Nourishing the Beast
Malaysians haven’t yet come out of the missing misfortune of the MH370 this March. The missing plane and the failed searches, unable to fetch any valuable information to date, remain now as a strong remainder of the human limitations, despite the rapid technological growth and sophistications that the modern world claims to be enjoying. Now MH17 has come as a nightmare, composed and conducted by the extremist rebels.
The world media is keen in reporting every minute detail relating to the tragedy, that only reminds us of the uncivilized past of the human history. Back in Ukraine the heartland of this tragedy, fingers are pointing each other. The Ukrainian army has denied of shooting down the plane and the pro—Russian rebels are dictated as the perpetrators of this heinous crime.
The international probe ordered may bring out the actual in the future but never could it bring back the 298 deceased souls. MH17 flying above the east Ukrainian skies at 30,000 ft altitude is reportedly said to have been shot down by BUK surface-to-air missile, Russian make, with hitting range much more than this. Only an unbiased and uninfluenced probe will reveal the Russian involvement, if any. BUK usage can’t be the soul deciding factor of the Russian involvement, as its ubiquitous availability in the region. However Kremlin can’t wash off its hands with supporting the pro-Russian rebels fighting in Ukraine, with all the blessing including the arms supply.
A decade back while Abdul Qadeer Khan, known popularly as A.Q.Khan, who played a key role in Pakistani nuclear program, was found later guilty of selling the nuclear technology secrets to any one approached. This news spread like a wild fire across world media. The fears intensified, with speculations like ‘What if the nuclear secrets became accessible to militant groups, for instance, like the Taliban, who were showing extreme resistance to the US army buy then in Afghanistan.
Ever since, peace advocators around the world have inerasable fears over militants laying their hands to nuclear weaponry. Things have changed much over a decade. If the arms supply comes handy none really would bother about the weapon technology secrets.
During the 80s The American government fed Osama Bin Laden with arms, the waning phase of the cold war era. Later they reaped what they had sown back, during the Afghan war. The US air raids were highly unfruitful in the Afghan mountains during the search operations for Osama, as they safeguarded themselves with the same weaponry supplied by US. If ever Kremlin is indirectly involved in this fight shoot down, through the arms supply to pro-Russian rebels, Putin might regret one day for feeding the rebels now. History has always taught lessons to commoners and leaders alike.