beijing Thursday, June 26, 2008. Liu said Thursday that China was actively working for a diplomatic solution. The conference, held by China Institute of International Studies, attracted over 50 experts on international

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File photo shows Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers of a UN peacekeeping unit destined for Darfur in the Sudan . China urged the international community to do more to end violence in war-torn Darfur , saying Thursday it had done all it could to end a worsening humanitarian situation there.

from:Burma Digest

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