On February 26, 2019, India made a point before the world – that now the nation is no longer willing to accept jihadi terrorism passively. The Balakot air strike on Jaish-e-Mohammad’s terror training camp marks an important shift in the Indian policy towards the cross border terrorism that has been going on since 1989 – as part of Pakistan’s state policy to “bleed India by a thousand cuts.” The message from Balakot is loud and clear: Stop nurturing jihadi terrorism, else Indian forces would do it their way. China’s unrelenting support and the fast growing arsenal of Pakistani nukes would no longer deter Indian forces from crossing the LoC and target terror factories.
Who Wants Proof of Balakot Air Strike
While Modi haters of the Congress-led opposition and Pakistani ruling elites join hands in demanding proof of success and body-count of the jihadi terrorists, far-sighted Indians take delight in the fact that the Balakot counter terror air-strike is an important milestone, like the Doklam stand-off, in India’s resolve to defend itself against external enemies. Gone is the era of vote bank politics of Muslim appeasement; gone is the age of irrational tolerance of Islamic Jihad — coming from the rogue Islamic neighbor since 1989.
The 2008 Mumbai Jihad plotted by Pakistani Maulana Hafiz Saeed had left Indians seething in anger while the dummy Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, remote controlled by a power hungry Italian Indian lady, took it as “yet-another-Islamic-jihad-as-usual” like the Kargil and parliament terror attacks followed by so many bombings in different Indian cities. What puppet Manmohan Singh could not even dream after Mumbai terror attack, Narendra Modi did it after Pulwama. In 2008 people knew that the Indian government-led by a spineless Sikh would do nothing beyond making routine noise; in 2019 they were convinced that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi would respect their feelings. That’s the difference between serving a (self declared) Royal Family and serving the Nation like a patriot!
Why Balakot Counter Terror Strike is a Game Changer
The whole debate about body count and extent of damage is useless. It misses the real point. The February 26, 2019 is not about how many terrorists were killed or what type of Indian fighter jets were used to drop 1000 Kg bombs on the campus of the terror university. It is about making the statement that India is now willing to break protocols and cross the LoC. It is about telling the dons of Pakistani terror gangs that they are no longer safe in their bedrooms — their ISI lords would not be able to defend them any longer. It is about telling the Islamic neighbor that it must stop the proxy war through jihadi terrorists and that its nukes are no deterrence for Indian military to target jihadi camps on its soil. It is clearly about making a loud statement that Indian response to its favorite policy of “bleed India by a thousand cuts” is now going to come back and hurt it badly.
The Balakot strike is summed up succinctly by international strategist Brahma Chellaney in a tweet (March 5) – “That India penetrated Pakistani air defenses and bombed a far-off target with impunity sent a chilling message to Pakistan’s generals about their vulnerability. Extent of damage or death toll is immaterial.”
After 1971 it was the first time that Indian air force crossed the LoC. So startled and paranoid was Pakistani military that it sent a fleet of F16s to target Indian military installations – but sure, it was foiled too and one Pakistani F16 was shot down. These state of the art killing machines were not supposed to be used against any country, as per the end-use agreement. But deceit (Takkiya) is a vital component of the foreign policy of the Islamic nation — which has unfortunately emerged as the Middle East of South Asia. However, exposure of the deceit tightened the US noose on the already cornered Islamic nation, while it was begging to be rescued from an eminent financial collapse. Indian action was whole-heartedly supported by the world. Of course, the prime critics were inside India — the irresponsible opposition politicians led by the juvenile brained Rahul Gandhi and terrorist lovers like Digvijay Singh and Mamta Banerjee.
Islamic Nations Snubbed Pakistan
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) over-ruled Pakistani objection to its invitation to Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj as a “Guest of Honour.” Snubbed Pakistan did not send its representative to the Islamic meet. In her speech Swaraj cited verses from Quran and Rig Veda to stress that the menace of terrorism is caused by “distortion of religion” and “misguided belief”. She said, “Just as Islam literally means peace, none of the 99 names of Allah mean violence, similarly every religion in the world stands for peace, compassion and brotherhood.”
It is clear that Pakistan doesn’t follow Prophet’s spiritual teachings, but instead twists them to create suicidal murderers. It is a shame that a non-Muslim has to tell, as a guest of honor, what the Quran says to the Islamic world.
