Sunday, April 02, 2006

Response to the HRW Report

Response to the HRW Report and HRW's Reply
by Nimal

The most glaring omission is that there is no indication whatsoever as to
how alternative explanations for the observations, or in this case interview
data, were looked for or ruled out or even if the researcher/author (Jo Becker)
is in any way aware that this is extremely important. If someone with a beard
dressed in a police uniform commits a robbery, while it is possible that a
bearded policeman did it, nevertheless highly plausible and probable alternative
explanations also exist.

Not long ago it was alleged that Iraq possessed huge stockpiles of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) that posed a real and imminent threat to the world; the accusation was based on hearsay, deliberate misinformation and a good dose of wishful thinking all put together and called ‘intelligence.’ Similarly now, the LTTE and its members are being accused of practising Mass Intimidation and Extortion (MEI) that threatens the Tamil Diaspora (and by implication the Western Countries where they live), by a HRW Report that claims to have researched the matter. But what is this ‘research’ worth? (See http://hrw.org/reports/2006/ltte0306/ for the HRW Report, henceforth referred to as the Report.).


Rather strangely one of the informants, Inspector Philip Perry, Metropolitan Police, London, is quoted as saying “...what we end up with is intelligence without solid evidence.” It would seem that, in a way, this matches the tone of the Report: ‘allegations without proper research.’

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Response to the HRW Report and HRW's Reply

எழுத்துருவைத் தெரிவுசெய்ய.
பாமினி ஆங்கில உச்சரிப்பில்

[மேலுள்ள பெட்டியில் தட்டச்சினால் கீழுள்ள பெட்டியில் ஒருங்குறிக்கு (Unicode) மாற்றப்பட்ட எழுத்துரு கிடைக்கும்]


சுரதா, கிருபாவுக்கு நன்றி


"Response to the HRW Report" இற்குரிய பின்னூட்டங்கள்

 

said ... (02 April, 2006 02:00) : 

Both sides of the story
Responding to HRW

 

said ... (02 April, 2006 02:46) : 

அடடா!
ராம் வோச்சர் ஏற்கனவே எல்லாம் தொகுத்திட்டாரா?
நல்லதொரு தொகுப்பு அது.
இணைப்பிட்டதுக்கு நன்றி.

 

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