Even the conclusive defeat of Communists in 1992 and consequent dismantling of Soviet Union could not guarantee world peace, because a resurgent USA (after the end of cold war) is hell bent on an endless strategy to further its strategic interests all over the world.
The veto at UN by Russia and China against USA was just a small start, which has by now developed into a boiling pot over the setting up of a missile defense system in Poland that has enraged Russia (not a communist but a capitalist Russia!) so much so that Russia has threatened Poland with nuclear strike.
Why USA is meddling on the issue of Tibet when it is an integral part of China. Remember 1964? Loads of Soviet consignment to Cuba was intercepted by USA because USA felt that setting up of a missile system in Cuba would endanger the USA with nuclear strike instigated by USSR. A nuclear war was in the offing which could be avoided only because the mature and timely intervention of the Soviet premier Krushchev.
So much of water has flown down Mississippi and Volga rivers after USA conceded defeat in Vietnam in a prolonged war spanning 15 years, in which USA lost 60000 military men apart from over one fifty thousand wounded. In fact Nixon administration had to withdraw from war after regular arrivals of bodies from Vietnam resulting in a backlash at home.
But ‘habits die hard.’ The USA has never taken lessons. It feels that the whole world should toe its line, an untold attitude not very much different from Muslim fundamentalist who feels that whole world is their fiefdom.
Saddam was O.K when he toed USA line but was anti-human as he fell apart from USA. The champion of human liberty and democracy has no problem supporting rulers after military rulers in Pakistan violating the human rights in Bangladesh and even in Pakistan, but they are now highly worried over human right violations in a non-descript Nation Zimbabwe.
What is the end of the road the USA has taken. They have already lost 5000 military men in Iran and Afghanistan and yet there are little signs of militants giving in.
Please note that I am no admirer of Muslim fundamentalists who now pose real threat to the world peace and I stand very much with USA in the matter including Zimbabwe and feel that Russia and China should not have vetoed.
But then USA antagonized China by criticizing them for human rights violation in Tibet. Do USA think that Tibet be another hot bed of Terrorism and it would further the global strategic interests of USA. Why they at all need defacto military bases in Poland and Georgia. Is Russia any more a threat to the USA.
Indians even if they are facing terrorist onslaught from Islamic terrorists, by and large are not pro-American because they cannot forget that the veto of USSR time and again saved Kashmir from going to Pakistan and the Soviet help during Indo-Pakistan decisive war of 1971.
And at the end I would like to say that Indians believe (and pray) that USA would be successful in their fight against terrorism because no other power in the world is equipped with the capabilities to fight and destroy this cancerous growth of terrorism, particularly the Muslim terrorism.
But in the process the USA must take the world by confidence assuring them that USA by itself has no special strategic interests except to the extent required for its self-defense. USA can be rest assured that there is and would be no power to Challenge its military supremacy for all the time to come. Unless this fact is understood by USA, a situation like Poland, Georgia etc may cause the most dreaded N-WAR at one time or other.