War and peace


by Sunny
16th June, 2006 at 4:04 pm    

Peace may come to Nepal sooner rather than later, after talks between Nepal’s Prime Minister and the Maoist rebels. BBC News has just sent out an alert saying the latter has decided to join the government. Hooray!?

Meanwhile, an Iraqi suicide bomber with explosives in his shoes blew himself up inside a mosque killing ten and injuring 20 people.


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  1. Vikrant — on 16th June, 2006 at 5:03 pm  

    latter has decided to join the government. Hooray!?

    Do you seriously think that an armed leftist terrorist group joining the govt. is a thing to rejoice? With Nepal being run by gutless bunch of Nehruvian political fossils, it is the Maoists who are gonna call the shots. I’ve no love for the king, if he is being tried for his crimes so should the Maoists be brought to book.

    With Maoist government in place in Nepal, Indian Naxal situation is gonna go from bad to worse. Chinsese backed CPN has had a history of tie-ups with Naxals. Cult of Mao has gained a foothold in South Asia.

  2. mirax — on 16th June, 2006 at 7:08 pm  

    Re Nepal. Way too early to rejoice Sunny. The marxists’ minimum demand for a democratic republic and for the people of Nepal to endorse that sounds reasonable. The skittering around the issue of disarmament suggests that the marxists are definitely keeping their options open : if the lovefest doesn’t last- and going by past Nepali record on political wrangling that’s the more likely scenario- they simply revert to gunfire.

  3. Roger — on 16th June, 2006 at 7:28 pm  

    What’s the likelihood they’ll revert to gunfire anyway unless they get everything they want?

  4. El Cid — on 16th June, 2006 at 7:43 pm  

    Sunny, just tried to send you a little weekend post contribution. Hope you get it.

  5. Sarkar — on 17th June, 2006 at 8:22 am  

    I believe Nepalese maoists will not return to jungle (because they are too tired). But I dont believe they will accept multi party democracy. All they want is an absolute communism in Nepal.

  6. Jivan — on 17th June, 2006 at 12:09 pm  

    Roger, they have already started getting what they wanted. After getting full control of power in Nepal maoist rebels will raise the issue of Greater Nepal to prolong their rule and get support from commeners. That means a security threat to India.

  7. mirax — on 17th June, 2006 at 12:58 pm  

    >What’s the likelihood they’ll revert to gunfire anyway unless they get everything they want?

    They’re maoists.Duh!

    I am just hoping that *some* (though I would hope for substantial) social reform by the government will neutralise the communist rural rank and file and the middle-class leadership gets softened and seduced by power and privilege, in the best nepali tradition.
    The hot head students should be put to work or else they’ll remain a threat too.

  8. j0nz — on 19th June, 2006 at 3:44 pm  

    Imagine the ensuing riots and deaths if this carnage was caused by an infidel laser guided bomb….

    Yet the silence is deafening because it was a Muslim killer…

    Somebody puts a Koran near a toilet in Guantanamo and 16 people die. A Muslim blows up a mosque and it’s barely registering on the Ummah richter scale.

  9. dhatura — on 21st June, 2006 at 11:11 am  

    fyi vikrant, the maoists in nepal are not backed by the Chinese government. get your facts straight before you post such comments.

  10. sonia — on 21st June, 2006 at 12:59 pm  

    “Cult of Mao has gained a foothold in South Asia.”

    sounds like Indian capitalist would be fond of that statement.

  11. mirax — on 22nd June, 2006 at 1:44 pm  

    Comrade Prachanda seems more of an authoritarian maverick than a maoist ideologue, going by these rather surprising views:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5105250.stm

    Interesting times ahead.

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