Friday, March 13, 2009

When Was the Last Time You Heard About.... Bangladesh?

At first I didn't understand the fixation with the event; however, now I do.

The elites that are behind the mouthpiece media would definitely be worried about a mutiny by police. If that happens here in America, it's over for our elite rulers!

"Show of force ends Bangladesh mutiny" by Associated Press | February 27, 2009

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Tanks rolled through the Bangladeshi capital yesterday in a show of force that finally persuaded mutinous border guards to lay down their arms, ending a two-day revolt that threatened to spread across the impoverished South Asian nation.

At least 11 were killed, including three civilians, in the insurrection after the nearly 2,000 guards opened fire on their senior officers and seized their headquarters to protest poor pay and conditions....

The revolt appeared to be spreading to other areas yesterday....

WTF? The headline said it was over!!! Sigh!

Hours later, tanks and armored vehicles with heavy machine guns rolled into the capital, taking up positions in residential neighborhoods around the border guards' compound. Apparently intimidated, the guards hoisted a white flag yesterday afternoon and resumed laying down arms.


So is the revolt continuing or not, MSM?

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Firefighters searching the headquarters compound of Bangladesh's border guards yesterday found the bodies of dozens of senior officers massacred during the force's two-day mutiny.

By nightfall, 44 bodies had been found in mass graves and sewers, including the body of Major General Shakil Ahmed, the commander of the guards, which brought the confirmed death toll to 66, fire official Mizanur Rahman said. Dozens of other officers were missing.

Yup, the REVOLTERS created MASS GRAVES!! With history as a guide, you know whom the paper is backing in this one!

Newly elected Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ended the revolt in two days, persuading the mutinous guards to surrender through promises of amnesty coupled with threats of military force. But the mutiny has raised new questions about stability in this poor South Asian nation.


Hasina said yesterday that there would be no amnesty for the killers. And Dhaka's largest newspaper, the Daily Star, lauded her in an editorial for "sagacious handling of the situation, which resulted in the prevention of a further bloodbath."

But the violence underlined the fragile relationship between Bangladesh's civilian leaders and the military, which has stepped in previously to quell what the generals considered dangerous instability. The country returned to democracy in January, two years after the army ousted the previous government amid rioting over election results.

The insurrection erupted from the guards' longtime frustrations that their pay hasn't kept pace with that of army soldiers, as food prices continue to rise.

Yeah, it's a selfish mutiny -- or so the agenda-pushing papers would have us believe.


"Bangladesh military says 72 officers still missing after mutiny killing" by Associated Press | March 1, 2009

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh's military said 72 officers were still missing yesterday after a two-day mutiny by border guards in which at least 76 people died. The government pledged a full investigation as it swiftly moved to restore confidence and reassert control.

Firefighters were still searching mass graves and sewers at the border guards' headquarters in the capital, Dhaka, where the bodies of senior officers were dumped by the mutineers. Workers also scoured nearby areas, including a pond, in an intense search for more victims.

Among the dead was Major General Shakil Ahmed, commander of the Bangladesh Rifles border force, and a woman that authorities believed was his wife. Brigadier General Mahmud Hossain, an Army spokesman, said at least 33 officers survived the carnage but 72 were still unaccounted for.

"This barbaric incident has caused much anger among the soldiers, which will be quelled by a thorough investigation, a trial of the killers and their proper punishment," Hossain said.

The insurrection apparently erupted over the guards' longstanding complaints that their pay hasn't kept pace with soldiers in the army - anger aggravated by the rise in food prices that has accompanied the global economic crisis. The guards earn about $100 a month.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who took office in January, sought to act decisively and quash questions about stability in the poor South Asian nation during the first major challenge her administration has faced.

Hasina ended the revolt in two days, earning high marks for preventing further bloodshed, by persuading the guards to surrender Thursday with promises of amnesty coupled with threats of military force.

However, Hasina said Friday that there would be no amnesty for any killers and her government gave border guards across the country 24 hours yesterday to return to their posts or report to a local police station.

Journalists yesterday were allowed inside the border guards' compound. The officers' quarters and offices were ransacked and looted and the hulks of burned cars were outside.

The commander's home was littered with broken furniture. The bodies of an elderly couple, identified as a retired army officer and his wife who were houseguests, were found at the residence, investigators said.


DHAKA, Bangladesh - More than 1,000 border guards were charged yesterday with murder and arson in an uprising that left at least 148 people dead or missing, most of them army officers whose bodies were hurriedly disposed of by the mutineers.

The details of what the prime minister called "a planned massacre" emerged after the government withdrew its promise of amnesty and sought to repair its increasingly tense relations with the military.

One man, among just 33 officers known to have escaped from the two-day siege in the guards' headquarters, described the scene as "like doomsday."

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met with military officials who are furious that she offered amnesty to the mutinous border guards to persuade them to surrender. The officers argued that lives could have been saved if Hasina had ordered an army assault on the guards' compound.

Either the paper lied or that was a quick 180!

Hasina told Parliament that she has asked for help from the FBI to investigate....


Firefighters have recovered 77 bodies, but at least 71 officers were still unaccounted for in the uprising at the Bangladesh Rifles border force headquarters in the capital, Dhaka. Teams searched for bodies buried in the compound or dumped in sewers. Most of the missing were presumed dead, said Sheikh Mohammad Shajalal, a firefighter overseeing the search.

The insurrection has raised questions about the stability of Hasina's two-month-old government in the impoverished South Asian country, which has seen nearly two dozen successful and failed military coups in its 38-year history.

Hasina and the military have a long history of mutual mistrust. During yesterday's meeting, she tried to appease the army officials by referring to a 1975 military coup in which her father, Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was killed along with her mother and three brothers, according to a participant who declined to be identified because of the sensitivity of the discussion....

Is that what the MSM is preparing us for?

Some officials questioned whether the border guards acted on their own. Ruling party spokesman Syed Ashraful Islam said initial evidence suggested that the mutinous guards may have had outside assistance, but he did not elaborate.


Farukh Khan, a member of Hasina's Cabinet and a former army officer, told Parliament yesterday that it was part of a "deep-rooted conspiracy" by people who wanted to destabilize the country.

Gee, WHO could THAT be and WHY?

He dismissed claims that the insurrection erupted over complaints of low pay. Army officers receive higher pay and more perks than guards.


DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladeshi police, raiding a slum in the capital, yesterday arrested the suspected ringleader of a deadly mutiny that killed at least 69 people, officials said.

Syed Tauhidul Alam and five other border guards who were also arrested in Dhaka have all been charged with murder and arson, according to A.K. Azad, a spokesman for the elite police unit that carried out the raid.... During the mutiny, Alam emerged as the lead negotiator with the prime minister's office, winning an offer of amnesty in exchange for surrendering.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina later rescinded the amnesty deal for those directly responsible for the killings, which included Alam, police said.


Crisis over, coverage gone. How about that, America?

Do you understand anything about that nation based on the MSM reports?

I don't. I'm just confused, which I'm sure was the point of the exercise!