photo of Samaraweera (left) from Daily Mirror
And, I suppose, WTF Sri Lanka. It’s absolutely shameful to shoot cricketers, I mean, who shoots cricketers? It’s the one glimmer that unites everyone across this godforsaken subcontinent. Sri Lanka is one of the few teams which has agreed to play in Pakistan recently, and now they’ve been shot. It’s actually quite scary, because five or so policemen are reported dead and Paranavitana, Sangakarra, Mendis and Thilan Samaraweera reported hit. Which is like, Pakistani terrorists have recently shot automatics at cricketers, shot tourists in Mumbai and, like, Bin Laden is living there. Wtf.
I’m hearing on NDTV that eight players have been wounded. It appears not seriously, but any attack with grenades and automatics is pretty serious.
Now they’re speculating about this being connected to the LTTE civil war, which is fucktarded. Pakistan is a military partner in that war, and I don’t think these jihadis have any particular affinity for the LTTE. The LTTE cleansed something like 75,000 Muslims out of their homes in the North. Just because you only know two facts about a situation doesn’t make them connected.