CHINA-PAKISTAN: SIAMESE TERROR TWINS

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Art credit: Unknown Artist

“One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship” – George Orwell

BIRTH OF TERROR

The father of Communism Karl Marx once famously said “We have no compassion and we ask no compassion from you. When our turn comes, we shall not make excuses for the terror”. This statement just summarises, how terrorism and Communism go hand in hand.

The basic tenets of Marxism, formulated by Marx and Engels were presented to the world in 1848, what is probably the most powerfully written political pamphlet in history – the Communist Manifesto, followed by Das Kapital in 1867. The Marxist programme achieved its first success in Russia, in 1905-6. Russian revolution came to a culmination in October 1917, followed by the formation of the Communist Party of China(CPC) in 1921. Mao Zedong took control of CPC in 1927, led a bloody revolution, and the communist party obtained control and won the Chinese civil war in 1949.

TERROR:  A WAY OF LIFE

“There is only one way in which the murderous death agonies of the old society and the bloody birth throes of the new society can be shortened, simplified and concentrated, and that way is revolutionary terror.” – Karl Marx

Genocide, Politicide, Red Holocaust, Democide and Classicide, are numerous ways in which thinkers of their time have tried to explain the red terrorism. The hypothetical necessity to move from Capitalism to Communism are achieved by following eugenics on this long march: 1) Revolution, 2) Dictatorship of the Proletariat, 3) Destruction of the Capitalist State, 4) Liquidation of the Bourgeoisie, 5) Creation of Socialism, 6) Creation of the New Socialist Man, 7) Withering Away of the State, and 8) Emergence of Communism. The end result of these murderous steps was expressed by R J Rummel in his book ‘Death by Government’. He states 110 million people, foreign and domestic, were killed by Communist democide from 1900 to 1987. Maoist China alone destroyed between 44.5 to 72 million lives. And let’s not forget the “killing fields” of Cambodia in the 1970s. During those times communism was on a rampage and China was learning the terror techniques very fast. It was looking to partner like-minded rogue nations around the globe, and it soon found one – Pakistan.

THE FIENDISH FRIENDSHIP: CHINA – PAKISTAN

“Pakistan is China’s Israel” – General Xiong Guangkai, Deputy Chief-of-Staff, PLA.

When the first Pakistani ambassador, Major General Nawabzada Agha Mohammad Raza, presented his credentials to Mao in 1951, Mao snubbed him by stating “I have great pleasure in receiving the letter of credentials of the King of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominion”. Pakistan in its zeal and desire to be called a great power broker kept taking the insults at the hands of Chinese leadership, in a servile manner, on a regular basis. However, the uprising of Lhasa in 1959 and the Indo-China war of 1962 gave chance to Pakistan to seal the deal and become an all-weather friend of China. Pakistani ambassador to Beijing’s sycophantically declared that the relationship between the two countries is ‘”higher than the mountains, deeper than the oceans, stronger than steel, dearer than eyesight, sweeter than honey.” China very well knew the weaknesses of the Pakistani leader. It recognized that Paki Generals and Leadership suffer from DSM-5 syndrome, and exploited that condition well. In the 80’s, it psyched Pakistan about impending take over by USSR. In the 90’s they created same fear about the the USA. And through out the history of independent Pakistan, India was made the arch-rival. Pakistan had its own style and modules of terror and initially found it difficult to absorb red terror to its inventory.

PAKISTAN BREAKING THE BREAD WITH NON-BELIEVER

“We are prepared to sacrifice 300 million Chinese for the victory of the world revolution.” – Mao Zedong

Pakistani Generals and President Ayub Khan, who were used to British style short duration of wars were advised in a meeting in Beijing, by Zhou Enlai to use Guerrilla attacks on its enemies like USSR, Afghanistan, Iran, USA, and India. Zhou Enlai told them that the war is a continuous process and should be on at all times. Pakistan kept learning and improvising terror tactics. East Pakistan was the first testing ground of Paki terror factories. In 1970-71 the genocidal atrocities reached it’s pinnacle resulting in the birth of Bangladesh. The year 1978 saw the coup in Pakistan and entry of dictator Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq. Zia-ul-Haq adopted Wahhabism and imposed Sharia law in the country. Despite the fact that Islam is vehemently against non-believers, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan after implementing the Sharia law got even closer to a non-believer country.

