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  • When the UN Apes Al Sharpton

    12/12/2014 4:10:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 12, 2014 | Horace Cooper
    Among the familiar hucksters who sought to capitalize on the troubles in Ferguson, Missouri, came a new face: Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights and self-styled heir to the non-existent royal houses of Iraq and Syria. “I am deeply concerned,” Prince Zeid said in a press release, about “institutionalized discrimination” in America, and “I urge the U.S. authorities” to conduct “in-depth examinations” of racial justice. Notwithstanding the overwhelming evidence that Michael Brown’s death resulted from the criminal acts he engaged in before and during his encounter with officer Darren Wilson, Zeid’s Human Rights Council...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • U.S. Should Celebrate Sri Lanka, Not Condemn It (Michael Rubin)

    05/11/2011 5:58:19 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    michaelrubin.org ^ | May 9, 2011 | Michael Rubin
    In May 2009, the army of the South Asian island nation of Sri Lanka did what decades of UN diplomatic intervention and State Department pronouncements could not do. It ended its 26-year war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, more commonly known as the Tamil Tigers. The war not only extracted a tremendous economic cost, but had a massive human cost—the UN estimated that the death toll might exceed 100,000. In the end, Sri Lankan action was both merciless and effective. The army reconquered Tamil Tiger-held territory and slaughtered the group's leadership. The final battle was messy, but with...
  • 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...
  • Singapore Man Convicted of Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist...

    10/19/2010 12:09:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 1+ views
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Singapore Man Convicted of Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization Aided Tamil Tiger Terrorists in the Attempted Purchase of Grenade Launchers, Sniper Rifles, Machine Guns and other State of the Art Firearms BALTIMORE—A federal jury today convicted Balraj Naidu, 48, a citizen of the Republic of Singapore, of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, the Justice Department announced. According to evidence presented at his five day trial, beginning in February 2006, Naidu and his co-conspirators attempted to purchase state of the art weaponry from China,...
  • 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...
  • Sri Lanka Buys 10 Metric Tons of Gold

    11/26/2009 5:15:01 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies · 679+ views
    wsj ^ | NOVEMBER 25, 2009
    The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday that it has sold 10 metric tons of gold to Sri Lanka, the third customer to acquire a portion of its gold holdings. The IMF in September finalized a plan to sell 403.3 metric tons of gold—an amount equivalent to about one-eighth of its total holdings. The IMF previously announced the sales of 200 metric tons of gold to India and 2 metric tons to Mauritius.
  • 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,"...
  • On the hunt for Tamil Tigers' new leader

    07/15/2009 2:14:49 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 351+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | June 26, 2009 | Rick Westhead
    NEW DELHI–Sri Lanka's government spent much of the past quarter-century on the hunt for Velupillai Prabhakaran, the short, stocky leader of the Tamil Tigers whose death last month seemed to herald an end to the island country's on-again, off-again civil war. Yet weeks after his shattered corpse was shown on TV, Sri Lankan authorities remain on the prowl, searching for Prabhakaran's shadowy successor, a man of whom there are few photographs and who has been on Interpol's most wanted list. His name: Kumaran Pathmanathan. The Sri Lankan government is pressing Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia, Thailand and Laos to...
  • 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...
  • Michael Totten's Conversation with Robert D. Kaplan on Sri Lanka, China, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan

    07/02/2009 12:57:16 PM PDT · by Tolik · 9 replies · 942+ views
    michaeltotten.com ^ | July 2, 2009 | Michael J. Totten
    There are few places in the world Robert D. Kaplan has not visited and written about in his books and magazine articles. He travels to countries hardly anyone else even considers – to Turkmenistan, for instance, during the time of the lunatic "Turkmenbashi" who transformed his post-Soviet republic into the North Korea of Central Asia. He has an uncanny ability to see conflicts looming on the horizon well in advance and – reversing the standard relationship between journalists and officials – U.S. defense policy professionals often ask him for briefings about what he has seen.His regular dispatches in the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sri Lanka declares war over, Tamil Tiger leader dead

