On the psychology of “Bullshit”!

via H Balakrishnan published on May 11, 2011

The Article, ” Why can’t the generals just stay in their barracks? “, was posted on the web portal – rediff.com – on 10 May 2011. It was penned by Jyoti Malhotra. The same Article was also published in the Business Standard, in its edition of 08 May 2011.

The last paragraphs are a “shocker” !! Here is what was written :

  In this complicated scenario, it looks as if India’s own generals, not content with safeguarding India’s frontiers, are desperate to take a leaf out of their brother officers’ book in Pakistan: interfering in the civilian business of politics.

For army chief General VK Singh to say, in the wake of the US operation that killed Osama bin Laden, that India also had the capability of carrying out a similar operation, was clearly stepping out of line.

It was also endangering Manmohan Singh’s carefully-built peace process, dependent entirely on reaching out to Pakistan’s people.

In fact, India’s armed forces have been here before. In the wake of the Mumbai attacks in November 2008, then air force chief Fali Major strutted his stuff without worrying about the consequences. India could easily retaliate, he warned, in front of a TV-hungry audience baying for the blood of at least one Pakistani.

Fali Major’s comments were received with some horror by the political class, but no one knows whether Defence Minister AK Antony or Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called him or VK Singh in, rapped them on their knuckles and told them to tape their mouths .

The “waffle” above, reminded me of the sage words of Lt. Gen. (retd) R.Narasimhan, who wrote in the media in 2002 :

” Unfortunately we do not have trained war correspondents who can analyse the strategic scenarion and come to the right conclusions. In this day of instant T.V., wrong projections are made much to the detriment of the security of the country and morale of the Armed Forces who are doing their duties in an exemplary manner.”     Touche’ !!!

Fortunately, the ‘Aam Admi/Aurat’, is not taken in by the gibberish of the likes of Jyoti Malhotra & ilk. Do please read the “comments” section at the end of the Article !! Sure warmed the cockles of my heart !!


The Article can be read at :

URL :  http://www.rediff.com/news/slide-show/slide-show-1-osama-killed-column-their-general-and-ours/20110510.htm

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