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Sri Lanka Must Offer Full Support To The Ongoing UN Investigation: David Cameron

“I’m sure many people celebrating today will be thinking of loved ones overseas, especially in Sri Lanka. When I met with President Sirisena in Downing Street last month I offered my support for the steps his government has begun to take to address the issues of the past. But I was also clear that the Government must go further and that they must continue to offer full support to the ongoing UN investigation” said David Cameron.

David Cameron

David Cameron

Issuing a statement on Tamil and Sinhalese New Year the British Prime Minister said;  “I would like to send my best wishes to everyone in Britain, Sri Lanka and around the world celebrating Aluth Avurudda and to all Tamil communities celebrating Puthandu today. It’s a time when millions of people will be coming together with families, friends and neighbours to celebrate their New Year.

“But it is also a time to remember the fantastic contribution Tamil and Sinhalese communities make to Britain. We see it around us, every single day – in our schools and our hospitals, in the arts and businesses – you play an incredibly important and positive role.

“I’m sure many people celebrating today will be thinking of loved ones overseas, especially in Sri Lanka. When I met with President Sirisena in Downing Street last month I offered my support for the steps his government has begun to take to address the issues of the past. But I was also clear that the Government must go further and that they must continue to offer full support to the ongoing UN investigation.

“I hope that this New Year will bring communities closer together in helping to heal the wounds of the past.

“To everyone celebrating Puthandu and Aluth Avurudda I wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year.”

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    Listen everybody: the Head Prefect is saying something.

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      Why can’t Sri Lanka give full support for the UN investigation and be done with it?

      Surely, they must have something serious to hide!

      Too late, the evidence is all out there in satellite images, films and war witness reports: US, UN and India have it all.

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        Cameron has out done Miliband in terms of shrewd, diplomatic language. There is something for everyone in Cameron’s message.
        Both Sinhalese and Tamils in UK, please do not forget to vote for Tories.

        However, Cameron mixed New Year with the most sensitive political issue. Hoping to bag even more Tamil votes.

        President Sirisena please return the favor to Cameron come X’mas 2015.

        Please issue a message to all Brits in Sri Lanka, Britain and around the world celebrating X’mas. Remind them of the massive war crimes committed in Iraq & Afghanistan.

        Please ask Cameron & Miliband to expedite the arrest of War Criminal Tony Blair in the dock without delay.

        Cheers!

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          Ben Hurling

          When Cameron visits this island next time tell Gota’s boys to arrest him and drag him all the way to ICC for war crimes committed in Afghan, Iraq, Libya, ….. and during their 250 years of colonial rule.

          I wonder why Gota’s boys didn’t arrest him in the first place when Cameron roamed around Colombo and Jaffna.

          Do you know why?

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            Native,

            I would support such a move.

            Do you think Hillary would endorse a resolution at UNHRC in Geneva against UK leaders such as Blair & Cameron? Like she did not hesitate on Sri Lanka, Kenya, Sierra Leone or Ivory Coast etc.

            If she does not, why? Think about it.

            Cheers!

            PS: Once we have the resolution in place, followed by an impartial, transparent investigation leading to a conviction, we can let Gota’s White Van Dog Regiment out. At least Tony Blair.

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              Ben Hurling

              “Do you think Hillary would endorse a resolution at UNHRC in Geneva against UK leaders such as Blair & Cameron?”

              Good question.

              Not at the moment nor in the foreseeable future nor against English speaking people/countries.

              However the pertinent question is how did we little islanders end up in such a mess.

              Go back to 1948 and see how badly the island has been governed and all that shouldn’t be done had been foolishly done in the name of the majoritarianism. This is the result of cumulative stupidity of the rulers.

              The only way forward is to renounce and condemn the smart ass patriots and form a Truth and Reconciliation Commission which should unearth the truth nothing but truth.

              I am not interested in punishing the war criminals. Those who think they are untouchables then they should be brought to their senses by sentencing them appropriately to fit the crime.

              Investigation, confession, own up the crimes, say sorry, and move on. The long arm of the law should go after the smart ass patriots and charge them, including war crime deniers.

              What USA, Europe, English speaking people do or do not do is not our problem. Our problem is do the right thing.

              Do you want to follow them to the bottom.

              International diplomacy is all about our interest in your country, at any costs.

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                Native,

                I could live with your proposal. I fully endorse it.

                Cheers!

