Tuesday, March 07, 2017


BRICS is now BRCS.

India sold out to the empire, and has decided to target another member of BRCS, China.

Yet more evidence, if any is needed, that the agenda is conflict with China.

And Trump is the Continuity-of-Agenda President: the green light to Israel to ethnically cleanse Palestine; target Iran; the police state groweth; divert anger at Wall Street onto immigrants, etc, etc, etc.

India is to become a major service and repair hub for the US Seventh Fleet—the armada that is at the center of US war preparations against China.

Last month the Pentagon awarded a contract, said to be worth up to $1.5 billion over the next five years, to a shipyard in Gujarat to maintain the Seventh Fleet’s warships, patrol and service vessels.

This is a strategic move aimed at giving flesh and blood to last August’s agreement opening India’s military bases and ports to routine use by the US military for the resupply and repair of its warplanes and warships.

The transformation of India into a hub for the Seventh Fleet marks a new stage in India’s integration into US imperialism’s military-strategic offensive against China.

The Seventh Fleet is at the very center of US plans to wage war on China. It has responsibility for the western Pacific and the eastern stretches of the Indian Ocean up to the India-Pakistan border. US strategy calls for the Seventh Fleet to impose an economic blockade on China by seizing control of the Straits of Malacca and other Indian Ocean/South China Sea chokepoints and to spearhead a massive bombardment of Chinese military installations, cities and infrastructure in what the Pentagon calls its “Air-Sea Battle” plan.

[source : India becomes “frontline” state in US war plans against China, WSWS, http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/03/07/inus-m07.html, 7th March 2017]

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