A welcome news for a free world. The end of western colonial repression and exploitation and “Birth of a New World Order”?
Posted on April 6th, 2023

Dr Sudath Gunasekara. Ex- Permanent Secretary Prime minister Sirimavo Bandaranayaka and President Mahanuwara Senior citizens Movement 

BRICS alliance working to create its own currency, says Russian official

1 min read . Updated: 02 Apr 2023, 10:25 PM IST Anwesha Mitra

(L-R) Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping leave after a group picture during BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit in Benaulim, in the western state of Goa, India, October 16, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – S1BEUHGQRWAA

The bloc grouping the emerging economic heavyweights Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are reportedly working on their own currency – established on a strategy that ‘does not defend the dollar or euro’.

Moscow has found itself reeling under an avalanche of sanctions and restrictions as the Ukraine Russia war rages. Against this backdrop, President Vladimir Putin adopted a new foreign policy this week, identifying China and India as its main allies on the world stage. Now, the ties between the three nations (and a few others) appear poised to go a step further with the formation of a new currency.

According to reports quoting Russian lawmaker Alexander Babakov, the BRICS nations are in the process of creating a new medium for payments – established on a strategy that “does not defend the dollar or euro”. He reportedly indicated that the new currency would be secured by gold and other commodities such as rare-earth elements.

While the claim is yet to be verified by other officials from the member nations, it came mere days before South Africa sent senior officials to Russia to discuss “recalibration of the global order” with President Vladimir Putin’s party. The country is also slated to host a BRICS summit in August this year.

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Earlier on Friday, President Putin adopted a new foreign policy that put India and China at the forefront. The announcement also came mere days after Chinese premier Xi Jinping visited Moscow to further cement the “no limits” partnership announced last year.

“Russia will continue to build up a particularly privileged strategic partnership with the Republic of India with a view to enhance and expand cooperation in all areas on a mutually beneficial basis and place special emphasis on increasing the volume of bilateral trade, strengthening investment and technological ties, and ensuring their resistance to destructive actions of unfriendly states and their alliances,” the statement said.

It also announced its intention to prioritise and enhance its capacity and international role in groupings such as BRICS ‘to help adapt the world order to the realities of a multipolar world’.

My Comments

I warmly welcome this move as I see it as a new move for a free world. This will mark the end of western colonial repression and exploitation and the dawn of the Birth of a New World Order”? I see it as the prophecy by Samuel Huntingdon made in1996 coming true. His 1996 thesis was The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order” where he argued that the future wars of the world will be between cultures and not countries.

I call upon the BRICKS also to  form a new UNO to replace the present UNO and allied organizations run as the monopoly of the Western world in order to make all countries free as I  had proposed in the following article

An Independent Afro-Asian UNO to replace the Western dictated UNO? That exploit the So-called Third world countries and eternally trying to keep them as their dependencies.

Posted on July 6th, 2010

Dr. Sudath Gunasekara President Senior Citizens Movement Mahanuwara. 7.7.2010

September last year I wrote on the need for an independent Afro-Asian UNO in view of the anti -Asian and anti-African attitude of the UNO under its present dominance by the western powers. Now with the final appointment of a Committee by its Secretary General under the pressure from these powers it clear that the need for such organization has become more crucial. I reiterate the urgent need for such a new world organization to protect the Asian and African countries from western harassing and also to address the needs of the Afro-Asian countries.

I reproduce what I wrote last year below. I would like to add only one comment regarding the role of Japan and South Korea to this article. These two countries which are pro-American at present I think should now adopt a pro-Asian attitude to common regional problems.

My sympathies with Ban Moon the present Secretary General though he represents an Asian country, he is struggling to gain a second term by representing the western interests. Today he acts only as a puppet in the hands of US ‚  his religious convictions, personal greed for the second term. It is a tragedy that he does not realize that thereby he is going against one of his Asian Nation State. His religious conviction, the influence of his church and personal greed for the second term and perhaps the benefits he may be getting from the Tamil Diaspora may have made him to forget the Sri Lankan government’s support he got last time to gain this position. Had the Sri Lankan Government supported its own man Jayantha Danapala things would have been different.

My article of 27.9.2009.

