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INDIA SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM US/PAK’S TALIBAN TRAP – By Ghulam Muhammed

May 8, 2009

Friday, May 08, 2009

 

INDIA SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM US/PAK’S TALIBAN TRAP

 

It is no secret that Taliban is the creation of the US and PAK-ISI. Still the US senator Richard Lugar, who is the co-author of the bill with Sen. John Kerry to extend a 15 billion dollar package for Pakistan, is either naïve or trying to fool American public by asking, the connection between ISI and Taliban. In the same press conference, attended by the visiting Presidents of Pakistan and Afghanistan, a call was made for India to help out. If Indian authorities are alert and listening, they can easily make out that India is being dragged by both US and Pakistan in this never ending imbroglio to become a convenient scapegoat at later stage, on one pretext or other. Besides involving our forces into any such spurious exercise, India is bound to lose its global prestige with non-aligned people as well as Muslim world. With Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, a widely believed to be a US sympathiser, openly professing his love for Bush, there is an imminent danger, that he will bow to US pressure. There is only a 50/50 chance of Congress with Manmohan Singh coming to power after May 16 results. To take into account this phenomenon, the Congress government may rush in, as in the case of Quattrocchi, to give the US what it demands. Since Mulayam Singh’s Samajwadi is supporting the UPA government from out side, it too will bear the responsibility of any hasty decision on entanglement in US-led AFPAK war that could have serious repercussion on India and its own integrity, security and social stability. People and political parties, therefore should be alert to see that no far-reaching irreversible commitment by this lame-duck administration is made, to the detriment of the coming generations.

 

Ghulam Muhammed, Mumbai

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