It is noteworthy that 95 years old widow of one of the founding father of Israel attend in Tel Aviv works that started both the Israel and adjoining Muslim countries, even far off Iran that “Zionism has run its cause,” meaning not only decline but fall of Israel as dominant power in West Asia is imminent. To recollect, Israel was a dominant in West Asia because of American support and America having it armed even with nuclear weapons that in six day war in 1967 Israel captured in adjoining Arab continue prominent places like Gollan Heights, Gaza, East Jerusalem without any resistance from Arab countries. Thus Israel’s area becomes more than double than what was given to Israel by West and America in 1960 or so. After adding so much more territory Israel in last sixty years because of wars and conquests at the cost of adjoining Muslim countries, Dyan, rich with memories of Israel then and its present territories said “I am a peace maker but the current Israel government does not know to make peace, we move from war to war and that will never stop. I think Zionism has run its course” These are the words of a man who took part and even led many battles to acquire more and more territory for Israel at the cost of many lives both of Israelis and many more of Arab neighbours.
Ruth was very much upset and even worried because she was not feeling safe at any one place and was shifting from one area to another for safety. That is what became the fate of Ruth and her family, what would be the condition of others who could not speak or shift from one place to another?
Israel should forget that it was a dominant power for sixty years or so and captured territories belonging to adjoining Arab countries. Times have changed. Israel itself is in danger if the adjoining Arab countries attain peace and unite against Israel. American president Barak Obama is himself worried. He has cautioned Israel. Russia and China who are biggest traders with Iran have objected to any sanctions against Iran in Security Council Israel should be made to understand by America and west that striking Iran would be much more dangerous for Israel.
Now Israel’s very existence is at stake. Any wrong step by Israel, like threatening Iran with nuclear weapons can not be of any use. It is better for Israel to voluntarily return the areas like Golan Heights and West Bank voluntarily because its adjoining Arab countries are rising. Once they are able to end civil strife in their own countries and are in a position to unite, they will capture the areas like Galon Heights and west bank and even pose a threat to Israel very existence. The words of 95 years old Ruth, thus may become true that Zionism has run its course meaning it has no future and it means that even Israel has no future, its very existence is in danger as predicted by 95 years old Ruth
Mamata has been fighting with Maoists who called end of ceasefire on November 15 as Maoists in a letter to interlocutors called off the mutual ceasefire which was agreed earlier. In a letter signed by Akosh CPI (M) state secretary Akash dated 31st October Maoists made it clear that “One month ceasefire agreement we entered with you (Mamata Banerjee) had expired on 30th October. Since then there has been no communication on the issue either from the government or you, in wake of this we declare the end of ceasefire.” Mamata Banerjee made it clear that she does not care for this letter from Maoists saying “I don’t want to give any importance to the letter of Maoists. For last five months I have not taken any action against them though they would respond positively. But I have information that they have come down to hooliganism, kidnapping of businessmen and exporting money” Mamata also added that “there are two professors of Jadavpur University who are supporting them along with few other people. They are doing all the conspiracy from Kolkata. Now I have to take decision that police will take action against those who will try to glorify and help Maoists”.
Accordingly fierce fighting started with Maoist by the armed police of West Bengal to eliminate Maoists in West Bengal. But Maoists are not confined to West Bengal only. They are creating havoc in neighboring Orissa as well as parts of Madhya Pradesh.
Though Mamata may succeed in curbing Maoist activities in west Bengal with all the of paramilitary force which is already operating. But Maoists in adjoining states will not be cubed; there is no question of their elimination, even in West Bengal despite fierce fighting between Maoist and paramilitary force of West Bengal.
Government of India is facing many problems. It is not in a position to keep Orissa and MP in any way to curb Maoists terrorist activity. It is well known that Maoists particularly in Orissa have large scale followers, though forced, but they are not being controlled by Orissa government or MP government or also in same pockets in Andra and Tamil Nadu.
Thus government of India of Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi which is fighting for its own survival because of constant and persistant attacks by BJP, How can it help Orissa and other states with Maoist pockets? It is impossible. Though West Bengal government of Mamata may succeed to an extent to curb or control Maoists, it is not possible or feasible by neighboring state Orissa, in particular to control Maoists. Neither government of India can help those states to curb Maoist activities and terrorism.
As Maoists have openly challenged Mamata Banerjee by calling off ceasefire, there is likely to be full scale war between Maoists and joint force operation of West Bengal which has come into operations from November 15. One month ceasefire between Maoists and West Bengal government came to an end. It goes against Maoist that they took the initiative to close negotiation with Mamata and start fighting. They influenced the state government through interlocutor on Monday the 15th November in a letter to the interlocutor, calling off the mutual ceasefire agreed a month back. In a letter doted 31st Oct Maoist (CPIM) Secretary Akash wrote to west Bengal Chief Minister which Mamata rightly dismissed as irrelevant.
