Well, well, well! So that’s what they were up to!
Posted on February 28th, 2011

MahamahaRaja

 Sri Lanka’s enemies have been relatively quiet over the past year or so. Yes, there was all that kerfuffle just as the war ended and soon afterwards, but after the defeat of the meddlers at the UN Human Rights Commission in late 2009, things did quieten down. While the articles, the lectures and the condescending utterances from various members of the anti-Sri Lanka brigade disappeared from view, there remained only the impotent background static of the various Tamil diaspora groups.

 These people, having sung stirring praises for the LTTE during its campaign of terror, now made lamenting wails on the topic of their new-found hobby “”…” democracy and human rights, and the alleged lack of this in Sri Lanka. Of course, during the Tamil terrorists’ reign of death over Sri Lanka “”…” the group which the Tamil diaspora willingly and happily gave their money and children to “”…” with suicide bombs exploding left, right and center, with democratically elected Sinhala politicians and peaceful Tamils being assassinated across the country, back during the glory days of Tamil “liberation,” human rights and freedom of speech was never mentioned by the diaspora or the NGOs or journalists.

 You see, for these bleeding-hearts, when Sinhalese, Muslims, and non-secessionist Tamils were being slaughtered in their tens of thousands, everything is hunky-dory. Being against terrorism, and mostly non-Tamil, these people who form the majority of the Sri Lankan population don’t have any human rights, because they aren’t humans. They are just the other, standing in the way of illegal, fascist Tamil domination over the island.

 Then, towards the end of last year and into the beginning of this one, things started stirring. Like the first gusts of wind which herald the coming of a storm, articles began to appear in random websites and newspapers. New articles about different aspects of post-LTTE Sri Lanka appeared, by different authors and groups, unknown before. The titles of their articles gave the impression that they were about different issues in Sri Lanka, but their content was nonetheless the same as during the war years. This, the newest flavour of the staple rancid stew of lies and condescension against Sri Lanka could be boiled down to reveal the very same fetid residue as before: the Sinhalese are bad, the Tamils are good.

 “Tamil terrorists are freedom fighters, they are good terrorists. You can’t lump all terrorists together, you see. You have to look at the context. After independence and the introduction of democracy, when Tamils demanded a return to imperial-era apartheid rule over the Sinhalese and Muslims, that was totally reasonable. In fact it was democratic of them. It was the Sinhalese in denying them their right to fascism who brought about the so-called terrorism.” That’s what they want us to believe.

 But the pro-Tiger journalists can’t say it that way because these ridiculous demands if fulfilled would be tantamount to nothing less than reducing the Sinhalese to slaves in their own homeland, and clearly stating that Tamils sought the end of democracy and the imposition of apartheid would completely undermine their diabolical plans against Sri Lanka. So they decided to say it was the Sinhalese who were oppressing the Tamils! The actual facts of the matter pointed to a truth which exposes the baseless denigrations of the Sinhalese for the nonsense that it was, so they decided to turn the entire race-issue on its head and make the Sinhalese, the real victims in the matter, into the villains.

 Never-mind that the now eliminated “de facto“ Tamil state in the northern jungles was a fascist hell, where Tamils had to pay for their “Eelam” with money, blood, and at least one child from each family. Yes, nevermind that, you see, the real problem was not that Tamils would operate a caste-based dictatorship when given the chance to rule themselves, oh no. Neither was the problem that a major part of their self-rule involved extorting money out of diaspora Tamils, enforced through beatings, and threats against the safety of relatives back in the “old country”; or that Tamils abroad took part in elaborate credit card scams and charity collections through front organizations to get even more money for the terrorist killing machine back in Sri Lanka. Definitely not! Human smuggling, drug trafficking, arms running, child prostitution “”…” all sources of terrorist blood money, all ignored, concealed and sometimes even encouraged by the terrorist diaspora and their enablers. Remember how the UN covered up that the LTTE took UN staff hostage at one point “”…” after it was exposed in the local media, they said they hushed it up to protect the families of those who were taken hostage, or some equally stupid piffle.

