The Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the USA has pinned a badge on the much sullied waistcoat of Narendra Modi. It is Gujarat’s economic development that CRS found praiseworthy. The actual reason for the accolade may be found in the following statement in the CRS report: “At present, the BJP president is Nitin Gadkari, a former Maharashtrian official known for his avid support of privatisation.” [emphasis added]
It is privatisation that America is interested in, and nothing else. For the sake of privatisation which will allow that country to loot the wealth of other countries through various strategies, America will even seek the support of Al Qaeda – as it seems to have done in Libya.
Libya’s Qaddafi was ousted from power on the pretext of the breakdown of the law and order in Benghazi. As if America was bothered about the law and order in any country! The real reason is that Libya has the largest oil reserves in Africa, estimated at around 46 billion barrels.
Once Qaddafi was ousted the Western media was full of reports about the mad rush for profits in post-Qaddafi Libya. Reuters reported that the establishment of a new government in Libya would “herald a bonanza for Western companies and investors.”
Frontline [Sep 23, 2011] reports: “Radical Islamists, many of them owing allegiance to Al Qaeda, were in the forefront of the six-month-long NATO-supervised fight to overthrow the government of Libya.”
Hugo Chavez said in his inimitable style referring to what has happened in Libya, “Getting the dogs to fight. Arming here, arming there, and later bombing the country.” That’s what America does when it want to change the government in any country for its vested interests.
We know how and why America interfered with many governments in the Gulf region.
What shall we expect of the accolade showered on Narendra Modi by that country now? Will Mr Modi be America’s new agent in India?