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Thursday, May 1, 2014


Who Paid the Piper CIA AAP Arwind Kejriwal India

The CIA uses philanthropic foundations as the most effective conduit to channel large sums of money to Agency projects without alerting the recipients to their source. From the early 1950s to the present the CIA’s intrusion into the foundation field is huge. A U.S. Congressional investigation in 1976 revealed that nearly 50% of the 700 grants in the field of international activities by the principal foundations were funded by the CIA. The CIA considers foundations such as Ford“The best and most plausible kind of funding cover”. The collaboration of respectable and prestigious foundations, according to one former CIA operative, allowed the Agency to fund “a seemingly limitless range of covertaction programs affecting youth groups, labor unions, universities, publishing houses and other privateinstitutions”. The latter included “human rights” groups beginning in the 1950s to the present. One of the most important “private foundations” collaborating with the CIA over a significant span of time in major projects in the cultural Cold War is the Ford Foundation.

CIA & The Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation possessed over $3 billion in assets by the late 1950s the The leaders of the Foundation were in total agreement with Washington’s post-WWII projection of world power. A noted scholar of the period writes:
“At times it seemed as if the Ford Foundation was simply an extension of government in the area of international cultural propaganda. The foundation had a record of close involvement in covert actions inEurope, working closely with Marshall Plan and CIA officials on specific projects”. This is graphicallyillustrated by the naming of Richard Bissell as President of the Foundation in 1952. In his two years inoffice Bissell met often with the head of the CIA, Allen Dulles, and other CIA officials in a “mutual search” for new ideas. In 1954 Bissell left Ford to become a special assistant to Allen Dulles in January 1954. Under Bissell, the Ford Foundation (FF) was the “vanguard of Cold War thinking”.
Than CIA's head Allen Dulles’ best bud, John McCloy,is shown here with David Rockefeller and Chase Manhattan executives after he successfully merged the Warburg’s Manhattan bank with Rockefeller’s Chase bank. A top Rockefeller leutenant, McCloy acted for decades on the family’s behalf as an adviser to presidents and dictators. He even shared a box with Hitler and Goering at the 1936 Olympics.
Than CIA’s head Allen Dulles’ best bud, John McCloy,is shown here with David Rockefeller and Chase Manhattan executives after he successfully merged the Warburg’s Manhattan bank with Rockefeller’s Chase bank. A top Rockefeller leutenant, McCloy acted for decades on the family’s behalf as an adviser to presidents and dictators. He even shared a box with Hitler and Goering at the 1936 Olympics.
Regional offices of FF(None in Russia,China)
In 1954 the new president of the FF was John McCloy. He epitomized imperial power. Prior to becoming
president of the FF he had been Assistant Secretary of War, president of the World Bank, High Commissioner of occupied Germany,
chairman of Rockefeller’s Chase Manhattan Bank, Wall Street attorney for the big seven oil companies and director of numerous corporations. As High Commissioner in Germany, McCloy had provided cover for scores of CIA agents.

From its very origins there was a close structural relation and interchange of personnel at the highest
levels between the CIA and the FF. This structural tie was based on the common imperial interests which
they shared. The result of their collaboration was the proliferation of a number of journals and access
to the mass media which pro-U.S. intellectuals used to launch vituperative polemics against Marxists and
other anti-imperialists. The FF funding of these anti-Marxists organizations and intellectuals provided
a legal cover for their claims of being “independent” of government funding (CIA).
One prominent journalist, Andrew Kopkind, wrote of a deep sense of moral disillusionment with the
private foundation-funded CIA cultural fronts. Kopkind wrote
In the current period of a major U.S. military-political offensive, Washington has posed the issue as “terrorism or democracy,” just as during the Cold War it posed the question as “Communism or Democracy.” In both instances the Empire recruited and funded “front organizations, intellectuals and journalists to attack its anti-imperialist adversaries and neutralize its democratic critics. The Ford Foundation is well situated to replay its role as collaborator to cover for the New Cultural Cold War.
“The distance between the rhetoric of the open society and the reality of control was greater than anyone thought. Everyone who went abroad for an American organization was, in one way or another, awitness to the theory that the world was torn between communism and democracy and anything in betweenwas treason. The illusion of dissent was maintained: the CIA supported socialist cold warriors, fascist cold warriors, black and white cold warriors. The catholicity and flexibility of the CIA operations were major advantages. But it was a sham pluralism and it was utterly corrupting”.

