It is impossible for one to be internationalist without being a nationalist. Internationalism is possible only when nationalism becomes a fact, i.e. when peoples belonging to different countries have organized themselves and are able to act as one man. It is not nationalism that is evil, it is the narrowness, selfishness, exclusiveness which is the bane of modern nations which is evil. Each wants to profit at the expense of, and rise on the ruin of, the other.

Indian nationalism has struck a different path. It wants to organize itself or to find full self-expression for the benefit and service of humanity at large … God having cast my lot in the midst of the people of India, I should be untrue to my Maker if I failed to serve them. If I do not know how to serve them I shall never know how to serve humanity. And I cannot possibly go wrong so long as I do not harm other nations in the act of serving my country.

Mahatma Gandhi (Young India, 18 June 1925, p211)

NON-COOPERATION WITH EVIL IS AS MUCH A DUTY AS IS COOPERATION WITH GOOD (GANDHI)

NON-COOPERATION WITH EVIL IS AS MUCH A DUTY AS IS COOPERATION WITH GOOD (GANDHI)

ALL TRUTH PASSES THROUGH THREE STAGES; FIRST, IT IS RIDICULED, SECOND, IT IS VIOLENTLY OPPOSED, THIRD, IT IS ACCEPTED AS BEING SELF-EVIDENT. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

I WILL TELL YOU ONE THING FOR SURE. ONCE YOU GET TO THE POINT WHERE YOU ARE ACTUALLY DOING THINGS FOR TRUTH'S SAKE, THEN NOBODY CAN EVER TOUCH YOU AGAIN BECAUSE YOU ARE HARMONIZING WITH A GREATER POWER. (George Harrison)

THE WORLD ALWAYS INVISIBLY AND DANGEROUSLY REVOLVES AROUND PHILOSOPHERS (Nietzsche)

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

The Secret China Iran Oil Deal At The Heart Of One Belt One Road Project


July 28, 2020

A secret oil deal between China and Iran at the heart of the One Belt One Road project will change the geopolitical balance of power in the Middle East.

The manufacturing products created by utilizing cheap Iranian resources will be used to crack the western markets through the China-Iran axis along with unrestricted access to Iranian military bases.

Meanwhile, Trump administrations hostility towards Iran resulted in an ultimatum to bring down import of Iranian oil to zero.

This was dutifully followed by Indian policymakers, freeing the much needed Iranian oil for China.

So, here is a question for the “strategic experts” of India: *What route do you think the Chinese will carry oil from Iran into mainland China* (considering they believe the deal has anything to do with India in the first place)?

As always Indian policymakers have been caught in this changing dynamics leaning heavily on one player after other without a clear vision of its own.

In 2016 an agreement was signed to signify the 25-year China-Iran strategic partnership. So to take this forward, last August, Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Zarif, paid a visit to his Chinese counterpart, Wang Li, to present a roadmap.

Though the information in the updated agreement was not revealed, last week former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave a clear hint to some secret parts of this deal. He stated that:

“It is not valid to enter into a secret agreement with foreign parties without considering the will of the Iranian nation and against the interests of the country and the nation, and the Iranian nation will not recognize it.”

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