ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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West Bengal- SICK politics, Sick Justice

NIXON is bound to use one of his choice expletives when he hears of Turkish paratroopers tumbling out of the skies over Nicosia and Turkish marines storming ashore at Kyrenia. Brezhnev and his cohorts are likely to receive the news with quiet joy. This is the first time since the formation of NATO in March 1949 that the soldiers of NATO partners are fighting each other. The entire south-eastern flank of NATO has been disrupted and Washington's recently built-up prestige in West Asia, especially in Syria, is likely to be somewhat diminished on seeing that the Americans are unable to prevent a key Atlantic Treaty partner from taking unilateral action against the expansionist activities of another.

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