Sunday, December 7, 2008

Rice is back with an empty bowl

It's been ten days since terror had an appointment with Mumbai. As usual we had politicians make statement such as we condemn the attack, candle light protest, intelligence group going in for a huddle to review the "situation" because they never had an occasion in the past and lastly Condoleezza Rice, secretary of State making a quick visit to our country to make peace on escalating tensions with our neighbours. Well, i understand America's concern towards the ongoing situation. But, i have few doubts on her visits. Look at the time and situation of her visit, though her time is over in the office she made visited the country on Bush's insistence. She was here with an empty bowl.
Here, we need to read between the lines and understand the geopolitics. The America's intervention into this matter is got to do more with protecting their backs than trying to protect our nation. If we go for an war with Pakistan right now, there will be an mobilisation of 100,000 troops from North Western Frontier Province (NWFP) which Pakistan has placed due to US pressure to fight Taliban. With an situation like this Pakistan will obviously mobilise the troops to fight a war against India and Taliban will go loose and wreak a havoc to US and slowly seep into Pakistan and take control, and this is the last thing US wants. As America already down with a 2 wars and a sliding economy where bailing out is like having a cappacuinho in Starbucks this sort of situation is just not acceptable. so what is the solution available with US. Send Rice and try soothing down the situation and telling India that war is not an answer to deal with this kind of situation and visit Pakistan counterparts and tell them to come strong on terror. Well, we all know US has the tendency to swing the cradle and at the same time pinch the baby....
The problem here is Indian Government fails to realise this situation and will only listen to US. The America on the other hand doesn’t really care who gets screwed in between they want their policies and their people safe and secure. The real looser is India in this game.

3 comments:

Ayesha said...

Very informative and well written. I love the comparisons

Anil said...

thank you. i wanted to add mor info but then, it would be clouded so juss stopped there..will try writing better ones.

Nam said...

Anil, I totally agree. Pakistan and the Taliban themselves are America's creations. America has equipped Pakistan over the years with billions of dollars of military aid, which Pak has directly targeted to create militant groups such as LeT and JeM, etc. to wage a proxy war on India. In fact, how sad does a nation have to be, if their only reason for existence is hatred for their neighbors.