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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Report of LLRC committee - If War did not end?

Sri Lankan war against the world's most dangerous terrorist outfit LTTE was ended at a high cost.

Some dirty fractions in the local and international community were so upset on closing up their lucrative earnings. But Sri Lanka did not bow down to dirty fractions. We were genuine and have done the best. We can correct if there is any wrong thing happened.
Lesson learnt and reconciliation committee was appointed on this regards and the relevant report has been published. You can direct download and read that here

Still We have a lot of things to do. But some people needed war for their survival. For instance,

01.LTTE fund raisers who are living luxurious lives at the cost of war, civilian casualties, ethnic unrest, underdevelopment and many in Sri Lanka. They earned lot of funds from Tamil diaspora. Some millions of dollars a day was  a real business for them.

02. LTTE donors in developed (economically) with war refugee visas
03. INGOs and NGOs who fueled war for their longer luxurious stays (plus some media people)
04. politicians both Sinhala Tamil muslims and some Indian political jokers (plus high level Indian/Singaporean/Norway/EU/Aus/Canada  politicians) In the region, mostly for votes and others for long term business and world power gains
05. Dirty hearted fools

Ended war had huge benefits invaluable

01. Freedom of life threat (we always thought there would be a bomb blast at any minute where ever we were)
02. War destroyed 30 years of Sri Lanka's economy and all others. If war did not end at any cost, the destruction will be immense and we can't measure it. We are in many sciences, about twenty years back from the world.
03. Sri Lanka is recognized again as a safe place in the world. Thereby a better tourist destination, no embargoes, no surcharges and many more.
04. Within one year, we were leveled at middle income country from low income country
05. Investors are flowing in. There will be many things than most popular "Ceylon Tea, Ceylon Cinnamon etc" in the world market soon

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Wimal & Green Peace

You partially know Wimal - Wimal Weerawanse (for whom I fetched much water at the election)
GreenPeace is an INGO who fight for environmental friendly world (as they are claimed to be).

First I will tell you a hidden truth on GreenPeace. GP's main enemy is Monsanto - a giant company engaging in many biotechnological innovations. They are the pioneers of genetic engineering for commercial purposes. GP is fighting with a huge voice against Monsanto. But we heard that the INGO, GP's main donor is Monsanto. SO Monsanto is funding the those who are shouting against them. The secret is; GreenPeace is famous for real environment friendly force on the earth. They are pioneers to identify the risks for the environment. They pioneer to shout against that and make awareness on the issue on public. So public believe that GP is going to save the world. Therefore, people help GP to do intensive works to the sake of the world. After heavy shoutings, GP stops the propaganda. Public think that the problem is over with the diminishing voice against it.

Wimal shouted against UN report and activities biased to terrorists. All others recognized Wimal's action as the main force against anti-Sri Lankan activities of the terrorists via UN. Wimal stopped his death fasting after three days of high publicity. But the propaganda was just continuing better than ever. I don't say that Wimal has been bribed by LTTE.
Recently, we heard similar things from him. Voice against drug dealers, corrupt people at higher level of politics or government administration, mis-development activities, and etc. But the menaces are still in prorogation   within the government.
So I feel that he is helping the corruption and dirty works of the government as what does by GreenPeace for Monsanto.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Gota's Speech at “Galle dialogue”-maritime symposium

Text of Defence and Urban Development secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s address at the inaugural session of the “Galle dialogue”-maritime symposium at the Light house Hotel in Galle on November 14th 2011

Minister of External Affairs, Excellencies, Secretary to the President, Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs, Secretary to the Ministry of Ports and Highways, Secretary to the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Chief of Defence Staff, Commanders of the Army, Navy and Air Force, Distinguished delegates and invitees Ladies and Gentlemen.
I consider it a pleasure and a privilege to address you at the opening session of the “Galle Dialogue” Maritime Conference organised by the Ministry of Defence of Sri Lanka.

The Galle Dialogue was initiated in 2010 to facilitate increased cooperation between the nations interested in the security of the Indian Ocean region. During the first Galle Dialogue, the participants held fruitful discussions on the topic “Charting the Course for Sustainable Maritime Cooperation”. Building on that theme, this year’s Conference deliberates on “Challenges and Strategic Cooperation for Indian Ocean Maritime Concerns”.

The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean in the world, and borders over thirty nations. It is a resource rich ocean, with enormous reserves of oil, natural gas, minerals and a wealth of biological resources. It is estimated that approximately 60,000 ships cross the Indian Ocean each year, including nearly half of the world’s containerised cargo. Only twenty per cent of the cargo transported through the Indian Ocean is traded within the region; the remaining eighty per cent is extra regional.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Libyan Exploitation began....

