Bombs and Bullets

While the world is pretty much well stacked with supplies of electronics, clothes and food, there is shortage of bombs, guns and bullets. There is so much demand from around the world, the weapons industry is not keeping up.

After a great demand from Syria, ISIS is the new customer cobbling up most of the supplies, orders from Al-shabab, boko haram are increasing, and now the Houthis from Yemen have joined the long customer list. Above all this the governments fighting these rebels placed huge orders.

How are they keeping up. US has a huge domestic demand for guns and bullets and from across the Mexican border. Britain has fixed supplies which cannot be expanded much. India has it wars to fight. Russia has got orders from Ukranian rebels. China has huge military to cater.

Those fighters are capable of making crude bombs but they are not effective. This is a crisis, if we cannot supply arms to these fighting people, we are failed as a modern society. This humanitarian crisis cannot be addressed by private weapon companies alone. Governments have to chip in. We cannot keep the fighters without bombs and weapons as they will get disillusioned. They cannot play hunger games all day long on their iphones and ipads. There needs to be some real action.

If there is no fighting, there is no breaking news. All the News channels become bland and lose out to sports and movie channels. They cannot keep their brave reporters waiting in hotel rooms. The cameras cannot be kept idle or be aimed at calm, normal villages and cities.

Aid organizations cannot be kept idle, They need displaced, hungry, disillusioned people. Brave aid workers need some challenging places to reach.

WORLD NEEDS MORE WEAPONS. ARE THE WORLD LEADERS LISTENING? ALL THE ANGER, HATRED, DIFFERENCES OF OPINION AND FAITH NEED SOME EXPRESSION. THEY CANNOT BE KEPT BOILING IN KETTLE.

The land ISIS is occupying is land locked. Where are they getting their weapons from? If we are really hell bent in neutralizing them, we can just stop weapons supply to them. Sophisticated weapons cannot be made on the road side. They must be having very good suppliers.

All that the big countries have to do is – STOP SUPPLIES ROUTES TO THESE MILITIA AND SCALE DOWN THEIR PRODUCTION, OFF COURSE IF THEY ARE SERIOUS ENOUGH IN ENDING THE CONFLICT. THE WORLD HAS ENOUGH PROBLEMS AND DO NOT NEED THESE PROXY WARS JUST TO KEEP WEAPONS INDUSTRY MAKING PROFITS.

September 11

This day 10 years back two metal birds collided with the twin towers of New York, resulting in their collapse and death. What followed was war on terror, resulting in ousting of Taliban in Afghanistan and other wars.  This anniversary is also special with the 9/11 mastermind laid to rest by SEALS in a special operation in Pakistan.

This changed the world in a way. First time US was attacked by terrorists in their own backyard.  The widespread actions and rhetoric of xenophobia against Muslims in US and other places captured the news headlines there after. World lost the Twin Towers, in their place lies rubble and a wound unforgettable.  The way we see our neighbors is not the same anymore, if it was aloofness and ignorance before  the fall,  it was love or hate later. We were asked to take  a stance, for or against terror with no other choice. Air travel is never the same with increased checking and frisking.

USA reacted to this unexpected challenge in a way to make sure no more lapses took place. It ousted the Taliban regime, haven for the terrorists.

It will be never the same for those  who lost their dear ones. we cannot justify one terror strike for another, but can only hope no such strikes take place  in the future.  My deep condolences to the   victims of 9/11 and there after.

America!

Not again!

After 4 months of stay(I will say holiday)  in India  I am again sent to America. That too when the recession is spreading its tentacles everywhere. The Big three of  Detroit auto industry are shutting down some of their plants completely and some temporarily for the ghosts. See I am here in Michigan. All Americans feel that we are taking away their jobs (yes thats true in some sense) but that is the game played by managers, administrators, the countries and we are just part of it. Anyways I am not having a great time though the weather is not hostile in this part of the year.

Yesterday I read an article about the oil reserves of America. The writer was lamenting why they are not been explored and why they are sending the dollars into the hands of people who do not share America’s principles. (No one shares America’s principles of forcing globalisation on other countries by threatening, or creating false allegations on Iraq of possessing neuclear weapons. (YOU SHOULD SEE THIS MOVIE – “WAG THE DOG”) No one shares America’s oil principles.

America sits on huge reserves of oil on and off its coast and it is saving them for the future. They are buying fuel when they need not and burning them to power the cars made by BIG 3 – Now Japanese and Korean cars are competing to burn them.  They are waiting for the reserves outside USA to be exhausted. Believe me guys this is a flawed policy. USA would not be in a position to enjoy this saved oil in the future. Who knows the Russians might have already started ( or may find a way) trans-continental oil exploration and selling  your oil to you.

My head got heated up! I am wasting a lot of energy. I need to save energy for the future. America would not agree with it (just burn it, its not ours. We have a lot in our belly). I am not its citizen too..