Even as the desperate terrorist outfit LTTE intensifies recruitment of children to expand its depleted cadres of foot-soldiers, Tamils around the world have lost their voices.
No protests. Not a pipsqueak from the clowns in Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka, UK or Canada.Only a deafening silence fills the air.
Why is there such silence over LTTE’s child soldiers?
Simple answer, folks. Because there is already an Eelam (Tamil Nation) in the hearts and minds of Tamils everywhere that turns a Nelson’s Eye toward the most heinous atrocities committed by the LTTE but focuses their angst only on the Sinhalas.
That the LTTE terrorists have been recruiting children – and forcibly at that – is hardly anything new. It’s been going on for several years now.
But now with the LTTEÂ suffering crushing defeat after crushing defeat at the hands of the Sri Lankan armed forces lately, the terrorist outfit has expanded its forcible recruitment of children soldiers.
This is what UNICEF’s Representative in Sri Lanka Philippe Duamelle had to say on Tuesday:
We have clear indications that the LTTE has intensified forcible recruitment of civilians and that children as young as 14 years old are now being targeted . These children are facing immediate danger and their lives are at great risk. Their recruitment is intolerable.
UNICEF says it’s documented over 6,000 cases of children recruited by theLTTE from 2003 to the end of 2008.
According to Duamelle:
Child soldiers suffer physical abuse, traumatic events and face death. Instead of hope, fear defines their childhood. Scores of injured children have been evacuated in the past week. Children are victims of this conflict by being killed, injured, recruited, displaced, separated and denied their every day needs due to the fighting.
Where are the voices of protest against this disgusting practice of recruiting children as soldiers? Where is Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi now?
The UNICEF also said Tuesday that it’s extremely alarmed at the high number of children being injured in the fighting in the northern area of Sri Lanka known as the Vanni.
LTTE denies recruiting anyone below the age of 18.
Well, if you belief that drivel than you’ve got to believe that the millions Stalin arrested and executed were all saboteurs, wreckers, spies and murderers.
The excerpt you have given appears in SL army’s website. SL army also has be accused by UN and others with similar charges
Btw, Karunanithi is not really protesting as he is with congress, who wants to see LTTE outfit totally dismantled. People of TN are in a great angry against Karunanithi and the congress, and BJP wants to use this sentiment to score votes and already given open support for SL Tamils and signs of removing ban on LTTE in India was also given by Advani, the LTTE is looking at this as a significant change in Indian foreign policy down the line if BJP comes to power.
1. You write above: The excerpt you have given appears in SL army’s website.
Our source is UNICEF – http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/media_48044.html
2. You write: SL army also has be accused by UN and others with similar charges
The two links you provide do not have the same credibility as UNICEF and seem more like LTTE propaganda.
3. We hope the ban on the LTTE terrorists is never revoked even if BJP comes to power at the center.
LTTE … Tamils are in such a position …..thanks to Sinhala racism …..the right way to look at this would be that SL/ Sinhala army stop this racist …nonsense and allow not only children ….but all Tamils / Sinhala’s to live in peace in Sri Lanka
Let’s first arrest the top leadership of the terrorist outfit LTTE and try them in an Indian court for Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination.
SI : We hope the ban on the LTTE terrorists is never revoked even if BJP comes to power at the center.
yes, definitely, BJP is just using it for votes, just like the hindhutva and Ram Temple comedies. They are driving the monkey parivars so that they can get the campaign done effectively (but actually these monkey Talibans are spoiling BJP’s chances in states like karnataka).
shuaib68 used to write on these subjects, havent seen his comments recently.
Has the recession hit you OR Have you taken a vacation shuaib68?
He’s disappeared since mid-December.
That’d be one looong vacation.
I think SRINIVAS and Strapping Young Lad bullied him outta here. Shuaib, come back, dude.
He was duelling with SRINIVAS, but suddenly Lad jumped in and ambushed him.
When you say “clowns in Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka, UK or Canada” is clearly a racist remark. [Deleted]…that is why you called all the tamil in the world as Clowns.
What do you know what is going on Tamil Nadu? Most Students in Colleges already protested aginst the happening in Sri Lanka, and we people in Tamil Nadu always sent the aid as food and clothes to the suffering people and children. When this country kicks you out the people of tamil nadu welcome you as well! We appreciate your voice for Tamil Children but your stupid comments.
1. You write above: Most Students in Colleges already protested aginst the happening in Sri Lanka
We have not seen any reports of protests in Tamil Nadu against the LTTE terrorists’ use of child soldiers. Please provide us the links.
2. Calling someone a clown is not a racist remark in our lexicon.
3. You write: we people in Tamil Nadu always sent the aid as food and clothes to the suffering people and children
Aid to the suffering people or aid to the LTTE terrorists?
4. You write: When this country kicks you out the people of tamil nadu welcome you as well
We do intend to spend the fading years of our life in Tamil Nadu (in the Thanjavur area) or Varanasi. Most likely, our encounter with Yama will be in the Thanjavur/Tiruchi area.
Have you Donated Your Organs?
Please note, we said Organs, the plural.
For Heaven’s sake, we don’t want you or other readers engaging in self-bobbitizing and then blaming us. 🙁
Amy G. Dala: I think SRINIVAS and Strapping Young Lad bullied him outta here. Shuaib, come back, dude.
