THE ‘COMPULSIONS’ OF SONIA’S ‘CAPRICE’ POLITICS CREATED DELHI’S DILEMNA OVER GENOCIDE CRIMES IN SRI LANKA
When PM Manmohan was pressed by the media on his failure to act decisively against ex-Minister Raja and the 2G scam he attributed it to the ‘compulsions of coalition politics’. This response was expected of a weak politician, not popularly elected, without a political power base yet deeply cosied up to his Prime Minister-ship. Sonia as head of Congress the main constituent in the UPA coalition usurped de facto powers in Delhi to herself managing the Congress party and ‘coalition politics’. Though ipso facto Sonia appointed Manmohan to function as a Prime Minister (as a shadow not a real PM) he was at liberty to opt out of this queer system of governance, but he would not do so, preferring instead to shield from blame the de facto Sonia rule’s misdeeds. Sonia in effect served as the real PM without title overseeing the whole ambit of politics in Delhi. Sonia carved out this queer arrangement using a foreign import the Latin maxim ‘imperium in imperio’ (state within a state) to exercise powers without holding office. This is a morally outrageous and devious device to evade accountability for the record policy failures in Delhi since 2004.
Also B Raman succinctly explains the peculiar ‘compulsions of Sonia politics’ phenomena thus; ‘We have been subject to a peculiar system of governance since 2004 where the real power seems to be wielded by Sonia Gandhi in her capacity as head of the Congress. There has been an unseen but unquestioned power which has been exercising a compulsive influence on decision making.’ How Sonia crudely manipulated the ‘compulsions mechanism’ using a parallel state apparatus for sinister political moves left the official organs of governance in Delhi bare faced in explaining the follies of the hidden Sonia political apparatus. There were the mafia like moves at the expense of its coalition partners, inter-group intrigues within the Congress, all to maintain Sonia’s stranglehold on the party apparatus, Sonia’s moves to satisfy her ‘personal caprice’ (Bellamy) dragged Delhi into a massacre and defend the defenseless policies of the genociders, the Rajapakses. When accountability for the ‘Mullivaykkal (M’kal) massacres are raised Gothabhaya/Fonseka hints point to the ‘in the loop’ Keralite mafia taking orders directly from Sonia, the Congress party’s high command. The actions of the ‘in the loop’ Keralite mafia in the M’kal massacre borders on criminality. Accordingly Delhi’s official position closely follows the Rajapakses’ line; a denial mode despite mounting evidence of crimes surfacing thus making a mockery of accountability for the genocide crimes especially the massacre of over 40 000 Tamils in M’kal.
The sinister functioning of this Sonia secretive group surfaced within days of the news (aerial photography) of M’kal massacres leaking. The orchestrated and synchonised denials by Colombo and Delhi add credence to Gothabhaya’s hurried hint about the ‘in the loop’ involvement of the Delhi counterparts (namely the Keralite trio) in the massacres. Delhi succumbed to the Rajapakse threat forthwith. Right from the beginning the Rajapakses had made their intent to implicate the Delhi trio in the massacre was clear enough. Gothabhaya’s reasoning for apportioning part of the blame for the massacres to the ‘in the loop’ Delhi trio was the trio’s pressure to advance the final assault on the Tamils to mid-May 2009 though the RAW battle zone over flights pointed to the heavy civilian concentrations in the area targeted for attack. To the deeply anti-Tamil Sonia, the Keralite mafia and the Rajapakses, Tamil civilians casualties of 40 000 or more were acceptable or even desirable to ethnic cleanse SL of ‘para demalas (Tamils). Corroborating Gothabhaya’s move to implicate Delhi in the massacre is General Fonseka who vouched that the final assault was originally scheduled for August 2009 by which time the harsh living (like starving, denying drinking water and basic medical facilities) conditions that SL armed forces enforced in the war zone would force the civilians out of the war zone. Both Sonia and the Rajapakses could not stomach the Fonseka statements; hence his arbitrary incarceration by the Rajapakse with Delhi observing its customary calculated silence. The Sonia proxies ‘in the loop’ insisted on moving the final assault from August to May to give Sonia’s Congress party an electoral advantage for which over 40 000 Tamilian lives were measly. Readers are urged to judge how very mercenary was Sonia’s mindset here and the harm this would cause to India’s (unity) interest eventually. From then on Delhi’s appeasement of the Rajapakses snowballed uncontrolled to compromise dharmic India’s sacred reputation for upholding moral values.
