Sunday, October 26, 2014

Iraqi army’s mass desertion not opting to fight ISIS shows in style what is in store for the countries invaded by the West led by the US!

Perhaps for the first time in history a standing army of a state deserted the rank and file en masse and abandoned its state of the art weaponry in fear of a band of savaging guerrillas. The men who did this humiliating act belonged to an army which was trained by a state which undoubtedly possesses the most powerful military machine ever existed in the planet. State of the art weaponry that the men abandoned was of course manufactured and provided by that powerful state. No explanation is needed to an informed person to guess the actors involved in this ignominious incident. The army to which the men belonged to was the Iraqi army and the powerful state that trained and provided the sophisticated weaponry was none other than the USA. The savaging guerrillas were, of course, the ISIS.

The Iraqi army has been receiving the training from the US for almost a decade now following the Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's ouster by the invading coalition forces led by the US in 2003. The Iraqi army under Saddam Hussein, a Sunni was predominantly Sunni in a country of which the majority population is Shi'ite. The government led by recently stepped down  president  Maliki, a Shi'ite who came to power after Saddam Hussein's fall was responsible for wide spread discrimination perpetrated against minority Sunnis. Maliki's government predominated by Shi'ite by and large had been and continues to be a puppet of the US.  The birth of ISIS was to a larger extent responsible for the Maliki's discriminatory actions and policies against Sunnis.        

 Nearly a half of the Iraqi army, well trained by the US, abandoned their modern US made weaponry which included Tanks, artillery batteries, APCs and Humvees etc and fled their positions and barracks in the mere news of ISIS's advance. How could such a cowardly act be committed by a "well –trained, equipped, professional and disciplined army" trained by the US for an almost decade?

One of the explanations given by the US commentators was that the almost all the commanders in Iraqi army were filled by the cronies of president Maliki and were not professional soldiers. Therefore, the men under them had lost their faith to fight against their formidable foe as a total rout was certain. But how could "well-trained and professional men" numbering many thousands just abandon their army and uniforms simply because their commanders were incompetent. One can hardly buy such clumsy explanations. The big question is how could on earth this happen in the first place?    

A repetition on steroid is well on the card in Afghanistan too once the Coalition forces led by the US leaves the country soon.  Over there, the Afghan National Army trained and equipped by the US would be equal to the Iraqi army while the Taliban would be equaling the ISIS!  

So what bequeaths by the Western Invaders led by the US in unfortunate victimized countries is the total destruction, carnage and chaos. Not the democracy or the trained armies who are claimed to have been trained to protect the so called democracy!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

What do visits by warships of some countries including Russia, China and Japan with frequent intervals to Sri Lankan ports mean?

With Russian guided-missile cruiser Moskva docking at Colombo harbor last 23rd the port hosted Russian warships second time in a span of 05 months time.( Three Russian Warships docked at Colombo port on 06th of June this year too). Port of call by Russian worships at Colombo port marks Sri Lankan ports hosting worships of two permanent Security Council members within this year. (A couple of Chinese warships docked at Traincomalee harbor on 13th January of this year).

Though Sri Lankan public and politicians didn't see much importance of the events other regional powers and the world powers mustn't have failed to take note of the importance of these events.  Russian and Chinese warships were docking Sri Lankan ports at the backdrop of a very crucial time with two powers at the threshold of again changing the course of world's trajectory.  The latter's phenomenal economic growth has resulted in stunning modernization of her military with PLA Navy enjoying a fair share of it which has rattled quite a bit of Western Power's feathers. It is not a secret that Chinese navy's growth and modernization is being wearily and closely watched by them            

The West's vicious intention of encircling Russia by expanding NATO up to her backyard aimed at pushing her to the wall has resulted in the latter flexing its military muscles again after the end of cold war. Russia is now relentlessly trying to re-gain its military might after the collapse of the Soviet Union and building friendships with countries especially from the East.

Other warships that docked Colombo port within this year included from Japan, Indonesia, Pakistan and Bangladesh.  Visits by the Warships of Maritime Self-Defense Force and the Coast Guard of Japan to Colombo port on 13th Oct and 28th of July of this year respectively are of special importance as Japan is fast trying to become an influential player in the Asia Pacific Region with its military gaining a rapid growth. (Japan's military's shedding off of self -defense posture that came into being at her defeat in the WW II is largely being influenced by the disputes it has with China over a several issues including the two powers' traditional rivalry and the dispute over a few inhabited and oil rich islands in the South China sea claimed by the both countries). On the other hand one should not forget the fact that the Japanese imperial Navy before the end of WW II was par with the greatest naval powers in the world and the only navy from the East that challenged the most powerful navies from the West.                      

 So the sheer importance of the visits made by the navies of three powerful world powers in such a short span of time with two of the navies making two frequent visits during this period underscores the fact that how strategic Sri Lanka's location has again become on the sea lanes vitally important for commercial and military traffic. Visits by above mentioned other navies too at such a frequency show how Sri Lanka's strategic location is increasingly being felt by other countries in the region too.

Apt, wise and at times cunning handling of affairs with regional and the world powers by Sri Lankan political establishment would certainly offer unprecedented benefits to her to regain her former glories once more.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Canada, safe haven for many terrorists terrorizing their home countries is finally not immune to ‘terrorist’ attacks then!

Close on the heels of news reports that the mother and the wife of two LTTE terrorists were prevented from leaving the country for Canada by Sri Lankan authorities, two shooting incidents, allegedly by Jihadists, were reported in Canada. One incident was reported in the parliament while the Canada's Prime Minister was addressing the House.  According to international news reports the Canadians are stunned by the incidents. Despite the fact that Canada has been a safe haven for multitude of terrorists including LTTE for many decades, the country was one of the safest countries in the world with absence of any terrorist attacks for a very long period of time.

Canada's duplicity when it comes to treating terrorists terrorizing foreign countries is well known. It is a common knowledge that an ordinary person finds extremely difficult to get a Canadian visa with repeated refusals while the relations of LTTE terrorists or LTTE suspects themselves get the visa within a few days for an extended period of time. Canada is home to a very significant section of LTTE supportive diaspora members who are hell-bent to destabilise the peaceful atmosphere prevailing in the country now. If the money collected from Canadian Tamils for LTTE to wage war in Sri Lanka had not been forthcoming, the brutal war by LTTE would have not lasted such long. Sri Lanka is not the only country that has become the victims of the duplicity on the part of Canada. So it seems what Canadians have been doing to destabilize other countries through it proxies has boomeranged in style!