Of the flood of comments that this article amassed (many ranging from LOL to hahahah), one reader said this, which sums up my views:
"Appointing the wolf to guard the hen house, Dr. Singh? This would be funny if not for the tragic murder of hundreds of Indian civilians and diplomats by Pakistan. Attacking the embassy of a country is an ACT of WAR. A country that is a victim of such an attack has every right, under UN conventions and international law, to retaliate by force and to declare war against the attacker. What do we do? We REQUEST the terrorist nation that attacked our embassy to investigate itself! We ASK the terrorist nation to prevent its attacks! We hold talks with them. We express outrage! We send them "tough messages"! Our leaders make phone calls to the leaders of the terrorist nation. Why not send the terrorists flowers? Do we EVER take any ACTION? Now the CIA and the US president have said the ISI was responsible for attacking our embassy in Kabul. What is wrong with the so-called leaders of India? Shouldn't we be bombing the terrorist camps into stone age? Shouldn't we capture the head of the ISI and prosecute him in our courts for murdering our citizens? Shouldn't we be amassing our army at the border? Cut off all sea and air routes to Pakistan? This is a terrorist nation. We should deal with them as we would deal with a terrorist, and one CANNOT negotiate with terrorists. We should not be talking to them any more. Afghanistan, NATO and the US are fighting terrorists harbored and trained by Pakistan on the other other side. On this side of the border their Army illegally entered our territory and KILLED our jawans. This is the right time to ACT. We amass 100,000 troops on the border immediately. We should start bombing the terrorist camps in Pak-occupied Kashmir NOW. Time for negotiations and dicussions has long elapsed."
Another true comment:
"Pakistan is a rogue state. It has, for the better part of its history, been a blood soaked military dictatorship, rife with intrigue and espionage. And the ISI has been exposed, once and for all! Thank the lord for that! There's no looking back from here: the whole world knows about Pakistan's double game now. Pakistan has lost all credibility. You can fool some of the people some of the time, some of the people all the time, but not all the people all the time. Thank god the US has FINALLY woken up to the fact that the military dictatorship in Pakistan is playing a double game, and diverting all US aid to combat terror towards waging a proxy war against India in PoK, and funding heinous terrorist attacks in India. Pakistan is in the deepest, blackest pit, economically, and instead of trying to compete with India, it should focus on its puny economy which is about to crash."
It would probably save a lot of time, fake drama, and possibly lives, if Pakistan would just hand itself over "officially" to the Taliban and its 'not so secret chum,' the ISI. Gilani, a PM elected in civilian elections, seems like a good man, and may have good intentions, however, lets face it, the country has always been ruled by the military, and by force. Civilian leaders have not survived. Which leads one to think - where is all of this going?
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