Egypt Political Development

February 14, 2011

By Padmini Arhant

Egypt interim government under Army rule has taken significant actions with Parliament dissolution and Constitution suspension in accordance with civilian pro-democracy requests.

Further, the caretaker military authority has vowed to organize a committee for constitutional reform with Egyptian electorate participation through referendum and subsequently prepare the nation for a free and fair democratic election.

The military command pledge to honor peace treaty with Israel and other nations for international security is praiseworthy.

These measures and intentions to lead the nation on a democratic path are extremely important and necessary to expedite orderly political transition from military to civilian rule.

However, the cabinet retained from previous government is a matter of concern for a decent majority of revolution with skepticism on the predecessor loyalists’ attempt to revive undemocratic governance as reported in Tunisia.

It would be reassuring to those members if such arrangement is strictly for transitional purpose with the general election expected to be held within six months or upon stabilizing political situation in a reasonable time frame sooner than later allowing fresh ideas and talent reflecting mainstream potential towards self-governance.

The Army clarification on the precise role in the transfer of power recently demonstrated with two crucial political steps are encouraging and addressing other issues such as release of all political dissidents along with lifting the state of emergency would exemplify similar democratic trends.

Additionally the military effort to redeploy police force to maintain law and order is an absolute requirement and again the public valid expectation in this regard to eliminate security personnel involved in instigated violence during political uprising would prevent any tensions between previous administration sympathizers and main street.

Essentially the departure of representatives associated with past regime at every level would prove the fundamental change for real democracy.

The military initiatives in acknowledgment of citizens’ proposals are positive steps and momentum in implementing outlined policies would restore political stability imperative for economic recovery.

Citizens’ involvement in government formation would be the preliminary aspect of nation building.

There are many challenges ahead nonetheless like stated earlier solidarity within society would ease the burden as witnessed in the revolution triumph over repression.

Egypt democracy is a test for the republic and the incumbent military power. The army’s conciliatory response thus far is promising and the revolution cautiously monitors the progress with an ultimate goal for civilian rule.

The economic development is equally a priority while remaining focused on political restructuring for the vast population deprived of basic living standards justifiably need assistance with jobs and promoting the strongest areas of the economy like tourism, agriculture, industrial, service sectors as well as academia would enhance the desirable growth.

It is evident from the successful revolution in Tunisia and Egypt with a ripple effect on other parts of the Arab world that the political freedom quest can no longer be suppressed for the people power is defiant and determined to prevail over decades of oppression leading to dire economic straits.

Egypt and Tunisia serve as a model in the liberation movement committed to peace and non-violence.

Now it’s time for them to display their ability in achieving meaningful democracy beneficial to all and not just the privileged groups in the society.

Your remarkable victory in ending authoritarianism is the foundation for realizing all other political and economic dreams.

Good Luck! To fellow citizens in Egypt, Tunisia…for a great new beginning.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Egypt Political Transition To Democratic Rule

February 12, 2011

By Padmini Arhant

Egypt revolution having liberated their nation from over three decades of oppression is justifiably jubilant as they enter the preliminary phase in democracy.

Since the power has been transferred to Egyptian Supreme Council for Armed Forces reportedly briefing the U.S. military high command and defense secretary throughout the uprising and following the dictatorial Presidency termination,

There are legitimate concerns among the pro-democracy movement regarding the transition process under military rule.

The Supreme Council for Armed forces in their statement outlined the immediate tasks to be performed with details to follow later.

Egyptian revolution requests for republic governed democracy are:

Lifting the state of emergency as soon as the mass celebration is over.

Release of all political dissidents held in detention per the previous government order.

Parliament dissolution to conform to democratic representation across the political spectrum.

Constitution reform limiting Presidential term and authority.

Political rights, social equality and justice denied during the prolonged authoritarianism to be guaranteed in the redefined constitution.

Constructing constitutional framework adopting democratic principles and civil rights in addition to elaborating duties and responsibilities of state, legislative and judicial branches of the government.

Separation of powers with checks and balances for effective democratic system.

Women empowerment through political opportunity to reflect progressive values in a modern democracy.

Electorate active participation in governance and all legislative matter carried out with transparency and accountability to enable functional democracy.

Preparing the nation for free and fair democratic election to expedite political transformation from military to civilian rule under constitutional law.

Meanwhile, the Egyptian revolution has a major role in insuring that smooth and swift political transition takes place to republic satisfaction notwithstanding the longevity of democratic rule without being controlled by foreign powers or undemocratic domestic sources.

It is a crucial period for Egypt with unique opportunity to steer their country in a direction that solidifies political stability in an inclusive manner leading to social progress and economic prosperity for all.

Egypt sovereignty is now in the hands of the 80 million population and the energized youth leaders to develop the nation that has long been suppressed due to domestic and foreign oppression.

There are challenges ahead nonetheless having triumphed over repressive regime any obstacles from now onwards could be easily overcome through solidarity and strong political will in nation building.

Egyptian society is evidently resilient and resourceful with political passion to begin a new chapter in history.

Citizens in Egypt are also expected to prove against the pessimistic speculation pertaining to the newly acquired political freedom possibly squandered and the general trepidation on regional peace and security.

There is tremendous hope and confidence in the people of Egypt that they would maintain cordial relationship with all their neighbors and perhaps serve as the model for a thriving democracy in the region.

Egypt has emerged from extreme adversity and exhibited extraordinary resolve to achieve the long desired political outcome.

Democracy with people power is the ultimate goal and revolution vigilance to curb disruption in the political environment would lead to realizing the dreams.

Congratulations! Once again to the proud Egyptian Revolution for the bold initiative towards democracy.

Best Wishes to all fellow citizens in Egypt for a peaceful and bright future.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Egypt Revolution Against Status Quo Insist on Mubarak Regime Dismissal

February 11, 2011

By Padmini Arhant

The Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak speech on February 10, 2011 via state television to the anxious citizens at Tahrir Square, Cairo confirmed the political establishment’s mockery of democracy while proudly claiming to represent the democratic society.

To the angry and frustrated Egyptian population it is clear that the foreign powers’ influencing the octogenarian Presidency and entire regime to prolong totalitarianism for vested interests are not true representatives of a civil society.

The United States, United Kingdom and Israel – arguably the chief players preventing the democratic formation in Egypt could perhaps travel down the memory lane for clarification on global view of the double standards in approval and removal of governments at their discretion.

