24 June, 2024

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The Death Of Iranian President & Israel’s Double Jeopardy

By Rajan Philips

Rajan Philips

Last week saw the tragic death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian when their helicopter crashed in bad weather. The two were returning from the opening ceremony for a dam jointly built by Iran and Azerbaijan on the Aras River at their common border. The state funeral for the deceased president and his entourage became a focal point for portraying Iran’s domestic politics and its external outreach. The funeral provided the occasion for the Global South to mark its presence, and for the West its unwelcomeness amidst the ritualistic chants of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.”

Israel, meanwhile, has been dealt with ‘double jeopardy’ blows from the courts in The Hague. First, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) made an application for arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, his Defence Minister Yoav Gallant, as well as Hamas’s leader in Gaza Yahya Sinwar and its political leader Ismail Haniyeh. A few days later the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Israel to stop its assault on Rafah in Gaza. The arrest warrant applications are subject to review by a panel of ICC judges, and even if granted, the warrants would not be legally binding on the warrantees to surrender.

The ICJ ruling, on the other hand, is legally binding but unenforceable by the Court except through a UN Security Council resolution. Yet the two Hague processes are indicative of the growing global pressure on Israel and its principal ally, the US, to stop scorching Gaza. A section of the ICJ ruling also reiterates the Court’s earlier call for the “immediate and unconditional release” of the Israeli hostages held by Hamas.

Neither the deaths in Iran nor the moves in The Hague against Israel are expected to have any significant implications for the short term in either of the two countries or in the region. The transfer of power in Iran is proceeding seamlessly with Vice President Mohammad Mokhber taking over the presidency and his likely endorsement in the national election scheduled for June 28. The uncertainty and speculations are about the succession of the 85 year old Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The late President Raisi was widely expected to succeed Ali Khamenei and the search for an alternative successor would likely open opportunities both for internal power struggle and for regime opponents to take another crack at Iran’s hybrid state.

Equally, there will be no immediate change either in Israel or in Gaza arising from the bold and balanced decisions emanating from The Hague. Mr. Netanyahu was already under pressure from his political rival and war cabinet minister Benny Gantz to come up with a postwar solution for Gaza immediately or to step down from office. Now Gantz and almost all of Israel are united in denouncing the decision of the ICC prosecutor as well as the ICJ ruling.

Hamas has welcomed the ICJ ruling but denounced the prosecutor’s warrant application as an attempt “to equate the victim and the executioner.” Just like pro-Israeli denunciation of the warrant for allegedly drawing a false equivalence between a democratic state and a terrorist organization.” President Biden has called the arrest move “outrageous” and the Republicans in the US Congress have started planning a bipartisan move to pass sanctions on Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan and other ICC officials to punish them for preparing arrest warrants for Netanyahu and his defence minister.

Mixed Reactions

The Biden Administration initially supported the Republican move but is in a bind now after the ICJ ruling. It is one thing to impose sanctions on the prosecutor but quite another to do that against judges. As well, imposing sanctions would be a repeat of the US sanctions during Trump presidency against Khan’s predecessor Fatou Bensouda when she opened investigations, in 2019, into alleged war crimes by the US in Afghanistan and by Israel in the Palestinian territories. So, Mr. Khan is not doing anything new, but the US Democrats at that time ridiculed Trump and the Republicans for imposing sanctions against ICC officials.

And within three months of replacing Trump, in April 2021, the Biden Administration lifted Trump’s sanctions against Ms. Bensouda. Secretary Blinken said at that time while the US continued to “disagree strongly with the ICC’s actions relating to the Afghanistan and Palestinian situations,” the approach of the Biden Administration would be to address its concerns “through engagement with all stakeholders in the ICC process rather than through the imposition of sanctions.” The Secretary and the Administration seemed ready to follow the example of Trump and let the Republicans lead the sanctions process. But the ICJ ruling has created a new roadblock.

Mr. Khan’s warrant application is the first to target the leader of a ‘western country’, which Israel considers itself to be. If approved as requested, the onus will be on member countries to arrest Mr. Netanyahu if he were to visit any of them. There is an outstanding ICC arrest warrant against Vladimir Putin alleging unlawful transfer of Ukrainian children to Russia. The warrant was issued on March 17, 2023, the first against the leader of one of the five permanent member countries of the UN Security Council. The warrant against Putin was welcomed by Ukraine’s western allies including the US, and it has curtailed Mr. Putin’s overseas travel for fear of being arrested.

A majority of western countries have also expressed support for the ICC Prosecutor’s warrant applications for arresting Israeli and Hamas leaders. Ireland, Norway, and Spain have gone further and made a coordinated announcement recognizing Palestine as a state to standing ovations in their respective parliaments. They now join the more than 140 countries that have already recognized Palestinian statehood. None of this would bring about a foreseeable end to the continuing tragedy in Gaza or the continuation of Netanyahu as Prime Minister. There is still a long and tortuous road ahead. But the signposts to a future Palestinian state are ever so slightly getting clearer. The ICJ ruling is a significant development in terms of international law.

President Raisi’s Funeral

At the same time, the creation of a new Palestinian State is not going to be at the expense of the State of Israel. Hence the two state solution. The State of Israel is recognized by 165 of the UN’s 193 member states. The twenty eight countries that have not recognized Israel are mostly Muslim countries, many of them members of the Arab League who were signatories to the celebrated 1967 Khartoum Resolution: The Three Noes of Khartoum – no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, and no negotiations with Israel. That was in the wake of the Six Day Arab-Israeli war of 1967. A number of countries, including Sudan, have since gone past Khartoum and have recognized Israel and established diplomatic relations. The notable exception is Iran.

Even under the Shah, Iran voted against and opposed the partition plan and the admission of Israel as a UN Member. De facto (not de jure) relations with Israel were subsequently established, but everything was severed after the 1979 Iranian revolution. The official Iranian rhetoric has since been to call for the elimination of Israel, the same rhetoric as that of Hamas, and a mutually reinforcing counter to the Netanyahu rhetoric rejecting not only the two-state solution, but also the very concept of a Palestinian state.

There is not going to be any change in Iran’s rhetoric or its position against Israel in the aftermath of President Raisi’s death. But there could be a pause in the regional needling between the two countries as both Netanyahu in Israel and the regime in Iran will have their hands full attending to other pressures and priorities.

President Raisi’s funeral provided the first occasion for the assembling of foreign dignitaries in large numbers in Tehran after Trump’s disastrous abrogation of the West’s nuclear deal with Iran that was signed during the Obama presidency. If the sanctions imposed by the Trump Administration were intended to turn Iran into a pariah state, that has not happened. The US sanctions have hurt Iran economically, but they have not weakened its influence not only regionally, but also globally.

Along with far flung countries in the Global South, the regional countries were fully represented at the funeral, including foreign ministers from Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Perhaps the most significant attendee was Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, just two days after the ICC Prosecutor’s arrest warrant application. Others included Hezbollah’s deputy leader Naim Qassem and Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdulsalam Al Houthi.

At the same time, it would be a mistake to overstate the regional influence of Iran. In fact, one of the failed objectives of the 1979 Iranian revolution, at least as articulated by Ayatollah Khomeini, has been the failure of the intended ‘export’ of the revolution to Arab countries outside Iran and overwhelm their corrupt governments. Khomeini wanted to appeal to all Muslims, both Sunnis and Shiites, even as he was scornful of the idea of nationalism within the Islamic umma. The revolution entrenched Iran’s historic uniqueness in the region – its Persian roots and Shiite faith, but it could not purchase faithful followers beyond its borders. The only exception has been Syria that has allied with Iran and, in this century, the addition of Iraq – thanks to the ill-advised Bush-Blair misadventure in Iraq.

The developments after October 7, 2023, have given Iran new opening to assert its influence in the region. But the circumstances have also changed. The changes are traceable to milestone developments in the Middle East over the last 100 years – from the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, through the creation of Israel, to the consequential Six-Day War of 1967 and beyond. At the political level, there have been three primary drivers to these changes: regionwide pan-Arabism; tensions between secularism and Islam, accented by the Sunni-Shiite schism; and the growing consolidation of state-led territorial nationalisms. These drivers are at a vastly different point of equilibrium now than they were in 1979 or any time in the 20th century.

From a domestic standpoint, President Raisi’s funeral, in terms of attendance and public grief, reportedly fell far short of the 2020 funeral of Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian General who was assassinated on the orders of US President Trump. Notable absentees were Iran’s living past presidents, some of whom have been more effective in establishing relative presidential autonomy, unlike the late Ebrahim Raisi who was believed to be more of a fig leaf President to the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei.

Khamenei was Iran’s President under Ayatollah Khomeini and became the Supreme Leader following Khomeini’s death in 1989. There have been different accounts of the succession – one that Khamenei’s succession prevented Khomeini’s second son Ahmed succeeding his father, and another that Ahmed fully supported Khamenei’s succession as Ayatollah. Now with President Raisi gone, there is speculation that Ayatollah’s Khamenei’s son Mojtaba Khamenei is a potential contender to succeed his father as the next Supreme Leader. That could be seen as a betrayal of the revolution that ended the Pahlavi Dynasty, 

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    An excellent and factual account of Iran’s and its regional history. More should be written on the monstrous hegemony of the US-Israel twins perpetrating unprecedented atrocities on an industrial scale in Occupied Palestine. The Arab states’ leaders shamelessly acceding to dollar bribes and undemocratic power must at least now, follow Iran’s brave stand against Western settler colonial genocide.

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      LP
      “The Arab states’ leaders shamelessly acceding to dollar bribes and undemocratic power must at least now, follow Iran’s brave stand against Western settler colonial genocide.”
      What about Sri Lanka’s Buddhist Sinhala leaders shamelessly acceding to dollar bribes and undemocratic power from not only colonial powers but also from regional super powers perpetrating unprecedented atrocities on the fellow citizens in the name Lord Buddha?

