Last Friday, I watched the Al Jazeera video, “Sri Lanka admits military bombed ‘no-fire’ zone,”
in which the Sri Lankan Foreign Secretary denies, then admits, then denies again that the Sri Lankan military bombed in the government-designated “no-fire zone” in northeastern Sri Lanka. Recently released U.N. satellite photos show craters that the U.N. said were most likely created by bombs dropped from planes since March 16.
Later that night, I found myself thinking of some lines from one of John Lennon’s songs: “All I want is the truth/Just gimme some truth.”
Then, one of the songs from the soundtrack for the movie “Once” came to mind: “You’re moving too fast for me/And I can’t keep up with you/Maybe if you slowed down for me/I could see you’re only telling/Lies, lies, lies.”