This is how the British India looked like in 1860. To consolidate their rule in the subcontinent, the British colonial masters used the ‘divide and rule’ policy amongst its two major communities. Unfortunately the locals helped British achieve their objective. In this regard British propaganda worked to the full advantage of the then colonial power.
This propaganda was infused in the young Indian minds through school texts which carried such material that pitted Hindus against the Muslims. By passage of time the gulf widened to such an extent that in the 1940’s the Muslims led by Qaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah started a movement for a separate, independent homeland.
The movement finally culminated in the emergence of Pakistan as an independent country for the Muslims of India.
After British the Americans gained more influence in the region and ever since independence, have continued to use the same ages old Imperial policy of divide and rule between the two successor states of British India, namely India and Pakistan.
THE CENTURIES OLD BRITISH “DIVIDE AND RULE” POLICY
STILL HOLDS IN THE SUBCONTINENT – THIS TIME BY THE US
by M K Bhadrakumar
Once again Mr. Bhadrakumar doesn’t disappoint us with the power of his analysis of the situation on the sub-continent and throughout the Central Asian theater of psywar. The time is rapidly approaching when the fluid Afghanistan situation will reach a “moment of decision,” when American control over events will be decided for us by the participants themselves. Like the recent surprise revelation that Iraq will refuse to meet American demands to keep a smaller military force in country,
Afghans themselves too may deny us the authority to peacefully keep American bases and Special Forces kill teams in Afghanistan past the alleged “withdrawal date.” If the upcoming Loya Jirga fails to endorse semi-permanent US super-bases, then Obama will receive a second embarrassing rebuke to his attempts to seduce or buy his way with the Afghan govt. If the Afghan govt. refuses to go along with our demands, then how can the US Congress continue to authorize funds to train and equip them? Either Obama will soon get everything that he wanted or he will be cut-off from the preferred path of “Mr. Nice Guy,” leaving him with only one option to get his way–Ultimate force. He cannot blow his carefully crafted cover to the world and reveal the Establishment hit man that lies just beneath the surface.
Other writers are catching-on quickly, as well, that the game is about over, or else it has just begun. Pay attention from here on out to M K Bhadrakumar from here on out; he knows what is really going down. The bluffing is about over and we will have to show our hand. God help us all, when the river of bullshit stops flowing and nothing is left but the brutal truth about American aggression. Odds are, at that time, exposing the Beast will only increase the violence. [Peter Chamberlin]