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house Bill H.R. 3190

Should Congress Impose Sanctions on the Burma’s Military in Response to the Rohingya Genocide?

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The Burmese military’s horrific violence against the Rohingya ethnic minority in Burma constitutes genocide, and should be labeled as such by Congress. The U.S. should call these acts what they are and impose appropriate sanctions against the Burmese military. It should also endeavor to ensure that Burma’s gem and jade industries aren’t used to fund the military’s genocidal acts.

jimK's Opinion
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09/23/2019
If the Burmese Military is receiving tax payer dollars and engaging in gross human rights violations, than it would be appropriate to make continued aid conditional to assurances that our aid is not being used to support those human rights violations. It would be a much stronger case if we engaged allied members of the world community to endorse and support this and other more ‘punitive’ sanctions. We need to be team players in the world community for actions such as these and in addressing global concerns. We should not be the enforcer that simply bullies other nations into submission because we can. Too much hate, too much distrust, too much lack of trust if we alone prescribe what is ‘right’ for the world.
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Francisco's Opinion
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09/23/2019
The United States is one of many countries that occupy this planet!! We have created a world body called the UN to deal with global concerns! Taking unilateral action to interfere with the internal problems of other nations only creates enmity with other nations!! We should strengthen the United Nations so that they can apply pressure and deploy assistance to member nations!! We are presently too involved in destruction of the Earth in order to give our American Industrial Complex funds from a war economy and the ill gotten gains from invasions and de-stabilization of the world’s countries!! We must become responsible members of the Earth by listening to scientists and our youth who want to be able to have a healthy environment to live in!! Greta Thunberg is right!! We are destroying our planet!! Congressional measures should be consistent. I am a Buddhist and the measures contemplated against the Myanmar military in terms of withdrawing aide is a great idea! We should have this policy against all human rights violators , especially Israel and Saudi Arabia for the attacks and deaths of millions of People in The Middle East!! But more importantly we must participate and adhere to international processes for dealing with rogue governments that kill their own people!! We must not become rogue ourselves as is evident in our regime change policies to give billionaires the ill- gotten gains of invasion!!
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burrkitty's Opinion
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09/23/2019
I don’t know much about this, but anything that prohibits the expansion of the American military is a good thing in my book. STOP THE EXPANSION OF AMERICAN IMPERIALISM! We have turned in to the bloody Empire. STOP THE SEVEN UNAUTHORIZED WARS! Or is it eight now...? I can hardly keep up with them all anymore. Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, and Niger. The new one is Saudi Arabia. So eight now. QUIT IT ALREADY!
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Argument opposed

The Burmese government denies that its actions against the Rohingya were genocide. The country’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, a democratic icon, should be trusted to make the appropriate judgments regarding the military’s actions. Instead of condemning the Burmese government, the U.S. should work with it to stabilize the country and bridge the divides between Burma’s various ethnic groups.

Terry's Opinion
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09/23/2019
No. How about we put sanctions on these liberal socialist hypocrite Democrats.
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Gypsy's Opinion
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09/23/2019
Francisco has said it all. That would be why we are part of the United Nations. Allow them to do the job they were entrusted to do. We should stay out of that and petition the U. N. for the people’s needs.
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Leon's Opinion
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09/23/2019
We are not the world’s police force. I’d support a statement from Congress but no new targeted restrictions that often hurt those we say we want to protect.
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  • Not enacted
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  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Foreign Relations
  • The house Passed September 24th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 394 Yea / 21 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
    IntroducedJune 11th, 2019

