Night Watch: TEHRAN – They were timed to cause maximum death. “It is something that has been planned and that is quite obvious,” is the quote from Delhi State Chief Minister Shelia Dikshit. [Reuters]
The latest count so far is 39 killed and scores injured. The three explosions occurred within minutes of each other on Saturday evening. Two of the blasts took place at shopping areas full of people preparing for the largsest Hindu festival Diwali, that takes place on Tuesday and a few days later Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan with the Eid al-Fitr festival.
The Paharganj district shopping area was the scene of the first explosion and it is near one of New Dehli’s largest railway stations. The second occurred at Sarojini Nagar market in south Delhi and the third in an industrial district, Govindpuri, also in the south of the city.
This horrific event is a signal that Tehran is now ready to join Islamabad in its next war with New Delhi. The negotiations throughout the year between Tehran – Islamabad – New Delhi on the possiblility of an oil pipeline, were apparently nothing more than attempt to deceive India into thinking that regional relations were going to improve. The negotiations were also used as a masque, to the international community, for the final preparations being made by Tehran-Islamabad for all out war. These explosions were also precisely timed, not just to encourage maximum hatred, but also during the same week Moscow launched Tehran’s Sinah-1 military satellite.
This is the Council of Guardians deceptive way of setting India up and Riyadh is also prepared to join it. Last December crossfirewar.com mentioned that Saudi Arabia conducted ground forces maneuvers in Pakistan and twenty years ago the House of Saud purchased from Beijing 50-60 CSS-2 missiles. Reuters mentioned the purchase on February 15/16, 2004, though I first found out during the late 1990’s in an article published in Proceedings Magazine, by the U. S. Naval Institute on missile sales to the Middle East.
Each missile has a 2,500 mile (4,000 km) range and are not meant for Israel or anywhere else in the Middle East. As crossfirewar.com has stated constantly the Jihad is very economic and intends to control, in this theatre, at least northern India and perhaps also the maritime routes around it. A lot of Islamic countries will seriously consider at least taking naval action against India in a show of Islamic unity and support of Pakistan. They may attempt to establish a blockade.
This is a conflict that unfortunately India used to encourage. Their first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru however was not a Hindu extremist, which is why he warned India, just before his death in 1964 on the dangers of Hindu extremism, the beliefs that called for and carried out the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948.
India/Pakistan had their first war right after independence the previous year but not another one until 1965 and again in 1971. India had a decided military advantage and liked showing it off. Pakistan’s current President Gen. Pervez Musharraf is a veteran of the ’71 conflict. In 1974 New Delhi explodes its first nuclear bomb but just five years later the Khomeini revolution, the final event that set off the current wave of Islamic unity. The unity will of course never be perfect but it has shifted the balance in Islamabad’s favor. They have never had this kind of support before. Before Khomeini, one of Pakistan’s most consistent supporters was Beijing, who also had territorial disputes with India.
The Islamic uprising in Kashmir began in November 1989 with direct support from Islamabad, Tehran and other Islamic capitals either officially or unofficially. New Delhi will make a stand somewhere. Hopefully the Allies will make a major effort to keep trade routes open and India supplied. Fortunately not all bombs and missiles are going to work. Some will miss and others will be duds. Nothing works as well as advertised. There is no such thing as a perfect weapon. Some of course will work.
Fortunately though, despite President Musharraf accepting support from Tehran, he is not eager to see a second Persian Empire or a second Ottoman. That is also true of other Islamic governments. They remember the first Persian Empire, which could be extremely dictatorial economically. Initial Jihad successes are one thing but a second Persian Empire is something quite different. The Council of Guardians may already have been told this, even by the House of Saud.
All General Musharraf wants to do is secure Pakistan from the threats they have constantly faced from India and give the people of Kashmir a chance, at last, to determine their own destiny. If that is accomplished he will probably thank the Jihad, Tehran etc. and announce that the Jihad has accomplished enough and we should all now go home.
He and Pakistan’s very professional military will but there could be various Islamic Jihad groups occupying parts of India. Some of them could even be warlords from Afghanistan, controlled by Tehran. New Delhi and the Allies will still have them to contend with as they cut off continued military assistance from Beijing to Tehran.