Can the 47 Member States participating in the UNHuman Rights Council Sessions after the news of the massacre of 16 young and old Afghan Villagers by a Soldier of the USArmed forces still want to be fooled by America’s pretended respect for human rights by moving a resolution against Sri Lanka ?
America is incapable of maintaining discipline of its own Soldiers serving in Afghanistan who kill Afghan Civilians for fun and cut off fingers as mementos, or run into villages and kill young and old Afghans. Today America takes the lead as the country which has committed the most number of war crimes and violation of human rights, given its claim to be a civilized democracy.
It is from the shadow of this shameless gruesome violation of human rights and murders USA has come out to move a resolution against Sri Lanka. It is a strange type of a resolution as resolutions go. It is against Sri Lanka but does not accuse Sri Lanka. It is just to bully Sri Lanka, with ulterior motives, a resolution that USA can very well do without.
But yet there is more to it than meets the eye. It depends greatly on America’s belief that they can with their power and wealth (which is on the descent) fool the whole world and bring it under their control. We thought that the 44th President of America would be different from those who went before him. But unfortunately President Barack Obama’s State Department seems to be the worst. It is time that the President Barack Obama wakes up before he is lead further by his nose to make him “fall like humpty dumpty from his wall”.
It appears from reports that ,China, Russia, Algeria, Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand stood against the resolution of USA, but India, African countries and Latin American nations remained silent.
India is unfortunately like a tail wagging the dog. India is wagged by Tamil Nadu. It is unnatural, and unbelievable that India, a fast developing Nation claiming leadership of Asia allows it to be “ wagged by its Tamil Nadu tail.” The Tamil Nadu politicians Jayalalitha, Karunanidhi , Vaiko and the rest of them have peanuts inside their heads in place of grey matter.
They have not reached political maturity. Jayalalitha won the election promising people refrigerators, grinders, and lap tops to school .children. How can we expect such politicians to have any understanding of international political involvements and preservation of Sovereignty of a State ?
27 States and 7 Union Territories of India helps it to go forward , but it ii only the State of Tamil Nadu that keeps pulling India backwards. Hence India cannot take a decision being pushed forward by some States, and backwards by Tamil Nadu.
But African Member States cannot hesitate at the Geneva UNHR Council when it comes to vote against the American Resolution against Sri Lanka, because their plight will not be different from that of Sri Lanka if they seriously begin to develop their countries. America will not help developing countries, we the under developed countries had been following the West ever since we became independent, but what have the West given us. It was the establishment of the Soviet Union that saw the beginning of the developing countries becoming Independent from colonial rule.
Today America and the West have not the monopoly of the leadership over the decolonised Independent Nations of the World . China and Russia have replaced the old older, and they have become more generous to developing countries.
It is time the developing Nations seek new partners for their development. The West became rich exploiting the natural wealth of the developing countries, but have they done any thing in return to develop those countries ?
Even today America and the West use the developing countries to the furtherance of their own political strength and to use the strategic position of some of the countries for the maintenance of the leadership in the world by doing all they can to ward off the influence of China and Russia among the developing Nations.
Hence in Geneva there is no necessity for the African Countries to hesitate going against the aggressive self centred policies adopted by America, and show their refusal to be the lackeys of USA and the West by voting against the resolution America has moved against Sri Lanka.
What is the danger of the Resolution America has presented against Sri Lanka ?
On the face of it, it looks harmless interference in an internal matter of Sri Lanka, but that harmless simplicity is the trap that America is laying to Sri Lanka which would be later followed with other developing countries.
It is a means to move into a Sovereign States and interfere into its internal affairs from within, and facilitate regime changes, thus making any Sovereign State dependent on them allowing its territories to be used for their benefit. It is another form of colonialism we should be careful to avoid.
The US Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe speaking to the press on 22 February,2012, after America presented its resolution against Sri Lanka to the Human Rights Council, said , “ We have taken this step upon careful reflection and after extensive dialogue and bilateral engagement at the highest levels of the U.S. government. “’
What is strange in that Statement of Ambassador Donahoe is that when the people of Sri Lanka were going through untold suffering under a ruthless terrorism for 30 long years, America or its allies did not make any “careful reflections”, “extensive dialogues”, or “ bilateral engagements at the highest levels of the US Government” to stop the terrorists sowing their dastardly terror on the people of Sri Lanka and its people.
When America and its allies were absent during the terrorism, when the terrorists were having a free hand killing , murdering, massacring, exploding claymore bombs and suicide bombs killing and maiming old and the young , Sri Lanka having had enough of the terrorists
turned to a military solution and still unaided by the now most concerned America, waged a military operation against the terrorists and eliminated terrorism in May,2009.
Still without the now “ concerned and very much present humanitarian America” , the President of Sri Lanka appointed the LLRC a commission to investigate how the war had been conducted and what had been its effect on the people, and find means to reconcile the different Communities in Sri Lanka affected by the terrorism and the military operations against the terrorists. The LLRC presented its report very recently and the Government set about implementing the recommendations of the Commission without waiting to be coaxed by America.
