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Making your voice heard in the fight against terror [Sep. 4th, 2007|08:27 am]
Arvind Narayanan
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Apparently there's a strike in Hyderabad in protest of the bombings. I have to say I'm confused by this. They're clearly trying to make a point, send a message, but to whom? The terrorists? Like they care? I'd imagine they expect the conversation in the terrorist cell in response to the news of the strike would go something like this (pardon my Hindi):

Terrorist 1: Abbe yaar, ek second yahaan pe dekh na
Terrorist 2: Kya ho raha hai yaar?
Terrorist 1: Hamare bombings ke oopar saare log bandh shuru kiye hain!
Terrorist 2: Kya bol rahe tum? Paagal ho gaye kya?
Terrorist 1: Nahi be, mein such hee bol raha hoon.
Terrorist 3: Look, he's not kidding.

[shocked glances from everyone]

Terrorist 4: Sounds like they almost don't like the bombings.
Terrorist 2: Fuck.
Terrorist 3: Ungrateful scum. I think we're in the wrong line of work.
Terrorist 1: You're right. We need to find ourselves new jobs.

[thoughtful pause]

Terrorist 4: Do you guys think the McDonald's down the street is hiring?
Terrorist 3: Yeah, I dunno about that. I'd rather try the Subway. Way more hot chicks.
Terrorist 2: Ha ha, I'm with you pal. Hey, do you think there's 72 for each of us?
Terrorist 3: Wait, are we still entitled to those or not?

[confused, uncomfortable looks]

Terrorist 1: I really don't know, guys. Hold on a sec, I'ma check wikipedia real quick.
Terrorist 4: Either way, I'm outta here.
Terrorist 1: Alrighty, see you down at the Subway in a li'l bit.
Terrorist 4: Sure thing.

[door closes]

Ok, maybe I got carried away a tiny bit there, but you get my point.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-09-04 07:28 pm (UTC)
They are probably trying to protest to the govt to increase security and catch the victims. But this will only lead to police find some scapegoats an declare victory.
-Vipul
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2007-09-04 08:13 pm (UTC)
Nah, its the BJP as usual trying to make the Congress look bad. By inconveniencing everyone. Agree with the police scapegoats thing though.

I was just mainly going for the humor angle.
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From: emeritusl
2007-09-04 10:13 pm (UTC)
Incidentally, the restaurant (actually a chat place) is/was my favorite place in Hyderabad for food. I guess that's what the protests are about.
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2007-09-04 11:01 pm (UTC)
ANSWER THE PHONE.
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From: kupamanduka
2007-09-05 12:15 am (UTC)
Someone told me, must be in jest, that cops seldom visit McDonalds because they are afraid some ex-convict working in McDonalds might spit into their food as revenge.

But given the Congress government's handling of the terrorism issue, terrorists aren't likely to be convicted :-(, so your subway argument works fine :-)
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