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eva01beserk said:
VGPolyglot said:

You were saying that Muslims started the conflict, I was refuting that by showing that they have been discriminated against for decades.

So violence was the answer, gotcha. But the natives are monsters for responding again with violence.

Like thismentiel said, we wont know all the details, the press is not even allowed so rumors is all we will know untill its over or intervention occurs. But its not black and white, you cant just blame the budhist just cuz they are the ones who are on top. We know what muslim terrorism is and its wide spread, we also know that non terrorist muslims still refurse to integrate when they arrive in any forrein nation, even as refugies. Claiming the muslims started it is a bit extreme as well I admit, but knowing their history I would not absolve them of any guilt of at least instigating in some manner. While I dont know all the details I will say that I belive both partys areto blame and intervention like some want is not an option because we canot determine here who is clearly in the wrong.

What I'm saying is that the Muslims have been discriminated against for centures, but since the Buddhist majority are used to it/aren't aware of it, the government and racists can take a terrorist attack by them as justification for even more persecution.



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eva01beserk said:
Eagle367 said:
To anyone saying the US should or shouldn't interfere forget the us for a while why isnt the media just reporting it honestly like they report 'islamist' terrorism? I mean I am all for humanitarian aid and helping them but anywhere USA gets involved its a shit storm. All of that aside the bigger picture is western media not reporting on it or barely reporting on it when iy has been going on for years. Even bangladesh and india are shamefil in this regard as they are not taking any refugees

simple reasons, first is that its been going on for years, its no longer news. It was reported, the UN even tryed to intervene and nothing. Either people dint care back then, something else that was more important happen and it faded in the noise or some do care and feel empathy or whatever but know that we cant do much if anything, so whining that its not on every chanel, or posting on facebook "pray for burmese" is pointless. Why was not the south africa takeover more maintream? Its still going on and the black population is basicly starving to death. In venezuela there are riots and starvation whyle the rich live with no worry in their comunnist dictator ruling, how come its not blasted every day on the news?

It's funny that you associated communism with dictatorship like that. There are capitalist dictators as well. But other than that good point why aren't they? Why aren't the hindu terrorists more in the news or the christian ones or the specifically atheistic ones or jewish ones. They all exist but the media fails to inform us. Israel is illegally taking land from Palestine and basically committing genocide as they go along but why isnt that in the news. Why is Daesh only given so much attention? Al Qaeda has existed for decades but is still in the news and so is Taliban and its been 4 years since daesh but they are always in the news why aren't others given much attention? Some would atgue that the the rohingye genocide is worse than what daesh does and some would argue that what israel does is worse but they are never in the news. Why is that is the most valid question you could ask so called journalists and reporters



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Eagle367 said:
eva01beserk said:

simple reasons, first is that its been going on for years, its no longer news. It was reported, the UN even tryed to intervene and nothing. Either people dint care back then, something else that was more important happen and it faded in the noise or some do care and feel empathy or whatever but know that we cant do much if anything, so whining that its not on every chanel, or posting on facebook "pray for burmese" is pointless. Why was not the south africa takeover more maintream? Its still going on and the black population is basicly starving to death. In venezuela there are riots and starvation whyle the rich live with no worry in their comunnist dictator ruling, how come its not blasted every day on the news?

It's funny that you associated communism with dictatorship like that. There are capitalist dictators as well. But other than that good point why aren't they? Why aren't the hindu terrorists more in the news or the christian ones or the specifically atheistic ones or jewish ones. They all exist but the media fails to inform us. Israel is illegally taking land from Palestine and basically committing genocide as they go along but why isnt that in the news. Why is Daesh only given so much attention? Al Qaeda has existed for decades but is still in the news and so is Taliban and its been 4 years since daesh but they are always in the news why aren't others given much attention? Some would atgue that the the rohingye genocide is worse than what daesh does and some would argue that what israel does is worse but they are never in the news. Why is that is the most valid question you could ask so called journalists and reporters

Cant say there is no bias, but its still simple. we get attacked all the time from the terrorist we see on the news, they even make videos making threats and the likes, so yea we will hear a lot about them in the news. A conflict that will never affect us is hardly provocative. People will say how awfull, then ask what else is on. They say paris bombed again, oh no thats so close to me I want to know more. 



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this has been going on for years. those monks is giving Buddha a bad name.