Neo-Imperialism with military might and economic supremacy is worth examining in the twenty first century.

United States – Illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq targeted Iraqi Presidency in the Presidential palaces to ‘smoke out’ as it was referred to at that time the U.S. former ally turned adversary Saddam Hussein ultimately executed in public view.

In 2009 the successful coup d’état in Honduras Latin America empowered dictatorship and exiled the democratic leadership Manuel Zelaya to Costa Rica.

The coup attempt against democratic Ecuador in 2010 was fortunately thwarted by people power.

Haiti – the civilian request to allow the U.S. exiled President Jean Bertrand Aristide ignored with Presidential nominations rather than elections having become the norm in the Caribbean nation.

Afghanistan election voided in 2009 and President appointed against public mistrust.

Similarly in 2010 – Unpopular government headed by pro-Iranian leader appointed against electoral mandate in Iraq.

Pakistan in 2010 and 2011 – Persistent unmanned drone attacks continues with Al Qaeda terror leader Osama Bin Laden mystery remaining unresolved.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton admiration for iron-fist rule to contain the purported radicalism is widely known and news reports indicate that overt intentions to reinstate former military rule under General Pervez Musharraf is well underway.

The latest dispute between U.S and Pakistan involves an alleged U.S. spy with photos on Pakistani military and strategic locations in possession posing as a diplomat reportedly shot two Pakistani civilians and the spouse of one of the deceased committed suicide following the tragedy.

Further news report on this incident is the U.S. administration has demanded release of the suspect Raymond Davis under diplomatic immunity and threatened to withdraw economic aid upon non-compliance.

Jan 2011 – The democratically elected government in Lebanon toppled and Lebanese leadership instructed to cooperate in the politically led destabilization.

Feb 2011 – Egypt revolution denied political freedom in favor of political ally and dictatorship President Hosni Mubarak under the pretext of orderly transition somehow did not seem necessary in Iraq and recently in Lebanon.

It’s noteworthy that the highlighted U.S. political interventions carried out through use of military force or the relevant foreign nation security forces resulting in massive loss of innocent lives, bloodshed, carnage and destruction.

United Kingdom – U.S. Coalition partner in military invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan.

In concurrence with United States on Egypt political crisis U.K. is insisting on the dictatorial power continuation and reform to take place through Mubarak Presidency besides sharing U.S. position allowing the embattled President to stay until the end of the term.

Now here is the irony for yet another democratic nation.

Subsequent to the military aggression against Iraq the anti-war British nationals forced the former Prime Minister Tony Blair a staunch supporter of Iraqi invasion to step down from office prior to completing his term in republic honor.

However, the democratic United Kingdom has reservations in obliging Egyptian revolution legitimate call to instantly end oppressive regime regardless of term expiry.

Another reason from U.K. echoing United States that in reality is heeding to the strongest ally Israel’s firm opposition to Mubarak regime dismissal for self-interest has been regional peace and stability.

Again the premise not a consideration during unlawful attack against Iraq despite the geographic proximity to Israel.

Israel – The driving force behind Mubarak regime and Vice President Omar Suleiman appointment has no difficulty in persuading the United States and United Kingdom to reject 80 million people plea for Mubarak and cabinet ouster.

It’s interesting to note the democratic leaderships’ systemic abuse of power in the Middle East with diametrically opposite positions in fairly similar political situations.

The political maneuvering to suit a nation – Israel’s security at the regional population plight i.e. dictatorial regimes controlling the mass to curb the propagated fundamentalism and radicalism directly attributed to biased western policy throughout requires global attention.

Regional peace and stability is used in defending the bizarre stance favoring dictatorial powers by the democratic leaderships of these three nations.

At the same time the power of democracy to achieve the aspired regional security is discarded fomenting anti-sentiments among the oppressed populace.

Such discriminatory policies are instrumental in generating anti-social elements promoting prolific arms race and perpetual warfare in the region.

All along in the indefinitely stalled Israeli-Palestinian Peace process the question that has been posed to the Arab citizens is –

Do you recognize Israel’s sovereignty being the only democratic nation in the region?

First of all, it is evident from the past and ongoing political crisis in the Middle East that U.S and Israeli policy with U.K in agreement as a western ally has prohibited the birth of democracy.

The reaction often entails Iraq as the western implemented democracy disregarding the tremendous human casualties with several Iraqi, American and coalition forces’ lives lost, millions displaced as refugees and still under foreign power through puppet leaderships.

Considering Israel and allies’ relentless efforts to obstruct youth driven revolution to end tyranny – it is reasonable to redirect the question to them –

Do they acknowledge the sovereignty of Egypt and other nations they have been found meddling with time and time again?

A positive response would then lead to seeking valid explanation as to why democracy is acceptable in some society and declined to others purely based on selective political convictions?

Again if radicalism offered as the primary concern then the same principle would apply to the existing characteristics in the Jewish settlements expansion seeing no end in sight and having effortlessly derailed the sixty-year-old Israeli – Palestinian peace negotiations.

Should the current Israeli government be replaced with authoritarianism towards local population albeit some segments within society persistently engaged in fundamentalist activities witnessed in settlements issue?

For a society that has experienced atrocity in the twentieth century holocaust – undeniably a reprehensible act against humanity, it would be appropriate to condemn crimes against fellow human beings and expedite the humanitarian cause for political rights via civilian rule.

By doing so Israel would win more friends than foes in the region for the citizens marginalized under dictatorship would rally behind any sovereign nation engendering identical democracy.

Israel could attain the desired peaceful existence by fostering peace and democracy that is long denied to Egyptian and other citizens in the Arab world.

Instead utilizing political clout for extension of totalitarian government in Egypt and elsewhere is anti-democratic against neighboring citizens – the real victims in the local and foreign oppression raising credibility factor on the espoused democratic values exemplified otherwise.

Egypt revolution is for political emancipation, social justice and economic progress – the natural rights of all human beings in any society.

The democratic leaderships adamantly sponsoring the autocratic rule in Egypt and throughout Middle East for political dominance is counterproductive and hypocritical –

Given the conflicting measures adopted at the domestic dissent whether it is premature termination of power with ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair or the U.S. Watergate scandal prompting actions per constitutional law.

President Hosni Mubarak and entire cabinet resignation is the preliminary step towards meaningful democracy and as for the army take over of Egypt unequivocally defines the protagonists’ military aid to the beleaguered nation dictating terms to the 80 million people deprived of basic rights to determine their future.

