- Feb 16, 2009
is the obama administration acting better for indian strategies or are they a disappointment vote and express your views.
'Too good to be true' - wasn't he? All the talk of new era seems not to have helped US a bit. He just doesn't know what he is doing. He is trying for short-cuts to come over the troubles. But in the process he is hurting Indo-US relationship. I don't know why is he cosying up with China, as it has been proved again and again that China has an expansionist attitude and in the long run China is going to be the 'Rival', not India. We are content with what we have, and our people will never support any expansionist view of our leaders - but in China the people matters little. Also, he had already started souring the relationship with Taiwan. Another aspect of USA's international policy - they changes policy and don't care when it hurts others - be it their old ally. I wonder what would US do if in coming years during Obama's time China attacked Taiwan - IMO nothing but condemn it. He is even talking giving Afgntan to Pak!!!To be honest, I never liked Obama right from the start... I sensed something fishy vis-a-vis India... and upto now he's only lived upto my expectations that he's not going out of the way to do anything for us...
Though, I'd wait a couple of more months before deciding to take a call on his credentials in the poll...
For now, in my books, he's "Slightly Negative, but will give more time"
He doesn't have a Choice. The USA is depending on China to fund its massive spending, and continue to keep the dollar afloat by buying US Currency.Upto now, he only seems to be cozying upto China and not doing much for India... I'm afraid he might cause a freeze in the relationships vis a vis India...
First the fiasco with the GE Engines (which seems to have been sorted out now) and his softening of stand with respect to Pakistan and Taliban don't exactly endear him to me and millions of other Indians...
Well there are no permanent friends or enemies. I think this would be a good time to put aside our differences with China and make a serious effort to sort out the border issues by negotiations.We have the wrong friend at the wrong time... thats all I can say...
You took the words out of my mouth... I'm speechless....so far we have been the back end of crumbling empires:
IMHO, that is exactly what we are doing... boarding a sinking Ship...But there's no need to panic - the USA will remain no.1 militarily for quite some time, recession or no recession, so its not like we are boarding a sinking ship.
Really Monk? IMO Pakistan always gets eaten up by its "allies".You took the words out of my mouth... I'm speechless....
Contrast with the Pakistanis who always get the best out of every empire they ally themselves with... They were with the US during the pink of their health and now they seem to be going toward China when China is reaching the pink of its health...
Eaten up or not... they get lots of freebies and handouts... The US bombs them on one side, and promises them 35 billion dollars in aid... thats not bad, is it ???Really Monk? IMO Pakistan always gets eaten up by its "allies".
Its being bombed by one, and bought up by the other.
USA has to keep the carrot they will not deliver like promised. Reagan promised Pakistan f-16's in 1982 and they are being delivered soon?Eaten up or not... they get lots of freebies and handouts... The US bombs them on one side, and promises them 35 billion dollars in aid... thats not bad, is it ???
Its not freebies - its bribery to give up their sovereignty. IMO from the point of view of a nation state, its independence is priceless. You cannot and should not let anyone - even your ally - bomb your territory.Eaten up or not... they get lots of freebies and handouts... The US bombs them on one side, and promises them 35 billion dollars in aid... thats not bad, is it ???
Unfortunately, this time, Obama came out and said that Pakistan as a nation needed their help... LOL!!! That's what scared me the most... They somehow have to ensure Pakistani support for the WOT now that it is in such a crucial stage... and I'm sure that Obama will not think twice before throwing money at Pakistan to try and get their support...USA has to keep the carrot they will not deliver like promised. Reagan promised Pakistan f-16's in 1982 and they are being delivered soon?