An article appearing in FPIF on the mass destruction caused by
The Supreme Lord said: I am death, the mighty destroyer of the world, out to destroy.” According to the great Hindu text Bhagavad-Gita, Vishnu delivered that speech to Prince Arjuna before a great battle almost eight millennia ago.
The author seems to be influenced by Robert Oppenheimer who quoted from Gita to describe the explosion of the atomic bomb. Firstly, it was not Vishnu who delivered Bhagavad Gita but Lord Krishna. Since
The above said quote is from the eleventh chapter of Bhagavad Gita (verse 32). And Conn Halliman has not taken the entire quote but mutilated it to suit his article.
I am death,
The mighty destroyer of the world, out to destroy.
Even without your participation all the warriors
Standing arrayed in the opposing armies
Shall cease to exist.
Lokan smahartum-iha pravrttah|
rte’pi twam na bhavisyanti sarve
ye’vasthitah pratyanikesu yodhah||
The term used for death in the verse is ‘Kal’ which also means ‘Time’ so the verse also means
Time am I, that comes to destroy worlds, grown mature, engaged here in subduing the world. Even without thee, all the warriors stationed in the opposite ranks shall not be. (Translated by Shakuntala Rao Shastri)
Krishna is here removing the ignorance of Arjuna by pointing out that ‘Time’ or ‘death’ will anyway consume all those that you are worrying for. When
So what is the article dealing with?
An Israeli commander recently expressed regret on the recent war against
From the article
The latest channeling of the Hindu god can be found in an Israeli commander's evaluation of last summer's war with
: “What we did was insane and monstrous, we covered entire towns in cluster bombs.” Lebanon
The commander was decrying the way
, the Israel , and United States wage war these days, which has increasingly become an exercise in mass destruction. In the last five years, Vishnu has visited Great Britain , Afghanistan , and Iraq . The result has been death and ruin on a biblical—or more aptly, a Bhagavad-Gita—scale. Lebanon
The writer concludes that US and its allies are employing Vishnu Strategy.
What does this mean? What has Bhagavad Gita and Lord Vishnu to do with the mass destruction carried out by fascist governments?