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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Monday, October 10, 2005

Another Theory: God hates Jihadis?

Ok, even though i said that maybe we should keep god out of it, this caught my eye and made me wonder about yet another theory: Maybe God hates Jihadis? Training camps used by jihadists battling with the Indian army for control of Kashmir were buried by landslides or left in ruins by the earthquake, bringing hope of a new opportunity for peace-making after a 16-year Islamic insurgency. India and Pakistan, nuclear rivals who both lay claim to Kashmir in its entirety, have fought two of their three wars over the territory. Security analysts said yesterday that the earthquake in Pakistan's highly-militarised Kashmir region had "significantly depreciated'' the insurgents' capacity to carry on their fight for independence in neighbouring Indian-administered Kashmir. "The militant groups and their army handlers will now be totally absorbed in relief, rescue and rehabilitation efforts,'' said Arun Sahgal, of the United Service Institution in New Delhi. India claims that Pakistan backs various insurgent groups, assisting them across the line of control that divides the disputed territory. Pakistan denies the claim. Military sources said that an estimated 1,000 Pakistani soldiers died in the earthquake after their concrete-roofed bunkers along the Kashmir frontier collapsed. Security sources said 15 militant training camps had been put out of action by the earthquake. Almost all groups fighting the Indian army in Kashmir had ''camp offices'' either in Muzafarrabad, the devastated capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, or surrounding areas. And now they are all out of business thanks to this quake. Hmmm........


At 10/10/2005 07:56:00 AM, Anonymous Andrew Brehm said...

I feel somewhat sorry about this, but my immidiate reactions to Katrina and now this earthquake were:

"And? Have they found New Orleans?" (I asked my flatmate when I came home that day.)

"Did you hear? G-d made it clear that he did not want to punish America for invading Iraq." (Again to my flatmate.)

At 10/11/2005 03:15:00 AM, Blogger The Lioness said...

I am a terrible person. This made me laugh out loud.


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