23 April, 2024

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Partial West & Shameful Muslim Leaders Complicit In Israel’s War Crimes In Gaza 

By Mohamed Harees –

Lukman Harees

‘Don’t Wonder Why people are capable of committing horrible crimes. Wonder why people stay silent and protect them’ ~ Anonymous 

The world is watching a genocide unfold in real time. As professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies Raz Segal argues, what Israel has unleashed on Gaza is “a textbook case of genocide.” More than this, the Israeli government is doing little to conceal it. “Israel’s genocidal assault on Gaza is quite explicit, open and unashamed,” Segal writes. “Perpetrators of genocide usually do not express their intentions so clearly.”

Western governments, led by the US, are fully complicit in the bloodshed. Biden, the entire US Senate, and the overwhelming majority of the House of Representatives have all voiced their full-throated support for Israel’s genocidal war on Gaza. Only a handful have dissented, most notably, Palestinian American Rashida Tlaib. All the historic powers of Euro-American colonialism have lined up behind Israel. The western European imperialist powers have parroted Biden’s talking points and turned to repression against their Palestinian, Arab, and Muslim populations.

Both the prominent Western leaders and its Western media have been vociferous in reiterating the right of Israel to defend itself while oblivious to the disproportionate military response of the Zionist regime to inflict collective punishment on Gazan population, in violation of international law. The leaders of the UK, US, France, Germany and Italy released a joint statement expressing “steadfast and united support” for the state of Israel and fell silent when thousands are being killed by Israeli bombs on the guise of defending itself. In fact, US’ Joe Biden, UK’s Rishi Sunak and French Macron did not lose time to visit Israel and show their support to  Bibi to do as they deemed fit. Anyone going against this official policy were dealt with an iron fist. A ruling party ministerial aide in the UK Paul Bristow was sacked over call for Gaza ceasefire while Labour MP Andy McDonald was suspended after he spoke at a pro Palestinian rally. Even UK Opposition leader Labour’s Keir Starmer’s response in an interview to LBC’s Nick Ferrari fell in line with this official pro Israeli policy, which incidentally led to resignation of many Labour councillors. He was asked if he thought the siege on Gaza denying water, food and medical supplies was justified, and he said ‘Yes’.”

Starmer’s inhumane response reminded me of what Former US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright said when asked about the adverse effects of the sanctions in Iraq. Interviewer asked, ‘We have heard that half a million [Iraqi] children have died. I mean, that is more children than died in Hiroshima” “And, you know, is the price worth it?” Albright answered “I think that is a very hard choice”, “but the price, we think, the price is worth it. With this response, Albright showed that she sees innocent Iraqi children as nothing more than disposable fodder in a conflict between the US administration and the Iraqi leadership. She demonstrated, with no room left for any doubt, that she had no humanity – that she cannot and shall never be described as “a force for goodness, grace, and decency”. This is the similar thinking the Western leaders have been pursuing by condoning implicitly the collective punishment of the Gazan people by Israel in the latest conflict which has already taken many thousand lives.     

After Hamas’ surprise attack on Israel on Oct. 7, Israel has been besieging and bombarding the Gaza Strip, worsening a humanitarian crisis. The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza released the list last Thursday, documenting the deaths of more than 7,000 Palestinians, including nearly 3,000 children, since the war began on October 7. Jo Biden has cast doubt over the figures, whose remarks according to human rights activists not only seem to question Palestinians’ humanity “even in death”, but also outrageous, irresponsible and flat-out racist and anti-Palestinian. Despite the world opinion for a ceasefire in the Gaza and resumption of supply of essentials to these suffering 2.2 Mn in the ‘largest concentration camp in the world’ was duly expressed not only in the resolution in the UNGA recently, (but effectively vetoed by the US), but also in the slogans mouthed by millions all over the world including in the West, the open licence given by the West has emboldened the Israelis to commit war crimes at its own discretion. The overwhelming support for the resolution, albeit watered-down and non-binding, has though demonstrated Israeli isolation within the international community. But the Israeli authorities ignored it altogether, clearly moved by the principle of “the world says what it wants, Israel does what it must”. As Palestinian-American poet and physician Fady Joudah put it, their response is worse than collective punishment of civilians: “It is collective death.”