Libyan oil investment
Some of the world's leading oil companies have a large presence in Libya. The list includes Spain's Repsol, Italy's Eni ADR (NYSE: E), Total (NYSE:TOT) and U.S.-based Occidental Petroleum (NYSE: OXY),ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), Marathon (NYSE: MRO) and Hess (NYSE:HES).
Of these companies, the largest foreign investor in Libya's oil industry is Eni, which has resumed some of its oil and gas production activities in the country. It stands to gain greatly from a renaissance in Libya's oil industry.

Investors reading the news headlines lately may wonder if there is an investment angle on Libya. There is...and it involves black gold, oil, and an oil company poised to profit from Libya's rebirth.
Libyan oil
With the death of Libyan dictator, Moammar Gaddafi, markets are euphoric about the future of Libya in general and its oil industry in particular.
But not so fast...full resumption of Libyan oil production could be years away. For example, production in Iraq did not return to pre-war levels until 2008. However, when Libya's oil industry does get back on its feet, it may offer an incredible opportunity for investors to profit.
A quick primer on the Libyan oil industry seems appropriate here since some investors may wonder why Libya is important at all. After all, the country was only the 12th largest global oil exporter , producing about 1.6 million barrels of oil before the conflict began. Global oil output is roughly 87 million barrels a day.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Global Assessment of the LTTE

Global Assessment of the LTTE

The Sri Lanka Governments assessment of the LTTE is widely shared within the intelligence, law enforcement and criminal justice communities across the world. Even as Sri Lanka appears to be gaining the upper hand in its battle against the LTTE on the ground, there are many who continue to fear that the international tentacles and reach of the group does not augur well.

- The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in its 10 January 2007 special report has described the LTTE as "among the most dangerous and deadly extremists in the world".

- Dr. Magnus Ranstorp, Chief Scientist at the Centre for Asymmetric Threat Studies at the Swedish National Defence College has described the LTTE as "probably the most sophisticated terrorist organization in the world".

- Dr. Gerard Chaliand, Former Director, European Center for the Study of Conflicts reminds us that "no peace seems possible with V. Prabhakaran as we have seen from the peace process of 2002-2005 which was but a tactical truce".

- Most recently, The US Pacific Joint Command (PACOM) Admiral Timothy Keating while commending Sri Lankan military for its recent successes against the LTTE, has told New York correspondents on 6 November 2008, "We are hopeful that the LTTE would be a decreasingly important factor of much less reach than they are and have been in the past".

- Proscription and its limitations

Friday, November 11, 2011

Quadaffi WEST their media and us - an email

I felt you should read this - from an email

සත්‍යය සැමවිටම වැලලී සිටීම තරම් අභාග්‍යයක් අද අප ලෝකයේ කිසිම තැනකින් සොයා ගත නොහැක. සත්‍යය මතුවන දින අප සියල්ලම වල පල්ලේය. සත්‍යය සඳහා සටන් කරන්නවුන් ද්‍රෝහියෝය, සත්‍යය සොයාගෙන අන්ධකාරයෙන් එලියට යන්නවුන් පවා දෙන්නන්ය, කියමින් මුර ගාන බටහිර මුදලින් යැපෙමින් භාෂා ගණනාවකින් ලෝකය හමුවේ අප මවු බිම හෑල්ලුවට පත් කරන වෙබ් අඩවි එමටය.
සත්‍යය ඇති සැටියෙන් පවසන පුවත් පතක් ගුවන් විදුලි හෝ රුපවාහිනි නාලිකාවක් අද සොයා ගන්නට නොහැකි තරම්ය.
නමුත් එකිනෙකා කොටවන, එකිනෙක කුළල් කා  ගැන්මට සලස්වන නාලිකා පුවත් පත් හා මිතුරු සමාජනම් එමටය.

අද අප ඇස පෙනෙනමුත් ඇස අර ගැන්මට නොහැකි අන්ධයන් බවට පත් වී තිබේ!

