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Bloggingheads 02-14-2009 07:11 PM

UN Plaza: Pay Attention to Sri Lanka!
 

a Duoist 02-15-2009 04:03 PM

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Sri Lanka is socialist Left, while Sudan is religious Right. At the UN, the Left often gets a pass on thuggery that the Right does not.

EvanHarper 02-15-2009 09:39 PM

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Uh, Duoist? The Sri Lankan gov't is center-left, while the Tigers are Marxist-Leninist, so your point about the U.N.'s leftist bias seems dubious.

nautirony 02-15-2009 11:07 PM

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Shouldn't the issue be the possible humanitarian catastrophe in Sri Lanka, not the political stripe of the warring parties since both sides only pay lip service to the the ideological issues as well as their concern towards civilians?

gwlaw99 02-17-2009 11:20 AM

Answer to topic questions
 
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Matthew asks why Sri Lanka isnít on the Security Council agenda (09:30)
Israel can't be blamed.

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Are humanitarian NGOs ignoring Sri Lanka? (09:31)
Of course. They can't demonize Israel. This is exactly the type of selective outrage against Israel that makes the agenda of "human rights" NGOs clear.

Now why would NGO's recent outrage be selectively limited to Israel? Not to mention the selective recent outrage of the European press. Hmmmmm?

AwarenessRaiser 02-20-2009 11:33 PM

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Ban Ki-Moon is afraid that Sri Lanka might try to point the finger at him if he calls in a ceasefire and the LTTE (Tamil Tigers) would start attacking it. But they he does not take into account the atrocities that the Tamils have faced at the hands of the Sinhalese government since independence from Great Britain. By the way, The Tamils and the Sinhalese used to exist as two separate nations prior to British colonialism.

john_robot 02-21-2009 02:07 AM

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MATTHEW LEE pls stop your nonsense. Sri Lanka is not doing genocide.. And Sri Lanka is not Gaza or any other state. Sri Lanka is Sri Lanka the conflict is different thereÖ Sri Lanka has a terrorism problem. Itís true that you donít understand anything about Sri Lanka. You just barking like a dog. Without no proper evidence.. The things you refereeing is garbage... Mr MATTHEW LEE can you guarantee all other citizens safety in Sri Lanka after a ceasefire??


99% Sri Lankans hates ceasefire as it brought us more harm than good.. You really have to go to Sri Lanka and analyze the real situation.. Sitting in a studio in NY wont help.. YOU are saying many times I DONíT UNDERSTAND.. ?? IF YOU DONíT UNDERSTAND then pls stop these talks.. You have to be more educated about conflicts to talk about in details..

john_robot 02-21-2009 02:12 AM

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Can someone pls investigate My MATTHEW LEE bank accounts? Its seems he received large sum of LTTEís money for these talk.. Because why I am saying this is his accusations is baseless.
FBI Over to you..

john_robot 02-21-2009 02:34 AM

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Mr.
Matthew Lee and team at Inner City Press; you better push UN to ask LTTE to release civilians from the terror clutches rather than trying to give another boast to ruthless terrorists... Look what they planned to do...

http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090221_04

We donít want these things to be happened in Sri Lanka. You can have these kinds of attacks in NY. But we had enough and donít want to have it in SRI LANKA.

Giving a ceasefire to LTTE means you giving oxygen to terrorist... Sri Lankan forces trying their best to rescue civilians. we are not barbarians. Who do you think we are?? And who do you think you are? Why do you want a ceasefire??
We as Sri Lankans not going to agree with you guys..
Only Terrorist supporters with you at the moment..

samsan 02-21-2009 06:11 PM

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The sad part in Sri Lanka is, the UN is ignoring the human catastrophe. It is a genocide. Unfortunately everyone identify the genocide, only once the murders are committed. Noone identifies it and nips it at the root. The Sri Lankan Government is slaughtering civilians as seen in the Human Rights Watch Report:
http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2009/02/1...-war-civilians

Basically as a citizen of this Earth, I am gravely concerned by the plight of the civilians. Politics is silencing Governments from calling for an immediate ceasefire. I ask the UN, isn't what the Sri Lankan Government currently doing State Terrorism? We have innocent deaths, when Tamils are targeted as a race throughout the country?

samsan 02-21-2009 06:14 PM

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I guess there are many is Sri Lanka, who believe what the government says. Especially, considering Media and Press get killed once they report the truth!

john_robot 02-21-2009 06:41 PM

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People who telling that there is a genocide has to think about the meaning of "genocide"

If sri lanka doing a genocide on Tamils how come about 75% of Tamils living with other parts of Sri Lanka without any issues?.

