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  • Pictured: The blond Norwegian, 32, arrested over 'holiday island massacre'...

    07/22/2011 5:21:37 PM PDT · by Justaham · 67 replies
    The 32-year-old Norwegian man arrested for gunning down children on the holiday island of Utoya has been named locally as Anders Behring Breivik. Described as 6ft tall and blond, he is reported to have arrived on the island of Utoya and opened fire after beckoning several young people over in his native Norwegian tongue. Reports suggest he was also seen loitering around the site of the bomb blast in Oslo two hours before the island incident. More than 30 are believed to have been killed - seven in Oslo and between 25 to 30 on Utoya Island, 50 miles north...
  • The Super-Lux Super Max

    07/27/2011 1:22:19 PM PDT · by Immerito · 6 replies
    Slate ^ | July 26, 2011 | Alex Masi
    The man allegedly behind Norway's devastating terror attacks, Anders Behring Breivik, is now under arrest. And he should count himself lucky for—if entirely undeserving of—a penal system in that country that is among the cushiest in the world. There's no capital punishment, and the longest jail term allowed is 21 years (a caveat: if a prisoner is deemed to still be a threat, his sentence can be extended in five-year blocks indefinitely, though it's highly unlikely, according to Norwegian officials). In Norway, rehabilitation is the guiding principle, not punishment—a somewhat difficult notion to swallow given the gravity and callousness of...
  • Swedish professor links Israel to Norway massacre

    12/15/2011 8:34:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 12/15/11 | Staff
    A Swedish professor suggested Israel was behind the bloody terror attacks committed by Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik this past July, stirring up controversy in the country. Research professor Ola Tunander of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) published an article in the Norwegian academic journal Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift in which he called to further examine Brevik's motives. According to Tunander, it is possible that some country was behind the terror attacks, hinting that Israel might be that country.
  • Olso attacks suspect profiled

    07/22/2011 8:36:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 156 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 22, 2011
    Anders Behring Breivik is a conservative Christian who enjoys classical music and the video game World of Warcraft. Breivik has been named by several Norwegian media outlets as the suspected shooter at a youth camp in Oslo, where 10 people were killed Friday and he may be linked to a bombing near the prime minister's residence that killed seven others. On his Facebook page, which appears to only have been started July 17, Breivik mostly posted music videos and said his interests include hunting and bodybuilding. Under education, Breivik wrote he studied independently, noting he has "approximately 14,500 hours of...
  • Morbid find suggests murder-obsessed gunman Adam Lanza plotted Newtown, Conn.'s Sandy Hook...

    03/18/2013 6:24:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 93 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 17, 2013 | Mike Lupica
    Morbid find suggests murder-obsessed gunman Adam Lanza plotted Newtown, Conn.'s Sandy Hook massacre for years Law enforcement reportedly discovers a sickeningly thorough 7-foot-long, 4-foot-wide spreadsheet with names, body counts and weapons from previous mass murders and even attempted killings. 'It sounded like a doctoral thesis, that was the quality of the research,' an anonymous law enforcement veteran said. It is three months since the killings in Newtown, since 20 children and six adults were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School less than two weeks before Christmas. And as bad as the story was, and will always be, it is...
  • EDITORIAL: Tigers at bay

    04/26/2009 11:40:24 AM PDT · by Abakumov · 9 replies · 710+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 26, 2009 | Editorial
    The Tamil Tigers, one of the world's most violent terrorist outfits, are surrounded in northern Sri Lanka and about to be destroyed - but Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and European self-styled peacemakers are getting in the way of victory.
  • The Tamil Tigers Taught Me To Be A Suicide Bomber. Then I Got My O-Levels And...

    05/02/2009 6:25:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies · 637+ views
    Dail Mail (UK) ^ | May 02nd 2009
    The Tamil Tigers taught me to be a suicide bomber. Then I got my O-levels and decided I didn't want to die By NEIL ARMSTRONG 02nd May 2009 A former Tamil Tiger child soldier has given a shocking insight into the abuses perpetrated by separatist rebels, revealing how he was taken by Tamil fighters to a terror training camp at the age of 12, forced to undergo a gruelling daily 17-hour training regime and brainwashed into becoming a suicide bomber. In an extraordinary and unprecedented interview with Mail on Sunday special correspondent Edna Fernandes, Thayalan, now 17, admitted: ‘I was...
  • Migrant ship docks in Canada, refugee debate flares (500 Tamil )

