February 4, 2009civil warForeign AffairsinsurgencyLTTESri LankaTamil Tigersterrorism

Prabhakaran’s dilemma

Fly or die?

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

The anonymous Western diplomat got it right:

One Western diplomat said if Prabhakaran were to flee, it would be viewed as cowardice by his followers, ending Tamil militancy for a generation.

But the diplomat, who did not want to be named because he is not authorized by his government to speak on record, said the rebel leader’s death in battle or by suicide would make him a martyr to inspire future generations.

[AP]



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