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Anti-War Revolt Against Military Capitalism In US

By Ameer Ali

Dr. Ameer Ali

One-dimensional thought is systematically promoted by the makers of politics and the purveyors of mass information. Their universe of discourse is populated by self-validating hypothesis which increasingly and monopolistically respected (and) become hypnotic definitions of dictations” ~ Herbert Marcuse

“If I were to remain silent, I’d be guilty of complicity” ~ Albert Einstein     

Nine months after the US-Israeli War in Gaza, American universities from coast to coast are out in the field demonstrating against their respective institutions involvement in the war and demanding the authorities to “disclose” and “divest” or they “will not stop and will not rest”. Columbia, Texas, Yale, Georgetown and Princeton universities to name only the leading few have become encampments for anti-war protestors. In the 1970s and 1980s Columbia University successfully pressed its administrators to sell off investments in companies that did business with apartheid South Africa. Today they are asking the same not only with Israel, but also with companies like Google, Amazon and Airbnb that are involved in financing this war. The protestors are exposing the hypocrisy of Biden administration’s and university establishments’ complicity by arming and financing Netanyahu’s sadistic ethnic cleansing campaign. Police are resorting to arrests and disruption of student gatherings. Pro-Israeli groups appear to have been encouraged to clash with anti-war demonstrators. McCarthyism of 1950s appears to show its ugly head again. Senator Bernard Sanders exposed eloquently the other day before US legislators the moral bankruptcy of their support to Israel.  He spoke truth in front of power, and challenged President Biden for calling the demonstrations anti-Semitism.

However, there is a far more fundamental issue than the Gaza War that underpins the demonstrations. It was in 1961 President Eisenhower in his final address to the nation warned Americans of the growing power of US military-industrial complex (MIC). What he missed to mention in that address was how American corporate finance capitalism was fast turning into a military corporate finance capitalism (MCFC). War brings profit to armament producers, armament merchants, their financiers and research institutions. For example, in 2023 global expenditure on military reached a staggering $2,400 billion, and is now reported to have crossed $3 trillion.  Universities in US, UK and other Western countries have become virtual corporations and investing heavily in arms manufacturing companies. In Yale University last year, undergraduates staged a walk out calling for divesting university investment in Lockheed Martin, a leading arms manufacturer. Today, Eisenhower’s MIC has added one more arm to it to become a military-industrial-universities complex (MIUC). University student communities are aware of this killer complex and its hold on US governments. The same is true in UK. According to the UK organization Action on Armed Violence (AOAV), between 2013 and 2020 British universities had received L 189,970,044 for research on military weapons. Not only universities but also leading commercial banks and their financial subsidiaries are an essential part of this killing industry. Biden’s re-election chances hinge heavily on his support to this industry vis a vis the war in Gaza. He may win only because the alternative is even worse.

Although the immediate focus of the anti-war movement is Gaza and Palestinians, there is also another war going on for more than a year without an end but with equal ferocity and destruction in Ukraine. While Russia in Ukraine confronts the combined might of NATO, which is reported to have spent $500 billion so far on this war, Palestinians are massacred by the miliary colossus of Israel, financed and weaponized by US government and its arms manufacturers. Unlike the war in Ukraine, which is a contest for domination the one in Gaza is a war between an oppressor and the oppressed. Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestine Arabs, which started in 1948 with the complicity of treacherous Britian and assisted by the duplicity of UN is now continuing with greater venom and zeal with blessings from the current imperial warlord US and its Western auxiliaries.

But the economic impact of the two wars with an undeclared war on climate change is felt far beyond their immediate theatres of operation. It is not only Palestinians and Ukrainians who are getting killed, maimed, impoverished and starved, but also, according to one estimate, a total of 287 million people in 59 countries facing starvation through food insecurity partly due to fall in production caused by adverse climatic changes and partly due to supply constraints created by the two wars. Cargo shipping through the Red Sea for example has become a costly affair. As a result, rising cost of living through supply shortages and supply-push inflationary pressure are slowing down economic growth worldwide. Central Banks are fighting a losing battle to bring down this inflationary pressure, and economic growth is slowing down globally.  This is why the eruption in US universities not only exposes their universities investments in Israel and Biden administration’s connivance with Netanyahu’s sadistic military adventure and ethnic cleansing, but also highlights a fundamental crisis in the militarized world order with its geostrategic tensions.

Military capitalism has created a global bazaar for deadly weapons. These weapons are made available not only to the guardians of states but also to their non-state actors. As far as the manufacturers of these weapons and their financiers are concerned it doesn’t matter who buys them and for what purpose. What matters is the profit accruing to the captains of that industry. Leading universities and research institutions that are in need of funds to run their corporations are caught up in this deadly military-finance-universities nexus. Outside the university scene however, and on a broader level, how could anyone expect peace with justice from a world order manufactured by military capitalism and protected by its international institutions like the UN and its agencies? Even the International Court of Justice at The Hague is reported to be kowtowing to threats from US for daring to issue arrest warrants on Netanyahu and his military leaders, but at the same time Israel and US are said to be exerting pressure on UN to include Hamas among the world’s terrorist outfits.

The anti-war university protest movement, which is bound to spread to other countries soon, represents not anti-Semitism, as promoted by the “makers of politics and the purveyors mass information”, but to show that silence would mean complicity. “A university’s essential character is that of being a center of free inquiry and criticism – a thing not to be sacrificed for anything ese” (Richard Hofstadter).

*Dr. Ameer Ali, Business School, Murdoch University, W. Australia

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    Dr. AA, You say anti war movement is focused on Gaza and Palestinians, but there is in the background the reason for it. Existing Hamas terrorism started this on October 7th to wipe out Israel but they still don’t seem to realise that they will never ever be able to do it as the creator God Jehovah, through the Abrahamic covenant gave the land to their descendants, Isaac and Jacob (Israel) and also named the land Israel where on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, His place of worship was established. When the Babylonian Nebuchadnezzar destroyed this Temple of Solomon, another was built by Herod later and then destroyed by Roman Titus in AD 70. Finally Israel was re-established in 1948, never to be removed again. Those who live long enough for the return of Christ to Jerusalem will see all these biblical promises happening.

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      David,

      It is time for the true sons of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to occupy Israel, viz. the modern day Palestinians. European invaders with negligible Jewish blood need to be resettled in other lands. This is what is written in the Bible and what is the intent of the Most High God. His intent is the one obvious to mankind, and not the human intent of the skirting around bushes with polices, and needling through creative mazes of excuses to justify power-hunger.

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        Ramona [edited out] strange but I agree with you. Well, said. He is not David the good but mad

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          The vast majority of these Israeli Jews, especially the Ashkenazim, have very little of the original Jewish blood, and consider themselves as some form of white European people of the Jewish faith. They look down upon the Arabs, other Asians and all other people of colour and think they are inferior to them. There is a vast difference between them and the original Jewish population that fled, Judea and Israel 2000 years ago. Look at them they always want to be part of Europe and not Asia. EG. Eurovision song contest and all competitions being part of Europe, despite the country, properly in Asia. They have no excuse like Turkey, pathetically claiming to be European despite 98% of the country being in the continent of Asia with a just a toe hold in Europe, a remanent of the Ottoman Empire.

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            They do not like Asia or Asian people, so why the hell was this country artificially created for largely displaced European Jews, who consider themselves white Europeans and look down on Asians? The excuse that ancient Israel was there does not work, as there is a vast difference between them and the ancient Israelis, who were an eastern people. These are largely Europeans following the Jewish faith, with only a little bit of the original Jewish ancestry. Even the Sephardic Jews. Modern Israel should have been created somewhere in Europe, USA, Canada, or Australia. It belongs there and they love them, and vice versa and not in Asia amongst Asian people, with whom these Jews do not relate to and do not care and look down upon.

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              I am protesting at my university and do not care if I get arrested or beaten, my parents and my boyfriend are very worried.

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                pk
                Very courageous

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                  In Hamburgh, Germany Muslims have demonstrated demanding Islamic Caliphate in Germany. These Muslims are asylum seekers from middle east and north Africa. When Jews cannot claim their legitimate ancestral land, and action of Muslims to destroy Israel is justified, is the demand of Muslims for German soil an outright racism. Prior to twin tower bombing, Pakistanis were campaigning in streets of London, for Islamic caliphate encompassing the whole world, and after that they had gone into hiding. Emergence of that in Germany shows that the caliphate project is still on. Very soon Muslims in eastern province of Srilanka will demand Islamic caliphate for eastern province.

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                    Dr. Gnana,

                    Now that’s one huge fear-mongering excuse to justify stealing of lands from Palestinians by Europeans of negligible Jewish blood.

                    Muslims who demand the caliphate, are in Germany in the first place, because they were uprooted and driven off their homes by the Western war-machine viz. US, Germany, England…countries of Nato, from the Iraq war, to the other gulf wars to the long-established massacring of Palestinians by Europeans with negligible Jewish blood. Hence the rise of the Islamic caliphate. Indeed most of the Islamic Caliphate concept is the insidious and surreptitious brain-child of Israel itself, so they can point fingers at the Muslims.

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                      Ramona, after the collapse of apartheid, Muslims have become the worst racists. All the Muslim countries are practicing racism. Denial for non-Muslims to visit Mecca is apartheid. Recently a Sumerian temple was unearthed in Riyadh. It is a Sumerian temple in Mecca where statues were removed and black stone was placed, which Muslims called Kabba. It is the Sumerian rituals that are being performed by Muslims in Mecca which is completely different to the practice in any other mosque in the world. Egypt belongs to Coptics where Arabs have driven them to the south and keeping under suppression. Cannans have proved that they are the legitimate owners of Lebanon and not Arabs. You are crying for Palestinians who are themselves usurpers and not for others in the same plight. When Trump gets elected, he will come to an agreement with Putin, where both Ukraine and Iran will be finished. Next holocaust in Europe will be against Muslims, who are exceeding tolerance of Europeans. Poland says that they have no Islamic menace because they do not allow them in.

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                      Gnana,

                      “Denial for non-Muslims to visit Mecca is apartheid.” What on earth? That’s not racist; that’s religious (and apartheid is about race, not religion) …….I mean, we wouldn’t want a bunch of white hari-krishsas dancing around the black-stone in Mecca, do we?!!! All those statues were removed because the people of the region are generally prone to all kinds of unregulated idolatry-madness with shaitan, dijns, gog and magog (Hindus know how to regulate these things into higher forms of art…. although they too can be on the mad side….mostly white fellows going and getting aroused by it all ). But for the Middle Easterners, best way to do it was to have Allah and one black stone from outer-space.

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                      Only reason a small percentage of Muslims are being of the caliphate is precisely because West has an unregulated way of balancing their dollar amounts via continuous war and selling of arms. Yet, these small portion of Islamists can be so deadly, that the 95% of peaceful Muslims have no say in, on whether Islam is a good or bad religion. Stop the continuous interference and bombing of the Middle East, and Islam will be 100% peaceful (even the stonings, beheading and hand-choppings will ease once there is peace in in their regions). Stonings, beheading and hand-choppings are no excuse for Europeans with negligible Jewish blood to suppress Islamists and start modern European culture on the land with bikinied women sunning themselves on Gaza beaches and creating prime-real estate so American dollar can be sustained indefinitely.

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                      Genetically, Palestinians are 75% ancient Israelites. But I do agree that those Middle Easterners are very racist, especially to us South Asians. Guess they are angry with what the Hindus do to the Muslims in India. But they also love the look of the white skin, whatever the white skin has done to them. But we mustn’t get away from the pure discussion on what is right and wrong in the Palestinian situation from a humanistic point of view.

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                Well done PK.

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              Pandi Kutti, The glad one who is mostly wrong as Israel is not an artificially created country but God’s own naming it (Gen.32,28 and Gen.35,10) for the purpose of redeeming sinful humankind who can otherwise not avoid hell. Jesus his sinless son as a jew was birthed there to take away all sin specially ours as loved by him as easterners. There are no bits of ancestry as you say and who authorised you to say where they should be. When the arab revolt here enlarges, Jesus will come back here to Jerusalem to bring God’s rule. Jerusalem is where original garden was created from Eden. So there is no other place the devil too wants to be worshipped in

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                David the bad, I am also a Christian and have read the bible and even the devil can quote the bible and very selectively.