    08/13/2010 8:18:52 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies · 1+ views
    VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Canadian authorities unloaded a cramped cargo ship on Friday of nearly 500 Tamil asylum seekers from Sri Lanka whose arrival has sparked a national debate over the country's immigration and refugee laws. The sun was just rising on Pacific Coast when MV Sun Sea sailed under escort into a Canadian Navy base near Victoria, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island, and docked next to a makeshift camp set up to process the men, women and children on board. Officials said the ship was in good condition, but they would not describe the accommodations of the estimated 490 people...
  • Oslo killer met LTTE activists in Norway?

    08/03/2011 9:33:41 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies
    island.lk ^ | August 2, 2011 | Shamindra Ferdinando
    Could there be a link between Norway-based LTTE operatives and Anders Behring Breivik, who bombed the Norwegian government headquarters in Oslo and wiped out a youth group on a nearby island on July 22 killing over 80 civilians? Responding to a query by The Island, informed sources said that the Norwegian could have had a link with the LTTEactivists in Norway. Breivik, in his 1,518 manifesto, which was released hours before he carried out the massacre, said had felt that Europe should follow the LTTE example of expelling the Muslims from Sri Lanka. He had interpreted the expulsion of Muslims...
  • Ex-rebel Tamil party sweeps local polls in Sri Lanka’s north

    07/24/2011 1:07:15 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman
    BNO News ^ | 7/24/2011
    People in Sri Lanka's war-ravaged north casted an overwhelming majority of their votes to the candidates of the major Tamil party at the local government elections held on Saturday, the Colombo Page reported on Sunday. Despite the massive campaign launched by the ruling party United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) in the Northern districts where elections were held for the first time after 29 years, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), formerly controlled by the Tamil Tiger rebels, won 18 out of 26 councils. An estimated 60 percent of the 2.5 million eligible voters turned out to cast their ballots throughout the...
  • Thai police link forgery arrests to huge terror cell

    12/02/2010 4:53:19 AM PST · by csvset · 10 replies
    DAWN ^ | 2 dec 2010 | AFP
    BANGKOK: Two Pakistanis and a Thai woman arrested on suspicion of making fake passports for al Qaeda linked groups were part of criminal networks tied to “many terrorist attacks”, Thai police said Thursday. The arrests in Thailand formed part of an international operation to stamp out a huge cell that has been linked to the 2008 attacks in Mumbai and the Madrid train bombings in 2004. Pakistanis Muhammad Athar Butt, 39, and Zeeshan Ehsan Butt, 29, and Thai national Sirikanlaya Kijbumrung, 25, were arrested in Thailand on Tuesday as they attempted to flee into Laos. “They are suspected of being...
  • N. Korea: LTTE arms moved overland from China to NK for almost a decade (Tamil Tigers)

    11/07/2009 8:33:46 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 427+ views
    The Island (Sri Lanka) ^ | 11/05/09 | Shamindra Ferdinando
    LTTE arms moved overland from China to NK for almost a decade by Shamindra Ferdinando Chinese arms consignments for the LTTE had been moved overland to North Korea across the China-North Korea border before being transferred to the terrorist group’s ‘floating’ warehouses on the high seas close to Indonesia, for about a decade, The Island learns. The LTTE had obtained its first Chinese arms consignment way back in 1994/1995 during the then People’s Alliance (PA) administration. On-going inquiries, well informed sources said, revealed that the China-North Korea overland transport of arms for the LTTE had operated for almost a decade...
  • Rajaratnam Surfaced in U.S. Terrorism Probe [Funded DNC, 0, and Hillary!]

