Thursday, 14 July 2011

Hey Pak, We SHOULD NOT and we WILL NOT Attack you!!

As a proud Mumbaikar I go through this turmoil more often than others. Mumbai is a city that is attacked the most number of times by terrorists. Every alternate year there is either a terrorist shooting or a bomb blast. We lose lives but we still get up. Some might say it’s cowardly, some say it’s the spirit. I agree. It’s actually both. This is something common between me and my city. We both have the spirit that says, 'You can push me down but you cannot keep me there' and we both are coward at times because we weigh in the options and needs before action.

            Now let’s come on the topic. So every time there is an attack on Mumbai, the youth comes into action. We get agitated, come out on roads, Post our anger on public networking sites and demand an action on Pakistan who is sponsoring all the terrorism and harboring the terrorists. No doubt that is true. With Laden killed in Pakistan near the Pak Military headquarters, no country will oppose this fact and might not stand in our way if we decide to go on a war with Pakistan and try to remove it from the world map which most of us may want. But there are strong reasons why we should not do that.

            No matter how much we deny it always comes up to money for everything. Most of the political and social decisions in the world are made for financial reasons. And this is one of the reasons why we should not go on a war with Pakistan. Not that we do not have the money to do so but cause we have better things to do with that. Pakistan today is a failed economy and a failed democracy. Its existence will depend on a war with India. Hoping that if we initiate the war some countries might lend them monetary support. They need a war and we so do not. War in itself is a horrible thing for innocent lives and it’s after effect is worse than the actual period. Most European economies could not recover from World War 2 yet and it was this war which gave rise to the current super power in the world.

            Perhaps some may argue that since I am not directly affected by terrorist attack I am saying such things. And I agree. If I would have lost a dear one in such a cowardly terrorist attack, trust me I would have wanted blood. But that is because I am human, a single individual and that is the difference between individuals and a government. The finance ministry knows that war is something that will not boost our economy. Rather it will boost economies like Pakistan, China and US.

            No, I do not want us to just keep quiet and accept what is happening. It definitely is the time to do something. But that something is not war. If we would have used only half the money that we made doing 2G scams or Commonwealth scams and put that money into Intelligence or defense, we could have saved the blasts. And perhaps that would be the right way to go. We need to kill them in the bud and for that our Intelligence has to grow. Ask for Change not for War!!

PS: I am not a very peace loving person but I would prefer not doing something that my enemy really wants me to do.

Please pitch in your thoughts!!