VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 30 July 2013: Israel advises Sri Lanka on slow-motion genocide

30 July 2013 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Kerry appoints former pro-Israel lobbyist to oversee peace talks
IMEMC – On Monday [July 29], US Secretary of State John Kerry named Martin Indyk as the administration’s special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Indyk, 62, who is Jewish, has worked for AIPAC, a pro-Israel lobby group, and he helped found the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), a think tank that has been critisied for being a part of the pro-Israel lobby. … 

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Run-up to proxy war over Syria By M K Bhadrakumar

6 February 2012 — Asia Times

If a date needs to fixed marking the end of “post-Soviet era” in world politics, it might fall on February 4, 2012. Russia and China’s double veto of the Arab League resolution on Syria in the United Nations Security Council constitutes a watershed event.

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Was Mossad using Fox and Werritty as ‘useful idiots’? Ex-Ambassador reveals how links made by ‘advisers’ set alarm bells ringing By Craig Murray

15 October 2011 — Daily Mail

The real reason Liam Fox had to resign was not a grubby little money scandal about firms funding Adam Werritty as he jetted round the world with the Defence Secretary. It was much more important, and much worse, than that.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 8-9 October 2011

9 October 2011 — williambowles.info

Blake wooed genocidal Sri Lanka Army to help Afghan war says Wikileaks
Sri Lanka Guardian
Earlier Wikileaks documents have revealed how an international orchestration was masterminded by the US for the Vanni war that ended up in genocide and paved way for the on-going structural genocide of the nation of Lankan Tamils. …
http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2011/10/blake-wooed-genocidal-sri-lanka-army-to.html

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Wikileaks News Roundup for 2 December, 2010

2 December, 2010 — Creative-i

Disaster Capitalism in Haiti By Stephen Lendman

24 January, 2010 — Atlantic Free Press – Hard Truths for Hard Times

In her book, ‘The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism,’ Naomi Klein explores the myth of free market democracy, explaining how neoliberalism dominates the world with America its main exponent exploiting security threats, terror attacks, economic meltdowns, competing ideologies, tectonic political or economic shifts, and natural disasters to impose its will everywhere.

As a result, wars are waged, social services cut, public ones privatized, and freedom sacrificed when people are too distracted, cowed or in duress to object. Disaster capitalism is triumphant everywhere from post-Soviet Russia to post-apartheid South Africa, occupied Iraq and Afghanistan, Honduras before and after the US-instigated coup, post-tsunami Sri Lanka and Aceh, Indonesia, New Orleans post-Katrina, and now heading to Haiti full-throttle after its greatest ever catastrophe. The same scheme always repeats, exploiting people for profits, the prevailing neoliberal idea that ‘there is no alternative’ so grab all you can.

On Her web site, Klein headlines a ‘Haiti Disaster Capitalism Alert: Stop Them Before They Shock Again,’ then quotes the extremist Heritage Foundation saying:

‘In addition to providing immediate humanitarian assistance, the US response to the tragic Haiti earthquake offers opportunities to re-shape Haiti’s long-dysfunctional government and economy as well as to improve the public image of the United States in the region.’

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Video: Shooting the messenger – the media under fire

20 November, 2009 — Aljazeera.netURUK Net

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Shooting the Messenger, Al Jazeera’s documentary on the deliberate killing and intimidation of journalists in conflict zones, has been nominated for a prestigious Emmy award.

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Great Power Confrontation in the Indian Ocean: The Geo-Politics of the Sri Lankan Civil War By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

23 October, 2009 — Global Research

The support and positions of various foreign governments in regards to the diabolic fighting between the Tamil Tigers and the Sri Lankan military, which cost the lives of thousands of innocent civilians, says a great deal about the geo-strategic interests of these foreign governments. The position of the governments of India and a group of states that can collectively be called the Periphery, such as the U.S. and Australia, were in support of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) or Tamil Tigers, either overtly or covertly. Many of these governments also provided this support tacitly, so as not to close any future opportunity of co-opting Sri Lanka after the fighting was over.

In contrast, the governments of a group of states that can jointly be called Eurasia as a collective entity, such as Iran and Russia, supported the Sri Lankan government. The polar nature of the support by Eurasia and the Periphery for the two different combating sides in the Sri Lankan Civil War betrays the scent or odour of a much broader struggle. This is a struugle that extends far beyond the borders of the island of Sri Lanka and its region.

Why is this so? Much of the answer to such a question has to do with the formation of a growing alliance in the Eurasian landmass against the international domination of the U.S. and its allies. This Eurasian alliance was formed on the basis of the growing cohesion between Moscow, Tehran, Beijing, and their allies that has seen the animation of the Primakov Doctrine. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a security body with real military dimensions that has been called “the NATO of the East” within some foreign policy circles is a real symbol of this geo-political dynamic. In 2009, the last chapter of the Sri Lankan Civil War was very much a theatre within this process.

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