When Sonia Gandhi breaks her sphinx like silence to talk of Terrorism it leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. For those wondering why here is an Offstumped refresher which should also serve as a reminder for why questions of her patriotism and foreign origin are fair game.

First this 8th July 2007 post from Offstumped chronicling Sonia Gandhi’s deafening silence on the 7-11 Mumbai Blasts.

If Sonia Gandhi’s deafening silence on the Mumbai Blasts explains the Manmohan Singh UPA Government’s delinquency, her remarks laced with political correctness and minority appeasement explain the overall attitude of the Congress in dealing with terrorism. Sonia Gandhi owes the nation an explanation for her silence on the Mumbai Blasts failing which one can only conclude that Sonia Gandhi has consistently put partisan political interest and minority appeasement above National Interest. If the opposition makes her foreign origin a political issue, it is but fair game for National Interest doesn’t count very high in her grand scheme of things.

Next consider this post from Offstumped on 26th August 2007 chronicling how Sonia Gandhi’s deliberately pandered to Muslim special interest groups by diluting what little anti-terrorism infrastructure existed in the country.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi addressing 28th All India General Session of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind (JUH) a national body of Muslim Clergy said – the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), which the community had viewed as anti-Muslim had been withdrawn and those arrested under its provisions had been released

The Congress can harp all it wants on Kandahar but it does little to deflect attention from the anti-terrorism record of the Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi lead UPA dispensation.

At the risk of sounding repetitive Offstumped reiterates this bottomline from 8th Feb 2008.

Offstumped Bottomline: If only the Congress focused on turning tables on the Terrorists instead of the BJP the 200 odd victims of 7-11 in Mumbai and the many terror attacks across the nation would today be resting easy with a sense of justice having been served. By making this about a political contest on who has a worse terror record the Congress has insulted the memory of every one of those brave men and women in uniform who shed their blood defending our freedoms and the memory of those deceased law abiding citizens who defied the fear mongering to go on with their way of life despite terror threats. The victims of terror must speak up and demand answers and justice of the Manmohan Singh UPA Government. Tolerating this delinquency would be fatal to the nation.

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Offstumped is written by Yossarin from the Indian National Interest

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