U.S. Must Break with British Geopolitics, Celani Tells Pakistan TV
Sept. 30, 2021 (EIRNS)—EIR’s Claudio Celani participated in a PTV News debate yesterday, on “The U.S. Blame-Game against Pakistan,” together with analyst Prof. Riffat Hussain and Turkey’s TRT World Kabul correspondent Hasan Abdullah. Moderator Faisal Rehman asked about the proposal by U.S. Senators to investigate Pakistan’s role in the American debacle in Afghanistan, and its consequences. Celani explained that it comes from members of the U.S. pro-war faction who do not want to accept President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The sponsor of the bill, Sen. James Risch (R-ID), is on record pushing for sanctions on Syria, which shows that he has no consideration for human rights and the suffering of entire populations.
Celani explained that this U.S. faction does not want to give up regime-change wars, contrary to what the President has expressed. The British, who have dominated U.S. foreign policy through their geopolitical thinking, are particularly upset, as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s reaction shows. They and their allies in the U.S. establishment fear that the British Empire’s “special relationship” in the U.S. is endangered.
The Biden team wants to go back to diplomacy in foreign policy, but they must abandon British geopolitical thinking; otherwise, the danger of a war by miscalculation will not disappear. This is visible in the next step taken by the U.S., the formation of the AUKUS military alliance with Britain and Australia, targetting China.
The Schiller Institute is active worldwide and especially in the U.S. to influence a shift in the right direction, Celani said.
Hasan Abdullah fixated on the bad image of Pakistan painted by Indian media, whereas Professor Hussain raised the issue of the U.S. military-industrial complex, but expressed confidence that the action by the Republican senators will fail.