The internet blackout in towns in two states of Myanmar (Burma) has entered a second year. Myanmar’s government imposed the blackouts in Rakhine State and Chin State on June 21st, 2019, citing security concerns as justification. The situation in both states is complex. Rakhine was home to Myanmar’s largest Muslim population, …
"And Australia's inaction is apauling."
Why single out Australia? They are long way away and don't have a direct border. Surely the prime movers in dealing with this appalling situation ought to be Bangladesh, Thailand or China as their direct neighbours. (Ok, maybe not China)
The daughter follows the father..........
don't forget that during WWII he was a pro-Japanese terrorist who hated the pro-British elements within Burma - especially the Muslim groups and tribes.
Of course he became pro-British when Japan started retreating and losing........
He was a violent hypocrite, she's the same
The reason why he was so loved in Burma was because he fought against the british and supported the japanese. and when they came and occupied burma brutally, he had the guts to admit his mistake, in public, to the people, and then asked them for support to throw out the japanese too. perhaps we all need leaders who are that self-reflective, humble, and honest.
Another point: everyone here is going on about how the Rohingyas are being ill-treated. Sitting here in India, still a few thousand miles away, we have a slightly different perspective. The Rohingya changed the demography of north burma by force settlement, much like Bangladeshi illegal immigrants changed the demography of the border districts of Assam state and West Bengal state in India. Add to that, the forced conversions, rape, and mass murder of the minority-within-minority hindu rohingyas at the hands of muslim rohingyas.
Are the rohingyas being ill-treated? Yes. Big time.
Are the rohingyas being bastards as well? Yes. Would be big time if they had the firepower.
Everyone is in the gutter here.
Is this not the one, and perhaps only, justification for the existence of the Starlink constellation? Regimes can get away with extreme behaviour by controlling access to information, remove that control and you remove the ability of a regime to be extreme. Instead, it is being used as a private beta program to measure profit potential in north America. Sad, very sad.
I lack access to the numbers to know the hard limits, but from my time in satellite communications, I suspect that these low, cheap, commercial satellites could be DOSed from the ground while over even a weak nation-state that really wanted to block them.
If that does not work, flying over anyone trying to use them with a receiver & some sort of HARM would be quite discouraging to potential users.
After all, when the Brits armed them in 1944 to help expel the Japanese from Burma, instead the Rohinga proceeded to kill or displace about half a million Burmese. Since then they have tried through violence to have an independent Islamic state in Burma. So why would you want them?
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