In an opinion article published in Jerusalam post, Michael Freund said Sri Lanka never considered peace negotiations with the LTTE. “The truth is that there is precedent for the defeat of terrorist organizations through the determined use of military power” Freund says. He seems to justify the killing of the 40,000 Tamil civilians by the Sri Lankan forces in May 2009 in Sri Lanka and raping and killing of Tamil girls by the government forces and killing of more than 1000 LTTE leaders and their family members by the forces who surrendered with White flag after UN negotiated the surrender.
This is because No productive action against the Sri Lankan government or its rulers was taken by the UN for killing more than 40,000 innocent minority civilians by the governments forces in May 2009. The leaders of the countries who discriminate against the minority in there countries to stay in power are influenced to take Sri Lanka’s killing of minority Civilians as a precedent and kill minority civilians in there countries and call them ‘Terrorists”.
It is also must be taken in to consider that killing of more than 1000 LTTE members and their family members by the Sri Lankan forces who surrendered with white flags after UN negotiated the surrender. The UN officer Nambiar said that he went to sleep after he negociated the surrender and he has no record of the surrendered members who were killed. He and his family members are now enjoying a close luxury relationship with Sri Lankan government and Rajapaksha brothers and this has made Tamils accusing Nambiar of being bribed by SL government.
This was a great violation of trust taken by the LTTE members on UN officials. As the UN had not done anything against Sri Lankan forces for the killing of more than 1000 LTTE members and their family members who surrendered with White Flag after it negotiated the surrender in future no organisations in the world will have trust on UN negotiations or its officials in future.
It was claimed in the press by a innocent soldier that the Military leader had said to the military that ”All the Tamil girls are yours and let the blood of the Tamil men fill the river…..”, and girls were raped and killed by the Sri Lankan forces after this statement and photo and video evidence of Tamil TV Presenter Isaipriya who had surrendered had been raped and killed by the Sri Lankan forces. In an interview to NDTV television, Sri Lanka defense secretary Gotabaya Rajabakse said “I will be surprised if my military did not rape Tamil women. …
Will this be a precedent to Israeli soldiers to rape and kill the Muslim girls in Gazza?. After all NO action was taken against the Sri Lankan forces for the raping and killing of Tamil girls.
It was reported that the police in Tamil area had orders from Defense Secretary Gothabaya Rajapaksa to not interfere with the paramilitaries on the grounds that they are doing ‘work’ that the military cannot do because of international scrutiny.
Following are excerpts from the article.
“Take for example the case of Sri Lanka. That country was forced to endure years of suicide bombings and decades of violence carried out by a terrorist outfit known as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Negotiations and multiple cease-fires all failed to stop the Tamil Tigers, whom the FBI once labeled “the most ruthless and efficient terror organization in the world.”
In 2008, after the Tamil Tigers violated a Norwegian- brokered cease-fire, the Sri Lankan government decided that the time had come to alter the strategic situation on the ground once and for all. In December of that year, the Sri Lankan military was sent in to Tiger-controlled territory. “We gave clear instructions: no cease-fires, no negotiations until we defeat the LTTE completely,”Sri Lankan Defense Minister Gotabhaya Rajapaksa told The Washington Post in February 2009. “The LTTE would use cease-fires and peace talks to reorganize and resupply weapons. There have been…dozens of negotiations and more than 10 cease-fires. Everything failed. After every period of negotiation, they came back stronger. We decided enough was enough.”
Sound familiar? After several months of intensive combat, the Sri Lankan government succeeded in capturing the Tigers’last remaining outposts and killing its leadership (along killing of more than 40,000 Tamil civilians in May 2009). In other words, Sri Lanka defeated the Tamil Tiger terrorists not by talking with or appeasing them, but by trouncing them decisively on the battlefield. They brought about an end to the conflict by the resolute use of military force.
Whether or not such a solution can or should be applied to the Hamas threat in Gaza is something that Israeli decision-makers may now be called upon to make. When doing so, let’s hope they put more stock in the experience of Sri Lankan generals than that of the Tel Aviv liberals, and finally give Hamas the thrashing it deserves. “