 According to them, the real problem was that the Sinhalese nation, which held democratic elections freely and fairly like clock-work every few years, was, apparently, not a democracy! This certainly is news to the nation which had universal suffrage long before it was established in the west, the nation which was the oldest democracy in Asia, and which elected the first female head of state in the world.

 Because obviously, in democracies minorities have all the political power, you know, like in white-ruled South Africa! Or like in Britain, France, Germany and Italy today where there is, erm, not a single non-white minister. OK, let’s scrap that last example. How about: Sri Lanka should be more like Australia, you know, where invaders from a different country exterminated most of the natives, forced the few who survived to live on reservations, and now control the entire country and decide who can go in or out. The invaders stole tens of thousands of native babies (and when the prime minister apologised for this, he was attacked by parts of the Australian media for being anti-Australian “”…” how about that for “reconciliation”!), and the invaders’ youth today hunt non-whites to beat up for entertainment, it’s an Australian tradition you know, called “curry bashing” as the victims are Indian students “”…” strangely some writers who commented recently about moving back to Sri Lanka from Australia failed to mention anything about these events of organized, targeted racism against minorities in Australia. Hey, that’s gotten me thinking, all this talk about Australia…Hmm… let me see, invaders from another country (Tamils from Tamil Nadu) going on a campaign of genocide against the natives (Sinhalese) “”…” sounds just like what was averted in Sri Lanka in May 2009!

 In mid-January, like poisonous mushrooms of racist propaganda sprouting from the rotting carcass of the dead tree of Tamil terrorism, whose seed was planted in 1976 by the Vadukoddhai Resolution Tamil elite, all sorts of cheap articles started appearing again in the international media. I did think it was odd how suddenly, random people started coming out with articles full of lies, baseless denigration and racism against Sinhalese. Why now? I thought. The victory over terrorism is celebrated in May, and Independence day is in February. This is a bit too early for the usual parade of hatred.

 Ah yes, the UNHCR is having its sessions in March! And Banki Moon’s illegal, illegitimate “panel” on Sri Lanka has just finished its report. And all the diaspora groups “against genocide” and for “Eelam” have been campaigning hard, Australian terror-backing Tamils have demanded the International Criminal Court prosecutor charge Palitha Kohona “”…” our courageous international spokesman during the war “”…” with being some kind of accessory to the alleged “war crimes” on account of his Australian citizenship, President Rajapaksa was prevented from speaking at a debate in Oxford, and letters calling for an “international” investigation into the end of the war have been written by European parliamentarians. Everything was in place!

 Of course, all these extremist Tamil diaspora groups now “condemn” terrorism. And they all profess that they don’t like the LTTE. Even Prabhakaran’s niece (the US-based entertainer going by the stage name of “MIA,” and denied access to the USA for 11 years due to her father’s and uncle’s terrorist links) says that! They stand for “human rights” and “democracy” you see. “But,” (you just have to expect a “but” when Tamils start talking about human rights) they say, the government of Sri Lanka shouldn’t have behaved the way it did “”…” destroying a terrorist organization with an absolute minimum of civilian casualties is a war crime!

 It’s funny, how all these groups, the unholy alliance of Sri Lanka-bashers, only began to “hate” the LTTE and its terrorism after it and its ruthless leadership was destroyed. They never once condemned the suicide bombings, the ceasefire violations, the targeted killings of civilians through machete butchery, the recruitment and use of child soldiers, or the use of a human shield made up of their own Tamil brethren to try and save themselves until the very last minute.

 No, no. All that time, the LTTE were good terrorists. The group I have previously called the usual suspects said so: the NGOs said so, the journalists said so, some western politicians and governments said so (despite most of the west banning the LTTE as a terrorist organization), and the Tamil diaspora said so.

