Dr. Thrishantha Nanayakkara has written this article, Need for New Global Conventions, in Harvard Crimson about the conflict in Sri Lanka. I wonder President Obama still read Harvard Crimson.
One thing international community does not realize (or rather ignore) is that they are susceptible to manipulation. There are many ways to fight a war, and if one do want to do something bad, either he can do it himself or manipulate information to get someone else to his dirty work (someone powerful enough!). Since international community does not bother to check the background, check history, and do a independent evaluation, rather pass judgment by case by case, they are susceptible to manipulation. That is how they gain mistrust.