Options limited on Kashmir:  Returning of sovereignty to Kashmiris best option for India!

Options limited on Kashmir:  Returning of sovereignty to Kashmiris best option for India!

(A Sovereign Kashmir: Random Thoughts-315)

Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

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One day every nation would be free from occupation and colonialism would have its natural death as well. Everything including  in the world would end. This is what every oppressed people hope for. Kashmiris and Palestinians top that category of people with maximum optimism. When the Modi government, after rejecting the idea of talks with Kashmiris to end the impasse and find a lasting solution, sent interlocutor to Kashmir to talk to all stake holders, naturally many Kashmiris seeking peace and prosperity as a soverign nation, believe that the day is not far off when they will live in their nation without fear of military attacks. They even hope India would help them become a UN member and help them economically as well.

However in reality India does not have any such big ideas for peace and it always wanted to solve the Kashmir issue militarily. Indian PM Modi has departed from his previous stand and said military cannot solve the problem of Kashmir but dialogues would.  This could be taken as a turning point of Indian foreign policy.

Kashmiris have been facing difficulties since post 70 years for demanding the right to self-determination. Their kin and kith have been killed in thousands by Indian forces, their properties destroyed, they are jailed, maimed and blinded but now the Peoples’ Movement against an illegal occupation and genocides of Kashmiris changed the scenario in Kashmir.

 

The recent visit of an Israeli delegation led by Major General Yakov (Kobi) Barak to an Indian Army base in Udhampur on Tuesday, once again, exposes a deep-rooted anti-Muslim nexus between the Indian idolaters and the Israeli Zionists. The meeting between the Israeli delegation and the Indian army personnel in Udhampur is yet another proof of the anti-Muslim nexus and the policies they against the Muslims

Kashmiris must bear this in mind that they are being forcibly ruled by an extremist Hindu right-wing BJP. India led by Hindu fascist forces under Hindutva slogan and their puppets in Kashmir were trying to give an impression to the world that everything is normal and under its control in Jammu and Kashmir. “These attempts are being made to divert the world attention from the Kashmir issue which has witnessed a rejuvenated phase since the martyrdom of Shaheed Burhan Wani

 

Black Day of Kashmiris

India’s ugly colonization on October 27, 1947 is Black Day of Kashmiris, both Muslims and non-Muslims belonging there.  October 27 has been a cruel reminder of subjugation and slavery of Muslims in Jammu Kashmir.  That day has forever scarred in the collective minds of the Kashmiri people as their nation is being occupied by neighboring militaries.

Kashmiris have been waging their historic struggle of the self- determination for sovereignty; their now unified struggle is taking a new phase of peaceful movement for sovereignty and the needed attention of world community. .

People of Kashmir with poise, confidence and unity are taking their inalienable struggle in a new direction of non violence  and peaceful agitation.

Joint Resistance Leadership of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik has condemned and ridiculed the outrageous and dictatorial ordinance passed by the State Government  which calls for  imprisonment for those who call and observe  shutdown as a form of protest .Joint Resistance Leadership stated that observing shutdown is a universally accepted  democratic and peaceful right of protest and resistance and fixing a punishment for it reflects the totalitarian and repressive mindset  of the anti-people  ruling regime.

The leadership said that tall claims of  “healing touch” and “battle of ideas” by Mehbooba Mufti and her party before coming to power, have all come to naught and instead she with her partners BJP have broken all records of committing atrocities and inflicting miseries upon the people of Kashmir. They said that during her regime killing, blinding of people, arrests, imprisonment and detention of masses and leadership, arson, canalization of people’s properties, harassment, propaganda onslaught and other forms of repression have touched a new low. On the other hand she along with her coterie of opportunists have further eroded whatever was left of the safeguards of the people of the state by eroding the economic autonomy of the state through implementation of GST. As her tenure progresses so do her compromises with regard to the interests of the people of Kashmir who are under assaults from all fronts. The situation has come to such a pass now that even the basic right to protest through shutdowns against these moves and constant assaults is now being denied and made punishable.

JRL said issuing ordinance calling for imprisonment for shutdowns is with a view to instilling fear of retribution and punishment among the resistance leadership and people of Kashmir in order to discourage them from raising their voice against oppression and for demanding their right to self-determination. But like all such previous repressive measures it is bound to fail.

The JRL said that shutdown is an accepted and acknowledged way of resisting oppression and injustice across the world and that it should stand clear that resistance leadership will continue with this right no matter how much government would try to choke our voice.

The outreach, which indicates a shift in the central government’s approach to handle the Kashmir issue from the prism of security operations without a matching political outreach, has been welcomed by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. “Dialogue is a necessity of the hour and the only way to go forward,” she said.

Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, however, said he would “keep an open mind and wait to see results of the dialogue process”.  In a series of tweets, Abdullah said the dialogue process started by the centre “a resounding defeat of those who could only see use of force as a solution”, a swipe at BJP leaders seen as loud advocates of a hardline policy on disturbances in the Kashmir valley.

In the last few months the centre has been focusing on cracking down on foreign funding for separatists and in Srinagar, police and army teams have taken out dozens of local commanders of terrorist groups active in the Kashmir Valley.

Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti welcomed the move. “Dialogue is a necessity of the hour and the only way to go forward,” she said.  Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, however, said he would “keep an open mind and wait to see results of the dialogue process.”  Before this, Journalist Dileep Padgaonkar, NN Vora, academician Radha Kumar and former Information Commissioner MM Ansari were appointed as India’s interlocutors to Kashmir.

As a representative of the government of India, Sharma will initiate a sustained interaction and dialogue to understand legitimate aspirations of the people, especially its youth, in Jammu and Kashmir. He will meet elected representatives, political parties, different organisations and individuals he wants to,” Rajnath said. “Now what we will do for Jammu and Kashmir, will do with clean intention,” he said.

Asked whether the interlocutor, who will have cabinet rank, would hold talks with Hurriyat leaders, Rajnath Singh appeared not to rule out such a possibility, saying Sharma had a mandate to hold a dialogue “with anyone he wants.”

The government of India had been maintaining a tough Kashmir policy and had ruled out talks with separatists in recent months. The Home Minister said after completing the exercise, Sharma, a 1979 batch IPS officer with intimate knowledge of the security situation and Kashmir affairs, will give a report to the government of India. Sharma was director of IB from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016.

Earlier, he was the joint director of the IB’s “Islamist Terrorism Desk” from 2003 to 2005. He headed the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Jammu and Kashmir and was the director of the BSF Academy, and additional director and special director in the IB.

Replying to questions, the minister said that no time limit could be set whether it is three months or six months or more. “He can talk to anyone he wants,” he said. Rajnath said that Prime Minister NarendraModi had talked to all political parties as to what could be done to find a solution to Kashmir problems. “People told us that the dialogue process should be started. We are doing this,” he said and recalled the Prime Minister’s August 15 speech saying “neither by bullet, nor by abuses but by embracing the people we can solve the problems in Jammu and Kashmir.”

Asked about the status of the resignation reportedly given by Governor NN Vohra and whether it would be accepted in the new context, Rajnath Singh merely replied that the elected government is there and the Governor is there. The Home Minister made it clear that Sharma would have complete independence in deciding who to hold talks with. Asked about the failure of similar initiatives undertaken earlier, Singh said: “Please take it from me that whatever we do, we will do with saafneeyataurneeti (good intentions and clear policy).”

In another supplementary question on previous reports of interlocutors gathering dust in the Home Ministry, he said: “You cannot pre-judge that this initiative will not be successful. Our announcement shows how serious we are about initiating dialogue.”

When asked whether a police officer was capable for holding talks on such a sensitive issue, Singh shot back: “What’s wrong in that. He is an apolitical person having no political affiliation which is his greatest advantage. Besides he is well aware about the internal security situation of the country.”

Is Dar supporting freedom struggle or an Indo-Israeli agent?

Meanwhile, a Jammu and Kashmir police constable is suspected to have joined the militant Lashkar-e-Tayiba in what could be the third such switch by a security personnel in the Valley this year. Police ordered a probe after the constable, Isfaq Ahmad Dar, last week announced on social media that he has joined the LeT, a Pakistan-based militant outfit blamed for several terror attacks in India. A photograph of Dar holding an AK-47 assault rifle was also widely circulated on social media and messaging apps in the Valley over the past few days.

In recent months, several policemen have been killed or attacked and their homes ransacked by suspected militants, seen as warnings to local police personnel to stop participating in counter-insurgency operations. Six policemen including an officer were also killed in a militant ambush earlier this year. Sources said Dar was shifted from Kargil to Kathua in July after adverse reports about his alleged “militant sympathies”. “He was under police radar but we can’t arrest a person unless he does something,” a senior police officer said. Dar, from a village in Shopian, had left his home to report back to duty last week. When he did not reach Kathua, family lodged a missing person report. Soon after, the photograph of Dar surfaced on social media. In May , a constable from Shopian, Syed Naveed Mushtaq, decamped with four service rifles and joined the militant group Hizbul Mujahideen.

