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Terrorists and Freedom Fighters

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 Continue reading

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Indian unity at stake if Tamil issue is not resolved

I read an interview by CPI leader D.Pandian on the Eelam Tamil’s issue and India’s neglect of the genuine grievances of the Tamil Nadu People. Some of the Lines from this interview (Courtesy : Sundayleader.lk) Q. But, there has been at least some positive response to the claims made by Mr. Karunanidhi.  A. The mindset … Continue reading