Israel is clear in its intentions with regard to its response. That the worst is to come is not supposition, but evident from the public pronouncements of Israel’s political leaders. They have made no effort to disguise their intentions, and thus they have left their cheerleaders with nowhere to hide, no ignorance to plead. “The emphasis is on damage, not accuracy,” declared the Israel Defence Forces (IDF). “Gaza will eventually turn into a city of tents,” said one IDF official, adding, “There will be no buildings.” Israel’s economy minister, Nir Barkat, told ABC News that hostages and civilian casualties will be secondary to destroying Hamas, “even if takes a year”. Yet others referred to Gazans as animals and will be treated as such. Despite this, the fact that the Western leaders are falling over one another to express support to Israel to ‘defend itself’ smacks of complicity. Groups of Lawyers in both US and the UK have already expressed their intention to take actions against those governments for being complicit under international law for encouraging Israel to unfold genocide of the Palestinian people.

Besides, there appear to be one international law for Ukraine and another for Palestine, in the eyes of the West and their double standards are telling. The major issue with the West and its mainstream Media on Israel and Palestine is that it omits context. George Orwell, when discussing propaganda in general terms, likened it to a clock starting and stopping. For many Western outlets, the moment of a Hamas strike is when the clock starts, so to speak, it was simply an “unprovoked attack” by Hamas that emerged from nowhere. Even UN secretary-general said recently ‘Hamas attacks on Israel did not happen in a vacuum’ which earned the ire of the Israelis. Critics say that this becomes the sole focus of the Western media’s attention, framing Hamas in simple terms as the sole antagonist, with all wider and immediate political context removed. 

Recently, UK Channel 4 News journalist Cathy Newman spoke to Palestinian Ambassador to the UK Husam Zomlot immediately after she interviewed an Israeli Likud politician. The very first question Newman asked Zomlot was if he would condemn Hamas’ actions. The Fatah envoy refused to answer the question, explaining: “The business of always being obsessed with blaming the victim, the occupied, the colonised, the besieged, when in fact I didn’t see you asking her [the Likud politician] to condemn … with your first question the killing of an entire family [in Gaza] that your reporter just mentioned.” The question Newman asked is one that is often presented to Palestinians in the Western media. In the past, as hundreds of Palestinians have been killed by Israeli air strikes, Western media outlets have focused on Hamas rockets — even at times when they have killed no one. The BBC Newsnight interviewer Kirsty Wark was also blasted as “heartless”, “rude” and “unprofessional” for a similar recent interview with Palestinian ambassador Zomlot.

As analysts have pointed out, there is a myriad of factors that occurred before the media “started the clock”. Once the situation is resolved, such as in the past when Israel has stopped bombarding Gaza, the clock is stopped again by the media and focus goes elsewhere. This creates a timeline of events that begins with Palestinian provocation and ends with Israeli retribution. The context of Israel, as a nuclear-armed US-supported regional superpower that illegally occupies, besieges and carries out daily documented crimes against Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, is completely erased. In fact, Ambassador Zomlot cleverly exposed the de-politicised narrative when the presenter in the aforesaid interview continued to push for him to denounce and focus on Hamas for taking hostages. He said, “Do you know, Cathy, Israel has taken 2 million people [referring to the siege on Gaza] hostage for 16 years … yet there is no outcry … quite ironically it’s hostages taking hostages”.

