அரசியல் பிரச்சாரத்தின் ஆதாரக் கோட்பாடு

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அரசியல் பிரச்சாரத்தின் ஆதாரக் கோட்பாடு.

'' நீதி, மதம், அரசியல், சமுதாயம் சம்பந்தமான எல்லாவித சொல்லடுக்குகளுக்கும் பிரகடனங்களுக்கும் வாக்குறுதிகளுக்கும் பின்னே ஏதாவதொரு வர்க்கத்தின் நலன்கள் ஒழிந்து நிற்பதைக் கண்டுகொள்ள மக்கள் தெரிந்துகொள்ளாத வரையில் அரசியலில் அவர்கள் முட்டாள்தனமான ஏமாளிகளாகவும் தம்மைத் தாமே ஏமாற்றிக்கொள்வோராகவும் இருந்தனர், எப்போதும் இருப்பார்கள். பழைய ஏற்பாடு ஒவ்வொன்றும் எவ்வளவுதான் காட்டு மிராண்டித் தனமாகவும் அழுகிப் போனதாகவும் தோன்றிய போதிலும் ஏதாவது ஒரு ஆளும்வர்க்கத்தின் சக்தியைக் கொண்டு அது நிலைநிறுத்தப்பட்டு வருகிறது. சீர்திருத்தங்கள், அபிவிருத்திகள் ஆகியவற்றின் ஆதரவாளர்கள் இதை உணராத வரையில் பழைய அமைப்பு முறையின் பாதுகாவலர்கள் அவர்களை என்றென்றும் முட்டாளாக்கிக் கொண்டே இருப்பார்கள். இந்த வர்க்கங்களின் எதிர்ப்பைத் தகர்த்து ஒழிப்பதற்கு ஒரே ஒரு வழிதான் உண்டு. அது என்ன?

பழைமையைத் துடைத்தெறியவும் புதுமையைச் சிருக்ஷ்டிக்கவும் திறன் பெற்றவையும், சமுதாயத்தில் தாங்கள் வகிக்கும் ஸ்தானத்தின் காரணமாக அப்படிச் சிருக்ஷ்டித்துக் தீரவேண்டிய நிர்ப்பந்தத்திலிருக்கிறவையுமான சக்திகளை, நம்மைச் சூழ்ந்துள்ள இதே சமுதாயத்துக்குள்ளேயே நாம் கண்டுபிடித்து, அந்தச் சக்திகளுக்கு ஞானமூட்டிப் போராட்டத்துக்கு ஸ்தாபன ரீதியாகத் திரட்ட வேண்டும். இது ஒன்றேதான் வழி. ''

மாமேதை தோழர் லெனின்
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Monday, 31 October 2011

இந்தப் புலம்பெயர் தமிழனா ஈழவிடுதலைக்கு உதவுவான்?

பொன்சேக்காவுக்கு வாக்களித்த சம்பந்தனுக்கு பொன்னாடை போர்த்தி, போர்க்குற்றத்தை எதிர்த்துப் போராடும்  பொறுக்கித் தமிழன்!

Sunday, 30 October 2011

ஏழு பில்லியனாவது மனிதகுலப் பிரசவத்துக்கு பிறந்த நாள் வாழ்த்துக்கள்!


ஓடி விளையாடு பாப்பா நீ ஒய்ந்திருக்கலாகாது பாப்பா!

கூடி வந்துவிடு பாப்பா, குயில்ப் பாட்டுத் தந்துவிடு பாப்பா!

பேடி உலகமிது பாப்பா, பொருளறிந்து போராடி மாற்றியமை பாப்பா!

நாடி நலம் காப்பாய் பாப்பா,

போர்- 
 ஆடிப் பொது உலகம்  படைப்பாய் பாப்பா!

TNA: நால்வர் குழுவின் காதில் நாயகி கிளின்ரன் ஓதியது என்ன?

வேட்டி களைந்த வெள்ளை மாளிகைத் தேசியம்!


'தமிழ்த்தேசியக் கூட்டமைப்பு` நால்வர் குழுவே,
ஒபாமுவுக்கான தமிழர்களே,
நாடுகடந்த அரசாங்க உருத்திராட்ச குமாரர்களே,
புலம்பெயர் நாடுகளின் ஏகாதிபத்தியத் தாச சமரசவாத பேரவைகளே,
ஏகாதிபத்திய கலைப்பு வாதிகளே,

TNA: நால்வர் குழுவின் காதில் நாயகி கிளின்ரன் ஓதியது என்ன?
பதில் சொல்லுங்கள்! பகிரங்கப்படுத்துங்கள்!!

திரைமறைவுப் பேச்சுவார்த்தையை ஒளிப்பதிவாக்கி பகிரங்கமாக வெளியிடுங்கள்!
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TNA MPs advocate for Tamils rights in U.S. capital

[TamilNet, Friday, 28 October 2011, 03:33 GMT]

Four Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Members of Parliament visiting the U.S. on an invitation by the State Department arrived Tuesday night and have completed two days of meetings at the State Department and with Congress persons including members of the Sri Lanka caucus, sources close to the MPs said. The team led by Parliamentary group leader Mr Sampanthan said that they were aware of the political significance of this unique gesture by the State Department in inviting a non-State political party and that they would use every opportunity available to articulate Tamils position to the decision makers in Washington.

The visiting TNA delegation included Rajavarothayam Sampanthan, Maavai Senathirajah, Suresh Premachandran and M.A. Sumanthiran.

Mr Sampanthan said that the team would prepare a press statement on the nature of the discussions held and the positions articulated by them as representatives of Tamils.

After further meetings in New York, some members are scheduled to travel to Canada.

The group is scheduled to return to Sri Lanka end of next week.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Criminal Court in Indirect Talks With Qaddafi Son, Prosecutor Says


Criminal Court in Indirect Talks With Qaddafi Son, Prosecutor Says
By J. DAVID GOODMAN
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court at The Hague said on Friday that he had been in indirect contact with Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, the fugitive son of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi and his one-time heir apparent, about turning himself in to face trial before the court.

The prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, said in a statement that he did not know the whereabouts of Mr. Qaddafi, and he did not identify the parties who were conveying messages for him.

Mr. Moreno-Ocampo also did not make clear whether the informal contacts had been initiated by Mr. Qaddafi, who has previously ridiculed the court as a tool of foreign powers hostile to the Qaddafi government. The court issued arrest warrants four months ago, at Mr. Moreno-Ocampo’s request, for Colonel Qaddafi, Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi and Abdullah al-Sanousi, Colonel Qaddafi’s intelligence minister and brother-in-law, on charges of systematically killing civilians during the early days of the Libyan uprising.

There has been speculation that Mr. Qaddafi, who has eluded capture by the rebels who overthrew Colonel Qaddafi in late August, may have undergone a change of heart about turning himself over to court custody after his father was seized by rebel fighters, brutalized and killed on Oct. 20 in his hometown of Surt, an event captured on cellphone videos and widely circulated on the Internet.

“Through intermediaries, we have informal contact with Seif,” Mr. Moreno-Ocampo said. “The office of the prosecutor has made it clear that if he surrenders to the I.C.C., he has the right to be heard in court, he is innocent until proven guilty. The judges will decide.”

Mr. Moreno-Ocampo also said that the court was looking into the possibility of intercepting any plane that might be transporting Mr. Qaddafi in order to make an arrest.

