WIKILEAKS – THAW IN ANTI-EELAM POLICIES IN DELHI – WHITHER THE GENOCIDE IN SRI LANKA
Visvanathan richly deserves the deep gratitude of humanity (and Tamils worldwide) for his Weakleaks based analysis of “Delhi’s involvement in Eelam Tamil genocide’. Wikileaks strengthen the international community’s crimes against humanity (genocide) initiative against Sri Lanka (SL). It also unravels the damage caused to India’s own security/interests by the ‘Keralite Mafia’s’ strangled hold over Indo-SL relations from Rajiv years. What Dixit began Shiv Skankar Menon is continuing to this day. Delhi/Sonia needs to act to at least halt the damage the Keralite Mafia caused not only to the Eelam Tamils but more so to India. Dixit led Rajiv into the IPKF debacle three decades ago demolishing the gains/strengths in Indraji’s painfully developed diplomacy. Likewise Narayanan/Menon led Sonia into the Mullivaykal (M’kal) debacle the costs of which are causing much heartburn in Delhi.
Delhi’s predicament attributable to the Keralite Mafia is best depicted in the teasing SL cartoon titled ‘Rajiv held the Tiger’s tail, now Sonia is holding the Lion’s tail’ (Daily Mirror 23 March 2011) The cartoon shows Rajiv ‘panting and running holding the tail of a tiger around a tree ..(with) the SL President JR Jayawardene relaxing..in a chair,..after signing the accord..(that) entrust(ed)..the task of destroying the Tamil Tigers to Rajiv..and the IPKF..’: thanks to Dixit. The more dangerous predicament that M’kal Narayanan/Menon caused to Sonia is to hold the far more dangerous lion’s (effectively China’s) tail. Sonia exasperated by the antics of the ‘lion (Rajapakse) is sending out signals that a change in Indo-SL relations (perhaps returning to Indraji’s proven approach in dealing with SL) may be in the offing. It is not altruism but India’s self interest that drives this change. Eelam Tamils responding positively to Sonia’s predicament may produce a convergence of Delhi-Eelam Tamil interest to bring Delhi into the international community’s crimes against humanity initiatives against SL. In the process Delhi may retrieve the leverage it lost by joining SL in destroying the LTTE that kept SL’s Israeli like regional power ambitions in check.
The noble service of Julian Assange and the Wikileaks to humanity is the solace to the victims of human rights crimes (specifically genocide); counters the heartless machinations of the ‘powerful’ to abort and or frustrate the efforts of the mandated UN agencies (UNHRC) delivering justice to the genocide victims. Wikileaks also highlight the role of the ‘Keralite Mafia’s (Mullivaykkal (M’kal) Naranayan and Shiv Shankar Menon and its apologists in the ‘southasiaanalysis.org (SAAO) allowing the offenders to get away free and preventing the genocide victims receiving justice. Details in the Wikileaks debunck most of the scurrilous myths that muddied the morally legitimate cause of Eelam Tamil resistance (LTTE) especially by trivializing the indelible scars that SL genocide inflicted on the Eelam Tamils that generations of Tamils will forever remember.
Geetha of SAAG (paper 2885) is distressed that the term genocide which connotes ‘the most gruesome infliction on humanity’ is used loosely by the Eelam Tamils/LTTE although the notorious brutality of the SL genocide is public knowledge to stir up the conscience of humanity. Genocide is a heinous crime against humanity and those directly or indirectly partnering it are at the very least morally culpable. The tragedy is that India, the land of Dharma has sectarians who covertly/overtly supported the SL genocide (funding to procure and) supply lethal arms (cluster bombs, phosphorous bombs) and commandos, and above all super-class intelligence. RAW above the battle area provided real time intelligence to SL armed forces to pin point the LTTE leaders for elimination though there were hundreds of thousands civilians also packed into the narrow 2 kilometer beach. Gruesome pictures of the atrocities resulting from such support are in the public domain worldwide’ (CONGRESS’ PHONEY SECULARISM – PARTNERS THE MURDEROUS SRI ANKAN GENOCIDE ON TAMILS?’ Merinews.com 22 March 2009.
’Viswanathan’s analysis of Wikileaks exposes the duplicitous role of the Kerala Mafia (not India or its people or even Sonia) in ‘engineering a (horrendous SL) genocide’ that orphaned off the Eelam Tamil nation with only the international community showing the will and intent to act to save Eelam Tamils from extinction. Wikileaks trash the myths of those soul selling peddlers in the SAAG that tarnished the reputation of upright Indian intellectuals who offer fair and constructive comments to resolve the Eelam Tamil trauma while forewarning the harm that such support for SL would cause to India’s strategic interests. Geetha cannot laugh off the security threat from the China-SL combine to India’s ‘soft underbelly’.
