By Balbir Singh Sooch, Advocate, Ludhiana
Will It Prove To Be Like Testing, Testing, Testing the Mighty Power of the World?
The release by WikiLeaks of thousands of classified U.S. documents including official use of the Nicknames of world leaders, even though they may be outdated, has legally, diplomatically and otherwise put the US in a very serious diplomatic test the world over.
We know that India and Pakistan have been used to listening to the US reciting their shortcomings. Those shortcomings include the truth about their immorality, diplomacy, falsehood, doublespeak, double standards under the garb of their being tolerant, weak, and admittedly among the most corrupt, lawless, unethical and directionless regimes in the world.
Now, India, Pakistan and other countries may use these disclosures as a diplomatic whipping stick and possibly a blackmail exercise against the developed countries especially against the US, to cover up their shortcomings and immorality.
The US now has to listen all the criticism against them with great diplomacy and at the same time gauging their strength in all respects including the mighty power they wield as the unchallenged superpower.
Balbir Singh Sooch, Chief and Spokesperson, Sikh Vichar Manch