Flip side of Moon's Report
by Shenali WADUGE
Whether the UN releases the full report made by its expert panel or
decides to make amendments to it, what has resulted is nothing that the
UN or Western interests would have desired. Their strategies may have
worked in countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Egypt and now in
Libya but these game plans have not worked in Sri Lanka.
Moon’s controversial panel
What these controversial reports, international pressures in reality
have done is to make a Government they are attempting to destroy more
powerful in the eyes of the public, who are backing its leadership to
ensure that the country remains united. Ironically, these reports are
working favourably for the Government which is likely to win sweeping
election victories as a result! From the time the decision was taken to
militarily eliminate the LTTE, Sri Lanka knew what was in store.
When foreign governments, foreign lobbies, global institutions and
local stooges put the survival of a terrorist organization over the
concerns they should voice for civilians, it clearly spells their
hypocrisy and should determine under what context they voice their
Let all these forces not forget that it was they who branded LTTE as
a terrorist organization, this definition remains intact even today, and
countries like Canada, Switzerland and even Australia are beginning to
see foreign LTTE in action in their countries.
Be that as it may, the conventions that the UN and other world bodies
hold up against a democratic Government should first ask whether the
Geneva Convention is applicable to terrorists.
LTTE is a brute force, a terrorist outfit that has killed their own
people, turned innocent children into child soldiers and ironically one
of UN's own special representative tasked to take action to protect
children, herself a Tamil did little or nothing against the LTTE, except
release numerous reports. Reports have done little to save thousands of
lives that the LTTE have destroyed over the years.
Many of these deaths were as a result of bomb attacks, suicide
bombings on innocent civilians in public places. Where was the justice
for families of these people who lost their lives? What has the UN
Secretary Generals' since 1983 done about LTTE atrocities against the
public of Sri Lanka? Was there any committee appointed to look into
these atrocities and give feedback to the Secretary General? What world
bodies, foreign governments and local stooges need to realise is that a
dark period in Sri Lanka is now over. People are beginning to pick up
the pieces and start to rebuild their lives. They must be given space to
forget 30 years of misery that the LTTE has created helped by western
The people do not want to be taken back to the past for it is one
that has too much bloodshed to recall. We have memories where many of us
would still wonder why the international community stood silent and
watched the LTTE massacre villages, kill pregnant women and children,
send suicide missions to public venues and all that the world did was to
publish the customary diplomatic statement.
If genocide is what the Sri Lankan military is being accused of, it
cannot be seasonal genocide. How silly it sounds when reports praise
some actions of the military while rebuking it for systematically
bombing civilians? If the Sri Lankan military had been given orders to
kill Tamils then the military must be carrying on this exercise even
today - it should be similar to Hitler's wish to completely destroy
Jews! Halfway genocide accusations is rather laughable!.
These accusations without proof purely an accusation without date,
time and witnesses does not hold any water. Besides, in a battlefield
there are bound to be casualties. Did not the LTTE send a suicide cadre
among civilians that were coming towards the Sri Lankan military for
safety? What actions have the UN taken against US forces that simply
apologize for drone attacks on civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan and
Iraq? What actions against NATO have the UN taken when it shells
indiscriminately and when civilians perish as a result? When UN panels
have not been appointed to properly investigate what the US have done in
Iraq, Afghanistan and now Libya it merely tells us the people of Sri
Lanka that these reports and lobbies are merely witch hunts against a
nation that boldly decided to completely eliminate a brute force that
had been reigning all these years purely on the backing it had been
getting internationally, this backing solely because of its Diaspora's
ability to buy over people, politicians and those holding international
portfolios who would do anything for money.
It is not difficult for the people of Sri Lanka to understand from
the strategic political decisions that are being taken in countries that
are presently being destroyed. In the Middle East we can clearly see the
game plan of the US. The US burnt its fingers by sending its troops to
Iraq; the alternate decisions have been to arm opposition in countries.
Libya is a good example where countries like UK and France are openly
declaring that it is arming people to dislodge the Gaddafi government.
We can see how well the US has managed to coyly put the UK and France
into taking action against Libya while it must be doing behind the
Ultimately all these game plans are to secure economic benefits for
their own countries and their own survival. Therefore, Governments of
countries as small as Sri Lanka need to realize that we must get our own
local act together before they bring alternate plans against us. A
proper agricultural plan is a must.
What the present Government must realise is that if the public is
backing the Government it is not because it has any love for its
politicians, it is purely on the grounds that the people of Sri Lanka do
not want foreign interference, foreign interventions of any kind
especially India and whatever courtship Sri Lankan Governments play
towards India, they should realize that the people will never forgive
India for its role in allowing the LTTE to prevail all these years.
The UN has failed in many ways and it has nothing to be proud of
diseases which prevail, hunger and malnutrition prevails, there are 65
million dalits still, harassment to women prevail, more wars and
conflicts have increased than ever.
The UN sits silent allowing powerful nations to secure national
budgets by selling international arms while creating conflicts to sell
these arms, UN stooges are only happy to authorize false reports that
completely destroys nations and people and with such a bleak record can
the UN and its officials even sleep at night? Nevertheless, the power of
the people is something neither the UN nor western powers will attempt
to underestimate and in Sri Lanka's case even the opposition has
realised its previous folly and are coming together to portray a united
Sri Lanka. This would certainly leave little room and if the present
strategy is applied the US will only be arming stooges who write to the
English dailies and a handful of others who have no clout whatsoever
amongst the rural populace.
Whatever international pressures take place in the forthcoming days,
Sri Lanka needs to be cautious at all times. The Sri Lankan Government
especially its politicians should first start putting the country before
self for a change when the public are showing great patriotism and
providing the shield necessary to ensure Sri Lanka remains united.
Let Sri Lanka enter history for its united stand against elements out
to destroy and let our nation not fall into the abyss that other nations
have fallen into by foolishly believing and accepting the carrots given
by western governments.
Courtesy: Asian Tribune