Mumbai terror – NOT Intelligence failure

As I read up on all the different reports from the warnings that had been there, I am more and more certain that this was not an intelligence failure so much as a failure to design intelligent responses. What more intelligence is needed? You have warnings about an attack from the sea by captured terrorists, America, reported suspicious movements by fishermen……. Coastal Guard looking out for possible infiltrations….. the intelligence was in place. What intelligence…

"Mumbai terror – NOT Intelligence failure"

India's crisis response – pathetic

I don’t deny that there was great bravery shown on all fronts against the terrorists. Yet, as we move on from the tragedy, the urgency is blurring. At this time, I want to take a moment to look at things that could have been better. Equipment and training: I put these together, since it would be even more embarrassing to have an armed hawaldar disarmed by a criminal and his weapon used to create further…

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Home Minister Shivraj Patil quits

Maybe I’m in a mood where I can’t see any good in politicans, but this is another thing about them that pisses me off. When the mess gets bad, quit and leave it for the person following to clean up the crap. One big change I think the Indian Govt needs is permanent tenures for some posts at least, where people can’t simply walk away from the consequences of their actions when the going gets…

"Home Minister Shivraj Patil quits"

Karkare-Thackeray, I am fed up of this crap!

I have posted enough for today and I really need to get back to work. No amount of writing is going to repair this devastation in my heart. Yet, as I read this article about Raj Thackeray’s response to the Mumbai terror crisis, I can’t help but write. He would probably understand this as a fiery response. After all flaming emotions seem to be his forte. I get the impression that Karkare saved Mumbai from…

"Karkare-Thackeray, I am fed up of this crap!"

India has a woman-President!

So we now have a woman president. That’s nice. Honestly, I don’t care less if the president is a man or a woman, as long as they take the country into better days. I’m not really into preferring either male or female in most situations. However, considering the long drive for women’s empowerment in India, I guess this can be seen as a shining star in its cap. Like my neighbour hastened to point out…

"India has a woman-President!"

Solution on Kashmir?

For a long time, Kashmir has been a thrown in the sides of India, Pakistan and Kashmir. Countless men losing their lives, exhorbitant amounts of money spent, arguments, claims, hopes and anger. Its been pver 50 years. The issue is still on. The world watches with bated breath as the two nuclear armed rivals try and figure life out and hope that the nuclear part of it remains in firmly in the capability rather than…

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