Two months later, Zahoor Ahmad Thokar — who was with the 173 Territorial Army Engineering regiment at Baramulla — deserted his unit along with his service AK-47 and three magazines and joined militant ranks. Such incidents were first reported in 2015 when two policemen – Naseer Ahmad Pandith from Shopian and Syed raqib Bashir from Pulwama – joined the Hizbul Mujahideen, then led by former commander Burhan Wani, whose killing last year sparked months-long unrest in Kashmir. Both of them were killed in separate encounters with security forces. In early 2016, Shakoor Ahmad Parray of Shopian, a security guard to a police officer in Bijbehara, was arrested by police after he had run away with four rifles to join a militant group. Police said such incidents are rare and that most of the deserters are from South Kashmir, where anti-India sentiments run deep. “Most of the policemen are from a particular patch in South Kashmir, mostly Pulwama and Shopian. They were recruited between 2010 and 2012 and may be not much background check was done,” a police official said. “They are not radicalized… If they are radicalized they are capable of inflicting more damage in the forces…we have to keep our eyes open and our house clean,” the officer added. Kashmir’s police force is hailed for its professionalism as its personnel are often forced to act against civilians, sometimes even minors, involved in protests and vandalism.

Accelerated agitation for Article 35-A

Joint Hurriyat leaders have warned of mass agitation against Indian attempts to abrogate Article 35-A. They said the plan, if any, to tinker with the Article 35 A, which gives special rights and privileges to the natives of Jammu and Kashmir, is a conspiracy to create a Palestine like situation in the state.

 

Joint resistance leadership in Indian administered Jammu & Kashmir comprising of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Molvi Omer Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik asked people to launch mass agitation if the Supreme Court delivers verdict against the interests and aspiration of people of state, saying that any move to tinker with state subject law will create Palestine like situation. JRL said the conspiracy has been hatched to change the demography of the Muslim majority state and added if the state-subject law is removed or any amendment introduced, people from other states of India will purchase land in Jammu and Kashmir and a Palestine like situation will arise and added that the people in the state would resist the “conspiracy” tooth and nail. We will safeguard the integrity and special status of the state at any cost.

JRL said that we are in close contact with religious leaders, civil societies, transporters, businessmen, students, lawyers and other groups, saying they will be taken on board and a special delegation has been formulated to make a consensus after seeking their suggestions in this regard. They reiterated their appeal asking people to be ready and added we are watching the developments and soon a line of action and program will be announced for people.

Fate of Kashmiris

In the slaughterhouse of the Kashmir valley, even the grievously injured – with pellet-scarred eyes or broken limbs – have remained defiant. Over two-and-a-half decades of rebellion in Kashmir have hardened the indifference of India’s political and intellectual classes to the human cost of the country’s repressive tactics in the valley. The hostility now appears to be total, unbridgeable, and for those on the receiving end, unbearable.

The puppet government in Kashmir – a collection of local elites comprising career politicians, technocrats, and chancers loyal to bosses in New Delhi – considers pellet guns a “necessary evil”, might make us feel grateful. At least they acknowledge the “evil” part – perhaps to address their own guilty consciences.

 

Kashmiris are languishing in jails across India for the past 20 years. “ The youth who are jailed were pursuing degrees and were bright students. Mirza Nisar Hussain, Abdul Lateef Waza . Mohammad Ali Bhat and Abdul Gani Goni are in Rajasthan jails since past 21 years while as Javiad Ahmad Khan and Mahmood Topiwala are in Tihar since the same number of years. Similarly,  Bashir Ahmad Baba is in Gujarat jails for the past 13 years, Bilal Ahmad Kota in Bangalore jails since 10 years, Muzaffar Ahmad in Kolkata jail since past 11 years and in Srinagar Central Jail, Feroz Ahmad Bhat, Parvaiz Ahmad Mir and Muhammad Imran Shiekh are few names who are being held for the past 14 years.

it seems that we may have to be ready for bigger challenges and there is an utter need to remain steadfast against the occupation and against the ploys it makes in connivance with the anti-Muslim force.

It is a matter of pride for Kashmiris that despite facing so much hardship our brothers are standing tall against the oppression and the occupation.

Sovereignty calls keep ringing but India pretends not hearing that noisy urge of Kashmiris.  Indian regime can easily give a 100 to any needy foreign batboys on mutual consent, but surrendering sovereignty after killing so many Kashmiris is difficult proposition and hence India hesitates to take the call. .

Possibly, New Delhi still thinks it can prolong the occupation at least so long as Israel does that in Palestine. After all, they are now the strategic terror partners, though it knows too well that it cannot silence the Kashmir youth.

 

State terrorism and unrest

Kashmiris continue to face both Indian attacks and atrocities being inflicted upon them by their own JK government of BJP-PDP. They don surrender themselves before the state terror forces.

India uses Zionist pellets on Kashmiri children.  It turns out that there exist different kinds of pellets, and in 2016, some Indian forces were using the jagged variety – which inflict greater damage to flesh and eyes alike, and which doctors say is far more difficult to remove.

 

The PDP-BJP government in Kashmir had deployed a fleet of brand new ambulances to securely ferry visiting VIPs from New Delhi, Israel and elsewhere to picnic spots in the valley. This was while protesters were being killed, maimed and blinded – and while the ambulances carrying them to hospitals were coming under fire from security forces.

The paramilitaries and the police have been deliberately firing into faces of Kashmir youth and children.  Some suffer limited loss of vision, some will lose one eye, some both, and some will be impaired for life, but the pitiless assault on protesting adolescents’ forces us to ask one question: is the Indian state happy to blind a generation?

 

It is inconceivable that policy makers in New Delhi or their advisers in Kashmir could be unaware of the destructive power of “non-lethal weapons”. Earlier this year, the International Network of Civil Liberties Organisations and Physicians for Human Rights published a report titled “Lethal in Disguise” at close range.  Medics and parents were desperate to save vision in at least one eye for those who had been shot, attempting to extract the jagged and irregular pellets.  Indian core media speak calmly of the need for “harsh love” toward civilian protesters to rationalize the state’s ruthless response.

 

With a hubris derived from its might and military dominion over Kashmir, the state convinces itself that it has the power to inflict blindness. In no time, then, it blinds itself too – to the character of democracy that is its central founding principle. The harsh repression of Kashmiri protests, the Nobel prize-winning Indian economist Amartya Sen declared in July, is “the biggest blot on India’s democracy”.

 

It appears that the Indian government, clouded by a newfound chauvinism and a hunger for votes, is in no mood to listen to the nation’s voices of sanity. In August, only a few days after Indian forces in Srinagar murdered a 21-year-old cash-machine watchman by firing 300 pellets into his body from close range, the Indian prime minister used a speech on Kashmir to taunt Pakistan over its own atrocities against separatists in the province of Balochistan, where the Pakistani army has inflicted forced disappearances and summary executions on the Baloch people.

 

Indians need to interrogate the circumstances that have led to the deliberate blinding of hundreds of young people at the hands of armed forces in Kashmir, before this too is forgotten.

 

Kashmiris have become accustomed to the violence inflicted on them  when pellets were first sprayed at protesters in the heated summer of 2010, and most people processed this as nothing more than a new misfortune; just another element of the war in Kashmir. If one were to draw a diagram of the assaults inflicted on Kashmiri bodies over the decades, hardly a single part would remain unmarked: in the 1990s, when the violence was at its worst, the eyes were spared; now they seem to have become a favourite target.

 

Many Indians have condemned Indian military arrogance in Kashmir. There has been some dissent in India in favor of Kashmiris. Journalists, activists, even some politicians, have written elegiac columns and essays on the savage response to the rebellion in Kashmir. They have implored their government to cease the brutality, to be kind, and to talk to Kashmiris. But it appears that the Indian government, clouded by a newfound chauvinism and a hunger for votes, is in no mood to listen to the nation’s voices of sanity.

 

A new generation of freedom-seekers grows up into blinded, maimed, adulthood, and they will carry our guilt-ridden consciences for the world.

How sad that India has become a criminal state at par with Zionist Israel! How is it all right for a constitutionally democratic and secular, modern nation to blind scores of civilians in a region it controls?

India officially is not an authoritarian state, not a crackpot dictatorship, not a rogue nation or terrocracy or warlord outside of legal and ethical commitments to international statutes, but a known outside as a democratic country, a member of the comity of nations. How are India’s leaders, thinkers and its thundering televised custodians of public and private morality, all untroubled by the sight of a child whose heart has been penetrated by metal pellets?

