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Sri Lankan Partnership In Bombing, Starving & Helping “The Gaza Fund”

By Mass L. Usuf

Mass Usuf

“At least 30,000 people killed and 70,457 injured in Gaza. I am appalled by the tragic human toll” said the UN Secretary General Antonio Gutteres yesterday. This is the updated score card of the Israeli genocide.

Now, aptly dubbed as the “Flour Massacre”, on 29 February 2024 more than 117 people were killed and 760 injured in Gaza City by Israeli troops firing at starving people gathering to receive rare distribution of food. Aid trucks carrying flour were believed to be on the way. The pathological liar Israel said, “deaths due a stampede”. In another version said, “Israel forces fired only warning shots to control the crowd.”

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), reports there are 2.2 million people in Gaza who are malnourished. Nearly 600,000 are a step away from starving to death. Israel is using ‘HUNGER’ as a method of warfare.

Sri Lanka Score card

Kumari and husband (a daily wage labourer), are pondering which of the three children should be sent to school. Of the two girls and one boy, they are considering keeping back the two girls and sending only the boy to school.  Reason – no money to purchase the items in the book list, school bag, uniform, shoes, transport etc. for each of the three kids. There is no electricity in the house as it had been recently disconnected for non-payment. Kumari in desperation is going around seeking help to pay her water bill before that too gets disconnected.

Fahima is a grandmother who is taking care of four kids of her late daughter, who died very young after battling cancer. The father a drug addict has abandoned the kids. Fahima receives an emergency call from the school.  She rushes to find her granddaughter has had a seizure (fit). The child is unresponsive, staring into space, no speech and stiff body. The six-year-old is rushed to the Lady Ridgeway hospital. Apparently, the cumulative effect psychologically on that innocent child’s mind of a life in misery, poverty and hopelessness.  Upon inquiry, did the child have breakfast. The grandmother very sadly replies, “No”.

There are at least a million of such Kumaris, Fahimas and Eashwaris in our country right now. This is the Sri Lankan score card.

Unbearably distressing

The sordid tale of Gaza is revealing. The bloody graphics splashed over the media is sufficient to humble any reasonable person. The bloodcurdling screams of little children mercilessly slaughtered in their thousands reverberates in the sky. Purposely humiliating, dishonouring and degrading the dignity and integrity of a self-respecting innocent population in Gaza disturbs the conscience of decent human beings. The intimidating 65-ton-Merkawa tanks and heavy artillery shelling brutally murdering men, women, children, sick and the elderly who are fleeing for their lives emotionally paralyses the mind. The indiscriminate air offensive operations destroying homes and residential buildings and aerial bombardment of hospitals, schools, places of religious worship are continuing while this is being written.

As civilised people, to witness the wicked deprivation of food and water for a desperate people, the basics for human survival, is a slap in our face. Do not we have any sense of shame on ourselves? What has happened to our conscience? Have our sense of right and wrong become numbed? How can anyone be a silent onlooker of the barbarity and savagery of such phenomenal proportion inflicted upon another human being? Can any person with the slightest sense of sanity, justice and humanity ever commit such atrocities? Or, does this reflect the bloodthirsty and vicious mental state of the Israelis? One is forced to ask, “Are these human beings or devils incarnate?”

Those with the moral fibre have come out globally, in millions, against what has rightly been termed as, “Genocide”.

The Complicit Global Policeman

The United States of America for the third time vetoed on 20 February 2024, a United Nation Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire. This same US endorsed the inclusion of crimes against humanity for German leaders to be tried by the International Military Tribunal (IMT) in Nuremberg. Article 6(c) of the Tribunal’s Charter defined Crimes against Humanity as:

“Murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation, and other inhumane acts committed against any civilian population, before or during the war, or persecutions on political, racial or religious grounds in execution of or in connection with any crime ….”  (Roberts and Guelff 1989).  Three elements of the definition clearly stood out: (a) ‘before or during the war;’ (b) ‘against any civilian population’, and ….”  (Offenses against the Laws of Humanity: International Action, G.J. Andreopoulos).