इनका भी स्विस बैंक A/C नंबर देख लीजिएCIA’s Trojan Horse reaches India after breaking Egypt-Ukraine,Russia.


India had been sucked into the spiral of this Cultural Cold War since a long time. However with the US
economy already struggling and the EU falling like dominos; it is again the East where the West would anchor
it’s sinking ship of so called Exceptionalism that fuels the Western Civilization. The game on the
Indian side is very well crafted and carried out through CIA’s Trojan Horse which has entered into the
heart of Indian Politics – Delhi.

CIA lays the “Foundation” of Indian Policymaking

The Ford Foundation, which completes six decades in India next year, provides a continuing flow of
grants to institutions, think-tanks, civil society, and even farmer groups, to carry out research and
advocacy work. The sums are not inconsequential—about $15 million (about Rs 70 crore) a year. And the
recipients—320 grants, over the past four years—are the who’s who of civil society and advocacy groups
in India.

Its representative, Steven Solnick, said the Foundation’s last installment to Kabir (an NGO run by Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia) was in 2010. “Our first grant to the NGO was of $1,72,000 in 2005 ; the second was in 2008 of $1,97,000,” he told business standard-Read middle portion. Kejri accepts funding
Steven Solnick - Ford Foundation's representative in India
Steven Solnick – Ford Foundation’s representative in India
Kabir, run by Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia, key figures in AAP(Aam Aadmi Party), has received $400,000 from the Ford Foundation in the last three years.
Link for $197,000 – now removed by Ford. Refer screenshot of the same below.
Kabir Ford Foundation CIA

In reply to an RTI query that questioned the funding and expenditure of Kabir, the organisation has disclosed that they have received funds from the Ford Foundation (Rs 86,61,742), PRIA (Rs 2,37,035), Manjunath Shanmugam Trust (Rs 3,70,000), Dutch Embassy (Rs 19,61,968), Association for India’s Development (Rs 15,00,000), India’s friends Association (Rs 7,86,500), United Nationals Development Programme (Rs12,52,742) while Rs 11,35,857 were collected from individual donations between 2007 to 2010.
Interestingly, a major part of the funding to an organisation that is prominent in the “War against corruption” has come from abroad and mainly from the United States. Apar from the UNDP, Ford Foundation and the India Friends Association are US-based organisations, while PRIA and Association for India’s Development are headquartered in Asia.
The foundation, on its part, makes no bones about its neo-liberal agenda, broadly pro-market, seeking
accountability in governance, and promoting marginalised groups. It funds a small number of
institutions, but chooses effectively. At a post-budget meeting two years back, it was noted that all
the think-tanks represented (NCAER, NIPFP, ICRIER and the Centre for Policy Research) on the dais
received grants from the foundation. Academicians and scholars from these think-tanks are regularly
consulted by the government on various policy issues.
CIA Ford Foundation Aam Aadmi Party India
On whether the views of these intellectuals actually get reflected in subsequent policies, Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia declines to comment. “I don’t really have a view on it,” he says. He does, however, concede that India’s association with the foundation “is something that has been on for a long time”.
Moreover, three of core members ( Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi and Manish Sisodia) are also Magsaysay award winners which are endowed by the Ford Foundation and Rockefeller.
The Three Stooges
As far as the Magsaysay Award winners are concerned, this award is an American award for Asians established and funded by the Rockefeller Foundation ostensibly in memory of Ramon Magsaysay, the former President of Philippines.
According to well-placed sources in the U. S. Intelligence community opposed to the State Department’s policy toward the Philippines, $30 million in covert funds was supplied to the Philippine opposition to help finance its presidential campaign. This $30 million was laundered through Hong Kong, where the money was converted into the Philippine peso at the black market rate of 20 pesos to the dollar.
Philippine sources reported that the money had, been in part funneled into the CIA-controlled citizens elec­tion watch group, called Namfrel , the National Movement for a Free Election, which was originally created in 1953 in order to bring Ramon Magsaysay into power. Namfrel was central in the State Department’s policy of intervening into the Philippines election.
In 1957, the Rockefeller Foundation established the Ramon Magsaysay Prize for community leaders in Asia. It was named after Ramon Magsaysay, president of the Philippines, a crucial ally in the US campaign against Communism in Southeast Asia. In 2000, the Ford Foundation established the Ramon Magsaysay Emergent Leadership Award. The Magsaysay Award is considered a prestigious award among artists, activists and community workers in India. M.S. Subbulakshmi and Satyajit Ray won it, so did Jayaprakash Narayan and journalists, P. Sainath. In general, it has become a gentle arbiter of what kind of activism is “acceptable” and what is not. In reality the award is the living memory of the dictatorial president of Philippines known for the murder of thousands of communist guerrillas during the Huk Rebellion under US-planned anti-communist counter-insurgency operations. It explains the silence of the anti-corruption group against corporations and the private sector.
For more details read : CIA manipulation of 1953 elections
This perfectly fits in with a recent shift in the US policy of association with India, which is now focusing on building state-to-state partnerships by “engaging Indian state and local leaders” throughout the country on “topics of mutual interest”. Civil society groups and think-tanks are expected to play an important role in this. As Prof Anil Gupta of IIM-Ahmedabad observes, “Their influence is far beyond what is recognized, and not always benign.”
Should NGOs receiving grants from international agencies like the Ford Foundation and others be barred from participating in the shaping of public policy?
And are these civil society groups working as stooges of the West to execute an “American agenda” ?
These are the question the Aam Aadmi has to answer.

