Awful happenings in Sri Lanka

Goatman

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Sri Lanka has been a close military ally for many years, as noted yesterday in the commemoration of the suffering endured in the various wars.
In the 1970's , the Sri Lankans democratically voted in a resolutely Non-Aligned government under the subsequently sainted Mrs Bandaranaike : Sirimavo Bandaranaike

Whilst it is true that as a former British Crown Colony, and a staunch member of the Commonwealth relations have been close, it is not true that we are 'close military allies'

If that were the case, Britain would have done a great deal more to help the Sri Lankan Govt in their long and difficult struggle with the psychotic Marxists of the LTTE.

Had we done a deal in return for say, overseas basing rights in Trincomalee for the RN, then Sri Lanka's bloody civil war would have been over a lot sooner.

because a majority of Sri Lankans are descended from Brits
Piffle....baldersdash...bullsh1t
 
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In the 1970's , the Sri Lankans democratically voted in a resolutely Non-Aligned government under the subsequently sainted Mrs Bandaranaike : Sirimavo Bandaranaike

Whilst it is true that as a former British Crown Colony, and a staunch member of the Commonwealth relations have been close, it is not true that we are 'close military allies'

If that were the case, Britain would have done a great deal more to help the Sri Lankan Govt in their long and difficult struggle with the psychotic Marxists of the LTTE.

Had we done a deal in return for say, overseas basing rights in Trincomalee for the RN, then Sri Lanka's bloody civil war would have been over a lot sooner.



Piffle....baldersdash...bullsh1t
He seems to have transposed 5EYES member uNZud with Sri Lanka.
 
Get away with you; bringing sense and reason into an RGJ exchange!
:smile: I suspect most of us with connections to the Military and experience of Royal visits know how it works.
 
:smile: I suspect most of us with connections to the Military and experience of Royal visits know how it works.
White paint - check

Crust cut off the sarnies - check

Hoops, multiple, for the jumping through in preparation - check

Enjoyment for the masses during the visit - you're having a laugh
 
In the 1970's , the Sri Lankans democratically voted in a resolutely Non-Aligned government under the subsequently sainted Mrs Bandaranaike : Sirimavo Bandaranaike

Whilst it is true that as a former British Crown Colony, and a staunch member of the Commonwealth relations have been close, it is not true that we are 'close military allies'

If that were the case, Britain would have done a great deal more to help the Sri Lankan Govt in their long and difficult struggle with the psychotic Marxists of the LTTE.

Had we done a deal in return for say, overseas basing rights in Trincomalee for the RN, then Sri Lanka's bloody civil war would have been over a lot sooner.



Piffle....baldersdash...bullsh1t
Or, they'd have been blowing us up instead of themselves.
 
:smile: I suspect most of us with connections to the Military and experience of Royal visits know how it works.
The best Royal visits are those that are ‘impromptu’, e.g. Headley Court, May 1977. Said Royal was just ‘popping in on the way past for a surprise visit.’
She must have enjoyed it as she stayed a couple of hours and clearly loved watching those of us in Inters sweating cobs for 30’!
The RAF chefs produced a lovely luncheon, and the stewards/-esses served it beautifully: it might have been something to do with the brace of rehearsals we all went through (and which appeared on our mess bills).
 

Goatman

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Or, they'd have been blowing us up instead of themselves.

Naw......we'd've wired off a SBA and finagled a UN peacekeeping op in there by about 1990. ....probably manned by SAARC countries.

Rajiv Ghandi sent the Indian Army over to do something like that - but it didn't go too well.
( Lankans and Indians don't mingle much )
 
What happened in Sri Lanka is a tragedy however, where is the Western support for such a devastating attack?

The West must be very torn.

Having fought and won a 30 year Civil War certain members of the 'generals' under popular acclaim went on to gain position of political power... (fast forward)
There are now around 288 Ministries.

The system needed money and so latched onto the Chinese Belt and Roads Initiative happily. The Chinese reeled them in.

Sri Lankans began waking up to the fact that this government was totally corrupt and last year elected a democratic Prime Minister. The Consequences?

Well, there were positive and negative consequences.
The negative was that the Chinese called in their debt on the port modernisation and promptly landed the SLG a bill for several billion dollars... The SLG were shown the fine print; no money, it won't be funny, thanks for the keys to the family silver.
The SLG objected to Chinese signage throughout the port town...
They also banned imports of Chinese canned fish - when you think of John West being one tin, SL was importing 150,000... per day! Buddhists.

China was hurt right in the pocket and just a tad in the ego. Never a good thing.

The democratic opposition - the kleptocratic ex-mil types who had taken the Chinese bribes, tried to stage a coup but were defeated by a PM who was resolute in that he was voted in and would remain in office... this was re-inforced by multiple visits by Western warships...

He re-gained power and on TV tonight delivered a considerate performance and displayed integrity.

Those former Generals have installed mil types throughout the Govt industries on a huge scale and should they unseat this democractic PM, none of them would be upset - well, not often your own PM supports your prosecution for war crimes against babies and their mothers...