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        “regional super powers perpetrating unprecedented atrocities on the fellow citizens in the name Lord Buddha?”
        Thailand? Cambodia? Laos? Vietnam? Myanmar?
        Hmmm….Superpower???
        Please, please solve your riddle for me.

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        Ajith
        “The Arab states’ leaders shamelessly acceding to dollar bribes and undemocratic power must at least now, follow Iran’s brave stand against Western settler colonial genocide.”
        What a shame; Even drunkards or drug addicts wouldn’t go to compare Iran with Democratic countries. The story is all the Sinhala Buddhists want to tell lies in western democratic countries as they helped Tamils in Langkang, so the Aanduwa harassed them so they want refugee status. How many of them have given a similar statement in Iran for refugee status? Honesty is another story here because it is something never around the Sinhala Buddhist, but here, is that all bravery the Sinhala Buddhist carry on their shoulders? It is really, really shameful to hope to live with only rhetoric. By that rhetoric, Prof. LP allowed his Sinhala Buddhist Intellectualism to take a breath and peep the outside world from the cocoon that they have surrendered them with.

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        History is well intelligently, or by Robert Knox’s theory, very cunningly, used by the Sadampi’s boss the Slap Party leader. When the UN pressed him to set up an investigation as he promised at that time UNSG, in Colombo, to answer accountability and responsibility during the war time crimes. Old Rowdy set up LLRC with a mandate to investigate the things that happened at his time. He looked for an escape route like in the Raviraj murder case, i.e., that kind of white washing investigation can permanently clear his name. LLRC did 75% of the job but left the remaining 25% for Old Rowdy to appoint another commission and have cleared. The idea was once the Old Rowdy’s name is cleared, the remaining period of Chandrika and Indian army time can be investigated by Old Rowdy’s henchmen judges like Buffoon De Silva, Mokan Peiris, or even he would have handed over to UNHRC, like he did the Batalanda Murders of UNP. This why UNP-SLFP crooked Appe Aanduwa many times threatened Indian government to bring against them war crime charges for the rapes and mass murderers Indian Army did in North. . But everything fizzled at one decision made by that time US’s South Asia undersecretary Robert Blake.

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        Because things were not moving from the time LLRC left the at 25 %, for another future commission, RB accepted LLRC report and filed a case at UNHRC for the remaining 25%. Remember, America’s intention was not destroying Langkang at the government level, but seating Evil on the chair and making it get out of China deals. So much of Idiyappam Chikkal in that small space, that is between Old Rowdy’s promise to locally investigate the rapist Army’s excess and it was later being referred to UNHRC by undersecretary RB. But now, by the unexpected turns of events, the UNHRC is tied to investigate the time frame Old Rowdy set for LLRC to clear his name, what you see here is that the natural circumstances are out performing the master plans of Langkang criminal politicians. By nature, in the past, Muslims Kings have been horrible rulers. They showed it all over the world. India was never able to manage to come out of it on its own until the Europeans came and helped. That was not the case in Europe; Europeans managed themselves to come out of the Muslims’ oppression. Though twisting of history had worked for many, at many times but for Old Rowdy Royals, because the war time fixing for international investigation was like the crow when it landed on the palmyra palm fruit, it fell.

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        It is not one fruit, but for the Old Rowdy Royal Kapuas, fruit after fruit, all fruits fell when the crow tried to land.

        So, the rowdy Royal could not easily dodge the international investigation yet. The end of it is Rowdy Royals, surrendered to their adversary partner, the Evil Emperor. The Israel case is different. Like in the other Tamil proverb, Israel is the snake sitting on Shiva’s neck. It isn’t afraid to ask Iran but asks Iran “Machang how do you do?”. For those who were singing Stalin and USSR songs, now it is gone permanently. Further they feel President Putin’s sheepish action effectively reading his palm as that his fate may be too close. So, these rhetoric marketers are catching the twig of Israel’s war crimes to float in the rushing torrent river of “The October 7th” hoping it will take them to shore. The empty mouth gnaws off people succumb Hamas attacks to keep eating their empty mouth about Israel. For How long can they gnaw off their empty mouth thinking that the whole world is damn fool so going to be impressed in their rhetoric.

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      “Now with President Raisi gone, there is speculation that Ayatollah’s Khamenei’s son Mojtaba Khamenei is a potential contender to succeed his father as the next Supreme Leader. That could be seen as a betrayal of the revolution that ended the Pahlavi Dynasty”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89ePopCUizk

      The situation in Iran is unprecedented in the sudden death of President Raisi. Srilanka was one of the few countries diseased leader had the luck to visit within the last 4 weeks. World is unwelcome iran, and that was clearly seen in among state degnitories turned up in his funeral.
      .
      I have met enough iranians in my life that sought asylum in Europe. Unlike for any other nations, their asylum cases get easily recognized in europe or anyone. Some of them became close friends of mine over the year. They brought their best kind of sweets from their home country to me holding me as one of their close friends.
      . Over the last few decades, they have integrated in Germany and other european countries to their best and sometimes behave like going beyond indigenous germans and swiss.
      I know senior medical doctors, Biochemists, Chemists engineers and other profesisonals form Iran working in Germany and many other countries in euorpe. Most of them are very hard working people.

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    Rajan Philips, Regardless of whatever happens now in Iran, what is now clear from the bible is that the Creator God Jehovah has warned Israel to whom he has given the written word as in Psalm 83,3 as ” They have taken crafty counsel against God’s people and said ‘ Let us cut them off from being a nation that the name of Israel may be remembered no more” Nothing could be a more prophetic warning to Israel. Those trying to take the pastures of God, he says will be made like the whirling dust that they may know that the Lord is the Most High above all the earth. King David who killed the giant Goliath from Gaza with a stone in the name of the Most High wrote the psalm. There are many such scriptures showing no saving grace without sacrifice of Jesus. All false peace treaties Israel makes with the political anti-Christ will be broken. No two-state solution.

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      DTG,

      Are you the devil incarnate by any chance: Beelzebub? Satan? Lucifer? …….. You speak in tongues.

      You need an exorcism …….. pronto!

      The 154 bus goes past Angoda …….. Gabriele Amorth lives there in spirit ……. hop on ……….

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        The late Iranian president told during a visit to Pakistan that very soon people will have to search for Israel in the world map. Within 10 days of making that statement, people had to search for his dead body in the world terrain. Is this not divine act against enemies of Islam. Iranians are not innocent as it is being told. They have committed genocide of Elamites and ethnic cleansing of Zorastrians who are living in India and Srilanka. Israel was created according to biblical prophesy and anyone who tries to destroy it will be defeated with divine assistance. Both Israel and Pakistan were created at the same time and on the same principle. So one cannot be wrong and the other right. Hindus have suffered worst plight under Muslims in Pakistan than Palestinians in Israel. So why is this double standard.

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          Dr. GS,

          Were you ever a quack or an inmate of now defunct Claybury Hospital? Had to close it down: couldn’t handle the severity of the inmates, eh?

          You have an acute case of mental mono-vision. You always see only one side on any situation.


          “Hindus have suffered worst plight under Muslims in Pakistan”

          How did the Muslims fare under the Hindus in India? Flambéed? Barbecued? ………. and not even eaten?

          “Israel was created according to biblical prophecy and anyone who tries to destroy it will be defeated with divine assistance.”

          They have their Bible, we have our Mahawansa ……… According to Mahawansa prophecy, Sri Lanka was created only for the Sinhalese: others have no place in it. Anyone who tries to destroy it will be defeated with India’s/world’s assistance.” …….. Now, how do you like that?

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            cont,

            “Both Israel and Pakistan were created at the same time and on the same principle.”

            Get ye bullshit right: a bit of salt and pepper would make it more palatable. People who ended up in Pakistan were already there in “British India.” Palestinians were banished and Jews carted in from all over the world.

            Dr GS …. for a grown man, in old age …… your mind works like a child’s.

            Ever seen 2001: A Space Odyssey …….. last scene?

            Dunno the lingo over there ……..but Raj-UK will say ……. rather ghastly, old boy …….. just not cricket, buckaroo ……. (just pick that one up from Hugh Laurie: Jeeves and Wooster)

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              When adults shirk their moral duty and condone unspeakable cruelty …… some kids have the courage to speak up ……. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXRYUEBtvCE

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                Dr. GS,

                How did you feel …….. when all the Tamil civilians – including children – were herded into a narrow strip of land and massacred with bombs and shelling ……. and claimed 0 civilian casualties and celebrated with glee? What Biblical or Mahawansa prophecy condoned/justified that?

                As a spokesman for the Tamils, do you only feel the pain of Tamils? ……… Others are just subhuman cannon fodder to be shred to bits?

                To be callously indifferent to their pain and suffering …….. and discarded as insignificant sub-humans?

                It’ hard to imagine how a man of your age, education, experience …….. became so callously indifferent, selfish and one-sided!

                I still can’t watch channel 4 footage from 2009, of 2 young girls crying watching their mother dying of shelling/shrapnel and unable to reach her from their shelter. …… I suppose you watch and celebrate what’s happening in Gaza now, with a glass of champagne in your hand.

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              Last week, house of one Christian was torched in Pakistan by Muslim mob. Pakistan is committing genocide of Hindus and Christians at a slow rate. Get the facts straight before attacking others. There were no Muslims in the region prior to Mogul invasion who killed those who refused to convert. They destroyed religious structures of others. Nalanda university was destroyed with 500 student monks killed. Srilanka was fortunate that Portuguese arrived. Otherwise Moguls would have invaded and destroyed all Buddhist places of worship and even cut the Bo tree at Anuradhapura. Indus valley belongs to Dravidians which is occupied by Pakistan. Drugs to Srilanka are smuggled from Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan. Pakistan is also exporting terrorism. Four Srilankan terrorists who were apprehended in India have told that they are working under Pakistani Terrorists of ISIS. Mahawamsa says that Srilanka was endowed by Buddha to Sinhalese, and that Tamils are animals worth to be killed. Do not compare Bible presented by God with Mahawansa written by mortals.

