Thursday May 23, 2013
Will Another Documentary on Sri Lanka's Genocide Impact the Geneva Human Rights Session?Tim King Special to Salem-News.com
Sinhalese journalists recoil with sharp tongues, yet they also speak truth about war crimes...
(SALEM) - U.S. human rights politicians are focusing attention on the gripping government-orchestrated mass murder on the island nation of Sri Lanka, finally...
As Americans increasingly come to terms with the fact that a terrible ethnic cleansing genocide enveloped Sri Lanka from 2005 to 2009, and that their own government helped foment the conditions for this bloodbath of murdered innocents and gut wrenching sexual depravity, media groups in Sri Lanka announce that a second documentary recounting the Genocide will air on London's Channel 4.
This is a real burn for Sri Lanka's wallowing political leaders, who keep watching the light of their own future grow dimmer and dimmer. they claim that the program, reportedly set to air in the first week of March, is timed to coincide with United Nations Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva.
It is the Channel-4 documentary, Sri Lanka's Killing Fields, that blew the lid off this story in the first place. While many knew that a terrible series of murders had occurred in the country formerly known as Ceylon, few realized the extent of it. More than 160,000 human beings disappeared during this battle a country waged against its own citizens. Sri Lanka denied the facts, and suggested that Channel 4 had a personal beef against the current Sri Lanka government, and that the documentary was a "fake". It was anything but.
US Media Ignored Tragedy
While Channel-4 deserves nothing but support and applause for their efforts, American reporters, with a few notable exceptions, deserve absolutely nothing. Perhaps this is the worst example of what has taken place with braindead western media trends. In this event, they ignored world-scale tragedy.
That is what CNN, NBC, ABC, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, etc., can lay claim to.
They made references to the civil war, but the parties behind the state terrorism are allies of the U.S. government, and reporting the facts and truth might have compromised these networks and newspapers with their advertisers, with the Bush administration; so they looked the other way for the vast majority of it, and they continue to do the same thing today.
Advocates of Sri Lanka President Majinda Rajapaksa bemoan the news that yet another damning documentary about the Genocide will air, flocks of Sinhalese reporters are already writing their columns that villify Channel 4 and news presenter Jon Snow, who have invested so much to bring this story forward to the world.
The Island has a current article titled: Another documentary ahead of Geneva human rights session, that states:
It all sounds incredibly like Israel, a nation or 'state' as the case may be, suspected of thousands of war crimes- yet always protected by the United States when charged with crime in the United Nations. Israel brands those who resist its genocidal politics 'terrorists' and Sri Lanka followed Israel on this too, deeming the Sri Lanka resistance front, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), as a terrorist group. The LTTE or 'Tamil Tigers' were originally formed simply to protect the Tamil minority in the north of this country. Before they fired a shot, they spent 30 years trying to negotiate, watching Sri Lanka do everything to eliminate their culture from existence.
When political leaders or journalists discuss Israel's patterns of terrorism, death and violence, they are retaliated against by the Jewish-American lobby as being 'antisemitic' and being 'Jew haters'. This plan of attack within the religious Zionist community, deflects attention from war crimes and drives attention back to the Holocaust, which has absolutely nothing to do with the current problems.
The Island outlined it for me, and while I disagree with their writer, Shamindra Ferdinando, on many points, I have to admit that several undeniably truthful points are made also.
Too many countries considered moral and upright, are simply criminal organizations operating under unfair political rules similar to those that government Germany in the 1930's and 1940's. Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, but most of all the U.S., are responsible for most of the world's problems today, particularly Israel, Rwanda and Sri Lanka, all countries under the rule of zealots and the spell of greed and superiority.
As I have said before, thank goodness for Channel 4.
Special thanks to The Island
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