Going by how things are been currently manipulated at the UNO by the West and its allies and how shabbily and discriminately Asian countries like ours are treated, I fully endorse L. Jayasooriyas proposition (Asian Tribune) that we must look for an alternative Asian (or Afro-Asian) UNO in place of the present disintegrating (politically, Economically and culturally) West dominated neocolonial exploiter gang dancing to the tune of USA in order to destabilize and pauperize the small countries who are trying to rise from the abysmal depths in to which these very colonial powers have driven us from the beginning of the 16th century.  The UNO today has forgotten its Charter and has got reduced to a United Neo-colonial Outfit of the west. The main aim of these ex-colonial exploiters is to keep these Afro-Asian countries in eternal poverty entrenched in political disarray and ethnic wars so that they could sell their arms and all other industrial stuff including outdated technology and continue their neo- colonial exploitation in order to perpetuate their hegemony and prosperity.

However, they little realize that their days of supremacy in all aspects, such as economic, military and intellectual are a thing of the past; at least the journey to that destination has already begun with the election of Obama as the President of the United States of America. As Samuel Huntington, the renowned Harvard professor, has very aptly pointed out in his The Clash of Civilization and the Remaking of the World Order (1997) the Euro-American face of Western affluence and political influence, universality of the western culture and the beliefs are no more tenable. Today it is false, immoral and dangerous to have such a view as he says. America today is a disparate nation, whereas countries like Sri Lanka are not. This is what unfortunately the west has failed to understand. They have become the victims of their affluence which is a direct product of colonial exploitation. Rejection of the western creed and civilization as Huntington has argued means the end of the USA. It also means effectively the end of western civilization. Like all other world civilizations today the western civilization has entered in to the stage of internal decay and therefore it is marching towards the grand finale of its end in the same manner other past word civilizations like the Greek, Roman and Ottoman etc did. What is more is now it is universally accepted that tomorrow once again, as it had been in the golden past, belongs to the East and not to the West.

In this backdrop it is high time that these western powers at least now renounce their assumed supremacy mentality and learn to treat all nations as equals, irrespective of their geographical size and economic power. I am making this comment especially in the context of the current attitude of the west towards my own country particularly after the Sri Lanka government has successfully defeated the LTTE terrorist outfit after 30 long years of suffering and destruction. The whole world knows how the western camp and even India were instrumental in training and arming the LTTE to destabilize this little Island, the Home of Theravada Buddhism and the Land of the Sinhala people for the past 2500 years. But thanks to the Present President and his able team led by the Secretary Defense and the Heads of the three forces with Sarath Fonseka in command, we were fortunately able to defeat all those diabolical conspiracies. By doing that I think Sri Lanka has achieved a historic victory. Both in its scale and military ramifications and also external involvements, this was the biggest and the most difficult war ever fought on Sri Lankan soils. What everybody thought unwinnable the Sri Lankan government has won and set an example to the whole world for which they have to be thankful to this little Island nation. Because it has set the modus operandi as to how terrorists should be eliminated. In the aftermath of the war it should be the duty and the obligation of the entire world in the name of world peace and humanity to help Sri Lanka to raise its head out of thirty years of destruction and devastation left by these terrorists and re-emerge as a politically and economically stable state. The whole world also should help Sri Lanka to trace the remaining remnants of LTTE and eliminate them not only to complete the mission carried out by Sri Lanka but also to free the whole world from terrorism. Instead of intimidating this little Island the west should help to complete the wonderful job the Sri Lankan government has done in defeating the LTTE. The burden is more so, on the part of those western countries such as the United Kingdom who are directly as well as indirectly responsible for this unfortunate situation in countries like Sri Lanka. Although the LTTE has been physically defeated on Sri Lankan soils we have to remember that it’s widely spread tentacles both at home and over the globe are still not dead.

Now let us see what some of these countries are doing instead and how they behave nakedly again to destabilize this Island Nation to fulfill their own agendas, completely ignoring the independence, sovereignty and the democratic right to manage our own affairs. The major issues they are gunning at are the question of IDPs, violation of human rights, so-called excesses in the concluded war against LTTE terrorism, freedom of the press and a political solution to the so-called ethnic problem that exist only in their own minds. See the blatant duplicity ‚y ‚  compared with what the”¹…”Bush Doctrine ‚ stated in 2001 that it would not distinguish between ‚ organizations and nations or governments that harbor them

The problem here is the tiny Sri Lankan government ‚  has done in two and half years what these major powers could not do for decades. I know it is a shame on them as it was acknowledged even by the New York Times.

