CNN IBN Live has a pathetic Story about Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka’s comment about Tamil Nadu Political leaders (Link to the IBN Live Story).
IBN Live did not comment anything about the General’s statement that the Tamil Nadu Politican’s are jokers. But it is worried about handing over the pink slip to the editor of state run Sunday Observer. Handing the Pink Slip to an Newspaper editor itself is a pathetic act by Sri Lanka. If it has to give pink slip for this incident, it has to give it to the Army General. Army General’s don’t make political statements in a Democratic Government. But Sri Lanka has made a poor state-run “yes man” editor as a Scapegoat.
IBN Live did not have any comments about Fonseka’s inappropriate comment, but it is worried about a friendly country called “Sri Lanka”
CNN IBN is coming up with this story line after its Southern Pro-Sri Lankan Friends such as “Hindu” N.Ram and Thuglak Cho.Ramaswamy failed miserably in Tamil Nadu in their efforts to link Eelam Tamil problem with Mumbai Terrorist attacks
CNN IBN has to understand that “Sri Lanka” may be a friendly country to India, but not to the People of Tamil Nadu. The majority section of the people in Tamil Nadu as evident in the recent survey by Anandha Vikatan, Indian Express and Kumudam have accepted LTTE as Freedom Fighters. Sri Lanka is widely held responsible for the Genocide of Tamil people in Tamil Eelam and Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka is already in “Genocide Red Alert” watch list. New York-based Genocide Prevention Project in a report has included Sri Lanka as one of the eight “red alert” countries where genocide and other mass atrocities are underway or risk breaking out. And the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) is the perperator of this heinous crime againt innocent Tamil people.
So, calling LTTE as terrorists and asking India to Support a “so called friendly” country Sri Lanka is in itself a double standard by CNN IBN. If we have to oppose Terrorism, we need to Oppose the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) and its state terrorism.
There is a difference between Terrorists and Freedom Fighters. The Islamic Fundamentalists who attacked Mumbai are terrorists. But LTTE is fighting for creating a Separate state for the Tamil People of Tamil Eelam. Tamil people are brutalised by the Sri Lankan Government Armed Forces. No other country bombs their own people using Fighter Planes, Multi Barrel Rocket Launchers and artilleries. Only Sri Lanka does that. LTTE is up against the Sri Lankan State Terrorism.
Even USA’s next Secretary of State Hillary has said in an interview about the difference between Islamic Terrorism and Freedom Movement
Well, I believe that terrorism is a tool that has been utilized throughout history to achieve certain objectives. Some have been ideological, others territorial. There are personality- driven terroristic objectives. The bottom line is, you can’t lump all terrorists together. And I think we’ve got to do a much better job of clarifying what are the motivations, the raisons d’être of terrorists. I mean, what the Tamil Tigers are fighting for in Sri Lanka, or the Basque separatists in Spain, or the insurgents in al-Anbar province may only be connected by tactics. They may not share all that much in terms of what is the philosophical or ideological underpinning. And I think one of our mistakes has been painting with such a broad brush, which has not been particularly helpful in understanding what it is we were up against when it comes to those who pursue terrorism for whichever ends they’re seeking
So, there is a clear distinction when it comes to terrorism in India by Islamic Fundamentalists and Freedom Movements like LTTE in Sri Lanka.
One of the major problem with the states like India and Sri Lanka is to classify all the Armed Non-state actors as Terrorists to malign their movement. But history has showed that Armed movement is a genuine form of Freedom struggle. Even in Indian Freedom Struggle Nethaji Subash Chandra Bose, Bhaghat Singh and many others chose an Armed way for Freedom Struggle while Gandhi took a Non-Violent Approach
That being said, i am not saying that LTTE did not carry out cany terrorist activities. What i am saying is, we have to look at the motive of the organization. LTTE’s motive is to create a separate Tamil Eelam for the Tamil people. Whereas the Islamic Fundamentalists don’t have such motives. Their main interest is to destabilise the western powers, which is being characterized as the war between civilizations (Jihad).
So, there is a fundamental difference between groups such as LTTE and Islamic Fundamentalist groups