The very same Western powers which authored these laws are today hypocritically turning a blind eye to the laws they so diligently and judiciously established.

Mentally incompetent Biden

The worldwide protests against the genocide are constantly and persistently calling for a ceasefire; To allow humanitarian aid and medicines to enter Gaza.

It is not clear if the 81-year-old Joe Biden understands this. Medical professionals are demanding Biden take a mental competency test. Special Counsel Robert Hur revealed that he cannot remember facts about his own life and career.

The hypocrisy and brazen double standards of the United States have urged the Houthis, an armed outfit in Yemen, to spring into action. To stop this genocide, they decided to pressure Israel by strangling the import of arms and other weaponry into the country. The Houthis issued several warnings to commercial vessel owners not to sail via the Red Sea taking cargo and weapons to Israel ports. At the start, no one took the threat seriously. The Houthis true to their word attacked several vessels sailing the Red Sea. This had a severe impact on Israel. In response, USA and its lackey, the UK bombed targets inside Yemen.

Ignorance, Opportunist or Stupid

The Sri Lankan government will be grossly responsible for partnering with these merchants of death. The government had no hesitation to abide by the order of United States to send a naval boat to support the monitoring efforts in the conflict area (now has been denied). There is no big deal here, with a small naval boat amidst aircraft carriers!  However, what the US wants is this public relations effort that other countries are helping Israel – Sri Lanka is willing pawn in this game.

Is the Sri Lankan government aiding and abetting this genocide by the transfer of labour to Israel in thousands? These workers may help in the building of illegal settlements on forcefully occupied Palestinian lands, against international law and several UN resolutions condemning such encroachments. These workers will also be filling in the vacancies created by the army reservists who have been called upon to commit the genocide. Is the Sri Lankan government endorsing and acknowledging the ‘license to kill’ more Palestinians?

We are a people whose foundation is on the principles of Metta (kindness), Karuna (compassion), Muditha (joy), Upeksha (equanimity).

There is also an unprecedented warming up of relations with the Israelis. Establishing direct flights between Israel and Sri Lanka; Visits by Senior Israel government officials in a mighty hurry to cosy up with the Sri Lankan pawns.  “For whose benefit?”, one may question. The Israelis are masters of deception.

Gaza Fund Not Needed

President Ranil Wickremesinghe needs to first reflect on the millions of Kumaris, Fahimas and Eashwaris within our country. First, feed our children in starvation. There is no need for a call for Gaza fund. On the contrary, if President Ranil is sincere he will join the countries which censures Israeli genocide. If he is truly sincere, he must actively join the worldwide call for a ceasefire.  If he is sincere, he will not comfort the Israeli diplomats on his lap. If he is sincere, he would not have permitted the transfer of our labour force to indirectly help in the genocide.

How can he on the one hand act like this and, then, also call for a Gaza fund to help children? Is this not an extension of the hypocrisy and double standards that we are currently witnessing?

Sabbe Satta Bhavantu Sukhitatta – “May all beings be joyful and secure”

*Mass L. Usuf, LL.B (Hons) U.K., Attorney at Law, (Ex-Advisor to former Presidential Private Department of UAE). Can be reached via email at: ctcolumn@yahoo.com

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    They crucified Jesus the same way.

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    21st century South Asian Invention ! Courageous , Heroic , Philanthropic ,
    Shrewd , and at the same time very Humanely Terrifying World Statesman
    BEGGAR !

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    Those who helped and helping Israel have forgotten the reality of their attitudes.
    . President Harry S. Truman wrote in a 1947 diary.
    “The Jews have no sense of proportion nor do they have any judgement on world affairs. The Jews, I find are very, very selfish,”
    In future Crime against Gaza is not the topic but crime agaist- going to be America because ….. this will happen
    Israel sold arms to Argentina during the Falklands War against Britain in 1982. The arms sales to Argentina
    included Douglas A-4 Skyhawk jets.
    Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin agreed to help Argentina during the Falklands War as revenge for Britain.