Over the years, the Paki military learned the art of mixing radical Islam(read Wahhabism) with red terror tactics and created its own Frankensteins. Some of the terrorist organizations working under Inter-Service Intelligence(ISI) with the blessings of Paki Army are  Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, Jamaat ud Dawa, Al Badr, Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Babbar Khalsa International, Khalistan Commando Force and International Sikh Youth Federation. In the Northeast India China has been actively supporting ULFA, NSCN and Naxalite outfits. Amongst some of the most wanted terrorists in the world are Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed, Dawood Ibrahim, Resham Singh, Gurdial Singh Lalli, Harmeet Singh, Paresh Baruah, and Yung Aung . They live and move around freely in Pakistan and China under the protection of respective armies and security agencies, mocking all international norms.

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In Picture: IC814 at Kandahar airport

Masood Azhar is the world’s most wanted terrorist. He was released by Indian authorities in exchange for 176 passengers, after his brother along with other terrorists had hijacked IC814 in 1999. Presently he lives in Pakistan. The hatred of Masood Azhar and his patrons for other religious beliefs is very evident from the Masood Azhar’s book ‘Yehud Ki Chalees Bimariyan’ (‘Forty Diseases Of The Jews’) – considered to be the most anti-Semitic book of its time in the Urdu language. Masood Azhar calls Judaism “the cancer seeping into all of humanity” and provokes “real” Muslims “to challenge all non-Muslims in the battlefield of jihad.”

Notwithstanding his extremism, Masood Azhar was warmly welcomed by Britain’s leading Islamic scholars in ’90s, where he gave hateful speeches and incited Muslims to undertake jihad and kill for the sake of Islam. Masood Azhar’s efforts paid off soon, a 24-year-old Briton from Birmingham on Christmas Day 2000 drove a car packed with explosives into an Indian army outpost, killing nine soldiers. Masood Azhar’s supporters and graduates have been involved in numerous acts of terror: the kidnap and beheading of the American journalist Daniel Pearl; the 2005 London underground bombings; an attempt to blow up a transatlantic airline through liquid bombs; the bombing of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly; an attack on the Indian Parliament; an attack on the Indian embassy in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan; an attack on the Pathankot airbase and on the Uri army camp, and last but most ghastly suicide attack and killing of 44 paramilitary forces in Pulwama. The civilized world has been trying to bring the terror perpetrator to justice but the whole process has been vetoed by China every time. March 2019 was the fourth time, and the third successive year, that China has blocked a motion to blacklist Azhar at the UN. Beijing also vetoed the move in 2009, a year after the Mumbai terror attack was carried out by militants affiliated with the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba.

China has a long history of hobnobbing with terrorist organizations. In the year 2000, Chinese ambassador to Pakistan held a meeting with Mullah Omar of the Taliban. Did the ambassador meet up with the dreaded extremist to assign him some task or he was there asking for a favor? However, for sure China hereafter abstained from voting on UN sanctions against the Taliban. In 2009-10 Chinese Communist Party(CCP) invited leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami(JI) and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam(JUI), both Deobandi fundamentalist organizations working under the umbrella of the Taliban, to China. JI signed a memorandum of understanding(MOU) that JI would not use its activities against China. However, what JI got in return, for this favor is anyone’s guess.

Pakistan and China reward terror perpetrators on a regular basis. A recent addition to that is Pakistan’s former Intelligence Bureau chief Ijaz Shah, who helped Osama bin Laden in all his terror endeavors has been sworn in as Minister for Parliamentary Affairs on 02 April 2019, by the Paki President Arif Alvi in Islamabad.

