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Obama: No big hero in Hiroshima

(This article first appeared in the Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka on June 3, 2016) By Ameen Izzadeen Last Friday in Hiroshima, a hug-and-cry made world headlines when the United States President, Barack Obama, showed up at Ground Zero, walked up … Continue reading

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Alleged war crimes: Restorative justice with truth and reconciliation

By Ameen Izzadeen For how long can Sri Lanka play hide and seek with the Western powers which, for reasons political or otherwise, seek to hold the country‚Äôs leadership and the security forces accountable for war crimes alleged to have … Continue reading

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Sharon: An obituary in blood

By Ameen Izzadeen Yet another Israeli leader dies and escapes from being tried for war crimes. Ariel Sharon could escape war crimes charges but in the world court of public opinion, he will remain a war criminal. Sharon is not … Continue reading

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War crimes: Big power politics turn human rights into human rites

By Ameen Izzadeen (This article first appeared in the Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka) The landmark Nuremberg trials and many war crimes tribunals that followed since then were largely political in nature while concern for retributive or restorative justice was more … Continue reading

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They came, they saw, then hell

By Ameen Izzadeen A war that began with lies, damn lies and weapons of mass deception is supposed to have ended with another heap of lies. Lest we forget, the eight-year-and-nine-month long US military and neo-colonialist presence in Iraq was … Continue reading

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After Gaddafi: A spring of confusion in Libya

By Ameen Izzadeen The death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has some historic parallels to what happened 14 centuries ago. Caliph Uthman, an honest and generous ruler of Islamic Arabia, was killed by rebels who fell into the schemes of … Continue reading

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UN unleashes all hell on Libya

By Ameen Izzadeen (This article first appeared in the Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka) Libya’s firepower is no match for that of the technologically-advanced western powers that have been pounding this North African country since Saturday. The use of a sledgehammer … Continue reading

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