Another myth of the ‘Keralite mafia’ is to demonise the Tamil resistance (LTTE) as bloodthirsty terrorists and ‘negotiating was not on its agenda’ ever…‘The government .was ..provoked by the continued violent action of the LTTE. (.’ Geeta in SAAG 13 April 2008). Using Wikileaks Visvanathan ‘enlightens’ everyone that it was not the blood thirsty obduracy of the Tamil resistance (LTTE) that led to the resumption of hostilities, but the collapse of the ‘cohabitation’ arrangement between PM Wickeremesinghe and President Kumaratunga in late 2003 after a protracted dispute over sharing powers to control the military affairs in the North and East. According to Wikileaks the witnesses to this drama were reputable foreign mediators attempting to save the ‘cohabitation’, the Indian High Commissioner Nirupam Sen, Jeffrey Lunstead, US Ambassador to SL, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Armitage Deputy Secretary, Indian External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha and Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Yet an overrated SAAG analyst Geeta totally omits mention of the collapse of the cohabitation and with it the peace talks despite the pains of the international players (Delhi was then involved) to save the peace talks. This Keralite Mafia’s style of holding back key facts/‘truth’ is driven by an over enthusiasm to serve her Keralite Mafia associates involved in the Mullivaykal massacres..
Thus according to Wikileaks though BJP’s NDA observed a ‘hands off’ policy during its rule it did its best to bring an end to the civil war, not an end to the Tamil resistance (LTTE) as it happened much later under Congress UPA. The Keralite Mafia that had a field day under Sonia Congress’ UPA rule to stealthily move away from NDA’s ‘hands off’ policy to an active partnership in the Rajapakse genocide. The consequence, Delhi’ hands are as bloodied as SL’s more so after the Mullivaykkal massacres of over 40 000 Eelam Tamil civilians, and internment of over 320 000 civilians in Nazi style concentration camps. While the shocked world except Delhi condemned those accountable for these crimes, the Kerlite Mafia moved to stall international action for these crimes in the immediate aftermath at the UNHRC vote in May 2009. Selectively quoting Wikileaks the Hindu of 17 and 19 March 2011. Menon blacked out the news of the desperate efforts of US, Norway and others to save the lives of the resistance leaders/fighters along with the 40 000 plus civilians crowded in the narrow beach to avoid the massacres that later occured. However the Gothbhaya ‘in the loop’ leak brought into the public domain the implicating roles of the key Keralite Mafia Narayanan/Menon in the war crimes and crimes against humanity, especially when the report of Ban’s expert panel is about to be released.
When the news of Mullivaykal massacres surfaced Gothbhaya was quick to drag in the Keralite Mafia as co-conspirators using his iconic ‘in the loop’ group leak that the embassy cables to Washington would not have missed. Wikileaks’ spot light on these developments is eagerly awaited by the international community. Geeta, the apologist for the Keralite Mafia again omits to discuss such incriminating stuff to be impeccably truthful!. Well researched papers by numerous other reputable independent analysts implicate M’kal Narayanan/Menon as parties ‘in the loop’ accountable for the massacres and other war crimes, (DELHI MORE ALARMED THAN COLOMBO OVER THE MULLIVAYKAL MASSACRES AND SRI LANKA (SL) WAR CRIMES – GROUNDREPORT.COMDecember 05, 2010).
Geeta’s in ‘Tamil Nadu – Grinding the Sri Lankan grist’ for SAAO is replete with swearing, prejudiced narratives on the LTTE. Geeta is a co-founder with M’kal Narayanan of SAAO. Wikileaks quote the US Consulate General officials ‘recall(ing) M’kal Narayanan repeatedly expressed(ing) a profound distaste for the LLTE’, born out of a sectarian prejudice that ended up in world renowned Mullivaykal massacres and the Menik Camp internments. – all crimes against humanity. Those who gloss over such a savagery belong to the soulless Keralite Mafia breed. Was it Rajapakse or SAAO Geetha who said ‘When you take everything into consideration there is no ethnic problem in Sri Lanka. It is a persecution complex or paranoia in the minds of the Tamil intelligentsia.’ Geetha also reported that the LTTE killed off over one hundred thousand Tamils but according to SL statistics of the total casualties in the SL conflict adds up to less than a hundred thousand.
