Politics Myanmar military coup

Myanmar Now reports casualty of 114 in 44 towns across the country up until 21:30 local time. Significantly 40 deaths in Mandalay and 27 deaths in Yangon.

Soldiers and police have reportedly killed dozens of people in Myanmar as they suppressed protests against last month's coup. One of the deadliest days comes as the military celebrated the annual Armed Forces Day holiday with a parade in the capital.
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Yep - a UK diplomat believed that the Junta dishonored itself by gunning down unarmed civilians.

It’s an understatement. Hard to believe this cannot end in civil war assuming they are not there already.
 
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The following is a joint statement of the Chiefs of Defense of Australia, Canada, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

As Chiefs of Defense, we condemn the use of lethal force against unarmed people by the Myanmar Armed Forces and associated security services. A professional military follows international standards for conduct and is responsible for protecting – not harming – the people it serves. We urge the Myanmar Armed Forces to cease violence and work to restore respect and credibility with the people of Myanmar that it has lost through its actions.
At first, I thought: this statement is about as inconsequential as every other political denouncation of the events in Myanmar. You know, the usual stuff: We're shocked and distraught to hear … blablabla. On a second thought, it's one of the better comments made by the international community. Coming from generals rather than diplomats, this one is going to sting. Not for a long, but still.
 
Yep - a UK diplomat believed that the Junta dishonored itself by gunning down unarmed civilians.

It’s an understatement. Hard to believe this cannot end in civil war assuming they are not there already.
Could get messy, China wont want a 'democracy' nor a democratic revolution on its doorstep.

But cant beleive Myanmar military is particularly effective, so 'unknown' planes dropping crates of weapons is possible.

Also cant believe this can go on for long before military deffect, afterall they are shooting their parents, brothers, and sisters.
 
Do we know the origin of the shooting?

Orders from the higher ups or some one lost their calm?

Anyway, as fluff said wouldn't be surprising to see military defecting any time soon, but would it be enough for the whole balance to tip over?
 
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Indeed, add to the mix more and more children shot during these... unrest? If one can call it that. I was more thinking « resistance » to military oppression.

Agreed though something messy is going on, they’re at a bit over 400 dead since the junta took over. The rest would be speculation but I don’t see the soldiers shooting more civilians and children for months on end with little or no consequences.
 
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Do we know the origin of the shooting?

Orders from the higher ups or some one lost their calm?
Probably a mix of both, as is so often the case. A command culture that doesn't value the lives of "hostile elements", plus a soldiery that's not properly trained to deal with civil unrest.
 
At least 543 civilians, including 44 minors, have been killed by the security forces in Myanmar , which have been cracking down on any opposition to the new military regime since the February 1 coup, the Union for Aid to Political Prisoners (AAPP) said.

According to the humanitarian organization Save the Children, the number of children and teenagers killed in Myanmar has doubled in the last 12 days. "Particularly scary is that many of them were killed in their homes, where they should be safe," the organization assessed.

The death toll is likely much higher: more than 2,700 people have been arrested, and many of them, held in solitary confinement without contact with their family or legal guardianship, are reported missing.
https://www.defence24.pl/ponad-pol-tysiaca-zabitych-w-mjammie
 
Is it said who these "security forces" are?

Is it the police? The military? A hybrid of the two? A sort of bastard entity? A "militia" kind of thing?
 
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AAG or SAM shot down Mi-35?
 
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