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#SPIVACK EXPECTED TO BE A TEAM #expected to be a team in downplaying the extent of the on going Pak army crackdown Spivack came through New Delhi on his way to Dacca to be briefed on how the rising tide of refugees was impacting eastern India and on US
food assistance to the camps it was clearassistance to the camps It was clear his comments to the Delhi Americans that he nderstood his intended role But to his great credit as a Foreign Service professional Herb Spivack s reporting from Dacca shortly after his arrival became substantively the same as that of Arch Blood s But Kissinger couldn t very well fire him tooAs seems apparent from his contemptuous and hateful comments What India needs is a good famine recorded from the Oval Office Nixon had no conception of India as a sovereign nation responding to a niue set of regional circumstances Throughout India s role was seen only as an extension of the Cold War chess game as if India were merely a pawn of the Soviets Nixon and Kissinger s cynical dismissal of the plight of the refugees a human tide of ten million people that would have overwhelmed the capacity of even a rich nation to feed and care for was simply sickening to hear from the mouths of supposedly decent menIn fact the emergence of Bangladesh had deep roots in regional history that had nothing to do with the Cold War The salient aspects were the 1947 partition of British India and the critical role played by east Bengal s mainly Muslim population in securing the very existence of Pakistan the effort by the western part to suppress the Bengali language spoken by a majority of the citizens of the country in favor of Urdu the decades long transfer of resources from the east to finance the industrialization of the western province and finally the racial and religious prejudice of the western province s Punjabis and Pathans
against the Bingos Earnest prayers were offered in Karachi mosues that the Bengalis should become good MuslimsAutonomythe Bingos Earnest prayers were offered in Karachi mosues that the Bengalis should become good MuslimsAutonomy East Pakistan within a federal framework or even independence as Bangladesh could hardly change the power calculus of the Cold War And from their recorded comments it appears that both Nixon and Kissinger on some level nderstood this The real US interest was in West Pakistan holder of the nation s key asset control of the. Award One of the Best Books of the Year at The Economist Financial Times The New Republic The Washington Post Kirkus Reviews A New York Times Notable Book This magnificent history provides the first full account of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger's secret support for Pakistan in as it committed shocking atrocities in Bangladesh which led to war between India and Pakistan shaped the fate of Asia and left majo. The Blood Telegram is the kind of superbly researched "and written history that appears once in a decade It is based on massive archival research and on Nixon "written history that appears once in a decade It is based on massive archival research and on Nixon White House tapes as well as interviews with a large cast of persons directly involved The author documents the flow of events faithfully and accurately HIs special focus is on Nixon and Kissinger the American leaders who shaped and guided the United
States response to the nfolding political humanitarian and finally military crisis inresponse to the nfolding political humanitarian and finally military crisis in Pakistan during 1971How could the United States enable a genocide and an The Volleyball Coaching Bible - Volume II (The Volleyball Coaching Bible, unprecedented humanitarian crisis Why did Nixon and Kissinger disregard and punish US Foreign Service Officers who reported the facts about the Pakistan army s slaughter of Bengali academicsniversity students and Diccionario trilingüe Miskitu - Sumu-Mayangna - Español ultimately hundreds of thousands of innocent men women and children Why did Nixon like and admire the Pakistani military dictator Yahya Khan and despise Indira Gandhi the elected leader of the world s largest democracy Why did Nixon and Kissinger however briefly exercise brinkmanship that could have led to a major US Soviet confrontation even a wider warI believe the answers to theseestions reside in Nixon and Kissinger as leaders who responded almost entirely in terms of the geopolitical paradigm
of the Cold War Throughout Nixon saw Pakistan as an ally that could not be ndercut or eventhe Cold War Throughout Nixon saw Pakistan as an ally that could not be ndercut or even for such steps would show weakness in the hoped for opening to China and confer advantage to the Soviet Union The genocide was categorized as an internal affair of Pakistan even though there had been ample opportunity to se US pressure to alleviate and possibly even prevent itI personally experienced the events of the Blood Telegram as a member of the US Agency for International Development mission stationed at the US Embassy in New Delhi 1970 1972 As the crisis grew I read the classified cable message traffic every morning closely read all available US and Indian press coverage and discussed the situation with Embassy and USAID colleagues many of whom were managing refugee relief programs From that experience I can add to the book s narrative about the US Consulate General s reporting from Dacca East Pakistan s capitalAfter Archer Blood was fired at Nixon s direction his successor. Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in General NonfictionWinner of the Council on Foreign Relations' Arthur Ross Book AwardWinner of the Lionel Gelber Prize for Best Foreign Affairs BookWinner of the Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz Book AwardWinner of the Cundill Prize for Historical LiteratureWinner of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations' Robert H Ferrell Book PrizeWinner of the Ramnath Goenka.
Khyber Pass and access to Afghanistan But this did not stop Kissinger from pulling his last petulant prank sending the USS Enterprise a nuclear powered aircraft carrier into the Bay of Bengal to threaten and harrass the Indians into a premature cease fire This move accomplished nothing except to poison US India relations for a decade I did not remember much about the 1971 attack by Pakistan on its eastern region now known as Bengla Desh It is a terrible story The basics are that following a national election in which a Bengali from East Pakistan won the
central government dissolved parliament and attacked East Pakistan It was not a wargovernment dissolved parliament and attacked East Pakistan It was not a war the Bengalis were almost all narmed civilians It was a slaughter of millionsThe Blood Telegram tells how President Nixon and even Henry Kissinger gave the Pakistan government a green light to go in and massacre but refused during the course of the slaughter to indicate in any way that the US had a problem with killing innocent people For the Love of Texas (The West Texans using US supplied armsIn short the US aided and abetted what amounted to genocideIt is a terrible story butplifting too because of the resistance of State Department officials led by the US Consul in East Pakistan a heroic figure named Blood of all things and the US Ambassador to India Kenneth Keating These two and others flatout told Nixon and Kissinger that they were supporting genocide "using that wordNeither cared Both viscerally hated India too democratic and racially offensive to them PLUS neutral vis a vis the "that wordNeither cared Both viscerally hated India too democratic and racially offensive to them PLUS neutral vis a vis the and USSR and loved Pakistan not democratic at all with the military pretty much running everything On top of that Pakistan was close to China and Nixon wanted to go to China soa few million people dead was not a high price to payGreat book Every page is a revelation And the best news Kissinger is alive to see how history will remember him as someone tterly indifferent to the slaughter of innocents in East Asia along with
his crimes in Vietnam Chile etc etc This isn t only a tale of genocide or of the civil war thatcrimes in Vietnam Chile etc etc This isn t only a tale of genocide or of the civil war that Bangladesh from what had been East Pakistan but also of how deliberate actions and inaction on the part of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger facilit Brilliantly well researched book Exposes the deep seated racist world view of Nixon and Kissinger. R strategic conseuences for the world today Drawing on previously nheard White House tapes recently declassified documents and his own extensive investigative reporting Gary Bass A Fearless Heart : Why Compassion is the Key to Greater Wellbeing uncovers an astonishingnknown story of superpower brinkmanship war scandal and conscience Revelatory authoritative and compulsively readable The Blood Telegram is a thrilling chronicle of a pivotal chapter in American foreign policy.
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