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                Dr GS,

                “Bible presented by God” …….. How do you know? Were you there to witness? What evidence have you got? ……… Or are you simply nuts?


                First you said this ……… “Both Israel and Pakistan were created at the same time and on the same principle.”

                You were talking about the time Pakistan was created. ……. Muslims were already there in “British India.”

                We were not talking about how people became Muslims for you to say this ………. “There were no Muslims in the region prior to Mogul invasion who killed those who refused to convert.”

                You can twist anything to suit your twisted mind!

                I was just kidding you about your mental issues …… but now I see even in jest how uncannily accurate I was!

                Sorry to have rattled your mental condition.

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          Dr.GS
          “Within 10 days of making that statement, people had to search for his dead body in the world terrain. Is this not divine act?”
          Which divinity are you taking about? Aren’t you a Hindu?

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            There is a saying in Tamil : “Eliyarai Valiyar vaattil, Valiyarai Theivam vaattum”, meaning if a strong man maltreats a weak man, God will punish the strong man. In Sinhalese they say “Kala kala dey, pala pala dey”, you pay for what you do. What more do you want. South Africa took Israel to ICJ to get them punished. See what happened. ICJ ruled against Hamas also as committing war crimes and genocide. Now you cannot do anything to Israel without punishing Hamas also. Countries like Qatar and Iran which are harbouring Hamas operatives listed for arrest are committing crime. Is this not divine intervention.

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              Dr. Gnana
              Are you a doctor at all? Or are you brainwashed by DTG?
              Yes Israel was taken to the ICJ and the ICJ ruled against Nathanyahu.
              Now hamas have attacked Israel, no one is siding with hamas as far as I am concerned. They should be called to order and punished. It is not a miracle.
              It is called cause and effect.
              This is not a football game, decent people should not take sides, we have to press for justice.
              Don’t get emotional in politics and world affairs, use your brain to understand who is right and who is wrong regardless of your afflictions and admonish the oppressor while you still can. Sooner or later you may become another DTG the way you are going.

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                HT
                There are quite a few quacks with an MBBS

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                HT,
                .
                It is unfortunately common for many of srilanken doctors, engineers, researchers or others in Sri Lanka.
                Prof. G.L.P., Prof. Natha Deviya alias late Nalinda de Silva, Dr. Jayathilaka, Prof. Ranjith Bandara, Prof. Rajeewa Wijesinghe, fake Prof. Jayasumana have more in common than any disparity. This list would not cease. All these men would act like “trained slaves”:
                No matter their degrees were obtained from outiside, oxford, cambridge or any other renowed colleges, if they returned to motherland, they would act similar to those who never had the chance to obtain their post doctoral experience outside.
                *
                This is what Prof. Kovoor then repeated, no matter what educational background would a person have obtained, end of the day, srilankens sit down and behave like all other uneducated majority people.

                https://www.onmanorama.com/lifestyle/keralaspora/2020/07/05/sri-lanka-rationalism-malayali-prof-abraham-kovoor.html

                This is very unique to our islanders than any other populations.

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            nimal fernando & old codger

            When did god bless both of you to engage with religious nutters?

            “God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?” – Friedrich Nietzsche

            Are you willing to become god, like Hitler, …..Wijeweera, Prabaharan, Mahinda, Gota, ….

            By the way I never understood what Nietzsche said about god, I am just dropping names.

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              Hello Native,
              I never agreed much with Nietzsche, there was too much right wing political thinking based on his Philosophy. Basically he was lamenting the Enlightenment and its Materialistic outlook that had replaced the belief in God with the belief in Man. He regretted the replacement of Religious Morals (mainly Christianity) that had previously held people in check (try telling that to the Crusaders).
              His concept of the Ubermensch (Superior Human) was adopted by Fascists to justify Dictatorship
              His book “Also sprach Zarathustra” explains everything.
              The music for the Opening and the Caveman scene in 2001 A Space Odyssey by Richard Strauss has the name “Also sprach Zarathustra”. The beginnings of Consciousness and the use of tools for killing depicted in the Caveman scene is also a metaphor for the Ubermensch,
              I studied Arthur Clarke’s book 2001 for my SCE “O” Grade English, as you might guess from the above.
              Best regards

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                Can’t speak for Nietzsche ……. he is as dead as God.

                I’ve just picked up bits and pieces here and there …….. I’ve never read or studied anything seriously except the anatomy of young gals ….. with all the encouragement of good ol’ Federico …… if I’m not mistaken, what he is saying is, be worldly and live your life on this earth: don’t wait for rewards in an afterlife. ……. “Morality” Christianity espouses was born out of helpless slaves who had no other alternative other than to turn the other cheek ……. and to console themselves, they turned their helplessness into a virtue.

                What he is saying to Native is …… shed your slave-mentality born of a false morality …… don’t be a mental-slave of Ranil ……. you have it within you to go and be a full complete man ……. go forth without fear …….. and be a solitary complete being without holding on to crutches ……. Gods/Religions/Philosophies/Leaders ( this bit I added) ……. You have one chance on this earth and that’s it.

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                  This somewhat explains,

                  This-worldliness

                  Main article: Faith in the Earth

                  Nietzsche introduces the concept of the Übermensch in contrast to his understanding of the other-worldliness of Christianity: Zarathustra proclaims the will of the Übermensch to give meaning to life on earth, and admonishes his audience to ignore those who promise other-worldly fulfillment to draw them away from the earth.

                  Zarathustra declares that the Christian escape from this world also required the invention of an immortal soul separate from the earthly body. This led to the abnegation and mortification of the body, or asceticism. Zarathustra further links the Übermensch to the body and to interpreting the soul as simply an aspect of the body.

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                    Death of God and the creation of new values

                    Further information: Transvaluation of all values

                    Zarathustra ties the Übermensch to the death of God. While the concept of God was the ultimate expression of other-worldly values and their underlying instincts, belief in God nevertheless did give meaning to life for a time. “God is dead” means that the idea of God can no longer provide values. Nietzsche refers to this crucial paradigm shift as a reevaluation of values.

                    In order to avoid a relapse into Platonic idealism or asceticism, the creation of these new values cannot be motivated by the same instincts that gave birth to those tables of values. Instead, they must be motivated by a love of this world and of life. Whereas Nietzsche diagnosed the Christian value system as a reaction against life and hence destructive in a sense, the new values that the Übermensch will be responsible for will be life-affirming and creative (see Nietzschean affirmation). Through realizing this new set of values, the Übermensch is perfect because they have mastered all human obstacles. —- wiki

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                      Master–slave morality


                      In Lanka, the Rajapakses – especially Mahinda – have the master mindset ………. but whatever means they rise to the top.

                      Ranil has a slave mindset ……. he can never be the master himself (except of the very weak) ……. he is always a slave of someone: Sarath Fonseka, Sirisena, Now Mahinda/Rajapakses.

                      Then the slaves themselves have slaves …….. Native, know any Ranil slaves?

                      Yes sir, No sir, Three bags full sir.

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                    nimal fdo. After creation of man by Jehovah God from dust, God’s breath of life came into man and Gen.2,7 says that man became a living soul given free will choice to obey him. Soul is not an invention of christians as you wrongfully proclaim.

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                  nimal fernando

                  “Gods/Religions/Philosophies/Leaders ( this bit I added) ……. You have one chance on this earth and that’s it.

                  Activists are paid to protest – Minister Ranatunga, Dailynews 29 May 2024

                  Eliminating criminals from the country is not a sin. Don’t be afraid to use the weapon in your hand for the right thing, and we stand by you. – Tiran Alles , The Island 30 April 2024

                  On December 14, 2023, the Supreme Court delivered a historic judgement, holding Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Deshabandu Tennakoon personally responsible for torture, Groundviews 22 December 2023.

                  Asigiri Chapter Prelate Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana has called for the stoning of Muslims – Colombo Telegraph JUNE 18, 2019.

                  I don’t want to mess with people like Ranatunga, Tiran, Deshabandu, Gota, Warakagoda, Gnanasara, ……. soma, Ravi Perera, ……

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                  nimal fdo. Think of what happens to you first after your one chance on earth. I warn you that you are in for a shock at that time. You can’t vanish into nothing as you came out of something from both parents. Nirvana nihilism is a myth before Jesus came, but now should know better. There are judgments on what you did here.

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                LankaScot

                “His concept of the Ubermensch (Superior Human) was adopted by Fascists to justify Dictatorship”

                I am not sure if Gota ever read the above book hence the failure on his part dropping his ambition of being a good (benevolent dictator) fascist and ran away from his top job. There is no evidence to suggest Asigiri Chapter Prelate Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana who blessed Gota (for being a fascist) ever heard of the book.

                Perhaps both are home grown fascists, disciples of Racist Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala.

                Thanks for the info.

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        nimal fdo. You speak of experience in Angoda as first hand. Has not worked well.

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          Sure! If not, how would I know you need help? :))

          In your condition, what’s inside of you is God’s number 1 enemy. It speaks, not in the name of God, but in the name of you know who! :)))

          Please for God’s sake, keep your mouth shut and let God speak for himself. The last person he needs is you!


          If you have something to say have the bloody courage to say it like a man. Don’t drag poor God into it.

          God is supposed to be full of love and peace. Don’t drag him in to your hateful, cantankerous and vile Satanic crap.


          You need healing more than anyone here.

          May God bless and heal you.

          Amen.

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            nimal fernando, What is inside me is the Holy Spirit and you can’t discern him since what you have inside you is satanic deception. So repent, ask for mercy and forgiveness from God and ask him to fill you with the Holy Spirit and the cantankerous and vile satanic crap will leave you, make you humble enough to know that God is not poor according to your pride. You will feel a difference as he heals you. My blessings too to you.

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              What is the alcohol content of Holy Spirit?

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                Holy Sprint. mmmmm

                Is that the one they refer in kids story as “Oaaddai ooddai pai!
                How many holes in that? Did he too like Indran crowing early in the morning to rape women?