Mamata Banerjee dismissing the letter by Akash said “I don’t want to give any importance to the letter of Maoist. For last five months I have not taken any action against them though they would respond positively. But I have information that they have come down to hooliganism, Kidnapping of businessmen and extorting money”. There are two professors of Jadavpur University who are supporting them along with few other people. They are doing all the conspiracy from Kolkata. Now I have to take decision that police will take action against those who will try to glorify and help Maoists”
In a threatening manner Mamata Banerjee said “we will snatch their rifles and the joint Forces operation will also start and go” Already Joint forces of operation have started operation and it is going on fiercely and will full force. Mamata Banerjee emphasised that all those supporting Maoist will be arrested as the Maoist organisation has been banned by the central government.” The government will also take action who will glorify Maoists” adding “Law will take its own cause”.
After two Trinamool supporters had been killed by Maoist terrorists in Balrampur area of Purulia District with central government full support Mamata Banerjee added. “Today (Monday) they have killed two Trinamool congress supporters. What do they think they can do whatever they like and we will sit and watch? We will not tolerate this” Since then forces fighting the Maoist going on, every day with greater intensity”. Mamata condemned the Maoist terrorist of using women who are helpless against them and are forced to follow their command and kill even innocent citizens and villagers who have nothing to do with either the government of West Bengal or Maoist terrorists.
Mamata Banerjee accused CPI-M whose goons and goondas financed and armed by hem are helping the Maoists terrorist who have no regards for innocent villages and whose aim is to create lawlessness and terrorism all over West Bengal, including its capital Kolkata. With Mamata Banerjee’s determination and fully armed with latest weapons, West Bengal armed forced are not likely to stop fierce action against Maoist terrorists till their elimination from West Bengal and Kolkata in particular, to set example for other states like adjoining Orissa.
Pakistan becoming closer to China and even North Korea can upset the balance in South Asia, particularly so far India in concerned. China and Korea have closely close relations with Sri Lanka, which, too, poses danger to India or at least upsets the balance in South Asia. It is significant, rather threatening, that all the missile bear Chinese signature. Infact China hostility towards India is as old 1959 when India welcomed millions of Tibetans who got not any shelter in India but form Tibetan government in exile with Dalai Lama as its head. This led to War with Chinese who crossed Indian border and captured NEFA. It was a severe shock to Pandit Nehru who was Prime Minister at that time and he could not bear the humiliation of defeat of Indian Army and capture of entire area bordering Assam. Thus within in few years Nehru, who was longest living PM for almost 17 years since independence of India died. It was an unbearable tragedy for Pandit Nehru as well as whole of India.
After Nehru’s passing away both India and China felt to renew normal relations as great neighbours. Accordingly under the regime of Narasimha Rao as PM there was no strife between India China, infact India and China became friends for decades thereafter despite difference.
Pakistan being in turmoil for decades, decided to be friendly with China as never before. As Pakistan’s relations with USA deteriorated because of DRONE attacks by America for decades to finish the Jehadis particularly in Baluchinam Area of Pakistan as well in part of NWFP.
Since American’s attack to kill Osama Bin Laden, in areas close to Pakistan’s capital Islamabad despite complete and unprecidental security in the area close to its capital, Pakistan watched helplessly violation of its territory near capital, relations between Pakistan and USA deteriorated rather with no chance of normalisation.
Thus Pakistan which had been closest ally of USA for its operation against Taliban becomes unfriendly to America because of repeated intervention in Pakistan. Intervention by USA has had two consequence rise of Taliban as never before who control nuclear weapons of Pakistan and on the other hand development of closer relations with China. As a result a number of times Pakistan’s delegations including its PM visited China and to reciprocate and strengthen ties with Pakistan similar repeated visits by Chinese delegations. A number of times three was Exchange of visit by Prime Ministers of Pakistan and China.
Strengthening of relations between Pakistan and China can therefore pose a threat to India though not immediately. But as Pakistan has recognized part of Aksaichin area as Chinese territory, there is possibility of threat to India though not just now.
