After the 26/11 attacks , a backlash has been building against India's entire political class. In city after city ,people in their hundreds of thousands ,have been holding politicians primarly responsible ,for having left the country open to such attacks .
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Our national media ,that reaches into untold millions of homes ( more than the population of UK , France and 'Chhermany' put together )has been openly carrying diatribes such as 'politicians are the real terrorists' . One commentator even went so far as to label politicians as "elected political terrorists'. ( So much for your 'democrasu ' GWB.)
I don't know if many here are aware of how inhumanly savage and lethally effective these Pakistani 'special ops ' attackers were.
Some incredibly telling examples of their effectiveness and their brutality ( equalling if not surpassing those of Hitler's SS ) :
1. One of the very first things these Pakis did was to wipe out three of Mumbai's top cops - and I'm talking about the very top.
This would be the equivalent of killing off London or NY's Commissioners of police and two of their immediate deputies . In one fell swoop.
3. The carnage they perpetrated in both the hotels and in the main Railway terminus ( larger than London's Victoria, Waterloo and King's Cross put together - or NY's Grand Central ) was horrific. They spared no one - not the women, nor the children ,and infants, and certainly not the aged and infirm.
Some of the accounts would be heart-rending - especially had it related to the murder of Westerners.(But faceless 'brownies' -ah well that's mere 'co-lateral damage'.)
4. Perhaps this account of their carnage might hit closer to home.
Two of these Pakis specifically targeted and attacked a 150 year old Chabad -Lubavitch centre in the heart of Mumbai . Here ,they ended up massacring 6 Israelis . And believe you me these were not simple cases of 'point and shoot' - or spray . The rabbi and his young pregnant wife were singled out by them for a very gruesome death by torture.
Has the West learnt any lesson from this . Not bloody likely .
To Westerners,it seems , terrorism becomes terrorism only when it takes place on their 'hallowed' ground. Else ,it's merely some kind of internecine strife , involving the 'brownies' . Which most tend to turn their noses up at - and move on to 'better' things.
In recent times ,one has ,more than once , come across the following lines by Niemoller principally in the Western media:
"In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didnít speak up because I wasnít a Communist;
And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didnít speak up because I wasnít a trade unionist;
And then they came for the Jews, And I didnít speak up because I wasnít a Jew;
And then . . . they came for me . . . And by that time there was no one left to speak up."
The moot point is ,beyond paying lip-service ,has the West learnt the bitter lessons from this.
I reiterate what I said earlier -with all the emphasis at my command : not bloody likely.