Wednesday, February 22, 2006

War In Serendip

Via BBC, New Sri Lanka peace talks begin

Sri Lankan officials and Tamil Tiger rebels have begun meeting in the Swiss city of Geneva for their first face-to-face talks in three years.

The focus of two days of talks is to boost a threadbare four-year truce. Mounting violence in recent months has raised fears of a return to civil war.

The BBC's Imogen Foulkes in Geneva says diplomats are playing down hopes the talks can achieve anything more than restoring some stability in Sri Lanka.

"If they fail, I really do believe there will be war," an unnamed European diplomat is quoted as saying by Reuters.

Since we don't believe any sustainable peace is possible with the terrorist Tigers at the helm of Sri Lankan Tamil politics, we consider a decisive war that finally ends their brutal regime a superior option to yet another phony "peace". In this sense, the Geneva talks are actually counterproductive.


doubtinggaurav said...


Aren't we forgetting the experience of IPKF !


kautilya said...

Sorry to post unrelated comment.

Just wanted this forum to know how NDTV - [the liberal-secular-torch bearer] treats same subject with different yardsticks.

Look the strong language ["tight slap" et al] it uses for Gujarat

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and for Bhagalpur-Bihar well, let's just say, it does not feel too bad for Bihari Muslims.

And by the way the "social worker", Teesta Setalvad, not too sure if she knows that Bhagalpur exists on India's map!


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