When a visit assumes invasion proportions

  • 23 Jun 2008 06:46:37 GMT

    [That is something India cannot dream of achieving so long as Prabhakaran and his outfit remain powerful]

    Sounds very much like a compliment.

  • 23 Jun 2008 10:02:13 GMT

    Gaja, Compliment for whom? any way the fact remain the same. India wants there nose clean while GOSL sneeze and make the way to achieve the goals of the common man and the Indian government. This trip is not for sure to stop what`s going on in the north where the war is concern, it`s to show how they are backing up the GOSL to capture the culprit and to provide any assistance so they also will get some kick out of it and praise if they do capture VP and the north.

  • 23 Jun 2008 11:03:22 GMT

    India can face a diplomatic blunder like Norway if play against sovereignty of the Island.

    Peace or any deal will not come with VP hanging over.

    TN will be the ultimate Tamil Eelam one day.

  • 23 Jun 2008 18:14:16 GMT

    The bottom line is Tamils are playing the Tribal - Racist card for politics.

    If Hindia supports that, Hindia will be in trouble one day.

  • 23 Jun 2008 21:28:54 GMT

    Sam007,

    [Gaja, Compliment for whom? ]

    VP

    [This trip is not for sure to stop what`s going on in the north where the war is concern, it`s to show how they are backing up the GOSL to capture the culprit and to provide any assistance so they also will get some kick out of it and praise if they do capture VP and the north]

    That means you do not know Indians as well as I do. Indians as a whole are in it for two reasons. One - emotions and common beliefs based connection primarily through Thamil Nadu and also through Hinduism. Tamils have invested in Hinduism and to the extent they have developed `belief` they are automatically connected to other Hindus with belief.

    At the secular level - India wants to show its superiority over Sri Lanka and rightly so. Sri Lanka had the opportunity to lead through democracy or at least be equal to India by upholding common democratic values. India also has faced similar challenges from its minorities. India has certainly managed them better than Sri Lanka.

    love

    Gaja

  • 23 Jun 2008 21:32:10 GMT

    Damed,

    [TN will be the ultimate Tamil Eelam one day]

    That is the fear that majority Sinhalese suffer from.

    love

    Gaja

  • 24 Jun 2008 04:51:56 GMT

    The position of Indian Central Govt. has been very clear from the inception of LTTE issues.

    1. No Indian political leader will want to act directly against the LTTE because of reprisals within the TN.

    2. No Indian leader will want the LTTE to be successful either because of the fear of an Tamil Eelam rising within TN.

    So India has been playing with a double edged sword. It is the Sinhala politicians and their supporters, who have been playing this extremely dangerous & reckless game for almost 50 years. Ultimately all parties would be losers if a viable political solution is not reached through non-violence.

    Prabhakaran too must realize this danger and join hands with all RIGHT THINKING PEOPLE to reach a peaceful solution acceptable ONLY to right thinking decent people on both sides.

  • 24 Jun 2008 04:59:43 GMT

    Withane,

    [Prabhakaran too must realize this danger and join hands with all RIGHT THINKING PEOPLE to reach a peaceful solution acceptable ONLY to right thinking decent people on both sides]

    Why would Prabaharan do that? He is a war hero to Tamils. Tamils have to find their own solution and anyone who genuinely cares would assist / facilitate.

    Gaja

  • 24 Jun 2008 06:12:14 GMT

    The Indians came here to further their own interests.

    What those interests are, is anybodies guess.

  • 24 Jun 2008 07:02:29 GMT

    [So, it is highly unlikely that India will want to throw a monkey wrench in the works at a time when Sri Lanka`s war on terror has reached a critical phase and a beleaguered Prabhakaran,]

    If India was ever thinking to obstruct the war, they would have done it already.

    Gaja,

    We have no fear of independent TN. TN in its dependent or independent state has been a pain in the bum for Sri Lanka for ever.

    [India also has faced similar challenges from its minorities. India has certainly managed them better than Sri Lanka.]

    For sure, they used brute force where ever necessary.

    [Why would Prabaharan do that? He is a war hero to Tamils.]

    Not to all Tamils, if at all, not to all Hindu-Tamils. Then again he is not a hero to all Hindus, your hypothetical thread to India. I agree that he may be a Hero to suppressed lower caste Catholic-Sri Lankan Tamils. Indeed he represents that group as a hero and will be a symbol of success to them.

    Yet, those people who are actually living under him are not Pro-LTTE. The lot that live overseas, who are looking for a show, are the only ones who pretend to be pro-LTTE. Given the chance, they will also put the blade on his neck, because Tamil racism has spent unnecessary amount of time with Prabakaran without progressing to the next level.