Machcha, why can’t we do what Israel does?

HARI SHENOY writes: July 11, 2006 is yet another date that will go down in the annals of our history for its infamy. The terrorists, it seems, just can’t get enough of targetting us, be it the IISc, the Akshardham temple, our Parliament, crowded bazaars in Delhi or our vital railway commuter lines in Bombay.
 
The usual rhetoric spewing from the mouths of everyone important who can actually do something about it is disgusting to listen to, given that they seem disinclined on doing anything.

Our country has continuously exposed itself as a “soft” state, and despite all that talk and negotiations with the leading countries in the world about “rooting out the evil menace of terrorism”, all our great leaders do is to sit and read out statements prepared by their secretaries expressing “deep shock and anguish” in a flat monotone that does not convey either sentiment.
 
Kudos, therefore, to Bombay-ites who jumped into rescue efforts without waiting for any specific authority figures to appear on the scene and for taking the initiative towards addressing the immediate needs of those injured.

But what next? Will we sit there twiddling our thumbs till the ‘T’ gang strikes at us again?
 
The whole world has examples showing us what we can do in the face of terrorist threats. Shift focus a little towards the west, and you see Israel.

A tiny state, surrounded on all sides by its foes, it still manages to wield power like nobody else in the middle-east can. Though I am not personally appreciative of all their tough-guy acts, there is a very poignant lesson to be learnt from the Israelis, specially in the light of events that have taken place in the region over the last few days.
 
Three kidnapped soldiers, one kidnappd by the Hamas in Gaza and two by the Hezbollah in Lebanon, has had the nation go on a full-scale battle agenda, and they say they will not rest until the soldiers have been given back to them. The airport in Beirut has had its runways badly damaged by Israeli air-strikes today, with the latter blaming the Lebanese government for the kidnappings.

The entire country has the guts to go to war for the sake of three soldiers and a few home-made rockets that have been launched into their territories.

How about us?

The whole world knows that Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) is a breeding ground for terrorist activities that harm our “State” in more ways that it can bear, and yet the champions of the cause for democracy, the US, wants nothing to do with it, since Pakistan has its own arrangement with them, and buys a lot of defence supplies from ‘big brother’, fuelling the arms race in the subcontinent.
 
Our country cannot aim to please everyone all the time, and it is high time we put our money where our mouth is. As a sovereign State, we have every right to defend ourselves like any other country under threat has (like the US has done so in Iran and Afghanistan, and we could quote the same example for justifying our actions). And now is as good a time for us to start proving to the world that we can be tough when the circumstances demand so.
 
Otherwise, there is no telling how many more innocent and unsuspecting civilians have to pay the price for our country being considered a “soft” state by the terrorists.

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10 Responses to “Machcha, why can’t we do what Israel does?”

  1. ದೀರೇಂದ್ರ ಗೋಪಾಲ್ Says:

    nange yee Post gintha yee Title bagge jigupse..

    Swamy …reee KP..’MACCHA’ thegdhu …’MAAMA’ naadhru haakri…
    olle ‘KONGRU PAALYA’ maadbittidheeralla .

    Please Title edit maadi …Churumuri nodi Vaakarke baro haage maadbedi.

    Dayavittu kaLakaliyaagi kelkotheeni ‘MACCHA” thegireee..Yavanree yee slang nella Influence maadodhu . Please thegirappa

  2. ದೀರೇಂದ್ರ ಗೋಪಾಲ್ Says:

    ನಮ್ಮ ಸ್ನೇಹಿತರು ಕಳಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ

    ಮಿತ್ರರೆ,

    ‘ಈಮ್ಸೈ ಆರಸನ್ ೨೩ ಆಮ್ ಫುಲಿಕೆಸಿ’ [" ಕ್ರೂರಿ ಅರಸ ೨೩ನೇ ಪುಲಿಕೇಶಿ "] ಎಂಬ ತಮಿಳು ಚಲನಚಿತ್ರವೊಂದು ಮುಂದಿನ ಶುಕ್ರವಾರ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಚಿನೇಮ ಮಂದಿರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆಯಾಗುವ ಜಾಹಿರಾತನ್ನು ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನೋಡಿದೆ.

