As the “peace lovers” change their stand from “We hate war, We love Uncle Saddam”, to “We hate Saddam, but we also hate war” to “We hate America, all other wars are OK” to “I don’t hate America. But why didn’t we kill Saddam directly”, to “I love America, I opposed the war only because I thought it would upset the camels in Basra”, here is this week’s Bharateeya Blog Mela — The Candles of Marina Beach
Ashwini in her blog entry “Why is it OK for the mob?”:http://www.ashoo.org/chronicle/archives/00000023.html asks
bq. Numerous African nations are at war, why are there no global protests? Aren?t the Africans worth your time? Don?t they too deserve to lead peaceful lives? How different are these wars from the current
Ravikiran has some “Questions for Anti-War Indians”:http://www.ravikiran.com/?RequestId=257 and makes a nostradamus style prophecy:
bq. But as stories of Saddam’s atrocities (Link requires free registration) come out, any claim by you that the invasion was a mistake will be turned back at you and your opponents will react with horror at the suggestion that a monster like Saddam should have been left in power.
Shanti in her blog entry “The tale of two headlines”:http://www.madhoo.com/archives/002318.html#002318 says
bq. Isn’t it time we stopped our own hypocritical relations with the world in general and face up to a little reality? Things will have to change and fast, if India truly wants to be a player on the global level. A myopic communist/socialist vision of the future doesn’t serve us anymore, as should have been obvious to us from the fall of Russia.
Ahmed Chalabi head of the Iraqi National Congress (see the similarity to Indian National Congress) thinks of Indian democracy as a role model for Iraq. “Suman Palit”:http://www.palit.com/2003_04_13_tkl_archive.asp#200142862 thinks otherwise.
bq. The history of modern India is littered with examples of
unnecessary civil strife driven by the heavy-hand of New Delhi
politicos.. so lets not make Iraq like India, okey dokey..?
While all this was happening “vs babu”:http://vsbabu.org/mt/archives/2003/04/15/java_software_picks.html was looking at Java applications!
That’s it for this week. The blog mela’s are mirrored at “RealWomenOnline”:http://www.realwomenonline.com/index.php?topic=mela. Thanks to Shanti for the new title image.