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God Save America: Godfather Helps China!
|by Dr. Rajinder Puri|
Iraq is atop a political volcano.
Sectarian strife between Sunnis and Shiites threatens violence reminiscent of what happened in India in 1947. The UN Envoy to Iraq Mr. Martin Kobler has warned: “Systemic violence is ready to explode any moment.”
How strange that a decade after the US invasion of Iraq amidst this entire turmoil one nation is blissfully promoting its economic prospects. Post invasion Iraq has emerged as one of the world’s top oil producers and China is its biggest customer. Before the invasion Iraq’s oil industry was crippled by sanctions. Saddam Hussein’s overthrow lifted sanctions and released the nation’s enormous oil reserves for the global market. Chinese state-owned companies seized the opportunity by investing more than $2 billion annually and injecting hundreds of Chinese workers into Iraq. The New York Times quoted Mr. Mike Makowsky, a former Defence Department official of the Bush administration who dealt with oil policy to state:
Thereby hangs a tale.
Recall the sequence of events and connect the dots. The strangest picture emerges. Consider these established facts.
For decades America carried on a heavily adverse balance of trade at one to five with China importing low tech products owned and manufactured by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). So scandalous was the arrangement that America’s leading journalist the late Abe Rosenthal, the New York Times Editor, accused Democratic and Republican leaders of America for endangering national security because they had been corrupted by China. The PLA managed factories violating all labour laws by employing slave workers bossed over by their army warlords.
Osama managed to flee Afghanistan with his family to a safe haven in Pakistan. Instead of eliminating Al Qaeda America diverted to a war against Iraq. The war against Iraq was pre-planned. This becomes clear from the revelations of Mr. Richard Clarke who was the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism and had been warning the administration for years about Al Qaeda. He was rebuffed by attention focused on Iraq. He knew that Iraq had no links with Jihad terror.
Eventually America started its war against Iraq on the false premise that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Later, this was officially admitted to be a false claim. Nevertheless America embroiled itself in two costly wars heavily expending men and resources. In disgust Clarke resigned from the government and exposed the truth in a book, “Against All Enemies”.
Now it transpires the same is happening in Iraq.
Thereby it might be seen that America’s inexplicable policy has made the US a huge debtor nation, created enormous unemployment by diverting investment from the domestic market to labour-cheap China, expending considerable resources and lives in two costly wars, and allowed Beijing to hugely profit from the results of these wars without deploying a single Chinese soldier.
Therefore the question must be asked.
Are the policies of the world’s most powerful nation influenced and directed by forces unbelievably stupid or fatally subverted? This is a question that Americans themselves must ponder. But for policymakers in India it should be clear that this nation must deal with America most cautiously. A stupid friend can be more damaging than an intelligent enemy.
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