London, PTI : The United States is drawing up plans for bombing raids backed by submarine-launched ballistic missile attacks against Iran’s nuclear sites as a “last resort” to block Teheran from developing nuclear weapons, a media report said on Sunday. […]
The most likely strategy would involve aerial bombardment by long-distance B2 bombers, each armed with up to 40,000lb of precision weapons, including the latest bunker-busting devices. […]
Many have said this many a time… And I repeat the zillion Dollar questions:
* What gives the government of USA the right to dictate terms to the rest of the world?
* Does the office of the President of USA enjoy jurisdictory rights over the rest of the world?
* Are the other countries answerable to the diktats of the US government?
Such an action is to be expected, if expected at all, from world regulatory (?) organisations like the UNO, who have the “power” to advise their member countries what to do and what not to do. But the fact that the USA is able to hold the UN to ransom is basically resulting in making a mockery of an otherwise well-meaning organisation.
The end result: the UN has lost the face, the teeth, and the ground to make any policy decisions… or ever hope to regain its status as a world governing body… if it was ever meant to be one.
Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq … And now Iran. Who next?
What if India had NOT said a timid “okay” to the recent demands of the US government?
What if India had NOT kneeled under the pressure to separate out its military and civilian nuclear sites?
What if India had NOT provided the list of nuclear sitesin the guise of getting technological know-how and support from the US?
Would India have been threatened too?
For that matter, is it so dificult to imagine the day when a US government would indeed issue an official warning to India?
Who do we expect to stand by us?
Or do we really believe that the myriad operations of the US MNCs in India is an indestructable vajhra-kavach (diamond shield); the most effective deterrent against a US attack?
Only time holds the answer.
In the meantime, I hope the US government is heeding to the REAL needs of its citizens.