Monday, June 11, 2012

PENTAGON PSALMISTS RETURN TO ASIA PACIFIC


Last week, Leon Panetta, Pentagon’s chief hit-man was in Asia, signaling 'Broken Arrow, Broken Arrow!’. This bogey was meant to gather gullible Asian leaders, persuading them to come to the aid of the American empire in grave danger of being overrun by China. 'Broken Arrow’ was a code reserved by the American forces in the Vietnam War to signal extreme danger to their positions. 

Panetta's appeal for help has had such an impact that great strategy pundits from India, Vietnam, Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia Australia, Japan, South Korea and others have joined Pentagon psalmists' chorus - chanting imprecatory prayers - predicting disgrace and shame to the Chinese. 

Post 9/11, the world was introduced to a similar imprecatory number against Islam. A little over a decade ago, Bush had stood up to tell the world about the ensuing ‘clash of civilizations’. Now all that war on terror lies buried under the cacophony of Osama’s death pronouncement and the din of ‘Arab Spring’. 

The latest American mantra pivots around the Oceans in Asia Pacific region. Dr John Chipman, Director General and Chief Executive, IISS says, “one of the most important subjects in the Asia‑Pacific is the idea of protecting maritime freedoms and the acceptance that this is an international and global role, not only a regional and particular role.” 

Fresh words are being woven and new alliances are being sewn together; only to pull wool over Asian eyes. Dangerous needles are being pricked into Asian minds to prove that their salvation lies in preventing China from uprooting the treasure tower embedded the South China Sea. Scarborough Shoal - a disputed territory between China and Philippines – is now the chief reason for Asia to be “in a state of strategic flux.” As Sanjay Baru tells us, America is “seeking to provide an element of stability to this flux, and inject a measure of certainty to an uncertain world.” 

Today, Panetta talks about shifting an additional 10% of American forces to Indo-Pacific than what it has committed in the Atlantic. Towards the fag end of their empire in Asia, British too had tried to use huge forces at their disposal to protect “the crescent of land that stretched from Bengal, through Burma, the Southern island. It was hinterland of the Straits of Malacca, one of the greatest arteries of oceanic trade that separates the Indian Ocean from South China Sea.” (Christopher Bayly and Tim Harper, Forgotten Wars: The end of Britain’s Asian Empire, 2008). Bayly and Harper also tell us that during these years the Americans used to make fun of the British South East Asian Command (SEAC) under Lord Mountbatten as nothing but an acronym that stood for “Save England Asian Colonies”. 

Today, America finds itself in British shoes. It is paranoid about the longevity of its empire. It’s declining money power and reduced ability to spend on military is making it seek military hardware and manpower from within Asia-pacific. It is playing the same old game and making sure that Asians are once again buffoon(ed) into fighting against each other. 

It is a paradox that in the era of advancing life expectancy the collective memory of the human being is on the decline. It is only sixty years ago, Panetta’s predecessors had entered Asia pacific with an atomic bang, making the Japanese experience the horrors of weapons of mass destruction and colonization. 

Just prior to dropping of the atomic bomb, the communist cadres in South East Asia and British Indian army soldiers were used as cannon fodder to defeat the Japanese colonial designs. And all they got in return for fighting the Japanese was a fresh tranche of brutal British imperialism. 


By 1946 Japan had been mollified and the threat of communism was the new clarion call on which Asia was to rotate. How does one forget the US role in ensuring the division of Korea and the use of ‘Agent Orange’ in Vietnam? They used Soviet Union in WW II only to make it an enemy. Islam was used against godless communism and then made into a dreaded monster after 9/11. They used China in the Cold War and now China is the enemy. This is an endless game that can no longer be brushed aside in terms of, “there are no permanent friends or enemies, but permanent interests in international relations.” 


The people of Asia must expose this farce and say that there is only one permanent interest - not to expose global poor to wars initiated at the behest of the leech like descendants of Rockefeller and Rothschild. The people must come together to prevent their younger generations from being used once again in frivolous wars. Wars indulged in by these banking monsters representing 1% of the global population. For this tiny minority, war is a necessity. They will create reasons to display their masculinity and keep the global 99% in a perpetual state of shock and awe. Thus, there is no use blaming Americans, now we know the real culprits behind the wars. 

For these global elite, the multitudes are expendable earthworms and cockroaches. Nations and Gods are all strategic commodities to be used and thrown away like disposable crockery. Protection and perpetuation of property rights is all they live for and make us die for. They will not change; let us at least, not allow ourselves to be used.

7 comments:

  1. Well articulated

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  2. Utterly ridiculous the truth lies in between. China is the bigger threat to Indian security so enemy's enemy is my friend. Pakistan-China, North Korea-China nexus is based on this time tested and immortal premise.

    Ram
    Singapore

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  3. Interesting alternate view! India must decide who their enemy no 1 is; China (as stated earlier by the then Defence Minister George Fernandes), Pakistan as percieved by its polity as well as media or the US? Or, all three of them. My two penny take is India must guard its interests as a confident nation and build bridges with its neighbours to later take on the global warriors.

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    1. Most important is to build bridges with the neighbours, I fully agree

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  4. The British colonised us.We fought against them.The British pursued a policy of 'divide and rule'.We were divided and fought against each other.Still now we are each other's enemy.The coloniser is our friend.USA is now wearing the British shoes.Each of our countries cooperate with USA.We offer our land,sea and air space for the use of US military.We purchase arms from USA and their allies and make the American tycoons rich and our people more poor and the country more weak.USA uses our weakness and compel us to sign agreements to sell our oil,gas,coal and natural resources at through away prices to their MNC's.Asians must unite,stop fighting,stop arms race,stop playing into the hands of America.We must have peace amongst us and all round cooperation,fight against US aggression not against the Americans but against the 1 percent.

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  5. Sir,
    Wars all across centuries were fought for the elite !
    As for self interest nothing is free ! Even Air and water; we pay for it; breathing drinking toxic air and water when we reside in cities and its rare and cold at altitude!
    The issue is jis ka danda uski Bhense. A Gospel Truth down the ages. So what of the Chinese ! They depend on American consumption and fear the freeze but such is the case with every nation. What happens in the eventuality of a local conflict in the Far East and it slips onto the sea. It definitely will, in fact it must if we as a race are to survive. Battlefields on land will lead to losses running into millions. Thus the low cost sensible alternative to muscle flexing on land is engagements across the seas but that is also where the 21st century traders ply their wares !
    Well what then is the issue, prepare for tomorrow ! Join the Mechanized Infantry and wish the Navy God Speed. Its time they rocked and rock they will. As soon as the oil gets dearer and Africa becomes the the next Prairies Plains feeding the teeming millions in water parched Asia. Walk the Himalayas the signs are there. We are short 73% today and another such failure next year and we will be looking to farm Africa. Suggest we postpone the New Cars for 2018 and hope the monsoons do not disappoint two three years in succession. Statistically that is an unfortunate possibility.
    Clinton or no Clinton We do not need the Americans but the seas most definitely.

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