    10/17/2009 8:11:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies · 1,516+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | October 17th 2009
    OCTOBER 17, 2009 Rajaratnam Surfaced in U.S. Terrorism Probe By EVAN PEREZ and MATTHEW ROSENBERG WASHINGTON—The hedge-fund billionaire charged as part of a vast insider-trading case surfaced in an earlier, separate probe into U.S. fundraising by a Sri Lankan terrorist group, people familiar with the probe said. As part of that investigation, federal agents said they uncovered documents showing that Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon Group, was among several wealthy Sri Lankans in the U.S. whose donations to a Maryland-based charity made their way to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, according to people familiar with the probe. Raj...
  • Face-to-face with a human bomb

    08/01/2009 12:58:56 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 526+ views
    NATIONAL POST.com ^ | Published: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 | Ruwan Weerakoon. National Post
    "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...
  • Sri Lanka's defeated Tamil rebels name new leader

    07/22/2009 5:03:51 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 2 replies · 223+ views
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka's defeated Tamil Tiger rebels have named a man accused of running a vast arms smuggling operation as their new leader, two months after government forces crushed the separatist movement. The new leader has pledged to remake the insurgents into a nonviolent separatist movement. Selvarasa Pathmanathan was the rebels' chief of international relations and allegedly ran an international weapons smuggling ring. The Sri Lankan government has appealed to foreign governments to find and arrest him. Pathmanathan "will lead us into the next steps of our freedom struggle according to the vision of our esteemed leader,"...
  • Sri Lankan doctors recant reports of civilian deaths

    07/10/2009 1:37:12 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies · 224+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 10, 2009 | Simon Montlake
    Bangkok, Thailand - Over two months after the bloody finale of Sri Lanka's 26-year civil war, a lingering row over civilian casualties continues to roil a fractured society. Sri Lankan authorities have insisted that their final military push against Tamil Tiger rebels didn't target hundreds of thousands of civilians trapped behind enemy lines. But aid workers, church officials, and government doctors reported that heavy shelling had caused mass casualties. A preliminary United Nations report estimated that 7,000 had died between January and May. On Wednesday, however, a group of doctors who had provided dramatic firsthand accounts of civilian suffering in...
  • Tamil Tigers 'reorganise' struggle for separate state

    06/17/2009 9:42:50 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies · 382+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/16/2009 | Foreign Staff and Agencies in Colombo
    The rebel group's international relations chief, Selvarasa Pathmanathan, said in a recorded message that the organisation would continue to pursue its aim of a separate Tamil state despite the rout of its army and death of its leadership. "The struggle of people of Tamil Eelam [the separate state the Tigers fought for] has reached a new state," he said. "It is time now for us to move forward with our political vision towards our freedom." A Sri Lankan protester sets fire to a Tamil Tiger flag AFP reported that Mr Pathmanathan, who is better known as K.P. and worked as...
  • Mi 24s role in eelam war IV emphasised (Sri Lanka)

    06/08/2009 8:00:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies · 615+ views
    The Island, Sri Lanka ^ | 8 June 2009 | Shamindra Ferdinando
    Mi 24s role in eelam war IV emphasised by Shamindra Ferdinando The Hingurakgoda-based Mi 24 helicopter gunship squadron played a critical role in the recently concluded eelam war IV with nearly 400 missions in the Northern and Eastern theatres. Known as the No 09 squadron, it had caused devastating losses in coordinated attacks directed at fortified LTTE positions situated close to what Wing Commander Sampath Thuycontha, Commanding Officer of the squadron called forward location of own troops.’ In an interview with The Island, the veteran flyer said that despite having a range of weapons, including dedicated anti-aircraft guns the LTTE...
  • Sri Lanka's Victory

    05/19/2009 5:52:41 PM PDT · by bluejay · 4 replies · 410+ views
    WSJ ^ | MAY 20, 2009 | WSJ Editorial Board
    ... Mr. Rajapaksa, elected in 2005, finally put an end to the "peace process" with Prabhakaran and focused on winning the military fight. In 2007, with the help of a Tiger splinter group, the government subdued the Eastern Province; the first elections were held there last year. The fighting then moved to the North. It has not been cheap or easy. Military spending in the 2009 budget is $1.7 billion, 5% of GDP and 20% of the government's budget. ...
  • Hitler's Shoes Far Too Big for 'Sun God'

    05/19/2009 3:57:58 PM PDT · by docbnj · 6 replies · 477+ views
    Asian Tribune ^ | 20 May 2009 | Janaka Perera
    At different times Velupillai Prabhakaran’s admirers made absurd attempts to compare VP with George Washington, Mao Ze Dong and other great historical leaders. Many of his enemies however were calling this despicable gangster him another Hitler. But by doing so they gave this cowardly criminal undue recognition – even though in a negative sense. But VP is far more conceited than the Nazi dictator ever was. While the latter merely called himself the `Fuehrer’ (Leader), Prabhakaran has become the self-styled ‘Sooriyathevan’ (Sun God). So the despot who is closest to Velupillai P is not Hitler or any other dictator but...
  • Rajiv Gandhi: The Tiger chief's big mistake

