Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Militant ‘student warriors’ announce ‘Blood Storm Military Offensive’

Tuesday, 01 November 2011 12:32 Te Te

New Delhi (Mizzima) – The Vigorous Burmese Student Warriors (VBSW), an underground group, has announced that it will launch a “Blood Storm Military Offensive” against the Burmese government. It urged the government to release all political prisoners and seek a nationwide cease-fire.

In a statement issued on Sunday, it said: “We do not trust their political tricks in which pro-democracy activists are the victims. We will never accept it.”

The statement said that the government refuses to talk to all the ethnic groups at once, preferring its “divide and conquer” strategy.

In the past, the VBSW has claimed responsibility for bomb blasts in Burma and said the bomb attacks were intended to retaliate against the Burmese junta. In the statement, VBSW said it also objected to the actions of some local and foreign organizations and people who are “the Burmese government’s puppets.”

In 2008, VBSW claimed responsibility for a bomb blast near a restaurant in downtown Rangoon, and the bomb blast at the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Association’s office in Shwephyithar Township. In April 2010 during the traditional water festival in Rangoon, there were bomb blasts at the X2O water festival pavilion. The government alleged that the blasts were the work of the VBSW.

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