Sri Lanka – Candidate for a New NATO Base?
Posted on May 1st, 2019

 Author: Peter Koenig Courtesy  NEO  New Eastern Outlook


Sri Lanka, Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019: More than half a dozen bomb blasts shook the country killing from 250 to more than 350 people. Depending on who counts, the death toll varies. The devastation took place in in several catholic churches and luxury hotels. Other explosions, including from – what they say – are suicide bombers, have since killed another several dozens of people. Many are children, women – christen worshippers. Why the luxury hotels? Western (Christian) tourists?

Today, another explosion ripped through a suspicious building, killing 18, including children and women. Again, they, the ‘authorities’, say suicide bombers, who didn’t want their ‘cache’ to be discovered. Conveniently they are all dead – the suicide bombers”. Nobody can ask them any questions.

There was a lot of confusion, and still is, all through Sri Lanka. Nobody claimed credit for the massacres. There were rumors that Sri Lanka’s President received warnings ahead of the attacks from foreign intelligence, but ignored them. The President denies these allegations. And the explosions continue.

Finally, the verdict is in. The culprits are an Islamic terrorist group, associated with ISIS. What else is new.

Sri Lanka’s population is composed of about 70% Buddhists, 13% Hindus, almost 10% Muslims, mainly Sunni, the Salafi version, and about 7% Christians. The New York times reports that the accused mastermind of the terror attacks was strongly influenced by Wahhabism, the same extreme hardliners that control most of Saudi Arabia.

Hatred between religions seems on the rise. In New Zealand a few weeks ago a white supremacist assaulted a mosque, killing 50. This past weekend, a shooting in a Synagogue near San Diego, California killed a woman. The murderer said he was inspired by the New Zealand massacre. Are these spontaneous, interreligious mini-wars part of a foreign directed ‘divide to conquer’ effort, a strategy that has been used by empires for centuries, but seems to be alive and well with the current Washington based empire?

MintPress News reports that Sri Lanka Easter attacks are the handiwork of terrorists returning from fighting in Syria, practicing the Saudi-backed Wahhabi Salafist ideology,” adding, though not confirmed yet, they, [the attacks], are in keeping with the modus operandi of Saudi-sponsored Wahhabi terrorism worldwide. [The] Saudi sponsorship of Salafi Wahhabi dogma [is found] across the globe. From Boko Haram to ISIS, and from the Taliban to Al Qaeda, a common ideological thread runs through these terror groups. This is the Saudi-sponsored Wahhabi Salafi ideology whose South Asian counterpart is Deobandi.  For abbreviation purposes, it is becoming increasingly common to term this interconnected ideology as WSD (Wahhabi Salafi Deobandi).”

May we expect a wave of Saudi-sponsored WSD terrorism in the east too? – Is the horror Saudi government protected by the US, because it does its bidding? And this bidding leads to making gradually Islam extremism the justification for NATO bases around the globe? – Perhaps in Sri Lanka, tomorrow? So far Sri Lanka is clean from NATO. Sri Lanka has not even an association agreement with NATO.

Just look at the world-geostrategic location of Sri Lanka, linking the Arabian Sea with the Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka may also have a direct, open-sea connection with the small British island of Diego Garcia, in the Chagos Archipelago, north-east of Madagascar. Diego Garcia hosts the US’s largest Navy base outside the American Continent. Many of the drone killings in Yemen, Syria and other places in the Middle East originate from Diego Garcia. The civil war” in Syria was (and still is) largely directed from Diego Garcia, as well as from Djibouti.

Wouldn’t it be logical for NATO to set up base in Sri Lanka to control South East Asia? Saudi guided WSD attacks would create the necessary chaos justifying all the AngloZionist secret services – plus NATO – to descend on Colombo, to create further protests and anarchy – a never-ending internal strife, giving the war industry a new never-ending flow of profit, hence, further justifying the never-ending war on terror – and, thereby, moving yet an inch closer to Full Spectrum Dominance over Mother Earth and her hapless spectators, what western humanity has become – a bunch of complacent consumers, drenched in turbo-capitalist market ideology, too comfortable to go on the barricades.

The key and engine to all of this is NATO, whose modus operandi is killing for a living, for dominance and for profit. If there is ever to be Peace – and that’s what the vast majority of the inhabitants of this globe wants – I’m not exaggerating pretending that 99.99% of world population wants to live in peace – then NATO must go, NATO must be dismantled.

