“We will never forget! We will never forget!” screamed Arnab Goswami and the scroll on TimesNow during the 26/11 attacks. It didn’t take even a year for TOI to forget and start the crappy “Aman Ki Asha” campaign with Pak newspaper The Dawn. While Arnab screams at everything else, he feels shy in asking how much money TOI made from it and who paid that money. It appears that many alleged journalists are practically jobless now and are finding their passion elsewhere to keep themselves relevant. Politicians going to Pakistan to appease Muslims back home is not new but it’s the phenomenon of media crooks engaging in covert activities that should be worrying us. Earlier, some of these media folks were guests of Ghulam Nabi Fai who wanted to free Kashmir and was funded by ISI. Prominent among his guests was India’s second biggest Intellectual Moron (IM) Dileep Padgaonkar. This worthless editor is a paid junkie who is into everything but journalism.
How we respond to tragedies is an indicator of a nation’s policy on war and peace. A day after the heads of two of our jawans were chopped off at the LOC, Shashi Tharoor was moderating a debate between journalists of India and Pakistan. These are meaningless exercises by our elites. I call them Candle light sinners. Just as TOI shamelessly forgot the dead from 26/11 our media folks along with some politicians have scant respect for the dead. There can NEVER be peace with Pakistan. Only the world’s greatest morons would believe that is possible. That country’s way of life is not cut out for peace with India. The only option is to avert wars, avert terror attacks and maintain a constant vigil to protect our borders. And what is there to discuss and negotiate with Pakistan? Other than onions I doubt there is anything we can get from Pakistan. Err… Maybe item girls for Bollywood or lousy singers and actors who can’t make money on their own soil. This is why Ved Pratap Vaidik’s trip to Pakistan and his meeting with terror-chief Hafiz Saeed is nothing short of a sinister act.
In January 2013 when our jawans were killed at LOC Hafiz reportedly announced a reward of 5 lakhs for every Indian soldier’s head. Vaidik is a bumbling moron and that’s a given. But his extended enthusiasm in acting like he was Allah’s diplomat in meeting Hafiz and trying to understand that “innocent” soul is the kind of stupidity that our senior journos are blessed with. While Vaidik deserves condemnation why should we pick on that one idiot alone? Along with him there were other useful idiots of Pakistan who went on a joyride. Among them were Barkha Dutt (Pakistan’s permanent fool in India), Dileep Padgaonkar (India’s 2 nd biggest IM), a non-Indian like Sidharth Varadabhai and politicians whose careers have ended like Manishankar Aiyar, Salman Khurshid and Sudheendra Kulkarni. All of these people are worthless in India and supposedly make a “self-styled” bunch of peace-brokers in what they fashionably call “Track-2 diplomacy”. Who authorised these morons for any track-diplomacy? Nobody! What lures them to such activities? That is a question no one is asking. What is the motivation for such deliberate misadventure? Obviously, since the election loss by Congress, most of their members and puppets have nothing to do but attempt to thwart the new govt in international diplomacy. Their Pak junket is one such meaningless exercise.
Vaidik, in particular, is hardly a practicing journalist and cannot claim he met Hafiz as part of a journalistic exercise. So it has been handy for the media and the Congress to label him a BJP tout who met Hafiz under authority of the BJP govt. Why would any govt authorise this joker to meet Hafiz? And even if they did, would any govt acknowledge it? It would be foolish to imagine that Hafiz is an easy person to meet. He’s a guy who would be looking over his shoulders all the time. While there is no evidence, it is not far-fetched to assume that his meeting with Hafiz would have been facilitated by one of the crooks in the gang that went to Pakistan on a joyride. Some of these people have had a backdoor channel with the Pak media and establishment for a long time. Hamid Mir, a Pak journalist, had interviewed Osama Bin Laden even when Laden was an internationally wanted man. So it is not wrong to assume that the Pak media circuit and their establishment have access to all the wanted individuals. Some of the known crooks in the gang of 15 certainly do have deep connections with this circuit and establishment.
The master-chef who organised the joyride for the gang of 15 is none other than Manishankar Aiyar. He is a board member of the Regional Peace Initiative which organised the junket. It is needless to add that any such outfit operating in Pak would obviously be filled with their former army heads and ISI operatives. As in the case with Fai, the ISI is good at identifying the most useful Pak idiots in India to serve their purposes. The choice of MSAiyar as one of the board members and through him the choice of other members of the gang of 15 is a good indicator on the people India should keep a close watch on. Here’s a montage of the worthless exercise which does nothing but fatten the flesh of this gang and indulge their greed for luxuries and goodies.
Why do these guys suddenly want a peace initiative with a junket? Obviously, the new govt in Delhi is not one to the liking of Congress or the Pak establishment. A gathering of all the useful idiots from India for the Pak establishment, army and the ISI is what the doctor ordered to throw a spanner in the works. Vaidik comes across as a stupid moron but I have no doubt who the conduits are. Do you? Permanent Pak friends like Barkha, Varadabhai, MS Aiyar all must have had a hand in what transpired. That Vaidik met Hafiz is public now. MS Aiyar also appeared on a show in Pakistan with Hafiz in February 2012. It’s all a nice family. There are people who want the govt in Delhi to have lots of thorns in their flesh. We can trust Barkha, Padgaonkar, Aiyar, Khurshid, Zoya Hassan to provide those thorns.
One would like to imagine someday peace with Pakistan is possible although that is never going to happen. Pakistan doesn’t want peace. But there are people in India who want to encash this situation to spruce up their lifestyle. They love that this cold conflict will always be there else their “Aman Ki Asha” money-churning machine will die. The ISI knows who these useful idiots are. The gang of 15 that Manishankar Aiyar led to Pakistan knows that too. Everyone has ranted about Vaidik’s meeting with Hafiz, except the gang of 15 that went with him. You and I can ponder but they are richer for their effort. How they get funded and how their travels happen will offer the answers to such episodes. Pakistan is a goldmine for some of these useful idiots. Here’s what the C5M rants about press freedom:
There is press freedom in India but it has always been misused. Most of the people pretending to be journalists have often turned out to be political brokers. How does one explain a bunch of journos constantly involved in political activities like Barkha, Padgaonkar, Varadabhai, Vaidik & Co. do? It just so happens that Vaidik was exposed in his meeting with Hafiz. The others are just as shady in their dealings and we are yet to know the people they meet and the deals they make. The Ghulam Nabi Fai episode was an indicator of what the sco called journos are up to. Now that the new govt has rendered most of the media celebs useless they are likely to be more useful idiots for Pakistan.