I will make my contributions to this blog. I will also welcome interested contributors and host his/hers essays as well. Every essay will be professionally presented. In some cases, you will be requested to participate in certain project about Burma. With your information, we will develop an investigative presentation in visualizable manner, together.
So, let me present my first contribution about two historical/archaeological sites located near Yezin and Lewe, which were annexed under the new capital of Burma, Nawpyidaw.
posted ~ November 29, 2010 by winners' circle
For processing and analysis of pre- and post-cyclone images by the GISCorps volunteers were made possible by Google Earth™, converted data furnished by the US Government through the Pacific Disaster Centre, the best possible imagery available from the major vendors, and Google™ and UN connected personnel with expertise in remote sensing. (http://www.giscorps.org /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=74&Itemid=63)
The followings depict the images of before and after shots of villages affected by Nargis Cyclone (upper), and one example of the Damage Assessment Maps issued by the UNOSAT.
posted ~ November 30, 2010 by winners' circle
The above-mentioned examples only cover small parts of the Area of Interest (MongPan, Mongton and Monghsat Townships of Southern Shan State). The work done is only 10% of the total because of dwindling resources and time spent by a lone horse.
Posted: December 8, 2010 by winners' circle
Next four slides depicted how Burmese military had made a hill to disappear from the planet of the earth. Eleven photos displayed on these slides were obtained by DVB in the 1960s. DVB knew that that excavation and construction events occurred in Myaing Township; and that a factory has been built at this location.
Now, you can imagine how much time and money the military would have spent for the excavation and hauling of earth for this massive volume of dirt. As seen on the following slide, photos of the F2 show that it was a gigantic structure they built. Thanks to DVB for sharing these photos.
Again, note that the following are just a sample of the essay... ... ... (click the image to enlarge)
Some news on the hidden Burmese military expansion plans have surfaced recently. On August 4, 2011, the Moscow News reported that Russia has won a contract with Burmese regime to build a 50 kilometer (30 mile) long metro (underground rail) line deep underneath Naypyitaw, the new capital city. It again indicates how Sr. Gen Than Shwe has been superbly paranoia about his military’s defeat. (By the way, according to the military insiders, Mr. Than Shwe is still wearing his uniform.) Just looking at the layout of his military establishments on the ground in the new capital as seen on the Google satellite images, his military establishments are all in a sitting duck (target) should there be an aerial offense by the enemies. Probably in his mind, the only way to save his army is to put them in underground tunnels. One of his secret project has been exposed to the world that he has built a large-size underground bunker for his military command center in his neighborhood. (See below)
There were rumors about Burma Navy to build an air-craft carrier to rival against Thai’s HTMS Chakri Naruebet. (see Below) Since Burma knows nothing about the know-how, this appears nothing beyond the Burmese military’s propaganda. However, Sr. Gen Than Shwe and his military have always considered that the Andaman Sea at the southern Burma is always venerable militarily in the event of invasion by the US and its allies. For him, it makes sense to host his newly purchased jets on an aircraft carrier.
Namsang Air Force Base (key pilot training and air support for the ground troops in Shan, Kayah and Karen against ethnic resistance groups)
(click each slide to enlarge the pictures)