Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Pakistan exists for Muslims and for Islam. That is its purpose. That is its reason for being. It has to conduct Jihad, for what else can the Pakistanis do, what else can the Pakistani military do, to justify themselves?
That is why, every time the Indian government tries to come to some arrangement with Pakistan, some semblance of better relations, that arrangement has been, is, will be disturbed by the violence and aggression from one side only -- that of Pakistan. It could be its army. It could be one or more of its many terrorist groups and groupuscules, supported by the I.S.I.How long will it take for the non-Muslims of India, including those who, especially in the West, so ostentatiously deplore the "communalism" of their fellow Hindus, in their self-satisfied eyes much less tolerant of Muslims and Pakistan because, you see, they are so much more primitive than themselves, that is Indian, that is Hindu, "intellectuals" (who in their misguided tolerance for Pakistan and Islam but act the sedulous ape of other "intellectuals" in London and New York, or what they, a little behind the times, think is still the fashion in London and New York). How long, o Lord, how long? A score or crore of years?
The latest indian soldier decapitated, and the headless aftermath:
Indian Leader Accuses Pakistan of Restarting Hostilities in Kashmir
NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India on Tuesday made what may be one of his most aggressive public statements ever about Pakistan, accusing the neighboring country of restarting hostilities in the disputed Kashmir region last week and saying the action had halted growing cooperation between the two.
“After this dastardly act, there can’t be business as usual with Pakistan,” Mr. Singh told the local television station NDTV, referring to a recent episode in which, India claims, an Indian soldier was beheaded by Pakistani soldiers.
India and Pakistan have maintained a cease-fire since November 2003, and relations had been improving over the past year. But on Jan. 6, Pakistan accused the Indian Army of crossing the Line of Control, the disputed border the two countries share, and killing one Pakistani soldier and wounding another. India denied these accusations, and two days later accused Pakistan of killing two Indian soldiers at the line and of beheading one of them. Pakistan denied these charges.
India’s external affairs minister, Salman Khurshid, echoed the prime minister’s words in a statement issued later Tuesday.
“It should not be felt that the brazen denial and the lack of a proper response from the government of Pakistan to our repeated demarches on this incident will be ignored and that bilateral relations could be unaffected or that there will be business as usual,” Mr. Khurshid said. Calling the Pakistani Army’s purported actions “in contravention of all norms of international conduct,” and a “grave provocation,” Mr. Khurshid said they shed doubts on Pakistan’s seriousness about normalizing relations with India.
On Monday, Gen. Bikram Singh, the chief of the Indian Army, warned that India could retaliate. “If provoked, we will retaliate,” he told reporters in New Delhi. “We reserve the right to retaliate at a time of our choosing.”Serious military action between the two nations, which have nuclear weapons, seems unlikely, analysts in India said in recent days. Still, civilians may be already be feeling an impact. On Tuesday, India was supposed to start a “visa on arrival” program for senior citizens from Pakistan. Instead, that program was put on hold, The Press Trust of India reported.
Posted on 01/15/2013 1:59 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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