Tackling Terrorism – The Sri Lanka Option

The latest issue of New Yorker (January 17, 2011) has a lengthy piece by Jon Lee Anderson on the Sri Lankan Army’s decisive victory over the LTTE terrorist outfit (remember, these monsters killed Indian leader Rajiv Gandhi).

The piece provides an overview of the conflict with emphasis on the final days of the war in May 2009.

Here’s an excerpt from the piece on the Sri Lankan military’s victory and its influence:

In military circles around the world, the “Sri Lankan option” for counter-insurgency was discussed with admiration. Its basic tenets were: deny access to the media, the United Nations, and human rights groups; isolate your opponents, and kill them as quickly as possible; and segregate and terrify the survivors – or, ideally, leave no witnesses at all.
New Yorker ( January 17, 2011) P.43

Isn’t it high time India tried this proven strategy against the Pakistani monsters unleashing daily havoc in Kashmir?

6 Responses to "Tackling Terrorism – The Sri Lanka Option"

  1. Naveen   January 12, 2011 at 1:16 am

    I wish India could do that. It was easier for Sri Lanka to take that route because they don’t have to worry about UN permanent seat aspiration, appeasing the US, appeasing human rights orgs, paki nukes, fear of China and the list goes on. Their enemy was relatively simpler and geographically contained. For India it would be hard to isolate the terrorists from the average paki. 🙂

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    The India soul has a pussified, effete core. We just keep bitching and moaning about the Mumbai attacks.

  2. boopalanj   January 12, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Interview with Narendra Modi – Karan Thapar’s grilling


    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Watched it….Tough cookie (Modi, we mean).

    • sam   January 13, 2011 at 4:19 am

      That karan thapar is one worthless idiot and doe not know how to ask questions. he is mostly rude.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      True, he does give the impression of having been dropped on his head far too many times when he was a child.

  3. Aswin_Kini   January 13, 2011 at 1:50 am

    Dude, the last time I switched on the TV, I kept hearing news of how the Sri Lankan army kept committing Genocide in the name of controlling terrorism. Even the ever-silent UN was forced to issue its regrets and threaten Sri Lankan Government with dire consequences, but to no avail.
    I find it mildly amusing that even intelligent people like you support Sri Lanka. I find it even more funnier when you people keep calling Indian’s pussies and effeminate. In India, if we try to kill one terrorist, some people in the minority league or some stupid Human rights Activist raises a voice and make a huge fuss about it. Idiots like Bharka Dutt take pleasure in arranging debates on whether Minorities are insecure and blah blah.

    The last time, we had a massacre at Godhra, it claimed the lives of many innocent hindus and muslims. But however, the media chose to purely portray muslims as the victims and make MODI look like a mini hitler. Thanks to the so called secular media, MODI (One of the best Chief Ministers (Check the statistics) of India) is now considered to more dangerous than Osama Bin Laden 🙂 CNN-IBN, NDTV, and other news channels portray him as a devil. The biggest comical fact is that even some Gujarat muslims continue to vouch for Modi despite the Godhra riot issue. COmical, isn;t it.

    The point of fact is, let’s face it, India and other nations have some civilized idiots. In the name of minority rights, we sometimes ignore the fact that some radical elements need to be killed or eliminated by force. In the name of secularism, the Indian government has split the peaceful Indian community into hate groups. Terrorism thrives on religional politics, be it Hindu or Muslim. Unless some civilized pussies learn to differentiate between Black and White, this is gonna be the state of affairs.

    And for heaven’s sake, do not compare Sri Lanka with India. We are not heaven, but atleast we learn to live amongst chaos unlike the Sri Lankan government who pride in killing tamilians in the name of pride.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Our anger against LTTE was primarily because of the group’s temerity in killing Indian leader Rajiv Gandh and forcible conscription of children into their armed wing.

    Of course, we do not support Sri Lankan govt’s anti-Tamil policies.

    Also, it’s important to keep in mind that Sri Lankan Tamils are not our Tamils. These people migrated (voluntarily or forcibly) several centuries back.

    As for Modi, the state govt could have definitely been more forceful in halting the savage butchery of Muslims.

    2. You write: I find it even more funnier when you people keep calling Indian’s pussies and effeminate.

    This one is in the context of Pakistan.

  4. iamsumu2   January 14, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Great points on the SL tactics, the real story is how they switched allegiance from India to China to gain the benefits of finishing the war. Many of the points you mentioned above have been practiced and mastered by China to quell the various minorities from the Tibetians to the Uighurs.
    Should India do the same? Yes. But can we do the same? Very difficult given the current political circumstances where you have coalition governments seeking approval from all the partners to even take a dump.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    What the Chinese did in Tibet, Sri Lanka may do in North & East i.e. Resettle the area with Sinhalese people.

    If that happens, it’ll be very hard for Tamils in Sri Lanka to ever rise up against discrimination.

  5. rama dasa   January 14, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    i saw this today,made me upset that india is trying to show that its sorry that two less terrorists are dead and that being a communist and a traitor is “a-o-k” while in some countries,say america,this would be a sign of joy (considering the fact that these maoists claimed responsibility for train bombings and other atrocities)


    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Why India Cries Out for a Million Dantewadas

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