Delhi’s deceitful official alibi after this debacle is the use of a China threat. Until May 2009 the Rajapakses wooed for Delhi’s support to vanquish the LTTE. The LTTE kept the Sinhala/Buddhist forces within their bases for 2 over decades. Once in May 2009 Sonia gave away the proven Indraji’s LTTE lever for dealing with SL, it was Delhi’s turn to court Colombo pleading it not to move any closer to China and or give it bases in SL, India’s doorstep. Katchchativu is being widely mentioned as a potential China-SL base in Colombo should Delhi stop its support to stall the genocide crimes charges against the Rajapakses. The China threat in India’s Southern flank is a post 2004 Sonia creation. The consequence of this serious development places the Rajapakses in a position to ‘blackmail’ (as CPI Raja declared) Delhi into submission over the SL genocide crimes issue. Pitifully Sonia and her Keralite cohorts caress SL’s Gothabhaya pleading that he does not implicate the Delhi trio in the M’kal massacres. Delhi is in dire straits; a prisoner of its own making. The Keralite mafia’s ‘crying wolf’ now haunts Delhi..
A poser by an analyst of eminence “Why will Sri Lanka not develop relations with China (further) even if India does everything to placate the current regime?’ urges readers to visualize how hollow Delhi’s current appeasement of SL policies is. It confirms the fears expressed by patriotic Indians of the disaster that awaits India if this policy is pursued further. SL’s expectation of appeasement does not stop at Delhi piously refraining from condemning SL’s genocide crimes most notably the M’kal massacres when the UN ‘expert panel’ report, the epic Channel 4 ‘Killing Fields’ and the recent India’s own ‘Inside Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields/Ground Zero’ Headlines Today point to the contrary. Delhi has reasons to fear most that its reputation will be tattered should the SL genocide crimes go before the international tribunals. Hence the compulsions behind Delhi’s diplomatic offensives since May 2009.
Delhi has been insensitive and untruthful to dismiss that the massacres (M’kal) never occurred or the casualties were mere collateral damage. Even in conventional wars collateral damage is reckoned when tens or hundreds of civilians or non-combatant are killed. In SL’s case Delhi and its apologists avoid using the term ‘genocide’ when the non-combatants killed are in hundreds of thousands. Apologists who refer to the massive civilian casualties in M’Kal as collateral damage forfeit their status as reputable journalists. Sonia offered the lives of not tens but hundreds of thousands Tamilian lives as sacrificial ‘lambs’ to satiate the soul of a Rajiv. This mindset is not in sync with dharmic values that most Indians and the humane civilized international community cherish. Hence TN CM assertion that the ‘Decimination of the LTTE or the killing of its leaders will not wipe away the injustice meted out to this large community which had its roots in Sri Lanka.
How grave then is the oft (Manmohan/Congress) quoted China threat to Delhi to become another ‘compulsion’ compared to the Rjapakses’ threat to implicate Delhi in SL’s genocide crimes. Is Delhi’s strenuous appeasement of SL to buy out the China threat using the offices of Colombo that has the goodwill of China or is it to buy out Gothabhaya always distrustful of Delhi’s motives to extricate Delhi, and the Sonia proxies Keralite mafia’s in the loop’ criminal role in the Mkal massacres. The PM and others in the present UPA establishment including the speaker of the Lok Sabha obliged Sonia reciting the same mantra and maintain a calculated muted silence on the SL genocide to appease SL purely to insulate Sonia from embarrassment for her support for genocide crimes reaching her any closer. However the credibility of the stories spun out by the Delhi establishment is wearing thinner and thinner.
The sinister manner in which the Lok Sabha Speaker allowed a genocide SL parliamentary delegation to sneak into the Lok Sabha was callous about the hurt that this act would cause the Tamils; honouring the killers of their brethren across the Palk Straits. Again the sinister manner in which the Speaker altered the wording of a collective motion titled ‘alleged killing of Sri Lankan Tamils by the island nation’s Lankan army in 2009 as recently revealed in a United Nations report.’ with a corrigendum substituting ‘on the steps taken by Government of India for relief and resettlement of Tamils in Sri Lanka and other measures to promote their welfare’ reveals Sonia’s ‘unseen’ anti-Tamil groups exerting pressure to follow the Sonia line right through the entire Delhi establishment. Such acts mutilate the hearts of every Tamilian subscribing to the original motion, the Tamil cause, the souls of the tens (if fact hundreds) of thousands of Tamils sacrificed to satisfy the ‘caprice’ of Sonia to avenge the death of Rajiv twenty years late. In the TN Assembly debate the TN CM Jayalalithaa accused the ‘Indian government being mute spectator ..boost(ing) ..the morale of Srilanka’.
