UK Channel 4, with the blessing of the Navi Pillai UNHCHR , Tamil LTTE diaspora, the Human rights activists, the Anti Sri Lanka Western Countries, Milliband, Kouchner, Ban Ki Moon and his panel, have presented to the viewers in UK and sold their infamous doctored document « Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields » to naive governments of the world to convert them to the side of those who claim Sri Lanka Armed Force has committed war crimes in the elimination of terrorism.
Do they the International Community led by USA, UK and France really know what it is to, « live with » terrorism ?
No they do not . For them it had not been a case of almost weekly claymore bombs, suicide bombs in buses and trains, in market places, shooting of personalities by snipers, or massacring, hacking to death innocent villagers and busload of monks or shooting point blank surrendered 600 police officers , and living in fear of terrorists attacks, as it happened in Sri Lanka, with ”Sri Lankan” terrorists during 30 long years.
For USA-terrorism was the massacre of the 3000 or more people by ramming air planes in to buildings, for UK terrorism is the bombs set by Al Queda in the under ground and a bus in the heart of London killing 37 and wounding over 300 in July, 2005, for Germany terrorism is the Black September when the Israel Olympic team was taken as hostages and eventually killed by the Palestenian terrorists, and for Spain terrorism is the train bomb that killed 190 people. That terrorism happened once in each one of their countries, and not almost weekly as it was in Sri Lanka, and that made them run after the terrorists in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
It was since then that the USA and the west have accepted their terrorists as real terrorists and other terrorists elsewhere as a misnomer for “rebels”. It is only “ their terrorists” that matter and in the war against “their terrorists” it is the real war to eliminate terrorism and for which every “evil” is permitted , all deaths of civilians are considered collateral, and all principles of war and Geneva Convention are flouted.
In their view Sovereign State among the developing countries have to put up with their “terrorists” who the International Community calls “the rebels” . With such “rebels” the Sovereign states have to negotiate for peace, if not the International Community led by USA, UK and France sets in motion the NATO forces to help the “rebels” against the governments in place as it is happening in Libya.
UNO which was initially set up to settle disputes between member states to solve the problems and establish peace, is now just an organization at the beck and call of the International Community. It is the NATO, EU, USA Congress, the Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and UNHCHR which is the real power, which overrides the authority of the UNO.
UNO has been reduced to be a mere tool to give the International Community led by USA, UK and France a “ farcical sanction” to fool the world in order to exercise their right of control over the Sovereign States of the developing countries which do not toe their line, and permit their existence as Sovereign States.
The International Community led by USA, UK and France is the supreme power over developing countries. It decides for them what is a good government, and what is a bad government, and moves quickly to remove what they consider is a bad government by pretending to support any rebellious group within that country.
Any voice raised against a country is good enough , as long as it serves them to put the erring Sovereign States of the developing country to order by threat or a warning. It happened in the case of a report issued by a Panel of investigation that the Secretary General of the UN setup to advise him personally on what happened in Sri Lanka during the last phase of the “war” against terrorism.
The report was immediately seized by the USA, UK, and France as a valid report to issue stern warnings to Sri Lanka to carry out a valid investigation of the Sri Lanka Armed forces military operations in the last phase of its war against “its terrorists”, validity of which will of course be decided by them. Failing that they may set up a provisional Government as Sarkozy the President of France did for Libya, and send the NATO forces to bring the elected government of the Sovereign State to its knees by “abusing” the sanctions of the Security Council of the UN.USA, UK and France have waged wars, and they know what wars are, they fought the worst of wars in which the enemies were killed in the most brutal manner. They also know that it is at the end of a war that most of the brutalities take place.
It was only at the end of the Second World War that the Allied Armies dropped atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It was at the end of the Vietnam war USA Army’s Operation Rolling Thunder was backed up by the phosphorous and napalm bombs. It caused a great deal of suffering in Vietnam giving many innocent civilians dreadful burns. It was at the end of the war in Algeria that the French Armies committed brutalities against the Algerian people.
That was how all wars are ended. But in the elimination of the « terrorists » in Sri Lanka its armed forces were not brutal as the allied armies in the second world war or the USA and French Armies in Vietnam, yet Sri Lanka Armed Force is now constantly under attack, threatened and warned to be taken before a tribunal for war crimes, by the very same West that perpetrated worst crimes in the second world war and in Vietnam, not to mention Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya.
The Terrorists as terrorists are perpetrators of terror. The Channel 4 document , which the West upholds as acceptable like the UN Secretary General’s Panel report, did not explain what went before in Sri Lanka that culminated into that horrific end. The persons interviewed were known anti Sri Lanka terrorist sympathisers . No independent witness or commentator from the Sri Lanka Armed Forces was interviewed to defend or explain the “faked “scenes of terror, and the truth or the falsity of the “saga” invented by the Channel4.
