Narindra Modi spoke in Houston in the presence of US President Trump and threatened Pakistan. Trump remained quiet. Instead, he raised the issue of Islamic Redicals. Either he is too naive or just posing innocent. Former is close to reality.
In his meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan prior to one on one meeting, he acknowledged the threat of Modi. What transpired later on in the exclusive meeting is still to be seen. It was, however, heart warming to hear the Prime Minister telling President Trump that India is not willing to talk. And also, ask India to end the siege of Kashmiries immediately. Trump silence told it all. In other words, Trump’s offer of mediation is nothing more than a lip service only.
In his address in UNGA, apart from other flimsy uttering and usual rhetoric, Trump went on to speak against and threaten Iran. Iraq attacked Iran on the behest of America. It went on for eight years. Despite supply of armaments including Chemical Weapons to Iraq , Iranians could not be subdued. All sort of restrictions were imposed on Iran. Iran with stood that. Instead of showing weakness, Iran has grown in strength. They shot down American state of the art drone with their home made missile. They captured two British cargo ships in the Persian Gulf in retaliation to the Britain capturing their two cargo ships. It shows their resolve. Iranians are probably more nationalist than any other country in the world. Restrictions have helped them in a way to be more reliant on their own resources. It is exactly the situation in which Pakistan was, which forced them to go nuclear, make their own missiles, become a superior airpower by making JF 17, etc. Any miss judgement of America and its allies about Iran may be catastrophic not only for the region but the better part of the world.
India is acting as a bull dog. They have their leash in the hands of American deep state. Americans are betting on a dead horse. They seem to be oblivious of the history. It was in September 1939, Americans rejoiced and took out rallies in support of Nazi Germany waving Swastika flags alongside flags of USA in New York. Ironically it was again September of 2019, when the world saw the modern day Nazi, Narindra Modi, standing with the American President and openly threatening Pakistan. What a pity that Trump was embracing and holding the hands of the Butcher of Gujrat, who was once denied visa to travel to USA due to his indulgence in the massacre of innocent Muslims. Once again American bigwigs are turning a deaf ear to the sane voices telling them that a genocide is on in Indian Held Kashmir. Once again the history is being repeated in 2019 as of 1939, this time in Houston instead of New York.
Mr Trump, you are simply looking for a market to sell your goods. Looking away from the brewing Storm is insane. Fire next door can burn your house too. You have to take the stand off between two nuclear states seriously. Photo sessions with the latest Nazi Narindra Modi won’t help bring peace and prosperity to the region.
Written by : Col Khawar Munir Haroon Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military)
The author is ex Principal Garrison Post Graduate College for Men Lahore Cantt, ex Director Academics Lahore Garrison University, and member of the visiting faculty of multiple universities in Lahore. He is MPhil in Education, Leadership and Management. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org