Egypt revolution can no longer be suppressed by foreign indulgence and the citizens as well as their representatives in Congress / Parliament in these democratic societies bear responsibility towards the respective administrations’ foreign policy proved detrimental for global peace and humanitarian progress.

Notwithstanding the fact the leaderships’ decisions are declared as the national stance on all matter. So essentially it is delivered under every citizen’s name in a democratic society creating opportunity for terrorism against people of that domain.

Egypt revolution must not lose courage and hope. The slain peaceful protesters sacrifice will not be in vain.

Please stay on course and remain committed to peace and non-violent demonstration for your dreams cannot be shattered by military intimidation or political circumvention.

The allies’ objection to the peaceful march towards Presidential palace would be contradictory to their means in Iraqi President expulsion using artillery.

Egyptian army and security personnel are urged to refrain from any violence against peaceful and non-violent pro-democracy movement.

Contrarily they should fulfill their national pledge to protect the citizens against domestic or foreign attack in the tumultuous political period.

Egypt patriots are reminded that they are not alone in the political struggle and gain momentum to prevail against all obstacles in their path to republic rule.

Best Wishes to Egypt revolution for strength and solidarity in the quest for political victory.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell – Repeal

December 5, 2010

By Padmini Arhant

The U.S. armed forces are served by brave hearts demonstrating loyalty and patriotism for the nation they defend at different frontiers.

Gay service men and women are equally dedicated in serving the nation alongside their heterosexual counterparts.

Yet, the ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ policy aimed at the Gay members is not only discriminatory but also contradictory to the military code of conduct that prohibits intolerance towards race, religion, gender and other identifications.

The U.S. defense is well known for disciplinary code during and after the training, preparing the personnel to deal with civil and combat situation.

The lifestyle orientation is not alienated from the general human characteristics and the rejection of one against another confirms the individual attitude rather than the institutional rule.

Recently, the U.S. military adopted rigorous steps to promote unity among the troops representing the diverse American society.

Further, the U.S. high command has appropriately been sensitive to the defense force’ ethnic and religious backgrounds lately to maintain harmony in the entire military while not being unanimously forthcoming in the long overdue DADT repeal.

In the political context, the ideology driven opposition to DADT ban is unconstitutional considering the defense department under federal government is governed by the constitution that guarantees equal rights to all citizens.

Accordingly the decision lies with the Congressional lawmakers elected to honor the constitution and uphold individual rights regardless of personal reservations in this matter.

Besides the disproportionate defense budget is taxpayer funded and not provided by private sector.

Allowing a federal run organization implement prejudicial policy towards specific groups foments isolation which could affect the victims’ performance due to the social stigma induced emotional stress.

When no gay member has been involved in incidents jeopardizing defense image or functionality, the procrastination in eliminating gay troops seclusion is counterproductive and cultivates preferential treatment in national security force serving together to ensure freedom and equality for all.

Although reports on abusive behavior against women and certain minorities at the training institutes and overseas stations surface,

The military has transformed since last century when African American personnel had similar experience with segregation and endured apathy to their social plight.

Likewise there is an urgent requirement to make inroads on DADT issue in tandem with the new millennium progress.

Human knowledge in science exploration and entrepreneurial expertise has revolutionized life.

However, socially the contemporary society is still struggling to reconcile terms with reality in acknowledging the fact that;

All are created equal and deserve mutual respect along with acceptance.

The Senate hearing on December 3, 2010 shed light on the perceptions regarding DADT. The Army Chief of Staff George Casey and U.S. Marine Corps Commandant James Amos reportedly shared apprehensions about repealing DADT claiming that delaying action might be beneficial right now and upon Congress approval they recommended gradual repeal over a time period.

Poignantly, the Army Chief and U.S. Marine Corps Commandant concerns are hypothetical and not factual for there has been no evidence to the concept on DADT removal having negative influence over the remaining personnel.

Therefore it’s imperative for Congress to address the DADT continuation from the constitutional standpoint that unequivocally invalidates injustice against anyone with a stark reminder about the core principle upon which the United States of America is founded – liberty and justice for all.

Pursuing a pragmatic course to end the inhumane and un-American rule would aptly satisfy the Congressional obligation to abide by the constitution thereby strengthening the role of democracy.

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell strategy is unethical and divisive with a superficial reasoning used by the minority within the national defense.

It’s time for the U.S. military to conform to the twenty first century social achievements in deep appreciation of the gay troops’ exemplary sacrifice to protect civil rights – ironically being denied to them.

Please repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy once and for all to restore American democratic values.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

India-Pakistan Relations – Peace in the Indian Sub-Continent

November 8, 2010

By Padmini Arhant

In the last couple of days there have been many perspectives about India – predominantly expressing regrets, concerns and subliminal to scathing attacks for not embracing Gandhian principles in austerity and non-violence.

The specific reference was made against the rising Indian middle class and implied the Indian leaderships’ aspirations to be the leading economic and military power in the region.

The criticisms were largely directed at the hypothetical Indian Cold Talk and the alleged defense disposition presumably contributing to the nuclear neighbor Pakistan’s reluctance to withdraw troops from the Indian border for redeployment in the northwestern Pakistani territory to fight against the militancy.

Simultaneous statements supporting the critical assertions were issued by the U.S. military high command and the Pakistan-Afghanistan special envoy characterizing the non-existent Cold Talk as;

“A major threat undermining the US war in Afghanistan.”

These bizarre allegations deserve attention to dispel myths and widespread rumors intended to serve the divisive foreign policies facilitating the relentless war and arms race in the volatile region.

It is imperative to highlight the protocol ahead of the Presidential visit to India comprising two provocative US initiatives –

According to the reports:

Pakistani Army Chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani was summoned to Washington D.C. by the White House and offered a magnanimous $2 billion military aid on 10/30/10, a week before the international voyage and subsequently,

The Pakistan’s army chief, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, has been quoted as saying his defense posture is “India centric.”

Meanwhile, the US ambassador to India Timothy Roemer was delegated to push the American jet fighters and currently the proposal entails sensor-fused weapons or Cluster bombs and billions of dollars worth military hardware for potential use in the propaganda driven Pakistan-India confrontation.

Unequivocally, the United States recent decisions in the conventional and nuclear proliferation could be more devastating than India’s alleged militaristic ambition with the tremendous U.S. military pressure on India through the office of Presidency as the executive sales division to invest in defense weapons when the significant population in both democracies could benefit from investments in life sustenance than destruction deals.

