Over the last couple days I've read quite a few posts (and a few online petitions) on the ongoing fighting in Gaza strip where Israel is hell bent on flushing out Hamas. In the process hundreds of innocent civilians are being killed as well. Needless to say these posts are lambasting Israel for its attack, with pictures of bloodied children staring down at you.
I don't know if Israel is right or wrong. But I would like to 'gently' remind you of an incident from our not so distant past - 26/11. What happened then? Weren't we attacked by terrorists? Weren't innocent people here blown apart by madmen pretending to be messengers of Allah?
In its aftermath, we said "Enough is Enough". We were baying for Pakistan's blood, exhorting the govt. to do 'something' about it as it was 'about time'. We wanted something hard, something concrete, something that would teach the bad guys a lesson. We even wanted war if it came to that.
So why is it that we are deriding Israel? If we had bombed Pakistan and a few thousand civilians died there, none of us would have been mourning? Most Indians would be dancing with joy and we all know that! So why this rhetoric against Israel?
I'm no war monger and neither do I support Israel's violence. But I suggest we put our own house in order before pointing fingers on anyone else.