Saturday, April 30, 2011

First hold the racists who voted for the Vadukodai Resolution in 1977 to account for crimes on 20 million people over 32 years, and then consider accountability for alleged wrongs to 40,000 in Vanni for six months

First hold the racists who voted for the Vadukodai Resolution in 1977 to account for crimes on 20 million people over 32 years, and then consider accountability for alleged wrongs to 40,000 in Vanni for six months!

(Photo courtesy: http://www.lankalibrary.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=3345)


Accountability is a two way process. All the parties that have wronged must be held to account. The Tamil separatist campaign that started in early 20th century before independence failed to achieve its objectives through democracy, through satyagrahas, external interventions and by cunning illegal pacts with the nation’s rulers. Having failed all these, Tamil Elamists turned to violence in the 1970s.

On May 14, 1976 the Vadukoddai Resolution was passed by the collective of all Tamil race-based political parties. It openly called Tamil youth to “fight for Tamil Elam”; and that’s exactly what they did. At the 1977 general election, Tamil voters in the north and the east overwhelmingly approved the Vadukoddai Resolution.

The fight that started in 1976 ended in 2009 in Mulaitivu with the total decimation of the armed Tamil Elamists. For 32 years since the Tamil voters of the north and the east approved the Vadukoddai Resolution, there was a ruthless war in Sri Lanka that affected its entire population adversely. Scores were killed, displaced, terrorised, trillions of rupees worth property destroyed, the economy was destroyed without letting it flourish following the introduction of the open economy, the nation’s democractically elected leaders were killed and other horrendous crimes were committed on the entire population. All because of the Vadukoddai Resolution for which the LTTE and many other Tamil armed groups fought hard.

Had there not been the Vadukoddai Resolution, there would not have been an armed separatist campaign. The separatist campaign would have been peaceful. All those who engineered and voted for the Vadukoddai resolution must account for the crimes committed in its name on the entire population of the island by Tamil armed groups. They must accept their culpability, account for the crimes committed in the name of achieving the objects of the Vadukoddai Resolution and those directly involved must undergo a rehabilitation process.

That should be the start of the accountability process. There is nothing called selective accountability.

Unless and until that happens, no one has the moral right to demand Sri Lanka to initiate an accountability process into the alleged deaths of a mere 40,000 people in the last stage of the war.

Over 20 million people, which is more than 500 times of 40,000 alleged Tamil deaths in the last stage of the war, suffered not for a few weeks but for 32 long years. Surely it is a bigger accountability issue. It must be addressed first. If the engineers of the warmongering Vadukoddai Resolution and the voters who overwhelmingly approved it are not willing to accept their culpability and account for their crimes for 32 years on the entire population of the country, Sri Lanka should not allow any accountability process on matters alleged on Sri Lanka. It is time the leaders of the nation stood up to external pressures and stated this in no uncertain terms.

88 comments:

Sam Perera said...

We are a humble nation. However, our humbleness shall not be construeded as timidness. Sri Lankans can tolerate lots of things, not meddling in our internal affairs by western apes.

http://www.lankadeepa.lk/2011/04/30/front_news/04.htm

Sam Perera said...

Butenis Bitch has started her dirty tricks with collaborative top scum of Sri Lanka, J-haan, Paki Sara, and Sunila Abeysekera. Isn't this a violation of VCDR that qualifies the bitch to be persona non grata.

Moshe said...

that bloody bitch will be joined by bloody blake next week. she is doing ground preparation for that.

kick out butt-tennis!

Moshe said...

Some efforts to deter foreign participation - Post mortem on the war in upcoming military seminar


By Shamindra Ferdinando

With the Government of Sri Lanka increasingly coming under international pressure over the conduct of its political and military leaderships during the latter part of Vanni campaign (Mar 2007 to May 2009), a three-day international conference organized by the military later this month would give an opportunity for Sri Lanka to respond to constant allegations of excesses.

A senior military official told The Sunday Island that the seminar on Sri Lanka’s experience in defeating terrorism scheduled for May 31 to June 2 at the Galadari Hotel would also give a chance to those alleging war crimes to seek clarifications with regard to land, air and sea operations.

"We are open for a comprehensive discussion on all issues. The GoSL is confident those skeptical of our tactics on the ground and also at sea will take this opportunity," the official said.

Responding to a query, he said that in fact the military regrets that it didn’t organize the conference early this month in view of the release of ‘Darrsman Report’ commissioned by UNSG Ban Ki-moon..

This report alleged indiscriminate attacks on civilians, rape of Tamil speaking women and deliberate campaign to target hospitals in LTTE-held areas in the run-up to the final confrontation on the banks of the Nanthikadal lagoon on May 19, 2009.

Some NGOs at the behest of their donors have urged major militaries to boycott this seminar.

The military said that there had been no previous instance of a country eradicating a fully fledged terrorist organization, with considerable assets abroad.

"Since 1971, the military crushed two insurgencies by the majority Sinhala community in spite of all three services and the police being predominately Sinhala Buddhist. Thereafter we overcame the LTTE and we are proud of our record," another official said.

Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Army Commander Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya will address the gathering at the opening session on the first day of the conference.

Moshe said...

There would be three sessions on the first day to deal with challenges and prospects of counter terrorism, evolution of LTTE and international networking and overview of counter-terrorism in Sri Lanka. Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kapila Hendavitharane and Lt. Col. T.S. Sallay will make presentations on evolution of LTTE and international networking, respectively.

The first session of the second day will focus on the liberation of the East with, Majors General Prasanna de Silva and Chagi Gallage scheduled to address the gatherings. Majors General Jagath Dias and Shavendra Silva will dominate the second session which will focus on the Vanni campaign, now at the centre of international controversy.

Former Army Chief Gen. Sarath Fonseka in the run-up Jan 2010 presidential polls alleged that Defence Secretary Rajapaksa bypasses him to order Shavendra Silva to execute surrendering LTTE leaders, a charge denied by both Rajapaksa and Silva.

Operations behind LTTE lines will dominate the second session. The briefing on Special Forces operations will be followed by brief comments on armour, artillery, signals, engineers, naval and air operations. The final session will focus on logistical and medical support and training.

The military said that the final day would focus on post-war scenario with presentations on resettlement, rehabilitation and reintegration of LTTE combatants to the society and national recovery process.

Interestingly, Dr. Rohan Gunaratne, chosen as a guest speaker at the seminar and to deliver the closing remarks had publicly expressed doubts about an outright military victory over the LTTE in early 2007 as the battle for the Eastern Province was coming to an end.

Bloomberg in a website report captioned ‘Sri Lanka Tamil Tiger rebels fight a war that cannot be won,’ posted on Mar. 21, 2007, quoted Dr Gunaratne as having said that ``Continuing the current spate of violence is not going to bring about a different outcome or change the status quo. ``Both parties have developed significant support to be able to recover from losses, but this type of warfare is protracted,’’ Gunaratna said.

The military regained the entire East by July 2007. The LTTE collapsed on the banks of the Nanthikadal lagoon in May 2009, proving the likes of Dr. Gunaratne wrong.

``What is needed is a negotiated settlement’’ Anusha Ondaatji wrote in Mar 21 website report quoting head of terrorism research at Singapore’s Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies Dr. Gunaratne.

The military said that many doubted Sri Lanka’s capacity to sustain a high intensity ground offensive on the Vanni front, in the wake of severe economic woes partly caused by 2008 world economic slowdown. The forthcoming seminar would discuss the entire gamut of issues relation to Sri Lanka’s war on terror from different perspectives, the military said.

Sri Lanka would take advantage of the forum to reiterate the circumstances leading to all out war following the failure of Norway and Co-Chairs to the Peace Process, Norway, EU, US and Japan to force the LTTE back to the negotiating table. The LTTE quit the Oslo-led peace process in April 2003 during the then PM Ranil Wickremesinghe’s tenure as the PM. Eelam War IV erupted in Aug. 2006 with a large scale simultaneous LTTE offensive targeting Trinomalee and Jaffna frontline.

