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India resolute on Iran oil imports

Posted by seumasach on February 17, 2012

 One thoughtful Indian daily even wondered if the Israelis aren’t doing this to themselves in a supreme act of theatrics

Gradually but inexorably we are moving towards a new world, one in which the skulduggery of the Anglo-American-Israeli axis is butt of quiet humour.

M.K.Bhadrakumar

The Indian establishment’s nerves didn’t give way on Iran after two major assaults this week. There have been hardly any worthwhile takers in Delhi — except the famous Friends of Israel brigade in our media — for the smear campaign that Tehran’s agents are scurrying around the world pasting plastic bombs on Israeli diplomats. One thoughtful Indian daily even wondered if the Israelis aren’t doing this to themselves in a supreme act of theatrics, which intelligence agencies all over undertake in certain situations. (Which by no means can be ruled out, since as Home Minister P Chidambaram said, these are ’sophisticated’ devices.)

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India signals long-term partnership with Iran

Posted by seumasach on February 12, 2012

M.K.Bhadrakumar

9th February, 2012

India figured as Iran’s number one crude oil customer in January. That may be difficult to believe but it is indeed a statement of fact. Actually, India stepped up its imports of Iranian oil by 37.5 percent, which helped Iran offset a 50 percent cut in Chinese purchases resulting from a dispute in pricing. China now imports around 250000 barrels a day as against India’s 550000 barrels a day, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

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Run-up to proxy war over Syria

Posted by seumasach on February 6, 2012

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

7th February, 2012

If a date needs to fixed marking the end of “post-Soviet era” in world politics, it might fall on February 4, 2012. Russia and China’s double veto of the Arab League resolution on Syria in the United Nations Security Council constitutes a watershed event.

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The untold story of US retreat from Iraq

Posted by seumasach on December 19, 2011

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

The plot was believed to be as follows: Washington wanted to keep long-term US military presence in Iraq but the popular opinion in Iraq militated against it, which ultimately left the Barack Obama administration no choice but to comply with the Status of Forces Agreement [SOFA] and to withdraw all the troops by the stipulated deadline of December 2011.

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