Monday, July 17, 2006

Major diplomatic failure for Government of India at G8 meet II

Since I reported in my post yesterday on this major diplomatic failure of the Government of India at the G8 meet I, the situation has seen minor improvement.

The G8 leaders have at last mentioned Mumbai by name and Srinagar by implication when they mentioned "barbaric terrorist acts carried out in Mumbai and other parts of India" in a new anti-terrorism statement.

However, in spite of glaring evidence of Pakistani involvement in this latest outrage as reported in this post on the arrest of two Pakistani Lashkar-e-Tayiba men in Central India who confessed involvement in Mumbai blasts, there has been no mention of Pakistan, let alone a warning to that terrorist state for its three decade long policy of terrorist attacks on innocent Indian men, women, and children.

After the Mumbai blasts of 1993, then Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao was able to swiftly get the Americans place Pakistan on the terorism watch-list. At that time, America was very friendly with Pakistan.

Since then, the 9/11 attacks, the murder of Daniel Pearl while investigating Pakistani Government involvement in 9/11, and repeated bungling of joint US-Pakistani anti-terror operations by Pakistani Army leading to Osama bin Laden escaping on at least two occasions, have led to realization in America of how dangerous and two-faced the Pakistani Government is.

Also, ties between America and India have improved significantly thanks to hard working Indians who have energetically jumped into the globalized world economy and made India grow stronger economically every day.

In this atmosphere, it should have been easier for the lame-duck Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to get Americans and other G8 nations to openly censure and reprimand Pakistan for its repeated involvement in terrorist strikes against innocent Indians.

He has failed miserably.

This useless doddering old man has let India down ever since he became the powerless Prime Minister of a government full of criminals like Lallo Prasad and remote-controlled by the Bofors-thief Sonia Nehru.

Now he and his government is trying to make the G8 statement look like a major displomatic victory for India.

It is time for Manmohan Singh to resign. Time for the incompetent Home Minister Shivraj Patil to resign for having failed to prevent the 15 or more major terror attacks that occurred in the last few years. Time for young Indians to speak up and be heard.

Sit up, talk to your friends and family, mobilize public opinion.

Otherwise these old foggies who rule over us will take us down the drain.

Times of India reports:
World leaders share India's concerns, condemn Mumbai attack

ST PETERSBURG: India's attempt to mobilise international opinion against terrorism got a major boost here on Monday when G8 nations joined hands with leaders of Brazil, China, Mexico, South Africa, representatives of CIS states and African Union as well as heads of international organisations to vow to fight against not just the perpetrators of the attacks on Mumbai and Srinagar, but also those who had sponsored and incited the jehadi foot-soldiers.

Expressing their outrage over what they called "barbaric terrorist acts carried out in Mumbai and other parts of India", the leaders said: "We are determined to continue the fight against terrorism by all legitimate means. We express our readiness to undertake all necessary measures to bring to justice the perpetrators, organisers and sponsors of these and other terrorist acts, and those who incited the perpetrators to commit them."

Talking to reporters, foreign secretary Shyam Sharan described the stand as a "major diplomatic gain". "While we continue our fight against terrorists, this unequivocal message against their sponsors is an important gain," he said.

The statement came after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made a strong pitch for an "unreserved condemnation" of the crime against innocent civilians in Mumbai and Jammu and Kashmir.

Singh, who at the "Outreach Session" spoke of the globalisation of terrorism and referred to the ghastly scenes in Mumbai hospitals where those maimed by the serial blasts were being treated, told the world leaders that the perpetrators of the crime should be brought to justice.



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