 

This is the kind of cruelty we expect from Assad’s Syria, not the world’s largest democracy.

 

 

Observation:

 

Over 1000,000 people have been killed in the uprising and the ensuing Indian military crackdown. India maintains a huge chunk of indefinite thousands of soldiers in the territory.

 

Anti-India sentiment runs deep among Kashmir’s mostly Muslim population and most support rebels against Indian rule despite a decades-long military crackdown to fight the armed rebellion.

 

As usual, in order to not accept the reality of popular non-violent uprising, India has accused Pakistan of arming and training the rebels, allegations that Pakistan denies. Now is clear that Pakistan has no role in the unrest and now even if Pakistan ask them to stop agitations they are not going stop it unless India agrees to free Jammu Kashmir from its constitution.

That is their own struggle which is supported by many countries including Pakistan. Rebel groups have largely been suppressed by Indian security forces in recent years, and public opposition to Indian rule is now principally expressed through street protests.

 

Notwithstanding the “exploiters and opportunists” who work as Indian agents and informers, the integrity and tremendous resilience of Kashmiri people that despite being no match for India in terms of population and resources, are giving such a stiff resistance to achieve the fundamental political rights.

Geelani, Mirwaiz and Malik said that as part of the ploy to break the resolve of the people and crush the movement, a multipronged strategy based on use of “extreme force” and coercion was adopted by the GoI particularly after entering into a power alliance with the PDP. “Had the interest of Kashmiri nation, political economic or ethnic, ever been dear to them, they would have stood their ground for safeguarding it and not kept compromising on it one after the other for staying in power,” the JRL said. They said a false binary between tourism and terrorism was created to target those associated with trade and tourism in order to break the back of both these industries.

 

Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan and both claim entire Kashmir and hence the tensions, crossfires at the LOC, mutual murders. Regular murder of Kashmiri Muslims is the most painful act of Indian state violence against the defenseless Kashmiris. Only recently the Kashmiri youth have found stones as their weapons to fight the Indian aggressors. There is the thirds part of Kashmir now under Chinese occupation. Not only Jammu Kashmir has been invaded and divided among the two plus one nations, but even the Kashmiris are being murdered by India.

 

Kashmiris should get back their nation: Jammu Kashmir. Only a peaceful solution could be reliable. For any peaceful solution dialogs and talks are a must. It is only through talks Palestinians cold get their nation back as Indian state violence through Isreali terror goods, cannot be defeated by Kashmiri stones. No regional peace can be achieved and even if some stop gap arrangement is made by a truce, etc, achieved it won’t be stable.

 

Hurriyat leaders particularly Syed Geelani must seize the opportunity made available by New Delhi by deputing an interlocutor with a Cabinet Secretary rank and Z category personal protection shield,  the Modi government seems to have shown interest, if not determination, to find a durable solution to the explosive situation in Kashmir like unrest and sovereignty  question.

 

Obviously, India would offer to return sovereignty to Kashmiris or let Kashmir be a part of Pakistan which now has been totally destabilized and economically ruined. Currently what India wants is to create an atmosphere for Kashmir to return to ‘normalcy’. India seeks to end the unrest and agitations for whatever causes and resume occupational crimes in Kashmir and let the UN know that everything is quite normal in Kashmir. Thus India would get their legitimacy to misgovern Kashmir as before.

 

But the freedom groups must put forward their views and demands very clearly to the interlocutor who perhaps has been chosen to find a permanent solution. They should not insist on joining weak Pakistan but instead must argue for a soverign Kashmir.  Pakistan cold be put forwards only as an alternative option but in mild manner. India should taken into confidence that once it becomes a free nation, Kashmir would maintain good neighborly relations with India as well Pakistan and would pursue a neutral foreign policy without any confrontation with India or Pakistan.

 

By refusing to talk to Indian interlocutor, the Hurriyat leaders lose the opportunity to be heard officially. Kashmiris have lost buses before but this  bus is very special one and missing it for whatever reason would not be in the genuine interests of Kashmiris. Geelani and friends must give up their petrified mindset molded due to Indian military arrogance and genocides in Kashmir valley, and talk to Indian official representatives and find a genuine resolution.

 

Yes, Indian options are strictly limited and whether it wants to be genuine secular democracy and not a criminal state like Israel, the Modi regime must decide, quickly.

India and Pakistan have better things to do than fighting over an illegal entity called Jammu Kashmir.

At long last, the Human Rights Commission has gathered courage to order India for a probe into one of the world’s strangest crimes – secret graveyards of Kashmir.

 

Hopefully, the probe would bring out the truth about secret graveyards and Indian agenda for Kashmir.

 

 

Human rights abuses in Jammu Kashmir by occupation forces from India are too high that even UN had to condemn that. The military and governments have terrorized Kashmiris so much that they  don’t want to be a part of India

 

Today, the situation in unrest Kashmir is so explosive and complicated that India has just two options-  one positive and sensible:  grant sovereignty to Kashmirs for a peaceful and settled  life or two, kill every Kashmiri and confiscate their lands as the criminal Jews are doing in Palestine as part of their expansionist agenda in West Asia and now  they are trying to get a piece of land from Syria as well as a selfish leader Assad is determined to get  the nation of Sunni Syrians divided.

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Why do most Muslims refuse to criticize corruption in Saudi Arabia, Islamic world?

Why do most Muslims refuse to criticize corruption in Saudi Arabia, Islamic world?

Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

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A direct and simple answer is that most Muslims are themselves also corrupt in action and thinking and they always think about the possible ways and means to make money by all short routes. Unfortunately, these Muslims include those who worship in mosques and apparently they do so only increase their illegal wealth.

Unfortunately, there is no Muslim country which is not corrupt and which does not promote corruption. Thus, Muslims have adopted corruption as their way of life in place Islamic honest life without corruption. Rulers are responsible and accountable for making the society entirely corrupt. Corruption at top and middle levels  cause serious damages to the national  economic health as corruption is allowed  to be flourishing.

True, corruption has been a global phenomenon and it works as the central part of capitalism globally. Corruption is rampant even in Islamic world and today there in no country that has promoted sincerely honesty through anti-corruption laws that work well.

By its very nature and philosophy, Islam is anti-capitalism and does not promote the principle of ‘wealth by any means’ encouraged in the West and East. In essence Islam opposes capitalism that thrives on black money, corruption based on bribery, etc.

The Islamic legal tradition, however, is very strict: in fact, a hadith of the Prophet simply condemns bribery – both those who grant and those who receive bribes, along with the intermediary – all placed by the Prophet on an equal footing. The granting of illegal assets to favour and facilitate a subsequent transaction, however, is an offense to divine law, not just to corporate law, in the meaning that we Westerners attribute to the concept of “civil law”.

The Quran reads as follows: “Devour not your wealth among yourselves vainly, nor present it to the judges that you may devour a part of the wealth of other men sinfully and knowingly” (Al-Baqarah, Surah “The Cow,” verse 188). Furthermore, Islamic prophet Muhammad (SAS)’s doctrine on corruption contains many other Qur’anic and Sunnah verses as well.

Muslims, particularly the Muslim rulers and leaders have no knowledge about the real cause of birth of Islam and therefore no idea about what Islam stands for. Most Muslims look for opportunities to make money illegally and immorally and increase their wealth

Arab leaders not only have no idea about the personality of the Prophet Muhammad (SAS) but, worse, they ignore the Prophet’s message deliberately to mint money and make wealth. They even justify their corrupt practices as the “normal thing everywhere” and people cannot live like Prophet wants them.  They have faith in the money and wealth and the support of the politicians and even the corrupt governments.

The case is unfortunately the same in Saudi Arabia where the rich and royal families loot the nation’s wealth and take bribes from abroad for services etc

The attitude of government opting for misgovernance, rulers and leaders in Muslim countries make the people also corrupt as they refuse actions without getting the necessary bribes first. .

Indeed these Muslims are not Islamic by nature and mindset; they are anti-Islamic people simply living to make wealth by any means.

Ironically, the Muslim rulers think God has given them power and wealth and the ability to manipulate things in their favor and promote corruption to increase their illegally made wealth. That is wrong as in  making illegality into legal ones they in fact try to appropriate the divide powers as well.

This explains why media world of Muslims refuse to actively support the action of Mohammad bin Salman because it would make him “strong”. That is foolishness on the part of these “modern Muslims”. King is always strong in Saudi Arabia even without doing anything because he is among the richest. .

In fact, these pseudo Muslims are scared that if Saudi Arabia succeeds in stamping out corruption, then, its trickling effect on other Arab nations and subsequently and gradually entire Islamic world would unstoppable.

