By Prof G. L. Peiris
One of the things that we have to get clear is that this expert panel report cannot be called a UN report at all. It’s a report compiled on a private initiative by the Secretary General, and has no nexus with the UN. This report is also flawed in many respects. It is important that there should be a proper understanding of the gravity of the errors in this report. There are several reasons why we think the process adopted was incurably flawed.
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BY Prof. Michael Roberts
Both Obama and Osama are happy.
The killing of Osama bin Laden is a major triumph for President Obama and USA. It is a momentous symbolic victory. “Yes We Can” has been confirmed and underlined. It will boost Obama’s re-election chances immeasurably. The triumphalism displayed on the streets and in media outlets in USA reveals the depths of patriotism as well as the hostility to extreme Muslim fundamentalism. Parenthetically and laconically one can note that there is no question of a war crimes charge being raised by Ban Ki Moon Incorporated against the US special forces responsible for the collateral killing of Osama’s “civilian” son and other civilians who may have died in the assault. The story of this commando strike is pictured as an “act of justice” not as an “outrage.”
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