Tuesday, September 1, 2009

US Bloodletting in MY South Asia

Comment #214.
Chennai, Tamil Nadu India
September 1st, 2009
9:22 am
US Bloodletting in MY South Asia
Yeah folks its my place, where I was born and raised. South Asia which the US has turned into hills of blood.

The US Govt. since the inception of the US nation-state, has been bloodthirsty and trigger happy. That's the incontrovertible evidence. This does not means the US has not stood, at times, for individual liberty, mostly for its own citizens at home. Freedom to shop, unlimited amounts of time to cruise the aisles to choose among 20 brands of toilet paper. Great. Whatever works for you.

But US state-sponsored violence and terror -- whether against Native American or Blacks or Vietnamese or Iraqis or Palestinians or now, Afghans or Pakistanis -- that's the name of the game for US loose cannon foreign policy.

General McChrystal, despite his name, lacks lucidity, acuity and clarity. More troops? when the US is already foolhardily pursuing a failing AfPak strategy.

Obama like every white male occupant of the Whites' (yes) House will predictably continue the bloodletting, just like his predecessors. To achieve "strategic depth" in South Asia, to further the US's continuing, unfulfilled fantasy of global dominance in an increasingly multipolar, diverse world that has highly differentiated regional and global strategic interests.

Chithra KarunaKaran
Ethical Democracy As Lived Practice
NYTimes copyright

Groundwork Is Laid for New Troops in Afghanistan

Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s revised strategy would invest the U.S. extensively in stabilizing Afghanistan.

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