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« Reply #270 on: March 08, 2019, 07:13:03 pm »
End Venezuela Sanctions Says Rep. Ro Khanna and 15 Progressive Democrats  


March 8, 2019

16 progressive members of Congress sent a letter to the Trump administration, demanding an end to economic sanctions and to military threats against Venezuela. We speak to Rep. Ro Khanna, who led the initiative

https://therealnews.com/stories/end-venezuela-sanctions-says-rep-ro-khanna-and-15-progressive-democrats
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« Reply #271 on: March 12, 2019, 09:41:05 pm »

AE911TRUTH

 March 12, 2019

Lawyers' Committee 'Names Names' in
New 9/11 Grand Jury Filing

SNIPPET:

The Petition Supplement filed today, building on the prior-filed evidence of “what” crimes were committed during this tragedy, focuses on the “who,” “why,” and “how” of these yet-to-be prosecuted crimes. The thirty-three-page document presents detailed information regarding persons who may have information material to the federal Special Grand Jury’s investigation. This new Petition Supplement was addressed to U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey S. Berman as well as to Michael Ferrara and Ilan Graff, Chiefs, Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit.

The Lawyers’ Committee’s April 10th 52-page original Petition was accompanied by 57 exhibits and presented extensive evidence that explosives were used to destroy three WTC Towers on 9/11. That evidence included independent scientific laboratory analysis of WTC dust samples showing the presence of high-tech explosives and/or incendiaries; numerous first-hand reports by First Responders of seeing and hearing explosions at the World Trade Center on 9/11; expert analysis of seismic evidence that explosions occurred at the WTC towers on 9/11 both prior to the airplane impacts and prior to the building collapses; and expert analysis and testimony by architects, engineers, and scientists concluding that the rapid onset symmetrical near-free-fall acceleration collapse of these three WTC high rise buildings on 9/11 exhibited the key characteristics of controlled demolition. The July 30th Amended Petition included the same evidence but also addressed several additional federal crimes beyond the federal bombing crime addressed in the original Petition.

The Lawyers’ Committee concluded in the petitions that explosive and incendiary devices that had been preplaced at the WTC were detonated 💥 causing the complete collapse of the World Trade Center Twin Towers and Building 7 on 9/11, and the resulting tragic loss of life, and that “the evidence permits no other conclusion -- as a matter of science, as a matter of logic, and as a matter of law.” Both petitions and a names-redacted version of the just-filed Petition Supplement are available to the public on the Lawyers’ Committee’s webpage at www.lcfor911.org.

Full article:

https://www.ae911truth.org/news/512-lawyers-name-names-of-persons-with-material-information-in-9-11-grand-jury-filing


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« Reply #272 on: March 13, 2019, 09:32:02 pm »
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« Reply #273 on: March 20, 2019, 07:25:53 pm »
MAR 19, 2019 OPINION

 

The American Emperor Has No Clothes

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Make no mistake, Washington isn’t done trying; it’s happy to keep throwing good money (and blood) at bad: to the tune of a cool $6 trillion, 7,000 troop deaths, and 500,000 foreign deaths—including maybe 240,000 civilians. But what’s it all been for? The world is no safer, global terror attacks have only increased, and Uncle Sam just can’t seem to achieve any of its preferred policy goals.

Think on it for a second: Russia and Iran “won” in Syria; the Taliban and Pakistan are about ready to “win” in Afghanistan; Iran is more influential than ever in Iraq; the Houthis won’t quit in Yemen; Moscow is keeping Crimea; Libya remains unstable; North Korea ain’t giving up its nukes; and China’s power continues to grow in its version of the Caribbean—the South China Sea. No amount of American cash, no volume of our soldiers’ blood, no escalation in drone strikes or the conventional bombing of brown folks, has favorably changed the calculus in any of these regional conflicts.

