Mumbai’s encounter with the terror strikes this time were of a very different. Whereas throughout all these years we thought of terrorists as people who slinked in, planted their bombs and RDXes, and then vanishing without a trace into the multitudes. Whether it was at Mumbai or
No efforts were taken to hide their visages. No stocking masks, no headgears, not even simple beards. In fact, one could see clearly that the faces were of young North Indians… (or Pakistanis??..) The terrorists were intercepted speaking Punjabi (Pakistani Punjabi…) and a lone captured terrorist proves to be from Faridkot… There are speculations about a trawler coming to Porbander from
Lets ‘pan back’ into time as Barkha Dutt would have said.
- In 1919 the world was reeling under an economic depression – the luxury liner ‘Louisitania” wanders into hostile waters and gets targeted by the German submarines. The
joins in the fray and then within an year or so emerges out of it an economic winner. USA
- In 1941, deployment of forces sent wrong signals to an already sensitive
Japanresulting in the attack on Pearl Harbour, giving the USAthe chance to bomb Hiroshimaand . Again Nagasaki emerged a ‘Superpower’ after the IInd World War. However, it’s worthy to note that in the early 1940’s the same superpower was in the throes of yet another economic low. USA
- The Vietnam war, the Kuwait war, the Iran-Iraq war, the Afghanistan war, the ongoing Iraq war, every time there is an economic crisis, there is a major war in the world and the USA somehow has always been the HCF (in mathematical parlance, Highest Common Factor) in them. And always it has done very well for itself in the process.
If we take all those pointers and begin to put two and two together, we would be tempted to charge towards
We are world weary and ought to know very well that although one sees the Puppet move its hands and legs, it cannot be held responsible for all its actions.
A war on Indian land at this juncture of time when we are emerging as one of the stable economies in the world, will surely spell doom for our country.
I appeal to the govt and people of
And please DO NOT GO TO WAR WITH PAKISTAN!