Tuesday, May 03, 2011

It's time to declare India an allied state.

Pakistan is a terrorist state at war with Modernity. The Pakistani state has nuclear weapons, and they will undoubtedly use them to attack India at any hint of war they could well lose otherwise. This is seen as some kind of deterrent to attacking and destroying Pakistan's government and military. I don't get it. I suspect it's easier for governments and militaries to do nothing than to do something, like wipe out an enemy state when it's possible and reasonable and before things deteriorate to the point that worse is inevitable.

Pakistan is part of an old-boys club in the West. It's part of the Great Game that we cling to from the Nineteenth Century, America having replaced Britain as the major player against Russian imperialism in the area. Now it's just unthinking habit. India, to an increasing extent, is a Modernist culture, and it is a natural ally of the West. Pakistan is a garbage Muslim terror state. India is our friend.

SALMAN RUSHDIE: It's Time To Declare Pakistan A Terrorist State

This time the facts speak too loudly to be hushed up. Osama bin Laden, the world’s most wanted man, was found living at the end of a dirt road 800 yards from the Abbottabad military academy, Pakistan’s equivalent of West Point or Sandhurst, in a military cantonment where soldiers are on every street corner, just about 80 miles from the Pakistani capital Islamabad. This extremely large house had neither a telephone nor an Internet connection. And in spite of this we are supposed to believe that Pakistan didn’t know he was there, and that the Pakistani intelligence, and/or military, and/or civilian authorities did nothing to facilitate his presence in Abbottabad, while he ran al Qaeda, with couriers coming and going, for five years?

Too bad that politics is left to politicians. If Indians were to attack Pakistan, we should all cheer and throw money at India till they win the war and beyond.


CGW said...

I'm all for India becoming our close ally, but for some reason Indian posters at JW have unanimously stated that India is afraid of its huge muslim population and kowtows to mohammedanism constantly. They say that Indians and their government submit and give special privileges to that group. They all say that ther's no fight left in India.

Dag said...

India is still tribal in many ways, and caste bound to the detriment of all. There is a Hindu nationalist movement, the RSS, that is in some ways attractive to me, but I don't have any problem quoting Chairman Mao to make a point, so one might be wary. The RSS is Hindu-centric, meaning that when they get upset and can't fight Muslims they take out their frustrations on hapless Christians. It's no good, but it's what there is to work with, so far as I understand it.

There is some problem as well with the Savitry Devi crowd, of whom I can say too little. I will have to go there to find out for myself. There is no end to cowardice, but it only takes a small number of fighting men to get a war started, and only a few more to win it. It's much a matter of attitude, if I were to quote Ho Chi Minh, which I won't do here now.

The Mindset said...

Really good post. We are having a joke in India.
"Nobody is safe in Pakistan - not even Osama"

Dag said...

That's pretty funny. Thanks.

The Mindset said...

Why have you posted a image of Kali-she is Goddess of "Destruction"

Dag said...

I think Kali would make a great political leader of India.

Dag said...

I'm not so old as one might think when reading that I grew up in America at a time when probably the majority of people in my home town had limited access to television. We weren't poor, there was simply so little broadcasting available that we didn't have a tv because it wouldn't pick up anything much. We didn't have any bookstores, and the local school was so small that students went in shifts during the day. There was not a lot of knowledge about the outside world, as it were.

Now that I am old enough, though not ancient, to have lived in the world and seen much I know that I don't really know much at all even still, and that I never will. I know more now than most men in my home town could have known about the world then when I was a boy, but it's not that much, really. Even today, having spent my life learning and travelling and thinking, I am ignorant of nearly everything. I can converse for hours about the history of India, for example, but I don't know much about the place. It's all relative.

I studied Hebrew history full time for a year, and then went and lived in Israel for two years. The two courses had little in common. So it is, in my case, with India, I presume. I know a lot by common standards, but not much in reality.

I do know Islam, through long years of study and through living in Muslim nations. All of this together brings me to the conclusion that India and the rest of the Modern world face a menace from Islam that we must all, as non-Muslims facing the jihad threat, face together, in spite of our differences. But about India I can't really say more because I haven't ever lived there, and I don't know the people and the nation first-hand.

Growing up without television and without books we were, at least as children, and many adults too, open to outrageous silliness simply because we had no better information than rumours or gossip or phantasies spun by bored and creative thinkers with nothing to base their ideas on but whatever appealed to their emotional setting at the time. It was often a matter of what those alien creatures in California were like, or those even worse, the people in New York City. It wasn't malice that formed our opinions, it was lack of experience and training as thinkers. I don't know about India in the same way I didn't know about America, my own nation, when I was growing up.

If I had a hope of India being at the forefront of resistance to jihad, then I would be inclined to go to India to involve myself in our shared struggle. But I don't know. I have impressions, many or most of which might well be wrong.

The Mindset said...


She represents the last phase of the life cycle.
Birth-Growth-Death or
Start-Development-End. these 3 are for any living or non-living thing.
the chinese demolished their old stadiums ..why? because their life cycle was completed. To build the new "The Nest"
Sometimes the first cycle has to be destroyed so that a new cycle may begin.

Dag said...

I keep it real simple: Death to Islam.