Genocide world is used by terrorist to get sympathy from the white man. So people who has no understanding about Sri Lanka starting to bark... But the truth is this genocide is done by LTTE they killing Tamils. Yes innocent Tamils. If they oppose LTTE they will be killed by LTTE. Sinhalese canít go to north if they go they will be killed by LTTE. Muslims cant go to north if they go there they will be killed by LTTE.

john_robot 02-21-2009 06:44 PM

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LTTE Killed Mr. Lasantha Wikramthuge.. why they did it ? because the wanted to get white mans sympathy.. thatís they way of this ruthless LTTE is acting.. IF you study LTTE aortic you will understand this simple truth..

they killed Premadasa the man who helped them a lot,, they killed Mr Rajiv Gandhi.. One a survivor of Mass Murders Velupille Pribahran.


this is they way that LTTE is treating,, Understand the truth. ASk LTTE to release civilians.. this is the Urgent appeal that everyone has to made at this time./ not another baseless ceasefire,

john_robot 02-21-2009 07:14 PM

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If you say this is genocide then Sinhalese too can say that Tamils doing genocide in Sri Lanka.. But we dont think like that we dont act like these racist LTTE supporters.. That is why Sinhalese never say that every Tamil person must be destroyed.. We know there are Tamil brothers and sisters among us that who hates separatism. LTTE should understand that; separatism isnít the solution to the problem.

Look at the East. Army took every measure to safeguard civilians there. When we took control east of the country only very few people died. If we are doing genocide we could have killed thousands of civilians. Itís LTTE holding civilians now. Still LTTE leader living there; they are using these innocent civilians for his safety. Its kind of hostage situation there. Only sick and wounded people are allowed to go with Red Cross; others have to stay with LTTE.

Also for the second time I urge those who are barking about Sri Lankan situation; just think twice. Sri Lanka is not the country that you think. Its a great place for everybody other than separatists supporters.. That is why I think UN didnít ask for a ceasefire.. And rightly so YES THAT IS WHAT IT SHOLD BE. WE NEED AN END. WE SUFFERD A LOT. WE MEAN EVERYBODY IN SRI LANKA.

All barking people can urge LTTE to release civilians or lay down their arms and surrender. That is the best thing that they can do to safe guard civilians..

AemJeff 02-21-2009 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by john_robot (Post 104510)
Genocide world is used by terrorist to get sympathy from the white man.

You wanna say that to the face of Bosnian Muslim, a Tutsi amputee, or a survivor from Treblinka?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2411/...f7833e5dd3.jpg

tom_peter 02-21-2009 08:42 PM

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What is happening in Sri Lanka is clearly a genocide. Historically UN and all other countries are not as good in preventing genocide as documenting them afterward. It is a shame that even the UN is playing double standard.

samsan 02-21-2009 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by john_robot (Post 104510)
People who telling that there is a genocide has to think about the meaning of "genocide"

If sri lanka doing a genocide on Tamils how come about 75% of Tamils living with other parts of Sri Lanka without any issues?.

Genocide world is used by terrorist to get sympathy from the white man. So people who has no understanding about Sri Lanka starting to bark... But the truth is this genocide is done by LTTE they killing Tamils. Yes innocent Tamils. If they oppose LTTE they will be killed by LTTE. Sinhalese canít go to north if they go they will be killed by LTTE. Muslims cant go to north if they go there they will be killed by LTTE.


