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US cables show how international silence enabled Sri Lankas genocide

Sep 22, 2011 12:18:34 AM - yahoo.com
In March 2009 Sri Lanka had come to the attention of the UNs Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide, Francis Deng, but despite his disquiet he did not take further steps as Sri Lanka had assured him the United States and India supported its military campaign, according to a leaked US cable. The account of the meeting on March 16, 2009 between Mr. Deng and the US Ambassador to the UN ...