Corrupt Muslims oppose the reform in Saudi Arabia mainly because they would also have to change their attitude and work hard for a respectable life.

The ongoing anti-corruption arrests and sackings have thrown open wide the vestiges of anti-Islamic tendencies crept into Saudi system and life. Crown Prince and king in waiting Mohammad bin Salman’s anti-corruption drive ahs thrown open the corrupt skeletons from the royal cupboards.  World is shocked to know that Saudi Arabia is a badly controlled corrupt nation which is the cause of all corruption operations throughout Islamic world, harming the genuine interests of Islam and ordinary Muslims, globally.

Crown Prince’s current anti-graft sweep is focused on the food, real estate and telecommunication sectors. The aim is to hit and decapitate the primary sectors of economic and media consensus to rebuild a new network of relations in the Middle East and respond to the Shiite operations even with a military clash.

All those arrested and removed from government assignments are dirty Arabs who made illegal wealth by acts of commission and omissions. In fact,  it looks, the royal and rich sections of Arabian nation have jointly taken over the wealth of the nation to be used as their own private assets and belongings.

These ultra corrupt big guys now control economy, fiancés, banks, foreign trade, and literally everything that matters and make illegal wealth for themselves and families. Thus far the King supported and even promoted and but no more.

With a view to understanding the political logic of the Saudi anti-corruption Commission, we must at first see who and how has been hit by the Saudi penalties imposed by the Nazaha in Riyadh, upon Saudi royal orders.

Over 500 Saudi citizens have been hit – for various reasons – by the anti-corruption sweep of Prince Muhammad bin Salman’s Commission. Moreover 1,286 private and corporate current accounts have been frozen so far.

It should also be noted that many Saudi people targeted by this anti-corruption probe – which is more rational to define as a bloodless coup – are part of the three branches forming the Riyadh Intelligence Services.

Firstly, as is well-known, there is the General Intelligence Presidency (GIP), the Mukhabarat al-A’amah, whose old leader Khalid Bin Alì al-Humaidan has been put aside.

The other intelligence services, namely the internal security police and, above all, the Mabahit, responsible for counter-espionage and internal and political security, have also been decapitated by the current graft crackdown of the Heir to the Throne.

In particular, Prince Muhammad bin Salman wants to capitalize on the current honeymoon with Trump Presidency, as well as avoid the coup that was probably looming large for Salman and his son Mohammed. He also wants to acquire absolute hegemony over the Sunni world against the Iranian Shiite operations which will be tolerated at best in Central Asia, but never in the Persian Gulf.

Saudi Arabia has at long last found a true Islamic Muslim in the name of Muhammad bin Salman to lead the nation and Islamic world at large and Muslims would support his Islamic drive. If the Saudi King had abdicated in favour of his son Mohammed – as he had long been planning to do – he would soon have put aside Prince Muhammad bin Nayef, the Interior Minister and direct heir to the Saudi Kingdom in the traditional line of  succession.  In fact, on June 21, 2017 Bin Nayef was replaced by Muhammad bin Salman. It is worth noting that currently all coups start for the media ownership or control. The crown Prince has achieved that as well.

Even while he undertakes the reform in his own way, Muhammad bin Salman must not lose sight of the conspiracies of foes of Islam like Israel, Germany and USA in using the current state of affairs as part of his efforts for a better Saudi Arabia in truly Islamic spirits to reflect the philosophy of the Prophet it for its own purposes. They can try to generate discard among the people especially between Sunni and Shiites in the kingdom and Arab world or scheme to destabilize the nation where Islam was born. Obviously, that is the key objective of foes of Islam that ignited the so-called Arab Spring.

The anti-corruption operations launched by Saudi crown Prince (King) should streamline Islamic governance globally and make corrupt a serious crime for punishment without fail. Only then Muslims would try to follow Islamic laws as their prime duty.

Other religions could emulate the truly Islamic code in all respects for better life of the people, better performance of governments. . .  .

Bribery and corruption in Islamic countries is sin, a crime!

Indian Hindutva politics: Only Apex Court can give the Babri Mosque back to Muslims!

 

Indian Hindutva politics: Only Apex Court can give the Babri Mosque back to Muslims!

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

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Indian Hindutva is a fascist variety and has nothing to do with Hinduism which is human and democratically tolerant.  Hindutva is purely anti-Islamic and ill focused on Mosques and Islamic faith, cultural heritage.

Inferiority complex may have driven some criminal minded Hindus to make entire world a comity of Hindu nations and therefore they behave irrationally, hating everything that is not made by Hindus and not made in India. But they all enjoy foreign stuff, especially the liquor bottles.

Hinduism is one of the oldest religions meant to help humans reach God’s premises by doing good work while Hindutva is not Hinduism but it only uses Hinduism as a pretext to target other religions, especially Islam and harm Muslims. Hinduism cannot harm anybody who does not follow that but as a communal political weapon, Hindutva can do only that. Most of Hindutva people are politicians who do not love or respect Islam and hate Islam, other religions. .

One is not sure if inferiority complex of which some Hindus suffer from for no valid reasons,  or their inability to think about the future of India in a proper perspective that Hindutva elements, like the Indian occupation forces in Kashmir do,  continuously hatch new and new tricks to terrorize and trap Muslims and steel and enlarge the Hindu vote banks of Congress and other parties in India. But in the process they also insult Hinduism and make it being hated by the entire world which will have serious repercussions in the future.

Muslims are in minority and they are powerless to deal with the monstrous designs of powerful gangs among majority Hindus. .

Hatred for Islam, Muslims, Kashmir, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Western culture etc is the key tool of Hindutva politics in India which is now ruling India thanks to corrupt Congress that people wanted to replace badly and other party or a combination was willing to fight against these two.  BJP is already waning in popularity in India and RSS fears in another 2 years it would be facing anti-incumbency panic as the nation would be frantically seeking to replace the Hindutva system. (Maybe, West Bengal’s CM Mamata Banerjee deserves to be the next PM) .

Of and on the Hindutva forces that destroyed the historic Babri Mosque on December 06 1992 talk about “out of court” settlement. Since the Babri mosque belongs to Muslims and the Hindu criminals should be punished for their heinous crime of destroying a historic Mosque belonging to Muslim minority community in India against the Constitutional guarantees,  the Hindutva culprits are feeling nervous because the BJP government cannot on its own help them nor can they get the  Mosque to build a Hindu structure over it.

Mr Sri Ravi Shankar, a known Hindu spiritual politician, is now in India for break probably on instruction from the BJP government and RSS HQ to see that the Babri mosque is not allowed to be rebuilt at the site where the Mosque lived like India’s pride until Congress-RSS-BJP and other Hindutva communal forces shamelessly pulled down in a conspiracy spread for years and executed in a step by step approach.

Media lords and Hindu spiritual lords re also fully geared to promote BJP as life and death of Hindutva in India. Most Indian TV channels are the prime propagandists of RSS sponsored Hindutva ideology and they insult Islam and threaten Muslims, use insulting and threatening language against Muslims. They know the BJP government would offer money and support them against nay problems.

BJP’s decision to ignore all elected MLAs and  make a non MLA  a swamy with a hidden terror squad the CM of Uttar Pradesh where the Historic Babri Mosque  belongs,  it was clear that  the RSS was gearing up for the fighting against the historic Babri Mosque.

Unlike the  majority Hindus and their government lords, Muslims in India cannot think  so deeply to comprehend the conspiracy of  Hindutva forces against Islam and Muslims.

Now Sri sri wants the Ram structure constructed over the Babri Mosque which’s still existing there in the hearts and minds of Muslims in India and abroad

The BJP led communal forces employ both coercive and forceful techniques to make Muslims agree for a Hindu structure over their Babri Mosque.  Now Sri Sri has already said a temple should come over the Babri Mosque. And Indian Muslims must support and promote Hinduism if they want to live in Hindutva India. .

Legally and morally only Babri Mosque will come there.  The name of the Mosque could be changed as “Indian Mosque named after Emperor Barer” so that Hindutva forces can also take pride in the mosque.

Hon Supreme Court will obviously give the rights to the land and property to Muslims and most likely direct the Indian government must fund the construction of the Grand Mosque there.

Since the Hon Supreme Court is going to deliver the genuine judgment by returning property to Muslims,  and not going to take the Hindutva route  the Hindutva forces are trying once again trick to woo the Muslims to settle the matter “out of  court”- a big conspiracy to cheat the Muslims after destroying their masques, properties, lives, etc.

The nexus between Congress and BJP is very clear and they wanted a regime change to promote the Babri Mosque denial.

If by mistake the judgment goes in favor of Hindutva forces that used criminal forces to pull down the historic mosque,  then, Muslims should be ready to lose all other  important mosques as well ( that is in the agenda of RSS)  and many more lives. Even courts cannot help them or solve the problem.

