Wednesday, May 11, 2022

R.I.P. Bitcoin: Crypto is Dead!

                (Ross Clark’s article from the SPECTATOR on 09 May 2022.) 

Crypto is dead: When Britain voted for Brexit, Macron boasted that Paris would eat the City of London’s lunch. It didn’t quite work out that way, with most league tables continuing to put London as the number one or two financial centre, with not a single EU city in the top ten.

Emmanuel Macron's government has now announced that it has invited Binance, a crypto exchange site, to set up a European HQ in Paris. You have to ask: has Macron leapt on a bandwagon which has already started to lose its wheels?

The warning sign for cryptocurrencies is not so much that they have crashed – Bitcoin is down 50 per cent from its peak last November – but that they have become boring. Bitcoin has suffered many a crash before, yet bottom-feeders quickly rushed into the market and sent the price rebounding.

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Frusoe Ambush Killed 20 Soldiers & Captured 6

          (Staff article from the KHIT THIT NEWS Facebook on 08 May 2022.) 

At least twenty Myanmar Army soldiers were killed and six were captured when a Karenni (Kayah) force successfully ambushed a twentyone Chinese-made Faw trucks convoy on the road near Frusoe Town in Kayah State in civil war-torn Myanmar.

The ambush happened on May-7 and the video and photos of the scene were released by KNDF (Karenni National Defense Force) to Khit Thit Media. After killing more than 20 Myanmar Army soldiers and capturing six the rebels burned down the four Faw trucks they captured.

The video clearly shows the burning trucks and the bodies of dead soldiers and the captured ones. The army convoy was coming out of Mon Daing Village near Frusoe Town to raid and burn the nearby Karenni villages.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Myanmar Army Losing Control of Burma Proper

                     (Based on Burmese posts from The FACEBOOK in March-April 2022.)

MAH calling ceasefire by May-9.
Despite their brutal suppression of people’s resistance Myanmar Army is rapidly losing control of most of Burma Proper the homeland of most ethnic Burmese. PDF (the NLD’s armed resistance forces) and ethnic rebels are now controlling more than half of Myanmar formerly known as Burma.

For example in the Sagaing Division and Chin State formerly controlled absolutely by the 300-odd infantry battalions of North Western Military Division (Na-Ma-Kha) the Myanmar Army has already lost all the Burmese and Chin villages and minor towns. In the State and Divisional capital cities, Monywa and Hakha, the soldiers do not even dare to go outside of their fortified battalion compounds.

The reserves are being depleted rapidly by continuous fighting all over the country and the frontline battalions are having no rest or recuperation for  over a year now. Morale is so low that  thousands and thousands of Myanmar soldiers are deserting and/or joining the enemies.

Sunday, April 17, 2022

US Depleting Javelin Missiles by Ukraine War

          (Dipaneeta Das’s article from the REPUBLICWORLD on 14 April 2022.) 

US Facing Shortage Of Javelin Anti-tank Missiles Post Supplies To Ukraine: With about one-third of its Javelin inventory now sent to Ukraine, the US is on the edge of the running of stock of the "iconic weapon", say experts. Here's why!

As the all-out Russian war entered day 50, the US on Wednesday bolstered assistance to war-torn Ukraine with additional military aid in artillery, helicopters, and more. Since the inception of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, the US has already supplied Kyiv with thousands of anti-tank Javelin missiles.

With about one-third of its Javelin inventory now sent to Ukraine, Washington is on the edge of running out of the "iconic weapon," thus requiring the US to immediately reduce transfers to ensure sufficient stockpiles for its own purpose.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Blood Teak: From Myanmar to Europe

                       (Staff article from The OXPECKERS on 08 April 2022.)

From Myanmar to the EU, the path of a ‘bloodstained’ resource: European Union member states imported more than €22-million worth of timber from Myanmar in 2021 – and nearly €8-million after sanctions were imposed on the military junta in June.  

Myanmar’s forests are dying. The Southeast Asian nation lost four million hectares of forest cover – an area the size of Switzerland – between 2001 and 2020, according to the Global Forest Watch. These Myanmar forests are full of tree species sought after by loggers, mainly teak, a hardwood resistant to both water and pests that is highly prized in the shipping industry.

“A luxury yacht without Burmese teak is like a party without champagne,” says a player in the logging industry, which every year generates about $100-million in taxes and more than $300-million in revenue in Myanmar, according to the most recent report from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

Since the military coup in Myanmar on February 1 2021, the “champagne” has been flowing for the  junta. In addition to lucrative natural resources such as gas and oil, the military has taken control of Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE), the state-owned company that exploits Myanmar’s forests on an exclusive basis. Whether the timber is legal or not, no one really knows: its traceability has always been an issue.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Battalion Commanders Deserting Myanmar Army

             (Based on staff articles from Burmese Facebook Pages in March-April 2022.)

