Keeping the flag of terror high in LondonJune 15, 2012, 7:30 pm
"Let police handle display of LTTE flags in UK - British High Commission"– News item.
"The good ole Bobbies will do it," seems to be the approach of the British High Commission to the matter of pro-LTTE demonstrators brazenly displaying the flags of the proscribed LTTE at public places, and even during the Queens’ Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
"Why should they not have trust in their police to a good job?"
"Of course they can have all the trust in the world, but wouldn’t it be better if they looked at the recent record of their police?"
"What record do you mean?"
"Shall we say phone hacking?"
"What about phone hacking?" What has that got to do with LTTE flags in London?"
"Have you not heard of little Millie Dowler..?"
"Now who on earth is that…?"
"Millie Dowler was only 13 years when she was murdered in 2002…."
"You mean they have not yet caught the killer?"
"No, no the killer was caught and convicted in 2011."
"There you are; the wheels of justice grind slowly, but they do grind, even in Britain. So what’s your problem?"
"It’s just that the whole phone hacking probe that is making headlines almost every day in UK today, began only in 2011, when the news emerged that Millie Dowler’s phone had been hacked and text messages erased in 2002, to give the impression she was still alive."
"But wasn’t that part of the nasty unethical, practice of the Murdoch-owned News of the World that led to the NoW being closed. What has police efficiency got to do with that?"
"It’s just that all these years, from 2002 till 2011, the British police was dragging its feet over the major issue of phone hacking, when even the phones of some members of the Royal Family had been hacked, as well as those of many celebrities. It was the determined work of a single journalist from the Guardian that exposed the whole sordid affair."
"So that is what journalists are there for, to make such exposes. Why blame the British police?
"It was revealed as far back as 2002 that the Murdoch newspapers paid police for information….
"What? Paid the British Police for information…?
"Yes, that’s not all. There was a real buddy, buddy relationship between the Murdoch Press and the Metropolitan Police, with those who leave the Murdoch newspapers getting jobs with the police, and many more friendly exchanges…
"Now come on, isn’t the current "Operation Weeting" all about those bad practices of the British Police? There are some other inquiries also on, so why worry…as I said it, the wheels of justice turn slowly….have some patience…."
"Sorry for the pun, but are you suggesting that we wait for an "Operating Waiting" to deal with the LTTE flags being displayed publicly, much against the law...as the British High Commission suggests."
"Why not wait…the British have their own problems… that must be bigger than LTTE flags in public places…"
"But what if the LTTE pays the British Police not to act against their flag bearers and other violators of the law, just as the Murdoch newspapers paid it for information?
"I’m not sure they will make such a mistake again. The British Police is an old institution, from the days of Robert Peel. There may be some bad eggs, but not all can be rotten or bad"
"My problem is with those bad or rotten members. Who knows, they may already be good buddies with the pro-LTTE Tamils in London and elsewhere in the UK…just like being friends with the Murdoch reporters and editors.
Now, now… don’t forget all the Murdoch money, which makes it easy to buy friends even in the Police…"
"What makes you think that the pro-LTTE groups are lacking in such funds. They are simply rolling in illicit cash, involved in so many illegal activities from people smuggling to gun-running and also making investments in hedge funds and other golden eggs. They can also buy the Police... the British Police, whatever trust the British High Commission in Colombo may have in their police to deal with Tamil Tigers waving the flags of terror in the streets of London.
"You are puzzling me about both the British Police and the British High Commission in Colombo. It looks like they drink at the same pub. Why not go to our own waterhole for a quick one or two? I think it is best to change the topic."
The drinks came soon and the conversation resumed. "I have an interesting question. Why don’t the British let our own police deal with our own problems of lawlessness?"
"Well, whatever they are. Why not let out own police and system of justice deal with such matters, just as the British High Comm expects the British police to deal with tiger flag wavers?"
"Why the hell are the British making such a noise about Syria, instead of letting the law enforcement people there, deal with their own problems?
"Now you’re talking….
"This can be told to the United States too. Why don’t they all let us implement the LLRC recommendations that were made for us?"
"You mean everyone must shut up about what is happening in other countries….?
"No, just follow the example of the British High Commission in Colombo. The problem of LTTE flag waving, pro-terrorist law breakers in the UK will be handled by the British Police. There is no need for anyone else to be bothered about that. Not even the country where so much of blood was shed by these tiger terrorists, who never waved their flags when conscripting Tamil children to carry arms for terror."
"Looks like you’re working on a new International Code of Conduct on Policing against the forces of terror".
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