By Richard Roberts
6 July 2005
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TIGHTENS ON AMERICA
© Richard Roberts 6/4/05
Slowly and stealthily the U.S. is being surrounded as
the chess pieces of the Baran-Wallerstein strategy fall into place,
including a new pact in the “spirit of cooperation” between
traditional enemies China and India.
They have resolved all border disputes, have
new trade agreements, and are part of the bigger BRIC alliance, that is,
Brazil, Russia, India, and China.
You may wonder how Brazil fits into the picture.
The U.S. is aware of the Iran, Syria, Russia alliance to our east,
which has support from France and Germany, those governments on the
Security Council which took oil vouchers from Saddam in exchange for U.N.
opposition to our attempts to remove Saddam.
Incidentally, in case you missed it, this week Jacky Chirac named a
new PM, none other than Dominique deVillepin, notorious for his remark in
favor of more stalling on behalf of Saddam, “Now we know that
inspections work!” Now only
Britain remains as a true ally in Europe.
In the Far East, our preoccupation was with North
Korea, and supposedly we thought that China would keep Kim Jong in line,
but this was wishful thinking. Japan
is the equivalent of Britain as an ally in the Far East, but they lack
military preparedness. Taiwan is
the sitting duck ally, with a multitude of Chinese missiles pointed its
way, ready to fire whenever China decides to take back Taiwan.
Seemingly Hindu India makes a strange bedfellow with
Communist China, but India is in part reacting to America’s supplying
Pakistan with missiles; however, Muslim Pakistan is an even stranger
bedfellow for the U.S., and certainly an unreliable ally should the
government prove unable to control the fervor of that country’s jihadiis.
Unknown to most, and never mentioned in the news, is the presence
in India of an indigenous Marxist movement known as the Naxalites.
Indeed, India has focused most of its attention on Naxalite
terrorists in Kashmir, which are financed and organized by Pakistan!
Former Indian intelligence servicemen founded the South
Asian Intelligence Review to keep tabs on this and other terrorist
organizations. Retired intelligence director K. P. Singh estimates the Naxalites
raise up to $40 million a year, and unfortunately the Indian government
has treated the Naxalites as a local law enforcement problem, much in the
way that Clinton did by turning down Sudan’s offer to extradite bin
Laden on the grounds that he had not yet committed a crime in America.
Like the Mafia of old, Naxalites raise money mostly
from extortion in remote rural villages where the government’s presence
is scarce. But they also
provide some social services that serve to enable them to proselytize
effectively. Think the
Salvation Army with a gun. Once
someone becomes a follower, he is provided with food and housing.
The targets are usually local police, but in 2003 they tried to
assassinate Chief Minister Naidu of Andhra Pradesh state, leaving him with
serious injuries. Support of
opposition candidates risks beheading, so it is no wonder that Naxalites
have grown since 2003 from nine Indian states comprising 55 districts to
13 states and 170 districts by February of this year.
This rapid expansion coincides with the Maoist cadre in Nepal that
rules much of that nation’s rural areas.
Representatives of these two terrorist organizations met in
Calcutta four years ago where they laid out a plan for a “compact
revolutionary zone” to reach from Nepal to southern India.
The Naxalites’ origins go back to a 1967 peasant uprising in
Naxalbarin in West Bengal. Ajai
Sahni, editor of the South Asian
Intelligence Review, concedes that there may be 10,000 cadres of
Naxalites, with substantially more supporters.
China is poised to move east, threatening Taiwan with
“reunification,” while also threatening Japan, two nations which are
our true allies, while South Korea seems to waffle further on whether or
not they want our military support or “reunification” with North
But unknown to most is the way that China has been
expanding its sphere of influence West, that is, beyond India into many of
the former Soviet republics. Indeed,
one of the most underreported news items is about the Shanghai Cooperation
Organization. Bet you never
heard of it; nevertheless, it is now perhaps the
most important part of the B-W strategy to isolate and strangle
America. First of all, the SCO alliance between Russia and China
demonstrates that despite all talk of liberalization in Russia and China,
Communists cannot change their stripes.
In June 2001, Russia and China signed a treaty, including Central
Asian nations of the former Soviet Union, which pledges each nation to
come to the aid of the others when these nations deem that their security
is being threatened by the “three evils of separatism, extremism and
Thus China’s claim to Tibet, Hong Kong, Macao and
Taiwan would activate a reaction from Russia and the other nations should
Taiwan resist reunification. And
make no mistake, the pact’s designation of terrorism does not mean that
these nations will aid us in our fight
against Islamo-fascism, for Russia and China are not only financing
terrorism, but China has made proliferation of missiles an extension of
diplomacy, just as has Kim Jong. Not
surprisingly, China and Russia are pushing to include Iran in the SCO.