හිටපු MI5 ඒජන්ත ඇනී මැෂොං මහත්මිය RT නම් රුසියන් රූපවාහිනිය සමග කළ සාකච්ඡාවේ දී නැටෝ බෝම්බ ප්‍රහාරය විසින්සැලකියයුතු මට්ටමේ ඉහළ ජීවන තත්වයක් තිබූ ලිබියාව අද ගල්යුගය දක්වා ආපසු තල්ලුකර ඇතැයි කීවාය.
ඇගේම වචන කියවමු:
ඔවුන්ට නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපනයක් තිබුණිනිදහස් සොඛෟ සේවාවක් තිබුණිඔවුන්ට රජයේ වියදමින් පිටරටවල දී අධ්‍යාපනය ලැබිය හැකි විය. විවාහ වන විට සැලකිය යුතු මුදලක් ඔවුන්ට ලැබුණි; (රජය ඩොලර් 50000 ක් පරිත්‍යාග කරයි) එබැවින් අප්‍රිකාවේ වෙනත් රටවල වැඩි අවධානයට ලිබියාව ලක්වියදැන් නැටෝ සංවිධානයේ මානවවාදී මැදිහත්වීම නිසා එම රට සැබවින් ම ගල්යුගයට ම දක්කා ඇත. ඔවුන්ට ඉදිරියේ දී එම ආකාරයේ ජීවන මට්ටමක් නො ලැබී යයි. නව පරිවාස ආණ්ඩුව යටතේ ස්ත්‍රියට තිබුණු නිදහස නො ලැබී යාවි. ජාතික ධනය බටහිරට ඇදී යාවි. ලිබියාවේ තිබුණු ජීවන මට්ටමඅවපාතයට මූණදී සිටින අමෙරිකාවේ සහ බ්‍රිතාන්‍යයේ ජීවන මට්ටමට වඩා තරමක් ඉහළ එකක් විය.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fishing in the Turbulent water - An Aus view

Cartoon Oakes
Herald Sun
DESPITE what Tony Abbott would have us believe, the striking thing about the build-up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth was not division between Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd. It was the way they worked together.
The two rivals put differences aside to try to ensure that CHOGM is a success. And they will consider it a success if the Commonwealth leaders leave Australia with smiles on their faces.
That's what it's all about. Keeping all of the 53 delegations happy.
Because, folks - behind the talk about strengthening the Commonwealth's commitment to democracy and human rights - the Gillard Government is approaching the summit as a $60 million PR exercise.
And the ultimate aim of that exercise is to help Australia win a place on the United Nations Security Council in 2013. It's all part of drumming up the required 128 UN votes.
As well as wooing Commonwealth members, the strategy is to use this CHOGM to impress non-Commonwealth countries with Australia's ability to represent the concerns of small and developing nations.

In fact, the bid for a Security Council seat is the main reason Australia put up its hand to host the summit in the first place. It was not our turn.Catch senior Foreign Affairs Department officials in a candid mood and they'll admit that the winning of votes takes precedence over the rest of it - including proposals for a Commonwealth Charter and the appointment of a Commissioner for Democracy, the Rule of Law and Human Rights.
The 2011 CHOGM was supposed to be held in Colombo, but when the Commonwealth leaders met in Trinidad two years ago they agreed that the aftermath of the Sri Lanka civil war made this untenable.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hypocrisy and the West : When to celebrate a death

Hypocrisy and the West

When to celebrate a death

AFTER days of shelling during which untold numbers of diehard loyalists and unfortunate civilians were traumatised, maimed and killed, the despised dictator was cornered like an exhausted fox at the end of the hunt. How he took the bullet that killed him was disputed—in crossfire, the confusion of battle, or in what amounted to an execution. But so what? It was kinder than the lingering, agonising death he deserved and he was better dead than alive. Whoever pulled the trigger should be counted a hero, not investigated as a war-criminal. This was a time for rejoicing: a war over at last, and one of the great villains of the past half-century rendered incapable of causing further cruelty.
The death of Velupillai Prabhakaran in May 2009 marked the definitive victory of the Sri Lankan army in a war that had dragged on for 26 years and entailed the deaths of tens of thousands of civilians. He ran his fief of “liberated” Sri Lanka with an iron fist, systematically wiping out his ethnic-Tamil opponents, as he commandeered a monopoly on Tamil resentment at rule by a Sri Lankan government dominated by ethnic Sinhalese. Prabhakaran’s Tamil Tigers were pioneers of suicide-bombing, and notorious for the cyanide pills they wore as an alternative to capture and torture. He waged terror overseas, notably in India, where his agents assassinated a former prime minister, Rajiv Gandhi, in 1991. And Tamil expatriates around the world were bullied and frightened into providing him with finance.
Yet the end of the war in Sri Lanka was marked by little of the celebratory tone that has marked some of the reporting of the death of Muammar Qaddafi this month. A few days before the Sri Lankan army’s final victory, President Barack Obama had called on it to stop using heavy weaponry in civilian areas. And when victory came, there was almost immediate condemnation of the tactics the Sri Lankan army had used in the final months of the war; calls for war-crimes inquiries predated the last battle, and persist to this day. Over Libya, there was no such call for restraint in the battle for Sirte, and on Qaddafi’s death, Mr Obama was quick to hail “the end of a long and painful chapter for the people of Libya”.
So it is not surprising that some commentators in Sri Lanka have been offended by the triumphalist tone of some of the Western coverage of the end of Muammar Qaddafi. Jehan Perera, a brave liberal voice who has constantly called for accountability in Sri Lanka, asked why there has been so little condemnation of the conduct of the last phase of the war in Libya, from either governments or human-rights watchdogs. His gloomy conclusion: “Undoubtedly a big part of the reason is that the very countries in the forefront of the war in Libya are also those that are the proponents of human rights.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Aus Tamils (terrorists) wanted Mahinda to be arrested