Following the attack, UK’s The Guardian led with an editorial referring to “the murderous rampage carried out by Hamas” while The Economist referred to “the bloodthirsty attack by Hamas carried out by Hamas”. While such language may or may not be appropriate, the fact is that it would never be used by Western media outlets to describe Israeli crimes of a similar or even worse magnitude. These outlets would never describe Israel killing thousands of civilians in Gaza as a “murderous Israeli rampage” or a “bloodthirsty Israeli attack”. The skewed dynamic portrayed by the Western media is that when Israel is bombing houses, hospitals and schools in Gaza it has a “right to defend itself”, but any act of violence by a Palestinian is “terrorism”. 

The pro-Israel biases of the West and its Media are considered to be reflective of the wider political association of Israel with Western governments and are thus endemic. While it’s impossible to calculate the effects of these alleged biases, critics argue that they wittingly or unwittingly aid Israel in getting away with crimes that are not even recognised as crimes. The pro-Israel bias remains systematic, a feature, not a bug in mainstream Western media. Palestinians, even those not affiliated with Hamas, are asked to condemn alleged crimes carried out by other Palestinians, a while politician who is a member of the ruling party of Israel isn’t asked to condemn the alleged crimes carried out by Israel.

It is also interesting to note that calls for a humanitarian corridor or an escape route for Palestinians from Gaza as war on Gaza escalates have rightly drawn a blunt reaction from Arab neighbours. Both Egypt and Jordan have warned against Palestinians being forced off their land. It could spark a new wave of permanent displacement from land where Palestinians want to build a future state. It is important that the Gazan people remain steadfast and present on their land. For Palestinians, the idea of leaving or being driven out of land where they want to forge a state carries echoes of the “Nakba“, or “catastrophe”, when many Palestinians were forced from their homes during the 1948 war that accompanied Israel’s creation. This is an Israeli ruse and a prelude to ethnic cleansing, forced displacement, basically expulsion, where it would be expected then that they just never would go back.

In this context, the response of Arab governments in particular and Muslim world leaders in general to Israel’s war on Gaza, like their response to its previous four wars on the besieged Palestinian enclave, have been shameful – feeble and flimsy, to say the least. Meek words of condemnation will not stop the Israeli genocide of Palestinians in Gaza. Caught by surprise, Arab leaders sprung into action only after the Arab public made it clear it would not tolerate Israeli atrocities against Gaza’s 2.3 million Palestinians. Although Palestine has been and remains the foremost Arab issue, speaking up is all they have done, mostly in babble and cliches. Israel knows that the Arab states are too divided, impotent and indifferent to Palestinian suffering to respond adequately. Some are already cohabiting with the Zionist State both economically and diplomatically, including some Organization of Islaimic Cooperation (OIC) leadership states. There was as usual a condemnation of Israel by the OIC as well. Turkey has made some stronger noises, but it needs to be seen whether it will walk the talk. It is shameful that Arab and Muslim leaders not coming together more strongly to end the genocide in Gaza, come what may and use their resource power to force the super powers to deter Israeli aggression in Palestine. 

There is however optimism in the horizon. The world has however risen up, with tens of thousands of protesters rallying across the Middle East and in parts of Asia, Europe and the United States in support of Palestinians and condemnation of Israel as it intensified its strikes on Gaza in retaliation for Hamas attacks. The world need to understand that the likes of Hamas attacks on civilians, however abhorrent it was and needs to be condemned, is the result of accumulated fury and hatred over four decades, where the Palestinians had no hope to find a solution”. Equally, the continuous Israeli aggression over decades need to be condemned as well. The Israeli attack on Gaza has reached the level of a massacre bordering a genocide, and the silence of the international community on what is happening is a shame for humanity. As Mandela said there is no peace without peace in Palestine. Peace would “only be possible with the creation of an independent, sovereign and geographically integrated, Palestinian state, according to the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital”.

Palestine is a line in the sand. It is the critical test of global solidarity in this moment, in the same way that opposition to the war in Vietnam was for an earlier generation. Freedom for Palestine is bound up with the collective liberation of us all. It raises the prospect of a transformed world in which human lives and the planet on which we live become priorities, rather than the perpetuation of fossil capitalism and its imperial war machines. Until Palestine is free none of us are free.

