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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 892

Norwegians safe in Sri Lanka but not in Norway – NAT

Oslo, 03 July, (Asiantribune.com):Rebutting the charges of the Norwegian Foreign Ministry that the lives of Norwegians are threatened in Sri Lanka the Norwegians Against Terrorism (NAT) has pointed out that the lives of Norwegians are threatened in Norway by the Tamil Tiger agents and not in Sri Lanka.

In an open letter sent to the head of Norwegian Foreign Ministry, Torgeir Larsen, NAT says: "In Norway there have been many threats against Norwegians from the LTTE. Even a Norwegian police officer has received death threats. If the MFA care about Norwegians security then you should request the LTTE to kindly stop their threats against Norwegians. Since the LTTE control more than 10.000 votes in Oslo we anticipate no such request will be made to the MFA’s friends, the LTTE, before the Norwegian election in September 2007.

NAT also accuses Erik Solheim, "a convicted criminal," of turning a blind eye to crimes committed by the Tamil Tigers. NAT says: "Erik Solheim knows all of this (crimes) but refuse to admit the LTTE is a terrorist organization. Erik Solheim, the LTTE and Norway's paid agents in Sri Lanka views those who oppose them as Sinhalese chauvinists, Tamil traitors or extremists.

"How can the Norwegian MFA have missed the LTTE is a terrorist organization and a world-wide criminal organization involved in drugs, trafficking, credit card fraud, extortion, passport sale and prostitution? Why are the LTTE not listed as a terrorist organization in Norway? Solheim tells us the LTTE is not terrorist, but rebels. Is this due to the votes the LTTE can mobilize to Solheim’s Socialist left party and their coalition partner the Labor party?

"Today we see on the BBC reports about terrorist in Great Britain that has driven a car into the airport in Glasgow. Fortunately only the "terrorist" where injured. It puzzles us why they are defined as terrorist and not rebels? Here the Norwegian MFA could have another business opportunity for the Norwegian Peace Industry. Why doesn’t the MFA fly over to London and try to convince the British the terrorist are only rebels?"

Here is the full text of the letter sent by NAT to the Norwegian Foreign Ministry:

Open letter to:

Head of the Foreign Minister Secretariat Mr. Torgeir Larsen,
The Royal Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA),
Oslo,
Norway.

Dear Mr. Torgeir Larsen,

Thanks for your letter of 20th June 2007. Your letter was supposedly an answer to my personal letter to Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr-Støre dated 30th April 2007. Your letter failed to answer the questions raised in my letter to the Foreign Minister.

I am pleased the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) verifies that I have not committed any crime, as alleged in smearing campaign launched against NAT prior to our participation in a conference in Colombo April 20th. It is a surprise the MFA denies participating in the smearing campaign against Norwegians Against Terrorism, that was faxed around the globe on the MFA letterhead signed by Erik Solheim’s press secretary Mr. Andresen. Unfortunately there is no sincere apology in your letter and we are left with no other options than to pursue this case.

In your letter the MFA still blame Norwegians Against Terrorism (NAT) for making serious accusations against Norway and our speeches endangers Norwegian lives in Sri Lanka. NAT have only exposed the facts provided to us by the MFA, SLMM, Interpol and declassified intelligence reports that even the convicted criminal Mr. Erik Solheim are allowed to read.

Two months ago NAT sent letters to Erik Solheim and Mr. Jon Hanssen-Bauer and asked them to point out any errors in the presentation NAT made in Colombo and Toronto. No response. Why are Erik Solheim and Jon Hanssen-Bauer not responding? If there are errors in the presentations it should be in their interest to correct it. NAT uses a lot of resources to ensure all our work is carefully documented and proved. We would appreciate if any error was pointed out to us. Could it be there are no errors and only undisputable facts as we have pointed out in our letters?

If the facts about the Norwegian foreign aid to Sri Lanka can endanger Norwegian lives, the aid should be terminated. Norwegian foreign policy and aid should not endanger Norwegian lives.

Norway should be proud of our foreign aid and not keep it as a closely held secret. The aid to Sri Lanka is according to Norwegian law public information, but is kept as a top secret. Why? Could the facts endanger Norwegian life’s? No!, it is because it shows payments to the LTTE, TRO and other LTTE fronts. It also show payments to National Peace Council, journalists and Norwegian paid agents that are used to lubricate the “facilitation” and to provide interviews to the Norwegian media.

We have asked the Norwegian Embassy in Colombo the 13th May to inform us if there have been any threats against Norwegians in Sri Lanka. No Reply. Since there has been no reply from the Embassy, and there has been no news report about any threats, we have to establish there have never been any threats against Norwegians in Sri Lanka.

In Norway there have been many threats against Norwegians from the LTTE. Even a Norwegian police officer has received death threats. If the MFA care about Norwegians security then you should request the LTTE to kindly stop their threats against Norwegians. Since the LTTE control more than 10.000 votes in Oslo we anticipate no such request will be made to the MFA’s friends, the LTTE, before the Norwegian election in September 2007.

The MFA do not need to worry about the Norwegians in Sri Lanka, they are safe. We would have hoped the MFA was worried about the thousands of Sri Lankan’s murdered by the LTTE. But on second thought, when did the Norwegian MFA care about Sri Lankan people? Or for that matter, when did the MFA care about Israeli and Palestinian people in the Middle East?