The Sri Lankan government is a terrorist regime to kill Tamils. It has been proven many times, that they kill civilians when they bomb hospitals. The un-elected Defense Minister of that country has even openly said that Hospitals are legitamate targets.
Anyone supporting Terrorist regimes like Rajapaksa regime are Terrorist themselves.

Please name one Sinhalese citizen who was charged and punished for killing Tamil civilians. You can look at the 1983 riots when the Sinhalese mob raped and murdered civilians in Colombo. Not one person was sentenced, let alone charged for that atrocities. When a government targets a group because of their race, it is Genocide. When the Tamils are wiped out, do you think the muslims will be safe.....

You talk about 75% of Tamils living in peace?

Since the Governments liberated from Eastern province, the white van abduction and dissappearance have increase:

http://www.thestar.com/article/589797

People are afraid. Especially Tamils. You call this peace. The same is true in the South. Abduction and killings are very frequent. Police and the military are involved, as with many government officials.

This is not peace.

samsan 02-21-2009 09:27 PM

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More Tamils civilians have been killed at the hands of Sri Lankan Army and Sinhalese thugs than by any other group. That does not happen to the Sinhala people. Sri Lanka is a terrorist state. Those who support the terrorist state are terrorist themselves!!

samsan 02-21-2009 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by john_robot (Post 104511)
LTTE Killed Mr. Lasantha Wikramthuge.. why they did it ? because the wanted to get white mans sympathy.. thatís they way of this ruthless LTTE is acting.. IF you study LTTE aortic you will understand this simple truth..

Please read what Mr Wikramthuge wrote:
http://www.thesundayleader.lk/20090111/editorial-.htm

Don't say baseless things for the sake of saying them. The simple truth is, the Government of Sri Lanka killied Mr Lasantha Wikramthuge

john_robot 02-22-2009 12:33 AM

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As long as Terrorist exists in this world democratic governments has to take actions. You know why? Because thy are bound to safe guard people in the country. Its not means that its doing a genocide.. You guys using genocide for this ? total bulshit.

john_robot 02-22-2009 12:34 AM

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Join Date: Feb 2009
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I dont say a word.

john_robot 02-22-2009 12:36 AM

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That is what LTTE wanted to show... But unfortunately it was a work of LTTE.

john_robot 02-22-2009 12:38 AM

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You talking about LTTE right ? yeah you right.

john_robot 02-22-2009 01:01 AM

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Sri Lankan government has public support / Tamil civilians support (that is why they came this far... start from east now north). As long as Tamils / public support there; SL government donít have to worry about what HRW says..

samsan 02-22-2009 01:23 AM

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Originally Posted by john_robot (Post 104559)
As long as Terrorist exists in this world democratic governments has to take actions. You know why? Because thy are bound to safe guard people in the country. Its not means that its doing a genocide.. You guys using genocide for this ? total bulshit.


When a government bombs hospitals, that is not safeguarding people. It is murdering them.

samsan 02-22-2009 01:24 AM

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Originally Posted by john_robot (Post 104562)
You talking about LTTE right ? yeah you right.

Please read the thread and reply.

samsan 02-22-2009 01:27 AM

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Originally Posted by john_robot (Post 104561)
That is what LTTE wanted to show... But unfortunately it was a work of LTTE.

Please read. Those links. That link was published by his own newspaper. It was also published in the New York Times. Sri Lanka is the most dangerous country for reporters as government thugs lead by the Rajapaksa Goons terrorize and murder journalists who try to report the truth.

samsan 02-22-2009 01:29 AM

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Originally Posted by john_robot (Post 104563)
Sri Lankan government has public support / Tamil civilians support (that is why they came this far... start from east now north). As long as Tamils / public support there; SL government donít have to worry about what HRW says..

The Sri Lankan governmet terrorizes the public in the East. They use government supporting militias and army to frighten the public in controling them. They are keeping public in concentration camps. The Sri Lankan government is no better than the Nazis.

