Friday, 11 September 2009

State Terrorism and Absolute Animalism

SL2BArmyThe Sri Lankan government’s extra-judicial execution of Tamils has been brought to light by London-based Channel-4 news. It gives clear evidence of how state terrorism has been conducted against surrendered and innocent people.
In the early months of this year, after heavy shelling and artillery attacks in civilian-populated areas in the Wanni, thousands of people had surrendered themselves to the Sri Lanka army in the absence of any alternative to being bombed to death in their homes.
Many of these people had been butchered like cattle, with women raped in army bunkers and then killed. At the time these atrocities began to take place the LTTE raised the alarm to both civilians and the international community. Civilians were warned about the possibility of being extra-judicially slaughtered by the soldiers of the Sri Lankan army and the message was conveyed to the international community through the LTTE media network. The international community turned a (deliberate) blind eye to these incidents, and instead demanded evidence for these supposed massacres, even when it was well aware the Sri Lankan government wasn’t allowing any independent journalists into the war zone.

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