Taking that end phase of war against terrorism out of context, to put the blame on the Government Armed Forces without explaining what went before that “end” in the document of the Channel 4 “ Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields”, was to mislead uninformed British viewers to make them believe that the Sri Lanka Army was composed of savage criminals, and facilitate interested parties who sponsored C4, to accuse the Sri Lanka Armed Forces for war crimes.
Surprisingly Channel 4 document did not show the humanitarian side of the Armed Forces rescuing 300,000 or more Tamil Civilians from the clutches of terrorists, who desperate at the end killed fleeing people without ascertaining who they were. That was the culmination of a 30 years of terrorism where there were eye witnesses to the terror spread by the terrorists massacring innocent men women and children, using claymore bombs, suicide bombers , grenade lobbers and snipers.
Therefore the document was one sided and deliberately taken out of context making evident editing of images collected mostly from images of terrorists ' own massacres, should not have been allowed to be presented in the UK Channel 4, by democratic British authorities so far accepted for their justice and fair play. But that document as “untruthful” as it was, was good enough for the International Community led by USA,UK and France ,to use it as another “piece of evidence” to accuse Sri Lanka for violation of human rights and war crime.
It is in this situation that latest information has come with regard to the USA,UK,France led war in Libya. Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya of the Voltaire Network reporting on 5 July,2011, says, “……..War crimes and crimes against humanity have been and continue to be committed in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya by NATO. Amongst these crimes, the Atlantic Alliance has been using depleted uranium against Libya, specifically civilians and civilian infrastructure.Bombed sites in Libya have been visited by professional scientists working in the Surveying and Collecting Specimens and Laboratory Measuring Group. The scientists and trained experts have conducted field surveys looking for radioactive isotopes (radioisotopes) at bombed sites. The samples from these sites were then scientifically analyzed at the laboratories of the Nuclear Energy Institution of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.
© Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya / Voltaire NetworkAnalysis in Libya through inductively coupled plasma has shown that several sites contain even higher than expected doses of uranium. Holes caused by NATO missiles also have high radioactive measurements, as do the fragments of NATO ordnance. Sites analyzed by the teams of scientists include Bab Al-Azizia and Souk Al-Ahad.
The U.S. and NATO are using “dirty bombs” in Libya. These are the countries that claim that Iran and Syria are attempting to make nuclear weapons. So far, however, it is these very same countries that are the ones that use weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and use nuclear technology in an irresponsible and criminal manner. An international war crimes tribunal is in order. The Obama Administration, Nicolas Sarkozy, David Cameron, and NATO cannot be allowed to stand with impunity.”
Torture and brutal killing by the USA Soldiers had been publicized despite these atrocities committed by the American Army, it is strange that USA had thought it suitable , “to urge Sri Lanka to move quickly to address allegations of war crimes, warning of rising pressure for international action if it does not. »
In this respect it would be pertinent to point out that the Armed Forces of Sri Lanka in its military operations in its own country in the defense of all its own people against a ruthless terrorism, had directed its military operations against the terrorists and had not at any time deliberately harmed the civilians held as hostages by the terrorists, but on the contrary evacuated the Tamil civilian population of 300,000 or more into safety away from the terrorists.
Contrary to the assertions of the Channel 4, the Sri Lanka Government Armed Forces had not shot any of the terrorists as shown in the “faked documentary”. It is clearly seen in the « original » video (found by the government and published in a website), which was used by the Channel 4 to edit it to make it look that the army soldiers were shooting at blind folded hands bound Tamil terrorists, the men shown being shot have a fair skin quite different from the dark skin colour of the Tamil terrorists. It shows that the actual prisoners shot were perhaps Sinhala soldiers. On the question of rape for which there was no evidence, the body of a dead woman supposed to have been raped, loaded onto a truck along with other dead bodies was also of fair skin. It may have been a dead body of a Sinhala woman raped by the terrorists.
The Sinhala Soldiers of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces were mainly Buddhists, though they had to kill their enemies the terrorists, they have a certain respect for the dead, and they would never kill for pleasure and pose with the dead body for a photo to keep it as a memento which the American Soldiers the “Killer team” did in Afghanistan as it was reported in Spiegel Online International of the 22 March,2011
The photographs are a shocking revelation as to what extent the minds of American youth become tainted with cruelty by being forced into wars in foreign countries with foreign people , fighting a war which is not theirs. It happened to the American soldiers in Vietnam and now in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Apart from the atrocities committed and being committed by the US Army, UK and France too have a long history of war time atrocities committed against people in other countries outside their own.
The following extracts are taken from an article by Dr. Ruwan. M.Jayatunga in Lankaweb((http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2010/05/26/the-atrocities-committed-against-humanity/)
Atrocities committed by the British Army
« The British Army committed a number of atrocities in Africa, India, and Sri Lanka. The Sepoy rebellion in 1857 which was an outcry against the repression was crushed in a ruthless manner. On the 13 April 1919 General Reginald Edward Harry Dyer of the British Army ordered his men to open fire at an unarmed group of people which mostly consisted of women and children at Amritsar which later came to known as Jallianvala Baga massacre. Over 300 killed and thousands wounded. Although children were among the victims no action was taken against the General Dyer by the British Army.