Moshe said...

in 2007 rohan gunaratna said, "Continuing the current spate of violence is not going to bring about a different outcome or change the status quo. ``Both parties have developed significant support to be able to recover from losses, but this type of warfare is protracted"

he was RIGHT.

the truth is we changed the strategy from land grabbing to killing terrorists.

Sam Perera said...

Another great day in the world!

Osama Bin Laden is dead!!!

May seems to be the month we remove the sources of cancer called terrorism.

Sam Perera said...

We would like to welcome the warriors of USA to the elite club of military who have successfully eliminated terrorists.

Asithri said...
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Asithri said...

So OBL dead finally?

Yaaawn!

Oh, btw, how did he die?

Oh, he was killed by US SF roaming in Pakistan so goes the "factual-report" from the US govt.

What?

Yeah, if we are to believe the reports, someone killed OBL without apprehending him and bringing him to “face justice” i.e. a trial?

How could this be?

Mmmmm… sorry, but is that not extra-judicial killing then? Is that not a “crime against humanity” a “war-crime” ???


Mmmmm...it might be considered so by some, but then again, surely, you must remember OBL was a heinous terrorist ah?

Mmmm...aha, I guess you have a point.

But..but...then again, I too have a lingering doubt about all this still...

So, let me get to it without pulling punches okay...

So, the US can send a precision-military-execution team and "take out" the most heinous terrorist that the US knew, but when we Sri Lankans wanted to do something similar did not these "western hypocrites" do their utmost to stop us - telling us that there would be "civilian casualties" ???

well well...what a laugh that is uh...yeah, for the last 10+ years we have gotten used to seeing/hearing of civilian casualties in Afghanistan/Pakistan in the US' drive to get this single terrorist and his handful of sub-honchos...yes, we have seen how the US military drones would attack parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan - even at mere suspicion that OBL and his chief honchos were in some vicinity - with not a FLYING FUCK of a care who else - aka "civilians" - might die out of such deadly drone attack!

errr...sorry, I got carried away there...

Yeah, but all the same…I forgot one cardinal rule today...

Yeah, I forgot that there are two standards when you fight terrorism.

One is when the "white west" fights terrorism and the second is when the "not-so-white and non-white" fight terrorism.

Yeah, as seen from the latest Ban Ki Moon's "advisory panel" report, this fact is stark realty today !!!

:(( :(( :((

OaO Asithri

PeacefulHumanRace said...

Guys, about Osama Bil Laden’s death, according to most news channels Obama has ordered to eliminate Osama Bil laden, not to arrest him. This is clearly an extra judicial killing or a war crime, in fact it was said that the strike team first identified him according to his facial descriptions before he was shot in the head. I hope Srilankan officials will point this out to the Americans when they talk about UN report.

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Sam Perera said...

LeN rumor mill is whining about the president not giving an appointment to Blake the Snake to meddle in the internal matters of Sri Lanka. One have to wonder what kind of genetic disorders these maggots including Gandaruwan have to hate the very country they got everything.

Asithri said...

Here’s something WORTH READING!

I have produced only a part of this spot-on article, but strongly urge all patriots to read it in full at:

http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2011/05/02/when-another-terrorist-was-killed-in-sri-lanka-people-danced-in-the-streets-and-the-west-called-it-triumphalism/

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When another terrorist was killed in Sri Lanka people danced in the streets, and the West called it triumphalism

Posted on May 2nd, 2011

By Charles.S. Perera

When President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden, it twas reported that, the « The news touched off an extraordinary outpouring of emotion as crowds gathered outside the White House, in Times Square and at the Ground Zero site, waving American flags, cheering, shouting, laughing and chanting, “U.S.A., U.S.A.!” In New York City, crowds sang “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Throughout downtown Washington, drivers honked horns deep into the night.”

We Sri Lankans can understand it but when our people in Sri Lanka broke out into similar “outpouring of emotions” the Western media called it triumphalism. It is strange how the reaction of the people of two worlds on similar issues could be seen differently one as an out pouring of emotions , and the other as rude triumphalism.

It is good to be a rich powerful country to rid of terrorists and be happy that there would be no one to “question how ? ” nothing but peace and happiness thereafter. But regrettably a developing country which gets rid of terrorism is not allowed to enjoy that peace after terrorism, without quickly being accused for war crimes.
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Such are the hypocrisies of some of these powers-that-be my friend!

OaO Asithri

Asithri said...

"whining about the president not giving an appointment to Blake the Snake"

WELL DONE PREZ MR!!! KUDOS FOR NOT MEETING BLAKE THE SNAKE!!!

Yeah, surely the UriNePee/Gonseka/EvangelicalDogs Colombian traitorous MFs will whine whenever Sri Lanka shows the west that it cannot expect Sri Lanka to be an obedient puppy-dog when the west is rubbing shoulders with the LTTE rump (GTF, BTF,etc.).

This cunning rat Blake has now started cozying up to the LTTE rump and as such, it would be an insult for our Prez to meet with him and have tea!

Would Obama have tea with our GLP if GLP was known to be rubbing shoulders with Al-Queada front organizations in Asia?

OaO Asithri

Moshe said...

bloody TNA kallathoniyas are meeting blake and the president still talks on devolution with TNA!

this joke must stop right now.

Moshe said...

what bullshit is this???

http://www.island.lk/

MR meets kasippu joseph on reconciliation

he must be crazy! what BS is this??? he gives the impression that is weak.

this appears on island.lk front page and the link will work only today.

Defence Analytics said...

patriots,

please vote at the poll at the top right hand corner of the blog.

who's the worse terrorist?
Osama
Vezapillai

poll started on Osama's death (or supposed to have started) and ends on vezapillai's death anniversary.

Sam Perera said...

Moshe,

I am very curious to know what Kasippu Joseph is up to? Is he doing recon work for a suicide attack? This is not a good sign anyway.

Sam Perera said...

We may have to check all Peelamoids in to a mental hospital soon

‘Colombo holds onto its sinking ship’
[TamilNet, Thursday, 05 May 2011, 05:23 GMT]
The visiting US Asst. Secretary of State Robert Blake accepted the congratulations of Colombo for the death of Osama Bin Laden. At the same time, in the context of the UN panel report on Sri Lanka’s war crimes he has said, “International mechanisms can become appropriate in cases where states are either unable or unwilling to meet their obligations.” But Colombo’s diplomatic community, as seen from what Dayan Jayatilake has written on Tuesday, pins its last hope on making a comparison between its genocide and the imperialism of the USA, thinking that such conflations could save its sinking ship. What the Sinhala polity that is neither prepared to concede nor share sovereignty with Eezham Tamils fails to see is that a precedence has been set in South Asia where powers could supersede sovereignty to implement what they think is right, writes a political analyst in Jaffna.

Sam Perera said...

LTTE Terrorist Dog Mano Ganeshan has not stopped barking.

Sam Perera said...

Lanka-News-Whores run by Chandima Anil
Withanaarachchi
thinks that Bin Laden is a small scale killer. Given this maggots terrorist past, may be he couldn't bare the untimely departure of Bin Laden in the same way he couldn't bare the departure of Prabakaran.


Osama bin Laden: a small scale killer/War criminal

Moshe said...

"a precedence has been set in South Asia where powers could supersede sovereignty to implement what they think is right"

where did that happen????

if they mean the panel, then there is nothing to worry about.

the panel has no legality and its report has no validity. fullstop.

Moshe said...

bloody blake had a visit to SL to get frequent flyer points.

no one was willing to waste their time with this joker.

Moshe said...

looks like toiletnet is badly hurt to know OBL too died in May and that OBL may steal the limelight from VP.

we MUST celebrate the victory in a grand scale this year. that should send these jokers a clear message -we stand by our victory, we are winners and you are losers, the winner takes it all and the loser must fall.

