We read such stories below and expect little better from the brutes in Sri Lanka. The world responds accordingly. Shock, horror etc.
Israel behaves equally aggressively – witness the mass destruction in Gaza – and a myriad of excuses are made.
That’s called hypocrisy:
Exclusive: a senior Sri Lankan army commander and frontline soldier tell Channel 4 News that point-blank executions of Tamils at the end of the Sri Lankan civil war were carried out under orders.
In August 2009 Channel 4 News obtained video evidence, later authenticated by the United Nations, purporting to show point-blank executions of Tamils by uniformed Sri Lankan soldiers.
Now a senior army commander and a frontline soldier have told Channel 4 News that such killings were indeed ordered from the top.
One frontline soldier said: “Yes, our commander ordered us to kill everyone. We killed everyone.”
And a senior Sri Lankan army commander said: “Definitely, the order would have been to kill everybody and finish them off.
“I don’t think we wanted to keep any hardcore elements, so they were done away with. It is clear that such orders were, in fact, received from the top.”
Despite allegations of war crimes, Sri Lanka’s government has managed to avoid an independent inquiry. But the evidence continues to mount.