Monday, December 01, 2008

Where do we go from here

Now is the time to see if we're alone in the war against terrorism. Often, we've backtracked from our stand of taking definite action against terror, bowing down to international pressure. I believe that this is the best opportunity to stamp out terrorism and the naxalites from the country. Put pressure on Pakistan by taking US help to hand over Dawood, Masood Azhar. Make Pakistan destroy terrorist camps NOW! This is the time to test the US's commitment to its "strategic ally in the war against terrorism". If no one is willing to help, then bow before no one, forget the consequences and hunt down the terrorist camps across the border. We have concrete evidence, lets go get them. Its time to make a statement that we will do whatever it takes to protect our country. Stop letting down the armed forces, stop letting down the public.

Indian media:
Stop being overdramatic, people are sick of y'all! Barkha Datt in Kargil war 1999 isn't the same Barkha Datt today. She's over dramatic, pretentious, treats news reporting as a business. Here's my last image of Barkha Datt: Outside a BEST bus with NSG commandos in it. People standing outside. She says, "We see people saluting the real heroes, shaking hands." - thats the cue for the people to shake hands with the NSG commandos. Looks fake, looks staged. Same can be said about IBN which is just insensitive to the hostages as well as the men who're tasked with saving lives of hundreds stuck inside. The last thing a commando or a cop wants is a pesky journalist looking for sound bites when the lives of hundreds is at stake. Shoddy journalism. This is the last mention of the Indian media on this blog, because they're only going to get worse.

Needs a renaissance, and needs it NOW! The image that remains in our mind is of a 18-24 yr old with a Kalashnikow in his hand, firing at will with a smile on his face, probably his last smile. The terror threat is not going to go away till people are getting brainwashed in institutions like Wahabbi Madarassas. All islamic nations, including India which has a huge Muslim population need to revisit education in Madarassas to make sure that children are given the right message from the Holy Quoran. The US needs to make sure that for every terrorist camp they flush out from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, they set up schools for children without forcing their culture and make sure that the radicals dont brainwash innocent minds.

The West:
Try to realise the logic behind the terror attack. It was aimed at destabalizing India by attacking the financial capital. Jews and foreigners were the means to hurt a nation that is growing. If you have the doubt in your mind that India is probably as worse as its neighbour in terms of security, then you've let the terrorists successfully achieve their mission goal. Think about this the next time you want to invest in India - is India really as unstable as it has been projected by this terror attack? Did you pull out all money out of the US after 9/11 or stop investing in the UK after the London train bombings?

Lastly, I want to urge the Indian government to create a giant-ass pointed finger in the Arabian sea to show the West where the epicentre of terrorism exists. Clearly, they haven't realised it yet if channels like CNN are to be believed.


dhananjay said...

Mumbai not having a NSG center is unbelievable, it took bloody 9 hours for the commandoes to get there…This time was enough for the terrorists to get into key defensive positions…Ridiculous

First of all we have to get our house in order. We need to Install more NSG centers across the country, Increase the border patrolling, Shoot down anyone who tries to cross the border illegally. Increase the salary of the cops…Give them good weapons/armor and increase the police force in the country….make it a good career option so that more people can join.

Heck... increase the tax if you don’t have the funds, I don’t mind giving a part my hard earned money to the government for this cause.

Harshad said...

The problem with using excessive force is that often comes back to bite your own hand.

While its easy to start a military operation, its mighty hard to sustain it financially and even harder to get out without plunging the region into a deeper crisis. Only a handful of military operations in history have been successful in attaining their objective, a vast majority have lead to bigger issues over time.

Pakistan's a failed state, but its still far away from becoming what pre-Taliban Afghanistan was. I am not saying we shouldn't do anything, but bear in mind that a completely radical and Talibanized Pakistan is much worse than a comparatively moderate, pseudo-democratic Pakistan.