Media aiming to start a war?

today’s news headlines in india scream for war(or at least some sort of military action) with pakistan. with provocative headlines and molehill-into-mountain-making galore, with pak army supposedly ‘defying’ india or some sort of warmongering bullshit like that… while they conveniently ignore that the indian government is so incompetent that it can’t provide hard evidence about the terrorists though we have actually captured one. this is the same approach that led the US to a criminal and now utterly cruel and despicable war in Iraq. we are being led down the same garden path by similar assholes in the media and government.

Nearly a month after the Mumbai terror attacks, India has not provided the evidence needed for Interpol to help identify and apprehend the suspected masterminds, the chief of the global police agency said Tuesday.

Ronald Noble, speaking in Islamabad after a visit to New Delhi, said Pakistan has agreed to work with the agency to help investigate the attacks that killed 164 people in India’s financial hub last month.

But he said India has provided no names or information that would allow police in other countries to check their databases, calling it “not acceptable” for New Delhi to provide those details to the media first.

of course the pakistani establishment wants to use the indian one’s incompetence to bolster it’s own (rather weak) standing, but that does not mean it is grounds for war.