Resurgent imperial conquests

Indians appear to believe that they are immune to the brutal rules of American imperial logic.

US victory in the Cold War has been followed by an unabashed attempt to consolidate its triumph rather than create a more harmonious international order to overcome the fear of nuclear war. All undertakings given after the Soviet withdrawal from Eastern Europe were abandoned with alacrity. The US imperial upsurge was preceded by the blatant attempts to subvert post-communist Russia itself through bogus interventions during the 1990s, under the aegis of international institutions, to bring about supposed economic reform. The goal was to create economic chaos and install domestic political forces in Russia, like Boris Yeltsin, willing to accept US global primacy. When that failed, the US began moving the perimeter of the Berlin wall to the very border of the former USSR, by removing sitting governments in countries proximate to Russia and cajoling their leaders to join NATO and the EU.

Georgia and the Ukraine became particular objects of US machination, once the rest of Eastern Europe succumbed and were absorbed into the Western fold, with Poland resuming its historic aggressive posture against Russia. The anti-Russian leadership of most former communist nations cooperated enthusiastically with the NATO goal of cornering Russia once and for all. But the virtual declaration of war on Russia prompted the rise of a hard line leader, in the shape of Vladimir Putin, who began to respond with military preparedness and global military activism. Unbelievably, Western commentators refuse to take on board the virtual destruction of Russia, within living memory, from the direction of its western border by the Nazis and repeated earlier invasions, dating back several centuries.

The European Union’s eastward expansion is strongly supported by the US. The purpose is to indissolubly tie small and weak economies to the EU, as a means to securing their commitment to NATO by making membership of the EU too valuable to sever. This is why both Poland and Romania are hosting US missiles that pose a direct threat to Russian security. This is the same reason that Barack Obama spoke against Britain’s exit from the EU, since it is their most pliable asset within it. US global imperial re-assertion has also reached Latin America that was enjoying a brief period of respite from suffocating US embrace in the aftermath of the end of the Cold War. Regime change in Brazil, Venezuela and elsewhere is being accomplished by inciting resentful local elites, who had been in retreat owing to the election of populist governments.

The policy of erasing all vestiges of a Russian footprint is also occurring with unbridled violence elsewhere too, with regime changes in the Middle East and Africa. Much of the Middle East has been systematically razed to the ground, removing local recalcitrants like Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein, to the accompaniment of genocidal brutality that recalls Caesar’s ruthless pacification of Gaul. The subsidiary aim appears to be to forestall possible Chinese entry as a major presence. WikiLeaks evidence also highlights a cynical disregard for the prodigious human suffering entailed in the region. US imperialism in the Middle East has culminated in the destruction of independent states and millions of deaths and continuing bitter civil strife. The murder of Gaddafi, whom President Ronald Reagan had sought assassinated in 1986, was inevitable because he foolishly sought to thwart US attempts to establish military and intelligence bases in Mali for Africom, the US regional headquarters for Africa. The French were also mightily annoyed with him for his failure to order US$ 14 billion worth of arms that he had promised to purchase.

Modern Islamic terrorism itself is also a product of Anglo-American patronage, with long historical roots. It has been used against secular Arab nationalism, Russia, and India, through Pakistani proxies. This association has not ebbed in the aftermath of the recent global upsurge of Islamic terrorism. US calculus on the usefulness of Islamic terror primarily derives from cost-benefit analysis and is indifferent to the price paid by third parties. Africa is now replete with US drone bases, without the likes of Patrice Lumumba (murdered in 1961 at CIA instigation), Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana and Muammar Gaddafi, to oppose primacy. Britain remains a faithful ally of US imperial ventures everywhere and France itself is notoriously imperialist, reluctant to permit genuine African independence in former colonies. Its constant African adventurism is motivated by the rich uranium deposits of the Sahara that allow it to claim world power status.

The US has never been a genuine welfare state in the European mould that would have obliged a policy focus on domestic economic well-being instead of imperial ventures. Instead, it has long been an imperialist country whose raison d’être is conquest and control, expanding in successive waves, from Latin and Central America to the Philippines in 1898, and the wider world beyond since WWII. The serious contemporary domestic economic crisis has not deterred its policy of violent and brutal imperial ambition, advanced without apology by the so called necons, who seem to have inherited the mantle of Nazism. But the timing of its surging foreign ventures, irrespective of which party or individual leads the nation, must also be understood as a means of pre-empting an incipient Chinese challenge, before the latter’s enhanced economic and military capacity pose a serious threat to US aspirations.

