Haasan to Nandy
John Kerry’s appointment of US secretary of state appears to have got on the nerves of the Sangh Parivar. An editorial in the Organiser says that “Terror as a tool of American duplicity” has been exposed. While the American response to the decapitation of an Indian soldier by Pakistani forces and the denial of David Headley’s extradition to India have been used to couch the arguments, it is Kerry’s appointment that appears to be the provocation for the saffron camp’s harsh reaction.
The editorial, in fact, reminds readers that the newly appointed secretary of state is “the author of the Kerry-Lugar-Berman bill that provided more than USD 7.5 billion in five years to Pakistan” and highlights that it is John Kerry who maintained that “Pakistan ‘has not got sufficient credit for its help in getting bin Laden... Kerry is one of the most fervent supporters of Pakistan, sometimes he almost sounds like the Pakistani foreign minister...”
The editorial claims that the Headley case should serve as evidence as to which way “the US would tilt if there is a serious confrontation between India and Pakistan” and consequently it is time India “took a serious call on this issue and showed America the mirror”.
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