                PS: Truth, not Cameron, Miliband or Hillary shall set us free.

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                  “”Truth, not Cameron, Miliband or Hillary shall set us free. “”

                  UK’s diversity has only created a problem like it is easy to fire a white but never that easy to fire a black or woman.
                  Free society of Cameron gave birth to English riots and many of whom were minorities too born in the UK.

                  What UK folk misses is the caning at school and home. In the continent they don’t cane but are made to understand. While UK is built on Shakespearean tragedy- ‘Allo ‘Allo!
                  You put your left boot in
                  You take your left boot out
                  You do a lot of shouting
                  And you shake your fist about
                  You light a little smokey
                  And you burn down the town
                  That’s what it’s all about
                  Heil!
                  Aah, Himmler Himmler Himmler—.

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                  Ben Hurling

                  “PS: Truth, not Cameron, Miliband or Hillary shall set us free.”

                  If the state and its rulers don’t treat their people well even Cameron’s great grandfather would grope your family if he is still alive.

                  “I could live with your proposal. I fully endorse it.”

                  What are you going to do about it?

                  Don’t let the smart ass crooks hide behind LTTE, Diaspora, Hilary, Milliband, Cameron, TNA, Sambandan, ………………. Tamils, …

                  Enemies are within.

                  Liberate Buddhism from Sinhala/Buddhists people will take care of Buddhism.

                  Liberate Sinhalese and Buddhists from Sinhala/Buddhist smart ass patriots the people will take care of Sinhalese and Buddhists.

                  Liberate the country from crooks the people will take care of the island.

                  Don’t let crooks, racists, bigots, war criminals, and war crime deniers hide behind smart ass patriotism for they will continue to perceive enemies within and without and sell paranoia to the entire people. That will boost arms purchases and rapidly increase bank balances for a few.

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                    the island is more left leaning because only 14% live in a urban setting.

                    If you liberate them all then like Lenin they wont know what to do in their nakedness teach them Burlesque then.

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      David Cameron

      RE: Sri Lanka Must Offer Full Support To The Ongoing UN Investigation: David Cameron

      “I’m sure many people celebrating today will be thinking of loved ones overseas, especially in Sri Lanka. When I met with President Sirisena in Downing Street last month I offered my support for the steps his government has begun to take to address the issues of the past. But I was also clear that the Government must go further and that they must continue to offer full support to the ongoing UN investigation” said David Cameron.

      Yes, there should be an investigation, and put this behind and move on. What about IRAQ and the Lies that were spilled out? The whole country is being distracted and spending years of wasted effort, in order to save a handful of war criminals. Fortunately, most of the war criminals from the LTTE Side, Velupillai Prabakaran et al.. were summarily executed, yes executed, by the current war criminals. They, the current living criminals, had no hesitation to imprison the real hero, Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka, on trumped up charges, but did kill journalists.

      How ever, there were many innocents who were executed as well, without due process. The LTTE VP et al. followed the same procedure.

      Remember, Dresden, Hamburg bombings?

      Remember IRAQ? Libya? Syria? Afghanistan, 1925? Short Memories? The Lies?

      According to U.S. President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the coalition mission was “to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, to end Saddam Hussein’s support for terrorism, and to free the Iraqi people.”[22]

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_invasion_of_Iraq

      Remember, 2003 invasion of Iraq. 1 million Dead, Form ISIS, ISIL, Mess Up Libya and Syria, Help Wahhabi Fundamentalism, who follow the Devil, Satan?

      The 2003 invasion of Iraq lasted from 19 March to 1 May 2003 and signaled the start of the conflict that later came to be known as the Iraq War, which was dubbed Operation Iraqi Freedom by the United States (prior to 19 March, the mission in Iraq was called Operation Enduring Freedom, a carryover from the conflict in Afghanistan).[20] The invasion consisted of 21 days of major combat operations, in which a combined force of troops from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invaded Iraq and deposed the Ba’athist government of Saddam Hussein. The invasion phase consisted primarily of a conventionally fought war which concluded with the capture of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad by American forces.

      Four countries participated with troops during the initial invasion phase, which lasted from 19 March to 9 April 2003. These were the United States (148,000), United Kingdom (45,000), Australia (2,000), and Poland (194). 36 other countries were involved in its aftermath. In preparation for the invasion, 100,000 U.S. troops were assembled in Kuwait by 18 February.[21] The coalition forces also received support from Kurdish irregulars in Iraqi Kurdistan.

