Terrorists: How they have to be dealt with: The USA shows the way
Posted on May 3rd, 2011

By Garvin Karunaratne

President Obama has shown to the world how terrorists have to be hounded out.

In his own words, no country “”¦”¦..will ever tolerate its security being threatened, nor stand idly by when its people have been killed.

All countries will be relentless in defense of its citizens and friends and allies.”

As far as the USA was concerned Osama Bin Laden was accused of masterminding the 9/11 attack on the twin towers in New York which caused the colossal death of over 3,000 people. Osama Bin Laden was the prime suspect. I have researched and have not been able to find complete proof of Osama’s complicity. At best there is circumstantial evidence. However entire America and the entire world is behind President Obama’s attack in hounding out Osama Bin Laden.

In Sri Lanka we have had a terrorist outfit, dubbed as the most ruthless terrorist organization in the world, the terrorist organization that under the acceptable pretext of creating a homeland for the Tamils of Sri Lanka- a mere 10% of its population, wrested a chunk of land amounting to almost a third of its territory and two thirds of its sea board, an organization that agreed at peace talks to honour and deliver to safety some six hundred policemen that worked in the East but reneged and murdered all of them in cold blood, an organization that did murder Rajiv Gandhi the former Prime Minister of India and President Premadasa of Sri Lanka, the only terrorist organization that had an airborne force and bombed targets in the capital, Colombo, and killed and murdered its own members of parliament as well as civilians all estimated at 70,000. I myself lived in Colombo from 1995 to 2000 and lived when there were threats almost everyday. That was a time when the parents of a family traveled separately because if one is killed the other will be left to take care of the children.

Today while America is jubilant in having delivered justice to the perpetrators of the 9/11 atrocity, we the Sri Lankans are in a quandary as to what will happen to our President, the saviour who hounded and defeated the LTTE and its leader Prabhakaran in battle. It was no raid and killing an unarmed group of people. It was a battle at Nandikadal where the armed forces were facing the bullets of Prabhakaran. No order was ever given to kill any leader but it was a battle where both sides were firing and our valiant commandoes were with their fingertips on the trigger.

Now the sad episode is that no less a person than Ban Ki Moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations., a body that should be handling the development of the world has taken onto its responsibility, to charge the saviours of our country for defeating terrorism. He has thought it fit to flout all Charters of the United Nations in appointing a Panel outside of the UN personnel to report on how the LTTE was defeated and the Report of the Panel has also been released to the public. This high handed act of the Secretary General in interpreting that Sri Lanka’s hounding out the terrorists and defeating Prabhakaran and the ruthless LTTE is a terrorist act deserves the attention of no other than President Obama. He is also beseeched to put his administration including Secretary Hilary Clinton and Assistant Secretary Robert Blake in order. They have yet to understand what terrorism is and be apprised of the problems and travails of defeating them. They have not done their homework to find facts and to discern fact from fiction.

Those rulers who stick their neck out to defeat terrorism- President Obama included deserve praise and admiration.

Garvin Karunaratne Ph.D. Michigan State University Former Government Agent, Matara, May 3, 2011

9 Responses to “Terrorists: How they have to be dealt with: The USA shows the way”

  1. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    “” NO COUNTRY WILL EVER TOLERATE ITS SECURITY BEING THREATENED, NOR STAND IDLY BY WHEN ITS PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED.”” I wish to say this a million times every day. President Obamas resolve to FINISH Bin Laden, is laudable and praiseworthy. His resolve to search for the RUMP and destroy them One by One will be accepted by all the Peace loving human beings in this World. This concept will sail President Obama to the second term, windlessly. All countries in the World, who are now molly-coddling the LTTE TAMIL TERRORISTS DIASPORA, should take a CUE from President Obamas resolve to finish off terrorism from the face of this earth.

    Top Officials of the US Administration affirmed that this is not the end. It was said that this was the begining of a continued and sustained search for Al-qaida pockets, to wipe out the Leaders One by One.

    The people of Sri Lanka would be ever grateful to President Obama, if he applies the same concept of destroying terrorism, to help catch the the LTTE TERRORISTS RUMP One by One.

    It will show the whole world that the Crusade is on to finish off terrorism once and for all. It should convey a strong message to Administrators in many countries, who depend on the Tamil Terrorists Diaspora Sympathisers for their vote to get elected. It would be highly immoral to depend on terrorists sympathisers, and their generous Dollar hand outs, to achieve objectives in professional life.

