Taming the Tamil Tigers

As terrorist groups go, it has quite a résumé: Perfected the use of suicide bombers; Invented the suicide belt; Pioneered the use of women in suicide attacks; Murdered some 4,000 people in the past two years alone; and Assassinated two world leaders—the only terrorist organization to do so. No, it’s not al Qaeda or Hezbollah or even HAMAS. The group is called the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) or the Tamil Tigers for short.