Swaraj urged the need to build pressure on the countries that support terrorism to dismantle terror infrastructure on their soil and stop funding such outfits.
Here is the video of a globally wanted terrorist and mastermind of 2008 Mumbai Jihadi slaughter of 166 innocent people threatening all non-Muslims of the planet. He is also a close associate of Pak Pm Imran Khan.
China Saves Masood Azhar for the Fourth Time!
China’s Love for Pak Terrorist!
As the US, UK and France took the diplomatic offensive to the UNSC to put Azhar Masood on the 1267 (Al-Qaeda affiliated) terror list, it was an important diplomatic victory for India.
Even if China vetoed it for the fourth time in 10 years it exposed itself as a “terrorist ally” for the fourth time! But what is Chinese calculation?
It is investing heavily in the CPEC projects and can’t afford to antagonize Jaish terrorists who have huge influence in the region. Moreover, by acting against Masood Azhar it would have invited wrath of jihadi lords of Pakistan and they could start meddling in the Chinese Muslim communities.
It would be interesting to see how India responds to China’s repeated support to the terror king. Can India put some of the Chinese projects on “technical hold” while the dragon economy is losing steam? How about sheltering Baloch and Pashtun freedom fighters in India? Perhaps India should start giving more prominence to Tibetan refugee leaders too and make an issue of human rights violation of the Uighur Muslim community by Chinese State authorities.
Pakistan – The Most Dangerous Country FOR the World!
Former Pakistan ambassador to the US and author of the book Pakistan between Mosque and Military Hussain Haqqani has written
“Of all the countries in the world where terror breeds, Pakistan is the only state that actively sponsors it as a long-term state policy instrument, and as a matter of strategic choice. It is also the only state that uses the threat of nuclear weapon as a deterrent to support its terror activities”.
Pakistan may not be the most dangerous country in the world, but it certainly is the most dangerous country for the world! Looking at the way the paranoid Pakistani leadership behaves any strategy of containment or disengagement is only likely to make thing worse. This is the conclusion of a former CIA spy who knows Pakistan well.
A former acting CIA director describes Pakistan as the most dangerous country in the world – if not this year, not next year, but certainly down the road!!
With dysfunctional governance, sinking economy, rampant corruption, high and growing rate of unemployment, world’s 6th largest population with rather high birthrate, shrinking numbers of non-Muslim minorities (Blasphemy Law), highly radicalized society, obsession to use terrorism as undeclared state policy, and fastest growing nuclear arsenal in the world – Pakistan is certainly of grave concern for the world. Add to that a paranoid military that behaves as if war (with India, its Allah ordained eternal enemy!) would break out at any moment! So, Pakistanis remain in perpetual war hysteria, confusion and poverty but military generals are never short of weapons or luxuries!!
The ideological roots of Pak’s love for Islamic violence is described by Pervez Hoodbhoy in Saudi-isation of Pakistan:
“Pakistan’s self-inflicted suffering comes from the radicalization of the education system that, like Saudi Arabia’s system, provides an ideological foundation for violence for future jihadists. It demands that Islam be understood as a complete code of life, and creates in the mind of a school going child a sense of siege and embattlement by stressing that Islam is under threat everywhere…. If left unchallenged, this education will produce a generation incapable of co-existing with anyone except strictly their own kind. The mindset it creates may eventually lead to Pakistan’s demise as a nation state.”
In 2009, Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman stated:
“Pakistan is nuclear and unstable and Afghanistan is faced with a potential Taliban takeover, and the combination forms a contiguous area of radicalism ruled in the spirit of Osama bin Laden.”
No one in Pak media questions military purchases of drones, helicopters and luxury vehicles (to fight what?) when someone talks of austerity. Pak journalists are smart; they know very well what happens if they try exposing the military ‘establishment’ in any way!! Disappearance of inconvenient people is the unwritten law of the land!
One thing is clear: whether Pakistan survives in the current form or fragments into different ethnic entities or becomes a Chinese colony in one piece, it would remain a headache for the international community that doesn’t understand Pakistan’s obsession to think like people of the 7th century Arab desert in the modern world of 21st century!