      According to U.S. President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the coalition mission was “to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, to end Saddam Hussein’s support for terrorism, and to free the Iraqi people.”[22]

      General Wesley Clark, the former Supreme NATO Allied Commander and Joint Chiefs of Staff Director of Strategy and Policy, describes in his 2003 book, Winning Modern Wars, his conversation with a military officer in the Pentagon shortly after the 11 September attacks regarding a plan to attack seven Middle Eastern countries in five years: “As I went back through the Pentagon in November 2001, one of the senior military staff officers had time for a chat. Yes, we were still on track for going against Iraq, he said. But there was more. This was being discussed as part of a five-year campaign plan, he said, and there were a total of seven countries, beginning with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia and Sudan.”[23] Others place a much greater emphasis on the impact of the 11 September 2001 attacks, and the role this played in changing U.S. strategic calculations, and the rise of the freedom agenda.[24][25] According to Blair, the trigger was Iraq’s failure to take a “final opportunity” to disarm itself of alleged nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons that U.S. and British officials called an immediate and intolerable threat to world peace.[26]

      In a January 2003 CBS poll, 64% of Americans had approved of military action against Iraq; however, 63% wanted Bush to find a diplomatic solution rather than go to war, and 62% believed the threat of terrorism directed against the U.S. would increase due to war.[27] The invasion of Iraq was strongly opposed by some long-standing U.S. allies, including the governments of France, Germany, and New Zealand.[28][29][30] Their leaders argued that there was no evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and that invading the country was not justified in the context of UNMOVIC’s 12 February 2003 report. On 15 February 2003, a month before the invasion, there were worldwide protests against the Iraq War, including a rally of three million people in Rome, which is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest ever anti-war rally.[31] According to the French academic Dominique Reynié, between 3 January and 12 April 2003, 36 million people across the globe took part in almost 3,000 protests against the Iraq war.[32]

      The invasion was preceded by an air strike on the Presidential Palace in Baghdad on 19 March 2003. The following day, coalition forces launched an incursion into Basra Province from their massing point close to the Iraqi-Kuwaiti border. While the special forces launched an amphibious assault from the Persian Gulf to secure Basra and the surrounding petroleum fields, the main invasion army moved into southern Iraq, occupying the region and engaging in the Battle of Nasiriyah on 23 March. Massive air strikes across the country and against Iraqi command and control threw the defending army into chaos and prevented an effective resistance. On 26 March, the 173rd Airborne Brigade was airdropped near the northern city of Kirkuk, where they joined forces with Kurdish rebels and fought several actions against the Iraqi army to secure the northern part of the country.

      The main body of coalition forces continued their drive into the heart of Iraq and met with little resistance. Most of the Iraqi military was quickly defeated and Baghdad was occupied on 9 April. Other operations occurred against pockets of the Iraqi army including the capture and occupation of Kirkuk on 10 April, and the attack and capture of Tikrit on 15 April. Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and the central leadership went into hiding as the coalition forces completed the occupation of the country. On 1 May, an end of major combat operations was declared, ending the invasion period and beginning the military occupation period.

      The 2003 invasion of Iraq was the most recent armed conflict between standing national armies causing at least 1,000 battle deaths,[33] until the outbreak of the War in Donbass between Ukraine and possible involvement of the Russian military in 2014.[34]

    • 3
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      He is Deputy Head Prefect. Obama is the Head Prefect.

    • 8
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      Hey Lal, this only applies to the students, not garbage collectors of the school, that is you. So don’t worry about what David Cameron is saying.

    • 0
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      The Head Prefect, in as much as the Labour leader, share one new
      reality that the world recognises post-5/2009. There are 2 Nations in this island, as it was prior to 1515. No amount of Mahanayakas,
      the beastly and rowdy BBS created by the Rajapakses, the many Ravanas, the Sinhala Buddhist armed forces can do little about this increasingly growing recognition. All they can do is cause a little more blood-letting – and that will probably be the end.

      Backlash

  • 16
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    General election on 7th May, says it all.

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      Taraki

      “General election on 7th May, says it all.”

      Are you excited?

      Whom are you going to vote? Probably you would like to vote for the most bigoted party in UK. UKIP, British Defense League, or The Official Monster Raving Loony Party, …. JHU the Sinhala/Buddhist equivalent?

