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EXCLUSIVE: Signs Of An Attempted Coup In New Delhi

 


With
a traumatized nation and a paralyzed government, a core group of
secular ideologues and Hindu nationalists are executing a ‘soft coup’
in New Delhi to bring to power hawks who want to pursue America’s
agenda of grooming India as a regional policeman, sort out Pakistan and
confront China.
India will self-destroy in the process.  India‘s
military and intelligence has been penetrated. The man who uncovered
the plot, Hemant Karkare, the antiterrorism chief of Mumbai police, was
the first target of the mysterious terrorists. Patriotic Indians need
to wake up and save their country.

 

By AHMED QURAISHI

Saturday, 29 November 2008.

WWW.AHMEDQURAISHI.COM

 

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—Preliminary signs emerging from India‘s power center, New Delhi, paint a picture of an unstable situation. Security is already compromised. But a bigger story is taking place in New Delhi, not Mumbai. There are disturbing signs that India,
a nuclear-armed nation of a billion people, is witnessing a ‘soft coup’
attempt involving secular rightwing ideologues and Hindu nationalists.

 

Exploiting
the fears of a traumatized nation and a government caught sleeping at
the wheel, a core group of rightwing ideologues within
India‘s
military, intelligence and political elite are trying to overthrow
Manmohan Singh’s government. The plan apparently is to help the rise of
rightwing elements in power and firmly push
India in a confrontation with Pakistan and some other countries in the region.

 

The objective of this core group is to see India emerge as a superpower closely allied with the United States.  They are excited about American plans for India as a regional policeman and have no problem in confronting China and Pakistan to achieve this status. They think time is slipping and they don’t want a hesitant political leadership in their way.  Already the instability in the wake of Mumbai attacks is being exploited to start a war with Pakistan.  The fact that this will also help U.S. military that is facing a tough time in Afghanistan appears to be more than just a coincidence.

 

In
the very first hours of the Mumbai attack, the unknown terrorists were
able to achieve a singular feat: the targeted murder of Hemant Karkare,
the chief antiterrorism officer in the Indian police. The man was
responsible for exposing the secret links between the Indian military
and Hindu terror groups.  His investigation
resulted in uncovering the involvement of three Indian military
intelligence officers in terrorist acts that were blamed on Muslim
groups.  At the time of his murder, Karkare was
pursuing leads that were supposed to uncover the depth of the nexus
between the Indian military and the sudden rise of well armed and well
financed Hindu terrorism groups with their wide network of militant training camps across
India.

 

Curiously, a CCTV camera has caught on tape
one of the unknown terrorists when he arrived with his group at their
first target: a train station. The man, dressed in a jeans and a black
T-shirt and carrying a machine gun [see picture below], is wearing an
orange-colored wrist band very common among religious Hindus. As a
comparison, a recent picture of a Hindu militant activist taken during
an event this year is shown to the right where the militant is wearing
a similar band.

 

          

Left,
a CCTV snapshot of one of the Mumbai terrorists, wearing the sacred
Hindu armband and carrying a machine gun. Right, a picture of a typical
member of Hindu terror groups, wearing the same armband.  The band is sacred to fundamentalist Hindus who believe wearing it shows devotion and brings good luck from gods. [click here if you can’t see the pictures]

 

An aggressive advertisement campaign has already begun across India urging a scared population to rise against the government.

 

On Friday, front-page advertisements appeared in several newspapers in Delhi
showing blood splattered against a black background and the slogan
“Brutal Terror Strikes At Will” in bold capital letters. The ads signed
off with a simple message: “Fight Terror. Vote B.J.P.”

 

The Indian, the Pakistani and the international media has not woken up yet to this ‘soft coup’ taking place in New Delhi.  Some
observers and journalists are beginning to catch its first signs. This
is how a New York Times reporter, Somini Sengupta, has characterized it
today:

 

“Mr. Singh’s government had lately hit back at the Bharatiya Janata Party with evidence
that its supporters, belonging to a range of radical Hindu
organizations, had … been implicated in terrorist attacks. Indeed, in a
bizarre twist, the head of the police antiterrorism unit, Hemant
Karkare, killed in the Mumbai strikes, had been in the midst of a
high-profile investigation of a suspected Hindu terrorist cell. Mr.
Karkare’s inquiry had netted nine suspects in connection with a bombing
in September of a Muslim-majority area in
Malegaon, a small town not far from Mumbai.

 

Evidence
is emerging that Karkare knew he was facing the prospect of a violent
death because of the investigation he was pursuing. What Karkare
probably didn’t know is that his elimination would come in such a
perfectly executed operation.

 

Only
hours before Karkare’s violent death, his close friend, retired Colonel
Rahul Gowardhan, received an envelope. Karkare called him to say he was
sending him a confidential letter. This is how Times of India has reported the story:

 

Just
some hours before that, Karkare had sent a letter to him in an envelop
which had some “personal” content. “Hemant had called me up on
Wednesday,” said Gowardhan, a top official with MSEDCL. “As I was in a
meeting, we decided to postpone the talk. He hung up saying he would be
sending me an envelope. When I wanted to know the content, he told me
to just read the letter that’s inside it. I returned home and read it.
I cannot share the content of the letter with anyone,” said Gowardhan.

 

The
highly sophisticated nature of the attack in Mumbai, lasting for almost
60 hours, diminishes the chances of a foreign invasion and increases
the possibility that influential elements in Indian intelligence and
Hindu militant organizations might have helped orchestrate this
incident, pretty much like they did in the Sept. 29 Malegaon attack, in
which they tried to simulate a Muslim terrorist group. In that attack,
in which three Indian military intelligence officers have been
arrested, the objective was to provoke a Muslim backlash that could
justify a massive state crackdown against minorities. 

 

Observers
are already seeing how the hawks within the Indian establishment and
Hindu militant organizations have seized the initiative from a
paralyzed government. The Indian army and intelligence are already
penetrated. Now the real culprits are channeling the fears of a
traumatized people toward
Pakistan.

 

India is on the same path today that the Bush administration hawks took the American nation on after 9/11.  But
this time, patriotic Indians have the benefit of hindsight. They should
stop the secular warmongers and Hindu militants from hijacking their
country. The future of the entire region depends on it.

http://www.ahmedquraishi.com/latest_col.php?id=78

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Written by morris

November 30, 2008 at 1:44 pm

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