Pol Sambol said...

According to the Island, GR says everything with Blake "went well". Seems Blake has taken him for a good ride. Also a well written editorial (06/05/2011) highlighting the lies of the West. Best was Blakes response to the Island's question over Bin Ladan to which he responds "he doesn't know because he's been in Sri Lanka". Damn. Really great piece of crap he is. Wish our so called diplomats could lie like that.

Pol Sambol said...

Government has paid dearly for its arrogance and stupidity in thinking of MR that he can "shape" people over to his side. How many times has this backfired with the West coming after him time and again with some bs or another.

Furthermore they also suffer for removing/side lining people like Rajiva W and Dayan J. So much damage could be avoided and ties strengthened against the West if these two were given the correct space at the right forum (e.g. Geneva) to keep the fight up, keep building allies so we win votes etc.

It is only Dayan who goes around doing ACTUAL DIPLOMATIC WORK by building ALLIES and carrying out engagements with other nations, importantly going on the offensive (so much that the West was begging Sri Lanka/Boggles to get rid of him "for violating protocol" - good one that). He actually know what a diplomat should do, unlike the other retards that sit around going "yes bass" and when questioned by media sound like they are about to cry.

Dayan may also be filled with crap which he releases occasionally, but his good work and dedication to the country out weights the BS he sometimes says. Plus he has never done a Fonskea on us, even after MRs rough shod treatment (compared to Gonseka who was treated like a King throughout).

Sam Perera said...

Pol,

SL diplomats seems not really engaged in spreading the good image of Sri Lanka. We need smart and sharp tongues in our diplomatic core who can convey messages to the relevant audience. I was also bit disappointed about Dayan's fate in that time even though I do not agree with him. We are a nation of diverse views but united in defending the country. In that light, instead of suspending Dayan, we could have simply advised him. Nevertheless, it is a moot point now.

දේශපාලුවා said...

Friends how are you all doing, been very busy last few months. I had to move as I got a new job.

I see you guys are keeping up the good work.

SL things looked grave with the moon report and what they were attempting.

but obl killing seems to turn things in favour of us.

Check this article.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/05/osama-bin-laden-dead-pakistan-raid_n_858019.html

War crimes? anyone?

Sam Perera said...

Desha,

OBL op came in a very good time for world to remember once again what terrorism is about and how people feel when terrorists are vanquished.

Sam Perera said...

Jathiye Paahara Ballo (Top Scum of Sri Lanka)

Scum of the Day

Terrance Purasinghe

This is the same scum who proposed that we accept LTTE and give Eelam away together with the other scum. It is very likely that this scum is serious genetic mutation.

Sucharitha Gamlath
Jayantha Senevirathna
Nirmal Ranjith Devasiri
Terrence Purasinghe
Chandrapala Kumarage
Yohan Devananda
Patrick Fernando

Sam Perera said...

Peelamoids Going True Bananas After Maldive Comments in the Panel Report

Blake’s visit follows Maldives ditching the UN panel report
[TamilNet, Saturday, 07 May 2011, 16:30 GMT]
The Maldivian foreign Minister Ahmed Naseem told journalists in Colombo that the UN report into human rights abuses in the closing days of Sri Lanka’s civil war is “singularly counterproductive,” reports Minivan News, an independent news service from Maldives, Saturday. Maldives is currently a member of the UN Human Rights Council. This week, the US Asst. Secretary of State Robert Blake, after closeting with Sri Lanka’s defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa made a three-day visit to the Maldives. Eezham Tamils in UK, who support the Conservative Party that has considerable influence in deciding the foreign policy of Maldives should take a special note of what the Maldivian foreign minister has said, commented a diaspora political observer.

kevin said...

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/72575

Cheers!

Moshe said...

kevin,

thanks. great article. here it is in full.

It was Gaddafi’s Libya that offered all of Africa its first revolution in modern times – connecting the entire continent by telephone, television, radio broadcasting and several other technological applications such as telemedicine and distance teaching. And thanks to the WMAX radio bridge, a low cost connection was made available across the continent, including in rural areas.

It began in 1992, when 45 African nations established RASCOM (Regional African Satellite Communication Organization) so that Africa would have its own satellite and slash communication costs in the continent. This was a time when phone calls to and from Africa were the most expensive in the world because of the annual US$500 million fee pocketed by Europe for the use of its satellites like Intelsat for phone conversations, including those within the same country.

An African satellite only cost a onetime payment of US$400 million and the continent no longer had to pay a US$500 million annual lease. Which banker wouldn’t finance such a project? But the problem remained – how can slaves, seeking to free themselves from their master’s exploitation ask the master’s help to achieve that freedom? Not surprisingly, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the USA, Europe only made vague promises for 14 years. Gaddafi put an end to these futile pleas to the western ‘benefactors’ with their exorbitant interest rates. The Libyan guide put US$300 million on the table; the African Development Bank added US$50 million more and the West African Development Bank a further US$27 million – and that’s how Africa got its first communications satellite on 26 December 2007.

China and Russia followed suit and shared their technology and helped launch satellites for South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, Algeria and a second African satellite was launched in July 2010. The first totally indigenously built satellite and manufactured on African soil, in Algeria, is set for 2020. This satellite is aimed at competing with the best in the world, but at ten times less the cost, a real challenge.

This is how a symbolic gesture of a mere US$300 million changed the life of an entire continent. Gaddafi’s Libya cost the West, not just depriving it of US$500 million per year but the billions of dollars in debt and interest that the initial loan would generate for years to come and in an exponential manner, thereby helping maintain an occult system in order to plunder the continent.

AFRICAN MONETARY FUND, AFRICAN CENTRAL BANK, AFRICAN INVESTMENT BANK

The US$30 billion frozen by Mr Obama belong to the Libyan Central Bank and had been earmarked as the Libyan contribution to three key projects which would add the finishing touches to the African federation – the African Investment Bank in Syrte, Libya, the establishment in 2011 of the African Monetary Fund to be based in Yaounde with a US$42 billion capital fund and the Abuja-based African Central Bank in Nigeria which when it starts printing African money will ring the death knell for the CFA franc through which Paris has been able to maintain its hold on some African countries for the last fifty years. It is easy to understand the French wrath against Gaddafi.

The African Monetary Fund is expected to totally supplant the African activities of the International Monetary Fund which, with only US$25 billion, was able to bring an entire continent to its knees and make it swallow questionable privatisation like forcing African countries to move from public to private monopolies. No surprise then that on 16-17December 2010, the Africans unanimously rejected attempts by Western countries to join the African Monetary Fund, saying it was open only to African nations.

Moshe said...

It is increasingly obvious that after Libya, the western coalition will go after Algeria, because apart from its huge energy resources, the country has cash reserves of around €150 billion. This is what lures the countries that are bombing Libya and they all have one thing in common – they are practically bankrupt. The USA alone, has a staggering debt of $US14,000 billion, France, Great Britain and Italy each have a US$2,000 billion public deficit compared to less than US$400 billion in public debt for 46 African countries combined.

Inciting spurious wars in Africa in the hope that this will revitalise their economies which are sinking ever more into the doldrums will ultimately hasten the western decline which actually began in 1884 during the notorious Berlin Conference. As the American economist Adam Smith predicted in 1865 when he publicly backed Abraham Lincoln for the abolition of slavery, ‘the economy of any country which relies on the slavery of blacks is destined to descend into hell the day those countries awaken’.