What does this tell us? Quite a lot, I’d argue—but not what the neoliberal/neoconservative alliance of pundits and policymakers are selling. See for these unrepentant militarists the problem is always the same: Washington didn’t use enough force, didn’t spend enough blood and treasure. So is the solution: more defense spending, more CIA operations, more saber-rattling, and more global military interventions.

No, the inconvenient truth is as simple as it is disturbing to red-blooded patriots. To wit, the United States🦍 —or any wannabe hegemon simply doesn’t possess the capability to shape the world in its own image. See those pesky locals— Arabs, Asians, Muslims, Slavs—don’t know what’s good for them, don’t understand that (obviously) there is a secret American zipped inside each of their very bodies, ready to burst out if given a little push!

It turns out that low-tech, cheap insurgent tactics, when combined with impassioned nationalism, can bog down the “world’s best military” indefinitely. It seems, too, that other regional heavyweights—Russia, China, Iran, North Korea—stand ready to call America’s nuclear bluff. That they know the US all-volunteer military and consumerist economy can’t ultimately absorb the potential losses a conventional war would demand. Even scarier for the military-industrial-congressional-media establishment is the logical extension of all this accumulated failure: the questionable efficacy of military force in the 21st century.

Full article:

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-american-emperor-has-no-clothes/

 
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« Reply #274 on: March 22, 2019, 06:15:49 pm »
Might 🦍 Makes Right 😈: Trump 🦀 Endorses Israeli Annexation of Golan Heights

March 21, 2019

Trump tweeted that the US should recognize Israel’s annexation of Syria’s Golan Heights, which Israel has been occupying for 52 years. TRNN’s Shir Hever explores what this means for the region


https://therealnews.com/stories/might-makes-right-trump-endorses-israeli-annexation-of-golan-heights
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« Reply #275 on: March 23, 2019, 02:36:49 pm »


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March 23, 3019

9/11 Families, Lawyers’ Committee, AE911Truth to File Lawsuit against FBI on Monday

This coming Monday, 9/11 family members Bob McIlvaine and Barbara Krukowski-Rastelli along with the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry and Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth will file a lawsuit against the FBI over its 9/11 Review Commission Report issued in 2015.

This bold legal action will be the first time that anyone has ever attempted to force the FBI to assess and report the evidence of the World Trade Center’s explosive demolition as well as other 9/11 evidence still unaddressed to this day — all known to the FBI.

In 2014, Congress mandated the FBI to form an external commission to conduct “an assessment of any evidence now known to the FBI that was not considered by the 9/11 Commission related to any factors that contributed in any manner to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.”A year later, the FBI 😈 released the final report, which included neither an assessment of the evidence related to the WTC demolition nor an assessment of several other areas of crucial evidence.

Our end goal is to compel the FBI to reconstitute its 9/11 Review Commission in some form, assess the evidence known to the FBI but omitted from the Commission's 2015 report, and include that evidence in a new, amended report to Congress and the American people.

From now through April 1, we ask you to help us raise $30,000 for the first two phases of litigation: drafting the complaint and preparing our response to the anticipated motion to dismiss, which involve hundreds of attorney hours. We also invite everyone who is near Washington, D.C., on Monday, March 25, to attend our 1:00 PM news conference with Bob McIlvaine, Mick Harrison, Dave Meiswinkle, and Richard Gage at the Newseum, one block from the U.S. District Court!

Please visit AE911Truth.org/FBI to learn more and make your generous donation today. On behalf of the Lawyers’ Committee 🦅 and Bob and Barbara 🕊✨, we are grateful for your unyielding commitment.

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Agelbert NOTE: The 911 INSIDE JOB by rogue elements in the US Government is PRECISELY what paved the way for the FASCIST Government now destroying the fabric of American society.

If this CRIME is allowed to go unpunished, there is no hope for ANY kind of Social AND Environmental Justice in this country.

