Moriarty Musing: Bye Bye Nepal But I couldn't Shake Prachanda's Hand…

…because of Pushpa Dahal’s failure- and his party’s failure- to renounce violence.

Speech by U.S. Ambassador James F. Moriarty To Friends and Supporters of the Community Information Center, Pokhara on June 12, 2007Shangri-La Hotel, Pokhara

Thank you all very much for coming today. It is a pleasure to be back in Pokhara again. Soon I will depart Nepal, after completing my three-year assignment as Ambassador here. I love Nepal and its people. My wife and I have thoroughly enjoyed the privilege of living among you, enjoying your culture, and making many new friends.

Concerns for the future

It is because of my own personal admiration for Nepal, and my country’s interest in your successful democratic transition, that I came to speak with you today. I am concerned about the future of Nepal.

This year can be a turning point for Nepal. A successful Constituent Assembly election, carried out in a free and fair manner, should prove a giant step forward in the establishment of a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic Nepal. That is the hope of the Nepali people. That is the goal of American foreign policy in Nepal. Indeed, my Embassy has been working hard over the past year to support your election. We will continue to do this, especially now that the Government of Nepal has decided to hold the election in Mangsir [mid-November to mid-December]. Nepal has many friends and admirers in the United States, all of whom want to see Nepalis decide their own future through a free and unfettered democratic election. Former President Jimmy Carter is one of these friends, and, as some of you know, he is visiting Nepal for three days beginning tomorrow.

The promise of a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic Nepal is, however, in danger. These threats are growing; we read about them every day in the newspapers. Maoist Young Communist League cadre kidnap businessmen and attack political leaders from other parties during their meetings. JTMM cadres confiscate private property in the Terai and kill locals. The list of these crimes is long and growing.

I have been told repeatedly over the last year that the most important thing in Nepal is the peace process. I have been accused of derailing this process by speaking out against atrocities by Maoists and other groups. I think many would agree, however, that these atrocities, not my words, are threatening the peace process. Peace is not just the absence of war. Maoist violence and intimidation are derailing the peace process, and the consequences threaten the future of all Nepalis.

Obstacle One: Maoist Conduct

Like you, I share the hope that Nepal may soon have a true, lasting peace, and that it will establish prosperity and democracy for the long-term. There are two main obstacles to this end goal at the moment. The first is the Maoists’ failure to bring their conduct in line with the standards of mainstream political parties in multiparty democracies.

Over the past year, we had all hoped that Maoist behavior would improve in line with their various commitments. That has not happened. We had all hoped that the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Accord would mean that all People’s Liberation Army combatants would be placed in UN-managed cantonments. Instead, this resulted in a massive, cynical recruitment drive by the Maoists and those cantonments were filled with fresh recruits, many of whom are children. Those recruits have now received over five months of military training and political indoctrination in the camps.

Meanwhile, many seasoned PLA combatants remained outside the camps and were placed by the Maoist leadership in a new organization: the Young Communist League. Most of the leadership of the YCL consists of senior PLA officers, including one who bragged in a recent interview that he had assassinated a senior police official in Kathmandu. Why are these PLA leaders still active in the countryside when they were supposed to be in the cantonments?

We all wished that inclusion of the Maoists in the Interim Parliament would lead to an improvement in their behavior. Instead, we find Maoist parliamentarians bringing pistols into the Assembly, threatening their fellow MP’s, and repeatedly gherao’ing the Speaker.

Finally, we had all hoped that the entry of the Maoists into the government on April 1 would prompt them to behave like a mainstream political party. Instead, the Maoists have forcefully reminded the people of Nepal that April 1 is also called April Fool’s Day. Since that date, the YCL has run amok, the Maoist ministers of Forests and of Local Development have called for bandhas against the government they work for, and the Maoist Minister of Information and Communications has publicly stated that the Prime Minister, his boss, has a criminal mind. Once again, the Maoist leader, Mr. Pushpa Dahal, has stated in a public interview that the Maoists have no intention of joining the political mainstream. His party’s actions over the past year suggest that all Nepalis should take these words of Mr. Dahal very seriously.

No mainstream political party anywhere in a multi-party democratic system is allowed to maintain its own armed groups. Yet this is exactly what the Maoists have done. Nor should a political party be permitted to carry out, with impunity, crimes of extortion, abduction, and intimidation Again, however, this is exactly what the Maoists continue to do, particularly through their YCL.

In the two months that Maoists have been in the Interim Government, they have certainly made clear that when their leaders talk about creating their own “political mainstream,” it is one with no place for the civil give and take, the transparent debate and decision-making, or the critical commitment to nonviolence that characterize normal political parties in a democracy.

As our Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor said recently in Kathmandu, the message of the United States is clear: Nepal cannot have ballots and bullets in a democratic process. Intimidation and violence have no roles whatsoever in the democratic development of any country. Nothing justifies the use of violence as a political tool. Yet hardly a day goes by without the press reporting on Maoist atrocities. And let me be clear – there is no difference between the YCL and the Maoist leadership. They are two parts of one whole and the actions of the one are a direct result of the decisions and intentions of the other.