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                  Please do not try it, as you are already hooked on dangerous stuff.

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              Angoda, Please. Heal thyself.

              Then you would be perfectly normal ……… and wouldn’t have the zany urge to speak on behalf of God.

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                Dear NF
                Please understand that DTG is a mindless religious bigot.
                .
                A religious bigot is someone who exhibits intolerance, prejudice, or discrimination against individuals or groups based on their religious beliefs or practices. They often hold rigid, uncompromising views regarding their own religion, viewing it as superior to all others, and may demonize or dehumanize those who follow different faiths. This intolerance can manifest in various forms, including verbal abuse, social exclusion, or even violence. Religious bigots typically refuse to engage in meaningful dialogue or respect differing perspectives, fostering division and animosity within communities rather than promoting understanding and cooperation among people of diverse religious backgrounds.
                In other words there is no hope for DTG, Angoda will not cure him. He is a zombie to some stupid fanatical preacher, who has brainwashed DTG and perhaps emptied the little that was in DTGs pocket.
                There is no coming back from that…

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                  Human Touch, Nobody wants to come to your thoughts of self-exaltation trying to compete with the Creator God who says he does not accept other gods. There is only one truth.

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                nimal fdo., Thank you but we are placed here to speak on behalf of God. Most humans can’t recognize God’s voice

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              DTG,

              I think your mental state is getting pathologically worse day by day. I think you can find some kind of healing by going to this man in Sri Lanka.

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MrUQWiNILo
              .
              Most of the people who come to him are not only Sinhala Buddhists but also Bible followers of your nature.
              .

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                lm. No true bible believer will reach out to anybody other than the true God. Rest are fakes. Sinless Jesus paid as our substitute at the cross to wipe away our sins so we could live eternally in his presence. That is why Jehovah God resurrected him and glorified him and then sent the Holy Spirit to live in us so that we too are empowered by him to save, heal and deliver other humans and bring to him. He is Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit in an eternal relationship in which he wanted his family of believers to participate in and humbly rule over the world

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            LS
            Talking about 2001 a space odyssey, brings to mind and intriguing concept about Ai.
            At first I got the feeling that HAL 9000 Ai system onboard the Discovery one spaceship bound for Jupiter somehow got a self realization and hence acted in the way it did by terminating the humans.
            However if you watch the sequel “2010” where a team of American and Russian joint team go after Discovery one, gets on board and reactivates HAL. The first question they Ask Hal is why it did what it did, and Hal answers ” I was programmed that way”.
            The interesting thing here is that HAL was given a sense of self by the creators themselves.
            This is a very crucial point, as most people tend to believe the notion that a Ai enabled computer would become self aware, but this is not the case in 2001 and the possibility of that happening is extremely slim.
            If you have not watched “2010” please do.
            I would be very interested to know your thoughts.

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          dtg
          Some who are there are pretty sane most of the time, more sane than many who are not there.

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        nimal fernando

        “You need an exorcism …….. pronto!”

        I suggest you seek the services of Ranil who appears to have successfully exorcised a few possessed victims, such as Wimal Weerawansa, Sarath Weerasekera, Gnanasara, my mate Gevindu, Dinesh, ……

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      DTG,
      “Those trying to take the pastures of God, he says will be made like the whirling dust”
      If God Jehovah is so responsive to threats against the Jews, where was he when Hitler was busy murdering six million of them? Where was he when Christians (not Muslims) through the ages murdered Jews?
      Was he sleeping?

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        Hello OC SJ and DTG,
        One of the massacres of the Jews took place just outside York Crown Court. I was teaching there and asked one of the Judges (who happened to be Jewish) about Clifford’s Tower very close to the Court. The entire Jewish Community of about 150 was massacred there in 1170. https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/cliffords-tower-york/history-and-stories/massacre-of-the-jews/
        I climbed up to the Tower which stands on the site of the old Castle Keep where the massacre took place and wondered then as to how so called Christians could do this. Maybe DTG can explain?
        Best regards

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          LS,
          They weren’t any more Christian than some who call themselves Buddhists are Buddhist.

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          LS,

          Sorry, couldn’t post this in the right place comments are closed there.

          Talking about machine code to Lester ……. I thought you would’ve worked there. One of my very best friends is an English boy (we were all boys, back then! :))) ) who had worked there. Grad of Imperial Col. Computer Sc. We worked together on a project and hit it off from day one. Unfortunately he has MS now and is in a bad way.

          He doesn’t speak with a pompous English accent …….. if not we wouldn’t be friends! :)))

          If I’m not mistaken, Ferranti made the first commercially sold computer ……… Atlas, Manchester U.

          Ferranti tried to enter North America ……. and failed to do due diligence ……. and got into strife ……. They bought ISC

          “Unknown to Ferranti, ISC’s business primarily consisted of illegal arms sales started at the behest of various US clandestine organizations. On paper the company looked to be extremely profitable on sales of high-priced “above board” items, but these profits were essentially non-existent. With the sale to Ferranti all illegal sales ended immediately, leaving the company with no obvious cash flow. — Wiki

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            Hello Nimal,
            I was on a course run by DEC (Digital Electronic Corporation) in Reading when I wrote the Machine Code. The cycle time was 1 micro second (very fast at the time). I thought that Lyons Tea rooms had the first commercial computer Leo, however the Atlas was the first of the Supercomputers and yes built by Ferranti. I even remember debugging Core Memory Boards when I worked for NCR. Ferranti produced many products for the Defence Industry. I couldn’t believe the prices that the British Army paid for them.
            Much later on I repaired some PC31 Ferranti Computers. They were awful, like many British made PCs at the time (around 1986).
            Best regards

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        old codger, Creator Jehovah God works according to his plan for his creation. Repentance and asking for his mercy is important to show that no other idol god is followed as free will choice has been given to all to decide. Murdering is going on all over the world all the time. Individual oneness with him brings salvation. It is different when all nations come against his nation Israel which has his special purpose. Jesus will come back to Jerusalem and not Mecca which is already being destroyed. Don’t resist him. You don’t know it is dangerous.

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          DTG
          Why punish the oppressor after heinous deeds have been perpetrated against some innocent helpless souls, who were also created by the same God?
          As the almighty God, the wicked should be punished before he destroys the innocent. Afterall your God is omni present and omni scient, should that not be the true glory of God?
          Only a narrowminded idiot will believe what you believe in without asking the simple question, why the all-knowing God is unable to defend his subjects that he is said to have created equally and in his own image?

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          DTG,
          “. It is different when all nations come against his nation Israel which has his special purpose. “
          So, wasn’t Israel wiped out by the Romans? Why didn’t God Jehovah do anything? . When Jews prayed in Auscwitz, he did nothing again. If he has a plan, as you say, it includes wiping out Jews from Israel. It was Britain who let the Jews back into Palestine, so you should be worshipping in the direction of London. 🤣🤣

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            Get the facts correct. It was God who made British to accede to the demand of Jews. Bible says that Jews will roam the world as refugees and one day will return to their promised land. Jews were driven out of Jerusalem by the ancestors of present day Palestinians who are facing divine retribution. For the return of Jews, miracles had to happen.
            Miracle 1 – Jerusalem was ruled by Ottoman empire, who would have never given the land back to Jews. Therefore Ottoman empire had to be defeated, which happened in World war One, and British took possession of the land.
            Miracle 2 – British did not have any hurry to let Jews get there land. Therefore something had to happen for world to sympathize with the plight of Jews. This took place when Hitler committed mass murder of Jews, and the world was behind the Jews. This is why British could not refuse and created the state of Israel.
            Like how king David killed Goliath, Jews will destroy the Muslim enemies.

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              Gnana
              Let me use your logic against you…
              If it is God that made the British accede for the Jews, you have to agree that it is the same God who prompted Hitler to send 6 Million Jews to the gas chamber,
              Think about it.
              That means the Jews got what they deserved.
              Do you agree?

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        old codger

        “Was he sleeping?”

        Where was he when his son was crucified?
        Where was he when davidthegood bad and the ugly was conceived?

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      “All false peace treaties Israel makes “
      Very true. It was falsehood that was at the bottom of the heart of the Zionists and their patron.

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      DTG
      Where was Israel before 1948?
      What was God doing to protect Israel after the death of King Solomon, when Israel was divided into two nations and eventually both nations were swept away with Israelites abandoning their lands and running for their dear lives?
      How come, the Jews in Europe were considered like a plague, that Hitler was able to exterminate 6 million of them, and after the defeat of Hitler the victors of WW2 still sent ahead to cleansed Europe of Jews by sending them to Palestine?
      Do you think we need to thank Hitler indirectly for the creation of Israel in 1948?
      Since the arrival of Jews back in Palestine it has been war after war after war.
      Why should your God take sides with such a self-centered race?
      Is your God of Israel fair to the rest of the races that he is said to have created? or is it only the Jews that the God of Israel create?
      The worst thing is that your Jews don’t consider Jesus the son of God as the messiah, how do you explain that?

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        Human Touch, When jews finally realize how good their God is, how loving and kind to save them and how he has to keep Jerusalem free from atheists and unbelievers for Jesus to come and set up his kingdom so that wars can cease as he is the prince of peace and Messiah. The rebels will have to be destroyed and into hell prepared for the devil’s co. Mat 25,41. Remember Palestine still has no boundaries as the Philistines came from Caphtor (Crete) Amos 9,7 and invaded the Mediterranean coast Gaza of Israel in 1177BC, proved by excavations. Goliath the giant of Gath was non semetic , warring against Israel and worshipping Apollo and Artemis. Amos 9,15, says Israel never to be pulled out from land God gave them. This is God’s plan

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          DTG
          Do you hear yourself?
          Do you understand what you are writing?
          One big problem with your story is that the Jews don’t believe that Jesus is the Messiah.
          Explain this.
          By the way, is God only interested in semantic people’s future? If so you that is clamouring in the gallery is futureless gentile much like the Palestinians.
          Sorry for you.

