- Feb 19, 2009
True but if you want to trust the politicians, you are in for a shock. There was a whole flurry of articles last year that repeatedly pointed out Chinese incursions deep into Indian territory(AP) and yet all the Indian Govt. did was to raise some meek objections. Look, I am not saying that we should throw caution to the winds and run to confront China, what we have to do is to put a brave face forward and let them know that we cannot be bullied about. While it is true that Israel has the unconditional support of America, not once did they get even a single American or a NATO soldier to defend their soil. Yet, they are doing pretty good aren't they.You are forgetting what happened in 1959 - Dalai Lama fled to India and got sanctuary, which was obviously regarded as a huge negative by the Chinese government, and also India's 'forward policy' which actually extended India's borders further than the McMahon line.
Also, the reason we lost the war was that we were not prepared for it. That is just stupidity - and you seem think that I would have India lie down and wait for China to attack?
That's what countries do - they prepare for war during peacetime. I hope we are doing the same.
LoL - Israel has unconditional support from Amrikka. Do we? If we can get unconditional support from America and EU then I say hell yeah - go forth and liberate Tibet.
Half the battle is deterrence and that goes hand in hand with the policy of "Talk soft but carry a big stick"...India did the former but neglected the latter. That is what we have to fix...we have to fix the infrastructure in the northern regions...logistically, the Chinese have us at a severe disadvantage there