Sri Lanka Update IV

A number of news organizations are reporting on a leaked UN document that puts the death toll from fighting in Sri Lanka at close to 6,500 since January, with approximately 14,000 wounded. The victims are ethnic Tamils trapped between the LTTE insurgent group and a Sri Lankan government hell-bent on delivering one final blow to the murderous LTTE.  According to the leaked UN document, an average of 35 civilians have been killed a day since January. In April the average death toll jumped to 116 civilians killed everyday.

This, ladies and gentleman, is the first man-made humanitarian crisis of the Obama era.  It ain’t pretty.

 

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