Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Pakistan suffers India's cancer

It is fortunate that Pakistan is beginning to realize the true malevolence of fanatical terrorism. It is equally, if not more so, unfortunate that the realization comes at a large human cost.

There have been several political and social events of note in Pakistan, that point to increasing strife with the Taliban and consequent loss of peace, property and, sadly, life.

This is only the latest http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/10/world/asia/10peshawar.html

Some might be tempted to describe the situation with any of the following adages and phrases:
  • "What you sow is what you reap"
  • "have a taste of your own medicine"
  • "playing with fire"
  • "evil begets evil"
  • "We told you so"

I would disagree. Schadenfreude is hardly the apt response: an unstable Pakistan is really bad for India. Pakistan should realize that it is being consumed by a cancer and needs help. India must be proactive and seize the opportunity to aid Pakistan in eliminating fanatical radicals. Pakistan must ask for and accept the assistance offered by India.