Nepal is in big trouble. Just like the Weimar republic paved the way for Hitler and the Nazis to take over Germany in the 1930s, The present ragtag “caretaker” SPA dispensation is paving the way for Prachanda and his band of Maoist thugs to finally take over Nepal.
The SPA(Seven party Alliance) had very foolishly back in April gone on the path of unilateral disarmament and threw away all its bargaining chips by making Nepal a virtual republic. They have in the meantime since then gone much, much further in order to appease the Maoists in the fervent hope that when the Maoists finally resume slitting throats all over the place they will slit theirs last and with atleast some compassion.
The pea-brained SPA led by a senile man who is counting his last days on this Earth(parallels with President Hindenburg anybody?) have signed a “landmark” Eight point agreement with the Maoists according to which the Government will “Effectively and honestly implement the 12-point understanding reached between the SPA and Maoists in November last year and the 25-point Ceasefire Code of Conduct signed between the SPA government and CPN-Maoist on May 26 this year”. While the Maoists will feel free to do as they please.
The Maoists have virtually undermined government authority in the areas they occupy, they have violated the ceasefire and kidnapped a former Mayor, they have refused to disarm and they have also started a hate campaign to malign, demoralise and weaken the Nepali Army; the only force within Nepal that stands in their way to absolute power and which rightly condemned Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda’s baseless allegations. The Army had to do this itself since the spineless SPA would not do so as per the statement given by a SPA Quisling.
Now that the dumb SPA idiots have as part of the Unconditional Surrender agreement oops!! sorry, Eight point agreement agreed to shred the existing constituion and dissolve the Assembly they are left with virtually no power base or claim to legitimacy. The clever wording of the agreement virtually puts the Maoist thugs and the Nepali state on a equal basis by seeking UN intervention. The Maoists are demanding key portfolios in the Interim Government like Internal security, rural development and Foreign affairs.
The Maoists are also pushing for Nepal to be formally declared as a republic rather than a constitutional monarchy. If that happens Nepal as we know it is buried forever because the Monarchy is the only institution that holds Nepal together. There is a need to make a clear distinction between King Gyanendra the individual and the Monarchy as a institution. Just because Gyanendra is bad doesn’t mean that the Monarchy itself needs to be disbanded. The SPA should hold its ground and refuse to negotiate this away. It’s own survival is linked to it. But here too foolishness seems to be reigning. The pogrom of violence and intimidation against the Royalists has already begun and can be expected to rise even further as the days go on until perhaps the King might find no other option but to flee the country.
While Nepal is trying to find its feet the Indian side is unable to take a firm stand itself because of Sitaram Yechury, the CPI(M) pompous ass. Who is doing everything he can to uphold the interests of his Maoist comrades. Even going to the point of undermining the Indian position. The spineless UPA is not taking any steps to stop him and ask him to shut up. Both Nepal and India seems to be cursed at the same time with inept and useless governments which are undermining their own positions to appease the commie thugs in their own countries. Which never helps for the commies only negotiate a truce when it suits them and feel free to break any agreement when it suits them. May the Gods bless both India and Nepal.