Similarly, allowing the Retail giant Wal-Mart access to the Indian market is a political suicide given its deadly impact on small business economy. India’s vast majority survival is dependent upon entrepreneurship from street vendors to licensed small traders and family run business.

Wal-Mart arrival in India with its poor track record in the US employee’s exploitation and the Indian small businesses inevitable termination would lead to widening the gap between the haves and the have-nots ultimately backfiring against the incumbent Indian government.

With respect to India lacking in austerity – objectivity is a misnomer with the critics’ eagerness to appease the political establishment considering the domestic events such as the controversial US taxpayers funded unofficial London, Madrid trip…


For that matter the three day Indian visit alone costing the US tax payers over $200 million a day.

As for India never inheriting Gandhian non-violence and evolving into an ambitious military power supposedly affecting the no-exit perpetual US war plan in Afghanistan and Pakistan;

How is it rational to offer Pakistan a $2 billion military aid rather than the desperately needed economic aid especially in the aftermath of the ravaging floods and the persistent drone attacks until now that has claimed thousands of innocent Pakistani lives under US operation?

Then on the other side, the Indian leadership arms twisted for defense contracts viz. the transportation items stripped of critical high end technology dumped on the Indian defense force draining the Indian capital reserves in billions of dollars that could otherwise be invested to save and protect millions of lives living in abject poverty.

The burden is now on the prodded Indian middle class to bear the life threatening defense and commercial ventures.

These symbolic detrimental actions by no measure conform to Gandhian or Dr. King doctrine.

Moving across to other International frontiers –

‘Obama Set to Offer Stricter Nuclear Deal to Iran’ is yet another seismic shift leaving the vulnerable Israel on the edge. Again this position by no means in adherence to Gandhi or Dr. King peace pledge alternatively the much touted nuclear disarmament during the political campaign.

The U.S. demand on India to appreciate Pakistan’s efforts on terrorism and declining to urge Pakistan to meet its end of the bargain in extraditing Mumbai terror masterminds,

Notwithstanding US default to handover the American terrorist David Headley represents the double standards that has long jeopardized US credibility in resolving international crisis.

Despite numerous terrorist activities against India originating from Pakistan, there were no military retaliation from the Indian side as falsely propagated in the so-called ‘Cold Talk’ unlike the Afghanistan war or the proxy war against Yemen in 2009 covertly conducted till date.

As stated earlier in the 10/21/10 article – India-U.S. Relationship and the Nuclear Deal published under International Politics on this website,

U.S. seeking business partnership with India is primarily focused on militarizing and nuclearizing the nation instead of reversing the trend to achieve the universal nuclear non-proliferation, the only pragmatic course to global peace and security.

In the same breath, accusing India as the growing military power in the region is political connivance misleading and instigating both India and Pakistan against one another in the same manner as Israel and Palestine are approached in the Middle East conflict.

Also explicitly denying India with the UN Security Council permanent membership is suggestive of political convenience and hypocrisy given the continuous MFN status renewal and ITO privileges to China that has been largely misused against none other than the United States.

India and the United States could forge better trade relations through civilian projects in other areas of economic benefit.

There are great opportunities in exchanging new wave technology, green sector orientation, and educational programs among many economic aspects.

It would contribute to the urgently required job growth in the U.S. with India benefiting from the advanced high end commercial agreements in non-defense aviation, heavy machinery and equipment to modernize the manufacturing sector.

Besides the multitude prospects in infrastructure improvement and construction are guaranteed to provide mutual gains.

The U.S. and India being the democratic societies could exemplify the common goal for peace and social-economic progress beginning with;

A commitment towards robust environmental policy,

Ratifying the CTBT, NPT and FMCT in concurrence with other nations,

Not barring the ICBL – the international campaign to ban land mines and,

Cultural exchange programs fostering respect and appreciation for one another.

India and Pakistan on their part could come together by setting the manifested mistrust and political differences aside to resume bilateral talks focused on strengthening economic ties through trade, transportation and most importantly signing a peace treaty involving the nuclear renunciation for a peaceful Indian sub-continent.

Both nations share rich cultural heritage and the people across the border belong to one family with adopted identities separated by external political interference.

Therefore it’s essential for the nuclear neighbors to set precedence in becoming non-nuclear and accept one another as allies not adversaries.

Pakistan and Afghanistan population have shed enough blood from the violence with no end in sight.

The vibrant middle class in Pakistan could shape the nation’s destiny by participating in political process and prioritizing nation building. The Pakistani citizens across the religious, social and economic spectrum possess the key to Pakistan’s bright future.

Pakistan and Afghanistan progress is stalled due to foreign occupation and political meddling by sources not particularly interested in the regional advancement.

Certain Pakistan military and intelligence personnel have been instrumental in derailing the democratically elected governments albeit on corruption scandals,

Nevertheless the political instability has exacerbated the fragile economic conditions with unemployed youth and under educated mass in the rural-urban areas becoming the likely recruits for terror networks attributed to the foreign Para-military troops’ infiltration and unmanned drones producing many civilian casualties.

Pakistan could end the unmitigated violence through co-operation with India and Afghanistan working in harmony instead of acrimony towards each other.

There is tremendous hope for optimistic tri-lateral relations between the three neighbors – Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.

The people in all three nations look forward to unity and tranquility in the war and terror dominant South East and Central Asia.

People power is resilient and resourceful to overcome challenges confronting the nation.

Peace to the Indian sub-continent and the rest of the world.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Ecuador Failed Coup d’état – September 30, 2010

October 31, 2010

By Padmini Arhant

On September 30, 2010, yet another Latin American nation was targeted with a coup attempt by the police forces apparently not acting alone in the calculated operation fortunately resulting in a massive failure due to the brave civil society mobilization and the Ecuadorian security personnel prompt action.

Unlike the successful Honduran coup in June 2009 with the democratically elected leader Manuel Zelaya deposed against the republic will evidently involving Washington coup consultants and their liaison,

The Ecuadorian mission was a renewed political assault on its sovereignty testing the democratic strength that conveyed a defiant message to the perpetrators not to underestimate the people power.

According to the reports – the law on the spending cuts was falsely propagated as having direct impact on the police officers’ bonuses and job benefits despite no pay or perquisite reductions providing a pretext for the conspirators to instigate uprising in the capital city, Quito and the Guayquil harbor town.

