Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Edge between antiwar campaigns and LTTE propaganda campaign

Srilanka the island nation is in one of the most critical times in known history. There are signs the government forces is nailing the coffin of LTTE once a powerful outfit. Due to the evident succession in the eastern province the government of Srilanka has launched a full scale war against the LTTE in the north. The objective of this mission is to liberate the un-liberated areas in the Northern Province in the country from the shadow government of the LTTE. The current status of the war favors the Srilankan forces where they have 8 divisions surrounding the LTTE held territory while 4 divisions are just few kilometers behind kilinochchi: the administration hub of the LTTE outfit. Considering the speed of the advancement of the army it seems only a matter of time before the Killinochi falls making an evident gain in the offensive. The capturing of this town along aside with Mullativ will mark a physiological setback for the Tigers.
The LTTE strategy to face this situation was to defend their lines and force the international community (especially to India & Tamilnadu). One his heroes day speech the spireturak leader of the outfit V. Prabakaran has urged India to take part in the issue and arrange an end to the ongoing war ( India is our friend, we are not against any country, remove the hindrance of ban)"
But the situation of India has changed dramatically with the series of attacks launched at the commercial hub Mumbai by a terrorist organization. The political analyzers predict a dramatic change in India s involvement towards the war against the Terrorism. India which has already extended the ban of LTTE for 2 more years will not want its hand in a war between a terror organization and a neighboring country.
As the foreign involvement form far form coming the only chance for LTTEs survival last on the fact to convince the international community on human rights violations. And due to the suicidal attacks took place the security forces takes no chances. Every one is checked and suspected. And not often the freedom is experienced in srilanka due to heavy search operations. The majority of the community accepts this though it has a significant effect on their life. Only a very few criticizes the government for doing so. The LTTE propaganda machine often reports abductions of a white man. But most of the abducted people are found on the foreign countries after a while.
It is a known fact that more than 300,000 people are abounded with the war in the north. And the NGO are making a big noise for a cease fire. But what they forget is the LTTE is not letting them to cross over to government controlled areas. The civilians are kept by force as a defense shield. Its not an exaggeration to say that the LTTE has build most of their new camps with in the camps of the IDPs. This protects them form long range artilleries and aerial attacks. This is a part of LTTEs strategy.
If the LTTE could be forced to let the IDPS leave that leave only the two sides in the battle field. But the LTTE doesn’t want to that to happen which will make them volatile for Arial attacks and artilleries.
With the above facts it’s easy to identify the an anti war campaign at this time is doing exactly the what the terrorist wants. So though the anti war campaign is not an LTTE propaganda campaign what happens is that they become evident for what the terrorist demands. So some times you have to select the solution which may not seem the more benevolent for the goodness of a larger quantity.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Mumbai Goes in flames

In one of the most violent terror attacks on Indian soil, Mumbai came under an unprecedented night attack as terrorists used heavy machine guns, including AK-47s, and grenades to strike at the city's most high-profile targets -- the hyper-busy CST (formerly VT) rail terminus; the landmark Taj Hotel at the Gateway and the luxury Oberoi Trident at Nariman Point; the domestic airport at Santa Cruz; the Cama and GT hospitals near CST; the Metro Adlabs multiplex and Mazgaon Dockyard -- killing at least 101 and sending hundreds of injured to hospital, according to latest reports.

Loud explosions and gunfire continued till late on Thursday night at the Taj Mahal hotel as well as at Trident Oberoi, and the authorities said the operation could well go into Friday.A final assault on the besieged Trident Oberoi was underway. Late in the night, there was a major fire in the Trident where about 200 people have been trapped and terrorists exploded grenades that set the roof ablaze amid exchange of gunfire.

The attacks appeared to be aimed at getting international attention as the terrorists took upto 40 British nationals and other foreigners hostage. The chairman of Hindustan Unilever Harish Manwani and CEO of the company Nitin Paranjpe were among the guests trapped at the Oberoi. All the internal board members of the multinational giant were reported to be holed up in the Oberoi hotel.

(The map depicts the locations that the attacks took place)

Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on Friday refused to comment on investigations into the Mumbai terror attacks till the operations to flush out terrorists are over.

"I will not talk on investigations till the operations are complete. Let the security forces first flush out terrorists from Nariman House and hotels," he told reporters outside the Oberoi-Trident Hotel, the scene of the terror attacks.

Read more on the attack

Monday, November 24, 2008

NoKia n99i : A disgrace to Nokia Outfit

Nokia a prestigious name in the mobile world. And the Nokia N Series comes with all the cools features. But the cost hmmmm. I was wondering for a better choice. And then was i received the information of a Nokia N99 about six months ago with all the cool features plus a huge set of usable features.

the total feature set looks like the following
Detailed Product Description

Royal VX-888+ 24k gild diamond
* Style: Slim / bar type for Men
* Material: metal cover
* Weight: 280g
* Dimension: 114mm * 44.5mm * 15 mm
* Color: gold with silver
* Frequency: GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900
* Display: 1.88 inch TFT monitor, 260K color
* Camera: 2.0 mega pixel CMOS digital camera
* Memory: 128M bit FLASH + 64MB RAM
* Battery: 900mAh lithium
* Language: English/Chinese
* Ring tone: 30 polyphonic
* GSM Phase2 + GPRS Class B 10
* Sunplus SPCA554 Multi-chips
* Build-in Pulsator, antenna, T card
* Support 3GP video and MP3 player,
* Support T-FLASH, SMS, MMS, MP3,MP4, VMD and MIDI
* Build-in 3 games
* Support STK extra services
* Support with audio and memory depends on T-FLASH
* Support local recording, memory depends on T-FLASH
* WAP Browser (support WAP2.0, 1.2.1)

Well a total of cool features for $300 . Well I did brought this. Well did work for two months until the charger went off. So I visited a local shop but that type of particular charger is not available. Damn it i was so confused. I tried all the shops even the importers but the chargers was not available. Finally i had to use a universal charger.

Then my display went off. Once again no parts. I was doomed. Then i started my search on this phone I found some really nice stuff on this.

If you remove the casein of the phone, you will see that the phones motherboard is Motorola. And the imel will tell you that the manufacturer is also Motorola. (but its only the main board)

In addition the operating system is not Symbion as for most Motorola phone. Neither is it Nokia Os or windows CE. Its something else. This os is very common in most of the unbranded Chinese made phones, irrespective of the brand. for the phones withe lesser features the functions wont work. So its like a more general purpose operating system.

I will add more information on this phone as i finds out but up to now these are certain ,

1. This phone is not original Nokia
2. its parts are very rare
3. Its a Chinese made jargon
4. The license of its software is doubtful

Nokia phones are never like this. they are reliable & durable. Parts are very common.So i was shocked with all these. So my advice is don't buy this.