Terror and Tears


Alright, I won’t say the same things, clichéd and rusted expressions we have been hearing about Mumbai Terror attack on the media in the last few days…

But I do want to say something…

The long and short of it is , ‘If someone is really itching for a fight, then, heck, give him one’…

We have seen headlines screaming War on Mumbai etc…Where, pray tell, is the WAR?


Is what we saw on the live TV construe a war?…

I am very conventional, I always imagine a war and war field to be acted out on a great big maidaan and soldiers, horses,, elephants meeting head to head and fighting on equal grounds…OK, change that to present day’s jet planes and ships and machine guns of BOTH the sides…


All that we saw, if at all it can be alluded to war, then it was a very ‘One-sided war’ …On India…and not by India…

We were just trying to close the stable door after the horses had bolted…by calling in NSG Commandos…

If we imagine that NSG Commandos highly trained in warfare should be doing the Internal security acts in city Hotels, which Police in the rest of the world do routinely and we are even gloating about our heroics, it’s a sad day indeed.


The Police on the other hand were reduced to Traffic controllers and bystanders, and were not even doing a good job of it, near the Nariman House…


The point is when are we going to really consider this as a war and perform it as one?

What more evidences, clinching and implied ones are needed, and how many more lives in our cities should we lose BEFORE we consider a war as one?


What are we worried about?…the World opinion, Global business perception, weakening of International ties, or reduction in Outsourcing, or petty vote bank politics or that wretched meaningless Secular image and damn-all– behind which we mumble politically correct statements and go about our lives, feeling great about our levelheadedness?


On just an unfounded suspicion, USA decimated two countries and all but erased them from the maps…Did they care about world opinion and all that blah-blah, before they opened their Third Eye of Destruction on two hapless desert Asian nations?…


Why, in our own history, we acted without hesitation for half this provocation when we declared war on East Pakistan in ’71…and we won it too.


Is the situation any less alarming now?…


Somebody mentioned the other day on a TV channel that preemptive strikes against an enemy is a every nation’s and Individual’s birthright…


You even have Lord Krishna and Bhagvad Gita episode to back that it is fully within one’s Dharma and in fact it is a necessary act of Karma we must perform…regardless of whatever consequences…


If we cannot protect our own lives inside our borders and allow bloodshed and tears to be a way of life, we will have no grounds to call ourselves a sovereign nation with dedicated armed forces…


It’s another matter if those preferred western customers and business interests of ours, for whom we are holding back, would even touch us with a barge pole if such tragedies keep occurring at regular intervals…


Business or No Business, Secular or otherwise, we have to live for another day..


No one here wants war but if someone is itching for it, give them one…lest they forget this is a nation of heroes with tolerance as a middle name….


So, go for the kill..

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Also read my earlier post on terror:

Making peace with terror?


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2 responses to “Terror and Tears

  1. I do agree with your statements.But what else can we do as poor public! just watch the play of politicians.Sick of them.I guess we need not have any political parties ruling our nation.Let the army take over,at least tat may pave way for a great judicial theories.This is my perception.Not many people accept this..They have their own thoughts about their leaders and parties.But, as a patriotic citizen i may opt for this..for a better Nation. Bharath maatha ki jai!

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