A few years after the Kandyan Convention in 1818 natives stood against the British colonial rulers. Martial Law was declared and the revolt was suppressed in a vigorous manner. Major MacDonald of the British Army set fire to the houses, burnt the grain and killed the cattle as an act of retaliation. Many collaborators were shot and some were exiled. Even the family members were taken prisoners. Keppetipola Disawe- the prominent leader of the Uva rebellion of 1918 was executed and his family was deported. Keppetipola Disawe ’s son died under the captivity.
The British Army used a cruel force to defeat the 1848 revolt led by Gongalegoda Bada and Puran Appu . Inhuman and sadistic punishments were inflicted on the villagers and the Army destroyed the fertile social fabric. Many people became the victims of hostile actions and starvation. »
French in Algeria and Indochina
« The French occupied Algeria for 132 years and worst atrocities were committed between 1830 and 1962. In 1840 Thomas Bugeaud, the Governor General of Algeria launched an attack on Algerian civilians killing and deporting masses. According to some reports hundreds of people were burned alive or asphyxiated in caves where they sought refuge from the advancing French troops. The French troops set fire to Algerian villages killing civilians and raping women. They destroyed property, food, and animal stocks which led to starvation among the indigenous population. During France’s occupation of Algeria a large numbers of Algerians were forced into “tent cities” and concentration camps. . It has been estimated that from 1830 to 1900, between 15 and 25% of the Algerian population died in such camps.
In 1957 the International Red Cross disclosed the widespread use of torture by the French army and police against thousands of Algerians The torture techniques used by the French included electricity applied to the most sensitive parts of the body, near drowning in water, sodomy with glass and wood objects, hanging by the feet and hands, and burning with cigarettes. (Maran, Rita (1989). Torture: The Role of Ideology in the French-Algerian War. New York: Praeger). The most outrages act was the Massacres of May 1945 in which 45,000 Algerians were killed within a few days by the French occupied forces.
French Indo-China comprised the French protectorates of Cambodia, Laos, Annam, Tongkin, and the French colony of Cochin-China. In May 1945 1400 former French POWs released by the British from Japanese internment camps in South Vietnam entered Saigon and went on a deadly rampage attacking civilians even killing innocent children. French forces violated the laws or customs of war in the Indochina conflict which lasted from 1946 – 1954. The French Foreign Legions last stand in Indo China in 1950 and they were defeated in the Battle of Dien Bien Phu . »
This is to explain that the International Community led by USA,UK and France is calling for an investigation into the Sri Lanka Armed Forces military operations during the last phase of the elimination of terrorism, with a view to take it before a tribunal accused for war crimes based on false evidence.
The false evidence the International Community, depends on to accuse Sri Lanka Armed Forces are a faked documentary film presented by Channel 4, and an unofficial report concocted on information collected from Tamil Terrorists Websites by a panel appointed by the Secretary General of UNO to advise him on the last phase of the war against terrorism in Sri Lanka. But in reality the Armed Forces of Sri Lanka have not committed a modicum of the atrocities committed by the armed forces of USA, UK and France.
The people of USA,UK and France have suffered much less from terrorism than Sri Lanka had suffered for 30 years from terrorism. Deaths and massacres of any people caused by terrorists any where in the world are condemnable, but USA,UK and France turning to accuse Sri Lanka as if they have nothing to be blamed for the atrocities they have committed and are committing in fighting wars in foreign countries against foreign people, is unpardonable. It is a “criminal injustice “ towards a developing country which just eliminated on its own, a terrorism which made it undergo untold suffering for thirty long years.
Of course the terrorists in Sri Lanka did not massacre Americans, the British or the French, but should they have massacred them for those countries to have accepted the terrorists of Sri Lanka as terrorists ? How can they as intelligent people escape from treating the massacring of innocent people of Sri Lanka by a group of terrorists as no concern of theirs ?
It is therefore just and reasonable that the International Community understand at least now that they should exercise their human dignity to accept the reality of a poor nations vast effort to have eliminated terrorism to come out of a long suffering to turn towards the development of the country and bring peace and happiness to its people.
For that effort Sri Lanka needs the help of developed nations like USA, UK and France to reconcile the communities still under shock from the terrorism which has just been eliminated, and bring harmony amongst its people. There is a number of Sri Lanka Terrorist Front Organizations among the Tamil expatriates living in USA,UK and France who have large funds they had collected for the Sri Lanka Terrorists with which they “ buy” influential people such as politicians in these countries.
USA,UK and France should help Sri Lanka by stopping the activities of these terrorist activists brandishing the Sri Lanka Terrorist Flag, and stop directly or indirectly supporting their activities against the Sovereign State of Sri Lanka.