Tuesday, January 28, 2014

UN Preparing Burma Absorb Sinking Bangladesh’s Millions

President Thein Sein Met UNSG Ban Ki-Moon.
The completely-biased and one-sided ways the UN, OIC, US, UK, and other Powers-to-be of the so-called New World Order are constantly pressuring Burma for the better treatment of at least a million Bengali-Muslim illegal immigrants on the Bangladeshi border are quite baffling for most Burmese especially the Buddhists.

But for me the reason is quiet clear from the very beginning. All these super-powers of our world have been patiently and quietly preparing Burma to absorb the millions and millions of displaced Muslims from slowly-sinking Bangladesh.

For them UN and OIC and US, especially the OIC, the 60 million Buddhists in Burma are to be sacrificed for the welfare of 180 million Muslims from Bangladesh which is slowly sinking and by the year 2050 she will not be a viable nation no more, period.

President met UN's Vijay Nambia.
That is the reason Ban Ki-Moon's Special Adviser On Myanmar (Burma) Vijay Nambia a friendly Indian Hindu has been frequently visiting Burma and most of the time there talking softly and persuasively into our President Thein Sein's ears.

Please keep in mind that India has no plan to absorb millions and millions of Bangladeshi Muslims the fellow South Asians, and UN's Vijay Nambia was also a seasoned Indian diplomat for whom India's interest always come first. Not Burma's or not even UN's.

And since ex-General Thein Sein publicly declared  in 2011 his hard-line stance to send all Bengali-Muslims away to third countries our Presidnet Thein Sein has been dramatically softened down by UN and US and OIC to even considering of granting them so-called Rohingyas full Burmese citizenship.

That is the reason that so-called Special Rapporteur On Human Rights in Myanmar (Burma) Tomas Quintana a closet-Muslim has been bad-mouthing and aggressively applying so much pressure on Thein Sein simultaneously as Nambia was nicely persuading Thein Sein to soften his attitude towards Bengali-Muslims in particular and Bangladeshi Muslims in general.

IMHO United Nations is basically pulling a standard "Bad Cop - Good Cop" police routine on Burma's President Thein Sein and his ministers and unfortunately they seem to be buckling under that stupid crap.

Following article titled “Conflict Ahead for India, Myanmar: Drowning Bangladesh” by Indian-American-Academic-and-Environmentalist Professor Ray Bawarchi from The India America Today on July 12, 2012 basically laid down the foundation for that eventual reality of relocating at least 50 to 80 millions Bangladeshi Muslims currently living on the low-lying delta areas of River Ganges (Gingar-Myit in Burmese) by as early as 2025 just a little more than 10 short years from now.

Conflict Ahead for India, Myanmar: Drowning Bangladesh

The primary news story out of Myanmar these days is the gradual opening of the nation and its ongoing political reforms.

Former political prisoner, Aung San Suu Kyi, is now a member of parliament. Not only is the Nobel laureate no longer under house arrest; she’s been on a tour of Europe. The reasons for this rapid liberalization of a nation, which until recently had been completely controlled by a military dictatorship, are complex.

The growing food crisis may factor more heavily into the situation than is generally acknowledged. The need for food can override the fear of guns. Maybe the dictatorship realized this just in time.

No matter what the reasons for the change and no matter what direction the government ultimately takes, there is another source of unrest in Myanmar. This impending conflict will also directly involve India and Bangladesh and is essentially unavoidable. This conflict will be initiated neither by the clash of armies nor ideologies. Rather, this conflict will be initiated by nature.

As a by-product of climate change sea levels are slowly rising. The rate at which sea levels are rising varies depending on various assumptions but the overall trend is indisputable. Even the most conservative estimates of rising sea levels indicate that Bangladesh will be underwater by 2050. Other projections put the time as soon as 2025.

What then? What happens to the more than 150 million people of Bangladesh? More importantly, where do they go? If simply moving into India were the answer then Bangladesh likely would not exist in the first place.

By 2050 the lower-half of Bengal Active Delta will be completely underwater.
Moving into Myanmar however, seems even more implausible. Despite the aforementioned political reforms in Myanmar, one area where matters have not improved and may have even worsened is the treatment of the Muslim minority in the mostly Buddhist country.

The Muslim minority, mostly of South Asian descent, are the targets of open discrimination and marginalization. According to a report on Reuters News Service, the Rohingya, as they are known, are denied citizenship and are forced to live as refugees within their own nation. Given their treatment, what is the likelihood that Myanmar will welcome millions of more Muslims?