 Ah, the diaspora, those poor, poor people who ran away from “persecution” in Sri Lanka, sneaked into rich countries on bogus asylum visas, obtained western citizenship, and then returned to Sri Lanka for yearly holidays. Yes, this same diaspora, are as of 20 May 2009, so, so interested in democracy and human rights and the well-being of the IDP Tamils (who themselves once happily supported the LTTE) who are now allegedly being “brutalized” by the Sri Lankan government, whose army went above and beyond the call of duty to free them, feed them, heal their LTTE-inflicted wounds (a punishment when they tried to run away from the terrorists and seek refuge with the government), educate their children, pay their salaries and rebuild their LTTE booby-trapped houses after the war. Heck, if such 5-star service is what goes for “brutalizing” the enemies of the state and their supporters in Sri Lanka, no wonder we have so many traitors!

 But now that the Tamil terrorists had been destroyed militarily, something which all the same usual suspects said was impossible, they tell the world that the Tamil Tiger terrorists weren’t mere pussycats! And having thus paid lip-service to the matter of their humongous collective hypocrisy, not to mention blood-lust, they move swiftly on to their enemy, the Sri Lankan government, and by extension, the Sri Lankan people who voted for that government, and therefore, by further extension, the Sinhalese Buddhists who formed the majority of those voters.

 To cover their blatant double standards, they decided to modify their language. During the war years whenever a suicide bomber killed hundreds of civilians in buses and trains, the usual suspects would, with condescension, call yet again for “negotiations.” Nevermind that this had been tried for three decades, always to be scuppered by the Tamil terrorists who only entered into talks when they were on the back-foot militarily or monetarily, and who then promptly left the talks on the flimsiest of fabricated excuses when they were re-armed and re-financed.

 Now that the LTTE was defeated, the usual suspects could freely continue their usual faƒÆ’†’§ade of even-handedness “”…” simultaneously using the chance to give parity of status to a terrorist organization and an elected government with their favourite phrase of yesteryear: “both sides” “”…” because nothing needed to be done to bring the LTTE, the real criminals, to justice “”…” since they were all dead.

 So they decided to say that they wanted an international investigation for war crimes by “both sides” during the war! And not the whole war, in its historical and political context, but an investigation into the “final stages” of the conflict in May 2009! And it was not to include any of the events after the war either, including the mammoth operation to look after all the displaced, the restoration of democracy denied to the war regions for three long decades, and the resumption of normality in these regions.

 They want an investigation into the events of the last few days of the war! Which days? Perhaps those on which most of the terrorists were killed, when the forces marching towards victory were those of the government of Sri Lanka. Why even focus on a few days, when the only day that matters to them is 19 May 2009, the day their hero died.

 They don’t want any investigation into the ethnic cleansing carried out by the LTTE, or their suicide bombings “”…” which unlike every other terrorist group, they never took responsibility for, as if anyone else would be blowing up our civilians and political leaders! “”…” and certainly not their use of a human shield in the final stages.

 They pulled out every trick in the book in their campaign to stop Sri Lanka’s just war against terrorism and national disintegration. They even made some new tricks up: They repositioned a satellite to monitor events in Sri Lanka, wasting precious and irreplaceable thruster fuel in the process, but apparently it was worth it to catch “war crimes” in action and then enact a regime change. But for all that effort, they still haven’t released a single photo which would be incriminating. And believe you me, they would have done so if they did, as even a picture of the movement of a human shield camp site as the fighting intensified was broadcast across the western media as some proof of crimes against humanity “”…” even though not a single crater, limb or dead body could be seen in the photos. Even the tents the people were sleeping under were undamaged in the “after” picture when compared with the “before” one.

 This international investigation would drag in all the Sri Lankan politicians and military (excluding Sarath Fonseka after they managed to buy him over “”…” he went from war criminal to champion of democracy overnight), but would not involve the widely spread group of Tamil intellectuals and politicians who steered and supported and sustained in every possible way (from money to propaganda to child soldiers) the illegal Tamil terrorist campaign, and neither would it involve the western groups which took pains to promote and protect the terrorist menace for more than three decades.

