Tuesday, March 24, 2009

US Senator urges Sri Lanka to protect civilians

US Senator urges Sri Lanka to protect civilians: AFP

A key US Senator warned Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday that his government's failure to protect civilians in government safe zones was hurting the country's global standing.

"While the Tamil Tigers have committed egregious acts, I am also alarmed by reports about actions taken by the government of Sri Lanka," Democrat John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote Rajapaksa.

Kerry said he had "grave concern" about reports that government forces had shelled civilians and hospitals in government-designated safe zones amid a fierce push to crush the rebel force, that humanitarian aid was not reaching civilians, and that the government had cracked down on journalists.

Comment: What the heck is Kerry doing getting involved with the internal affairs of another country? The words hubris and narcissism come to mind rather quickly.

Kerry, 1 of 100 reasons to repeal the 17th Amendment and return the US Senate to the states.

No comments: