Category Archives: american imperialism

Exposed: Glaring Double Standards in USA

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under accountability, american imperialism, art & allure bewitching, atrocities, security, self-reflexivity, slanted reportage, social justice, taking the piss, trauma, truth as casualty of war, world events & processes, zealotry

Justin Trudeau Rapped on Knuckles for Statement on Victims of Eelam War

When Justin Trudeau issued a brief statement on the 18th May 2020 expressing sympathy for all the victims of Eelam War IV in the course of his request for an accountability purpose, he was clever. There was no slant towards Tamil victims. But there was a reference to “the last phase of the war at Mullivaikal” …. and this, together with the focus on accountability, implied that he was supporting Sri Lankan Tamil and HR claims alleging mass killings.

Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under accountability, american imperialism, authoritarian regimes, British colonialism, centre-periphery relations, communal relations, cultural transmission, discrimination, disparagement, economic processes, Eelam, ethnicity, foreign policy, governance, historical interpretation, legal issues, life stories, LTTE, politIcal discourse, power politics, refugees, self-reflexivity, Sinhala-Tamil Relations, slanted reportage, sri lankan society, suicide bombing, Tamil migration, tamil refugees, Tamil Tiger fighters, terrorism, world events & processes

Friendly Fire: Gotabaya’s Ranaviru Address under Amiable Criticism

ONE: Tamara Kunanayakam, 20 May 2020, responding to the statement made by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday https://www.newsfirst.lk/2020/05/19/wont-hesitate-to-withdraw-sri-lanka-from-bodies-which-target-soldiers-president-rajapaksa/

The President is most likely referring here to the UN Human Rights Council and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The statement indicates he is either wrongly advised about the UN or [is pursuing] plain politics, which could go against Sri Lanka at a time it desperately needs international support precisely to protect its war heroes. The statement has been widely picked up by Western media agencies, which have a global influence.

Continue reading

3 Comments

Filed under accountability, american imperialism, centre-periphery relations, cultural transmission, governance, historical interpretation, human rights, legal issues, life stories, politIcal discourse, power politics, Rajapaksa regime, self-reflexivity, sri lankan society, UN reports, unusual people, vengeance, war reportage, world events & processes

Standing by the Victory in May 2009: Gotabaya confronts the Western UN Caucus

A Staff Writer, News First,  19 May,2020:Won’t hesitate to withdraw Sri Lanka from bodies which target soldiers: President Rajapaksa”

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said on Tuesday addressing the war hero’s ceremony at the war memorial at the Parliament grounds that he will not hesitate to pull out Sri Lanka from any international organization that unfairly target the country’s war heroes.

Pix from The Hindu

Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under accountability, american imperialism, authoritarian regimes, centre-periphery relations, communal relations, conspiracies, disparagement, Eelam, foreign policy, governance, historical interpretation, life stories, LTTE, nationalism, patriotism, politIcal discourse, power politics, Rajapaksa regime, security, self-reflexivity, Sinhala-Tamil Relations, sri lankan society, Tamil civilians, the imaginary and the real, world events & processes

War: Its Stark Truths

Richard Koenigsberg

Wars are fought–soldiers die–to testify to the truth of a society’s sacred ideal. If so many people die for an ideology—it must be real.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under accountability, Al Qaeda, american imperialism, fundamentalism, life stories, LTTE, mass conscription, meditations, military strategy, nationalism, patriotism, power politics, prabhakaran, propaganda, psychological urges, security, self-reflexivity, suicide bombing, Tamil Tiger fighters, unusual people, vengeance, war reportage, world events & processes, World War II, World War One, zealotry, Zen at war

Covid Apocalypse: Advocates and Challengers

Fauci with Trump

As the Covid Pandemic has spread its tentacles across the world, it has spawned conspiracy theorists of all kinds – not just that powerful idiot in Washington. One line of gloom and doom targets that very regime and depicts an all-powerful set of wheeler-dealers who negate the apocalyptic picture of worldwide disaster that they perceive around the corner. That is, their ‘brilliant work’ is immediately squashed and banished by these masterminds and manipulators in Washington and its many arms.

Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under accountability, american imperialism, authoritarian regimes, biotechnology, conspiracies, coronavirus, cultural transmission, democratic measures, disparagement, doctoring evidence, fundamentalism, governance, historical interpretation, landscape wondrous, legal issues, life stories, press freedom & censorship, propaganda, self-reflexivity, slanted reportage, sri lankan society, the imaginary and the real, transport and communications, trauma, travelogue, truth as casualty of war, unusual people, welfare & philanthophy, world events & processes

Pirapāharan the Megalomaniac: Stephen Champion’s Reading from 2007

A Composite Collection

Michael Roberts: An Introductory Note, 30 April 2020

In early April this year 2020 I came across new data – or rather, information which had bypassed me earlier – garnered by DBS Jeyaraj via his exchanges with KP Pathmanāthan[1] in KP’s capacity as the head of the international arm of the LTTE from 31 December 2008.[2] This data confirmed and elaborated on the processes of Western imperialistic intervention in Sri Lanka in 2009 as the LTTE slid to defeat.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under accountability, american imperialism, anton balasingham, authoritarian regimes, centre-periphery relations, communal relations, conspiracies, disparagement, Eelam, historical interpretation, Indian Ocean politics, landscape wondrous, law of armed conflict, legal issues, life stories, LTTE, military strategy, photography, politIcal discourse, power sharing, prabhakaran, Rajapaksa regime, self-reflexivity, Sinhala-Tamil Relations, sri lankan society, Tamil civilians, Tamil Tiger fighters, the imaginary and the real, trauma, unusual people, vengeance, war reportage, world events & processes