26/11 Mumbai Attacks: In response to NYT

Dear Gosh,
With all due respect, You are so wrong!! Perhaps you need to analyze the Mumbai attacks with more care. These attacks were even more significant than 9/11 not for world or America but for India. Think carefully if the same perpetrators could have kept the whole nation at ransom for three days if the same incident would have happened in USA. No, we are not talking about America, we are talking about India. We are talking about something which is more than number of casualties. It is about national security, it is about corruption of politics, corruption in security forces, it is about ripping of whole nation. 9/11 is significant to world because it was not about world trade center of America but about the price whole Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan had to pay.
And what else do you expect from a city other than returning to normal life, where life is more tough than anywhere else in India.

But yes, I agree with you on:
"Defeat or victory is not determined by the success of the strike itself; it is determined by the response."

Dear Friedman,
Even with more respect, I ask you to read Zardari's response. USA can invade a sovereign nation(Pakistan that is) to find her criminals but India cannot even make a descent request to hand over perpetrators.

And Pakistan's sincerity towards countering terrorism is shown in their ignorance (act of ignorance):
"if any evidence points towards any individual or group in my part of the country..."

4 comments:

  Vinod_Sharma

3 December 2008 at 17:39

Enough talking has been done. That response has failed to yield any dividend except more dead bodies of innocents. Time to develop a response that cannot be responded to with bullets without the fear of the devil in the souls of the so-called jehadis.

  Sukesh Kumar

4 December 2008 at 07:23

@ Vinod:
I expect a post from you on the kind of response India should show.

  Ghost Runner

5 December 2008 at 05:13

Did they get evidence it was from Pakistan ? (Sorry my bad! This stuff happened during exam time)

BTW,
i think my bracket stuff is exactly the kind of attitude in India ...a growing country as compared to US where life is so developed ad high-standard that people have the time and energy to stage protests and ask admin for answers!!

"And what else do you expect from a city other than returning to normal life, where life is more tough than anywhere else in India." = perfectly said!

  Sukesh Kumar

5 December 2008 at 06:33

@ghost
thanks for commenting :)

Firstly,
Do we have a choice other than to believe what our administration says/claims?
But that is not point in question.
The point is that show-off of doubtfulness by Pakistan.
"if any evidence..."
Maybe current Mumbai attacks are not from terrorist from Pakistan; maybe or maybe not. But is there any doubt that lots of LeT biggies are taking refuse there?
If Pakistan is saying it will help USA(as well as) in fighting terrorism and finding perpetrators, then why such hide and seek?

Taking education seriously, is one of the biggest blunder, we can do :D

And yes, we Indians are seriously weird. ;)