    05/19/2009 1:17:25 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies · 946+ views
    Daily News and Analysis (DNA) ^ | May 19, 2009 | Seema Guha
    Rajiv: The Tiger chief's big mistake Seema Guha Tuesday, May 19, 2009 1:22 IST New Delhi: Prabhakaran made two fatal mistakes which brought about his downfall. One was his complete isolation from the rest of the world and the decision to eliminate former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. In 1991, Indian reporters visiting Jaffna were flooded with questions from LTTE leaders about the chances of the Congress returning to power. The thinking was: If Rajiv is elected, his first priority would be to avenge the humiliation suffered by the IPKF -- when ex-president Premadasa and Prabhakaran got together to throw...
  • Tiger dead, a secret spills (Indian military aid to Sri Lanka)

    05/18/2009 10:27:27 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies · 1,087+ views
    The Telegraph-India ^ | May 18,2009 | SUJAN DUTTA
    Tiger dead, a secret spills SUJAN DUTTA New Delhi, May 18: Sri Lanka’s military triumph over the LTTE that peaked with the announcement of Prabhakaran’s death today was possible with active assistance — including a defined naval deployment against the Sea Tigers — from India. The aid increased steadily this year but New Delhi asked Colombo to keep it quiet till the election was over. The Indian military assistance came on a specific request from the Sri Lankan government. The first military medical mission was despatched in April. But far more significant than that benign assistance was the deployment of...
  • Sri Lanka to Tamil Tigers: Surrender or die

    04/20/2009 5:05:40 PM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 72 replies · 1,432+ views
    LAT ^ | Apr 20, 2009 | Mark Magnier
    Reporting from New Delhi -- In a sign of its growing confidence, Sri Lanka on Monday issued an ultimatum calling on Tamil rebels to surrender or perish after the army reportedly breached a major defensive barrier, paving the way for tens of thousands of civilians to make a run for it. Troops captured an additional square-mile area of the rebels' shrinking terrain Monday, freeing about 19,000 civilians trapped by the fighting, while the navy freed 2,165 people as more fled in other directions, military spokesman Brig. Udaya Nanayakkara said. By some reports, as many as 35,000 noncombatants fled the hotly...
  • Treasury Targets U.S. Front for Sri Lankan Terrorist Organization

    02/13/2009 10:09:35 PM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies · 393+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.treas.gov/press/releases/tg22.htm February 11, 2009 TG-22 Treasury Targets U.S. Front for Sri Lankan Terrorist Organization Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of the Treasury today targeted the support network of the Sri Lanka-based designated terrorist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) by designating the U.S.-based Tamil Foundation under Executive Order 13224. Executive Order 13224 targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. "The LTTE, like other terrorist groups, has relied on so-called charities to raise funds and advance its violent aims," said Adam J. Szubin, Director of the Treasury's...
  • FOUR DEFENDANTS PLEAD GUILTY TO ALL CHARGES, INCLUDING CONSPIRING TO ACQUIRE ANTI-AIRCRAFT MISSILES

    01/28/2009 6:45:38 PM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 698+ views
    NewYork.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release ^ | January 27, 2009 | n/a
    January 27, 2009 Note: The following text is a quote: http://newyork.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel09/nyfo012709b.htm FOUR DEFENDANTS PLEAD GUILTY TO ALL CHARGES, INCLUDING CONSPIRING TO ACQUIRE ANTI-AIRCRAFT MISSILES AND PROVIDE MATERIAL SUPPORT TO THE LTTE, A FOREIGN TERRORIST ORGANIZATION Defendants Were Caught in an FBI Undercover Sting Operation Attempting to Purchase Surface-to-Air Missiles, Missile Launchers, and Hundreds of AK-47 Automatic Rifles Earlier today, in the midst of jury selection at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, defendants Thiruthanikan Thanigasalam and Sahilal Sabaratnam pled guilty to conspiring and attempting to provide material support to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a designated foreign terrorist organization,...
  • Sri Lanka says Troops Capture Rebel Capital

