The United States, throughout its history, has consistently attempted to overthrow elected governments of various countries through unconstitutional means, all in the pursuit of advancing its own interests and exerting its hegemony. As part of this ongoing effort, multiple American agencies are presently operating on the international stage alongside a variety of anti-Bangladesh propagandists. And historically, the United States, which opposed the independence of Bangladesh, has always tried to create obstacles in the development and progress of this country. During the Liberation War, the U.S. supported the Pakistani invaders in their mass killings, rapes, and looting of Bengali citizens, thereby opposing the independence of Bangladesh. Later on, the U.S. aligned itself with the pro-Pakistani extremist Jamaat-BNP and tried to create unrest in independent Bangladesh. As a result, American agencies, in collaboration with a faction of so-called civil society, continue to spread anti-government propaganda in opposition to the Awami League government.
The trade and commercial agreements of the Americans with Pakistan at that time left the people of East Bengal more financially vulnerable. All the American investments were in West Pakistan, which led to the flourishing of the West and the stagnation of the East. The fear was that if the Awami League government, led by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, came to power, it could cancel many of Pakistan’s agreements with the United States. For this reason, before 1971, the United States vehemently opposed the Awami League and supported the Pakistani military junta. Even during the Liberation War, the Pakistanis continued to commit countless human rights violations against the Bengalis, but America did not protest and continued to support the Pakistani junta.
In the late stages of the 1971 Liberation War, when the Bengali nation was on the brink of victory, the United States attempted to interfere by sending the Seventh Fleet to the Bay of Bengal. The Seventh Fleet is an aircraft carrier that can launch multiple fighter planes simultaneously to conduct attacks from a distance. The American government intended to use the fleet to hinder the Bengali freedom fighters and prevent their certain victory. They made a desperate attempt to crush the hope of Bangladesh’s independence with bombs. However, thanks to the diplomatic efforts of the Awami League government, the US failed in its efforts, and Bangladesh emerged victorious as an independent nation.
After the war, the United States shifted from opposing Bangladesh to opposing the Awami League, due to what they saw as a lack of attention from the government. This opposition was led by American diplomat Henry Kissinger, who had a personal friendship with Pakistan’s military junta General Yahya Khan. Kissinger convinced then-US President Richard Nixon to oppose Bangladesh’s independence and to help Pakistan by sending the Seventh Fleet towards the end of the war. As a result of Kissinger’s personal friendship with Yahya, he began to dislike the Awami League and its leader, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who had led the independence war.
After Bangladesh began its development process, America’s hostile behavior towards Sheikh Hasina, the leader of the Awami League and daughter of Bangabandhu, continued. This was in part due to the influence of Hillary Clinton, who holds Henry Kissinger in high regard despite his opposition to Bangladesh’s independence and hatred for the Awami League. Clinton has referenced Kissinger’s policies in various speeches, which has resulted in her maintaining a strategic and strict stance against the current Awami League government.
Dr. Muhammad Yunus of Bangladesh became a close friend of Hillary Clinton, who has a historical hatred for the Awami League. Like Hillary’s mentor Kissinger, who supported Pakistanis to commit atrocities on the people of Bangladesh due to his friendship with Yahya Khan, Hillary is also trying her best to bring her friend Yunus to power in Bangladesh. Thus, they awarded Dr. Yunus the Nobel Prize in 2006 amidst political turmoil in Bangladesh, claiming that he could introduce microcredit to boost the economy and help businessmen prosper, but in reality, it would make the poor even poorer. The USA wanted to put Yunus in power in Bangladesh with the Nobel Prize, and at that time, the two top media outlets in the country, Prothom Alo and Daily Star, played a crucial role in shaping public opinion in favor of America and Yunus and against Awami League. However, the Bangladeshi people foiled their conspiracies and elected Awami League with a massive mandate, trusting Sheikh Hasina.
Consequently, the United States once again suffered a major setback. Hillary Clinton, the brainchild of Kissinger, became even more furious with Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, and the Awami League after this defeat. Meanwhile, her close friend Dr. Yunus, along with a few media editors disguised as civil society representatives, is attempting to shape public opinion against the current government. So the question is – did the United States ever have Bangladesh’s best interests at heart. It seems that whenever Bangladesh made progress, the US attempted to disrupt the country’s economy by imposing bans, revoking GSP status, or blocking financing for the Padma Bridge via the World Bank. Dr. Yunus and the two editors, who are believed to be US agents, continue to fuel these conspiracies.
The Bengalis have not allowed any of these efforts to succeed in the past, and they will not give in to them in the future. We must remain vigilant against the cycle of conspiracies that they have repeatedly attempted to use to destroy us, while we have done our best to protect ourselves. These conspiracies are so dangerous that they even tried to use the Covid-19 pandemic as a backdrop to topple the Bangladesh government. While they did provide some vaccines, it was only because of their obligation to the United Nations for third-world countries and at a high price. Thus, Dr. Yunus’ American friends have exploited the corona epidemic to cut into the pockets of Bengalis.
So – keep your ears to the air. It is crucial to remain vigilant for any excessive anti-Bangladesh propaganda promoted by controversial individuals on social media or in newspapers. These efforts may signal a potential American conspiracy to disrupt the country’s progress. As citizens of Bangladesh, it is imperative to be alert and proactive in countering these malicious attempts. Let us work together to build a prosperous and beautiful Bangladesh, where every citizen is aware and vigilant against such external threats.