Reality Check India

Ceasefire of large bore guns

Posted in Uncategorized by realitycheck on April 27, 2009

Only the naive will believe that the Rajapaske government will let Indian get involved in a major way in reconstruction. India did not act as a strong nation ought to. There is no devolution framework document on the table after the late 80’s.  India has not articulated any vision for the Sri Lankan Tamils post war. Citing the island nations sovereignty at every step, India has justified its own inaction.

Read this very important article by Muthukumar Friends Movement.

In any case, todays events took the cake.

1. Karunanidhi calls a lightning hunger strike.

2. Chidambaram says the centre presses Sri Lanka to stop hostilities.

3. A few phone calls later, home minister P. Chidambaram calms the Tamilnadu CM, says ‘India welcomes cessation of activities‘.

4. The media flashes news that Sri Lanka has announced end of offensive action thanks to the centres pressure.

5. The TN CM calls off his fast.

After event (5), things would have been settled down in the old socialist days.  Unfortunately, information travels fast these days of half-socialism. We have these  dang satellite channels. Within a few hours, Rajapakse immediately checked the Indian government with a curt statement. Apparently, the Sri Lankan army only stopped using heavy artillery and air strikes. This is in fact an admission that the SL army in fact did use these weapons against civilians. Again conveniently overlooked by the media.

Overall, a pretty embarrassing day for Indian foreign policy.

The Congress partys stand is quite understandable. The dravidian formations failure  to play any meaningful  part (pre-war, during war, or post-war) when its own blood are reduced to beggars right next door exposes its limitations and relevance today.

In related news, irate Tamils smashed a few windows of the Indian embassy in London.

Here is what a protestor thinks,

The demonstrators accused India of covertly supporting the Sri Lankan government and blocking a halt in the fighting.

“India is instigating this war, orchestrating it in the background. They are conducting the drama, even if the Sri Lankan government wants to pull out, they are not being allowed to,” said a protester who gave his name as only as Sanjeevan.

Source : Reuters UK

In other words, we get the bad name and our enemies get the goodies (read strategic toeholds)

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  1. Barbarindian said, on April 27, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    The linked article is scary. To me it is a clear illustration of two things:
    1. There must be at least some level of nationalism and commitment in the ruling party, else the policies will become cynical
    2. Ultimately if you are weak, you will be destroyed one way or the other – unless you are a globally recognized victim species

  2. AG said, on April 29, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    >unless you are a globally recognized victim species

    Incorrect.

    Only thee very strong can claim to be victims and get away with it.
    e.g. moh’dans and christists.


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