Rahul Factor & Sri Lanka
Posted on January 31st, 2013

Hello! This is Jerald Owens from Iowa, USA

On January 19th 2013, 42 year old Rahul Gandhi (the son of late Rajiv Gandhi) was appointed to the position of Vice President of the Congress Party of India. This surely places him to lead the party that his family has long dominated in parliamentary elections next year.

The irony is that his father Rajiv Gandhi too was 42 years of age when he bullied Sri Lanka’s then president J R Jayawardana to sign the 13th Amendment and also to merge North and East of Sri Lanka to form a separate tamil state in 1987, thus attempting to divide the country. Four years later in 1991, Rajiv was assassinated by a suicide bomber sent by Prabhakaran.

Mr. Jayawardana had nowhere to turn to when Rajiv violated Sri Lanka’s air space earlier with the famed Parippu Drop, brought in the IPKF to disarm tamil groups including the LTTE that his mother trained, armed and cut loose in the Paradise Island and earned the wrath of all Sri Lankans “”…” Sinhalese, Tamils and Moslems alike.

The IPKF (the third largest army of the world) of course left in disgrace, tail stuck between its legs, whipped by the LTTE. The Government of India lost all credibility as far as the Sri Lankans were concerned except for a few. Eleven years after LTTE murdered Rajiv, the UNP leader signed the now abolished CFA – secretly with the Norwegians and the LTTE, causing the LTTE a free reign to build up to be most equipped and the most dangerous terrorist group in the world.

Throughout the period ending May 2009 when the LTTE was wiped out India did not openly get involved with the war in Sri Lanka. Of course there was the instance when India told Sri Lanka that all arms to fight the war in Sri Lanka should be bought from India and even that only what India would allow. Fortunately for Sri Lankans they have a Secretary of  Defence who cannot be bullied. Sri Lanka bought the necessary weapons from other sources and finished the job thus ending thirty years of agony for all Sri Lankans.

Going back in history in 1959 and then in 1960 China offered to negotiate a settlement of the border problems between China and India. On October 12, 1962 on his way to Sri Lanka Nehru ordered the Indian Army “to throw the Chinese out”. During the war an entire division comprising over 15,000 soldiers, the 4th Infantry Division, collapsed in disarray and retreated from its headquarters at Tawand. An infantry Brigade of over 3000 soldiers was overrun by the Chinese and the Brigadier and several officers were taken prisoner to be released much later.

The Chinese were smarter and had prepared in advance. China made sure the US would not launch an attack from Taiwan. Since the Soviets were embroiled in the Cuban missile crisis with the US there would not be any help to India from the US or from Russia.

Later after the Indo China war Mao asserted that the objective was not a local victory but to give Nehru a bloody nose so that he could be “ƒ”¹…”knocked back to the negotiating table’. Before the war India was on a relaxed mood by September 1962 where as China was fully prepared (this is evident from the video recordings of that war released by China recently) and warned that if India “ƒ”¹…”played with fire; it would be consumed by fire’.

Indian Army was logistically weak and ill-prepared to take on the Chinese forces that were well trained in freezing mountain warfare. After the war China unilaterally declared a ceasefire. The objective was to bring the highty-mighty Indian leadership to its knees, give a bloody nose and to withdraw after taking what China claimed to be theirs since 1914 (another confusion created by the British with The McMahon Line drawn in Shimla convention of 1914).

Soon after the hostilities were over, the then Chinese President Liu Shao Qi told the Sri Lankan leader Felix Bandaranaike that the 1962 conflict was “ƒ”¹…”to demolish Nehru’s arrogance and delusions of grandeur.  China had taught India a severe lesson and would do so again and again!’

Nehru took the defeat very seriously and when he died in 1964 he was a broken down man.

Whether to gain political mileage for congress party or other Rahul Gandhi has been playing the “Reconciliation and Legitimate Rights of Tamils” factor to large audiences in Tamil Nadu. A young puppy to politics he could be a loose cannon and could hurt Sri Lanka in his endeavors to win elections for the congress party. At 42 Rajiv Gandhi too was an immature political puppy, impulsive and that burnt him good.

