Ironically, Israeli spin doctors in American media have already started exploiting the situation by equating the LeT with Hamas. While the Lashkar-E-Taiba has been declared terrorist organization and has been banned even in the country to which it belongs, Hamas is seen by most of the world more as an armed resistance movement by Palestinians and not a terrorist organization. It might do well to remind that even UK does not hold the entire group as terrorists only its military wing has been declared as a terrorist organization. Many of us may not agree with the projected objective and methodology of Hamas but the fact remains that it had been elected to power democratically and thus has more legitimacy than many of governments in neighbouring Arab countries. Equating Hamas with LeT is a highly malicious and motivated by the need to desensitize world opinion on carnage being carried out in Gaza by the Israeli military. Indeed, if we start talking on Hamas we are actually ignoring the immediate issue which is Israel's horrific attacks on Gaza. Evil but cunning, eh?
Jews always had the smartest genes but this time around Israel will have to share the spot with Pakistan for cunningness. As India and the world community charged Pakistan for allowing its soil and resources to elements waging war against the country, the latter has been indulging in similar tactics by creating war hysteria and thereby pushing investigation into the Mumbai attacks down the list as the findings are likey to point towards its own backyard! Interestingly, some sections of the Indian media have tried to draw parallels between India and Israel but the fact is that Israel has a higher degree of commonality with Pakistan than it has with India. For instance, both of them are artificial nation-states created after the end of the Second World War as geo-strategic bases for neo-colonialist agenda of the Anglo-American axis. Both Pakistan and Israel have a disproportionate defense budget and state-of-art war equipments supplied by the US. If Pakistan depends on the US for survival in every sphere, Israel has an equal dependence on the US for survival . Indeed, both Israel and Pakistan have never really cared for ethics, morality, world opinion and consensus as long as they have had the tacit support of the West. In fact, it is the conviction in their own military might and unflinching US support that have turned these nuclear armed nations into terrorist states.
Israel has to realize that a problem like their's cannot be solved through force. It has displaced an entire nation out of their own homes and has forced them to live in refugee camps for more than half a century. Unleashing dogs of war on a people already driven upto the wall is akin to forcing them to retaliate. Israel justifies it action, calling it necessary to wipe out Hamas but in effect i t is creating lot more militants from the surviving Palestinians who have lost their families and loved ones in this assault.