An Out of the Box Thought: UPFA GOSL, with Due Diligence, Perhaps You Should Consider Backing Karuna Faction to Rid SL of Death and Misery Once and for All!
Karuna has unequivocally denounced the continuation of these so called "eelam wars." Furthermore, he has said "what is the future of our young children if we continue with these wars?" Apparently, his refusal to send the demanded 1000+ child-recruits to the LTTE V.P. cum Dracula - for use as T56/M16-fodder - is what made him fall out with V.P. Dracula's Wanni group. There is every indication that had Karuna given V.P. Dracula the children, it is likely the next "eelam war" (I have lost count) would have sprung up long ago - yes, long before the Tsunami hit SL.
Now what is wrong with striking a partnership (very carefully) with someone who sees the futility of war and desires to settle differences through a negotiated, settlement?
Let's bear in mind that Karuna is no ordinary peacenik. He is definitely not a jellybean peacenik (i.e. one who would a shun much needed counter-aggression merely because of a genetically disposed cowardice), but rather a former LTTE terrorist who has had a change of heart and now sees the value of "negotiated settlement." Besides, he knows exactly how the Wanni LTTE weasels think and act. He has shown his cunning and the ability to survive the Wanni LTTE killers who are freely roaming all over SL (thanks to Ranil the idiot's peace agreement with the late LTTE VP Dracula) looking for him. Most of all, he has the guns and the men who know how to use them, to oppose the Wanni LTTE. This is the first time in this conflict's history that a group actively opposed to Wanni LTTE survived for this long, dishing out some disastrous consequences to the Wanni LTTE.
Equally importantly, I think we must be realistic enough now to believe that we cannot ever hope to have a negotiated settlement with the Wanni LTTE - that is a negotiated settlement for permanent peace, within the boundary of sovereign, independent nation called Sri Lanka. The deceptions carried out by the LTTE have continued over nearly two decades with death and destruction in horrific proportions.
Therefore, should we not try to strike a deal (one that promises democratic, pluralistic values) with Karuna at this rather opportune moment? I say opportune only because the Wanni LTTE is now without its VP muder-king** and it has also lost over 1000 cadres to the same Tsunami. All the belligerence hoola-and-dance the remaining Wanni LTTE weasels are currently into is to cover this grave loss and, while putting a brave front, rebuild quickly as possible.
An intriguing thought that just might be the silver bullet that we all need!
** Based on some inside information I recently received from some
"inner sanctum's Tamil expatriates" source in New Jersey
US, LTTE VP is dead. This is still being whispered in hushed tones
only as the LTTE wants to declare his death "from natural causes,
died blissfully in sleep" sometime in the future or preferably,
if aggression starts with the GOSL, then something like "died
heroically defending the Tamil Nation in the ---- battle that took
the lives of 100, 200, 300, SLA soliders."
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