‘What has struck India?’ is the question at the moment as the world awakes to yet another horrific day in the lives of millions in the Indian subcontinent. The attacks go far beyond terror; bloggers are certain this is war. What has the Government of India done so far? Is this the time to question or criticize the Indian Government? Political analysts are speculating on terror groups as they remain unsure.
Desh at Drishtikone, is sure that this is a war and not a religious war at that.
“……I don't want the terrorist angle to be played for long. Yes, these guys spread terror.. but MAKE NO MISTAKE.. this is NOT terror.. this is WAR. It is as much a war as any can be! If we get into this definitions of terrorism.. and then digress into Hindu nationalists should not retaliate and all the rest of the rhetoric of “resilience of Mumbaikars” etc.. then we will MISS the point – which is THAT THIS IS A WAR just as ANY that an enemy could have declared!”
Confusedgatha at Retributions is questioning Indian political leaders and is not quite happy about it.
“..As the Indian state is engaged in exterminating those who have attempted to cripple India’s financial capital, it is incumbent upon those of us forced to watch from the sidelines to support the state in its need of its hour.Because the state in a modern nation-state is much more than the government. The government is merely its representative facade which may change with each electoral cycle. The state on the other hand carries the collective faith of the Indian people–in many ways embodies the idea of Indian nationhood it self. Questioning the state at this juncture wounds the idea of India.There will be time for recrimination, for angry postmortems; and yes for accountability. But for now, as the meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and leader of L.K Advani demonstrated, it is time to stand as one.”
Yossarin from Offstumped takes it straight to Prime Minister Singh,
“In a brazen act of shamelessness and crass opportunism the Prime Minister had the audacity to put up the pretense of acting against terror and even when he did so he did not “order it” he did not make a decisive announcement of taking executive action. Instead he reminded us of the spineless wimp that he is with merely making a “suggestion”. When the post mortem of the War on Mumbai is conducted it will be incomplete if it didnt look into how the Government and the media lost perspective from the unfinished war in their eagerness to draw moral equivalences and political brownie points.”
Bill Roggio is quite certain that another group is taking credit for this and he has reasons why.