Sunday, November 14, 2010

Is accepting mistake enough?

US secretary of State Hillary Clinton accepted that part of the war against terror they are fighting is created themselves. (See the full story here)

"Part of what we are fighting against right now, the United States created. We created the Mujaheedin force against the Soviet Union (in Afghanistan). We trained them, we equipped them, we funded them, including somebody named Osama bin Laden. And it didn't work out so well for us," 
I appreciate the courage and honesty, required from her part to openly accept the fault, that has caused countless death, violence, political unrest and disturbance throughout the world.  Every policy maker has to think of all the possible consequences, while deciding on very critical issues pertaining international issues, or else the result is in-front of us. Just to weaken the then Soviet Union, US has created a Frankenstein monster which ultimately caused the fall of its creator itself. 

(Incidentally I watched Stallone's Rambo3 last day which metaphorically and unintentionally tells this story. Its VHS release is dedicated to brave Taliban fighters! Stallone can follow up this story as Rambo5, were John Rambo fights against the innocent kid to whom he gifts a used bullet shell in the climax, who in course of time goes on to become Osama.)

But the most important question is, has they learned from this mistake? Are the policies that they are taking in international issues currently or the issues they endorse openly, adequately fool proof? Will they, or any other nation in the world cause the rise of another Osama, due to petty selfish decisions made just to boost an over inflated nation wide ego?


  1. haha nona said well...interstg people, even countries refuse to learn lessons boss..and thanks buddy...

  2. I would blame it on US policy makers short sightedness.

    Each country funds terror groups to safeguard it's interests and it always backfires on them.

    Remember Bhinderwale?

  3. Hi! The mess that they've created, I don't think they could stop it themselves now even if they'd want to. By the way, I like the header pic of your blog:)

  4. yeha interesting story for rambo5 :) i would love to see it for sure :)

    Well everyone knows now this mess is US Created, adn the mess in IRAQ too i think US acted in a hurry as nothing was found ..

    a lot of questions need to be answered, but the thing is they know they did a mistake yet they are unable to do anything..

    US did the same in Vietnam

    so i wonder how and when things will get rectified..


  5. Accepting mistakes is the first step....Punishing the culprits is the second. I am referring to the Sikh riots...Congress apologised but the apology was enough because justice has been delayed.
    The US has has a lot to apologise for and their apologies wont be enough.

  6. @nona: lol :).
    @ramesh: hm... but people's mistakes are acceptable. We cannot compare this with a small kid telling her mother that she spilled the milk can...
    @purba: hm.. pure short sightedness. but will they ever learn from all this?
    @nehha: thanks, and I liked the extra H in your name :-)
    @bikram: i don't think rectification is ever possible, if they have good sense not to poke their nose in other's matters, things will improve.
    @alka: they don't learn from history...