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« Reply #276 on: March 26, 2019, 09:30:01 pm »
9/11 FREE FALL 3/14/19: GENE JOHNSON

Host Andy Steele is joined by engineer and Project Due Diligence volunteer Gene Johnson , who discusses the presentation of the WTC evidence that he recently held in Amarillo, TX. 


Podcast: 👍

http://911freefall.com/9-11-free-fall-3-14-19-gene-johnson/
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« Reply #277 on: March 27, 2019, 08:12:40 pm »

“We Are Swimming in an Ocean of Lies” on Venezuela

March 26, 2019

Former UN Special Rapporteur says Michelle Bachelet needs to change her team and visit Venezuela herself, or she is going to continue to get an “unprofessional, one-sided, politicized report” on the state of the country


https://therealnews.com/stories/we-are-swimming-in-an-ocean-of-lies-on-venezuela

Agelbert NOTE: This present EVIL being visited on Venezuela has a long and sordid CAPITALIST/FASCIST 👹 history all over Central and South America.


 
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« Reply #278 on: March 27, 2019, 09:03:09 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: Notice that nice picture below of "Saint" 😇 Mueller 😉  with 🦖 Shrub. Mueller was the CROOK that BURIED 911, just like he BURIED the Trump crimes under a mountain of legalese BULLSHIT.

911 IS the KEYSTONE CRIME that gave us the Fascist Government now busy getting rid of the last vestige of American freedoms. Welcome to NAZI GERMANY, Circa 2019. 😨 😱

 


March 27, 2019

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Yesterday, Courthouse News did something that few mainstream news outlets have done in nearly two decades reporting on 9/11: It offered real, unbiased coverage of our movement for truth and justice in the form of an article about our just-filed FBI Lawsuit titled “FBI Accused of Omitting Evidence From 9/11 Report.”

We encourage every supporter of 9/11 Truth and Justice to read this article and share it with your colleagues, friends, and family as a demonstration that our pursuit not only continues, but continues to gain ground.

 


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« Reply #279 on: March 28, 2019, 07:24:11 pm »
Humane Capitalism or Fascism and War – Q&A with Paul Jay

March 27, 2019

A viewer asks why did Paul say that capitalism led to World War I, and another viewer asks if humane capitalism is the answer to today’s problems – Paul Jay joins Taya Graham


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TAYA GRAHAM: We’re continuing our conversation with Paul Jay about socialism, and some of the comments from our viewers. So what I’d like to do is share some of the viewer comments on socialism and on your dissection of it with your guests.

Patrick R. says, “Socialism is disgusting. It leads to laziness in business and the workforce, and has literally never worked anywhere. Are you people daft?” So that’s from Patrick R.

Bob R. says, “The answer isn’t socialism. Even the Amish are capitalists. But there is such a thing as humane capitalism. And to get there we need to get back to the New Deal and keep moving beyond that. Socialism always fails on any sort of scale, leading to despotism, collapse, or colonization from the outside.”

And the last one–and this is actually a direct question for you, Paul–[sway ocean] said, “Capitalism gave us World War II? Please explain that, Paul Jay. Shaking my head.” So maybe, Paul, you could address some of these questions and comments that our viewers have. They don’t seem to think that socialism actually will work, and they think you’re suggestion that capitalism led to World War II is an absurd one.

PAUL JAY: OK, so there are three very different questions here, so help me keep track, because I’ve got to do this one by one. I should point out that if people go to the YouTube stories that we’ve been doing on socialism, the vast overwhelming response is a discussion and debate with the assumption that, actually, socialism does make sense. And then there’s recent polling that shows that, I think, under the age of 35 the majority of the population now think socialism is better than capitalism.

TAYA GRAHAM: There is definitely a healthy good faith discussion on socialism happening amongst our viewers. Absolutely.

PAUL JAY: But that being said, it’s a big conversation, just what people have in mind when they say the word ‘socialism,’ because it means a lot of things to different people. And some of the questions raised, you just said, are are good questions. Let’s start with the first one, that under socialism people are lazy, which means productivity goes down. And there’s some truth to the previous experience of that. Some.

