Clinton's saber rattling protects her personal investments in India
By Wayne Madsen
Informed intelligence sources in Asia report that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's saber rattling against China is primarily meant to protect her sizable investments in India, especially in that nation's nuclear power industry.
Clinton was a major investor in the Dabhol power plant in India while it was owned by the failed Enron Corporation.
Mrs. Clinton has stayed in New Delhi's Taj Palace hotel's most luxurious suite during three official visits to India. The Taj is owned by the billionaire Tata family, in whose business interests Clinton has a substantial stake. Clinton's luxury hotel residence is called the Tata suite.
With such a substantial stake in India business, Clinton has taken a tough line toward China. The Secretary of Statehas visited countries surrounding China, including Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Mongolia, Philippines, Brunei, and Indonesia, and issued bellicose statements warning China against extending its influence in Asia.
Clinton has received top secret briefings that Chinese generals who were loyal to ousted Chinese Communist Party leader Bo Xilai were convinced that in order to ward off any Western military threat to China, the Chinese military should make an example of India and strike it militarily. After Bo's purge from the party ranks, the generals have lost influence but their concerns about India have not waned. Some of these generals, many of whom are based in southwest China, believe that China should capture contested territory now occupied by India in the Himalayan region.
Clinton is hoping to open up populous West Bengal, which is no longer governed by a Marxist-Leninist government, to foreign investment, including companies in which she has a personal interest. However, the Chinese generals' threats have thrown a monkey wrench into Clinton's ultimate personal financial goals. Clinton, therefore, has stepped up her saber rattling against China in order to protect the interests of the Tata family and her other wealthy Indian friends but her own financial stakes, as well.