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Mar-03-2013 21:38printcomments

Black Flag Day in Tamil Nadu Expresses Solidarity with Eelam Tamils

Americans remain in the dark about the war crimes, ethnic cleansing and Genocide of Sri Lankan Tamils.

Black Flag day for Tamil Eelam
Black Flag day for Tamil Eelam

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Salem-News.com will join media in India to observe Black Flag Day on the 4th March 2013. We do not let a single day pass without lamenting the fate of Sri Lankan Tamils who were slaughtered without mercy by the government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) in the final months of the country's 26-year long civil war.

Courtesy: blogs.timeslive.co.za

Any journalist, particularly those of us who have covered war operations, should bear in mind that the GoSL remains indifferent to its role in slaughtering more than 160,000 Tamil people in an effort to crush a long running resistance program carried out by The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

It seems the first and most important target has consistently been the brave media personnel (both Tamil and Sinhalese) who refused to cower and play by the government's rules.

The killing that took place in this island nation was nearly unprecedented.

Keenly aware of the tragic Genocide that eradicated Sri Lankan Tamils, the Chennai Press met on March 2nd to plan for this observation.

The Press Club's G. Kurinji stated:

Tamil Tiger graves in Jaffna, Tamil Eelam. Courtesy: smh.com.au

    "On behalf of our Makkal Nalvazhvu Iyakkam, we are informed that on March 4th Black flag demonstrations will be held throughout Tamil Nadu to express our solidarity to the Tamil Eelam (Tamil Eezham) cause. In Chennai we are going to besiege Sri Lankan High Commission office and demand that it should be closed once for all."

Those planning a similar approach in the USA can meet at the Sri Lankan embassy, 2148 Wyoming Ave NW Washington, DC. In Canada, the Sri Lanka embassy is located at: 333 Laurier Ave W #1204 Ottawa, Ontario.

Regarding the event in Tamil Nadu, India, G. Kurinji says optimism is running high.

    "There is tremendous response for our call and almost all the political parties and social and democratic movements have supported us firmly."

Sadly, most Americans remain in the dark about the war crimes, ethnic cleansing and Genocide of Sri Lankan Tamils. The U.S. government is responsible for setting up the final demise. Of course it is no surprise that war crime presidents like George W. Bush and Tony Blair and Majinda Rajapakse stick together like glue, they are all guilty of the same crimes and deserve the harshest and most unsympathetic punishment for engineering this conflict indirectly and directly in the case of Rajapakse.

Tim King as Keynote Speaker at last year's FeTNA (Federation of Tamil
Sangams of North America) in Baltimore discussing Sri Lanka's war crimes
against media before 3,000 Tamils from North America, India and Sri Lanka.

Most of all, it is the sneering cruel streak of cowardly domination that is so rife in this mostly Buddhist country.

Sri Lanka and now Burma, have shown us that Buddhism is in fact in many cases (countless), a warring philosophy that embraces rape, murder, child torture and extreme inhumanity.

Are these Buddhists a representation of the faith and belief system? I sincerely doubt it. Of course they no better represent Buddhism than the American drones and a false flag war in Iraq represents Christianity; Israel's ethnic cleansing of Arab Muslims and Christians is no expression of Judaism. The enemies are the radical religious zealots and they come in all sizes and shapes.

As time progresses, from my perspective as the editor of Salem-News.com, these times are changing. Syria is on the verge of retaking power from the terrorist rebel groups who have killed so many with the blessings of the west, Israel is being outed continually for torture deaths, and good old Sri Lanka is back in war crime court, with large numbers of high powered officials from the UN Human Rights Commission on down, pushing for accountability.

My message, as one of the only American journos who has reported the crimes of this war, is to keep going, push push push! Call for accountability, take part in the Boycott of all Sri Lankan goods, boycott everything to do with this country. Urge your political leaders to end the suffering, because it did not end when Sri Lanka defeated the Tamil Tigers. Sex crimes and crimes against humanity are a daily occurence along with murder and torture and the dreaded 'white vanning' of those who ask the wrong questions. It is time to bring the Rajapakse regime to justice.

