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Off Thread Topic, but speaking about Tamil Tigers...
stepping back in time...
Note: The following post is a quote:
Face-to-face with a human bomb
NATIONAL POST.com ^ | Published: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 | Ruwan Weerakoon. National Post
Posted on August 1, 2009 12:58:56 PM PDT by Cindy
“Face -to-face with a human bomb A Sri Lankan journalist tries to find out why a Tamil Tiger suicide bomber would want to blow himself up”
SNIPPET: “Earlier this year, I found myself seated face-to-face with a would-be suicide bomber, the most dreaded weapon in the arsenal of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) — better known as the Tamil Tigers. Until their battlefield defeat earlier this year, the LTTE dreamed that their long campaign of terrorism would help them carve an independent Tamil homeland out of northern and eastern Sri Lanka.
As we talked, I felt comfortable in the knowledge that the man would not blow himself up: The location was a high-security law-enforcement facility, staffed by Sri Lankan officers seeking to track down the remnants of the LTTE’s “Black Tiger” terrorist unit.
The date and time of my interview, as well as the bomber’s intended target prior to his capture, cannot be divulged in this article — as such information could hamper ongoing investigations of LTTE operatives who are still at large. However, his description of his training, indoctrination and methodology are of great interest to anyone seeking to understand the rise and fall of the LTTE as a military and terrorist force.
During the course of our interview, I made sure to maintain eye contact at all times — so as to ensure the man would not lie to me. He claims to be 26 years old, has short-cropped hair, a clean-shaven face and a tan. At first appearance, no one would take this innocent-looking prisoner to be an LTTE suicide bomber. But on closer examination, I noticed scars on his skin, one sign of rigorous battle training.”
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