The follow-up to Afghan civilian killings exposes the US conspiracy of diversion using the Sri Lankan issue
Posted on May 9th, 2009

Ajit Randeniya

 

It is interesting to note that the UN employs independent “‘experts”‘ on “‘summary executions”‘, right to health, food and water and sanitation. For heaven’s sake, what skills do make one an “‘expert”‘ on summary executions? It could only be US army experience in Vietnam, Iraq or Afghanistan!

What expertise do you need to work out that human beings need food, water and, sanitation to survive? If the UN wants to contact them, there are more than six billion poor people in the world (out of a total of 6.7 billion) who can testify for this need and to the fact that their “‘rights”‘ to these essentials are violated by the greedy and selfish Western nations.

The relevance of this issue arises from the latest “‘card”‘ being played by the long-noses in their never-ending campaign to use Sri Lanka as a diversion from the civilian killings in Afghanistan and the recently released report on Israeli atrocities in the Gaza.

Four of the so-called experts have now asked the Human Rights Council of the UN to “‘urgently”‘ set up an international inquiry to address the “‘critical”‘ situation in Sri Lanka. While salivating over the first-class junket to tropical Sri Lanka, paid for by the poor, they justify it by lying that: “‘the current humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka gives cause for “‘deep concern”‘, not only in terms of the number of civilians who have been and continue to be killed, but because of a “‘dramatic lack of transparency and accountability”‘. They have found a good reason to believe that “‘thousands of civilians”‘ have been killed in the past three months alone, and still the Sri Lankan government is yet to account for the casualties, or to “‘allow journalists and humanitarian monitors in the war zone”‘.

In addition to the notably emotional language used, it must be noted that the experts – Philip Alston, Olivier De Schutter and Catarina de Albuquerque Anand Grover “- are white, and European, and of course, the long-nosed type (like nearly 90% of the UN staff who deal with similar issues). Grover is an exception; he, with an anglicised name, used to be an AIDS activist and lawyer in Mumbai!

Before discussing the motivations behind these conspirators, the Sri Lankan government can cut their sojourn short by not allowing them entry in to the country: it is time to confront these hypocrites about the conspiracies they keep-on hatching in order to shift focus to Sri Lanka; they should be asked to go and inquire in to the daily killings of civilians in Afghanistan. Sri Lanka is clearly in a position to be able to tell them that every care has been taken, under difficult conditions, to look after the needs of the IDPs and we do not need any reminders on our moral and humanitarian duties.
We are simply running out of words to describe these pests: the usual descriptions as hypocrites, duplicitous snakes do not seem to be adeuate: new words have to be invented to do full justice to the activities of these scum.

This latest elaborate conspiracy clearly shows that it is designed to divert focus away from the world condemnation of the dastardly NATO (US and UK) massacres of civilians in Afghanistan. The “‘event management”‘ of the totally indefensible killing of poor village communities in Afghanistan provides one of the clearest examples of this sinister conspiracy being hatched by their propagandists within and outside the US government and other associated fronts who pose as guardians of Human Rights and Humanitarian values.

 

Here is the evidence: according to the local organisation “‘Afghanistan Rights Monitor”‘, more than 4000 civilians were killed, more than 6,800 wounded and 120,000 were forced to leave their homes in Afghanistan last year by foreign troops. These killings took place beneath the veneer of “‘concern”‘ for civilians in Darfur, Sri Lanka and any other place they could get hold of.

 

Following the latest massacre, there is civilian backlash including the storming of the main government building in the capital of Farah province, and in the Bala Buluk district by the villagers justifiably enraged over the 147 killings, clearly one of the biggest massacres of civilians by the US forces since Vietnam and Iraq.

 

This is the reason why the key partners of the conspiracy (the imperialist establishment, the self-appointed guardians of Human Rights and the wires Reuters, AP and AFP) keep on hatching distractions and diversions: Sri Lanka just happens to be the most convenient place at the moment, in addition to the benefits for them to be gained by getting Prabhakaran and the Tigers off the hook.

