Wednesday, July 12, 2006

terror in mumbai


seven bombs (another was defused) exploded in trains in mumbai during yesterday's rush hour killing hundreds. it was a shameful act of terrorism that should be universally condemned.

in addition to similar london and madrid bombings, this reminded me of dehiwela train bomb blast on july 24, 1996, just under 10 years ago. i was in close proximity when that happened. several colleagues and friends of mine were killed on that day.

it is time people(especially in sri lankan blogs) come down to earth and face the facts, and realize that terrorism is not a subjective term, that nothing justify deliberate killing of civilians as a policy, and that appeasement never works. if we talk with them it should only be because we are better able to defeat or contain them effectively that way, given the limited resources of the country (we are after all not india). we should not talk in order to buy peace at any price.

the legitimate grievances of tamils can satisfactorily be addressed only through democratically elected representatives of tamils not through the self styled 'sole representative'. such representatives can emerge only if ltte terrorists are effectively marginalized.

anyway i am sure that the great dynamic city of mumbai is getting back to work as i write this, with a calm resilience that will dash the hopes of those cowards who thought they can break the human spirit by terror.

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see mumbai help blog if you are seeking information.

9 comments:

Keshi said...

heard abt this and I have a post abt it too. So barbaric!

One of my close friends died in the 1996 Dehiwela train bomb.She was very young.Ur friends too??

**it is time people(especially in sri lankan blogs) come down to earth and face the facts, and realize that terrorism is not a subjective term, that nothing justify deliberate killing of civilians as a policy, and that appeasement never works

I hope trey open their glued eyes and cob-webbed hearts.


Keshi.

Electra said...

-terrorism is not a subjective term- finally! that's exactly it.

ashanthi said...

oh - wow - sorry I'm a little bit disappointed - I thought we were going to have a piece about how the ltte had just said that they were real sorry about blowing Rajiv Ghandi all over the show and thought that they would prove it by blowing up some Indians on trains just to prove thier point...c'mon s/nut are you sure the ltte didnt do this???

Hmmm - well - yes so these arseholes are not the ltte ??? Oh sorry they are Muslim and friends of the guys that killed lux kadi and Joseph P?? What for - money???

Oh my God. I have so many Indian friends I don't know what to say. I cannont understand how this act could be commited and I am from the land of the terrorist bomber - I am Sri Lankan??? How could this act on this scale happen in India? None of this has ever made sense. This makes no sense at all - except if it was Muslim shit. Well I know - I've heard what those Muslims are doing to Tamils in Sri Lanka. It must be the Muslims - they are all killers. They are the paramilitaries!!!

Islamic fundmentalism is a curse. I know this now after this article and I believe every word.

In fact it's far more beligerent than you average sort of localised ltte shit. Fact.

Keshi - I so agree with you - deliberate hiring of Muslim Tamils to go out there and kill other Tamils is just so fucked. And yeah - quite right, the ltte realised a long time ago, appeasement never got them international press. Instead it got them ignored.

Be really good if we could have a good analysis of exactly which Middle East hired thugs did this act. I don't think this blog is going to attract the real intellects.

Morq - yep - you were right though it's taken electra to make me remember your words :-) c'est la vie n'est pas mon ami.

To those that die because they picked up a gun. Die in honour and die in peace.

To those that die because they were at the wrong time and the wrong place, we pray for your souls.

To those that die because someone comits a crime against your very humanity - we are in your debt and we owe you our lives.

sittingnut said...

keshi:
yes it is barbaric.
saw your post.

sorry about your friend . my friend were not close ones but it was a complete waste.

let's hope your wish comes true.

electra
!?
weren't you saying the opposite last week ? what made you change your mind.

ashanthi:
i see you have completely lost it. and started spouting racist rubbish.
in your insane reluctance call ltte 'terrorist' , you call sri lankan muslims( silent victims of large scale ethnic cleansing at the hand of ltte ) terrorist affiliated to ppl who did this. this claim is as bad as your regular assumption that tamils support ltte. .

you are free to live in a fantasy removed from reality, but if you ever try to examine facts ( as opposed to ltte's unsubstantiated ltte propaganda on which you seem to depend) you will learn that it is an ugly racist fantasy that excuse terrorists.

In fact it's far more beligerent than you average sort of localised ltte shit. Fact.
in what way? care to explain your 'fact'.

btw do not agree with things ppl did not say( as you do with keshi and morq) . in fact morq did not say anything at all in this thread . you seem to imagine comments as you imagine everything else, since none of the things you say has any connection with reality. .

i hope you will regain your senses.

Keshi said...

Hey Ashanthi :)


**deliberate hiring of Muslim Tamils to go out there and kill other Tamils is just so fucked.

It's f#cked yeah but did I say that?

Keshi.

ashanthi said...

keshi - true, you didn't say that I did... s/nut you don't need to jump into this please

Now ivap will tell you that i am famous for carrying comments across posts within blogs and blogs - so kindly relax and stop calling me insane.

The ethnic cleansing incident you talk of is well documented and has also, as you know been apologised for.

