|Quoting Dougloid (Thread starter):|
Good article here, even though I do not agree with the analysis of Sherman's march to the sea. Time may finally be running out for the Tigers.
|Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 2):|
I guess the mistakes the tigers did was to strike at India's late PM.That broke the link if ever there was one with the locals from Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
|Quoting Baroque (Reply 1):|
Remember Aceh was solved by politics and not by the military.
|Quoting Comorin (Reply 4):|
On a lighter note, did any of you read about the Tiger 'Air Force'? It was straight out of 'Beyond Thunderdome' - a single engine prop dropping bombs on the Srilankan Navy!
|Quoting Comorin (Reply 6):|
As you know, the Tamils and the Sinhalese are ethnically different people, so the divisions, once set, are hard to reverse. The Tamils were migrants to Jaffna from South India, unlike the native Sinhalese. They are famously hot-headed, the opposite of the too-calm Sinhalese!
Without taking sides (I have an abhorrence for terrorism) I suspect the Tamils radicals feel that they are being ethnically destroyed and would rather die than submit. The Sinhalese don't want to cede and split up their country for a Tamil Homeland. Unless this is solved politically, the fighting will go on.
|Quoting MillwallSean (Reply 7):|
Sri lanka is such a beautiful place that I really hope they can have a dignified peace.
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