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  •  There weren't any good guys (0+ / 0-)

    Just bad guys doing bad things to each other.

    The Sinhalese had slightly less excuse because they are the majority, they control the government, and it was a standing army committing atrocities against the Tamils.

    But the LTTEs deliberately target civilians whereas the army just didn't give a damn (at the end, the Tigers used civilians as human shields, and the army kept shooting & bombing anyway). The LTTE also recruited child soldiers, and blew up politicians, both Sri Lankan and Indian - it was the LTTE that murdered former Indian PM Rajiv Ghandi (not related to Mohandas Gandhi, but he was the grandson of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of a free India, who's often considered the father of the nation).

    This year, the Sri Lankan army captured the town that the LTTE had been using as their operating base. Most of the leadership of the LTTE has been either killed or arrested, leaving them currently without a recognized leader. So, it's fairly accurate to say that they've been defeated. That doesn't rule out the possibility of continued violence, however.

    In America, 60% of bankruptcies are because of medical bills, and 80% of those people had health insurance

    by sullivanst on Mon Aug 31, 2009 at 08:33:24 AM PDT

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