The Seven Party Army
Feeling that their time is slipping away, the seven-party alliance today announced that Maoists no longer need to lay down their arms before the parties will talk to them. http://kantipuronline.com/kolnews.php?&nid=46368
None other than Mahdav Khumar Nepal broke the news today. This is ominous. by doing this, the parties are giving tacit approval to the Maoist's armed brutality.
The Mahdav's and the Girija's of the former government now make it clear what their view of democracy entails. If we don't get our way, then we'll form an army and take over. "No compromise," they are saying by this maneuver.
So what we now have here is, essentially, a politically-expanded Maoist army.
Can we now stop sniveling about how Nepal was robbed of its democracy? Look at the type of men who were formally charged with guarding Nepal's constitution. Not a whiff of reconcilliation or intelligent debate; these are men who are ready for an all-out push to further their rigid, uncompromising positions. Talk about Panchayat!
The good thing is, now we have everyone under one roof; no ambiguities. I doubt the parties have the brains to understand that they can now be considered as armed rebels and fair game for the RNA. Blogdai couldn't be happier.