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Old 05-18-2009, 04:11 AM   #16
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LTTE chief Prabhakaran killed - Reuters

Just saw on TV here in Chennai.
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:14 AM   #17
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Yeah, they've called for a "truce". Like they always do after getting their asses kicked.
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:16 PM   #18
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The news of Prabhakaran’s death was met with celebrations—and anti-British demonstrations—on the streets of Colombo, the capital.

There was a violent protest outside the British High Commission, where an effigy of David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, was burnt and thrown into the compound by a mob of about a thousand protesters. Rotten eggs, vegetables and stones were thrown and the building was daubed with graffiti labelling it “LTTE headquarters”—a reference to the Tigers’ formal name, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Placards read “Hands off Sri Lanka, we are not your colony” and called Mr Miliband, who called for a ceasefire recently, a “White Tiger”. One anti-British protester told The Times: “The UK has pretended to be our friend, but it helps the terrorists by asking for the UN to take action against Sri Lanka. We now know our real friends are Russia and China—and they are members of the Security Council, so we don’t need the help of the hypocrites in the West.”
The precariousness of this moment for Sri Lankan social unity aside, you have to wonder what kinds of precedents for other 'countries battling terrorism' this total-war,-down-to-the-last-man strategy might prove to have set.
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Old 05-23-2009, 07:21 PM   #19
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Its racism
No one cares about Sri Lanka
and no one cares about Zimbabwe
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:16 AM   #20
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Its racism
No one cares about Sri Lanka
and no one cares about Zimbabwe

So no one cared about Yugoslavia because they were white? It's more of a "not my problem" attitude than racism.
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