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            Human Touch, Bible says that when Jesus returns, jews will recognise the jewish marks on him as their Messiah, will repent and receive forgiveness and become his followers. So it will happen as written. God wants all humans he created to be his family, not just the Palestinians of the present. Even you are invited to come in.

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              DTG
              Don’t talk Bull.
              The Jews crucified Jesus.
              Jews do not accept Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah.
              Adherents of Judaism do not believe that Jesus was the Messiah or the Son of God. According to Jewish theology, the worship of a person as divine goes against monotheism, which is central to Judaism.
              Jews reject the idea that Jesus fulfilled the messianic prophecies. They await the coming of the true Messiah, who will be associated with specific events.
              Israelis who endorse the belief that Jesus is the Messiah are not considered Jews by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel or the Israeli government.
              .
              Now I am educating you on a subject you claim to know.
              .
              I don’t know where you get your idiotic views, but the above is true. Read the bible properly and understand the standpoint of Jews.

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                HT,
                It puzzles me how devout “Christians ” like DTG, whose ancestors were busy murdering Jews not so long ago, now worship them.

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                  Dear OC
                  Very correct OC you hit the nail on the head.
                  It is my view that people like DTG don’t know their left from their right.
                  In my eyes he is a fool.
                  A fool is best described as “a person who knows not that he knows not”.
                  Thanks for your comment OC.

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        Hello Human Touch,
        I had a friend (Owner of an IT Business) that fell deeply for a beautiful girl that was a member of The Jehova’s Witnesses Cult (semi Christian). He went to their meetings and would return asking me questions about Darwin and Evolution. Every time I would explain (which he accepted as logical) the Scientific position and he would return again with more questions. The Jehovas kept asking him to join which he resisted. This went on for about 6 months until I went on Vacation for 2 weeks. When I came back he had joined up and refused to talk to me about it. His Business fell apart not long after. He was also a very good guitarist and part of a local Rock Band. It fell apart around the same time.
        These Christian Cults are very pernicious with ideologies very similar to that of DTG. No amount of reasoned argument will shake their beliefs. Incontrovertible evidence is just dismissed out of hand because, for them, what is written in their Holy Books is the word of (a non existent) God.
        Best regards

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          LS
          Thanks for that perfect real life account of the plight of people getting indoctrinated into cults in the name of Christianity.
          Their reasoning faculty gets shutdown and as you know on occasions commit mass suicide in extreme cases.
          We have to feel sorry for such unfortunate people like DTG in such instances.
          You have been in Nigeria, so you must know first hand how widely this brainwashing technique is used by thousands and thousands of rogue Nigerian pastors to drain the little that is left in the pockets of helpless followers.

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    Freedom of expression is an unmitigated good, but those with a whacky, loopy or mentally disturbed head-space should have their own portal, such as a pulpit, or hospital wards reserved for the psychological damaged.

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      Sonali,
      Then what are you doing here? Because Rambo is still inside, all the Hospital Hotels are on suspension?
      You have a big ladyship nature so treat all other as Ballah, don’t you?
      You are you diagnose anybody with anything?

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      sonali, You said it. Your mental headspace needs its own portal so that the damaged nirvana nothingness you crave for will be cured when you meet your creator God. The truth in Heb.9,27 is “It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.” What will you answer then.

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      Hello Sonali,
      How about a Star Trek type Portal to beam them all to Venus where they will experience the fires of Hell or Pluto where Hell has frozen over?
      Best regards

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    whatever the Garbage writer written here Israel has every right to look for places where they think hostages are hidden and kill culprits and their supporters or sympathizers. That is what taking place in Gaza. World should help Israel every way possible. At the same time Israel has every right to attack Iran possibly their nuclear power plant and dismantle it. As without any reasons Iran attacked with 900 hundred rockets. 2 or 3 missiles can disconnect nuclear facility divots. Just like our goldsmith remove divots whenever not needed

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      Hello Adivasiya,
      Do you want another Chernobyl or worse?
      Best regards

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        LankaScot,

        I could not see any connection of the Chernobyl accident, which happened during USSR president Gorbachev, while who wanted to the rehabilitate Stalin Style of employee motivations of USSR,, with his call of Glasnost and Perestroika, , and the essay or comments going above.

        Jayawardene for Sinhala Buddhists.

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          Hello Mallaiyuran,
          Adivasiya said “Israel has every right to attack Iran possibly their nuclear power plant ….. 2 or 3 missiles can disconnect nuclear facility divots”.
          Do you think that 2 or 3 missiles landing on a Nuclear Power Site will have no effect? The Radioactive fall-out from Chernobyl was even detected in the Welsh hills not far from where I lived on the Shropshire Border.
          I worked with Radioactive materials in the Oil Industry (Gamma Sources) and I am well aware of the hazards – IAEA Safety Standards Radiation Safety in Well Logging. Have a look at the problems the loss of Elecrical power has had on the safety of Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine.
          Best regards

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            LankaScot,

            Thanks for your sincere explanation, but did you hear of Fukushima accident. It was a General Electric plant. As soon as the heavy water source was damaged, Mrs. Clinton sent urgent message if they want US’s (Special kind) pumps to keep reactor cool. But arrogantly, Japan decided to flood plant with sea water and invited the disaster. Someone told me that Japan had made illegal modifications to the plant so they do not want GE engineers to see that. That was an Israeli Missile.

            Why is our face always strewn in one direction?

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              Hello Mallaiyuran,
              Japan is not alone, the UK has had some Nuclear Plant accidents. One of the worst was the Windscale Fire of 1957 that released radioactive Iodine and Plutonium over a wide area even reaching Europe. The Government took some measures to try to cover the severity of the event, but it all came out eventually. They even changed the name of the Plant to Sellafield because of the bad press.
              Best regards

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        I was not talking about attack & blast. I just mentioned safest way of neutralization.to revitalize cost May be 5th time of planting new one. that is a heavy punishment for Iran

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        LS,
        .
        The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is complex. However, the killing of innocent Palestinian people on and on should not be applauded by anyone with any compassion. Taking the lives of innocents cannot be justified by arbitrary arguments based on baseless theories.

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      Adivasiya, Again I refer to bible that the demonic prince of Persia (Dan.10,13) is overpowered by God’s angelic Gabriel and Michael, prince of Israel.(Dan.10,21 called scripture of Truth in bible)

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        Dear dividthegood I am not the believer of Any Gods or any goddess I am a Buddhist I believe in Karma and its results. So that anybody do any wrong thing must get punishments it deserves That is what taking place in Gaza I believe

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          Adivasiya
          If you really are a Buddhist as you say you are, you will not be reasoning this way.
          You must be the kind of Buddhist that celebrated the genocide of Tamils in the last phases of the LTTE war.
          You ate kiribath on the 19th of May 2009 didn’t you.

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          Hello Adivasiya,
          Have you seen the pictures from Gaza of mothers and fathers carrying the mutilated bodies of their dead babies and children? More than 35,000 killed of which 70 % or so are women and children.
          Who administers this sort of Karma, who keeps tabs on the account, who decides when Karma will be dished out? Is it some sort of Juju (Black Magic) or maybe you have discovered some new laws of Physics. If you believe in this type of kunu, then you are no different from DTG.
          Best regards

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            LankaScot, Have you seen pictures of raped women with breasts cut off by Hamas terrorists of Jewish innocent people on Oct.7th unexpected attack. Palestinians were living safely in Israel with the Jewish population. No wonder Raisi received God’s wrath then

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      Adivasiya

      “whatever the Garbage writer written here Israel has every right to look for places where they think hostages are hidden and kill culprits and their supporters or sympathizers.”

      Do they have the right to kick your a**e and look inside just because they think hostages are being hidden under or inside you bump?

      “World should help Israel every way possible.”

      The Jews should help Israel by kicking the Zeonist out of power and out of Israel.

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    davidthegood: You are a real nut case!

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      Captain Morgan, Your brain seems to be warped. Watch out soon and correct it.

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      Captain Morgan
      DTG is not only a nut case, he is a religious bigot or a religious extremist/ fanatic.
      He has lost every sense of reasoning, in this state he will be willing to do any dirty things in the name of religion.

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        Human Touch, I guess you are saying that you will do any dirty things in the name of your religious beliefs because you are a nut case. Please think again and correct yourself.

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          DTG
          I am saying that you will do any evil thing in the name of religion because of the way you are sounding.
          Please learn to read and understand the comment before blindly replying.
          We are concerned about your plight. At this rate you are directly bound for eternal damnation in hellfire.
          😢😢😢
          By the way stop quoting versus from the old testament, the coming of Jesus rendered the old testament redundant.

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            Human Touch, Dont be concerned about me in God’s hands. Be concerned about your future destiny in hell if you do not watch out.

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              DTG
              According to my religion there is no concept of hellfire.
              It is you that we have to save from hellfire.
              You will surely end up in hellfire if we don’t.

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    The world was shocked by the news of the mysterious deaths of the late President and the Foreign Minister of Iran. Even the Biden administration seemed to be shaken by the news, or at least some of them. They offered condolences to the same whose policies they condemn. Even the disgraceful Antony Blinken who said that Iranians were better off without Mr. Raisi, seemed to be confused by his own government’s condolences. What made them so confused? Were they desperate to be in good books after what they did?
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      In one of my earlier comments somewhere else on the assassination of Iran’s late President Ebraheem Raisi and late Foreign Minister Amir Abdollahian, I said that I have a clue as to who did it. I am not an expert on anything. But I enjoy searching for clues. I have observed so many strange coincidences in Israel’s war in Gaza. The same day the ICC issued an arrest warrant against the Israeli Prime Minister, the Israeli military found dead bodies of hostages. Then, the same day of the ICJ ruling, they found more dead bodies. This has happened before too. One may wonder whether Israel keeps these dead bodies in their protection and produce them from time to time claiming that they found them in Gaza.
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        Champa

        “One may wonder whether Israel keeps these dead bodies in their protection and produce them from time to time claiming that they found them in Gaza.”

