Tuesday, December 31, 2013



Posted by Gautam Sen  /   December 30, 2013  /   Posted in CommentaryHeadline  /   18 Comments
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.


  1. Srikanth December 30, 2013 11:45 am Reply
    I understand totally why US has deep interests in India. But why are we so easily sold out? To Russians in 80s (mitrokhin achives) and now to U$A?
    • inquisitive indian December 30, 2013 12:48 pm Reply
      Good question . Actually Indians are suffering from STOCKHOLM SYNDROME. You can know more about Indian Mentality , Forces trying to Break India, & how Indian Faultlines are being exploited in a single book called “Breaking India” written by Rajiv Malhotra. plz google search “BreakingIndia” you can find it easily.
  2. Ankit December 30, 2013 12:43 pm Reply
    Sounds more like a good plot for a fiction novel to me.
  3. ohm December 30, 2013 6:39 pm Reply
    excellent analysis. this is the truth. modi too seems to be aware of this reality. please read the india today interview with nambi narayanan, ex isro scientist. nambi says he was surprised by the fact that modi did not ask him anything about former Gujarat dgp sreekumar who has been on the payrolls of the teesta gang. modi just wanted to know about the role of the American intelligence in the spy scandal.
  5. adarsh December 30, 2013 8:35 pm Reply
    no words to describe the article…. the ppl of INDIA r drowned with MC d , dominoes like stuff and they hv become materialistic and they don want to hear any lectures… they want money n money ….and we have already been divided…hats off to the man who have written the article…please shed some light why INDIANS have gone GAGA over AAP SUCCESS….
  7. Prashant Kumar December 31, 2013 9:18 am Reply
    High profile thought. This time Indian will understand their tricks
    And will give their mandate with narendra modi ji
  9. Hemen Parekh December 31, 2013 10:57 am Reply
    Overwhelming Demands ?
    You bet !
    Looking at the crowds shouting their demands outside Arvind Kejriwal’s residence , you would think , people of Delhi have unlimited arrears of problems
    Individuals and groups are trooping in from far and wide , demanding :
    > Better physical services ( Power / Water / Homes / Transport )
    > Jobs ( Permanency / Removal of Contract System / New jobs )
    > Reservations / Abolitions / Implementations / Resignations
    > Admissions / Legalizations / Transfers / Rise in Auto fares
    > Roll back of CNG Prices / Reduction of Vegetable prices
    > Security / Loans / Pensions
    The list goes on and on
    Only problem
    Whereas demands are ” Unlimited ” , resources ( Manpower + Money + Systems ) are ” Limited ” !
    Hence Arvind will need to evolve a simple method to evaluate the ” IMPORTANCE ” and the ” URGENCY ” of these demands
    He may want to devise an online form or , like last time , print and distribute 50 lakh forms , which only need to be ticked , as in a multiple choice questionnaire
    Then , on a scale of 1- 5 , invite people of Delhi to score each demand on the following criteria :
    How does this problem affect ?
    > Economic Status ( Rich / Middle Class / Poor )
    > Geographic Coverage ( Posh Area / Middle class locality / Slums )
    > Gender ( Male / Female / Both )
    > Age ( Old people / Middle Age / Children )
    > Coverage ( Entire population / Majority / One Community only )
    > Nature ( Political / Social / Economic )
    > Character ( Establish Equity / Reduce Disparity / Speed up Justice )
    > Scope ( Job Creation / Health / Education / Corruption Removal )
    > Time Frame ( Crisis Situation / Urgent / Can wait )
    Then display the demands in the descending order of ” PERCENTILE SCORES ” – so people get to know what will get attended to and when
    For AAP , with its inclination for seeking people’s opinion through ” STRUCTURED STATISTICAL SURVEYS ” , devising such a transparent and easily understood ” PROCESS ” , cannot be a big deal
    Incidentally , no individual problem / demand should be included in the survey
    Carrying out such a pilot , ” SOCIO – ECONOMIC – POLITICAL ” experiment can take our democracy to the grass-root level and give the people a sense of participation in solving their own problems
    At the same time , people will be made aware that ,
    > Resources are limited
    > All demands cannot be attended simultaneously
    > Injustice of past 15 years cannot be undone in the next 15 days
    * hemen parekh ( 31 Dec 2013 / Mumbai )
  10. Pranav December 31, 2013 11:51 am Reply
    It is possible that the blocking of Modi will be accomplished through managing EVMs. I thjnk the BJP has no objection to that, since they have no objection to non-verifiable, non-transparent EVMs
  13. Param Krishna December 31, 2013 5:51 pm Reply
    this is why we need Narendra Modi, not ppl like Manmohan or Rahul, they will sell the country to the highest bidder and store swiss bank accounts
  14. bharatjohnson December 31, 2013 6:59 pm Reply
    Amazing insights and research! I salute the author for informing us about the various issues and in solidarity with the author let me share a few of my own thoughts I felt compelled to express on this issue> the so called Indo-US partnership.
