By JAYANTHA GUNASEKERA-
It appears that the EU Parliament has now become wiser and realized what frauds the LTTE Diaspora are. Quoting the CDN, “the European parliament on 13th May 2011 defeated an attempt to seek the immediate establishment of an international justice mechanism on Sri Lanka during an urgent debate called by the Socialist Green Parties at the Strasbourg Plenary Sessions, to draw attention to the so called UN Panel report, on accountability issues in Sri LankaHowever, the remarks made about the Sri Lankan judiciary was baseless and unwarranted.
Geoffrey Van Orden heading a group in the EU Parliament said, “we regret that we are having this debate today. I suspect that it has been prompted by extremist elements in the Tamil diaspora – the same people who have helped to sustain the LTTE terrorist campaign over many years, through political activities and funding, often from the proceeds of crime. Instead of trying to bring together the peoples of Sri Lanka, there are those that seek to continue a campaign of hatred and division. They see this Darusman report as a weapon in this campaign and just want to put the SL government in the dock. This approach is malicious and counter productive.”
He further said, “let us do all we can to support the govt of SL, instead of attacking them.” He urged the EU parliament to remain vigilant concerning those that seek to re-ignite the embers of LTTE terrorism. “I call on the EU and European govts to be more active in dealing with extremists in our midst,” he added. This position was confirmed by the German MEP, Thomas Mann.
Representing the European Conservatives and Reformists the MEP for UK, Dr Charles Tannoch said, “the report is a far cry from the reality and was heavy on criticism but light in substance.” This appears to be a direct hit on the intellectual capacity of the mediocre former Attorney General Marzuki Darusman, and also a hit on the other 2 panelists, Yasmin Sooka of South Africa and Steven Ratner of the USA.
Dr Charles Tannoch further said, “Sri Lanka has finally achieved peace by defeating a ruthless terrorist organization as the LTTE, which had rejected all peace bids made by the govt. The word genocide is being mentioned by some, even without knowledge of its meaning.” He questioned the Socialists and Greens, asking, “how anyone could accuse the Sri Lanka Army for genocide, of crimes against humanity, when the same army rescued more than 300,000 Tamil civilians from the LTTE, and have now helped re-settle most of them.”
However, some of those within the European parliament – influenced by the LTTE diaspora, have still not given up maligning Sri Lanka. This is a damning indictment on the intellectual capacity and integrity of not only Ban ki Moon, but also his so-called expert panel, Darusman, Sooka and Ratner. They are no experts than the man in the moon. They have been picked up by Ban from the dustbin, as it were.
Sri Lanka is being condemned by the western powers and their corrupt stooges in the UN, regarding human rights violations.
A mock panel was appointed by Ban Ki-moon WITHOUT the SANCTION of (a) the General Assembly, (b) the Security Council or, (c) the Human Rights Council. This was a unilateral decision of Ban, in consequence of being PRESSURISED by some WESTERN POWERS who were attracted by the FILTHY LUCRE offered BY THE LTTE DIASPORA. For such people, human rights is only a façade.
They blindly go on the basis that “friendship with the West can be revoltingly rewarding while enmity could be revealingly reviling.”
Excesses are an accepted reality in war, but on the contrary, the humanitarian exercise by the Sri Lanka Forces to save 300,000 Tamil civilians from the grip of the LTTE (from the jaws of death), itself proves their bona fides. They were a highly principal force, with no intention (mens rea), to inflict harm on unarmed civilians.
As regards violation of Human Rights by the US targeting and killing thousands of unarmed civilians by unmanned aerial vehicles – drones, in Pakistan and Afghanistan, this is what a Judge of the US Federal Court said in his judgment “there is a painful conflict between human rights and national security. Fundamental human rights have to be sacrificed at the altar of national security”.
This is now settled law in the US and is often cited regarding the killing of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan and the killing of Libyan leader Gadaffi’s son and grand children.
Hillary Clinton must apply the same principle enunciated by the US Federal Court as regards the Sri Lankan conflict which took place 2 years ago and was a forgotten chapter till some Western countries prodded their stooge Ban Ki -moon to appoint a panel of so called experts. By the actions of a few leading politicians in the US, UK, France and EU, these leaders are inviting hatred towards their countries. Already the Arabs detest them. Pakistan hates them. South American countries and some African countries spurn them. The Non Aligned Group do not condone their interference in the internal affairs of their members. In short, more than half the world are critical of their attitude, because they themselves violate Human Rights with impunity. North Korea has threatened the US with Nuclear Holocaust, while Ahmadinejad of Iran is no admirer of the US either. Such is the hatred towards the West.
It is sickening to think of the “holier than thou” attitude of the western countries who are attempting to probe Human Rights violations of Sri Lanka while they violate Human Rights with a vengeance. This mock panel of experts have been very pliable and have yielded to the influence of the Tamil Diaspora. They have by their shallow report proved that they are a set of insignificant people who have been picked up from no where by the already partial Ban Ki-moon. They have proved that they are not worthy of their standing in any bar of any country. Their report is based on hear say, unsubstantiated video clips and are not based on any rational law followed in any civilized democratic country; not English Law, not Roman Dutch Law, not American Law. In short, they have followed the law of the jungle.
Navaneethan Pillai, the Tamil UN Human Rights Chief influenced by the Tamil Diaspora has obviously been an enormous influence in securing this laughable report. Her outlook is entirely communal.
If our forces wanted to kill the Tamils, all they had to do without wasting their bullets was to watch Prabhakaran and his men massacring the Tamils when they were running away from the clutches of the LTTE to the Government side. These Tamils were herded like cattle with no food or medicine and forcibly moved from place to place, using them as human shields.
Ban and his mock panel have not had a word of praise for the Forces saving the lives of these 300,000 Tamils when the SL Forces put their own lived in harms way to save these Tamils. This was perhaps the only massive humanitarian exercise in the whole world, which cost the lives of hundreds of SL Forces.
After the deaths of Prabhakaran and his cohorts, the SL government fed the refugees, clothed them, medicated them, sheltered them and built hygienic toilets to prevent an outbreak of cholera. Every conceivable precaution was taken for their wellbeing, while the Tamil Diaspora contributed nothing to look after their own displaced people for whom they now shed crocodile tears.
They are a set of mean dirty low down people, who directly and indirectly contributed to the deaths of their own brethren.
At the most recent 17th UN Human Rights Council Session held in New York, Cuba, Pakistan and China amongst other countries vehemently apposed any intervention in Sri Lanka. The Western countries, US, UK, France and the EU had a major set back. These Western countries are clearly influenced by the Tamil Diaspora and their filthy lucre and not Human Rights. Human Rights is only a façade to justify their conduct.