Continued Indo-Pak tensions disallowed overall South Asian progress, and this also suited china as India was engaged in regional games and thus lagged behind in attaining the capability to counterbalance China.
New Delhi: US President Richard Nixon once told his former speechwriter William Safire, "I guess we have created a Frankenstein's monster." This was in reference to the Israel-US-China axis.
In 2015, a book 'JFK's Forgotten Crisis: Tibet, the CIA and the Sino-Indian War' by a retired CIA official Bruce Riedel spoke about John Kennedy's move to provide 120 million US dollars support to India along with the UK to build six mountain divisions of India's army. However, the assassination of Kennedy on November 22, 1963, had shelved the proposal altogether. The entire matrix changed subsequently.
Israel's Mossad involvement in the Kennedy assassination has been spoken in detail by the likes of Michael Collins Piper in his book' Final Judgment: The Missing Link in the JFK Assassination Conspiracy'.
In short, the hollowness of the US foreign policy strategies did not start with Iraq or Afghanistan. It had started when Americans thought by allowing economic prosperity in China, it would be able to kill communism in that country. Maverick intellectual and a former columnist Rajinder Puri told me in 2009 that the US has always tried to be 'too clever by half'. The ascent of Hu Jintao after Jiang Zemin in China was presumed as something that would fulfil the US intentions, Puri said.
Of course, this did not happen. The US corporate had planned to 'hijack' China too for its selfish market interests, as they had already captured other parts of Asia. Instead, a worse kind of thing happened in American politics itself over the years. 'New York Times' columnist Abe Rosenthal wrote in the 1990s that the PLA corrupted both the Democrats and Republicans to help increase China's military strength.
China was also too happy to find that while India had moved closer to the USSR, Americans started pumping money into cash-starved and coup-hit Pakistan. Continued Indo-Pak tensions disallowed overall South Asian progress, and this also suited china as India was engaged in regional games and thus lagged behind attaining the capability to counterbalance China.
On the other hand, an Islamic Pakistan pitched against a 'Hindu-majority India' possibly served Israeli missions. Thus, Pakistan was only being used and abused. It remained happy as dollars, and arms kept reaching Islamabad and Karachi harbours. Pakistan did not realise that it had just become a 'strategic lynchpin' in the big picture frame of the Israel-US-China axis. But once China strengthened its grip on trade ties with the US and dominated markets in South East Asia, South Asia, far off Africa and parts of Europe, the troika bond weakened.
Slowly today, the US is conscious if not nervous as two authoritarian and communist regimes, Russia and China, pose a much bigger problem to it than it had actually comprehended. Its concept that the 'communists world' would be divided once China is 'won over' from USSR/Russian influence simply did not materialise. On the contrary, the Islamic forces like the Taliban in Afghanistan have started establishing a nexus and cooperating with China.
The Americans are the biggest loser in the entire game, even as today in the multi-polar world, everyone seems to ask a question – who really rules this world? These complexities had led Joe Biden to convene a virtual Summit for Democracy during the last part of 2021.
Everyone seems to be now getting busy revisiting the disconnect between elements such as globalisation and communism and radical Islam and human rights.