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    LH, ” ALL LIVES MATTER”. That includes Tamils, Palestinians,………hostages……….. Israelis, Ukrainians . . . . . . . . . . . There are right minded people all over the partial West protesting today, in support of Palestine. Did any time we see such protest in any of the Arab Nations, other than for their own cause ??? Did we see any of the Muslims in Lanka protest ( now there are few ) for Tamils or for their own Muslim brothers and sisters ???

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      chiv

      “Did we see any of the Muslims in Lanka protest ( now there are few ) for Tamils or for their own Muslim brothers and sisters ???”

      You are demanding answers to an important question. However some of the Muslims seriously believe they belong to a universal brotherhood, which seem an untenable believe. Wars among Muslim countries could have been avoided if those waring Muslims truly believe what they preached. The way Iraqi government treated Muslim workers from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, ……. was staggering in contrast the 5 star treatment westerners received during the first gulf war (1990 – 91).

      Some Muslim and other women from Sri Lanka who went to Middle East to earn a living were returned in coffins with nails all over their body.

      I am sorry to say being Tamils, Sinhalease, Muslims …… Iraqis, Iranians, Libyans, …. don’t stop them from killing, …. torturing …. their own people (irrespective of how you define “own people”)

      Now look at the cross dresser who campaigned against international involvement in Sri Lanka during and after the war in Sri Lanka now demands an international investigation into Easter Bombing. Forget the Tamils, they, like Dayan take 64 positions all at the same time.

      Therefore where are we as Human being heading towards while soma and his mate notorious saffron thug Ampitiye Sumanarathana want “final solution”?

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        This problem was started by Arabs. Israel and Pakistan were created at the same time and on the same principle. One cannot be right and other wrong. Hindus accepted Pakistan for the sake of peace and took in millions of Hindu refugees driven out by Muslims. Arabs could have done the same, but instead went to war to destroy Israel. They thought a small new nation will be no match, but were sadly mistaken as brave Jews fought back and drove the Muslims. They did not stop with that but tried twice more and failed. With every occasion Israel became bigger and stronger. This is the fourth attempt to destroy Israel and with divine assistance, Jews will humble Muslims. This will be fight to finish with Palestinians ethnically cleansed from Gaza and west bank. Recently Muslim Azerbaijan ethnically cleansed Armenians from Nagono- Karabhak and none of the Muslims condemned it.

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      Well done Chiv for asking this question. These Sri Lankan Muslims who are of Tamil ethnicity, never acknowledge this truth, but still keep on claiming to be of Arab heritage despite irrefutable historical and scientific evidence proving to the contrary. Have never supported or protested against the Sri Lankan state’s treatment against the island’s Tamils, on the contrary they joined the Sinhalese and gleefully participated in the marginalization and structural genocide of the island’s Tamils, all in the name of their religion and an imagined Arab or western Asian heritage they never had or hardly have. Even the Saudi Arabs had openly stated that the Sri Lankan Muslims are not of Arab descent but South Asian converts to Islam, meaning they are Tamils from other religions who converted to Islam.

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        Now vehemently crying and protesting loudly in this forum and everywhere about what is happening Gaza, all in the name of am imagined pan Islamic brother/sisterhood, that has never existed but only in their minds. What is happening in Gaza is horrific and should be rightfully condemned but the double standards and the hypocrisy of these people also should be condemned. Human rights of every human matters not just for one group of people and not for another.

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        On what basis you are saying that Srilankan Muslims are of Tamil ethnicity. Arabs came to this part of the old alone. It is common for seafarers to cohabit with prostitutes at their port of call. Arabs are not exception to this practice. Therefore Srilankan Muslims are products of this extramarital union in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Srilanka. Thus it is correct to say that they are of Dravidian ethnicity. Three genetic studies show that their core genetic material is Dravidian.