    On behalf of the Beautiful People of Sri Lanka, I appeal to President Obama to help catch the LTTE RUMP LEADERS. and deport them to face charges for aiding and abbeting terrorism to kill and maim thousands of Sri Lankans. It would be very praiseworthy, if he would advise other countries to follow suit, especially, UK, Norway, France, Canada, and Australia, amongst others.

    GOD BLESS AMERICA.

  2. aravinda Says:

    Obama killed Osama. That will guarantee his place among great American leader like Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, Franklin Roosevelt, Kennedy and Clinton. Then why double standards? President Rajapaksa nailed a terrorist ten times more vile than Osama bin Laden. Mahinda’s contribution to peace in Indian sub-continent has no parallels. History will vindicate him. He will be placed among great statesmen of our time.

    It is time Americans look at LTTE vagabonds operating from US soil. If Americans have any moral dignity, they should close shop for all LTTE activities in USA.

  3. aravinda Says:

    Obama killed Osama. That will guarantee his place among great American leader like Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, Franklin Roosevelt, Kennedy and Clinton. Then why double standards? President Rajapaksa nailed a terrorist ten times more vile than Osama bin Laden. Mahinda’s contribution to peace in Indian sub-continent has no parallels. History will vindicate him. He will be placed among great statesmen of our time.

    It is time Americans look at LTTE vagabonds operating from US soil. If Americans have any moral dignity, they should close shop for all LTTE activities in USA.

  4. aravinda Says:

    Obama killed Osama. That will guarantee his place among great American leader like Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, Franklin Roosevelt, Kennedy and Clinton. Then why double standards? President Rajapaksa nailed a terrorist ten times more vile than Osama bin Laden. Mahinda’s contribution to peace in Indian sub-continent has no parallels. History will vindicate him. He will be placed among great statesmen of our time.

    It is time Americans look at LTTE vagabonds operating from US soil. If Americans have any moral dignity, they should close shop for all LTTE activities in USA.

  5. ranjit Says:

    Any peace loving human being will appreciate when ever somebody kill a terrorists in all forms whether in Sri Lanka or elsewhere because a terrorist is not a saint he is a cold blooded murderer. Bin Laden is not different than Prabakaran.They were both in the same mould who was born to kill innocents. Thank God now they both enjoy together red hot fire in Hell. They deserve it and we appreciate Our heros for getting rid of Prabakaran and as the same time we appreciate American heros who eliminated the most wanted Bin Laden.So both countries did the same by eliminating terror heads. So my question is for Banki the Monkey the UN head snake who without any mandate from member countries tried to open old wounds by appointing a panel to investigate war crimes in my country when so many countries violate human rights openly in this evil world.

    All the bigwigs in these western countries and big organizations will do any dirty thing for money.They dont look from where this money comes from or from whom? Because of money they forget their friends as well as the truth. One English lawyer was telling to the BBC that Obama gave orders to kill an unarmed man and he should be investigated. Just imagine killing a bloody murderer is a crime? Why no human rights for terrorists? how many they kill everyday in this world? The western media make this terrorists world famous and they are th ones give them ideas to kill. Just listen to CNN and BBC what they were talking these days about Bin Laden’s killing? Hypocrits

  6. Leela Says:

    First I must say; we wholeheartedly support the killing of the terrorist Bin Laden by all means.

    Having said that, we must not forget, LTTE leader, Piripaharan was a much bigger terrorist than Bin Laden. Indeed, Piripaharan is the inventor of the modern day human bomb. And, his ‘human bombs’ alone had killed much more people than by all those enormous explosions and random shootings by Bin Laden’s jihadists.

    Yet, when Piripaharan was cornered by Sri Lanka forces, Obama openly asked Rajapakse to let him surrender to a third party and British and French foreign ministers Miliband and Kushner gate crashed to ask for an immediate ceasefire in the guise of saving civilians. Why?

    Long before that, Norwegians warned us that Piripaharan was a military genius and Sri Lanka could never beat him. In fact, not a single traditional western nation gave us a helping hand to eliminate the biggest terrorist. Instead, the Anglo, French and the US oligarchy had coerced all our former leaders to talk peace and enter in to worthless agreements with him. Why?