It would be a grievous error to judge that India is somehow immune from subordination through US interference and conspiracies. India happens to be on its radar as a recalcitrant state that needs to be subdued, by using a dire two-front Sino-Pak threat to force it into an unequal relationship with the West. Some of the recent campaigns against the Modi government are an attempt to force policy change, especially permit accelerated religious conversions and favors to US contractors. Deepening Indo-US engagement is entirely opportunistic from a US perspective, dictated by India’s usefulness to the US global posture and its welfare does not enter the calculus at all. Unfortunately, cupidity and self-flagellation are the traditional hallmarks of India’s perceptual universe, unable to comprehend a world in which its supposed elites sleepwalk, deeply insecure. Indian intellectual resources seem unable to overcome a culture of self-doubt, miss-steps and grotesque misunderstanding of the world beyond its shores.

Historically, India has been viewed as a resource by imperial predators, as Lord Curzon emphatically noted in 1908, providing slaves and plunder for a 1000 years to the subaltern Mughal Emirs of Persia and, subsequently, British looters. India’s post-independence incarnation remains much the same for imperialists, with the US eager to use Indian manpower and bases to fight wars, much as the British colonial power had done. But in the period up to the late 1990s, after independence, India declined to join the West in its multifarious conspiracies and was subject, as a result, to constant efforts at subversion. This is why the Anglo-Americans found in Pakistan, a useful ally to discipline India with, seeking to permanently keep it off balance through military threats from across the border and terrorism inside its national territory.

India’s local would-be grand subjugator, China, has now adopted Pakistan to harass India, outsourcing ready-made nuclear weapons and delivery systems to terrorize India. Indeed, it can be surmised that the Godhra episode was a joint operation between Pakistan, China and, possibly, the US, alarmed at the prospect of war between two nuclear-armed states owing to Indian mobilization for Operation Parakram. Once, Indian army units were diverted to Gujarat in the aftermath of the post-Godhra violence, the prospect of Indian military chastisement of Pakistan, for trying to decapitate its entire political leadership, became less likely.

India’s political class and bureaucrats have in the past decade allowed the Christianization of Nepal to facilitate US activities for future operations against China through Tibet, failing to understand this dramatic change is a two-edged sword. The prize of a politically subjugated India, by creating an internal Christian constituency and other political assets, remains a goal, the US will not easily abandon. The West has no compunction killing millions in the Middle East to achieve the political objective of regime change, but Indians appear to believe, they live in a different planetary system and therefore, immune to the brutal rules of imperial logic! But the rampant genocidal politics, the world over, demonstrate little has changed, since the British departed India, precipitating the twin holocausts of famine and partition, as it fled. And there would be no hesitation in cleaving India again should it be in the interest of NATO and feasible.

Intervening militarily in India to turn it into a neo colony like much of the developing world is not practicable. But subverting India has proven deceptively easy and has accelerated in the 21st century, after it foolishly opened its doors wide to supposed consular and allied activities and allowed foreign governments to establish offices in major cities. Numerous Indian politicians and public officials have since become direct or indirect assets of foreign powers, who have been bribed and/or blackmailed into treasonous cooperation.

Being a foreign asset is, in fact, unremarkable for people of Indian origin and that encompasses much of the social science and humanities academic fraternity abroad, collaborating with governments hostile to India. The coordinated international chorus against the BJP-led government, on the fabricated grounds of alleged violations of democratic rule, freedom of expression and its intolerance, has an extraordinarily familiar ring, straight out of the operational handbook of the CIA. Of course, there are also specific foreign grievances against Indian behavior, like the failure to purchase the Euro fighter, the British government was desperate to sell, which upset it bitterly, when a French fighter aircraft was purchased instead.

Much of the mainstream Indian media itself is basically a foreign presence in its body politic, available for purchase. India’s domestic academics have long been mobilized by foreign intelligence agencies to engage in low level sniping at its central government to cause it discomfiture. But, these they are mostly irrelevant, since the level of pay does not attract, with some exceptions in science and technology, real talent nor do professorships confer stature. Other levels of Indian society, including industrialists and entrepreneurs, are often suspect, because they engage in illegal activity and depend on foreign goodwill to persist and escape sanctions for their criminality.

