“Killings at end stage of Lanka civil war unprecedented"

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  1. kayal

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    re: “Killings at end stage of Lanka civil war unprecedented"

    Today the scale of the tragedy in 2009 in that tiny corner of Sri Lanka is not known. The Sri Lankan government excluded international aid workers and independent journalists from the war zone, making reliable information hard to come by. Nearly four years on there is no agreed death toll, even to the nearest ten thousand lives. That's why an international investigation is required to establish the truth about what may be one of the least reported but worst atrocities of recent decades - both in terms of the speed and the scale of the killing.

    Frances Harrison: One Hundred Thousand Tamils Missing After Sri Lanka War
     
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    Many of the killings towards the end of the Lankan Civil war have been very well documented, and without a doubt, in vast majority of the cases, the Sri Lankan forces were guilty of excesses, although I disagree that this is unprecedented.
     
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    Tell me one instance after world war 2
     
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    World War II is the precedent, and then there are Khmer Rouge, Vietnam War, Bangladesh Liberation War, etc..
     
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    The problem is all those people who ALLEGE war crimes have NOT been able to produce any evidence of a war crime. This journalist was not in SL during 2009. So how can anybody believe her words. Also her witnesses are former LTTE cadres who fled to west. That says something.
     
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    what are the evidence for this? there is a lot of difference between evidence and propaganda. The best thing in LTTE and its supporters are propaganda.
     
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    Seems Kayal does not know history.
     
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    Hmm humans have been killing each other for ages on all kinds of pretexts. Nothing seems unprecedented. World War 2, Holocaust, Cambodia, Nam, Bangladesh, Iraq where Saddam gassed his own people just to make a few.
     
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    evidence for those who claim SL did war crimes? I wonder whether these ppl knw what constitute a war crime
     
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    Rumours are that 40k people died is this documented well perhaps in few decades we can get the whole truth.
     
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    Military force against innocent civilians,women and Children and genocides are war crimes
    according to the Geneva convention.
     
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    there is NO evidence for such a figure. I will tell u how it came to be. The UN spokesperson named Gorden Weiss said that between 4000-40000 people died in the final days. He said he believe so, and he didnt have any evidence to back it up with. This was taken by LTTE media and many other western media who want to pose as liberals. Out of what Gorden Weiss said LTTE media popped up the 40000 figure and spread it. Even media like it as it is newsworthy. LTTE propaganda units have built relationships with news networks, HR orgs and political parties in west. So they have been able to succeed in it so far.
    However onething fails them. That is whenever the claim is subject to discussion and asked for evidence they have failed in all these years. Because there is no evidence for it.

    Later on this Gorden Weiss fellow himself rejected 40000 figure saying it should be close to 10000. He had reasons to spin such stories. He wrote a book on SL war's final days like many journalists nowadays do as it would help u to earn some quick bucks. He even alter his speech based on the audience. When he was in SL he was very moderate. But when infront of western and LTTE audience, he changes. Only businessmen change change on the market. Journalists dont.

    That was the beginning of 40000 story. This was picked up by all the LTTE elements in every country. There is a saying when a lie is repeated 1000 times it becomes true. That is the same story here.
     
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    Yes but where is evidence for military force against civilians (women and children include here)?
    where is evidence for genocide?
     
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    There is a video documentary, and I will find it and post it later on.

    Edit: Never mind, LF already posted it. Thanks LF.
     
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    Yugoslavia break up.
     
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    Biggest massacre in Yugos was the murder of a few hundred Bosnians in Sebernia (spelling may be wrong).


    In Lanka, over 40000 massacred in matter of weeks. This concentration of killings did not happen anywhere after World War 2.
     
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    I want to make it clear thousands were murdered in Yugos over a few years over a wide spread of land. In Sri Lanka it was massacre of unprecedented determination by Sinhalese.
     
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    What was the total number of dead in the former Yugoslav wars? 3 million died in Bangladesh Liberation War, not counting Indian and Pakistani casualties. Just compare the numbers.

    Death is always painful, but we need to move on. Some like to keep the wounds open and festering, which, IMHO, is not a good idea.
     

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