CHINA – THE MILO MINDERBINDER OF CATCH 22

“Communism threatens your way of life, terrorism threatens your life itself”               – Joerg Colberg

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Nexus of Proliferation China-Pakistan-North Korea

Joseph Heller’s book ‘Catch22’ has many interesting characters, but First Lieutenant  Milo Minderbinder has all the attributes of China. He is the mess officer at the U.S. Army Air Corps base and he becomes obsessed with expanding mess operations and trading goods for the profits of the syndicate (in which he and everyone else “has a share”). Milo is a satire of the modern businessman, and beyond that is the living representation of Chinese Capitalism, as he has no allegiance to any country, person or principle unless it pays him and profit is generated. Milo even begins contracting missions for the enemy state, fighting on both sides in the battlefield and bombing his own squadron. He is capable of extreme self-justification by means of his own personal virtues or morals; in a way, his personality is almost sociopathic.

Characteristics of Milo Minderbinder are seen in all the leadership of China. After the 9/11 catastrophe, China despite declaring wholehearted support for the coalition forces, maintained a relationship with ‘Quetta Shura’. China assured the world that it wants peace and stability in the region but on the parallel kept supplying weapons, arms and ammunition to the Taliban. These weapons included Surface to Air Missile(SAM), Anti-Aircraft Guns, Land Mines, Rocket Propelled Grenades(RPG) and Roadside Bombs. As per a BBC report these weapons were used against coalition forces, killing thousands of soldiers. In the year 2003, China had a trade surplus of $124 billion(census.gov) with the US alone. So it was like the USA sponsoring the weapons and attacks on its own soldiers.

On the surface China maintains cordial relationship with India but secretly keeps supplying arms and weapons to Naga and Assamese terrorists in the North-East of India. The whole scam had come to light recently when a mammoth haul of such illicit weapons were caught in Bangladesh. Similar interference by China is seen on its eastern borders. China openly bullies countries like Taiwan, Vietnam, and the Philippines in the South China Sea. It’s think-tanks have threatened to sink the US aircraft carrier in the region. In an article under the pseudonym “Zhan Lue”, a Chinese strategist argued that if China “takes a little action, the so-called great Indian federation can be broken up”. He further states that Beijing “should work towards the break-up of India into 20-30 independent states with the help of friendly countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. To that, an Indian expert advised “Why not sink a few PLA Navy ships in the Indian Ocean and bring the North Arunachal Pradesh(China occupied Tibet) into the Indian fold.

CHINA-PAKISTAN: AXIS OF BENIGHTED PROLIFERATORS

“Good artists copy, great artists steal” – Pablo Picasso

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Map: Courtesy missiledefenseadvocacy.org

China, has long been recognized as the covert benefactor of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, providing technical know-how and expertise, breaking all International ‘Non-Proliferation Laws’. In 2018, China had sold Pakistan an advanced tracking system that could boost Islamabad’s efforts to improve ballistic missiles, called multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles (MIRVs), a type of missile carrying several nuclear warheads that can be directed toward different targets, according to The South China Morning Post. In 2017 Pakistan deployed a Chinese-made low-to-medium altitude air defense system (LOMAD). In the past also China has supplied M-9, M-11 missiles and 5000 ring magnets to the nuclear weapons facility at Kahuta. And wherever it could not do things directly it used North Korea to do the needful.

PAROCHIAL LEADERS – GERRYMANDERING LEADERSHIP

Look at World War II, at Hitler’s cruelty. The more cruelty, the more enthusiasm for revolution.” – Mao Zedong

Clausewitz in war classic ‘On War’ explains why Xerxes failed in Greece and Napoleon in Russia. He explains how the leaders who show great determination as junior leaders but lose it as they rise. Conscious of the need to be decisive, they also recognize the risk entailed by a wrong decision; since they are unfamiliar with the problem now facing them, their mind loses incisiveness. The more used they had been to instant action, the more their timidity increases as they realize the dangers of the vacillation that ensnares them. And so they stare straight ahead, listening to no one, fearing distractions, clinging to command even as it leads them into disaster. Thereby confirming the high-altitude rarity of common sense(common sense is indeed like oxygen; the higher you go the thinner it gets).

This is the exact state of mind of Pakistani and Chinese leadership today. They are clinging to power, ignoring the requirements of the populace of their respective countries and the region since they got busy in creating monsters and furthering their personal agendas. In the bargain their condition has become like a dog who catches cars but never knows what to do with it. Their grammar has become their logic and they got blinded in the rage to destroy all else around them, be it countries or people, and reign supreme.