Government of India’s Finance Minister, P Chidambaram was associated with A Raja then Telecom minister from early 2006. When a number of ministers including Chidambaram as a member for telecom policy of government, particularly spectrum prices: A few days later, Dayanidhi Maran (now in jail for masterminding Telecom scam) submitted to PM revised note on spectrum prices. A year later Finance secretary too wrote to Deptt of Telecom for inclusion of spectrum prices in terms of reference. A few months later in 2007 finance secretary wrote to cabinet secretary to resolve the problem of spectrum prices. Cabinet Secretary left the matter to be resolved by finance secretary and telecom secretary. In the meantime PM asks A Raja who continued with the policy of first come first served but infact always used his discretion to award spectrum licenses to men and firms of his choice. In these days there was regular correspondence between A Raja and PM. Though Chidambaram was finance secretary, he remained a silent spectator or his consent was taken for granted.
Deptt of economic affairs questioned as to why spectrums were being auctioned at 2001 prices. After informing finance minister Chidambaram, Deptt of Economic affairs suggested that spectrum be auctioned after revising the 2001 prevailing fee. It is surprising that Chidambaram even then did not take any direct action.
Chidambaram was not only ineffective finance minister but when he became Home minister and there were terrorist attack on Delhi High court and earlier, he proved equally to be in effective. In the meantime there was hostility between Chidambaram and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherji who openly said downgrading Chidambaram that “a number of stories on 2G spectrum had appeared in the media in journey 2011” Chidambaram was very much disturbed, as it is said he must have spent sleepless nights in view of note from finance ministry on March 25, 2011 to PM accusing Chidambaram for his note in 2G spectrum scam. The next day Mukherji met the Supreme Court which was hearing on 2G scam because of Subramanian Swamy’s petition Chidambaram immediately contacted the PM and offered to quiet from the government as home minister. But PM, to save his governments prestige persuaded Chidambaram not to press for his resignation.
How long Chidambaram can face insult after insult heaped on him by his hostile and even inimical finance minister Mukherjee? Mukherjee’s note had said that Chidambaram had written to the Prime Minister in January 2008 recommending auction of spectrum but had meant only new spectrum. BJP leader Arun Jaitley immediately took political advantage of the attack by Mukherjee and inability to challenge it by Chidambaram. Arun Jaitley concluded “the March 25 note makes a factual recording of all that happened. It records all the various factors at play and other documents and says this loss (of lakhs of crores of rupees) could have been prevented” Sushma Swaraj, BJP leader in the Lok Sabha said” Prime Ministers support to Chidambaram could not be based either on facts or on merits of 2G controversy.” Thus Chidambaram is going to face storm in Parliament as well as in Supreme Court. Though PM has persuaded him time and again not to resign but Chidambaram has finally decided that he will not contest 2004 elections and virtually quite. However Chidambaram has to appear before Supreme Court and explain his conduct in 2G scam in association with A Raja.
Only a few months back in 2011, after US success in Libya in helping the nationalist revolution to oust and finally kill Gaddafi, the ace terrorist of West Asia or rather of the whole world. US and the world were jubilant. But to the shock of Obama and the West and Christians all over the world the celebrations over victory in Libya were shortlived, as soon there were Islamic militants rising all over West Asia, particularly in Egypt where new Islamic political order and organization is coming to rule. In Egypt there have been attacks on Christians and their Churches every where. It must be said that historically 1400 years back Egypt was wholly Christian country with all the significant number of Churches and Christian worshipers. What a contrast? No Christians and their Churches are being targeted, Christians being killed and their churches attacked. As a result many Christians have left Egypt and many more are likely to migrate to European countries.
Egyptian Islamist fundamentalism is going to have repercussions in adjoining Arab and Muslim countries of the West Asia, as in Yemen. There are already uprisings in many adjoining Muslim countries who, too, want their countries to be Islamists in politics, culture and even all aspects, so that no non-Muslim, particularly Christian can live in the Muslim countries.
However Muslim countries of South east Asia starting from Bangladesh which are non-Arab are not affected by upheaval in north – American and South west Asian countries particularly Yemen. These countries are Malaysia and Indonesia in particular which are inhabited by Muslims only. Saudi Arabia has been and even to this day is pro west. While Iran is absolutely independent and has developed its own nuclear weapons and missiles and is even considered a threat to USA and West.
In both Tunisia and Algeria, Islamists are opposed to a compromise or middle-course or secular society with what has been called disastrous consequences for the west. In due course Libya is likely to follow the Muslim Fundamentalist ideology and join the rest in North Africa as fundamentalist Muslims, opposed to US intervention in their countries. Turkey, too, is moving away from secularism and is virtually in the process of being an Islamic fundamentalist country.