    The Israelis also trained elite forces(Army & LTTE) for both sides, without either side knowing about the other.
    (By way of Deception’ written by one of the youngest spies that worked for Mossad Victor Ostrovsky in which he has revealed that while offering training to the Sri Lankan forces, the actual training was provided by the Mossad to the LTTE.)

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      Mass Usuf

      “At least 30,000 people killed and 70,457 injured in Gaza. I am appalled by the tragic human toll” said the UN Secretary General Antonio Gutteres yesterday. This is the updated score card of the Israeli genocide.

      Now, aptly dubbed as the “Flour Massacre”, on 29 February 2024 more than 117 people were killed and 760 injured in Gaza City by Israeli troops firing at starving people gathering to receive rare distribution of food. Aid trucks carrying flour were believed to be on the way. The pathological liar Israel said, “deaths due a stampede”. In another version said, “Israel forces fired only warning shots to control the crowd.”

      United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), reports there are 2.2 million people in Gaza who are malnourished. Nearly 600,000 are a step away from starving to death. Israel is using ‘HUNGER’ as a method of warfare.

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        Victor Ostrovsky has also mentioned in the Book that while training the Sri Lankans, the Israeli trainers referred to the Sri Lankans as “monkeys”. Wonder whether they still consider us as “monkeys”.

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          They still do. Also made a movie about us called ‘The Monkey Kingdom”.

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          Did monkeys object?
          If not, what is the issue?

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          Muhandiram,
          I had a German colleague in Qatar that was fired from the Company for calling Indian employees the same thing.
          Best regards

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            L.S.

            Don’t Forget that Israel is called the ‘only democracy in the Middle East’ which permits the Israelis to say and do anything to a Foreigner. On the other hand. Qatar being a Monarchy, a resident. citizen or not is NOT permitted to cause harm to others.

            The West, the Media in particular, is Really BLIND to the Callous Disregard the Israelis have for the Rights, Values and Beliefs of others which any Democratic Order is supposed to recognize and protect.

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        Mass L. Usuf has reflected everyone’s minds in his writings.

        Ranil pities Gaza children, but ignores plight at home, says Dullas

        https://lankaleader.lk/news/7951-ranil-pities-gaza-children-but-ignores-plight-at-home-says-dullas

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      Asgar
      President Harry S. Truman
      decided to nuke Hiroshima & Nagasaki;
      was instrumental in creating the NATO;
      and engaged the US in the Korean War.
      Nice guy?

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    There is solidarity among the capitalist western leaderships that have always used genocide as a means of subjugation and ultimate control of poor dark people and their countries. Therefore, regardless of which party is in power, their solidarity with settler colonial enterprises will remain intact despite the fake hand-wringing and rhetoric by these hypocrites. They also use black faces at international fora to give a semblance of “equality”. (ie the black American woman at the UN security council). The other jackals like Rishi Sunak, proclaim that Britain has always been on the right side of history, whereas the exact opposite is true. There again, a brown face is mouthing the agenda of the supremacist white world order. All progressive states and their peoples must support world powers like China and Russia if they wish to see a better outcome for the world’s poor. My recent article on Gaza attempts to look at some of the background to this genocide.

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      One would always run into problems if one were to view history through a black and white lense, both metaphorically as well as literally.
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      White supremacy has been established and maintained not without a basis.
      .
      This is self-evident because of the simple fact that tolerance to challenges, criticisms and even downright condemnations to white supremacy, and the world they have built, seems to be commoner among the white supremacists than among the sahibs that are brown and are of various other shades from different corners of the planet. This is regardless of whether such challenges, criticisms and condemnations come from within or outside of White Supremacist societies.
      .
      It is true that support for China and Russia is necessary as a strategic measure to see a better outcome for the world in general, but it is doubtful they alone would or could make the world a better place, again for the simple aforementioned reason/s.
      .
      Yes, I agree Fishy Sunak is a jackal and an opportunist. The Right Wing (mainly) White Chrstian Supremacists as you have quite correctly mentioned have specialised in adapting such characters to further their agenda domestically as well as globally.
      .
      There are quite a few others in the making down stream. Cruella Braverman and Vivek pronounced like cake Trumpswamy are two others that come to mind.