(Note: Links to all of Tim King's articles on the Sri Lankan Tamil Genocide are listed below these photos)

Special thanks to Chennai Press Club, Dr. Paul Newman and Visvanathan Sivam

Keep it real, peace out...

Tim King

3 March 2013

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View Tim's articles published on Salem-News.com chronologically

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Tim King's previous Salem-News.com reports on Sri Lanka:

Feb-23-2013: The War Crime Sri Lanka Can't Hide

Jan-22-2013: Sri Lanka's Continued Attempt to Murder a Minority Culture

Jan-17-2013: Special Feature: A Spark of Unity for Sri Lanka?

Jan-15-2013: Frederica Jansz Interview Reveals Shocking Danger Facing Sri Lankan Journalists

Nov-21-2012: Why Did Sri Lanka Kill So Many Children?

Sep-29-2012: Tamil Militants in Prison in Sri Lanka - Are They Still Alive?

Aug-26-2012: Shining Light on Sri Lanka's Dirty Secret: the Disappearance of Prageeth Eknaligoda

Jul-30-2012: Blindness Sweeps Large Parts of Sri Lanka

Jul-20-2012: Why Are Buddhists Committing Genocide Again?

Jul-17-2012: Tamil Voices Growing Louder Over Sri Lanka War Crimes and Nepotism

Jul-11-2012: US Media's Role in the Silent Death of Sri Lanka's Tamils - Political Perspective by Tim King Salem-News.com

Jul-09-2012: Significant Honor With Tamils from Around the Globe for Sri Lanka War Crime Reports

Jul-01-2012: Did a Ghost Crawl Inside My Laptop?

Jun-24-2012: Sri Lanka Can't Deny This... Disturbing Video Proves Sri Lanka Army Committed War Crimes

Jun-21-2012: New War Crime Videos Surface from Sri Lanka Tamil Genocide

Jun-10-2012: UN Targets Reporter Who Criticized Sri Lanka War Crime Suspect

Jun-08-2012: Captive, Handcuffed and Dying... 'Brutal' and 'Shocking' Describe Newly Released Sri Lanka War Crime Images

May-07-2012: Sri Lankan Buddhist Mobs Call for Mosque Demolition

Apr-27-2012: Big Trouble for Sri Lanka: UN Has Cluster Bomb Evidence from Northern Province

Apr-12-2012: Carpetbaggers in Sri Lanka: Traitors Terrorize Northern Tamils

Apr-10-2012: Sri Lanka: Genocide and Poor Toilet Training

Mar-23-2012 UN Warns Sri Lanka Against Retaliating Toward Humanitarian Activists

Mar-22-2012: White Flags, White Vans and White Lies? A Closer Look at the Death of Colonel Ramesh

Mar-18-2012: Is Google Earth Hiding Sri Lanka's Ghosts?

Mar-15-2012: Channel-4 Documentary Proves Sri Lanka Committed War Crimes

Mar-11-2012: War Crime Court and its Conflicting Interests

Mar-02-2012: A Very Uncivil War - Ghastly Images- Gross Detail and Denial of Sri Lanka's Genocide

Mar-01-2012: RSF Appeals to UNHRC to Denounce Sri Lanka Over Curbing Media Freedom

Feb-28-2012: Americans Praise Sri Lankan Politicians who Orchestrated Genocide

Feb-28-2012: Tweets from Tamil Eelam

Feb-24-2012: Two of Sri Lanka's Foulest War Crimes

Feb-19-2012: Will Another Documentary on Sri Lanka's Genocide Impact the Geneva Human Rights Session?

Feb-08-2012: The Questionable Effectiveness of Lighting Yourself on Fire

Feb-03-2012: Sri Lanka's Independence Day- a Black Day for Tamil Eelam

Jan-11-2012: While UN Claims Zero Tolerance, No Discipline of Sri Lankan Abusers in Haiti

Dec-28-2011: Why Was a Red Cross Manager on Vacation from Gaza Murdered in Sri Lanka?

