Real terror. Today’s Pakistan Marriot bombing. New York Times
Terrorism can be pretty awesome (as in possessing some awe). I mean, 9/11 made the US freak the fuck out for eight years without either a) capturing Bin Laden or b) rebuilding the towers. It obviously has its power. The LTTE used to do some bad-assed skeletor style destruction – slaughtering monks in temples, blowing up the Central Bank, exploding windows at Ladies College. Now they don’t. I only noticed cause I got the news alert about the Islamabad bombing (oh my fucking god) and thought it was for Sri Lanka. Said the death toll was over 40 and I thought, wow, this is serious. But it’s not Sri Lanka, and the LTTE doesn’t get death tolls like that anymore. I mean, if you’re going to be terrorists, you might try to not suck at it. Or maybe they should’ve grown up and negotiated.
and just for balance, Mahinda sucks and Gotabaya would totally deport the Tamils if he could. Being stuck between a terrorist and a tyrant makes the proverbial rock seem cosy.