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.

No Love at Work!

Once upon a time, there was a kingdom ruled by Satvalas in the southern part of Bhaarath, now India. The kingdom was small and the people were happy though they were poor. The king Devalaraya was a nice man. He was not very ambitious and relied heavily on not one but many group of ministers for decision making. The country faced huge threat from the neighboring nations and it relied on the highly skilled army, though underpaid. The king thought of expanding his kingdom to protect itself from the invasions of the neighbors on its resources. “Goddamn Trichakras slowly encroaching on our territory”
There was a small tribal hamlet ChenchuPeta which is strategically located and is crucial in protecting the supply route to the soldiers during war. The tribals of ChenchuPeta are self reliant and a closed group. Now their trust and friendship is crucial for the Satvalas. Satvalas charted out a plan in that direction. It took the advice of the security advisers and planned to increase its detective work force.
There was a soldier MahaVeera who was highly committed,brave and hard working but gullible. He was praised by his superiors for his fighting skills and leadership qualities. “You are a great warrior” his superior Chaturaveera said. Kaamchora was also in the same regiment but always evading work. MahaVeera was paid less and never promoted. Chaturaveera sent MahaVeera and Kaamchora to ChenchuPeta  as a detectives to find out about the tribals and their inside information, but MahaVeera was interested in real war! He had no choice!

Mahaveera – the warrior

MahaVeera and Kaamchora started their new assignment when there was drought all round. The tribal leader Chenchu Naik  had a beautiful daughter named Sakku. The last of the water in the ChenchuPeta got dried up and they have to look for outside source.  MahaVeera got to know this and strategically took control of the near by lake while kaamchora did not do anything and  was busy  searching  for a girl. MahaVeera allowed the tribals to take water from the lake and thus befriended Sakku. He liked her very much but did not forget his primary job. Through Sakku he went to Chenchu Naik and took along Kaamchora. He arranged a meeting between Chenchu Naik and Chaturaveera, his superior. Kaamchora went and told  about this to Chaturaveera  and projected  this as his achievement. Maha told Chaturaveera about Sakku and his liking for her. The meeting happened without MahaVeera and cooperation agreement was made. Chaturaveera projected himself as the hero with the King and sidelined MahaVeera. MahaVeera was deeply in love with Sakku that he did not care about anything else.  Later he learned that Sakku’s hand was being given to Kaamchora, Kaamchora was  little senior to him  in the regiment. MahaVeera was very angry and confronted his superior.
Maha said “I know you did a great work but I did not suggest your name to Chenchu Naik
“Why?”
“Because you are young and don’t have a mustache.”

Mustache! what kind of reason is that. “I am no more a kid, I can take care of Sakku”
Chaturaveera was angry and said “No more arguments, you can leave”
Maha learned a great lesson,
NO LOVE AT WORK, NO FRIENDS AT WORK, NO LOVING WORK, NO EXTRA WORK
After two months he went and asked about his promotion, Rajaveera said “Your number of years of  experience deserves  a promotion, I will try my level best for it.
Maha quipped “Please see my work not the number of years behind me”
He came out of the luxury tent and  came across Kaamchora.
Kaamchora asked “What kind of girl is Sakku, what does she like?”
Maha said, “A man has to win his woman”