The American economist and sociologist Thorstein Veblen once famously stated: “The thief or swindler who has gained great wealth by his delinquency has a better chance than the small thief of escaping the rigorous penalty of the law”. That is the exact situation we have in hand when it comes to China, Pakistan and North Korea. China is disingenuously using Pakistan and N Korea to blackmail the world. Had it been a smaller country in place of China, and if that country was stealing the intellectual property, nuclear, and missile technology from the West and then proliferating it to Pakistan and North Korea, it would have been cause célèbre, and that country would have been hit with such severe sanctions that it would have shaken to its core. However, here we have China doing the exact same thing, and the West is quiet. The reason is simple, business interests are bigger than national interests. The West has made China ‘être plus royaliste que le roi’.

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1. Death by Government – RJ Rummel

2. Black Book of Communism – Stéphane Courtoisto

3. Red Holocaust – Steven Rosefielde

4. On Grand Strategy – John Lewis Gaddis

5. The China-Pakistan Axis – Andrew Small

6. On War – Carl Von Clausewitz

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109 thoughts

  1. Very aptly put… A country who can declare Dalai Lama as threat and Masood Azhar as peace icon deserve to be isolated..
    Being big being powerful does not mean being right… A very well researched article by the author with pointed examples of various time stamp..

    1. Thank you so much, Sanjeev, for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Very aptly put across, every country which has dealt with China is paying the cost of friendship. Italy is the latest entrant.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Atul. Everyone knows, Pakistan loves China for what it can do for them, while the Chinese love Pakistan despite what they do to themselves.

  2. Fantastic! Read every word! Looks like Communism and China are the route cause of terrorism!

    The west should abandon China! Economics cannot go hand in hand with those who sponsor terror! It then makes them an accomplice. Hope the entire world is not corrupted by capitalism

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Your vast experience and knowledge always make the review a learning experience.

    2. Sandeep- this is wonderfully articulated. Well researched and your views brought out straight. As with your previous writings, it was a delight reading it.

      1. Thank you so much, Shilenra, for sharing your thoughts. You are yourself a legend, and kind words coming from you are an honor.

  3. Great in-depth analysis of geopolitics of Asian powers. Makes a very interesting reading of power games played out by our neighbouring countries.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Your vast experience is invaluable. Regards.

  4. Excellent compilation of facts and a deep analysis.
    Ultimate peace can never be achieved. But leaders of nations need to analyse this phenomenon and take steps to minimize the damage to humanity.
    Third grade intellectuals will generally align with the forces of destruction. It is not difficult to find dissatisfied groups and communities on this overpopulated , overexploited planet. Otherwise also, human history is full of bloody pages wherein few have sacrificed masses to satisfy their thirst for blood .
    In our own country, the divisive politics is ruining the society at large . But you cannot blame a particular side. If you find faults with Kauravas, the Pandavas will also be accused by some in this Mahabharat of ideologies and existence.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and kind words. You are spot on about the totalitarian regimes cropping up in the world today. History belongs to people who write it. Indian history itself is so distorted that yesteryears sophists could be today’s, Prester Johns.

    1. Thank you so much, Ajay. Who would understand the intricacies of terrorism better than you? It’s almost akin to money laundering, with twists and innumerable connections so as to hoodwink the investigator.

  5. Dear Sandeep,
    You write really well and have covered the topic to the point…
    The reader’s intrest is always maintained from the first word to the end of the article…
    You have got great clarity of thoughts and intellect to cover difficult subjects with ease…
    Fantastic read…
    👌👌👏👏

    1. Thank you so much, Suneet, for stopping by and kind words. Yes indeed it takes lots of research and time, and that’s the reason I am able to write only one article every month. Regards.

    1. Thanks, Anna. It’s always a pleasure to have a review from you. Your vast knowledge of various subjects and fight for justice for others is remarkable. Regards.