Not the copyrighted ones; but the real Aam Aadmi.
References :Link to my other article of ISI agent is AAP,AAP LINK WITH ISI,KEJRIWAL,CIA,
The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters
Ford Foundation, a philanthropic facade for the CIA
CIA manipulation of 1953 elections
Warren Commission
Allen Dulles
John J. McCloy
Flowing The Way Of Their Money
Claims that Hazare’s movement is US-funded baseless: Arvind
‘We’re No Policy Advisors’
Kejriwal Admits, His NGO Took Money From Ford Foundation 2 Years Back
It’s Official – US-Based Ford Foundation Funding Anna’s Movement

AAP/Kejriwal+CIA +congress .Conspiracy to break India as done by East India Company #Decoding #kejriwal

AAP has become anti MODI , anti Gujrat and anti Ambani from a stage of anticorruption. He does not see corruption in Railway minister Bansal,congress, 2G scam, soniya Gandhi's swiss account and Jindal's landgrab-

Map of a broken up india
Reportedly, the CIA wants to break up India.
In February of 2000, Indian intelligence officials detained 11 members of what they thought was an Al Qaeda hijacking conspiracy.
It was then discovered that these 11 ‘Muslim preachers’ were all Israeli nationals … India’s leading weekly magazine, The Week, reported ( Aborted Mission Investigation: Did Mossad attempt to infiltrate … ):
On 28 March 2010, The Milli Gazette had an article by historian Amaresh Misra entitled Headley Saga: 2008 Mumbai attack was a joint IB-CIA-Mossad-RSS project
The SIM cards used by the ten 26/11 ‘terrorists’ were purchased by someone working for the IB (India’s Intelligence Bureau).
It is possible that the IB is heavily infiltrated by CIA and Mossad.
Rakesh Maria is the police chief responsible for investigating the Mumbai attacks of 2008.
He is said to have pro-Israeli links.
Who paid David Headley’s credit card bills? (Who paid David Coleman Headley’s credit card bill?)
The Bills were paid in the USA and Canada.”
Why AAP , Kejriwal is not talking about congress corruption, just anti Modi and anti Reliance. What hapenned to Swiss accounts, 2G cases, Sheela Dixit's multicrores corruption,Badhera's land corruption and so so. He is a congress agent and hijacked innocent Indians idea to fight for corruption- and sold to CIA,FORD FOUNDATION,CONGRESS.
Arvind Dethe Modifiers's photo.
Someone might ask why a libertarian should care if the Indian state, amultiethnic state, were broken up. Wouldn’t that be a good thing?
For someone who cares for how things actually play out on the ground, the only answer would be, it depends. That holds true for every state.
For instance, I did not support the break-up of the Soviet state, surely a multi-ethnic empire by any definition, because it was apparent that the break-up wasnot a peaceful decision of the interested parties, with all rights considered, but rather the result of intense foreign subversive activity
The result was quite predictable - tremendous suffering, the wholesale looting of assets by financial predators and cronies of the state, and vast criminality, which still has the country by its hair. Not to mention the problem of nuclear warheads on the loose.
I would be in favor of greater and greater decentralization, with a loose retention of the central government and the geographical boundaries of the old state, for the simple reason that those boundaries are natural ones, and make for better defense.
The idea is not to impose theory on the world. The idea is to increase real liberty for real people. Civil war, something tells me, does not do that.
So I will leave seductive and dangerous notions of insurgence and revolution to others. Peace is not the daughter of justice. She is the sister.
This is why I am adamantly opposed to those who support literal secession. Theoretically, it sounds libertarian. In practice, as India is constituted today, it would contribute to violence. Peace through strength is the motto of this realist.
I, like many traditionalist libertarians, thus, support the nation state in as much as it is a bulwark against the predations of the international financial order.
Just as ignorance and weakness signal to the predator a possible target,dissension and civil strife invite imperialists and corporate looters.
Actually, the power-elites, contrary to what some libertarian anarchists think, are promoting the break-up of nation states into regional trading blocks, because the administration of a world economic order would be much easier that way. Defining the states by regional economic zones makes defense difficult and the subjugation of some parts by the global powers much easier.

