RSoami wrote:...They are keeping them afloat till they need them...Once US withdraws from Afghanistan I think this nautanki will stop and then US of A will need India to keep tab in things around here...
...I am only saying that we should have the foresight to see that they are going to need us(against China and terrorism) for a long time and in this context buying an American plane is not that bad...Or in fact aligning with US of A is not a bad option....
We have this mentality of trying to be friends with everyone rather than aligning with a few according to changing strategic scenarios...
I don't think so. Amrikhans have been supplying weapons to Pukis for the last 40 - 45 years - are they so blind that they can not see where these are being used ?
The same pukis are today peddling nukes all over the world, to people who may well turn them against Amrikhans - but has that come in the way of supplying more weapons to pukis ?
The khans will always be tied to pukis, now more so after the Afghanistan scenario as they also now know about the danger of pukis' biggest manufacturing and export industry - terrorism. They will have no option but to buy peace with the pukis by giving them more and more weapons - and will sell the same weapons to us at high prices to finance the free dole to pukis. The pukis also know that they have a winner on their hands in terms of their terrorists - it gives them the power to squeeze amrikhan balls when they want to get dole and weapons - they will now never give up this USP.
On the other hand, the amrikhans have used the taliban - created from their own money in pukistan against the soviets, so maybe they are ok with the jihadis as they know they can use their services against their enemies as in the past, and therefore are turning a blind eye.
There will never be a war between Amrikhans and the dragon - the trade surplus in the hands of the dragon will ensure that....nothing more than shadow boxing - they both know that...as it helps both of them to sell weapons - earlier it was the russians and amrikhans - if there is no "enemy" in the world - why would anyone want to spend billions in weapons ? So each sold billions worth weapons to their respective lobbies. Now that is over, you need another enemy - to continue business as usual, and dragon wants to sell their weapons too...so both may well be using the time tested formula to make money from the rest of the peace loving suckers.
Terror is a means to further weapons sales....makes you wonder sometimes - who are the real terrorists and who is the biggest threat to global peace.
MMS would in my humble opinion be a fool to fall for khans blackmail right now...its another matter all together if Monia has already determined otherwise..I am dreading the shameful day..we can just hope and pray for better sense to prevail.
So we need to stay friends with all including the khans, only buy from them what is real high tech and what we need, and stay the course on buying the best from where ever it is available. Our only real friendship should be with our own national interests. For the rest, friendships, strategic partnerships etc etc should clearly not depend on business with us....because if business volume was to dictate strategic partnerships - the dragon already far outscores us basis their trade volumes with Khan !!