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U.N. Denounces ‘Blood Bath’ in Sri Lanka

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Posted on May 11, 2009
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Ethnic Tamils wounded in weekend fighting wait for treatment outside a makeshift hospital in a “safe zone” in Mullivaaykaal, Sri Lanka, on Sunday.

U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon and British Foreign Secretary David Miliband declared themselves appalled by the “blood bath” that took place over the weekend in Sri Lanka. An estimated 430 civilians—of whom at least 100 were children—have been killed in fighting between Tamil Tiger rebels and government forces on the country’s northeastern coast. The question of whether Sri Lanka should receive a loan from the IMF is now on the table.

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[Ban] urged Sri Lanka “to explore all possible options to bring the conflict to an end without further bloodshed” and asked the rebels to agree to a halt in the fighting.

The UK foreign secretary was in New York for a Security Council debate on the Middle East but he and Mr Kouchner also conducted a meeting on Sri Lanka with 10 of the 15 countries on the Security Council and aid workers and advocacy groups.

Russia, China and Vietnam were not there, arguing that say there is no need for the Security Council to take action as what is happening is a civil war, not a threat to international peace and security.

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By sammy, May 14, 2009 at 9:08 am Link to this comment

BBC - ‘Barefaced’ Broadcasting Corporation

http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090422_08

BBC panel finds broadcaster breached guidelines on Israel

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By sammy, May 14, 2009 at 9:06 am Link to this comment

portrait of a psycho as a con man Click on Album
http://defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090506_10
http://defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090514_09

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By sammy, May 14, 2009 at 3:10 am Link to this comment

The SriLankan army is showing exactly how terrorists should be dealt with.Besides the heroic Tigers have wrapped own Tamil civilians around themselves,as one does with mattresses,to cushion their fall.The outcry from so-called human rights groups is just another attempt at saving another terrorist organization,something they do too well.And of course,one has to believe too that the valiant LTTE never know how to use a wounded-filled hospital to set up their guns? The quickest the SriLankan army eliminates this scum,the better for the hostage held
civilians

LTTE Atrocities
http://www.asiantribune.com/?q=node/14044
http://www.spur.asn.au/ltteatro_1.htm

AND THIS IS WHAT THE FBI HAS CLASSED THIS TERRORIST GROUP: YOU WILL BE SHOCKED

http://www.fbi.gov/page2/jan08/tamil_tigers011008.html

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By sammy, May 14, 2009 at 2:48 am Link to this comment

So, after years of searching and many atrocities, if we corner Osama bin Laden and he surrounds himself with thousands of Muslim civilians are we going to let him go? By reffering to UN and would the USA and UK ask for a ceasefire????


Well Welll, isnt this a nice turn out.  When the USA & Nato still carries its now so called Phony war on terror in Afghanistan and have killed so many civilians until recently in their bombings, and now support the Pakisthan Army to defeat the Taliban where within a week over a million civilians are now displaced and still trapped and dying due to wait for it Shelling.. I dont hear these countries and the UN Condem this actions.. Even when israel offensive in gaza the then USA president kept quite.. I now firmly belive the west has created a phony war on terror just to go after muslims as i belive they think only Muslims can be Terrorist in the world… Shame on the west To stop the Sri-lankan war on terror… hypocrites

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By Russian Paul, May 13, 2009 at 11:07 am Link to this comment

Sri Lankan government forces have bombed the lone hospital in a northern war zone for the second time in as many days. At least fifteen people were killed and another forty wounded in today’s shelling, one day after at least forty-nine people were killed in the first attack. One of the bombs landed in a hospital ward filled with patients wounded in yesterday’s strike. Human rights groups say the Sri Lankan military is violating a pledge not to shell the tiny area controlled by the Tamil Tiger rebels.

http://www.democracynow.org/

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By tropicgirl, May 12, 2009 at 2:34 pm Link to this comment

“Foreign Secretary David Miliband declared themselves appalled by the “blood bath” that took place over the weekend in Sri Lanka.”

David Miliband and Hillary (Babykiller) Clinton would do well to restrict himself to apologizing for the bloodbaths that took place in Afghanistan and Pakistan in which, during Mothers Day week, THE UNITED STATES white-phosphorus-ed children and their mothers. Not to mention the additional tortures (yes it continues), the drone bombs and the Cheney’s secret rendition death squad.

Miliband KNOWS we are blowing up the homes of innocent people. So does Obama.

OBAMAY, OBAMAY, HOW MANY KIDS DID YOU KILL TODAY? BURN TODAY? BLOW UP TODAY? HEY, HEY, HEY…

Happy Mothers Day, you sick excuse for a parent.

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By diamond, May 12, 2009 at 2:13 am Link to this comment

The Sri Lankan government is on a genocidal rampage. The French tried this in Algeria. They lost.

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By samosamo, May 11, 2009 at 10:54 pm Link to this comment

The IMF? Hell, sri lankains would be better of fighting for their lives, the IMF will utterly destroy them.

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By Russian Paul, May 11, 2009 at 7:41 pm Link to this comment

That was quick.

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By Russian Paul, May 11, 2009 at 7:39 pm Link to this comment

Tamil separatist fighters have killed an estimated 430 civilians…

According to what source? Not the BBC source the author cited. AT THE VERY LEAST, tell both sides of the story like the article you cite.

The facts are the Sri Lankan government are the ones who banned all journalists, who won’t allow UN entry to provide aid, and all the doctors, priests and observers there blame the Sri Lankan military for this shelling.

This statement is completely misleading, deceiving and sickening and whoever wrote this misleading line does not belong on Truthdig.

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