Reuters, citing an unidentified member of Libya’s Transitional National Council, the interim government, reported Thursday that Mr. Qaddafi feared for his life and was seeking to arrange an aircraft to deliver him into the custody of the court from a desert hide-out in an unspecified location.

The only remaining Qaddafi son still to be accounted for, Seif has been a focal point for intense rumor and speculation during the week since Colonel Qaddafi was killed.

Officials in Niger, to the south of Libya, said that they had no information about Mr. Qaddafi’s whereabouts but that they would act on the international warrants if he were found to be in their country.

“If our armed forces intercept him, we are handing him over to the I.C.C.,” said Massaoudou Hassoumi, the chief of staff to Niger’s president, Mahamadou Issoufou. “For the moment our forces have not taken him. We have no idea if he is in Niger or not.”

Human rights groups, who have expressed growing alarm over evidence of reprisal killings and abuse committed by anti-Qaddafi forces in Libya, urged swift action in locating and arresting Mr. Qaddafi.

“The gruesome killing of Muammar Qaddafi last week underscores the urgency of ensuring that his son, Seif al-Islam, be promptly handed over,” said Richard Dicker, director of the international justice program at Human Rights Watch.

Unconfirmed news accounts from Libya and Niger have said that both Mr. Qaddafi and Mr. Sanousi, the former minister, had sought refuge in neighboring Mali and may be under the protection of the Tuareg tribesmen there who had good relations with the Qaddafi family.

Another uncorroborated account in Beeld, an Afrikaans-language South African newspaper, said that Mr. Qaddafi might be traveling under the protection of South African mercenaries, Agence France-Presse reported.

Mr. Moreno-Ocampo also said that there was “a group of mercenaries” willing to move Mr. Qaddafi to an African country where the government does not cooperate with the international court. In an interview with The Associated Press before boarding a plane to China, the prosecutor said that country was “probably Zimbabwe.”

Among Seif al-Islam’s six brothers, Muatassim and Khamis, military officers who commanded their own brigades, died during the uprising. The anti-Qaddafi forces said they killed Khamis in August as he and his bodyguards tried to break through a rebel checkpoint. Muatassim died while in the custody of former rebel fighters following the battle for Surt last week.

As of a week ago, another military brother, Saadi, had sought refuge in Niger. Of Colonel Qaddafi’s other children, Mohammed, Hannibal and his daughter, Aisha, fled to neighboring Algeria, and Seif al-Arab was believed to have been killed in an air raid in Tripoli.

Marlise Simons contributed reporting from Paris, and Adam Nossiter from Tripoli, Libya.

US Envoy: Libya Death Toll Could Be 30,000

US Envoy: Libya Death Toll Could Be 30,000
Says Reliable Numbers Will Come Once Troops Are 'On the Ground'
by Jason Ditz, April 27, 2011
Antiwar Forum 
Speaking today at the State Department, US Ambassador to Libya Gene Cretz said he had seen various estimates of the overall death toll of the violence in Libya, and that the toll could be as high as 30,000. The figure is dramatically higher than rebel estimates, which put the toll at 8,000 as of mid-March.
Perhaps more interesting, Cretz said that he didn’t think the US could get an accurate number “until we really get more hands-on experience on the ground.” The administration has repeatedly 
denied plans to send ground troops to Libya.
The tolls inside Libya are virtually impossible to verify at this point, with foreign media being kept largely sequestered from the action. Even the 8,000 toll from March was seen as surprisingly high, however, making the 30,000 toll far more than anyone likely expected.
Though still officially the ambassador, Cretz has been in DC since January, when he was recalled by the Obama Administration. Officials insisted it was unrelated, but the move came in the wake 
of Wiki Leaks cables in which he mocked Gadhafi.
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U.S.: Libya death toll as high as 30,000
 As many as 30,000 may have died in the conflict thus far. 
(AP) (CBS/AP)  WASHINGTON — 
The death toll in Libya after more than two months of violence could reach as high as 30,000, an Obama administration official said Wednesday.
Gene Cretz, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, said it is very hard to gauge how many people have died in strongman Moammar Gadhafi's crackdown on protesters and the subsequent fighting between rebels and pro-government forces.
But he said that U.S. officials have seen figures ranging from 10,000 to 30,000.
"I don't think we're probably going to get an accurate number until we really get more hands-on experience on the ground," Cretz told reporters at the State Department in Washington. "We just have no sense of the scale of this thing until it's over."
As recently as two weeks ago, Libyan rebel leaders told Al Jazeera they estimated the death toll to be around 10,000 or so. 
Many observers say it will be impossible to know the exact human cost of the fighting in Libya for some time, as human rights groups and journalists have been limited in their ability to report in the country because of the dangers presented by the back-and-forth fighting between the rebels and government troops. 
Cretz said the U.S. keeps getting reports of "bodies that have been uncovered on the beach" as it maintains communication with contacts it established when it operated an embassy in Libya.
He also described Libya's Transitional National Council in Benghazi as a "political body that is worth our support," suggesting that the United States could provide further assistance to individuals seeking to set up an alternative system governance to Qaddafi's 42-year 
dictatorship.
However, Cretz stopped short of saying the administration would recognize the council as Libya's legitimate government as NATO allies France and Italy have done.
He spoke a day after the administration eased its sanctions on Libya, allowing opposition forces to sell the oil it controls and use the income to buy weapons and other supplies, while the White House ordered the expenditure of up to $25 million in surplus, non lethal goods and commodities to support and protect the rebels.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

லிபியாவில் நேற்றோ படுகொலை எண்பதினாயிரம் ENB


எட்டு மாதத்தில் நேற்றோ படுகொலை செய்த லிபிய மக்கள் குறைந்த பட்சம் எண்பதினாயிரம் ENB 
ராஜபக்சவை வென்ற ராஜ ராஜ சோழன் ஒபாமா,

துனூசியாவில் ஆரம்பித்த புதிய ஆட்சிமுறைக்கான மக்கள் கலகம், பரந்து விரிந்து பரவி வியாபித்து,  லிபியாவில் 2011 மாசி மாத நடுப்பகுதியில் வெடித்தது.

அப்போது அது தேசியக் கலகமாகவே தொடங்கியது. லிபியத் தளபதி கடாபியின் 40 ஆண்டுகால ஆட்சிமுறையின் அதிர்ப்தியின் வெளியீடாக இருந்தது.இதில் ஒரு மாறுதலை வேண்டி நின்றது.லிபியாவின் கண மோதலில் வீழ்த்தப்பட்டிருந்த பெங்காசிக் கணம் திருப்போலிக் கணத்துக்கு எதிராக கலகத்தில் இறங்கியது.

இந்த மோதல் எகிப்து மாதிரியான ஒரு மக்கள் இயக்கமாக வளர்ந்து விடாது தடுக்க ஏகாதிபத்தியவாதிகள் முயன்றனர்.

இதனை மூடிமறைக்க ~ பெங்காசியைக் காப்போம் `` என முழங்கி லிபிய நவீனகாலனியாதிக்க மறுபங்கீட்டில் குதித்தனர்.

பங்குனி மாதம் 17ம் திகதி இந்த ஏகாதிபத்திய ஆக்கிரமிப்புக்கு ஐ,நா,சபை அங்கீகாரம் வழங்கியது. ரசியாவும், சீனாவும் இதைத் தடுக்கவில்லை.