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                  Pandi Kutti, Don’t betray Christianity and self by calling people names. If you read the bible you would know that Israel was not artificially created for European jews as you say. Jesus never left Israel while on earth as that was his mandate. No true christian does their own thing or use bad language. The devil is capable of any evil.

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        rtf, Your facts are not correct when you say it is written in the bible and the intent of the Most High God. Show me where Palestinians are written in the bible. His intent and the human intent of politicians are opposed.

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          DTG,
          “Show me where Palestinians are written in the bible. “
          Is “China” written in the Bible?
          I have never seen France/Brazil/Mexico/ Australia and may others either. Do they exist?

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            old codger, The countries you mention are accepted as such by the UN, but there is no country listed in the UN as Palestine with defined borders.

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              DTG
              “The countries you mention are accepted as such by the UN”
              Palestine too is accepted by not only the UN, but its predecessor the League of Nations.
              It has observer status at the General Assembly. Now, don’t tell me that the UN is not in the Bible.

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                old codger, If Palestine is accepted by the UN why don’t these Palestinians live there peacefully without terrorism and insecurity. Hamas terrorism must be eliminated.

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                  DTG,
                  “why don’t these Palestinians live there peacefully without terrorism and insecurity.”
                  How can they be secure when some European settler can claim their land?
                  Killing unarmed civilians is a form of terrorism. You can’t deny that the Israeli government has killed more Palestinian civilians than Hamas has killed Israelis. So, the Israeli state is a bigger terrorist than Hamas.

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            OC,
            Spot on Mr OC:
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            Unfortunately, DTG is framed…so sad.
            . Like the black American pasteurs of my student day (late 90ties). They can’t really think outside their limited world. Those Black American pastors wanted other religions to be a part of their religion by being close to us. They firmly believe that even if an unusual sneeze is momentarily bad for your health, it must be an act created by an “unseen god”. No matter a blood test reveals it is just because you’ve eaten something wrong.

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              LM,
              DTG is lucky. Unlike the rest of us, he has all his answers in one holy book. We have to use Google.😂😂

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                Medamulana beast gives us some signs… his days are numbered.
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                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAqxheSJf3M

                I feel that people who commit crimes die several times before they actually die. Curse on MaRa- mafia boss whose fake popularism destroyed our motherland.

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                  One another similar to HLD Mahindapala is dead.

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IEruk7u4V0

                  This man has misled the sinhala community being behind MEDAMULANA dogs.

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJOEz2B0fnI

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                    Although for once, during the past two years, I’m able to agree with “leelagemalli“, I think that I will allow Nalin de Silva to Rest-in-Peace. He did a lot of harm to Lanka, and LM is trying to harm us, but now nobody believes him.
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                    I’ve also been trying to get LM to face up to the fact that AKD unambiguously apologised for the part played by the JVP during the terror days from 1988 to 1990, although AKD was still in school, and played no part in the violence. His apology was made as the Part leader on 30th May 2014.
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                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL1-RW6h7d4
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                    LM is not alone in lacking understanding. Just look at the comments, some silly, some intelligent, after that video was re-posted five weeks ago!
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                    Panini Edirisinhe

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                      Dear Panini Edirisinhe,
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                      Part 1
                      Thanks for your one-sided critics. We are familiar with your idiosyncratic thinking over the years. We would not expect any balanced thought from your little brain either. If I would make effort to do so, it is like ” PIGS MIGHT FLY”.

                      However, in terms of srilanka, even Z-genzers dont allow accept things in terms special public rhetoric NALIN-HEWAGE and his stage presenations are real provocative only. His provocations bring me back without my knowledge to the persecuting state that Galle area faced during that 89-92 era.

                      As of today, senior JVPrs (Lal Kantha and Tilni De Silva) make every effort to mitigate the harm deliberately made by “then JVPrs” while putting the entire blame on “Batalanda” since most of CYBER youth are out of facts or they dont care about the “very facts” about 89-92 brutal insurgency.

                      My own Traumatisations remain more or less even after 35 years since then. If your offsprings were taken away, by that insurgency, you would have realized the gravity of human losses, but you as highly narrow minded individual do surely lot more harm to this nation if you would promote ” murderers as saints” further.

                      Tbc

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                      Part 2
                      May your follies be blessed with facts and abilities.

                      It’s not easy because you’ve been a lone ranger (a frog in a well) your whole life, while we listen to many people’s thoughts regardless of their boundaries.

                      Some life experiences will never agree with the “Immature JVP-led-NPP” to take over the governance of this country. And we have no choice but to choose the lesser evils.
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                      We should not let the rhetoric to control over the nation of this country and everything become more divisive. Wimal Weerawansa may have done it, sadly AKD abuses his mouth no different from him.

                      In Europe, people of NALIN HEWAGE (giant rhetoric) nature are certainly warned against public speaking because the damage done by their rhetoric is incalculable. Germany’s Friedrich Merz (CDU heavyweight) is against immigrants but his rhetoric is being warned by the central government. In the UK, Nigel Farage has also been warned against his anti-immigrant rhetoric.

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                      “leelagemalli”,
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                      How can what I have said
                      be “one-sided” when I commend AKD for acknowledging that the violence from 1988 to 1990 came from two opposing sides?
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                      Please stop crying all the time about your friends who were murdered. Such things probably happened, and they were wrong. Since that has been granted, why don’t you now allow the survivors, including you, too get on with their lives?
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                      Why don’t you analyse AKD’s apology? That would certainly be of some interest to many readers. I’d like all readers to work out the good and the evil that we saw during the terrible times that are no more.
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                      Panini Edirisinhe

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                      Panini Edirisinhe,
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                      However, while I respect to all of you senior citizens, I think I cannot agree with you about the “barbaric” mindset of the Janata Vimukti Peramuna that willfully destroyed lives.

                      No one has the right to take another’s life. Headless bodies were floating then every corners of the city and village corners. Richard Soysa’s dead body was found on a shore in Mount lavinia, if my info are right.
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                      Unable to bear my answer, you (as a National ID hunter) may instigate “hired men” to kill me in the next few days in Sri Lanka, however, I don’t think so, I will change my mind at the last minute too. . It is to respect my friends and comrades who were arbitrarily killed by the JVP and later by the government. It’s the least I can do for them.
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                      In addition, we tried to teach you that we had 3 years of brutality back then, where you were out of the country but in Iran or the Maldives for your teaching performances.

                      cont

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                      I had relatives with Down syndrome in Galle at the time, no matter what I told them, although they greeted me with a perpetual smile, they understood nothing. Likewise, I can give you the list of mothers who struggle with the endless “torment” because they cannot understand why their loved sons were kidnapped by the Janata Vimukthi Peramuna or the government, but “I really know you Not allowed to see “the facts”.

                      That’s how your mind is set in your broken teenage years.

                      In Germany there is such a thing as ” reue zeigen/showing remorse”, but I don’t expect that will ever happen from JVPs.
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                      AKD may have thought about finally apologizing, but my problem is whether these savages can be forgiven.

                      Have they grown properly for this?
                      AKD is provoking the ruined society today. He may be preparing for another “89-92 revolt.” you never know…. ?????
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                      1) Lal Kanta (another murderer I know) justifies why he killed her, not at all remorseful.
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                      2) The low life of Galle, that Nalin Hewage further provoked justifying that they killed KASIPPU karayas and rapists. As the bugger et al know drinking KASIPPU is not a crime to be punished with death penalty….

                      How would the kind of Barbarians, if they would become the rulers of this country ? I have my imaginations….. what about you ?

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              leelagemalli, It is really funny as even a human sneeze is an act created by God for the man he created. Why eat what is wrong and do blood tests?

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                DTG,
                Too much of a good thing can be dangerous.
                That’s what my late mother said again. I believe this more than anything else.
                However, jedem das Seine (to each his own). I will tolerate everything as long as masses are not misled.
                Just to tell you, there is an elderly woman (German) who lives next door, who was never allowed to get the COVID-vaccine because she is used to kiss the church grounds believing that God is/was the only option for her life. Psychologists have not succeeded in convincing her either.
                However, her health deteriorated day by day and her heart patient-husband had to suffer round the clock… The poor man waited for me to meet every weekend, he complains and complains. What is your answer in this regard?
                You will surely say, Got may be protecting her and that’s why she avoided the “covid shots”.
                Many in CT would think otherwise.
                Besides, my relatives in Sri Lanka are considered to be very strong Buddhists, even though they cause a lot of problems for those close to them. Every conversation they have contains jealousy and hatred.
                Some of them are in the habit of licking the Bo-tree regularly, while chanting “Pali Gathas”. In the recent years, Mahinda Rajapaksa (their Pope) misled them day and night showing how religious he is.

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                  Mahinda Rajapkshe is the most abusive man in srilanka. LTTE and JVP have not done that much to the nation, but this man Mahendra Persy Rajapakshe.
                  Please see how close he is seeking unseen gods and forces.
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                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0TACeG6B2k

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                  leelagemalli, Better not associate with these maniacally religious but evil humans led by the devil.

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                    “Better not associate with these maniacally religious but evil humans led by the devil”
                    I suspect that someone here is led by the devil masquerading as the God Himself to quote the Bible liberally, as the devil himself does from time to time.

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                DTG have you heard of the Pepsini, AKA the tarantula hunting wasp? The females of this type of wasps hunt spiders, sometimes much larger than themselves.
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                When they attack, they inject a neurotoxin that paralyzes the spider but does not kill it. The spider is alive, but it cannot move. After paralyzing it, the wasp takes the spider to its nest, places an egg on it and then closes it. When the egg hatches, the larva enters the spider’s abdomen and begins to feed, eating the spider from the inside.
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                During all this time the spider remains alive and conscious, but it cannot move. The larva instinctively avoids eating the spider’s vital organs, saving them for last, thus keeping it alive for several weeks. After that the tarantula dies, the wasp pupates, and then emerges from the corpse as an adult.
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                Only Evolution can account for such unnecessary cruelty.

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                  Paul, Charles Darwin was ill most of his life with stomach issues, dizzy spells, schizophrenia and died of heart failure after returning home. His wife Emma was with Lady Hope who said that the agnostic re-embraced Christianity and recanted evolution on his death bed. He got back into the presence of God in the nick of time.

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                    Hello DTG,
                    I lived just outside Shrewsbury, Darwin’s birthplace. Every week I sat in his old school, now the Library, reading (sometimes his books). I walked in his Garden whist visiting his house in Shrewsbury. I also visited his house in Down. I went to debates on Darwin and met one of the Christian experts on Darwin. He tried to claim the same thing and I asked him publicly to show his evidence. He couldn’t. This claim was shown to be false by none other than Darwin’s daughter, Henrietta Litchfield, who was with him at the end.
                    Now please show your evidence or forever keep your peace.
                    Best regards

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                      LankaScot, Now I know how you got infected

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                      Dear LS,
                      Beliefs remain unchanged until new discoveries and inventions prove them. It’s the nature of beliefs. The way they draw beliefs varies from person to person.
                      However, although Darwin’s families were christianity -religious, I don’t think they were completely blind.

                      Darwin’s view that existing species, including man, have developed over time through constant and random change seems to be in clear opposition to the idea that all living things were created by God “after their kind,” as described in Chapter One, the Book of Genesis in the Bible.

                      Man’s ignorance in a short span of time leaves more room to put everything on an invisible force (God) than to stand against.

                      A long time ago, DOWN SYDROME patients lived less than 40, thanks to western medicine, many of them can extend their lives today.
                      The same is true for many of the deadly viral diseases, whose etiology is beyond explainable levels. I have met patients in our research projects who have lived with “HIV” for 50 years thanks to medicine. Don’t you think the same researchers thought earlier, God is behind those incongruous diseases?
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                      In the medieval times, before physics could explain why “lightning and thunder” forced people to think that an unknown god must be behind it.