So, Europe which has the largest membership in NATO (27 out of 29 nations) has to put the money where her mouth is: Europe calls for Peace, Europe claims to be Peace-loving – really? Then put your money into creating Peace – pulling out of NATO, refusing at once to fund this killing machine under the pretext of protecting Europe”. Protecting Europe from what? From whom? – Not from Russia – despite all the highly propagandized and highly corporate-funded Russiagate / Russia phobia, exacerbated by a new artificially implanted fear – China. These countries have no history of expansion, like the west.

They only seek friendly relations of trade, of transport, cultural and research interconnectivity within the supercontinent, Eurasia, and ultimately, they promote a multi-polar world. The best example is the Chinese President Xi’s ingenuity – the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) that just finished its highly successful forum in Beijing – where more than 120 nations signed memoranda of understanding (MOU) and cooperation agreements with China for tens of billions of dollars equivalent. – What a way of cooperating, instead of sowing western-style belligerence.

Europe and the rest of the world is not in danger, except in danger of itself for being a vassal of the US and for hosting 30-plus NATO bases which would be first in the line of fire, if the east is forced to defend itself from that permanent Pentagon-NATO driven aggression.

Europe withhold your funding for NATO, get out of NATO, dismantle NATO, – NOW, before NATO sets up yet another base in Asia, before NATO spreads more death around the globe.

Peter Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst. After working for over 30 years with the World Bank he penned Implosion, an economic thriller, based on his first-hand experience. Exclusively for the online magazine New Eastern Outlook.

7 Responses to “Sri Lanka – Candidate for a New NATO Base?”

  1. Charles Says:

    Dilrook what have you got to say about this ?

  2. Dilrook Says:

    I agree that USA is certainly after a replacement base for Diego Garcia and Sri Lanka island is a prime target.

    This has been the case from around 2012 when the lease on the occupied base was coming to an end. I have written about it here.

    The lease on Diego Garcia was unfortunately extended by occupying British colonizers. However, a non binding ICC court order against them was issued this year. It is not binding. However, it shows USA and the UK in a bad light.

    However, there is no connection between NTJ/ISIS, etc. terrorism in Sri Lanka and a US move. The two are different issues. Getting US help to investigate, identify, neutralize and prevent Islamic terror is a must.

    USA needs no excuse to invade and occupy a nation. Plenty of examples from around the world. They can simply create a dumb excuse (WMD or chemical attack or whatever) and do so. No matter what we do or don’t do, we cannot stop USA setting up a base if they wish to. This is the bitter truth about power we must understand.

    In the case of Sri Lanka, it is even easier. Sri Lanka earns most of its export income from NATO countries. Just impose sanctions unless a NATO base is allowed and Sri Lanka will cave in. End of story. If further pressure is needed, get pro-US Arab countries to stop housemaids. Sri Lanka will collapse within weeks without any violence.

    If anyone thinks we can confront USA and win, he/she is trying to destroy Sri Lanka and help Tamil Elamists and Islamic extremists. Once a decent car driver had an accident with a private bus in Colombo. The private bus driver was at fault and all knew it. A bystander instigated the car driver to ‘hammer’ the bus driver. Many others agreed. In the confrontation the car driver was killed and his possessions were robbed by the bystanders. No matter who is right and who is wrong, we lose if we confront USA.

    The two matters can be balanced very well without going into extremes. There are other avenues we can co-operate with the US. That is where leadership is needed.

    What we need now is not more enemies but friends. Even adversaries and neutrals can be used for a common cause.

  3. Christie Says:

    America the great and the bad is old hat.

    There is a new player in the game.

    There are now four finalists in the world power, military power and human power.
    If you put these four on a scale it could be like:

    World power India 100, USA 99, China 98 Russia 97.

    Militarily USA 100, Russia 99, China 98 and India97.

    Human power, just a count of population; China 100, India 99, USA 98 and Russia 97.

    World power means ability to change affairs externally and internally in a given country. For example Indians in USA and UK and Canada can greatly influence the internal affairs and external affairs of them politically.

    All other countries will fall behind 50 mark headed by France with a score of 50.