The conflict is not desired, it is inevitable. The previous solution of segregation by religious affiliation cannot continue. More than a 150 million people are going to be displaced at some point over the next thirty years into areas where they are neither wanted nor want to go. Something has to give and it will affect the whole region.

The areas of South Asia and South East Asia are among the world’s most densely populated areas. The scarcity of resources, including such basics as water and food, exhibit great stress upon the entire region. The already omnipresent food insecurity in the area will only get worse as farm land goes underwater. Here is where conflict becomes unavoidable. Food goes beyond political and religious ideology. Survival trumps all else.

This disaster is already underway and will continue in slow motion for decades. That will not make the results any less tragic and may make matters worse by postponing action. None of the countries that will be most affected appear ready to accept even small numbers of refugees.

Yet people will have to move because there will be no other choice. It is not at all clear what path will be taken as this uncontrollable population shift occurs among ethnic and religious groups that have been historically at odds. What seems most likely is large numbers confined to the margins, a type of South Asian Palestine. No one can want that alternative. What can be done?

Conflict appears to be unavoidable. This looming problem is too big for individuals to effectively have any real impact. It will require the coordinated efforts of the governments of India, Bangladesh and Myanmar, at the very minimum, and must rise above creating another class of refugees within their own lands.

There are numerous barriers to addressing this possible catastrophe, and there is no ready solution. Inaction, however, will only make matters worse.

Thankfully this debate must happen in India and can avoid the idiocy of global warming deniers that would prevent discussion of such matters in America.

(Ray Bawarchi (b. 1962) is an American author, environmentalist, and columnist. Born in North Carolina, Bawarchi has lived throughout the US. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Auburn University. 

His early career in psychology involved working in inpatient psychiatric facilities and correctional institutions. He subsequently practiced in a diverse and extensive private practice in Colorado. At present Bawarchi is a professor of psychology at a large public university.)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(Following is a relevant comment posted by a well-informed Burmese-American at  Australian National University ANU’s New Mandala Blog’s Post titled “Sleeping Dogs” by Matt Schissler from Paung-Ku Project in Burma. The commenter has also provided the WWW link to Ray Bawarchi’s above excellent article “Conflict Ahead for India, Myanmar: Drowning Bangladesh.” Thanks a million to U Aung Moe for that!)

Posted by Aung Moe on January 25, 2014 at 6:19 AM

It is incredibly naive that many people including the Guest Contributor Matt Schissler himself honestly believe the peaceful coexistence with Muslim minority who are basically Bengali-speaking descendants of Bangladeshi-Migrants is eventually achievable in predominantly-Buddhist Burma.

The enormous Islamic elephant sitting in the room is the neighboring Bangladesh which is slowly sinking and trying to find a place large enough for her nearly 180 million Muslims within next 30 or 40 years.

Burma which is 5 times larger than tiny Bangladesh and with only 60 million Buddhist population is a perfect place to move in. Can anyone imagine what horrible things 180 million Muslims could do to a native Buddhist people of only 60 millions. History wasn’t really kind to the Buddhists at all.

Pakistan, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, CHT (Chittagong Hill Tracts) in Bangladesh are the solid proof of that Islamic horror fallen unfortunately upon native Buddhist people.

For them Bangladeshis to establish a toe-hold in neighbouring Burma’s Arakan through so-called Rohingya (Bengali-Muslims) is not a dream but a real strategic plan. From there they will swallow alive whole Buddhist Burma like they have been doing to the Yakhine-Buddhists for many decades since 1942.

And Burmese Buddhists (especially the Sangha or Monks) know that very well and they have been fighting back for years and years since 1962 as the Muslim numbers exponentially grow in Burma from less than 4% in 1962 to now more than 15% or even nearly 20% according to some aggressive Islamic organizations.

My fellow Burmese-Buddhists are now fighting back for the ultimate survival of their race, religion, and culture and thus the peaceful coexistence with Bengali-Muslims is not a real option for them as long as that existential threat from Bangladesh is right there on the Western Border.
Posted by Ohn on January 25, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Thanks truly, U Aung Moe for that explicit and succinct explanation.

That is indeed seemingly genuine belief among the military circles and also now fully subscribed by majority government employees and of course “mainstream” politicians as single most agreed upon policy regarding this wretched group of human beings.

So there it is busy bodies. Something to work on all spelled out. Analyse and critique or defend it like a baby.
Posted by Moe Aung on January 26, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Clear and present danger. The generals can milk it for ever more. Thank heavens for the Tatmadaw!
By the year 2100 most of Bangladesh will be completely underwater.

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Bangladesh Under Water Soon?
Population Explosion in Bangladesh
India's Shoot-to-Kill Policy on Bangladeshi Border
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