On Sunday, Mr. Pushpa Dahal reportedly assured the Prime Minister that the people who threw stones at the UN car I was traveling in in Damak were not YCL cadre. That is simply not true; the individuals who threw the stones were local Maoists who carried YCL placards. Mr. Dahal should acknowledge that fact, and should ensure that in the future neither diplomats nor Nepali citizens are treated with such contempt by the YCL.

Obstacle 2: Ethnic division

The second obstacle to peace, prosperity, and democracy in Nepal is ethnic division. There is an urgent need to address this issue of inclusiveness — all groups in Nepal must be given a voice in the political, economic, and civic affairs of the nation. How this happens is a matter for the people and political leaders of Nepal to determine. No group has the right to turn to violence to push its agenda. But if the grievances of marginalized groups are not addressed soon, the level of violence will almost certainly increase, especially in the Terai. And the growth of violence among ethnic groups, would raise the specter of chaos and even disintegration in parts of Nepal.

While striving to include all groups and address their concerns, Nepal must simultaneously focus on law and order. It is extremely important that the rule of law be reasserted in society. Nepal has solid criminal laws, and crimes are crimes. JTMM cadre members guilty of murder and kidnapping must be held accountable for their actions. Similarly, cleaning garbage from a park should not absolve anyone of the crimes of abduction, extortion or physical abuse. All perpetrators of crimes, no matter what their political affiliation, should be arrested, tried and, if found guilty, punished.

Ten days ago, the Maoists abducted Mr. Prasai, held him overnight, publicly humiliated him, and then handed him over to the police. Mr. Prasai had serious accusations of financial malfeasance against him. The police should have arrested him before, and the Government should have ensured it happened. People should have publicly been demanding his arrest. But before they seized him, the Maoists had not called for his arrest. Nor did they use their position in the government to press for his arrest. So, let’s call the Maoist action what it was: politically-motivated vigilantism. If the Maoists can practice vigilantism, why can’t other groups? Why can’t other groups arrest YCL members who are kidnapping and intimidating people throughout the country? I’ll tell you why not: because that would lead to the law of the jungle and to the total collapse of law and order. Vigilantism was wrong when it was perpetrated by pro-royalist groups in Kapilvastu under the King’s regime and it’s wrong when practiced by the Maoists.

Freedom from Fear

The Nepali people deserve to live their lives without fear. Removing this fear will be absolutely crucial to the success of your Constituent Assembly election. Freedom from fear is everyone’s basic human right. After a decade of armed conflict, and a year of continued Maoist impunity, it is time the people of Nepal enjoyed this right. Fear must be drained from Nepal so optimism and confidence take its place. In order to do this, democracy must triumph over totalitarian, one-party rule.

Democracy means rule of the people, by the people, and for the people. It includes transparency in government institutions; politicians accountable to their constituents; and consultation and consensus building. It is a process, not a one-time, end result, and it is a system tolerating many parties and opinions, not one party backed by paramilitary thugs which forces its views on all others.

The United States is pleased to support the Nepal Government’s efforts to fulfill its mandate to provide peace and democracy to the people. This year the US Government will provide more than $50 million in foreign assistance to Nepal. Of this, we are planning to allocate $8 million for democracy programs that support the elections process, the justice sector, and human rights organizations. We will provide nearly $18 million for health program activities, including the fight against HIV/AIDS, and $6 million for vocational education and agriculture programs. The US Government has provided $8.3 million for food aid and humanitarian assistance programs this year as well. We will also give more than $10 million to support national and local peace-building initiatives and efforts to improve public understanding of the requirements of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, the code of conduct, and a Constituent Assembly process.

In this context, I want to talk about a recent development that is particularly worrying to me. According to Human Rights Watch, there are an estimated 6,000-9,000 children now living in the cantonments with the Maoist People’s Liberation Army. This is in direct violation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement. No country should tolerate having children living in such conditions. These children belong in schools, not in cantonments. This is an egregious violation of the human rights of these children. By addressing this issue quickly and removing the children from the camps, the Maoists could demonstrate a real, concrete commitment to the peace agreement.

It has been more than a year since their insurgency ended, yet the Maoists’ addiction to violence, extortion, and intimidation continues unabated. Last February, I expressed my desire to welcome the Maoist leader to the democratic mainstream by shaking his hand. I have had the honor to shake many Nepalis’ hands during my time here, yet it looks like I will depart Nepal without shaking Mr. Dahal’s. Given his failure — and his party’s failure — to renounce violence, I could not do this in good conscience.