    In this day and age physical bases on the globe is of no use. Think of cyber wars and space wars.

    Therefore USA or NATO wanting a base in our country is imagination for old thinking.

    Saudi has let India build a Hindu temple in the middle east.

  4. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    No thannks. We can manage our affairs ourselves. Stay away from Sri Lanka. Anti Sinhalese, anti Buddhist, anti
    Sri Lanka traitor UNPatriotic_rats didn’t want to fight the terras and they conveniently dragged it on for 30 years
    and sacrificed 100,000+ mainly Sinhalese Buddhists. Traitor chief die hard catholic token Buddhist Bay gal karaya
    mega thief mega thakkadiya walking crime bomb (against Sinhalese Buddhists, Sri Lanka and Buddhism only)
    Batalande wa(n)dakaya Pol Pot r@ni_leech wickrama Sinhala killer didn’t want to fight its catholic buddy barrel
    man hitler mala paharan saying the terras were invincible. MR came, so called invincible terras were running for
    their lives and it was all over within 18 months. Simple fact was the UNPatriotic_rats didn’t want to fight them and
    gave all encouragement to start a catholic country in Sri Lanka aided and abetted by the west, india etc. etc. Sri
    Lankan forces are one of the most disciplined in the world and more than capable of putting down this fastest breeding religion aka religion of violence terror. Pol Pot r@ni_leech doing its utmost to foreign troops in Sri
    Lanka so it can carry on without elections and die on the job since it can’t live in the country once it loses the
    Pathala Man PM job after mass murders, mega robberies, mega lies, mega treacheries it has committed
    during the last 40 years.

    Mussies go to countries (funnily enough they don’t go to mussie countries since they are hell holes already) in all four and quietly breed, breed and breed and once the numbers are right the menace start murdering the natives
    and demand ‘the keys’ to the country. This dirty, disgusting, subhuman trick worked in old Buddhist iran, afganisthan, pakesthan, bangladesh, maldives, malaysia and indonesia to turn them to mussie countries within a few hundred years of their arrivals in those countries with their baby machine wives. In the olden days it worked since people didn’t know until the menace turned up at their doorsteps. But today’s tv, internet, phone age the
    trick won’t work since people get to know and fight back to save their countries.

    This is what happened in Myanmar recently. Mussies from neighbouring hell hole (a former Buddhist country) bangladesh crept over the border to fertile lands in Myanmar, multiplied, multiplied and started murdering natives there. Luckily for them they had a patriotic leader (a woman at that) and got rid of the menace in time and saved
    their country. Mussies fled across the border with 100s of 1000s of children to where they came from.This is what the mussies have in store for Sri Lanka. Syria, iraq, iran, libya, turkey, yemen, somalia, etc. etc. take your pick! Crafty mussies know Sinhalese are divided thanks to minority worshiping, Mother Lanka dismembering UNPatriotic_rats party and started murder campaign knowing the traitors will drag on to avoid elections. UNPatriotic_rats are a bunch of treacherous, murderous (Sinhalese Buddhists only), lying thieves.

    These mussies don’t know thanks to their mad religion killing is a major sin as a result they won’t be two legged
    creatures in their next lives let alone getting 0.72 for mussie men, 0.0 for mussie women (equal rights!).
    Buddhism’s Five Precepts:
    1. to abstain from taking life
    2. to abstain from taking what is not given
    3. to abstain from sensuous misconduct
    4. to abstain from false speech
    5. to abstain from intoxicants as tending to cloud the mind.

    What is more these are major sins and all the law courts under the Sun punish the culprits who break those. All
    of them were true over 2,500 years ago and will be true to the end of the universe! Taking life is a major sin, whether it is an animal or human (animals too have a right to life). For those meat mongers, they should look at their teeth in the mirror and then look at their cat/dog’s teeth and this tells you what sort of diet we should be eating. Buddha, the greatest human being ever born, preached it is a very very very tough job to be human after spending millions of years being born as other species. Once you sin, you go back to that life, just like Charles Darwin explained in his Theory of Evolution. He also explained how all living things, including mosquitoes, flies etc. etc. came to being in his book, The Tree of Life. Today, all the people in the world (honest and educated only) accept them to be true and discard fictitious gods (in all the museums in the world) theory. Science and Buddhism no conflict at all.

