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Who killed Cock Robin?

[Lakbima News, Sunday, 4 March 2012 08:23 No Comment]

(Dr Vickramabahu Karunaratne) Helping in a war and enslaving a nation 

On 9 June 2011, it was reported in Lankan papers that US Pacific Commander Admiral Robert F. Willard has assured Lankan Navy Chief Vice Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake of continued US support in the post-war era. This was when Vice Admiral Dissanayake called on Admiral Willard in Singapore. Admiral Willard served as commander of the US Pacific Fleet from May 8, 2007 to Sept. 25, 2009 before taking on his current position. It was further reported that the government of Sri Lanka has always appreciated the support given by the US during its successful war against the LTTE.

Who killed Cock Robin? Admiral Willard and LRRPs

On that occasion Admiral Willard had inquired about post-war development, with regard to the SLN, particularly SLNS Samudura, formerly USCGS ‘Courageous’ , one of the vessels involved in the destruction of LTTE ships . On the other hand, Wikipedia,  explaining Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols, or LRRPs (pronounced “lurp”) tells us “ Other units known as LRRPs can be found in international militaries, such as the LRRP unit trained and used by the military ontelligence in Sri Lanka. Unconfirmed reports suggest training was provided by outside entities, such as the Green Berets, Navy SEALs, British SAS and the Israeli military. LRRPs have been very successful in covert operations against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorists in the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka.

General Sarath Fonseka

“The former Sri Lanka Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka had recently acknowledged that LRRP units were used to beat the LTTE at their own game. It was later revealed that the LTTE, who were masters at jungle warfare, refused to engage in combat and withdrew from their positions instead of holding ground because of these elite soldiers. They, along with other special forces units and commandos (Sri Lanka Army Commando Regiment) played a vital role in eliminating the LTTE, including Velupillai Prabhakaran, the founder and leader of the Tamil Tigers. Sri Lanka’s LRRPs caused to a large extent the internal breakdown and eventual destruction of the LTTE as it helped create rifts between the terrorists. It is one of the core units of the Directorate of Military Intelligence (Sri Lanka). The Federal Bureau of Investigation has classified the LTTE as being among the most dangerous terrorist outfits in the world.”

Wimal and Champika

I hope this little bit of information is good enough to prove that the so called war of liberation of Wimal and Champika was supported and armed not only by India but also by the western powers. These global masters considered the LTTE to be a danger to their system. Of course the LTTE was not a socialist party. But this era is one where the US and other powers are totally committed to suppressing those who take up arms against their friends in any part of the world. Sinhala chauvinist are either idiots or total frauds, or both, to keep on harping the slogan of “US backing to the Tamil insurgency”. On the contrary, the global powers gave unconditional support to suppress the Tamil rebellion. Of course they expected economic commitments in return and we are now tied down to their whims and fancies. For them the war became an opening for enslavement of us all, Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim, etc. 

They pushed us into this war. Wimal, Champika and others helped these rapacious forces to push us into destruction of our country. Now they have accepted the LLRC produced by the government and say they would give all their support to implement it. What does the LLRC contain? What are the recommendations? Investigation into war crimes, disappearances, secret armed groups, etc; establishing civil democratic rule; devolution and self rule as a solution to the Tamil national problem; that is the essence.

Obviously this is unpalatable to the chauvinists. This is a complete sell-out from their side. “We sacrificed our soldiers, our wealth and our precious time for the war. Now we have to give back all what Tamils have demanded,” they scream in agony. I can only say ‘not only that, but the war destroyed the Tamil civilization in the Vanni area with over one hundred and fifty thousand Tamils killed. All this is sheer madness. We could have settled with internal self determination or self rule to the Tamils. That is what even the late Prabha wanted as a settlement.

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