REGIONAL UNITY AS AN OBSTABLE TO THE CREATION OF A UNITED STATES OF AFRICA

To destabilise and destroy the African union which was veering dangerously (for the West) towards a United States of Africa under the guiding hand of Gaddafi, the European Union first tried, unsuccessfully, to create the Union for the Mediterranean (UPM). North Africa somehow had to be cut off from the rest of Africa, using the old tired racist clichés of the 18th and 19th centuries ,which claimed that Africans of Arab origin were more evolved and civilised than the rest of the continent. This failed because Gaddafi refused to buy into it. He soon understood what game was being played when only a handful of African countries were invited to join the Mediterranean grouping without informing the African Union but inviting all 27 members of the European Union.

Without the driving force behind the African Federation, the UPM failed even before it began, still-born with Sarkozy as president and Mubarak as vice president. The French foreign minister, Alain Juppe is now attempting to re-launch the idea, banking no doubt on the fall of Gaddafi. What African leaders fail to understand is that as long as the European Union continues to finance the African Union, the status quo will remain, because no real independence. This is why the European Union has encouraged and financed regional groupings in Africa.

It is obvious that the West African Economic Community (ECOWAS), which has an embassy in Brussels and depends for the bulk of its funding on the European Union, is a vociferous opponent to the African federation. That’s why Lincoln fought in the US war of secession because the moment a group of countries come together in a regional political organisation, it weakens the main group. That is what Europe wanted and the Africans have never understood the game plan, creating a plethora of regional groupings, COMESA, UDEAC, SADC, and the Great Maghreb which never saw the light of day thanks to Gaddafi who understood what was happening.

GADDAFI, THE AFRICAN WHO CLEANSED THE CONTINENT FROM THE HUMILIATION OF APARTHEID

For most Africans, Gaddafi is a generous man, a humanist, known for his unselfish support for the struggle against the racist regime in South Africa. If he had been an egotist, he wouldn’t have risked the wrath of the West to help the ANC both militarily and financially in the fight against apartheid. This was why Mandela, soon after his release from 27 years in jail, decided to break the UN embargo and travel to Libya on 23 October 1997. For five long years, no plane could touch down in Libya because of the embargo. One needed to take a plane to the Tunisian city of Jerba and continue by road for five hours to reach Ben Gardane, cross the border and continue on a desert road for three hours before reaching Tripoli. The other solution was to go through Malta, and take a night ferry on ill-maintained boats to the Libyan coast. A hellish journey for a whole people, simply to punish one man.

Moshe said...

Mandela didn’t mince his words when the former US president Bill Clinton said the visit was an ‘unwelcome’ one – ‘No country can claim to be the policeman of the world and no state can dictate to another what it should do’. He added – ‘Those that yesterday were friends of our enemies have the gall today to tell me not to visit my brother Gaddafi, they are advising us to be ungrateful and forget our friends of the past.’

Indeed, the West still considered the South African racists to be their brothers who needed to be protected. That’s why the members of the ANC, including Nelson Mandela, were considered to be dangerous terrorists. It was only on 2 July 2008, that the US Congress finally voted a law to remove the name of Nelson Mandela and his ANC comrades from their black list, not because they realised how stupid that list was but because they wanted to mark Mandela’s 90th birthday. If the West was truly sorry for its past support for Mandela’s enemies and really sincere when they name streets and places after him, how can they continue to wage war against someone who helped Mandela and his people to be victorious, Gaddafi?

ARE THOSE WHO WANT TO EXPORT DEMOCRACY THEMSELVES DEMOCRATS?

And what if Gaddafi’s Libya were more democratic than the USA, France, Britain and other countries waging war to export democracy to Libya? On 19 March 2003, President George Bush began bombing Iraq under the pretext of bringing democracy. On 19 March 2011, exactly eight years later to the day, it was the French president’s turn to rain down bombs over Libya, once again claiming it was to bring democracy. Nobel peace prize-winner and US President Obama says unleashing cruise missiles from submarines is to oust the dictator and introduce democracy.

The question that anyone with even minimum intelligence cannot help asking is the following: Are countries like France, England, the USA, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Poland who defend their right to bomb Libya on the strength of their self proclaimed democratic status really democratic? If yes, are they more democratic than Gaddafi’s Libya? The answer in fact is a resounding NO, for the plain and simple reason that democracy doesn’t exist. This isn’t a personal opinion, but a quote from someone whose native town Geneva, hosts the bulk of UN institutions. The quote is from Jean Jacques Rousseau, born in Geneva in 1712 and who writes in chapter four of the third book of the famous ‘Social Contract’ that ‘there never was a true democracy and there never will be.’

Rousseau sets out the following four conditions for a country to be labelled a democracy and according to these Gaddafi’s Libya is far more democratic than the USA, France and the others claiming to export democracy:

1. The State: The bigger a country, the less democratic it can be. According to Rousseau, the state has to be extremely small so that people can come together and know each other. Before asking people to vote, one must ensure that everybody knows everyone else, otherwise voting will be an act without any democratic basis, a simulacrum of democracy to elect a dictator.

The Libyan state is based on a system of tribal allegiances, which by definition group people together in small entities. The democratic spirit is much more present in a tribe, a village than in a big country, simply because people know each other, share a common life rhythm which involves a kind of self-regulation or even self-censorship in that the reactions and counter reactions of other members impacts on the group.

Moshe said...

From this perspective, it would appear that Libya fits Rousseau’s conditions better than the USA, France and Great Britain, all highly urbanised societies where most neighbours don’t even say hello to each other and therefore don’t know each other even if they have lived side by side for twenty years. These countries leapfrogged leaped into the next stage – ‘the vote’ – which has been cleverly sanctified to obfuscate the fact that voting on the future of the country is useless if the voter doesn’t know the other citizens. This has been pushed to ridiculous limits with voting rights being given to people living abroad. Communicating with and amongst each other is a precondition for any democratic debate before an election.

2. Simplicity in customs and behavioural patterns are also essential if one is to avoid spending the bulk of the time debating legal and judicial procedures in order to deal with the multitude of conflicts of interest inevitable in a large and complex society. Western countries define themselves as civilised nations with a more complex social structure whereas Libya is described as a primitive country with a simple set of customs. This aspect too indicates that Libya responds better to Rousseau’s democratic criteria than all those trying to give lessons in democracy. Conflicts in complex societies are most often won by those with more power, which is why the rich manage to avoid prison because they can afford to hire top lawyers and instead arrange for state repression to be directed against someone one who stole a banana in a supermarket rather than a financial criminal who ruined a bank. In the city of New York for example where 75 per cent of the population is white, 80 per cent of management posts are occupied by whites who make up only 20 per cent of incarcerated people.

3. Equality in status and wealth: A look at the Forbes 2010 list shows who the richest people in each of the countries currently bombing Libya are and the difference between them and those who earn the lowest salaries in those nations; a similar exercise on Libya will reveal that in terms of wealth distribution, Libya has much more to teach than those fighting it now, and not the contrary. So here too, using Rousseau’s criteria, Libya is more democratic than the nations pompously pretending to bring democracy. In the USA, 5 per cent of the population owns 60 per cent of the national wealth, making it the most unequal and unbalanced society in the world.

4. No luxuries: according to Rousseau there can’t be any luxury if there is to be democracy. Luxury, he says, makes wealth a necessity which then becomes a virtue in itself, it, and not the welfare of the people becomes the goal to be reached at all cost, ‘Luxury corrupts both the rich and the poor, the one through possession and the other through envy; it makes the nation soft and prey to vanity; it distances people from the State and enslaves them, making them a slave to opinion.’

Is there more luxury in France than in Libya? The reports on employees committing suicide because of stressful working conditions even in public or semi-public companies, all in the name of maximising profit for a minority and keeping them in luxury, happen in the West, not in Libya.

Moshe said...

The American sociologist C. Wright Mills wrote in 1956 that American democracy was a ‘dictatorship of the elite’. According to Mills, the USA is not a democracy because it is money that talks during elections and not the people. The results of each election are the expression of the voice of money and not the voice of the people. After Bush senior and Bush junior, they are already talking about a younger Bush for the 2012 Republican primaries. Moreover, as Max Weber pointed out, since political power is dependent on the bureaucracy, the US has 43 million bureaucrats and military personnel who effectively rule the country but without being elected and are not accountable to the people for their actions. One person (a rich one) is elected, but the real power lies with the caste of the wealthy who then get nominated to be ambassadors, generals, etc.

