Sarath is looking up at the headline aghast for a reason, read it again if you don’t see. This is frontpage Island
The day I get appointed to the International Independent Group of Eminent Persons is the day I get my prostate checked. Dudes sound like the SuperFriends, or the League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen. As wise as they might be, I can’t take anyone who calls themselves eminent that seriously. Nor Excellency, or Right Honorable either. But I digress. I get these NGO reports cause Prabhakaran forwards them to me with my kotiya check. Pretty much everything I get from the NGOs boils down to ‘OMIGOD THINGS ARE FUCKED’. With more interviews, and a five paragraph intro containing 18 acronyms I don’t know. Not to poke fun at people trying to help, but the situation is just tragicomic now. NGOs are called traitors by the government and they don’t have access to the North and East. And Human Rights Watch just sits and watches anyways. The NGOs may have a bit of money, but they have no power; making them about as useful as a knife in a gun fight. Anyways, the IIGEP issued a statement yesterday. It was something along the lines of, ‘We have to go to the bathroom’.
What they actually said is that we’re getting nowhere, the government is full of obstructionist douchebags, and we’re leaving. Really, what can they do. The international community can’t do anything about Darfur, and Sri Lanka is nowhere near that fucked. It’s seriously not that bad. It sucks if you’re Tamil, but if you’re Tamil you somewhat tacitly support the LTTE, so sucks to you. It’s all very Karmic. We’re Buddhist.
My main problem with the ‘International Community’ is that their names are too long and acronyms too forgettable. It’s a bunch of diplomats trying to do Rambo’s work. The UN would be better off finding and training a superhero, perhaps with a talking car. Instead you get earnest kids who have neither guns nor muscles, nor bowie knives and grit. What they attempt to do here is beyond me.
At least we have the media. For entertainment.