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        Attaching a valve to a sewer line does not make a party `fascist` but concerned that their way of life is being eroded.
        Mind you today most British’s are immigrants and many a very first Asian entry just before WW1 and most Anglo Indians are sympathiser’s and members of UKIP Defence League. It’s the group whether at Russia, China or USA.
        Did you know the high and mighty Parse community of TATA and Lankan parses don’t want to be associated with the present influx of Zoroastrians from Iran and have moved court in India???
        Aryan horu appe ratte horu with Buddhist monk link.

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    David Boy, you think you’re being diplomatic. While this might bring some Sinhalese votes, the shrewd badass Tamils are all going to vote against you. No wonder they are doing “very well” in your kingdom.

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      Off The Wall

      “While this might bring some Sinhalese votes, the shrewd badass Tamils are all going to vote against you.”

      Why worry about your former colonial masters when smart ass patriots are ever ready to vote for the most odious clan back to power.

  • 7
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    First we heard Ed Milliband speak on supporting external investigation.
    Now David Cameron lending support for Investigation.

    ITS ELECTION TIME.

    I suppose they both are thinking the Sri Lankan voters in the UK are as gullible as those in Sri Lanka.

    Lets wait ffor the UK result on the vote..

    THIRU: If there are Satallite images why do we need UN Investigations? Of course, India has war witness reports as it was only Indian reporters and military observers were allowed during the final days of the war.Indian wanted to see how SLA was going to annhilate the LTTE as they could not.
    Sooo… what investigation are we talking here. India can file those reports and witnesses to Geneva. Why don’t they? Donb’t tell me they have nothing adverse?

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    It is not fair to blame US or UK for your stupidity. When they gave Srilanka their full support or sell their off-dated weapons to these 3rd world Veda idiots to wipe out Freedom fighters-LTTE and poor innocent people together, Singhalese are very happy with US and UK. But with those us/uk weapons Gotha mixed some chemical bombs to wipe out hole village. You can’t kill innocent people and escape from human punishment or from God’s punishment. Not only killing is sin but also defending a killer is a big sin. The people defending killers like Gotha and MR are earning karma points for the future. We always wonder why God punish some people again and again-because they accumulated so much Karma. Gotha, MR , Duglus and their associates will rod to death.

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      Senthil

      Does your principles apply to your pious LTTE?

      Free-Don fighters killinginnocent Sinhalese in border villages? My foot!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep funding your Peelam war!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 9
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    In the next Srilankan election, only the worst stupid people and MPs support MR &Co. Their political life is finished. The powerful countries including India will never allow those idiots to stand up. They are dead wood, have to be removed from the jungle, may be used for firewoon- do not go behind them and ruin your future. Happy new year to all Srilankans. Hinduism and Buddhism are brother and sister, fighting among us is the big stupidity -discard all resist/opportunist politicians.

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    When the UN Investigation was first proposed, we had a splendid opportunity for debate but instead our President portrayed the macho image and refused to co-operate. Had there been war crimes committed, an investigation would have exposed exactly who were to blame and dealt with because hand on heart, an overwhelming majority of Sri Lankans would not condone evil. This non-cooperation is dealing us a double blow as our enemies will no doubt present their concocted evidence unchallenged.

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      Haha an election seems to be around the corner… These LOSERS I call..need to worry more about those THEY killed in Iraq,Syria,Afghanistan,Pakistan,Egypt,Yemen and other places. Now they are shedding crocodile tears for the Tamils who lost lives in SL… Yes its sad BUT YOU Brits are making it a political tool just to bag some Tamil votes.

      Have ANY of YOU felt bad for the families of those killed in the countries mentioned above by YOUR forces? NO why? coz not many from those countries are living in UK or have claimed asylum/refuge… The double standards of the west has come to light..ppl know of your ulterior motives…

      You may fool some people sometime, many people sometime NOT all the people all the time…

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      ……but then again how can MR agree to let them do an investigation where he and Gota would be implicated ? MR and Gota have been trying all that is within their power to sweep the issue under the carpet.. BUT God has other ways of doing things….

      get ready……………… MR and Gota… to face a day that u never thought would dawn…

  • 5
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    Opportunist nig nog, looking for Tamil diaspora votes

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      bo

      “Opportunist nig nog, looking for Tamil diaspora votes”

      All politicians are opportunists and nothing new about them.

