As you sow you reap is an old saying. Can someone get wheat out of rice sown?
You sow violence and can you hope to beget peace?
See what happened first to Taliban. It was in power in Afghanistan and darkness and terror prevailed all in the name of Islam and in its glorious upholding of Islamic tenets and practices. Soon the restless Talibans began eyeing the ancient Buddha statues, the Bamiyan Buddhas, that were millennium old. In their sheer arrogance of power they blasted the Bamiyan Buddha even before a shocked world – mainly the US and Japan — could realise what was happening. The brutes even videotaped their handiwork to show how glorious a deed they have committed as they brought a spiritual heritage of the world turning it into a handful of dust. THIS WAS CRIME UNPARALLELED FOR ITS BRAZEN ASSAULT ON HUMANITY AND THE DECENCY HUMANITY ESPOUSES. That it was as brutal as it was mindless is besides the point in this gory drama when decency lay writhing in helplessness..
Then no sooner Bamiyans were destroyed the countdown began for the Taliban’s own existence and also to its MOST CHERISHED GUEST Osama bin Laden.
Osama was confident that his remote caves and rocks can never be penetrated and no one will dare to take him on the desolate landscape of Afghanistan even as he set in motion one of the most brutal and cunning destruction of all that stood as mark of civilisation: THE SYMBOLIC DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA’s economic grandeur BY BRINGING THE TWIN TOWERS DOWN IN ALL ITS MACABRE GLORY.
But Bamiyan Buddha’s curse was already taking hold even as Osama was cunningly planning and setting in motion the 9/11 depredations. When the towers were falling he was luxuriating in his happiness of having done a good deed to his utmost satisfaction.
There were sceptics who soaked in Indian brand of Secularism were openly talking in morning parks, streets and cafeterias’ that the US will do nothing and leave the barbarians to their own mercy of their sins. But Nemesis was not to be trifled with. The Bamiyan Buddha was nudging Nemesis to start a violent counter-action and do it pronto.
Once all Hell broke loose when the skies exploded by American fury there was no place on earth for Taliban to hide except hide in the safety of caves and crevices in the Whilte Mountain. The lucky and clever Osama, thanks to ISI help, was carted away like a piece of furniture from his would-be claustrophobic caves to the serene secluded nicely designed Abottabad abode.
Even before Osama reached his father-in-law’s house the DAISY CUTTER (the most POWERFUL non-atomic bomb ever invented) was taking its toll. Its blast was so loud that it reverberated in the hearts of Osama’s ISI masters and in Pervez Musharraf who later recounted its horror on a TV saying, “the bombing was most brutal i had ever heard in my life.” In other words the TERROR STATE OF PAKISTAN TOO VIBRATED WITH THE SAME deadly FREQUENCY AS TALIBAN.
Daisy cutter was beyond imagination as it sucked completely oxygen out from every crevices in the rock of the White Mountain so much so that thousands of Talibans were simply crushed to death with their lungs exploding inwards and all the barbarians collapsing like a pack of cards.Thousands were wiped out in one final stroke without even knowing what killed them.
Pervez Musharraf was shaken. Hundereds of miles away in Abbotabad Osama too was shaken both shaken in fear. For the first time, an unknown fear was striking everyone’s BRUTAL hearts. The ever-peaceful Bamiyan Buddha was crying for vengeance having lost all his smile following an inhuman deed most foul.
THERE IS SOMETHING ETHEREAL and DIVINE ABOUT THE CURSE OF BAMIYAN BUDDHA. AND NO ONE KNEW IT BETTER THAN THE TALIBAN AND ITS CHIEF GUEST OSAMA BIN LADEN. MAYBE PERVEZ MUSHARRAF DID WELL TO SECOND GUESS IT.