QANON conspiracy theorists believe the Myanmar military coup is all “part of the plan” and “should be a lesson” for Joe Biden when the military mobilize.
Believers took to social media to link the military takeover to the situation in the US in the aftermath of the Capitol riots on January 6 just days before Biden was sworn in as the next president.
AP:Associated PressQAnon conspiracy theorists believe the Myanmar military coup should be a lesson to President Joe Biden following the Capitol riots[/caption]
TwitterBelievers in the strange theory have linked the situation in Myanmar to the USA[/caption]
TwitterOne supporter of the theory thought Biden was scared of the military seizing power in the US[/caption]
TwitterAnother indicated the US military could attempt a takeover of the US[/caption]
One wrote: “We will see this headline here soon” and added a link to a news story which in part read “BREAKING Burmese military arrests country’s leaders for committing alleged election fraud”.
Another poster wrote: “Sounds like the controlled media and Biden admin are scared this might happen here” and attached a report on the situation in Myanmar from the Reuters news agency.
A third post said: “I wonder if the Burmese Military deployed troops and set up razor-wire and barricades around their Capitol for an entire month before they arrested their President and its Senior Leaders today?”
Biden released a statement today calling the coup a “direct assault on the country’s transition to democracy and the rule of law.”
He also pledged to “stand up” for democracy whenever it came under attack.
MAGA and right-wing supporters battled security and police in Washington DC as they stormed the Capitol building and briefly took it over on January 6.
The violent disorder erupted following a MAGA march in the capital in protest at what supporters considered to have been a fraudulent presidential election which saw Donald Trump lose to his Democrat rival Biden.
The former president is now facing a second impeachment trial which is due to start next week over allegations he encouraged the insurrection which ended with five people dead, including one police officer.
STEPHANIE KEITHThousands of MAGA supporters stormed the Capitol building and battled police[/caption]
STEPHANIE KEITHMAGA supporters had gathered in Washington DC for a Steal the Vote march in protest for what they saw was a rigged election[/caption]
Myanmar’s military seized power on Monday in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other leaders of her party in early morning raids.
Western nations condemned the sudden turn of events, which derailed years of efforts to establish democracy in the poverty-stricken country and raised even more questions over the prospect of returning a million Rohingya refugees.
The UN Security Council will meet on Tuesday, diplomats said, amid calls for a strong response.
The army said it had responded to “election fraud”, handing power to military chief General Min Aung Hlaing and imposing a state of emergency for a year in the country, also known as Burma, where neighbouring China has a powerful influence.
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The generals made their move hours before parliament had been due to sit for the first time since the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) landslide win in a November 8 election viewed as a referendum on Suu Kyi’s fledgling democratic rule.
The NLD said Suu Kyi had called on people to protest against the military takeover, quoting comments it said had been written in anticipation of a coup.
Suu Kyi, President Win Myint and other NLD leaders were “taken” in the early hours of the morning, NLD spokesman Myo Nyunt told Reuters by phone. U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said at least 45 people had been detained.
ReutersAung San Suu Kyi has been detained during an early morning raid[/caption]
ReutersGeneral Min Aung Hlaing is now reportedly in charge of the country[/caption]
AFP or licensorsA soldier stands guard on a blockaded road close to Myanmar’s parliament in Naypyitaw[/caption]