The Innocent War
Posted on June 3rd, 2011

Anuradhini

“How could a war, aiming at violent killing of fellow human beings could ever be innocent?” is an innocent question. The words “innocent civilians” should be defined at the onset towards any explanation.

In SriLanka, killing of ordinary mom and dad did not start in 1983. The beginning of this organized terror started with the killing of a well-educated ordinary Tamil man with a name Alfred Durraiappa. There is no doubt who was the murderer. But who was the innocent man here? When was the justice done on this brutal, cold-blooded well organized murder?

Can this injustice be covered with the banner called “political killing” which excludes the word “murder” simply because it was only killing of one man? His family would answer that question.

When armed forces are involved, whether it is US Marines, British Army, Australian SAS or IPKF, there is the danger of injustice to the innocence, rape and murder no matter how disciplined are the forces. There is no need to scan Tamilnet or read Sunday Leader find evidence. The evidence will always be there in Afghanistan, Libya, India, SriLanka or even on the streets of London. But will the justice be done to counter all these causalities of counter terrorism?

But terrorism did not start on the 11th September 2001. Ironically it was the day justice started to appear on the horizon for the ordinary Sri Lankan regardless of race or religion. A brutal murder of thousands of innocent civilians took place, publicly. Stories were heard, videos were posted and the injustice of terrorism in the name of doing justice to another set of victims was clear to many.

The organized terrorism launched in the public arena on the 27th of July 1975 was ended on the 19th of May 2009. Indeed this is the day that should be remembered truly as the “Black July”, in the contrary to the
1983 black July published and celebrated by the terrorist themselves.

Listing of the incidents of endless terror and constant fear inflicted upon randomly selected innocent civilians in the name of Tamil race, who are being discriminated and will be discriminated for ever, in their homeland by a  rogue democracy is beyond the scope of this short writing. If the President Obama is interested he will have to read and investigate his whole lifetime to understand the injustice done to Americans and non-Americans throughout the world by a handful of greedy Americans and by a handful of greedy worldlings in other countries. This will range from genocide of natives in Africa , Americas and Australia to capture of the land owned by innocent natives to install new democracies in order to dig out treasures and prosper.

From 1975 in a Hindu Kovil in Jaffna to the year 2009 at Nadikadal Lagoon, immense injustice done to the mankind was probed and braved by young men and women of Sri Lanka under the war named “humanitarian action”. In fact this was the only war that can be named as an innocent war because the aim was to end the human suffering of 40 years. All other wars were fought to fulfil ego of a nation or the ego few individuals and races. Killing was the aim of all those wars, bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is the best incident to prove it. Injustice continued for 40 years in Sir Lanka  was ended, whether a few white flags waved by white men or black women or not. When a terrorist who is ready to scarify his or her life to the almighty stupidity wants to surrender, there is no guarantee that a hidden weapon would not blast, killing many others.

This was indeed an innocent war fought by innocent ordinary SriLankans headed by Mahinda Rajapakse to bring democracy and justice to SriLanka that had been conveniently ignored by all governments in the world to achieve minute political gains.

On that day, justice was done.

2 Responses to “The Innocent War”

  1. AnuD Says:

    War or what ever it is it was for self defense which is a universal right.

    When they were killing and blowing up people and properties every where, what was the solution left ?, surrender and give them what they asked because that would fulfill their demand as well as the needs of their foreign supporters.

    So, we defended us.

    Ony problem is no one accept talk about what they did. Instead, they have become eternal victims as they were during the and before the war. On the other hand, we are as we were always were, on the defence.

    We are not mentally strong.
    Think, whether Israel can exist if they follow the same poliices that we follow.

  2. Dham Says:

    AnuD,
    Sarath Fonseka was mentally strong. He lead the army. See what he did in the end.
    The point is any form of injustice to general public should not be tolerated. Individual freedom sometimes have to be scarified for the welfare of the mass.
    Our political leaders, governments were greedy and selfish and devided even during nation crisis.
    That has been changed, for the time being.

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