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Leaked Diplomatic Cable Suggests Saudi Foreknowledge of Sri Lanka Easter Bombings

    Leaked Diplomatic Cable Suggests Saudi Foreknowledge of Sri Lanka Easter Bombings

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA — A leaked Saudi diplomatic memo obtained by Lebanese outlet Alahed News claims that the government of Saudi Arabia had foreknowledge of the Easter bombings that occurred last month in three cities on the island nationof Sri Lanka, killing nearly 300 and wounding over 500 more. The contents of the memo, which…

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Sri Lanka: How Saudi-Backed Terror Targeted China’s Allies

    Sri Lanka: How Saudi-Backed Terror Targeted China’s Allies

As predicted, the Sri Lankan Easter Day blasts which killed hundreds and injured hundreds more – have been connected to the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS). US Ambassador to Sri Lanka – Alaina Teplitz – would openly claim foreign groups were most likely behind the attacks. Reuters in an article titled, “Foreign groups likely behind Sri…

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MintCast Episode 2: Failed Coup in Venezuela, Forgotten US Atrocities in the Koreas, and Joe Biden’s Race Problem

    MintCast Episode 2: Failed Coup in Venezuela, Forgotten US Atrocities in the Koreas, and Joe Biden’s Race Problem

In this installment of MintCast, Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb discuss recent MintPress headlines such as efforts to exploit the Sri Lankan Easter bombings, next steps for the Yellow Vest movement in France, and the tightening nexus between social media companies and the U.S. government. Special attention is given to the recent failed coup attempt…

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Nationalist Pols Push Sri Lankan “Patriot Act” on Fearful Populace Following Easter Attacks

    Nationalist Pols Push Sri Lankan “Patriot Act” on Fearful Populace Following Easter Attacks

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA — Still grappling with the fall-out from the deadliest terror attack in its history, Sri Lanka’s already dysfunctional government is struggling to come to terms with how the attack came to pass and who exactly is to blame. Since the attacks, for which Daesh (ISIS) has claimed responsibility, Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala…

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Sri Lanka Easter Attacks: Saudi State-Sponsored Extremism Strikes Again

  Sri Lanka Easter Attacks: Saudi State-Sponsored Extremism Strikes Again

The world recoiled in horror this weekend at the news coming out of Sri Lanka. Multiple explosions at churches and hotels have resulted in 200 dead and over 500 people injured.  Sri Lanka’s Christians were celebrating Easter when tragedy stuck the beautiful Island. While the Sri Lankan government has put curbs on social media, reports…

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How Women Led a Peaceful Flotilla to Reclaim Their Island From the Sri Lankan Navy

  How Women Led a Peaceful Flotilla to Reclaim Their Island From the Sri Lankan Navy

When a flotilla of 44 motorboats filled with 300 Sri Lankan Tamils — and a small group of activists, journalists and clergy — ignored the navy’s explicit orders and set sail for their former homes on the navy-occupied island of Iranaitheevu, they didn’t actually think they’d make it in one piece. “We were very, very…

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How Unarmed Civilians Stopped Violent Sinhala Buddhist Mobs in Sri Lanka

  How Unarmed Civilians Stopped Violent Sinhala Buddhist Mobs in Sri Lanka

On March 4th, Sinhala Buddhist mobs began sweeping through Sri Lanka’s Kandy district, hurling petrol bombs at Muslim-owned houses, shops and mosques. The attacks came as a shock, as Sri Lanka has not seen violence on this scale in nearly a decade. The government deployed thousands of security forces, armed with automatic weapons, tear gas and…

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