Friday, June 16

Sri Lanka Gets The Whiff Of Freedom On The March

Bush was right. What is happening in Iraq is spreading.

(AP)Suspected Tamil separatists attacked a crowded bus Thursday, triggering a pair of hidden bombs that killed at least 64 people - the worst violence since a 2002 cease-fire began unraveling in recent months.

With peace talks largely abandoned, the attack edged this tropical island nation off India's southern tip further toward all-out war in a conflict that killed 65,000 people before the truce. The government quickly launched retaliatory airstrikes on rebel areas.

On Friday, the air force launched a second day of aerial attacks on the rebel-held north, a senior insurgent leader said.
Just another example of how the war in Iraq hasn't made the world safer from terrorists.