BJP is losing the popular support it had when it won the parliamentary poll in 2014. Mosque-temple conflict, they think, can give them a mileage in the polls. Kashmir and Pakistan could also be used as before. These issue are the backbone of RSS-BJP hate politics.

The BJP RSS duo wants to win the next parliamentary poll on issues like the temple structure and therefore they are aggressively pursuing against the Babri Mosque issue to get the Muslims on board now only to be killed alter. .

Not only the mosques, but even  world famous miracle known as Taj Mahal, the  pride of Indian nation abroad, also would be target of Hindutva criminal elements and the at esoteric   monument also razed to the ground followed by Indian parliament,  Presidential palace, etc that were also constructed not  Hindutva leaders.  They might find fault with even the Supreme Court building and that historic building also be another victim of cultural vulturism.

India, now under the control of cultural vulturism of Hindutva forces, is fast becoming a fascist country.

Muslims look forward to the Supreme Court’s genuine judgment to get back their mosque and other properties there.

Only the Hon Supreme Court can guide the nation from the present mess of Hindutva insanity and rampant corruption.

If every country misbehaves like India, world would be in the hands of authoritarian rulers.

Indian Hindutva politics: Only Apex Court can give the Babri Mosque back to Muslims!

 

Indian Hindutva politics: Only Apex Court can give the Babri Mosque back to Muslims!

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

________

 

 

Indian Hindutva is a fascist variety and has nothing to do with Hinduism which is human and democratically tolerant.  Hindutva is purely anti-Islamic and ill focused on Mosques and Islamic faith, cultural heritage.

Inferiority complex may have driven some criminal minded Hindus to make entire world a comity of Hindu nations and therefore they behave irrationally, hating everything that is not made by Hindus and not made in India. But they all enjoy foreign stuff, especially the liquor bottles.

Hinduism is one of the oldest religions meant to help humans reach God’s premises by doing good work while Hindutva is not Hinduism but it only uses Hinduism as a pretext to target other religions, especially Islam and harm Muslims. Hinduism cannot harm anybody who does not follow that but as a communal political weapon, Hindutva can do only that. Most of Hindutva people are politicians who do not love or respect Islam and hate Islam, other religions. .

One is not sure if inferiority complex of which some Hindus suffer from for no valid reasons,  or their inability to think about the future of India in a proper perspective that Hindutva elements, like the Indian occupation forces in Kashmir do,  continuously hatch new and new tricks to terrorize and trap Muslims and steel and enlarge the Hindu vote banks of Congress and other parties in India. But in the process they also insult Hinduism and make it being hated by the entire world which will have serious repercussions in the future.

Muslims are in minority and they are powerless to deal with the monstrous designs of powerful gangs among majority Hindus. .

Hatred for Islam, Muslims, Kashmir, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Western culture etc is the key tool of Hindutva politics in India which is now ruling India thanks to corrupt Congress that people wanted to replace badly and other party or a combination was willing to fight against these two.  BJP is already waning in popularity in India and RSS fears in another 2 years it would be facing anti-incumbency panic as the nation would be frantically seeking to replace the Hindutva system. (Maybe, West Bengal’s CM Mamata Banerjee deserves to be the next PM) .

Of and on the Hindutva forces that destroyed the historic Babri Mosque on December 06 1992 talk about “out of court” settlement. Since the Babri mosque belongs to Muslims and the Hindu criminals should be punished for their heinous crime of destroying a historic Mosque belonging to Muslim minority community in India against the Constitutional guarantees,  the Hindutva culprits are feeling nervous because the BJP government cannot on its own help them nor can they get the  Mosque to build a Hindu structure over it.

Mr Sri Ravi Shankar, a known Hindu spiritual politician, is now in India for break probably on instruction from the BJP government and RSS HQ to see that the Babri mosque is not allowed to be rebuilt at the site where the Mosque lived like India’s pride until Congress-RSS-BJP and other Hindutva communal forces shamelessly pulled down in a conspiracy spread for years and executed in a step by step approach.

Media lords and Hindu spiritual lords re also fully geared to promote BJP as life and death of Hindutva in India. Most Indian TV channels are the prime propagandists of RSS sponsored Hindutva ideology and they insult Islam and threaten Muslims, use insulting and threatening language against Muslims. They know the BJP government would offer money and support them against nay problems.

BJP’s decision to ignore all elected MLAs and  make a non MLA  a swamy with a hidden terror squad the CM of Uttar Pradesh where the Historic Babri Mosque  belongs,  it was clear that  the RSS was gearing up for the fighting against the historic Babri Mosque.

Unlike the  majority Hindus and their government lords, Muslims in India cannot think  so deeply to comprehend the conspiracy of  Hindutva forces against Islam and Muslims.

Now Sri sri wants the Ram structure constructed over the Babri Mosque which’s still existing there in the hearts and minds of Muslims in India and abroad

The BJP led communal forces employ both coercive and forceful techniques to make Muslims agree for a Hindu structure over their Babri Mosque.  Now Sri Sri has already said a temple should come over the Babri Mosque. And Indian Muslims must support and promote Hinduism if they want to live in Hindutva India. .

Legally and morally only Babri Mosque will come there.  The name of the Mosque could be changed as “Indian Mosque named after Emperor Barer” so that Hindutva forces can also take pride in the mosque.

Hon Supreme Court will obviously give the rights to the land and property to Muslims and most likely direct the Indian government must fund the construction of the Grand Mosque there.

Since the Hon Supreme Court is going to deliver the genuine judgment by returning property to Muslims,  and not going to take the Hindutva route  the Hindutva forces are trying once again trick to woo the Muslims to settle the matter “out of  court”- a big conspiracy to cheat the Muslims after destroying their masques, properties, lives, etc.

The nexus between Congress and BJP is very clear and they wanted a regime change to promote the Babri Mosque denial.

If by mistake the judgment goes in favor of Hindutva forces that used criminal forces to pull down the historic mosque,  then, Muslims should be ready to lose all other  important mosques as well ( that is in the agenda of RSS)  and many more lives. Even courts cannot help them or solve the problem.

BJP is losing the popular support it had when it won the parliamentary poll in 2014. Mosque-temple conflict, they think, can give them a mileage in the polls. Kashmir and Pakistan could also be used as before. These issue are the backbone of RSS-BJP hate politics.

The BJP RSS duo wants to win the next parliamentary poll on issues like the temple structure and therefore they are aggressively pursuing against the Babri Mosque issue to get the Muslims on board now only to be killed alter. .

Not only the mosques, but even  world famous miracle known as Taj Mahal, the  pride of Indian nation abroad, also would be target of Hindutva criminal elements and the at esoteric   monument also razed to the ground followed by Indian parliament,  Presidential palace, etc that were also constructed not  Hindutva leaders.  They might find fault with even the Supreme Court building and that historic building also be another victim of cultural vulturism.

India, now under the control of cultural vulturism of Hindutva forces, is fast becoming a fascist country.

Muslims look forward to the Supreme Court’s genuine judgment to get back their mosque and other properties there.

Only the Hon Supreme Court can guide the nation from the present mess of Hindutva insanity and rampant corruption.

If every country misbehaves like India, world would be in the hands of authoritarian rulers.

Only Apex Court can give the Babri Mosque back to Muslims!

 

Only Apex Court can give the Babri Mosque back to Muslims!

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

________

 

 

Indian Hindutva is a fascist variety and has nothing to do with Hinduism which is human and democratically tolerant.  Hindutva is purely anti-Islamic and ill focused on Mosques and Islamic faith, cultural heritage.

Inferiority complex may have driven some criminal minded Hindus to make entire world  a comity of Hindu nations and therefore they behave irrationally, hating everything that is not made by Hindus and not made in India. But they all enjoy foreign stuff, especially the liquor bottles.

Hatred for Islam, Muslims, Kashmir, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Western culture etc is the key tool of Hindutva politics in India which is now ruling India thanks to corrupt Congress that people wanted to replace badly and other party or a combination was willing to fight against these two.  BJP is already waning in popularity in India and RSS fears in another 2 years it would be facing anti-incumbency panic as the nation would be frantically seeking to replace the Hindutva system. (Maybe, West Bengal’s CM Mamata Banerjee deserves to be the next PM)  .

Of and on the Hindutva forces that destroyed the historic Babri Mosque on December 06 1992 talk about “out of court” settlement. Since the Babri mosque belongs to Muslims and the Hindu criminals should be punished for their heinous crime of destroying a historic Mosque belonging to Muslim minority community in India against the Constitutional guarantees,  the Hindutva culprits are feeling nervous because the BJP government cannot on its own help them nor can they get the  Mosque to build a Hindu structure over it.

