Watched the documentary "The killing fields of Sri Lanka" by Channel 4.The scenes of atrocities were quite distressing. Do all the Armies of the world behave similarly in a war ...Raping and killing innocent civilian population?
In these days of technological advancement, it is difficult to believe everything that one sees. The so called human rights watch people or who are overtly concerned with human rights come into the picture with only one sided versions. It is not difficult to make out a documentary where everything can be tilted to show another party in bad light. I am not saying the Sri Lankan army personnel who took part in that war are angels.
If you look at it, in the approximately 21 years of tight grip that the Tigers had on their territory, they brought more misery on their own people than any body else. They were merciless with their opponents be it the other armed groups or the civilian opposition. They kind of turned the territory into a private turf, all in the name of an identity and freedom for their own people. In the final months of the war, they dragged a hapless population whereever they were forced to withdraw as the territory narrowed and in the process, brought havoc on these hel
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The frontline troops or the battle hardened batallions don't behave this way, but the rear guard / rear echelon troops do. The guys in the front and the battle hardened 1s have seen so much war and fighting, they just become solid as rocks, in feelings and in everything else. So they don't develop a "gung ho slinger" attitude. The rear end doesn't get to see any action, but is always "on reserve" or "on standby." This gives them an adrelanine rush, which translates into a power trip if u arm him and place him alongside civilians of the opposing camp.
Comrade Kim Il Sung made sure there was no rear guard in his KPA and in Korea War, when the North tried to unify Korea, even South Koreans claim that the North Korean Army (KPA) behaved very excellently.