I am in US now.. and landed here on the 5th anniversary of 9/11. As to be expected, there is lot of coverage but the mood is somber. Perhaps, it is the realization that we are in this for a long haul...
The question in peoples mind across US and the world is..
Five Years After 9/11, Are we any safe? Immediately after 9/11, President Bush made BIG proposals to wipe out terrorism from the face of the earth. Since then the war on terror is being fought on several fronts rising more than questions than answering.
Diplomacy: President Bush formed new and questionable partnerships with the likes of Dictator Musharaffs and has been fairly successful in denting the terror network a little bit. But these partnerships raise some basic questions about the claim to root out terror. While President Musharaff has been extremely pally pally with the West, he has been just the opposite with
War: President Bush fought two quick battles and was successful in driving Taliban and Baathists out of power. But the war is far from complete. Both
Five Years After 9/11..
- Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qadea though crippled are still around and are able to strike.
- More Americans (and Iraqis, Afghanistanis & Indians) have lost their life after 9/11
- Is it really a ÂGlobal war on terrorÂ? If so, why ignore
and other countries who have been victims of the same terror? India
- Can there be a clear winner in this war?
- How do we prevent it from becoming a cultural war?
- Is terrorism going to stop globalization in its tracks? With countries retreating to their own cocoons and raising barriers?