Wednesday June 19, 2013
Confronting the Tamil Genocide in Sri LankaTim King Salem-News.com
If we don't speak up who will?
(SALEM, Ore.) - Genocide is unacceptable, too bad the western nations are so busy killing innocent people in Middle east false flag wars, I guess it leaves little time for problems in countries that are 'friends' of the U.S.
The friendly relations between the United States and Sri Lanka are a stain on the conscience of everything America stands for. It is consistent with the U.S. position toward Israel which equates to a free pass on stealing humanity. I once learned that this is not supposed to take place, that killing was wrong.
Obama and Rajapaksa
Some alliance are excusable and some are not. Knowing that Sri Lankan President Majinda Rajapaksa ordered his army to slaughter the Tamil people after trapping them in a small area in 2009, there is no doubt that what took place is highly illegal under international law and any moral code.
The Tamil people met their fate because they spoke out and defended themselves against a government that is mostly Buddhist that engineered human rights to cater to a particular faith. Tamil Hindus and Christians have paid the supreme price.
After the current president took office in 2005, one of his first moves was to disengage from the fragile peace process between Tamils and Sinhalese that had been in place.
Again, in a pattern highly similar to Israel's treatment of Palestinians, Sri Lanka routed and isolated its perceived enemies and then claimed after slaughtering them, that Tamil people has sacrificed civilians as 'human shields'.
UK MP Support of Sri Lanka Govt.
TamilNet reported Tuesday, 23 March 2010, that a pair of British MPs, Mr. Andy Love of the ruling Labour party, and Dr. Liam Fox of the main opposition Conservative party, made visits to Sri Lanka paid for by the government there, and while not declaring their trips, spoke in support of Sri Lanka in parliament, a BBC investigation has revealed.
During this visit just over a year ago, the two MPs were hosted by Mahinda Rajapakse's regime, amid Sri Lanka’s onslaught in which tens of thousands of Tamil civilians were killed. Mr. Fox, some of whose trips coincided with international outrage over the ongoing slaughter, told the BBC his visits were to “promote peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka”. After his second visit in 2008, Love had urged British ministers to send more aid to Sri Lanka.
I am horrified that the world ever adopted such a perverse term to describe the killing of innocent civilians. Resistance fighters don't sacrifice their own; that is a myth. There have been suicide bombs, and that happens every time a western backed government uses its deep pockets to ravage a cultural population. Each time the culture at the losing end of apartheid policy is branded 'terrorist' and each time their acts of terrorism are dwarfed by those of the governments they engage.
This collection of horrific and important video was rounded up by my Tamil friend Muthamizh Vendhan who has been extremely helpful over the last couple of years to Salem-News.com when it comes to gathering the facts and statistics of this horrible Genocide of Tamil peoples.
Do you have what it takes to watch the videos? I hope so, because if you're American, then your own tax dollars are backing it, and your own national weapon manufacturers are providing the necessary Genocidal tools.
War crimes inquiry needed over 20,000 Tamil civilian deaths in Sri Lanka : The Hidden Massacre by Sri Lankan Army
Mullivaikaal 2009. Around 50000 civiliens killed by Sri lankan armed forces. No white flag, no broken truce. Few words one can speak the truth? Such injustice, time will not erase. What has happened can never be undone. Before all we had there's nothing left. We won't forgive- we can't Forget, you know that your day will come.
1200 bodies counted, hundreds seriously injured, aerial bombing continues.
Rescue workers within the Mullaiththeevu Safety Zone have counted more than 1200 bodies after the large scale slaughter Saturday night and Sunday morning by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) with the use of cluster ammunition, multi-barrel rocket launchers and cannons, sources from Vanni said.
The workers fear that there may be additional bodies yet to be uncovered, and the numbers killed will likely rise. Rescue workers also said several hundreds were very seriously injured, and the critical shortage of medicine at the makeshift hospital in Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal will lead to many more deaths. Meanwhile, Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal Hospital staff said, until 3:00 p.m. the number of bodies brought to the hospital was 378, injured totaled 1122. The staffers added that 106 of the dead, and 251 of the injured were children.
The casualties and the seriously injured include many elderly, women and children.
The bombing which subsided until noon Sunday increased after 12:00 noon when Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) fighter jets carried out two bombing raids at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, sources from inside the safety zone said.
Rescue workers said the counting of the dead is continuing and the actual number killed in the worst-ever man inflicted carnage by Sri Lanka state will not be known for a few days.
The large scale slaughter is believed to be a result of India prodding Colombo to finish the war before the change of government, political circles in Colombo said adding that the 'war on terror' has appeared to have been translated into 'war on civilians' in the time of Obama Administration.
Tamil civilians who escaped the Sri Lankan military bombardment, treated by French doctors, included those with injuries from phosphorous bombs, AFP reported. Doctors at the French field hospital Cheddikulam, Vavuniya said that among those who were treated were those with white hands, possibly caused by burns from phosphorus- an incendiary weapon which is banned from use in civilian areas under an international convention. According to Peter Herby, head of the ICRC's (International Committee of the Red Cross) Arms Unit, there are specific rules on the use of white phosphorous that go beyond the general rules of war.