    NASA’s missions have shown the earth’s size is a grain of sand in the vast vast universe where distances are
    measured in light years and no scientist know where the edges are to date. To accept there is divine intervention
    is not very 21st century. Is it? God’s thrived thousands of years ago in the absence of science prior to it when people used to worship mountains, rivers, etc. Science is all true. Buddhism is also all true.

    Lying is also a major sin and people lying for a living should also be careful since they can be demoted to animal
    kingdom for their misdeeds. Yesterday was one of Sri Lanka’s most brutal leader’s death anniversary. During its
    tenure, lk porisada killed 1000s, 1000s mainly Sinhalese Buddhists mercilessly. Headless bodies in rivers, bodies burning in town centres etc. etc. He sent 600 policemen to their deaths in the east conning them. The brute was blown into smithereens by a tiger bomb. Don’t have to go very far to see things come full circle. Prior to mussie bombs, Sri Lanka’s traitor racist tamil politicians were asking the army, navy to leave their ‘country’ they
    imported from tamil nadu when they were brought to work in tobacco plantations by the dutch. Now they are pleading with the security forces to provide security for them. Just like Buddha preached. If you do bad karma,
    they going to catch up in this life and catch up with you in the next 100s of lives. We all seeing how r@ni_leech
    wickrama Sinhala killer suffering now for its bad deeds wondering what fate it has in store for it once it is

    Buddhism disappeared from India since it didn’t fit the society with caste system, animal sacrifices etc. and they quickly turned to religions of conveniences which don’t regard sins to cheat themselves and pay for them in this
    life and next 100s of 1000s of lives. Then invading mussies burned down the Buddhist Universities (a first in the
    world) and killed most of them and got rid of the only true religion there.

    What we need is a society who are willing to make a bit of sacrifice, adhering to Five Precepts, without being too
    greedy, too selfish, honest, peaceful members of the society and it will make countries and the world a better,
    safer place. Five Precepts were copied by later religions, added a few more and called it a different name. But
    the emphasis gone and we have a corrupt, money-ruling, selfish, dishonest, dangerous world which all can go up
    in smoke with just a few presses of buttons. Sadly, there are too many dishonest, greedy, selfish, violent
    people and we have to face the consequences of those.

  5. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    All the clues are here why UNPatriotic_rats dragged the war for 30 years. All Sri Lankan media which are run
    by UNPatriotic_rats party henchmen kept Sinhala modayas in the dark saying terras were invincible and
    kept sacrificing army, navy, police, air force personnel, Buddhist monks, men, women and children, until
    MR came. 100,000+ were sacrificed.

  6. Ananda-USA Says:

    A Sharia University Campus is being built in Batticaloa for no purpose other than SPREADING the FANATICALLY EXTREMIST VIEWS of Wahhabi Muslim Religion not only within Sri Lanka but also in the GREATER South Asian region.

    This “Super-Madrassa” style UNIVERSITY is slated to enroll over 5000 students next year as its first batch of POTENTIAL AGITATORS & TERRORISTS in their quest to achive the declared objective of Transforming Sri Lanka into a Wahabbi Religious Nation.

    If this Sharia University survives and continues to exist within Sri Lanka, it will INEVITABLY THREATEN Hindu Majority INDIA and will TRIGGER ANOTHER INVASION by India into Sri Lanka. This time to protect itself against its Muslim Enemies who are prevented from achieving the same goals within India by the Hindu Dominated Government of India.

    This university also has links to American/USA interests who will use any available tool to destabilize Sri Lanka and ESTABLISH a MASSIVE PRESENCE on the ground in Sri Lanka in pursuit of their STOP CHINA project.

    The Americans are so myopic that they fail to see that the rapidly spreading Muslim FANATICISM, well funded by Saudi Arabia and other Extreme Muslim states, is a GREATER THREAT than CHINA to their own survival in the long term.

    MAKE NO MISTAKE: For Sri Lanka, this is DECISION TIME: Do we want to SURVIVE as a Buddhist Majority Nation? If we do, then then we must UPROOT this Sharia University and the growing collection of Madrassas within Sri Lanka NOW!

  7. Nimal Says:

    No Sharia or Madrasas should be allowed until treat to our wellbeing from the members of the Muslim sect.We should also ban attires like the burka that represent dark and backwardness of that religion.

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