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1n I'm hearing a lot of talk on "avenging every drop of blood" over the dastardly ISIS style #Pulwama attack on the #CRPF. Sadly, what options exist due to our own myopia & focus on land for land retaliation means what we do will be limited & ineffectual. Let's us be clear
2n this @ImranKhanPTI was is & will his dying breath be a jihadi ISI puppet. That Kashmiri terrorists were going to escalate to ISIS style attacks, was imminent. The UPA kept this in check by @PChidambaram_IN's brilliant policy of throwing money at Baloch separatists & allowing
3n them to set Pakistan on fire. This government stopped that policy & I had warned about the consequences way back in 2014 & then again in 2015. The problem is we have limited state options. On one hand we believe in ground retaliation for ground attacks. This is foolish,
4n because the power differential on the ground will always be the hardest to exploit despite massive mismatch in budgets, technology & force & equipment numbers in favour of India (see what happened to the US in Vietnam, Afghanistan & Iraq). This is why from day 1, I've been..
5n advocating Air Centric solutions, where no amount of sub/un-conventional warfare works & the power, budgetary, equipmental, technology & quality advantage can be exploited fully. Remember the Israeli 1982 bekaa valley Turkey shoot 1999 Yugoslav & 2011 Libyan air operations..
6n which achieved political objectives, exclusively through coercive air power. Indeed we can say that even in Iraq & Afghanistan, objectives were met through air power & then DESTROYED by mounting a ground invasion. The answer LIES IN THE AIR, NOT ON THE GROUND. This is not
7n about revenge, vengeance, valour, or heroism, it's about stopping the MURDER OF OUR BOYS & GIRLS. Anyone at this point talking revenge or honour or going in for useless, high risk, one off, tactical retaliation to sate bloodlust, is basically a short sighted jackass whos
8n going to lose us this war in the long run. Enough is Enough. If you want these horrendous attacks to end, ask for long term solutions, not idiotic filmy bloodlust. And for those of you that said make peace with Imran, 🖕🏽 hope you & your wretched families meet a horrific end
9n it is these same mombattiwallah cluckheads, who don't understand the fundamental DILEMMA of engaging Pakistan. IF we TALK & things go well the ISI will order attacks to DERAIL it. IF we DONT talk, they'll order attacks to force us onto the table. The only solution as ...
10n Cato the Elder put it was "Carthago Delenda Est" or Pakistan must be Destroyed. Sadly we neither have the brains or balls to do anything & will get these insufferable intellectual prostitutes to tell us "NOW is the time for peace, current PM & current army chief seek peace"
11n so the next time someone runs an idiotic piece asking for dialogue, negotiations or "peace", could you PLEASE do me a favour & give them a solid biff up the hooter
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