In the history of humanity, those who believe in the righteousness of their cause invariably wind up doing more damage to their supporters than to the enemy. In Sri Lanka, the Tamil Tigers have waged war incessantly for over twenty years, but they are now being crushed by overwhelming forces of the government. As the Sri Lanka army cuts into Tiger defenses thousands of innocent Tamils are caught in the cross fire. Artillery pounds the Tigers who will not allow their own people to escape. The International Red Cross reports there are hundreds, if not thousands of civilians being killed or wounded because they can not leave the last piece of territory under control of the Tamil Tigers.
The Sri Lanka army insists they are not using artillery, but for some reason, Red Cross personnel hear and see the result of artillery fire. Yes, in the end, the innocent suffer.