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US involved in the destruction of thousands of Bengalis 300

US involved in the destruction of thousands of Bengalis 300In Bangladesh, a court sentenced an Islamist politician to death for war crimes committed in 1971. The verdict caused controversial responses at home and abroad. But he recalled the tragedy that befell millions of Bengalis during the war of independence. Then the Pakistani generals and their local minions, suppressing the uprising, provided military and diplomatic assistance to Washington. The goal was to punish India, which was considered as a partner of the USSR.

In the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, a country with a population of 150-million, a trial was held over one of the leaders of the local Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami. The 65-year-old defendant is named Abdul Kader Maul. He was accused of murder, torture and rape of supporters of independence during the war in 1971. The highest court convicted and sentenced Mol to death. Under the Constitution, the sentence is not appealable.

The decision of the Supreme Court provoked protests from the Islamists and the leading opposition party. They called him politically motivated. The government denied the charges. But whatever the litigation over the verdict, he recalled the tragedy endured by Bengalis and the role that the USA played in repressions against supporters of independence and especially Hindus who were victims of religious persecution. According to various estimates, then killed from 300 thousand to 1 million people, mostly Indians. They were a religious minority in a Muslim country, notes Gary Bass, a researcher at Princeton University, in his book The Bloody Telegram, which was just released in the USA.

Prior to 1971, Pakistan consisted of two parts - western and eastern. The capital was Islamabad, and the ruling elite in the west belonged to the Bengalis who lived in the east, haughtily. The split became inevitable when the Pakistani army arrested the elected leader of the Bengalis, Mujibur Rahman, and began to suppress the independence movement. Soldiers and collaborators grabbed students, writers, politicians. They killed civilians, burned entire villages.

The author of these lines had a chance to report on the war to the newspaper. I remember that on the territory liberated by the Indian army, utterly thin men showed ashes, where they used to stand at home, and brought skulls to the graves, a hill, lying on bare ground.

An American scientist writes that the killings had signs of genocide: after all, they killed and expelled minority members. Nevertheless, US President Richard Nixon and his national security assistant, Henry Kissinger, actively supported the Pakistani leaders behind the massacres. On the advice of Kissinger, Nixon sent military aircraft and other military equipment to Pakistan, although US laws forbade it. Deliveries were made to intimidate India, which helped the rebels, a detachment of US warships was even sent to the Bay of Bengal.

Nixon and Kissinger stood on the side of Pakistan despite being well aware of the scale of the massacre. They were informed, in particular, by US Consul General in East Pakistan, Archer Blood. In his reports, he reported that selective genocide was occurring. Blood position was shared by 20 of his colleagues. They sent a telegram to Washington in which they argued that America should not support the rulers of Pakistan.

The recently declassified recordings of Kissinger’s conversations with Nixon show why the White House did not heed these warnings. Too much was at stake. There was also an emotional moment. Nixon liked Pakistan's rude ruler General Yahya Khan, a whiskey lover. And Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, he often called "bitch" and "witch."

But the main thing, of course, was that Pakistan was a reliable ally in the Cold War, and India was leaning toward the USSR. In addition, Pakistan served as a mediator in the secret negotiations of the United States with China. It was from Pakistan that Kissinger traveled to the PRC, which subsequently led to the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two powers.

Tatyana Shaumyan, head of the Indian Studies Center of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said in an interview with NG: “US policy was predetermined by the logic of the Cold War and confrontation with the Soviet Union. At the same time, moral considerations receded into the background. ”
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  1. smel
    smel 1 October 2013 08: 49
    Who would doubt that. Wherever crimes are committed against a person, an existing system - the USA is ahead and are the main organizers and inspirers of crimes
    1. aksakal
      aksakal 1 October 2013 09: 49
      Quote: smel
      Who would doubt that. Wherever crimes are committed against a person, an existing system - the USA is ahead and are the main organizers and inspirers of crimes

      - I have a proposal - let's not just confine ourselves to the fact of the crimes of Americans against humanity, but to broadcast our demand to bring the perpetrators to the Hague tribunal. In the case of the Sabbath, the obvious culprits are the Government of Pakistan and the United States. Mr. Kissinger is still alive and would like to see him in the dock until he is dead.
      As for "broadcasting" - I have come across links to our site more than once in large Internet media .. So already "broadcasting" and "sounding" is not useless.
      1. Canep
        Canep 1 October 2013 10: 06
        The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is also a war crime, as is the massive use of chemical weapons in Vietnam.
        1. Ruslan_F38
          Ruslan_F38 1 October 2013 13: 50
          It is worth adding here millions of Russians, the genocide of the Russian people, which has been carried out since the 1917 revolution to the present. Here you cannot get away with just one tribunal.
    2. APASUS
      APASUS 1 October 2013 13: 52
      Quote: smel
      Who would doubt that. Wherever crimes are committed against a person, an existing system - the USA is ahead and are the main organizers and inspirers of crimes

      And most importantly, they have their own pocket court in The Hague and they judge those there - who will be shown a finger from Washington
  2. Sirocco
    Sirocco 1 October 2013 08: 50
    US involved in the destruction of thousands of Bengalis 300
    Well, this is Openel's secret. The United States is like a lousy puppy, has marked the corners everywhere, and in all conflicts, the ears of these "Peacemakers" stick out from Satan. I think the number here should be with six zeros. Although what are we talking about? They do not regret their citizens, which is only 11.09.2001/12/XNUMX. During these XNUMX years, how much population was destroyed by the EU and the US? Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya and others.
  3. borisjdin1957
    borisjdin1957 1 October 2013 09: 41
    from the Don.
    Yes, the policy of these moral freaks does not surprise !!! Money and the power credo of the US!
  4. Sunjar
    Sunjar 1 October 2013 10: 19
    As a result, the United States and other bandits will suffer the fate of any bandit: either they will kill their own or they will suffer a deserved punishment by law. Many bandits think that they will always go unpunished, but sooner or later they are caught. Since the gangster state is a little different than just a gangster, it takes more time to expose.
  5. vlad_pr
    vlad_pr 1 October 2013 10: 56
    As one of the ancient Romans said - "Carthage must be destroyed."
  6. Semyon Albertovich
    Semyon Albertovich 1 October 2013 11: 23
    This is the imperialist policy of the United States, which is unchanged in the modern world (lies and violence for the sake of world domination).
  7. major071
    major071 1 October 2013 13: 29
    The imposition of one’s point of view with the help of weapons is the essence of US policy throughout the history of the existence of this shabby country. As now, one cannot recall the posters of the times of the USSR, at least Kukryniksy, because they were right, the States are an evil empire or a wolf in sheep's clothing.
  8. kaktus
    kaktus 1 October 2013 14: 32
    peddlers of democracy