Human Rights Watch: Prosecute US war criminals including George Bush This week, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a 159-page report titled, “No More Excuses: A Roadmap to Justice for CIA Torture.” This detailed report sets forth a compelling legal case for the criminal prosecution of senior US officials for their roles as conspirators and accomplices in the illegal Central Intelligence Agency torture program (2001-2009).The report names names: “US officials who ...

Hypocritical Self-righteousness Power of Samantha And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?"Now is not the time for the U.S. to deprioritize the issues which could help heal a war-torn nation. Transitional justice, including accountability" writes Taylor DibbertFor a start Samantha Power could help heal war torn Libya. The invasion ...

Payback is a Bitch (Paris Massacre) Indira Gandhi/India armed and trained the LTTE. They went on to assassinate Rajiv Gandhi.The July 83 riots allowed the LTTE become become stronger and better funded and resulted in a 30 year war.Europe and France were instrumental in overthrowing Gaddafi. Now Libya is a failed state and one of the gateways for migrants and refugees to enter Europe in the ...

Quartz to Semi Conductor Chips: Value Addition Quartz is mined in Sri Lanka and exported mainly for the use in the micro chip/silicon wafers in the semi conductor industry. There is very little value addition even though some of the mining companies are BOI. Basically the women workers break the stone into little pieces and then it is crushed into powder and exported.Powdered Quartz is Rs. ...

For Domestic Agriculture Protection Just a few hours ago Jack Point had an article against Tariffs that protect the local farmer. One of the arguments he uses are the Corn Laws of 1840''s that protected aristocrat large landowners in the UK. For a start there no comparison because Corn Laws refers to large aristocrat landowners in UK, whereas most agricultural land in Sri Lanka ...

Iraq to US: We dont need troops Now Iraq (you know the country the US liberated/occupied 13 years ago) says to the US, " This is an Iraqi affair and the government did not ask the U.S. Department of Defense to be involved in direct operations," spokesman Sa'ad al-Hadithi told NBC News. "We have enough soldiers on the ground." Meanwhile the US has been considering sending more ...

US Hospital Boming because Taliban was using Civilians as Human Shield Initially the US defended the bombing of the Afghan Hospital as "Collateral Damage". Now the latest justification is that “Taliban fighters are now hiding in ‘people’s houses, mosques and hospitals using civilians as human shields.'” Isn't that the very same thing Sri Lanka was accused of and considered a War Crime.U.S. military was predictable and familiar. It was all just ...

Kissinger and Nixon support 1971 Genocide in East Pakistan Bangaladesh is still having issues 40 odd years later because of war in 1971 fueled by American weapons. Hope this stands as a warning to those who are looking for war crimes tribunals in Sri Lanka. This is not for our good, it is to destabilize our country. Nixon and Kissinger supported Pakistan’s (west) fiercely anti-communist military ruler President Yahya ...

Fox News reports that "Russian, Syrian and Iranian military commanders have set up a coordination cell in Baghdad in recent days to try to begin working with Iranian-backed Shia militias fighting the Islamic State (ISIS). However, The Russian embassy in Iraq denies role in any anti-ISIS ‘coordination cell’ based in Baghdad.So far none of the Main Stream Media (MSM) such ...

$25 Ebola Test: Science Win for 16 year old Olivia Hallisey.16 yrs, from Greenwich Connecticut won the Google Science Fair. Her invention: a test for Ebola in 30 mins, even in patients not displaying symptoms . The test cost just $25 and does not need refrigeration. Previous tests took up to 12 hours and cost a few thousand dollars.Other finalists for the fair included Pranav Sivakumar, 15, from Aurora, ...

Chinese Military and Aerial Assets to Syria Chinese PLA in YemenThings are becoming interesting, Game Changer ?. Apparently a pro Assad newspaper reports that Chinese Military personnel and Aerial assets are on the way to Syria. As far as I know this is the first time the Chinese have sent troops to a war zone. That is other than the rescue operation by the Chinese PLA in ...

Saudi Arabia: Head of UN Human Rights Council Panel Saudi Arabia's Faisal bin Hassan Trad has been named as Chair of a panel of independent experts on the UN Human Rights Council. This panel is tasked with naming experts that determine global human rights standards.I guess Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein from Jordan (another country with exemplary Human Rights Record) will be a nice fit with the Panel.Saudi Arabia is ...

US Stocks: Set for Crash ? The Dow Jones Index lost 3.5% on Monday 24th Aug, after an initial plunge 6.4% in minutes in early trading. Since the 2015 Mid July peak of around 18,000 it has dropped to 16,000. That is a 16% drop in about 3 months. It is possible the peaks of 14,000 in 2008 are fast approaching.Some of us have been anticipating ...

Prostitutes: 3 million College going Women in US Inequality of income, with predominantly low wage jobs for those who are lucky to have a job and Vegas_Blondie 32 • Las Vegas, Nevada, United States high rents and exorbitant college fees are forcing women to augment their income by finding a sugar daddy to pay the bill.Enter SeekingArrangement.com a website catering to men and women who exchange sex for ...

Economic Indicators: 2000 to 2015 Data presented without comment. You can click on chart for source interactive data. GDP Change (Billion USD)2000 16.3 2005 24.4 8.12014 74.9 50.5Change in GDP 2000-2005=49%Change in GDP 2005-2014=200%Note:Comparison of GDP per Capita for IndiaComparison of Debt to GDP for the US.The US GDP also includes intangibles such as films, music, iTunes to GDP, increasing GDP by 3%.Also see US ...

Negombo Resources: Building Contractor Got some Building work done by Kumar and ??. They wore building a two storied house right in front of my apartment. Hired them to do some additions to the apartment. Good work and very knowledgeable. Enthusiastic work crew.You can contact Kumar at 077-535-9679

Negombo 3rd Floor Furnished Studio Apartment Negombo 3rd Floor Furnished Studio Apartment contact sereno/barr 077-8584009 or sbarrkum@gmail.com (pdf flyer here)Overlooking the Mangroves. Quiet residential area. The balcony faces the mangroves and partial views of the Negombo Lagoon. It is very private and secluded, even while being open and airy. There are no other buildings at this height nearby. i.e. Can have all doors and windows open ...

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