I reported earlier that Russia had signed a joint pact with Iran
and Syria, so all but a “see-no-evil” liberal in the U.S. Congress can
see that we are being surrounded by nuclear-armed nations utilizing Third
World terrorists, as the Communist strategists of the B-W theory move
their chess pieces into position for an eventual cataclysmic
Should Bush move carrier battle groups into the
vicinity of a beleaguered Taiwan, China has enough massed mainland
missiles to threaten our ships. Moreover,
one of Clinton’s gifts to China in exchange for their largess with
campaign donations was a torpedo designed to explode under
carriers. It would seem
that the time is rapidly approaching when our days as a power in the
Pacific will be numbered.
While we seem to have fought Islamo-fascism to a
standstill at present, Iran, which suffered mightily at the hands of Iraq,
now has designs on killing two birds with one stone, that is, occupying
Iraq, while throwing out the American “crusaders.”
Should Iran make a move, Syria, which has all of Saddam’s WMDs,
may simultaneously invade Iraq from the west, with the full support of its
pact ally, Russia.
Given the potential threats developing both east and
west of the U.S., can we take any comfort from the situation to the south
of us. Better sit down
kiddies, and have a stiff drink. Remember
I began by citing the BRIC alliance.
That’s Brazil, along with Russia, India and China.
Maybe you are skeptical of any harm coming from Brazil.
But why do you think Condi Rice spent five days traveling to
Brazil, El Salvador, Columbia and Chile in late April?
She was hoping to get a commitment from Brazilian President Luis
Lula da Silva to rally other democracies against Communist Venezuelan
President Hugo Chavez, but she was told point blank by Brazil’s Foreign
Minister Celso Amorin that Venezuela’s sovereignty would be respected by
Brazil, and indeed protected.
The last pieces of B-W strategy in regard to South
America began to fall into place in May 2004, when Lula da Silva visited
Beijing and called for “the democratization of international relations
and global multipolarization.” “Democratization”
= Communization, Communist New Speak for ending America’s pre-eminence
on the world stage.
Historically Communists use more than words to
convert the unwilling, and Chinese President Hu Jintao came to Brazil in
November bearing gifts: Said
Lula, “China helped us send satellites into orbit and we, in return,
offer techniques to China in the manufacture of airplanes.”
recall that American manufactured satellites never got off Chinese
launching pads or went awry, until the Manchurian candidate sent Loral
technicians to fine-tune China’s missile program, in exchange for big
campaign donations not only from the Chinese but from Loral’s president,
Bernie Schwartz. Now China is doing the liberal thing by gifting its missile
expertise, for Brazil has plans for long-range missile launches and a
secret nuclear program to which it has permitted no inspections. Moreover,
China is backing Brazil’s move for a seat on the Security Council.
In turn, Brazil supports Beijing’s “one China” claim to
But Venezuela is the eye of the Communist hurricane
in South America. Official
U.S. protests to the Russian embassy over the sale of 100,000 Kalashnikov
rifles to Venezuela brought a curt “Don’t meddle in our affairs.”
The Russians are of course one of Mr. Kerry’s “allies.”
It would be nice to see him in fatigues again, sporting a
Kalashnikov and fighting alongside his other ally, the Chinese, who have
sent “trainers” and “advisors” to support Chavez’s many
“insurrections” in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.
Indeed, China has been accused by American and Columbian officials
of supporting the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC).
As to Kerry’s other ally, you have to admire the French for their
persistence in arming our enemies. Even
though the Israelis destroyed the reactor sold by France to Saddam, France
announced this week that they would sell a reactor to Libya.
Now pick up the Cuban piece of the B-W puzzle and
drop it into place with the BRIC, and all of the insurrections in South
America, for both Chavez and Lula are disciples of Castro, and Venezuela
supplies him with oil. Certainly
100,000 rifles can support an awful lot of insurrections, but seemingly
they would have little impact on America.
But get this. The
Russian news agency RIA Novosti, reported last month that Russia and
Venezuela are about to do a $250 million deal whereby Venezuela would
acquire two squadrons of SU-27 Flanker fighters with a combat range of
nearly 1,000 miles, enabling them to dogfight over the entire Caribbean
and Central America. Moreover,
what is to stop them from using bases in Cuba?
Earlier in February, as part of the rifle deal, Chavez bought ten
MI-17 and MI-26 helicopters from Russia.
Yes, by means of all the alliances I have cited
above, the Communist noose is definitely tightening around America.
Thanks to that other Democrat fellow-traveler Jimmy Carter, China
also controls both ends of the Panama Canal.
And with the open border policy of the Bush administration, it is
chilling to think that one or more of the multitude of foreign nationals
coming over our borders may be carrying a suitcase nuke.
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