Frankly, all non-muslim Tamils should feel remorse for infliciting on another minority what the Sinhales inflicted on us. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

However, let us not forget how divide and rule has pretty much been the reason why there is no peace in Sri Lanka. So stop calling me insane and stop pretending you don't know what I mean.

Muslim Tamil mecenaries have been hired in SL - they are apparently the ones that killed Kadigama and because they speak Tamil, well (well, certainly a lot better than you do s/nut)they have been used to do some dirty deeds.

Now - if you want to know where these facts come from ... next time you're walking around trinco, batti and all those other areas - err... open your eyes dude. open them, not close them :-)

PS - do you get to travel through any of the National Parks on your visit to the ltte strongholds - I would really love to know how animal life is coping with the hell on earth that is Sri Lanka

sittingnut said...

keshi:
:-)

ashanthi :
i will jump in when you go insane and attack guests of my blog for no reason. :-)

The ethnic cleansing incident you talk of is well documented and has also, as you know been apologised for.
?! when? where? do not speak of things you do not know.

So stop calling me insane and stop pretending you don't know what I mean.
:-) well i have a good excuse in your previous comment, you were insane and did not know what you said

Frankly, all non-muslim Tamils should feel remorse for infliciting on another minority what the Sinhales inflicted on us. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
you were saying something quite different in your previous comment.
and do not convict tamils of things done by ltte terrorists.

Muslim Tamil mecenaries have been hired in SL - they are apparently the ones that killed Kadigama and because they speak Tamil, well (well, certainly a lot better than you do s/nut)they have been used to do some dirty deeds.
where did you learn all this? care to point me there.
btw are you saying kadiragamar was not killed by ltte ?

Now - if you want to know where these facts come from ... next time you're walking around trinco, batti and all those other areas - err... open your eyes dude. open them, not close them :-)
are you saying i keep them closed ? can you see them from down under :-)
do not run and avoid the question: where do you get those false ltte propaganda items that you post as comments?

PS - do you get to travel through any of the National Parks on your visit to the ltte strongholds - I would really love to know how animal life is coping with the hell on earth that is Sri Lanka
hell on earth? well so much for your knowledge.
i don't think even animals will appreciate the kind of false concern you exhibited in recent comments here.

ashanthi said...

s/nut - now who is trying to cause an incident, I'm not attacking anyone, merely BLOGGING...

Try not to take yourself so seriously. Blogging, as you've rightly alterted us to, which is about to be curtailed in India, is just that - Blogging.'

Time and time again you try and hold people responsible with your " who said that" "who dun that" and " where's that link". Morq is a prime example of one of your prime targets. I think before we all get banned, you should practice what you preach and let us have our say, libertarian :-)

Now as for "hell on earth" - go hang out as a Tamil refugee near a high security zone around the north coast of Jaffna and see how you go. The impact of violence on people is inevitably generated to everything that surrounds them.

I am very concerned about the environment in Sri Lanka and it's animal life so please don't act the ass with me and mock me on that point.

You are not my only source of information on the planet - thank God!

Sometimes it's important to realise that for some people, certain matters transcend. This does not make the person good or bad, their ideas, good or bad but it does mean that they rise above the constant bellowing and look outside the square and for a different solution to life's very complex and difficult problems.

The crux of it is that life is just not black and white.

This is a philosophy that only Buddhism actually encapsulates and tries to teach. Seek enlightenment, meditate and contemplate a problem to achieve a point of understanding.

s/nut - a little less "divde and rule" from you and a lot more love and peace would be appreciated.

sittingnut said...

ashanthi:
s/nut - now who is trying to cause an incident, I'm not attacking anyone, merely BLOGGING...
what incident ? :-)
if what you did was merely 'blogging' i will also 'blog' .

Time and time again you try and hold people responsible with your " who said that" "who dun that" and " where's that link". Morq is a prime example of one of your prime targets. I think before we all get banned, you should practice what you preach and let us have our say, libertarian :-)
why should i not hold ppl responsible for things they say? and ask them to substantiate them?
does that curtail freedom ? how? care to explain.
fact is you ( and morq) cannot back up your wild claims. you are of course free to make those claims nobody ever baned you.here.
but unlike in pussy territory ppl here are free to ask that you substantiate your allegations.
if you cannot we know what to make of you.

Now as for "hell on earth" - go hang out as a Tamil refugee near a high security zone around the north coast of Jaffna and see how you go. The impact of violence on people is inevitably generated to everything that surrounds them.
care to explain exactly what you mean by this?
of course refugees from all communities suffer a great deal. ( btw whatever relief they get is paid for by government even in tiger controlled areas) .
but that does not make sl hell on earth.

You are not my only source of information on the planet - thank God!
so what are your sources of information? care to point them out. so we may also learn :-)

The crux of it is that life is just not black and white.
did i say it is?
but there is also pure black in shades of gray. ltte for instance. :-)

This is a philosophy that only Buddhism actually encapsulates and tries to teach. Seek enlightenment, meditate and contemplate a problem to achieve a point of understanding.
good advice. i suggest you take it too. :-)

s/nut - a little less "divde and rule" from you and a lot more love and peace would be appreciated.
where did i divide ? and where did i try to rule.

tc