Consequentially, the coup based on Latin American prototype had disrupted ground and air transportation cancelling the domestic and international flights in the country.

The Ecuadorian air force interestingly comprising numerous US-trained officers while selectively excluding the Venezuelan pilots serving within the Ecuadorian defense network is reported to have executed the halting with the misguided police coordination.

Meanwhile, the Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa seemingly had a close encounter with fatality upon approaching the police quarters to offer a personal explanation on the reform.

The President and the bodyguards were forced to take shelter in a military hospital after being confronted with the rebel police firing, tear gas and grenade explosion.

Then the military hospital was immediately sieged by the police rebels and armed opponents for prolonged hours and eventually President Correa appeared to have been set free by the Special Forces taking control of the situation.

The reports claim the following events that had unequivocally led to the local law enforcement officers’ botched coup in the Latin American nation – Ecuador.

Until now, the Ecuador police and operatives had been pursued by the US Embassy with a defined agenda accompanied by the various US agencies such as FBI, CIA , DEA and others generous funding for the high rank police officials’ bonuses and the police department’s specific requirements.

The extraordinary rapport between the Ecuador police, the army intelligence, the US Embassy and the listed US agencies had facilitated the US intelligence agency to hire their services for 24/7 surveillance of the nation’s political figures, journalists and other civilians perceived by the US intelligence as potential US opponents.

Early 2007, President Correa administration clamp down on the illegal establishment set up by the US controlled intelligencia enabled the democratic government to repossess control of their national intelligence agencies.

Moreover, the President had wisely eliminated the unofficial dealings via unethical payroll system between the Ecuadorian army intelligence, police force and the US Embassy not barring the US combined agencies.

Washington had then reacted demanding the Ecuadorian DEA return the computers supplied by the US DEA.

The Ecuador-US relations had soured after President Correa’s closure of the US airbase in Mante. So Washington disapproved Ecuador partnership with its Latin American neighbors among several other issues.

As stated earlier, the overwhelming confidence from the Honduran coup triumph in June 2009 had motivated Washington to imitate plan in other parts of Latin America and the U.S. administration had under evaluated Ecuadorians resistance.

The Latin American nations’ democratically elected leaderships have been constantly threatened and overthrown invariably by the U.S. backed forces leaving the region in ceaseless economic and political turmoil.

Reports suggest that the blatant coup against President Rafael Correa was a systematic effort initiated by the US ambassador to Ecuador, Heather Hodges appointed in August 2008.

The profile details her as having previously worked in Guatemala under the dictatorial regime Rios Montt and later on held deputy director position with the US State Department for Cuban Affairs interconnected to CIA.

Mrs. Hodges prior employment with USAID in many nations and,

Subsequently as the US ambassador to Moldova primarily entailed severing ties of these countries with Russia and form an orange revolution. At present Mrs. Hodges is said to be training CIA employed groups in Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador.

The trip made by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Quito in June 2009 to convince the Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa to agree with US on all issues and reverse the earlier actions proved to be futile.

Hence, the US ambassador Heather Hodges was ordered to carry out the coup to debilitate President Correa and ultimately replace the incumbent with the government in agreement to US position like in Honduras.

USAID had solely interjected $40 million for this purpose using the former Ecuadorian President Lucio Gutierrez as the protagonist. The ex-President miserable performance had contributed to the Ecuadorian plight that set his departure from the country denying him access to power during the 2009 Presidential bid that concluded in a colossal defeat.

Per the carefully crafted CIA blueprint President Gutierrez was to portray the incumbent President Rafael Correa as an alleged “dictator,” and advise power transfer to an interim government in a televised statement.

Furthermore, the plot aimed at the Ecuadorian Parliament abandonment and prepare the nation for mock elections.

However, the democratically elected President Correa’s allies thwarted the plan and declined television appearance to the former President.

Also the lndian group PACHAKUTIK had refused to participate in the overthrow leading to the coup collapse.

Ecuador is under emergency rule and President Rafael Correa is believed to have vowed to investigate the elements from the police to the army intelligence sources behind the undemocratic process.

The former President Gutierrez and the organization Sociedad Patriotica is indicted for the explicit role in the CIA masterminded failed coup.

UNASUR – The Union of South American Nations resembling the EU had an emergency meeting in Argentinian Capital, Buenos Aires on October 1, 2010 to address and adopt measures on the Ecuador political crisis and the relentless coups against Latin American governments.

The reports confirmed that Washington did not condemn those engaged in the Ecuador coup d’état.

Latin American coups have long been the tradition leading to U.S. as the originating point.

Nevertheless, the successive coups – Honduras in 2009 and Ecuador in 2010 deserves worldwide condemnation denouncing the architects’ perpetual endeavor to inflict political instability, economic constriction and social chaos on the Latin American population.

Regardless of status, any nation that foments political unrest driven by ‘Super Power’ syndrome has a credibility factor demonstrating as a reliable global leader in the twenty first century.

Powerful nations gain respect and recognition when the leaderships strive for global peace and prosperity rather than weakening the sovereignty of nations seeking trustworthy partnership to alleviate their struggle.

Given the facts and circumstantial evidences in the continuous Latin American coups,

United States taxpayers as the electorates have a prime responsibility to rise to the occasion on the eve of the crucial mid-term election and pose the legitimate questions to the Congressional contenders;

As the elected representatives and the republic voice in Congress,

What is their strategy to end the U.S political meddling in international domain?

Why the masterminds are granted political impunity in the deliberate involvement to cause mayhem in other societies?

Are they satisfied with their inaction or lack of interest underscoring the complicity to the provocative political interference in other parts of the world exacerbating the local population suffering?

How do they propose to hold those responsible for the systemic abuse of power?

Democracy is powerful when the voice of the people are heard maintaining equal rights and justice for all.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant
Ecuador Golpe de estado Fracasado – el 30 de septiembre de 2010

Por Padmini Arhant

El 30 de septiembre de 2010, aún otra nación latinoamericana fue apuntada con una tentativa de golpe por las policías por lo visto no interpretación solo en la operación deliberada que por suerte causa un fracaso masivo debido a la movilización de sociedad civil valiente y el personal de seguridad ecuatoriano acción incitador.