In fact to divide Sri Lanka was a plan hatched by Nehru and carried forward by his daughter Indira and later on by Rajiv. Rahul must get a thorough education about Sri Lanka and its history (unbiased and an unedited version) and about India’s “pain in the butt” attitude and interference into  Sri Lanka’s affairs.

Thanks to the likes of Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, a true patriot and a great son of the soil, Sri Lanka is safe for the time being. But he is fighting a one man war. Sri Lanka needs a thousand Gotabhayas with credibility, educated and love to the country. With the likes of the leader of the opposition (a spineless wonder from nowhere) and his top cohorts, Sri Lanka will always have enemies from within.

Therefore, one must be prepared for the Rahul Factor. Any adventurism by Rahul could be a turning point for the relationships between Sri Lankan and India. But Sri Lanka must remain alert and be prepared for the eventuality that must come when Rahul leads India.

Will China be sufficiently involved in Sri Lanka to deter any wondering predators. The friendship Sri Lanka has towards China, Pakistan and distant Russia keeps India at bay. It is a fact that cannot be disputed and should not be taken lightly by India.

India has not given up and will not give up its plans to divide Sri Lanka. The aftermath of that would be disastrous to India. But India never learns.

I hope Sri Lankans read this article.

Jerald Owens,

Iowa, USA

5 Responses to “Rahul Factor & Sri Lanka”

  1. Ratanapala Says:

    Thank you Jerald Owens for the excellent article. As you say – India never learns! What is this place we call India? It is a rag tag collection of nations that have been put together by the British during colonial times for ease of administration and plunder. Geographically it is a notional land to which the British gave identity. Before the partition in late forties it was even bigger.

    Now the problem for those who inherited the mantle of the British is to keep it together and fight the centripetal forces that are tearing it apart. So far their solution has been to find external threats – the fight against her neighbours to keep the Indian-ness among its inhabitants and prevent them from devouring each other.

    The conflicts India has with her neighbours – China, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka are all beggars wounds to keep the Union of India intact.

    We only hope Rahul Gandhi will not end up another casualty of the Gandhi curse!

  2. Voice123 Says:

    Ratnarphal, thanks you are finally waking up to the REALITY of Indian hegemony. Please dont encourage Indian expansionism in future by taking BLINDLY anti-Christian views. Criticism is due where criticism lies but please use your discretion, dont get paranoid and fall into the traps India sets for us. Ordinary Indians are not a threat to Sri Lanka but the inheritors of the mantle of the British Empire ARE. Modern India was stitched together by the British for British colonial purposes. The brown Sahibs that run India today are beholden to Britain and the West to keep this shaky entity together and they are bribed with personal, clan and caste advantage by their elitist masters to perpetuate this.

  3. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Edvige Antonia Albina Maino was born December 09, 1946 to Stefano and Paola Maino in Lusiana, a little village 30 km from Vicenza in the region of Veneto, Italy. Edvige Antonia Albina Maino spent her adolescence in Orbassano, a town near Turin, attending a Catholic school. In 1964, Edvige Antonia Albina Maino went to study English at the Bell Educational Trust’s language school in the city of Cambridge. She met Rajiv Gandhi, who was enrolled in Trinity College at the University of Cambridge in 1965 at a Greek restaurant while working there, as a waitress to make ends meet. In all three years of Rajiv Gandhi’s tenure at Trinity College had not passed a single examination. Edvige Antonia Albina Maino and Rajiv Gandhi married in 1968.Rajiv Gandhi changed his so called Parsi religion to become a Catholic to marry Edvige Antonia Albina Maino. Rajiv became Roberto. His daughter’s name is Bianca and son’s name is Raul. Quite cleverly the same names are presented to the people of India as Priyanka and Rahul. What is amazing is the extent of Indians’ ignorance in such matters. The press conference that Rajiv Gandhi gave in London after taking over as prime minister of India was very informative. In this press conference, Rajiv Gandhi boasted that he was NOT a Hindu but a Parsi.

