That is the irony of USA and the West. They do all the violation of human rights, and war crimes and put the blame on others, pretending to be “ peace loving Nations which Stand for Democracy, justice and fair-play.”
Who are they trying to fool ?
Are there Countries naïve enough to believe them and blindly follow them ? I hope not kneeling to power and aggressive talk is over.
Of course the Western Countries and European Union equally blind to the true meaning of Human Rights may vote for the anti Sri Lanka resolution of USA, with at least a few of them despite their reticence to do so if they have feelings for fellow humans, and understand in their true sense the meaning of “justice and fair-play “.
If not for Navi Pillai’s partiality towards Tamil terrorists, she should not have even included Sri Lanka in the Agenda of the meetings of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
What did Sri Lanka do to deserve the wrath of the International Community? Is it that Sri Lanka eliminated terrorism without their assistance ? Do the countries that look upto USA for its Mighty Armed Forces and dwindling wealth, see the imcomprehensible attitude of USA and its allies ?
Sri Lanka was a country that suffered for 30years under a brutal ruthless terrorism. Finally , having failed in all democratic efforts to come to a peace settlement with these ruthless demoniacs of terrorists, as a last resort to end the continued suffering of the people of Sri Lanka under terrorism, turned to a military solution.
After 30 years of stress, fear and tragedy the people of Sri Lanka wanted peace to live without fear , bring up their children, educate them in a climate of safety, and the peasants wanted to cultivate the fields earn a living and look after their families. Therefore the military operation against the terrorists was a necessity to provide the terror weary people a peaceful existence.
The Sri Lanka terrorists happened to be Tamils, therefore there is a false interpretation that fighting against the terrorists had been fighting against the Tamils. There is no logic in that because Sri Lanka did not accept all Tamils living in Sri Lanka were terrorists.
The expatriate Tamils try to give this wrong impression to the outside world. Expatriate Tamils have had no contact what so ever with the Sinhala population of Sri Lanka and therefore they believe that the Sinhala are anti Tamil.
The Sinhala always treated the Tamils as “our people”. Therefore for the Sri Lanka Armed Forces too the Tamil people were “our people”
That is the primary difference with the military operations of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces against the Sri Lanka Tamil terrorists and the war against terrorism by the USA and its allies, in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Libya.
The USA and Western Armed Forces do not have the feeling of “our people” towards the Afghans, Iraqis or Libyans. If they had they would not have killed the Afghan Civilians for fun to cut off fingers as trophies, tortured the Iraqi prisoners in the Abu Ghraib prison, or bombed Libyan without the least concern for the Libyan people.
Hence, the USA politicians who try to treat the Sri Lanka Armed Forces, to those of the Armed Forces of USA and it allies, should understand that fundamental different between their armed forces and those of Sri Lanka .
It is only then that they can understand the mentality of the Soldiers of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces who while fighting the terrorists rescued over 300000 Tamil Civilians kept as human shields by the terrorists. If the Sri Lanka Soldiers did not have that attitude of “our people” to the Tamils they would not have rescued the Tamil civilians but killed them all shooting haphazardly and with the determination to kill.
A soldier of the Sri Lanka Armed forces would have for nothing in the world killed a Tamil Civilians to cut a finger to take away as a trophy as they are “our people”, as the Soldiers of the US Armed forces did to Afghan Civilians because they were not “their people”.
Therefore, if in the last phase of the Military operations by the Sri Lanka Armed Forces against the terrorists some civilians were to have been killed it was “not intentional”. If that “element of intention “ was not their the Sri Lankan Armed Forces cannot be accused for violation of human rights or war crimes.
But on the other hand the soldiers of the USA Armed Forces had killed Afghan Civilian and cut off the fingers or urinated on the dead bodies of the Talibans, with “the intention” to kill and humiliate. Therefore the American Armed forces have through the agency of their undisciplined soldiers, committed war crimes by killing Afghan civilians “with intention” and violated human rights by “intentionally” urinating on the dead Talibans and “intentionally” burning the Holy Korans.It is difficult to imagine the President Barack Obama’s USA has fallen to such law depths as to send one of its senior Administrators to Human Rights Council in Geneva to pass a resolution against Sri Lanka from which Country the President Barack Obama could learn many lessons.