இந்த சர்வதேச சமூக ஆதரவுடன் நேற்றோ படையின் கொலை வெறி ஆக்கிரமிப்புத் தாண்டவம் லிபியாவில் ஆரம்பமானது.

இந்த ``மனிதாபிமான நடவடிக்கை`` (முள்ளிவாய்க்காலில் ராஜபக்ச உபயோகித்த அதே பதம்) படுகொலை செய்த லிபிய மக்களின் எண்ணிக்கை எவ்வளவு?

சித்திரை மாத பிற்பகுதியில் - நேற்றோ தாக்குதல் தொடங்கி ஒரே மாதத்தில் லிபிய மக்களின் உயிரிழப்பு முப்பதினாயிரத்தை தாண்டும் என அமெரிக்காவின் லிபியத் தூதுவர் உத்தியோகபூர்வமாக அறிவித்து அறிக்கை வெளியிட்டுள்ளார்.

பங்குனியில் தொடங்கிய நேற்றோ தாக்குதல் ஐப்பசிவரை வரை தொடர்ந்தது. அதாவது இந்த அறிக்கை வெளிவந்ததைத் தொடர்ந்த ஆறு மாதப் படுகொலைகளை இதனுடன் இணைத்துக்கொள்ள வேண்டும்.

கடாபியின் கடைசித் போர்க்களத்தளங்களை தகர்த்து நிர்மூலாமாக்க நேற்றோ பொழிந்த குண்டுமழையின் விளைவான படுகொலைகளையும் இணைத்துக்கொள்ள வேண்டும்.

சர்வதேச சமூகம் படுகொலைகளைத் தொடர்வதில் கடைப்பிடிக்கிற தீவிரத்தின் காரணமாக சடலங்களை எண்ணி கணக்குச் சொல்ல நேர அவகாசம் இல்லாதுள்ளது!

நீதிச் சபைகளின் கணித சமன்பாடுகள் கூட வர்க்க சார்பால் பிறழ்வுண்டு கிடக்கிறது!

ஆக ஏகாதிபத்தியவாதிகள் ``மனிதாபிமான நடவடிக்கை`` என்கிற பெயரால் எட்டு மாதங்களில் படுகொலை செய்த லிபிய மக்களின் எண்ணிக்கை
எண்பதினாயிரம் என எமது மிக நியாயமான அரசியல் தர்க்கத்தின் அடிப்படையில் பிரகடனம் செய்கின்றோம்!

 ( In the mean time we have to say its not a BODY COUNT ACCOUNT) அதேவேளையில் லிபியச் சடலங்களின் துல்லியமான கணக்கெடுப்பின் அடிப்படையில் இப் பிரகடனம் அமையவில்லை என்பதையும் தெரிவிக்க நாம் கடமைப்பட்டுள்ளோம்.


இது முள்ளிவாய்க்கால் இனப்படுகொலையின் இரண்டு மடங்கு!!

இதனால், தேசியப் படுகொலைகளில் ராஜபக்சவை வென்ற ராஜ ராஜ சோழன் ஒபாமா என பிரகடனம் செய்கின்றோம்.

புதிய ஈழப் புரட்சியாளர்கள்

Gadafi's Will


"This is my will. I, Muammar bin Mohammad bin Abdussalam bi Humayd bin Abu Manyar bin Humayd bin Nayil al Fuhsi Gaddafi, do swear that there is no other God but Allah and that Mohammad is God's Prophet, peace be upon him. I pledge that I will die as Muslim.

Should I be killed, I would like to be buried, according to Muslim rituals, in the clothes I was wearing at the time of my death and my body unwashed, in the cemetery of Sirte, next to my family and relatives.

I would like that my family, especially women and children, be treated well after my death. The Libyan people should protect its identity, achievements, history and the honourable image of its ancestors and heroes. The Libyan people should not relinquish the sacrifices of the free and best people.

I call on my supporters to continue the resistance, and fight any foreign aggressor against Libya, today, tomorrow and always.

Let the free people of the world know that we could have bargained over and sold out our cause in return for a personal secure and stable life. We received many offers to this effect but we chose to be at the vanguard of the confrontation as a badge of duty and honour.

Even if we do not win immediately, we will give a lesson to future generations that choosing to protect the nation is an honour and selling it out is the greatest betrayal that history will remember forever despite the attempts of the others to tell you otherwise."

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

லிபிய தேசியத்தலைவர் கடாபியின் சிறீலங்கா அரசுடனான கூட்டை நியாயமாகவே விமர்சிப்போரின் கவனத்துக்கு!

சர்வதேசிய நிலையில் உமர் முக்தாவின் வீரப்புதல்வனாக, அரபுத்தேசியவாதி நாசரின் அசல் வாரிசாக, உள்நாட்டில் லிபிய கணம் ஒன்றின் மேலாதிக்க அரசதிகார இராணுவ சர்வாதிகாரியும், சந்தர்ப்பவாதியுமான தளபதி கடாபி, ராஜபக்சவோடு கூட்டமைத்தது- அதிகார நலனின் அடிப்படையில்- நியாயப்படுத்தப்படக் கூடியது! எந்தளவிலும் இது நியாயமானதாக இல்லாது இருப்பினும் கூட!

ஆனால் விடுதலைப் போராளிகளே! மறத்தமிழ் வீரர்களே!!
யாரோடு கூட்டமைக்க தமிழீழ ஏழை முஸ்லிம் விவசாயிகளைப் படுகொலை செய்தீர்கள்?

ஈழ முஸ்லிம்களை அவர்கள் தாய் மண்ணிலிருந்து ஏன் விரட்டியடிதீர்கள்?

எங்கள் கூட்டுக்குள் குடியிருந்த குயில்களை ஏன் கொத்திக் கலைத்தீர்கள்?

இப் படுபாதகச் செயலுக்கு தங்கள் பதில் என்ன?

சொல்ல மாட்டீர்கள், நாங்கள் சொல்கிறோம்,

அகத்தில் குறுமினவாதமும் புறத்தில் நாம் பாகிஸ்தானின் எதிரிகள், இந்தியாவின் நண்பர்கள் என்று எடுத்துரைப்பதுதானே உங்கள் படுகொலைகளின் குறிக்கோள்! இதன் மூலம் இந்தியாவை அணைத்துக்கொண்டு இமாலயத் தமிழீழத்தை அடையலாம் என்று தானே மூடர்களே கருதினீர்கள்.

இவ்வாறுதானே உங்கள் வெளிவிவகார சந்தர்ப்பவாத மூடக் கொள்கை செயற்பட்டு வந்தது;  இதைத்தானே ``காய் நகர்த்தல்`` என்கிற சூதாட்ட மொழியில் உரைத்தீர்கள்,  இவ்வாறுதானே விடுதலைப் போரை சூதாட்டமாக மாற்றினீர்கள்.

அன்ரன் பாலசிங்கச் சூதாடிகளை தேசத்தின் குரல் ஆக்கினீர்கள் !

உண்மையா-இல்லையா?

இதற்கு ஈழமக்கள் கொடுத்த கோர விலை தானே முள்ளிவாய்க்கால்!

எத்தனை நாள் உங்கள் தமிழ் முக்காடுகளுக்குள் மூடி மறைந்திருப்பீர்கள்?