    Edvige Antonia Albina Maino was given the name ‘Sonia’ by her late mother-in-law, Indira Gandhi. But there is no notification in the gazette regarding this change in name. This change of name runs in Nehru family is to fool the Indian public for their votes. Indira Gandhi’s real name was Indira Priyadarshini. In 1935, Indira joined Shantiniketan,a school set up by Rabindranath Tagore. When Indira was found in the bed with her German teacher at Shantiniketan she was chased out of the Shantiniketan by Rabindranath Tagore. Subsequently, she went to England and sat for the University of Oxford entrance examination, but she failed, and spent a few months at Badminton School in Bristol, before passing the exam in 1937 and enrolling at Somerville College, Oxford where she never finished her degree. Khushwant Singh, who has personally known Indira Gandhi, has said that she felt uncomfortable around educated people because she had no real education. During her stay in the UK, she frequently met Feroze Khan, whom she knew from Allahabad, and who was studying at the London School of Economics. Before Indira’s marriage, the then Governor of Maharashtra Dr Shriprakash had warned Nehru in a meeting and through a letter, that Indira was having an illicit relationship with Feroze Khan. Feroze Khan was quite sympathetic to Indira and Indira married Feroze Khan in a London mosque as per Islamic rites Feroz Khan after converting herself to Islam. Indira’s muslim name was Maimuna Begum and later both had changed their name to fool the public of India by an affidavit in a court to Indira Gandhi and Feroz Gandhi.

    After Rajiv’s birth Indira and Feroze lived separately, but they were not divorced. Feroze used to interfere in Nehru’s political activities. Nehru got fed up and left instructions not to allow him into the Prime Minister’s residence Trimurthi Bhavan. The death of Feroze in 1960 before he could consolidate his own political forces came as a relief to Nehru and Indira. Feroze had even planned to remarry. The second son of Indira known as Sanjay Gandhi was not the son of Feroze Khan. Sanjay’s real father was Mohammad Yunus who served as India’s ambassador to Turkey, Indonesia, Iraq and Spain. Mohammad Yunus represented India at the Non-Aligned Summits at Lusaka, Algiers, Colombo, New Delhi, and Harare. Baby Sanjay had been circumcised following Islamic custom, although the reason stated was phimosis. Incidentally, Sanjay’s marriage with the Sikh girl Menaka took place quite surprisingly through a civil ceremony(on 23 September 1974)in Mohammad Yunus’ house in New Delhi. And the marriage with Menaka who was a model (she had modelled for Bombay Dyeing wearing just a towel) was not so ordinary either. Sanjay never attended college, but took up an apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce in Crewe, England. Sanjay Gandhi’s name was actually Sanjeev Gandhi. He was arrested for a car theft in England. Since his passport had been seized, the then Indian Ambassador to England Krishna Menon changed his name to ‘Sanjay’and procured a new passport for him. On February 3,1956 Krishna Menon was inducted into the Nehru cabinet as minister without portfolio. Mohammad Yunus who cried the most when Sanjay died in the plane accident.

    At the end of Rajiv Gandhi’s five years in office, the Bofors Scandal broke out. Rajiv Gandhi was paid by Bofors through Ottavio Quattrocchi. Ottavio Quattrocchi was merely a conduit for siphoning money. He was not a regular arms dealer. His company Snamprogetti dealt in fertiliser and petrochemicals. He was nobody in India without the backing of Rajiv Gandhi.
    Interpol revealed two bank accounts, 5A5151516M and 5A5151516L, held by Ottavio Quattrocchi and his wife Maria with the BSI AG bank, London, containing Euros 3 million and $1 million, a “curiously large savings for a salaried executive”. Ottavio’s financier son, Massimo Quattrocchi, grew up with Sonia’s children Raul(Rahul) and Bianca(Priyanka).

    Around 1974, Quattrocchi was introduced to Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi by an Italian named Mr. Molinari. Then Mrs. and Mr. Quattrocchi started visiting Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. Children of both sides were frequent visitors to each other. At that time Rajiv Gandhi was a pilot in Indian Airlines. Quattrocchi became very close to Rajiv Gandhi and his wife. Their children grew up together, and based on this friendship, Quattrocchi had become so influential at the office of the Prime Minister that bureaucrats used to stand up when Quattrocchi visited them. The award of Jagdishpur Fertilizer Plant to Quattrocchi, changing earlier decision for SPIC, is a clear case. He won about 60 major projects projects including:
    In 1981 – the five Alibag (Thal Vaishet) plants from RCF, four Kribhco plants in Hazira, as well as the ONGC gas pipeline in Hazira.
    In 1983 – National Fertilisers Limited’s (NFL’s) plant in Una[disambiguation needed ] and two plants in Guna.
    In 1984- IFFCO’s three plants in Aonla.
    In 1987- Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited’s two plants in Kakinada.