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                    Fascinating, but it doesn’t counter the argument.

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                      Paul, The real argument is that humans did not come from monkeys.

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                      Hello Paul,
                      Not only was Henrietta there but so was Francis his son who signed the Death Certificate. “In a letter to James Howe, Darwin’s son Francis wrote in 1915: “He [Darwin] could not have become openly and enthusiastically Christian without the knowledge of his family, and no such change occurred.”
                      Again In a letter dated May 28, 1918, Francis again writes: “Lady Hope’s account of my father’s views on religion is quite untrue. I have publicly accused her of falsehood, but I have not seen any reply.”
                      Henrietta in 1922 said “I was present at his deathbed. Lady Hope was not present during his last illness, or any illness. . . . He never recanted any of his scientific views, either then or earlier.”
                      Lady Hope and her father were evangelists in Kent, very near Charles Darwin’s home in Down. She, like many Christians, was a stranger to the truth. Why did she wait 33 years before revealing it and why did Darwin’s wife Emma, a devout Christian, not mention it? Fake news long before Trump.
                      Best regards

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                      David,

                      How do you know he had to pay the price? He might have been reborn as Richard Dawkins ( evolutionary scientist).

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                    David,

                    Darwin was playing safe rather than sorry. Someone must have been telling him about hell at his weak dying state.

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                      rtf, Is it not beter to play safe than end up in hell eternally

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                      Hello Ramona,
                      Darwin never played safe, he was a moral man, not a Christian. Lady Hope was a liar. Read my reply to Paul and do some investigation yourself if necessary. Darwin kept his views on religion mostly to himself as Emma his wife was a devout Christian. I met Christian experts on Darwin – at one debate in St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury, where Darwin was Baptised, I challenged one of these experts publicly to provide evidence of Darwin’s Deathbed conversion. As I said before, he couldn’t.
                      Paul is right about the Evolutionary history of Behaviour. As a young boy I asked my father why Birds had scaly legs. He explained that they were more related to Reptiles than to Mammals. What he didn’t know then was that Birds are closely related (or descended from) to some types of Dinosaurs. Birds make nests, so did many Dinosaurs – Birds and many Dinosaurs were egg-laying. There is a huge amount of evidence for feathered Dinosaurs especially from China https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg25133560-800-t-rex-with-feathers-chinas-fossils-are-rewriting-the-dinosaur-story/
                      I have heard Christian apologists addressing the existence of cruelty in Nature. Their usual answer is either “We don’t know God’s Plan” or “God works in mysterious ways”. Both are cop-outs.
                      Best regards

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                      DTG
                      ‘The real argument is that humans did not come from monkeys.’
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                      You have dodged the issue and changed the subject. Typical. Nevertheless you are partly correct. Humans have a common ancestor not a direct connection. Humans also had Neanderthal cousins. Go ahead and examine yourself. You will find your coccyx at the base of your spine, the remains of your tail.

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                      Thank you LankaScot. You are obviously widely read and well informed.

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                      David,

                      Na, it’s better to be true to your convictions.

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                      LankaScot,

                      Evolution might be quite true and humans might have evolved from monkeys. Still humans might have been new creation of God who took all of the things he had previously created and made a shiny new being. Or maybe they came from another galaxy (where they went through the evolutions). Or maybe God made us in his own image. Nothing than we will ever definitely know unless we force ourselves to believe by faith. Darwin , at the very end, might have been unsure, especially with his wife whispering in his dying ears to recant.

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                      rtf, Whatever happened to Darwin, he still has to pay the price for confronting the truth of God’s word and misleading loads of gullible unbelieving humans.

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                      David,

                      How do you know he had to pay the price? He might have been reborn as Richard Dawkins ( evolutionary scientist).

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          Hello DTG,
          They were called Philistines then and the land was called Philistia. Deuteronomy 2:23; Jeremiah 47:4 both mention them and their origins. They were at some time under the control of Nebuchadnezzar II mentioned in the Bible. Philistia was in existence long before Moses returned.
          Best regards

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            LankaScot, Israel was named by God long before any of the origins you mention. Jacob was named Israel in Gen. 32,28 and again in Gen. 35,10 Israel was given the land. Long after that Israel was in captivity in Egypt and Moses got the release through the Red Sea. After Solomon’s Temple on Temple Mount where Adam was created was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar, later Herod built the 2nd Temple in 19 BC which was then destroyed by Roman Titus in AD 70 and he named Israel as Palestine. Israel was finally reestablished in 1948, never to be removed.

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              Hello DTG,
              That was a good body swerve, have you been practising Taekwon-Do. You asked where Palestine was mentioned in the Bible and I answered. As Pontius Pilate asked Jesus “What is truth” John 18:38
              Best regards

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                LankaScot, Taekwon-Do you mention is good only with the right leader. Jesus did not answer Pontius Pilate who said he wanted to wash his hands for condemning this just man to the cross. Sad but true that it was God’s plan to remove sin from all humans with a sinless substitute, his own son Jesus. Need not be obsessed with Palestine at present

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          David,

          Israel is just a name. It was called all kinds of different ones, the most notable being Judea during Jesus’ time. It is the blood God is after, not semantics….the blood that belongs to His chosen race.
          Palestinians will gladly rename themselves Israeli if they are given back their lands occupations and government.

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            rtf, Israel is God given name meaning “struggled and prevailed” God named Jacob as Israel in Gen.32,28 and gave the land of Abraham and Isaac for their descendants in Gen.35,19 Judea land belongs to one of the 12 tribes of Israel. Palestine was so named by Roman Titus after the death of Jesus in AD70. God is only after the blood of Jesus which can forgive sins of not only jews but all nations. So called Palestine is not in UN and without borders.

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              David,

              1. The blood of the Israelites has remained 75%-100% Israelite to this day, even after Judea was renamed Palestine by Roman Titus in AD 70.

              2. These Palestinians (ancient Israelites) have been uprooted yet again by Europeans with negligible Israelite blood. Yes, they are struggling and prevailing. They are the true Djahys that God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob called them (note the similarity of Djahy to the modern day Israel name).

              3. In Christianity, God is after the blood of all those who profess faith in Jesus, wherever in the world they are. They do not need to congregate in Palestine for it. And the Europeans with negligible Israelite blood who congregate in Palestine, do not accept Jesus as their savior.

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                rtf, What does it mean when you say that the blood of Israelites is 75% Israelites and trying to cause divisions. What about the blood of Jesus, an Israelite. It pays for all.

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                  But JC’s real dad was very most probably not Israelite. So the percentage drops to 50%.

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                    SJ, How did you calculate these 25% drops. Dad of Jesus only gave the name to all Israelites and all humans, yes us too. Strange mathematics.

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                      dtg
                      You need to change your glasses.
                      I said 50%.
                      If the JC’s mother is Israelite and father is not can it anything else– unless the Holy Spirit who made Mary pregnant was of Israeli descent?
                      (Does the OT say so?)

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                      SJ….by human blood Jesus was 100% Israelite. His spirit however came directly from God in heaven. I mean, God needed a body to transpose himself into. It’s like rebirth you know. When we die we are reborn in other bodies – from beasts to humans, or maybe into saints, whatever our previous race was. Jesus on the other hand was a new creation directly from God.

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                      rtf
                      Human reproduction is possible only by the combination of a sperm and an egg.
                      If the sperm is not human the offspring cannot be of any ethnic identity let alone human?
                      To cover up a fib one indulges in more of them.

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                      SJ,

                      No sperm or egg involved. Christ was a divine creation impregnated in the Virgin Mary. His blood however had to be human to exist on earth, and God made it 100% Israelite. Well,……I mean it is God we are talking about….He can do anything. And with the high possibility of UFOs out there, it seems plausible.

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                  David,

                  “Strange” and “cause divisions” are just words you throw in for lack of logic, cohesion, and truth in your discussion.

                  Those of less than 75% Jewish blood need to migrate to other lands that will take them. These Israelis are also suffering on that soil, but have no other place to go to. Country like America should open up immigration to 2-million and more of them.

                  Many American Jews are against this continuous Zionism. It is the continuous US and Western policy that created this problem. Dismantling it is not easy, but it has to start somewhere.

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                    David,

                    Blood of Jesus was 100% ancient Israelite of the tribe if Judah. He came to save his fellow Jews. Jewish hierarchy did not accept him. Jewish masses did. So he opened up his saving grace to the whole world through his apostles who were mostly of the Jewish masses.

                    Absolutely nothing to do with 9-million persons, and counting, of Israelis of negligible Jewish blood, congregating on Palestinian soil and taking over the lands of the Palestinians that have over 75% of the blood of Jesus. According to Revelations, only 144,000 of the blood Judah are needed to usher in Christ’s return.

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                      rtf, I wish I could fully agree with you. Jesus came to take on all sin of all humanity (not just of jews only) on his body on the cross as a substitute for covenant exchange so they who accept can be righteous and eternally belong to God’s family. Isa.53, 5-6 Also Rev. 14,4 says that the 144,000 are first fruits and confirms Rev.7,4 which says these sealed are from all the tribes to begin the process. They are needed to collect the harvest and not to usher in Christ’s return after resurrection, which is to bring in God’s kingdom to rule on the earth. (Our Father, Let your kingdom come) Psalm 24 says “The earth is the Lord’s” and not a Palestinian battle.

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                      David,

                      And answering He said, “I was sent only to those being lost sheep of the house of Israel.” Matthew 5:24. https://biblehub.com/matthew/15-24.htm

                      These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans.” Matthew 10:5

                      And first, whither they should go; Giving them commandment, and saying, Go ye not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not; but go ye rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” Matthew 10:5 – Wikipedia

                      Only when the Jewish hierarchy did not accept him did he tell his disciples to spread his message to the Gentiles,

                      Before he ascended into heaven, he instructed them thus:
                      Matthew 28:18-20
                      18.And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20. and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’*
                      https://bible.oremus.org/?passage=Matthew+28:18-20

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                    rtf, I will not dispute what you say. Dismantling zionism is not only not easy but impossible, according to the bible which says to spread his kingdom. Mat. 10 says Jesus had to give disciples his power given by God or they could do nothing. Jesus received it only at his baptism to do power ministry of saving, healing and delivering. Gentiles could not receive except after his resurrection and Holy Spirit given at Pentecost. His disciples received directly from him. God’s plan and timing in bible

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                      DTG,
                      “Dismantling zionism is not only not easy but impossible, according to the bible which says to spread his kingdom. Mat. 10 says Jesus had to give disciples his power given by God”
                      Zionism is about Jews and Judaism returning to Palestine.
                      Jesus was instructing his disciples to spread Christianity.
                      Jews are not Christians.
                      I think you are more than a little confused.

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                rtf, Your saying Palestinians are ancient Israelites is not accurate as Israel’s God is the creator Jehovah. Palestinians are mostly Islamic Hamas in Gaza and Islamic Fatah of Arafat in the West bank. Palestinian Levant is bordered by Israel, Jordon and Lebanon. Land has been under Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantine, Islamic Caliphate and Ottoman empire until the British mandate. Israel controlled the six day war in 1967 to define borders and finally stretch out to days of Solomon.s Temple and beyond, from the river to the sea.

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        Yale University Students have called for Divestment from BlackRock, which is hugely into weapons investments.

        BlackRock is Sri Lanka’s biggest private creditor, so where are the CIA’s Aragalaya Protest Stars of the Galle Face post-Covid-19 Lockdown Beach Party?
        The Aragalaya stars and strips and TUs should call for an end to IMF and GoSL paying off BlackRock and other private predatory creditors who make money of Wars, while supporting Gaza, the protestors in US campuses?!!

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          Dinuk,

          Even the president of Columbia University, though a Muslim, is an ex-banker. The Jewish lobby is very strong. The student protestors don’t understand what they are up against. The US media is very much pro-Israel. It’s clear who owns them, as well.

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          Dinuk, Whether Yale, Eton, Harrow or Peradeniya, University students have only a couple of years to enjoy life as protestors. Just leave them alone.

