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Killings & Concentration Camps: [...] Tragedy Underway in Sri Lanka & No One is Saying a Word

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posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 02:54 AM
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Killings & Concentration Camps: A Colossal Humanitarian Tragedy is Underway in Sri Lanka & No One is Saying a Word


www.alternet.org

What is happening right now in Sri Lanka, and what is being so effectively hidden from public scrutiny, is a brazen, openly racist war. - The horror that is unfolding in Sri Lanka becomes possible because of the silence that surrounds it. There is almost no reporting in the mainstream Indian media -- or indeed in the international press -- about what is happening there. Why this should be so is a matter of serious concern.

From the little information that is filtering through, it looks as though the Sri Lankan government is using the propaganda of "the war on terror" as a fig leaf to dismantle any semblance of democracy in the country, and commit unspeakable crimes against the Tamil people. Working on the principle that every Tamil is a terrorist unless he or she can prove otherwise, civilian areas, hospitals and shelters are being bombed and turned into a war zone. Reliable estimates put the number of civilians trapped at over 200,000. The Sri Lankan army is advancing, armed with tanks and aircraft.
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[edit on 4-4-2009 by News And History]




posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 02:54 AM
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At this time, there are valid reports about several "welfare villages", which have been established to house displaced Tamils in the districts of Vavuniya & Mannar. According to a reporter, who works for the Daily Telegraph, these villages "will be compulsory holding centres for all civilians fleeing the fighting", which is commonly accepted as a euphemism for concentration camps. Former foreign-minister, Mangala Samaraveera, told the Daily Telegraph: "A few months ago the government started registering all Tamils in Colombo on the grounds that they could be a security threat, but this could be exploited for other purposes, like the Nazis in the 1930s. They're basically going to label the whole civilian Tamil population as potential terrorists."

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posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 02:56 AM
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It is disgusting and makes me sick to my stomach. I cannot believe we had our world leaders at the G20 playing grab-ass while this is going on. Disgusting.



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 03:02 AM
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Worry not, this is soon coming to a neighborhood close to you.

With the dismantling of the U.S. Republic, alongside other countries, and with our rights and freedom being labaled as not as important as any crisis made up by TPTB, and which Hillary Clinton, and Emmanuel Rham among others in the current administration have stated, soon we might see ourselves in a similar situation...

All a man has to do is nothing in the face of evil for it to triumph.

[edit on 4-4-2009 by ElectricUniverse]



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 03:09 AM
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But there's no oil there so what does it matter?

(please note extreme sarcasm)



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 05:13 AM
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Actually this isn't anything new you know.

It's always been Sri Lankan policy to not put too much emphasis on differentiating between Tamil Tiger and Tamil civilian.

Look at the Chencholai air strike or the Kebithigollewa massacre, outright murder of innocent civilians by the Sri Lankan government, who then try and pawn off the blame onto the LTTE by claiming these Tamil civilians were hiding weapons, harbouring terrorists, etc.

Then again, just to be fair, you can't excuse the Tamil Tigers of any wrongdoing on their part, because they surely have a lot of blood on their hands too: List of Tamil Tiger atrocities

Neither side is innocent in this prolonged struggle. Much like the Israel-Palestinian conflict, this situation parallels a history of tit-for-tat massacres and indiscriminate killings by both sides.

[edit on 4/4/09 by The Godfather of Conspira]



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 05:42 AM
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I've seen how policed the country is on No Reservations. It's not a nice situation at all ...



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 06:03 AM
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so is Tamil a different country to sri lanka or is it a tribe that dose not want to be apart of the country?



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 07:31 AM
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so is Tamil a different country to sri lanka or is it a tribe that dose not want to be apart of the country?


No and no.

The Tamil people are a distinct ethnic group living in India and North-Eastern Sri Lanka that speak a distinct language and have a distinct culture from the Sinhalese people, the majority on the island of Sri Lanka.

The Tamil did migrate to Sri Lanka from India, but around the year 2BC, so they've been apart of Sri Lanka since antiquity.

Tamils are predominantly Hindu while Sinhalese are Buddhist.

After Sri Lanka gained independence from Britain in 1948, certain political Tamil elements like the LTTE have claimed that the Tamils have the right to form an independent state, separate from the Sinhalese majority, in the Northern part of Sri Lanka, and there's varying levels of support for this idea from the Tamil people, depending on the region.

Obviously it's a hot contested issue by both sides, and arguments can be made for and against both sides claims to the island of Sri Lanka just like they can in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

[edit on 4/4/09 by The Godfather of Conspira]



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