Le pari perdu d’aung san suu kyi. Editorial du « Monde ».
La voie était trop étroite. Le pari fait en 2015 par Aung San Suu Kyi, celui d’une collaboration possible avec l’armée pour mener la Birmanie sur la voie du développement économique et de la paix interne, a échoué lundi 1er février lorsque son principal partenaire, le général Min Aung Hlaing, chef de l’armée, a rendu aux militaires la totalité du pouvoir, à la faveur d’un coup d’Etat. Assignée à résidence chez elle, à Naypyidaw, la capitale administrative, « Daw Suu », comme l’appellent les Birmans, a retrouvé un régime qu’elle connaît bien, pour l’avoir expérimenté dans sa maison de Rangoun pendant plus de quinze ans, entre 1989 et 2010. La plupart de ses alliés civils ont également été arrêtés. Lire aussi Le coup d’Etat en Birmanie était « inévitable pour le pays », selon l’armée L’armée birmane a ainsi brutalement mis fin, le jour même où le nouveau Parlement, élu en novembre, devait se réunir, à l’expérience démocratique tentée il y a cinq ans.
Le Monde. Russia cultivated trump as asset for 40 years. Donald Trump was cultivated as a Russian asset over 40 years and proved so willing to parrot anti-western propaganda that there were celebrations in Moscow, a former KGB spy has told the Guardian.
Yuri Shvets, posted to Washington by the Soviet Union in the 1980s, compares the former US president to “the Cambridge five”, the British spy ring that passed secrets to Moscow during the second world war and early cold war. Trump pardons contractors jailed for massacre of iraq civilians. President Donald Trump has pardoned four Blackwater security guards who were given lengthy prison sentences for killing 14 civilians in Baghdad in 2007, a massacre that caused international uproar over the use of private contractors in war zones.
The four – Paul Slough, Evan Liberty, Dustin Heard and Nicholas Slatten – were part of an armoured convoy that opened fire indiscriminately with machine-guns and grenade launchers on a crowd of unarmed people in the Iraqi capital. Known as the Nisour Square massacre, the slaughter was seen as a low point in the conflict in Iraq. In 2014, Slough, Liberty and Heard were found guilty of 13 charges of voluntary manslaughter and 17 charges of attempted manslaughter, while Slatten, the team’s sniper who was the first to open fire, was convicted of first-degree murder.
Slatten was sentenced to life; Slough, Liberty and Heard got 30 years each. Trump executed more americans than all states combined. Donald Trump has added a morbid new distinction to his presidency – for the first time in US history, the federal government has in one year executed more American civilians than all the states combined.
In the course of 2020, in an unprecedented glut of judicial killing, the Trump administration rushed to put 10 prisoners to death. The execution spree ran roughshod over historical norms and stood entirely contrary to the decline in the practice of the death penalty that has been the trend in the US for several years. Gerrymandering. Election results 2020. Trump's corrupted postmaster. Cronyism in high government positions has been a trademark of the Trump administration, but the selection of Republican mega-donor and Trump ally Louis DeJoy to lead the U.S.
Postal Service threatens to corrupt one of America's most trusted institutions at a key moment. Without increased and sustained scrutiny of DeJoy's leadership of the Postal Service, our democracy could face dire consequences. In normal times, the selection of a postmaster general of the United States is unlikely to generate significant attention from the public. The donald takes US to the brink. Last fall Bob Kroll, the head of the Minneapolis police union, appeared at a Trump rally, where he thanked the president for ending Barack Obama’s “oppression of police” and letting cops “put the handcuffs on criminals instead of us.”
The events of the past week, in which the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody led to demonstrations against police brutality, and these demonstrations were met by more police brutality — including unprecedented violence against the news media — have made it clear what Kroll meant by taking the handcuffs off. And Donald Trump, far from trying to calm the nation, is pouring gasoline on the fire; he seems very close to trying to incite a civil war. I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that America as we know it is on the brink. How did we get here? Until Trump’s rise it was possible — barely — for people to deny this reality with a straight face. Riley howell honored as jedi. Woman set on fire on way to testify.
Un agent du RER A ne conduit que 2h50 par jour. King of chaos. Donald Trump is the King of Chaos.
He has lied at least 12,000 times since becoming president of the United States. These lies are often obvious and lazy — such as incorrectly claiming that Hurricane Dorian would hit Alabama and then forcing scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to parrot his lies. Trump’s lies are made no less dangerous when they happen to be lazy and obvious. Army officer tells impeachment inquiry. A decorated army officer and the top Ukraine expert on the national security council has reportedly told House impeachment investigators that the White House transcript of a call between the presidents of the US and Ukraine left out important words and phrases.