A diferencia del golpe hondureño acertado en el junio de 2009 con el líder democráticamente decidido Manuel Zelaya depuesto contra la república van a claramente implicando a asesores de golpe de Washington y su enlace,

La misión ecuatoriana era un asalto político renovado en su soberanía que prueba la fuerza democrática que comunicó un mensaje desafiante a los autores para no subestimar el poder de gente.

Según los informes – la ley en los cortes de gastos fue falsamente propagada como teniendo el impacto directo en sobresueldos de los policías y beneficios de trabajo a pesar de ninguna paga o reducciones de beneficio adicional que proporcionan un pretexto para los conspiradores para instigar el levantamiento en la capital, Quito y la ciudad de puerto de Guayquil.

Consiguientemente, el golpe basado en el prototipo latinoamericano había interrumpido la tierra y el transporte aéreo que anula los vuelos domésticos e internacionales en el país.

La fuerza aérea ecuatoriana que de manera interesante comprende a numerosos oficiales entrenados por EE.UU mientras selectivamente excluyendo a los pilotos venezolanos que sirven dentro de la red de defensa ecuatoriana es relatado haber ejecutado la parada con la coordinación de policía desacertada.

Mientras tanto, el Presidente ecuatoriano Rafael Correa aparentemente tenía un encuentro cercano con la fatalidad para acercarse a los cuartos de policía para ofrecer una explicación personal en la reforma.

El presidente y los guardaespaldas fueron obligados a tomar el refugio en un hospital militar siendo encarado con el tiroteo de policía de rebelde, gas lacrimógeno y explosión de granada.

Entonces el hospital militar era inmediatamente sieged por los rebeldes de policía y armó a opositores durante horas prolongadas y finalmente el presidente Correa pareció haber sido puesto en libertad por las Fuerzas Especiales que toman el control de la situación.

Los informes reclaman los acontecimientos siguientes que habían conducido inequívocamente al golpe arruinado de los agentes del cumplimiento de la ley locales en la nación latinoamericana – Ecuador.

Hasta ahora, la policía de Ecuador y los obreros habían sido perseguidos por la Embajada estadounidense con un orden del día definido acompañado por varias agencias estadounidenses como Brigada de Investigación Criminal, Agencia Central de Información, DEA y otros financiación generosa para sobresueldos de los funcionarios de policía de fila altos y exigencias específicas del departamento de policía.

La compenetración extraordinaria entre la policía de Ecuador, la inteligencia de ejército, la Embajada estadounidense y las agencias estadounidenses puestas en una lista había facilitado la agencia de inteligencia estadounidense para alquilar sus servicios para la vigilancia 24/7 de las figuras políticas nacionales, periodistas y otros civiles percibidos por la inteligencia estadounidense como opositores estadounidenses potenciales.

A principios de 2007, la administración de presidente Correa pone frenos al establecimiento ilegal establecido por intelligencia controlado de los EE.UU permitió al gobierno democrático poseer de nuevo el control de sus agencias de inteligencia nacionales.

Además, el presidente había eliminado sabiamente el trato no oficial vía el sistema de nómina inmoral entre la inteligencia de ejército ecuatoriana, la policía y la Embajada estadounidense que no excluye los EE.UU combinaron agencias.

Washington había reaccionado entonces exigiendo que DEA ecuatorianos devuelvan las computadoras suministradas por DEA estadounidense.

Las relaciones de Ecuador-EE.UU se habían agriado después del cierre del presidente Correa de la base aérea estadounidense en Mante. Entonces Washington desaprobó la sociedad de Ecuador con sus vecinos latinoamericanos entre varias otras cuestiones.

Como declarado antes, la confianza aplastante del triunfo de golpe hondureño en el junio de 2009 había motivado Washington para imitar el plan en otras partes de América Latina y la administración estadounidense tenía bajo la resistencia de ecuatorianos evaluada.

Los mandos democráticamente decididos de las naciones latinoamericanas eran constantemente amenazados y derrocados invariablemente por las fuerzas apoyadas de los Estados Unidos que dejan la región en la confusión económica y política incesante.

Los informes sugieren que el golpe ostensible contra el Presidente Rafael Correa fuera un esfuerzo sistemático iniciado por el embajador estadounidense a Ecuador, Heather Hodges designó en el agosto de 2008.

El perfil la detalla como habiendo trabajado antes en Guatemala bajo el régimen dictatorial Rios Montt y más tarde diputado sostenido de la posición de director con el Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores estadounidense para Asuntos cubanos interconectados a la Agencia Central de Información.

Sra. Hodges empleo previo con USAID en muchas naciones y,

Posteriormente cuando el embajador estadounidense a Moldova principalmente implicó lazos que se rompen de estos países con Rusia y forma una revolución de naranja. En Sra presente. Se dice que el Hodges se entrena la Agencia Central de Información empleó grupos en Venezuela, Bolivia y Ecuador.

El viaje hecho por el Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores estadounidense Hillary Clinton a Quito en el junio de 2009 para convencer al Presidente ecuatoriano Rafael Correa para estar de acuerdo con EE.UU en todas las cuestiones e invertir las acciones más tempranas resultó ser vano.

De ahí, al embajador estadounidense Heather Hodges le ordenaron realizar el golpe para debilitar al presidente Correa y por último sustituir el actual por el gobierno en el acuerdo a la posición estadounidense como en Honduras.

El USAID había interpuesto únicamente 40 millones de dólares para este fin usando al antiguo Presidente ecuatoriano Lucio Gutierrez como el protagonista. La interpretación miserable del ex presidente había contribuido a la situación grave ecuatoriana que ponen su salida del país que lo niega acceso al poder durante la oferta Presidencial 2009 que concluyó en un fracaso colosal.

Por Agencia Central de Información con cuidado trabajada el presidente de cianotipo Gutierrez debía retratar al Presidente actual Rafael Correa como “un dictador” presunto, y aconsejar la transferencia de poder a un gobierno interino en una declaración televisada.

Además, el complot apuntado al abandono de Parlamento ecuatoriano y prepara la nación para elecciones fingidas.

Sin embargo, los aliados del presidente democráticamente decidido Correa frustraron el plan y rehusaron el aspecto de televisión al antiguo presidente.

También el grupo lndian PACHAKUTIK había rechazado participar en el derrocamiento que conduce al colapso de golpe.

Ecuador está bajo la regla de emergencia y se cree que el Presidente Rafael Correa ha jurado de investigar los elementos de la policía a las fuentes de inteligencia de ejército detrás del proceso no democrático.