Now, like, you take the examples of Soviet Union. Which was a kind of socialism. There is–let me start with saying there’s no such thing as a formula of what socialism any more than there is a formula of what capitalism is. Capitalism in the United States is quite different than that of Canada. What’s going on in Finland is very different than what’s going on in the United Kingdom. I mean, some of the fundamentals are true, that private ownership is primary, and that a kind of oligarchy in ruling circles are in command. You have varying degrees of what is called democracy and voting, you know, has some effect. In other places voting takes place and is somewhat meaningless.

So country by country there are quite serious, or significant, I should say, differences in what capitalism is. And the same thing goes for, so far, the historical experience of socialism. One should also say to get to what capitalism is now took several hundred years. I mean, capitalism of the 20th century–let me jump to the third question. The competition amongst capitalist powers led to World War I and World War II. World War II is the continuation of World War I, where you have the–one of the ways capitalism develops is you have an uneven rise of big powers. So England had risen. I mean, there’s a day when Portugal and Spain were superpowers, and they diminish. There was a time when Britain ruled the seas. It diminishes.

But you have a time, you know, early in the 20th century and coming into the 20th century where you start to have the rise of German capitalism as a real power. The problem is the colonies are all gone. I mean, taken, if you will, not gone. Taken, you know, between Britain growing the United States. France. Where does Germany go to have overseas markets? To have overseas cheap labor? To have overseas easy access to raw materials? Which is something these big industrial powers necessarily want, because one of the things about modern big industrial capitalism is that it expands or it dies, and it loses. You know, these different capitalist powers, countries, are in big competition with each other. And if one gets weaker, the other one tries to jump in and scoop away the cotton market somewhere.

And you know, at the heart of it is very much about just commercial competition. You know, they always–it’s always loaded with a bunch of BS rhetoric of patriotism, and you know, sometimes it’s freedom, and whatever. But at the heart is always commercial interest.

So in World War I, Germany had nowhere to go. And you have internal impulses or forces within German economy to expand. And even while it’s happening, you have a growing arms industry that loves feeding conflict. There’s a guy named Zakharov, he was called the merchant of death, and he was selling machine–you know, the beginnings of the machine gun to the Germans, and he was selling–he’s telling the Germans the French had it; he was telling the French the Germans had it. And he got everybody to kind of get in on this arms frenzy. And you know, the forces that led to World War I, it’s a complicated set of processes. But at its core is big country, big capitalist country, competition for dominance. Germany gets defeated. But it doesn’t take away that Germany is still a mighty industrial power, and starts to rearm, even though they weren’t supposed to, and starts to rearm to a large extent with the assistance of Henry Ford and General Motors and American industry. Why? Because they’re making money out of it. And two, they really hoped that Germany would just march against the Soviet Union and not march West.

So I mean, these are–you know, certainly there’s a lot of complicated factors. But this private ownership, it necessarily leads in these big powers to this inter-power competition. And we’re seeing it again now. You know, the rivalry that’s developing between the United States and China is heading in very similar directions as during the 20th century.

So just dealing with this question about World War II, it’s not like Hitler came out of nowhere. Hitler came out of the deep depression of the 1930s. And you know, people were taking–inflation had reached a point in Germany people were taking their pay home in wheelbarrows. There’s photographs of wheelbarrows with piles of useless cash on it.

TAYA GRAHAM: Full of Deutsche Marks that were useless.

PAUL JAY: Yeah. So I mean, the rise of fascism is a is a product of capitalism. It didn’t just come out of some crazy–Adolf Hitler’s head. And if it hadn’t been Hitler, you know, in the German context, it probably would have been somebody else.

