Sri Lanka: Khaki Clad Cops
Posted 5 September 2007 17:34 GMT
Powercut Circus on the cops in Sri Lanka and on abuse of power.
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It is a real-life episode that cannot be taken lightly.
As 95% of North Americans and 92% of the Europeans depend on main stream media for information nobody cares what really happens in Myanmar (Burma), Zimbabwe, Darfur (Western Sudan) and Sri Lanka. Of course, whenever there is a suicide attack or refugee crisis or opposition march the decision makers in Western capitals watch with excitement, believe and digest the media circus and interpretations presented through the “corporate” filters. Fox, CNN, CBC will give you the story according to their masters’ and minders’ approval. Expecting unbiased-truthfulness in narrating a story or reporting an event could be termed as AWIS (Alice in Wonderland syndrome), a disorienting neurological condition!! Well, the networks are there to safeguard the corporate interests.
Sadly, the once dependable BBC is also catching the infection from the American cousins – to be a corporate success!!
Sri Lanka is a basket case. The civil war is sapping the country’s resources, destroying the moral fabric and promoting criminality. The island state is heavily dependent on bilateral aid and multilateral assistance for economic and political survival. If the donor agencies or donor nation(s) put pressure on the government of SL and showed interest in accountability and good governance then the result /outcome would have been different. This theory had been in circulation for decades. Strict adherence to pious and pompous declarations and “cold” diplomacy by the so called international community (read: US and EU) had led to chaos and had made the island of Sri Lanka a failed state.
Sri Lanka is a sovereign nation but Iran and Myanmar are “rogue” states according to Washington pundits!!
The Washington experts on Sri Lanka are defined as persons who know more and more about less and less UNTIL finally they know everything about nothing!!
What else can you expect from a blockheaded cop in Sri Lanka.?