Bobby Jindal, as the very suggests is quite much an Indian as an American governor of Louisiana. It is pride for USA’s state Louisiana as well as of India that Jindal has been re-elected as governor for a second team of four years. It is said that he may be elected as first Indian origin Vice President of USA. He is not fully satisfied by the honour, a second time, of being governor of an American state but wants to finish University of Wales degree.
It is more significant when America is facing worst recession and even Obama’s chances of getting re-elected as President are daily and steadily declining, an American states governor has been re-elected with absolute majority of 66 percent of votes while his opponent could get any 18 percent of votes, Instead of just enjoying the unprecented victory a second time Jindal said. “ We have got a lot more work to do over the next four years” with such dedication to work, Bobby Jindal is bound to rise above governor of a US state to possibly becoming Vice President of USA.
Bobby Jindal wants to serve his state and USA for another four years, not bothering about anything else. Such a determination and dedication is quite rare even in USA. It is surprising that no Indian politician had or has such a dedication for work, starting from Pandit Nehru coming to Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and now Sonia Gandhi as well as Manmohan Singh.
Indian Politician have been hungry for status as minister or Prime Minister, not bothering about dedication to work. It is high time that India should rise above petty achievements of 9 percent growth rate while poor do not have two course meals and many commit suicide in a part of Maharashtra in particular and the rest 30 percent poor are just starving.
Indian politician should learn from Bobby Jindal and become absolutely dedicated to work instead of indulging in corrupt practices like that of A Raja and many others of UPA II who are in jail and many others are facing criminal action and appearance before Supreme Court in coming few months.
To conclude with appreciation and dedication to work of Bobby Jindal, he said “I will use everyday” every hour of those next four years to make louisiana the best it can be” Has any leader of central government or any leader of even one of 23 states of India said so or has shown such a dedication to work? It is essential for our leaders to follow Bobby Jindal.
A few years back no one thought or expected that India will have such strong relations with Afghanistan on one side in north and Vietnam on the other side in deep South Asia. In the first week of October 2011, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai visited India for a couple of days and got rousing reception from Indian government and people of India. It is noteworthy that just a week later Vietnam President Trong Tan Sang was host of India government. Even our relations with Pakistan which is facing terrorist attacks on one side and US Drone attack on Waziristan and Baluchistan, are quite normal in the circumstances as Pakistan is indebted to India for its support in becoming member of UN Security Council. Development of strong relations with India by these countries is also because of example of development and growth even during the worst period of recession in USA and Europe. It is an example and gives encouragement to Afghanistan and Vietnam in particular to follow India which provides framework of development and growth as a model.
In this catastrophic economy of USA and Europe, India has emerged a security of sorts against the vagaries of future as India has continued to develop during last 10 years as an impressive growth, inspite of being a democracy and despite corruption by some ministers like A Raja. Now India is marching ahead as an outstanding example of democracy and its impressive global position. That is the reason that USA has become India’s strong friend and acrimony in developing every day in US-Pakistan relations as Pakistan is unable to control its terrorist and terrorist organisations.
As India USA, Afghanistan and Vietman have been closer, Pakistan has sought alliance with China which is causing concern as China is already intruding Aksai Chin area close of India’s Ladakh.
India has its problems, perhaps the worst, as no neighboring country has such. In India 30 percent Indians live below poverty line while in no neighboring country there is such poverty line. Moreover in India, particularly in Vidhuba area of Maharastra every year more than 30 persons commit suicide because of poverty and absence of government help to eliminate their poverty and provide some substantial help in food so that they do no starve and commit suicide. In no neighboring country, not even in Pakistan which was carved out of India in 1947 there are starvation deaths and suicides every year. Our government at center and government of Maharastra should take necessary steps to end starvation deaths every year which has tarnished India’s image and reputation all over the world. 9 percent GDP growth has no meaning for 30 percent people of India below poverty line or those who are starving every year and committing suicide.
It is surprising that in a country where there are 80 percent people living with thirty rupees a day and virtually from hand to mouth, there are others like Janardhan Reddy though now in jail, and his brothers who had robbed the state and the country of Rs 5000 crores. Here are some significant details which are shocking. CBI found and even impounded a chair, weighing 15 Kg of gold and so many other household effects of gold of Rs 2.2 crores. Not only that CBI also found other idols of gold worth 2.3 crores and even cash of Rs 3 crores in bags. According to Janardhan Reddey’s own statement his earning from mines per day was Rs 5 crores. It is absolutely shocking as to how could an individual mine and export illegally iron ore worth more that Rs 12 thousand crores and went unnoticed. What to speak of his conviction in 2007 when it comes to be known about his illegal exports. While Reddy brother earned thousands of crores every year, the iron mine workers got hardly enough for two course meals.
