The so called “protest” against the LTTE recently held in Yalpanam (Jaffna) has been nothing but a farce. Sources within the Thamil Eelaam commercial capital have informed this blog that the majority of the protesters did so under some form of pro-GOSL influence rather that their own conviction. It is reliably confirmed to this blog that a significant number of “protesters” didn’t even know what they were demonstrating about!
In any invasion scenario there are situations where the invader and the invaded form alliances which are mutually beneficial. Though the practicalities and logistics of these alliances may appear to be, at best, a compromise, or at worst, a total surrender to the invader, the reality of this particular demonstration is that the Tamil citizens of Yalpanam were forced or misdirected to perform this activity for GOSL propaganda purposes.
We must not ignore or reject the fact that some citizens would compromise their values for economic and/or other gains. This has happened in history whenever a nation is invaded by another. For political, economic, monetary and other gains, the invaded went along with the invaders to some extent. Sometimes this was only till an opportune moment came along to create a 5th column within the invader’s ranks, weaken them and defeat the invaders from within.
Anyone believing these protest were genuine are grossly mistaken.