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    If the Burmese Military is receiving tax payer dollars and engaging in gross human rights violations, than it would be appropriate to make continued aid conditional to assurances that our aid is not being used to support those human rights violations. It would be a much stronger case if we engaged allied members of the world community to endorse and support this and other more ‘punitive’ sanctions. We need to be team players in the world community for actions such as these and in addressing global concerns. We should not be the enforcer that simply bullies other nations into submission because we can. Too much hate, too much distrust, too much lack of trust if we alone prescribe what is ‘right’ for the world.
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    No. How about we put sanctions on these liberal socialist hypocrite Democrats.
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    The United States is one of many countries that occupy this planet!! We have created a world body called the UN to deal with global concerns! Taking unilateral action to interfere with the internal problems of other nations only creates enmity with other nations!! We should strengthen the United Nations so that they can apply pressure and deploy assistance to member nations!! We are presently too involved in destruction of the Earth in order to give our American Industrial Complex funds from a war economy and the ill gotten gains from invasions and de-stabilization of the world’s countries!! We must become responsible members of the Earth by listening to scientists and our youth who want to be able to have a healthy environment to live in!! Greta Thunberg is right!! We are destroying our planet!! Congressional measures should be consistent. I am a Buddhist and the measures contemplated against the Myanmar military in terms of withdrawing aide is a great idea! We should have this policy against all human rights violators , especially Israel and Saudi Arabia for the attacks and deaths of millions of People in The Middle East!! But more importantly we must participate and adhere to international processes for dealing with rogue governments that kill their own people!! We must not become rogue ourselves as is evident in our regime change policies to give billionaires the ill- gotten gains of invasion!!
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    I don’t know much about this, but anything that prohibits the expansion of the American military is a good thing in my book. STOP THE EXPANSION OF AMERICAN IMPERIALISM! We have turned in to the bloody Empire. STOP THE SEVEN UNAUTHORIZED WARS! Or is it eight now...? I can hardly keep up with them all anymore. Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, and Niger. The new one is Saudi Arabia. So eight now. QUIT IT ALREADY!
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    Yes. This would be a light but needed punishment for inhumane treatment.
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    Francisco has said it all. That would be why we are part of the United Nations. Allow them to do the job they were entrusted to do. We should stay out of that and petition the U. N. for the people’s needs.
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    We are not the world’s police force. I’d support a statement from Congress but no new targeted restrictions that often hurt those we say we want to protect.
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    Yes, we should do what we can about Burma and the Rohingya. But it would be hypocritical not to point out that the US Is making migrants suffer unspeakable horrors, has children in cages, that trump is selling sacred tribal lands to his cronies for oil drilling, that trump is running pipeline over Native American lands, that trump is bankrupting farmers and other workers over tariffs.
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    The Burmese military’s horrific violence against the Rohingya ethnic minority in Burma constitutes genocide, and should be labeled as such by Congress. The U.S. should call these acts what they are and impose appropriate sanctions against the Burmese military. It should also endeavor to ensure that Burma’s gem and jade industries aren’t used to fund the military’s genocidal acts.
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    Less than two years since the world outrage over the mass atrocities committed against the Rohingya population, the Myanmar military is again committing horrific abuses against ethnic groups in Rakhine State. The new operations in Rakhine State show an unrepentant, unreformed and unaccountable military terrorizing civilians and committing widespread violations as a deliberate tactic, according to Amnesty International. Evidence gathered from interviews, photographs and satellite imagery indicate troops are instigating violent clashes, carrying out extrajudicial executions, conducting arbitrary arrests, torturing prisoners and destroying historical sites, Evidence gathered from interviews, photographs and satellite imagery indicate troops are instigating violent clashes, carrying out extrajudicial executions, conducting arbitrary arrests, torturing prisoners and destroying historical sites, according to the report called "No-one can protect us." While the military campaign has been directed at quashing an Arakan rebellion, the vulnerable Rohingya population is also a target as well as other Buddhists and Christians. According to the report, a military helicopter opened fire on Rohingya laborers cutting bamboo on April 3, killing at least six men and boys and injuring at least 13 others. Amnesty International estimates about 30,000 people have been displaced by the conflict since January. Nearly all humanitarian aid has been blocked, and as both sides continue to destroy farmland and harvests, human rights groups are warning of a "looming food insecurity crisis."
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    I agree with my Congressman on this one. Im hoping the crazed left nutcases didn't add any of thier vote buying scams to the bill tho.
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    Why is this even a question? If anyone is involved in a genocide we should do everything we can to stop them.
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    Congress needs to pay attention to itself and start policing itself - Congress especially House Democrats is national disgrace and they have harmed America. I traded them as enemy combatants. Bring one fo the Squad to my face and see what happens! Tiemto get tough on this bullshit. DEMOCRATS OW AMERIC 4 MORE YEARS OF TRUMP BECAUSE THEY STOLE IT FROM AMERICA!
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    DEFINITELY! THIS IS GENOCIDE AND JUST AS BAD A WHAT THE NAZIS DID. WE WENT TO WAR OVER THAT!
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    Absolutely
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    Thank you for supporting this bill.
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    Yes, the United States must continue to stand against oppression and genocide. What the Burmese have done to the Rohingya is abominable and will only continue mass migrations which we're seeing across the globe, causing other problems in other countries. We need to speak and act to stabilize countries such as Burma, because now Bangladesh is going to have population control issues trying to take care of these refugees.
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    Do it!
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    The Burmese military’s horrific violence against the Rohingya ethnic minority in Burma constitutes genocide, and should be labeled as such by Congress. The U.S. should call these acts what they are and impose appropriate sanctions against the Burmese military. It should also endeavor to ensure that Burma’s gem and jade industries aren’t used to fund the military’s genocidal acts.
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    Forget for just a moment that the United States has a vested financial interest in the outcome. Let's also ignore for just for a little while that the U.S. may be the de facto "Guardian of the World". Also: Pretend that the holocaust is a myth or never happened. Instead: Contemplate briefly on the intense and enduring psychological pain that every good person in the world shall endure while watching these horrors unfold, perhaps "_Live_" on network news.
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