  6. To understand Pakistan maybe u can go back to an era, the gunpowder empires, they’re still verymuch the same right now Turkey, Iran and Pakistan, but to have peace and prosperity you need two to tango, they worry about a giant and powerful nation who actually not very different in language or appearance with them, especially when that giant not trying to resolve territorial claims in peaceful manner and then support the separation of Bangladesh etc, when you have to fight a giant like that you need the whole country to fight, they’re close with China because they both have a same enemy with same issues, long ago China was only militarily strong but now they’re also economically strong far stronger than India

    1. Thank you so much, Bicara, for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Always pleasure to have you here. As far as Bangladesh is concerned, read a book called ’Blood Telegram’, which talks about the horrors of the Pak army’s genocide. The number of people raped and murdered is mind-boggling, and much higher than the WW II, considering the time span. Coming to border issues, they are self-created. Pakistan had no role in Jammu and Kashmir issue. The accession with India was between two countries, Pakistan had no requirement to play a role, but they jumped in creating havoc in the region. China already illegally occupies Aksai Chin, Tibet, Xinjiang and still eyes Arunachal Pradesh. Yes, China has become militarily and economically strong, but India is not far behind and that is an eyesore for China. If China-Pakistan does not mend their ways, the world is heading for WW III. Regards.

  7. Very insightful article sir! I think things have changed a bit though. When India called Pakistan’s bluff (surgical strike, balakot), it also called china’s bluff. There was a snippet in the newspaper quoting china “condemning 26/11, if you remember. For the first time, india india has shown its retractable claws, so to say. The plot thickens. But i continue to believe that china, under its current megalomaniacal leader (this guy has serious issues!) presents the biggest threat to humanity and the entire planet in these times.

    1. It’s always a pleasure to have a comment from you, CM. Like Julius Caesar, India has also crossed the Rubicon. There is a major paradigm shift for a long time to come. India should not rest on its laurels but work overnight to keep the advantage in its hand. Shooting down of F16(and if the US insists that it was JF17, then also) would worry a lot of people in Pakistan. As usual not only locals of POJK butchered Wing Commander Shahzaz-ud-Din(the ejected pilot of F16), PAF did not give him a military burial, in the same fashion what they did with their soldiers in the Kargil war. If reports from Pakistan to be believed, after the loss of face, Gen Bajwa is a very very worried man.

  8. Informed article. I complement you in linking together a range of events and presenting your views and analysis. However some questions still arise. What are China’s motives in cultivating Pakistan? Is it to check India? But India was nowhere in the scene when Zhou en Lai first met Pakistan leaders. Was it to gain a strategic ally in the future confrontation with USSR? Is it to gain economic advantages? Is it to obtain a route to the Indian Ocean and control the oil flow in the Gulf? A historic context was presented in your earlier article. China has a long memory of British oppression. It had learnt that to be independent, one has to be strong. Strength emanates from its economic and military prowess.
    I do not believe that China’s leaders are megalomaniacs. Their’s is a planned strategy with results expected not in the next few years or decades but a century or beyond. Domination is their goal, both economic and political.

    1. So beautifully you have put across in just a few sentences, Madhu. Yes, China is not in a hurry. They are planning for not just one but many decades. They are calling it 100 years marathon. So when they celebrate 100 years of revolution they should be controlling similar clout what they had at the peak of Qing dynasty. As far as using Gwadar port during the wartime is concerned, that is ruled out since blockading Gwadar port would be easier than Strait of Malacca and the South China Sea.

  9. Excellent article. The irony is that China has more dollars than US itself. If required China can stifle US. Hence, the blatant misuse of various anti proliferation treaties by China. However, Europe has sensed the dangerous games that China is playing and they are slowly and surely coming together to stop China’s arrogant forward march

    1. Thank you, NP, for stopping by and sharing your valuable thoughts. You rightly stated that the EU is getting together sensing the impending danger, however countries like Italy are falling in the trap of BRI and not learning from the mistakes of others.