      Maithiri and Mahinda went after Tamil & Muslim votes.

      Cameron does not look like a black person, please stop driving immediately and visit an optician right away for you might end up groping the wrong woman or talking to a lamp post.

      When will you stupid people stop using offensive slang to describe blacks?

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        Uruwarige(meaning:pigs’clan)N.V,

        Bluntly calling ‘blacks’ is offencive too!!!!!!!

  • 7
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    Interesting to see how this big wigs trying to fatten their vote base by charming us. Obviously Tamil diaspora vote mean more to them numerically and they have to go for that. Cameron is diplomatic but that idiot Milibanda has openly showed his stupid ambitions and has taken drastic steps disregarding the ground realities in SL.If they are genuinely concerned of us disregarding the vote base that is well and good. However,story is different .Election is at the doorstep and anything for vote hunting. All the best Guys. We know you don’t care about us but it doesn’t matter it doesn’t bother us any more.

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    MAhinda Rajapakse’s direction was right.

    Sri lanka should develop close relationships with China and Russia because iNDIA is not capable of protecting Sri lanka.

    Sri lanka should not give into western demands.

    IF needed become another Cuba in the east.

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    Jim softy

    “Sri lanka should develop close relationships with China and Russia because iNDIA is not capable of protecting Sri lanka.”

    Protecting from whom?

    Sinhala/Buddhists?

    “IF needed become another Cuba in the east.”

    No Cuba is moving out of it self imposed regressive socialism.

    How about becoming a North Korea?

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    “Sri Lanka Must Offer Full Support To The Ongoing UN Investigation: David Cameron”

    Why must Sri Lanka give support to External Forces, bent on Vengeance?

    She and the new President, have enough problems of their own, trying to keep the Peace among her own People.

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    I strongly feel that we have to change the stance of the lion emblem on our flag. The present stance of the lion is standing on three legs and holding the sword with one and the tail is curled up exposing his a– h— which is a temptation for everyone to poke their finger up which includes even our own Sri Lankans. In view of this suggest that we lower the tail in such a way that his
    a– h— is covered so that no one can see it nor finger it.
    Moreover, lion is for strength, power, might and majesty and we are still to find a leader to match these characteristics. From independence in 1948 to now our leaders were lambs and foxes until 1990 and then came the wolves followed by
    hyenas which would devour skin, flesh and the bones. Now we again have the lambs mixed up with foxes and little hyenas. I wonder where we are heading.

  • 0
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    The UK 2010 general election all over again

    “with UK elections on the horizon and many Tamils living in Labour constituencies with slim majorities, the government is paying particular attention to Sri Lanka, with Miliband (David) recently remarking to Waite that he was spending 60 per cent of his time at the moment on Sri Lanka”.

    Richard Mills, US Embassy via Wikileaks

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    Both these politicians (Cameron & milliband) and other British politicians all want is not the future of Sri Lanka, they all want and lick the bottoms, boots of Tamil diaspora, because their political campaigns depend on ill gotten Tamil money. They both know diaspora is swindling the social security system, none of them have balls to challenge the Tamils for defrauding, fear of losing the funding. All this talk is for the gallery, not for the benefit of fair play, either Sri Lanka or any political hot spot, where the British can make a quick pound, they will exploit.

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    FDI did not flow as expected in 2002. This was a very big blow. If we do not show trasperency inthe later stages of war we face santctions and drying up of FDI.Promises have being made for IMF, World Bank low interest loans. FDI are promised.
    We are not generating money from our infra structue investments. We need an Independent Inquiry. We need not fear false and forged documents by the LTTE.We must hold them accountable for their crimes.Our Field Marshel and President can defend us succesfully.

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    We are sick and tired about hearing what you have to say about Sri Lanka’s war against Tamil (LTTE) terrorists that once devastated Sri Lanka costing thousands of innocent lives and to be making statements such as this. You Brits and Americans are fighting an endless war against Islamic countries that is ruining those countries while killing hundreds of thousands of innocent women, children and men for the sake of so called threats that pose the West. You people (Tony Blare) violated UN’s refusal to sanction war measures against Iraq costing millions of lives and then get off without any being blamed and so has been in many other countries in the Middle East and elsewhere. It is no wonder that these countries such as Iran are looking out to develop weaponry to beat the western aggression and invasion by king the fight to the shores of those very countries (USA, UK etc) despite so called economic sanctions imposed on them.

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