An astonishngly ack-thoo piece from that new South Asian Paki apologist. What an airhead:Try to see it my way
BY C. CHRISTINE FAIR
And which neutral observer would say that India has a declared policy to be a regional "hegemon"? Or that its goal are for "regional domination"? Only nutcase Pakis use such language.
This bimbo is not just empty in her skull -- she is downright evil and dangerous.
Looks like a lot of BRFites have jumped into the comments page. I liked this one
Since we're doing analogies on this ridiculous article, here's mine :
There was an elephant that had suffered illness, and was slowly recovering it's strength. It was a peaceful elephant, and didn't trouble the other denizens of the forest.
A wild dog lived nearby, and was always goading the elephant. The elephant had swatted the dog a couple of times, but the dog always came back, barking and foaming at the mouth. The dog wasn't happy that the elephant was getting stronger. In it's view, the elephant's rightful place was to kowtow to the dog (after all, wasn't the dog a friend of the eagle and the dragon?).
Recently this dog had developed rabies and the elephant was wary, but nevertheless confident that if the dog came too close it would get stomped. The elephant just wanted to recover its strength and was confident that soon the rabies would take care of the dog.
Traipsing through the woods comes Christine Fair. She wants to take care of the dog, and keep it happy by hobbling the elephant. In her view, this will be the ideal long term solution, even though the elephant is observing all and getting stronger day by day, and even though her advisors tell her not to get too close to the rabid dog. The dog eats her lunch and defecates all over her books, but does Christine give up...of course not!
What part 2? The dog is dead and the elephant is strong. End of story.
Our Foreign Office should maintain a dossier of all such ack-thoo academics and ensure that they, nor their students, ever get a visa for visiting India. Since they are so-called "South Asia experts", they obviously have the need to visit the region and study the geopolitics first-hand. They can visit Pakistan, if they so wish!
Students of South Asia geopolitics have the choice of associating with a prof who will guarantee that they never set foot in India, or with a more reasonable academic whose views will allow the students access to India. This Darwinian process will promote more balanced viewpoints among these folk...just hurt the bad ones and reward the good ones, and the demand-supply equation will take care of the rest.
Singapore does this a lot - ban publications and people that have anti-Singapore views, and provide total access to others. If you think of yourself as a Singapore expert, with real on-the-ground original research, you must never ever have written biased articles about Singapore...simple, no?