Of course, for normal SL, killing Tamils was situation normal, and, from personal experience, given it was a 30 year war, one less Tamil baby was one less terrorist... And, I really shit you not.

In no way was this a reprisal for the attack on Christchurch. The coordination was massive and detailed - yes they had funding from their businesses but they were puppets and I suggest there were international players involved in this who could repair their business if the current Govt is replaced by the 'Opposition' who would gain by not having to have a one way ticket to the Hague on charges of War Crimes against Humanity and probably allow Chinese street signs and inedible Chinese fish imports.

Intel was received by the Defence Ministry - a key post held by an Opposition leaning Minister with positions occupied by people who could possibly be indicted for War Crimes... the Intel was not passed along.

Muslims detonated the bombs, but this was internal politics.

(I am married to a Sri Lankan who loves the Generals who ended the war... and her friend was killed in the atrocity: ''the Country needs these men back in power, our current PM allowed this to happen'' ...) And you could not make this up.

RIP the victims.
 
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Naw......we'd've wired off a SBA and finagled a UN peacekeeping op in there by about 1990. ....probably manned by SAARC countries.

Rajiv Ghandi sent the Indian Army over to do something like that - but it didn't go too well.
( Lankans and Indians don't mingle much )
With Tamils literally stuck in between.
 
What happened in Sri Lanka is a tragedy however, where is the Western support for such a devastating attack?

The West must be very torn.

Having fought and won a 30 year Civil War certain members of the 'generals' under popular acclaim went on to gain position of political power... (fast forward)
There are now around 288 Ministries.

The system needed money and so latched onto the Chinese Belt and Roads Initiative happily. The Chinese reeled them in.

Sri Lankans began waking up to the fact that this government was totally corrupt and last year elected a democratic Prime Minister. The Consequences?

Well, there were positive and negative.
The negative as that the Chinese called in their debt on the port modernisation and promptly landed the SLG a bill for several billion dollars... The SLG were shown the fine print; no money, it won't be funny, thanks for the keys.
The SLG objected to Chinese signage throughout the port town...
They also banned imports of Chinese canned fish - when you think of John West being one tin, SL was importing 150,000... per day! Buddhists.

China was hurt right in the pocket and just a tad in the ego. Never a good thing.

The democratic opposition - the kleptocratic ex-mil types who had taken the Chinese bribes try to stage a coup but were defeated by a PM who was resolute that he was voted in and would remain in office... this was re-inforced by multiple visits by Western warships...

He re-gained power and on TV tonight delivered a considerate performance and displayed integrity.

Those former Generals have installed mil types throughout the Govt industries on a huge scale and should they unseat this democractic PM, none of them would be upset - well, not often your own PM supports your prosecution for war crimes against babies and their mothers...

Of course, for normal SL, killing Tamils was situation normal, and, from personal experience, given it was a 30 year war, one less Tamil baby was one less terrorist... And, I really shit you not.

In no way was this a reprisal for the attack on Christchurch. The coordination was massive and detailed - yes they had funding from their businesses but they were puppets and I suggest their were international players involved in this who could repair their business if the current Govt is replaced by the 'Opposition' who would gain by not having to have a one way ticket to the Hague on charges of War Crimes against Humanity and probably allow Chinese street signs and inedible Chinese fish imports.

Intel was received by the Defence Ministry - a key post held by an Opposition leaning Minister with positions occupied by people who could possibly be indicted for War Crimes...

Muslims detonated the bombs, but this was internal politics.

(I am married to a Sri Lankan who loves the Generals who ended the war... and her friend was killed in the atrocity: ''the Country needs these men back in power, our current PM allowed this to happen'' ...) And you could not make this up.

RIP the victims.
Thanks for that; a huge amount of additional context!
 
Thanks for that; a huge amount of additional context!
I was shocked on Tuesday last when our client asked my wife how she felt, she responded that it was all the fault of the British and that Putin (who organised the Soviet artillery techniques) was a hero for his help in killing the Tamils...

@History_Man was perhaps not in favour of my marriage, but, not even our learned Cambridge PhD could have seen that one coming... Heavens.
 
Delighted to see your concern for brown people.
Like your own as long as it fits your narrative

I can't understand why the UK hasn't had such an "outpouring" of grief for the Sri Lankans.
We did, it was people like Hilary and Obama who referred to the victims 'Easter worshippers' - so muslims are 'Eid Celebrators' are they ?

I mean, we have the same Queen.

Their legal system is largely modelled on ours.
Really - Tamils being tortured is based on our legal system ?


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We share a language and exceptionally close cultural ties, because a majority of Sri Lankans are descended from Brits.
Most Sri Lankans are descended from Brits ? Please feel free to provide a link that backs that up.

We invaded and overturned a Tamil Kingdom and put the Buddhist Sinhalese in charge, since they being the minority, they would depend on Brit support and intervention.










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