TAMIL protesters have demanded that Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa - in Perth for the Commonwealth leaders' meeting - be arrested and charged with war crimes. (abstracts from a Aus news paper)

Around 60 members of Perth's Tamil community took centre stage at a rally of hundreds of diverse protesters before they all marched to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), opened by the Queen today.
Tamil speaker Yogan Tharma said Mr Rajapaksa had been given a "red carpet welcome" to CHOGM, but he was a war criminal who should be arrested. 
"His place is not in the parliament, it's behind the barb wire," he shouted to the crowd. 
"Please Australia, put him into jail, don't send him back home."
Mr Tharma, standing in front of a grisly banner showing dead and mutilated Tamil children, said he had lost 79 family members in the Sri Lankan civil war.
A Tamil woman, who only wanted to be known as Ajanthy, said the Commonwealth "does have teeth" which had been used to suspend four member nations - Nigeria, Fiji, Pakistan and Zimbabwe.
"The crimes committed in Sri Lanka are far more serious and much larger in scale than those attributed to the four members who faced suspension," she said.
Ajanthy said genocide had taken place against Tamils in Sri Lanka, with nearly 500,000 killed and one million displaced out of the country. (I- publisher- wonder whether Preseident has imported some Tamils from India and killed in somewhere and displaced in Colombo)
"We need Australians to support suspension of Sri Lanka from the Commonwealth, we need to stop the genocide of Tamils and support the independents of Tamils," she said.
Earlier this week, Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland moved to quash a court case brought by a Melbourne man against President Rajapaksa. 

(This false propaganda is republished to edify the general public that as usual the some Tamil expatriates are misleading the world with false figures to make their eyes open wider - foreign nationals are simply misled with these figures - Sri Lankans should not be mute in these dirty acts of terrorists - )

Sri Lanka spruiks the 2013 CHOGM

THE controversial host of the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Sri Lanka, has ramped up its campaign to convince the world it is an appropriate choice.
Sri Lanka's human rights record was under scrutiny at this week's CHOGM in Perth.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard repeatedly expressed concerns about persistent allegations of widespread abuses in the closing stages of Sri Lanka's civil war against the Tamil Tigers in 2009.
But leaders failed to press Sri Lanka on those concerns during the summit itself, with the exception of a failed attempt by the Canadian delegation to spark more discussion on the issue.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has gone so far as to threaten to boycott the 2013 summit unless Sri Lanka addresses the concerns properly.
After the close of the Perth summit on Sunday, Sri Lankan External Affairs Minister Gamini Lakshman Peiris appeared before the media to spruik his country's summit and combat the human rights allegations.
"This is all propaganda against the government of Sri Lanka," he said.
"There is really strong propaganda in this country (Australia) and several other countries.
"But the reality of the situation is this: Sri Lanka in all fairness has to be given credit for its legitimate accomplishments."
Professor Peiris said Sri Lanka had already begun preparing for the CHOGM and there was no push on within the Commonwealth to change locations.
"As far as we are concerned it is final, it is irrevocable," he said.
"It was never the subject of any dispute during these proceedings."