El antiguo presidente Gutierrez y la organización Sociedad Patriotica son procesados por el papel explícito en el golpe fallado dirigido de la Agencia Central de Información.

UNASUR – la Unión de Naciones sudamericanas que se parecen a la Unión Europea tenía una emergencia que se encuentra en la Capital argentina, Buenos Aires el 1 de octubre de 2010 para dirigirse y adoptar medidas en el Ecuador crisis política y los golpes implacables contra gobiernos latinoamericanos.

Los informes confirmaron que Washington no condenó aquellos contratados en el golpe de estado de Ecuador.

Los golpes latinoamericanos han sido mucho tiempo la tradición que conduce a Estados Unidos como el punto inicial.

Sin embargo, los golpes sucesivos – Honduras en 2009 y Ecuador en 2010 merece la condena mundial denunciando el esfuerzo perpetuo de los arquitectos para infligir la inestabilidad política, el estrangulamiento económico y el caos social en la población latinoamericana.

Sin tener en cuenta el estado, cualquier nación que instiga el malestar político conducido por ‘el Poder Súper’ síndrome tiene un factor de credibilidad que demuestra como un líder global confiable en el siglo veintiuno.

Las naciones poderosas ganan el respeto y el reconocimiento cuando los mandos se esfuerzan para paz global y prosperidad más bien que debilitar la soberanía de naciones que buscan la sociedad de confianza para aliviar su lucha.

Considerando los hechos y pruebas circunstanciales en los golpes latinoamericanos continuos,

Los contribuyentes de los Estados Unidos como los electorados tienen una responsabilidad principal de elevarse a la ocasión en vísperas de la elección de mitad de trimestre crucial y plantear las preguntas legítimas a los contendientes del Congreso;

Como los representantes decididos y la voz de república en Congreso,

¿Qué es su estrategia terminar la intromisión política estadounidense en la esfera internacional?

¿Por qué los cerebros son concedidos la impunidad política en la participación deliberada para causar el caos en otras sociedades?

¿Están satisfechos ellos por su inacción o indiferencia que subraya la complicidad a la interferencia política provocativa en otras partes del mundo que exacerba el sufrimiento demográfico local?

¿Cómo proponen ellos de sostener aquellos responsables del abuso sistémico del poder?

La democracia es poderosa cuando la voz de la gente es oída manteniendo la igualdad de derechos y la justicia para todos.


Padmini Arhant

Human Tragedy

July 19, 2010

By Padmini Arhant

Condolences to the families mourning the loss of life from different tragic events.

The recent train crash in West Bengal, India with reportedly 61 people dead in the accident is regrettable.

In other incidents, terrorism taking toll on human life is the norm in certain parts of the world.

The bomb blasts in July 2010 alone has claimed many innocent lives –

Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran…in July 2010 is worthy of condemnation as often the civilians are the victims in the terror related violence.

Freedom along with social and economic opportunities would substantially deter the terror recruitment among the desolate youth population hired for committing horrendous crime against their fellow humans.

Evidently, the citizens in these regions unanimously favor the divestments from prolonged wars towards social and economic development.

Peaceful resolutions focused on economic progress would enormously benefit everyone involved in the global terrorism era.

Terror networks successfully engage the impoverished segment of the population under the pretext of improving their life and the lack of education among the terror recruits is a huge advantage to them.

Accordingly, the militants and the terror organizations regularly attack schools and the educational institutions to deprive the youth from proper education.

Investments in drones, bombs and sophisticated artillery thus far might have eliminated the crucial targets. However, terrorism never dissipates despite the relentless military intervention due to the underlying hindrances in human existence.

Besides participation in the governance through democratic process, the overwhelming majority in these nations seek basic requirements such as clean drinking water, healthy environment to live in modest conditions enabled by agriculture and industrial growth .

Unless these issues are addressed effectively which is not possible by a dysfunctional government, the terror networks will continue to exist as a parallel governing authority holding the people hostage to their violent agenda.

Empowering people with necessary economic and human rights is the best alternative to the military options that are increasingly alienating the local population from the Western interests.

Perhaps, the nations combating terrorism could consolidate their resources and aim to alleviate the suffering through peaceful means.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Secret War Ramifications – U.S. Military Espionage and Directive for Global Operation

May 30, 2010

By Padmini Arhant

With reference to the preceding article May 30, 2010 titled U.S. Military Espionage – Directive for Global Operation:

It’s clear from the reports that the signed directive promoting espionage through troops deployment around the world would be an invasion of sovereign nations apart from undermining the intelligence agencies in the U.S. and the rest of the world.

The U.S. is officially engaged in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Yemen that has claimed millions of lives with the Afghan war surpassing Iraq in the U.S. troop casualty reaching 1000 mark.

Notwithstanding death toll of service members reportedly as part of “Operation Enduring Freedom,” in the Philippines, the Horn of Africa and the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Per AP report on May 29, 2010, titled U.S. records 1000th death in Afghan war by Robert H. Reid

“More have died in past 10 months than in first 5 years, the death toll for this month alone being 32 in 29 days with more expected in the aggressive campaign this summer.

In the past 10 months, at least 313 U.S. service members have been killed in the war – more than the 295 who died in the first five years of the conflict.

More than 430 of the U.S. dead were killed since January 2009.

The number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan has now surpassed the total in Iraq – roughly, 94,000 in Afghanistan compared with 92,000 in Iraq.

In 2008, the U.S. force in Afghanistan numbered about 30,000.”

Secret War Ramifications Continued – By Padmini Arhant

That being the grim reality, the elaborate scheme to accentuate the military role throughout the world in the mission against “war on terror,”

Despite the ongoing conflict spanning nine years in Afghanistan and eight years in Iraq including the escalation in Pakistan via drone attacks, missile strikes from Navy ships in Yemen producing immense loss of lives and economic liability is tragic if not outrageously ambitious.

Sadly, the universal dissent for the invasion and occupation in Iraq and the prolonged war in Afghanistan is ignored with a false presumption of winning the wars that has contributed to political instability, scores of deaths, alarming national deficits and anti-Americanism.

Now with a new strategy involving troops regardless of size on clandestine military activity would be provocative creating opportunities for militancy to continue their resistance by plotting against innocent civilians in the United States and their domicile.

Such offensive plan with utter disregard for the individual national security measures maintained and coordinated by the majority in global terrorism is likely to generate more adversaries than allies.

