Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Of the many tactical withdrawals of Tigers

A battered Prabhakaran is reported to have told his acolytes that his boys did not lose Pooneryn and they only opted for a tactical withdrawal.

(The LTTE‘tactically withdrew from Mankuluma yesterday, while these comments were being written!)

Of late, the Tiger chief has begun to sound like the military spokesmen of yore who used to take refuge in euphemism whenever the military suffered ignominious defeats. The Elephant Pass military installation, according to those spokesmen, never fell; the army only resorted to a tactical withdrawal. Troops withdrew in such a way that they reached the Jaffna town in no time and the then government had to beseech the neighbouring countries for help to save them from the marauding terrorists. Full Text