எத்தனை நாள் தேசியத்துக்கும் விதேசியத்துக்கும் இடையில்

``தொப்பி பிரட்டுவீர்கள்``

எத்தர்களே எழுந்து வெளிச்சத்துக்கு வாருங்கள்!

எமக்கு நியாயம் சொல்லுங்கள்!


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சிகப்பு ஆகஸ்து
கிழக்கு முஸ்லிம் இனசுத்திகரிப்பு

2006
ஆகஸ்ட் -01-மூதூர் முஸ்லிம்கள் வெளியேற்றம்
1990
ஆகஸ்ட்- 01 அக்கரைபற்று 8 முஸ்லிம்கள் படுகொலை
ஆகஸ்ட்- 03 காத்தான்குடி மஸ்ஜிதுகளில் 103 முஸ்லிம்கள் படுகொலை
ஆகஸ்ட்- 05 அம்பாறை முல்லியன்காடு, 17 முஸ்லிம் விவசாயிகள் படுகொலை
ஆகஸ்ட்- 06 அம்பாற 33முஸ்லிம் விவசாயிகள் படுகொலை
ஆகஸ்ட் -12 சமாந்துரை 4 முஸ்லிம் விவசாயிகள் படுகொலை
ஆகஸ்ட்- 12 ஏறாவூர் 116 பேர் முஸ்லிம் கிராம படுகொலை
ஆகஸ்ட்- 13 வவுனியா 9 முஸ்லிம்கள் படுகொலை


தகவல் நன்றி லங்கா முஸ்லீம்

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

கடாபியின் நெஞ்சு காவிய உமர் முக்தாவின் கனவு

லிபியத் தேசியத் தலைவரும் தளபதியுமான கடாபி அவர்களின் கோரப்படுகொலை 
80 ஆண்டுகால ஏகாதிபத்திய ஆபிரிக்க காலனியாதிக்கத்தின் குரூர முகத்தை பளிச்சிடுக்காட்டும் வெளிச்ச வீடாகும்


The picture on Gaddafi's chest is of a Libyan resistance fighter, Omar al-Mukhtar, hanged by the Italian colonialists in 1931. Gaddafi even bought along the man's elderly son
 www.dailymail.co.uk

லிபியா: பார்க்க முடியாத பாலைவனப் பாதாளப் புதை குழியில் தந்தையதும் தனையனதும் ஜனாசாக்கள் மண்ணோடு மண்ணாக சங்கமம்


மர்ம மயானம்
 பார்க்க முடியாத பாலைவனப் 
பாதாளப் புதை குழியில் தந்தையதும் தனையனதும் ஜனாசாக்கள் லிபிய மண்ணோடு மண்ணாக சங்கமம்.


ஈழமக்கள் சார்பாக வீர வணக்கம் தோழர்களே!


ஒரு நாள் உங்கள் மர்ம மயானத்தை மக்கள் தேடிக் கண்டடைவார்கள்.


ஒலிவமரக்கிளையும் ஒட்டகப்பாலும் சொரிவார்கள்.


உங்கள் தெரிவு சரியென்று சொல்வார்கள்.
``அல்லாகு அக்பர்``

NTC- LIBYA


Saturday, 22 October 2011

Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi's body lay in an old meat store





ஒரு முஸ்லீமின் இறுதிக்கிரிகை சமயச் சட்டப்படி 24 மணி நேரத்துக்குள் முடிக்கப்பட வேண்டும்.


NTC ஏகாதிபத்திய கருங்காலிக் கும்பல் இந்தக் கடமையை நிறைவேற்றவில்லை.


பாவனையில் இல்லாத பழைய இறைச்சிக்கடைப் பகுதி ஒன்றில் பிணத்தைக் காட்சிக்கு வைத்து ஜனநாயகத்துக்கு பிரச்சாரம் செய்கிறது!


துர்நாற்றத்தைத் தவிர்க்க``மக்களுக்கு``சுவாசப் பாதுகாப்பு கவசங்களைக் கூட வழங்கியிருக்கிறது!


எங்கு புதைப்பது என்பதில் சர்ச்சையாம்!
பகிரங்கமாகப் புதைத்தால் அந்த இடம் வழிபாட்டுத்தலம் ஆகி விடுமாம்;
`` 42 ஆண்டு கால சர்வாதிகாரிக்கு``!!


அதனால் இரகசியமாகப் புதைக்க ஜனநாயக விவாதம் நடக்கிறதாம்!


நாளை ஞாயிறு உதிப்பது லிபியாவின் சுதந்திர தினமாம்!


``இது ஒரு புதினமாம் தோழி, நரியை விழுங்கிச்சாம் கோழி``.



Gaddafi, in meat locker, still divides Libya
Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:27pm BST

* Arguments over disposal of body held in market cold store
* Reuters reporter sees body with bullet in side of head
* New leaders, Western backers hail dawn of new Libya
* Challenge now to impose order on array of armed groups (Adds delayed liberation date, NATO comment, details, edits)

By Rania El Gamal

MISRATA, Libya, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi's body lay in an old meat store on Friday as arguments over a burial, and his killing after being captured, dogged efforts by Libya's new leaders to make a formal start on a new era of democracy.

With a bullet wound visible through the familiar curly hair, the corpse seen by Reuters in Misrata bore other marks of the violent end to a violent life, still being broadcast to the world a day later on looping snatches of gory cellphone video.

The interim prime minister offered a tale of "crossfire" to explain the fallen strongman's death after he was dragged, still alive, from a storm drain in his home town of Sirte. But seeing him being beaten, while demanding legal rights, to the sound of gunfire, many assume he was simply summarily shot.

Gaddafi's wife, who found refuge in neighbouring Algeria while her husband and several sons kept their word to fight to the death, was reported to have demanded an inquiry from the United Nations. The U.N. human rights arm said one was merited.

Controversy over the final moments of a man who once held the world in thrall with a mixture of eccentricity and thuggery raised questions about the ability of Libya's National Transitional Council to control the men with guns, and disquiet among Western allies about respect for human rights among those who claimed to be fighting for just those ideals.

The body appeared to be the latest object of wrangling among the factions of fighters who overthrew him -- along with control of weapons, of ministries and of Libya's oil wealth.

Libyans, and the Western allies who backed the revolt that ended Gaddafi's 42-year rule two months ago, have indicated their impatience to begin what the United States declared was a democratic "new era". NATO was expected to agree on Friday to start winding down its seven-month air campaign over Libya.

But regional and other rivalries have been holding up the disposal of the corpse of Gaddafi, who was seized by fighters on Thursday, and a formal declaration of Libya's "liberation".

BURIAL DISPUTE

"They are not agreeing on the place of burial. Under Islam he should have been buried quickly but they have to reach an agreement whether he is to be buried in Misrata, Sirte, or somewhere else," one senior NTC official told Reuters.

Others said talks were under way with members of Gaddafi's tribe to dispose of him in secret, avoiding creating a shrine.

In Misrata, a local commander, Addul-Salam Eleiwa, showed off the body, torso bare, on a mattress inside a metal-lined cold-store by a market. He said: "He will get his rights, like any Muslim. His body will be washed and treated with dignity. I expect he will be buried in a Muslim cemetery within 24 hours."

But amid the rumour and counter-rumour swirling between Sirte, Gaddafi's last bastion, and Misrata, whose siege at his hands made it a symbol of resistance, nothing was certain.