Now the America has barged in taking a strange sympathy to the people of Sri Lanka, taking over the report of the LLRC, and asking the Government of Sri Lanka to implement the recommendations. This is the most uncalled for interference into the internal affairs of a Sovereign State.
What a foolish thing to do as the Government of Sri Lanka which appointed the LLRC needs not be coaxed now by America to implement the recommendations made by its own Commission.
This is where the 47 Member States of the Human Rights Council should open their eyes wide and understand for themselves the most intolerable attitude of USA to come out
with a resolution against Sri Lanka asking for the implementation of the recommendations of the LLRC appointed by the President of Sri Lanka.
In order to understand why America has moved this absurd Resolution, we should give careful attention to what the American Ambassador Donahoe says, “ In this regard, we reiterate our long-expressed willingness to work in partnership with the government of Sri Lanka on this resolution, and on the broader issues of reconciliation and accountability.”
America’s intension is revealed in that statement . This is in other words a means for America to interfere into Sri Lanka, with its “ willingness in partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka”.
America wants to set up a special “mechanism” in Sri Lanka to control the implementation of the recommendation of LLRC. That would enable them to control the Chinese activities in Sri Lanka.
The American Embassy in Sri Lanka has already American Soldiers, in a controlling “ . In the “mechanism proposed by America” in its resolution against Sri Lanka will certainly have CIA agents and Soldiers. That way America will be controlling all activities of Sri Lanka from within and stop its reconciliation process, unity and development of the Country. It will have the necessary control over Chinese and Russian influence in the area, and in the Indian Ocean.
The danger in it is that, this would be made a precedence to have similar Western Controlling mechanisms within developing countries so that they will be able to interfere militarily inside a developing country without the necessary sanction of the UNSecurity Council.
This resolution is not intended to condemn; indeed, it acknowledges the contributions of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), which has made many constructive recommendations to the Sri Lankan government. However, many international and domestic observers share our conclusion that the government has not yet promulgated a credible action plan for implementation of those recommendations, nor has it taken the additional needed steps since the war to foster national reconciliation.
The American Ambassador Ms.Donahoe tries to make the Resolution against Sri Lanka looks like an “simple affair” by saying , “…Our intention is clear: we want the countries of the world to join in encouraging the government of Sri Lanka to take the steps needed to ensure meaningful and lasting national reconciliation after a long conflict, to reach out sincerely to the Tamil population and bring them back in to the national life of Sri Lanka, and to ensure accountability for actions taken during the war….”
The Tamil people living in Sri Lanka are quite happy with the government, and the Tamils in Sri Lanka are the brothers, sister and children of one Nation of Sri Lankans. America and other Western countries need not interfere to help Sri Lanka in furthering its unity, peace and security.
It is a few disgruntled Tamil politicians seeking political power, and the Tamil Expatriates who have at their disposal the collected blood money of the Sri Lanka terrorists , but who know nothing of the ground reality in Sri Lanka where the ethnic difference is fast disappearing, that is seeking to project in the West the communal difference in Sri Lanka and give false information that the Tamils are being discriminated against by the Sinhala Majority. The fact that there is no such discrimination will be seen only by an unprejudiced objective witness of the present situation in Sri Lanka.
The US Ambassador Danahoe states, « Time is slipping by for the people of Sri Lanka. Together with the international community we want to work with Sri Lanka in order to bring lasting peace to the island. We firmly believe that action now in this Council reflects the international community’s ongoing interest in and support for action on the ground in Sri Lanka. Numerous international and domestic observers have echoed our concern that the government of Sri Lanka must now establish domestic processes that will sow the seeds of lasting peace on the ground. With this resolution, the countries of the world can extend their hand of cooperation to help all the people of Sri Lanka achieve that goal. »
Sri Lanka does not want any one to interfere in to the on going reconciliation efforts of the government, least of all that of USA and the West. Sri Lanka has no problem accommodating the Tamils as they are a part and parcel of Sri Lanka.
The President of Sri Lanka Mr.Mahinda Rajapakse said immediately after the elimination of the terrorists, that there is no majority and minorities in Sri Lanka, but there are only those who love Sri Lanka and those who do not.
The Member States of the UNHuman Rights Council attending the 19th session will understand that America is joining hands with the Tamil politicians seeking their personal political benefits and the expatriate Tamils who know nothing about what is really going on in Sri Lanka, to accentuate a Tamil ethnic problem.
America’s ulterior motive is to set up “office” within Sri Lanka to deepen the ethnic difference and break the territorial unity of the country, by helping antigovernment forces. America and its allies will thus overcome the necessity for UNSecurity Council sanction and avoid the veto of China and Russia in giving military support to any “rebel group” inside Sri Lanka along with their all powerful NATO forces if necessary.
The Government of Sri Lanka is a government of the people of Sri Lanka and not a government for the Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim and other people. The government of Sri Lanka had never nor will ever distinguish its people by race, colour or religion.
We therefore request the Member States of the UN Human Rights Council to oppose the American resolution against Sri Lanka in one voice.