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      Support for China or Russia cannot be unconditional.
      Both are capitalist countries, one without pretence of socialism, and the other with.
      Support can only be to the extent that they stand with oppressed people and countries.
      What the collapse of US imperialism holds for the world is hard to predict, and too early at any rate.
      It is important that the Third World remains consistent in its stand on imperialism and resists hegemony of any kind.

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        SJ, capitalist socialism on one side for China and Russia and on the other side is US imperialism. Hard to comprehend their ulterior motives which may affect our acceptance of white supremacy according to another author. Gaza children should not be starved, period. Sad that it is tied up with Israel defending itself when attacked as on Oct.7th. Israel has been punished by God and sent first to Egypt before Moses led them back. Later, due to iniquity, Assyria took them as slaves before they went to the world also. Then, Babylon took them captive and jewish Daniel helped king Nebu. with his dreams. Their final return in 1948 with Herzl and Zionism, Balfour declaration of 1917, prez. Truman endorcing UN partition plan, Israel declaration of Independance, wars that followed, and the biblical promises of the return of Jesus to Jerusalem, the capital of Israel where Trump shifted US embassy to.

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          dtg
          “capitalist socialism” sounds like ‘Christian atheism’.
          The genocide in Palestile has only two sides: the US & Israel and their victims.
          All else from the Good Old Book is utterly irrelevant unless it is meant to mask reality.

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          Hello DTG,
          Most historians doubt that the Exodus to Egypt took place. Apart from your Bible is there any evidence? George Galloway MP suggested that Rishi Sunak was not Moses coming down from Mount Sinai with his Stone Tablets (1st or 2nd attempt). But then again Rishi Sunak is providing Israel with Arms and Intelligence (secret squirrel stuff). In years to come our Grand Children and Gt Grand Children will ask us how could we let this Genocide take place.
          And maybe some of the Christian ones (if there are any left) will ask My God, my God, why have you forsaken the Palestinian Children?
          Best regards

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            LankaScot, There is a video you may wish to watch to get more knowledge about the red sea crossing of jews led by Moses, which Egypt has tried hard to erase but found in Utube video called ” Forbidden footage .. actual location of Red Sea crossing and Mt. Sinai (now in Saudi Arabia) 217.8 MB. It clearly shows the burnt sea shore (the light of glory that led and protected the jews) and the chariot wheels in the water of pharoah’s army that chased and then got drowned. The raised pathway through the water too is still visible and other evidence too. Worth watching

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              Hello DTG
              Regarding the video – next time they go onsite tell them to take a Professional Geologist and a Professional Archaeologist with them. I have dived in many sandy beaches in Qatar and Saudi Arabia with plenty of Coral Formations. Remember sandy beaches have marine life, sea shells, Crab Carapaces and bits of detritus etc. all of which can support Corals
              The so-called molten rock is an Aeolianite formation and I have seen many in the Middle East and even in Orkney. You don’t need a Supernatural explanation ask a Geologist. “This phenomenon is associated with specific climatic conditions that involve humidity, and posterior evaporation of the water, allowing the precipitation of calcium carbonate, which leads to the cementation of coastal carbonate -rich dunes” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eolianite#/media/File:Aeolianite.jpg
              They can even be dated – https://www.academia.edu/6006104/Radiocarbon_dating_of_aeolianite_formation
              The rest of the video is pure speculation; not a single piece of real Archaeological evidence. Why did they not recover any of the “Chariot Wheels” seen on the sea bed?
              There is more evidence of the Hyksos as being the source of the Exodus story than the Moses legend. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-foreign-takeover-ancient-egypt-was-uprising-not-invasion-180975354/

