Mandeep, this is not a flame war but discussion with BijuShet
Since there is no PM on the board I am replying here
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I did not write the above to imply that you are a BJP supporter but meant to imply that if BJP, the main opposition party (and who will directly benefit from the failures of the current GoI), can find the strength to support the current GoI then I hope you will find some strength too within you to support the Govt of India. We do not have much chances of success if we are not united at this hour . There will be elections in the near future for most Indians to show their displeasure to the current GoI.
once again -- why should I or anyone care what the BJP says or does? does LK Advani travel in a bus and does ABV sit in office without a single security guard?
as far as i am concerned all are on the same footpath and all should be judged equally.
I meant that Vivek and you do not necessarily agree with the politics practised by the current GoI and you guys agruing about political preferences does not help this thread. As for the comments about chicken hawks sitting in US/Japan behind their keyboard talking of politics, let me confess I am one too. While you may not know but many NRI's have most of their families living in India. Let me give you 2 anecdotal evidence of how terrorism affects us directly. In Jul, 2003 there was a bomb blast in a Best bus in Mumbai Rediff link
. At the time my wife was in India at my parents place and was less than a mile away from this incident and heard the loud blast first hand. Even during the recent Mumbai attacks there was blast less than a mile from my in-laws place and they heard it first hand. Distance from India may save my behind, but it does not spare my family nor does it spare me when i visit. We all want a safe and secure India for our selves and our familes. How we go about achieving it is what we are here to discuss and learn from each other.
boss, all that is fine, but do you guys understand the level of terrorism right now?
it is non stop. it is not once in a time attack as in 1990's. it is happening every 2 months.
and it is not just happening to "family members" so that i can make a phone call. it affects our daily life, it makes people afraid and helpless.
in past year i will not even get into the number of times i have had to find out about x, y and all to see what is happening.
during mumbai attack i had to be on phone line for 3 hours to find out about my best friend who goes regularly to one of the places. before this many of us escaped ...and this has happened again and again and there is NO concern from GOI whatsoever.
none of us like leaving in fear and being told by arrogant politicians that some stupid idealogy is more important
that is the disgust that i have.
it is beyond disgust to be told by someone who was referenced in post above, arrogantly not to dither and be united and have "national pride" and that we are "biased" because party in power right now is criticized.
if it was BJP or SJP or DJP or LDP or whatever and they were so incompetent, they should also have shoes thrown at their office
when i turn on TV antulay is appearing laughing and saying he does not regret anything
before this honorable HM Shivraj Patil refused to do anything about BD immigration
so called peace process brought TSP people into India in numbers and now they dont know where these people are
even Maoist were given free pass by HM Shivraj Patil
i mean i have never seen such incompetent GOI and i have seen so many GOI that i thought i saw everything
and i as indian citizen who has chosen to be in india out of whatever reason am fed up
28 years since 1980 of terrorism and stupid GOI is standing lota in hand in front of US, UK CHINA saying TSP is responsible
so yes, there is limit to stupidity
if this continues to be the case no amount of calls to national pride and unity will save this country.
i have already said once before that even defence services are not immune to morale issues. even they are not infinite to keep dying for a worthless system.
i have personally seen to what level this country treats so called defence martyrs once enough is extracted.
all i am saying is this stupid resilience, stupid comments on national unity, this and other things have been exploited by successive admin to do NOTHING
and to be told to have "national pride" is sick joke