Mr Sri Ravi Shankar, a known Hindu spiritual politician, is now in India for break probably on instruction from the BJP government and RSS HQ to see that the Babri mosque is not allowed to be rebuilt at the site where the Mosque lived like India’s pride until Congress-RSS-BJP and other Hindutva communal forces shamelessly pulled down in a conspiracy spread for years and executed in a step by step approach.

Media lords and Hindu spiritual lords re also fully geared to promote BJP as life and death of Hindutva in India. Most Indian TV channels are the prime propagandists of RSS sponsored Hindutva ideology and they insult Islam and threaten Muslims, use insulting and threatening language against Muslims. They know the BJP government would offer money and support them against nay problems.

BJP’s decision to ignore all elected MLAs and  make a non MLA  a swamy with a hidden terror squad the CM of Uttar Pradesh where the Historic Babri Mosque  belongs,  it was clear that  the RSS was gearing up for the fighting against the historic Babri Mosque.

Unlike the  majority Hindus and their government lords, Muslims in India cannot think  so deeply to comprehend the conspiracy of  Hindutva forces against Islam and Muslims.

Now Sri sri wants the Ram structure constructed over the Babri Mosque which’s still existing there in the hearts and minds of Muslims in India and abroad

The BJP led communal forces employ both coercive and forceful techniques to make Muslims agree for a Hindu structure over their Babri Mosque.  Now Sri Sri has already said a temple should come over the Babri Mosque. And Indian Muslims must support and promote Hinduism if they want to live in Hindutva India. .

Legally and morally only Babri Mosque will come there.  The name of the Mosque could be changed as “Indian Mosque named after Emperor Barer” so that Hindutva forces can also take pride in the mosque.

Hon Supreme Court will obviously give the rights to the land and property to Muslims and most likely direct the Indian government must fund the construction of the Grand Mosque there.

Since the Hon Supreme Court is going to deliver the genuine judgment by returning property to Muslims,  and not going to take the Hindutva route  the Hindutva forces are trying once again trick to woo the Muslims to settle the matter “out of  court”- a big conspiracy to cheat the Muslims after destroying their masques, properties, lives, etc.

The nexus between Congress and BJP is very clear and they wanted a regime change to promote the Babri Mosque denial.

If by mistake the judgment goes in favor of Hindutva forces that used criminal forces to pull down the historic mosque,  then, Muslims should be ready to lose all other  important mosques as well ( that is in the agenda of RSS)  and many more lives. Even courts cannot help them or solve the problem.

BJP is losing the popular support it had when it won the parliamentary poll in 2014. Mosque-temple conflict, they think, can give them a mileage in the polls. Kashmir and Pakistan could also be used as before. These issue are the backbone of RSS-BJP hate politics.

The BJP RSS duo wants to win the next parliamentary poll on issues like the temple structure and therefore they are aggressively pursuing against the Babri Mosque issue to get the Muslims on board now only to be killed alter. .

Not only the mosques, but even  world famous miracle known as Taj Mahal, the  pride of Indian nation abroad, also would be target of Hindutva criminal elements and the at esoteric   monument also razed to the ground followed by Indian parliament,  Presidential palace, etc that were also constructed not  Hindutva leaders.  They might find fault with even the Supreme Court building and that historic building also be another victim of cultural vulturism.

India, now under the control of cultural vulturism of Hindutva forces, is fast becoming a fascist country.

Muslims look forward to the Supreme Court’s genuine judgment to get back their mosque and other properties there.

Only the Hon Supreme Court can guide the nation from the present mess of Hindutva insanity and rampant corruption.

If every country misbehaves like India, world would be in the hands of authoritarian rulers.

USA should focus on global denuclearization and not just target North Korea and Iran!

USA should focus on global denuclearization and not just target North Korea and Iran!

Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

______

 

President Trump has used dirty expressions to belittle North Korea forgetting that it not a weak nation like Pakistan. Though Trump already claims victory in forcing North Korea to shelve its nuke ambitions, it is now clear that he would return to USA empty handed on that issue.

 

Doublespeak and double standards are the basis of US foreign policy and this has harmed the course of international relations as it seeks to impose its will on every nation on earth, threatening those it does not like.

In North Korea’s case USA is just taking the side of South Korea and Japan. Not only it threatens North but also asked Japan and South to attack North.

Apparently, US president Donald Trump  has planned his Asia tour keeping in view  the challenge is facing as  the superpower from a third world North Korea hat refuses to toe the US line of thinking and operations as Israel has been doing.

As the longest tour of Asia by a US president in 25 years, US President Donald Trump has embarked on a 12-day trip to Asia starting on Friday the 3rd November during which he would five countries: Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. In his shuttle diplomatic voyage, President Trump is expected to show a united front with South Korea and Japan while pressing China to take a stronger line with Pyongyang.

Donald Trump has kicked off his 12-day tour of the Asia-Pacific region in Japan. Trump will then visit South Korea and China before traveling south to Vietnam and the Philippines.

Ahead of a trip to Asia starting from Japan, Trump urged Saudi Arabia to choose Wall Street as a venue for the initial public offerings (IPO) of shares of oil giant Aramco in 2018. He tweeted from Hawaii, “Would very much appreciate Saudi Arabia doing their IPO of Aramco with the New York Stock Exchange. Important to the United States!” The Aramco IPO is expected to be the largest in history, raising around $100 billion in much-needed revenue for the Saudi kingdom. Saudi Arabia has posted $200 billion in deficits in the past three fiscal years due to the slump in global oil prices. Aramco, which controls Saudi Arabia’s massive energy assets, plans to list nearly 5 per cent of its shares in the stock market. Plans are to list the offering in the second half of 2018 on the Saudi stock market as well as an international exchange, with markets in New York and London vying for the offering.

USA and UK have promoted their policy of rampant corruption in Saudi system, quickly duplicated by all other Arab nations.

 

Itinerary

 

The Trump trip comes at a time of heightened tensions with North Korea over its nuclear program and missile tests. Trump flew first to the US state of Hawaii where he visited the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor – the scene of the 1941 Japanese attack that drew the USA into World War Two. He also took part in a briefing at the US Pacific Command.

 

On 5 November: Arrives in Japan. Plays Golf with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and professional player Hideki Matsuyama at Kasumigaseki Country Club; Bilateral meetings with Abe; 7 November: In South Korea for talks with President Moon Jae-in. Trump will also address the National Assembly; 8 November: Arrives in China for a series of events including meetings with President Xi Jinping; 10 November: Travels to Da Nang, Vietnam, and will participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit; 11 November: Travels to Hanoi, Vietnam, for talks with President Tran Dai Quang and other Vietnamese leaders; 12 November: Arrives in Manila, Philippines, to take part in a gala dinner for the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean); 13 November: Will attend the Asean summit in Manila and hold talks with President Rodrigo Duterte; 14 November: Trump will stay for the East Asia Summit, a wider regional gathering that includes the US, India and Russia.

 

Japan – first stop for Trump’s Asia-Pacific tour. The first two stopovers are Washington’s key allies in Northeast Asia: Japan and South Korea. They have both been rattled by a wildcard president who threatened to upend a global order the US had underpinned for decades. In Vietnam, Trump will attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in Da Nang, apparently the key item of his tour, and make a state visit to Hanoi. His final engagement was scheduled to be a summit of South East Asian nations in the Philippine capital, Manila, on 13 November but the trip has now been extended by an extra day so he can attend the East Asia Summit. The last time a US president made such a marathon trip to Asia was when George HW Bush visited the region in late 1991 and early 1992.

 

Before Air Force One takes off for a Hawaii visit on Friday, the key challenges facing Trump on an odyssey that started in Japan on Sunday before stops in South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. From Hawaii, he and First Lady Melania Trump headed to Japan and then on move to South Korea.

Donald Trump’s tour of Asia offers plenty to keep the US president cheerful, from lavish state banquets to honour-guard pomp and even a chummy round of golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Upon arrival in Japan, Trump resumed his characteristic aggressive rhetoric targeting his “foes” like North Korea, Iran and Pakistan warning them of destruction saying that they are on a suicide mission.

 

Challenge of Asia-Pacific policy

Fake news, fictitious threat perception concerning their security by the government makes both USA and Israel strong militarily. USA and Israel always fix their imagined foes trying to target and destroy them, though it remains a fact both cannot be destroyed because of their anti-missile shield and WMD.

Thus any country seeking nuclear energy and WMD to defend their nations and populations from possible enemy attacks is viewed as being the cause of destructive trouble for the super power of USA and Israel.  Of course that is only a known gimmick to threaten and bully the weak nations seeking WMD.