An Historic Opportunity

Pushpa Dahal and the rest of the Maoist leadership have an historic opportunity before the Constituent Assembly election to prove to the Nepali people and the world that their party really is committed to democracy and peace. I hope the Maoists seize this opportunity and genuinely renounce violence. Maoist assurances that they are peace loving democrats have been proven hollow daily by the violent actions of their cadre. If the Maoists want the people’s trust and support, they must win it through democratic competition and free elections – and not through violence.

In April 2006, the Nepali people rose up and demanded peace and democracy. They demanded transparency and accountability from all sides. The process of building a democratic government and democratic culture is a long one, but it is absolutely essential. I urge all of you to continue to have the strength of will to attain, and then sustain, democracy. The United States, like other friends of Nepal, will help you where we can. But in the end, as you well know, Nepal’s future is the hands of the Nepalis themselves. Make the best of it.

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51 thoughts on “Moriarty Musing: Bye Bye Nepal But I couldn't Shake Prachanda's Hand…

  1. “Kukur ko puchhar barha barsa dhungra ma rakhe pani jasta ko testai” Maoist won’t change themself no matter who ever says anything to them. They enjoy to rule people with fear they have addiction to violence, extortion, and intimidation .

  2. Neigbourhood commitees should be made for safety. In this military and moist cooperate better late than never.
    Law and order have been useless which is why anarchy overtook, this does not call for a military but political and human solution.
    let women manage locally too much blabla, when something really happens people are great everywhere. I live in Kuleswor and I sleep early, so I woke up the dogs are barking, THEN I heard the biggest sound in my life first my children put bikes inside then they caught the thief and THE WHOLE NEIGHBOURHOOD BORED WITH BANDA LACK OF MONEY PANI PAISA I THINK THAT THIEF WAS PRAYING TO BE SAFE IN JAIL.
    I feel very protected in Kuleswor.
    No need Jimmys Carters or Americani. thank u.

  3. Finally a touching article by Mr. Moriarty. I commend him for having the courage to stand against the maoist’s attrocities.

  4. “A successful Constituent Assembly election, carried out in a free and fair manner, should prove a giant step forward in the establishment of a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic Nepal. That is the hope of the Nepali people.”
    Yeah, that is the hope but which political party is committed enough to carry out the CA elections. And due to the continuing atrocities of the maoists and the idifference of the parliament and the government towards the terai problem, it is increasingly unlikely that the CA elections will ever be held, let alone held in a free and fair manner.

    “The promise of a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic Nepal is, however, in danger.”
    Largely due to a terrorist group led by Teacher Pushpa Kamal who wouldn’t change their violent ways for the better future of this country and its people.

    “I think many would agree, however, that these atrocities, not my words, are threatening the peace process. Peace is not just the absence of war. Maoist violence and intimidation are derailing the peace process, and the consequences threaten the future of all Nepalis.”
    Dead right! It is sad that it took a person like Moriarty and not the other Nepali politicians or media or intellectuals to say this out in public in so many words. The Maoists must own up to the distabilizing process and start mending their ways.

    “Meanwhile, many seasoned PLA combatants remained outside the camps and were placed by the Maoist leadership in a new organization: the Young Communist League. Most of the leadership of the YCL consists of senior PLA officers, including one who bragged in a recent interview that he had assassinated a senior police official in Kathmandu.”
    How much longer will teacher Pushpa Kamal and ceremonial Baburam deny this fact… when will they stop believing that the people of this country are all fools. They MUST stop their terrorising tactics.

    “Nor should a political party be permitted to carry out, with impunity, crimes of extortion, abduction, and intimidation Again, however, this is exactly what the Maoists continue to do, particularly through their YCL.”
    No transition should be used as an excuse by the Maoists to remain in power and continue to act like they have a parralel set up governing the country. They are either in the goernment or not in the goernment. You can’t be both.

    “Pushpa Dahal and the rest of the Maoist leadership have an historic opportunity before the Constituent Assembly election to prove to the Nepali people and the world that their party really is committed to democracy and peace.”
    They have already squandered the chance they have and it will take quite an effort to redeem themselves if they chose to change their ways. But going by their sabre-rattling, it looks extremely likely that the terrorists will continue to believe that they can take control of this country by continuing their violent ways.

    But they are undermining the strength of the people!!

  5. I doubt anyone else has put things more clearly then Moriarty. We should thank the Ambassador for being the voice of truth when we could not speak, being the all seeing eye when we dared not see. However, it is time for peace loving Nepalis to speak out, shout out and be heard.

  6. It is time the maoists get their act straight and say that they are also an equal partner in the peace process. If it is peace they want, they cannot pretend that the SPA should be the ones shouldering all the responsibility and running after them for it, as they are also part and parcel of it. But if it is’nt so then they should admit it, leave the government and let the SPA do what they need to do. Including bringing out the army for security, and if the maoists want to go back to jungle warfare again, it is time they do it without delaying further and making fools out of everybody.