Friday, October 28, 2011

Wenura : A Student Hero for Sri Lankan university sub culture

Wenura  Edirisinghe – A student hero

Once upon a time there was a child called Wenura. He lived in a rural area near to Anamaduwa. His father was a “sinhala wedamahaththaya” while the mother was a housewife. Wenura’s father served the poor people free of charge. They lived from the little income gained through their cultivations such as paddy, mung bean, peas, cassava, sweet potatoes and etc.  Those areas were very remote and underdeveloped without proper roads, transporting means, electricity, markets, good hospitals and schools and etc… Therefore people lived in that area were suffering in various means.
However, small wenura and his friends had no such problems. They were enjoying the real childhood. they ignored the difficulties in the area. For schooling, they had to walk more than 6 kilometers to the village school. Wenura and friends walked through foot paths in wild areas passing thorny and tough bushes and they used to play in the wild areas while returning from the school. At any season of the year, there were various types of fruits on the way they traveled. The kids tasted those fruits such as mango, cashew,Pera , “Dan”, jackfruit, tamarind, orange and etc. They did not care the dangers in the wild areas. Even those areas were the habitats of elephants, wild boars, and snakes like animals. But Wenura and friends seemed happy everyday.
Wenura was a clever student at the school.  The only teacher who alone preserved the school with limited classes for the attending few students, loved Wenura very much not only because he was a well promising but also he was talented in extra curricular activities such as sports. The child Wenura too loved his teacher as he did his parents.
When Wenura was at year three, the teacher decided that Wenura should be prepared for the year 5 scholarship since he was very promising student. The teacher met and asked the Wenura’s  parents to transfer him to a better school. How miserable! The poor parents were unable to provide him a better school and also Wenura refused to leave his friends, school and the village where he enjoyed very much. Though there were many difficulties, he loved his village and its people.
One day evening, all of a sudden, Wenura’s mother suffered with a chest pain. It was unbearable! 
At the moment his father was far away to treat a person. Wenura was thunderstruck with to do except screaming for help. He cried and screamed a lot for help. Few villagers came after a few minutes to look at the matter. They decided to carry Wenura’s mother to Anamaduwa Hospital. It was about 20 kilometers and they could resort to a cart to get to the hospital. Wenura was still weeping and walking behind the cart. He felt that the thorny routes were too cruel to make the long journey more difficult. When they arrived at the hospital after few hours harsh journey, there was no any doctor there. The only doctor had left the hospital after long hour works. The nurses admitted the patient, Wenura’s mother, and gave her some pain killer tablets.   On the following day, the doctor examined the patient and prescribed transfer to the Negombo base hospital for treatments. Mother’s chest pain got worse. She suffered a lot. The child Wenura was so afraid and was weeping. He explained his father what happened.
facing many difficulties, Wenura’s mother was transferred to the Negombo hospital
and small Wenura did not move from the mother’s  bed. Wenura’s father was able to get the assistance from a remote relative near to Negombo.
Meanwhile Wenura’s teacher had talked with a principal of a school in Negombo about Wenura’s education.
Everything was getting better. Mother’s health condition turned good. Wenura used to school in Negombo. Mother and father always encouraged Wenura to study hard. However, every suffering was printed in his heart and was nightmarish to him.
Few months later, with full confident, Wenura sat for the year 5 scholarship exam.
Fortunately, Wenura had passed the exam and he was enrolled to a leading central college in Madampe. From there he grew better and better. He used to write letters to his beloved teacher at his village school and his friends there. He explained his new life, successes, difficulties, how much he missed them, and the difference of the surrounding from the village. He remembered the suffering of the villagers. He wanted to save his beloved ones. But what he could do for it. Who were responsible? It was Unjust!
With all those feelings, Wenura continued studying and scored best at GCE O/L in District level. He was admitted to the Royal College Colombo. He sooner attracted many teachers and friends to praise him. His determination and dedication proved he was a real promising student. During his stay in Colombo, Wenura recognized the huge differences between country side and urban area. All the opportunities were gathered in urban area while nothing was available to poor people in villages. Nobody cares poor people. They were just suffering and only suffering.  Wenura always talked about these matters with his new friends. He explained his experiences in his village and how those unmerited people suffered due to underdevelopment.   
Oh! How fortunate it was!  Wenura was able to score highest as the island’s 1st in A/L Science stream. It was a new record in the Royal College. It pledged him a prosperous future.  Wenura’s mother and father were at the extreme of happy. 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Libya is amazing!!!! America jealousy !!!

Lesser known facts about Libya and Gaddafi :

1. There is no electricity bill in Libya; electricity is free for all its citizens.

2. There is no interest on loans, banks in Libya are state-owned and loans given
to all its citizens at 0% interest by law.

3. Home considered a human right in Libya – Gaddafi vowed that his parents
would not get a house until everyone in Libya had a home. Gaddafi’s father has
died while him, his wife and his mother are still living in a tent.

