Monday, September 11, 2006

The "Peace" That Sri Sri Brings

File under: The Siddhi of PR

Way back in June, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was characteristically confident [read: excessively grandiose] about his chances to bring peace to the ethnic conflict that rages in Sri Lanka:
"We have established contact with the LTTE. We have sent taped messages to their leaders. We will bring peace to Sri Lanka soon. There is a bit of stagnation now in thrashing out issues," the spiritual guru said.
It seems things were a bit more stagnant than he realized:
Sri Lankan troops and Tamil Tiger rebels exchanged mortar and artillery fire across their northern front lines Monday, as the military said the death toll from five days of heavy fighting rose to 148.
Wha' happened?

Granted, two and a half months is not very long in terms of a peace negotiation. But then again, you wouldn't expect such a violent uptick in the war with Sri Sri on the job, right? Perhaps he's moved on to other things, like war-mongering. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!


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