Pranab Mukerjee a Sonia faithful boasted recently ‘We have the capacity to create problems and at the same time, solve them and it will be solved’. Will Pranab/Sonia now act to redress the trauma into which Eelam Tamils have been pushed into by the Keralite Mafia in the name of Delhi? Recent statements that Sonia made in London to Eelam Tamils ‘..Tamils should have their rights restored. We are with the Tamils, you must know’. On her stance on the war and crimes against humanity, Mrs Gandhi said ‘I have myself seen that video and we are very concerned’ but on her support for an international investigation into war crimes, Mrs Gandhi very politely referred that question to Mr Kamalesh Sharma- the Commonwealth Secretary General. Sonia is obliged to protect the Keralite mafia advisors who unfortunately are involved in the SL crimes mess and this prevents her from responding adequately to the sufferings of the Eelam Tamils. Eelam Tamil observers present who had never heard such forthright words from Delhi especially a normally reticent Sonia following the overtly a ‘hands off’ stance is unlikely admit to the crimes of its ‘Keralite mafia’ that will also drag India into it. Unlike the antiTamil (Dravida) prejudice soaked Keralite Mafia, Sonia sounded sincere enough and accommodative in resolving the Eelam Tamil trauma. The Tamils worldwide would respond warmly to what portends to be a change in policy in a Delhi perhaps disgusted with the Rajapakses obduracy. Furthermore Delhi is unlikely to overlook for long the humiliation of SL’s repeated slights. Now that Wikileaks has pin pointed the Keralite Mafia for the Tamil trauma Sonia is unlikely to be viewed as a revenge seeking leader. This gives Congress an opportunity to re-establish its presence in TN when the main political force in TN the DMK has diluted its credentials as an authentic guardian of Tamilian interests worldwide. The TN electorate will deliver its verdict soon on whether DMK has walked away from its cherished roots falling for the luster of 2G windfall instead. Eelam Tamils in responding to Sonia’s sincerity may rebuild its relations with Delhi to the levels during Indraji’s times and sideline Rajapakse’s claim that Delhi is its exclusive area of influence.
Despite denials, Wikileaks identified M’kal Narayanan as the key point man who despised the Tamil resistance (LTTE) that ‘US Consulate General officials recall(ed) his repeatedly expressed and profound distaste for the LTTE…Along with Principal Secretary TKA Nair , Narayanan (also a Nair) constitutes what is now a ‘Keralite mafia’ in the PMO. ’This Keralite lock on the PM’s inner bureaucratic circle’ was in place according to Wikileaks as early as 01/12/2005. This explains the anti-Tamil venom of the Keralite Mafia was such that it awaited six long years for ‘Mullivaykal’, to destroy Eelam Tamils and thereby inflicting revenge on Tamilians in TN for their past Dravidian policies.
M’kal Narayanan’s disciple Shiv Shankar Menon in Wikileaks explains the extent to which Menon went to convince the international community to stay away from SL issues especially SL’s crimes, that India’s concern was to secure the defeat of the Tamil resistance (LTTE) only and not cause the humanitarian situation and alleged civilian casualties in the SL military campaign. Yet it was in this period that Menon with M”kal Narayanan were actively involved ‘in the loop’ war efforts against the Eelam Tamils; a mismatch between words and action. Pranab Mukerjee was also in Colombo briefly in January 2009 going public stating that he had ‘no objective other than ensure that human rights and safety of civilians were protected’… (but).stressed that military victories offer a political opportunity to restore normal life in the Northern Province and throughout Sri Lanka’. Rajapakse’s antics on Delhi was only to keep the Northern Province under permanent military occupation; but not the rest of Sri Lanka.
With these Wikileak revelations the diasporas’ efforts to canvass Delhi away from its stance of opposing the international community’s SL war crimes initiatives looks bright. Successful war crimes outcome will act to deter SL continuing with its genocide especially its massacres. Going by SL’s genocide record, for the Eelam Tamilssafety for their lives is the uppermost concern for which the effective safeguard is justice for the victims in the UN war crimes tribunals. Once this is in place devolution whether it be Rajiv’s 13 Amendment+ or a federal system are feasible solutions acceptable to all parties including India. The signals are that canvassing Delhi into supporting the international community’s war crimes initiatives and proposals to resolve the root cause of the SL genocide look good. Guarantees of the international war crimes agencies offer safety for the lives of Eelam Tamils still in SL. This is basic to any solution to the Tamil trauma. Success in the international community’s war crimes initiative will guarantee against massacres on the Mullivaykkal scale occurring again.
The signals from Delhi of a possible change in policies on war crimes is untenable as long as Shiv Shankar Menon remains in the present position given his record according to Wikileaks is strongly against UN intervention even after witnessing the massacres on the SL scale that occurred in its backyard. He is also exposed to the risk of an angry Gothabhaya implicating him in massacre crime using his ‘in the loop’ theorem. Delhi has to resolve the Menon issue for Delhi to actively participate in the war crimes initiatives and clear its name.