        Are you a member of Circle of Conspiracy Theorists?

        What do you have to say to us about many incidents of involuntary disappearances and murder of many innocent victims, eg Lasantha Wickrematunge, Sagarika Gomes, Taraki Sivaram, Prageeth Eknaligoda, …… ?

        Were they all killed by LTTE/IPKF/US Marine/MI5/MI6/CIA/RAW/…….? Hope you know who killed nearly 100,000 innocent people in the North East. You will help ICJ, ICC, … to prepare charge sheet against those killers.

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      My clue for the United States involvement in Iran’s high profile assassinations were remarkably strange coincidences. The same day the Iranian President was pronounced dead, i.e. 20 May, the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for the Israeli Prime Minister. The same day the Iranian President’s helicopter was missing, i.e. 19 May, US President’s National Security Adviser Jake Sulluvan was in Israel. I find them too coincidental to be coincidences. It looks like the US offered the assassinations of the Iranian President and the Foreign Minister as a consolation prize to the Israeli Prime Minister for losing the Gaza war.
      Since Monday, I have been trying to figure out how the Iranian President and the Foreign Minister were assassinated. I knew that they died when the helicopter was mid air. But, after more information of the crash emerged, it proved that it was not by a missile attack or a bomb as envisaged by me earlier.
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        I was so determined to find the truth. I read almost every article and watched almost every YouTube video on the mysterious crash of the helicopter which carried Mr. Ebraheem Raisi. Then, finally I found an article published by the New York Times on 25 May and the preliminary report issued by the Iranian Military Investigators on the matter.
        The following were the basis of my conclusion that the crash occurred due to a laser beam attack on the helicopter. I am aware that there is a similar speculation, but this is based on my own brief research.
        1. According to the Iranian Military report, the pilot communicated one and a half minutes before the crash. Somewhere else, I read that he reported feeling nauseous.
        I researched on what could have made a pilot feeling nauseous in mid air and found an article published by Orange County Register in 2008 which stated that when attacked by a laser, a pilot can feel like he was getting the flu, dizziness, nausea and burning in the eyes. The laser attack may have blinded the pilot and as a result, the helicopter went out of control and crashed to the ground.
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          2. According to the afore-mentioned NYT article, the rescue team managed to contact Ayatollah Mohammad-Ali Al-Hashem, a fellow passenger of Mr. Raisi, who had said that he was in a forest alone and that he didn’t feel well. He hasn’t complained about any injuries and it seemed that he had wandered in the forest for a while before his demise. It is possible that his sickness was also caused due to the laser attack on the helicopter.
          3. The NYT article also mentioned that when found at the crash site, the bodies of Mr. Raisi and Mr. Abdollahian were burnt beyond recognition. They were identified from a ring and a wristwatch they were wearing.
          I have no information about the conditions of the dead bodies of others. It is possible that the bodies of Mr. Raisi and Mr. Abdollahian were burnt by a powerful laser beam mid air, not by the crash. It may not be a one laser beam. It could be a split laser beam.
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            Understandably, Iranian Military and various rescue teams have taken a tedious, extremely difficult and a painful effort to locate the crash site before sharing the shocking news of the death of their President. There is nothing wrong in seeking help from other countries in a traumatic as well as a chaotic and complex situation. My heart goes out to the families of the deceased and the Iranian people for their irreparable loss. I hope the Iranian investigators will seek the assistance of Foreign investigators. Russia has already offered to assist in investigations.

            Many experts and analysts have expressed their opinion on the mysterious deaths of the Iranian President and the Foreign Minister. As an ordinary commenter, I have given mine. Opinions are not final conclusions. But, we are talking about the mysterious deaths of a sitting President and a Foreign Minister of a powerful West Asian country that firmly stood against Israel and the US in support of Palestinians. Therefore, not only Iranians but the entire world has a right to know the reason for their mysterious deaths. Did they have to ultimately sacrifice their lives for Palestine? I feel very sad.
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              Hello Champa,
              All of the stuff (garbage) that you found was after you said you had clues that the US assassinated Raisi. Do you think for 1 minute that the Iranians would stay quiet if they had evidence that the US was involved. It may be embarrassing for the Iranians to admit that poor Maintenance coupled with bad weather led to the Crash. Mohammad-Ali Al-Hashem who survived the Crash but died before the Rescuers arrived was contacted twice. Don’t you think that the injuries he sustained would contribute to his state of mind rather than “It is possible that his sickness was also caused due to the laser attack on the helicopter”?
              Where was this Laser Weapon located that could bring down a Helicopter in Fog? If you have ever seen a 30kW laser you will know that you cannot mount one on a Drone. Dream on.
              Best regards

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                LS
                Please don’t mind Champa, she is a senile old retired English teacher who knows nothing about anything.
                She reads stuff on some stupid website and comes to parrot that garbage on CT to impress readers.
                Unfortunately that is exactly what exposes her stupidity / Naivety.
                Please piety her, she needs treatment, she is mad as a hatter.

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                  Champa
                  These are the reasons why Laser weapons have not yet been practicalised:
                  1. Power Requirements: One major challenge is generating and storing the immense amount of power needed to produce a laser beam capable of causing damage to targets. Historically, this has required large and heavy power sources, making it difficult to scale down for use on mobile platforms like aircraft or ground vehicles.
                  .
                  2. Heat Management: Laser weapons generate a significant amount of heat, both in the laser itself and in the target area upon impact. Efficiently dissipating this heat without damaging the weapon or its surrounding components has been a technical hurdle.
                  .
                  3. Atmospheric Interference: Laser beams can be scattered, absorbed, or distorted by atmospheric conditions such as dust, fog, or turbulence. This interference reduces the effectiveness and range of laser weapons, particularly over long distances.
                  .
                  4. Targeting and Tracking: Precisely targeting and tracking moving objects, especially at long ranges or in dynamic environments, is challenging. Even slight deviations in targeting accuracy can cause the laser to miss its intended target entirely.
                  .
                  Please understand that in the circumstances that prevailed the use of a laser weapon would have been highly impractical.
                  .
                  Besides this, the symptoms you are describing as aftereffects of a laser weapon attack are actually related to that of an ultrasonic weapon. Please read and understand before coming on CT to Spin fictional stories.

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                    Hello Human Touch,
                    In the words of DTG – Amen 😢.
                    Best regards

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            According to Islam, your body has to be buried in full to reach Allah. So suicide bombers whose bodies are blown up will only end up with 72 virgins. Remember SLMC leader Ashroff who challenged Buddha, is now in hell with parts of body missing.

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              Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

              “Remember SLMC leader Ashroff who challenged Buddha, is now in hell with parts of body missing.”

              Were you asked to implant missing parts to Ashroff’s body in hell? How did you travel to hell and return to earth? Must have been a miracle.

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          Very interesting finding Champa! You have indeed done a thorough research on this subject with the little information available on the net. Probably Iran already knows as to how it could have happened and who is behind the attack. But for reasons of their own do not wish to disclose all details.

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              Hello Rathnavali,
              Champa will take it seriously😉. I used LRF (Laser Range Finder) modules on our IR Cameras with a range of 60 Kilometers, however the power was pretty low. The NASA Satellite using Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) that you mention is also fairly low power “If someone stood directly under the satellite and looked up, the laser would have the strength of a camera flash more than 100 yards away”
              Best regards

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                Lanka Scot, I do believe there is some truth in what Champa says. Israel developed last year a high energy Laser Beam to shoot down missiles since it is more effective and less costly than the iron wall. They call it Iron Laser Beam which has pin point accuracy. The helicopter crash was close to the Azerbaijan border with Iran. So it is possible that the Laser attack originated from within Azerbaijan, which maintains close links with Israel.

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                LS
                One of the major issues with laser weapons is atmospheric thermal blooming, which is still largely unsolved. This issue is exacerbated when there is fog, smoke, dust, rain, snow, smog, foam, or purposely dispersed obscurant chemicals present. In essence, a laser generates a beam of light that requires clear air or a vacuum to operate.
                Thermal blooming or thermal lensing occurs when high-energy laser beams propagate through a medium. It is the result of nonlinear interactions that occur when the medium (e.g. air or glass) is heated by absorbing a fraction of the radiation, causing a “thermal lens” to form, the thermal lens distorts the beam, thus reducing its power.
                Therefore making laser weapons impractical for high power use.

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                  Hello Human Touch,
                  Way back in the 1980s when Ronald Reagan (Ray-gun) proposed his Star Wars system (SDI) one of my Electronic Warfare friends laughed at the idea for the same reason as you. I thought that Thermal Lensing was a problem for the Laser Internals, but apparently it can happen outside – https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/1455078
                  My friend also mumbled something about Ionisation and Plasma formation in the atmosphere. Anyway the USA gave up on the idea for a long time, but continued research. I think they may have a solution that could work in space, but there are international agreements on the use of Space Weapons (The 1967 Outer Space Treaty).
                  Best regards

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                    Hi LS
                    If you may recall Regan’s SDI proposed the use of X-ray lasers to destroy inbound ICBMs.
                    X-Ray lasers by their nature are less susceptible to blooming.
                    Why the use of X-ray lasers was shelved was because generating x-rays laser needed a nuclear blast as a source of x-rays.

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          Champa, Instead of believing warped Times articles, you will be better off believing the bible containing 66 books, written over 3500 years about the one and only Jesus life on earth which he fulfilled exactly as prophesied and will come again to destroy evil as told in Rev. 19, 11 where he judges and makes war. Rev. 20,15 says anyone not found in the book of life, will be cast into the lake of fire with a new Jerusalem for his believing family. No need of lasers.

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            dtg

            There are several denominations in the christian world. Can you name the denomination to which you belong?

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              nimal fdo. After creation of man by Jehovah God from dust, God’s breath of life came into man and Gen.2,7 says that man became a living soul given free will choice to obey him. Soul is not an invention of christians as you wrongfully proclaim.