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            They do the right thing and protest, unlike defenders of genocide

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      To ascribe an incredibly stupid and inhumane act of Hamas, the third or both generation of refugees in the ‘camp,’ on Oct 7 to the theological history is at best silly. Keep the faith out from your analysis.

      Do not even say that God had made that to happen through the vile person Hitler. It is very offensive for the Jewish people. What is going on is the mad act of two wacko people, Netanyahu and Hamas. Sadly, Netanyahu has almost cashed all the goodwill of the humanity for the suffering of the Jewish people.

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        Fairmindedone, Netanyahu has made a great sacrifice for the jews, just like Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith does here on behalf of his people who were bombed out at easter.

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      For some matters your history starts with Adam and Eve, for some others with the Son of God and for a selected few with violent response to decades of brutality, which you choose to call terrorism.
      Religious fanaticism and intellectual honesty never mix.

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        SJ, The timing where history starts depends on which topics we are discussing and during which period. The bible covers 6000 years of which 2000 years have passed since the resurrection of Jesus who will return to Jerusalem.

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          dtg
          I wish that you will live for another 2000 years and learn that any death is a path of no return.

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            SJ, The resurrected Jesus is going to return to Jerusalem according to God’s plan to redeem the sinful humans who are willing for their karma to be forgiven. Don’t forget that the Roman centurion saw the saints too resurrected at that time and got converted. SJ you were not there then but the time will come to shed thoughts of escaping judgment at death which may be too late. Only the foolish think that they can go into nothingness-nirvana. There is a US river called the river of no return, but death is not that but due to sin only. When created we were not meant to die but to live eternally. We can still choose that.

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              “SJ you were not there then”
              Yes, but were you?
              Your addiction to fibs seems incurable.

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                SJ, If you call the bible a fib, I feel sorry for you when you face the truth

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                  SJ, You did not come from the wind but had a beginning in the sperm and egg of your parents. How is it ever possible for you to vanish into nothing, having done enough evil to require consequences. Good to make your brain rethink and help your friend Sonali too, your minds being fibbed to by the devil. Some religions say there are no consequences, which is not our experience while living here. Nirvana is a fib.

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                    Hello DTG,
                    ” Nirvana is a fib.” So is Heaven, now prove it’s not, using Science or the Criminal maxim “Beyond all reasonable doubt”.
                    Best regards

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                    All animals (except the protozoa I suppose) had a beginning in the sperm and egg of the parents.
                    Plants other than algae and fungi too come about by pollination.
                    As you would say, life is simply from dust to dust.
                    It starts here and stops here.
                    Nothing before, nothing after.

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                  I do not like to spoil your fun, but a fib is a fib is a fib.

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            Hello SJ,
            Atheists are the only ones that have an advantage over the Christians (or other Abrahamic Religions) regarding the Afterlife.
            They will never know that they were wrong 😉.
            But then again, we will never know (ultimately) that we were right😢
            Best regards

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      David, here on earth (not up in the clouds), the modern state of Israel was created by European Jewish settlers when the British got control of Palestine after WW1 and handed it over to the European settlers with no consideration or consultation of the indigenous Palestinian population, ok ?

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        R Kaz, Sorry, not ok. Israel was not created by humans but by God. Gen. 32,28 and Gen.35,10 where Jacob was named Israel. You are referring to their final coming back home in 1948, never to be moved out again out of what British called Palestine at that time

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          Palestine belongs to Canans, who have been driven out to Lebanon by the ancestors of present day Arabs. Bible says that Moses led his people from Egypt to Jerusalem. Jesus Christ was himself a Jew. So Jews are there for more than 2000 years. When Romans took over Palestine, Arabs got together with Romans and drove the Jews out, who mainly went to Europe. So to say that Jews were mainly European is a blatant lie. Later Ottoman empire which over ran Palestine, further persecuted Jews. Thus it is divine retribution to present day Arabs for the crimes committed by their ancestors. Israel has come into existence following Biblical prophesy and has divine protection. However much Muslims try to destroy Israel, Jews will come victorious with divine assistance. All these Islamic outburst will end once Trump becomes president and join hands with Putin.

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            Hello Doctor,
            I see that you follow DTG (davidthegood) in the Biblical instruction that the Sins of the Fathers should be visited on the Children and Grandchildren down the Generations. Of course with that Amalek outlook, Genocide is no problem. Trump and Putin joining forces – at the same time as Hell freezes over.
            Best regards

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              I am quoting from Hinduism, Sannatha Dharma or Eternal Truth. Buddhism is nothing but Buddha’s version of Hinduism, explaining using nonexistent God or Soul. Buddha said that Hinduism has failed to end suffering, but Buddhism has also failed in that.

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            Gnana,

            Most Ashkenazi Jews are genetically Europeans, surprising study finds
            https://www.nbcnews.com/sciencemain/most-ashkenazi-jews-are-genetically-europeans-surprising-study-finds-8c11358210

            …more than 80% of Ashkenazi mtDNAs had their origins thousands of years ago in Western Europe, during or before Biblical times—and in some cases even before farming came to that part of the continent some 7500 years ago. https://www.science.org/content/article/did-modern-jews-originate-italy

            These are the Jews who need to vacate Israel, come to places like America, and free up land for the Palestinians who have over 75% ancient Jewish blood in them :
            Ashkenazi Jews in Israel : As of 2013, they number 2.8 million and constitute one of the largest Jewish ethnic divisions in Israel, in line with Mizrahi and Sephardi Jews.[1][2] Ashkenazim, excluding those who migrated from the former USSR, are estimated to be 31.8% of the Israeli population in 2018.[3]
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashkenazi_Jews_in_Israel – :~:text=As%20of%202013%2C%20they%20number,the%20Israeli%20population%20in%202018.

            The origin of Palestinians and their genetic relatedness with other Mediterranean populations : Palestinians are genetically very close to Jews and other Middle East populations, including Turks (Anatolians), Lebanese, Egyptians, Armenians, and Iranians. Archaeologic and genetic data support that both Jews and Palestinians came from the ancient Canaanites, who extensively mixed with Egyptians. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11543891/

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            Dr. GS, It is not possible for some atheists here like SJ, LS, Sonali and few other very educated and talented writers in this column but do not know the bible and hence are anti-Israel, not able to grasp the creator God of Love whose purpose will be carried out in power. God is Love, Light, Spirit and a consuming Fire. At resurrection of Jesus, eye witnesses saw the resurrection of dead saints coming out of graves in Jerusalem appearing to many. Mat.27,52. Atheists do not understand the power of the Holy Spirit. Pentecost coming on May 19th has a history that will shock them with violent wind, flames on heads and miraculous speech called other tongues in Acts 2,4 Peter had response from 3000 that day who got baptised into Christ. No room for Islam.

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              Hello DTG,
              We do know the Bible, but we don’t believe the Supernatural/Religious content. Some of the Bible’s Historical information is more or less correct, some is wrong and some is Legendary (mythical or unproven). Unlike Islam, Christianity has been subject to a great deal of Research by Biblical Scholars and Historians. Many Intellectuals (far better Educated and more Astute than me) have critiqued the Bible and the History contained in it. They have also critiqued the development of Christianity and its many varieties including Cults. Madame Blavatsky and Henry Steel Olcott (beloved by many Buddhists in Sri Lanka) were founders of one such cult called Theosophy. She was a Fraud, Charlatan and Liar, but brilliant at duping people, for example Olcott her sidekick.
              Best regards

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          DTG,
          “Israel was not created by humans but by God. “
          You mean that the terrorist Begin, David Ben-Gurion, and Golda Meir were the Holy Trinity?
          That’s a big promotion.

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          Hello DTG,
          Please refresh my memory, why was Jacob wrestling with an Angel and why the Angel couldn’t get the better of him? Doesn’t the name Israel mean “he that wrestles with God”?
          Best regards

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    DavidGoodBadUgly – If I had written the above comment anybody and everybody reading it would have called me an idiot,l a fool and worse.
    Oct 7, 2023 was not when it all began. Statistics from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), says that between 2008 and Oct 2023, 6,407 Palestinian civilians were killed by Israeli troops and settlers.
    Palestinian injured during that period numbered 152,560.
    Such Israeli massacres undoubtedly led to the Hamas assault on October 7.
    You can check the figures out.
    And know this, the Semitic people or Semites are Arabs, Jews, Akkadians, and Phoenicians. That’s history if you’re reading the correct book.
    Those people occupied the Levant, an ancient geographical area that today also consists of Palestine, which the Jews call Israel.

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      sonali, Calling you an idiot or a fool will not make you one. So do not worry about crazies who are name callers. The world today understands antisemitism to be anti-jewish and not anti-arabs. The arabs have built a mosque on the Temple Mount of Jerusalem with a view to a caliphate (The Dome). Israel was named by God in Gen.32,28 “Your name is no longer Jacob, but Israel” which means “Let God prevail” In Gen.35,12 God says “The land I gave to Abraham and Isaac I give to you and your descendants after you” Jerusalem, the city of God, will exist as Jesus is coming back there in his kingdom, and nations opposing it as atheists will perish. Zech.12,3 and Rev.10,11 where he judges and makes war. This is the biblical record.

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        Hello DTG,
        Second hand statements are not Evidence. So I suggest that your God appears at the United Nations and gives first hand evidence to the whole World. He can also explain his statement “nations opposing it as atheists will perish”. Not a very “inclusive” God is he?
        Best regards

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          LankaScot, Please tell God to appear at UN. He hears whispers and thoughts of all humanity he created.in love. Heb.9,27 says “It is appointed for men to die once and after that judgment” So all will have his first hand evidence. He gave free will choice to man to even reject him. It is like telling Israel to live with Hamas terrorists in a two state. They will want to kill.

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    The jews found the Levant too difficult to live in so most migrated to Europe. First Hitler, then most Europeans, didn’t want them there. So what was left of them, assimilated and mostly by then half European, were kicked out of Europe and sent back to Filistine which was renamed Palestine. The jews serve the geopolitical and military needs of the US and UK by occupying what was and is Arab lands. You can check that out too.

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      sonali, Here is a classic prophetic in Amos 9,15 “I will plant them in their land and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them says the LORD your God” It happened in 1948.

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      sonali, Lands 4000 years ago had names different from today’s names. Arabia means desert and forests. There were nomadic shepherds travelling east not as a nation but only named as the Arabian Peninsula. Islam is not in the bible. Today’s hostile forces of terrorism against Israel include Hamas terrorism, Hizbulla terrorists, Houties terror, Palestinian Jihad, Islamic Jihad and others. These names have certainly not come from the bible and hence not recognised by the creator God Jehovah, El Elyon, who will never receive them.

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        DTG
        “There were nomadic shepherds travelling east not as a nation but only named as the Arabian Peninsula”
        You are wrong. There were several civilizations in the Arabian peninsula. Even the bible mentions Sheba, Dedan, and Qedar.
        .
        https://www.worldhistory.org/Arabia/
        “Islam is not in the bible. “
        How could it be?

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          old codger, The origin of Sheba and Dedan is explained in the bible in Gen.10 genealogy but they are now coming against Israel to war and take plunder as stated in Ezek.38 which will be the next war as Gog from the north, Rosh.. Russia will soon invade Israel and be defeated and buried there, trying to help Persia Iran, God’s enemy. When it happens, hope some faith will come alive.

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            Hello DTG,
            The Rus were actually Vikings from Sweden and not mentioned any where before the 9th or 10th Centuries.
            Can you also explain this ““Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal”’” (Ezekiel 38:1–3)”. So Gog was Prince of 3 countries?
            Best regards

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              LankaScot, No Rus as you say but Rosh is identified as far north Russia, and Gog of Magog. Meshech and Tubal is now called Turkey (also against Israel and antisemetic)

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            David,

            God is with the blood of the people he created as his own. The names he gave them changed each time he spoke to them, from Judah to Hebrews to Djahy. He is not with those who conveniently decide to adopt any names he gave his chosen people. Yet again are his people being uprooted from their promised land, this time by Europeans of negligible Jewish blood calling themselves Jews. I mean, we understand and care for their suffering, but to see them uprooting the homes of others is a terrible thing.