How many people in these self-proclaimed democracies know that Peru’s constitution prohibits an outgoing president from seeking a second consecutive mandate? How many know that in Guatemala, not only can an outgoing president not seek re-election to the same post, no one from that person’s family can aspire to the top job either? Or that Rwanda is the only country in the world that has 56 per cent female parliamentarians? How many people know that in the 2007 CIA index, four of the world’s best-governed countries are African? That the top prize goes to Equatorial Guinea whose public debt represents only 1.14 per cent of GDP?

Rousseau maintains that civil wars, revolts and rebellions are the ingredients of the beginning of democracy. Because democracy is not an end, but a permanent process of the reaffirmation of the natural rights of human beings which in countries all over the world (without exception) are trampled upon by a handful of men and women who have hijacked the power of the people to perpetuate their supremacy. There are here and there groups of people who have usurped the term ‘democracy’ – instead of it being an ideal towards which one strives it has become a label to be appropriated or a slogan which is used by people who can shout louder than others. If a country is calm, like France or the USA, that is to say without any rebellions, it only means, from Rousseau’s perspective, that the dictatorial system is sufficiently repressive to pre-empt any revolt.

It wouldn’t be a bad thing if the Libyans revolted. What is bad is to affirm that people stoically accept a system that represses them all over the world without reacting. And Rousseau concludes: ‘Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium – translation – If gods were people, they would govern themselves democratically. Such a perfect government is not applicable to human beings.’ To claim that one is killing Libyans for their own good is a hoax.

Moshe said...

WHAT LESSONS FOR AFRICA?

After 500 years of a profoundly unequal relationship with the West, it is clear that we don’t have the same criteria of what is good and bad. We have deeply divergent interests. How can one not deplore the ‘yes’ votes from three sub-Saharan countries (Nigeria, South Africa and Gabon) for resolution 1973 that inaugurated the latest form of colonisation baptised ‘the protection of peoples’, which legitimises the racist theories that have informed Europeans since the 18th century and according to which North Africa has nothing to do with sub-Saharan Africa, that North Africa is more evolved, cultivated and civilised than the rest of Africa?

It is as if Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Algeria were not part of Africa, Even the United Nations seems to ignore the role of the African Union in the affairs of member states. The aim is to isolate sub Saharan African countries to better isolate and control them. Indeed, Algeria (US$16 billion) and Libya (US$10 billion ) together contribute 62 per cent of the US$42 billion which constitute the capital of the African Monetary Fund (AMF). The biggest and most populous country in sub Saharan Africa, Nigeria, followed by South Africa are far behind with only 3 billion dollars each.

It is disconcerting to say the least that for the first time in the history of the United Nations, war has been declared against a people without having explored the slightest possibility of a peaceful solution to the crisis. Does Africa really belong anymore to this organisation? Nigeria and South Africa are prepared to vote ‘Yes’ to everything the West asks because they naively believe the vague promises of a permanent seat at the Security Council with similar veto rights. They both forget that France has no power to offer anything. If it did, Mitterand would have long done the needful for Helmut Kohl’s Germany.

A reform of the United Nations is not on the agenda. The only way to make a point is to use the Chinese method – all 50 African nations should quit the United Nations and only return if their longstanding demand is finally met, a seat for the entire African federation or nothing. This non-violent method is the only weapon of justice available to the poor and weak that we are. We should simply quit the United Nations because this organisation, by its very structure and hierarchy, is at the service of the most powerful.

We should leave the United Nations to register our rejection of a worldview based on the annihilation of those who are weaker. They are free to continue as before but at least we will not be party to it and say we agree when we were never asked for our opinion. And even when we expressed our point of view, like we did on Saturday 19 March in Nouakchott, when we opposed the military action, our opinion was simply ignored and the bombs started falling on the African people.

Today’s events are reminiscent of what happened with China in the past. Today, one recognises the Ouattara government, the rebel government in Libya, like one did at the end of the Second World War with China. The so-called international community chose Taiwan to be the sole representative of the Chinese people instead of Mao’s China. It took 26 years when on 25 October 1971, for the UN to pass resolution 2758 which all Africans should read to put an end to human folly. China was admitted and on its terms – it refused to be a member if it didn’t have a veto right. When the demand was met and the resolution tabled, it still took a year for the Chinese foreign minister to respond in writing to the UN Secretary General on 29 September 1972, a letter which didn’t say yes or thank you but spelt out guarantees required for China’s dignity to be respected.

Moshe said...

What does Africa hope to achieve from the United Nations without playing hard ball? We saw how in Cote d’Ivoire a UN bureaucrat considers himself to be above the constitution of the country. We entered this organisation by agreeing to be slaves and to believe that we will be invited to dine at the same table and eat from plates we ourselves washed is not just credulous, it is stupid.

When the African Union endorsed Ouattara’s victory and glossed over contrary reports from its own electoral observers simply to please our former masters, how can we expect to be respected? When South African president Zuma declares that Ouattara hasn’t won the elections and then says the exact opposite during a trip to Paris, one is entitled to question the credibility of these leaders who claim to represent and speak on behalf of a billion Africans.

Africa’s strength and real freedom will only come if it can take properly thought out actions and assume the consequences. Dignity and respect come with a price tag. Are we prepared to pay it? Otherwise, our place is in the kitchen and in the toilets in order to make others comfortable.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY PAMBAZUKA NEWS

* Jean-Paul Pougala is a Cameroonian writer.
* Translated from the French by Sputnik Kilambi.
* Please send comments to editor@pambazuka.org or comment online at Pambazuka News.

Moshe said...

Real reasons to attack Libya

Konnapu Bandara said...

Chaps, Kerry says we should move on about the realities of what happened in that building to terrorist OBL. Exactly what we say should be done about the realities of what happened that night to terrorist VP.

Shut up and move on,’ Kerry says
By: CNN Associate Producer Gabriella Schwarz

Washington (CNN) – Democratic Sen. John Kerry said it is time to stop questioning the exact occurrences in Osama bin Laden’s house before his death in Abbottabad, Pakistan, at the hand of U.S. Navy SEALs.

“I thinks those SEALs did exactly what they should have done,” the senator from Massachusetts and 2004 presidential nominee said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “And we need to shut up and move on about, you know, the realities of what happened in that building.”


Cheers!

Moshe said...

yes, that's the way forward for SL too.

Moshe said...

guys,

there is a disturbing development.

there is some speculation that AIADMK the other racistcrap party of toiletmadu is going to win the election. results are due on friday the 13th!

they are similar assclowns but they have been following a hardline separatist/racist approach towards the whole episode. trouble ahead if these clowns win the election.

Moshe said...

my fears are confirmed.

AIADMK racists have scored a BIG victory in TN.

bitsh has already threatened warcrimes BS.

Sam Perera said...

Second anniversary of our freedom is coming soon.

Bless Brave Men and Women of our Forces

Sam Perera said...

Moshe,

Let this bitch bark as much as she wants.

Konnapu Bandara said...

Chaps, Norwegian bastards have crossed the line time and time again. Are we going to take this bloody outrage silently too?

Norwegian diplomatic staff in Sri Lankan refugee secrecy

Published on Friday, 13th May, 2011

UPDATED: Norwegian embassy personnel in Colombo have secretly aided people they regard as endangered out of Sri Lanka, and provided political asylum in Norway in the past few years.

Staff members have helped approximately 12 people so far, purchasing flight tickets, driving some to the airport, and issuing visas at short notice both for emigrants and those who had already escaped from Sri Lanka, alleges Aftenposten.

