Date: 21 Jan 2012


COMMENT: \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ CIVIL AND MILITARY ARE TWO WINGS ON WHICH THE COUNTRY "FLIES" SMOOTHLY LIKE A BIRD (I.E., IS RUN SMOOTHLY, SAFELY & CORRUPTION FREE BY ITS CIVIL ADMINISTRATION). \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ IF THE MILITARY SIDE IS CORRECT, PROFESSIONAL AND UPRIGHT, THE COUNTRY WILL BE SAFE AND SO WILL BE HER BORDERS AND PEOPLE.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ BUT IF THE CIVIL SIDE IS A MONKEY WHILE THE ARMY REMAINS FIRST CLASS, SECOND TO NONE, THE COUNTRY WILL BE MUTILATED, BLED IN CORRUPTION, TRAPPED BY ONE DYNASTY LIKE A FLY IN SPIDER'S WEB, AND FINALY IT WILL BE MADE TO WEAR THE YOKE OF SLAVERY FOR A THOUSAND MORE YEARS.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ DO WE HAVE ANY PARTICULAR COUNTRY IN MIND? YES. IT IS BLEEDING BROKEN BHARAT ("PARTITIONED INDIAN SECULAR STATE"). \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ WHEN JAWAHARLAL NEHRU SAW THE PROSPECT OF HIS TAKING OVER INDIA IN ONE PIECE, HE WAS QUICK TO OBLIGE HIS FRIEND (BE-IMAN, SHAITAN, HAIWAN) MOHAMMED ALI JINNAH, AND GAVE AWAY FIVE PROVINCES OF INDIA WITHOUT DICTATING A SINGLE CONDITION. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ THIS CAN BE VERIFIED BY THOSE 15 MILLION WHO WERE FORCIBLY THROWN OUT OF THEIR HOMES WHILE THE TWO MILLION DEAD OF 1947 CANNOT SPEAK. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\22 Jan 12. ================================================== In a message dated 21/01/2012 11:01:46 GMT Standard Time, \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\com writes:\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Army in our democracy \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ 17 January 2012 \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ What is civilian control of the military? Armed forces were under the king Who was usually a soldier himself. Alexander commanded by virtue of his Military abilities. Napoleon was a soldier Who became Emperor. Where is “civilian” control? That is something new. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ II Then came Democracy, Checks and balances And Separation of Powers. People with no military experience Like Barrack Obama Who could mobilise votes Became elected leaders. In many countries The Elected Head of State Is Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. The power to declare war lies with the legislature How to conduct it lies with the government. Without military experience such a Supreme Commander Works on the advice of a government. This power is exercised indirectly through The inherent powers of the Head of State. This brings in a bureaucracy Which should function legally and ethically. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ III In India serious issues come to a Confrontation In a ridiculous way. Government misuses Air India Does not even pay its pilots And when they strike Blames them for a mess it has created. That is the only way the pilots can get paid. The arrogance refuses to fade. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ IV There is a mess up about one entry In a form by a young man Nearly 40 years ago. The documents we use to settle such matters Are clear. There was an error in that form. That young man become The Chief of Army Staff. He tries to correct it. But the written word Even if erroneous Is sacrosanct. The bureaucrats who deal with these matters Are insensitive, arrogant, adamant. The error will prevail. The officer is once told Accept in 24 hours We are right Or the promotions of many will be out of sight. Hobson’s choice. He accepts Then the Press goes viral He is called a liar. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ V The Army Chief Having exhausted all possible Remedies Goes to court. People are horrified. How can a serving General go to court Against the Government? He should ‘gracefully’ accept the Erroneous Government decision. Or he should first have resigned So that the basic issue becomes Irrelevant. This is dignity. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ VI No one asks How can the Government put up with its Ridiculous ways Against all evidence? Only when cornered and under duress Will it consider acting properly. If this is what the Army Chief has to put up with What is the plight of the more than million soldiers In the Indian Army? They face insensitive arrogance From the bureaucracy every day. It has now been challenged. Legally and properly It is good for our democracy. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ VII There will be twists and turns in this case. Minor matters will be pontificated upon. Whatever happens Institutions are being tarnished Because a few nameless bureaucrats Are accountable to no one. When will that change? \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ VIII This is no overstatement or hyperbole. Look at the ridiculous situation The Government created In the appointment of The Chief Vigilance Commissioner Not very long ago. The adamant bureaucracy got away Embarrassing the Prime Minister And the entire Government was Made a laughing stock. And not for the first time. It happened over the award of an Honorary doctorate To chess great Vishwanathan Anand. This was embarrassing to the university Wasn’t it reputation tarnished? But the babus got away. We never learn. We must control the bureaucracy For the good of the country. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ IX In the warrant of precedence A Brigadier is equivalent to a Deputy Commissioner. One has 30 odd years of service The other is a youngster in the civil service. This is a symptom of what is wrong It is not that we disrespect institutions It is that we have an unaccountable bureaucracy That exists only for itself. And interferes everywhere. This is Incredible India. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ X That Army Chief has done well In fighting this issue. He has shown he is a soldier Fighting for honour. Vested interests will criticise him They may still hound him. But he has raised his voice On behalf of a million men Kudos to the Chief A true leader of men. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ==================================== 000000000