    I believe that the maoists do want peace in certain levels, but organisations like the YCL want their rule only. So the leaders of the maoists have to either disband the YCL, or severe them from the party if their intention is peace. In this manner the maoists can still be a part of the peace process, while unleashing the security forces on any YCL cadres that do not follow party orders. Eventually this will have to happen as the YCL will be the downfall of the maoist leadership if they stick by them.

  7. Ah! At least we have someone calling spade a spade. So refreshing from all those pretence of calling Maoists a party rather than bunch of murderers terrorist..for what they are..

    Thanks Mr Moriarty for showing courage to call the terrorist a terrorist unlike those circus clowns of Nepali politics.

  8. musing Wagle and the gang- truth cannot be blinded by zealous sense of righteousness of dimwits like thee. You asked for Maoist to put a leash on Kantipur and its has happened, any comment on this, you moderate,c’mon grow some balls. Moriarity for all his sensibility is just too late- Johnny come lately.

  9. Sadly, whatever moriarty said is true. Actually, Nepalese polticians should have a courage to say these things but now we see what we knew before that they are dumbass and they are slaves of Delhi Durbar. They do not have any brain or courage to standup to Maoist and YCL atrocities instead they are silently condoning whatever YCL is doing. but they are going to pay eventually and for their stupidity every Nepali have to pay very heavy price in near future. Maoist never belives in peacful power sharing and they will use everone and every means to grab power. Therefore, if state can not control YCL we are heading for civil war soon.
    so everybody should be ready for that.

  10. If Moriarty couldn’t shake the hand of Chairman Prachand, the loss is his. He wouldn’t be able to tell his grandchildren that he had the opportunity of seeing the first successful revolutionary of twntyfirst century in flesh and blood.
    By the way, why is Moriarty’s whimper so important that Nepalese newspapers and blogs should be publishing it verbatim? Imagine NYT publishing Nepalese ambassador’s observations about state of democrcay in USA!

  11. Very inclusive and well said Mr. Moriarty….BRAVO!!!

    I hope this speech would be read by thugs like Puspha Kamal & Co and groups which are involved in violence in Nepal including SPA…… and hopefully it will open their eyes…. But i doubt….

    We need one more April movement against these Mao…(Khaobadi,”Randi ko Chora haru”), SPA and other small groups like JTTM etc… Who are willing to divide our nation into pieces for their vested interest…….

    Wake up People….Speak up… Its time to Fight for our real RIGHT

    Peace

    Nepali

    P.S: I wish Mr. Moriarty safe journey back home, hopefully u have had wonderful stay in Nepal exploring its natural beauty, ancient history, rich culture and friendly people, except for dealing with these corrupt politicians…hope to see you again in future…..

  12. Scope I couldn’t agree more! Chairman Prachanda is indeed the first successful revolutionary in the 21st century.
    Some might say the Chairman only came to power because the SPA were desperate and the Maost were able to force hundreds of young rowdy men to uprise in a street protest. They might even go so far as to say it was just fluke. But they don’t realize just how much better Nepal has become since Chairman Prachanda and Dr. Baburam have come to the forefront of Nepalese politics.

    People don’t realize that the 14,000 deaths, destruction of infrstructure, displacement of hundreds of thousands of people, the tortures, the closure of schools and health centers in the rural areas, the indimidation of villagers, the assassination of teachers and other officials (particularly in the rural areas), are nothing in comparison to what the Chairman, Dr. Baburam and Mr. Mahara are accomplishing. And today the YCL has risen to rid Nepal of currupt businessmen and teach those hotel owners a lesson. Ahh who cares about flexible labor laws and free market economy? The Maoist union will make Nepal more equitable and prosperous as the great Karl Marx had envisioned.
    The YCL will make Nepal ever more peaceful and cause the crime rate to plummet.

    And I totally agree with you last analogy. Just imagine had the Nepalese ambasssador said something about the state of democracy in the USA.
    Even though the USA is the one of the largest (if not the largest) contributer of financial and military aid to Nepal, the most powerful country in the world, who the hell cares. I don’t know why Nepalese media is giving it so much attention. They should focus their attention on Chairman Prachanda and his wisdom on the economy and politics. Or they should focus on how the YCL is cleaning up KTM and making currupt businessmen and politians fall to their knees. I don’t know what these newspapers are thinking. The American ambassador – who is he?

  13. Bhudai is a true satirist of Moliere’s calibre. I think this Scope chap is in la la land or something. Prachanda is neither a true revolutionary nor a visionary. He’s just an opportunist who’s been able to take a whole lot of people for a ride because of abject poverty and illiteracy that permeates in our country.

    Prachanda had a chance to really make a difference. But, he chose not to be a pragmatist and change with the times and need of the moment but remain obtuse and stubborn.

  14. yeah really makes you wonder why people like scope think the way they do…it’s quite sad how delusional they are.

  15. The only reason I can see why chaps like scope talk the talk they talk, is obviously because he is earning his bread and butter from the maos one way or another. Anyway, he’s full of shit, like every other mao hothead thug.

