Candle Kissers Come Out of Closet
Following our analysis
of General Musharraf's ridiculous interview, the Candle Kissers Club™®© (who also secretely run a Musharraf Fan Club) are out in support of their star just as we suspected
. Prem Shankar Jha writes
in the Outlook
effectively saying that India should seriously consider Musharraf's proposals. His core arguement is that:
The genesis of the Kashmir solution lies in the demilitarisation of parts of the Valley in exchange for unstinting Pakistani cooperation in curbing terrorism.
This effectively parrots the false promise proposed by the wily General. We have showed again and again that the anti-India jihad has moved beyond Kashmir. Even the ISI as part of its "moral and diplomatic support" is not mentioning Kashmir in its indoctrination camps. So how will demilitarization in the Kashmir Valley will achieve reduction in the amount of terrorist actions against India?
Imagine from a Terrorist/ISI/Pak Army strategist POV: They have no incentive to reduce anti-India terror, unless their own existence is in peril. Sadly many Indian commentators including Mr. Jha stick to the "maintaining peace at all costs" position (read BangaloreGuy's puzzle on this), atleast from the Indian side. Unless, we reciprocate the pain inflicted upon us by the enemy, we will always be considered as a "soft state". Any negotiation under such conditions will never yield the "real peace" which many Indians so desire.