This relates to this idea of humane capitalism. In a similar crisis in the United States in the 1930s, yeah, instead of going towards overt fascism the United States at a time of deep unemployment, and thousands and tens of thousands of people roaming, looking for jobs, and next to no social safety net, and people moving West–and you know, you can read the book or watch the movie ‘The Grapes of Wrath.’ And you know, people were desperate. That is the kind of conditions that could have given rise to a fascism in the United States, but it didn’t. It gave rise to the New Deal.

TAYA GRAHAM: RIght. As a matter of fact, one of the viewers pointed that out, that we need to go back to the New Deal. We need to revisit it, go back to it, and then go beyond it. How do you respond to that?

PAUL JAY: Well, I would say yeah, go beyond it. If you go beyond it, then I would say yeah.

TAYA GRAHAM: How do you respond to that?

PAUL JAY: The New Deal was a hell of a lot better than going towards fascism. And I think at times of these deep crisis there’s not much of an in between. You go the FDR New Deal route, or you go to a very coercive state, and a very militarized state.

The thing with FDR is that in spite of what those policies were intended to do, in the end World War II does come because of the intercapitalist competition. Like, humane capitalism doesn’t work, certainly, for very long. Either because even domestically it was a product of trying to deal with severe crisis. and there’s no reason to think that once the crisis is over, capital doesn’t reassert itself. Which is exactly what happened after World War II.

What happens to the New Deal? It’s a continuous process of undoing it. And we did a whole series called Undoing the New Deal. And to some extent it begins with Truman. And each president afterwards, each administration afterwards, starts to undo the New Deal. Why? Because in this kind of balance of power between ordinary people and working people versus this kind of oligarchy, the ownership class, in the period leading up post-war, in the ’50s and ’60s, it is a place where there’s room for tremendous American expansion. You know, UK has been weakened, the Soviet Union was destroyed. Germany was destroyed. Tremendous–Japan was destroyed. Tremendous place for America to expand and grow. And enormous profit making.

And some of that did–you know, while trickle-down theory in general, I think, is not very legitimate, there was a certain kind of trickle down. Because to achieve domestic peace and to discredit socialism and communism, and because that was, you know, McCarthyism, House Un-American Activities Committee, late ’40s and throughout the ’50s, they wanted to purge the American workers movement. Hollywood. They want to get rid of the left. And so they were in competition with at least the promise of the Soviet Union. I mean, Soviet Union may have had–not may, Soviet Union had some terrible things wrong with the system. And it’s a long conversation why. We did a whole series of interviews with Alexander Buzgalin, I urge people to go watch it, that tries to analyze what happened to the Soviet Union. But when people came back from World War II after fighting fascism, and they were fighting for democracy and freedom and equality, and then they came home, and then they said to the American oligarchy in, like, 1946, they said, well, that’s great. How about we have some? How about here?

So, like, in 1946 there’s more worker strikes in the history of the United States before or since. So there’s a real need here to start crushing this worker’s militancy. The popularity of socialism. At the time the Soviet Union had a very good reputation, because they just played such a role in defeating Hitler. So trying to expunge all this from the society was a major priority. And one of those pieces is you do share some of the booty. You have this American expansion, this massive profits–like, it used to be an ordinary worker in the auto industry in Detroit would own a car, have no problems sending their kid to college. Would even own a cottage.

TAYA GRAHAM: Yeah. American dream.

PAUL JAY: They had–that upper, unionized stratum of the working class was doing extremely well. But it didn’t last. So this FDR New Deal, it can go for a time, but it’s not the nature of the beast of the capitalism. It’s not–at its heart it’s a temporary measure. Because what is at its heart? Not seeking fair profit. Its heart is seeking maximum profit. Why? Not because they’re bad people. It’s nothing to do with them being greedy, or some some moral-

TAYA GRAHAM: It’s the nature of the beast.