  16. YCL thug Scoop does not know the ground reality of Nepal. That is why he needs to be hanged upside down at Tundikhel, then all peace-loving people of Nepal should be allowed to kick his face until dies. These maoists are the ones who sowed the seeds of communal violence in Nepal. Now, they are reaping what they sowed. Look what happened to YCL thug leader the other day.

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    The army is that stupid. PM has been meeting with the chief daily….GOOD LUCK TO ALL STILL IN NEPAL.

  18. “Even though the USA is the one of the largest (if not the largest) contributer of financial and military aid to Nepal”
    1. USA isn’t one of the five top donors to Nepal.
    2. Whatever little they give from left hand, they take it away with right hand by hiring frightfully expensive American consultants.
    3. American contribution to Nepal’s development is mostly negative.
    What will happen if USA were to close its embassy in Kathmandu. NOTHING, that’s what. Bon voyage, Mr. Moriarty.

  19. Mr. Moriarty has played a very important role and we all thank him. I hope your successor continues in the same way and even more. If there was really anyone who had the balls to stand up against Maoists, it was Madhesis and you and no one else. Thanks Mr. Moriarty and have a nice journey.

  20. He has a great contribution for Nepalese democracy. Any sensible person would greatly appreciate his way of “motivating” our leaders – by telling the opposite. Don’t make the 12-point deal, and they did. Don’t go to the streets for democracy, and they did. Don’t include maoist’s in govt, and they did. Now he is talking against YCL, and I fear that people will do the opposite. He is also talking about CA elections, and most of us are worried that our leaders may not go for it (don’t do what Moriarty says!).

    He is just an official of the US government (Ever wonder what happens if Nepalese ambassador to US comments about US involvement in Iraq?) and I don’t think that he needs such an extensive coverage from the media.

    The most important thing is that US is powerful. It is powerful because its citizens don’t waste time in bandhas, strikes and a lot of illogical things we Nepalese indulge ourselves in. They work hard, so they are powerful. And even a government official from such powerful country gets greater coverage than a country’s PM. Ever thought of making Nepal a great country?

  21. Scope:
    I agree! You are right again!
    Who cares if the US closes it’s embassy in KTM. The thousands of Nepalese students and other hard working Nepalese wanting to go to the US and make a life for themselves can wait or better change their plans. I don’t even understand why they want to go to the US. All these students should stop wasting their time pursuing an education and join the glorious YCL. Just imagine what we can accomplish!
    Comrade Scope, unfortunately you are incorrect. The US is in fact one of the top 5 donors of foreign aid to Nepal. But that doesn’t matter. Damn imperialist Americans can shut their embassy. Even though The World Bank, which is a tool of the imperialist Americans, is the single biggest multilateral donor they can pack their bags and go home. The party with the YCL will finance all the major infrastructure projects! Not only that the party will also finance all the infrastructure that was destroyed during the great people’s movement. Some people will argue that the party, during the revolution set Nepal back by a decade in terms of economic and social development. To them I say: it was worth it for a better future that Chairman Prachanda has envisioned. So let them shut down their embassy and take their expensive consultants with them.

  22. “It is powerful because its citizens don’t waste time in bandhas, strikes and a lot of illogical things we Nepalese indulge ourselves in. They work hard, so they are powerful.”

    Kishor you have been brain washed with capatalist propoganda! You think that destroying old statues of Shah Kings is a waste of time? How dare you. You must be a Bhunist or a Royalist. What ridiculous thing are you going to say next? I’ll have you know that destroying those statues will increase moral and as a result our productivity will increase 10 fold. The people will get deeper sleep as a result of knowing that Judda Shamsher is not towering over the people. Furthermore, bhands are a necessary evil for the bigger goal of acheiving the people’s aspirations.

    “Ever thought of making Nepal a great country?”

    Of couse! The Chairman and Dr. Baburam have always had this in mind ever since the on set of the people’s revolution. You will see the YCL bring about great social change in time. Sita Ram Parasai was just the begining. Soon we will have every business leader on their knees. Ever hotel owner will think twice before scolding or firing an incompetant worker. This will make Nepal’s labor laws so attrative, foregin investors will beg to come and invest in this country which will (by that time) be under the glorious leadership of Chairman Prachanda.

  23. Bhudai – dnt indulge with morons like scope or ck2, they’re a waste of time. Anyways, seems u’ve changed ur style to sacarcism, makes interesting reading though …

  24. Pandit ji, only those who have no brian get brainwashed. And those who want to sleep well may do so by whatever means they please as long as they respect the freedom of others. Those who want to organize bandha are free to do so as long as they respect the freedom of those who want to defy it.

    Pandit ji why do you pee your pants in front of YCL? They are just a bunch of wannabe bounty hunters (and I don’t think they are worthy of such great “praise”). Who do you think people would vote? YCL? NC? UML?