A few commanders and deputy-commanders of light infantry battalions are deserting their field posts and joining either ethnic rebels or NUG-controlled PDFs in coup-ravaged Myanmar. The resent desertions have been causing sleepless nights for the mad man MAH, the Myanmar Army Chief.

Just last March, Major Tin Lin Aung the deputy commander of Boat-pyinn based LIB-585 surrendered to the KNLA (Karen National Liberation Army) forces in the Lay-kay-kaw region in Myawaddy Township on Thai-Burma border. His battalion has been fighting KNLA there for weeks now since last February. He brought one MA-3 and one MA-1 assault rifles and a pistol along with him.

He declared in the press interview immediately after his surrender that mad army chief MAH is sacrificing the lives and limbs of Myanmar Army soldiers by treating the people of Burma as enemies because they overwhelmingly reject his power-grab from the legitimately-elected ASSK Government.

He said he is a soldier and previously his fights were only the military affairs but since last February his fights are turning into a political fight to keep the power in the hands of MAH and his generals who have been benefitting handsomely while soldiers like him are losing faith in their brutally oppressive army.

Friday, April 8, 2022

JFK: Surgeon’s Sketch Suggests Two Shooters?

              (Staff article from the NEW YORK POST on 21 June 2017.) 

Surgeon’s sketch suggests 2 gunmen killed JFK: A fascinating drawing by the surgeon who tried to save John F. Kennedy’s life could sensationally prove Kennedy was shot by two different gunmen.

Dr. Robert McClelland held JFK’s head as he went into theater at Parkland Hospital after he was gunned down while traveling through Dallas, Texas, in an open-top convertible in 1963. Nothing could be done to save the President and he died, aged just 46, 20 minutes after arrival, sparking an unprecedented outpouring of grief across America.

McClelland later drew a rudimentary sketch of the right side of Kennedy’s head and noted the entrance and exit wounds of the bullets, supposedly fired by lone assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. The surgeon noted two different entrance wounds – one low in the neck and one at his hairline – which crucially came from different directions, suggesting there were two separate shooters.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Mad Myanmar Army Outlaws US Dollar?

                      (Staff article from THE DIPLOMAT on 05 April 2022.)

Myanmar’s Military Junta Tightens Control Over Foreign Currency Flows: Under new central bank rules, all local holders of foreign currency will have to convert them to Myanmar kyats.

Myanmar’s military administration is moving to tighten its control over movements of foreign currency, as the country’s economy reels from mounting nationwide conflict and the accumulated effect of Western sanctions. In a notification published in state media on Monday, the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) ordered banks and other holders of foreign currency to convert these deposits into the local kyat currency.

According to the notification, foreign exchange earned by locals in Myanmar must be deposited in accounts at licensed banks and exchanged for kyats within the unrealistic timeline of one working day. The central bank said that absent a special exemption, transfers of foreign currency abroad can only be carried out via licensed Foreign Exchange Trading banks. It added that “failure to comply with this notice will result in legal action under the Foreign Exchange Management Law.”

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Myanmar: No Jobs, Mega-Inflation, All-out War

             (Staff article from the FRONTIER MYANMAR on 01 March 2022.)

Everyone rebelling against Myanmar Army.
Legacies of the coup: No jobs, rising prices and all-out war: More than a year since the military pushed peaceful protests toward armed resistance, there is no visible end to Myanmar’s expanded civil war. 

First, they marched in the streets. Then, they walked off their jobs. Now, they’ve picked up arms. On February 1, 2021, Myanmar’s military – despite already being in control of several key ministries and holding de facto veto power over any amendments to the constitution it wrote and implemented – decided it had tired of quasi-democracy and staged a coup d’etat.

The people of Myanmar, no strangers to military dictatorship, decided virtually unanimously that they could not accept this. In the weeks following the coup, the entire country erupted in street protests attended by millions. Hundreds of thousands of public servants walked off their jobs, refusing to work for a military-controlled government and bringing nearly all administrative functions to a halt.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Anti-tank Missile Presents To Ukraine

        (The staff article from the ABC NEWS AUSTRALIA on 10 March 2022.)

How do anti-tank missiles work, and how helpful might they be for Ukraine's soldiers? Ukraine's allies have sent some 17,000 anti-tank weapons into the battlefield, in a bid to help fighters bog down the Russian offensive.

The stockpile includes at least 2,000 NLAW (Next Generation Light Antitank Weapon) missiles from the United Kingdom, 100 NLAWs from Luxembourg, and several hundred Javelin missiles from the United States and Estonia. The NLAW and Javelin are some of the most advanced man-portable anti-tank missiles available.