    05/18/2009 4:43:08 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 938+ views
    AFP ^ | 05/18/09
    Sri Lanka declares war over, Tamil Tiger leader dead by Amal Jayasinghe Mon May 18, 4:09 pm ET COLOMBO (AFP) – The Sri Lankan government on Monday declared an end to its decades-old conflict with the Tamil Tigers, after routing the remnants of the rebel army and killing its leader Velupillai Prabhakaran. The army said its commandos overran the last sliver of Tiger territory, killing the last 300 fighters and decimating the rebel leadership. It said Prabhakaran and two deputies were shot dead trying to flee in a van and ambulance. "We have successfully ended the war," the island's powerful...
  • Chinese billions in Sri Lanka fund battle against Tamil Tigers

    05/02/2009 5:22:32 AM PDT · by cmdjing · 6 replies · 633+ views
    Times Online ^ | 05/02/09 | Jeremy Page
    On the southern coast of Sri Lanka, ten miles from one of the world’s busiest shipping routes, a vast construction site is engulfing the once sleepy fishing town of Hambantota. This poor community of 21,000 people is about as far as one can get on the island from the fighting between the army and the Tamil Tiger rebels on the northeastern coast. The sudden spurt of construction helps, however, to explain why the army is poised to defeat the Tigers and why Western governments are so powerless to negotiate a ceasefire to help civilians trapped on the front line. This...
  • Tamil protesters block major freeway in downtown Toronto

    05/18/2009 1:52:38 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies · 770+ views
    People's Daily Online ^ | May 11, 2009 | unattributed
    Tamil protesters block the Gardiner Expressway, a major freeway going through the middle of downtown Toronto May 10, 2009, to protest the conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE).
  • Tamil Tiger leader Prabhakaran 'killed' says Sri Lankan Government

    05/18/2009 2:32:54 AM PDT · by AKSurprise · 11 replies · 818+ views
    The Australian | 05/18/09 | Agence France-Presse
    "The leader of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels, Velupillai Prabhakaran, was shot dead today while trying to flee advancing troops, defence officials told AFP. Prabhakaran was with several close aides in a small convoy of a van and ambulance which tried to drive out of the battle zone when it was ambushed by commandos, the senior defence ministry official said. The news came as the military said that the entire island was now under government control, after decades of conflict with the rebels that left more than 70,000 people dead. Prabhakaran was "killed with two others inside the vehicle. There...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • EDITORIAL: Tigers At Bay [Another Cinton's Foreign Policy Blunder]

    04/25/2009 9:22:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies · 718+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 25, 2009
    EDITORIAL: Tigers at bay By | Sunday, April 26, 2009 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 Avg. Rating: 0 Print[-][+] Font Size E-Mail AlertsTell a FriendGot a Question?You ReportYahoo! Buzz The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, 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 meddlers should let Colombo finish off this menace. In desperation, the Tamil Tigers are using tens of thousands of locals as human shields....
  • Jihad, Dishonesty and Double Talk in Britain

    04/25/2009 3:25:23 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 266+ views
    BRITANNIA RADIO - Blog ^ | Fri, 2009-04-24 09:41 | From the desk of A. Millar
    SNIPPET: "In the last few days, Arunachalam Chrishanthakumar, a leading member of the Tamil community in Britain was convicted of supplying bomb-making parts to the Tamil Tigers – a designated terrorist organization, banned both by Britain and the EU. According to the Guardian, the police had become aware of Chrishanthakumar’s activities five years ago, but had merely warned him to “stop buying electrical components.” This is perhaps all the more remarkable when one considers that in 2002 the Tamil Tigers – although nationalist rather than Islamist – leant support to Harakat-al Mujahideen, a Pakistani militant group affiliated with al-Qaeda. More...
  • Secretary of State Clinton Blames the Sri Lanka Government for Possible Tamil Tigers's Actions

    04/25/2009 3:34:03 AM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 3 replies · 462+ views
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | Saturday, April 25, 2009 | Tom Lamb
    When I heard Clinton was picked by the Obama administration to serve as the Secretary of State, I was curious if anyone in the Senate confirmation hearings would bring up her political ties with Ram Ranjan.And since her confirmation, Clinton has now put blame on Sri Lanka for the death of civilians. For those who don't know who Ram Ranjan is, he was involved with a political fundraiser for Hillary Clinton. Ram Ranjan is a supporter of the Tamil Tigers. The Tamil Tigers are considered a terrorist group. In the above hyper link you will find the following: Update II:...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Protesters clash with police as thousands of Tamils lay siege to Parliament (London Shut Down?)