    01/02/2009 11:30:47 AM PST · by Steelfish · 2 replies · 277+ views
    Jan. 2, 2009 COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Government forces captured the Tamil Tigers' de facto capital in northern Sri Lanka on Friday, dealing a devastating blow to the rebels' quarter-century fight for an independent state, the president said.
  • The Bombay bombing and the LTTE (Hillary Clinton's ties with Ram Ranjan should be looked at)

    12/09/2008 3:21:48 AM PST · by earmarksrus · 3 replies · 383+ views
    The Island ^ | December 8, 2008 | K Godage
    The terrorists who attacked Mumbai had come from the sea. This serves as a reminder to us that the LTTE has in years past tried to penetrate our harbours and Colombo has always been a target. (...) Whenever there was military action against the LTTE by the Sri Lankan forces, LTTE had two cards to play. First relates to violation of human rights by the armed forces, which resonates well with the West. That also helps LTTE immensely as foreign governments tend to make their bilateral assistance to Sri Lanka conditional to good governance by GSOL. The second was the...
  • Three more boats found abandoned off Tamil Nadu coast

    12/06/2008 11:59:04 AM PST · by earmarksrus · 4 replies · 708+ views
    Times of India ^ | 5 Dec 2008, 1900 hrs IST, PTI | unknown
    RAMESWARAM: Three more abandoned boats were found drifting in the coast on Friday raising suspicion among officials that the LTTE militants, involved in a fierce battle with Sri Lankan army in the island's north, were sneaking into Tamil Nadu. The boats found abandoned were located at Arichalmunai, Erandam and Moondram theedai. Earlier six boats, some with bullet marks and blood stains, were found abandoned off Rameswaram and Nagapattinam coasts on Thursday. So many "mysterious" abandoned boats had been found. There was no chance for so many boats to drift to the Indian shores. The only possibility was that someone should...
  • Mumbai: possible Tiger links probed (Hillary Clinton's background and Ram Ranjan?)

    12/01/2008 9:50:21 PM PST · by earmarksrus · 7 replies · 821+ views
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | December 1, 2008 | Tom Lamb
    Link "Pakistan told Indian officials to look into all aspects, including an LTTE or Al-Qaeda connection. Pakistan also informed India that some of the terrorists appeared to be South Indians and looked like LTTE cadres. India investigated every angle," the official said. London's Pakistani High Commissioner in an interview told BBC over the weekend that some of the terrorists looked very much like South Indians. From Sir Lanka Ministry of Defence ....... A little known terror outfit "Deccan Mujahideen" has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Anti-terrorist operations are continuing as Indian security forces take on the formidable mission to...
  • Threat Matrix: July 2008

    07/02/2008 7:02:59 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,101 replies · 9,633+ views
    Al-Qaeda Draws New Recruits Via Internet Al-Qaeda is using the Internet to recruit vulnerable young people to its terrorist network, according to a programme aired on Saudi Arabian TV late on Tuesday. Umm Osama, the founder of al-Qaeda's first women-only website, al-Khansa, joined several others on the programme to discuss how they renounced jihadist ideology. Among those who sought a response to this question was an imam from the Medina mosque, Saleh Ibn Awad al-Mudamsi, and the father of a young al-Qaeda suspect held in an Iraqi prison. Read More Qaeda Targets U.S. Oil Interests in North Africa U.S....
  • Bus explosion kills several people in Sri Lanka capital

    06/05/2008 8:36:13 PM PDT · by bd476 · 13 replies · 219+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 6, 2008 | Ranga Sirilal; Editing by Valerie Lee
    COLOMBO, June 6 (Reuters) - Several people were killed and others injured in bus explosion during the morning rush hour in a suburb of the Sri Lankan capital on Friday, police said. "There was an explosion in a bus at Moratuwa, a few people were killed and some injured," said police spokesman Ranjith Gunasekara. (Reporting by Ranga Sirilal; Editing by Valerie Lee)
  • Threat Matrix: April 2008

    04/01/2008 8:13:21 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,366 replies · 5,737+ views
    Afghanistan to Ask NATO for Bigger Army Afghan officials will go to the NATO summit in Romania Thursday with a request: pay to increase our national Army by 40 percent. A bigger Army, Afghan officials argue, will allow the US and other coalition members to scale back in the coming years. This appeal comes amid pleas from the US and Canada for other NATO members to commit more to the Afghanistan mission, which many analysts say has floundered over the past year for lack of resources and a coherent strategy. France is expected to contribute another 1,000 forces and...
  • Bombing Kills 12 at Sri Lanka Marathon