Both are relatively lightweight, shoulder-fired missiles which — although they won't completely turn the tide of the war — have so far proven valuable in what is otherwise a highly asymmetrical conflict. So how do the missiles work? And what makes them so helpful for Ukraine's defence?

Friday, March 11, 2022

Putin Has Parkinson and MAH Has Bone Cancer?

          (Based on the staff articles from the Facebook posts in March 2022.)

Putin has Parkinson Disease?
Questions have been repeatedly raised about Mr Putin's motives. Some senior Western political figures are suggesting he has a mental health issue.

Current vice-chair of the US Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Marco Rubio, suggested last week that Mr Putin had a "neurological" condition, backing that up just days ago by telling CNN: "It's not a curiosity, it's not to mock him or troll him, it's because he may be willing to take steps now that the old Vladimir Putin would not."

Several years ago it was suggested Mr Putin had the early stages of Parkinson's disease. "That led to a group of one or two very distinguished neurologists examining very carefully all the recent tapes of Putin being interviewed," Sir Richard said.

Thursday, March 10, 2022

International Brigade Fighting Russians in Ukraine

             (Staff article from the ABC NEWS AUSTRALIA on 08 March 2022.)

Foreign fighters gather in Ukraine to support Volodymyr Zelenskyy's international legion against Russia: Michael Ferkol, who once served as a supply specialist with engineer battalions in the US Army, had been in Rome studying archaeology when he heard the Ukrainian President's appeal for foreign fighters.

Within days, Mr Ferkol said, he presented himself at a military recruiting office in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, hoping to be taken on as a frontline paramedic. "I told them I wanted to triage patients," said the 29-year- old, who has no combat experience. "There was a Finnish guy there too, and he was like, 'I just want to kill Russians.'"

Ukraine has established an "international" legion for people from abroad and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has publicly urged foreigners to "fight side-by-side with Ukrainians against the Russian war criminals" to show support for his country. Last week, Mr Zelenskyy said more than 16,000 foreigners had volunteered, without specifying how many had arrived.

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Armed Buddhist Monks Leading Pro-Army Militia

       (Based on the staff article from the Khit-Thit Facebook post on 02 March 2022.)

Racist Myanmar monks are rapidly going mad and arming themselves and their die-hard followers and forming pro-military militia units called Pyu-saw-htee in rural Burma. 

Notorious for their brutality during 1950s and 60s fighting against Burmese Communists and ethnic rebels, the thuggish militia based mainly on village thugs and idiots were disbanded and absorbed into the regular army in the late 1960s.

But the newly reorganized Pyu-saw-htee militia now is strangely led by that notorious racist monk Wirathu and his follower monks and their militia units are now being camped and trained in local village monasteries.

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Mad Putin Threatening The World With Nukes

            (Jamie Seidel’s article from the NEWS.COM.AU on 02 March 2022.)

I'll nuke y'all, Motherfuckers!
Sign Putin could use Russia’s nuclear weapons on Ukraine: Putin’s erratic, deranged, “unhinged” and like a “cornered rat” – now this “dangerous moment” could become a lot more frightening.

An analyst from the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) told Reuters on Wednesday (March 2) that Russia was switching to more "brutal tactics” after describing its invasion of Ukraine as a 'poorly executed operation’.

 When it comes to Russian President Vladimir Putin, it’s time to expect the unexpected. And that – leading analysts say – applies to nuclear weapons. They said he couldn’t. Then they said he wouldn’t. But he could and has. Repeatedly.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Crazy Myanmar Dictator Going Occult

       (Based on the staff articles from the Burmese Facebook pages in February 2022.)

Many non-Burmese and Burmese themselves strongly believe that Burmese Buddhism is only pure Buddhism among many other corrupted branches such as very materialistic-Chinese Buddhism. Burmese Buddhism is so pure it wasn’t even considered a religion.

But a working society needs a religion and so does the Burmese society. So the Burmese openly practice many occult practices from their old pagan religion, famously and brutally wiped out by King Ah-naw-ra-htar in AD 1060s to take in the Buddhism then thriving among Mons in Lower-Burma.

Burmese kings killing and burying the bodies beneath the foundations of their palaces and pagodas was a very well-known occult practice and now the power-hungry mad dictator General Min Aung Hlaing is copying that ancient occult practice to supposedly prolong his already one-year-long reign since last February coup.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

The Greatest British Battle: Imphal & Kohima

                        (The staff article from the British National Army Museum.)

