Reciprocating Peace With Hate
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a speech
today made a passionate offer of peace to Pakistan to the extent of praising General Musharraf's "bold" measures in tackling terror, the results of which we are yet to see. The "tactically brilliant" General has his own way of responding to this offer (via Reuters
A faxed copy of a pamphlet in the local Urdu language dropped by the Pakistani military aircraft in Wana, South Waziristan, and Miranshah, in North Waziristan bordering Pakistan, is shown in Islamabad March 24, 2006. Pakistan's military airdropped pamphlets this week over towns in restive tribal regions near the Afghan border urging tribesmen to shun 'foreign terrorists', saying they were part of a Hindu and Jewish plot. the pamphlets, bearing the sign-off 'Well Wishers, Pakistan's Armed Forces'. Titled 'Warning', the pamphlets said the foreign militants were fighting against Pakistan in connivance with 'Jews and Hindus', a term that would play on traditional prejudices among the region's Muslim conservatives. 'They (foreign militants) not only pose a danger to our sovereignty, but are also creating troubles for our people,'
We would be surprised if this news makes it to the Indian mainstream media. Even worse, the drumbeats will start rolling from the Candle Kissers demanding yet another bus journey to Lahore to 'advance' the peace process which is apparently now 'irreversible'.