A Page From History : Secret Deal?
|Vol. III, No. 47 2 Sharavan 2007, July 17, 1950, Annas Four – Air Mail-/4/6|
Intro: More than one recent development in Pak-U.S. relations point to the existence of some sort of a military alliance between the two countries. It is becoming more and more clear that the Pak Premier’s visit to the U.S.A. was neither innocent nor casual, nor merely civil.
More than one recent development in Pak-U.S. relations point to the existence of some sort of a military alliance between the two countries. It is becoming more and more clear that the Pak Premier’s visit to the U.S.A. was neither innocent nor casual, nor merely civil.
Last week people in this country were shocked to learn from responsible sections of the British press that Pakistan had agreed to the U.S. use of air bases in Pakistan and Kashmir in the event of war, ostensibly in return for U.S. support of Pakistan on the Kashmir issue. When we remember the inexplicable pro-aggressor attitude of U.S. in the Kashmir Affair, its open and insidious support of Pakistan, and its continued opposition to our stand on the Kashmir issue, the present Pak offer of air bases to U.S. assumes a sinister aspect. It marks a further stage in the Pak-U.S. unholy alliance to annex Kashmir to Pakistan without the consent and against the will of the People of Kashmir and in violation of our de jure and de facto rights in that part of our country.
And now comes the report of Pak offer to send its troops to help U.S. in its Korean adventure. The fact that even the European allies of U.S. have abstained from such extreme action and that Pakistan would be the first country to use its troops in Korea suggests more than solicitude for Korea. It smacks all too plainly of anxiety to toe the, U.S. line and follow the U.S. camp, for favours against Bharat.
This is a situation fraught with menacing possibilities for this country. In these circumstances a middle-of-the-road foreign policy can only involve us in fatal diplomatic accidents against heavy international traffic. With the world an organized jungle and international law a nonentity real-politik can be the only right politics.
Whatever helps us to stronger international position and wins us the friendship of powerful foreign nations is right, just and moral. Whatever helps our sworn enemies is a fit object of our effective opposition. This is the one right rule for us to follow in our relations with foreign powers. All else is moonshine.
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