Tamils for Obama Urging Obama and Clinton to Send Strong Signal to Sri Lanka to Stop Genocidal Civil War at Once; Atrocities will be Punished

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Sri Lanka wants to suppress and destroy the Tamils before Obama takes office, Tamils believe; Tamils want Obama to send a strong signal that whatever Sri Lanka does will be reversed and punishable by the new administration.

A new Sri Lankan offensive that appears to be on the verge of crushing the Tamil resistance frightens Tamils and makes them think that Sri Lanka wants to win the war before January 20, 2008, when Obama takes office.

The Bush administration was supportive of the Sri Lankan government, considering the Tamil resistance a terrorist movement. Obama, who said he considers genocide to be the only reason he might have the U.S. intervene in any foreign conflict, is expected by many to reverse this policy.

The Sri Lankan war against their Tamil population is considered genocide by most Tamils world wide. Atrocities are plentiful. For one example, the Sri Lankan government has dropped over 14 million kilograms of explosive (more than the power of the Hiroshima bomb) on Tamil areas, including Russian made OFAB-500 cluster bombs used against displaced persons camps. Videos documenting Sri Lankan atrocities against the Tamil population have been widely viewed on the internet. These videos are horrifying, so we cannot distribute them by our normal channels.

The genocide has a decades-long history, but what some Tamils called The Slow Genocide of the Tamils (http://www.tamilsforobama.com/Slow_Genocide.html) in Sri Lanka has picked up speed. Sri Lankan victories (in Killinochi, for instance) lead these Tamils to believe that the Sri Lankan government means to (and will be able to) crush the resistance and complete the genocide in a short time.

Tamils for Obama hopes that Obama and Clinton will realize the urgency of the situation in Sri Lanka and will act to warn Sri Lanka that further atrocities will have serious consequences for them when the new American administration takes office.

Tamils are an ethnic group living mainly in the northeast of Sri Lanka and southern India. They are a minority population in Sri Lanka, and are currently engaged in a civil war regarded as genocide. Tamils for Obama is comprised of Tamils who have settled in the U.S., or who were born in the U.S.

To contact the group, call (617) 765- 4394 and speak to or leave a message for the Communication Director, Tamils for Obama.

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