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    In the first place, Sri Lanka is not the northern part of Sri Lanka.  M'kay?

    The Tamil Liberation Front is/was a terrorist organization.  Period.  

    The Tamils have a proud and ancient culture in which learning and literature were greatly respected.  Does this excuse a movement led by a charismatic psychotic that sent out suicide bombers, including one who assassinated Rajiv Gandhi?

    The Tigers could, of course, have surrendered when their military position was untenable.  Instead, they chose to inflict upon their fellow Tamils the maximum damage, not even allowing them to flee the fighting without being shot in the back.

    I have no doubt that the Sinhalese troops committed war crimes.  

    It was a brutal ending to a horror that has lasted for decades.

    Perhaps Sri Lanka will now enjoy peace, if only the peace of the tomb.

    Bad cess to the Tigers.  They murdered many Tamils who advocated for peace, and many others fled to exile.  

    Perhaps the Tigers might have mitigated their grievances by non-violent means.  Their leadership made such advocacy a death-sentence.  Martin Luther King, Jr., they were not.

    The horror of civil war has gone on in slow motion in the formerly peaceful isle of Sri Lanka for decades.  

    The world shudders at the bloody ending.  But, let us not forget that the Tamil Liberation Front was a terrorist organization from its inception to its bloody Jonestown end, its leaders preferring suicide for their subjects to peace.

    I have no brief for the Sinhalese army.  Horror is horror.

    The kingdom of the father is spread out upon the earth, and men do not see it.

    by willb48 on Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 03:05:15 PM PDT

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