Thus Iran and North Korea are seen as their enemies because USA says they are developing nukes to destroy only USA and Israel.

Former US President Barack Obama tried to “rebalance” the US’ defence and economic policy to counter China’s rise, including with a 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal that excluded Beijing.

Trump scrapped TTP almost as soon as he entered the White House in January. Amy Searight, a former Pentagon official, told Al Jazeera the “lack of any replacement with a proactive trade policy or economic agenda” has left Washington’s Asian partners feeling anxious.

Trump the property magnate is expected to unveil a new framework at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Da Nang, Vietnam, on November 10. White House officials talk up plans for a “free and open Indo-Pacific region.

Although big questions about the policy remain, a recommitment to rules-based economic fairness may be a solid message, Lindsey Ford, a former Department of Defense official, told Al Jazeera.  “It’s important for people to hear that America First does not mean Asia last; that American prosperity can go hand in hand with Asian prosperity,” said Ford, an analyst at the Asia Society Policy Institute, a think-tank.

Trump’s biggest challenge could be the one thing he cannot seem to change: himself.  He is prone to undiplomatic language that plays badly with buttoned-down Asian officials. Previously on Twitter, he accused South Korea of trying to “appease” its northern neighbour, and criticised Xi for not doing enough to rein in Pyongyang.

The trip is longer and tougher than his first foreign venture to the Middle East in May. He may get irked by Japanese resentment over a US military base in Okinawa, or rallies against the “war maniac” US president on the streets of South Korea. “Among government officials, there are going to be a lot of white-knuckles and held breath throughout the two days of his time in South Korea,” Scott Snyder, a scholar at the Council on Foreign Relations, a think-tank, told Al Jazeera.

There is a risk of clashing egos when Trump meets Rodrigo Duterte, the hard-boiled president of the Philippines, on November 13. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend APEC, shifting the spotlight back on to the troublesome probe of election collusion.

China is a safer bet.

 

WMD as deterrent

The US President Donald Trump’s two-week visit to the Asia-Pacific region as  the threat of a military confrontation with North Korea will be high on the agenda in Japan, South Korea, and China.

North Korea is developing its nuclear weapons to defend itself against any future US aggression so it doesn’t endure “the tragic situation of the war-torn non-nuclear countries which became the targets of invasion and plunder by the USA.

North Korea needs nuclear weapons as a deterrent to prevent “invasion and plunder” by the unilateral USA. It is indeed scared of US militarism and condemned the USA and its allies’ “crazy escalation of sanctions, pressure, and military threats” against the communist country that “will get them nowhere”.

The nuclear force of the DPRK has become a strong deterrent for firmly protecting peace and security of the Korean Peninsula and the rest of Northeast Asia and creditably guaranteeing the sovereignty and the rights to existence and development of the Korean nation, using the acronym for the country’s official name, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

The Uriminzokkiri commentary denounced the military build-up near North Korea. “It is ridiculous for the US to try to browbeat the DPRK through such muscle-flexing as deploying nuclear aircraft carriers and submarines near the Korean Peninsula and its vicinity and flying nuclear-capable strategic bombers on it,” it said.

The USA has said it will never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea and Trump has threatened to “totally destroy” the country. In response, Kim Jong-un’s leadership said it may conduct an atmospheric nuclear weapons test. North Korea dared USA to make the first military move.

In advance of Trump’s visit, three American aircraft carrier strike groups have been deployed to the region, a move military analysts have described as unusual. Stratfor, a US-based intelligence analysis company, noted in a report that the US Air Force also will send a dozen F-35A stealth fighter jets to a base in Japan in early November.

The gathering is a rare occurrence – the last time three US aircraft carrier strike groups convened for a combined exercise was in 2007 – and will give the United States a powerful force within striking distance of North Korea,” Stratfor said.”Taken together, these developments suggest that the United States is preparing for a confrontation. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that Washington is gearing up to start a war with Pyongyang,” a report concluded.

Michael T Clare, a professor of peace and world-security studies at Hampshire College in the US, wrote: “There can be only two plausible explanations for this extraordinary naval buildup: to provide Trump with the sort of military extravaganza he seems to enjoy; and/or to prepare for a pre-emptive military strike on North Korea.”

Tensions remain sky high after North Korea’s sixth and most powerful underground nuclear test in September, and a flurry of ballistic missile tests in recent months.

Target North Korea

Trump has previously exchanged some fiery rhetoric with North Korea over its ballistic missile tests but aides said earlier last week that he would not go to the heavily fortified demilitarized zone (DMZ) on the border between the South and North. He is, however, to visit Camp Humphreys, a US military complex south of the capital, Seoul. Trump’s visit to China was incorporated into his itinerary to make Beijing get North Korea on board.

The way the Trump government tells it, the totalitarian regime in Pyongyang is rapidly developing nuclear warheads and the intercontinental ballistic missiles to carry them to a US West Coast city such as Seattle or Los Angeles.

The White House counter-strategy seems to be assuring allies such as South Korea and Japan that the USA still has their back, while getting North Korea’s main ally, China, to economically pressure Pyongyang back to the bargaining table.

That’s a recipe for trouble at Trump-Xi talks from November 8 onwards. Many Trump’s officials believe that Beijing has to help solve the North Korea problem. Not be helpful, but solve the problem. And there’s no easy solution to this, certainly not one that China will find acceptable and low cost.

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s calculus is different. Beijing-Pyongyang relations have troughed, but a collapse of the hermit nation could send refugees spilling northwards and land American troops on China’s doorstep.

That’s where the fun stops. These are big tests for a commander-in-chief who does, on occasion, follow the teleprompter and stay “on message”, but at other times becomes frustrated and fires off salvos of brusque, early morning Twitter missives.  It also represents a grueling 12-day slog of speech-making, summits, and tricky sit-downs on a range of trade disputes – and the intractable policy headache of North Korea’s nuclear arms program.

While Trump has skimped North Korea in his maiden trip to the region of Asia Pacific, the trip is indeed focused on that country as he wants to deny nuclearization of that nation. He wants to make a united front among the regional powers including China against North Korea.

Trump has spoken of raining “fire and fury” on North Korea – rhetoric that nudges the region towards a potentially calamitous conflict. He may well tone that down a notch when addressing the National Assembly in Seoul on November 8. He may also be wise to offer some goodies. The US pull-out from TPP came as China was rolling out its multibillion-dollar “Belt and Road” infrastructure development plan across Asia and beyond.  According to Ford, the expected Asia policy must provide a new “economic vision, post-TPP”. Simply renegotiating a bilateral trade with South Korea, and vaunting new ones with Japan and Vietnam, is not enough.

Will there be a war on the Korean Peninsula?

Absolutely there is no chance for a direct US war with North Korea, a close ally of China and Russia –veto members.  Russia and China would reject any US proposal in UN for a war with NK. USA would not dare attack North Korea on its own or under the NATO banner since Russia and China might as well enter the war, making it a beginning of an official WW-III.

There could be possible triggers for war with North Korea that need to be carefully watched. The first possible trigger is a declaration of war by North Korea, especially since the USA has made clear it has not declared war. This won’t happen because Russia and China would not support it. The idea that countries would formally declare war against each other, before commencing hostilities, is a relic of the early 20th century. Although remnants of the practice remain, it was largely outdated by the Second World War as the military advantages of surprise as the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour and the Nazi attack on Soviet Russia, made clear.

The second possible trigger is the North Korea threat of a possible detonation of a nuclear device in the atmosphere over the Pacific. Although the aesthetics of such an act would shock the world as humanity has not seen a nuclear airburst since that done by China in 1980, this would not be the beginning of hostilities. However, if Kim explodes it in international territory, such as the high seas, he faces different rules, such as when Australia and New Zealand took France to the International Court of Justice after French atmospheric testing caused radiation pollution to fall on them, downwind. It was for this reason of pollution that most of the global community concluded an international agreement prohibiting such atmospheric nuclear testing. The third possible trigger is the North Korea threat to shoot down aircraft in international airspace as in, mirroring the territorial sea, 12 nautical miles/22.2km out from the land. Previously in 1969, North Korea did shoot down an American spy plane, killing all 31 members aboard when it was operating in international airspace. At that point, President Nixon did not respond with violence due to a fear of how the Soviet Union and China would react.

Interestingly, upon arriving Tokyo, Trump has asked Japan to attack North Korea by firing missiles to that nation. Japan is yet to respond to US demand. .

After the Second World War, the UN seeking global peace hoped that all members would refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, to which Declarations of War by individual states would become redundant. However, when the North Korean armed forces advanced over the 38th parallel on June 25, 1950, without a declaration of war, it was shown how in vain this hope was. The response to this act of aggression by North Korea was the 84th resolution of the Security Council (when the Soviet Union was absent from the vote) to defend South Korea under the UN flag but with the leadership of the US.

