Thursday, July 13, 2006

Just a few thoughts on the Mumbai Bombings:

I am not even sure what India's response to the Mumbai bombings could possibly be, the incompetence of our indian intelligence is matched by the accompanying lack of political will on the part of our rulers. The Indian political leadership has never been very strong except when it comes to holding onto their seats, but this one takes the cake. This prime minister is officially the worst leader India has ever had, he is weak and spineless, and he overtly demonstrates this when he attempts to make statesman like speeches, he neither inspires nor assures. Every word that he utters, has the tone of a man who is nothing but weak and helpless, as if he needs constant pitying. His address to the nation after the blasts, far from assuaging the pain of the people and assuring them that the state will act decisively, actually tells us why the terrorists will strike again. They know, the consequences won't be very severe with such an impotent leadership at the helm of affairs. As for the spirit of the common man, the mumbaikar, for being able to tide over this, it is no doubt admirable but, with more such attacks, it is going to start to look more like cold indifference towards the death and suffering of the victims of such attacks and less as an ability to move on. There has to be some response from the people, the govt comes from the people and reflects their attitude, this kind of tolerance of any kind of dastardly act is only going to encourage the terorists to carry out even more horrific acts in the future. Indians can obviously start by throwing out this govt next elections, the BJP isn't exactly awe inspiring, but at least they have a little more conviction and nationalistic feeling unlike this power hungry bunch of scoundrels who for votes will goto the extent of appeasing a minority that is increasingly turning its back on India. Most of this community has pretty much decided that its future is an Islamic one, not an Indian one and this is the other major reason why such bomb blasts will continue to take place in our trains(Mumbai), markets(Delhi), workplaces (Bangalore), temples(Varanasi) and wherever else fear can be spread. The truth is, many of us haven't quiet understood the real meaning of tolerance, for many it is just a clever way of disguising our inability to take action, this is the manmohan singh brand of tolerance. Rajeev Srinivasan put this brilliantly on his blog when he talks about our tolerance, it is "an example of the tolerance of the weak. the weak *have* to tolerate oppression -- they have no choice; and there is nothing noble about it. " One thing is for sure, our inability to act and respond strongly looks even more shameful when contrasted with the response of the Israelis towards extremists and those who support them and their cause, they are a beacon, showing the way to the rest of the world, showing exactly how states should be dealing with this menace to society.


At 12:08 PM, Blogger John said...

CCD stands with India against terror attacks in Mumbai and Kashmir

For Immediate Release

Toronto, Canada, Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - Terrorists today launched grenade attacks in Srinagar, Kashmir and bombed eight commuter trains in Mumbai, India. The terrorists targeted innocent civilians, killing over 180 and injuring or maiming over 450.

Intelligence reports indicate that these atrocities are the work of radical Islamic organizations, Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) and the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). LeT is designated as terrorist entity in Canada.

"This massacre has all the hallmarks of radical Islam," said Alastair Gordon, President of the Canadian Coalition for Democracies (CCD). "Our government must clearly identify the enemy, and condemn the propaganda that claims poverty, marginalization, Israel or foreign policy played any role in these barbaric attacks.

"The Harper government must also educate Canadians that there is a global movement slaughtering innocents in Kashmir, India, Israel, Bali, London, Madrid, Sinai, Algeria, Russia, Sudan, Thailand, Philippines, United States and dozens of other places around the world," added Gordon. "And the same movement that delivered today's carnage may well have achieved even greater bloodshed in Toronto had they not been apprehended by our security forces.

"Canada's armed forces in Afghanistan are on the forefront of the war that has been declared against us, and it is they who will prevent that nation from again becoming a secure incubator for exporting this kind of terror to Canada and other free nations."

The Canadian Coalition for Democracies stands with India and the Indian diaspora in their time of sorrow and loss. We also share their anger and determination to crush those who pervert the multicultural tolerance of free societies to promote terror.


For more information, please contact:

Alastair Gordon, President
David Harris, Senior Fellow for National Security

Canadian Coalition for Democracies
PO Box 72602
345 Bloor Street East
Toronto, ON M4W 3J0 Canada

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