Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/18/2011 - 01:35
By Stephen Keim - President of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, 17 May 2011 - - International diplomacy is not about the truth. The truth can be ignored most of the time. It is sometimes about who speaks the truth. If someone of sufficient importance states that the emperor is naked, the rest of us are forced to acknowledge what we already knew, namely, that the old fool had been parading in the nude for some time. So it is with Sri Lanka and war crimes during the closing months of the civil war which formally concluded in May 2009.