If The President Is In A
Catch 22 Situation He Has Two Choices!
Discourage the National Backlash But Bring On The Armed Forces !
© Suranimala Kumara ~ Popular Front
Against Terrorism In Sri Lanka ~PFATISL For LankaWeb. January 6th
The President of Sri Lanka the Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksha has indicated
to the media and the peoiple of Sri Lanka his concerns about Sinhalese
backlashes over the terrorist attacks quite justifiably but he needs
to assert as an alternative that the Armed Forces are on target to
take control of the situation in Sri lanka as this is an insurrection
by terrorists not a legal entity and the primary concern for the Sri
Lankan authorities is to implement fully the requirements of the Prevention
of Terrorism Act in order to either put down the scourge of the LTTE
and or bring the criminals they are and have always been to justice!
In a mood suggesting muted panic and apprehension Sri Lanka's President
has accused Tiger rebels of stoking an ethnic backlash by majority
Sinhalese on the minority Tamil community after 17 people died in
bomb blasts on crowded buses at the weekend but the reality of it
lies in many reports which suggest that the general public within
the Sinhala Nation are well aware that these violent acts are intended
to provoke this very backlash in order to attract the international
community and they will not be fooled into retaliation according to
the mood sensed by many analysts within the nation!
This appears to be on condition that the Sri Lankan Armed Forces
will take up the cause to systematically eliminate the LTTE and now
is as good a time as any to begin the final assault towards dismantling
anything that even vaguely suggests being linked to the LTTE with
whatever means possible.
In hindsight towards closure relative to eliminating the LTTE, Velupillai
Prabhakaran should be the primary target and if this other despotic
liar Illanthiryan can be flushed out of hiding he should also be dealt
with in a manner appropriate in dealing with terrorists and oh by
the way! what has happened to SP Thamilselvam, has he dug himself
a hole in the ground like the hapless Saddam Hussein did in a somewhat
diferrent perspective albeit crimianlly responsible for the anguish
within the perimeters of their respective existences!
Despite the anticipated aim of the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil
Eelam) which is said to be the initiation of a backlash against the
Tamils by the majority Sinhalese as an alternative to the long persevered
Governmental efforts to find a peaceful solution, since the LTTE have
decided to throw caution to the winds about any committment to peace
which needs no rocket science to decipher and in all the transparencies
they present their evil intentions it can only be adjudged as a justifiable
action if the Armed Forces of Sri Lanka dealt with them officially
as terrorist needing to be put down if they have't commenced this
The Presdident's appeal to the Sinhalese community to show maximum
restraint to two separate bomb blasts blamed on suspected Tamil rebels
on buses travelling the the main southern coastal highway from the
capital Colombo at the weekend comes with justification and validity
but it should be conditional to the pledge to the Nation that the
LTTE no longer have Carte Blanche towards their existence as a heinous
terror group within Sri Lanka with free access to Sinahala populated
areas predominantly or any other part of Sovereign Sri Lanka.
Given the mitigating circumstances which implicate their terrorist
activities and the awesome strength of the SL Armed Forces who have
gone from strength to strength under the leadership of the brave and
courageous Lieut.Gen Sarath Fonseka they should be the ones doing
the honours not the civilian population towards confronting the LTTE
on the basis that they are indeed terrorists and not Tamil civilians
although there are many within this latter enclave who are not without
guilt and are indeed LTTE informers and panderers to their criminalities!
They should be rounded up at every opportunity and dealt with within
the dictates of the nation's criminal justice system while the LTTE
should be spared no mercy or conciliations as they are dangerous killers
on the loose and need to be destroyed, stamped out and eliminated
with no reservations and no questions asked as they are undeserving
of any sympathy given their ruthless nature and the danger they pose
to all freedom loving Sri Lankans!
Indeed the President may well be in in a catch 22 situation given
the duplicities of the LTTE and how they are attempting to maintain
their objectives through their theatrics and innuendo on one hand
and their criminalities on the other as opposed to international and
loca pressure from all the wronf sources!
While the LTTE go about their attrocities where no human life or
limb is spared because they beleive the can get away with murder they
should be disillussioned by the President's decision making where
he should prioritise what the Nation stands to loose if the LTTE are
tolerated any further.~ Bishops of Jaffna, Mannar, the NGO's, Norway,
the UN and the rest of the moronic humanitarian rhetoric spewing LTTE
sympathisers around the world be damned as the crisis within Sri Lanka
is an apathetic result of the dispensations and instigations of these
exact same individuals and groups and innocent whereinnocent people
are being butchered indiscriminately consequently. The need to bring
the situation under control now seems to be in need of a lot more
tham sermonising and sympathising with the wrong side!
May the President choose wisely and cast pragmatism to the winds
for once as the future of Sri Lanka could be in the balance if any
further tolerance of the LTTE continues where a firm choice should
be to circumvent a civilian backlash with a concerted Armed Forces
Charge with no holds barred!