    In 1980 Sonia’s name appeared in the voter’s list for New Delhi prior to her becoming an Indian Citizen. At the time she was still holding Italian Citizenship. A violation of Form 4 of the Registration of Electors Rules, 1960, which states that “Only the names of those who are citizens of India should be entered on the electoral rolls.” When she did acquire Indian Citizenship, in April 1983, the same issue cropped up again, as her name appeared on the 1983 voter’s list when the deadline for registering had been in January 1983.

    Swiss magazine Schweitzer Illustrierte in 1991 claimed that Sonia was controlling accounts worth $2 billion US dollars in her son Raul’s name.

    Harvard scholar Yevgenia Albats cited KGB correspondence about payments to Rajiv Gandhi and his family, which had been arranged by Viktor Chebrikov, which shows that KGB chief Viktor Chebrikov sought in writing an “authorization to make payments in U.S. dollars to the family members of Rajiv Gandhi, namely Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Paola Maino, mother of Sonia Gandhi” from the CPSU in December 1985.

    Payments were authorized by a resolution, CPSU/CC/No 11228/3 dated 20 December 1985; and endorsed by the USSR Council of Ministers in Directive No 2633/Rs dated 20 December 1985. These payments had been coming since 1971, as payments received by Sonia Gandhi’s family and “have been audited in CPSU/CC resolution No 11187/22 OP dated 10/12/1984.

    In 1992 the media confronted the Russian government with the Albats disclosure. The Russian government confirmed the veracity of the disclosure and defended it as necessary for “Soviet ideological interest.”

    Rahul Gandhi & his Columbian girlfriend Veronique Cartelli, daughter of a Columbian drug mafia were arrested on Sep 21, 2001 at Boston Airport by FBI for carrying $200,000 in cash with them. Rahul Gandhi was then freed later on at the intervention of the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.Rahul Gandhi was dropped out in 3 Months from Harvard. But Rahul Gandhi lied to Indians that he has Masters in Economics from Harvard. Veronique Cartelli is already living in Thuglaq road in Delhi. If ever, because of India’s misfortune, Rahul Gandhi comes to power, India will have another “Sonia”.

    In 2008 Sonia’s party appointed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Manmohan Singh was the only international leader to initially refuse data provided by the German authorities during 2008 Liechtenstein tax affair.Sonia shares a common Educational Background with her 2G Partner in Crime, Dakshinamurthy Muthuvel who lated changed his name as Karunanidhi.

    Indira didn’t have any knowledge about constitution and constitutional procedures.Indira furthered creation of democratic dictatorship, first kicked off by her father Nehru. Indira never trusted anyone but her family only and so made Sanjay Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi heroes without any deed during her lifetime. Her leadership plunged India into depths of darkness. India needs enlightened leaders. But it has been getting stupid leaders because the population at large is not “enlightened.”

    For India to get decent leadership, Indians have to change. Indians have to demonstrate that they can take the long view, that they are not willing to vote criminals into office.

    Indians have granted “their obedience by their own consent” to dictators for a long while. The most recent in living memory is Indira Gandhi. Before that it was to their British overlords. Before that to the Islamic invaders.

    Failure of integrity is not uncommon among ministers and that some ministers, who have held office during the last seventy years have enriched themselves illegitimately, obtained good jobs for their sons and relations through nepotism and have reaped other advantages inconsistent with any notion of purity in public life

  4. vvsudhir Says:

    I am surprised to see that Sri Lankans are worried from Indians. I was thinking Sri Lanka is a friend country. I wish I could see Sri Lanka someday. I do not like Rahul. but Surely you should not feel uncomfortable with India.

    Best Regards,
    Sudhir Dwivedi

  5. Marco Says:

    “Failure of integrity is not uncommon among ministers and that some ministers, who have held office during the last seventy years have enriched themselves illegitimately, obtained good jobs for their sons and relations through nepotism and have reaped other advantages inconsistent with any notion of purity in public life”

    How relevant is the above?

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