The Tribune 2nd April 2018
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that till recently Saudi Arabia was the greater exporter of oil to THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State). Now Iraq has overtaken Saudi Arabia as the bigger exporter of oil to THIS from the Gulf. It is understood that trade and commerce bring countries together. We have no doubts that THIS has always had good and strong relations with Iraq from the time of Saddam Hussain and during that period of Hussain’s rule in office there were many economic scandals in which powerful Congress party politicians were involved. Now the question is that since these two countries have been thick as thieves why did THIS allow 38 Punjabi and Sikh workers in Iraq to be killed by the ISIS, when with all its resources and a strong diplomatic mission in Bagdad it could have prevented this massacre, when on the other hand it saved dozens of nurses from Kerala from being saved from such a fate. On the other hand THIS has excellent diplomatic and military relations with its brother theocratic state of Israel. It has been Israel and Saudi Arabia that founded the ISIS and groomed it to fight the Shia Islamic states of Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Iran. Then why did THIS allow the massacre of 38 Punjabi’s and Sikh’s in Iraq to take place? Why couldn’t Israel intervene? It is obvious that Punjabi’s and Sikh’s are the distant and far away cousins of the bigoted and fanatic Hindu’s who rule THIS from Delhi.
Simranjit Singh Mann