It was around 10:30am EST that someone at work mentioned bomb blasts in Mumbai. I opened the Times of India website to see that 3 places were bombed in Mumbai. My heart racing, I reached for the phone and called my sister, who works in Mumbai. “The subscriber you are calling is not reachable” said the message, I tried again, this time with my heart in my mouth, and my palms sweating, “The subscriber you are calling is not reachable”, it said again. I was close to tears and dialed again, this time I heard a ring, and a couple of seconds later, “Hello”! The hello was the sweetest sound I had ever heard. My heart beat returned to normal, and my heart went back to its place in my body. Those 2 minutes were the longest and most brutal 2 minutes of my life. Damn the terrorists!
How many more times do we need to get bombed for our politicians to wake up and take notice. After 26/11 we thought finally they are shocked beyond repair, and will take steps to secure the country, but Kasab’s thanda trial and the delay in bringing him to justice should have been an indicator of the cowardice of the Indian government. Now after last night’s bombing, we hear the same platitudes being mouthed. “It was a disgraceful and deplorable act”, “We condemn this heinous act”, “The perpetrators will be brought to justice”, all this is bullshit. What will happen again is that India will send a detailed, useless report to Pakistan stating that we have found evidence of Pakistani citizens being involved, only to be pulled into an endless loop of tu tu main main with them, all the while our useless excuse of a leader will not utter one word that would make us feel like our government cares about our security.
When will Manmohan Singh stand up in a public international forum and announce to the world that India knows Pakistan is a state sponsor of terrorism, and if it does not stop, India will not hesitate to BOMB the hell out of Pakistan! Is political correctness more important than the security of our people? Look at what the US did as soon as there was an attack on its soil? When will we learn a lesson? How many more bloody, mutilated bodies is it going to take?