He was duelling with SRINIVAS, but suddenly Lad jumped in and ambushed him.
Nothing personal against shuaib68 ….My opinion (strong one – yes) that’s all ….see if We start applying the same yardstick ….we should not be contributing here …considering SI’s Incredible India post ….. me being a Tamil should not do so also because of its anti-Tamil stand ….
Its a point of view that’s all …comeback Shuaib68 …dont respond to my posts …which has anything to do with religion
You write above: see if We start applying the same yardstick ….we should not be contributing here …considering SI’s Incredible India post ….. me being a Tamil should not do so also because of its anti-Tamil stand ….
En rathathin rathamana udanpirappukkale, Unngalai Kai-Vida Maatten (My blood brothers, I’ll not desert you).
Mera Bharat Mahaan.
SI: We hope the ban on the LTTE terrorists is never revoked even if BJP comes to power at the center.
Except for Tamil parties …all other parties ..stick to the official stand of the country ….WE support Civilians and not LTTE ….including BJP …anyway they are not very vocal about this issue …. BJP is not a big force in TN ..So
SI : Letâ€™s first arrest the top leadership of the terrorist outfit LTTE and try them in an Indian court for Rajiv Gandhiâ€™s assassination
This is wishful thinking …I am afraid the way this Govt is supporting the racist Sinhala army by providing them arms , 2000 crore interest free loan – with which they brought arms from PAkistan , non- lethal aid (whatever that means) ….few troops for key activites ….etc etc … LTTE should not kill somebody else in India ……
Rajiv send the IPKF and paid the price …this Govt / Congress party may also pay the price ….LTTE is not know to leave anybody
You are right in that. No one can support LTTE. It. is. a . banned. terrorist. organisation.
Only a heinous person thats inhuman would support LTTE. ANyone thats supports them got to be arrested. They have to be reported to the Police first. Only a criminal would support that outfit. An example is Seeman, the so-called-aruvai-rowdy-tamil-lover-director.
On a humanitarian basis, we need to support anyone thats suffering in this world – civilians – wither SInhalese or Tamilians.
And the govt. is th eonly authority that can take legal actions. Some people in TN barking like dogs in the name of political suppport wont be of any help, and as such the dogs have to e pelted.
Its a shame, absoluet shame that the so-called-Tamilians have NOT voiced over the LTTE abducting children. Obvously, they are NOT NORMAL MEN AND WOMEN. SO, they should just stop wearing men’s and women’s dresses – coz they are Alis (transgenders).
For the record, Iam a Tamil, and I fully condemn any innocent people killed anywher in this world. I also condemn LTTE and all of its wings, operations, whatsoever. Prabhakaran is a shameless coward, and worser than evil itself, to abduct children. Prolly he doesnt have a place in hell, and thats why he ain’t dead yet.
Hey SI, SRINIVAS, AMY G, MY FRIEND “GANDHIJI” alias TREX..or whatever I’m back guys….
Sorry for my MIA. I had a lot of problems by posting during my office hours…Now I have got my own personal line yesterday.
I like you all of you…if there’s anything from my side…just forgive me…..
Re: SL Issue.
I’m really sick of seeing the death and destructions that is going on. Whom to blame???? It’s a bloody unfortunate situation…..all should be blamed.
The sinhala govts. the tamil politics and the silent lambs of the tamil populations whom were drugged with dreams and unattainable aspirations and unforseen counterproductive actions….all should be blamed.
We on our part could not do anything concrete but just pay a lip service instead. Personally I have witnessed horrific things from my childhood that happened to minorities in this lunatic politicians run country.
Let us wait and see the results of TN elections.
Welcome back. 🙂
People were wondering about your absence.
How’s the economy in the Gulf region. We read that the residential real estate market has collapsed completely there too, projects are being abandoned half-way et al.
Oops I forgot to mention What_If, Joe….Thanks guys…
SI:Howâ€™s the economy in the Gulf region. We read that the residential real estate market has collapsed completely there too, projects are being abandoned half-way et al.
Well, Abu Dhabi is faring OK. But, Dubai is in real trouble. About 60% of the industries are mainly linked to real estate or based on it. So, those companies are defaulting in big way. They shedding off staff and some have closed and simply vanished.
Ours is Printing, we have steady business due to 50% of govt. business supplying commercial and security products. We are in the safe zone.
Even the banks have closed either completely or partly their real estate depts. Lots of people lost their jobs in banks. Very unsteady.
Many big time projects are simply hanged and abandoned. The govt. of course like any other issues half truth about the economy. They have enough money but, industries are falling. Electronics have lost its usual share of sales. One of my friends working to a major Notebook selling company says they have lost nearly 70% of Laptop sales.
Retailers of all kinds are struggling in the U.S. too.
BTW, Gandhiji has a new avatar now.
SI:BTW, Gandhiji has a new avatar now.
Yeah??? What’s this time? He’s a good example of evolution…going bad. (joke)
He’s a good soul…
Welcome back, Shuaib.. I knew that the strong Prabhakaran stench in SI would lure you back. (Just finished watching Twilight.. skip-worthy)..
Past the Alex bikini scene in Uninvited. Not impressed. 🙁
“Raju:I knew that the strong Prabhakaran stench in SI would lure you back.”