Bush in India

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by AndyPipkin, Mar 1, 2006.

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  1. Interesting article:


    Dispute 2 points with it, though. The US 'special relationship' in Asia is with Japan, India won't replace it, even assuming India wants to.
    Basically the US wants to use India against China the same way it used China against the USSR.

    As for the US 'managing' Europe via it's 'special relationship' with the UK - don't think so! We were semi-detatched from Europe for most of the Cold War.
  2. US wants something from our 'special relationship' other than to fcuk us over?? This obviously amuses we have enough influence in both camps, which I'm not sure we do.
  3. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4759592.stm

    How touching. However Americans are too practical to deliver nuclear technologies without any cause (and it is right)

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4715980.stm 16 February 2006

  4. AndyPipkin popped a wheelie:

    Eu's europia building is just Ed... (electile dysfunction).

    Have a little blue 'helmet' pill....


    warning: If you get an election that lasts more than 4 hours, get medical help right away. Priapusism must be treated as soon as possible or lasting damage can happen to your Eu priapus including the inability to have elections.

  5. The US and India have had a warmer relationship since 9-11. There have been joint exercises both in India and in Alaska. The real issue between the US and India is weapons sales. India would love to have US weapons but the US has refused such sales in the past because of the relationship with Pakistan and fear of war between the two countries. As a result the Indian's turned to the Russians for equipment.
  6. http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060303/ts_nm/bush_india_defense_dc

    Maybe few F-16 would be bought to learn their weak points (takong into account Pakistan)


    Indian Air Marshal:

  7. Indians have the highest favorable view of the US according to newest Pew Global Attitudes poll. Russians--of all people--viewed the Americans as immoral in higher numbers than any other nation.
  8. Virgil!

    According to the article

    42% of Russians see that Americans are immoral but
    39% of Americans have the same opinion and
    in Netherlands, France, Spain numbers are very close (within statistical error).

    It should be noted that Russian Orthodox Church is strongly oppose to homosexual relations (and in Russian mentality it is a great sin, immorality). So something that is regarded as 'freedom' would be regarded as 'immorality' in Russia. Like you it or not it is as it is. Also Iraqi war should be mentioned. It is not moral form point of view of many Russians (and Americans as well).

    Also there are other interesting data in the article

    As to other countries then we have

    55% - the UK (not so big difference)
    43% - France
    41% - Germany (visibly lower)

    As to India with its 71% then attitude to Russia (I suppose) is maybe even better.
  9. Q: A Polish soldier has a Russian advancing on him from one side and a German from the other. Qhich does he shoot first?

    A: The German - business before pleasure :p

    Sergey, has it occured to you that many if not most people in the states of Eastern Europe and the former USSR really, REALLY HATE Russia?
  10. Much the same as most people in our former Empire hating us then, eh? It's tough at the top and even tougher when you used to be at the top :wink:
  11. Actually I think we're alot less hated in our former dominiums than the Russians are in theirs. Just IMHO.
  12. Just wait. Soviet empire collapsed quite recently.


    I think that attitude of average Israeli to the UK has been changed.
  13. It would take a generation or so for the Indians to drop the Russians as their main arms supplier. I also think that anti-Indian sentiment in the Republican Party which dates back to the time of Eisenhower means that there will always be some who are weary of India. Arrogant countries don’t tend to mix well
    India will never be a check on China. There is no way that the Indians will ever step up the plate and defend western interests. The rest of south Asia won’t be too happy about the American backing for the ‘natural leadership’ of India in south Asia. Can’t wait for the next SAARC meeting it will be Karzai and India who will be the only ones opposing full Chinese entry into the organisation.