Secretary of State Rex Tillerson just concluded a visit to Burma where he called upon the government to investigate allegations of atrocities committed by the Burmese military against the Rohingya.
Close to 600,000 Burmese Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh after the military retaliated for attacks on its security outposts on August 25. The UN calls the retaliation a textbook case of ethnic cleansing.
Tillerson also urged Burma to implement the recommendations made by the Kofi Annan Commission. The commission laid out a number of steps to facilitate reconciliation between Burma’s Muslim minority Rohingya and its Buddhist majority.
The Secretary paired these calls with the announcement that the U.S. will increase humanitarian assistance by an additional $47 million. This is the second increase in assistance announced since the crisis began. U.S. aid to alleviate the crisis will now total more than $150 million for 2017.
So much for the America First policy. Tillerson is following in Clinton’s footsteps, wasting American taxpayer dollars on foreign Muslims.