Interim oil minister Ali Tarhouni said he urged colleagues to hold off burying Gaddafi for several days. Dozens of people, many with cellphone cameras, filed in to see that he was dead.

"There's something in our hearts we want to get out," said Abdullah al-Suweisi, 30, as he waited. "It is the injustice of 40 years. There is hatred inside. We want to see him."

In a small triumph for those who were inspired by Arab Spring uprisings elsewhere to launch the rebellion in February in Benghazi, the eastern city was chosen as the venue for NTC chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil to announce that the whole country was liberated. But the planned announcement was delayed from Saturday to Sunday.

That will set a clock ticking on a tentative timetable for a transitional government and for drafting a constitution, under which full elections would, Libyans hope, take place within a year or two.

There has been tension between the easterners and leaders from Misrata, Tripoli and other western cities, who take credit for overrunning the capital in August and complain they are under-represented in an interim government which has yet to move fully to Tripoli. Under the post-liberation plan, that is supposed to happen within weeks, though some in Benghazi, home to much of the oil industry, are keen to decentralise power.

RISKS OF DIVISION

As shown by the delay over burying Gaddafi, differences of opinion in a country that spent 42 years obeying the whims of one man take time to work out - time that worries some observers in light of the heavy weaponry that abounds in Libya.

The uncertain whereabouts of Saif al-Islam, Gaddafi's son and heir-apparent, believed by NTC officials to have escaped from besieged Sirte and be heading for a southern border, may also distract from the process of switching from war to peace.

And without the glue of hatred for Gaddafi and his clan, some fear a descent into the kind of strife that bedevils Iraq after Saddam Hussein, even if Libya lacks its sectarian divide. Optimists point to how, in two months of controlling Tripoli, the Libyan factions have argued but, so far, not fought.

"Can an inclusive, effective national government be formed? Yes, if factions can avoid fighting," Jon Marks, chairman of Britain's Cross Border Information consultancy said. "So it's all about the politics, and the $64,000 question is whether the new polity can retain the overall consensual feel you had during the revolution, or whether dangerous splits will occur."

Long-standing regional rivalries in a country only put together under Italian colonial rule in the 1930s are part of a complex of tribal, ethnic and other divisions which Gaddafi exploited at times to control the thinly populated country of six million and its substantial oil and gas resources.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received first news of Gaddafi's capture in a phone message. "Wow," she exclaimed, looking into a phone handed to her by an aide in Kabul.

Speaking in Islamabad on Friday, Clinton said Gaddafi's death marked the start of a "new era" for the Libyan people.

Nabil Elaraby, chief of the Arab League which in March had given NATO actions a regional seal of approval, called for unity: Libyans should "overcome the wounds of the past, look towards the future away from sentiments of hatred and revenge."

China echoed calls for unity. It said there was a need for "an inclusive political process".

OIL INTERESTS

Russia, which like China was cool to NATO's help for the rebels, may share its concern for investments after a senior Libyan oil official said representatives of Moscow's Gazprom had been summoned to Tripoli to explain what he called breaches of commitments made in contracts it signed under Gaddafi.

Companies from France and Britain, which drove the initial Western support for the rebellion, hope that will stand them in good stead as Libya's new leaders start allocating new deals.

Among those disappointed by his death were advocates of the International Criminal Court, which had hoped to try him for crimes against humanity, and relatives of those who died in the Lockerbie airliner bombing, still looking for answers more than two decades after a presumed Libyan bomb downed the jumbo jet.

"Investigating whether or not his death was a war crime might be unpopular," Amnesty International's Claudio Cordone said. "However, the NTC must apply the same standards to all, affording justice even to those who categorically denied it to others. Bringing Gaddafi to trial would have finally given his numerous victims answers as to why they were targeted and an opportunity

Friday, 21 October 2011

Gaddafi execution reveals western double-standards- Rohitha Bogollagama




War time FM: Gaddafi execution reveals western double-standards
The Island October 21, 2011, 9:39 pm

By Shamindra Ferdianndo

Sri Lanka’s wartime Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama said that the public execution of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi near Sirte by troops loyal to the interim administration installed by the West had revealed the duplicity of those attacking Sri Lanka over accountability issues.

The much touted "Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ was nothing compared to videos of the execution of Gaddafi, Bogollagama told The Island in a brief interview yesterday. The West couldn’t wash its hands off Gaddafi’s execution due to the presence of coalition military personnel, including advisors in Libya, the former MP said. The execution of a man pleading for his life highlighted the abuses committed by those fighting for the interim administration, he said, recalling the controversial circumstances, under US Special Forces killed unarmed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden during a raid in Pakistan a couple of months ago.

As both the British and the French had claimed credit for spearheading the campaign against Gaddafi, they, too, should be answerable for the excesses on the part of the rebel forces.

Bogollagama pointed out that unlike the unsubstantiated ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ and the controversial ‘Darusman report’ authentic videos of bin Ladens killing and Gaddafi’s execution should prompt an international probe.

The London headquartered Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and International Crisis Group (ICG) now spearheading the anti-Sri Lanka campaign at the behest of the LTTE could now take up the Libyan issue, the former MP said. "Don’t forget they declined an invitation from the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission in support of their campaign for international inquiry," Bogollagama said.

Recalling ongoing attempts to challenge Sri Lanka’s membership at the Commonwealth over accountability issues, Bogollagama said that the grouping should take up the Libyan issue. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting would be held in Perth, Western Australia at the end of this month. Referring to the recent moves against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva and the UNGA, Bogollagama said that the Commonwealth, too, was being used by interested parties to undermine Sri Lanka.

Monday, 17 October 2011

TNA to brief Clinton on talks with Govt.


TNA to brief Clinton on talks with Govt.

By Chris Kamalendran The Sunday Times SL
A four-member Tamil National Alliance (TNA) delegation led by parliamentary group leader R. Sampanthan will leave for Washington on October 25 following an invitation from the US government.
The visit comes at a time when the talks between the government and the TNA remain stalled.

TNA parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran, a member of the TNA delegation to Washington, said they would meet US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Assistant Secretary of State Robert O Blake, among others and brief them on the status of the TNA’s talks with the government.

He pointed out that this was the first time that the US government had invited a Tamil political delegation from Sri Lanka for talks.

The TNA delegation, which also includes Mavai Senathirajah and M. Sumanthiran, will visit Canada and Britain before they return to Sri Lanka.

Commenting on the dialogue with the government, Mr. Premachandran said the talks were to be resumed on October 3 but were postponed because the ministers were busy doing election work.
The MP said the TNA had asked the government to set aside three days for talks but the party had not received a response yet. “We are disappointed that the talks are getting delayed,” Mr. Premachandran said.

However, Sajin Vass Gunawardena, a member of the government delegation, said the talks were delayed because several of the government and TNA members had gone out of Sri Lanka – a claim disputed by Mr. Premachandran.

Mr. Gunawardena said a new date would be fixed for talks as soon as the TNA delegation returned from the US. Meanwhile, President Mahinda Rajapaksa earlier this week said the government would go ahead with the proposed Parliamentary Select Committee to find a solution to the national question.