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              Muhandiram, Join any church and receive Holy Communion. Then look around churches which have teaching sessions from the bible only. Take in what is biblical in their teachings and drop the rest. Your main focus needs to be in close relationship with God, seeing what he is doing in the world and hearing what he is saying which come as spontaneous thoughts to you from the Holy Spirit in you after you bind off any idols.

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                dtg

                I only wanted to know to which denomination you belong. Is it so difficult for you to answer? Please answer the question without going round in circles? If you want to know why, I will tell you after you answer the question.

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    “Ebrahim Raisi who was believed to be more of a fig leaf President to the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei.”
    Believed by whom?
    The last word in Iranian politics has always been the Supreme Leader.
    What is this ‘fig leaf’ nonsense about? The idiomatic usage refers to a thing intended to conceal a difficulty or embarrassment.
    What role was played by Raisi and in what context to justify the comment?
    *
    The comparison of the attendance in the two funerals is sickening.
    One was murdered by the enemy while the other died in an accident and no conspiracy was even suggested at the time.
    Surely which death would evoke greater emotion should be clear to the author.
    Such comparisons reflect the sickness of the mass media.

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    The destruction and massacres that is happening in the Gaza Strip reminds the Tamil Speaking SL Citizens (TSC) of their sufferings that they had to undergo under the hands of Singhalese
    Dominated GoSL 15 years ago.
    Even when the world is watching the atrocities committed by the Zionists Government of Israel, no one is ready to put a STOP to it. Even ICJ or UN ‘s
    conclusions are being disregarded by US supported Israel. It’s sad Egypt Jordan Saudi’s UAE’s are not actively trying to stop the war.

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      Naman
      I forgive you for your fake memory.
      Fifteen years ago, the Sri Lanka Military rescued the Tamils from a ferocious Tamil terrorist leader called Prabhakaran and his terrorist organization LTTE that terrorized the besieged North & East for 37 years. Your own people will testify how they were used as a human shield by Prabhakaran at the last phase of war in Mullivaikkal in 2009 and how they were rescued by the Sri Lanka Military sacrificing their own lives.
      For 37 years, you were silent about your oppressor Prabhakaran while brave Palestinians fought against British colonialism for 30 years (1918-1948) and the Israel oppressor (1948-to-date) using various forms of resistance.
      You cowards waited until the Sinhalese came and saved you from the barbarian Tamil terrorist while freedom/social/political movements in Gaza and Palestinians living overseas drew unprecedented international attention to their national goal.
      While Tamils organized marches in major capitals in support of their oppressor Prabhakaran and LTTE, Palestinians and their support groups organized protest marches, rallies and vigils to garner global attention to the genocide in Gaza under the Israel apartheid illegal occupier.
      Machang, Your Tamil oppressor is now gone. Therefore, enjoy the long-lasting peace, security and freedom brought to you by the Sinhalese.

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        Champa is at it again…
        How subjective is her line of reasoning?
        How skewed is her mindset?
        Do such people deserve to live amongst civilized humans?
        There is a big difference between being human and human being.
        Being human is when all the qualities that sets us apart from animals define you, while the latter is when you operate on primal instincts just like animals.
        Champa definitely belongs to the latter and is a waste of resources if you ask me.

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          HT,
          It seems you haven’t run into Champa before?

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            OC
            Oh no, I know Champa the mongal one quite well.
            She was clamouring for “Mr. Putin” one time, not to talk of licking the asses of the sataka brigade in the name of Sinhala Buddhism before that.
            Now it is Iran, soon she will worship north Korea too, the way it is going…
            Must be some kind of built-up childhood trauma.

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              I know Champa the mongal one quite well

              Oh No! Champawati is only a harmless alarm clock. When given the key it annoys everyone with the sound of Ring Ring Ring.. Ring Ring Ring. Still under full control of the masters, sounds only when masters wanted. With all the loans falling due long ago, Raisi came to talk about Uma Oya (another white elephant) loan which too falling due next year. (Evil went ahead and completed Uma Oya projects, which he once canceled, because he is not coming so next year it will be Anura’s headache) All the loans are ok, they may be just loans (other than China ones, which is borrowed in yuan and paid in Dollar; one can tell Modayas all the stories about how inferior the dollar is comparing with BRICS currencies, but even China wants only Dollar for its yuan loans) but how do you pay(in what currency) Iran’s loan? But Iran wants dollar! Sadly, Langkang has only stale dated tea. The bosses want this magic lady to change the rotten tea into gold coins by appealing to the soul of Raisi.

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                Mallaiyuran
                .
                Champa, she has one leg in the grave.
                Very soon the alarm clock will cease to ring.
                Just like Eagle eye, that racist bigoted mara worshipper is holding his peace 6ft underground.

                .

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        “Fifteen years ago, the Sri Lanka Military rescued the Tamils from a ferocious Tamil terrorist leader called Prabhakaran and his terrorist organization LTTE that terrorized the besieged North & East for 37 years. “

        If that is a true, then those Tamils would have voted for Rajapaksa family only. But, they didn’t do that. Tamils still want Sinhalese military to move out. So your theory is a proven lie. What happened in 2019, clearly proved the Easter Bombing was carried by the same military under same Rajapaksas. Why Sinhalese chased a war victory Military leader President? Sinhalese said that they need LTTE now. The fake ISIS terrorist theory also proved again a lie. You yourself proved you are a Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalist terrorist. I hope you were on the que to receive food delivered by Tamils.

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        Hello Champa,
        This is the law,
        “It is a war crime to launch “an indiscriminate attack affecting the civilian population or civilian objects in the knowledge that such attack will cause excessive loss of life, injury to civilians or damage to civilian objects.” API, Article 85(3)(b)”.
        Also – “The presence within the civilian population of individuals who do not come within the definition of civilians does not deprive the population of its civilian character. API, Article 50(3)”.
        Read it for yourself https://www.justsecurity.org/35263/human-shields-ihl-legal-framework/
        Best regards

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      Naman, No human can stop this war of nations against Israel, which seems to be the beginning of Armageddon. 1st Russia will invade Israel with help of Iran and Turkey as in the bible and Russia will be defeated and buried in Israel. Next political one world military leader will make false peace treaty with Israel and break it midway. Finally, great big Chinese army from east will march on “Belt and Road” to Iran and then Megiddo to defeat Israel. These wars take long and Israel too will suffer terribly till they recognize Jesus as their Messiah in those returned there.

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        DTG
        Please take your medication.
        You seem to be talking out of your anus…
        Stop being a blind fundamentalist bigot. You and Champa are like 2 sides of the same coin, so radicalised.
        Maybe we should help you buy a ticket and ship you off to Israel so you can be a part of the action.

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          Human Touch, I think you need more help than medication as there is rebellious puff in you as the bigot you described. Even God in his justice may not be able to help you with your proposed tickets to ship people not under your control as if you are competing with God. Laughable to think that you can bribe to ship people. Very sad state.

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            DTG
            What justice are you talking about?
            The way you portray your God of the Jews, he seems to be a blood thirsty sadistic Satan who is only too happy to see the destruction of one race over another.

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              Human Touch, This not about destroying races, but allowing consequences to come on terrorist killers and Hamas murderers specially towards those in Israel’s capital Jerusalem, where Jesus will come to set up God’s kingdom on earth, all unbelievers ending up in the lake of fire with satan who is also a destroyer killer of humanity. He is the God of all creation, not only of jews, but used that nation for his particular will and purpose to save , heal and deliver all humans who accept him by free will choice

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              Human Touch, God’s justice is that he can’t ignore your sins and judge others only

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    One time two baby frog siblings were playing on a lake shore. A water buffalo grazing on the shore stepped on one of them and it was crushed to flat tortilla bread. The other one, which was so horrified by the event, came to mama crying. Sadly, the small one didn’t know the English for Water buffalo” and the Pundit Sadampi was not around there either. She tried describing to the mommy that how big was the animal that crushed her little baby. Mommy said how can any animal kill my child; don’t they know my size. The little one said, mommy, the monster was many times bigger than you. The foolish mother took a deep breath, puffed her body and with a lot of difficulty asked the small one is that animal was as big as her, then. The small one was disappointed with its momma’s foolish behavior and said, mommy don’t try it because you never will become big like that monster who killed my brother. The adamant Mother frog one more time sucked all the air it could and blew her body, and not being able to talk with so much air in its lungs, winked for its child to check the bigness of her body.

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    That is it, before the child was able to answer, the foolish mother had blown her lungs and the stomach, over turned he belly up, her mouth opened, lying on the wet land. The child cried “Momma even you have died? “Where do I go now, who will save me now if the monster comes to me also.
    How much important it is for the bankrupted Sinhala Buddhist intellectuals, aka, Viyathmaha, to blow them for Iran? Is this a technique to delay & cheat Iran the Uma Oya loan?

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      One day this will happen to Champa too.
      😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
      I am a Sinhalese from deep south, but the truth is the truth, no matter how we try to disguise or suppress it.
      Anyone who denies the basic truth is an animal in human form.
      Eg. the demented Champa.
      She is a bloody ass licker to the horrendous Mara gang.

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    No tears for the Butcher of Teheran.

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      What has he done?
      Is this an apology for the butcher of Tel Aviv?

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        Didn’t he worked with mega Butcher of Chechnya, Crimea, and Ukraine , Putin

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        SJ, your ignorance is appaling.

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          SP
          It is good to be ignorant of made-up tales.

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    The minorities would like to see those sensible reasonable gentle Singhalese to counter the barbarous violent Sinhala Buddhist Extremists/supremacists/Fundamentalists. It is because of their Pseudo Patriotism that they have brought the economy/health/Education status of the isle to the rock bottom.