Fought between 8 March and 18 July 1944, these were the turning point of one of the most gruelling campaigns of the Second World War (1939-45). The decisive Japanese defeat in north-east India became the springboard for the British Fourteenth Army’s subsequent re-conquest of Burma.

The Battle of Imphal/Kohima, when British troops fighting in horrendous jungle conditions turned the tide against the Japanese army in World War II, has been chosen as Britain’s greatest battle. Imphal/Kohima was picked over the more celebrated battles of D-Day and Waterloo in a contest organised by the National Army Museum.

The Battles of Imphal and Kohima was a crucial turning point in the attempted Japanese invasion of India during World War Two. By October 1942 Singapore, Hong-Kong, Malaysia and Burma had all fallen to the Japanese; the Imperial army looked unbeatable.

Yet it was then, when morale was at its lowest, that the new British commander Bill Slim set about reforming and rebuilding the Anglo-Indian British army. Slim aimed to revive Allied fortunes in the region – something many believed was an impossible task.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Frusoe Massacre: Soldiers Burned Alive 40+ Civilians

            (Based on the staff article from the MYANMAR NOW on January 05, 2022.)

This Christmas Day Massacre committed by the Myanmar soldiers in the Frusoe Township of Kayah State in Myanmar was the worst of it kinds even for Burmese standards. On the Christmas day (December 25, 2021) Min Aung Hlaing’s drunken Myanmar soldiers stopped nine vehicles including three open trucks carrying war-displaced civilians, two cars, nd six motorbikes.

The place was near the Mo-so Village at about two kilometers north-west of Frusoe Town. The soldiers forced the people to disembark, lined-up and machine gunned them down. They then loaded the bodies onto the trucks and burned them while many were still alive and breathing. Men, women, and children: more than 40 of them.

The Myanmar Army then declared that they managed to ambush some PDF (People Defense Force) people on their way to attack the army-compound nearby and 40+ PDFs were killed in the firefight. According to the army-spokesperson General Zaw Mel-lone the vehicles caught fire and then bodies were burnt to crisp, unfortunately.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Cambodia Dictator Hun Sen Meeting Myanmar Dictator

           (Based on the staff article from the MYANMAR NOW on January 05, 2022.)

ASEAN is now equally divided between five Democratic Island Nations (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Brunei) and five Dictatorial Inland Nations (Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Lao, and Cambodia).

Forty-years-long-ruling Cambodia Dictator Hun Sen recently had visited Myanmar and cordially met Myanmar Dictator Min Aung Hlaing despite the ASEAN boycotting Myanmar Dictator who has been killing his fellow Burmese in thousands for uprising against his bloodied military dictatorship.

Cambodian Dictator Hun Sen who has all but wiped out political opposition by killing them all is now trying to establish a political dynasty in Cambodia by promoting his son General Hun Manet as the deputy chief of military and his heir apparent. Hun Sen is now using Cambodia’s position as 2022 revolving-chair of ASEAN to groom Min Aung Hlaing out of the wilderness into a respectable statesman by legitimizing Myanmar ruling junta.

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Soldiers Sodomizing Prisoners With Bamboo Rods

               (Based on the staff article from MYANMAR NOW on January 01, 2022.)

Burmese Army learned how to torture their prisoners since the time Imperial Japanese Army formed BIA (Burma Independence Army) in 1941. Japanese soldiers back then were master torturers and accordingly their good-pupils the Burmese soldiers learned and have practiced the brutal torture methods since then.

Pulling the nails out is one of their many specialties and chopping the ears off is reserved for most stubborn prisoners. But the notoriously rape-obsessed Japanese had avoided sexual violation on men, and the Burmese soldiers also never violated men sexually last 80 years. But that rule has been changed recently by new Burmese dictator Min Aung Hlaing known as Ma-aye-low (the Mother Fucker) to his fellow Burmese.

He basically ordered his men to sexually violate captured prisoners whether they are men or women. And his sadistic soldiers are following his commands exactly to the letter. Two solid evidences of that came out recently.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Communist China Killing Democracies With COVID

For a country of 1.4 billion people, China has managed to keep its reported COVID-19 cases extremely low. In the two years since the pandemic began, China has reported only 132,901 cases total with only 5,700 reported deaths.

In comparison, our Australia with a very low population of 25 million, recorded more than that in the past week alone — more than 224,000 cases with just over 2,000 deaths. The leader of world democracies the United States with nearly 350 million population had 58 million cases total and nearly a million deaths. The worldwide COVID cases so far were nearly 300 million with almost 6 million deaths.

Chaiman Xi and his merry band of  Chinese Communists have basically succeeded in weakening the democracies with their genetically-engineered Corona Virus (so-called COVID-19). And the COVID war is still going strong between Communist China and US-led democratic nations.