Never in the battle against the deadly scourge of terrorism have so many owed so much to so few (thank you, Churchill).
Today, thanks to the brave and valiant soldiers of the Sri Lankan Army, LTTE, one of the most cruel terrorist organization the world has ever seen, is facing annihilation.
Although the LTTE’s certain defeat has been late in coming, it still comes as welcome tidings.
India has seen at close quarters the folly ofÂ providing succor to these LTTE monsters.
On a dark night some 18 years ago (May 21,Â 1991), the LTTE terrorists aided by their quislings in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu killed Indian leader Rajiv Gandhi at an election campaign meeting in Sriperumbudur, 30 miles from Chennai.
Emboldened by contributions from the Tamil diaspora (in Tamil Nadu, Europe and Canada) and drunk on the crime of Rajiv’s assassination, the LTTE followed one vicious and murderous attack upon another until the determination of the current Sri Lankan government and the island nation’s army took holdÂ – to come what may end this evil mob and excise the cancer that was eating away at the country.
Today, as the doughty Sri Lankan Army closes in upon the LTTE terrorists some 50,000 to 100,000 civilians are being held hostage by theÂ LTTE in a small patch of territory of less than 50 sq km in a futile bid to slow the advance of their nemesis. The world will be a better place only when the LTTE terrorists are confined to 6×10 cells.
As we commend the Sri Lankan armed forces, let us not forget to doff our cap to India’s leaders in Delhi for not rushing into Sri Lanka or coercing our neighbors into a hasty ceasefire at the behest of a bunch of clowns from South India.
Let the LTTE elements and their myrmidons in Tamil Nadu, UK, Australia and Canada squeal as much as they want but let there be no wavering in this fight to the finish.
Let us not mislead by calls of genocide into declaring a ceasefire.
Let us not cease fire until the last LTTE terrorist is brought to justice and confined to small pens.
Folks, join us in saluting the brave soldiers of the Sri Lankan Army as they vanquish the LTTE cowards cowering amongst the civilians today.
Years hence, when the definitive history of the fight against terrorism is written our successors will say that this was the Sri Lankan Army’s finest hour.