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Friday, August 31, 2012

WHAT'S GOING ON AT LAKE HOUSE?


This was in response to an article that appeared in the Daily News. It went unpublished. 

WHAT’S GOING ON AT LAKE HOUSE?

Hameed Abdul Karim


“By way of deception, thou shall wage war” - Mossad motto:


The article in your Daily News on 23 August 2012 should surprise all readers of your grand old newspaper because it has (or had) an irrefutable reputation as a champion of Third World causes. But of late there has been suspicion that you have moved from that much lauded role and have ganged up with those who wish to dominate developing nations by one trick or another. Today’s article gives an indication of your shift.

Whilst all countries in the world, especially those in the Non Aligned Movement (NAM), support the just cause of the Palestinians, Sri Lanka, it seems, has moved closer to the Israelis (like India) for reasons that perplex those of us who believe that Sri Lanka is an ardent supporter of the Palestinians. Virtually the entire world voted for the inclusion of Palestine in UNESCO with the obvious exception of the United States of America, which as you know will do Israel’s bidding at any time even if it’s against the interests of the US, as has been the case more often than not.  

Monday, August 27, 2012

STANDING UP FOR ASSANGE

 

Saturday 25, August, 2012 




STANDING UP FOR ASSANGE

Hameed Abdul Karim

Joshua E. Keating’s piece titled ‘How WikiLeaks Blew Itline’ in ‘Ceylon Today’(Wednesday 22 August 2012) was a sophisticated assault on Julian Assange and his fearless work in informing the world what really happens behind the scenes when the empire speaks of ‘making the world safe for democracy’.. Thanks to Julian Assange virtually the whole world now knows the lies and deceit the US Empire indulges in when it postulates about human rights and human dignity when in reality what it actually wants is to perpetuate its hegemony on the entire world so that it can live off the fat of the land, like all empires that came before. All empires have perished and it is certain that the US Empire will suffer the same fate sooner or later.

RIGHT WING

Joshua Keating’s right wing views stand exposed when he critiques Assange for interviewing Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah in a ‘soft ball interview’ claiming that the show didn’t help Assange’s credibility because it was aired on RT. (Incidentally, RT (Russia Today) is available to Sri Lankan audiences on LBN cable TV as is Iran’s Press TV). With whom is his credibility is at stake anyway? Evidently Mr. Keating is talking about the miniscule right wing groups who wouldn’t want to acknowledge Assange the same way the devil wouldn’t want to acknowledge the existence of God, even though he knows He exists. Besides, credibility is not the issue here because Assange has not said anything of his own. What he had done is to expose the disgraceful secrets of the evil empire that existed behind the fa├žade of the ‘do-gooder’ image it had craftily created for itself. What’s more, if they were to acknowledge what Assange had exposed they would stand to lose their enormous wealth, status and power. As far as I am concerned, Assange’s credibility with me, along with millions of others in the world, is quite safe and sound. Thank you, Mr. Keating.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

CAESAR'S MISTRESS STANDS EXPOSED



                                 August 17, 2012, Thursday  


Caesar’s Mistress Stands Exposed
By Hameed Abdul Karim

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Have you heard of anything like this before? I mean a Western nation demanding the arrest of one of their own and then a ‘third world’ country stepping in and offering him political asylum? This is topsy -turvy world and the UK, the ‘mother of democracies’where free speech is sacred …or was , willingly becoming the empires’ mistress and doing all it can to send Julian Assange packing to the US via Sweden to be executed or, if he’s lucky, to spend the rest of his life in jail … maybe at Guantanamo Bay.

The free speech wallahs in the empire remain deaf and dumb concentrating instead on easy pickings on China and ‘third world’ countries for their human rights violations. But when it comes to Julian Assange they prefer to go back on their ‘embedded journalism’ nonsense. Or ‘in bed with the empire’ journalism, if you like.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE SINAI SLAUGHTER


The Curious Case of the Sinai Slaughter


Hameed Abdul Karim

When Muslims break fast during the month of Ramadan, everything stands suspended for that moment while they reflect on the day and observe prayers and make supplications for themselves and their families. This is the tradition of the Ramadan fast the world over.

So when news of the attack on Egyptian border guards killing sixteen of them broke out, Muslims were shocked and wondered what had gone wrong. The border guards, as was reported, were breaking their fasts when a gang of marauders opened fire. Usually a Muslim would be only too happy to share his food with another human being at this point of time. So it is reasonable to assume the marauders were not Muslims or maybe they carried only Muslim names and didn’t care much about their faith.