The Afro-Dalit movement, from this viewpoint, is simply an ideological penetration of the country that serves to draw away a large and prosperous part of India, to westernize and Christianize it, and then position it as a counterforce to the surrounding Hindu and Muslim populations.
Notice how truncated the northern part of India has become in the map. The entire Kashmir area in the North, long coveted by the West for its strategic position, is outside the boundaries of the new state.
Historically, when the state has receded from its natural physical boundaries, it has diminished even further, shrinking to just around the capital of Delhi.
As author/philanthropist/entrepreneur Rajiv Malhotra points out, while fringe activists in the West claim to be deconstructing their own countries, the truth is quite different. Federal power here is immense and there is little or no terrorism or infiltration compared to the enormous foreign activity in and around India.
Thus, Indian activists, drawn by the money and status of the foreign activist circuit, are misled by various gate-keepers to think their deconstruction of their own countries is equivalent to what American and European activists are doing. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Activism here is firmly under the control of the intelligence services, and the boundaries of discourse are ruthlessly maintained by the policing system known as political correctness, as well as by endless secret surveillance, whereby anyone who strays into genuinely subversive truth is immediatelybranded an anti-Semite or some such thing and sentenced to the cybergulag of irrelevance and obscurity.
This is made possible by the fact that, unknown to such brainwashed and servile activists, the entire web is the domain of thousands, if not tens of thousands of intelligence analysts, spies, instigators, sayanim, and ordinary snitches, who make sure that the apparent decentralized nature of the web is actually covertly controlled in a totalitarian mind-control system. That system encompasses everything from the corporate media giants to Hollywood, from academia to policy think-tanks, from the prestigious awards to the big publishing houses, from NGOs to social media.
And beyond all that of course, the very technology of control is firmly in the hands of closely interlocked mega corporations like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, and other internet giants, all of whom are part of the extra-governmental government, the supragovernment, of the spy agencies, as well as partnered with finance capitalism itself, centered in the US around the Federal reserve system (but more and more around the IMF and BIS), which controls the money supply, and thus the whole capital market and the life-blood of corporations.
The Balkanized India in the map above might seem like a good libertarian goal only if one were completely naive, ignorant of the context and history, or ill-intentioned. Indian history has been one long recitation of imperial expansion and contraction, interstate intrigue and betrayal, and foreign invasion, making trade difficult and dangerous, and forceful secession the last thing needed.
Now, in libertarian anarchy small states can join together for their defense, of course. And this is especially so if the individual states are constituted as republics and linked in a federated structure. But that is already the case in India, where the states are quite divergent and differentiated in structure, population, and functioning.
Those who make arguments for secession and balkanization thus betray their ignorance of contemporary India and her history.
Some ideologues even claim that there was never an India until the British came along and that the unity of the country is a recent creation. This isEurocentric fiction, generated by the academic left, beholden to the globalists, as anyone who knows Indian history will be aware. The subcontinent has been unified, more or less, many times, before the British.
The Moghul emperors Aurangzeb and Akbar were just two who brought nearly the whole of India under their rule. Aurangzeb was no doubt a murderous despot, but my point is not to endorse empire but to say that anyone who suggests there was no entity called India until the British came along has been brainwashed by colonial fantasists.
Before the Muslims, there were also Mauryas who united the whole subcontinent. And, even between these eras and before them, there is plenty of evidence to show that the subcontinent had a history of its own and was seenas a separate region from the rest of Asia, divided from it by the definite physical boundaries of the Himalayas and the Hindukush.
But most importantly, the objection to the break-up of the nation states, which some libertarians consider preferable, is that it can and will end up playing into the hands of the economic elites, who have been planning for it a long while.


