Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The lesson from Sri Lanka

(DN)Western media reported the demise of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam with mixed feelings. While some media acknowledged it as the ‘End of terrorism in Sri Lanka’ some others expressed misgivings about achieving peace. But the fact is that they all reported the event with excitement and recognized the event as a new direction in fighting global terrorism. Some went as far as calling it ‘The lesson from Colombo’.

The latest issue of the News Week June 1 titled ‘Lesson from Tiger’ says, “Can Insurgencies be crushed by purely military means? Many counterinsurgency theorists doubt it, arguing that guerilla wars are won and lost primarily on the political front.” Full text