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House Proceeding 11-03-09 on Nov 3rd, 2009 :: 0:46:20 to 0:49:55
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Edward R. Royce

0:46:16 to 0:46:36( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: berman for his expeditious handling of this matter. i urge its support. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from texas, mr. poe. mr. poe: mr. speaker, i yield such time as he may consume to the the gentleman from california, mr. royce, the ranking member of the foreign

Edward R. Royce

0:46:20 to 0:49:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Edward R. Royce

Edward R. Royce

0:46:37 to 0:46:57( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: affairs subcommittee on terrorism, nonproliferation and trade. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california, mr. royce, is recognized for the time he may consume. mr. royce: i rise as well in support of this resolution calling on the u.s. government and the international community to a needs of the internally displaced tamil community and

Edward R. Royce

0:46:58 to 0:47:19( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: the needs are very great. the government of sri lanka routed the tigers, a u.s.-designa terrorist organization. this terrorist group has left a bloody trail and that trail has led to our shores. the tamil tigers perfected the use of suicide bombers.

Edward R. Royce

0:47:20 to 0:47:41( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: they invented the suicide belt and assassinated two world leaders that pieered the use of women in suicide attacks. the tigers have fund raised in the united states. in recent years, the f.b.i. have arrested men attempting to export shoulder-fired missiles and other sophisticated weapons

Edward R. Royce

0:47:42 to 0:48:04( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: to the group. frankly, the f.b.i. reports the tamil tigers are among the most dangerous and deadly extremists in the world. an estimated 280,000 tamils were displaced from their homes due to the fighting. they are now in refugee camps.

Edward R. Royce

0:48:05 to 0:48:25( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: the condition of tse camps are grim. they're crowded, dirty and lack basic necessities. nmple g.o. reports that come to us show severe water shortages. many tamils have had to line up for up to five hours to receive even meager food rations.

Edward R. Royce

0:48:26 to 0:48:46( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: it is important that we continue to monitor the human rights situation in these camps. abuses must be checked. although progress has been slow up until recently, i was very pleased to read a bbc report the other day that between 2,000 to 3,000 people are now leaving the camps every day.

Edward R. Royce

0:48:47 to 0:49:09( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: this is progress, although i'm sure it is not fast enough for some. on this point, i think we should be clear. the government of sri lanka civilian displaced persons in an expeditious manner, not the terrorist population that may be

Edward R. Royce

0:49:10 to 0:49:31( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: 10,000 strong hiding out in the camps. these are the same terrorists that used civilians as human shields and employed lethal force to pvent civilians from fleing the previous fighting. the tamil tiger infrastructure must be rooted out even as we support the effort to release the civilian displaced p

Edward R. Royce

0:49:32 to 0:49:53( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: in this expeditious manner. thank you, and i yield back. . the speaker pro tempore: the ge balance of his time. the gentleman from california. mr. berman: mr. speaker, i have no -- i'll reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from texas, mr.

Edward R. Royce

0:49:54 to 0:49:55( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: poe. mr. poe: mr. speaker, i yield

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