    ಮೆಲ್ನೋಟಕ್ಕೆ ಇದೊಂದು ಹಾಸ್ಯ ಚಿತ್ರದಂತೆ ತೋರುತ್ತಿದೆ. [ತಮಿಳಿನ ವಡಿವೇಲು ಎಂಬ ಹಾಸ್ಯ ನಟ ಈ ಚಿತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ನಾಯಕ ನಟನಾಗಿ ೨೩ನೇ ಪುಲಿಕೇಶಿಯಾಗಿ ಕಾಣಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳೂತ್ತಿದ್ದಾನೆ!]
    ಚಾಲುಕ್ಯರ ಪುಲಿಕೇಶಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕವನ್ನಾಳಿದ ಹೆಮ್ಮೆಯ ಅರಸ, ಈ ಹೆಸರು ನಮ್ಮ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರ ಇತಿಹಾಸಕ್ಕೆ ಸಂಬಂದಿಸಿದ ಕಾರಣಕ್ಕೆ, ಇದೊಂದು ಹಾಸ್ಯ ಚಿತ್ರವಾಗಿರುವುದರಿಂದ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರನ್ನು ಅಪಹಾಸ್ಯ ಮಾಡುವ ಯವುದಾದರೂ ಸನ್ನಿವೇಷಗಳಿವೆಯೆ ಎಂದು ಖಚಿತಪಡಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕಿದೆ. ಹಾಗೇನಾದರು ಇದ್ದಲ್ಲಿ ಇದರ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ ತಡೆಯುವ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ ಮಾಡಬೇಕಿದೆ
    ಈ ಹಿಂದೆ ೧೯೬೪ ರಲ್ಲಿ “ಕಾಂಚಿ ತಲೈವನ್” ತಮಿಳು ಚಿತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನದದ ಕಡುಗಲಿ ಇಮ್ಮಡಿ ಪುಲಿಕೇಶಿಯನ್ನು ಬಫ಼ೂನಿನಂತೆ ಚಿತ್ರಿಸಿ, ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರನ್ನು ಅವಾಚ್ಯ ಶಬ್ದಗಳಿಂದ ನಿಂದಿಸುವ ಅಕ್ಶೇಪಾರ್ಹ ಸನ್ನಿವೇಶಗಳನ್ನು ಕಂಡ ಕನ್ನದದ ಹುಡೂಗರು, ಅನಕೃ ಮತ್ತು ಸಂಗದಿಗರಿಗೆ ವಿಷಯ ತಿಳಿಸಿ ಅಂದು ಅವರೆಲ್ಲರೂ ಪ್ರತಿಭಟನೆ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದನ್ನು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ನೆನೆಯಬೇಕಿದೆ. ಆಗ “ಕಾಂಚಿ ತಲೈವನ್” ಪ್ರದರ್ಷನ ರದ್ದುಗೊಂದಿತ್ತು.

    ಮತ್ತೊಂದು ವಿಷಯವೆಂದರೆ ಈ ಹಗರಣ ಮುಗಿದ ಕೆಲ ದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಿತ್ರ ಇಮ್ಮಡಿ ಪುಲಿಕೇಶಿ ತೆರೆಗೆ ಬಂದಾಗ ತಮಿಳರಿಗೆ ಅವಮಾನ ಮಾಡುವ ಅಂಶ ಚಿತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಧ್ರಾ.ಮು.ಕ. [ಡ್ಂಖ್] ತಮಿಳು ಬಾಂಧವರು ಗಲಾಟೆ ಆರಂಭಿಸಿದ್ದರಂತೆ. ಚಿತ್ರ ನೋಡಿದ ಅನಕೃ ಚರಿತ್ರೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಇರುವಂತೆ ಚರಿತ್ರೆಗೆ ಸರಿಯಾಗಿ ಚಿತ್ರ ನಿರ್ಮಾಣ ಆಗಿರುವುದರಿಂದ ಚಿತ್ರದಲ್ಲೇನೂ ತಪ್ಪಿಲ್ಲ, ಇದರಿಂದಾಗಿ ತಮಿಳರು ಉದ್ರಿಕ್ತಗೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕಿಲ್ಲ, ತಮಿಳೂ ಭಾಷೆಯನ್ನಾಗಲೀ, ತಮಿಳು ಪರಂಪರೆಯನ್ನಾಗಲಿ ಹೀನಾಯ ಮಾಡುವಂತೆ ಚಿತ್ರಣಗೊಂಡಿಲ್ಲ ಎಂಬ ಅನಕೃ ಸಾಂತ್ವನದ ನುಡಿಗಳನ್ನು ಒಪ್ಪಿ ಪ್ರತಿಭಟನೆ ಹಿಂತೆಗೆದುಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದರಂತೆ.
    ಇಷ್ಟಾದರೂ ಅಂದು ಕರ್‍ನಾಟಕದ ರಾಜಧಾನಿ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ನೆಲೆಸಿದ್ದ ತಮಿಳರಿಗೆ ಇದ್ದ ಅಷ್ಟು ದೈರ್‍ಯ ಗಮನಾರ್ಹ!!
    ಈಗ ಈ ಕ್ರೂರಿ ಪುಲಿಕೇಸಿ ೨೩!! ಯಾರೆಂದು ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು ಕೂಡಲೆ ಗಮನಿಸಬೇಕಿದೆ.