PAUL JAY: It’s the nature that if you don’t do it, the other guy is. And he’ll wipe you out. So the competitive pressure forces this striving for maximum profit. Now, within that you get a section of capital that’s a little bit more farsighted. And they say, OK, you should mitigate this a little bit. Like, have Social Security. Have a little bit of humane capitalism. Otherwise you’re going to-

TAYA GRAHAM: Do a little bit of philanthropy here, just a little pressure valve to let some of the steam off to make sure there isn’t a full revolution. Little pressure valve.

PAUL JAY: So yeah, have some of the social safety net. Otherwise the workers will get radicalized. And some sections of the elites feel better about themselves if they have it. This is more kind of in the Democratic Party. And the Republicans, and the certainly the right wing of the Republicans, they want unmitigated exploitation, because they think the workers are too weak to do anything about it anyway. And then enter globalization. And once you can play the Chinese working class off against the American working class, now you can start forgetting about humane capitalism. Because the problem isn’t about being humane. It’s the nature of how the economy works. And it’s the nature of the relationships that when you have this concentrated ownership, yeah, sure, you get the odd guy like Gates wants to give away a lot of money. But he doesn’t want to change who has power. So humane capitalism, listen, it’s better than inhumane capitalism. It’s just to think that you can have a system based on it, and that it’s sustainable, it’s naive. You can’t get there.

Now, I don’t know if we have time for the first question.

TAYA GRAHAM: You know what, I think we’re going to have to leave it there. I hope that for [sway ocean] that Paul Jay gave you a good response and a thorough response to your question. And we’re going to continue this conversation about socialism, what it looks like, what it could look like here in the U.S., and what it looks like around the world.

I’m here with Senior Editor Paul Jay. And if you haven’t already, please hit the subscribe button to our YouTube channel, or subscribe to join our email list so you can get Real News direct to your inbox. Thanks for your time. I’m Taya Graham.

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Russia Defies US 🦍 Threats Over Venezuela

March 28, 2019

Trump insists Russia ‘get out’ of Venezuela; Vijay Prashad says Russia is protecting its own economic interests, billions in outstanding loans


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Lawsuit to Force FBI Assessment of WTC Evidence: Interview with Richard Gage 👍, Dave Meiswinkle 👍, and Mick Harrison 👍

AE911Truth  March 31, 2019

On our most recent episode of 9/11 Free Fall, host Andy Steele is joined by the leaders of AE911Truth and the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry to discuss our lawsuit filed this week against the FBI, which takes aim at the Bureau’s failure to include certain key evidence in its congressionally mandated 9/11 Review Commission Report from 2015.

This show is recommended listening 🔊 for all those who wish to have a deeper understanding of this historic litigation and how it may play out in the next one to two years. You can listen using YouTube or SoundCloud.


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« Reply #282 on: April 24, 2019, 09:10:46 pm »
Who’s Behind the Attacks in Sri Lanka?

April 23, 2019

In a series of coordinated attacks on Easter Sunday across central Sri Lanka, in Colombo, Negombo, Batticaloa and Dehiwela, more than 350 people have been killed and more than 500 people injured. Bombs were placed in three churches, three hotels, and one housing complex, and while no organization at this time has taken responsibility, Sri Lankan authorities have announced that the organization is the group National Thowheeth Jama’ath.

Sunanda Deshapriya told The Real News Network's Sharmini Peries that the focus on both churches and hotels—a clear attempt to destabilize Sri Lanka and its tourism industry—and the scale of the attacks suggests an “international dimension,” and that the attacks were coordinated with outside help. Together, they unpacked the ethnic and political complexities of the attacks.

Deshapriya explained it should be in part seen as a response to how Muslim youth are treated in the Sri Lanka.

“Nobody took interest about that growing militancy among the Muslim youth. One has to understand that radicalization of Muslim youth happened within Sri Lanka because of the injustice that the Muslim community faced in Sri Lanka. There's a total impunity in Sri Lanka against all the attack against minorities,” Deshapriya said. “Muslim people have faced...gang violence but nobody has been convicted. Nothing has happened. They have not had any justice on this issue. So that's the context of radicalization of Muslim youth in the country.”

