But what went wrong? This question, borrowed from our colloquial language, rightly illustrates the expectation around which public opinion centres, after what seems to be a moral reversal of some actors in the field of Human Rights. These are the same people who, during all these years of the fight against terrorist aggression on our soil, have built their reputation and prosperity on the shameless support given to our oppressors in whom they saw nothingbutgood.
For these guardians of a certain conscience, by massacring with all their might men, women and children intheir houses, the farms and streets, the terrorists were doing a public health service, just as by burning public buildings, private property, schools, clinics, medical facilities and other places of worship, by incinerating the sick in their hospital beds and the dead in their coffins, the cutthroats of humanitarian right-thinking were doing an immeasurable service to humanity.
And for good measure, these consciences obsessed with shallow thoughts never ceased to blame these same inhumanities on our Defence and Security Forces, without sparing themselves in the process, the blamesimplicitly levied on our people for their attachment to our republican institutions.
However, here we are! We cannot combine the past with the liabilities of our fiercest detractors, on the basis of an epistolary output. To do so would be to lack retention, insightand foresight. Forgetfulness, superficiality and blindness expose us to the dirty tricks that one can sense behind this smokescreen.