  25. What are you talking about Kishor? The Maoist party has always respected the freedom of others. In fact the party has been fighting for the last 10 years to free the people enslaved by the evil and tyrannical Shah kings.
    Kishorji: the YCL is the future of Nepal. The YCL is going to turn Nepal into Singapore. The YCL with the leadership of the wise Chairman and Dr. Baburam will guide Nepal into prosperity and make Nepal the Switzeland of the east.
    Haven’t you already seen the in the last couple of months what a difference the Maoists have made by joining the govt. that’s just a sneak preview of the coming attraction. The Maoists even stepped up and told the ADB (the single biggest multilateral lender to Nepal) to back their bags and stop funding the hydro-water project. That’s how much balls the Maoist party has. Just imagine the possibility if the Maoist had a majority in the government.

  26. Pandit ji, possibilities are endless. It seems that you have a good knowledge of future, I have few queries – will Nepal be a single nation or go back to 22/24 kingdoms (and eventually join the Indian Fedaration) ? Will the king take over again like in 017? (If every generations has to fight for same issues, then its worthless) or we will have a “prosperous” future by the blessings of our great leaders.

  27. Kishor ji:
    Nepal will be a single nation. The tyrannical King will be sent to exile and Nepal will be declared a republic! Then finally the party members will go around on a final drive and destroy any remaining statues of Rana/Shah Kings. What a glorious day that will be. Then Chairman Prachanda, Dr. Baburam and Mr. Mahara will be paraded around Tudikhel like the true revolutionaries they are. The people’s aspirations would have been finally realized. Even if the people don’t have jobs, the country is on the brink of a fiscal crisis, the infrastructure is in ruins, tourism has plummeted and commerce has cease to exist it all doesn’t matter because the people’s aspiration will be fulfilled.

  28. Bhudai Pundit

    I saw sea-change in your style of writing. I am happy about that. The blog looks so much better than before. It is not the garbage of filthy words any more. Just for curiocity, how much time you spend in writing in this blog? Well, I don’t mean not to write. Go ahead and write more and more. Yes, people must get some place to express their views. Thanks God this blog is blessing for you, as I think.
    If you do not get chance to post here I have doubt that you will still survive in balance. Thank you so much. Best of luck.

  29. Pandit ji, what will happen to girja, NC, UML etc etc? any survival tips for that day? How long will the “golden rule” of true revolutionaries last?

  30. Mutki Boy:
    I am glad you are happy. How much time I spend writing on this blog? Why don’t you see for yourself. All you have to do is scroll around this thread and other threads and see for yourself. Now don’t be lazy Mukti: look at how the YCL are doing and take a page from their behavior. These bir young men are an example of hard work and industry. Don’t worry about my survival. Tapai lai ki na mero hesto chaso? Just in case you are wandering I don’t play for that team.

    Kishorji:
    What will happen to Girija Babu? Do I really need to say. The man is like a hundred and something … UML and Madav Nepal will continue to be the meek, incompetant, useless, ball-less party. However, Chairman Prachanda being the wise and compasionate human being will hold his hand and provide leadership and guidance. As for that fool Sher Badhur Deuba he will continue to act like a fool since one takes him seriously anyway. Who knows he might even follow his master, Gyanendra, into exile.
    Who is left before that? The rest are irrelevant and too small to cause any stir. Furthermore, the NC has prevented any young leaders from emerging so the Maoist party has nothing to fear.

  31. Pundit ji: my only concern is that our beloved Nepal be a single state (n0 22/24 states). Whoever rules Nepal may it be Congress or UML I don’t mind. Prachanda and company – I do have some reservation. I am no maoist. Whoever supports democracy, I am with them.

    Mero desh Nepal must be one of the prosperous nations in this world. Thats all I long for.

  32. Patriot,

    I see you’re still licking your wounds from our last conversation as you have taken my name in a thread that I have not yet commented in. Truth does hurt the most. Get well soon sonny boy.

  33. Bhudai Pundit

    There is no sense to you to be skeptical and sarcastic to thrash Scope. Every old blogger knows very well that you were royalist and are so still now though some times you play a pseudo-democrat. Marxists or Maoists were never democrats and are not so now too. By action and conviction both, they are dictators, proliteriat dictators. They could not have come to power, had your king tried to destroy the peace loving SPA. Then, you were supporting every action of the king. SPA had just two options then – either to adjust with the Maoists who were, at least, a part of Nepalese general mass or to accept the fate of Vikram Sambat 2017 when your old master king Mahendra did for the parties. Like it or not, the Shah dynasty is going to fall and it started that very day of Durbar massacre and who planned it you know very well. You never condemned the Mandales. Did you? Likewise you have no right to condemn the YCL. Enough well established democrats are there to condemn them and protest against them.