Norwegian Opposition politicians call the move “quite unusual” and “bordering on activism”, fearing it will damage international relations between the two countries.

Head of research at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Iver B. Neumann, believes “it is a considerable violation of sovereignty as well as the basic principle of international politics.”

“It also undermines Norwegian interests because a small-sized country such as Norway benefits from transparency, rather than how this matter has been handled,” he says.

Meanwhile, Erik Solheim, Minister of International Development, defends the practise, saying there is a long tradition in Norway for helping people at risk.

Many others are in prison without trial, have gone underground, or simply disappeared since the bloody civil war ended two years ago.

“We occasionally go even further. Our role in this matter has been one facilitating the peace process, and we therefore believe we have a humanitarian obligation to assist. It is completely obvious Sri Lanka is a country where people are subjected to various forms of persecution. We are reasonably sure there were liquidations during the last stage of the civil war,” says the minister.

Sri Lanka's embassy in Oslo has not commented on the matter to The Foreigner.

Link

Cheers!

Konnapu Bandara said...

Chaps, details of 'humanitarian' operations carried out during last days by LTTE barbarians.

[According to Thiruchchelvam and Kumanan, on 8th May 2009, they saw a bus with wounded female LTTE cadres coming towards the place they were held. They saw about 50 injured female cadres inside the bus.

When the bust stopped, few senior LTTE cadres in the area inspected the bus and ordered to give some tea to the injured. While the injured were having tea, the LTTE leader in the area ordered to fix bombs to the bus and then sealed off all doors. Unknown to the helpless comrades inside, the bus was exploded killing all 50 of them.

Both individuals and many other civilians in the area were shocked to see this brutal crime committed by the LTTE against its own cadres. Then they saw some other LTTE cadres with cameras taking photographs and videoing the horrific seen. At that time neither Thiruchchelvam nor Kumanan had a clue why the LTTE took photographs and videos of the dead LTTE female cadres. Now, they suspects that those were being used for propaganda work against the government. ]

You can see videos of eye witnesses to this atrocity at defence.lk site

Cheers!

Moshe said...

norwegians are caught pants down!

solheim anna jumped ship well in advance.

Moshe said...

yes the second anniversary is just around the corner. monkey boon's APE report has provided some more fun.

Moshe said...

tiger losing say they received a SMS from palitha kohonna to surrender and then killed.

they were told to surrender day before they surrendered. that doesn't mean they could surrender anytime.

the surrender time elapsed! :)

Asithri said...

Offense is the Best Defense!

Call to ALL PATRIOTIC SRI LANKANS in SRI LANKA!

Organize mass demonstrations in Sri Lanka demanding that there be an international inquiry into the role that TamilNadu State in India has played in sustaining and nurturing the worldwide banned terrorist group LTTE.

Demand that there be war-crimes responsibility - aiding and abetting a group to commit war crimes, which is as serious as actually committing the acts of war crimes - be investigated against the successive leadership of the state, including against the newly elected CM Jayalalitha.

Do not take lying down the vile attacks coming from the racist hypocritical Para-Sakkiliyas across the Palk Strait, including the current attacks from this CM-elect whorebitch who is asking for war-crimes investigations against our populist Prez.

Time to teach the Sakkili Motherfukkers that people living in glass houses should not throw stones!

OaO Asithri

Asithri said...

About "tiger surrender" topic...

Well, there have been many such "surrenders" - only to find the so called surrendees being nothing more than LTTE suicide bombers who used the "we surrender" as a ploy to get close to SLDF personnel and then blow themselves up.

In my view, knowing the LTTE cunning, we should not have sacrificed a single SLDF life by falling victim to this ploy. To their credit, however, SLDF quickly learned and modified their behaviors and thereby preventing what would have been hundreds of further casualties.


OaO Asithri

Asithri said...

"norwegians are caught pants down!"

Indeed!

However, no excuse for this apparent lapse in our internal security measures in my view - knowing well how pro-LTTE they were always.

The full thanks for what the Norwegians did should first go to CBK the Stupid Cow and second Ranil the Ponna Bastard - as despite the overwhelming evidence, these two chose to turn a blind eye to the Norwegians' overt/covert help for the LTTE and still have them as a "peace facilitator" until pretty much when MR/GR set up stepped in and basically said 'enough-is-enough, you buggers now get lost!'

OaO Asithri

Asithri said...

Indeed, Sri Lanka's second anniversary of Triumph Over Evil is coming around.

I hope the people and their governments give the grandest possible "TRIUMPHALISM" show - to show the likes of Baka Moona and all the LTTE-rump Sakkiliyas that what this win meant for us - the ability to finally have every Sri Lanka living without fear of death by gun or bomb, especially the ability to get into a bus/train and not worry every second when the thing was going to blow up!

Time is past when purposely the mother and father would take separate buses or trains - just so that if one dies, at least the children at home would have one parent to care for them!

Sadly, many misguided in the so called International Community will not ever understand the gravity of even that critical fact, when questioning why we would want to exhibit TRIUMPHALISM to the maximum!

OaO Asithri

Asithri said...

Moshey good article in LB!

Left a couple of comments in there (for yours as well as in the one from HLDM)...

Anyway, I see a LTTE whoredog cum parasite in there by the name of "MS Mudali" who at first glance appears to be pro-SL becos he criticizes the West and RW, but his real mission appears to be to goad the patriotic Sinhelas to go anti-West, anti-ChristianWest and expressly so, so that them LTTE MF Sakkiliyas - who have now got some "equity" with them from the West - can continue to accumulate even greater equity from the West and ultimately use that to attack MotherLanka - to get their wet-dream-land "thamileelam!"

I have been watching that MommaFucker and am glad I finally found the opportunity to counter the whoredog!

:)) :)) :))

OaO Asithri

Asithri said...

Yeah, based on my 'inside-info' the LTTE-rump in the west has been asked to dump any overt allegiance/loyalty to the LTTE, to go even to the extent of criticizing the LTTE, and thereby somehow gain sympathy/friendship in the west.

How they see is - the LTTE as a label is dead so there is nothing wrong in criticizing it wholesale (as it is as harmful like flogging a dead horse) BUT of course, the LTTE ideology lives on and that they must keep it under wraps now (in camouflage) and somehow gain friendship/credibility with the west - by saying over and over again the mantra:

"Oh no, we were never in agreement with LTTE's terrorism or violence; we have always been and are still only standing up for Sri Lankan Tamils' rights; we have nothing to do with the LTTE and in fact we are glad LTTE is no more" !!!

LET US NOT BE FOOLED!!!

OaO Asithri

Sam Perera said...

Asithri,

That s exactly what the terrorist Raghavan "Gavan" Paranchothy in Canada did in running for a seat on Conservative ticket. He even issued some hilarious anti-terror statements.

http://ceylon-ananda.blogspot.com/2011/04/raghavan-gavan-paranchothy.html

Moshe said...

OAOA,

thanks.

i'm fully for a grand show of triumphalism. it is a MUST.

but i doubt there will be a grand show this time becuase of the 2,600 celebrations.

at least GRAND religious ceremonies should be held on the 22nd.

the day the maggots died is not relevant. what is relevant is the victory which we can celebrate on the 22nd.

Moshe said...

a friend of mine has been BANNED from posting at the criminally funded website called GROUNDVIEWS. correct name should be GROUNDED VIEWS!! :)

they couldn't take his FACTS anymore and banned him.

things came to a head when he questioned the sources of funds for this crap website. their financiers include the FORD FOUNDATION that is notorious for carrying out CIAA destabilisation agendas! when this fact was mentioned, groundedviews modarators went bersk!

they HOWL for media freedom but don't uphold it themselves.

Sam Perera said...

Moshe,

Re: Groundsview.