    04/06/2008 1:39:37 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 6 replies · 203+ views
    AP via brietbart ^ | Apr 6, 2008 | BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - A suicide bomber attacked the opening ceremony of a marathon outside Sri Lanka's capital Sunday, killing a government minister and 11 other people, authorities said. Dozens were wounded. Officials blamed the bombing, the second this year resulting in the death of a senior government official, on Tamil Tiger rebels. Minister of Highways and Road Development Jeyaraj Fernandopulle was opening the race at Weliweriya town, 12 miles outside Colombo. He died in a hospital of injuries sustained in the blast, said government spokesman Lakshman Hulugalla, blaming Tamil rebels. Eleven others were killed—including former Olympic marathoner K.A....
  • Sri Lanka Sank 6 N. Korean Ships Carrying Weapons between this Feb. and Oct. (w/ US help)

    12/15/2007 2:23:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 72 replies · 267+ views
    VOA News ^ | 12/14/07 | Sohn Ji-heun
    Sri Lanka Sank 6 N. Korean Ships Carrying Weapons between this Feb. and Oct. 12/14/2007 Sohn Ji-heun /begin my summary Six N. Korean ships were sunk by Sri Lankan Navy between Feb. 28 and late October of this year. They were shipping weapons for Tamil Tigers, which were designated as a terrorist organization by U.S. State Dept. Both N. Korean crews and Tamil terrorists were aboard the ships. They were all presumed to be killed. Sri Lankan Navy was able to sink them with the help of U.S., which passed on intelligence on the location of (N. Korean) ships in...
  • Tamil Tigers fund raising for Clinton

    12/14/2007 2:04:13 PM PST · by ferri · 16 replies · 237+ views
    globalincidentmap.com ^ | 12-14-2007 | N/A
    [Sri Lanka Ministry of Defence] NEW JERSEY / SRI LANKA - LTTE Heavily Involved In Fund Raising For Hilary Clinton In New Jersey "Well known activists of a banned terrorist group in the United States are involved in the fund raising activities of the US Democratic candidate Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton" "According to a fundraising web site for the Senator, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) activists are involved in raising funds from 100 Dollars to 2300 Dollars to help elect Senator Clinton as the next United States President. The website could be reached at: https://contribute.hillaryclinton.com/events/nj1212.html " "The terrorist group,...
  • 'Rajiv Gandhi ordered (Indian) army to bump off LTTE chief'

    12/07/2007 7:57:09 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies · 3,676+ views
    IBNLIVE,India ^ | Dec 08, 2007 | Vishal Thapar
    'Rajiv Gandhi ordered army to bump off LTTE chief' Vishal Thapar / CNN-IBN New Delhi: A former Indian Peace Keeping Force Commander has claimed in a book that Rajiv Gandhi had ordered the killing of LTTE chief Prabhakaran at the signing of the Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord in 1987, well before the hostilities had broken out in October that year. According to the book, Intervention in Sri Lanka, the instructions for the hatchet job were conveyed by JN Dixit, India's envoy in Sri Lanka at that time. The author, Major General Harkirat Singh, says, “I got a call from the...
  • Commentary: Is Malaysia going the Sri Lankan way?

    12/06/2007 9:08:30 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies · 132+ views
    United Press International,Asia ^ | Dec. 5,2007 | M.D. NALAPAT
    Commentary: Is Malaysia going the Sri Lankan way? MANIPAL, India, Dec. 5 M.D. NALAPAT Column: Future Present Like the Pakistan army, which has jihad as its official motto, the rulers of Malaysia claim to represent the "moderate" face of Islam. However, ever since former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad introduced Wahabbism Lite into Malaysia in 1981, the practice of discriminating against all other creeds has evolved. Across Malaysia today there is a rolling back of the 2,000-year-old culture of the Malays, brought with the Chola and Srivijaya kings from India. In place of this tolerant and syncretic tradition -- which is...
  • Video: suicide bomber blows herself up in live video