4. All newlyweds in Libya receive $60,000 Dinar (US$ 50,000 ) by the government to buy their first apartment so to help start up the family.

5. Education and medical treatments are free in Libya. Before Gaddafi only 25%
of Libyans are literate. Today the figure is 83%.

6. Should Libyans want to take up farming career, they would receive farming
land, a farming house, equipments, seeds and Livestock to kick- start their farms – all for free.

7. If Libyans cannot find the education or medical facilities they need in Libya,
the government funds them to go abroad for it – onnot only free but they get US
$2, 300/month accommodation and car allowance.

8. In Libyan, if a Libyan buys a car, the government subsidized 50% of the price.

9. The price of petrol in Libya is $0. 14 per liter.

10. Libya has no external debt and its reserves amount to $150 billion – now
frozen globally.

11. If a Libyan is unable to get employment after graduation the state would
pay the average salary of the profession as if he or she is employed until
employment is found.

12. A portion of Libyan oil sale is, credited directly to the bank accounts of all
Libyan citizens.

13. A mother who gave birth to a child receive US $5 ,000

14. 40 loaves of bread in Libya costs $ 0.15

15. 25% of Libyans have a university degree

16. Gaddafi carried out the world’s largest irrigation project, known as the Great
Man-Made River project, to make water readily available throughout the desert

Tragedy strikes Turkey

ANKARA: A strong earthquake struck eastern Turkey on Sunday, killing hundreds of people. The country's Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute said the magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck at 1041 GMT and was five km deep. Mustafa Erdik, the observatory's general manager, told a news conference that up to 1,000 people could have been killed by the temblor.
Tens of thousands of residents fled into the streets running, screaming and trying to reach relatives on cell phones. As the full extent of the damage became clear, desperate survivors dug into the rubble with their bare hands, trying to rescue the trapped and the injured.
"My wife and child are inside! My 4-month-old baby is inside!" CNN-Turk television showed one young man sobbing outside a collapsed building in Van, the provincial capital.
At least 85 bodies were recovered from debris by late evening.
The hardest hit was Ercis, a city of 75,000 close to the Iranian border, which lies on the Ercis Fault in one of Turkey's most earthquake-prone zones. Van, some 90 km to the south, also suffered substantial damage.
As many as 80 buildings collapsed in Ercis, including a dormitory, and 10 buildings collapsed in Van, the Turkish Red Crescent said. Some highways also caved in, CNN-Turk television reported.
"There are so many dead. Several buildings have collapsed. There is too much destruction," Ercis mayor Zulfikar Arapoglu told NTV television. "We need urgent aid. We need medics."
Hospital staff in Ercis treated injured people in the garden as the buildings were badly damaged, and the dead were left outside, one nurse told CNN Turk.
State television said inmates have escaped from a prison in the quake-hit region.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Ankara has declined aid offered by the Jewish state. "I am under the impression the Turks do not want our help," Barak told Channel 2 News.
"Right now (their answer) is negative but if they see they need more aid and don't have it, or if they rethink it, we have made the offer and remain prepared (to help)," he said.

Friday, October 21, 2011

‘High-class terrorists running US, UK and France’

RT News

Published: 21 October, 2011, 18:16
A Syrian protester holds crossed-out pictures of (from top L-R) US President Barack Obama, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy (AFP Photo / Louai Beshara)
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As some European leaders demonstrate a celebratory mood over the violent death of Colonel Gaddafi, they are no less terrorists themselves, claims international consultant and author Adrian Salbuchi.
Salbuchi said Gaddafi’s death was undoubtedly a message for the whole world, as it is not just about Libya.
“We are seeing how Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State expressed it very clearly: ‘We came, we saw, he died,’ and then started laughing. This is a message to the world of how this new world order model actually works,” he stated.“When they decide to change the regime, they do so with the utmost violence, and it is a whole model. First they target a country by calling it a rogue state; then they support local terrorists and call them freedom fighters; then they bring death and destruction upon civilians and they call it UN sanctions. Then they spread lies and call it the International Community’s opinion expressed by the Western media. Then they invade and control the country and call it liberation and finally they steal appetizing oil and call it foreign investment and reconstruction,” Salbuchi explained.
At the moment Western powers are hailing a democratic future for Libya. When Saddam Hussein was captured in 2003 the US also thought it was all over – but it had only just begun. And according to Salbuchi, it is going to be the same, or even worse, for Libya.