Nov-24-2011: Fear, Genocide and Torture in Sri Lanka

Nov-21-2011: London Calling: Time for Sri Lanka's Release of Post-Conflict Report

Nov-11-2011: Ode to a Humble Hero of Sri Lanka: Dr Brian Senewiratne

Oct-15-2011: Genocide 101: World and Media Apathy

Oct-08-2011: Sri Lanka Joins Israel in Naval Attacks on Unarmed Fishermen

Oct-05-2011: War and its Aftermath... a Real Killer for Tourism

Oct-01-2011: Sri Lanka in the Crosshairs of Canadian Parliament

Sep-13-2011: Sri Lanka Recalls Diplomat Accused of War Crimes

Aug-31-2011: 'No Song and Dance' Over Sri Lanka War Crime Admissions

Jul-25-2011: Former Sri Lanka President's Children 'Reacted With Anguish' to Tamil Genocide Program

Jul-22-2011: M.I.A. - A Beautiful Reflection of the Besieged Tamils of Sri Lanka

Jul-17-2011: 44 Prisoners Join Hunger Strike at Vavuniya Prison in Sri Lanka

Jul-14-2011: The Bush Administration's Role in Sri Lanka's Tamil Genocide

Jul-13-2011: Fields Should be for Sports, not Genocide... Sri Lanka

Jun-29-2011: Sri Lanka Continues Genocide, Thumbing Nose at UN and World

Jun-20-2011: Sri Lanka's Violence Toward Tamil Minority Continues

Jun-18-2011: 'International Day in Support of Victims of Torture'Remember the Tamil Genocide

Jun-17-2011: European Tourists Waylaid in Sri Lanka, Resurgence of 'White Van' Crime

Jun-15-2011: Tamil Genocide Explored in Sri Lanka's Killing Fields

Jun-02-2011: UN Experts: Sri Lanka Tamil Genocide Video is Real

May-31-2011: New Song 'Depression' - Graphic Truth of Sri Lanka Tamil Genocide

May-31-2011: Sri Lanka Tamil Genocide: Killing the Messenger

May-03-2011: Confronting the Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka

Apr-27-2011: Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka Emerges Into Public View

Apr-22-2011: World Ignores Genocide of Sri Lanka's Tamil Population

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Tim King: Salem-News.com Editor and Writer

You can write to Tim at this address: tim@salem-news.com.

Visit Tim's Facebook page (facebook.com/TimKing.Reporter)

With almost 25 years of experience on the west coast and worldwide as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor, Tim King is Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. His background includes covering the war in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, and reporting from the Iraq war in 2008. Tim is a former U.S. Marine who follows stories of Marines and Marine Veterans; he's covered British Royal Marines and in Iraq, Tim embedded with the same unit he served with in the 1980's.

Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing from traditional mainstream news agencies like The Associated Press and Electronic Media Association; he also holds awards from the National Coalition of Motorcyclists, the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs; and was presented with a 'Good Neighbor Award' for his reporting, by the The Red Cross.

Tim King reporting from the war in Iraq

Tim's years as a Human Rights reporter have taken on many dimensions; he has rallied for a long list of cultures and populations and continues to every day, with a strong and direct concentration on the 2009 Genocide of Tamil Hindus and Christians in Sri Lanka. As a result of his long list of reports exposing war crimes against Tamil people, Tim was invited to be the keynote speaker at the FeTNA (Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America) Conference in Baltimore, in July 2012. This is the largest annual gathering of North American Tamils; Tim addressed more than 3000 people and was presented with a traditional Sri Lanka ‘blessed garland’ and a shawl as per the tradition and custom of Tamil Nadu

In a personal capacity, Tim has written 2,026 articles as of March 2012 for Salem-News.com since the new format designed by Matt Lintz was launched in December, 2005. Serving readers with news from all over the globe, Tim's life is literally encircled by the endless news flow published by Salem-News.com, where more than 100 writers contribute stories from 23+ countries and regions.

Tim specializes in writing about political and military developments worldwide; and maintains that the label 'terrorist' is ill placed in many cases; specifically with the LTTE Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, where it was used as an excuse to slaughter people by the tens of thousands; and in Gaza, where a trapped population lives at the mercy of Israel's destructive military war crime grinder. At the center of all of this, Tim pays extremely close attention to the safety and welfare of journalists worldwide.

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