My tweets

    Site Feed - Site Feed

    My other writings
    Cricket 24 x 7
    Yahoo! 360
    My Bloglines
    My 43 things
    My LinkedIn
    My Facebook Profile On Orkut

    Mail me
    About me
    FlickrFlickr Feed

    Yahoo! Search

    Baakiyon ke blog
    Badri's Tamil thoughts
    Ganesh's Happily Haphazard
    Nitin's Acorn
    Prabhu's Pethals
    Raghu the reluctant Delhiite
    Samanth's blahg
    Sankhya the busy idler
    Srini the movie critic

    Creative Commons License
    Rabble Rousing Random Ramblings by S Jagadish is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.

    July 22, 2004

    The Manmohan Singh government got into another crisis late yesterday night after it was known that an Iraqi terrorist group had captured 3 Indians among 6 hostages it had taken in Iraq. The group, which calls itself "The Holders of the Black Banners", threatened to behead a hostage every 72 hours unless the governments pulled off forces from Iraq and the companies closed their Iraq branches. The government though seems to have been totally unprepared for such a situation. Its first response was an extremely defensive one, almost cajoling the terrorists that they shouldnt harm the Indians because India hasnt sent troops to Iraq, and never will.

    This was the wrong position to take, an extremely meek one where you're pleading with the terrorists not to harm them. What the government should do is to make it clear to the terrorists that any loss of Indian lives will be severely dealt with. There should not and cannot be a sequel to Kandahar airport, circa 1999.

    Rambled @ 11:05 AM

    Did you like the post? [ Subscribe to the blog feed - Blog Feed | | ]

    0 comment(s)

    I'd prefer if you posted comments with your real name to add more credibility to your opinions. Obviously comments containing offensive and unsuitable language will be deleted. The opinions in the comments are your own views. You are welcome to provide a URL to your own blog, especially if it discusses issues you find here.

    Post a Comment

    Links to



    Blogger search:

    Create a Link

    Some of the sites linked in my rants may require registration/subscription. Links within my ramblings open in a new window.
    Some of the links may now be broken/not take you to the expected report since the original content providers may have archived/removed the contents.
    All opinions expressed are mine alone. My employers (past, present or future) are in no way connected to the opinions expressed here.
    All pictures, photographs used are copyrights of the original owners. I do not intend to infringe on any copyright.
    Pictures and photographs are used here to merely accentuate and enhance the content value to the readers.

    Previous Posts
    The US administrative department has turned down I...

    Even as Pakistan talks about co-opting China into ...

    Cricket news: Asia Cup - Bangladesh were thrash...

    John Dvorak wonders what would happen if Microsoft...

    It is now 35 years since Apollo 11 landed on the m...

    How would Google have functioned in the 1960s?

    Microsoft's MSN division used to consistently make...

    Cricket news: Asia Cup - Was Ganguly's move to ...

    Cricket news: Asia Cup - A day after Sri Lanka ...

    How did you express your sorrow, grief, anger or d...

    This page is powered by Blogger.