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              rtf, There is no Djahy for Israel which impoverished Egypt. Israel will never be uprooted again after 1948. Russia will attack Israel soon so they can sell arms to Iran. See what happens then as they are buried in Israel. The blood of Jesus was sinless though he had a jewish body form of a messiah.

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                David,

                “There is no Djahy for Israel which impoverished Egypt.” No meaning and bearing on the discussion.

                “Israel will never be uprooted again after 1948.” That date is not given in the Bible. It could well be 2024, if America decides to create a 2-state solution and blood of the true sons of Isaac and Jacob viz. the Palestinians, are never again uprooted from the soil God gave them.

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                  rtf, US is not mad to have a 2 state solution, setting up Islamists against Israel where they will kill each other. Jews are from Judea and Arabs from Arabia. Palestinians came from everywhere, mostly Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Arabia. When did God give soil to Islamist Palestinians. He wants all to worship Jehovah God, so that Jesus can bring Kingdom of heaven to earth. Palestinians have to learn to live peacefully.

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                    David,

                    Two-state solution is very possible. Israelis will have to start acting Middle-Eastern and stop having ideas of sunning themselves in bikinis on Gaza shores for prime-estate to be created there, so West can sustain its indefinitely sustain its dollar-value. Palastinians and Israelis are of the same blood, except for the Ashkenazi Jews who are of over 75% European blood (over three mnillion of them in Israel). US must open up immigration to these Ashkenazi Jews and give the lands back to the Palastinians.

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    America’s right of free speech and inquiry through her young people will soon do justice to America and the nations suffering under the American war machine. It is the right time for America to start overturning her current economic structure to a higher level global governance and economic leadership.

    Only Biden can stop the carnage in Palestine. There is now great economic trust and corporation between the other countries of the Middle East and the US compared to previous decades. Overturning decades of previous admin. policies will take time, and Biden is gradually and surely getting there. Any monetary aid given to Israel is to secure it from immediate attacks, but Biden is also negotiating for greater rights of the Palestinian people and their resettlement on their own Palestinian ancestral land.

    A reverting to Trump presidency on the other hand could mean a total expulsion of Palestinians from Gaza and West Bank and indeed the whole of Palestine. Yet Trump is for an ending of the Ukraine war and in favor of Russian expansionism. Hope Trump is astute enough to realize that American leadership of the free world and her pride on democracy and human rights is her only possibile avenue of economic success for the future. Promoting both Russian and Israeli expansionism and aggression will not bode well for America.

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      rtf, Trump is the answer where US wants a solution. Jews came from Judea. Arabs came from Arabia. Palestinians came from all over (Egypt to surrounding nations)

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        David,

        Genetic tests tell otherwise.

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          David,

          Yes, Trump might go all the way with Israeli expansionism. He’d also make a deal with Russian expansionism. America will keep her power for another 4-8 years. Then the total collapse of American economy will occur. For you see, once Russia gets its fill of expansionism, there is only so many more deals you can make with them. US will also lose out on the Arab nations as Arabs will take their chance to work freely with Russia, and also with China. America’s loss of power will be irrevocable.

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    The caption is disjointed. Antiwar is correct but not military or capitalism. It is people being fed up with seeing unfathomable tragedy unfolding in their living room TV for the last 200 days as collective punishment to the Gazans for Hamas crime on October 7. Netanyahu single-handedly had invited these uprising. And Biden was losing his patience with Netanyahu.

    Over 35,000 Gazans, mostly women and children, have been killed since Oct 7, and with thousands and thousands maimed. It is an unfair war for the stupidity of Hamas. It is claimed that the same number of people were decimated in 2009, but for Prabhakaran who took the war to a corner of the land.

    What is surprising is that the uprising is in the US and not in the adjacent Muslims lands. Even with trumpism, the US is still concerned with human sufferings. To label the rising otherwise is wrong.

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      “not in the adjacent Muslims lands”
      Not really all of them

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    Hello Dr Ameer Ali,
    You make the same mistake as Piers Morgan in failing to understand why the Youth in the USA are protesting. They are protesting against the Genocide that is taking place in Gaza. I am sure that many of them are well aware of the Military/Industrial Complex in the USA and other Countries, but please don’t conflate their opposition to the Gaza war or their desire that the Universities divest from all Israeli Investments with an opposition to the US military-industrial complex (MIC).
    And as for “While Russia in Ukraine confronts the combined might of NATO”, have you forgotten who invaded Ukraine after telling the UN and the world’s press that they had no intention of doing so. Russia is not a Socialist Country. It is not even a Stalinist Country anymore, although it has kept some of the oppressive organs of the old USSR. NATO has NO troops fighting in Ukraine. Do you really think that Russia is fighting their “combined might”? I am no fan of NATO or Genocide Joe but I don’t underestimate their capabilities. Russia’s invasion has increased NATO Membership, Sweden and Finland were neutral before.
    TBC

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      Continued
      Of course there is always the possibility that Russia would use Nuclear Weapons in Ukraine if it looks like they are losing the War. That is the likeliest reason why the USA is slow to give Ukraine the ability to defeat Russia.
      Joe Biden could stop the Gaza War with one phone call, and if he really wanted Ukraine to defeat Russia, he would give them not only F16s but also F35s and all the Patriot Systems that are lying dormant in other NATO Countries and elsewhere.
      I hope I am wrong, but I think Netanyahu and his Fascist minded Cabinet Members want to expel all the Palestinians from Gaza. First they will attack Rafah and then later under pressure from the US and others open the crossing to expel the Palestinian Civilians into the Egyptian Sinai desert. They will call this a “Humanitarian” gesture.
      There is also the other possibility that Israel could use its Nuclear Weapons against Iran (or target Iran’s current Nuclear Development Sites) to draw the US into a widened Middle East Conflict.
      I also hope that some form of Ceasefire and Hostage release takes place very soon.
      Best regards

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        LankaScot,
        Isn’t AA is also protesting against the Genocide in Gaza?

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          Hello Nathan,
          Yes and no – Dr AA called it Ethnic Cleansing. I used the word Genocide because the ICJ started to investigate Israel due to a “Plausible case” brought by the South Africans against Israel. Events since then have only provided more evidence that this is Genocide and will more than likely to be the verdict of the ICJ. We can make our own judgements (and voice them) despite the duplicity of the United States, the UK and various other mealy-mouthed apologists for the IDF’s brutal behaviour.
          Best regards

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        LankaScot, Ceasefire needed for peace, but it will only be a false peace of ceasefire of the antichrist who will also demand worship, which is all Lucifer wanted. The true Prince of Peace is Jesus. Isa.9,7

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          “The true Prince of Peace is Jesus. Isa.9,7”

          Below video is something for you DTG.
          .
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzdOOLlsSJM

          How blind should one be to see like that ?

          Anyways, telling something to DTG is smiliar to talking with blind and deaf. All these were known to MEDAMULANA beasts for their voter-gimmicks.
          .
          This true prince was not showing his interests at the time, masaccres occured in srilanka and other countries in the guise of civil wars. And innocient masses died in the US and other country in COVID crisis…. all these are known to DTG but nevertheless, he would continue to think the way his is conditioned.

          Over a decade or longer, srilanka was misled by a melchcha FAMILY to all edges with the support of “human beasts” in the country. Popularity games ruined their mindset. Ranil Wickramasinghe and other few men repeated the disaster however SRILANKEN media did not give them a chance.

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          DTG what do you mean Prince of Peace? Is this the same person who whipped money lenders and cursed fig trees? Quite mild actually considering his Dad’s performance in the Old Testament.

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            Paul, Have you heard of spiritual warfare to obtain peace. Your name is that of the great Jewish apostle to the gentiles who said he is the least apostle, but laboured most.

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              DTG, warring for peace is like screwing for chastity, self defeating.

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              davidthegood

              “Paul, Have you heard of spiritual warfare to obtain peace.”

              We have seen saffronistas joining, recruiting, justifying war and Chandrika fought a war for peace.

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                Native Vedda, I know of spiritual warfare that gives peace from the devil who tries to get in putting evil thoughts.

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                  “spiritual warfare that gives peace from the devil “
                  Was that why Evangelist priests bless US troops who enter war?
                  So God loves war and the devil peace?

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                  davidthegood

                  “I know of spiritual warfare that gives peace from the devil who tries to get in putting evil thoughts.”

                  There is no such thing as devil except the devil in each of us. We witness devilish behaviour in people with varying degrees of it, from Anagarika to Asgiria, Gota, Mahinda, VP …. to Kamala, from highly motivated professional interrogators with all sorts of imported torture equipment to improvised simple tools within the armed forces and police, chopping victim’s all 10 fingers in a private dispute, the victim was tailor by profession, …… using rudimentary tools and techniques by terrorists and psychopaths, enforcing complete siege in Northern Sri Lanka and Palestine while very highly advanced, civilised, ….. world leaders praising them with aye aye sir (Jeyawewa) to the enforcers.

                  Every person is capable of committing unpleasant behaviour and cruelty or possessing such ideas if not committing them.

                  Warfare whether spiritual or otherwise will never give peace a chance, contrary to what you believe warfare always bring destruction. Therefore don’t blame the devil, blame those who possess and act like our imagined devil.

                  Please avoid religious nutters from the idea of peace.
                  Psychopath needs reasons to wreak mayhem, complete destruction and causing pain to individuals, as well as to large population.
                  There is no spiritual redemption in it, …..

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        LankaScot,

        Ukraine cannot defeat Russia. Just like Napolean failed and Nazi Germany failed, Ukraine will also fail. Russia is not using its full military capabilities because Ukranians are also Slavs. Russia did not hold back in Chechnya or Aleppo.

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          Hello Lester,
          Russia, so invincible that they lost – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine – in 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Belarus, although still independent, is under virtual occupation by Putin. Russia is not a socialist country, probably hasn’t been one for a long time, led by a very authoritarian Putin, that would like to reconstitute Peter the Greats Empire. Read Alexander Dugin’s books just too see what they want to achieve. Do you want the same?
          Best regards

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            LS,
            “Belarus, although still independent, is under virtual occupation by Putin”

            Why on earth do some Sri Lankans who are heard in isolation in Europe have close ties with Belarus?

            Some time ago, we had to see that Medamulana Mrugaya or Mafia Godfather came to this country several times. Why should Sri Lankans continue with such dictatorships? By 2015, all these images led to the isolation of Sri Lanka from the world. Thanks to late Honorable Minister Mangala Samaraweera, he cleared all that during the good governance government.

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            LankaScot,

            Russia was successful in Syria, while NATO ran away from Afghanistan. If the US dollar ever collapses, there will be a lot of chaos. The US (energy independent) will survive, but its foreign alliances will largely collapse as most of the Middle East turns into a powder keg. At that point, new alliances will need to be formed and this is where Russia steps in. Russia has a large, well-educated population, while the US needs to import foreigners for its tech industry due to deficiencies in STEM education. Silicon Valley contributes something like 14% to the US GDP.

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          L
          Russia is in a proxy war conducted by the US and NATO in the Ukraine.
          NATO is getting sucked in I fear.

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    It is absolutely clear that what Israel is doing in Gaza is genocide. This also again exposes the helplessness and double standards of the UN.

    Remember how tiny Sri Lanka was under siege by a megalomaniac in search of a separate country. I take nothing away from just grievances of our Tamil brothers and sisters but VP was a cold bloded killer.

    UN was pretty quick to even today pressurize SL about wartime atrocities. . But when Israel defence forces are murdering women and children by the tens of thousands UN can only issue communiques. This is partly due to the Veto power of the few powerful nations.

    As is the norm across the world the powerful goes on with impunity. Its only the poor who who always get punished. Like in SL the 2 bit drug pushers are kicked into police jeeps while the drug lords are untouched.

