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Happy Heathen’s Insights on the Raging Debate on Eelam War IV in the Year 2012

Christopher Hitchens and the Pic accompanying his article on the Sri Lankan situaiton in late May 2009 … Sri Lankan soldiers with the remains of what’s said to be Tamil Tiger leader Velupillai Prabhakaran PREAMBLE from Michael Roberts: On the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Battling Covid Disinformation in the West…. Dr Rajeev Fernando in Frontline

Marianna Spring, Specialist disinformation and social media reporter, where the title is “Coronavirus: The human cost of virus misinformation” …. https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-52731624 A BBC team tracking coronavirus misinformation has found links to assaults, arsons and deaths. And experts say the potential … Continue reading

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Christopher Hitchens in Perceptive Reading of the LTTE Defeat in May 2009

Christopher Hitchens,in Slate, 25 May 2009, where the title is “The End of the Tamil Tigers” … and where the chief by-line says “Insurgencies don’t always have history on their side” … See my brief NOTE at the end re … Continue reading

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Ludicrous Science. Huge Error Margins in Death Toll Figures

Chandre Dharmagunawrdena, in Island, 26 July 2019, where the title is “Genocide Claims, Number Games and their margins of error” June 23, 1983  known as “Black July” was a day of shame for Sri Lanka where a government calling itself … Continue reading

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Steve Waugh as a Mother Theresa and Cameraman

Greg Bearup, in The Weekend Australian Magazine, October 9, 2020, where the title is “Different Strokes. Life after Cricket” The office of the Steve Waugh Foundation is up the stairs and down the back of a block of shops on the … Continue reading

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Liddle’s Sarcastic Criticism of David Cameron’s Arrogance in Sri Lanka at its CHOGM Occasion in 2013

A NOTE: With the UNHCR sessions looming in Geneva this month and CHOGM due to take place in London in the near future I am stirred to visit this moment when a local journalist broke away from the miasma clouding … Continue reading

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali and her “Infidel: My Life” …….. 2006

I. The book Infidel: My Life, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali ….Courtesy of Wikipedia  Infidel (2006/published in English 2007) is the autobiography of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali-Dutch activist and politician. Out of consideration for the safety of the female ghostwriter, her … Continue reading

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Hitchens in 2009 on the Tamil Cause … and its Fate under Pirapaharan

Christopher Hitchens, on 25 May 2009, in an article in SLATE entitled “The End of the Tamil Tigers. Insurgencies don’t always have history on their side” — see http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/fighting_words/2009/05/the_end_of_the_tamil_tigers.html ** In the late fall of 1978, I was approached by a Sri … Continue reading

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Hitchens on “rules for treason”

Christopher Hitchens. courtesy of The Australian, 18 October 2011 THE first thing to say, when reviewing the question of what the US should do about those of its citizens who advocate the murder of random numbers of its civilians is … Continue reading

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