    ಇತರ ಕನ್ನದ ಮಿತ್ರರಿಗೂ ವಿಷಯ ತಿಳಿಸಿ

  3. ದೀರೇಂದ್ರ ಗೋಪಾಲ್ Says:

    Sampige Srinivas writes in KA
    Imsai Arasan Chitra pradarshana nillisalagide ( Followup )

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    NamaskAra Geleyare,
    Karnataka Chalana chitra vanijya Mandali adhyaksharada Gangaraju avaroMdige matanadide. iMdu mattu ninne Vijaya karnatakadalli prakatavagidda patragaLa bagge avara gamanaselede. Chamber nalli idara bagge indu nirdharisutteve endu heliddaru.

    ideeega matomme avarondige matanadide. oMdu sihi suddhi needidaru.

    Imsai Arasana 23 pulikeshi tamilu chitrada pradarshanavannu karnatakadellade nillisiddaranthe.

    idannnu Kachita padisikollalu yAradaru ee chitra pradarshanavaguttidda chitramandirada baLi iruvuvaru nOdi kachita padisi.

    modalige idannu gamanisi (http://thatskannada.oneindia.in/cine…pulikeshi.html) namagella tilisida Sri. Kalyana Raman avarige dhanyavAdagaLu mattu abhinandanegaLu.

    Jai Kannada

    saMpige

  4. rk Says:

    DG anna,
    Saw y’day in ETV Kan- News that this movie has been stopped from playing in Karnataka. Nataraj theatre yedurugade poster ide, but film ban maadidaare. roadgalalloo ashte, ee film poster yella hardaakidaare gode mele antisirodu.

  5. Chinakurali Says:

    Adhenu machhano eno olle machhu anno hage aaguthe summane yaro eno mathu aaduthare antha ivaru aaduthare aa machha anno arthanadru gothideyo ilvo avarige.

    Irali kongara Bhashenalli barediroru kongara hage aadu thare NAmma kelasa aagalilla andare eadrugiroranna govinda annisi antha ello hogi yarado mele bomb halidare ille namma deshadalli Communal galate shuru aagi eega oorithira kashmirada jothe ella galli gallinu hathi uridareenappa madodu Thamma ? aaga Ellaru Hari Hari govinda ashtene

    A Israelnoru Hitler kaininda ashtu anubhavisidaru innu thikkalugala thara aaduthare ivathu ivaru hakidaru nale avaru hakuthare anubhavisodu yaru?
    innocent janaru. Bomb halodu sulabha amelenaddu thumba kashta

    WE can follow Sardar in this matter we should not kill the person instead we should threaten them

    KACHHADE IDDARU PARAVAGILLA BUSSSS ANTHA HEDARISABEKU ANNODU ondu kannada gadhe that what exactly we should do. Summane bomb haki war madi ella sari hoguthe annodalla

  6. Vikas Kankariya Says:

    Hi Hari,

    I completely support your ideas and views you have put across. But, Looks like laziness, slavery and pin pointing fingers at each other are becoming our usual habits. Just for example, if you read the comments about your article, these people are simply looking at the title and discussing about some movie, rather not about the article itself except for one gentleman. What can we expect from these kind of people ???
    simply they are good at commenting, banning praising movies, movie stars…they are having no concern for nation…..

  7. goli soda Says:

    In Israel there is a saying
    WHEN YOU WANT TO FIGHT, YOU FIGHT!
    YOU DON’T TALK WHEN YOU FIGHT!!
    IF YOU WANT TO TALK, TALK!!!
    sadly we fall into the third category…

  8. Guru Says:

    India cannot fight like Israel because, we listen to the UN which is a body known for procastination and non-delivery. POK was born because my knowledge of history ( correct me if I am wrong) says that the UN demanded a ceasfire and against Gen Thimmiah’s plead that he should be given a bit more time to drive the invaders out of the territory, Nehru agreed to the ceasefire and the rest we all know. Israel occupied West Bank,Golan Heights and Gaza after 1967 and is using them as a leverages. The UN is a mere ‘talking shop’ and ‘the cease fire’ is the only mantra that it knows. UN did do much when Bosnia was raped and Belgrade realised what it was doing only when belted by NATO forces. The lesson is :force if properly used at the right time to the conclusion is an option never to be spurned.

  9. Guru Says:

    India cannot fight like Israel because, we listen to the UN which is a body known for procastination and non-delivery. POK was born because my knowledge of history ( correct me if I am wrong) says that the UN demanded a ceasfire and against Gen Thimmiah’s plead that he should be given a bit more time to drive the invaders out of the territory, Nehru agreed to the ceasefire and the rest we all know. Israel occupied West Bank,Golan Heights and Gaza after 1967 and is using them as a leverages. The UN is a mere ‘talking shop’ and ‘the cease fire’ is the only mantra that it knows. UN sat and did nothing much when Bosnia was raped and Belgrade realised what it was doing only when belted by NATO forces. The lesson is :force if properly used at the right time to the conclusion is an option never to be spurned.

  10. Churumuri Says:

    [...] Churumuri article on how India should follow Israel’s footsteps in its steps to counter terrorism. [...]

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