நாம் தமிழர்

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Aghanistan no better for ten years of war


Afghanistan Sun
Thursday 13th October, 2011  
((Op-ed) Ramzy Baroud)

  •  Afghanistan invaded ten years ago this month
  •  Country as corrupt, out of control, and unstable as ever
  •  Taliban growing from strength to strength

On July 1, 2002, US planes bombed an Afghan wedding in the small village of Deh Rawud.

Located to the north of Kandahar, the village seemed fortified by the region’s many mountains. For a few hours, its people thought they were safe from a war they had never invited. They celebrated, and as customs go, fired intermittently into the air. 

The joyous occasion however, turned into an orgy of blood that will define the collective memory of Deh Rawud for generations. 

It was reported that the US air force used a B-52 bomber and an AC-130 helicopter gunship in a battle against imagined terrorists. According to Afghan authorities, 40 people were killed and 100 wounded (The Guardian, July 2, 2002). Expectedly, the US military refused to apologize. 

The bombing of Deh Rawud was a microcosm of the war - and equally lethal occupation - that followed. While al-Qaeda was not an imagined enemy, the invasion and destruction of Afghanistan was a morally repugnant – and self-contradictory - response to terrorism. 

The war remains repulsive ten years after the US began attacking the poorest country on earth. This latest crime against humanity in Afghanistan is a continuation of a trend that has spanned decades. Unfortunate Afghanistan was designated a pawn in a Great Game between powerful contenders vying for strategic control and easy access to natural resources. Throughout history, Afghanistan has been brutalized simply because of its geographical location. 

The people of Afghanistan should not expect an apology for the war either. “The United States invaded Afghanistan to crush an al-Qaeda base of operations whose leader, Osama bin Laden, oversaw the 9/11 terrorist attacks — and to make sure Afghanistan would not be a haven for Muslim terrorists to plot against the West,” wrote Carmen Gentile and Jim Michaels in USA Today, October 6. Such justification has permeated mainstream media like a mantra. 

Malalai Joya, a former Afghan MP and human rights activist, dared to challenge this dubious rationale. In a video message recorded on the tenth anniversary of the war and occupation of Afghanistan, she said: 

“Ten years ago the U.S. and NATO invaded my country under the fake banners of women's rights, human rights, and democracy. But after a decade, Afghanistan still remains the most uncivil, most corrupt, and most war-torn country in the world. The consequences of the so-called war on terror has only been more bloodshed, crimes, barbarism, human rights and women's rights violations, which has doubled the miseries and sorrows of our people” (Monthly Review, October 7). 

Army commanders and neoconservative think-tanks are frantically trying to find reasons for celebration. Neither has been able to accept moral responsibility for the crimes committed in Afghanistan under their command. 

Marine Gen. John Allen, for example, still sees “real gains, particularly in the south,” as a result of counterinsurgency efforts which he supposedly mastered in Iraq. “Insurgencies are effective when they have access to the population,” he said. “When they are excluded from the population, then insurgencies have a very hard time.” 

A strange assessment, considering the fact that the Taliban are not alien bodies from outer space, and worse, still seem to be effectively controlling the country. When the Paris-based research group, the International Council on Security and Development claimed the Taliban controlled 72 percent of Afghanistan, NATO commanders dismissed the allegation as simply untrue (Bloomberg, December 8, 2008). 

“The Taliban are now dictating terms in Afghanistan, both politically and militarily,” said Paul Burton, ICOS Director of Policy. “There is a real danger the Taliban will simply overrun Afghanistan.”

Concurrently, there are those who argue that this was in the past, and since then President Obama (in 2009) approved a surge of more than 30,000 troops with the very aim of pushing the Taliban back. Such a move would allow state-building efforts to commence, thus preparing Afghanistan for the withdrawal of foreign troops in December 2014.

Such claims are backed by the latest Department of Defense biannual report to Congress on Afghanistan. The surge has produced “tangible security progress”, claimed the report, and the “coalition's efforts have wrested major safe havens from the insurgents' control, disrupted their leadership networks and removed many of the weapons caches and tactical supplies they left behind at the end of the previous fighting season.” 

But reality on the ground tells a different story. The Taliban is in control of the vast majority of the country’s provinces (according to Al Jazeera, October 7). Their near-complete control of the east and south, and constant encroachment elsewhere are only cemented by the regular news of their highly coordinated targeting of Afghanistan officials and foreign forces, even in the heart of Kabul. The Taliban’s behavior hardly suggests that it’s a militant movement on the retreat, but rather a shadow government in waiting. In fact, ‘shadow governors’ is the term being used to refer to Taliban officials administering much of the country. 

“Recent events strongly suggest that the US and its NATO allies are losing the war in Afghanistan to the Taliban: top collaborator officials are knocked off at the drop of a Taliban turban,” wrote US professor James Petras. (Global Research, October 11). 

As for the claim that Afghanis are better off as a result of the US military invasion, the numbers tell a different story. Sadly, few kept count of Afghan casualities in the first five years of the war. According to modest UN estimates, “11,221 civilians have been killed since 2006, 1,462 of them in the first six months of this year” (LA Times, October 7). 

Three photographs were published by the German news organization, Der Spiegel last March. They were of US soldiers (known as the Kill Team) posing with mutilated Afghani civilians from Kandahar last year. They were horrifying to say the least, and scarcely give the impression of any kind of ‘tangible progress’. 

“It was during Obama's administration that civilian death tolls increased by 24 percent,” said Malalai Joya. “And the result of the surge of troops of Obama's administration is more massacres, more crimes, violence, destruction, pain, and tragedy.” 

And yet, there is no apology. Ten years after the war on Afghanistan bgan it is almost as though the sons and daughters of Afghanistan are mere numbers, dispensable and extraneous. 
- Ramzy Baroud (www.ramzybaroud.net) is an internationally-syndicated columnist and the editor of PalestineChronicle.com. His latest book is My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza's Untold Story (Pluto Press, London), available on Amazon.com.

Friday, 14 October 2011

மத்திய ஆபிரிக்காவில் ஒபாமா திறக்கும் அடுத்த உலக மறுபங்கீட்டு போர்க்களமுனை.

ஏகபோக முதலாளித்துவத்தின் மூன்றாவது உலகப் பொது நெருக்கடியில் இருந்து மீள்வதற்கு ஏகாதிபத்தியவாதிகள் உலக மறு பங்கீட்டுப் பிராந்திய யுத்தங்களை நடத்தி வருகின்றார்கள்!

சோவியத் சமூக ஏகாதிபத்தியத்தின் வீழ்ச்சிக்குப் பின்னால்


முதலில் கிழக்கைரோப்பிய நாடுகளைப் பங்கீடு செய்தார்கள்.

இரண்டாவதாக மத்திய ஆசியாவைப் பங்கீடு செய்தார்கள்.



மூன்றாவதாக மத்திய ஆபிரிக்காவுக்குள் நுழைகின்றார்கள் 

ஒபாமா திறக்கும் உகண்டா களமுனை இந்தத் தொடர் யுத்தத்தின் அடுத்த உலக மறுபங்கீட்டு போர்க்களமுனையே ஆகும்!

=புதிய ஈழப்புரட்சியாளர்கள்=



U.S. Deploys Troops in Pursuit of African Rebels
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has authorized the deployment of up to 100 combat-equipped U.S. troops to central Africa to help hunt down the leaders of a rebel force known as the Lord's Resistance Army.

A senior administration official said 12 troops have been deployed so far under what he called a training mission aimed at helping African forces find and kill Joseph Kony, the fugitive head of the rebels.