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has stepped up relentless barrage of shelling using all sorts of heavy weapons on the so-called safety-zone (no-fire zone) in Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal and Vadduvaakal areas where more than 130,000 civilians have sought refuge without adequate bunkers and shelters. Civilian casualties are mounting amidst lack of medicine and food due to limited or denied supplies into the area of 7 square kilometres. Lawrence Christy, the head of Tamils Rehabilitation Organisation (TRO) Field Office on Monday put the death toll of civilians on Monday at more than 3,200 killed since Sunday evening up to Monday morning. He has called on the IC to immediately invoke the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) to the stop the genocide.
Interview with Britian medic Tamilvani who witness to Mullivaikal Tamil massacre in Sri Lanka
'Remembering May 2009': Tamils worldwide commemorate Mullivaikal massacre in May 2009
One year on... Tamils unite to call for justice for the victims of war crimes in Sri Lanka.Tamils all over the world are on vigil this month to commemorate the lives lost in the silver belt of northern Sri Lanka during the war that ended in May last year.
As many as 40,000 Tamils perished during the last stages of the war in May last year and left over 280,000 incarcerated in 'concentration camps' in North-East Sri Lanka.
During the height of the Sri Lankan government's military onslaught in the Vanni mainland, air power and heavy weapons were turned on civilians, who had taken refuge in the 'no-fire-zone, claiming the lives of many innocent children and women and maiming thousands of others.
In addition, the Sri Lankan authorities, disregarding all international norms, used food and medicine as a weapon of war against civilians. The civilians, especially the children and women cornered in the 'no-fire-zone' were deprived of food and medicine. That was well orchestered by the government which purposefully underestimated the population in the 'no-fire-zone.
"Remembering May 2009" - an event, to commemorate the death of thousands of Tamils who perished in the war. Tamils can't forget the pain & agony of our people went through it at the same time, last year.
More than 2,000 civilians feared slaughtered in a single night 10May 2009, Indiscriminate barrage of shelling by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) on the 'safety zone' starting from Saturday night to Sunday morning slaughtered more than 2,000 civilians including large number of women and children, medical sources in Vanni said quoting the injured who managed to reach the makeshift hospital. Dead bodies are scattered everywhere and 814 wounded managed to reach the makeshift hospital up to 9:25 a.m., doctors said. Every kind of lethal weapon such as the internationally banned cluster shells and shells fired from Multi Barrel Rocket Launchers and Cannons were used turning the so-called safety zone into a killing field. The SLA usually chooses weekends for its massacres to minimise international attention.
The entire family of a devoted nursing officer, Gracian Tharmarasa, has been wiped out in the shelling.
Dead bodies are found in bunkers and inside the tarpaulin tents.
The exact number of the killed and injured is yet to be ascertained.
257 dead bodies, including 67 that of children, have been brought to the hospital.
112 of the injured brought to the hospital were children.
Video from 5 Oct 2009; Sri Lankan Army has killed more than 3000 innocent Tamil civilians inside safety zone in northern Sri Lanka. 400 of the dead are children. Sri Lanka Army used chemical weapons and cluster munitions to do this carnage in one night. The roads and buildings are full of dead bodies.
More than 3000 Tamilcivilians killed and hundreds injured by Sri Lanka army shelling in So-called Safe Zone - 5/11/2009
There was no description for this video, perhaps that is because it isn't necessary.
Rescue workers within the Mullaiththeevu Safety Zone have counted more than 1200 bodies after the large scale slaughter Saturday night and Sunday morning by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) with the use of cluster ammunition, multi-barrel rocket launchers and cannons, sources from Vanni said. The workers fear that there may be additional bodies yet to be uncovered, and the numbers killed will likely rise. Rescue workers also said several hundreds were very seriously injured, and the critical shortage of medicine at the makeshift hospital will lead to many more deaths.
OM. War Criminals SLA Sri Lankan Army killed 410 Tamils with Bombing-Shelling on May 2. Chemical Weapons used to massacre Tamil Eelam. War Criminals = Sri Lankan Government. Hail LTTE Tamil Tigers. OM!
Sri Lanka's injured Tamil children, very sad. I have to wonder if a description is even necessary?
Video edited in Tamil Nadu by Rajesh. 'Sinhalese people's life compared to Tamils.
Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General, said on 26 April 2011, "I condemn, utterly, the continuing violence against peaceful demonstrators, most particularly the use of tanks and live fire that have killed and injured hundreds of people." Of course he was talking about Syria.
When it came to his statements about Sri Lanka the same day, one notes almost an apologetic tone.
"On Sri Lanka, you have all seen the report of my Panel of Experts, as well as my statement. The decision to release the report was made as a matter of transparency and accountability. I am sure Council Members and other Member States will be studying it closely. The report was shared with the government of Sri Lanka, and I hope we will receive a constructive response that points the way towards national reconciliation and peace."
That is a little like letting the Nazi's turn all of the Jews into smoke and then saying, "Adolf, I hope we can all be nice now that you have ethnically cleansed your nation."
Genocide is unacceptable, too bad the western nations are so busy killing innocent people in Middle east false flag wars to notice?
I guess it leaves little time for resolving problems in countries that are 'friends' of the U.S.
Past reports on the Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka;
Mar-15-2009: Sri Lanka: Possible War Crimes - Salem-News.com
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