  10. An analysis of the evil design of communism and insight into terror emanating from China is brought out here by the author. History cannot be or should not be forgotten, and those who perpetrate such heinous crime including those extending covert support need to be exposed and punished in today’s world of 21st century. Rightly highlighted by the author, business interests of individual states make them deliberately unmindful of collective responsibility of the world’s interest in the wellbeing of the human being. Time is ripe for all nations to rise together to eliminate these sources (of terror emanating) from China, Pakistan and North Korea, without factoring the cost. I sincerely thank the author for highlighting the narrative aptly with suitable instances to remind the world about the dangerous trends practised by these fiend nations.
    Thanks Ramakrishnan Venkat

    1. That’s so well analyzed by you, Ramakrishnan. The rise of China has been on the behest of the West and now it is daring them, in addition to terrorizing neighboring countries. Australia is completely under the clout of China and New Zealand has banned Chinese nationals from buying land in their country. The newest entrant to BRI is Italy, carefully watch their saga unfolding in the near future. Thanks for stopping by.

  11. A well researched article. My compliments on your coherent presentation and analysis. It is a pleasure reading your blogs.

  12. A delightful read! your growth as a thinker and writer are evident through this article. The common threads that bind a deep symbiotic relationship between two ideologically different nations has been explicitly brought out by you. While it is time to make noise and expose the covert aspirations of the two, it is an extremely difficult task to corner China given her economic and military clout as correctly summarized by you. But I’m sure your efforts will enlighten many and unravel the strategic compulsions that nations face whilst outlining their strategies. The Sino-Pak nexus is here to stay and we are evolving a strategy as a nation to deal with it, strength alone commands respect in deterring others.

    1. Very succinct and dioramic adumbration. China-PAK-N Korea nexus can be tamed provided other affected nations come together, rise above the petty issues and deal with the evil forces in a united front. Thanks for sparing your time.

    1. Thank you so much, Cassidy, for your kind words. You have a wonderful and very meaningful website, just trying to live up to those standards. Regards.

  13. Combination of communism and wahabism has been deadly for a very volatile region. The details and the clarity of thoughts are remarkable, and a must for anyone who follows geopolitics and word events.

  14. The term terrorism and terrorist first appeared in 1795 during the French Revolution.
    Indo China relationship has always been at variance. China foreign relation with India’s neighbours, mainly Pakistan have always been such as to cause concern and it’s interference in the north-east is a thorn. You’ve put all these facts very well together. Your article projects a very clear picture. Our focus should be more on China than Pakistan. China’s covert agenda should be exposed.

    1. Thank you so much, Navneet, for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. You have brought it out very correctly, China is the main concern and main focus of regional diplomacy. Precocious Indian strengths would be tested in times to come. Indian and other free world leaders recognize the threat and that can be seen from their stolid stand in the UN.

    1. Thank you, Aditi, for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Yes, I do have a good understanding of the geopolitics of Asia. Regards.

  15. That’s a lot of information about the origin of terror factories in Asia. I am amazed why we do not stand united against terror and the perpetrators behind it. For once we should rise above the petty business gains and fight this menace.

    1. Thank you so much, Harshita, for your kind words. Yes, it is imperative for all of us to be aware of nefarious designs being weaved around the civilized nations. Decency should stop at the first sight of bloodshed. Regards.

  16. Very impressive,self imploding pak is a dangerous situation.Even though the nexus is unholy,China is undoubtedly pak’s master(north korea’s too)
    The moment we bridge the gap in our military capabilities against China all mischief will cease to exist.
    I believe that is the only credible long term solution and the same is achievable if we have political will.

    1. Thank you so much, Amardeep, for sharing your thoughts. You rightly adumbrated, economic and military might along with political will is the only solution to stop this menace. I am sure present dispensation is very capable of making the right moves.

  17. Bonjour mon Ami ou Amie
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    Comme enchantement la feuille se remplie
    Il y a aussi des mots que l’on tape sur son clavier
    C’est, ces émotions que je te fais partager
    Car se sont des mots d’Amitié avec du bonheur
    Passe une Bonne et agréable journée
    Une belle fête de Pâques à venir avec ta famille
    Gros bisous
    Bernard
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  18. There’s a lot of information you have collected… Pak and China had been a threat for decades… I just see that most of the developed countries have enough power to get rid of terrorism but it seems they are the one who are sponsoring it… sad…

    1. Thank you, Chiru, for stopping and sharing your thoughts. It’s always a pleasure to read your reviews. Yes, indeed the developed world has to get its act together and rise above the petty gains, in the larger interest of humanity.

