Saturday, April 25, 2009

Secretary of State Clinton Blames the Sri Lanka Government for Possible Tamil Tigers's Actions

When I heard Clinton was picked by the Obama administration to serve as the Secretary of State, I was curious if anyone in the Senate confirmation hearings would bring up her political ties with Ram Ranjan.

And since her confirmation, Clinton has now put blame on Sri Lanka for the death of civilians.

For those who don't know who Ram Ranjan is, he was involved with a political fundraiser for Hillary Clinton. Ram Ranjan is a supporter of the Tamil Tigers.

The Tamil Tigers are considered a terrorist group.

In the above hyper link you will find the following:

Update II: One press outlet in Canada is starting to investigate the matter. The story is here:
Special investigative report: “Tamils for Clinton”

Clinton fundraising ties to terror group By Doug Hagmann

Saturday, December 15, 2007

On December 4, 2007, we reported that members of the terrorist organization Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), more commonly known as the Tamil Tigers, were arrested in New York for their plot to use stolen credit card numbers and other methods to steal $250,000 in New York “and tens of millions from ATMs worldwide.”

One of the men arrested worked three jobs at Newark Airport as a security agent and baggage handler with complete security clearance. The Tamil Tigers are well known for their use and “perfection” of terrorists’ “suicide belts” and vests, and the use of females as suicide bombers as illustrated in our report published earlier his month.

Further investigation conducted by this investigator of Tamil Tiger activity in the U.S. confirmed published reports that at least one well-known supporter of that terrorist organization, 56 year-old New Jersey resident Ramanathan RANJAN is actively soliciting funds for New York Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton RANJAN, of New Brunswick, NJ was identified as an approved recipient for funds solicited by Pat PATHMAKUMAR through her e-mail campaign containing “Tamils for Clinton” in the subject line. A fund raising event this week in New Jersey at The State Theater in New Brunswick, advertised on Clinton’s web site, offered potential donors tickets ranging from $100 - $2,300, depending
upon seat selection. Although the referral list has been removed from the site, the Northeast Intelligence Network was able to secure a list of referrals that included the names of both RANJAN and PATHMAKUMAR.

[Note: Congressman Frank Palone is on the list and is mentioned by Ram Ranjan in a post he made. See first update]
Notably, RANJAN was an organizer of “LTTE Heroes Day,” an event that praised and eulogized LTTE terrorists and homicide bombers on December 2, 2006. That event was held in the auditorium at the south Brunswick Middle School in New Brunswick, New Jersey. According to reports of the event, the terror group’s flag was raised as those in attendance sang the LTTE anthem.

RANJAN is noted to be the state coordinator of the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO), identified by the US State Department as a front organization of the LTTE.

I found it very interesting and telling how little backbone our Congress has when it comes to confirmation hearings and investigative skills. I found it interesting that no one asked Clinton about her ties with Ram Ranjan.

I had caught a brief clip on C-Span on Clinton's testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee and it was a clip on her talking about Sri Lanka and the Tamil Tigers. It was very brief so I was curious to see what she had to say about the situtation.

To no surprise, Clinton stated:

Clinton says Sri Lanka is causing 'untold suffering'

WASHINGTON, April 22 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka has caused "untold suffering" as it fights Tamil Tiger rebels in what is believed to be the endgame of Asia's longest-running war, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday.

"I think that the Sri Lankan government knows that the entire world is very disappointed that in its efforts to end what it sees as 25 years of conflict, it is causing such untold suffering," Clinton told lawmakers, referring to the thousands of civilians trapped in the war zone.

As I said before, the Obama administration plays the blame game well and so do people within his administration to include Clinton.

Here is the United States Secretary of State putting the responsibility of the deaths of civilians on a small country who has had to deal with a known terrorist organization who themselves have killed innocent people.

The Tamil Tigers had alleged by way of an unsubstantiated video from Al Jazeera, that the Sri Lankan government had killed 1000 civilians but the allegations could not be proven.

What Clinton didn't state in her testimony was that there was the possiblity the Tamil Tigers were holding the civilians as shields to the attack of the Sri Lanka army.

LTTE blocks Tamil civilians' movement

And it was the Sri Lankan government who was asking for help with the civilians.

This clearly shows how Clinton operates and quite frankly she should have been questioned on the remark and then it linked back with her past political ties with Ram Ranjan.

What is even more troubling on her one-sided remark is that before her testimony was presented, here were some of the headlines coming out of Great Britain and other news outlets.

British Tamil Tiger leader convicted

LONDON, April 17 (UPI) -- A London court has found the leader of the Tamil Tigers in Britain guilty of coordinating the supply of bomb-making materials to the Sri Lankan militant group.

Sri Lanka launches mission to rescue civilians

And while I am not a big fan of Al Jazeera, the following video is on the civilians fleeing the Tamil Tigers.

Like I said on a previous thread about Obama and what papers he reads, maybe it would be a good idea that Couric ask Clinton what newspapers does she read.

Related Threads:

Mumbai: possible Tiger links probed

Mumbai: possible Tiger links probed (Hillary Clinton's background and Ram Ranjan?)


wisetrog said...

Clinton is an idiot. After years of turmoil, Lanka is finally succeeding to eradicate those vile Tigers. Don't stop now because of Clinton.

Tom said...

wisetrog, the Washington Times published an editorial on the same sentiment.

Anonymous said...

Found these articles on the Internet that had been published as a recent reply....Help Sri Lanka rebuild

Sri Lankan Americans appeal to US Secretary of State

A group of Sri Lankan Americans have written to US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton replying to some of her comments regarding the current situation in Sri Lanka. We reproduce below without comment the contents of the letter sent by them A reply to the Secretary of State from USA Citizens