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No alternative to people’s struggle-based diplomacy

[TamilNet, Sunday, 07 June 2015, 23:39 GMT]
Before defending the Powers-designed ‘engagement’ with Colombo to ‘cater to present needs’, any articulating Tamil leadership is particularly answerable where its ‘diplomacy’ stands in the current global power competition between the ultimate culprits of the Tamil genocide that seek ‘closing files’ for their collective benefit, without any fundamental justice delivered to the victims, commented Tamil activists for alternative politics, citing a currently negotiated world monopoly agenda of the Obama administration leaked by Wikileaks on Wednesday that keeps BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) out. The activists responded to Mr. Sumanthiran’s talk in Theepam TV on Saturday, commenting that it was in the line of muffling the Eezham Tamil struggle by abandoning certain fundamentals of justice, for the collective ‘counterinsurgency’ benefit of the competing powers.

Revealing Obama administration’s secret plans for ‘One World Government’, a New Republic article on Thursday, based on some Wikileaks releases Wednesday, envisaged the fate of many nations coming under the agenda in the following words that “Social, cultural, and even public health goals would be sidelined in favor of a regime that puts corporate profits first. It effectively nullifies the role of democratic governments to operate in the best interest of their constituents.”

The article was citing the US desire to “fast track” trade authority manifesting into Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and most importantly the 51-country Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), including the EU, Israel, Norway, Switzerland, Canada, Mexico, Australia, South Korea, Japan, Turkey and others in Asia and South America.

Enlightening Eezham Tamils on the evolving world governance, geopolitics and blocs, the Wikileaks releases also have brought out the sharp divide and competition that looms large between Washington and New Delhi, the ultimate culprits of the genocide and on-going genocide of the nation of Eezham Tamils.

The Obama administration’s “fast track” move excludes BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).

It is time that Eezham Tamils have to see the unfolding scenario and be prepared in the orientation of their struggle, in the alliances and in diplomacy.

However, in closing the files on whatever little international investigations on the war in the island, in hiding skeletons in the cupboard and in achieving the ultimate agenda of the genocidal war, Washington and New Delhi are currently together because of mutual benefit and shared sin.

Tamils should note that in the current moves targeting Tamil leadership to come to ‘unequal reconciliation’ with Colombo, South Africa as well as Switzerland and Norway are involved, while New Delhi and Washington are in the background.

From militarisation to active demographic genocide, the responsibility even after the so-called ‘regime change’ sharply falls on the latter two.

Eventually the competition of the two is once again going to affect the struggle of Eezham Tamils if the fundamentals are compromised and the struggle is not firmly people oriented. The so-called elite diplomacy behind the back of people would be an easy prey for manipulations and would be disastrous.

Apart from the Rajapaksas and the earlier regimes of Colombo, who actually have to be investigated internationally are those who were openly known in the executive roles of policy directions in the genocidal war, such as the then US Asst. Secretary of State, Robert Blake and the Indian National Security Advisors, M.K. Narayanan and Shivshankar Menon. They have to tell the world whether the model set was their own or whether they were instructed, and in that case, who or what forces instructed them.

No investigation is ever complete without getting answers to the questions for the edification of the powers and for the future emancipation of humanity.

Rajapaksa may find salvation for him in history if he could come out with the truth. But he would not. He is not carved out for it.

The real reconciliation comes not exactly by the ‘defeated’ Tamils accepting mistakes and compromising with ‘Sri Lanka’, as some ‘democrats’ among Tamils have been staged to write, but by Eezham Tamils proving and by Sinhalese seeing that the struggle of Eezham Tamils cared for the land better than those who pawned it.

The real development also comes only when a people wage a struggle with universally noble values. Any oppressed nation would easily be disillusioned; socially and culturally be corrupted and would perish, in the absence of an appropriate ideology-oriented struggle.

Norwegian Council of Eezham Tamils (NCET) president, Mr P. Kanthaiah (Ramanan) and Global Tamil Forum (GTF) activist Mr. Suren Surendran accompanied Mr. Sumanthiran in the Theepam TV address on Saturday. The latter was well prepared in language and conviction in articulating the politics of deviation.

Besides the visibly defensive talk on the ‘engagement’ agenda, the programme that also discussed ‘constitution’ was conspicuous for the anchor always saying ‘Sri Lanka’ (not the participants), showing that sections of our diaspora journalism is yet to be orientated to uphold even the ‘constitutionally’ available aspects of Tamil identity, when the existing constitution itself sanctions the usage Ilangkai in Tamil.


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