  19. In a long time I have not read such lovely discourse on geopolitics. A very detailed and in depth account of what is happening in Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Well done.

  20. Interesting blog but there is a small detail: there is always a confusion in people’s mind between what Marx said and what Lenin did. The communism of Marx never existed. What existed was the sovietism of Lenin who took some big titles from Marx and installed a death machine. He did exactly the opposite of Marx philosophy. Marx revolution aims to eradicate completely the State and to establish a self managing society, which is the communist society in Marx point of view! Therefore, URSS back then, China and Pakistan are political regimes of their own totally different from Marx, although they claim him as their mentor…

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. You have raised a very valid point. Marx was surely followed by Lenin and other leaders. Violence was the style of Marx and that was the reason he split with Engels. Philosophy of Engels was followed by Western Europe for a long time. Of course, Eastern Europe and China developed their own style of communism and violence in times to come. Pakistan adopted the gorilla warfare and terror tactics of communism and used it against its own populace and neighboring states. Now the two-headed snake is biting the original perpetrators of terror in the region, Pakistan-China.

      1. I hate what politicians made of philosophers.. but I couldn’t agree more with you!
        I was looking to read blogs about geopolitics and I am very glad we connected.. have a lot to learn from you!

      2. Thank you so much for your kind words. We all are learning all the time. Regards.

  21. Very informative article. Perhaps the most unique symbiotic relationship between two nations of equally diverse values. Interesting notion of the extent to which China’s rightful exclusion from other global powerhouses. A great read. (P.S., thanks for stopping by my page and my articles, hope you can enjoy my work half as much as I enjoy yours! :))

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and kind words. Every country is unique in some way or other, but yes some leave more impact on the world than the others due to kind of leadership and institutions they have. I am in the midst of writing an article on a similar topic. Hope I finish it before I embark on a six-months-long project. You have a wonderful blog and I really enjoyed your Flat Earth Societies. Warm regards.

      1. Thanks for your kind words. I look forward to reading your proposed article. Am I allowed to ask what is involved in your six month project?

  22. Hope to see more from you on the similar theme . .. the world regard the USA (policies) as Mother of All Terror; Indian forces atrocities, gang rape, killing and terror on a daily basis in IOK (Kashmir); the USA-UK-Saudi led worst ever humanitarian crisis killing more than 60,000 including children & women in Yemen, killngs in masjids, churches, temples . . .and so on and on.

    1. Thank you so much, Saifuddin for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Surely I would be bringing out more of these exposes in times to come. The difference between the civilized world and uncivilized world is that even a dissenting voice is not muffled in countries like the USA or India but in countries like China & Pakistan, a very normal person would be sitting in a ‘Re-education Camp’ or ‘Concentration Camp’ for raising normal day to day issues. I only wonder, people from these countries when they move to the civilized world follow rules and regulations and do not try to make those countries also similar to their own country. Warm regards.

      1. am surprized to yours :” . . .a dissenting voice is not muffled in countries like the USA or India . . .”
        Oh really??? Be honest with your ownslef . . .take the recent cases of Julian Assange and Aamir Khan (PK) – aw come on pleeez . . . do not show your – so prominent – double standards to your readers!!!
        You have no idea how much people of Pakistan have suffered in the hands of war on terror . . .by countries you should know . . . including in other parts of (as you call it “uncivilized world” killing thousands of CIVILIANS (including children and women) . . . hundreds of thousands of people – poor, helpless people displaced into misery, some of the places turned into ruined sites by the – – – as you want to call them a “Civilized World”!!

      2. Dear, you would be surprised that I agree on most of the topics with you. Yes, a place for dissenting voices is shrinking in this world, but in that small world which is the countries come to your mind where one can protest without getting threatened or killed. Think and you would get the answer. Fringe elements with unacceptable acts and behavior are there in every society, but the societies where they become the main voice, are getting destroyed today. As far as selective expressions by celebrities born with a silver spoon and tons of money are concerned, lesser said the better.

