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Nepal: US Worried about Maoists’ New Street Resistance

Posted by Ka Frank on October 30, 2009

us-imperialism-racismUS Worry Over Nepal Maoists’ Protest Programs

Telegraph Nepal, October 28, 2009

The lone Super Power, the United States of America, has exhibited its serious concern over the program of protests very freshly made public by the Unified Maoist party.

US Charge d’ Affaires Mr. Jeffrey Moon called on Maoist Chairperson Mr. Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda at the latter’s residence in Nayabazar, Kathmandu, today, 28 October, 2009. During the meet, Mr. Moon expressed his country’s anxiety and concern over the likelihood of the confrontation with the State in course of the Maoist protests that begins November 1, 2009.

However, Prachanda’s personal secretariat has said that senior Maoist leader assured the US envoy that his party was still committed to the conclusion of the peace process and for the draft of the new constitution on time.  Sources further say that Prachanda and Moon have had serious discussions over the prolonged political crisis prevailing in the country.

Earlier, Mr. Moon had called on Nepalese Congress (NC) leader Mr. Ramchandra Poudel, 27 October, 2009, wherein they both apparently discussed the ongoing political deadlock in the country and also on the internal turmoil that NC is undergoing through of late.

Mr. Moon is leaving soon upon completion of his Nepal tenure.

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New Nepal Army Chief Consults U.S. Imperialism

Posted by Ka Frank on October 30, 2009

Nepal--Gen. Gurung

The danger of a military coup by the caste-ridden monarchist Nepal Army is very real. And the danger of counterrevolutionary U.S. intrigues in Nepal is also very real.

Nepal Army Chief attending Military Conference in USA

By Mohan Nepali, Global Village, October 23, 2009

Nepal Army Chief Chhatraman Gurung leaves Kathmandu on  Saturday for the United States of America on a week-long tour. He has already made public that his visit is for attending a military conference in Honolulu.

Nepal government, at Gurung’s recommendation, has handed over the Army Chief’s acting responsibility to Toran Jung Singh until the Army Chief returns home.

Singh is in the list of Rayamajhi probe commission report in which he is charged with playing a leading role in the mass disappearance of dozens of Maoist detainees from the Bhairabnath Barrack—often cited by human rights institutions, local and international.

Maoist Chairman and former Prime Minister Prachanda had resigned in May when President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, who holds no executive power at all, reinstated the previous Army Chief Rookmangud Katawal whom the Prachanda-led government had sacked for his defiance against the elected government. Gurung succeeded Katawal after he retired.

Gurung is the first Army Chief belonging to the indigenous community background. He has already graduated in military studies from US Command and General Staff College, Leavenworth in USA.

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