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          They are of Tamil ethnicity as they are descended from South Indian origin immigrant Tamils from other regions who converted to Islam. Yes, Arabs male traders and sailors came to this part of the world, largely to the shores of South India and some here, however they never came in their thousands but a few hundred over a span of hundred years. Yes, they cohabited with the local Tamil women, largely prostitutes and women from the lower castes in then Tamil Kerala, modern Tamil Nadu, however this part Arab, part Tamil half castes were just a minority, the vast majority of the Muslims now found in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and here are Dravidian Tamil converts to Islam. Some were converted by the Arabs, or they converted to escape the Hindu caste oppression. Many were also forcibly converted by Tippu Sultan in North Kerala and during the brief rule of the Delhi Madurai Sultanate, when they destroyed the historical Meenakshi temple in Madurai and ransacked it.

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            Sorry not other regions but religions.

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              Noone is pure and we all have some sort of mixture in us. However, we identify ourselves with our core or greater element and not with some negligible amount of mixed blood or ancestry amongst us. My paternal great grandmother was English, this does not mean I am English, or white European, Iam still a Tamil with some English ancestry on my father’s side. This is the same with the Sri Lankan Muslims, the Arab element in them is very negligible and all previous DNA studies have stated this fact. Contrary to what they state about their Arab ancestry, they have far below average Arab in their genetic makeup. The latest genetic studies an on Sri Lankan, which was comprehensive and thorough have only conformed this and went further to say that the entire Sri Lankan population are genetically the same, and this includes the Sri Lankan Muslims and they never originated from the Arabian gulf or any part of Western Asia but from South Asia, meaning South India. The so-called Arab element that they love to boast is so watered down and only found in a few hundred families that too a very distant male ancestor, that it cannot be traced.

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                When the Portuguese called them Moors it had nothing to do with their race or ethnicity but with their religion, as the only Muslims they met before their travel, were the Moors from North Africa who ruled the Iberian Peninsula for almost 1000 years and were only chased out around the 15TH century. This is the reason they called every Muslim they met a Moor, especially the South Asian variety. The Dutch rulers openly stated the Moors of Sri Lanka are Tamil Mohammedans. Even many British colonial officers and historians have believed and written down from their close observations that the Moors in Sri Lanka are Tamils Mohammedans and the Arab element in them is very negligible. 1891 there were around 185000 Moors on the island, Half of these were Coastal Moors and the others Ceylon Moors. The Coastal Moors are Tamils from the Coromandel coast in South India and still maintained very close family and marital ties with their South Indian homeland. The Ceylon Moors are also having a South Indian origin but have arrived on the island a few generations ago and even amongst them 95% of them are pure Tamils and only 5% of them show some impress of an Arab or other foreign descent and even these people admit that they are purely Tamil on their maternal side but have some Arab on their paternal side.

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      Chiv,
      Unfortunately, you aren’t RICH as even the poorest Palestinians!!??
      Money, wealth matters, should acknowledge!!!???
      hope you see my drift!!!???

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    Mohamed Harees
    You say, “……. the response of Arab governments in particular and Muslim world leaders in general to Israel’s war on Gaza have been shameful – feeble and flimsy..”
    NO. ABSOLUTELY NOT! This is another article trying to DIVERT the rising fury against Israel and the US towards Arab countries. Who will benefit? Israel and CIA. We have already seen the CIA in action at the airport in Makhachkala, Russia and in Deir al-Balah in Central Gaza. I warn Arab countries to be vigilant about sudden violence incited by the CIA.
    Arab and Muslim leaders have already raised their voice in the United Nations. We have never seen such unity for Palestine in the past.
    Cont’d…..

