After the terrorist attacks on Mumbai, pressure is building up on Pakistan to take action against the terror camps operating from its land. Investigations carried out by Indian, US, British and Israeli officials proved that the attacks were planned by the Lashkar-e-Taiba supported by ISI .
In spite of Pakistani denials (just for giving the impression that Pakistani Government doesn’t give in under pressure), United States, and other countries have applied a lot of pressure, and have urged Pak to take action failing which they will act.
Now what should be the course of action? How should we respond? Can we trust Pak when it says it will take action against any terror outfits operating from its land.
What should be done ?
Our politicians are highly gullible. Even after it was proved that the terrorists are Pakistanis, what did they do? They spoke to Mr Zardari and asked the ISI chief to come to India.
If at all we want to call anyone we could have called the CIA, a few investigators from Britain and Israel who can give us credible evidence that this was masterminded by terrorists from Pakistan. They would have substantiated it as an act of war (they are very good at it and we all know that). Mr Zardari promised to send ISI Chief to India to help investigation but took an about turn overnight.
Can we trust such a man?
Time has come for India to take strict action. Resignation of Shivraj Patil or others is meaningless and a political stunt. It’s the Government and Prime Minister’s actions that will speak on India’s position and strength in the International community. Since we have proof that this was sponsored by Pakistan, the Ambassadors of USA, UK and Israel should be summoned and presented with these.
India should make it clear that we take this as an act of war by Pakistan against India and we would deal with it in a similar way US or UK has dealt with. As far as US, UK and Israel are concerned their citizens were specifically picked up by the terrorists and they should take it as an act of terrorism against them. This would have forced them to declare Pakistan as a Terrorist State and deal with it accordingly.
“Give thousand chances to your enemy to become your friend, but don’t give a single chance to your friend to become your enemy”. This doesn’t hold well with Pakistan.
In 1974 Israeli athletes were killed by Palestinian terrorists during Munich Olympics.
What did Israel do?
It hunted down each and every one of them. It showed the world that nobody can escape by attacking Israel.
Now look at what have we done – engage in a dialogue with our neighbor! Discussions will not provide any solution with Pakistan. If it did, it would have provided long ago. Pak has neither neighbors nor friends; they just use the situation and time to act.
They are one of the best friends of America and in another way they are the biggest threat as well. They are damn smart. Remember they have used Americans to act against America.
So with such a country how long will you keep discussing? How many more blood baths will we have to face to learn? Indian politicians and media have to change their mindset. Media is getting worse than the politicians. Every news channel / paper seems to be backed up by one or the other political party.
In Pakistan democracy is nothing but a proxy of the military. Military always holds the reins of that country and it is not possible to delink both. It was born after a bloodbath, it is continuing the same way even now. Army, Islamic Radical Groups, ISI, Elected Government, Taliban – every group is a power centre. No one is responsible for anyone.
Everyone has their own beliefs, system, and agenda. Terrorism is a business for them. Look at the amount of aid they got from US for fighting against terrorism which was created by them.
We must step up pressure on Mr. Zardari until the following things are done by Pakistan;
1. Handover the terror suspects to India including Dawood Ibrahim, Masood Azhar who was left free in exchange of Kandahar passengers.
2. Stop financial and moral support to radical fundamentalists who propagate hatred against non Muslims.
3. Change the think tank of ISI
4. Stop training Islamic militants
5. Stop inducing venom into Muslims in India.
Pakistan knows for sure that in an open offensive against India they will be wiped off. Hence they continue this proxy war. They will never stop till we wipe out terror camps that are running in POK and in Afghan borders. Time has come to say “Enough is Enough”.
Mr Prime Minister – Don’t just give statements. Let’s get on with this war and finish off before this proxy war finishes us. At least let our future generations live in a peaceful India.
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