The Norwegian “facilitation” has been irresponsible experiments in order to get employment for the Norwegian peace industry and to elevate the Norwegian MFA as major international players in peace making. With billions of dollars and the Nobel Peace Prize as a lure the MFA assumed Norway could buy peace everywhere.

The Norwegian facilitation projects failed miserably and the only winners were the corrupt officials that did take the Norwegian money and their Swiss bankers. According to the United Nations hundreds of millions dollars of aid money has ended up in Swiss bank accounts during the Middle East facilitation. Some Palestine leaders laugh all the way to the bank, while the Palestinian people was starving and the Norwegian peace envoy got 100.000 US dollars as a secret “peace prize” from a foundation that was showered with millions of dollars of Norwegian funds.

The National Peace Council and the LTTE are buttering up Erik Solheim. He is portrayed as a knight in shining armor and even described as the “Savior.” Erik Solheim armor does not shine anymore; it is too stained with blood. All attempts to polish up his image have failed and the “Savior” Erik Solheim has problem saving his reputation.

The MFA denies Norwegian funds provided to the LTTE have paid for LTTE terrorism. Even though Prabakaran have given the Norwegian MFA assurances that the aid given to TRO and other LTTE fronts only are used to peaceful purposes, Norway should not take any assurances from the LTTE at face value. There where multiple International help organizations working in the LTTE occupied areas that could have assured the Norwegian funds go to the intended help programs. The MFA choose the LTTE’s TRO, despite of numerous reports from terrorism experts the TRO fundraising goes to the LTTE terrorism. Erik Solheim knows all of this but refuse to admit the LTTE is a terrorist organization. Erik Solheim, the LTTE and Norway's paid agents in Sri Lanka views those who oppose them as Sinhalese chauvinists, Tamil traitors or extremists.

Every employee in the Norwegian MFA can read and write. How can the Norwegian MFA have missed the LTTE is a terrorist organization and a world-wide criminal organization involved in drugs, trafficking, credit card fraud, extortion, passport sale and prostitution? Why are the LTTE not listed as a terrorist organization in Norway? Solheim tells us the LTTE is not terrorist, but rebels. Is this due to the votes the LTTE can mobilize to Solheim’s Socialist left party and their coalition partner the Labor party?

Today we see on the BBC reports about terrorist in Great Britain that has driven a car into the airport in Glasgow. Fortunately only the “terrorist” where injured. It puzzles us why they are defined as terrorist and not rebels? Here the Norwegian MFA could have another business opportunity for the Norwegian Peace Industry. Why doesn’t the MFA fly over to London and try to convince the British the terrorist are only rebels?

Sad to say we doubt the British will accept the Norwegian theory the only way to get rid of these terrorist is to talk to them, pamper them, give them Norwegian aid and fly their political wing around the globe to justify their reckless driving.

The Norwegian “facilitation” in the Middle East, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Somalia facilitation has all failed or is in trouble. In Nepal, the Nepalese people got scared when Mr. Erik Solheim and Mr. Richard Boucher showed up at the Katmandu airport in government jets. The two "brothers in peace" where politely was told their services was not needed. The hard reality is that thousands of self appointed experts in the Norwegian peace industry soon end up unemployed.

As the MFA is aware of in Norway we have a serious problem with illegal drugs. It is well documented the LTTE is involved in illegal drugs and trafficking of drugs. The Prime Minister sister Ms. Ninni Stoltenberg has been on Norwegian national television admitting her drug addiction. The Prime Minister’s sister was forced to prostitute herself in order to fund her drug addiction. Despite of these tragic facts Prime Minister Stoltenberg was on the same election ballots at the LTTE’s Norwegian leader Yogarajah Balasingham in the last Norwegian national election.

Our intention is not to smear Prime Minister Stoltenbergs sister by repeating her confessions in her Norwegian television and newspaper interviews. She is a victim of drug dependency and has had no other option. She deserves our help and respect. What we want is to expose that Prime Minister Stoltenberg is selling his soul to a fascist terrorist organization that sell illegal drugs. Prime Minister Stoltenberg is doing this because to his dependency to political power, government limousines and government jets. The Prime Minister Stoltenberg, Mr. Erik Solheim and other politicians who want sacrifice any number of Sri Lankan’s to the LTTE in order to get the LTTE votes from the Tamil Diaspora in Norway, deserve no respect.

The time has come for Norway to listen to Australia, Canada, China, European Union, India, Japan, Russia, Sri Lanka and USA. The LTTE is a terrorist organization and must be banned! The Co-chairs and the World community must pressure Norway to stop its funding of the LTTE and stop allowing the LTTE fundraising in Norway.

It is only when the LTTE supply lines of funds and arms there is hope the LTTE leader will understand that the only options is to lay down the arms and work for the LTTE ideas through a democratic process.

Despite of the death threats launched against NAT members from Erik Solheim’s LTTE friends and the vicious MFA smearing campaign, we will continue to practice our freedom of speech. NAT will do our utmost to assist in the downfall of the LTTE terrorist organization.

We firmly believe our actions will not endanger any other Norwegian life’s than our members life’s. NAT members have received death threats from the LTTE. They are aware of the risk the LTTE can kill again in Europe and we can be LTTE’s next victim. Our members are willing to take this calculated risk in order to save life’s in Sri Lanka and rescue some of the destroyed image of Norway Erik Solheim and the MFA support of the LTTE terrorism has created.

Best regards

F. Rovik,
Norwegian Against Terrorism.

- Asian Tribune -

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