Nallavan 02-22-2009 07:20 AM

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Originally Posted by john_robot (Post 104511)
LTTE Killed . why they did it ? because the wanted to get white mans sympathy.. thatís they way of this ruthless LTTE is acting.. IF you study LTTE aortic you will understand this simple truth..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPwtVDsURyY

If you watch this BBC interview with Sri Lankan Defense Secretory, you will understand who killed Mr. Lasantha Wikramthuge. Look at his face and body language.

john_robot 02-22-2009 12:13 PM

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hehe... good jokes.. good for innercity press for another bark..

john_robot 02-22-2009 12:19 PM

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Lately we noticed that hospital intact without any harm.. but LTTE shelled to an area where civilians living. Why ? to take photos and videos.. The main reason is; still LTTE leader living there and wanted to a ceasefire for his safety..

john_robot 02-22-2009 12:21 PM

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I don't see any difference of him, He is the defense secretary and former army personal.. don't expect him to talk like priest.

ceylon58 02-22-2009 02:38 PM

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This blog and similar rants exemplify the naivetť and the silent denial that has swamped Sri Lanka's majority since 1956. These rants further underscore the abysmal ignorance of natives born after 1956 about their own national history.

Kudos to Mr. Matthew Lee for being knowledgeable about the malfeasance and dastardly treachery by the elected government of Sri Lanka towards its own people abdicating not only the Buddhist principles it sanctimoniously heralds at every street corner but has over the decades systematically sought to eliminate the minority Tamils as it failed miserably to excel Tamils on any level playing field or the Tamil meritocracy that was influential under the British, through Independence and well into the 50's.

Starting in 1956 governments had only a single calling card to influence the illiterate masses: Down with the Tamils.

john_robot 02-22-2009 05:28 PM

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Funny... Lets Give Him Some Time To Study Sl History.

john_robot 02-22-2009 06:13 PM

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as long as there is press freedom in Sri Lanka anyone can write anything.. best example is his article.. Can we do it with Killer prabahakaran ? nooopps..

barackObama 02-23-2009 02:11 AM

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First thing first, john_robot, please stop spamming the blog with your lies. Typical Sinhala propagandist.

I agree with Matthew, when it comes to Sri-Lanka the UN is looking the other way, and I do strongly believe UN lost its credibility as a neutral force and failed the moral obligations. The UN always looks after the Western interest on geopolitics, and that is why the UN has let the genocide of Tamils in Sri-Lanka to proceed, with outrageous violations of Human Rights. Sri-Lanka is caught between the trade war between China and the Western allies (US, India, Japan etc), and the China & India are eying the natural Harbor "Trincomale", which became quite obvious when the high ranking army commanders visited the region almost 2 months ago from US, India, Japan. Trincomale is part of the "Tamil Eelam", and that is why Tamils are pushed by these countries to be part of "United Sri-Lanka" despite the genocidal nature of the Sri-lankan government on Tamil minorities.

Photos of the delegation visit to Trincomale can be seen here:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=27771

Milthi 02-23-2009 02:51 AM

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Thank you Matthew for pressing on this issue. You bring much needed awareness to the callous manner the world community is choosing to look the other way when Civilians are being massacred. Unlike Sudan, Srilanka has mastered the art of playing the backdoor diplomacy. Even John Holmes (UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator) who was called a terrorist supporter not long ago for calling out the Srilankan government, succumbed to the government ďcharmĒ this week when he visited Srilanka.
Any State that plans on doing Genocide in the future should take lessons from Srilanka to avoid getting into trouble.
I am sure a simple Sorry..we should have done more will wash away all blame and guilt of all the officials turning a blind eye now. We are suckers for people who say sorry.
Anyways, keep up the good fight. Atleast your consciences will be clear knowing you were arguing for the right side and for the right reasons.
Btw: Ignore the idiot robot. He is programmed to spam this thread.

john_robot 02-23-2009 01:56 PM

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http://www.innercitypress.com/bomb3srilanka.jpg

hahah is this Sri Lanka ?? huh you been foold a lot.. LOL

john_robot 02-23-2009 01:58 PM

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hehe Ignore the idiot robot.. You guys will have to ignore UN too then.. Nice going...

john_robot 02-23-2009 02:00 PM

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I am not talking about Sinhalese you moron donít you understand ? I am talking about Sri Lankans not Tamil Diaspora living in abroad.


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