Thursday, December 23, 2010

Rahul on terrorism :Tavleen Singh (Indian Express)

dec 23rd, 2010

tavleen knows from terrorism. she was married to the governor of pak punjab, the epicenter of green terrorism in the world, and home of the ISI.

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Rahul on terrorism

Tavleen Singh Posted online: Sun Dec 19 2010

You cannot be a political columnist in India today and ignore the man
who could be our prime minister tomorrow if he wants. But, for those
of us obliged to pay careful attention to Rahul Gandhi's political
career, one big problem is that he seems never to have any views on
anything. He spends long nights in remote villages but returns with no
insights on improving rural living conditions. He befriends farmers'
widows in Vidarbha but has no views on what can be done to stop
farmers' suicides. He tells the adivasis in Niyamgiri that he will be
their 'sipahi' in Delhi but does not tell us if by this he means he
would like them to continue being primitive, marginal communities. He
tells us that he thinks that SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India)
is just as bad as the RSS but does not explain why. So it makes it
that much more curious that he should have made his first serious
policy statement to the American ambassador.

He was lunching in the American Embassy, we hear from WikiLeaks, and
when the subject of India's security concerns came up, he said that he
believed 'radicalised Hindu groups' were more of a threat to India
than the Lashkar-e-Toiba. As someone who has always laughed
indulgently at Rahul's rural field trips and other foibles, my first
reaction was to laugh. And, then I stopped myself. Rahul's comment is
too serious to laugh at. Not when we know of the Lashkar-e-Toiba's
role as the organiser of 26/11.

Perhaps, nobody told Rahul Gandhi about the origins of the Lashkar and
the reasons why it is such a powerful terrorist organisation. Perhaps,
nobody told him that it was created by the Pakistani Army and that its
founder, Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, was seen last week in the company of
high officials at some event in Islamabad. Can Rahul name one Hindu
radical group that has the backing of the Indian Army? Can he name one
Hindu radical group that has the protection of the Indian state? So,
for the man who could be our future prime minister, to believe that
radical Hindu groups are more of a threat than the Lashkar-e-Toiba is
not just bizarre, but very scary.

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Vijay said...

As the saying goes - Never
interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

Let us give Raul a long rope and watch him hang himself.

kk said...

Another interesting development:

Binayak Sen, for whom psecs such as AID and Asha shed crocodile tears, and lobbied with Nobel laureates to collect signatures, has been jailed for life for his Maoist links.

Justice is done at last!!!