Bernard Dineen: We should back Sri Lankan fight with terror
We should back Sri Lankan fight with terror
25 May 2009 By Bernard Dineen THE Palace of Westminster has been under virtual siege for weeks from mobs of Tamils in Parliament Square. They have tried to break through police cordons in protests about the assault on the Tamil Tiger separatists by the Sri Lankan army.
This is just the latest example of foreign conflicts being inflicted on us in Britain. Most of the 250,000 Tamils who have entered Britain have no right to be here. If they were genuinely fleeing persecution, they could cross the straits into southern India, when they would be in Tail Nadu, their Tamil-speaking homeland. But the Indian Government is not stupid and has no intention of encouraging them. Once again, Britain is the soft touch. In many ways, we have only ourselves to blame by portraying the Tamil Tigers as gallant freedom-fighters instead of the terrorist thugs they really are.
It is really encouraging to see some newspapers in the UK, (most probably the ones who are not payrolled by the LTTE) coming out with the true situation. Bernard Dineen has taken the bull by its horns and tells the LTTE supporters where to get off and with them members of the British Parliament, starting with the upstart Foreign Minister, Miliband.
The workings of the BBC on this issue is a different story which has to be tackled separately. Besides the Tamil channel, the two of the leading Sinhalese announcers behave as if they have received terrorist training and are on the LTTE payroll themselves. For, there is no smoke without a fire.
The BBC has persistently encouraged this picture by its sympathetic portraying of the terrorists. Pictures of Tamil refugees in Sri Lanka are heartbreaking, but the blame for their misery lies squarely with the Tiger leadership, notably the ruthless dictator, Velupillai Prabhakaran. He has established a death cult, training suicide bombers, and child soldiers. One suicide bomber killed 90 and injured 1,500. The Tigers murdered the Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, in 1991 and blew up the Sri Lankan president. At times, they were more than a match for the Sri Lankan army, but the government held firm and has now defeated the terrorists, killing their leader. The Indian Government has imposed a naval blockade on the Tigers.
Whenever they were in retreat, there were anguished calls for a ceasefire from people like David Milliband. Instead, we should support the Sri Lankan government in its attempt to build a united country and defeat terrorism.
Well said, Bernard Dineen. I hope you don't own a restaurant and that the LTTE terrorist loyalists don't know where your home is.
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Colombo, Western, Sri Lanka