Friday, September 11, 2009

Any lessons from 9/11 please?

Time to solve problems...
On the fateful day I was in Toronto. The world was in a shock and before long we saw both the towers were in rubble. The tragedy was unprecedented indeed. On that day some saner voices were heard on radio. I remember hearing to a General of Canadian Army going on air and saying "flying cannot be safer than it is now, root cause of the problem must be addressed."

Before you could realize it changed to a crusade with a demand to nuke them and on War on Terror in barely a few hours. How did this all change and change so dramatically? It was as mind boggling as the tragedy itself. After eight long years did any thing change? No. Did it get better or worse? Worse. Afghanistan is on fire so is Iraq both neo-con misadventures.

So where have we gone wrong? It is time to think and reflect while not giving an inch or an iota to the perpetrators. We have had time to chill out. However big the tragedy God has His ways of giving solace and comfort. Time is the big healer. Has any thing healed. I would hope to think in the positive but I do not have evidence of it.

Hoping that some self healing has taken place I would venture to say a few things and give solutions without delving into other things. To be very brief I think it is about time we did the following:
1. Solved the Palestine Problem
2. Solved the Kashmir Problem
3. Developed Afghanistan before leaving the place
4. Re-built Iraq and tendered an apology for killing 1.2 million Iraqis
5. Ensured that Justice prevailed in general in all places.

Just the other day pogroms took place in a place called Pune in India and the issue was swept under the carpet. Now if the frustration erupts somewhere the media frenzy would be of Muslims militants did this and that. This must not happen and it wont if the world community does not ignore injustices to people.

It is the duty of the world to ensure such injustices are not done to minorities any where in the world. Something happened to Christians in Ojra in Pakistan the whole world stood up. Where are the authors of doom who projected Ojra in the world through Washington Post too, why are they quite on Pune that has seen violence by Hindus on Muslims and so many Muslims suffering.

Saner elements among Muslims observe yet do nothing and while they should make a noise. Those sentimental who cannot raise voice will resort to violence. Now we do not have to give them the chance. If we are pro-active then the violent elements get marginalized and they should.

Lets give the impression of even handedness and fair play and let not those in power get away with murder.

I hope we have learnt some lessons for the peace and security of the world. I for one never condones any act of terrorism in any size form or shape. I am a firm believer and advocate that problems must be resolved on the desk with reasoning sans violence and early. Justice must be done and seen to be done and in time.
9/11/2009 9:22:54 PM


Brig. Safdar said...

Beautifully written and good ideas. Wish Obama and Congress is reading to act upon it.

Jamshed said...

Indeed it is time now to reflect and take break out of the mold. Now that enough time has elapsed the world community must look at solving the problems that are bedevelling the world.

Joe said...

I hope Obama does not make the mistakes Bush made under the influence of neo-cons, like under the influence of liquor. You cannot allow the problems to simmer for 60 years and not hope that people will not react even if the Governments don't. Please do not test the patience and resolve of thinking crowd in The Muslim World. They do not have equal levels of weaponry so do not expect a war but only terrorism. They do not know that terrorism will not solve problems. But if we do not solve the problem we are no different from the terrorists. It is time to act and not dilly dally just because we are all powerful.

Urgent said...

This is urgent. Any delay in solving the problems could be disastrous. All parties including United States will suffer come what may and however powerful it may be. See all the power in the world is coming to a naught in front of unlawful combatants in Afghanistan. Military solutions are always not possible. The sooner US gets out of Afghanistan the better it is for US and the world. And also completely pull out of Iraq and as Thinker says Develop those places like you developed Japan.