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Why India should not attack few so called Terrorist Training Camps in Pakistan ?

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Submitted by Long Live Democracy (India), Dec 13, 2008 at 08:24

The military option would be utter folly. It's exactly what the terrorists want us to do. And there is no such thing as a limited or surgical military option. If you conduct an attack and bomb a few sites, you'd achieve very little because these sites can easily be reconstructed. These training camps involve a few barracks, a few ropes for them to climb, a few hurdles for them to jump and a target and rifle range practice. This is not something that takes effort to reconstruct in any open space in Pakistan. Bombing 2-3 of these is not going to solve anything for us. By doing that we will unite both those who are relatively sympathetic to us and those who are hostile to us under the common banner of Pakistani nationalism. Whatever your differences with the military or ISI if India is attacking your country you are going to rally behind the flag, and that's what the terrorists want.

Even if UNO and Security Council bans few Islamic Terror Organisations , Nothing will happen as ISI , Military and Islamists in Pakistani Government will inform that Terror Leaders before hand , They will have enough time to withdraw their funds and shift their stuff from the location. Nothing will be left behind , Just empty tents so there is no sense in wasting expensive ammunition and missiles in bombing few tents as US President Bill Clinton did in Afghanistan. Terrorist will change the name of their organisation and start functioning from the next day. For example when Harkat ul Mujahideen was banned , Muslim Terrorists started Jehad in name of New Organisation named as Harkat ul Ansar. When Harkat ul Ansar was banned , They started their Terror activities with full force by the name Harkat ul Jehad . When SIMI (Student Islamic Movement of India" was banned , They started "Tehreek Tahufaz al Islam". Now again they have started in name of Indian Mujahideen. and 26/11 was carried out by little known outfit called Deccan Mujahideen. Only names are different , but the aim is same. Their sole aim is to wage a war in the guise of Jehad....

World should realise and take few steps,

1. Ban all the known Islamic Terror Groups

2. Ban all the islamic charities

3. Freeze all their funds

4. Arrest Hafeez Mohamad Saeed, Maulana Masood Azhar, Sayyed Salahuddin and Hamid Gul , Take all these four Jehadi leaders to Guantanamo Bay immediately or atleast in US custody in Afghanistan. Grill them well and you will know the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden and Ayman Al Jawahiri.

5. If US & NATO Led Global Coalition is not able arrest these four people who roam freely in Pakistan and give fiery speeches and plan Terror , How we are going to win long war against Militant Islam which is fish swimming in sea of more than 1.5 billion muslims...

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