Saturday, January 10, 2009

Terror dilemma

The more time India takes to come up with a "universally satisfying" response to Pakistan, the more time Pakistan (and its actors) gets to plan yet another attack on India and beef up terror infrastructure.

What are we heading towards? What will keeping up the pressure achieve? (via Acorn)

New Delhi’s measured response has so far been spot on. By showing restraint, ignoring the calls of hotheads for air strikes and missile launches, and by pressuring the US to work on its clients in Islamabad — who have received some $11 billion in military assistance since 9/11, ostensibly to fight Islamist terror but much of it spent on those who have fomented such terror — India has achieved some results, including the arrest of some 20 militants.

So far, beyond the rhetoric, what we have achieved is the arrest of 20 terrorists - thats it. And Pakistan being Pakistan, it could be 20 random arrests. But if that rhetoric can convince the US to turn those Predators onto the "terror top 20" that would be something.

It has been done, as recently as a few days ago...

So, I will believe our "diplomatic efforts" are successful the day I hear of a drone strike on the list beginning with Dawood....Till then, it is a waste of time, effort, newsprint and blogging time...

4 comments:

Kavi said...

I would agree to your conclusion of waste of time !! Everybody does.. !

Ajith said...

Diplomacy will not work, coz we are talking to officials of government and they have no idea what army and ISI is doing behind their back and they do not have any control there. So what is the point in talking?????

kupamanduka said...

Macha, don't waste your time and talent by fisking Shashi Tharoor.

Neelakantan said...

I am just bored of all the media trying to put a spin on our diplomatic failures and trying to drum into our head that our government is doing its job.

Naah, not convinced...