 Clearly, by “both sides” they mean only one side, the Sri Lankan government, and the dead bodies of the terrorists rotting at the bottom of Nandikadal lagoon. Any live terror-backers are immune from prosecution, because obviously that would constitute “persecution,” or something.

 By any standard of international law, international investigations are only carried out if the nation in question has been involved in an international conflict, and if they had not been able or willing to carry out their own internal investigation. Now that a long and brutal war was over, I suppose some sort of analysis of the events leading up to it and the factors causing its continuation should be carried out, though it may not be so pertinent given the multitude of tasks the government has to get on with, like running a country finally at peace and fully united after 33 years of terrorism. And this is being conducted as we speak and the LLRC is about to report its findings, so the government of Sri Lanka has clearly showed a willingness to investigate what happened, and judging by our world-renowned and well respected judicial system, the country certainly has the ability to do this.

 However, this was a domestic, internal war against local terrorists which had been won by the righteous government of Sri Lanka, with all major battles and actions taking place within the internationally recognized borders and seas of the sovereign, democratic nation of Sri Lanka. The only international part of this war was the world wide web of dirty blood money, Tamil diaspora terror-support and propaganda, and foreign meddling and backing for the terrorists, which allowed its perpetuation for more than three decades. Really, it is this, the terrorist part of the war, which should be investigated “internationally.”

 Therefore, there is absolutely no need whatsoever for any international meddlers to involve themselves in our internal affairs, and “”…” as Palitha Kohona said last year in different terms “”…” such calls are unnecessary and nauseating in that they reek so heavily of the stench of colonialism and white supremacy. Suffice it to say, there are plenty of things they should be investigating at the moment, not the least of which is why they were backing brutal Middle Eastern dictatorships for decades without any calls for any investigations against those regimes by the attack dogs in the NGO establishment.

 Their way of talking can be summed up in this way: “Yes, we now say the LTTE were bad, but they’re gone now, and the Sri Lankan government is the only party that is left, so let’s heap all the vicious scorn onto this party, just like we used to when the LTTE was still around anyway. Basically, in response to the impossible defeat of the LTTE, let us just carry on as normal. We can always make a new LTTE later. In any case, I’m sure that the only way the military could have defeated the undefeatable, superior LTTE (who were trained, funded and armed by us with our techniques and our weapons) was by bombing everything in the no-fire zone. What’s that you say? The Sri Lankan military didn’t have carpet bomber planes or cluster bombs to do that effectively? Nevermind, let’s just say they did, and if anyone asks how we know, let’s just say that they must have.”

 I think this is what underlies the charges of “war crimes” and “human rights abuses” during the “final stages” of the war, which even supposedly serious, grown-up publications like the New York Times subscribe to. This particular outlet even editorialized that the fact that the government banned all media from the war zones was so that they could cover up war crimes. There couldn’t possibly be any other reason, like to prevent pro-terrorist propaganda from being engineered by multiple agencies, the BBC chief among them, who have a proven track record of enthusiastically tarnishing Sri Lanka’s image without any evidence. And it isn’t as if other countries have operated far more stringent rules on media during their wars in distant lands.

 So today, they all come out and lay out their master plan for the whole world to see. One year and a half of grand scheming, cajoling stooges, and fabricating “evidence.” One and a half years of hard, anti-democratic, pro-terrorist work will be laid bare! Mahinda Rajapaksa visited Texas a couple of months ago. The attorney general and other officials headed to meet Banki Moon last week “”…” top secret, James Bond style. What’s going on?

 Let’s see what the usual suspects have got this time. They failed both times they tried in 2009, they failed throughout 2010, and now they try again in 2011.

 After inevitable defeat this year, I wonder if they’ll be back in 2012 with more clown antics, even more desperate than before, but still doomed to fail in their campaign of neo-colonialism and anti-Sinhalese, anti-Buddhist racism.

 The storm is coming. We cannot stop it because our foreign missions and our local journalists have not been engaging the western media in the way they should have been. Our side of the story, the side of good in the battle against Tamil terrorist evil, has no voice. The western media even give column space to the Muslim Brotherhood, whose initial constitution was antithetical to western civilization. But never do we see a pro-Sri Lankan government article. It is not solely because of widespread bias, though this is a major factor.

 The reason Sri Lanka has come to doubt the bona fides of the western media is not simply because of their lack of initiative in actually doing what they are supposed to as journalists and seek the truth of the origins of this Tamil-initiated conflict. That is a major failing on their part. But they do give space for alternative points of view if requested. It is up to the government to use this opportunity.

 The Tamil diaspora and their terror-backing media lackeys “”…” more often than not being failures bought over with terrorist blood money or Christian zealots looking for the chance to “civilize” the “heathens” of Sri Lanka “”…” have been engaging in a heartless, ruthless onslaught against the Sinhalese and Sri Lanka through concerted media campaigns. So much so, that after 33 years, any neutral observer in the media establishment or in the public have been totally brainwashed.

 It is long past time that we get our act together and fight back! Myself and other patriots spent many hours on long days and nights defending the nation, its war on terrorism and disproving the false accusations levelled against it. We wrote comments and articles, varying in length and depth depending on the range and volume of the lies that were being written against Sri Lanka, on the websites of newspapers, journals and on-line news aggregators. We did all this, for the sake of our nation, for the sake of our history, traditions and way of life. We did this for honour, for justice and to preserve our liberty and freedom, in the only way we could. We were not soldiers or diplomats. We were ordinary citizens, in Sri Lanka and abroad. We did our best in the internet war zone, just like our gallant military did in the real battlefield.

 But to really change the hearts and minds of the foreigners, the government must get its personal representation and media response act together. Because, frankly, I have had enough of doing it myself, and I’m sure others feel the same. This is not our job. This is what the foreign office and the embassies are for. They enjoy western lifestyles and send their children to top-notch western schools at the Sri Lankan taxpayer’s cost, and it is about time they earned those privileges. If you want inspiration, look at Israel. Look how they respond to the allegations made against them, look at the articles all over the internet, by ambassadors, former ambassadors, ministers and analysts. They respond rapidly, presenting their side of the story. Sri Lanka’s government, and our people, have something which the Tamil terrorists and separatists can never have: the truth, honesty, decency and democracy. Use these assets to defend Sri Lanka.

 It is the government’s response to the coming storm which is about to make landfall that is important “”…” will it be like FEMA’s response to hurricane Katrina, filled with failures, inadequacies and misappropriation leading to more death, destitution and suffering; or will we respond to this and other potential calamities with the same resolve, determination, courage and decency as in the way the Sri Lankan military carried out the humanitarian operation which destroyed every last terrorist leader, captured thousands of their lower ranking members, and rescued 300,000 Tamil civilians who they were all shamelessly hiding behind in the process, in May 2009?

 Only time will tell. But I’ll put my money on Sri Lanka over the total hypocrisy and lies of the usual suspects any day.

 This essay can also be found at thambiraja.wordpress.com

2 Responses to “Well, well, well! So that’s what they were up to!”

  1. Ben_silva Says:

    Good analysis. GOSL should sort out communication with the external world.

  2. Fran Diaz Says:

    Thanks for witty, pithy great analysis here, Mr MMR !

    Let’s get on with our own MoveOn (Idiri Dakma) DEVELOPMENT (must be very Enviro friendly) program & helping the poor (Sinhala Buddhists especially) programs, whatever the nasties say about us !

    We also still like to know the truth about 1983 Riots, minute details and all. After all, that event was the ‘beginning of the downfall’ for the Sinhala Nation.

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