Sunday, November 30, 2008

Who's the enemy?

The mail from Deccan Mujahideen was traced back to Russia. The terrorists had Mauritian identity cards. Two of the terrorists were British-born. Their ship started from Karachi. They killed a Jewish Rabbi.Lashkar has it's camps in PoK, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

For all you know, every country in this world as I'm writing this, has at least one person who's sitting back in his chair and smiling at the success of these nefariously gruesome attacks.

This was not how the world used to be, when I was in school. This was not the India, I thought, I would grow up to live in.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

yo were living in the same India during your school days too.It was just that you were to young to care for it. Our generation saw the Militancy and terrorism build up of the Punjab and death and destruction in Kashmir.And often off radar NE part of India.Mumbai exploded when your were in school and sea route was used to procure the devil dust RDX.dID SOMEONE TELL THAT FIRST TIME SEA ROUTE HAS BEEN USED THIS TIME!! Trains used to be bombed, planes too and public places exploded. And the co-ordination of attack was always international...Pakistan supported by US and acts ignored by it and afghans sneaking into Indian territory...And can you forget communist violence supported and aided by Chinese arms and money!!! India we inherited was never safe place and we can keep dancing under influence of JD to the tunes of We didn't start the fire........

IssacMJ said...

@Anon:I agree with you cent per cent on being too young and the incidents being off the radar.

My fear,however, is the worst terrorist attacks have got worse in recent times.The arms of the enemy today are undoubtedly far more widespread because this is not a fight for land but an ideology - something that doesn't have any boundaries and that to me is the most devastating aspect of it all.

Anonymous said...

In complete agreement with you on this.Things are becoming nefarious from nasty. Fight for ideology has always been more destructive and brutal than fight for land. So whether it was crusade or jihad or first Islamic attacks on India under caliphate, Ayodhya stupidity of these days, they all have left brutal accounts of their destruction trail. Ideologies too need land to flourish.The problem comes when we do not deal with the ideological problems from ideological point of view. So issue of JnK was simply a political issue for USA and world community at large. When it hurt USA, it became an ideological issue of Democracy vs terrorism. My firm belief is that terrorists are still not so strong as we begin to feel because of their sheer audacity.The anti terrorism forces are still to unite unconditonally. Think of it that since 9/11 USA is yet to see something drastic.The ideological cause is flourishing because political issues are being attempted to be solved through declaration of morally upright but humanly impossible ways.The tension between India and Pakistan will keep giving protection to terrorists. Sino-USA-Japan-Russia tussle will keep seeing that every country somehow is checked with its internal troubles. However my firm belief is that Terrorists are working against their own interest. They are dividng the world into two communities--those who are with them and those who are gainst them. Fortunately it is preferable to the larger world community to be against them.

Shobhit said...

Hey Issac, I agree with you.

I had this sinking feeling too over the last week. Its this invisible enemy who wants to destroy us and we don't know who they are and what they want.

At least the villains of our childhood were more predictable....