Saturday, July 15, 2006

Overly-tolerant PM asks for "zero tolerance" for terrorism

Nobody can deny India is overly tolerant to terrorism. Terrorists have killed and maimed Indians with impunity for about 58 years now, starting from the invasion of Kashmir by looting and pillaging tribals from Pakistan in 1948, till the latest Mumbai blasts of 11 July 2006, and the successive Governments of India have never done anything more than making noises hoping to sound threatening, hoping that the Indian people would take that for actual action against terrorism.

And now, this overly terrorism-tolerant Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is asking for "zero tolerance of terrorism" from the G8 states.

Isn't it ridiculous ?

The G8 countries are not tolerant to terrorism. Al Qaeda hit USA on 9/11, USA went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq, killing Islamic terrorists globally, cutting off their funding sources, and has made sure that it did not suffer any further attacks.

UK suffered attacks on 7/7 last year. Its police took severe steps; so severe that an innocent Brazilian got mistaken for an Arab terrorist and was shot dead in the UK subway.

Russia suffered attacks like the Beslan siege from Chechen rebels. At significant costs to itself, it went to war in Chechnya. It essentially wiped out the Chechen rebels. Shamil Basayev, the Chechen leader, is dead.

India, in contrast, has done nothing to fight Islamic terror. Its "secular" leaders are all jockeying to position themselves to win Muslim votes; insofar as that Samajwadi Party leader Mulla Mulayam, and UP Congress leader Salman Khursheed both have come out in defence of the terrorist agency SIMI less than two days after the shocking attacks carried out by these terrorists in Mumbai.

In the last few months, Islamic terrorists have attacked Delhi, Nagpur, Varanasi, Srinagar, Ayodhya, and now Mumbai.

None of the attackers have been caught. No action has been taken against those who were responsible for failing to prevent these attacks.

Essentially, nothing has been done by the Government of India.

This useless Government is asking the G8 countries to not be tolerant of terror.

Shouldn't it be the other way round ?

It is India's government that is tolerant to Islamic terror. The G8 countries are the ones that are steadfastly fighting it.

Isn't it ridiculous then for India to ask G8 countries not to be tolerant of Islamic terror ?

How can Prime Minister Manmohan Singh think that the People of India will not understand how ridiculous his statements are ?

There is only one meaningful interpretation of Manmohan Singh's ridiculous statement: Mammohan Singh is making a veiled request to the G8 countries to come and help fight the terrorists who are attacking India.

He is essentially asking the G8 countries not to stand and watch tolerantly while Islamic terrorists kills innocent Indians. He is asking them to put pressure on Pakistan to stop sending Islamic terrorists to kill innocent Indians.

But isn't India an independent country with a government responsible for ensuring the safety and security of its own citizens ?

Why should the G8 countries come and fight India's enemies ? That's supposed to be the job of India's government.

India's government is incompetent. It cannot do its own job. It cannot save its own citizens. It has an incompetent Home Minister Shivraj Patil who does not even have the grace to resign after failing to prevent so many terrorist attacks. It is asking the G8 countries to come and save its people.

What a shame.

Here's the Rediff report:
PM to push for 'zero tolerance' to terror

July 16, 2006 11:10 IST

Asking the international community to isolate and condemn terrorists wherever they attack, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said he will impress upon G-8 leaders to adopt an approach of "zero tolerance" towards terrorism anywhere.

"The international community must isolate and condemn terrorists wherever they attack, whatever their cause and
whichever country or group provides them sustenance and support," Singh said in a statement before leaving for the
three-day G-8 Summit in St Petersburg.

"We will impress upon the leaders gathered at the G-8 Summit that the international community must adopt an approach
of zero tolerance towards terrorism anywhere," he said.

Observing that terrorism was a scourge that continues to inflict different parts of the world, he said the "tragic human costs that they entail was brought forth once again by the recent attacks in Mumbai and Srinagar".

The prime minister said during his stay in St Petersburg he looks forward to meeting with world leaders including US President George W Bush, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Hu Jintao.

He would also be having meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and Brazilian Presdident Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva.

Singh would also participate in the first bilateral meeting at the summit level with the Presidents of Russian and China.

"It is our expectation that the St Petersburg summit will also provide a useful opportunity for discussions between the industrialised countries and major emerging economies of the world on issues such as security, world trade and globalisation," he said.

Singh said he was visiting St Petersburg to participate in the outreach session of the G-8 summit, which is to be held tomorrow.

He said India welcomed the initiative of Putin, the host of the G-8 summit, to extend an invitation to it and others including Brazil, China, Mexico, South Africa, Congo and Kazakhstan to participate in the outreach session.

The main issues on the agenda include global energy security, education and fight against infectious diseases -- all issues of vital importance to the global community.



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