meena iyer
I try to reason out some sense some weird reason.. anything.. that could make me understand as in why some bunch of weirdos would simply kill so many people.. innocent people.. who by some quirk of fate might also be their relatives ?

Would they be then able to face themselves in the mirror ?

Even without it too.. may be.. they should be made to clear the mess they create.. so many burnt bodies.. torn into pieces..

some of them must be having those big dreams.. which would now never come true..

Do they even stop to think ?

If it really helped their cause even... one can rationalize it as "war".. but that doesnt even happen..

We have become so insensitive to these bomb blasts that.. they remain nothing but "breaking news" that we follow for some days and then forget.. ofcourse not for the near n dear ones of the people who died...

And still life goes on.. and this story becomes stale..

Does these terrorist really achieve anything ?

Just take a look at the time line of blasts..

  • March 12, 1993: A series of thirteen explosions in Mumbai, then called Bombay, resulted in 257 deaths and over 700 injuries. The blasts were orchestrated by the organized crime syndicate called the D-Company, headed by Dawood Ibrahim.

  • February 14, 1998: Coimbatore bombings: 46 deaths, 200 wounded as a result of 13 bomb attacks in 11 places.

  • October 1, 2001: Militants attack Jammu & Kashmir Assembly complex in Srinagar, killing about 35. The Muslim extremist group Jaish-e-Mohammed was allegedly involved.

  • December 13, 2001: Attack on the Indian Parliament complex in New Delhi led to the killing of a dozen people and 18 injured. Pakistan-based terror groups were blamed for the attack.

  • September 24, 2002: Akshardham temple in Gujarat: The first major hostage taking since Sept. 11 in the U.S.; 31 people were killed and another 79 wounded.

  • May 14, 2002: Militants attack on an Army camp near Jammu, killing more than 30 people.

  • March 13, 2003: A bomb attack on a commuter train in Mumbai killed 11.

  • August 25, 2003: Twin car bombings in Mumbai killed at least 52 people and injured 150. Indian officials blamed a Pakistan-based terror outfit.

  • August 15, 2004: An explosion in the northeastern state of Assam killed 16 people, mostly school children.

  • July 5, 2005: Militants attack the Ram Janmabhoomi complex, the site of the destroyed Babri Mosque at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.

  • October 29, 2005: Three powerful serial blasts rocked the busy shopping areas of south Delhi, two days before the Hindu festival of Diwali, killing 59 and injuring 200. A Pakistan-based terrorist outfit, the Islamic Inquilab Mahaz (believed to have links with Lashkar-e-Toiba) claimed responsibility.

  • March 7, 2006: A series of bombings in the holy city of Varanasi killed at least 28 and injured 101. Indian police put the blame on some Pakistan-based terror outfits.

  • July 11, 2006: Seven bomb blasts occurred at various places on the Mumbai Suburban Railway, killing 200. Investigations revealed that terror outfits with a base in Pakistan were behind the blasts.

  • September 8, 2006: At least 37 people were killed and 125 were injured in a series of bomb blasts in the vicinity of a mosque in Malegaon, Maharashtra. The blasts were followed by an explosion and most of the people killed were Muslim pilgrims. The students Islamic Movement of India was responsible.

  • May 18, 2007: A bombing during Friday prayers at Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad, killed 13 people. Four were killed by Indian police in the rioting that followed.

  • May 26, 2007: Six people killed and 30 injured in a bomb blast in India's northeastern city of Guwahati.

  • June 10, 2007: Gunmen killed 11 people in separate incidents of firing in Manipur's border town of Moreh.

  • August 25, 2007: Forty-two people killed and 50 injured in twin explosions at a crowded park and a popular eatery in Hyderabad by Harkat-ul-Jehad-i-Islami (HUJI) activist.

  • May 13, 2008: A series of six explosions tore through Jaipur, a popular tourist destination in the Rajasthan state in western India, killing 63 people and injuring more than 150.

  • July 25, 2008: Seven blasts in quick succession across the south Indian tech city of Bangalore killed one and injured more than 150 people.

  • July 26, 2008: Serial blasts in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad killed 45 people and injured more than 150. A group calling itself Indian Mujahideen claimed responsibility.

  • September 13, 2008: Five bomb blasts in New Delhi's popular shopping centers left 21 people dead and more than 100 injured. The Indian Mujahideen claimed responsibility.

  • September 27, 2008: A blast in a New Delhi flower market left one dead.

  • October 30, 2008: Thirteen bomb blasts in India's northeastern state of Assam and three other towns left at least 61 people dead more than 300 injured

  • November 26, 2008: Nearly 101 people have been killed and many injured

  • Has anything come out of all these ? Unless ofcourse they want to control population explosion...

    Not a thing..

    I really do wonder.. do they really have a reason.. or are they just bunch of sadistic people with delusional grandiose personality who need psychiatric care..

    And even if they do.. does it justify it in any weird way ?

    I think not :(

    P.S: Time line courtesy and I have purposefully not included any gory pictures.. you can see them enough in any news channel..
    12 Responses
    1. Reflections Says:

      Anything I write here is inadequate. A hopeless feeling is overwhelming me....what will become of our nation...OUR WORLD???

    2. --xh-- Says:

      my prayers r with them...

    3. Rambler Says:

      its really sad..even after almost 24 hours we are still under darkness, and with possibility of more people being killed as I type you said, me too do not get what they want to achieve

    4. Agnes Says:

      So sad.
      I am with Nancy -- there are no words, really.

    5. Geoff Says:

      Winnie, our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones.
      Mindless violence.

    6. It is the saddest moment ever, in our nation... for the losses... the tragedy of it all...

      God give us the strength to see this through too.. especially to those who have lost their loved ones...

      Our prayers are with them.

    7. dil ki pyar Says:

      no more to say...everything is just being done by those bloody fellows that we dont have anything to say except to cry for these useless leaders of the country.....

      check out my other blog with a related article


    8. Bins Says:

      I agree with on that the need serious psychiatric care. Some nut is just pulling their strings and they are going along and punishing innocent people.
      The movie 'wednesday' really comes to mind. Seems to me that the common man might as well take the law into his own hands.

    9. What we have seen these last two days invokes a deep sense of shame and anger. It is time we stop taking things for granted, accept meekly the established rhetoric spawned by self serving politicians and a media that fears stepping out of line.

      Its time we face the facts and the facts are clear...its is not sadism or any psychological problem, but an ideology that is driving these men who become terrorist, an ideology as anti-human as the Fascists or the Nazis or the Khmer Rouge. These movements were stopped only by facing their ideologies head on, by neutralizing the ideology, the thought and this was done in the greater interest of humanity at large, who want to live in peace and prosperity. If we want to fight against the terror spawned by Islamic ideology we will have to do the same and same goes for any other ideology that foments terror.

      The frequency of attacks in post 2004 era also show that the established regime has some serious problems in contending with terror, probably it is a lack of resolve and determination from these gentlemen, but which is exacting great cost from the multitudes of India.

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    11. Anonymous Says:

      hey winnie...
      i am speechless for once...
      i have no idea wat they achieve either...!

      i dont think they think either...

      ps: am linking this from my post on same topic.