    04/07/2009 11:32:05 AM PDT · by GOPGuide · 36 replies · 1,520+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 07th April 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Police and protesters have clashed at the Houses of Parliament today as thousands of Tamils lay siege to the centre of London. Rescue boats have also been put on alert amid fears the protesters - flying the flag of the terrorist Tamil Tigers - may leap en masse from Westminster Bridge if they are not allowed to speak to Gordon Brown. There were four arrests today as the protesters were hemmed in by more than 100 officers. Police were caught off guard by the surprise demonstration after organisers used their mobile phones to alert thousands of supporters by text message....
  • Experts: D.C. ‘fertile ground’ for financing of terrorism (Legal Immigration)

    03/02/2009 6:44:43 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 4 replies · 542+ views
    DC Examiner ^ | Bill Myers | DC Examiner
    Dr. Nagaratnam Ranjithan has spent decades building a thriving medical practice in Maryland as a kidney specialist. Federal authorities say he has also helped finance Asian death squads. Two weeks ago, the U.S. Treasury Department froze the assets of Ranjithan’s Tamil Foundation, alleging that the money he has raised for Sri Lanka has actually gone to help the Tamil Tigers, a group that the State Department says is a terrorist organization. The Tigers have been blamed for thousands of civilian deaths. Ranjithan says his group is suffering from guilt by association. “Even the federal government hasn’t accused me of directly...
  • 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...
  • What's good for Israel ...

    02/06/2009 5:43:29 AM PST · by Clive · 5 replies · 419+ views
    National Post ^ | 2009-02-03 | (editorial page)
    Here's a question for Sid Ryan, CUPE, the York University Federation of Students, Britain's academic unions and Naomi Klein: When do we all start boycotting Sri Lanka? As most of our readers will know, the government of Sri Lanka has been locked in a civil war with Tamil Tiger rebels for more than a quarter-century. During that time, 70,000 people have died, including hundreds who have fallen victim to Tiger suicide bombings. The war may finally be coming to an end, however: In recent months, the Sri Lankan military has gone on the offensive, and is now closing in on...
  • 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.
  • 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....
  • Terror-friendly Tamils on parade

    07/08/2008 9:36:55 AM PDT · by Clive · 4 replies · 237+ views
    National Post ^ | 2008-07-08 | (editorial page)
    It's the sort of sight that too often makes Canadian politicians go weak in the spine: ethnic voters rallying for a parochial, unsavory cause. Over the weekend, thousands of Tamil Canadians gathered in a Toronto park to denounce Ottawa's decision to outlaw the World Tamil Movement (WTM), which the RCMP believes is nothing but a fundraising front for the Tamil Tigers, a Sri Lankan-based terrorist group that has been outlawed in Canada since 2006. Even by the standards of terrorist insurgencies, the Tigers are a brutal organization -- a creepy cult-like outfit that habitually engages in massacres of civilians, and...
  • 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)
  • Explosion shook Sri Lanka capital Colombo-military (Near Hilton Hotel)

    05/15/2008 11:58:52 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 205+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | May 16, 2008
    COLOMBO, May 16 (Reuters) - A loud explosion shook a commercial quarter of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Friday, a military spokesman said. "There is an explosion near the Hilton Hotel," said military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara, adding there were no details of any injuries or damage.
  • Taking on the Tamil Tigers

    04/15/2008 4:34:03 AM PDT · by Clive · 7 replies · 77+ views
    National Post ^ | 2008-04-15 | (editorial page)
    Over the weekend, counterterrorism police in Ontario and Quebec shut down the Canadian offices of the World Tamil Movement, an alleged fundraising front for the Tamil Tigers. The raids -- which proceeded after police acquired a warrant from a Federal Court of Canada judge -- demonstrate just how much has changed on the national security front in the nearly two-and-a-half years since the Conservatives were elected. The Tigers are a vicious terror group seeking the independence of northern Sri Lanka. But until Stephen Harper came to power, they were not even designated a terrorist organization for purposes of Canadian criminal...
  • Counterterrorism police move on Tamil group [WTM denies it is funding terrorism]

