Thursday, August 18, 2005

America's War on Terror

This news item about the US seeking India's help in the global fight against terror is not exactly upbeat. Although the article identifies terrorism as a scourge, it isn't exactly gushing, either. And in the middle of the article is a link that reads, "Also see America's war on terror." But it's supposed to be every-civilized-one's war on terror, right?

Indians have forgotten about more terror incidents in their own country than Americans, Brittons, Spaniards, or the French may ever encounter at home in their life-times--combined. What is 3,000 people killed in the World Trade Center compared to the nearly 40,000 people killed in Kashmir? The cynicism is understandable: with India having the world's largest Muslim population of any country, and nuclear-armed and inimical Pakistan to its West and less-than-grateful Bangladesh to its East, what does the Global War on Terror get for India? Not much, it seems.

3 Comments:

Blogger jeet said...

Psst.

That's Pakistan to the West and Bangladesh to the East.

1:17 PM, August 19, 2005  
Blogger krishna_kirti said...

Whoops. Having been a resident of Gujarat that shouldn't have happened. Thanx!

1:30 PM, August 19, 2005  
Blogger Papa Ray said...

Bangladesh will soon be in the hands of the crazies.

Kash-what, Most people in the world don't even know what it is or where it is and if they do, they don't consider it part of India.

India..where exactly is it again?

Papa Ray
West Texas
USA

6:31 AM, August 20, 2005  

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