I did not condemn annihilation of LTTE in war, says Jayalalithaa
CHENNAI: AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa on Tuesday clarified her stand on the LTTE, saying that she did not condemn the annihilation of the LTTE in war.
“What I condemn is the wanton killing of LTTE activists surrendering, waving white flags before the Sri Lankan Armed forces. What I condemn is the killing of 50,000 unarmed civilians coming out of their bunkers, lured into believing that the war had come to an end,” she said in a statement.
Joining issue with Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi over the Sri Lankan Tamils issue vis-à-vis her opposition to the LTTE, she said the Chief Minister’s idea was to paint her as anti-Tamil. She said right through the 1980s, former Chief Minister MGR and she supported the LTTE-led struggle for the rights and freedom of the Tamil masses of Sri Lanka. “But when the killings of Tamil moderates, members of rival Tamil militant groups and finally the former Prime Minister of India took place, it was obvious that the outfit of freedom fighters had turned into terrorists. From that point onwards, I had the courage to oppose the LTTE,” she added.
Reacting to the allegation that she was responsible for the Assembly adopting a resolution that no member of the “banned LTTE should be allowed to gain entry into India, she said, “It is not in my nature to hobnob with or be soft on elements from banned organisations.”
Ms.Jayalalithaa admitted that she did say that some civilian casualties were inevitable during war.
“It is so with practically every war the world has seen. But Mr. Karunanidhi deliberately chooses to mix up civilian fatalities caused during war with the planned mass killing of civilians using banned weapons after he [Mr. Karunanidhi] had announced the end of the war. The first, I said, was inevitable,” she further said.
News Source: The Hindu
Shame on you Jayalalitha for your back flips and crocodile tears for the complete annihilation of evil LTTE. You are also now peddling the false propaganda of “white flag waving” terrorist surrendees being cut down by the army. Didn’t you know the only white flag waving surrendees who were shot were black tiger suicide bombers who pretended to surrender to only set-off their suicide jacket bombs killing not only the brave Sri Lankan soldiers but also the innocent Tamil civilians. The war against LTTE terrorists was a War of Liberation to free more than 300,000 Tamil innocent civilians who were held hostage by evil LTTE terrorist leader who wanted to commit a mass annhilation of the hostages in his vain attempt to flee to the evil imperial West, who funded his terrorist organisation to realize their own evil objectives in SE Asia. Were you blind not to see the harrowing scenes of the world’s largest hostage rescue operation in our country of our own people. These people are citizens of Sri Lanka and not of Tamil Nadu. Our brave Sri Lankan army rescued our own citizens, the Tamils, who were held hostage. So I deplore your crocodile tears and backflips for your own personal petty and evil party politics. There were never any war crimes and crimes against humanity as you try to depict by repeating such Karunanadi’s and LTTE Tamil diaspora propaganda. The world sees you for what you are. You are a shameless evil woman. Tamil Nadu is better off without you and other corrupt evil politicians.
Well done, Nicholas Dias; what you have is the truth and nothing but the truth.
Retd Gen S Fonseca at one time refeerd to Tamil Nadu politicians as “jokers”. He was right in doing so.
The bunch of idiots who rule tamil nadu are a shame to the Indian Nation. Karunanithi, Jayalalitha, Chitambaram – all of them are hopeless. Even the terrorist tamils of Sri Lanka do not have any respect or regard for them.
The quality of the leaders is a reflection of the quality of the elector of the leaders.
In Sri Lanka, HE Mahinda Rajapaksa was endorsed for the 2nd Presidential term by 68% of the voters; we, the electors of Sri Lanka are proud of having elected HE Mahinda Rajapaksa for his brilliant and outstanding leadership qualities.