I am not surprised at all since none of them have an open forum to write. Everything is moderated. There is a scum in Sri Lanka called Kusal Perera who frequently ridicule everything Sri Lankan including free speech. However, as usual, his blog is not open. What DBS Jeyaraj does is even pathetic that he alters others comments. I simply wish that Tamilnet have a place to includecomments but I am sure that we will never see such possibility until sun rises from the east.

Moshe said...

sam,

that will be a cracker!

given the jokes by toiletnet, it will have plenty of bloggers battling out their views. but they will not allow any comments that will expose their racism.

monkeypala is a regular visitor at grounded views. so is blacker.

Moshe said...

OTOH good old tamilnet.tv has the balls to allow comments. :)

true freedom of expression!

Sam Perera said...

Who gave the IUSF Convener Sanjeewa Bandara the right to speak for students? All what IUSF did was to destroy the future of many generations of students. This kind of JVP influenced social cancers shall never be allowed to disturb our country's progress.

Moshe said...

a good editorial from daily mirror.

Irresponsible politics

Indian political club has already started meddling with the Sri Lankan issues openly, which had been muted since the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi that was well over a decade ago.

Now the latest is actress turned Chief Minister elect Jayalalitha Jayaram’s statement on Sri Lanka. But perhaps she had been a bit circumspect in her statement though, unlike the naiveté of Sonia.

Election times are different. People in these regions well know that these are empty words. But by some strange power they seem to believe.

Funnily enough this time both factions –venerable old Karunanidhi and the mistress Jayalalitha both have kept Sri Lankan issue on their campaign topics. And JJ won.

The Chief Minister designate in Tamil Nadu Jayalalitha Jeyaram has called on the Indian government to take measures against the Sri Lanka President for alleged war crimes and genocide of Tamils, so the news said.

“Speaking in her own channel, Jaya TV after her election victory on Friday, Jayaliatha Jeyaram said that it is India's responsibility to ensure a "dignified and honourable existence" for the Tamils in Sri Lanka.

"I will exert pressure on the central government, after I take over as the CM, to take action against the Sri Lankan President before the international court for genocide and war crimes. India should take the initiative for this," she said.

"If the Sri Lanka government did not oblige to these requests, Indian government has to impose economic sanctions on Sri Lanka together with other countries," Ms Jayalalitha added.”

But this time she also said craftily that “as a State government she can’t do much and that maximum she could do was to push the central govt. to so something.” Shrewd enough!

That was across the straits, for them they have enough of their problems and the concern for a Lankan war destitute probably ends there. Neither would they care that their words and deeds would affect the lives of the normal civilians and particularly the minority Tamils. They had enough of suffering due to Indira Gandhi’s and JRJ’s political experiments.

Moshe said...

Sonia Gandhi too didn’t want to miss the opportunity and jumped the band wagon, blabbered a few things about being concerned about the Sri Lankan Tamils. It ended there, fortunately.

But worse is that the local Tamil Political parties booming on the panel report-idiotically. Perhaps with one leg in a Western soil. Most of us don’t know about there families. A senile TNA member’s descendants are in the West. With one foot in the West and one in the grave this member thrive on the sufferrings of the innocent Tamil civilians. And he likes kindling violence. And obviously TNA welcomed the findings of the Experts’ Panel.

And they said this with much fanfare and much publicity, stupid as they could be. If not stupid -agents of powers that want instability in the region. Their statements were utterly irresponsible and exhibit politically total immaturity. Their stance and utterances could only make the living conditions worse than ever, given the political context. The same would apply to the government too.

The government, on and off resorts to soft reprisals methods against Tamils whenever there is an international pressure. And reacting to local Tamils as an answer to international pressure would only worsen its image. But the sad truth is that so many Tamils in the country are now with the President.

And they hope the President would take them in his fold and continue with his Tamil and reconciliation process regardless of reports.

And a problem in the country will affect all of us regardless of caste, class creed or religion.

Konnapu Bandara said...

[I still remember the 19th May 2009 and the sense of shock and relief as the government announced the war was over.

Yolanda Foster, Amnesty International’s Sri Lanka researcher]

Chaps, we certainly understand why this INGO tart was shocked by the end of the war. No more justification for getting paid handsomely for a do-nothing job and having a jolly good time in Sri Lanka.

Cheers!

Moshe said...

it was today just two years ago that we cleaned up our country from the scum of terrorism.

pitched battles took place at night when tiger cowards tried to breakthrough our FDLs are tried to make one final dash to the welioya jungles.

may 19 was when we counted the score of our victory the GREATEST ever scored by the entire human race!

the smell of buring rotten 'thalathel' and tyres filled the air. thalaivar loser laid dead as a dead pig.

Moshe said...

"I still remember the 19th May 2009 and the sense of shock and relief as the government announced the war was over.

Yolanda Foster, Amnesty International’s Sri Lanka researcher"

shock for them, relief for us!!!

Sam Perera said...

"This is an issue that is clearly dividing the new east and west. And Sri Lanka is in a sense from the point of view of the east more important than what is happening in the Arab world.

"There is a meeting of domestic intelligence chiefs, which the Russians host each year, and at the one after what happened in Sri Lanka to the Tamils, the Sri Lankan security guys were there, and they got a standing ovation.

"There was a view that the Sri Lankans had proved that there could be a military solution - that you don't have to follow this Western defeatist notion, as they see it, that you always have to deal with these terrorists. The Russians obviously felt that in Chechnya there was a military solution too.


Channel 4 is whining and moaning about the loss of their terrorist puppets in Sri Lanka. They are blaming Russia and China too. I am very glad that there aren't that many takers of the western defeatist theory around. Russia and China could have been over run by terrorists otherwise.

Sam Perera said...

May 19th, the greatest and the happiest day of my life. I will be meeting a few front line soldiers today. It is the time to remember those who gave lives to defend ours.

1. Denzil Kobbekaduwa
2. Vijaya Wimalaratne
3. Janaka Perera
4. Fazly Lafir
5. Tuan Muthalif
6. Lalith Jayasinghe
7. Gamini Kularatne
8. Ranjith Premasiri
9. Saliya Aladeniya

and 27,500 more.

We shall never forget their sacrifice!!
May they be born again in this blessed land once again before they attain Nirvana to enjoy peace!!

Moshe said...

sam,

indeed!

they must be born in SL the land they saved from terrorists to defend it over and over again.

don't forget the living heroes. among others,

1. jagath chula dias
2. shavendra silva
3. mendaka samarasinghe
4. prasanna silva
5. wasantha karannagoda
6. roshan gunatilake
7. gotabhaya rajapakse
8. jagath jayasuriya
9. kapila hendewitharana
10. sarath fonseka (his contribution to the army. he blew all his achievements by his stupidity and wickedness but his contribution to kill terrorists at a time when it was unthinkable cannot be erased.)

we should not forget the family members of fallen heroes. it is our duty to look after them.

also the true friends of SL without their support the victory would not have come.

at last but not least, the political leadership and patriotic masses of SL, especially the sinhalese, muslims and patriotic sections of tamils, etc. they made the right choice in november 2005. nationalists won by a razor thin margin that changed the fate of SL.

and of course all the guardian gods ruling over SL. they once again came to the rescue of blessed SL.

Moshe said...

there cannot be a winner without a loser/s.

the losers list includes.

1. separatists (armed and unarmed)
2. racist aspirants
3. other anti-SLs
4. certain countries with a defeatist attitude towards terrorism
5. dollar vultures
6. carrion brids (e.g. bruce fein) and other pathetic souls who supported BS peace (surrender) and LTTE who didn't deserve to be born human in the first place.

they ruined a sizable chunk of the life spans of many SLs until 2009.

these elements should always lose.

there is no better bliss than the total suffering of these 6 elements. may they rot in hell.

Moshe said...

king dutugemunu's ashes on display in concurrent to the religious ceremonies.