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      Natives have every right to fight against settler colonists. My Sinhalese ancestors fought against three settler colonists for over 400 years. Israelis already have their own land. They have absolutely no right to occupy Palestine territories and establish new Israel settlements there. The two-state solution is already on paper. It has to be implemented formally.
      We must understand that the Palestine Question can only be resolved through diplomacy at the United Nations. Right now, the United Nation is terrorized by the US and Israel. The commendable humanitarian work done by the Secretary General of the United Nations for Palestine has earned the wrath of Israel. What is remarkable is, unlike before, the whole world minus former colonists stands by the UN and Palestine today.
      Within three weeks, Israel has killed over 8000 people in Gaza with the approval of the US. Shaming Arab leaders doesn’t stop Israel’s genocide.
      We have never been this close to solving the Palestine Question before. Therefore, stay focused, everyone.

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        “Natives have every right to fight against settler colonists”. Well said. In the same token, natives of Srilanka, Veddhas and Dravidians have every right to fight against settler colonists of Bengali criminal descent, who have appropriated the land.

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          Dr GS,
          That is different “Kettle of Fish”!!!???
          Not at all acceptable as a ‘Sinhala Buddhist Doctrine’ and the genetics of Sinhale!!??
          Though they copulated with the Veddhas on arrival, they found the inadequacy of sorts and preferred the ‘Pandian’ Princesses. from South India, which in SB mindset is left drowned in Antiquity, so as to differentiate with the Tamils, which they claim are NEW IMPORTS couple of hundred years OLD as of TODAY – 31ST OCTOBER 1823!!??
          Intelligentsia of modern Sri Lanka!!!???
          WHAT FOR THE TELLING!!!???

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam
          Dravidian? What Dravidian? Dravida is a collection of languages.
          Tamils are not native to Sinhaladvipa (or Ceylon or Sri Lanka).
          1. British colonial records prove that Sinhalaese are the native race in Ceylon. (The word “nationality” was invented by the British to differentiate native Sinhalese from Indian Malabaris.) Indian Malabaris were later divided as Indian Tamils and Indian Muslims.
          In 1911 population records, Indian Malabaris who lived in Jaffna were identified as Ceylon Tamils. That is how the history of Tamils started in Sinhaladvipa.
          2. In Dutch population records, Tamils were mentioned as “Malabar inhabitants of the province of Jaffna”.
          3. The Portuguese writers have called migrants from India as “Indian Malabaris” who worshipped an obscene object. (Their words, not mine.)
          4. Even in population and property records (‘Lekam Miti’) maintained by the Sinhalese in Sinhaladvipa prior to the Portuguese era, there is no mention of Tamils.
          Malabari origin J.R. Jayewardene banned teaching history in Sri Lankan schools so that Malabari Tamils can spread their fake homeland propaganda.

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam
          SJ
          Through British/German translations of our history, I can easily prove the “Vijaya Hora” story is a made-up one.

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        “My Sinhalese ancestors fought against three settler colonists for over 400 years. “
        Were not your Sinhalese ancestors also the settler colonists that came to this country with certain caste identities?

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          SJ,
          Yes Indeed!!! Stand corrected NOW!!???
          They have a DISTINCT History and Heritage too, well and truly STANDING OUT in itself, without DOUBT!!!???
          What one should remember, is that, special status of ‘COMING THROUGH’ on a SPECIAL IMPORT LICENCE (SIL) ASSIST EXPORT PROMOTION of COMODITIES – ‘KURUNDHU’ – SATIATE EURO PALLET!?
          Nowadays, the SL Controller of Imports and Exports issues such for transactions dealing with Commodities only for consumption – FOOD etc!!!
          Well those THEM DAYS perhaps were so DIFFERENT!!!???
          Whatever the case may be, WE WELCOME YOU with open hands!!!???
          After all, “CHILDREN OF ONE MOTHERS WOMB”!!?? South India – Dravidian, No mistake of Aryans!?
          All myths have been clarified, beyond all reasonable DOUBT for all times!!!???
          “Brethren in Arms”

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          Champa,
          “My Sinhalese ancestors fought against three settler colonists for over 400 years.”
          They must have been pretty bad at fighting if they took 400 years to beat 3 people.

