Friday, December 31, 2010
End of Tamil Tiger War
In May, Tami Tiger rebels were crushed by the Sri Lanka government’s military, finishing more than a quarter of the century civil war. Since January 2009, the conflict between the government forces and rebel militants cost the lives of at least 7,000 civilians. The western media has denounced the Sri Lanka government because many civilians were used as human shields. Sri Lanka has bought a lot of weapons from China to help in its crackdown against the rebels. As a result, some western media criticized the Chinese government who supports the abuse of human rights. Should the Chinese government take the responsibility for the many civilians’ lives since China, like the US, France, and the UK., is selling the weapons in the global market?