Today’s edition of The Free Press Journal carries on its front page an interesting item, “Carry out attacks in India or perish: ISI to Dawood”.
Dawood Ibrahim has the distinction of being labeled by the US as a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT)”. The ISI is the Pakistani intelligence agency which some argue is the primier agency involved in global terrorism. ISI was the midwife involved in the birth of the Taleban, is involved in Al Qaida, nuclear proliferation, attacks in various places in India — particularly the north east states of India such as Assam (via the Islamic Republic of Bangladesh). The ISI has been implicated in scores of terrorist attacks all over India including Mumbai.
Anyway, the FPJ report says:
According to intelligence inputs and statements of some underworld members arrested in the country [India] recently, his masters in Karachi have asked Dawood to set his house in order and step up violent attacks in India.
This is not an isolated report. Pakistan is well-known around the world as a terrorist haven. Every major act of terrorism, including the two attacks on the World Trade Center in NY (don’t forget that the Sept 11th attack was the second attack), has links to ISI and Pakistan. Pakistan is the intermediary which funnels Saudi Arabian money into global terrorism. Unfortunately, India is the favorite target for the terrorists from Pakistan.
For the Pakistani terrorists, India has a bunch of very favorable features. First, it is right next door. Second, India does not respond when it suffers terrorism: it merely complains and bitches, and moans. So the terrorists use India as a beta-test site, a sort of a dry run for the main event. Hijacking of the Indian Airlines flight from Kathmandu was the dry run for the hijacking of the airliners for the Sept 11th attack, for instance.
Experts in global terrorism are unanimous in their conclusion that Pakistan not only is the home of terrorism but that the state actually funds and encourages terrorism. India, better than most other nations, is the target of Pakistani funded terrorism. So what does India do? Here is what India does.
India runs buses and trains (the train service is called ‘samjhauta’ which means ‘understanding) to Pakistan, plays cricket with Pakistan, and behaves as if Pakistan is a good neighbor. Then — and that is what mystifies me the most and the point behind this post — India whines and bitches in international forums and pleads with the United States of America to declare Pakistan a “terrorist state”. Let me repeat that: India does not declare Pakistan a terrorist state; it expects the US to declare it a terrorist state!
If you continue to hob-nob with the state that is hell-bent on your destruction, and you beg a different state that would not give a rat’s ass about the terrorism you suffer, to please declare the state as a terrorist nation, but you yourself do not declare it a terrorist state, you might be a third world country.