International terrorism …

Well the bush administration has doubled the number of deaths due to terrorism for last year to 625. I don’t know if this estimate is an accurate one, (I think there are more deaths in India alone) but it does pose a question on the nature of enemy we are fighting. Gone are the days when the ‘enemy’ was a fellow nation state, the new ‘enemy’ has no such defined stature. Terrorist are various things to various people, some even call them freedom fighters and martyers. The latest major incident is the attack by chechen rebels in Russia which has left scores dead. The Russian Government calls them terrorists (which is obvious from the tag “rebel”), but for such an attack to be possible and for the movement to be sustained there has to be some other driving force … a force we can only debate about …


P.S : This was posted before in a different blog of mine


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