Janardhan Reddy lived like princes in a three storey house with a member of expensive cars like Mercedes, well equipped bar, a longer helipad opposite the house and even a helipad in the house as well plus. “Three rings of security around house. Road to the bungalow under CCTV cover from half a km away” Reddy and his brother lived exceptionally luxurious life far a decade or more. Neither the central government nor the state government took action against Reddy brother till recently when CBI arrested him. His brother’s are absconding and not yet arrested. How the poor workers who worked for Reddy brother in the mines lived? They got just the minimum wages. Neither the state government nor the central government bothered about their wellbeing in the ordous jobs as mine workers, because, it is revealed that police, forest officials as well as revenue officials were on Reddys payroll. Why they have not been arrested? It is essential to arrest all criminals whether of police or revenue department so that in future there is no repetition of such a shocking episode in which thousands of crores have been usurped.
Poor mine workers of Bellary had not seen a 100 rupee note till 2009 which hundreds of men who formed Janardhan Reddy’s informal Army were given by Reddy money mobile phone and motorcycles. But the common man and mine worker did not got anything. Condition of poor workers in and mines further suffered when Supreme Court ordered ban on mining in Bellary till same kind of ‘regime’ takes charges of mining. Prior to that for every lorry carrying iron ore three people were employed as driver cleaner and supervisor and for every drilling machine there were 20 lorries which meant employment of four lakh people in the mining district of Bellary. And now because of arrest of Reddy and Supreme Court order there is absolute closure of mines and complete unemployment and consequent more suffering of mine workers and others.
BJP President Advani’s has started another Rathjatra from Bihar. Supported and accompanied by Bihar’s Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. From Bihar Advani plans to continue his Rathjatra all over India in 23 states though it has not been allowed by UP CM Mayawati to enter Azamgarh in UP. It must be said to the credit of 84 years old Advani that he is not only physically fit but is an eloquent speaker with impressive loud voice as well as Hindutva philosophy of RSS cum BJP. No doubt BJP and its president have an eye on 2014 elections and if congress is voted out of power Advani is likely to become Prime Minister once again. Only on 13th Oct 2011 Advani in press conference and TV changed his mind and said that he is no longer interested in being PM. There are other competent BJP senior members who can be thought and selected for the post of PM in 2014 or earlier, if Congress government of UPA falls.
In a country like India which is subcontent having second highest population in the world, after China and is multi linguistic and multi religious and multi cultural, to propagate Hindutva, in the long run can be against communal harmony because of almost absolute dominance in BJP of Hindi language and Hinduism. Particularly in Kerala where more than 50 percent population is Christian and Muslims, in Tamil Nadu the vast majority are Hindus but they speak and write Tamil and a very small percentage of educated Tamils know and speak Hindi. Similarly it is Andhra Pradesh as well as Telengana where agitation for separate state is going on for more than a month have virtually nothing to do with Hindi language. Similarly in Kashmir where 90 percent population is Muslim, the educated population speaks and writes Urdu but virtually no one is concerned with Hindi and Devnagri script. Similarly all the eastern India states like Assam and others are quite opposed to Hindi domination or even use of Hindi language.
However Advani’s Rathjatra has given boost to both Advani and BJP. With the decline of congress under Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh there is rise of BJP and Advani. Advani’s Rathjatra is going to all the 23 states of India including BJP ruled state of South India Karnataka. It is getting good reception everywhere which is enhancing the prospects of BJP coming in power even before 2004 because of congress decline and early fall. Fall of Congress will do good to India for ever because it will mean end of dynastic rule not only at centre but in many states. With the prospect of BJP coming in power before 2004 or even 2004, the hopes of congress coming to power have been dashed. Equally or rather more, important for India is that loss of Congress will herald end of dynastic rule in India and even followed by in many states.
Incompetent Rahul Gandhi was being groomed by Congress and UPA as next PM. Rahul spent his early life, till Sonia Gandhi assumed congress leadership after Rajiv Gandhi assassination, in America enjoying the life and even did not marry. With the continuous decline and ultimate end of congress, Rahul is likely to go back to America.
All the above changes that are likely to be because of rise of BJP and Advani’s Rathjatra all over India. At 84 or 85 Advani may be happy that he had unexpectedly good times, becoming PM and then being leader of opposition for eight years and now having a second Rathjatra . No other political leader of any political party including Congress had such Rathjatra or idea of such Rathjatra. Thus Advani may be known and remembered so long as BJP is in power as the leader who popularized Rathjatra and enhanced BJP’s following all over India like BJP’s founder President Vajpae