    04/14/2008 8:37:45 AM PDT · by Clive · 2 replies · 174+ views
    National Post ^ | 2008-04-14 | Stewart Bell, Graeme Hamilton And Adrian Humphreys
    Counterterrorism police in Quebec and Ontario effectively shut down a non-profit organization for Canadian Tamils this weekend due to allegations it has been raising money to finance terrorist activities in Sri Lanka. The RCMP was expected to announce details of its unprecedented actions as early as today, but several sources said police had moved in to enforce a Federal Court restraining order against the World Tamil Movement. The WTM's offices in Montreal and Toronto have been under police investigation for six years, and were raided by police in 2006. While no charges have yet resulted, the decision to seek a...
  • 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....
  • Threat Matrix: March 2008

    03/05/2008 5:59:39 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,515 replies · 23,048+ views
    Petraeus: Al Qaida Trying to 'Come Back In' U.S. military officials said there will be no significant reduction in coalition troops in the Baghdad area as part of an effort to stop the Al Qaida offensive in northern Iraq. They said Al Qaida was trying to reenter Baghdad and reverse its losses in 2007. "Al Qaida is trying to come back in," U.S. military commander Gen. David Petraeus said. "We can feel it and see it, and what we're trying to do is rip out any roots before they can get deeply into the ground." Read More Militants Assert...
  • PETA - Please don't scare the animals while killing people

    02/26/2008 6:38:30 PM PST · by PanzerKardinal · 6 replies · 144+ views
    AOL News ^ | 2008-02-18 | AP
    Animal rights group asks Sri Lankan rebels to leave animals out of conflict after zoo attack COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - An international animal rights group called on Sri Lanka's separatist Tamil Tigers to "leave animals out" of the armed conflict, two weeks after a grenade attack blamed on rebels at the island's main zoo. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, said in a letter dated Feb. 15 to Velupillai Prabhakaran, the reclusive rebel leader, that "the explosive device that was set off near the zoo's bird enclosures terrified many animals at the zoo." PETA president Ingrid...
  • Are THESE Folks Raising Money for Hillary ??

    12/17/2007 1:54:38 PM PST · by genefromjersey · 1 replies · 123+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 12/17/07 | vanity
    I ran across this article today,and am really unsure whether it is a valid story or a clever bit of "disinformation". The source is said to be the Ministry of Defence (sic) of the "Democratic Peoples' Republic of Sri Lanka", but I note NONE of the links provided by the site work. If this IS disinformation, I have to wonder at the origin and the motivation-much as I dislike the candidate.
  • 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...
  • Report: North Korea May Have Aided Hezbollah and Tamil Tigers

    12/13/2007 4:56:13 PM PST · by jdm · 3 replies · 64+ views
    Reuters/VOA ^ | Dec. 13, 2007 | Staff
    A report prepared for U.S. lawmakers says North Korea may have provided arms and training to terrorist organizations in Lebanon and Sri Lanka. The Congressional Research Service report, obtained by the Reuters and Yonhap news agencies Wednesday, casts doubt on what it says is the long-standing U.S. view that North Korea halted such activities in 1987. CRS cited French and South Korean sources alleging North Korea has provided more recent support for Hezbollah militants in Lebanon. The report also mentioned a Japanese newspaper report in September that Pyongyang sold arms to the Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka. A U.S....
  • Sri Lankan air strike kills Tamil Tigers' top political leader

    11/03/2007 2:31:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies · 173+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 3, 2007 | Ravi Nessman
    Sri Lankan fighter jets bombed a secret rebel communications center early yesterday, killing the Tamil Tigers' political chief and five others in a strike expected to deal a sharp blow to the guerrillas' morale. The killing of S.P. Tamilselvan, who acted as the public face of the rebels, was widely seen as a public relations coup for the government. But analysts feared it would further escalate the more than two-decade-old civil war and spark a cycle of political assassinations across this Indian Ocean island nation. "This is a message that we know their leaders' location," Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said....