They also must now be trying to take revenge for not conceding to their pressure to save Pirapahan and his lieutenants at the last moment ‚ When they did so, they little realized that they are interfering with the independence and sovereignty of an independent nation and also with the mandated right of the government of Sri Lanka to conduct its internal governance according to the will of its own people. It is true that there are international conventions and treaties governing certain actions of individual nations but you can’t have one criterion for America and its allies and another for smaller countries like Sri Lanka. What the Sri Lankan government has done is it has put an end to an internal terrorist movement that was pestering its very existence for nearly 30 long years, internationalized and supported by these very forces now again trying to give a new lease of life to LTTE under different names like human rights and war crimes. ‚  I also must say that we as a member of the UNO have not violated any principle enshrined in the UN Charter either.

On the other hand, what moral right do they have to advise us on matters like human rights and excesses of war etc when they are the real culprits who have done worst things in other countries like Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam? I am sure how suspects are treated in Guantanamo has no conceivable parallels, in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan government is only trying to rehabilitate those victimized by the LTTE. Of cause in the process the legitimate government of the country also has to weed out the LTTE elements who take cover under the IDP flag with the intention of regrouping and reorganizing in the future.

According to New York Times/The Nation, US $ 800 billion have been spent on the Iraq war. 130,000 US troupes (in addition to other European carders and 75 US bases are involved; 14040 journalists and 600,000 civilians have been so far killed; there are 5 million IDPS suffering 70 % of whom do ‚ not have even adequate water. The Iraq war began in March 2003. In Afghanistan they started the war in 2001 and an equal number if not more people have been killed. What right do they have severally and jointly to invade those countries and kill their people in tens of thousands. Are they not war crimes? Why didn’t Banki Moon take action against such gross violations? Have they not violated human rights in a global scale?  The pot calling the kettle black, though we cannot be categorized as a kettle for the simple reason that we have not violated any such human right, as we were only defending the country against an internationally manipulated terrorist outfit which has waged a brutal war to destroy this country? We also have not invaded someone country as they have done. Was it not the USA who trained and financed Al-Queda against Russia in Afghanistan and finally got the retribution with enhanced interest when they attacked the World Trade Centre on 1.11.2001?

Similarly, was it not the UK who provided a heaven for global terrorism by accommodating Al-Queda and LTTE Head Quarters in London even after they have been named and banned as terrorist organizations.

Shenali Waduge recently has lucidly exposed UKs involvement in global terrorist activities under Has not Britain been sponsoring terror?

(Wed, 2009-09-23) I reproduce the whole thing here because it is so interesting to get a clear idea of their duplicity. I do so for the benefit of those who may have not read this in view of its importance as an invaluable source of information

I quote,

It was in 2000, that the Editors of Executive Intelligence Review requested the then Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to review the British Governments  role in supporting international terrorism this request came largely on the grounds of the British Government asking for the safe passage of Ahmed Omar Sheikh to Britain claiming that they would not prosecute him despite him being sentenced in India for 5 years in 1998.

If the US feels that Britain has been sponsoring international terrorism it has only to enforce the Congressional acts and it is interesting to know why Britain escapes investigation but then who said the US has a clean record where funding international terrorism remains a hot topic. When G8 nations account for over 90% of manufacture and sale of arms we need not look very far for the culprits and source for where terrorists get their arms and weapons from. Of course, the funds used largely arise from drug trade and other illicit activity for which again these powerful states are in a position to dislodge, if they have the will to do so and relieve the world of all the scrooges that prevail.

Take a few examples in 1996, the US military base in Saudi Arabia was bombed killing 19 US soldiers, M Massari, Head of London-based Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights promised more such strikes yet the British Government granted Massari exceptional leave (4 year refugee permit) to remain in Britain. Massari is closely attached to Osama bin Laden as well and would anyone be surprised that he continues to maintain a residence in wealthy Wembly and London, London also happens to be the head quarters of Bin Laden Advise and Reform Commission. Then, again the LTTE headquarters was also in the UK and LTTE theoretician Anton Balasingham and wife were openly canvassing for the LTTE terror movement without any problems by the UK Government.

Also that same year, a former British M15 officer (David Shayler) admitted that British Security Services financed ‚£100,000 to a London based Islamic terrorist group to assassinate Muammar Gaddafi.