USA cannot hide behind the fact that it stands today condemned by the peace loving people of the world as the country that has committed most heinous crimes defying the basic laws of human rights and has committed more war crimes , yet claiming to be the leading Nation of the world.
But USA never had the guts to appoint a Commission, like the Small country “Sri Lanka” did after eliminating a ruthless terrorism to appoint the LLRC. USA has much more than Sri Lanka to learn from its past wrongs to the peoples of the world, be it in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya and its complete “loss of reason” to continue on the same path of destruction now planning wars in Iran, and North Korea, and discrediting and destabilising Sri Lanka for its just “war” against terrorists..
It was with that “blackened past “ of USA that Maria Otero, Under Secretary of state for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights of the US, shamelessly stood before the 19thth session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland on Friday 2,2012 to speak against Sri Lanka, despite its shameless past still to be investigated by a Commission, said that “ the international community waited nearly three years for action and the United States is concerned. We know from experience that there can be no lasting peace without reconciliation and accountability, but the United States is concerned that, in Sri Lanka, time is slipping away,"
This is USA with its pants down accusing Sri Lanka and demanding Sri Lanka to implement its own report of the LLRC, the Commission which was appointed by the President Mahinda Rajapakse without any ones demand to do so ,and has already begun implementation its recommendations.
USA now comes with a resolution, as if it is they who are forcing Sri Lanka to implement Sri Lanka’s own Commission report the recommendations of which have already been carried out, asking Sri Lanka to implement the recommendation of the LLRC.
In reality USA has not even the right to be present at the UN Human Rights Council to move a resolution against Sri Lanka where USA has already withdrawn its Budgetary Contributions to UNESCO putting it into great financial difficulty, for no other reason but for accepting Palestine as a members State.
This is another “war” of USA against UNESCO . It is a violation of the human right of poor nations need for assistance. UNESCO is an organisation that has been doing a great service in Education, Science in the poor and developing countries for years and done remarkable work in the field of Culture.
In an age USA sends men to the moon, it still functions on out dated laws of protectionism. In 1990 USA had adopted a law to prevent any UN body accepting a non-state entity as a member to receive financial aid from USA. USA went to “war” with Chile under such a law of protectionism-the Monroe Doctrine. It is not just and fair that USA today applies out dated laws to restrict the smooth functioning of UNESCO a world body that stands for all Nations in the World.
It is said, that “ the Obama administration accused Unesco of doing lasting damage to the Middle East peace process by rejecting US and Israeli demands to oppose the Palestinian bid “
Is it defending the Human Rights of a nation of people to sacrifice one Nation- Palestine, for the wellbeing of another Nation- Israel.
It has been said in a blog, “….Throwing the future of the body(UNESCO) into doubt, the US State Department announced a halt to funding of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation just hours after it became the first UN body effectively to grant the right of statehood to the Palestinian people.
Despite the US threat of a financial boycott, just 14 states voted against Palestinian membership, with 107 backing the bid, easily clearing the two-thirds majority needed for the Palestinian Authority to become a member of any UN body for the first time.”
This is the understanding of Human Rights by the USA of President Barrack Obama , who has still not halted the torture camp of Guantanamo.
It is time that the President Barack Obama reviews the aggressive discriminatory past of USA and revitalise America as a forward looking peaceful Nation shedding its egoist protectionism and open itself to the world in complete political transparence.
USA is trying to draw parallels with Darusman Report of UNSG Ban Ki Moon and LLRC. It is therefore necessary to point out that this “foolish” attempt on the part of both USA and UNHRCOmmissioner Navi Pillai is a revolting exercise of giving respect to an irresponsible report, which does not stand equal to the Report of LLRC.
The report Darusman report is an imaginary investigation without the Commission members even setting their foot in Sri Lanka to meet and interview real players in Sri Lanka’s 30 years of terrorism and those who suffered from it. The Ban Ki Moon Panel lead by Darusman depended solely on the interviews with anti Sri Lanka elements with prejudiced minds, anti Sri Lanka and pro-terrorist Websites, and reports, without any transparency even keeping secret the names of those who gave evidence and provided documentary material.
It is a shame on the part of the USA or Navi Pillai to even refer to the Darusman report in view of the LLRC Report which is a complete document prepared after meeting the people concerned and interviewing people in various part of the country who suffered under terrorism. It is an open transparent investigation, which can be accepted by the intelligent and rejected by the less intelligent.