India is currently tethered like a goat, which doesn’t really know the fate that awaits it and happily munching the fodder put before it. The preparation for the kill is proving long-winded, because the goat is oversized, but a combination of carefully instigated and nurtured internal dissension and the permanent alarming threat of a double external assault do have a reasonable chance of eventual success. The cue for internal dissension is a multilayered conspiracy of treason from within and without, the latter in the shape of illiterate academic half wits abroad, who are mostly hired assassins. Some of them imagine they are serving the cause of humanity by helping to dismantle their own nation, which has hardly had any respite from endless horrors in over a thousand years.

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  • 0nlyPeace

    wow…..what a well researched and broad-based article……kudos sir..

  • Shreevalsan

    Tilak Sengupta has spoken the truth about the US and India. Indeed, Hindus are like goats happily munching at the grass thrown in front of them by their enemies who are waiting to slaughter it. Hindus are so naive that they think the whole world is like them. It is only Hindus who say ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (World is one family) while no one else lives by this principle. Unless Hindus wake up and act against their internal enemies — Muslims, Christians, secular politicians, media and academia — India is doomed. Enemies of Hinduism are resourceful and cunning while Hindus are poor and naive. Disintegration of India and extinction of Hindus and Hinduism now seems a distinct possibility.

    • Canon in D

      Sadly, I can’t disagree with that.

  • Jana krish

    What you portray is really scary.

  • VarunaPraghasa

    Pathetic. We forgot both the Artha shastra and the pancha tantra and our dharma shastras and fell for debilitating, soul killing Gandhian crap called non violence. In this respect i would like to share an article

    No nation transacts with another nation for any altruistic purpose. This is a golden rule in diplomacy. The stupid policies of our first PM vis-a-vis china, like “punctured seal(Pancha sheel)” and with Pakistan on the Kashmir issue etc hurts still now. India should have been a part of the security council. But it gave it to china which keeps punching us every time it gets a chance too. I wish Modi gets a bit aggressive. But he seems to be no different from his predecessors. What a sad state!! I wish for the day India regains it’s kshatriya prowess back. To much emphasis of non violence has actually made us impotent.

    In fact today more than ever, we need the intellectual Kshatriya, who can combat both intellectually and physically than brahma bala or power of penance of Brahmins which hardly exists today. We should reverse the curse by Vishwamitra in the Ramayana “Aho Dikh kshatra balam| Brahma balam eva balam” (Oh fie on kshatriya power. It is the power of penance which is real power) to “Aho Dik Brahma bruva balam. Kshatra balam eeva balam”(Fie on the false powers of false brahmanas of today. The true power is the power of the kshatriya).

    • ltlee1

      Henry Kissinger’s famous quote “America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests” certainly applies to all nations. But other dynamics is also in play. For example a nation’s population and its GDP as a ratio of world population and world GDP would affect its view of global competition. Is it mainly a positive sum game or a zero-sum game.

      For a country with 5% of the world’s population to continuously produces/sonsumes 20, 25%, or a larger percentage of the world output, it must play every tricks it could to weaken most, if not all, lagre competitors. In some sense, it is a zero summed game for such nation. The US has played this game very well. With the USSR gone and Europe depends on it for security, it could imposed its will on other smaller nations including Japan to maximize economic benefit. The ratio between US per capita gdp and global per capita gdp is both its goal as well as its tool. It also makes it less sensitive reduced global gdp. As is, the US could go on for a while if it does everything right, such as containing China.

      In contrast, a country with 20% of the world’s population, currently China and India, have zero chance to produces/consumes 80- 100% of the world’s output. Actually, any attempt to go beyond 30% of world output would probably reduce total global output. For China and India, they could not play zero summed game, with their large population, China and India could only rise when many other countries are also rising.

      No nation transacts with another nation for any altruistic purpose is only right if one sees such transactions as zero-sum.

      • VarunaPraghasa

        And many nations play this game including China, such as china’s blocking of India into the NSG. But from Kissinger’s quote this statement is good to use as a baseline policy. But unlike no other nation, right after independence innumerable follies have been committed by Jawaharlal Nehru because of his utopian “non-existent in the real world ideas”, like refusing the security council seat, refusing Kennedy’s offer to explode the first nuke before China, running to UN for Kashmir and not settling it firmly by himself, non acceptance of China as an aggressive nation with expansionist ideals and thus formulating foreign policy on that basis , participation in the stupid crap of movement called NAM(Non aligned movement) just to a list a few.

