Saturday, April 06, 2013


"The Hindu" newspaper, despite its name, functions like an arm of the Chinese propaganda machinery.  Therefore, when it posts an article like this, it is time to worry.
It is worrying that West Bengal’s political class remained tactical spectators to the Kolkata rally organised by Muslim groups in support of Bangladeshi war criminals.
Praveen Swami reviews the West Point Center's paper on the Lashkar-e-Tayyiba jihadists,  and finds that jihad is more about politics than about religion.  But that is the good news.  The bad news is:
Pakistan’s jihadist movement has embedded itself in the historical consciousness of its audience, offering solutions that democratic political life doesn’t appear to hold out. ....{and a solution} needs a thoroughgoing reform of Pakistan’s political system and polity—something neither dollars nor bombs can bring about.