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      asoka1958, Our nation has a lot of darkness as they do not accept the creator God Jehovah. Sad

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        DTG, ‘Our nation has a lot of darkness as they do not accept the creator God Jehovah. Sad’
        .
        Predominantly Christian nations are in just as much darkness. Consider the African countries and the Philippines. And yet some of them have megachurches with hundreds of thousands of worshippers singing and dancing in the deluded belief that this will solve all their problems. Human problems have only been solved by humans.

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          Paul, The darkness is that humans are trying to solve their own problems without reference to a higher seat of authority. So we have failed all along. When Jesus comes back, the different ways of doing things will be obvious and successful too.

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            DTG we have not ‘failed all along’. The vaccinations for Polio, Diphtheria, Covid etc were all through human effort. If people just prayed and waited for God to solve their problems they would all be dead by now.
            .
            I did once hear a vicar claiming, after a terrible motorway accident, that Jesus sent an ambulances! Can you believe the audacity of the man to steal this and credit Jesus with it?

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              Paul, Ambulances are normally not found on motor ways. There are unknown and unexpected links and which work supernaturally too. If only waiting for the natural, may take very much longer. You will not experience such through lack of prayer. Another example is that God created a natural healing process for injured parts of the body which will take a certain period of time. But some believers pray and get rapid healing. You will not experience that anyway through lack of prayer.

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                Paul, At least for the sake of your biblical name, receive some freely available supernatural gifting too. Otherwise, get rid of your name too.

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      Now please do not use what is happening in Gaza and Palestine to justify what the Chingkalla Sri Lankan state did to the island’s Thamizh, and the deliberate war crimes and genocide committed on them too. If Prapakaran was a megalomaniac, then who are the Chingkalla leaders who created him, started this problem and people like your Rajapussies and the Sri Lankan armed forces who committed all these war crimes. in the name of fighting the LTTE on the Thamizh civilians and still are doing it. Where is the LTTE now and where was the LTTE when all this started from the time of independence.

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        Israel should be brought to task and so should the Chingkalla Sri Lankan state for what it did and is still doing. Israel is committing genocide on the Palestinian Arabs and the Sri Lankan state on the island’s Thamizh , being poor or not economically powerless does not excuse them from what they did and still are doing.

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      Dear asoka1958,
      Your assertion, ‘Sri Lanka was under siege by a megalomaniac in search of a separate country’, is troubling.
      Had you worked towards addressing our grievances, we probably would have been able to forestall his demand.
      That demand was not his goal. It was a reflection of our suffering.

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        What are your grievances, learning a new language? You complain about standardization, when Tamil Nadu does the same thing by discriminating Brahmins.

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          *discriminating against

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            Good then you and the rest of the Chingkallams can learn Thamizh, including your family living the good life in UK. As you have no objection in learning a new language, you can learn French so you can also learn Thamizh. Thamizh Nadu does not discriminate Brahmins, they feel discriminated as they were around 3% of the Thamizh population and prior to the arrival of the Dravidian parties, had a stranglehold on everything and did not allow any non-Brahmin to come up and kept the state very backward. Further during the state reorganization on linguistic basis, they did not do anything but with cooperated with then Congress government and large amount of Thamizh lands to the north, northwest and west, were given to Andhra, Karnataka and Kerala. Even Chennai was in danger of going to the immigrant Telugus. It was only after Dravidian rule that this stranglehold was broken and non-Brahmins, especially from the lower and backward castes were allowed to come up and Thamizh Nadu developed. Of course, some low and backward castes, instigated by certain Dravidian hot heads, physically assaulted some poor Brahmin priests, which was not acceptable. If Thamizh Nadu was so anti Brahmin, how was Jayalalitha able to rule and be so popular?

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              Thamizh Brahmins still control most of the industries, cinema and music. Kammala Hassan is a Thamizh Brahmin, but he is very well loved. The Hindu and many other prominent Thamizh newspapers and magazines are run and owned by Thamizh Brahmins. Thamizh Nadu does not hate Thamizh Brahmins but do not like Aryan Supremist Hindutva ideology of certain very prominent Thamizh Brahmins and the anti Thamizh stance they take in the name of this ideology. One is your hero because of this, and you often quote him. The Thamizh in Sri Lanka were never preventing anyone from coming up, it was the Chingkallams who were doing this, however the Thamizh Brahmins in Thamizh Nadu did not allow anyone else other than them to come up and deliberately kept the state backward and subservient to the north, until the Dravidian parties came to power, They are crying because their privilege and right to rule in the name of caste and so called Aryan superiority was broken. They have a right to live as fellow Thamizh but not as Aryan Hindutva supremacists, with an anti Thamizh agenda. As a fellow Thamizh like Jayalalitha and Kammala Hassan and many other others, contributing to the Thamizh language culture and people, they are loved but as Brahminical Aryan Hindutva supremacists with an anti Thamizh agenda like your beloved Chami, they are hated and reviled.
              https://www.thenewsminute.com/karnataka/jds-leader-hd-revanna-arrested-son-prajwal-still-absconding

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          Lester,
          I am revising the list of your hang-ups
          1. Suicide bombers
          2. Other people’s IQ or lack thereof
          3. Lies, damn lies, and statistics.
          4. Brahmins.

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            Old Codger,

            Ah yes, aren’t you the guy who is too embarrassed to reveal his ethnicity? Begs monks for food and bashes Buddhism on the anonymous web. Too poor to leave the country. Maybe LS can find a personal anecdote from 1926 to make you feel better.

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              Hello Lester,
              Yes anything to oblige. General Strike UK 1926 Miners sold out by Trade Union Leadership.
              Best regards

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              L
              This is a forum for opinions.
              One’s personal identity is not important.
              Personalising issues makes sober discussion hard to sustain.

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                SJ,

                Do you expect sober discussion from poor people? Unfortunately they have access to the Internet and post their jealousies/frustrations here. Pandi, OC, etc. Even if you gave them money, the mentality would not change, because the psychological damage is permanent.

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              Lester,
              One more hang-up
              Free food
              Don’t you get any at the mill? Better move to one owned by a Brahmin.

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                old codger, Israel was God ordained as you questioned me elsewhere

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            old codger

            While on hang-ups have you noticed Island.lk’s favorite one is
            LTTE which was destroyed in 2009 or before by Velupillai Prabaharan yet todays (07 05 2024) Island’s editorial points out “It may be recalled that in the early noughties, some LTTE leaders were given VIP treatment at BIA, which they had attacked; they were whisked through the airport sans any checks, and SLAF choppers were used to transport them to and from the Vanni jungles.”
            https://island.lk/visa-muddle/


            I am guessing Island must have allowed LTTE obsessed Shamindra Ferdinando to type this part of the leader comment.

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              Native,
              Isn’t this Shamindra the Editor-in-waiting? The guy is definitely obsessed with the LTTE.

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      “It is absolutely clear that what Israel is doing in Gaza is genocide.”

      It is not genocide, however, war crimes certainly occurred. Particularly in regards to violating the neutrality of hospitals and attacking foreign aid workers. Genocide is the deliberate, systematic murder of a target population.For example, consider Srebrenica in July 1995, when Bosnian Serb forces, led by General Ratko Mladić, systematically killed over 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys. Can you see the difference here? Israel’s primary target is Hamas, whereas the Serbs sought to exterminate the general population. Israel is in the same situation as Sri Lanka once was, in regards to terrorists. The terrorists are embedded in the local population and use that as a cover to attack the State.

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        … Genocide is the deliberate, systematic murder of a target population.
        Lester,
        Look at your definition of what constitutes a Genocide.
        Now, tell me, would not the murder of a targeted Tamil population fall within that purview. If not, why?

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          To Jester and many others of his ilk, what is happening to the Palestinian Arabs and to many others is genocide and will come here and dance up and down and cry foul, however the same thing happening to the Thamizh population on the island, at the hands of the Sri Lankan state and the armed forces and is not and many of them condone this and try to downplay it, with insulting comments and statements like nothing really bad happened, we were targeting terrorists( sic) and a few innocent Thamizh got killed. Thamizh have some minor issues but nothing major and we are trying our best to solve it. This is their racist Mantra.

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          Nathan,

          I asked you your grievances earlier. Learning a new language does not constitute genocide. Neither does standardization.

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            Learning a new language is not genocide and who said so, however, forcibly imposing a language on others and trying to destroy their language, culture, history, heritage, steal their homelands, under various pretexts E.g. Colonization schemes, where outside Chingkallams settled on Thamizh lands and then place names changed and traces of the original Thamizh living there destroyed, using fake history to claim the history, heritage and ancient religious sites of the Thamizh, Hindu/Buddhist, and using the power of the state to achieve this is definitely targeted genocide and this is what the Chingkalla Sri Lankan state has been doing to the Thamizh from the time of independence. They have also killed over 300000 innocent Thamizh civilians from the time of independence, around 145000 in May2009, under the various pretexts, especially fighting the LTTE, but deliberately target Thamizh civilians.

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              Have chased away around a million native Thamizh largely to the west, made another million Indian origin estate Thamizh, whose ancestors had lived on the island for over 150 years, and contributed most the country’s economy, stateless and forcibly repatriated most of them to India, with India’s cooperation. Reduced the island’s Thamizh population from around 26% at the time of independence 75 years ago to 16%. Denying Thamizh people meaningful education, employment, especially higher education, in prestigious science and economic studies and this was the reason standardization and regional basis was brought in to deny the Thamizh higher education and transfer them from a very productive highly literate and prosperous population to the semi-literate, population, denied meaningful employment, language religious, land rights, everything stolen from them by the Chingkalla state, their heritage, history, archeological sites, which proves their antiquity to the island, and their homeland and make them some sort of slaves or vassals to the Chingkallams, just like the way the blacks were treated in Apartheid South Africa or the Palestinian Arabs now being treaded in occupied lands and in Israel. This is called genocide and do not distort.

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            Lester

            Excerpt from:

            Linguistic Genocide As Element Of Destructive Language Policy In Modern Linguistic Diversity
            European Proceedings of
            Social and Behavioural Sciences
            https://www.europeanproceedings.com

            Thus, the phenomenon of “linguistic genocide”, defined as a set of administrative, political and economic measures aimed at the language eradication in the regions of its original proliferation, has become widespread. In addition, linguistic genocide can be characterized as a clear restriction and infringement of the right of a national minority to freedom of expression, education and religious practice in their mother tongue.

            Denying the right to express …… … is considered “linguistic genocide”, luckily Banda and his weeping widow is not around otherwise both could be charged, ….. Dinesh, Wimal, Gamanpilla, are very particular about denying Tamils the right to sing National Anthem in Tamil, …. The policeman who could not communicate in Tamil, …… Functionaries who refused to communicate in Tamil, ….. These all amount to linguistic (cultural) genocide.

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          Nathan

          “Now, tell me, would not the murder of a targeted Tamil population fall within that purview. If not, why?”

          It is not just the physical liquidation of a people that constitutes genocide however many other acts combined together would be considered Genocide, ……:

          Please refer to
          FUNDAMENTALS OF GENOCIDE AND MASS ATROCITY PREVENTION
          By Scott Straus
          https://www.ushmm.org/m/pdfs/Fundamentals-of-Genocide-and-Mass-Atrocity-Prevention.pd

          I think we should charge Lester for his complete denial of Crimes Against Human, War Crimes, and Genocide were being committed by Sri Lankan state and his inability to see, ….. mass atrocities had been committed between 1971 and 2009 and after.

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        Hello Lester,
        Israel is in the process of raiding the Al Jazeera HQ in Israel after shutting down its broadcasts. Of course the “only democracy in the Middle East” shuts down the only Independent News Channel in Gaza. The Israelis do not allow the World’s Press into Gaza. They have killed more than 100 Journalists in Gaza.
        From HRW (Human Rights Watch) “Rather than trying to silence reporting on its atrocities in Gaza, Israel should stop committing them.”
        Stop justifying the mass killing of Women, Men and Children in Gaza. If you have the slightest remnant of Humanitarian Feeling left in your mind – call for an Immediate Ceasefire and the Immediate Release of all Hostages taken by Hamas and the ones taken by Israel in the West Bank and Gaza.
        Best regards

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          Hello LankaScot,

          I did not initiate the war or resistance. My opinion counts little. However, the wealthy leaders of Hamas, enjoying women and wine in Doha, have the power to make a difference.

          https://nypost.com/2023/11/07/news/hamas-leaders-worth-11bn-live-luxury-lives-in-qatar/

          Al-Jazeera likely minted quite a bit through its coverage of the conflict. While Qatar continues to host US troops at Al Udeid Air Base, which provides Israel with intel and ensures Iran does not intervene in a big way.

