Haunting mistakes from the
M. Fernando. Australia.
Dear Editor Lankaweb,
"Don't brandish the leaf at one who knows the tree well" -
I cannot help thinking about this old Sri Lankan saying, while witnessing
the epidemic of media hype surrounding the 7/7 terrorist attacks in
UK, engulfing Australia with new twists and turns everyday. The TERRORISM
in its all forms and shapes, must be condemned and eradicated from the
face of earth.
Sri Lankan people not only have suffered long periods of terrorism but
also have seen various types of terrorism as well.
Apart from the "Terrorism" of the IRA, the only terrorism
that UK has ever witnessed, has been the recent terrorism , alleged
to have been perpetrated by youth of Muslim decent , born and bred in
the the UK. Not long ago Sri Lanka had the reputation of the second
largest number of terrorists attacks. Terrorism in Sri Lanka though
never stemmed from religious convictions. Once it was the majority Sinhala
Terrorist group, the JVP who terrorised Sri Lanka .Then it was the minority
Tamil groups the cyanide tablet carrying LTTE, EROS, PLOTE and others
who continued to terrorise the country. Sri Lanka has never seen Muslin
terrorism and it is highly unlikely that she ever will.
If we are to believe all we hear , the alleged perpetrators of 9/11
and 7/7 Muslim terrorists are the only known terrorists in the world
so far to have left their ID papers at the scene of the crime. What
an unselfish gesture on their part to help save energy of experts from
FBU, CIA and Scotland Yard. The LTTE terrorists carry their trade mark
cyanide tablet around the neck, but an ID carrying suicide bomber -
would be an intelligence "jack pot" for anti terrorism experts.
"Fabricated justifications" and many number of 'Washington
made' "smoking guns" continue to add more insults to the intelligence
of the peace loving decent world community. The world has also heard
enough of the "WMD" fairy tales.
The book of fabrications is likely to have another thick volume made
in the UK - "the tale of the magic ID cards". Doesn't this
remind us of the JFK assassination and the "tale of the Magic bullet"
When it comes to investigations of suicide bombing and terrorism though,
the knowledge and experience of Sri Lankan experts have no match.
They might only have one thing to the pandits in the UK " Don't
brandish the leaf at one who knows the tree well"