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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Natwar Sings.. The Hindu Joins The Chorus

Mr.Natwar Singh -- the former foreign minister of India -- is in the news off late for wrong reasons.

In September an American Congressman questioned Mr.Singh's mental competence by calling him "dense".

Then his name figured in the report submitted to UN by Paul Volcker who investigated the corruption and kick-backs in the oil-for-food program in Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Mr.Singh was forced to resign from his position.

On Tuesday The Hindu published an article to voice Mr.Prakash Karat's defense of Mr.Singh. Mr.Karat as you may know is the General Secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist). According to Mr.Karat Volcker's committee itself is " to project the whole programme as a corrupt scheme".

As if not satisfied with providing Mr.Karat enough ink to defend Mr.Singh, on Wednesday, The Hindu published an opinion piece written by him. Good Communist that he is, Mr.Karat used the it to bash US and say all the things that is expected of him. He wrote: "Those who mounted the attack on the U.N. and the OFFP are totally silent about the loot of Iraq and the profiteering by U.S. corporations." Like a true intellectual , he also took enough care to remain "totally silent" about Saddam Hussein's atrocities.

Is Natwar Singh "dense"? We don't know. Is he a corrupt man? Again we don't know. But he seems to have no qualms about sharing platforms with a convicted felon who served time in jail. The convicted felon we are talking about is Lyndon LaRouche.

Mr.LaRouche is an American "politician" who runs his "party" like a cult. His ideology has shifted from far-left to far-right to now far-left. He is best known for being a perennial candidate for US presidency. In 1988 he was convicted for mail-fraud and sentenced to a 18 year jail term. In 1994 he was released on parole after serving 5 years in jail. He has many conspiratorial views including ones such as the Beatles being the "product shaped" by the Psychological Warfare Division of the British Intelligence service and AIDS possibly being a creation of "Soviet biological-warfare apparatus".

You can read more about Mr.Lyndon LaRouche here.

Due to his history and his kooky views, he is not taken seriously by anyone in the US mainstream.

Then again, The Hindu ("India's National Newspaper") and the Indian politicians are not in US mainstream. Either they don't know who he is or they don't care.

In May, 2003 when Mr.LaRouche visited Bangalore, some of our politicians were happy to join him. Chief among them were left-wingers Mr.Natwar Singh and Chandrajit Yadav. When left-wingers join with Western idiots to denounce US, our newspapers like The Hindu have to cover, no?!

Like a true-stenographer The Hindu reporter wrote about Mr.LaRouche's comments about "growing inflation" in US at that time. A simple internet search would have told that it was not true. Of course, it is too much ask from our reporters, don't you think?!

As an added bonus for The Hindu, Mr.LaRouche also seems to love China the darling of the newspaper.

[Note: We had earlier written about Mr.LaRouche in Kannada as part of an article about media credibility. We love recycling!]

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