The anti-Tamil prejudice also produced SM Krishna’s Suo Moto statement in the Lok Sabha; that is most offensive and hurtful to the feelings of Tamils worldwide not TN alone. Though serving the insidious closed Sonia group it unwittingly causes serious damage to Indian unity sacred to mainstream Indians. The absent minded and hard hearted Krishna skillfully disguises the blackmail of the Rajapakses by rewriting history portraying SL as victims ‘…(suffer(ing)..the brunt of terrorism for nearly three decades.’ Without expressing a word of sorrow for the sufferings of the Tamils the real victims who bore the brunt of not just ‘three’ (Sinhala Buddhist Rajapakse version) but six decades long SL state ‘terrorism’. Again not a word about the M’ullivaykal massacres; world renowned for its brutality. Krishna speaks of the plight of the Internally Displaced Persons the creation of Sinhala Buddhist Rajapakse ethnic cleansing that the Sonia group partnered. Now Delhi provides IDPs relief, 50 000 houses that are to house the SL occupation forces though most IDPs are still in transit camps and with relatives and not back in their own shattered homes . The anti-Tamil South Block has such strength under Sonia’s patronage to parley these anti-Tamil lies of the Rajapakses for which the august Lok Sabha was also used as a platform. The depth of the anti-Tamil prejudice has drenched Delhi’s Indo-SL policies unconcerned for the feelings of nearly 70 million Tamilians who are better Indians than the self serving Sonia and her closed group. To continue to cling to policies alienating TN Tamilians is to punish TN Tamiians for voting decisively against the Congress and its servile ally the DMK committed to Sonia’s line, the M’kal massacres and the SL genocide crimes. Indian unity is the sacrificial lambs for narrow Congress party interest.
Indians are beginning to see through Sonia Congress deceit clinging to the sanctified Gandhian names after jettisoning its core values to give room for the cheap mafia politics. The group’s misuse of the instruments of state power even on its coalition partners and non-coalition state governments is legendary. Official telephone tapping entrapped its most loyal partner the DMK now lying in a state of coma; harassing of Modi an emerging leader of a great India, nurturing a culture of rampant corruption and fighting viciously the raging anti-corruption grass root Lokpal fire. These are the acts of a cornered Sonia Congress.
Was S M Krishna’s Suo Moto statement in line with PM Manmohan’s defence on the Lokpal issue, to respect the supremacy of the Lok Sabha or to tamely serve as a platform for a world renowned Rajapakses genocide regime? The true agenda was to allow the powerful Keralite mafia to highjack the robust debate on the motions that were awaiting debate in the Lok Sabha. The debate would have exposed the functioning of the Sonia closed group; the sins it committed and its disastrous policy failures. It would have also highlighted the China threat to India’s soft underbelly as a post 2004 Sonia Congress creation, how the Rajapakses entrapped the Sonia Delhi’s trio in the M’kal massacres and the policy dilemma afflicting India. Rajapakses’ vice-grip on Sonia’s closed group is so severe that Delhi being able to extricate itself from dilemma is almost impossible except by committing a hara kiri. Whilst the whole world condemns the Sinhala-Buddhist genocide on the Tamils but thanks to Sonia Delhi’’s deep involvement in the SL genocide crimes Delhi stands isolated from the raging international anger over the issue. Delhi is in a mess and is in no position to change without its moral dilemma being fully exposed. Delhi’s acts and words are at cross purposes. This will not facilitate in clearing the mess that Delhi is in. The plight of Delhi is indeed miserable enough that right thinking Indians have to mobilize support India wide for India’s unity by re-drawing Delhi’s Indo-SL policies.
Manmohan facing the China threat opts to adopt the Chinese adage ‘see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil’ expecting that to extricate Delhi from its dilemma with the genocide crimes issue dangerously hanging over its head. Likewise his disasterous approach towards the grass root discontent and agitation against the corruption epidemic is throwing up leaders of high moral caliber of Anna Hazares also interferes with changes that Indians hope can redeem India from the self destruct forces causing any more damage to India.