Decoding Christianity-Christian Children Fund -Conversion in name of help in INDIA-PART 1

Many of the Charities proclaiming to be dedicated for the welfare of the Children and the downtrodden are ,in fact, Christian Organizations with the sole purpose of converting Hindus and non Christians into Christianity.
Conversion Drive through CharityAd for World Vision
The methods adopted by the Church are:
By far the most common means of conversion is by buying the poor. In one tribal village, Missionaries promised the head of each household pair of nylon pants if he converted to Christianity and a motorbike if he converted his whole family. In a matter of a few months, the Missionaries had “spread the gospel” along with pants and motorbikes to the entire village.
2.Adoption & Child SponsorshipMany innocent looking child sponsorship programs, such as Christian Children’s Fund and World Vision, that often advertise on U.S. television are guilty of forced conversions. Many often say, “For 50 cents a day, you’ll make a real impact on the life of a child and their community!”
3. Jobs - In 1999, the Indian Church of Christ in Assam was caught red-handed for forcibly converting at least 14 Hindus. Over a period of six months the missionaries belonging to this Church offered money, jobs and other economic benefits to these extremely poor Hindus if they adopted Christianity.
4. Loans – When conversions by force not being possible, the methods that are applied are inducements and fraud. Inducements are called “social service” or “charitable” activities.
Yet another trick where you pay for Conversion to Christianity by unwittingly donating to Organizations posing as Social outfits.

Child Fund International

This organization was formerly known as Christian Children’s Fund. They are a Christian organization with the goal of converting Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists and people of other religion in India into Christians. It is a form of crusade (Christian war) with the single goal of converting India into a Christian nation. The “charity” part is just a front for their heinous intentions in the background.

The fact that they changed their name to remove the Christian part is proof that they are trying to deceive the public, and using common person’s money to destroy their valuable culture, traditions and faith.
Do they actually support the poor and the under-privileged Children?…..
Sridevi – the well-known Indian movie actress – has been recruited to raise funds for this organization. This is likely to boost the fundraising and hence increase the pressure on non-Christians to convert. It is pathetic that a leading public figure is helping anti-social and anti-national organizations. Does Sridevi not know about the intentions of this organization, or has she sold her soul in return of money? These are questions that only Sridevi can answer…
This is another charity-in-disguise that has launched a crusade against India and its heritage by converting everyone into Christians. The snapshot of their webpage (at the time of writing this article) is shown here and speaks of itself. Their goal is to collect money from the same people who they intend to harm.
Note how a Hindu child is depicted in the picture, which gives the impression to the unsuspecting public that the money is going towards the general population, when the real intention is to convert the poor into Christians