  34. correction:
    They could not have come to power, had your king not tried to destroy the peace loving SPA

  35. i think i mis-read it. was is really “peace loving SPA”.
    well i was still a kid when democracy came to nepal, but ever since it came i loved it so much. not because i would vote in like 10 years time or because the king was powerless, but because we had holidays every now and then. nepal bandhs, chakka jams as well as vally badhs were my wishes everyday.
    just before i was giving my SLC, it got even better, vandalism on these public holidays were at its peak and we got more and more holidays. well that was then, and now when i think about it, they almost destroyed my life and i am sure they did destroy other peoples life. they thrashed people because the shops were open, they beat them up for using motorized vehicles, the “DEMOCRATIC” SPA were practicing their UNDEMOCRATIC hooliganism by not letting people in a democratic country practice their right of free movement, or people’s right to work.

    so before you repeat those words, that claim the SPA and M or either one of them to be peace loving, please do check the news and archives to see how peaceful as well as peace loving they were.

  36. i think i mis-read it. was it really “peace loving SPA”.
    well i was still a kid when democracy came to nepal, but ever since it came i loved it so much. not because i would vote in like 10 years time or because the king was powerless, but because we had holidays every now and then. nepal bandhs, chakka jams as well as valley bandhs were my wishes everyday.
    just before i was giving my SLC, it got even better, vandalism on these public holidays were at its peak and we got more and more holidays. well that was then, and now when i think about it, they almost destroyed my life and i am sure they did destroy other peoples life. they thrashed people because the shops were open, they beat them up for using motorized vehicles, the “DEMOCRATIC” SPA were practicing their UNDEMOCRATIC hooliganism by not letting people in a democratic country practice their right of free movement, or people’s right to work.

    so before you repeat those words, that claim the SPA and M or either one of them to be peace loving, please do check the news and archives to see how peaceful as well as peace loving they were.

  37. Pandit ji, if it were not for Prachanda, you will still be partaking of Rana-Shah guhu as sacred prasad. But if you love that, the choice is all yours. Bahuns are known to enjoy begging and chamchagiri.
    Don’t talk about things that you know nothing about. Americans are NOT in top five donors list. World Bank encourages institutionalized corruption.
    YCL? Pretty bad, but still better than rapist and killer army this country is forced to pay for. When was the last time you paid a penny to YCL? Look into a mirror before answering that question.

  38. I am surprised that Mr. Moriarty is so much concerned for Nepal. Bravo for his two points which were at least correct… But wait a sec, do we need an ambassador to say what is great for Nepal? And wasnt it these diplomats who in the dying days of royal regime were saying time is not ripe for democracy in nepal.

    I am sick of this Nepali mentality wherein they hail, praise, sing any foreign expert even if its a b grade expert, diplomat, and development wallas. Nepalese media has seemed to replaced the void left by lackof royal ceremonies by all sorts of pundits.

    Well the whole “100million dollar” aid is PEANUTS. That single B2 bomber costed more than 2 billion dollar.

    On the other side, we have YCL, the great Mao followers, ethnic tensions, deteriorating economy n same old leaders. Lets wait for the elections to kick out these ah oles.

  39. oh, at least US deserves respect for its approach to Bhutanese refugees. These people languishing in the hopeless belbari camps can at least hope to have basic rights and living conditions in the US.

  40. Will someone please tell me if this Raj character is insane or just can’t read a word of English. What the hell are you talking about? Me a royalist? That is just so out of the question. I am appalled by that statement. Why would I ever want to support the tyrannical Shah kings who kept the people in oppression for hundreds of years?

    But fear not Raj. The Maoist party is also peace loving and together with the help of the “peace loving SPA” we will rule Nepal and send all the Royalists into exile. Then once the Royalists leave Nepal and we destroy all the old statues of Shah Kings and remove the word ‘Royal’ from everything Nepal will be peaceful and prosperous. For the last 15 years the Royalists have hindered all economic, social and political progress. They and only they were responsible for the corruption, infighting, the utter lack of governance and lack of economic progress. These Royalists somehow managed to make Girija and Sujata Koirala engage in corruption and nepotism to obscene levels. They were responsible for the split in the congress party by causing Girija and Deuba to constantly undermine each other while the country was going down the tubes. These royalists are the worst – how can you accuse me of being a royalist? I am so appalled.

    The poor peace loving SPA did make some mistakes. They, unwisely, kept putting pressure of the late King Birendra to use the RNA. Thereafter they made a huge mistake of organizing operation Kilo Sierra in which hundreds of innocent Nepalese died. However, the bright side of all this was that the people’s movement went into a different gear and took off. For that we are grateful to the SPA. Furthermore, when Dr. Baburam had offered to negotiate a deal the then Prime Minster Deuba, he laughed at the Maoists and went off on a frivolous trip to New Delhi. Had a negotiated settlement been reached back then thousands of people would still be alive and the Party would not be as powerful. Again for that we have to thank the SPA – particularly the congress party. Had Girija Babu and Deuba not been busy fighting with each other and devoting their attention they might have stopped this glorious people’s movement before it became so powerful and pervasive. Since they didn’t and they have allowed us to come to the forefront of Nepalese politics the party forgives them for the past. In fact we are grateful to them. And you are right the Shah dynasty is indeed going to fall. What do you mean like it or not. Of course I like it. The YCL will soon, rule the streets and Nepal will be on its way to becoming Singapore as your peace loving Krisha Prasad Battarai had predicted.

