WASN'T UNCLE MAC RIGHT?
Prof. Hudson McLean
The charade. The Peace dance. A game of blind
As mentioned in several of my papers, the LTTE
Terrorists never ever intended to hold any form of talks with the Sinhala
government, let alone agree on a peace agenda. Refer to-;
AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW?-Prof.
Hudson McLean (The LankaWeb -25/04/02).
If one looks at the motive or objective of any
exercise, logically, at the end of the line, there must be one or several
winners. The prominant players expect to come at the end of the play to
take the final bow.
Will the Top Cat, who played Top Cat all along
be allowed to have that honour? Never!
In any case, he scared his knickers off that
one of his own terror-cats will blast him off to Wanniya in a wooden box.
VP has no place on this civilised world. He is no Mandela or Gandhi. Not
even an Arafat!
Like he aptly displayed on the 10th April 2002,
that the Top Cat is simply a tiny rat, who cannot even get a few words
out of his mouth without the support of the Real Leader Antonius and his
sleeping partner and Deputy Adele.
So do enlighten me, Why on earth should the
Top Cat VP let all those 18 million in Sri Lanka have a good night's sleep,
when the Top Cat, all dressed up and has nowhere to go?
All these reams of paper on Peace Talks, MoU
are not even good for using as loo paper.
When the Twin Towers were struck, it send shock
waves into the heart of Wanniya. Since it is well known fact that LTTE
freight forwarding service attended to continuous shipments of weapons
to Al Qaeda, both for money as well as to maintain goodwill sentiments
For a good measure and to command legitimacy,
"General" Velupillai Prabhakaran netted the Norwegians through
Erik Solheim. The world has seen the history of Norwegian attempts to
broker peace in the Middle East. As outcasts in the world stage of politics,
outsiders in the mainstream European EU club, just hanging on to the tail
end of NATO, only because the most Northern tip of Norway is used to carry
out surveillance by NATO on the Russian shipping fleet.
With the NATO and Russia cuddling in the same
bed, beneath one small blanket, Norway has no real part to play on either
side of the pond. Thanks to LTTE, Norway grabbed the opportunity to get
involved in Sinhala-Tamil politics.
To play any role in this LTTE-Sri Lankan game
of roulette, one must know the intricacies of the Asian mentality. The
British and the French with over a hundred years of experience, failed.
The American leadership, several at the top suffering from dementia, may
somehow manage to overcome the main hurdles, simply by using their big
cowboy boots and the six-shooters.
The ideal peace broker in the case of Sri Lanka,
should be, India.
Multiple reasons make India the natural Chair
1: India understand the Tamil mentality. With
over seventy million Tamils of Indian origin, there is no other comparable
power to take charge.
2: Being only a few hundred metres from the
Indian border, with logistical or military support at the ready, India
can act with speed.
3: India has a vested interest to maintain peace
and a balance at the Southern tip, simply to keep the shipping activity
on an even keel.
4: India knew from the beginning that the LTTE
never ever intended to bring about peace to Sri Lanka, mainly due to financial
interests of the Top Cats in the weapons business.
5: India needed a damn good reason to enter
into the fray when the discussions on the discussions fail and when the
Terrorists begin to explode their first human bomb in September 2002.
6: The stage is set with India, with military
support at the ready from Israel with full backing from USA, EU and NATO,
to take control of the situation.
During this short, swift, bloody exercise, Pakistan will be kept cool
by Uncle Sam, and the American Fleet is expected to give logistical support
as demanded by the situation.
The Indians are expected to use mainly their
Air Force in order to minimise casualties.
Another interesting point is that,
-Sri Lanka Government Plans Northern
Jaffna Trade Fair In July-(yahoo-16/05/02)
There are two ways of winning the war. Either
set a tight time table and allow the forces to take every conceivable
action to destroy the enemy and meet the deadline, OR go the gentle commercial
way. Get the foreign investors in, as suggested in several of my writings.
But, with the LTTE mentality, this is a long shot.
Ranil W's anticipated trip to Europe coincides
with the cricket season. The summer sales at Harrods and Selfridges will
keep the wife busy whilst Ranil W finds the odd moment or two to engage
himself in Sri Lankan political necessities. Tea at Buck House with Her
Majesty and a quick nip into Number 10 for a shot of Chivas Regal with
Boy Blair are only for the benefit of cameramen, mainly from the Sri Lanka
Unfortunately, there are no surprises in the
LTTE game plan. With the market for the weapons industry at a low ebb,
it is now a buyers market Even a deaf dumb blind idiot would see and understand
that Tarzan never had any intentions of leaving Wanniya and to bring about
peace to Sri Lanka. And Erik Solheim knew this all along.