              Best regards

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                LankaScot, There is no next time for me. You asked for evidence apart from bible. Some wheels in the water, the raised pathway which made water part for the Israelites to cross, but drowned the chasing Pharoah’s army, the glory light which guided them through the desert, the manna which fell and fed them, the rock struck to give them water, and the law of commandments from Mt. Sinai to Moses who made the covenant with innocent animal blood on the people and the law and the tabernacle which had to be built are some of many things in the desert to guide them through Rafah into Israel and Jordan. Joshua led them through another miraculous parting of Jordan river near Jericho, into Israel occupied by the Canaanite tribes.

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          David,

          Could’t write this on the previous article, “Gaza: Creating Hell On Earth,” as they closed the comments.

          New Jerusalem could well be America, and Gog and Magog, Russia and China. Or New Jerusalem could be on Mars with God and Magog on Saturn and Uranius….like Stars Wars!
          _
          One would believe the predictions of Revelations if they came BEFORE the advent of Jesus. But all the predictions you mentioned come AFTER the fact……probably John and Apostle trying to push the message with much gusto.

          Jesus never mentioned these predictions, other than to say that he would come again and that he would be seated at the right hand of the Father. Also that Israel would be soon destroyed (happened in AD 70). Even the council of Nicaea took the predictions of Revelations with much skepticism, but with something to speculate on for even they could not determine the time and place of the 2nd coming.

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            rtf, you say that Jesus never mentioned these predictions. In Mat.24 Jesus answered the disciple’s private questions in verse 3 when all this will happen, and the sign of his coming and the end of the age. Jesus said to take heed and not be deceived by false prophets and lawlessness. I found this whole chapter and beyond as a revelation, specially 25,32 where he separates 2 groups, inviting 1 group to inherit his kingdom (vs.34) and vs.41 group to depart to the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels. I believe this will happen. In fact in AD 70 you mention, jews ran away as advised earlier by Jesus and Roman Titus changed the name of Israel to Palestine. Interesting that the name Israel in hebrew did not change

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              David,

              Still Jesus never said he was coming back to the same place, but to a new place where people believed he was the Son of God aka God. They also had to be sorry for their sins like theft of other’s lands, and be forgiven by his precious blood. New place could be anywhere in the universe.

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            rtf, Sorry but New Jerusalem called the Holy City is not in America, but in Rev.21,2 onwards described with its glory as a supernatural city of a perfect cube, with streets of gold. God’s glory is its light and not sun moon and stars and there is no sea. It comes out of heaven prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. Jesus puts the names of the father, new jerusalem and his name on those who believe him.Bible says the time of 2nd coming is not known. Gentiles also became heirs together with believing jews. Gal.4,28 says all one in Christ, not Jew nor Greek,, slave nor free, male nor female, but all Abraham’s seed. Read more to get revelation..

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      Mass L. Usuf has reflected everyone’s minds in his writings.

      Ranil pities Gaza children, but ignores plight at home, says Dullas

      https://lankaleader.lk/news/7951-ranil-pities-gaza-children-but-ignores-plight-at-home-says-dullas

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    “The sordid tale of Gaza is revealing.”

    It’s a textbook case of Malthus. Exponential population growth with limited sustainable resources. On the other side, you have Ashkenazim Jews who are obsessed with a so-called “existential question”, having survived dozens of programs in Europe. If they offered citizenship to all the Palestinians, they would automatically become a minority in their own country. That’s the economic and political angle. There’s a foreign element as well. Israel is a very important arms exporter. Israel greatly helped Sri Lanka to end Tamil Tiger terrorism. Mass L. Usuf will not admit it, but places like Kattankudy would not exist otherwise. So Israel helped to “liberate” Muslims in Sri Lanka while sequestering them in Gaza. This issue is best resolved by the Arab countries, many of whom are still buying weapons from Israel.

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      *pogroms, not programs

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