2006-08-21

State sponsered terrorism

Srilankan Army's attack over school children - Socialist Website
Srilankan Army's attack over school children - United Nations
Sri Lanka youth 'seized to fight' - BBC
Why 9/11 Was Allowed to Happen

11 comments:

Nickel Beak said...

Would you call LTTE a terrorist organization or a community of freedom fighters?

Prakash Gomathinayagam said...

Whoever uses arms for fighting are terrorists including the state. so the point of this article is, Not only LTTE, but also Srilankan army are terrorists. In addition, LTTE are also freedom fighters. The path they chose made them terrorists.

Do you call Subash chandra bose a terrorist or freedom fighter ?

Nickel Beak said...

Excellent question!
The answer depends on if Bose killed innocent civilians. Did he?

That way I *know* that LTTE is a terrorists. Freedom fighters? I wouldn't agree. If they were,

1. they wouldn't have set up bombs targeting unrelated people (tamils and sinhalese alike) exclusively.

2. They wouldn't have recruited under age kids to train in arms.

One more thing, you and I can write instigating artiles, but how credible it is the most important things. Don't go by just any article available in the net!

I would suggest you to read articles written by B. Raman in outlook, atimesonline. He is an expert in such matters. He has identified "smuggle" connections between Islamic terrorist groups and LTTE.

I don't think I have convinced you on whether LTTE is undoubtedly "non-freedom" terrorist org. But I am sure LTTE is against legal govts. But India and SriLanka alike. The srilankan tamils are better off in India not because of Lankan Govt, but more because of LTTE. Why? They are more concerned in fighting the LTTE and using the "human resources" for the purpose rather than thinking development for them.

Just a knowledge/opinion transfer. Stay cool!

Nickel Beak said...

Correction
"...Why? They are more concerned in fighting the govt. forces (not LTTE) and using the "human resources" for the purpose rather than thinking development for them."

Prakash Gomathinayagam said...

First of all there can not be "non freedom" terrorists. Army works for money (and country pride). But terrorists works for some cause. The cause itself can be mere stupidity or genuine.

Subash chandhra bose's Army did kill Indian men on British Army. esp during the war between British and Japan over China's territory. Indians were on both sides.

Bose did not kill innocent civilians. Yes LTTE has indeed killed innocent civilians but the difference is LTTE has not killed civilians as primary target ( unlike Srilankan Govt against the Tamils.)

>>>. Don't go by just any article available in the net!

Please do read the home page. it is not a blog but an organised socialist newspaper.

What do you mean by Freedom fighter? Fighting for freedom. That is what they are doing. don't confuse yourself with Gandhi. The paths are different. I am totally for Non-violence.

LTTE did kill many Tamils (who they thought as problem for their cause. Meaning not the civilians but other Organisation leaders. Either whom they thought directly or indirectly helping Srilankan army). p.s. it does not matter whether they were actually.

It is mere stupidity to tell who is right. Both are wrong (or both are right) and peace has to be bestowed.

Clapping sound can not be made with single hand!

Prakash Gomathinayagam said...

Correction the war was not on China's territory but on Burma's

Prakash Gomathinayagam said...

Did you guys see "The Terrorist" movie by Santhosh Sivan ?

Nickel Beak said...

>>Yes LTTE has indeed killed innocent civilians but the difference is LTTE has not killed civilians as primary target ( unlike Srilankan Govt against the Tamils).

So, is it ok to kill innocents as long as the primary target is killed? Don't shoot yourself in the foot dude!

Bose did kill the Indians in the British army. Simply because they kill for the money paid by an occupier from the European imperialist regime. Is the Srilankan govt. an occupier? No! They have been there and the govt. is an elected and legitimate govt. unlike the Brits.

And the LTTE basically uses the Tamils as the human shield.

Al Jazeera is an organized news press too and so is "The voice of the Tigers". But show me one news item from them that criticizing the Islamists or the LTTE from their websites.

That said, I don't know the back ground of the website you have chosen from, but that line was just to sensitize you so that you form your opinion from the correct sources.

Prakash Gomathinayagam said...

>>That said, I don't know the back ground of the website you have chosen from, but that line was just to sensitize you so that you form your opinion from the correct sources.

Thanks for your concern. I will try to form my opinion from correct sources. When are you going to get sensitize your opinion ?

LTTE fails to reply


>>>So, is it ok to kill innocents as long as the primary target is killed? Don't shoot yourself in the foot dude!

This article is not intended to support the LTTE. It is just saying about the "State Sponsered Terrorism". Meaning, we talk about "terrorists", but ignore if the same thing is done with the "Govt" stamp.
pls don't divert the topic ( I already fell prey )

Nickel Beak said...

You probably didn't get me right.

"But show me one news item from them that criticizing the Islamists or the LTTE from their websites."

Here them means "Al Jazeera and Voice of Tigers"

Cease fire!

Prakash Gomathinayagam said...

Did you check " LTTE fails to reply" link. it is from the same socialist website which critisizes LTTE.

If you mean "Voice of Tiger" website. don't know what you mean. I did n't even quote that one.