A senior National Security Guard officer, who had earlier explained the operation in detail said the commandos went all out after they ascertained that there were no more hostages left. When asked if the commandos attempted to capture them alive at that stage, he replied: "Unko bachana kaun chahega (Who will want to save them)?"
Those four simple words, would once have been the staple of the civilized world's reaction, would result in any US officer or soldier or police officer facing criminal or war crimes charges. Instead it fell to India to do the civilized thing by hunting down and killing those responsible, without thinking twice about it.
Who would want to save them, the Indian security officer asks, little realizing that across the West, thousands of human rights organizations, protesters, activists and politicians would eagerly troop to the rescue, and shield the worst and most brutal of the terrorists with their own bodies. They would babble senselessly about the moral high ground, about the need to be better than the terrorists, about violence not accomplishing anything, and about finding common ground, and that whole litany of moral idiocy that the left has alternately shrieked and warbled in our ears since 9/11.
The idea that hat an armed killer's only rights are a noose or a firing squad is an American value that has been stomped out, so that a handful of states must battle long and hard for decades simply to execute the occasional murderer.
But then the criminal has long since become the hero; the crooked politician smiles and waves his way to the White House, the ghetto thug is a music star, the crooked businessman walks away with a 500 million dollar golden parachute, and the terrorist is our misunderstood victim. And none of it would be possible were the fundamental values of right and wrong we had in place, foremost among them responsibility and accountability.
Moral relativism has removed such objective standards of right and wrong, replacing them with the whims of the mob and the scandalmongering instincts of the press, which try all cases in their own forums. Responsibility has long since ceased to matter. Doing the responsible thing has come to be seen as foolish, while doing the irresponsible thing is the path to celebrity and fame.
Following the Mumbai attacks,officials resigned and accepted responsibility for not stopping the attack. A concept now virtually inconceivable to the political class in present day America, Israel or for that matter much of the West. It is a truly startling contrast with the present day political situation in the United States in which Pardongate figures such as Eric Holder and Citybank, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac figures such as Rahm Emanuel and Robert Rubin are set for key roles in the Obama administration, undeterred by their legacy of failure and scandal.
So how exactly did the West lose its civilized values, to be replaced by the barbarism of moral relativism and a thousand chances for the criminal... and none for the honest citizen?
How did we come to a point in which putting women's underwear on the heads of terrorists is considered a grievous crime against humanity, deserving of the harshest punishment-- while the murder of 3000 Americans is considered a call to tolerance?
The first and foremost duty of any civilization is to protect itself. A civilization that no longer views self-defense as a primary value, is a sick civilization whose values have become not only dysfunctional, but a poisonous infection. An infection transforms healthy cells into sick ones, turns the body into the host for the disease that is killing it.
The new values that the West has adopted, that prioritize tolerance over survival, view civilization itself as the disease and primitivism as the cure, deny any objective moral values in favor of moral relativism and consider the healthy parts of civilization as sick, and the sick parts, healthy-- are the sickness that is eating our countries alive from the inside.
If in the 40's we had a cough and in the 70's we were running a high fever, today we are rapidly approaching the terminal stages of the disease. Barack Hussein Obama is merely a symptom of the disease, one that eliminates all of America's former values, leaving behind the cancerous values of the left battling the remnants of individual and national common sense.
Given a little more time the disease will kill us. It may not kill us in a grand way with a bang, but it will destroy us utterly as a civilization, as a people with any value and worth. There may be an America or a Europe in 50 or a 100 years, but it will be little distinguishable from a Brazil or a Cairo or a Tijuana. It will be hopelessly corrupt, transparently totalitarian. It will have nothing to offer anyone, except a chance to steal and prey on others. It will be the bottom of the pit into which we have been falling throughout the 20th century, and by the time we hit bottom, we will no longer even be capable of understanding what went wrong.
Unko Bachana Kaun Chahega - Who Would Want to Save Them? Tragically too few understand the real significance of the question. Because those who would want to save them, would not want to save us. And those who would want to us save us, would not want to save them.
The struggle for the souls of the First World is a battle fought between those who want to save us and those who want to save them. And all we have hangs in the balance. To truly fight the good fight, we must understand that this is what we are fighting for.
We are the ones who want to save us. They are the ones who want to save them.