Do dziś liczymy zabitych. Nieznana wojna w Sri Lance

Do dziś liczymy zabitych. Nieznana wojna w Sri Lance ➪ [Ebook] ➥ Do dziś liczymy zabitych. Nieznana wojna w Sri Lance By Frances Harrison ➵ – Gdy zginął Velupillai Prabhakaran przywódca Tamilskich Tygrysów południową część Sri Lanki ogarnęła euforia Ludzie tańczyli na ulicach wybuchały petardy przechodnie machali lankijskimi fl liczymy zabitych. Epub ´ Gdy zginął Velupillai Prabhakaran przywódca Tamilskich Tygrysów południową część Sri Lanki ogarnęła euforia Ludzie tańczyli na ulicach wybuchały petardy przechodnie Do dziś PDF/EPUB or machali lankijskimi flagami państwowa telewizja przerwała nadawanie programu by ogłosić specjalny komunikat Zakończenie wojny zamknęło kilkudziesięcioletni okres w czasie którego grupa dziś liczymy zabitych. MOBI ñ młodych zbuntowanych Tamilów sprzeciwiających się dyskryminacji przeistoczyła się w jedną z najbrutalniejszych i najlepiej wyposażonych armii powstańczychDo dziś liczymy zabitych opowiada dziś liczymy zabitych. Nieznana wojna PDF/EPUB ² o tych kilkudziesięciu latach głosami żyjących na północy Sri Lanki Tamilów Żołnierzy którzy walczyli cywilów którzy żyli w ciągłym strachu tych których życie płynęło w cieniu okrucieństwa i śmierci Frances Harrison opisuje zasady działania Tamilskich Tygrysów pod koniec wojny utrzymujących niezależne uasi państwo z własnymi sądami policją bankami i kontrolą graniczną Pokazuje wszystko co przemilczały zachodnie media i czego nie widzieli turyści beztrosko popijający drinki na hotelowych plażach na południu tej „rajskiej wyspy”.

10 thoughts on “Do dziś liczymy zabitych. Nieznana wojna w Sri Lance

  1. Sairam Krishnan Sairam Krishnan says:

    The Sri Lankan Civil War remains the bloodiest of modern conflicts and its horrifying stories are still spilling out of the devastated beaches of the country’s north More than 40000 Tamil civilians were shelled to death and murdered by the Sri Lankan Army on a small stretch of beach where the Tigers made their last stand The Tigers sandwiched the civilians between them and the advancing Lankan Army hoping to attract international pressure over civilian casualties so the Army would back offIt was a cruel gamble that didn't pay offSri Lanka had prepared for this eventuality From the outset they had made sure that there were no foreign journalists or troublesome UN officials in the north who would go and tell the world what they did They moved in and indiscriminately killed everything that moved This wasn’t war this was extermination A stronger word used much later was genocide When the nation faced criticism from the international community and Human Rights organisations about what it did in the last days of the war Sri Lanka denied doing anything wrong It is still in denial As a tactic to hold off the world it was brilliant No one in Sri Lanka has yet been convicted of anything approaching war crimesThis is the story of the Tamils who were caught in between and lost everythingHarrison makes sure that we know at the outset that this is serious harrowing reportage and that there will be no pulled punches here The UN failed the international community failed and importantly humanity failed facing a bloodbath that remains very difficult to make sense ofThe stories she tells are graphic and numbing They pile on rendering a reader senseless with the callous loss of life that is described Several times I had to put the book down and look around to assure myself that the world I lived in was the same that had swallowed these people up It is a very tough book to readIn the end I didn't know what to make of it So much blood so much cruelty so much hate and pain For what? What was Sri Lanka trying to prove? So many times in the war they could have gained the moral upper hand; the Tigers had lost that years ago But they chose to kill and maim to murder and rape and the state stood by and watched How can a country born out of this be whole? How can it move on? Won't the fissures that have been cemented over with gunmetal be just skin deep? Won't the slightest tremor bare the raw anger underneath yet again? This was the lesson the hollow reconciliation of World War 1 taught us And yet we forgetThis is an important book but I doubt if the island nation understands that their peace is as fragile as a taped up china teacup It will hold for some time but you don't know for how long and you certainly can't drink tea in it anyway

  2. Frances Harrison Frances Harrison says:

    BBC TV broadcast a documentary in Nov 2013 by me looking at rape and torture post war in Sri Lanka Perhaps you'd like to watch it Sri Lanka's Unfinished War In a way it's a seuel if you're interested in learning please check out the book website for background information regarding the war wwwstillcountingthedeadcom

  3. Sian Sian says:

    This brought me to tears stirring up inside me a passion for justice Read this book if you care about injustice

  4. Vicki Vicki says:

    An excellent account of the civil war that explains a conflict little understood in this country The human cost of the war is plainly exposed mostly through the first person accounts of survivors A very important book a must for anyone seeking to understand Sri Lanka or indeed war itself

