Monday, July 7, 2008

In Memoriam

41 people including 4 Indian nationals died in the Kabul bombing yesterday. As we shed a tear those who died, a section of the world's people rejoices.

It's good for those who sympathize with violent organizations like the Taliban to understand that an administration that can destroy people at will without a cause against them can as well destroy those it administers. This is true of every single totalitarian regime in the world. They have destroyed previous regimes with much collateral damage and unleashed a reign of terror that has dwarfed any before it- Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein, the Burmese Junta, et al are examples and so will be, we can be sure, others like Bin Laden, the Hezbollah and the Hamas, were they to assume authority over nations.

The Taliban and its supporting arms in the Pakistani establishment and military are no exceptions. Those who applaud yesterday's suicide bombing of the Indian embassy in Kabul would do well to remember that.

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