UlanBatori wrote:This MO is Berkeley-Stanford IMO.
Was watching "A Bridge Too Far" this weekend. For the first hour the Germans had no hope: every attempt to cross the bridge was met with accurate fire, MANY casualties and armored vehicles littered the bridge.
Then the Jarnail said:FLATTEN ARNHEM!
Probably he said:EBNEN Arnhem!
From that moment on the paratroopers had no hope, and it ended with the wounded being abandoned to be captured and the others escaping in the night across the river. 10,000 went in. Under 2000 came out.
Even if IA goes barefoot (I am still not over the rage from BlueStar SNAFU) and escorts the pigs one by one in chariots and avoids damaging the paint on the houses, the pigs will still be pelting stones. So whom are they trying to please? I think all the towns and villages in the Kashmir Valley desperately need REAL development funds: as in Reconstruction, Blackwater/Halliburton style, with Waste Management/Reliance India getting the first contract for reconstruction
in all these years, development and central assistance funds have never reduced to cashmere. In fact, the highest per capita central assistance, much more than is made to any other state is given to cashmere.
I think its time they felt the pain and they get exactly what the other similar sized states get. Their tax contribution to the center is pathetic and most of the assistance is greedily swallowed mostly by the valley sunnis.