The New York Times cited three sources familiar with Alexander Vindman’s testimony on Tuesday who said the omissions included Donald Trump making reference to recordings of the former vice-president Joe Biden and Volodymyr Zelenskiy making reference to Burisma, the company for which Biden’s son Hunter worked. Lt Col Vindman tried to edit the White House reconstruction of the call to correct the omissions, but some of his edits were not incorporated into the transcript, according to the report. The arrival of Vindman tipped Republicans into a spiral of internal conflict over how far to go – and what lines were unacceptable to cross – in defending the US president.
“That guy’s a Purple Heart. Pressure on Trump is mounting rapidly. Catalan separatist prison sentences. Nine Catalan separatist leaders have been cleared of violent rebellion over their roles in the failed bid for regional independence two years ago but found guilty of the lesser crimes of sedition and misuse of public funds.
The region’s former vice-president Oriol Junqueras was convicted of sedition and misuse of public funds by Spain’s supreme court, and sentenced to 13 years in prison. He was also banned from holding public office for 13 years. The former Catalan foreign minister Raül Romeva was convicted of the same offence and sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment and handed a 12-year ban on holding office, as were the former regional government spokesman Jordi Turull and the former labour minister Dolors Bassa. Impeachment procedure. La chambre des représentants a ouvert, mercredi 18 décembre, un débat historique en vue d’une mise en accusation de Donald Trump, en passe de devenir le troisième président des Etats-Unis renvoyé en procès pour destitution.
Les discussions devraient déboucher sur l’adoption des deux articles de mise en accusation (impeachment) visant le président républicain : abus de pouvoir et entrave à la bonne marche du Congrès. En cause, une conversation téléphonique embarrassante entre le président des Etats-Unis et son homologue ukrainien, Volodymyr Zelensky, le 25 juillet. Au cours de cet échange, Donald Trump avait demandé à son interlocuteur l’ouverture d’enquêtes visant ses adversaires politiques, bloquant, comme l’a montré l’enquête de la Chambre des représentants, une invitation à la Maison Blanche et une aide militaire cruciale pour un pays en guerre contre des séparatistes prorusses. Lire aussi Mise en accusation de Trump : l’enquête expliquée en un coup d’œil Qu’est-ce que l’impeachment ?
16 sentenced to death over bangladesh murder. Sixteen Bangladeshis have been sentenced to death for the murder of a 19-year-old student, Nusrat Jahan Rafi, who was burned to death in April after complaining of being sexually harassed by her school principal. Among those found guilty were former members of the school’s administration, teachers and pupils – 12 of the 16 having confessed to participating in the killing in which Rafi was lured on to the school’s roof, doused in paraffin and set alight. The case was heard at the women and children repression prevention tribunal in Feni, where the judge, Mamunur Rashid, delivered the verdicts to a packed, chaotic courtroom after a fast-tracked trial.
The death sentences will be sent to the country’s high court for confirmation and are likely to be appealed. Ragtime empire of putin. The land that failed to fail. China omnipotent seven. Rohingya horrors. Horrific accounts of murders, rapes, torture and indiscriminate shelling allegedly committed by the Burmese army against the Rohingya people and other minority groups have been laid out by UN investigators in an extensive new report detailing evidence for their accusation of genocide against the country’s military. The report from the fact-finding mission, presented to the UN human rights council (UNHRC) on Tuesday, said Myanmar’s military, known as the Tatmadaw, had committed “the gravest crimes under international law”.
The full 440-page report, a summary of which was released in August, includes accounts of women tied by their hair or hands to trees then raped; young children trying to flee burning houses but forced back inside; widespread use of torture with bamboo sticks, cigarettes and hot wax; and landmines placed at the escape routes from villages, killing people as they fled army crackdowns. … we have a small favour to ask. Louise et ses parents. Un racisme contemporain. Children targets of war. Children caught in war zones are increasingly being used as weapons of war – recruited to fight, forced to act as suicide bombers, and used as human shields – the United Nations children’s agency has warned. In a statement summarising 2017 as a brutal year for children caught in conflict, Unicef said parties to conflicts were blatantly disregarding international humanitarian law and children were routinely coming under attack. Rape, forced marriage, abduction and enslavement had become standard tactics in conflicts across Iraq, Syria and Yemen, as well as in Nigeria, South Sudan and Myanmar.
Some children, abducted by extremist groups, are abused again by security forces when they are released. Others are indirectly harmed by fighting, through malnutrition and disease, as access to food, water and sanitation are denied or restricted. Some 27 million children in conflict zones have been forced out of school. Rohingya kid drawing. Why trump will win.