Harry wrote:They are "poor" because they are suffering and under medical care. Can one say the same for the very same people when combat ready?
I am trying to find the exact translation of the telugu word 'laukyam', a character which is missing in many Indians. It basically means presenting an acceptable face to the world no matter what your true self is.
During the Iraqi war, US bombed the shit out of a village and in the process killed 10 members of a family. Only a 5 year old kid survived but he lost both his hands and legs. The kid was airlifted to UK and treated. This was trumpeted by US forces as an act of 'kindness', liberation of Iraqis. After the first day the news papers never mentioned that the boy lost all his family and also his limbs. What was mentioned was that a boy was saved by american forces.
God knows how many pakis were killed by Indian soldiers, that number doesn't matter to us or to history, what matters is how many soldiers we saved and how many were captured on camera praising Indian Army's magnonimity. If we kill all the enemies, we would be just another country of savages, pakis. Instead, by taking a 'manageable number' of POWs we both look good and can indulge in psy-ops.
My two cents.