Credit for image of Draupadi vastraharan to Naari.com
“When the US tows away a Russian diplomat’ car in Washington for a parking violation, six US diplomatic cars disappear in Moscow. The Russian car then magically appears with apology.
That is the type of diplomacy we need.”
This was a comment I saw posted at the Indian news site, Firstpost.com, below an article on the unequal “relationship” between the US and India, as evidenced in the Devyani Khobragade case.
India is claiming “victory” …….even though a senior female diplomat still faces indictment and a possible 10 year sentence and was strip-searched and cavity-inspected, for an allegation over what amounts to a routine visa issue.
Meanwhile, not even a criminal case was registered against Wayne May (the State Dept Security chief in New Delhi who is behind the whole affair.
Further clarification of a canard being circulated that Khobragade was lying.
So who is telling the truth? Devyani or the Marshals?
BOTH. There is just a confusion of terms.
Under US law today (ratified by Supreme Court in a 2012 case), arrests are accompanied by strip-searches.
1 The standard procedure of a strip-search
This is what the US Marshals admitted happened.
It involves the removal of all clothes and examination of all bodily cavities, including mouth, nose, ears, eyes, genitals and rectum.
It involves “baring of the labia.” That can be done multiple times.
It includes DNA swabbing and recording (for security purposes).
As we now know, the US has a vast espionage and surveillance network and nearly all sensitive nodes of telecom and electronic communication are monitored centrally.
Thus, images of such a search WOULD HAVE BEEN RECORDED AND SHARED WITH SPY AGENCIES. THAT IS GUARANTEED.
These images can then be transferred to private corporations, working with the United States Government (and Israel.
Corporation working with the spy agencies and with the USG include Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Digg, Verizon, Brighthouse and many many more.
There is immense potential here for black-mail against a political figure like Khobragade, from a political family tied to the Dalit vote-bank (voting power of the lower caste/untouchable community), a prize for both Congress and the BJP.
Indeed, we don’t know that black-mail has not ALREADY occurred behind closed doors.
Extortion of the Khobragade family would mean extortion of the Ministry of External Affairs (foreign office of New Delhi), in which Uttam Khobragade, Devyani’s father, has power.
The MEA and the US Embassy in New Delhi were at logger-heads for some time before this episode
“Jail Strip Searches: The light at the end of the tunnel was not a train,” Gary W. De Land, Directors of Jail Operations, Utah’s Sheriff’s Association gives a detailed history of the litigation over strip-searches as well as the often confused terminology, from the perspective of someone in favor of more wide-spread use of strip-searches. His description of the standard strip-search, including visual inspection of cavities (which he terms relatively useless since the cavities cannot actually be seen)
“The early strip search cases created a bit of confusion over what a strip search is. Part of that confusion was use of the term “body cavity search” or “visual body cavity search.”
The terms seem to imply searches actually probe or look inside of the rectum or vagina which was not the case.
The body-cavity searches were those where the male was required to lift his genitals for visual inspection to see if contraband was being hidden and bending or squatting to allow visual inspection of the anus (an external inspection). For females, prisoners were required to bend and spread their buttocks and/or squat to permit an visual inspection of the external genitalia and anus.
The Supreme Court commented on the different and confusing meanings that have been applied in various cases to “strip searches.”
The term is imprecise. It may refer simply to the instruction to remove clothing while an officer observes from a distance of, say, five feet or more; it may mean a visual inspection from a closer, more uncomfortable distance; it may include directing detainees to shake their heads or to run their hands through their hair to dislodge what might be hidden there; or it may involve instructions to raise arms, to display foot insteps, to expose the back of the ears, to move or spread the buttocks or genital areas, or to cough in a squatting position.
The impact of the Florence ruling is that the term “strip search” now covers each of the different levels of intrusion listed above. Since the so-called visual body-cavity searches are permitted without reasonable suspicion, then certainly the less intrusive strip searches are also authorized. It is now appropriate for jail officials to simply refer to levels levels of unclothed searches as strip searches.”
B. The procedure called a “cavity search”
Devyani mistakenly used this term, when she should have used the term “cavity inspection.”
That is understandable since in India, BOTH procedures would be considered custodial rape.
This is literally sodomizing of an innocent person, on mere charges or suspicion.
“Probing” did NOT happen, which is why the US Marshals are denying the story.
Devyani used the wrong term, but she is not lying, just using the wrong terminology.
The standard inspection of the cavities would in fact be brutal and demeaning enough on its own.
The US apparently misjudged how people would react and then tried to muddy the affair by flooding the media with allegations and statements from the US prosecutor and the alleged victim.
In effect, this is a way to try the case in the media and cover up their own outrageous position.
The hoax video that was released on the net, showing the gang-rape of Devyani, was apparently intended to muddy the story.
Perhaps that was so as to make it appear that the reaction was a misplaced reaction to exaggerated reports.
My first book “Language of Empire” dealt with such “hoaxes” and the problems they create.
Notice, as well, that almost immediately after the Facebook statements of the May surfaced, how another “gang-rape” allegation has surfaced from Delhi, this time by a Danish woman.
Yet, the police did not find any injuries consistent with a gang-rape and she refused to undergo a medical examination in Delhi.
She is using medical evidence from Denmark to press her case.
This is an extraordinary case from the point of view of setting precedents, because it means that the Delhi police might from now on be sued based on evidence cooked up abroad and concocted for political purposes.
Now, we see the political motivation behind the drum-beat about a “rape crisis” in Delhi
even while the rate of rape in the UK, for example, is ten time that in India, and although India is not to be found in the top ten countries for high rape rates, while the US, the UK, New Zealand, Sweden, and Belgium all are.
Read about the 25 signs of the Nazification of the US police-state.