Saturday, July 20, 2019
Burma the predominant ethnic group. Myanmar the political entity.
From a recent edition of the New York Times the article by Richard C. Paddock.
"Myanmar Generals Are Barred From the U.S."
"Secretary of State Cites Roles in Atrocities Carried Out Against the Rohingya"
"BANGKOK - - The United States has imposed sanction of Myanmar's top military commander. Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, and three of his highest-ranking generals for their roles in the atrocities carried out against Rohingya Muslims since 2017, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced."
General Hlaing and his immediate subordinates FORBIDDEN TO TRAVEL to the USA.
An almost totally meaningless gesture. Burmese military figures both paranoid and reclusive, NEVER even leaving the country period!!
So paranoid and reclusive are the Burmese junta on the advice of astrologers the capital city was moved in entirety from Yangon [Rangoon] several hundred miles inland to forestall an attack by U.S. Marines the general officers greatly fear was going to occur.
"junta - - noun: a small group ruling a country, especially immediately after a coup d'état and before a legally constituted government has been instituted."
And General Hlaing there never were any U.S. Marines on the way!!