Today, the situation is even more complicated as the North Korean rhetoric of declaring war is not uncommon. Following the 2013 sanctions approved by the Security Council against North Korea for their nuclear test, Kim Jong-un promised a pre-emptive strike against the USA with its nuclear weapons. This was followed by a “Full War Declaration Statement”. This was all part of their assertions that North Korea had scrapped the armistice that ended the first Korean War in 1953.

To show their determination in 2013, North Korea also cut the hotline that enabled direct communication between North and South Korea. Although the hotline was reconnected a few months later, when South Korea closed down the joint Kaesong industrial complex following Kim Jung-un’s fourth nuclear test in early 2016, North Korea condemned the act as a Declaration of War, and then cut the hotline again.

Cutting the hotline is more dangerous than the rhetoric. Hotlines prevent accidental war. South Korea, which has a hotline to China, has been trying to have its hotline to North Korea reconnected. However, the line that is really needed is one between North Korea and Washington. Such best practice has been evident since 1963, following the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the two superpowers recognised the necessity to be able to talk directly, at short notice, whenever required so as not to stumble into nuclear war.

Today, war planes of both USA and Russia keep flying over very close to  each other’s space. Russian military aircraft have flown over 60 times close to Alaska or down past the edge of Western Europe in the past 10 years have shown, no matter how unpleasant such acts may be, such planes may be intercepted and followed, but they may not be shot down if they do not cross into territorial airspace. To ensure that no mistakes are made in this carefully choreographed sabre rattling, certain rules need to apply – primarily, the planes should not be invisible.

If Kim decides to take down one of the American planes flying in international airspace, as his grandfather Kim Il-sung did in earlier times, he would be gambling against the odds that President Trump will not respond with violence.

However, if USA would declare war on North Korea is a trillion dollar question. Will Trump order the Pentagon to attack North Korea disregarding the worst, devastating consequences?

One important question puzzles everyone.  Is USA really sincere about denuclearization? Not at all! It does not want to destroy its own nukes. All it seeks is to force every other country to denuclearize themselves so that entire world fears the superpower. While it is not sincere about global denuclearization, it now asks for denuclearization Korean Peninsula. .

Doublespeak and double standards are the basis of US foreign policy. President Trump has used dirty expressions to belittle North Korea forgetting that it not a weak nation like Pakistan. Though Trump already claims victory in forcing North Korea to shelve its nuke ambitions, it is now clear that he would return to USA empty handed on that issue.

USA should know that piecemeal approach won’t work to achieve denuclearization and it needs to be applied b globally. So long as Israel is allowed to have nukes that too without any legal basis, there is no chance for denuclearization to succeed and win recognition of global nations.

Angry rhetoric against the nations aspiring for their legitimate nuclear faculty won’t work too.

 

 

APEC summit: Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have differences over future of global trade!

APEC summit: Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have differences over future of global trade!

– Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

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US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have set out starkly different visions for the future of global trade in speeches at a summit in Vietnam. In a defiant address, Trump told the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) meeting that the US would no longer tolerate “chronic trade abuses”. In contrast, President Xi said globalization was irreversible.

APEC brings together 21 economies from the Pacific region – the equivalent of about 60% of the world’s GDP. Since taking office, President Trump has pursued his “America First” agenda and pulled the US out of the regional Trans-Pacific Partnership – a major trade deal with 12 APEC nations – arguing it would hurt US economic interests.

In a speech in the Vietnamese port city of Da Nang on Friday the 10th November, President Trump railed against the World Trade Organization, which sets global trade laws, and said it “cannot function properly” if all members do not respect the rules. He complained about trade imbalances, saying the USA had lowered market barriers and ended tariffs while other countries had not reciprocated. “Such practices hurt many people in our country,” he said, adding that free trade had cost millions of American jobs. But he did not lay the blame on APEC countries, and instead accused earlier US administrations of not acting earlier to reverse the trend. He said America would make bilateral agreements with “any Indo-Pacific partner here who abides by fair reciprocal trade”, but only “on a basis of mutual respect and mutual benefit”.

Speaking minutes after his American counterpart, Chinese President Xi Jinping took to the podium to espouse his country’s credentials as the new champion of world trade. Globalization, he said, was an “irreversible historical trend” but the philosophy behind free trade needed to be repurposed to be “more open, more balanced, more equitable and more beneficial to all”.

In contrast to President Trump, the Chinese leader defended multilateral trade deals, which he said helped poorer nations to benefit. “We should support the multilateral trading regime and practise open regionalism to allow developing members to benefit more from international trade and investment.”

The total trade relationship between the USA and China was worth $648bn last year, but trade was heavily skewed in China’s favour with the US amassing a nearly $310bn deficit.  Trump has in the past accused China of stealing American jobs and threatened to label it a currency manipulator, though he has since rowed back on such rhetoric.

During the US president’s visit, China announced it would further lower entry barriers in the banking, insurance, and finance sectors, and would gradually reduce vehicle tariffs. Deals worth $250bn (£190bn) were also announced, although it was unclear how much of that figure included past agreements or potential future deals.

Before the Beijing talks, Trump in Tokyo lashed out at Japan, saying it “has been winning” on trade in recent decades.  Japan had a $69bn (£52.8bn) trade surplus with the US in 2016, according to the US Treasury department.

Trump has repeatedly referred to the region as “Indo-Pacific”, a term used to define America’s new geopolitical view of Asia.

The US president had travelled to Da Nang from Beijing, where he had also discussed America’s huge trade imbalance with China. There too, he said he did not blame the country for “taking advantage”.

President Trump was clear – he wants bilateral trade deals and large, multilateral arrangements don’t work for him. This was a speech saying that America is open for business, but on America’s terms.

Contrast that with China’s Xi Jinping, who spoke about the digital economy, quantum science, artificial intelligence – presenting a vision of the future that is connected, and comprehensive.

Increasingly whenever you see  Xi on the international stage he is the poster child for free trade and globalization. Ironic, given that China itself has yet to become a fully free economy.

The US was the architect of many of the multilateral and free trade agreements for Asia. Under its tutelage, many of these countries opened up and reformed – playing by America’s rules.

But under Donald Trump, that role has gone into reverse which has left China with a gaping hole to fill – and one it is only more than happy to take on.

When the US president is served up soy sauce older than America itself, it makes you wonder what diplomatic messages Asian leaders were hiding in the stock when they fed Donald Trump. Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe has made no bones about becoming Trump’s best friend and when the pair shared an all-American hamburger lunch made with imported US beef (remember new India hates beef and kill those who eat beef or sell it because beef, according to the latest discovery of Hindutva, is god’s flesh), and accompanied by Heinz ketchup and mustard, the messaging was clear.

The US leader reportedly loves well-done steak and hates raw fish, so steak and a chocolate ice-cream sundae at a Tokyo teppanyaki restaurant was one of Trump’s first meals. But “Japanese style steak” was reportedly on the menu at the state dinner, as well as chawanmushi (steamed egg) with matsutake mushrooms, and he got a taste of local culture when he ate teriyaki chicken at a traditional Japanese restaurant.

In Seoul, politics was definitely on the table. A cooked prawn that was caught near the disputed Dokdo/Takeshima islands claimed by both South Korea and Japan was served up. And among the guests for the state dinner was Lee Yong-soo, a former “comfort woman” or wartime sex slave for Japanese soldiers – a contentious issue between South Korea and Japan. Trump was photographed giving her a warm hug

 

It might just be worth noting that Trump is not believed to share the same rapport with South Korean President Moon Jae-in as with Abe. Trump also used his dining choices to play politics with a calculated decision to eat with US and South Korean troops at Camp Humphreys, the largest overseas US military base, for “Taco Tuesday”.

It’s unclear whether Trump took a bite, but Japan was not pleased – a government spokesman later raised concerns about the significance of the prawn at a time when South Korea should unite with Japan to tackle North Korean issues

Beijing may have given Trump a lavish welcome, but dialled down the extravagance when it came to the state banquet, choosing instead to ease Trump into local cuisine with a classic Chinese dish familiar to many Americans – kung pao chicken.

The dish of chicken pieces stir fried with chillies originates from Sichuan province, as does another item on the menu, fish cooked in chilli oil.

Trump is currently on a five-nation Asia tour, with China one of his stops.

Trump also met Russian President Vladimir Putin at the summit. The two shook hands and exchanged a few words. Both were in blue shirt – similar or maybe made of the same cloth and maybe stitched by the same tailor.

After the summit, Trump pays a state visit to the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, before ending his 12-day Asian tour in the Philippines on 13 November. Donald Trump’s Asia tour: Denuclearization of North Korean top on agenda!