Tamil Tigers trying to influence politicians: CSIS report
Group waging a 'propaganda campaign'
Stewart Bell, National Post
Published: Tuesday, November 06, 2007
TORONTO -- The Tamil Tigers have been waging an intensive "propaganda campaign" in Canada to win the backing of politicians, says a newly declassified intelligence report.
"The main targets of the campaign in Canada have been the expatriate Tamil population, politicians and the general public," says the report by the federal government's threat-assessment centre.
The report was obtained by the National Post yesterday after several Liberal MPs attended a ceremony on Monday honouring a Tamil Tigers guerrilla boss killed in an air strike.
The Liberal party is pathetic like this. For the sake of Tamil bloc votes, votes that can swing an estimated 6 ridings at least, they will attend a funeral for heads of a terrorist organization that uses child soldiers and pioneered suicide bombing that even employed the use of a pregnant woman to achieve its nefarious ends. The funeral concerned can be read here. The Liberal MPs in attendance were John McKay (Scarborough-Guildwood), Jim Karygiannis (Scarborough-Agincourt), Borys Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke-Centre)who once suggested Canada should negotiate with Hezbollah, and Maria Minna (Beaches - East York). They say they are there to support "peace" but who are they kidding? Keep in mind the Liberal Party for years refused to list the Tamil Tigers as a terrorist organization even though most of the civilized world did. They were afraid they might lost Tamil support if they did even though Tamils here seem to display irritation at the Tigers ways raising funds all the while lending the Tigers some support. Strange.
The lobby campaign aims to portray the Tigers' independence struggle as legitimate, the intelligence report says. But it calls violence "central" to the guerrillas' strategy. "As well as conventional guerrilla warfare in Sri Lanka, the LTTE uses terrorist activities to achieve its goals."
The report also says that in addition to political lobbying, behind the scenes the Tigers use more unsavory methods to advance their cause in Canada.
"The LTTE's responses to external criticism and internal dissent have included beatings, death threats and smear campaigns in Canada and elsewhere, and specific and non-specific threats of harm against Canadian citizens and residents, their businesses and possessions, and their relatives in Sri Lanka," the report says.
The real concern here is that immigrant groups bring there wars here and fight them here in some fashion or another be it Barbar Khalsa International, Sein Fein, or the LTTE. It seems they didn't flee the fighting, just expanded the front lines. If the financing of foreign wars is done on Canadian soil then Canada becomes a legitimate target with Canadians caught in the middle.
This is an unwanted but potential consequence of mass immigration that needs to be discussed. One Air India bombing is one too many. Read Cold Terror: How Canada Nurtures and Exports Terrorism to the World by Stewart Bell for a more in depth understanding.