    Let me tell you why; Anglo, French and the US oligarchy wanted LTTE to become some kind of a self governing authority in the North and East of Sri Lanka so that they could establish their land and naval bases there. That’s about the truth.
    Leela

  7. Sri Rohana Says:

    Garvin I have to ask some questions from you Americans hypocrisy. Since you are a U.S citizen on behalf of U.S.A hope you will answer it.
    It is true and agreed that the Bin Laden’s WTC attack and the Plane hijacking are totally a terrorist’s act and there is no excuses or justification for killing innocent Americans. U.S.A and her defense forces have a right to protect her citizen from terrorism.

    But equally Sri Lanka too has a right to protect her innocent civilians from terrorists. Tamil racist terrorists attacked every important centers of Sri Lanka more than 30 years. They killed more than 60,000 civilians and bombed to Dalada Maligawa, Sri Maha bodiya, Central bank building, Telecommunication building, Galle Harbour, Galadari Hotel, Colombo Central, Maradana, Joint operation command office, Yaldevi Train, Moratuwa Train, Several hundred buses, Avro Plane, Air Lanka plane, Colombo International Air port are some examples. They massacred thousands of civilians in Kent farm, Dollar farm, Kathanchikudi mosque and remote Sinhala villages in East and north central. Terrorists also killed P.O.W’s 700 policemen and almost all the Army P.O.W’s. These are just few examples not even 10% of terrorist acts done by LTTE.

    As we all know in 2009 May, when velupillai was in Nandikadal lagoon U.S marines tried to save velupillai and his clique from a special operation. Do you think U.S has a right to save terrorists? Can they use U.S.A taxpayer money to save world’s ruthless terrorists?

    Your vice president Mrs. Hillary Clinton said once that LTTE a good terrorists! Are there good terrorists and bad terrorists in this world? With those 10% examples can any one who has an atom of brain, say that LTTE is a good terrorists? Will you agree with her? Can any other vice president say Bin Laden a good terrorist? Then what will be the reaction of U.S.A?

    Why U.S.A allowed LTTE terrorist member Rudrakumaran to reorganize terrorists and unofficially recognize his GTF. If any other country allowed Al Qaeda to reorganize in their soil will U.S.A tolerate? Similarly why they allowed tamil terrorists to reorganize in their U.S.A?

    “Terrorists: How they have to be dealt with: The USA shows the way”. We know U.S.A and Robert O’ Blake have a good deal with tamil racist terrorists.
    “President Obama has shown to the world how terrorists have to be hound out”….. But in 2009 our President Mahinda Rajapakse has shown to U.S.A and Westerners how terrorists have to be hound out.
    No country “….will ever tolerate its security being threatened, nor stand idly by when its people have been killed. That’s why SL decided to eliminate LTTE tamil terrorists from Sri Lanka soil. If so why Robert O’ Blake advised SL to negotiate with tamil terrorist Velupillai while he was U.S ambassador in Colombo. Why U.S and E.U imposed economic sanctions on Sri Lanka after eliminate terrorism? As an U.S citizen what is your opinion?

  8. Ariya Says:

    The only difference is that the al-Queda was not a homogeneous outfit and Osama was not much of a leader today, but was only a figurehead. When Prabakaran was killed his LTTE was militarily defunct and the elimination of Prabakaran was just to officially end the LTTE terror and no on eof his family was left to make a come back or be a martyr.

    The one Obama killed was just an old man, who cannot be considered as an active soldier. The Al Queda sections in many parts of the world are quite naturally much more powerful than Osama himself.

    Sri Lanka could take out most of the road barriers in a year after the elimination of Prabakaran, while USA has to fortify its security even more!

  9. cassandra Says:

    Sri Rohana makes some telling points. When the SL army had Prabhakaran cornered the US reportedly wanted the SL government to agree to a cease fire under the terms of which Prabhakaran and some of the top LTTE personnel were to be provided safe passage out of the island to some refuge abroad. But when the US wanted to finish off Osama bin Laden, it thought nothing of violating the air space of another sovereign state, launching a strike within that country, killing their man off, taking his body and dumping it in the sea. No issues of humanitarian law, war crimes, fair trials, due process and all that are raised in this instance. Indeed the US President talks of justice having been done. And of course the UN Secretary General is hardly likely to appoint a Panel of experts to advise him about the conduct of the raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout.

    The US has shown how IT chooses to deal with terrorists who threaten US interests but I am not sure that the US will approve if other countries followed the US example.

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