 

Take the reaction of the so-called Human Rights Watch for an example: any similar issue involving another country that is “‘of interest”‘ to them would have created complaints to the UN, US Congress and threats to the government concerned. But the silence of the long noses who operate under this organ of the conspiracy, funded by George Soros and the Ford Foundation (the CIA front) is deafening. None of their usually vociferous condemnations, demands from governments and suggestions to the UN seem to arise in this particular case: wonder why!

 

While the Afghan villagers were rioting in protest and bodies were being buried, Kenneth Roth, the HRW”‘s leading long nose was telling a gathering of journalists in PRAGUE, Czech Republic about how “‘appalled”‘ he was by Afghan puppet-President Hamid Karzai’s selection of Mohammad Qasim Fahim Khan as his running mate in upcoming elections! This conspirator called it a “‘disastrous choice for Vice President”‘, and that the move “‘sends a bad signal”‘ about Karzai’s commitment to fighting corruption and “‘upholding the rule of law”‘. Obviously, removing Karzai from power due to non-performance of their agenda is clearly their priority, rather than condemning the killings of 150 Afghans!

 

Then the HRW moved on to issues relating to South Africa, writing a letter to President-elect Jacob Zuma about how his government should make human rights the centre of its foreign policy agenda! The long noses expressed “‘concern”‘ that South Africa has sided with “‘some of the worst human rights abusers”‘ including Iran, Burma, Sudan and Zimbabwe“‘; the US is not included in the list! These shameful attempts of diversion show that HRW”‘s real mission is to provide cover to the CIA and the neocons within the US system to politically interfere in other countries; not protecting Human Rights.

 

In view of this evidence, the Sri Lankan government needs to reconsider issuing visas for the HRW agents to Sri Lanka for any future “‘investigations”‘. This flagrant display of duplicitous and conspiratorial behaviour shows that their concern for Human Rights is just a sham, and what ever they want to do, they can do at home!

 

The best the other guardian of the powerless, Amnesty International could do was to “‘emphasise the need for a transparent investigation”‘ in to the killings; this backbone-less Western obsession with “‘investigations”‘ following massacres as compensation shows the perverted nature of their thinking on the value of human life and its “‘ready dispensability”‘ in order to achieve their aims. The AI statement added that “‘if the figures are verified”‘, the civilian death toll from the attack in Farah will be one of the highest: tell us something we did not know!

 

Then come the snakes, posing as news wire “‘services”‘; the chief weapon of the conspiracy that carries out the task of influencing perceptions around the world. They brand respected nationalistic leaders whom they can”‘t buy as “‘war criminals”‘, without hesitation, and are ready to smear entire nations with accusations of various crimes.

 

Reuters blatantly and shamefully ignored the Afghan killings and instead, reported the killing of four British soldiers in Helmand, southern Afghanistan; it appears that in their arrogant and corrupt minds, a British life (even that of a murderous soldier in a foreign country) is worth “‘at least”‘ 25 Afghan lives!

 

The Associated Press highlighted the US “‘denial”‘ of the 147 civilians killings; the AP was “‘generous enough”‘ to point out that the US military did not contest that civilians died but called “‘extremely over-exaggerated”‘ a report by an Afghan official that 147 were killed. One needs to ask the question, in corrupted English they understand, “‘who are you kidding”‘?

 

The remarkable feature of this conspiracy is that it is played before the full view of the leading bureaucrats of the UN, but without attracting their “‘concerns”‘ or moral indignation the seem to be reserving for the poorer countries of the world.

 

The UN do-gooders and bleeding hearts, Ban-Ki Moon and Navaneethan Pillay in particular, seem to be incapable of doing anything for the Human Rights of these poor people in Afghanistan whose only “‘crime”‘ is to inhabit a part of the world, for millennia, the conspirators want to lay an oil pipeline over.

 

Under the smoke and mirrors being created by these many helpers, on 7 May, the US House Appropriations Committee approved more than $94 billion for US military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan in the coming months. The approval exceeded Obama’s request by more than $9 billion.

 

Afghan civilians may have to buy la lot more umbrellas to protect themselves from the bombs that will be “‘raining”‘ on them in the coming months!

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