A US decision has evidently reaffirmed that Narendra Modi cannot be allowed to become prime minister of India. This is similar to the verdict reached on the elected President of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi. The US simply did not trust him and the Muslim Brotherhood to keep their promises of good behaviour. It seems the conclusion was that Morsi had to be removed from power despite his firm crackdown on the interests of the Hamas in Egypt and emollient tone about other issues of concern to the US.
The Saudis had also weighed in because the Muslim Brotherhood has historically laid claim to leadership of the Islamic world. This was an intolerable threat to US influence over what has been State Department Islam, the best antidote to Arab nationalism and underpinning for anti-communism, in the context of the Cold War, through a supine Saudi monarchy, totally dependent on the US for survival. The US was also possibly aware of everything Morsi was saying in private through its comprehensive eavesdropping activities that leave little confidential. It is probable that Morsi was counselling his Muslim Brotherhood associates of the need to bide their time.
Narendra Modi’s case is not fundamentally different because it is feared that Modi and his supporters will curtail the huge incursions into India by US agencies the UPA has facilitated. It is assumed that once Modi forms the government and becomes aware that India’s is well on the way to becoming a US banana republic satellite–in the age-old Central American and Asian tradition, subject to indirect rule–he will move to end it. The US has evidently infiltrated India on a massive scale, blackmailing politicians with covertly acquired information, sponsoring countless secular and religious foundations and the purchase of a huge swathe of the Indian media.
However, the erstwhile BJP as such was not really a drawback for the US because some of its prominent leaders have been very close to the US, virtual spokesmen for it. Others bent over backwards during the tenure of the NDA to please. Two of the BJP’s most senior decision makers, including the late Brajesh Mishra, even made offers of sending Indian troops to join the coalition in Afghanistan. The Americans themselves had not made such a request to India because it would have sent their vital ally in the Afghan war into veritable frenzy. This idea was very wisely vetoed personally by Atal Behari Vajpayee himself!
The Muslim Brotherhood is now facing savage repression, with the US-backed Egyptian military embarked on a reign of terror. It has not hesitated to kill hundreds of civilian Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators, including many women, by the simple expedient of shooting them while they slept. It is also systematically decapitating the Muslim Brotherhood political leadership. The Egyptian military has effectively re-imposed a dictatorship that is a prelude to shepherding its own pliant creatures into power, but through a process that assures an outward democratic fig leaf. The Muslim Brotherhood has been denounced as a terrorist organisation and cannot contest elections.
An even harsher version of this model for maintaining US control was tried out successfully in Algeria during the 1990s. The US and French sponsored Algerian military dispensation killed anything up to 300,000 civilians to eliminate the radical Islamic Salvation Group. The free Fourth Estate of Europe and the US played its usual collaborationist role. It blamed the army of the Islamic Salvation Group for the widespread killings, often of their own supporters, in orgies of mindless bloodlust, however incredible and unlikely that might appear. The bloody conflict lasted a decade and ended with the total destruction of the Islamic radicals. The Western intervention, which has destroyed much of Syria, killing more than 150,000 people, to the approving clamour of the Western human rights lobby, is another variant for re-imposing imperial control over a country. The invasion and destruction of Iraq was another, the death toll approximately 2 million so far.
The Indo-US nuclear accord has puzzled many observers, especially the mostly ill-informed Indian public. Some insiders involved in the negotiation of the Indo-US Nuclear Accord were also mystified by the US decision to allow India to ascend, in effect, to the extraordinary status of a bona fide nuclear power. Even more apparently inexplicable was the direct efforts made by President George Bush Jnr. himself to ensure a favourable outcome at the IAEA negotiations. He made a personal phone call to the President of China at a crucial juncture of the negotiations, when the latter embarked on a discreet, last-minute manoeuvre to scupper the deal it had agreed earlier with the US.
An excellent, revealing account of China’s machinations, by a senior Indian journalist present in Vienna was buried by his editor, the owner of India’s most pro-Chinese daily. In the end, the most knowledgeable attributed this paramount political American decision, recognising India as a nuclear power, to President Bush supposedly becoming enamoured with the country on a visit during the 1990s. It is unconvincing, indeed inconceivable that such a decision of huge political import could have been the product of a sentimental whim. Although it is possible Bush acquired an undue affection for India, however weird that might seem to even the most patriotic Indian.
The decision to accord India nuclear status occurred because of a US perception that it had finally managed to acquire a durable foothold in it and access to high level Indian decision-making during the tenure of the UPA. Indeed, it seems, the US was even able to determine appointments to the Union Cabinet, certainly in the case of the Commerce and the Environment portfolios and perhaps even the EAM’s selection is cleared now by the US ambassador in Delhi. The granting of nuclear status to India, which was well and truly an enormous gift was motivated by the US view of India as a new client satellite. The journey in this fateful direction began during the tenure of the NDA and has neared completion under a totally subverted UPA. To their credit, both Jawaharlal Nehru and India Gandhi had resisted this dire predicament during the first decades of Indian independence.
