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2009-05-23 Sri Lanka
How Sri Lanka's military won
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Posted by Steve White 2009-05-23 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6476 views ]  Top

#1 ION WORLD MIL FORUM > IIUC INDIA LAUGHING: CHINA'S PLA DOESN'T REALIZE THE USA IS USING INDIA'S NAVY, MILITARY AS ITS PROXY IN THE INDIAN OCEAN AGZ CHINA. INDIA'S NAVY AS SUPPOR BY THE USA IS BECOM MORE POWERFUL AND CAPABLE THAN EVEN JAPAN'S JMSDF. USA RECOGNIZES THAT ALLY INDIA WILL NOT TOLERATE A POTENT US MIL PRESENCE IN THE INDIAN OCEAN. INDIA'S NAVAL AMBITION, LIKE CHINA'S, IS ALSO TO GAIN INFLUENCE AND MILECON ACCESS INTO THE CHINA SEAS AND WESTERN PACIFIC.

Also from WMF > IIUC CHINA WILL SEND FOUR F23T FRIGATES TO ASSIST "SURVEYING" OF THE DISPUTED DAOYUS ISLANDS. AND ADD 120 TACTICAL MISSLE TROOPS TO TARGET JAPAN NEAR ITS CAPITAL TOKYO???
+ DESPITE BANDIT RUSSIA'S HISTORICAL THEFT OF OVER 4.OMILYUHN SQUARE KMS OF ANCIENT CHINESE TERRITORIES, BOTH CHINA AND RUSSIA MUST IGNORE AND WORK TOGETHER TO DEFEAT US ASIAN AND GLOBAL IMPERIALISM, US PROXY-LED BREAKUP OF MAINLAND ASIA???

* CHINESE MIL FORUM > VIETNAMESE-CHINA TERRITORY DISPUTE ENTERS CYBERSPACE.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2009-05-23 00:40||   2009-05-23 00:40|| Front Page Top

#2 OOOOPSIES, forgot WMF > IIUC PLA'S SUPER-ACID TACTICAL NUCLEAR NEUTRON BOMB TARGETS JAPAN. CHINA'S STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL MISSLE FORCES.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2009-05-23 00:42||   2009-05-23 00:42|| Front Page Top

#3 Ignore the clueless/staged international outcry and voila!
Posted by gorb 2009-05-23 00:58||   2009-05-23 00:58|| Front Page Top

#4 The Mumbai attacks evaporated any support of terrorist movements from India. In a way, Islamic terrorism brought down the Tamil Tigers.
Posted by Scooter McGruder 2009-05-23 01:08||   2009-05-23 01:08|| Front Page Top

#5 "The army also changed its tactics and became better able to cope with the kind of warfare waged by the guerrillas. Small teams of commandoes were sent behind enemy lines to carry out attacks against rebel leaders and key defence lines. The military also started to stretch them thin by opening up a number of fronts in the north.

The Tamil Tigers had no answer to the bombing missions by air force jets."


Isn't it now time for NATO to employ some Sri Lankan military advisors in Afghanistan?!

Posted by Bulldog 2009-05-23 04:59||   2009-05-23 04:59|| Front Page Top

#6 Isn't it now time for NATO to employ some Sri Lankan military advisors in Afghanistan?!

Seems like they might be popular in places like the Philippines, and after that - a European tour.
Posted by CrazyFool 2009-05-23 09:19||   2009-05-23 09:19|| Front Page Top

#7 The Mumbai attacks evaporated any support of terrorist movements from India. In a way, Islamic terrorism brought down the Tamil Tigers.

The Indian support to Sri Lanka predated the Mumbai attacks. Details of this support are only now trickling out... all the Indian intelligence agents spying on the LTTE etc.

The Tamil Tigers were brought down by an act they committed 18 years ago - the assassination of Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi.
Posted by john frum 2009-05-23 10:35||   2009-05-23 10:35|| Front Page Top

#8 And of course their own stupidity and greed.

Former Tiger commander Karuna is a minister in Rajapaksa's cabinet. The LTTE could have been part of a national unity government but they wanted Eelam instead.

So they gambled and lost everything
Posted by john frum 2009-05-23 10:39||   2009-05-23 10:39|| Front Page Top

#9 There was a clear aim and mandate from the political level to the official level and to the military level to destroy the LTTE at any cost.

That's the ticket! Funny how that works.
Posted by Spanky Uninenter3970 2009-05-23 11:46||   2009-05-23 11:46|| Front Page Top

#10 SU3970, it's too bad we don't have that in the US.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia">Rambler in Virginia  2009-05-23 21:05||   2009-05-23 21:05|| Front Page Top

#11 Mario was a megalomaniac and would not accept anything less than total control of all Sri Lanka. Without him, there would have been a political solution long ago. Of course, without him, the Tamils wouldn't have been nearly as strong, so go figure.
Posted by gromky 2009-05-23 22:00||   2009-05-23 22:00|| Front Page Top

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