Sunday, August 26, 2007

Bomb blasts in Hyderabad

Terrorists strike again. I just hope this doesn't develop into another Hindu-Muslim conflagration.

Twin Bombs kill over 40 in India

Day after blasts, 19 timer bombs found in H'bad.

It never ceases to amaze me just how quickly Indian leaders figure out who is behind such attacks -- be it LeT or HUJI or whatever other acronymn -- but then we heard hardly a thing about this, and rarely hear of anyone being caught or brought to justice. That favorite of the politician -- "the foreign hand" -- is trotted out in a jiffy, and somehow, this absolves the leaders from their abysmal lack of concern for the common man, for security, for real intelligence, for a law-enforcement system that actually enforces the law rather than bullies people and grows fat on graft.

Don't get me wrong: it's quite likely that the groups who were responsible for this were connected to Paksitan and/or Bangladesh, and that they do want to destabilize the country. But simply pointing this out ignores the much more discomfiting reality that foreign groups cannot just operate in isolation within India -- they need local cooperation.

It's a reminder again, of just how cheap life is in India, of how ludicrous security is for the common man, and what a joke the bloated Indian state is.

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