The US tries hard to hijack world’s view on Russia, but Fails Miserably
While urging China to condemn Russia, the West, especially the US, is also pressuring India to take a clearer stance on the Russia-Ukraine conflict. According to the New York Times on Tuesday, India “could face scrutiny” as its balancing act on Ukraine is not satisfying enough.
USA is making statements as if India is a Camp follower of USA and lives on subsistence allowance from the Big Uncle. The West had in most pompous manner imposed Sanctions on I die when India defied them and blasted through the Nuclear Monopoly of Five. What was the result?
Also India can never forget that actions of that rouge Nixon Administration which had sent the USS ENTERPRISE to coerce India during the 1971 War.
Since the tension between Moscow and Kiev escalated, Washington has been making all efforts to pull New Delhi into its anti-Russia united front. In a call with Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Friday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stressed “the importance of a strong collective response to condemn Russia’s invasion.”
However, India so far has not changed its neutrality on the issue. Why should India condemn Russia ? Ukraine had been given enough rope to mend its way but to no avail. Also how had Kennedy reacted when Russian missile bases were about to come up in Cuba. In a similar manner no NATO or USA missiles can be permitted in Ukraine.
India has been trying to remain as neutral as possible In the ongoing US and Russia tussle over Ukraine, as India’s junior minister for external affairs Rajkumar Ranjan Singh said on February 24 that India is “neutral” in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
But the US wants India to break such a balance and tilt toward it which will never happen as USA is in the wrong. Washington will likely try and apply all its dirty trucks to rope in New Delhi by pressuring the latter even more. Though there is no chance of theirs to succeed.
Liu Zongyi, secretary-general of the Research Center for China-South Asia Cooperation at the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies, believes that it will be difficult for India to compromise on this issue.
Yuan Zheng, a deputy director and senior fellow of the Institute of American Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, feels that it is unlikely that New Delhi will condemn or criticize Moscow openly due to their close relationship.
India has already gotten involved in the ongoing armed conflict in Ukraine unwillingly: An Indian student was killed in shelling in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Tuesday, according to the Ministry of External Affairs of India.
Such a tragedy has given New Delhi even more reason to hope for a peaceful resolution of the Ukraine crisis. The US has no standing to decide India’s position on the matter. They should also not try to interfere with its decision via diplomacy.
Washington, as the root cause of the Ukraine tension, is in no position to ask other countries to follow it closely to condemn or sanction Russia. It cannot ask the whole world to pay for the chaos it has created. No party other than the US and its close allies in NATO should bear the responsibility.
As for now, it seems the advocacy of condemnation and sanctions on an international level has satisfied mostly Washington’s interests. By further aggravating the situation, the US has brought its European allies closer to and more dependent on it. At the same time, it has finally realized its dream of ruthlessly suppressing its old enemy Russia as much as it wants.
But Washington’s interests don’t equal to the interests of the rest of world. The US has previously tried to manipulate the international community’s opinion in its favor under the guise of “maintaining the rules-based international order.”
Fortunately, it cannot use the same old trick to fool the world anymore. More and more countries have already realized Washington’s shameless purpose of using them as chess pieces to advance its own interests.
This can be proven by the fact that countries that have decided to closely follow the US’ sanctions decision are generally the closest allies of the US, the majority of which are also NATO members. On the contrary, Mexico and Turkey have claimed they won’t impose any economic sanctions on Russia. In Latin America, Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil, and Panama refused to explicitly condemn or sanction Russia.
These countries are showing such an attitude to the US by their actions: We are not following you because it is neither in our interests nor conducive to the solution of the crisis.
In the end, no matter how hard they attempt to pressure other countries, the US and its NATO allies should be the only ones stewing in their own juice.
In case Russia, China, India and Central Asian Republics form a common trade block then there will be nothing left of the Western Sanctions.