(DISCLAIMER) - no personal insults intended. The first post of this thread says:
In the light of the US funding of the Pakistan army and the close links between the Pakistan army and terrorist groups like the Lashkar e Toiba I would like to see what people feel about the issue. The issue raises emotions in India and the poll questions are designed to get people to express those emotions.
It's about feelings. Not a poll of options.
Amber G. wrote: [b] No SINGLE court case, or a police charge, or an official GOI conviction is cited here supporting this charge of US supporting terror
EXACTLY! And that is why the thread was created. Someone need to say it like it is.
We do not necessarily support the GoI in its views and actions.
Clearly the US funds and supports the Pakstani army
The Pakistani army openly funds and supports anti-India terror groups like the LeT
There is not a shred of evidence that the money that the US gives the Pakistani army cannot be used to support terrorist groups
There is no single court case in the US indicting the Pakistani government for not cracking down on the LeT which is a known and banned terrorist entity in the US.
There is clear evidence that equipment that is purportedly used for the war on terror such as night vision goggles and communication equipment are available for use by terrorist groups.
The US is undoubtedly indirectly funding and supporting terror against India from Pakistan.
On a slightly different note. If you are a civilian living as a US citizen or a US resident - you find that terrorism related deaths in the US in the last decade have been (my guesstimate) about 3000 deaths for a population of 250 million. I am not sure of the size of the US armed forces - maybe 2 million men. Maybe 1000 men have died (I don't know the figure) in the war on terror. So if you are a US citizen or resident, the likelihood of your family getting hit is far higher if you or a family member serves in the US armed forces as a patriotic US citizen.
The pain of terrorism is felt in two ways. First is a direct risk to oneself, and the second is a risk to one's near and dear ones in the armed forces who have a higher probability of taking a hit.
If a person lives in India with his relatives - he has a definite probability of seeing or hearing about a known person come back dead from a terror related event.
If a person lives in the US and has friends and relatives in the US armed forces there is a reasonable probability of seeing a known person come back dead from terrorist action
Given the choice between India and the US, the safest option with the least probability of finding any known person come back in a coffin after a terror related death would be to live with all relatives in the US with nobody in the US armed forces. These are the lucky few and no one can blame them for not wanting to have a nasty experience.
Naturally, one wants to push terrorist related deaths as far away from oneself as possible. I am devastated if it happens close to me. I merely express my regrets when it is far away from me. Under the circumstances, in India, I find a lot more of my relatives and friends at risk from terror related deaths. Those deaths are being encouraged by a terror group that is supported by the Paki army, which in turn is supported by the US. But many US residents imagine they are safe from terror in the US. My close friends and relatives in the US are the safest, because they live as civilians in the US with no one in the US armed forces. And they feel the pain of terrorism less than I do.
For this reason I would be quite happy for terrorism to move away from being close to me to hitting the people who are throwing money at the terrorists supporters. If that happens to hit people I know - it hardly makes a difference to me. Already, people I know are getting hit.