        • ltlee1

          Don’t quite understand why you guys are obssessed with China. As a matter of fact, other nations, incluidng the US also objected India joining the NSG.


          Friday, June 24, 2016
          Washington (June 23, 2016) — Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, today praised the Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG) for refraining from allowing Indian participation in the group. India had sought to join the NSG despite clear guidelines that only members of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) should be considered for NSG participation. Senator Markey had previouslyspoken out against plans to set aside these rules for India during a hearing of the Foreign Relations Committee in May.

          Below is a statement from Senator Markey:
          “Today, the Nuclear Supplier Group reaffirmed its strong support
          for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty by refraining from admitting
          India. The Nuclear Supplier Group was founded in response to India’s 1974 nuclear test, and it has worked for decades to prevent the sharing of technology that could contribute to the further spread of nuclear weapons. If India joined the Nuclear Supplier Group, it would be the only participating government in the organization that was not a party to the NPT, weakening the NSG’s commitment to the treaty. By refraining from admitting India, the NSG strengthened both the treaty and the broader global nonproliferation regime.”
          Anyway, my point is that there are more than one way to see nation to nation relationship. A superpower, now the hyperpower, like the US can and have good reason to see all relationships through the zero-sum lens. China and India could not.

          • VarunaPraghasa

            Historical reasons. As i told earlier, Nehru somehow believed that China was the ideal friend and that can be seen in his stupid gestures to that country. For example giving up our seat to the security council in the now useless UN has not got India any warm feelings in reciprocation. The US is a far off country geographically. Also China partners with Pak and that has a great impact on our border security.

            Theoretically you are right, there may be multiple ways to see a nation to nation relationship. But what i mean is India should shed its propensity to sacrifice its interests for stupid ethereal ideals that other nations do not hold when dealing with their interests. Again another example is one of our naive stupid chief ministers of a southern state called tamil nadu giving of a piece of land to Srilanka in again a demented act to uphold some crap. Did Srilanka stop shooting indian fishermen venturing near that piece of land in a friendly gesture? Please google for “kacchatheevu and Srilanka”

            So what i meant is specific for the Indian context. India should awaken to harsh realities and start with looking at its own interests first. All this is because of the fact we forgot the artha shastra and panchatrantra that can be used as manuals of political science and economics

          • ltlee1

            Can you provide some source to substantiate claims that India was ever offered a seat to the UNSC and assistence in atomic bomb making by Western nations?

            Concerning Nehru’s view, I don’t know much about him. I guess he shared China’s frustration toward Western nations’s talking the talk but not walking the walk. Gandhi was once a die-hard admirer of British colonialism. But then decided to rebel because Britain reneged of its promise to grant India autonomy. China had great hope of Wilson and his 14 points but deeply disappointed because Wilson could not accept Japan’s request of racial equality and instead gave part of China’s Shangtung Penisular in order to placate Japan.

            China and India had false starts and would still be competitors for a long time. It is not easy for two large nations each with its own long history and cultural tradition to truly accept each other. European nations had a long history of bloody warfares among themselves. Despite all the tragedies, Brexit has shown that there are still many problems among them. China and India are likely to travel a similarly bumpy road except the realization that war will have no place and one could only truly realize its citisens’ potential when the other is also doing well.

          • VarunaPraghasa

            Here is the proof for the atomic bomb stuff The clip is about a book by a career diplomat in the JN’s time.

            For the UNSC stuff This was a again a book release attended by an Indian secretary general Sashi Tharor. I am not lying here.

            These 2 big opportunities were thrown to the winds by JN. History would have been different if these 2 opportunities were utilized. JN was a incurable socialist addict, who chose to follow the soviet model of economic growth for independent India. This resulted in scarcity of many, now taken for granted commodities like food grains, communication technologies etc. This was mockingly called “Hindu rate of growth”, whereas it should have been called “Commy rate of growth”. Again an example of one more stupid policy decision. In fact Kennedy was all for favoring India over Pakistan. But again due to JN’s “Socialist addiction”, we lost this one too.

            I am not blaming JN for everything. He also did some good things like building damns, encouraging the green revolution etc. But the biggest geopolitical strategic mistakes committed for the sake of upholding utopian ideals that threw away national interests still hurt ‘s in many ways in many areas like defense, India’s nuclear strategy, The Kashmir issue etc.

  • JayZ

    Any feedback on the thorium loot from India to amerika?