Would it not be correct to assume that it was because the British Government had funded terrorist activity that in 1997 a Tory MP, Nigel Waterson felt the need to introduce legislation (Conspiracy and Incitement bill) to ban foreign terrorists from operating on British soil? This bill came soon after the scandal over Britain providing safe haven for Massari. However, Labor MR George Galloway blocked the bill by claiming that the Bill will change political asylum in this country in a profound and dangerous way. It will change a state of affairs that has existed since Napoleon. Time, ¦.We are all in favor of controlling terrorism in Britain. Surely not a single honorable Member has any truck with terrorism here, but we are talking about terrorism in other countries the bill will criminalize such people, even though they have not broken any law in Britain or caused any harm to the Queen peace in her realm

A year later, we can recall the massacre of tourists in Egypt where 62 died perpetrated by Gamaa al-Islamiya whose leaders have been provided political asylum in Britain and calls for extradition by Egyptian authorities even summoning the British Ambassador and demanding that Britain stop providing safe haven to terrorists even going so far as to say that identified Britain as the main center for radical plotting assassinations Egypt did not stop there they even opened a State Information Service (Call to Combat Terrorism) on the country official website & listed some of the wasted masterminds of terrorism who are currently enjoying secure and convenient asylum in some world capitals

Of the 14 listed wanted men linked to the Luxor massacre the top 7 were domiciled in London. What about the US terror list released in 1996 with 30 Foreign Terrorist Organizations banned from operating on US soil also finds 6 groups all headquartered in London including Sri Lanka LTTE the others include Al-Jihad (Egypt), Hamas, Armed Islamic Group, Kurdish Workers Party & the Islamic Group. The UK was to go a step further in 1997 by granting permission to Abel Abdel Majid and Adel Tawfiq al-Sirri of the Islamic Group to open fund raising & media offices in London under International Bureau for the Defense of the Egyptian People.

This was despite Majid being implicated in the 1981 assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. The Algerian Armed Islamic Group responsible for the assassination of Algerian President Mohamed Boudia most deadliest terrorist organization but it too has been holding its international secretariat in London since 1984 openly canvassing its cause as well as illicitly raising funds and smear campaigns against a democratic Government. Most of the orders for assassinations are delivered via London. So when London-based terrorist groups plans and launches operations to destabilize countries we should not be in the least surprised.

This happened to Yemen in 1998 but the Yemeni authorities were faulted when several of the kidnapped foreigners got killed in the rescue operation. The Yemeni authorities were however immediate in their response by sending back British Scotland Yard officials who had been called to investigate and even went so far as to withdraw its application for British Commonwealth membership.

The connection to Britain by internationally established terror groups is when locating its international bases which all happen to be in London. Egypt, Israel (UK response to accusation of Hamas involvement in several attacks on Israeli  We have seen no proof to support allegations that funds raised by the Hamas, in the UK are used directly in support of terrorist acts elsewhere France (Armed Islamic Group   ordered a terror war against France), Algeria, Peru (demanded extradition of Adolfo Hector Olaechea but refused by British authorities), Turkey, Germany (following PKK leader Apo Ocalan calling for the assassination of German Chancellor Kohl) and India following the hijacking of Indian Airlines in 1999.

The accusations against Britain from foreign Governments finally got media attention with the Daily Telegraph in 1999 claiming Britain is now an international center for Islamic militancy on a huge scale and the capital is the home to a bewildering variety of radical Islamic fundamentalist movements, many of which make no secret of their commitments to violence and terrorism

Thus, we can safely conclude that terrorists from Britain emerge in every hotbed of terrorist extremism

around the world and therefore should we also conclude that the terror taking place in these countries is perhaps by no accident? This then implies that fundamentalist extremism in the case of the Islamic terrorists and the separatist agenda in the case of LTTE is part and parcel of British policy linked with charities that raise and fund terror campaigns. These accusations against Britain has been documented by a British think tank called Policy Exchange where it cites how the Labor Party and the Foreign Service have promoted radical Islamic terrorism even ensuring that extremist literature is subverting mosques in the UK. Yet, the Muslim community in Britain comprises Muslims from Asian countries like Bangladesh, Pakistan and India and not so much from Saudi Arabia. So why the British legal system protects the Anglo-Saudi financing of terror and why should British intelligence collaborate with terrorists and their recruiters?