          The “mass killing of Women, Men and Children in Gaza” can indeed be stopped if the Arab countries stop shedding crocodile tears and exert tangible pressure on the United States, which is a permanent member of the UNSC.

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            Lester,
            I assume that, as usual., you have a lot of statistical evidence to prove the following, maybe even personal knowledge:”wealthy leaders of Hamas, enjoying women and wine in Doha, .
            Since you trust the NY Post, you must surely have trusted the NY Times too, back in 2002 when it was talking about Iraqi atom bombs?
            https://www.wsws.org/asset/c7303788-e0df-4546-8319-c79ff07f3be2?rendition=image1280

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            Hello Lester,
            Israel has killed many Al Jazeera Journalists and their families and will probably kill more. You said “The “mass killing of Women, Men and Children in Gaza” can indeed be stopped” by putting pressure on the US. How mealy-mouthed is this? Israel is dropping the bombs, firing the missiles, shells and bullets. The US should immediately stop supplying Israel with weapons and stop them invading Rafah not due to pressure from Arabic Countries, but of their own volition
            I have been in Al Udeid Air Base quite a number of times and I know the Strategic importance of the site to the Americans. The Americans are very aware of how much the Israeli Leadership is pissing-off the Qatari Government. Qatar does not want an expanded Middle East conflict. Watch this first interview on Israeli Media on Qatar’s role in Gaza https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUM1taBs8vg
            Best regards

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              Hello LankaScot,

              Israel is doing very little without the permission of the US. The US will not stop Israel because both primary political parties (Democrat and Republican) are financed by lobbies, which receive large contributions from Jewish billionaires. No US politician worth their salt (excluding Ilhan Omar, who has been ridiculed in the US Congress) is going to take a pro-active stance against Israel. It’s a similar thing in the UK. Both Labor and Conservative are receiving money from pro-Israel lobbies. Emotions aside, there is only one way to stop Israel and that is through a UNSC resolution.
              Qatar is the biggest backer of Hamas. This is no secret. There are diplomatic negotiations right now for Hamas leaders to be kicked out of Doha. Hindsight is 20/20, but Qatar could have prevented the attacks of 7th Oct.

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                Hello Lester,
                Have you forgotten there already is a UNSC Resolution –
                SC/15641
                25 March 2024
                “The Security Council today adopted a resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire for the month of Ramadan respected by all parties, leading to a lasting sustainable ceasefire, while many speakers underscored that this is only the first step towards a permanent ceasefire”. https://press.un.org/en/2024/sc15641.doc.htm
                As Pandi Kutti might say – Lester you have been a naughty boy, you didn’t do your Homework did you? You didn’t look at the Interview given to the Israeli TV Channel by Majed Al Ansari who is an advisor to Qatari Prime Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani. Please watch first and then comment
                Best regards

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                  Hello LankaScot,

                  The resolution is non-binding (look for the words “not explicitly coercive”). That is probably why the US abstained, instead of voting against. And why did the US abstain… because Joe Biden could lose the Arab vote in November.

                  “When a UN Security Council resolution is described as “not explicitly coercive under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,” it means that the resolution is not invoking the Security Council’s authority under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, which allows the Council to take enforcement actions (including economic sanctions, arms embargoes, or the use of military force) to maintain or restore international peace and security.”

                  The ceasefire doesn’t mean much. Israel is going into Rafah, there are hostages as well as key Hamas leaders there.

                  “As Pandi Kutti might say”

                  I don’t care what that entity says, I am not interested in the opinions of faux terrorists or mental patients.

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                    Hello Lester,
                    Show me a single UN Statement that the Resolution is non-binding.
                    “not explicitly coercive” means that the UN cannot take enforcement actions. It does NOT mean that the Resolution is “non-binding”.
                    Read the Resolution Statement – https://press.un.org/en/2024/sc15641.doc.htm
                    The Actual document – https://undocs.org/S/RES/2728(2024)
                    It states 1. Demands an immediate ceasefire
                    3. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.
                    Your interpretation of “non-binding” is not shared by any International Court. It might be the “Opinion” of the US, Israel and Lester but the rest of the World disagrees.
                    Now we see Joe Biden’s “Rafah is a red line” lie exposed. Now that Israel has put tanks inside Rafah, the US says it does not consider this a full scale invasion – Mathew Miller. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GppqMLFvjfE
                    Best regards

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        So what happened in Germany 80+ years ago was not genocide either, and it has another name holocaust?

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        Lester

        “For example, consider Srebrenica in July 1995, when Bosnian Serb forces, led by General Ratko Mladić, systematically killed over 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys. “

        Why go all the way to Bosnia, why not an example drawn from our own Buddha’s country, ….

        A list of hospitals that had been targeted by Sri Lankan armed forces:
        https://www.hrw.org/news/2009/05/08/sri-lanka-repeated-shelling-hospitals-evidence-war-crimes
        Attacks on Hospitals in the Vanni (December 15, 2008 – May 2, 2009)

        There had been other hospital that were attacked that are not included in this list.
        Why don’t you give these attacks as examples?

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      “but VP was a cold bloded killer.”
      True, but any less than any of those who ordered the killing of unarmed civilians?

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    Sri Lanka should reject ALL Macro Linked Bonds (MLBS) and IMF mission and mandete creep to take over economic sovereignty of SL.
    Yale University Students have called for Divestment from BlackRock, which is hugely into weapons investments.
    BlackRock is Sri Lanka’s biggest private creditor, so where are the CIA’s Aragalaya Protest Stars of the Galle Face post-Covid-19 Lockdown Beach Party?

    The Aragalaya stars and strips and associated TUs and US-bakded JVP star AKS should call for an end to IMF and GoSL paying off BlackRock and IMF mission creap into Macro Economy Linked Bonds (MLB) , to pay private predatory creditors who make money of Wars, while supporting Gaza, the protestors in US campuses?!!

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      Hello Dinuk,
      Sri Lanka is part of the UN and is subject to International Economic Laws. If you don’t get a Debt Re-structuring Agreement then the IMF Bail-out will not help. Do you want Sri Lanka to become another North Korea?
      I am all for divesting from dodgy organisations (and Countries if necessary). Many poor people in our area get loans from Predatory Sharks, partly because your Banks won’t provide cheap loans. They could give the banks some Gold but most have none left (if they ever had). How do you suggest to sort out the poverty here?
      Best regards

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        LankaScot, To sort out poverty, got to somehow stop the robbing and then gradually build up the citizens through education. See if you can eliminate the robbers.

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          Hello DTG,
          I can help with the Education – IT, Servers, Active Directory, VmWare, Basic Networking and Hardware Maintenance. And I will throw in a bit of English as well.
          I hope you can deal with the Robbers, my friends in the Special Forces have all retired😢.
          Best regards

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          Why not leave it almighty?

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            SJ ‘Why not leave it almighty?’
            .
            Can’t depend on him I’m afraid. He appears to have gone into retirement.

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        LS
        North Korea did not get into debt, survived loads of sanctions and stands up to US bullying as well as the occasional Chinese & Russian pressure.
        So, why not on those counts at least?

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          Hello SJ,
          I have lived and worked in quite a few countries and met may immigrant workers. I am all for the re-uniting of North and South Korea as I was West and East Germany. But I have never met any North Korean workers or any workers that wanted to work there. I met Vietnamese workers in Qatar when I was offshore on a Drilling Rig that was seconded to construct a Command & Control Centre. They were the same as most other expat workers, sending money home to keep their families. Many spoke good English and were well educated. They talked a little bit about the past but were more interested in talking about Europe and America. They wanted to know about which countries I had been to and which ones they would like to work in. They knew nothing about North Korea. I dislike intensely militarised, closed oppresive Orwellian dystopias like Romania was and North Korea. I worked with Romanian Engineers in Qatar that built a Border Defence System after the 1989 “Revolution”. They were also critical of the Corrupt Politicians still in place and were desperate to get rid of them.
          Best regards

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            We know only what we are told about North Korea.
            We have been told much about famines, murders, torture etc.
            We believe stories because we like to believe them.
            People who have visited the country have a different angle, although not great admirers of the system.
            That part of Korea was virtually bombed out of existence by the US & allies.
            Theoretically it is still at war because the war was not formally ended.
            Why? because the US wants to station troops permanently in the South.
            *
            It is among the few most blockaded and sanctioned countries, but unbowed– something that I admire.
            Comparison with SL is inappropriate because this country has been reduced to borrowing and begging by its rulers.

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              Hello SJ,
              My point to Dinuk was regarding North Korea’s isolation from most of the World and only having Russia and China doing Business with you (limited as it is). I should have made it clear that I wasn’t comparing their Economic or Political systems.
              Best regards

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                LS
                N Korea’s isolation is totally politically-driven by the US.
                Our isolation even if it happens will not be similar to N Korea’s because the US and India do not want to lose their clout here.
                (India overplayed its hand in the Maldives, and we saw what happened. SL is too big to risk a loss.)

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                  Hello SJ,
                  I am well aware of North Korea’s position, however if you read Dinuk’s Comment Dinuk / May 3, 2024 on her opposition to the IMF terms you will understand why I used Korea as an example of isolation. If Sri Lanka does not keep to the IMF terms and get an agreement on Debt Restructuring, then they will not get out of Bankruptcy and will be isolated and poverty will increase. There was a very good article recently in CT on this “Foreign Debt Restructuring: Too Late & Too Short To Get Out Of The Debt Trap”
                  By W.A. Wijewardena
                  Best regards

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                    LS
                    The IMF needs the loan even more than this country.
                    The loan will not relieve the country of indebtedness.

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                    LS,
                    I’d take Cuba over North Korea any time. At least, Cuban music is a lot better than the hyms to Kim that I’ve heard from NK.

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                      Hello OC,
                      Singer of “Havana” Camila Cabello is a good enough reason to live in Cuba😎.
                      Best regards

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    Dear Dr Ameer Ali,
    .
    I read the article a full day ago, and now, 20 minutes before midnight, I’ve looked again at the article, and the 46 comments on display. As a human being, I thought it my duty to be concerned, but it is difficult to relate to all this.
    .
    It is clear to me that Europeans of all sorts had no business to forcibly to take over all this land, driving away the inhabitants who were descendants of those who had lived here for three to four thousand years at the very least. We must carry in our minds some such over-view.
    .
    However, all that has no effect; the entire world is now dominated, as Eisenhower warned by the American military industrial complex. Whether this statement by me makes sense of not, I must make it. Let us hope that we will not all be sucked into this. At the very least, we must protest.
    .
    Panini Edirisinhe of Bandarawela

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      SM,
      “However, all that has no effect; the entire world is now dominated, as Eisenhower warned by the American military industrial complex. “
      Some people may not think so. Try Russia, China, Iran for a start……..

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        Yes, old codger,
        .
        This is the irony
        .
        .
        In “Russia, China, and Iran” the military industrial complex seems to be even more dominant.
        .
        But in Iran, Allah also has to be served.
        .
        However, AKD clearly says that there are no supermen. I think that he will ensure that his undertaking to get rid of known old codgers like Ranil, MaRa, etc. will apply to himself as well by 2034, when he will be 65.
        .
        That is the difference. He will not try to continue until 2048 – when he will be 80. Were I not convinced of that, I wouldn’t be supporting him. Ranil wants to continue ruling my grandchildren all the way up to 2048, when he will be 99.
        .
        Panini Ediisinhe (NIC 483111444V)

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          “In “Russia, China, and Iran” the military industrial complex seems to be even more dominant.”
          Ha Ha Ha
          That is a jolly good one.

