Posted on April 17th, 2013

Malin Abeyatunge

Our sympathies are with kith & kin of the three (reports 4 now) victims of the Boston Bomb Blast and  many others who were injured. But Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria who experience daily bombs blasts and Sri Lanka up to 19 May 2009 experiencing daily bomb blasts by LTTE terrorists should have no sympathy with America nor they will condemn the brutal act because of America’s double standards on terrorism. Before  2009 every other day is a bomb blast by LTTE suicide bombers. Bombs planted by LTTE in Colombo and its suburbs, North, North Central Province and the East killed hundreds of innocent civilians. But America and her west allies never sympathised with the hapless victims nor America  condemned those dastardly acts. Instead America continued to harbour LTTE activists in her soil and even now. There is one time LTTE terrorist activist who is wearing different hat and now in good books of some American congressmen. I refer to LTTE front TGTE operating freely in USA.

US President Barack Obama has vowed to track down the people responsible. “”Make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this,” he told a press conference. “We will find out who did this and why they did this.”  Good on you Mr. Obama.

One of Sri Lanka’s popular ministers  Mr.Jeyaraj Fernadopulle  and 14 others were killed  including  our Olympic marathon athlete Karunaratne (took part in 1992 Olympics in Barcelona ) injuring many other onlookers on 6 April 2008  by LTTE in the same manner when the minster as chief guest was about to  flag off a marathon race as part of the Sinhala New year celebration. Where was America and its allies then? They never cared  to condemn the terrorist act bluntly nor the western media  didn’t give much coverage to that massacre like the way they give it to Boston Bomb blast.

But when President Rajapaksa annihilated the LTTE terrorist outfit once and for all, America and its allies instead of congratulating him, talk of “genocide”” by the armed forces and trying to bring charges against the President and the armed forces for war crimes conniving with UN Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moont and Navi Pillai.

Western press reported that Obama has said that it’s not a terrorist act. But   “The United States Department of Defense defines terrorism as “the calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological.” Within this definition, there are three key elements””‚violence, fear, and intimidation””‚and each element produces terror in its victims. The FBI uses this: “Terrorism is the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.” The U.S. Department of State defines terrorism to be “premeditated politically-motivated violence perpetrated against non-combatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience”. (Source Google). Then What is it Mr.Obama?

Who ever who is behind this is a terrorist or a terrorist group. America and its allies wanted SL Government to talk peace with LTTE terrorists when hundreds of ordinary civilians were killed over the years before 2009 when they were conclusively annihilated by the Rajapaksa Government. We would like to see America pardoning the terrorists involved in Boston Blast without taking revenge.

The American Government should at least now stop the “Double Standard” policy on terrorism. Don’t hang on to the false claims made by LTTE rump calling  “Genocide” in Sri Lanka with the support of UNHRC Commissioner Navi Pillai and third rate media propaganda by Channel 4 etc. It’s time for Obama administration thought not to pursue with the War crime against Sri Lanka  knowing very well it was planned by the LTTE rump  ( most brutal terrorist outfit before 2009) and  cunningly  put forward by Navi Pillai . Please throw that paper into the bin before the next UNHRC session and allow Sri Lanka space to complete the rehabilitation, reconstruction and reconciliation process for a peaceful Sri Lanka.



  1. A. Sooriarachi Says:

    US Government is attracting violence towards its own citizens by its violent acts overseas, such as using the cowardly weapons – the drones, to indiscriminately kill anybody and everybody in the vicinity of their targeted killings of so called enemies of USA, wherever they are. It is now known, these drone killings have resulted in the death of around 5 children a day in the targeted nations like Pakistan and Afganistan.
    Ironically, whilst targeting its so called enemy terrorists, the USA also provide sanctuary to terrorists who have committed crimes against humanity in other countries with or without USA’s tacit approval.
    No country could practice such double standards and expect it’s citizens not to fall victim to acts of revenge from similarly violent groups amongst the aggrieved parties.
    On the pretext of regaining human rights and democracy, the USA, UK and EU have destabilised many nations such as Iraq, Libya, Afganistan etc and is on course to do the same to Syria, Iran and Pakistan. These nations could also become breeding grounds for anti-US elements for generations to come.
    The US administration is not fair by its own citizens by being so irresponsible on the world stage.

  2. Insula Says:

    Boston Terror Narrative Starts Falling Apart

    Chechen Brothers Did NOT Rob 7-11

    We have no idea whether or not the Chechen brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were the Boston terrorists.

    But several parts of the official narrative are already falling apart.

    Initially, the claim that they robbed a 7-11 is totally false. USA Today reported on April 19th:

    There was a 7-Eleven robbery in Cambridge last night, but it had nothing to do with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

    Margaret Chabris, the director of corporate communication at 7- Eleven, says the surveillance video of the crime was not taken at a 7-Eleven and that the suspect that did rob the 7-Eleven does not look like Tamerlan or Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

    “The suspect in the photos for that particular 7-Eleven robbery looks nothing like the suspects,” Chabris says. “The police or someone made a mistake. Someone was confused.”


    At an earlier press conference morning, when [State Police Superintendent Timothy Alban] described the manhunt and standoff that resulted in the death of an MIT police officer, he also said that the two brothers robbed a 7-Eleven.

    Moreover, the FBI initially denied ever having spoken with either of the brothers. But CBS news notes:

    The FBI admitted Friday they interviewed the now-deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev two years ago and failed to find any incriminating information about him.

    Other oddities include the following:

    According to the head cross country coach at the University of Mobile – a marathon runner who has run in numerous big races – bomb-sniffing dogs and a bomb squad inspected the runners … and authorities repeatedly announced over the loudspeaker that they were conducting drills. This occurred at the start of the Boston marathon. He believes that authorities must have had credible evidence of a bomb threat
    Neoconservatives provided substantial support to terrorists in Chechnya
    Chechens have previously been framed (by the Russians) for terrorist acts which they probably didn’t commit
    Again, they might be guilty. But as Glenn Greenwald notes:

    The overarching principle here should be that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is entitled to a presumption of innocence until he is actually proven guilty. As so many cases have proven – from accused (but exonerated) anthrax attacker Stephen Hatfill to accused (but exonerated) Atlanta Olympic bomber Richard Jewell to dozens if not hundreds of Guantanamo detainees accused of being the “worst of the worst” but who were guilty of nothing – people who appear to be guilty based on government accusations and trials-by-media are often completely innocent. Media-presented evidence is no substitute for due process and an adversarial trial.

    Indeed, the FBI said it was positive that Bruce Ivins was the anthrax killer (after falsely accusing 2 other people of being the culprits). However, the National Academy of Science found that the FBI failed to prove its case.

    Note: Media said that the door-to-door searches conducted in Watertown were voluntary. However – whether or not you agree with the need to do so – the searches were not always exactly voluntary.

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