Again, the recent terror plots have been thwarted by the courageous unarmed civilians on flights and ground level as witnessed in the Christmas bomber or The Times Square conspiracy.

The terror suspects and offenders invariably use the invasion and occupation as the reason for their participation in the violent attacks when they try to win the local population support.

Peace and diplomacy to resolve disputes is no longer an option in the aggressive military action setting the world stage for a dangerous outcome in the nuclear era.

Unfortunately, the military command’s secret war across the globe appear to have little or no concern for the troops’ safety as shared by the military officials revealing the truth about the risks upon the brave service men and women being captured as spies and denied Geneva Convention protection,

Thus, allowing the rivals to justify their treatment of the captives similar to the detainees’ experience in Bagram Air base and the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

In addition, the crisis is worsened by the private contractors’ apparent sportive shooting incidents of civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan fomenting deep resentment against the hiring authorities for their failure to investigate these crimes.

Continuation of torture, prisoner abuse, denial of Habeas Corpus and federal trials as opposed to military tribunals are few of the many human rights violation attributed to the citizens’ protest in the nearly decade old battles.

The cyclical violence through suicide bombings and explosives used by the militants is counteracted with drones and improvised explosive devices by the military in the perpetual warfare, leaving the victims – the civilians, the troops and their families endure the indefinite combative environment.

Terrorism is being redefined by the frustrated population of the war zones and the potential targets as the one involving the insurgents and the other ‘state sponsored,’ displaying the sophisticated artillery in their possession, with neither willing to ceasefire.

Understanding the population plight due to the lack of freedom, political stability, economic prospects and social justice is not a priority for the warring factions.

If it were to be the case, the leadership in Afghanistan, Honduras, Haiti…would represent the electorates’ choice and not be the external political power nominees.

Usually, the U.S. legislative process is gruelling on pertinent issues viz. the economy, health care, energy and environment with the exception of overwhelming bipartisan support for war funding.

Poignantly, per the current report – the Senate passed the $58.8 billion war funding 67 – 28, a dozen Republicans, including GOP leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky voted for the 30,000 troop increase in Afghanistan against the jobless benefits before Memorial Day, suggesting that the Senate will not hold any more votes until senators return from their holiday break June 7.

The legislators in favor of deficit reduction have approved the Afghanistan troop surge funding while declining their votes for the average Americans’ interest forcing the House Democratic leaders to drop the following provisions in response to the deficit concerns:

$24 billion for states to help cover Medicaid costs.

$6.8 billion to provide health insurance subsidies to the jobless under the COBRA program.

$22 billion to provide a 19 month reprieve from a scheduled 21 percent cut in Medicare payments to doctors.

Further it’s reported that “Spending cuts demanded by Democratic moderates unhappy about voting to increase the deficit will mean layoffs next year by state governments and no health insurance subsidies for people laid off after Memorial Day.”

Evidently, the spending cuts required for deficit contraction is directed at the population’s nerve center – jobs and health care over the insatiable appetite for redundant warfare resulting in the loss of precious lives sacrificed by the valiant troops and the vulnerable civilians.

The misplaced priority in the two conflicting options – lifesaver and fatalities is attention worthy.

Contemporary policy embracing war and aggression on all sides defies the conventional wisdom that violence begets violence leading the world to go blind in the revengeful act.

Non-violence means empowered with empathy for one another is far more powerful in attaining global peace and harmony.

On the Memorial Day weekend, our nation salutes the fallen heroes for their patriotism and commemorates those serving at present as well as the members in the past.

Fresh beginning awaits humanity celebrating life through peace.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2009

By Padmini Arhant

A special day to thank the people for their love, compassion and actions that positively impact the recipient’s life. In this respect, the nation is thankful to the brave men and women in harm’s way for their sacrifices in many different ways, most importantly their precious life. Within the community, there are many benevolent individuals dedicating their time and resources for others’ welfare. They deserve acknowledgment by the members. Then the family unit, where the relationship is strengthened with genuine care, affection and understanding for each other unconditionally recognized in a subtle or profound manner.

Nationally, the members in the House and the Senate ought to be congratulated and thanked for their hard work and perseverance in passing the preliminary health care legislation.

Personally, I appreciate the opportunity to serve the people at home and across the globe through the innovative technology made possible by the genius minds and entrepreneurship in the contemporary world.

I’m thankful to all the visitors to this site for their support and encouraging remarks that help me strive hard to enhance my contribution at various levels. While compliments are incentives to exceed the expectations, constructive criticisms on the other hand are a reminder for self- evaluation besides representing the checks and balances.

Finally, the tradition nurtures the charitable act of giving and sharing with the less fortunate on this American holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Veterans Day

November 11, 2009

By Padmini Arhant

On this important day, we take a moment to remember the men and women in harm’s way and their courageous service at home and overseas. This particular time is remorseful with the recent tragedy at Fort Hood, Texas involving the loss of innocent lives and subsequent grief among the victims’ families.

Not all human beings can pledge their life to serve the nation in a combat environment and those who come forward to do so are uniquely honorable. Every one of these individuals deserves national appreciation for their tremendous contribution towards security, freedom and humanitarian deeds.

It’s important to maintain the federal run VA health care and rehabilitation programs for all service members and their families. Further, the government assistance to the veterans’ families with housing, education and other social services are equally essential to help them cope with the economic hardships while their family members are engaged in active duty or otherwise. It’s the least any nation can do for the armed personnel deployed in various parts of the world.

Since the contemporary wars are conducted for reasons beyond national defense, the military spending on modern weaponry has taken precedence over providing safety equipments viz. the body armor for the soldiers in the frontline as evidenced in the Iraq war. When a mournful mother in England expresses her shock and pain from the tragic loss of her young son possibly saved with the timely dispatch of a helicopter, no apologies can resurrect the departed soldiers’ life valiantly surrendered to protect the country he loved.

Sadly, in the materialistic world life is easily dispensable. The professions once considered noble are commercialized whether it is national service through politics, military, medicine, or even spirituality. The present is dictated in monetary terms and,

Profit is regarded as the Prophet.

Nevertheless, the world is still intact as there are great many humanitarians and unsung activists in every corner tirelessly dedicated to improve the life on earth.

On this day when the parents, young widows, widowers and orphaned children experiencing sorrow and pride in loving memory of their dear ones,

The nation salutes the brave heroes for their significant sacrifices towards others welfare.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

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