    I’ve been having the same set of concerns about USA’s sinister motives against India. Indeed I’ve been tweeting on it for the past few months (http://www.twitlonger.com/account/index/5). A developed, strong and proud India is a competitor to USA and it prefers a failed India. Who else can deliver a failed India on a platter to the USA than the dynasty directly or if that’s not possible as is the case now via an intermediary called AAP and Kejriwal. The Magsasay as well as the India International Center is crawling with ultra leftist anti-Indians of Indian birth besides foreigners. The Magsasay and India International Center are primarily funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. I had my feelings towards America’s approach to the Egyptian regime and even commented that if America wants India to be another Egypt it will be their informed decision which we Indians will oppose and defeat through a second Quit India struggle if necessary including against US companies who fund US charities who in turn fund the Indian charities who loathe the idea of Bharat and work against the national interests of India. No self-respecting country can afford to allow such games to succeed. The AAP’s claim that they are anti-corruption is not convincing and if it were the case AAP would not have accepted the outside support of the dynastic Congress Party which is the fountain head of corruption in India. Similarly AAP’s purge of Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev too is circumspect and could not have been without foreign in puts. If we look at the cover story of the Indian dailies and watch TV it seems there is nothing else happening in India other than the day to functioning of a minority government in Delhi headed by the AAP.
    In a geo-political concept of Checks&Balances a weaker India could become a host of one of the two super powers compromising Indian independence, integrity and we the people of India don’t want that to happen. It’s also time the BJP and Shri Modi reached out to the Non Aligned Movement so that they too are briefed about the concerns we have today and which could confront them tomorrow if we are all careless. This could very well be a coalition of the willing to stop or checkmate American excesses and evil designs in the world and applies to other world powers too who have a similar inclination.
    There are no untouchables in geo-politics or diplomacy and it’s high time India’s BJP opened a comprehensive dialogue with America, China, Russia, the EU so that the serious concerns Indians have about the sinister American games are notified to them and duly flagged. There is no mileage in keeping quiet about these concerns anymore or hushing it up as it will only afford the USA a free run and plausible deniability in India and abroad with the best secrecy/privacy settings and thus protection from detection. Expose the USA before the people and the companies who fund these anti-Indian charities so that the people of India can make an informed decision.
  15. Vijay December 31, 2013 8:11 pm Reply
    Such a beautiful and detail oriented article. Indian people need to be educated on such things so they will vote for right candidate.
    Even when one watch the “Pradhanmantri” series by Shekhar Kapoor and you will learn how India is already sold to western countries.
  16. kapil December 31, 2013 9:02 pm Reply
    As per me; most likely kejriwal will resign after his speech on trust vote. He will try to play Mr Vajpayee ji. After this media will make a new God of Sacrifice and everyone will discuss on Kejriwal till general election. It will be the smartest ploy of all forces which wanted to stop Mr Modi to become next PM.
  17. Sam January 1, 2014 1:13 am Reply
    There is no equivalence between Morsi and Modi. Morsi is an Islamist whose aim is to impose barbaric sharia law and take Egypt back to the middle ages. He was a poor and ineffective administrator. The only reason that he is at odds with the Saudis is that they are a corrupt dynasty seeking to cling onto power by wearing the same mantle as protectors of Islam. They, however, both share the same ultimate goal of imposing retrograde Islamic rule. This is no different from the clash between the corrupt Nehru/Gandhi dynasty, seeking to hold onto power by acting as protectors of leftist socialism, and Kejriwal’s equally delusional leftist populism, which is guaranteed to destroy whatever that remains after the dynasty crumbles.
    Modi on the other hand is a proven administrator and a promoter of business-friendly capitalism; which is the only way from India to grow – even the Chinese communists understand this, but not our leftist jholawallahs. His brand of Hindu nationalism has nothing in common with Morsi’s Islamic ideology, despite left liberals trying so hard to manufacture a false equivalency between the two. Hinduism is not like the Abrahamic religions. It does not seek to rule the state or impose social strictures on its citizens like Abrahamic-dominated nations. And this is why China, Pakistan and the US fear his ascendence. They realize that India will not continue to be a pushover and that it could rapidly develop once the socialist handicaps and dynastic corruption are removed. Thus their attempt to sabotage Modi’s rise.
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