A Typical Terrorist Cell

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A Typical Terrorist Cell

Postby Tuan » 22 Mar 2018 03:44

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was an insurgent-***-terrorist group that had been fighting against the Sri Lankan government to establish a separate homeland for Tamils in the northern and eastern parts of Sri Lanka. They were one of the most brutal terrorist organizations, who ran a de facto state with an army, rudimentary navy and air force, intelligence wing, suicide bombers, police, courts, tariffs systems, gold coin currency system and banks. Many other terrorist organizations including al Qaeda, Taliban and Daesh have used LTTE’s modus operandi and its tactics as a “template” for terrorism. In May 2009, the Sri Lankan security forces militarily obliterated the LTTE; nonetheless, an unknown number of LTTE remnants have dispersed into countries as far as Australia to Canada. Thus, the LTTE is a defunct fighting organization within Sri Lanka; however, they are very much alive globally as a quasi-sociopolitical organization, led by its intelligence wing, which is the Tiger Organization Security Intelligence Service (TOSIS). Therefore, the LTTE threatens not only the domestic stability of Sri Lanka but also, by its example, the security of the regional and global systems.

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam’s (LTTE) Intelligence Wing, Tiger Organization Security Intelligence Service (TOSIS)


The LTTE Intelligence Dominance

In the region of Indian subcontinent, LTTE had the dubious distinction of having been a sort of pioneer in terrorism. Some of its ground-breaking achievements were the suicide vest/belt, suicide vehicle bombing and the elimination of leaders using suicide commando raids, all of which the Taliban and al-Qaeda have imitated. The think-tank behind all these terrorist groups’ operations, including the LTTE’s, was the Pakistan military-backed Inter Service Intelligence (ISI). As an insider of the LTTE’s Intelligence Wing, I’m very well aware that after the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi by the LTTE, the ISI cunningly exploited the opportunity to use LTTE to systematically destabilize India from the South where it’s strategic hard targets are located. Since then, the ISI began covertly aiding the LTTE with intelligence trainings and tactics. For instance, most of the intelligence training I underwent in 1993, including intelligence gathering, intelligence analysis and agent recruitment, handling and exploitation with Mathavan Master of the LTTE Intelligence Wing, was based on the original ISI agent handling and exploitation model.

In May 1993, following the assassination of Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa that was led and handled by Janan Master of the LTTE Intelligence Wing, Pirabakharan and his Intelligence Chief, Pottu Amman, decided to send Janan Master to Tamil Nadu to act as liaison between the LTTE Intelligence Wing’s “political activities and liaison division” and the pro-LTTE political party leaders in Tamil Nadu, such as V.Gopalaswamy, President of the Marumalardchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam (MDMK), Dr. S. Ramadoss, the founder-leader of Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), Pazha Nedumaaran, President of the Tamil Nationalist Movement (TMM), K. Veeramani, President of Dravidar Kazhagam (DK), and Thol.Thirumavalavan, President of the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Kadchchi (VCK). Pirabakharan wanted to understand the mindset of the Tamil Nadu politicians towards his organization and had hoped to ignite the Tamil nationalism induced by the politicians by placing a high-level LTTE liaison in their midst.

There was also another reason behind sending Janan Master to Tamil Nadu. In the aftermath of the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, India’s external intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), waged a massive covert operation against LTTE. However due to LTTE's excellent counter-intelligence unit led by Kapil Amman and including Janan Master, this mission was a huge disaster and embarrassment for India. The LTTE mounted surveillance on all of RAW's rings inside their controlled area, arrested all the agents, spies and the cadres who were involved and eventually dismantled the entire operation.

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Re: A Typical Terrorist Cell

Postby shiv » 22 Mar 2018 07:44

If you are an Indian and think for one second - you would not start a thread about terrorism and talk about LTTE as the first post. In fact I saw the misleading title and expected something about LeT or Hizbul Tanzeems. This thread is about Sri Lanka and is not relevant to BRF. I have reported the post - but I am posting my objection in public.

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Re: A Typical Terrorist Cell

Postby fanne » 22 Mar 2018 07:51

I second Shiv. A typical cell will be the one derailing train in UP heartland for almost 10 years. How do they function? Manage to say under radar? ...
Or a JK one, how do they get training, where do they live/hide and finally get 72 etc.

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Re: A Typical Terrorist Cell

Postby SSridhar » 22 Mar 2018 13:12

This thread is locked and will be deleted in due course.

Tuan, think before starting a thread.

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