If you can’t rule you can still divide

The British empire disintegrated following WW2 and the partition of India was emblematic of the process to grant independence to former colonial states. Did control really change or did it morph by proxy?

India’s Independence from Colonial Britain and the Partition of India by Radhika Patel
Today marks the 70th anniversary of India’s independence from colonial Britain. Flags in both India and Pakistan fly high to commemorate the end of colonial rule. But in talking about India’s independence we need to rid ourselves of some historical amnesia. The partition of northern India that was drawn up by the British at the same time meant that independence was a mixed blessing, offering freedom from imperialism on the one hand and some inherited imperial power struggles on the other. The rivalry and political tensions between the two countries continue as a result. That’s something which took me over a decade to figure out.

The banksters put governments in their pocket through bribery, debt and blackmail; maverick politicians are brought into line or, failing that, undermined, deposed or killed.

Has Narenda Modi Switched Sides? by F. William Engdahl
Over the past few months, India has changed its attitude abruptly on several issues. It is as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to sabotage his rapprochement with China and Pakistan and to create artificial conflicts. For William Engdhal, this shift would be inspired by Washington and Tel Aviv.

And of course, India suffered its own "9/11".

The Betrayal of India: A Close Look at the 2008 Mumbai Terror Attacks by Graeme MacQueen
Book review of "The Betrayal of India: Revisiting the 26/11 Evidence" by Elias Davidsson
These attacks are tragic enough when they are acts of violence by religious extremists who have outsmarted our police and intelligence agencies. But, of course, many of them are actually violent acts facilitated by our police and intelligence agencies, directly or indirectly. The tragedy in such cases lies not only in the immediate human suffering but in the way our civil society and elected representatives are betrayed, intimidated, disciplined and stripped of their power by our own security agencies. The War on Terror, which goes by different names in different countries but continues as a global framework for violent conflict, thrives on this fraud.

Self-determination is only possible by removing institutional hierarchy - simply put: we cannot trust our government however it is constituted.

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