    12/03/2007 7:39:31 PM PST · by JustSayNoToTerror · 43 replies · 892+ views
    YouTube ^ | 12-03-2007 | JustSayNoToTerror
    This is an amazing video of a LTTE suicide bomber blowing herself up in an attempt to kill a local government employee at the Human Services Ministry in Sri Lanka. LTTE is listed as a foreign terrorist organization by the US State Dept. Amazing thing is that Senator Leakey Leahy has criticized the Sri Lankan government for trying to combat these homicidal terrorists. Video
  • Men face terrorism charges after raids (Australian police swoop on Tamil Tigers)

    05/01/2007 5:08:32 AM PDT · by Int · 176+ views
    ABC Australia ^ | Tuesday, May 1, 2007. 2:12pm (AEST)
    Men face terrorism charges after raids The Australian Federal Police (AFP) have arrested two men in Melbourne in connection with alleged terrorism. The AFP, along with Victoria Police, staged raids on eight locations in Melbourne and two in Sydney this morning. In Melbourne, a 32-year-old Mount Waverley man has been charged with three offences related to being a member of a terrorist organisation, and knowingly making funds available to an terrorist organisation. A 36-year-old man from Vermont South is expected to charged later this afternoon. AFP Assistant Commissioner, Frank Prendergast, says the activities are allegedly connected to the Sri Lankan...
  • LTTE exploit flaws in Sri Lankan air defence to launch airstrikes

    04/30/2007 8:19:44 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 68 replies · 977+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | April 30, 2007 | PK Balachandran,
    Tigers exploit flaws in Lankan air defence PK Balachandran, Hindustan Times Colombo, April 30, 2007 They are like David and Goliath. The Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF) has a fair sized fleet of Kfir, MIG 27 and Y-8 bombers, MI-17 and MI-24 choppers, and AN-32 transport aircraft. In contrast, the LTTE's air arm, christened Tamileelam Air Force (TUF), is a puny, single digit fleet of propeller-driven and locally assembled Zlin Z-142s of Czech design. And yet, the fledgling Flying Tigers have been able to infiltrate hundreds of kilometres of government-held territory, attack key military and strategic targets, and get back...
  • Congressman's trip tied to group U.S. considers terrorists

    08/24/2006 7:24:36 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 18 replies · 1,247+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Published August 23, 2006, 10:01 PM CDT | By Andrew Zajac and Mike Dorning
    WASHINGTON -- Chicago congressman Danny Davis and an aide took a trip to Sri Lanka last year that was paid for by the Tamil Tigers, a group that the U.S. government has designated as a terrorist organization for its use of suicide bombers and child soldiers, law enforcement sources said. Davis' seven-day trip came under new scrutiny this week following the arrests of 11 supporters of the organization on charges of participating in a broad conspiracy to support the terrorist group through money laundering, arms procurement and bribery of U.S. officials. The five-term Democratic congressman said he was unaware that...
  • RCMP Raids Toronto Tamil Offices

    04/23/2006 5:08:22 PM PDT · by NorthOf45 · 9 replies · 1,761+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | April 23, 2006 | Surya Bhattacharya and Michelle Shephard
    RCMP raids Toronto Tamil offices Tigers outlawed as a terrorist group Toronto Star Surya Bhattacharya and Michelle Shephard April 23, 2006 Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers raided the Scarborough and Toronto offices of the World Tamil Movement yesterday, sealing off the building with yellow police tape and carting off boxes of documents. Police hit offices at 39 Consentino Dr. in Scarborough, and later yesterday the community Tamil radio station reported a similar raid on the Toronto office on Eaton Ave., near Wellesley and Parliament Sts. in downtown Toronto. The World Tamil Movement maintains a third office here at 1231 Ellesmere...
  • Suspected U.S. head of Tamil Tigers arrested in NY

    04/25/2007 7:59:14 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 584+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | April 25, 2007
    Excerpt - NEW YORK (Reuters) - The suspected head of the U.S. branch of Sri Lankan rebel group the Tamil Tigers was arrested in New York on Wednesday and charged with providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Karunakaran Kandasamy could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted, prosecutors at the federal court in the New York borough of Brooklyn said. As the director of the U.S. branch of the Tamil Tigers, which is based in Queens, New York, Kandasamy oversaw the organization's activities, including its fund-raising, prosecutors said. The rebels, known officially as the Liberation Tigers...
  • Suicide Bomber Secrets Revealed

