I hear the gunships….

I hear the gunships roaring, and wonder who’s going to die today.

I see the faces smile in pride, until a bomb blast wipes the smiles away.

Some people smile when they hear of air-strikes, and talk of national pride.

While others laugh when bombs explode, and towards their own independence stride.

How many lives must be lost, how much blood must be spilled,

Until our eyes will finally see the hate and chaos we have willed?

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6 Responses to “I hear the gunships….”

  1. siittingnut Says:

    everyone loves peace and hate war. i certainly do

    but we are not offered a choice between peace and war . choice is between letting ltte continue with its atrocities and doing our best to get rid of it as far as possible

    as long as ltte exists in present form with its arms and leaders war will exist . that is a fact. do you disagree? if so say so

    unless you articulate an alternative and realistic method to deal with ltte, your rejection of violence to defeat ltte is hypocritical and intellectually dishonest.

  2. thekillromeoproject Says:

    In one of my earlier posts, I have given a solution that’s open to the Executive President. Given the powers at his command he can very easily end this war with a political solution.

    The only reason he will not do so, is because he’s too afraid of the reactions of the Sinhala majority.

    But he has the oppotunity to go down in the history of Sri Lanka as the one person who managed to end a decades long war through a peaceful means.

  3. thekillromeoproject Says:

    https://thekillromeoproject.wordpress.com/2008/02/19/a-presidency-wasted/

    this wud be the link, if you’re interested.

  4. thekillromeoproject Says:

    https://thekillromeoproject.wordpress.com/2008/01/16/show-the-world-we-mean-business/

    But this one actually lays out the solution is detail.

  5. sittingnut Says:

    thekillromeoproject:
    thanks for the link
    i have followed the link

    unfortunately your proposed alternative is only possible in fantasy .
    so you really think “LTTE leadership” will become peaceful and lay down their arms just because they have “advisory roles in the entire project” turning defese budget for development activities in north and east as you propose ? where have you lived all these years?

    your mistake is to believe the ltte propaganda at face value. ltte is not fighting to redress tamil problems as you believe and they propagate .

    first, if what you say is true why have they been the cause of greatest suffering ( mush more than any sl government ) for tamils? more killings more human rights violations, more denial of justice etc. etc were the result of ltte’s existence and own direct responsibility . why do they kill alternative tamil leaders? why are they opposed to democracy? no what they want is autocratic power like any other fascist dictators.
    i would agree to any peaceful role( and even amnesty ) for them if they lay down their arms and submit to justice, but i don’t think that is likely . what makes you think so? . fantasy?

    second. your belief that very real discriminations, grievances ( and as others say ’83, human right violation by gosl etc ) of tamils causes ltte terrorism and that eliminating them will end ltte, is based on a complete unrealistic assessment of causality . all that do not necessarily cause terrorism, any more than poverty cause theft. to say that is unjust and against all those people who haver fought for their rights through peaceful democratic means ( such as indian tamils in sl) only means that should be tolerated. thrives and terrorist should face justice whatever their stated motives.

    thirdly you say
    “Where then are they going to find reasons to continue this war? If the Tamil people are given not just the same treatment, but preferential treatment, won’t that automatically make the LTTE a redundant entity?”
    more fantasy ( please explain how this redundancy you refer happens )
    they will always find reasons for existence as stalins, castros, kims etc ( and any number of ordinary criminal gangs) have done, they will not become redundant just because you think their reasons for existence are not there , they will simply say the reasons are still there. in fact real reason for their existence is their want of autocratic power, and their means of existence is armed oppression and they will keep people in subjection through those means as those others mentioned have done even while saying they are doing so for those oppressed people
    that is reality. wake up !

  6. thekillromeoproject Says:

    @ Sittingnut,

    Firstly, thanks for taking the time out to read my post. I firmly believe that most things can be sorted out through discussion, so let me see if I can clear some points out.

    “first, if what you say is true why have they been the cause of greatest suffering ( mush more than any sl government ) for tamils?” — If you read my post, no where have I claimed that the LTTE is NOT a terrorist organisation.

    “second. your belief that very real discriminations, grievances ( and as others say ‘83, human right violation by gosl etc ) of tamils causes ltte terrorism and that eliminating them will end ltte, is based on a complete unrealistic assessment of causality . all that do not necessarily cause terrorism, any more than poverty cause theft.” —- Once again, no where in my post, have I said what the LTTE claim to be the reasons behind their violence are TRUE or FACTUAL. What I have said is that as a STEP FORWARD, we should maybe just accept what they say a a given.

    “they will not become redundant just because you think their reasons for existence are not there , they will simply say the reasons are still there. in fact real reason for their existence is their want of autocratic power,” —- This is in fact quite true. However, by taking away the ‘so-called’ grievances that they claim to be fighting for, the GOSL has the perfect opportunity to expose the LTTE for what they truly are. This in turn gets the entire world community on our side and effectively sabotages their propaganda engine.

    All I maintain in my post is that the Executive President of this country has all the power he needs to make an effective change. Yes, I do agree that it will leave us open to attack (even said this in my post). But doing this will definitely prove to the world community that Sri Lanka isfor peace not war.

    “their means of existence is armed oppression and they will keep people in subjection through those means as those others mentioned have done even while saying they are doing so for those oppressed people” —- Yes, but, if the GOSL can prove to the world community that there are no more oppressed people in this country, then it exposes the LTTE for what they are. In effect, take away the people they are ‘supposed’ to be fighting for, and then all they’ll be fighting for is ‘autocratic power’.

    Would certainly appreciate your feedback.

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