To Ambassador Moriarty: Shut Up!
American ambassador to Nepal, James F. Moriarty sporting a blogdai-approved appendage.
The old sour apple is at it again. Ambassador Moriarity shows his contempt for Nepal and his spoiled impatience at being stationed in Kathmandu with yet another series of clueless quotes. Blogdai wonders what genius in Washington told Moriarty to conduct his speech with blunt, frightening alarmism. Is this the U.S. voice in Nepal? Out of touch, tabloidish, and with just a cursory knowledge of Nepal's political history. There is an obvious attempt here, and in prior Moriarty statements, to talk in a demeaning way towards Nepal. http://kantipuronline.com/kolnews.php?&nid=46735:
"Why would the Maoists be willing to give up now? Their party fought insurgency for nine years and now they see their opponents crumbled, dividing themselves, mired in acrimony," he said.
"If I were a Maoist, I'd think I was making good progress...I would try to put differences between the parties and the palace, and get them to do the Maoist business of tearing down the political structure," he added.
In an amazing feat of stupidity, Moriarty unfurls the full length of his intellectual vapidity as he opines the following:
-The Maoists got stronger after Feb. 1 takeover.
-The King tried to reach out to the Maoists after the takeover.
-Babu Ram's return has made the Maoists stronger.
-Nepal's very existence is at stake.
Moriarty, after almost predicting the patter of little-red feet down Durbar Marg closes by saying: The Maoists have to realize that they have no hope to victory. Why then the imminent disaster scenario, ambassador?
Moriarty also keeps up the drumbeat of "peaceful negotiations" as being the only way to solve the Maoist problem, but then creates his own stalemate by saying that the rebels have not changed their tactics and are bent on overthrowing the government. Blogdai guesses that Moriarty has refused to acknowledge any Maoist history prior to his arrival as ambassador or he would have seen what a fruitless exercise peace talks have turned out to be. Amazing there, James, how you can acknowledge how Maoists probably will not change their tactics yet stress that they must change their tactics and enter into peaceful negotiations.
There is one fact that drives the ambassador's thinking and speech: JAMES F. MORIARTY DOES NOT WANT TO BE IN NEPAL.
We should be aware of this the next time he issues one of his disengaged, callous statements about Nepal's situation.