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.