November 30th, 2008 by Shakir Lakhani

After all that Indian propaganda about ISI’s meticulous and efficient planning of the recent Mumbai attacks, the Indian government should seriously consider handing over India’s security to the ISI. If the ISI is as efficient as the Indians think, it would do a much better job than their own people. But seriously, since India doesn’t seem to have enough money to improve its intelligence and security, why doesn’t it curtail superfluous expenses like sending probes to the moon or maintaining thirteen consulates in Afghanistan? I’m sure the money saved could be used to make their country much safer.

Come to think of it, why does India need to send someone to the moon or have thirteen consulates in Afghanistan? The moon program alone will cost billions, while running thirteen consulates in Afghanistan means spending a few million more, all of which could feed the half billion poor in India who don’t earn enough to feed themselves. But then, why should the Indian elite care about hungry and naked Indians as long as they can enjoy themselves eating, drinking and copulating?

  1. L. Venkata Subramaniam December 13, 2008 12:31 pm  

    Well interesting thoughts. But come on just handing out money to poor wont help. The economics of doling out money to the poor is counter productive as it only makes the giver more powerful but does nothing for the taker. Empowerment is the answer and that cannot happen with doles.

    But that aside I completely agree that we must improve our intelligence and security. The same technology that our scientists sent to the moon can help protect us from terrorists.