The UPA of course represents mainly the family, rather than India and is also deferential to the US, which is the fate of the family itself as well. Quite noticeably, the US has helpfully striven to conceal any embarrassing information on the likely UPA prime ministerial candidate. The purchase of untested Westinghouse nuclear reactors as quid pro quo for the Indo-US Accord was a less significant secondary understanding. One also begins to understand why the UPA became an agent WalMarts rather than representing the vital interests of millions of Indian retailers.
This does not mean India accedes to all US dictates, for example over the purchase of Iranian crude. However, a deeper subservience to US preferences has been established and is being institutionalised. The US has become the major shareholder in the equity of the GoI, much as it has been in Pakistan for decades.
Mohammed Morsi may have eventually brought its own divinely-sanctioned misfortune to Egypt, but his entrapment, after the preliminary honeyed effusions from Washington, is a lesson for Indians, themselves on the verge of losing control over their country. Morsi was never in full command of the Egyptian government and the affairs of the country, despite an overwhelming electoral mandate. The religious obsessions of the Muslim Brotherhood also constrained a calculated grasp of the harsh secular international realities lapping around them.
They were determined to achieve, in short order, some of their Shariah-ordained goals on personal conduct, especially pertaining to women’s dress codes and sexual behaviour, a central pillar in the history of Islam, imperial expansion apart. The desire to impose curbs on other supposedly un-Islamic liberal freedoms was also accorded high priority. Yet, he was never in full control of critical economic issues like food and petroleum prices, which rose inexorably. As a result, a myriad of voluntary organisations and media outlets, blatantly sponsored by the US, had tens of thousands of the religiously less observant on the streets, baying for his blood. Within days of his brutal overthrow prices and other shortages mitigated and the Saudis and Kuwaitis extended huge loans to the beleaguered Egyptian economy.
The virtually instant announcement, after the swearing-in of Arvind Kejriwal and his juvenile crew, following their inept, comic preening for the media, was a hunger-strike in Bhopal and the decision to contest elections in Gujarat. The goal of AAP is now blindingly obvious. The intention is to split the anti-Congress vote to prevent Modi and the BJP winning enough seats in 2014 to form a viable government. The other alternative outcome would be to reduce their number sufficiently to facilitate the barely-concealed claim of his implacable opponents inside the BJP to propose an alternative candidate for prime minister, ostensibly to help form a governing coalition. The Indian domestic political support for the AAP intervention is from the counterparts of the so-called young and liberal in Cairo’s Tahir Square. They are really all a product of India’s manipulative and manipulated English language media, much of it in hock to banks and foreign conglomerate owners.
How the AAP originated and their personal international ties are indeed a matter of interest, but not the only issue. The Magasaysay award is a known instrument for affording recognition to Asians sensitive to the US portrayal of the world. Volunteering to work for Mother Teresa is also an agreeable item on a CV, indicating desirable political impulses to Western governments. At the very least, the US has intervened in a dynamically unstable Indian polity to affect outcomes. Funding a useful political or voluntary local entity through an Indian business house is standard practice for foreign countries. They reimburse the business house by engaging with it in an unrelated profitable transaction. The Saudis regularly employ such business deals in India on behalf of Pakistan and the US does so as well in scores of countries. It offers complete anonymity and its legality hard to question.
The final solution to a difficult and high stakes political standoff will be to assassinate Narendra Modi. The attempt already made in Patna is almost certain to have had foreign participation and the background to it presents a truly shocking picture of high level local complicity. Attempts to assassinate Modi are likely to occur again. Determined efforts continue to incite Islamic radicals to make such an attempt, by funding endless court proceedings to ensure the accusations over the 2002 Gujarat riots remain alive.
The logistical backup for any plan to murder Narendra Modi will likely originate in Pakistan, already rejoicing at the colossal damage to Indian intelligence the UPA attempt to curb him has inflicted. It is also extremely suspect that invitations to Narendra Modi to visit came from three close US allies, two of them with little compelling reason for extending them. The US itself persists in using the issue of his visa to cause him whatever negative publicity possible. Quite clearly, assassinating him abroad might have been considered more logistically feasible and less damaging politically than in India. The intention is to end the career of the most popular Indian politician since independence and one that threatens to assert it.
Dr Gautam Sen taught international political economy at the London School of Economics.
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