Deshapriya explained that Sri Lanka's history of war and political violence must also be considered.

“We need to understand also Sri Lanka has 30 years of war. And from 1970, we had three major armed struggles. So, making bombs and using arms is part of the culture, the political culture of Sri Lanka actually,” Deshapriya said. “I suppose you can easily find material also to make this kind of very dangerous explosive bombs in the country because of our past situation and the war situations we've had in Sri Lanka.”

Peries pointed out that churches have not been a target of attacks in Sri Lanka in the past. Moreover, the Tamil are also Christians and were also victims of these recent attacks. For the most part, violence in Sri Lanka has been between Muslims and Buddhists (National Thowheeth Jama’ath, allegedly responsible for the attack, gained notoriety for defacing Buddhist temples).

"Targeting churches cannot be only a local reason, because there isn't any conflict between the Muslim community and the Christian community in the context. The Christian community has been very neutral during the war, as well as in the ongoing sporadic attacks against the Muslim mosque in the country,” Deshapriya said. “In that sense, I think this has an international dimension and it is the message it is attacking in the West, because Christianity comes from the West. But on the other hand you'll see that in Batticaloa Tamil, predominantly Tamil area, are also targeted, and there almost everyone who died is the Tamils. So, it is a combination of local and international situation. They want to send a message to Tamil people as well, I think, that's why they targeted some Batticaloa churches.”


https://therealnews.com/stories/whos-behind-the-attacks-in-sri-lanka
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« Reply #283 on: April 24, 2019, 09:27:13 pm »
Venezuela’s Parallel Ambassador Seated at OAS as Activists Defend Embassy

April 24, 2019

The Organization of American States allowed the ambassador of Venezuela's self-declared president to participate in his first meeting. The move could signal an attempt to take over Venezuela's embassy in DC, which activists are defending


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GREG WILPERT: There is reason to believe that the so-called interim and self-declared president of Venezuela, opposition leader Juan Guaidó, will attempt to take over Venezuela’s embassy in Washington DC very soon, with the help of the Trump administration . If this happens, the US government would be violating the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. On April 13th the US Secret Service already helped a Guaidó representative to take over the office of Venezuela’s military attaché in DC.

The takeover of diplomatic buildings and offices is taking place in the wake of an Organization of American States resolution of April 9th, in which – by a one-vote majority – the OAS permanent council decided to recognize Guaidó’s ambassador to the OAS. Guaidó’s representative, Gustavo Tarre, is now seated at OAS permanent council meetings. At his first council meeting on Tuesday he gave a presentation on Guaidó’s plans for Venezuela.

The meeting began, though, with a series of statements from OAS member countries that had opposed Tarre’s appointment. Here is what Bolivia’s ambassador had to say:
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Tarre later went on to outline a plan, as developed among opposition groups in Venezuela’s National Assembly, for how a Guaidó government would pursue an economic recovery plan for Venezuela. One of the main elements of the plan involved the procurement of multilateral loans:
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Meanwhile, activists from the groups Code Pink and Popular Resistance have decided to protect Venezuela’s embassy in Washington DC from a likely opposition take-over. They are acting with the permission of the government of Venezuela. The activists have been spending nights at the embassy and sponsoring almost daily events on a wide variety of issues, discussing the role of the CIA, the situation in Central America, and reports on the situation in Venezuela. Also, they have hung banners and informational placards, alerting to the possible opposition take-over of the building.

According to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, embassies are sovereign and inviolable territory of the country to which the embassy belongs. Even though 50 out of the world’s nearly 200 governments – mostly in Latin America and in Europe – have decided to recognize Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s president, so far only Costa Rica has allowed the opposition to take over the Venezuelan embassy.

https://therealnews.com/stories/venezuelas-parallel-ambassador-seated-at-oas-as-activists-defend-embassy
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April 25, 2019 by Reuters

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