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    Though it has to be initiated somewhere, the change has to roll like a cart wheel, in the forward direction. In this circumstance, JVP wanted to educate the masses. So, it has to do in a neat and elegant style. Then enlightened people take the responsibility, and they elect NPP/JVP. That is the first round of the cart wheel. The second round starts with NPP honoring the promise of systemic change. Masses corporate with the leaders and change their political and cultural customs/conducts. NPP put the goodwill of the masses into economical and educational development. The third round is masses then put true faith on NPP and elect them again. Then NPP go forward and develop the country, so unlike ugly liar Siri Ma O, they need not to fly to Moon for rice, but can have all made in truly in the land, like Singapore, instead of making it as a Wonder of Asia only for racist Sinhala Buddhist political campaign. Mind you, the cart wheels can roll back and kill the horses or the bull, like Colombo Zamindar, Don Stphen’s start did to Langkang, for the past 75 years. The driver NPP/JVP has to check on that, i.e., this time not the cart wheels roll back and kill everyone involved.

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    If the driver properly adjusts and balances the card and the load, the bulls won’t be lifted by the tilting cart so they can foot firmly on the land and pull the cart forward. The driver had to use his talents and humanistic approach so the bulls could cooperate with him. This is not a science of NASA for the rockets flying to the planets. This is only about honesty 75%, commonsense 20%, and only 5% smartness. After taking 16 IMF loans and depositing in foreign banks and investing in Western stock exchanges, then you take a loan from IMF and fool the Modayas that you have built foreign reserves, then you cannot be the person who can be taught the subject of loan and interest, called finance. Diana, who promoted tourism with dopes, prostitution and nightlife, went to prison for defrauding passports and visas. What kind of industrial and economic policy this slump queen set for a bankrupt country?
    Who was the rowdy Rambo, the health minister? A man without common sense, fell from the hotel upstairs and spent a fortune from the president fund to stay in Australia and have him fully fixed. What has he studied? The Health Ministry was described by an earlier President as “The Worst ministry in the country, I know that because I was health minister last time.”

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    Wasn’t the current party hopper Deal Dasa was sacked from the justice minister position by his party member during Yahapalanaya time and when Evil was the PM? Isn’t it a man who was never elected for presidency only decided to go against people’s will, gave the justice ministry to deal? Tiran Alley was labeled by the media as the man who paid bribe money to LTTE to defeat Evil from becoming President. These are the ministers appointed by Evil for his cabinet and now claiming he did another miracle of bringing the country from bankruptcy. Is that a cabinet or a roadhouse- brothel house? This guy was convulsing his entire Yahapalanaya time to load his PM position on Old Rowdy because he sold Hangbangtota to China but could not balance the Trading account; further FTFA & EU rated his government as one of world’s 19 money launderers’ heaven. Come on, this is not about a beggar shoplifting in a supermarket or one man doing an impulse white-collar crime. This is an honorary name earned by the dirty Sinhala Buddhist ministers playing tricks and crime in the international finance markets for decades and earned, while fooling the Modayas, that they have turned the country into a miracle.

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    Not even one political party questioned Evil, that time prime minister or Mangala, who was demoted as finance minister that, “why Langkang was labeled as a money laundering heaven? Isn’t that why the entire nation felt proud of them when they cannot borrow anymore because they are bankrupt and had defaulted on the loan payment? Mangala has been their proudest liar so really treated the title of “one in 19 money launderers” as an excellent achievement. But, let them talk in an election meeting and watch “The world is bad, America, Japan bankrupted nation, Britain and EU old colonialist, others neo colonialist, so on and so on…but we the Sinhala Buddhist are number on everything, rich, graceful, humanistic, honorary, truthful cultural educated, …..” When the Sinhala Buddhist ministers noticed that Lester class masses cannot study science or math even with Badiudeen’s Standardization, they taught themselves every kind of trick to rob and deposit in foreign banks but let the country only titles like names of “Money Launderers” or “bankrupted beggars” or “Barbarians use rape as weapon” .

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    In Tamil, they say if there is something in a pot only you can take it out with a ladle. How can you see anything in this million-hole pot? Why do the Modaya crowd want to be fooled that they have turned around the bankrupted economy. Then can believe me at least on this one, if the UNP-SLFP union had any substance in their heads, they would not have let the economy go bankrupt by toiling hard for 75 years to resist wars. There is nothing this UNP-SLFP union can do to the economy, other than borrowing from China or West or India further and further. There is not even a tiny thought in UNP-SLFP union’s elites’ minds of stopping borrowing and gearing the economy to earn money so the loans can be paid in two or three generations later. They will not stop borrowing because that is the main source of funds for them to deposit in foreign banks. They have to be sent home and replaced with somebody capable of thinking about the country and the people, not the foreign bank accounts deposits. Evil campaigning all over the country that the economy is at its best, and production has returned to normal. This is only the rhetoric composed by Evil’s Central Bank Partner.

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    It is not laymen, even educated in Langkang, not ready to believe that the CB is the worst crooked organization in the country even after recent EPF theft. DDR robbed the poor man’s pension fund, but no other DR has been achieved so far. Amazing is, not reaching DRs doesn’t matter for the IMF; it is standing front in line to give more for UNP-SLFP rulers and trap them more. Even after, two years ago, India agreed as the first nation for bilateral DR, Evil publicly asked in his EU visit, why did India lend more money, the $4B, after the country’s central bank officially defaulted its payment by declaring that it will not pay for loans anymore? Does anybody ask the IMF, after IMF itself seeing for the past two years that the same central bank could not do any DDR other than passing illegal laws and robbing the poor peasants’ EFP, within the country? Come on, tell me who is the serious bidder who gave a tender for Air Lanka after so many postponements of the tender closing date? This reminds me of all that happened before the “2015, central bank robbery”, when the central bank could not raise Rs 1B but after making deals with PTL, they raised Rs 11B. Now the Tamil company PTL is gone. Haleys is coming under Sinhala Buddhist’s Guillotine for its time of sacrifice.

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    Isn’t this clearly telling of the Langkang Aanduwas’ ability to convince the traders and governments outside of the country & make deals with them?
    Vegetable prices in the market are standing one day on top of the country mountains and another day in Jaffna’s low-lying plains. How do people consume products when the price is so crazy? Can you point out a few good recipes of Ceylonese food without ginger? In this unorganized situation how can a farmer plan to plant any crop, take loans and plant them hoping to reap, when they are ripe? After July 1983, I landed in Canada. There was a price club guy that made their advertisement for products like below, you can see. For me, already the concept of price clubs and super markets were new then the idea that advertisement expressed was completely strange. He aimed his advertisement at supermarkets which are one stop shops in neighborhoods, just walk in and pick up what you want. He wanted to make the customers feel these convenient supermarkets are there with serious disadvantages for the patrons. He puts in the supermarket’s balances’ one side tray orange and in the other apple and points out how easily apple or the orange went down and the other went up. Then he put the mushroom

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    Then, again, one of them went up and the other one went down.
    But when he puts any one of them with another one in his price club’s balances, they all stay at the same level, always. Then he says, “we don’t put the orange price low to make the customer come in and trapped on apple’s price. Our prices are always low on all products.” When other facilities like car & credit cards became accessible for me, I stayed mainly in price clubs shopping. If the inflation is gone, all products prices will be steady. They will not so badly fluctuate like supermarket prices. When the UNP-SLFP agents manipulate, there is an illusion that prices are low, but one day a drum stick will sell for Rs 2,000 and another day ginger will be selling for Rs 1,000. But they are always, in any circumstance, many times higher than pre Covid 19 times. Remember Langkang is one of the few countries that still could not enter into free market policies, but price and availability are highly controlled by Colombo -7 and Colpetty political masters. To make the story short, unless IMF shows some grace to allow send the UNP-SLFP union home, there is no redemption for Ceylonese.

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      CT readers, Did you watch the latest sayings and videos. Raisi has got his 72 virgins and is too busy to care what is going on in this world. Now I feel sorry for him

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        DTG
        Please feel sorry for yourself first. The way you are going you will end up in hellfire and instead of 72 virgins you will have 72 demons after your ass.
        I feel sorry for you…
        😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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          HT,
          He’ll get 72 virgins, maybe…but none of them will be under 72.

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          Human Touch, I am in safe hands of my God. Feel sorry for yourself in your eternal future.

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    Iran cannot publicly acknowledge that Raisi’s helicopter was shot down by Israel. This is equivalent to an act of war.

    “If approved as requested, the onus will be on member countries to arrest Mr. Netanyahu if he were to visit any of them.”

    The Jewish lobbies (refer to J Mearsheimer) will now double down on their efforts for a US-led war against Iran. Biden cannot do it this year, but as I have predicted, by 2030 is a good estimate. The assassination of Raisi was a warning shot to Iran.

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      “Biden cannot do it this year, but as I have predicted, by 2030 is a good estimate.”
      Do you think that Biden will be there then?
      God help humanity. Will dtg pray for us?

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        SJ, I pray to Almighty God, Triune in nature, to save, heal and deliver all who come to him, repenting for rebelling against him, that he will reveal himself to them and fill them too with the Holy Spirit to live a meaningful life on earth.

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      Hello Lester,
      Iraq invaded Iran in 1980 with the Complicity of the US. Eight years later it ended in Stalemate with an Agreement signed. I was on Diving Vessels in the Arabian Gulf for part of that time. I saw Americans flying Sorties in F14s (probably Saudi owned) near the border with Iran. We were even called on to do a search for a downed F14. The Iranian F14s outgunned the Soviet supplied MIGs. We were occasionally asked to carry out repairs on Tankers that had been holed by the Iraqis. Only to see in the British newspapers the blame given to Iran. How did we know who did it? The Officers of the vessels told us as they gave us a crate of beer for our repair work – the Iranians didn’t have MIGs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Iranian_aerial_victories_during_the_Iran%E2%80%93Iraq_war
      I can understand the US reluctance to take on Iran despite all the Sanctions they still have a capable Military and you never know who might help the Iranians. https://medium.com/angry-planet/in-1988-an-iranian-f-14-battled-four-iraqi-mig-29s-27b0ae4901d8

      Best regards

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        LS,
        I remember F-14’s flying around. Magic to us on the ground of course.
        People like DTG, while condemning Muslims, forget that Bin Laden and Israel were created by the West.

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