Tx Rony,that was a very well put description of the issue and the larger untold story.We've barely seen the tip of the iceberg.
Paras,I've been saying the same for years.Dubya Bush and his EJ team were allegedly using the post codes to send in huge largesse to scores of dubious "Christian" organisations,esp. in the tribal and backward areas.The GOI in the last decade particularly,took their eye off the covert infiltration by the US using EJ groups.The result,we get quislings like Udayakumar who tried to sabotage the KKNM N-plant,was found in the same house where explosives killed 8 people recently,and who is being wooed by none other than the AAP who are the recipients of much moolah from the Ford Foundation,a CIA benami entity!
The tendency of any expat/diplomats,ours included,when posted abroad is to club together with "folks from home",to avoid being homesick.The social and lifestyle differences and habits of the nation posted to remains a source of curiosity and sometimes amusement.Some hate it ,some love it.However,racial bigotry is predominantly the perogative of the white species,esp. WASPs,with the "Ugly Americans" leading the way.They do not in general understand another nation's culture or religion,neither want to do so,nor respect the laws of the land.The "yellow plate" is seen as a sign of invulnerability that absolves the individual of virtually any crime.I quoted an instance where the young son of a v. high ranking US diplomutt,boasted about his planned drug smuggling using the diplomatic pouch.His crony,another Yanqui,was known to be involved heavily in the racket (never caught).A bottle of duty-free hooch is considered enough to make any native salivate and grovel.Natives in lesser well-off nations long to be invited to embassy functions and soirees.
We too often display our inferiority,wanting to join exclusive clubs of the white man,where native multi-millionaires ,corporate giants,rub shoulders with ordinary seamen from tramp steamers,who can barely rub two coins together get temp. club membership! Unfortunately,some of our species ,politicos especially,have this lust for "white meat".Lays are easy to come by and some are easily compromised in honey traps,especially if the spouse of the victim is from an orthodox background.If in our country,legions have prostituted themselves at the altar of firang largesse,who can blame them for treating us with a degree of contempt? The embassy club scam is a shining example where our Delhiwallah worthies lapped up what was on offer.
The disgusting blogs however expose the exceptionally low intellectual level and GK of US diplomats.British diplomats are much better trained and made to acclimatise to native conditions.The British Foreign Office and its superb diplomacy is one reason why they were able to create a global empire upon which the "sun never set".Protocol is strictly followed.The current British ambassador spent several months before taking up his post,travelling incognito in India to get a feel of the country and interacted with many Indians across the spectrum to understand our culture and society.Contrast this with the cheap blogs of the Yanquis.Beneath contempt!
PS:Conspiracy against India,XCpts:http://promoteliberty.wordpress.com/201 ... -in-india/
In India’s case this “standardised data coding” has been married to IMA’s survey. This has been used to such a degree that even the diverse language groups of India have been divided into PIN codes. The ability to send evangelists that are familiar to language and culture greatly facilitates the speed at which conversion can happen. It is also cost effective since tactics can be formed at home base. This also enables any Christian missionary organisation anywhere in the world to source any ethno-cultural or ethno-linguistic data on India at the click of the mouse. So let’s say if one of Bush’s Christian evangelical cronies wants to check out which missionary organisation is working with the Banjaras in Nalgonda, Khammam and Krishna districts in Andhra Pradesh, all he has to do is plug into this highly guarded database. It will tell him how many Banjaras were converted to Christianity over a specified period, the names of Indian Christian researchers working in community and which evangelical ministry coordinating the exercise of “saving souls”. Just about any detail he wants is available on demand. Obviously, it flows the other way as well. So assuming that somebody at the CIA headquarters wants information on a particular district or region all that needs to be done is to call up Bush’s mentor Rev Billy Graham. Graham will in turn log into databases maintained by a network of American Evangelical Missions. All this can happen in seconds and this is how technology has made evangelical activities so potentially dangerous.
The “spying out” missions that generated the vast ethnographic data of the Indian people also involved detailed study of Dr KS Singh’s ‘People of India Project’ that was launched in 1985 by the Anthropological Society of India (ASI). Under Singh’s leadership, the ASI undertook an ambitious project to chart one of the most far-reaching ethnographic studies in the 20th century. Five hundred scholars spent over 26,000 field days to compile information for these volumes. This gigantic research work came handy for American and Indian strategists to draft their evangelical plans for India. According to Luis Bush, “Never before has this kind of information on India been so carefully surveyed, prepared, well published and distributed…We do not believe it is accidental. God is allowing us to “spy out the land” that we might go in and claim both it and its inhabitants for Him.”
The question that will rattle not only the Indian government, but also outrage the Indian citizens is whether the American-funded “spying missions” carried out by Indian and foreign missionary agencies through more than a decade has resulted in the preparation of a ‘Strategic Index of India’ at the CIA headquarters?