Of Lt.Gen. Balagalle At Unicef Seminar Rather Incongruous.
Gotabhaya-Lions Of The South ( L.O.T.S.) for LankaWeb
The list of morons and exponents of worthless verbose rhetoric within
the new Lankan Administration and Security Forces seem to be growing and
another in the form of Army Commander Lt.Gen.Lionel Balagalle has surfaced
with his ridiculous and rather incongruous comments that the LTTE terrorist
guerillas should be recruited into the Sri Lankan Armed Forces. Hypothetically,
many wonder who the Honorable Commander intends to engage in the next
offensive post haste to this suggested recruitment, hopefully none of
our Nuclear Armed Neighbours (said tongue in cheek! of course)
At a UNICEF seminar for the protection of children and their rights against
recruitment for military purposes, the General has been overly eloquent
in a blatant and irresponsible display worthy of a 'Soap Box Orator At
A Sunday Fair' rather than the holder of high Military Office and Rank.
If Lt.Gen Balagalles' expresionism was in any way plausible by acceptable
tenets relative to National Security and the logic of Military Resolve
pertinent and foreseeble as applicable
to any situation, then in the same token, as examples The Allies of World
War 2 should have recruited the Nazis to bolster their efficiencies, the
Israeli Army should consider recruiting Hamas and Hezbullah terrorists
into their military ranks as should the British Army, the IRA , The US
Forces, the VietCong and recently Al Quaeda and a host of other Global
Situations where recruiting into their ranks, ruthless terrorists tearing
Nations apart would seemingly present a viable solution to the issue at
hand which so far has never happened and is reprehensible, inconceivable
and totally unacceptable within any norms.
In addition to being an insult to the predominantly Sinhalese patriotic
sons and daughters of Sri Lanka who represent the Sri Lankan Armed Forces
who would most likely find themselves in a humiliating " catch 22"
situation at the mere thought of such a foolhardy suggestion and more
than likely cause a rather chaotic turnaround of events which the LTTE
would certainly welcome as involuntary strategy in their favour, it seems
to be a rather twisted psyche of an individual who is an appointed leader
of high rank whose Military Strategies seem somewhat confused, distorted
and consequently very questionable.
That the many expressions towards posterity being offered by various pundits
within the New Administration appear to be floating from the ridiculous
to the sublime and projecting it as a laughing stock in the eyes of many
analysts and observers around the World is fast becoming obvious and the
recent article in the National Post Of Canada entitled "Tamil Eelam
A Breeding Ground For Suicide Bombers" echoes this very sentiment
as the gist of the article Highlights the Pseudo Public Relations side
of the LTTE in their desperation to be reprieved of the huge crimes against
Sri Lanka and the World and the inference that Lt. Gen. Balagalle may
be inadvertently suggesting transforming the Sri Lankan Armed Forces into
an elite band of Suicide Bombers sounds rather appropriate!!
The day might not even be too far away when the next senile cacophonist
of the UNF or the Armed Forces, whichever comes first (and then there
are many!) might suggest inviting the likes of Velupillai Praphakaran,
Pottu Amman and Anton Balasingham to take up Ministries within its Administration
rather than being tried for crimes against humanity and appears to be
a New Wave Tower Hall Comic Scenario being re- enacted all over again!
Only, this time it isn't funny !!!