The ashes of King Dutugemunu believed to have been buried at the 2nd century BC stupa Dakkhina Thupa in Anuradhapura , is being displayed at the Museum along with other archeological artifacts of that era such as gilded Buddha statues that have not been exhibited before.

Archeological Commissioner in Sri Lanka in1896, H.C.P. Bell and Prof. Senarath Paranavithana in 1946 have confirmed that the ashes buried at Dakkhina Thupa was of King Dutugemunu as chronicled by the rock inscriptions of the Salapathala Maluwa and the Mahawansa.

Moshe said...

"Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama on Thursday made official the long-held but rarely stated U.S. support for a future Palestinian state based on borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war.

In the past, the United States has unofficially backed a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict based on the borders in place prior to the war 44 years ago in which Israel seized the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Golan Heights and Sinai Peninsula.

In a major speech Thursday, Obama became the first president to formally endorse the policy, but he also acknowledged the need for modifications through the negotiating process due to conditions on the ground."

what BS is this?? which country will do that compromising its security??

if left to be bullied, this is exactly what india will do to us.

injuns will create a tamil region in the north-east and then demand SLA to go back to 2002 CFA positions or 1948 positions.

this highlights the five challenges.

1. the need to colonize the north ASAP

2. not to share power with racial groups.

3. not to allow any fatah/hamas type terrorists emerge in SL.

4. SEVERE clamp down on illegal immigrants from TN

5. population control of tamil elam supporters within the country.

Moshe said...

bakamoona and LTTE diahrea caught in the act pants down!

await a new post on how these bullshitters outright lied about ICRC operations during the last stages of the war.

BTW lankaweb doesn't publish my articles nowadays. :(

Moshe said...

here's a math riddle for you guys. remember the days when i taught bloodyrav weighted average in DW????

but this riddle stumped me.

what comes next in the series.

7,000
20,000
40,000
146,679
???????

my closest bet is 350,601.

based on y = 2584.8e0.982x

next the LTTE diahrea will say 350,601 losers died in the last stages of the war.

Sam Perera said...

Moshe,

Your prediction seems to be a very scientific one based. After all R² = 0.9873 in this case. In addition 350,601 comes close to the total number of human shields under LTTE.

Moshe said...

sam,

"After all R² = 0.9873"

yes!!mi checked it out and its true!

Moshe said...

i was not born to decorate the hair of haughty women. it is better for me to be a flower that is trampled by the ordinary folk on their way to the death of a soldier!

a beautiful song by nanda malini. you must have heard it. i heard it today.

Sam Perera said...

More signs of Peelamoids going bonkers.

Tamil genocide was planned by international powers.

I like this truly collective international effort to genociding LTTE terrorists. In LTTE's own admission, nobody likes them, everybody hates them.

Moshe said...

hope this is true.

the chinese military base on maldives

The location of the Republic of Maldives astride the major sealanes in the Indian Ocean is of strategic relevance to India. -- Ministry of Defence's annual report, 2000. 27 July 2001: China has engineered a manner of a coup by coaxing Maldives' Abdul Gayoom government to let it establish a base in Marao. Marao is one of the largest of the 1192 coral islands grouped into atolls that comprise Maldives and lies 40 km south of Male, the capital.

Coral islands make fine submarine pens. The Peoples' Liberation Army Navy or PLAN proposes to deploy nuclear submarines fitted with sea-launched Dong Feng-44 missiles and ballistic missiles (SLBMs) in Marao.

Scientists warn that global warming is pushing up ocean and sea levels. They fear that most of Maldives will be submerged by year 2040. Marao may be one of the few large islands that may survive. "And even if it goes under water," said a naval official, "it will be ideal for submarines."

The base deal was finalised after two years of negotiations when Chinese prime minister Zhu Rongji visited Male on 17 May 2001 on his four-nation South Asian tour. It marks a high point in China's ambitious - and audacious - plan to encircle India and choke its emergent blue-water navy in the Indian Ocean itself.

Sam Perera said...

New alias name of the crack head Nilantha Ilangamuwa is Kanapathipillai Thambirajah. He is hiding behind KT Rajasingham's name this time.

Sam Perera said...

Key focus on new leadership training for the university students.

සති තුනේ පුහුණුවේදී තරුණ තරුණියන්ට නායකත්ව තීරණ ගැනීම, කණ්ඩායම් හැඟීම, අනෙකාගේ මත ඉවසීම, පෞරුෂ වර්ධනය, යැපීම් මානසිකත්වයෙන් මිදීම, ගැටලු සහයෝගයෙන් නිරාකරණය කිරීම ඇතුළු ගුණාංග රැසක් දියුණු කර ගැනීම සඳහා අවස්ථාව උදා වේ.

I simply wish that our planners had this wisdom some decades ago.

Moshe said...

"External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris was received on Tuesday by Mr. Yang Jiechi, Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China, at the Foreign Ministry in Beijing.

The Foreign Ministers noted that the bilateral relationship between the two countries is extremely warm and cordial.

Prof. Peiris emphasized that Sri Lanka will continue to uphold the ‘One China Policy’ which has been a consistent feature of the country’s foreign policy. He congratulated China on the heights of irreversible progress and prosperity which she had attained.

The Foreign Minister of China expressed his government’s appreciation of the accomplishments of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government in eradicating terrorism in Sri Lanka and putting the country on the track of rapid economic development. He cordially invited President Rajapaksa to visit the People’s Republic of China.

Minister Peiris briefed his counterpart in detail about Sri Lanka’s position on a range of issues connected with the Darusman Report, the work of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission and initiatives on the part of the Inter-Agency Advisory Committee appointed by the Government of Sri Lanka.


With regard to developing circumstances generally, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi assured Prof. Peiris that China has total confidence in the capability of the government and people of Sri Lanka to resolve their own issues. He said that China will stand by Sri Lanka in achieving the tasks of reconciliation and reconstruction.

Minister Peiris, referring to China’s contribution to the economic development of Sri Lanka, expressed his appreciation of the generous assistance by China in financing the Hambantota Port Development Project, the Mattala Airport, the Puttalam Coal Power Project and the Colombo-Katunayake Expressway. The two Ministers, while noting that funding for several road development and reconstruction projects in the North and South of Sri Lanka have already been finalized, discussed arrangements proposed by Sri Lanka for Hambantota Harbour Phase II and the Matara – Kataragama New Railroad Extension."

Moshe said...

"

Prof. Peiris, who observed that 2011 has been characterized as “Visit Sri Lanka Year”, noted that Sri Lankan Airlines has commenced flight operations to Shanghai and Guangzhou recently. The two Ministers recalled with pleasure that China Eastern Airlines commenced its maiden flight from Kunming to Colombo during the visit to Sri Lanka of the Governor of the Yunnan Province in August last year.

It was noted that China had granted accredited destination status to Sri Lanka, facilitating an increased momentum in attracting Chinese tourists into Sri Lanka. The Ministers expressed confidence that, with improved air connectivity, more Chinese investments would flow into Sri Lanka.

Minister Peiris, while appreciating assistance given under the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement, reiterated that China would benefit from facilitating more export opportunities and transfer of technology to upgrade Sri Lanka’s exportable products to China and the rest of the world. He said that Sri Lanka will take a keen interest in ensuring maximum participation of our entrepreneurs at the South Asian Fair which will take place in early June this year. Minister Yang Jiechi said that his government was committed to the adoption of measures to reduce the trade imbalance between the two countries.

Prof. Peiris said that the National Theatre for the Performing Arts, built by China, would be accepted by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka, at a formal ceremony shortly.

Minister Yang Jiechi accepted with pleasure the invitation extended to him by Minister Peiris to visit Sri Lanka at a mutually convenient time."

Moshe said...

once again that stinky 13th amendment shitt is creeping in.

i remember a year ago this shitt was attempted and failed.

now wtf????

looks like this crap is going to haunt us for the rest of our lives. had we initiated colonization work there is no need to worry.