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            old codger
            I forgive you because you are a non-Sinhalese who never learned our history.
            But, you can still learn who were the world’s mightiest military in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries and how my ancestors defeated them in many battles using cannons, muskets, gingals and hand grenades, and through sheer bravery, determination and war tactics that stunned the enemy. The Portuguese and the Dutch armies were never allowed to come inland. They were defeated and were confined to coastal areas. The Dutch transferred their lands to the British in 1796. They took over Sinhaladvipa through a treacherous agreement. Even after the Kandyan treachery, Sinhalese fought many battles against the British.

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          SJ
          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam
          Through British/German translations of our history, I can easily prove the “Vijaya Hora” story is a made-up one.

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        “My Sinhalese ancestors fought against three settler colonists for over 400 years. “
        There is proverb in “Like the way the path to Kote was shown to Portuguese”. The saying describes the history of how the very first colonialists, (1.) Portuguese were brought into the Kote Palace. All what the “Sinhala Buddhist Intellectuals can do is bluffing like Champawati”; that is the meaning of that saying. You know all the tricks the Evil Emperor plays to cheat and get the installments from IMF. It was Sinhala Mercenaries fought in Jaffna to capture Chankilian for Portuguese. Wimala Dhramasuriyan abandoned Buddhism to marry a Portuguese servant girl. But she didn’t sleep with him. He didn’t have children, so he wrote the Kote Kingdom to Portuguese, after his death. Under agreement, Spain and (2.) Netherland received the Kote kingdom. In Kandy, Ehelepola and Pilimatalawe fought for the Chief Minister post within them. Pilimatalawe had Ehelepola’s kids’ heads ground in a wooden motor by their mothers’ hand. Then both got together and wrote the Kandyan Accord to hand over the Kandy Kingdom to the (3). British.

        Champawati having trouble breathing. JVP, after 1989, stopped distributing opium to its girls & boys. It looks like Rowdy Royal’s Kasippu barrels are still overflowing. Play Boy Minister wants to become the EP, dethroning Evil. Anuradha and Ampittiya Sumanan Rathinam know better politics than Champawati, don’t they?

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          “Like the way the path to Kote was shown to Portuguese”
          That idiom (Paramgiya kotuwa giya wage) is about how the Portuguse got misled and lost their way.
          It has no other significance.

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        ISRAELIS ALREADY HAVE THEIR OWN LAND. They have ABSOLUTELY NO RIGHT TO OCCUPY PALESTINE TERRITORIES AND ESTABLISH NEW ISRAEL SETTLEMENTS THERE. The two-state solution is already on paper. It has to be implemented formally.
        “Please interpolate ISRAELIS WITH SINHALESE AND PALESTINE territories WITH TAMIL Territories”
        TWO-STATE SOLUTION – INTERPOLATE 13TH AMENDMENT & Indo-Lanka ACCORD 1987!!!!????
        WHAT a SPECTACULAR REVELATION!!!??? WHAT SIMILARITY??? Nay??? IDENTICAL SITUATION!!!???
        You are a legend, unmatched ever before, NOE or henceforth in this UNIVERSE!!!???
        What an IMPECCABLE INTELLECT and REVELATION!!!????

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          DISREGARD “NOE” AND PLEASE SUPPLANT “NOW”!!??

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    What a rant, didn’t bother to read it in full. So, another double standard of the West but I fail to see the relevance for Ukrainian support & Israel support, so didn’t bother to continue reading. Bombing civilians is ‘collateral’ damage in military terms but when terrorists are holding civilians as human shields, can we question justification? Gaza is controlled by Hamas, its population brainwashed, not even the legitimate Palestinian Authority is welcome in Gaza by its own people.
    For all those whose hearts bleed at the Israeli genocide, please also spare a thought for the innocent Israeli civilians, including children, who were murdered in cold blood or taken hostage. ‘

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      R-UK
      One has to see things in context and have a sense of proportion.

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    Those who came here to escape tyranny are now cheering the tyrants they left behind

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/10/31/islamism-is-the-ideology-of-failure/

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