The U.S. forces will deploy to Uganda, South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

"Although the U.S. forces are combat-equipped, they will only be providing information, advice, and assistance to partner nation forces, and they will not themselves engage LRA forces unless necessary for self-defense," Mr. Obama said in a letter to Congress released Friday.

The U.S. deployment will include special operations forces, defense officials said. Pentagon officials noted that U.S. forces are routinely deployed to Africa for training missions.

 Former U.S. Deputy Undersecretary of Defense Jed Babbin discusses the White House's decision to send up to 100 combat-equipped U.S. troops to central Africa to help hunt down leaders of a rebel force known as the Lord's Resistance Army.

The Lord's Resistance Army is believed to have killed, kidnapped and mutilated tens of thousands of civilians since the 1990s. Military officials said they believed Mr. Kony, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, and other top LRA leaders are currently hiding the Central African Republic.

The LRA, which says it is a religious group, first emerged in northern Uganda in the 1990s but was driven out by the Ugandan military. Although Mr. Kony is thought to command just a few hundred armed loyalists, the LRA's mobility and the difficulties of the terrain has made the group hard to find, officials said.

Foreign Firms Angle for Uganda's Oil Reserves
by  Guy Chazan and Nicholas Bariyo|The Wall Street Journal|Monday, February 01, 2010

(THE WALL STREET JOURNAL), Feb. 1, 2010

A skirmish over an oil field on the shores of Africa's Lake Albert highlights Big Oil's intense interest in Uganda -- a rising star of African energy.

The battle centers on the Ugandan assets of Heritage Oil PLC, a small U.K.-based explorer, which is selling its stakes in the much-coveted Lake Albert Rift Basin. The area has yielded some of sub-Saharan Africa's largest onshore oil discoveries of recent years.

Big energy companies like Italy's Eni SpA, France's Total SA and China National Offshore Oil Co. all are vying for access to Uganda's oil wealth. Uganda's onshore oil is particularly appealing because it is relatively inexpensive to produce. That sets it apart from other frontier provinces, like the deep waters off Brazil's coast and the Arctic Ocean, where the majors require an oil price of around $60 a barrel just to break even.

Initially, Eni looked to be the likely winner, announcing in November that it was buying Heritage's stakes for $1.5 billion in cash and assets. But Tullow Oil PLC, Heritage's partner in the oil field, exercised its contractual right to block the sale and acquire the stakes itself at the same price.

Tullow's purchase, however, is subject to approval by the Ugandan government. The initial reaction was negative, with the country's energy minister saying the government didn't want one company to end up with control of the whole oil field and would prevent the sale if necessary.

Heritage and Tullow share ownership of two blocks in the oil field, while Tullow owns all of a third. Acquiring Heritage's stakes would give Tullow full ownership of all three blocks, covering 3,900 square miles, more than twice the area of Rhode Island.

The government's position appeared to soften after Tullow Chief Executive Aidan Heavey met with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala recently. Tullow said that once in full possession of the oil field it would sell half to either Cnooc or Total to help finance the construction of a refinery and an 800-mile pipeline that would carry the oil to world markets.

Such an arrangement would allow Tullow to control who it works with as well as concentrate on its core activities -- exploring for and pumping oil, rather than refining and transporting it to market.

Tullow also announced plans last Wednesday to raise around $1.6 billion in a rights issue to help it develop Uganda's oil.

Tullow now is the favorite to take the Heritage stakes, with Cnooc edging out Total as Tullow's most-likely partner, a person familiar with the matter said. Mr. Museveni met with Cnooc executives in Kampala last week and is expected to meet them again this week to finalize details, the person said. Cnooc and Total declined to comment.

Eni hasn't given up, however, and last week sweetened its package. The company's CEO, Paolo Scaroni, said in a newspaper interview that Eni would not only develop the Lake Albert field and build a refinery and pipeline to the Indian Ocean, but also would construct an electricity plant in Uganda and upgrade a railway line from Kampala to the Kenyan port of Mombasa. He said Eni would invest $13 billion in the "integrated development plan." Eni declined to comment for this article.

Tullow declined to comment on Eni's new offer.

What has attracted companies like Eni to Uganda is the one billion barrels of crude already discovered in the Lake Albert Rift Basin, a vast, oil-rich area close to Uganda's border with Congo to the west, and the huge untapped potential of the region. Tullow estimates that about 1.5 billion barrels, roughly the same amount as Yemen's oil reserves, remain to be discovered in the basin.

Uganda also is seen as more stable politically than many of its neighbors, though the north of the country is wracked by armed conflict between the army and a rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army, that has displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

Uganda plans to produce around 150,000 barrels of oil a day in four to six years, most of which will be exported. For comparison, that is slightly less than the output of Brunei. The steady revenue stream from oil could radically change the fortunes of the east African country, one of the world's poorest

October 14, 2011
Obama Sending 100 Armed Advisers to Africa to Help Fight Renegade Group
By THOM SHANKER and RICK GLADSTONE NYTimes
WASHINGTON — President Obama said Friday that he had ordered the deployment of 100 armed military advisers to central Africa to help regional forces combat the Lord’s Resistance Army, a notorious renegade group that has terrorized villagers in at least four countries with marauding bands that kill, rape, maim and kidnap with impunity.

The deployment represents a muscular escalation of American military efforts to help fight the Lord’s Resistance Army, which originated as a Ugandan rebel force in the 1980s and morphed into a fearsome cult-like group of fighters. It is led by Joseph Kony, a self-proclaimed prophet known for ordering village massacres, recruiting prepubescent soldiers, keeping harems of child brides and mutilating opponents.

“For more than two decades, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has murdered, raped and kidnapped tens of thousands of men, women and children in central Africa,” Mr. Obama wrote in a letter to Congress announcing the military deployment. “The LRA continues to commit atrocities across the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan that have a disproportionate impact on regional security.”

The decision by Mr. Obama to deploy armed military advisers into the region was welcomed by human rights advocates who have chronicled the atrocities committed by Mr. Kony and his subordinates. But it also raises the risk of putting American military personnel in harm’s way in another region of the world while the United States is winding down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mr. Obama wrote that he had decided to act because it was “in the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States.”. He also wrote that the deployment was justified by a law passed by Congress in May 2010, the Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, which favored “increased, comprehensive U.S. efforts to help mitigate and eliminate the threat posed by the LRA to civilians and regional stability.”

American efforts to combat the group also took place during the Bush administration, which authorized the Pentagon to send a team of 17 counterterrorism advisers to train Ugandan troops and provided millions of dollars worth of aid, including fuel trucks, satellite phones and night vision goggles, to the Ugandan army. Those efforts scattered segments of the LRA in recent years; its remnants dispersed and regrouped in Uganda’s neighbors. In the spring of 2010, apparently desperate for new conscripts, Mr. Kony’s forces killed hundreds of villagers in the Congolese jungle and kidnapped hundreds more, according to witnesses interviewed at the time.

Unlike the earlier effort, the 100 military advisers dispatched by Mr. Obama will be armed. They will be providing assistance and advice to their African hosts, Mr. Obama said, and “will not themselves engage LRA forces unless necessary for self-defense.”

The initial deployment will be in Uganda, the president said, and the advisers will operate in South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo “subject to the approval of each host nation.”