    03/31/2007 9:40:52 PM PDT · by Valin · 7 replies · 723+ views
    Strategypage ^ | 3/30/07
    While the users of suicide bombers may not have noticed, the track record of such tactics shows that it doesn't work. In fact, this particular weapon actually backfires. Consider the facts. The Tamil separatists of Sri Lanka (the LTTE) pioneered the modern use of suicide bombers over twenty years ago. The LTTE was particularly effective at attacking senior politicians and security officials. But each attack just made their opponents angrier. The LTTE is now being defeated, partly by an enraged Sri Lankan population, and partly dissention and demoralization within their own ranks. Hizbollah was the next to pick up on...
  • Sri Lanka - U.S. Ambassador "slightly wounded" in rebel attack - Italy's ambassador also injured

    02/26/2007 9:44:08 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 33 replies · 571+ views
    AFP via translation | February 27, 2007
    Sri Lanka: ambassadors Italian and US wounded in a rebellious offensive COLOMBO - The ambassadors American and Italian in Sri Lanka were wounded Tuesday in an offensive with artillery carried out by rebels tamouls supposed in the east of the island, indicated to AFP the minister human rights Mahinda Samarasinghe. The ambassador Robert Blake and his Italian counterpart Prio Mariani were touched by glares of shells which struck the landing strip of the air base of Batticaloa at the time when the diplomats left a military helicopter, specified the Samarasinghe minister. Mr. Mariani was touched with the head, without...
  • Murphy's Law: Terrorists in the Courtroom

    12/03/2006 6:15:07 AM PST · by Valin · 4 replies · 479+ views
    Strategypage ^ | 12/3/06 | Harold C. Hutchison
    December 3, 2006: In the United States, a federal judge has ruled that the President does not have the authority to designate certain organizations as terrorist groups. This ruling is the latest round of lawfare against the war on terror. In this case, two foreign terrorist organizations, the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elan (LTTE), were the beneficiaries of this suit. Why is this case, filed on behalf of the Humanitarian Law Project, important? After all, a number of human rights groups have still been waging lawfare, largely on behalf of al Qaeda. This suit...
  • Sri Lanka - Army launches "vast offensive" against Tamil Tiger rebels

    10/10/2006 9:39:05 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 316+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | October 11, 2006
    ALARM - Sri Lanka: "vast offensive" of the army COLOMBO - the Sri Lankian army launched Wednesday a "vast offensive" against the rebellion tamoule in the septentrional peninsula of Jaffna, announced the guerrilla.
  • Tamil Tigers deny Muslim massacre

    09/18/2006 3:40:26 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 114 replies · 3,084+ views
    DPA (Germany), via Bangkok Post ^ | 18 Sept. 2006 | Staff
    Colombo (dpa) - Eleven Muslim civilians were hacked to death with swords in eastern Sri Lanka, military officials said Monday, adding that they suspected Tamil rebels were behind the attack. However, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) denied it was responsible and blamed government troops for the massacre. The military has a long tradition of blaming the separatist rebels for its own atrocities, the LTTE charged. The victims were employed to repair a dam in an irrigation canal in Panama, Potuvil, 340 kilometres east of Colombo, when they were abducted, military officials said. The men had gone missing on...
  • Maoist flag has Tiger stripes

    09/12/2006 3:35:27 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 166+ views
    Times of India ^ | 12 Sep, 2006
    HYDERABAD: The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels were frequent visitors to Andhra Pradesh prior to 1996 and they even trained the Maoists on guerrilla warfare, highly-placed sources in the police department have revealed to TOI. Expert fighters from the LTTE reportedly visited a camp held in the Nallamala forests in November 1996 to train Maoists. Though it was their last visit to the state, the sources said that since then the LTTE and CPI (Maoist) have developed a friendship that continues even today. They continue to share ideas, tactics and even literature. However, they have stopped exchanging weapons...
  • Sri Lanka clashes take heavy toll

    09/10/2006 12:56:22 AM PDT · by rightgrafix · 220+ views
    CNN ^ | 2:30 a.m. EDT, September 10, 2006
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CNN) -- The Sri Lankan army said 28 soldiers were killed and 119 were wounded while battling the Tamil Tiger rebels in Jaffna, located in the northern tip of the country, late Saturday evening, Sri Lanka police inspector Percy Perera said. An estimated 150 Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels were also killed, with more wounded, Perera said. The exact number of wounded was not immediately available, he said.