Sunday, April 30, 2006

Taliban -- a wounded tiger

K Suryanarayana, the Indian engineer, who was kidnapped by Taliban on Friday, has been beheaded.

What did Taliban gain? This is not the fist such incident. What do they gain by indulging in such gruesome acts?

Inspite of all the powers we claim to process, how helpless we all are. We have won over innumerable beings that pose danger -- even in very minute ways -- to us; but why we haven't been able to win over these terrorists who seem to call the shots at will?

Does this mean that the worst enemy of human being is another human being?

Is it Nature's way of telling us: "Don't think you are invincible, don't think you have conquered everything on the face of Earth. I know how to get back at you, using your own people."

Doesn't Taliban now look more dangerous than when they presided over Afghanistan? They bombed WTC, gave a new dimension to terrorism and forced world's geopolitics into a new direction. George Bush got Taliban dislodged from Afghanistan; but didn't succeed in destroying it.

A wounded tiger is more dangerous. Taliban is no different. They are dispersed all over. They lurk in the shadows. They have got more vicious. Their near-invisibility also gives protection to their sponsors.

Taliban still survives because the war on terror left their sponsors, Pakistan, untouched.

Musharraf will survive. Taliban will survive. Bush will survive. Lesser mortals will have to count on their luck.


  1. Excellent analysis Pradeep and very scary too. Killing an Indian was also a pointed message and we better take defensive measures to avoid a tragedy like 9/11.

  2. As you said, it is nature's way of making a balance. The decay of one thing leads to the progress of something else.
    This phenomenon can be seen in almost all life cycles.

    It creates pain, but that is a feeling, right?

    A right here becomes a wrong there. Who am I to define right and wrong when I don't know about myself?

    Keep it going.