THE KILLING COUSINS: A Comparison of Al Qaeda with LTTE
Prof. Hudson McLean

A direct comparison between The Killing Cousins (with our apologies to Kissing Cousins by Elvis Presley), Al Qaeda and LTTE to show their uncanny similarities.

Terrorist in Chief - Sheikh Osama bin Laden
Abode - No fixed abode. In hiding due to fear.
Asset Value - In excess of US$ 800 million
Official Allies - Other terrorist operatives including the LTTE.
International Operations - USA, EU, Chechniya, Middle East, ASEAN, North Africa
Operational HQ - Desert mountains in Afghanistan
Political HQ - None
Operational Media Contact - Al Jazeera TV - UAE
Victims - Around 10,000+
Targets Destroyed - WTC New York (attacked twice), Pentagon, USS Cole, American Embassies, etc
Main Operational Mode - Suicide Bombers
International Leaders Murdered - None so far.

Profile of the Leader.
Family Name: Laden,
Forename: Osama
Sex: Male
Age: 44
Nationality: Saudi Arabia
Current location: Unknown - Probably in Afghanistan

This Person may be dangerous.

Activities: Bin Laden, International terrorist/Islamic Extremist, masterminded and financed several of the past decade's most barbaric acts of terrorism. His worldwide terrorist network, Al-Qaeda, played a central role in the Sept. 11, 2001 multiple plane hijackings and coordinated attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The Saudi exile has been directly linked to the Aug. 7, 1998 bombing of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, killing 224 people, and the October 2000 bombing attack of the U.S.S. Cole in Yemen.

Beliefs and Goals: In 1998, bin Laden issued a religious edict to his followers, "to kill the Americans and their allies, civilians and the military." Bin Laden has made no secret of his anti-American, anti-Western and anti-Israel sentiments.

Status: Bin Laden tops the FBI's most wanted terrorist list. Until recently, he has been living in exile under the protection of Afghanistan's Taliban regime. Since the collapse of the Taliban regime, he has been in hiding. Though his current whereabouts are unknown, most reports indicate that, if alive, Bin Laden is probably in Afghanistan.

Main Object-: Over throw the current regime in Saudi Arabia and take over the leadership of Saudi Arabia.

Any Information, Contact-: FBI or the nearest American Embassy.

Terrorist in Chief - Thambi Velupillai Prabhakaran
Abode - No fixed abode. In hiding due to fear.
Asset Value - In excess of US$ 800 million
Official Allies - The Kingdom of Norway, Sri Lankan Government headed by Prime Monster Ranil Wickramesinghe, and the Tamil expatriate populations in USA, Canada, EU, Australia, India, Malaysia, Singapore.
International Operations - USA, EU, Canada, Australia, Chechniya, Middle East, ASEAN, India, Nepal, Miranmar
Operational HQ - Jungles in Wanniya in Sri Lanka
Political HQ - London Great Britain
Operational Media Contact - British Broadcasting Corporation
Victims - Around 60,000+
Targets Destroyed - WTC Colombo, Central Bank, 20 Passenger and Air Force Aircraft to name but a few.
Main Operational Mode - Suicide Bombers
International Leaders Murdered - Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, President R. Premadasa, a host of Ministers, Politicians and other leaders.

Profile of the Leader.
Family name: Velupillai
Forename: Prabhakaran
Sex: Male
Date of birth: 26 November 1954 (47 years old)
Place of birth: Inuvil / Uduvil / Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Language spoken: English , Sinhala , Tamil
Nationality: Sri Lanka

Distinguishing marks and characteristics: Very alert, Known to use disguises, Capable of handling spohisticated weaponry and explosives, Hair combed back, Stout build.

This Person may be dangerous.

Offences: Murder , Organised Crime , Terrorism , Terrorism Conspiracy.
Arrest Warrant Issued by: COLOMBO / Sri Lanka , MADRAS / India.

Main Object-: To take over the Island of Sri Lanka, destabilise India and declare TamilNadu as an independent State outside the sovereignty of India and possibly carbon copy similar changes in countries with a high Tamil population

Any Information, Contact-: General Secretariat of Interpol

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Subject line-; THE KILLING COUSINS - more info.

“Either you are with the civilised world, and behind the USA, fighting Terrorism, or you are against us” - President George W. Bush.

“The fight is against Global Terrorism, not just Al Qeada, but Terrorism anywhere in the world” - Colin Powell - Secretary of State USA on Breakfast with Frost, 08.09.2002.

Where does that leave Right Honourable Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka?





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