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2011-10-15 India-Pakistan
Democracy's failure?
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Posted by Fred 2011-10-15 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6486 views ]  Top
 File under: Govt of Pakistan 

#1 India is a democracy. What's the difference. India should be our strongest ally in this part of the world. We neglect them. Like Israel, England and others.
Posted by Dale 2011-10-15 08:51||   2011-10-15 08:51|| Front Page Top

#2 India should be our strongest ally in this part of the world.

There's still over a half century of baggage to be dealt with - on both sides.
Posted by Pappy 2011-10-15 14:54||   2011-10-15 14:54|| Front Page Top

#3 As Pappy says. Remember that for a long time India led the Soviet Union-oriented Non-Aligned Nations.... very anti-American.
Posted by trailing wife 2011-10-15 16:30||   2011-10-15 16:30|| Front Page Top

#4 very anti-American

Much of it still is.
Posted by Eohippus Phater7165 2011-10-15 17:34||   2011-10-15 17:34|| Front Page Top

#5 Much of it still is.

Given how much aid: military & political; USA gives to Pakistan, you're surprised?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2011-10-15 17:39||   2011-10-15 17:39|| Front Page Top

#6 The Indians joined up with the Soviets and went of their anti-western crusade before one dollar of US aid went to Pakistan. You are barking up the wrong tree if you think I have one iota of guilt wrt India.
Posted by Eohippus Phater7165 2011-10-15 17:42||   2011-10-15 17:42|| Front Page Top

#7 went on
Posted by Eohippus Phater7165 2011-10-15 17:43||   2011-10-15 17:43|| Front Page Top

#8 Given how much aid: military & political; USA gives to Pakistan, you're surprised?

Indian-US relations were rocky much through the 50s and 60s. Pakistan was essentially the only option left to the US after New Delhi signed of the "Treaty of Peace, Friendship, and Cooperation" with the USSR and pretty much made official what had been an unofficial relationship. India's relative silence on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan didn't help much.

Cold war history. Knowing about it can explain why most things are the way they are.
Posted by Pappy 2011-10-15 18:52||   2011-10-15 18:52|| Front Page Top

#9 That was then. It this is now. Remember FDR allied with Stalin to deal with a bigger danger.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2011-10-15 19:30||   2011-10-15 19:30|| Front Page Top

#10 That was then. It this is now

Boggle.
Posted by Pappy 2011-10-15 19:54||   2011-10-15 19:54|| Front Page Top

#11 That was then. It this is now. Remember FDR allied with Stalin to deal with a bigger danger.

And we paid the price during the cold war and even now after it's supposedly over, if you count breeder reactors sold to Iran.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2011-10-15 20:23||   2011-10-15 20:23|| Front Page Top

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