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.

Its Terrorists every where!

US has decided to close down its consulates in Middle East this week, thanks to it the consulates get a holiday for Ramadan!
This proactive closure is against the terror threat  from Al-Qaeda which is classified until recently as not so dangerous..
While many analysts disapprove US move to close shop, its hard to imagine in the shoes of Consulate officials working  with a possible terror strike in their minds….

Whistle blower Edward Snowden has posed/continues posing a serious threat to USA  and his asylum in Russia has been indigestible to US officials. Their efforts to bring Snowden through diplomacy on the Eastern side failed, they have to see if they can learn something from Sara Palin’s look-West idea and scoop him into Alaska..

5 Indian soldiers are killed by purportedly killed by Pakistani Army in the Indian territory and Indian Defense Minister says its was carried out Militants in guise of Pakistani soldiers.  If they are militants in guise of soldiers, then Indians are ruled by people in guise of leaders….

Yemen military claims to have successfully thwarted an Al-Qaeda attack on port cities and oil ports.  Fortunately no blood shed and, US and other countries have one less reason to hike the fuel prices!

While many wait to have a look  skywards for a crescent moon,  lets hope this Ramadan brings with it a terror free world.