Thursday, April 30, 2009

Write to Hillary Campaign

This is Mrs. Clinton's Fax # and her office phone#s.

Phone#-(202)647-9572 or (202)-647-5291

Here is one letter:

Dear Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton:

I am a resident in the U.S.A. and I am appalled by your recent statement about the war in Sri Lanka.

LTTE’s Remote-controlled suicide boat that can carry about 2000 kilos of ammunition, captured by the Sri Lankan Army on 27th of April, had two very powerful petroleum engines in the world, which are manufactured by Stillwater, Oklahoma, U.S.A. How these powerful engines got into the hands of a designated foreign terrorist organization is a mystery.

Soosai, the Commander of the Sea Tigers, the marine armed wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) told BBC’s Frances Harrison on December 12, 2002 that the terrorist group led by Osama bin Laden, the Al Qaeda had copied LTTE’s tactics, “They are using our tactics. I think in Yemen they used our strategy of suicide attack to blow up an American ship. That is exactly what we used to do.” Soosai was referring to the October 2000 attack by Al-Qaeda on the destroyer USS Cole that killed 17 US soldiers. The modus operandi was startlingly similar: hitting against the hull of a ship using an explosive laden fiberglass boat which was hiding among other fishing boats.

Sri Lanka is the best ally for the U.S. in South East Asia.

Pakistan is increasingly becoming a safe haven for Taliban and Islamic extremists. A 95% Muslim country with 75% Sunni Muslims among them, it will be extremely difficult for the U.S.A. to maintain its influence. Pakistan’s Islamic extremism is penetrating to India—which also neighbors predominantly Muslim Bangladesh (83%)—in an alarming rate. Given these circumstances the only potential ally for the U.S. in the South East Asia is Sri Lanka: a country with over 70% Buddhists. Once the LTTE is defeated, Sri Lanka will be free of terrorism and democracy will flourish providing an example to the region. Therefore, it is the best interest of the U.S., as the watchdog of the modern day democracy, to assist Sri Lanka to defeat the LTTE, not otherwise.

The other option is to let the LTTE, who has strong ties with Somali pirates, Taliban, Lashkar-e-taiba, PLO, FARC, Al-Qaeda, Maoists and other terrorist organizations, to survive and make LTTE-operated areas another safe haven and R&D base for terrorism.

Having said this, I do appreciate your efforts to improve the conditions in this great country.

Thank you,

Sanjeewa Karunaratne

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