Actually, he sent teargas to the Muslim Brotherhood oppressors of Christians. “Obama vows US support as Myanmar leader visits,” by Matthew Pennington and Nedra Pickler for the Associated Press, May 21:
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday told Myanmar’s president during a long-awaited White House meeting that he appreciates the Asian leader’s efforts to lead the country on its sometimes difficult path to democracy and assured him of U.S. support.
Obama spoke as he sat in the Oval Office with former general Thein Sein, who became the first president of Myanmar to visit the White House in 47 years. Activists object to the invitation because of concerns over human rights in the country, but it marks a turnaround in international acceptance for Myanmar after decades of isolation and direct military rule….
In a speech at a university in Washington, Thein Sein called for a new era in U.S.-Myanmar relations. On domestic challenges, he vowed to ensure that communal violence between Buddhists and minority Muslims that has claimed hundreds of lives over the past year would be brought to a halt and that all the perpetrators are brought to justice.
Obama said he expressed concern about violence against Muslims in the country. “The displacement of people, the violence directed toward them needs to stop,” he said….