[Assam] Fwd: Letters to the Editor

Chan Mahanta cmahanta at charter.net
Fri May 25 18:58:26 PDT 2007

O' Komol:

Keleinw baaru tumi --playing hard to get? Get right back to ,your old 
home and keep us on OUR toes :-). You can keep 'asom' alive, and keep 
us entertained too.

*** Yes indeed. Indian army can wipe everyone out, ULFA and the 
'common people' . Therein , however is the problem., isn't it? 
Unfortunately asymmetrical warfare 'is like that only ( sic-desi)'.

But the STATE with its lofty pronouncements affirming fealty to the 
rule of law somehow can't seem to get it. Just like it never did. 
That is the OTHER problem, isn't it?

*** I don't know where you come from Komol, but where I come from, 
everyone seems to know WHO is ULFA and who is not. For miles and 
miles around. Only the army of occupation doesn't. Guess why? 
Obviously your Assam is a different one from the ones I have seen.  I 
realize you don't recognize that other one, just like Ram and all 
those others who spill their guts in this forum. But that is living 
in denial.

Take care.


At 7:06 PM -0600 5/25/07, Ram Sarangapani wrote:
>Here is KJD's response to your response.
>Is it possible to subscribe KJD on to the list :)
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>From: kamal deka <<mailto:kjit.deka at gmail.com>kjit.deka at gmail.com>
>Date: May 25, 2007 6:14 PM
>Subject: Letters to the Editor
>To: <mailto:assamrs at gmail.com>assamrs at gmail.com
>Hi Ram,
>I  can't get into Assam net,since I have not re-subscribed to 
>it.Here are a few responses:
>1)  The foot soldiers ( those who have become cannon fodders), 
>engaged in the CI ops,are not orphans nor should they be used as 
>sacrificial lambs.
>2) Had the situation been ' no-holds-barred',the Army should have 
>been able to pulverise the entire locality along with the residents 
>at one go.Have we ever heard of this? The cordon-and-search and 
>search-and-destroy,the back-bones of any CI missions.,would not have 
>been necessary.
>3) Even the dhoti-clad citizen,having border-line IQ,should have no 
>difficulty in making out the meaning of " hides among the common 
>people".To be able to remain mixed with the run-of-the-mill 
>population does not mean that their identity ( read terrorist) is 
>known to the public all along nor does it denote that they are being 
>mollycoddled by the citizen.Had that been the case,we would not have 
>seen people registering protests in round numbers against the evils 
>perpetrated by the terrorists.Beyond all questions,there will always 
>be some side-kicks of insurgents roaming around the common 
>masses.That's why a soldier has to keep everyone under the umbrella 
>of suspicion.
>4) Sondon kokaidew has scored full marks for the fact of reminding 
>me that I am not a military strategist.Without any clauses and 
>caveats,I am no Army specialist---- just as one does not have to be 
>a terrorist in order to become one of their yes-man or acolyte.
>  KJD.
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