  41. I agree pretty muhc what Mr. Ambassodor said, except that when he pointed out the violence, he chose to pretend ignorant of the violence US commits all around the world. As long as the US-UK-Inida axis remain strong on their forein policy to Nepal, no nepalese should trust these people. Ambassador comes and goes, but Nepal will remain and should. Oh, yes, what was US doing to the royalist when they were selling Nepali women and children to brothels in India and other countries. Kudos to the Nepali women who chose guns against the tyranies of Ranas-Shah-Bahun/Chetry clout who used the indigenous women and dehumanized the native people. Better die of bravery than live in the shacle of impose-caste system.

  42. n it was americans who provided M 16,raised ranger battalion and assisted in huge military support to escalate violence. had they not provided such militray hardware n training nepal would not had to suffer such casualties and deaths. they indirectly wanted those modern weapons to fall in the hands of rebels casue as soon as state army was issued with M16, INSAS, GALIL, G 36, Minimi; rebels started possessing them as well by capturing it from security forces, thus increase the intensity of the war. there r war mongors who benefits from conflicts n wants it to go on and on, good that we r in peace process, bad that our leaders r all craapy shiiit headed old vultures……

  43. Before maoist thugs like Prachande sowed the seeds of violence, Nepal was a very peaceful country. Now, they are reaping what they sowed during the eleven years period. The fire of violence that they started is spreading from the south so fast that these thugs will be burnt within a year because almost everyday these thugs are being butchered mercilessly.

  44. Prachanda, Babu ram along with other idiots from so called Maoist party is just like “Khoya” of “Makai”. Without Khoya no Makai survives but after we use Makai there is no use of Khoya except litting fire. They are also burning the country. They are of no use after Peace comes but peace possible only after the death of All maoist leaders and King.

  45. I agree with moriarty. listen and learn. do whats really whats best for your nation not for you. and for once show compassion and respect to all our fellow citizens who just want to live with peace and dignity.

  46. Yes- it’s time to learn and recognize who is capable of leading us- and build a New Nepal. Baburam wrote in Naya Patrika that Moriarty is the shadow of capitalism itself- and also insisted that it’s coming to an end. I wonder if he is too adamant of himself that he can’t even see that capitalism is coming into newer forms even in communist countries. Today, even communism and capitalism can work side by side- but I wonder if these people can make it work in our own country.

  47. moriarty ,

    no need to play drama in nepal , we dont need ur advice. dont think our brain is full of shit. u giving lecture coz u from rich country, by 2020 ur country will be no longer controlling the economy, dont shake ur legs

    u dont need to shake hand with moist chairman. he is respected or not by nepalese people . its all in nepalese hand but wot u ppl are doing all over the world is clear. u ppl are making terrorist who are not american,

    remember u will be one and only one left in the world who is real terrorist.

    above comment writters…………….. how can u ppl rely on the hand of USA. hope u are not child.

    i dont dont and dont admire moriarty at all.

    usa has done nothing good to nepal. but i respect people of usa , some are helpful , i m talking about bush administration.

    kick off bush followers

  48. “Before maoist thugs like Prachande sowed the seeds of violence, Nepal was a very peaceful country.”
    Yes, indeed. Nepal was very pissful with some powerful Bahuns, Chhetris and Newars pissing all over the country upon everyone–Dalits, Madises, women, janjatis etc. If you are nostalgic about those days of shame, forget it. Piss in the name of peace is simply unacceptable.

  49. Ahhhhh where were you comrade Scope! I have missed your moral support on this blog which seems to be infested with Royalists and other capitalist pigs.
    Yes again you are dead on the mark. Just imagine how much better off the dalits, Madeshis and Janjatis are after the Maoist revolution. In fact just imagine how much better off Nepal has been after the people’s movement started – especially the rural areas. I don’t understand what these Madeshis are thinking rebeling against the party. ungrateful bunch they are!

    Some people here might say the feudal system takes time to dismantal. It comes with economic progress and social upliftment. But the parties had a whole 8 years. That’s more then enough time to make a democratic system
    fully efficient and competly dismantal the feudal system. Thank god the party arose to uplift the people and help them realize their aspirations.

  50. bhanja:
    good idea,
    well since maoist already have had ak47 amongst others, why give the army modern sophisticated weapons. we should have taken all of it de-trained them and given them sling shot . if you dont know what sling shot is, it is GULELI.
    well if you think that is still dangerous, then give them sticks or something to defend their camps, as well as other offices that maoist had been burning all the time.
    did i mention about the banks that they looted? well the guards should have been equipped with garlands instead of guns.
    nice idea. so much would it help for lasting peace in nepal.

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