  5. Suresh Suresh says:

    Very well written It must have been an effort to trace the few survivors in various countries across South Asia and Europe and get them to share their traumatic experiences It shows the extent to which the Sri Lankan government went to mislead its own citizens not that neighboring governments do not It also shows the ineffectiveness of the UN bureaucracy and the practical approach that agencies like Red Cross had to adopt Subseuent events including disappearance of journalists both Tamil and Sinhalese Continued torture and disappearance of Tamil origin Sri Lankans as well as the current move to impeach the Sri Lankan Chief Justice What would have made it even better and a unbiased one would have been greater coverage of the Sri Lankan government's views It clearly illustrates the chronology of the Tamil issue in Sri Lanka which is not well understood by casual observers In the broader context there are two points made how can we prevent rampant misuse of power by governments and how do we devolve power so that local communities are able to make decisions better suited to them Will efforts by the citizens of Sri Lanka the UN reports and acknowledgment of public apologies made by Governments across the world for their mistakes influence the future Sri Lankan governments finally apologise and take remedial action is a moot uestion?

  6. Nallasivan V. Nallasivan V. says:

    There is no other better source of information on war than first hand accounts All human endeavours can be seen in two levels at the human scale and the bigger picture But of all human endeavours War is probably the only one where the bigger picture cannot be justified by ignoring the things at the human scale Frances Harrison illustrates this very clearly with her book It is a collection of stories of real people mostly civilians and a few Tamil Tigers during the last few months of the Sri Lankan Civil war when the Sri Lankan Military as well as the Tamil Tigers took strategic decisions which are never justifiable outside their ideologies The Sri Lankan military dropped all its sensibility to go out an full out war driven by tamil phobia The tamil tigers on the other hand betrayed their own kind for tactical reasons and tried to get the civilian body count up so that UN intervenes What emerges is a terrifying tale of tamil civilians caught between the devil and the deap sea The book raises scary uestions for international community also The ineffectiveness of UN the moral ambiguity of nations like US India and China who didn't uestion SL for their own strategic reasons If things are as bad as the book portrays the ethnic situation in SL is still precarious and waiting to explode

  7. Vijay Raj Vijay Raj says:

    The book gives the real life experiences of different tamilnon tamil civilianscommoners who were caught in the cross fire of the final war against the LTTE Here are some really gory accounts of the war crimes committed by the LTTE and the srilankan army The book is well written and I am surprised about the completely un biased stance that the author takes although it seemed to me that the book was slightly bent against the srilankan army This may still be reflecting on reality thoughThe description of events is also very good as I could imagine the scene described most of the times and some events moved me to tears The author also scores in correlating intersection points between different stories Two things went missing we heard about the views of the civilians who were in the cross fire but not from soldiers in the srilankan army I am specifically not mentioning diplomats because they were not in the frontline and you know what you will get from them anyway and some sinhalese commoners living in the south of lanka on the lines of what information was reaching the lankan common man That would have given a rounded perspectiveOverall a wonderful book

  8. Matthew Griffiths Matthew Griffiths says:

    This book was an excellent account of what surely must be one of the least known and arguably most horrific conflicts to take place in recent years One thing that struck me from a very early stage of reading this book is that the author maintained an incredibly unbiased account of things considering what she was describing never shying away from placing the relevant blame at the door of the LTTE as well as at the door of the Sri Lankan army Also another thing which was clear throughout the book was the careful way in which the author approached retelling the stories of those she had interviewed at no point did it seem forced or exploitativeThis book would be highly useful for anyone studying either civil war humanitarian crisis or genocideethnic cleansing at a university level due to the consistent use of references to NGO or government reports discussing the events as detailed in the book

  9. Wilfred Wilfred says:

    Stalin said that One death a tragedy a million deaths is a statistic and I suppose the difficulty for many with getting their head around accounts and histories of genocide and persecution is the sheer scale of the horror In this balanced well written and authoritative book Frances Harrison has managed to overcome the paradox that Stalin mentioned by documenting survivor testimony in a compelling from nine survivors of the final months of the conflict Frances deftly weaves fact with evocative description taken from interviews with these survivors to uncover the horror of this conflict The shocking thing about this conflict is that the death toll and the horror of the conflict puts it in the same league as Afghanistan Ira or Darfur but few know about it It's worth reading and then worth considering why the world kept silent about it

  10. Kira Kira says:

    It was a world in which death was so omnipresent that few expected to walk out aliveHarrison manages to take the experiences of a handful and turn them into the voices of the hundreds of thousands of civilians caught between two ruthless factions determined to fight until the end These civilians were failed by those who claimed to be fighting for them their country and by the international community as a wholeEspecially frustrating is the fact that even today civilians continue to suffer and die needlessly in Syria South Sudan and elsewhereAn absolutely devastating and utterly painful read I can't even begin to imagine the trauma and unspeakable horror of those who have actually lived those last few monthsAll I can say is while I never want to read this book again it's a must read and will always have a place on my shelf

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