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Mumbai is back to normal, why not?

I am tired of reading posts claiming how they are sick of Mumbai's resilience (as if it would be better for them if Mumbai shutdown) and how India is a coward and does not know how to respond.
It's the resilience that keeps this city going. They are not like a Calcutta where burning trams would make the administration reduce the tram ticket price by 5 paise. Here the average guy knows that if he does not go to work no one is going to feed him least of the government. He has to provide for himself and his family even if it means getting on that same train because that's the only means of transport he can afford.
Mumbai must be commended that it rises inspite of it's circumstances. Besides staying at home means giving into your fear and that's the last thing you want, giving those madmen at victory over your mind. Similar sentiments were echoed after the London bombings.

Patrix asks the right question as to what would be an appropriate response?
"Don’t give me the cliched “Lets attack them and bomb the hell out” solution. In today’s changed world where a nuclear bomb makes thousand tanks redundant"

Atanu suggested Gen Patton's speech "Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."
So we should bomb them to pre-civilization times. Patrix points out that Israel has always used that philosophy and the problem still continues. Not a day goes by where someone does not blow them selves up in a crowded Israeli city.

The foremost advocate of the Patton philosophy, George Bush has said that he actually regretted this
"Saying 'bring it on,' kind of tough talk, you know, that sent the wrong signal to people," the president said in answer to a question about mistakes he made in Iraq. "I learned some lessons about expressing myself maybe in a little more sophisticated manner -- you know, 'wanted dead or alive,' that kind of talk."

An appropriate response I think would be to gather enough evidence to link the blasts to Pakistan and stop all diplomacy cricket or otherwise until they clean up their act. Peace talks are pointless if they are going to bomb us in our backyard.

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