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The "Zionist Hindu Crusader" Alliance Marches On

Author: Walter Russell Mead, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy
April 22, 2010
American Interest


Documents captured from radicals and terrorists in Pakistan warn darkly about a new axis of evil in the world: a ‘Zionist Hindu Crusader‘ alliance bringing Israel, India, and the United States together in a war on Islam.  They are wrong about the last part; all three countries want peaceful relations with Islamic countries based on mutual recognition and respect.  The alliance isn't a closed club, and Islamic countries are welcome to join.  Otherwise, however, the radicals have a point.  The deepening relations between the United States, India, and Israel are changing the geopolitical geometry of the modern world in ways that will make the lives of fanatical terrorists even more dismal and depressing (not to mention shorter) than they already are.  Israel and the United States are both in a better long term position than many Americans sometimes think; one of the main reasons is an Indian-Israeli connection that most Americans know nothing about.

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