A senior Pentagon official underscored that the American military personnel would not be operating independently nor carrying out unilateral operations.

The official also said the United States had provided about $33 million in support to regional efforts to battle the Lord’s Resistance Army since 2008, an effort that has not been sufficient to guarantee that local security forces dismantle the group.

One specific effort has trained a light infantry battalion of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s military, with that unit now deployed in the Dungu region of northeastern Congo where the Lord’s Resistance Army has been operating.

The Special Operations forces assigned to the new mission “bring the experience and technical capability to train, advise and assist partner security forces in support of programs designed to support internal security,” the Pentagon official said.

“Our intention is to provide the right balance of strategic and tactical experience to supplement host nation military efforts,” the official said. “Ultimately, Africans are responsible for African security, but we remain committed to our partners to enable their efforts to provide for their own security.”

Tom Malinowski, the Washington director of Human Rights Watch, said his group had been advocating for such a deployment. Putting more skilled advisers in the field with the armed forces of these countries would be a significant improvement over the previous level of assistance, he said. “I would not suggest that U.S. forces should be fighting the LRA themselves,” he said, but “there are lot of things they can do with this kind of deployment that they weren’t able to do previously.”

Mr. Malinowski also said the Lord’s Resistance Army probably has only a few hundred fighters, “but they are incredibly vicious and have committed numerous massacres. It’s a group that seems to exist for no other purpose than to kill.”

Thom Shanker reported from Washington, and Rick Gladstone from New York.
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction: October 14, 2011
An earlier version of this article misspelled Tom Malinowski’s surname as Malinowsky.

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Thursday, 13 October 2011

E: லெப்.கேணல் விக்ரரின் நினைவுப் பகிர்வுக் காணொளி.

E: லெப்.கேணல் விக்ரரின் நினைவுப் பகிர்வுக் காணொளி.: விடுதலை வீரன் விக்டரின் நீங்கா நினைவு நீடூழி வாழ்க! லெப்.கேணல் விக்ரரின் நினைவுப் பகிர்வுக் காணொளி(2/1). லெப்.கேணல் விக்ரரின் நினைவுப் பக...

E: விடுதலை வீரன் விக்டரின் நீங்கா நினைவு நீடூழி வாழ்க...

E: விடுதலை வீரன் விக்டரின் நீங்கா நினைவு நீடூழி வாழ்க...: மாவீரன் விக்ரரின் நினைவு நாள் விடுதலை முழக்கங்கள்! மன்னார் மாவட்ட விடுதலைப்புலி மூத்த தளபதியும் மகளிர் தாக்குதலணியின் முதற் தளபதியும் ஆன...

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

புதிய ஈழம்: புலம் பெயர் தமிழர்களின் போராட்டம் தத்தம் நாடுகளின்...

புதிய ஈழம்: புலம் பெயர் தமிழர்களின் போராட்டம் தத்தம் நாடுகளின்...

Keiser Report 195

ஏகபோக நிதியாதிக்கக் கும்பல்களும், அவர்களின் நலன்காக்கும் ஏகாதிபத்திய அரசுகளும் சேவகம் செய்யும் புல்லுரிவிகளின் சனத்தொகை
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*Walls St ஏகபோக நிதியாதிக்கக் கும்பலின் ஏவல் நாய் ஒபாமாவே,
வேலைவாய்ப்பு கோரி போராடும் அமெரிக்க உழைக்கும் மக்கள் இயக்கத்தின் மீது வெறி கொண்டு பாயும் சமூகப் பயங்கரவாதத்தை உடனே நிறுத்து!
*அமெரிக்க ஐரோப்பிய நாடுகளில் வாழும் ஈழத்தமிழ் உழைக்கும் மக்களே இந்நாடுகளின் அரசுகளை எதிர்த்து போராடும் மக்களின் உள்நாட்டு ஜனநாயக இயக்கத்துடன் தமிழீழ தேசிய விடுதலைப் புரட்சியை ஒன்றிணையுங்கள்!
* புலம்பெயர் தமிழர் பேரவைகள்,மற்றும் உருத்திரகுமாரன், நெடுமாறன்.TNA-சுரேஸ் பிரேமச்சந்திரன்,Tamil Net அடங்கிய நவீன காலனியாதிக்க ஆதரவு அணியின் இடைவழிச்சமரசப் பாதையை நிராகரியுங்கள்!
*சுயநிர்ணய உரிமைக் கோரிக்கையை உயர்த்திப்பிடியுங்கள்!
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Monday, 10 October 2011

ஆறுபடை வீட்டோடு அறுவடைக்கலையும் `இலட்சியவாதி` மனோ கணேசன்


எத்தகைய ஐக்கியம்!

File Photo: Mano with Tamilchelvan


Mano Ganeshan to decide about his alliance this evening
Mon, 2011-10-10 15:10 — editor
News
Colombo, 10 October, (Asiantribune.com):

Mano Ganeshan, the leader of the Democratic People’s Front said he will be deciding about their position in the two Municipalities and in the Urban Council after a decision at the Presidium meeting schedule for this evening in Colombo.

He told Asian Tribune that UNP has already approached him for the support of his 6 councilors, whom his party has bagged in the Colombo Municipality.

He said that he can’t decide anything alone, but it is his party that has to resolve and direct him of the future course action.

Given below the excerpts of the Interview Asian Tribune had with Mano Ganeshan, the leader of the Democratic People’s Front:

Asian Tribune: Congratulation for winning 6 seats in the Colombo Municipality and one each in the Dehiwela Mount Lavania Municipality and at the Kolonnawa Urban Council elections. I want to know your next move?

Mano Ganeshan: Thank you very much. We will be deciding tonight. Our Party’s Presidium Committee is meeting tonight. We will have to discuss all the available options and come to a conclusion.

Asian Tribune: There is a report to say that UNP has already approached you?

Mano Ganeshan: Yes UNP… obviously they will approach, you know.

Asian Tribune: What else you like to tell?

Mano Ganeshan: Well at the moment, I don’t want to commit anything. Our party is a democratic party, not only in name, but also in the real sense of it.

Therefore, as I said in the beginning that we will have to discuss and then come up with our next move. I also take this opportunity thank my voters who have placed confidence in us. I also wish to assure them that we will never betray the mandate.

Asian Tribune: What is the mandate you are speaking of?

Mano Ganeshan: The mandate specially the Tamil people in the region of Colombo, Dehiwela and Kolonnawa have placed confidence in me. During the election campaign those in the Government, as well as in the opposition made accusation against me and some of them went up to the level of character assassination and amidst all these things, a sizeable number of people has placed confidence in me and that is a respectable mandate which I have received against all the odds.

Asian Tribune: In fact according to reports, 60% of the voters in the Colombo municipal area are non Sinhala people. But you have only got 6 seats. Why you couldn’t get more from the non Sinhala speaking voters?

Mano Ganeshan: The problem is that this is being a local government election and a large section of the Tamil people has simply kept away from voting in this election. So this mental tendency of the voters also had an impact.

Asian Tribune: If all those Tamils would have voted, how many seats you would have got.

Mano Ganeshan: we got 6 seats. But that cannot be answered.

Furthermore, under this proportionate voting system nobody can foresee the number seats one party can win. We have polled 26,000 votes and have 6 seats, but some parties have received very less votes, but they have received two seats.

- Asian Tribune -