An attack on Syria by the West will have global repercussions
With reference to West backs down from immediate attack on Syria (August 30), it seems that the US and Britain are refusing to learn from their past mistakes.
One would have thought that after the misadventures in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Egypt, the West would dread the thought of playing global police anymore. If the West attacks Syria, bypassing a UN mandate, it will not only be disastrous for Syria and the immediate region, but the repercussions will also be felt throughout the world, including India.
The US is yet to learn that being a global power also means acting in a responsible manner.
Madan Mohan, New Delhi
Come together to check terrorism
With reference to It’s one down, many to go (Our Take, August 30), the arrest of Indian Mujahideen founder Yasin Bhatkal is a shot in the arm for the security agencies.
It is also time to take stringent measures to tackle the menace of terrorism. The lack of co-ordination among the various agencies is the main reason why terrorists have a free run.
A comprehensive legal framework, as suggested by the Second Administrative Reforms Commission, should be enacted to deal with all aspects of terror.
P Senthil Saravana Durai, via email
In godmen, we distrust now
As stated in Unholy procrastination (August 30), it seems the government has two sets of rules, one for influential people and another for the aam aadmi. Otherwise, how does one explain the kid glove treatment given to Asaram despite grave charges being levelled against him.
He is trying to vilify the girl and her family to neutralise charges levelled against him. If the godman considers himself innocent, he should have presented himself to the police by now.
Ashok Goswami, Mumbai
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