Abu Qatada, a notorious Al-Qaeda operative in London was granted asylum in 1994 the Times of London exposed Qatada as being a M15 double agent in 2004- these dealings obviously to ensure that while terror may be unleashed in other quarters Britain remains untouched or undamaged then what happened in 2005? Britain may have wanted terrorists not to bite the hand that fed them but what if they come home to roost? The irony in the aftermath of the attacks on Britain was that while the entire British police were out chasing for the culprits the British Secret Service was all out to hide them! This obviously equates to mean that despite the anti-terror hype and the counter-terror collaborations the Brits have an ugly habit of providing safe havens for terrorists in Britain.

Therefore, it would be no exaggeration when we say that the world most feared terrorists are all creations of the intelligence services of Governments who have directed their emergence into society as toys to instill terror. The CIA created Osama bin Laden and the Al-Qaeda, the CIA and German intelligence (BND) trained the Kosovo Liberation Army (supported by Al Qaeda) in the 1990s (Balkans) to support NATO war effort against Yugoslavia. A Report published in 1999 by the US defense intelligence agency (DIA) that MI6 was asked to arrange training for the KLA  this training was sub-contracted to 2 British private security firms who began trained from bases in Northern Albania. So much so for these passionate and patriotic calls to end terrorism.

So, if we are alarmed to hear that virtuous Britain has been creating and harboring terrorists we should not be surprised to hear Britain complicity in torture. The surprise is meritorious in the light of these very officials demanding Sri Lanka to be investigated for war crimes, human rights violations, denied concessions while these very nations are deeply involved in rendition of suspects to unknown destinations and countries to be tortured and abused with no care for their human rights and has the UN Secretary General been the least concerned about these goings on or has the UN Special Rappateur Prof. Alston ever picked up US, UK and its allies for their HR abuses? What have they done about the British territory of Diego Garcia being used for rendition of suspected terrorists? The British however continue to deny these allegations even though former SAS officers like Ben Griffin (2006) revealed that Iraq s and Afghans had been captured by British and US Special Forces and rendered to prisons where they faced torture. We are unaware of any individuals originally detained by UK authorities and subsequently rendered by the USA Kim Howells, December 2005 (response to parliamentary question)

However David Miliband, UK Foreign Secretary admitted that 2 CIA aircrafts transporting abducted prisoners landed in UK in 2002 for refueling en route to Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. The admission also recalls Lord Gilbert   comments (of UK role in Kosovo) in the House of Commons that the Rambouillet terms offered to the Yugoslav delegation had been  absolutely intolerable   and designed to provoke war.

The 1994 public inquiry presided by Lord Justice Scott revealed the illegal British arms sales to Iraq this could not have taken place without the explicit approvals of top political figures, very senior civil servants from the Foreign Office, Ministry of Defense and the Dept of Trade and Industry in sum the top echelons of the British Government.

Going back to 1965-66 if we recall the blood bath that brought Gen Suharto to power in Indonesia, the scale of British complicity will emerge. The Labor Government under Harold Wilson supplied logistics and intelligence, warships to support Suharto and close upon a million perished as a result of Britain. Documents are to also reveal how Britain acted to ensure that millions perished in Rwanda and ensured through its diplomatic weight that the UN did not use words like genocide Therefore, Genocide and other rants attributed to UN emissaries are obviously with the explicit nods by powerful nations.

The UN too has a Consolidated List the list includes many for plotting to blow up passenger airlines, bomb US embassies, assassinate foreign dignitaries and they are all British citizens residing in different parts of the UK. David Davies, Conservative MP for Monmouth and a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee, said: quite outrageous for these people to carry on living here, many of them on benefits. The Home Secretary should have the right to either lock them up or throw them out of the country, but for that to happen requires a change in the Human Rights Act.

With the release of the Lockerbie bomber Abdel al-Megrahi by British authorities fresh allegations against the British Govt surfaced. The US Govt was outraged by the manner Megrahi was welcomed in Libya by Muammar Gaddafi.

Therefore, we can assume that the US and UK do not see eye to eye all the time and it is extremely clear that the British Governments have been applying secret services for their own benefits. With at small terrorist listing it is no surprise that London is the home to most of the world deadliest terrorists and London is also the base for the offices of these terror groups.

We were told that there is a war on terror, unfortunately, we do not know against whom. Is it because nations like the UK and US prefers to have an almost enemy giving them a carte blanche to descend upon nations. What these powerful western nations call terrorism may be an inevitable response to this injustice & certainly not when the maxim followed is one man terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.

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