I wouldn't involve in political debates, especially since this isn't a political forum. Just a short clarification.
drifting cloud wrote:Do you have anything to back your assertion that the reports of killing and ethnic-cleansing has anything to do with the United States? It seems to be the case of a longer standing conflict, one that goes back at least to the Burmese government's decision to strip Rohingya people of Burmese citizenship in the 1980s. I don't see how reporting of these incidents reflects an American bias, especially since other news outlets (Russian, British, Chinese, Arabic) all seem to be reporting the same incidents of violence.
Russian, Chinese and Arabic news outlets present quite a different picture, with mostly plain facts, for example:http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2 ... 497684.htmhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world ... 743610.htm
And why do you you think that there was "the Burmese government's decision to strip Rohingya people of Burmese citizenship in the 1980s"? AFAIK, they were never granted citizenship, as illegal immigrants.http://www.thehindu.com/news/internatio ... 703383.ece
IMHO, the bias of the Western media is obvious.
If a country does not belong to the US area of influence, dares to conduct an independent policy or differs in political system from western-style 'democracy", it comes under continuous pressure for offences, real and imagined, or even becomes invaded and occupied by armed forces.
It's very hard to find a single Western media report, for example,
- about apartheid in some African countries, where white people are forbidden to have property;
- about Islamic fundamentalism and religious oppression in Saudi Arabia;
- about limited rights of immigrants in USA;
- about judicial prejudice in the favor of women in USA;
- about the attitude to illegal immigrants in USA and Europe.
These subjects are not 'politically correct', so the Western news campaign centers around the good brave West with satellites versus the 'axis of evil' with non-conforming countries.
The Rohingya issue is complex and hard to solve, and IMHO, Western pressure on Myanmar only complicates the matter. Myanmar people treasure their independency and won't give up to brute force media campaign.http://www.mmtimes.com/2012/news/638/news63817.html
Best wishes, Dmytro