By Sajjad Shaukat
After 9/11, India and Israel which had openly jumped on Bush’s anti-terrorism enterprise are acting upon a secret diplomacy, targeting whole of the Islamic World in general and Pakistan, China, Iran, Libya and Syria in particular. Thus these two countries are damaging the US interests on regional and global level.
It is of particular attention that Jewish-Hindu lobbies are collectively working in America and other European countries to manipulate the double standards of the west in relation to terrorism and human rights vis-à-vis Pakistan, Iran and China. Both India and Israel consider Pakistan and Iran as their enemies due to Islamabad’s nuclear assets and Tehran’s prospective nuclear programme which are also opposed by the US. In this regard, when in the recent past, Iran test-fired Shahab 3, a surface-to-surface missile with a range of up to 2,000 km, Israel openly and India clandestinely took it as a greater threat to their collective interests. Although, Iran denied link between the missile firing and the nuclear activities, but Washington speculated that besides Israel, the regional target which Iran intended to attack was India where America and Israel are investing and increasing their presence. Notably, both Israel and India also secretly manipulate Sino-US differences, blaming China for human rights violations, and propagating that China is an emerging superpower which is likely to compete with the US strategically. It was owing to exploitation of China factor that in 2008, US signed a deal of civil energy technology with New Delhi, which lifted sanctions on India in order to import nuclear technology.
However, similarities of interest have brought Israel and India to follow a common secret diplomacy with the help of those Americans who are well-penetrated in the US Administration. In this context, Indian RAW, Israeli Mossad and some American CIA agents are collectively cooperating with each other at the cost of the US interests.
With the support of their lobbies, India and Israel covertly enticed America to invade Afghanistan and Iraq where the US-led allies continue to kill many innocent civilians through heavy aerial bombardment and ground shelling in the name of war on terror. US-led-forces have been using every possible technique of state terrorism in these territories which have become the breeding grounds of a prolonged interaction between freedom fighters and state terrorists, damaging the US interests.
In fact, in more than ten years, well-trained NATO troops, equipped with sophisticated technology have badly failed in coping with the Afghan Taliban. Despite the increase of military troops, suicide attacks, roadside bombs and ambush attacks by the Taliban have rendered the superior power of the US-led forces obsolete. While casualties of the foreign forces have been increasing day by day, and like other years, the last year was also the deadliest year for U.S. troops in Afghanistan, with 499 killed.
Besides, American cost of war against terrorism which has reached approximately 7 trillion dollar is increasing rapidly—decline of dollar, increasing prices of oil and acute recession inside the country have given a greater blow to the US economy vis-à-vis other developed countries. In such a scenario, American public is particularly worried about the failed military campaign in Afghanistan. In this respect, Indian Hindus and American Jews who are on the payroll of the secret agencies are responsible for the prolonged war in Afghanistan and financial crisis in the US.
Now to distract the attention of American general masses from internal crisis in wake of US failure in Afghanistan, Indo-Israeli lobbies have continuously been propagating against Pakistan’s tribal areas in connection with the Afghan insurgency. Impressed by their propaganda campaign, some US officials have intermittently stated that the next plot to attack the American homeland and Europe will be prepared in Pakistan’s FATA regions. With the help of their secret agencies and lobbies, India and Israel want to denuclearize Pakistan which is the only country in the Islamic World. A perennial wave of subversive events in Pakistan and blame game against country’s intelligence agency ISI and Army are also part of their continued agenda.
It is mentionable that in the recent past, Indo-Israeli diplomacy has played a secret role in creating trust deficit between Pakistan and the United States. Uneasy US-Pakistani ties have become more tense after a string of diplomatic disputes this year owing to a massive drone strike in March and the case of Raymond Davis—a CIA contractor who shot dead two Pakistanis in Lahore.Islamabad is making efforts to curb, restrict and intensely monitor CIA activities in the country. Joint US-Pakistan intelligence cooperation has been halted since late January, reflecting strain in their relationship which is crucial in combating militants and the war in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, it was due to the Indo-Israeli covert tactics that Washington supported kings and dictators in the Middle East. All this has resulted in revolutionary movements against the concerned regimes, and strong anti-Americanism as noted among the protesters in Egypt, Yemen, Oman, Bahrainetc. In this regard, US and other NATO members also attacked Libya for the sake of oil, while unrest was internal problem of the country. This drastic situation has given another setback to the American interests in the Middle East.
It is worth-mentioning that with the help of Israel, India wants to entrap the US permanently in Afghanistan in order to achieve its secret designs against Pakistan and China—in the Indian-held Kashmir by damaging American global and regional interests. For this purpose, under the pretext of Talibinisation of Afghanistan and Pakistan, Indian secret agency, RAW, with help of Mossad, has well-established its networks in Afghanistan. Particularly, India has been running secret operations against Pakistan from Afghanistan. And from there, Indian RAW has been sending well-trained militants along with arms to Pakistan so as to attack the security personnel including western nationals. New Delhi also wants to get strategic depth against Pakistan.
Regarding Indian activities in Afghanistan, the former NATO commander, Gen. McChrystal in his report on the Afghan war had admitted: “Indian political and economic influence is increasing in Afghanistan including significant development efforts…is likely to exacerbate regional tensions.”
Indians think that if US-led NATO forces withdraw from Afghanistan, Karzai regime will fall like a palace of cards due to the growing Taliban militancy. Even New Delhi will not be to maintain its network in wake of the successful guerrilla warfare of the Taliban.Therefore, India is doing its utmost to convince Washington to have a long stay in Afghanistan. Failed in this objevtive, it can even act upon dirty ticks to get the foreign forces entangled in Afghanistan. In this respect, with help of some so-called Indian Muslims, Indian RAW will increase attacks inside Afghanistan, targeting especially American soldiers with the sole aim to revive old blame game of the west against Islamabad for cross-border-terrorism.
Nonetheless, by manipulating the present phenomena of world terrorism and anti-Muslim approach of the west, both India and Israel have been availing this golden opportunity to achieve their covert goals by convincing the US-led European states that Pakistan is sponsoring cross-border terrorism in Afghanistan and Kashmir. And Iran and Syria are doing the same act in Iraq, Lebanon and Israel. In this connection, equation of ‘war of liberation’ in Kashmir and Palestine with terrorism has become the main target of New Delhi and Tel Aviv who intend to divert the attention of the west from their own atrocities, being perpetrated in the occupied territories of Kashmir and Palestine.
It is noteworthy that irresponsible attitude of some Indian, Israeli and Western politicians has introduced dangerous socio-religious dimension in their societies by equating the “war on terror” with “war on Islam” and acts of Al Qaeda with all the Muslims. Their media have also been contributing to heighten the currents of world politics on cultural and religious lines with the negative projection of Islam. In this context, reprinting of the caricatures about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and release of a Dutch film against the Holy Quran in the recent past might be noted as an example. Particularly, on March 20 this year, a US evangelical preacher Terry Jones supervised the burning of a copy of the Quran by Pastor Wayne Sapp in a Florida church.
In the past few years, many conferences were held in various countries in which scholars from Islamic states also participated with a view to conduct inter-faith dialogue and to create cultural understanding among major religious communities. Nevertheless, all these measures have proved fruitless due to a deliberate anti-Muslim campaign, launched by the Indo-Israeli lobbies.
It is because of these developments that a greater resentment is being found among the Muslims who think that the US in connivance with the Indo-Israeli lobbies is sponsoring state terrorism, directly or indirectly from Kashmir to Palestine and Afghanistan to Libya. No doubt, even under the Obama Administration, India and Israel continues to damage the US interests.