  23. Aptly ended with business interest overriding all others. Similarly, in my view, political friendships are selfish. They last till one can see benefit in it or till one finds a more beneficial friend. We are all selfish human beings and want to promote ourselves and ours at the expenses of all others. Of course, some societies are more open and transparent, and hence have a greater chance of perpetuation, as against others that are run on the whims of a few. There are many statements in your articles that are presented as ‘facts’. I wonder where you get them from. And, if they are so clear, why don’t we take up the case at an International Forum. Unless we think that these for a are toothless as well.

    1. Thank you so much, Ankur, as always it’s a pleasure to read your reviews. The statements what seem like facts are part of the world history and no figment of my imagination. Surely it is up to the political leadership to raise those issues at the right forums but once again geopolitics of the world is not 2+2=4. There are many aspects affecting various nations at varying levels. And sometimes it is not prudent to raise past issues to spoil present or the future.

  24. Bonjour Le joli mai a pointé son nez depuis quelques jours

    Mai est si gai d’habitude que les fleurs s’en amusent
    Le muguet en premier, il sourit par son parfum
    Lui le lilas rit aux éclats

    Mai est un mois ivres des senteurs, de liberté
    Les oiseaux sifflent à cœur joie
    Le joli mois de mai joue avec le soleil
    fait bondir et danser les enfants
    Le mois de mai réveille le printemps qui dormait
    c’est la fête des prairies, des parcs, des arbres
    des sous bois, ou se cache muguet dans ses feuilles vertes
    https://i.postimg.cc/KjSXTqKt/alt-bye-bye-mai.png

    Mais MAI chez moi nous a réservé une surprise la semaine dernière
    Les toits , champs , arbres ce sont retrouvés sous une couche de neige

    Gros bisous
    Belle journée , bonne semaine

    1. Ces belles lignes. Merci beaucoup pour votre visite et le partage de votre joie avec nous.

  25. Bonjour ou Bonsoir Ami ,Amie

    Tu vois
    Avec beaucoup de sincérité
    Je suis mon cœur
    Il a ses pensées , ses choix et ses propres idées
    C’est alors et seulement
    Que l’on devient acteur de sa vie

    Il faut dans la vie savoir aussi
    Tendre la main à qui en a besoin
    Sans en espérer un retour
    Juste se dire que c’était bien

    Alors s’installe une belle harmonie avec soi-même

    Je te souhaite ce qu’il y a de meilleur
    Profite bien , belle journée
    Bisous , Amitié Bernard
    https://i.postimg.cc/bwS3bYLR/bonne-journee-182.jpg

    1. Magnifique, tu es une légende Bernard. Dans le dernier paragraphe, vous avez bien mis en évidence l’essence de la sainte ‘Gita’. Bravo.

  26. Superb, After long days some good read on this subject. once Mao talked to Henry Kissinger and told India like a cow,(Take milk and beat) Which can be used only. Pakistan’s only enemy India( war should continue till the last kafir dies)Satanic alliance of Pakistan and China is a problem for the whole world. In the context of India—- will the iron fence save a tree hollowed by termites?(tukdey-tukdey gang)The coalition of communists and jihadis is more dangerous in the country. https://nithinkscom.wordpress.com

    1. Thank you, Nitin, for sparing your time and kind words. I am on an assignment and can’t write anymore for some time. China and Pakistan are my core research topics and area of interest. Shall catch up with your writing soon.

      1. You gave me your precious time and answered me, I am thankful to you .Thanks a lot .I am a blogger and I like to write on international relations If you are ever free, then read my blog, any of your suggestions will be valuable for me. I wrote recently

      2. Thanks Nitin. I just visited your blog and found it very informative and useful. Regards.

  27. As a senior, I’ve lived through the news of a lot of these happenings – yet it is all so intricate as to make difficulty in the recall of names and their associated events. Your quotes and analogies interspersed with your analysis are a great help to focus us on the frightening dangers these people and their credos represent.

    1. Thank you so much, for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. The level of sophistication achieved by governments and big organizations in the field of eavesdropping on individuals is scary and disturbing in today’s world.

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