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            Wish Dwight Eisenhower was around to share the laughter.

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            SJ, Did you know that Israel found in the Gaza tunnels, a Chinese connection and cooperation. The bible is very accurate, specially so now to know what to expect.

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              What else did they find?
              A hotline to Russia?
              Internet link to God Almighty?

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    There is no war in GAZA. Israeli’s forces looking for terrorists or HAMAS members who entered Israel’s cities and killed around 1100 innocent citizen and taken some around 200 as hostages. It is any responsible Government duty. I wish them good luck. Yes in that process civilians killed. to avoid that HAMAS must release hostages immediately If they love or care their own population.

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      Hello Adiwasiya.
      So Israel is telling Hamas release the hostages immediately or we will kill all the Civilians including Women and Children and if you do we will then invade Rafah and kill all of Hamas. And if Hamas doesn’t release the Hostages then Israel will continue to kill Women and Children and wipe out Hamas by invading Rafah. Have you ever heard of Hobson’s Choice, Heads I win Tails you lose.
      The rest of the World (excluding the US and the UK) wants an immediate Ceasefire and release of all the Hostages. That’s what the UN Security Council voted for. And by the way Hamas is not in the West Bank so why are the Israelis killing Palestinians there?
      Best regards

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        Israel has every right to use their military and search suspected places for hostages hidden and their captives. That is the thing taking place in GAZA In that process civilians’ casualties cannot be avoided

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          Hello Adiwasiya,
          How can you kill 34,568 Palestinians and wound 77,765 searching for Hostages? 70 % of these are Women and Children. Please don’t Gaslight all of CT readers (except maybe Lester) – this is Genocide
          What about the West Bank killings?
          Best regards

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            LankaScot,

            You argued elsewhere along the lines of terrorism is a non-existent phenomenon because the definition of a “terrorist” is arbitrary. In fact, terrorism is a very real phenomenon with major national security ramifications. Each country has its own set of laws to deal with terrorists. One cannot pick and choose his favorite set of terrorists, e.g. IRA, while disparaging another, for example, Hamas. In all instances, the actions of a terrorist are illegal and must be treated as such. Extraordinary measures must be enacted to combat terrorism, since terrorists threaten the lives of civilians pose a risk to the welfare of the State. The plight of the civilians is a different issue. A political solution (redress) should be found in which Israel returns to the 1967 borders.

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              *and pose a risk

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              Lester, You will never understand that Israel land given by God is never going back but recapture what it lost to terror attacks by Gaza Hamas and West Bank Fatah of Arafat.

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                Hello DTG,
                So, the Israelis being God’s chosen people, why stop at Gaza or the West Bank? Give them the whole bl__dy World. They already own the USA so it wont be too difficult to hand the rest over.
                I just realised that is what you want, so that Russia will invade Israel to stop them taking control of their land, thus fulfilling your prophecy of Armageddon.
                The Palestinians have been ordered to leave East Rafah after overnight bombing, to a place that is completely unfit for humans and full of unexploded ordinance.
                Would you rather have the killings stopped now and your Prophecy unfulfilled? Or you don’t mind the killings?
                Best regards

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                  LankaScot, I have no choice except to accept what God has allowed to happen so his purpose for his creation will be fulfilled. We were created to live eternally and I don’t accept death of any.

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                Davidthegood,

                All the Western countries that jumped 6 m in the air to offer residency to blue-eyed, blonde-haired Ukranians should do the same for the Palestinians. But they will not. Muslims are enemy number one.

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            LankaScot, West Bank terrorists are Fatah of Arafat.

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            Hello LankaScot,

            “How can you kill 34,568 Palestinians and wound 77,765 searching for Hostages?”

            It is a classic case of Malthus. Exponential population growth and arithmetic food supply. Humans think they dominate, but Nature always find her balance. I don’t condone the deaths, but the underlying causes should be examined closely. In Islam, birth control is frowned upon, and this can have economic consequences. Refer to https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7731352/. To be fair, the Catholic Church also frowns upon birth control. There are those who discount, Malthus, who cares? We can see the theory play out in front of our eyes. 7,010,681 people died from COVID. The fact that COVID emanated in China is no coincidence. In the future, I would expect a similar outbreak of disease from India.

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              “IS DISPENSATION METED OUT” to ≈70,000 Sri Lankans in 2009, in NESL – MULLIVAIKKAL – also termed as and within ‘AMBIT OF THIS PHENOMENON’, “MALTHUSIANISM”!!??? Reduce POTENT pressure on Post WAR SL RESOURCES PROVISION, on items – ‘FOOD, Dwellings’ etc., by GOVERNMENT TO CITIZENS!??? COMMENDABLE AND FARSIGHTED MOVE of those in Operations!?
              VERY INGENIOUS, by any standard and HUMANITARIAN too, as much as the “HUMANITARIAN WAR” that Government conducted, which one NOTABLE WORTHY, acclaimed, as having been accomplished, with AK-47 on ONE hand and the ‘UN CHARTER on Convention of Human Rights’ on the OTHER!!?? Well contended, Human Rights Charter Operation!!?? Both hands being thus “TIED VIRTUALLY” and/or occupied, “ONE WONDERS” HOW ‘FORCES MAOUVERED and NEGOTIATED’ through, “HARSH DENSE JUNGLE of Sri Lankan VANNI”!? COMMENDABLE, ADHERENCE of HIGH STANDARDS to UNHCR maintained!? Collateral damage, if any, ‘NONE ACKNOWLEDGED’, are FORGIVEN, OPERATING WITHIN SUCH CONSTRAINTS!!!???

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        LankaScot, Hamas terrorists are in Gaza, but West Bank Terrorists called Fatah from Arafat days are active too creating problems for Israel. All these Palestinians are Islamic and cant live with Israel who worship the creator God Jehovah and hence want to wipe them out. That will never happen.

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          DTG,
          “cant live with Israel who worship the creator God Jehovah “
          But you are a Christian and worship Jesus.
          Israel doesn’t worship Jesus. To them he is a heretic claiming to be the son of God.
          The Muslims at least respect Jesus as a Prophet.
          There are Christian Palestinians, but no Christian Jews.
          Why are you supporting Israel?

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            old codger, Israel was established by creator God Jehovah for his will and purpose.

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              DTG,
              In your opinion, is God a Christian, Jew, or Muslim?

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                old codger, You are clueless about creator God Jehovah and unable to believe truth which you have rejected. So be it

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                  DTG,
                  You have been deluded into believing that the non-Christian Israel is God. You cannot produce any logical reasoning.

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                oc
                If you are to go by what dtg says, He is an abslute Zionist.

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            old codger, I support all that God allows as I trust him and not humans

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          Hello DTG,
          Islam has the same Prophets and the same God as the Jews of the Old Testament. So it is you, the Christians that are the problem. It almost sounds like an oxymoron – Christian Zionists.
          Best regards

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            LankaScot, Islam worships Allah and Jews worship the creator God Jehovah

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              Hello DTG.
              There are many similarities between The Bible and the Koran (Qur’an). If Noah mentions God in the Bible and Noah mentions God in the Koran are they the same God?
              “The Holy Qur’an tells us the story of Prophet Noah and his people in a number of suras [3], namely sura 71 (Nuh), sura 11 (Hud), and sura 23 (al-Mu’minun), and many ayats [4] therein. It tells us of the strong faith which the Prophet had in Almighty God and about the final destruction of those who ignored the Divine Message” Same Prophet (Nuh, Noah) Same God (Jehova, Allah)
              Maybe it is time for you to read the Koran?

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                Hello DTG again,
                I forgot to mention that there are also Palestinian Christians in Gaza and the West Bank – which God do they worship? Are they also to be sacrificed to the IDF?
                Best regards

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                LankaScot, When I know the truth why on earth should I read about another god which amounts to forbidden idol worship

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                  DTG,
                  “another god which amounts to forbidden idol worship”
                  But don’t Christians have idols in their churches, while Muslims don’t?

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                LSthey agr
                Both start with the Jewish text and have add-ons. Each accepts the OT version it adopted.
                The Quran accepts JC as God’s messenger (not a Son though).
                The Quran was the last version we had until the Mormons came up with something more exciting than all before it.
                So I will rather recommend the Mormon Bible to dtg.

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              dtg

              Islam is a Message to mankind from God Almighty. So, it CANNOT worship. The Message of Islam explains how the worship of God is to be performed. It is up to man to perform the worship of God and NOT for the Message of Islam to worship God.

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              DTG,
              What God do Christians worship? Is it the same one as the Jews?

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              DTG,
              I have told you before, there are Arabic Christians, and the word they use for God is “Allah”.

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                old codger, Arabs can’t change God’s name the way they want. Allah is not God

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                  DTG,
                  “Arabs can’t change God’s name the way they want. Allah is not God”
                  You don’t seem to live in the real world.
                  Go listen to a Christian service in Sinhala. The word used is not God but “deviyanvahanse”. Tamils have their equivalent, Iṟaivaṉ
                  So do Arab Christians, and it is Allah.
                  “God” is used only in English. And, BTW, none of the biblical names you keep repeating are accurate. For example, “Joseph” and “Moses” are highly Europeanised versions of “Yusuf” and “Musa”. Even your name is not David but Daood. And perhaps you don’t know that the person you refer to as Jesus was actually Iesu or Isa?

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                  dtg
                  God goes by many names, and you know only one.

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                  Hello DTG,
                  One of my relations changed his name legally, does this make him a different person.
                  “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck”.
                  So are you saying that Allah and Jehova are two different, actually existing, entities?
                  If the answer is yes, then what is Allah in Christian mythology?
                  If the answer is no, then obviously you think that Jehova is real and Allah is a figment of peoples imagination.
                  Have you considered any other possibilities?
                  Best regards

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        LankaScot, There are Fatah terrorists of Arafat called Islamic Palestinians in the West Bank apart from Hamas terrorists in Gaza. They attack Israel worshipping creator God Jehovah.

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          dtg

          The WORST Terrorists are the Israelis whose TERRORIST Activities began in the 1940s and. accelerated 76 years ago, in 1948, when they took control of Palestine, aided and abetted by the West led by the British.

          Among the WORST Israeli Terror Gangs were Stern and Irgun. In 1948/1949, 530 Palestinian villages were attacked and Emptied of the indigenous Arab population by these Terror Gangs, Forcing More than 750, 000 Palestinians to vacate their homes and flee to neighbouring Arab countries where they and their descendants STILL live as Refugees totalling around SIX Millions.

          Should these Refugees and their descendants live as Refugees for EVER while the HEARTLESS Zionist Israelis CONTINUE to Dominate and decimate them at Will with the TOTAL SUPPORT of the Powerful Western World led by Uncle Sam?

          Is this God’s Justice?

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            Muhandiram, Palestinians have caused lot of problems for the whole world and woll receive God’s justice in whatever form it comes.

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              dtg

              Really? can you list at least a few of the “lot of problems” the “Palestinians have caused” “for the whole world”?

              So, the Palestinians are yet to face “God’s justice” in spite of the Catastrophe (Nakba) they have been suffering for more than 75 years at the hands of the zionists ! And, will the zionists who have been BRUTALISING the Palestinians for more than 75 years face God’s justice?

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          LS
          To him He is a full blooded Zionist.

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    Dr. Ameer Ali

    “Even the International Court of Justice at The Hague is reported to be kowtowing to threats from US for daring to issue arrest warrants on Netanyahu and his military leaders,………”

    Correction.

    Please note that it is NOT the International Court of Justice ( the ICJ) but the International Criminal Court (the ICC) which is reported to be in the process of issuing Arrest Warrants on Netanyahu and others responsible for the Genocide in Gaza.

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    Noam Chomsky has told the world through his books, long ago, of the duplicity of the US on their Domestic and Foreign Policy.
    This has dawned on the University community. Better late than never.
    Also, Illan Pappe an Israeli Historian,Political scientist has written extensively on the Palestinian issue. I confess, I have not read him.
    Zionism is more dangerous than Islamic Militancy…………..

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