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06 Jan 2018 14:42

macbindle wrote:Your main point was that Pakistan is reliant on the the US. You even said that the Pakistan military is armed "exclusively" by the US.

This is just nonsense.

I cited the F16 as the only real area of difficulty for the Pakistanis, but despite what you say they HAVE been buying kit from 3rd parties, notably Jordan and Turkey. Yes. Turkey.A. NATO. Member.

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1103620/turkey-to-modernise-pakistans-f-16s/


If we had been having this conversation a couple of decades ago you would have been right, but since then Pakistan has been engaged in a policy of diversification precisely to avoid a dependence on the US. They've now achieved this, hence their confident response to US threats to stop aid.

Why are the US sh1tting their pants about this? Because there is a large strategic shift taking place in central Asia. The Pakistan-US alliance was all about trying to keep the Russians out of central asia. Now Pakistan and Russia are forming close ties after decades of hostility. A couple of months ago the Pak Chief of Staff went to Moscow. Soon as he got back Mattis went to Islamabad in a panic. The truth is the US needs Pakistan more than Pakistan needs the US. Behind the scenes and out of the US news channels the war in Afghanistan is being wrapped up by the Chinese and the Russians (diplomatically, not militarily).

The sands are shifting.


Indeed..the more things change, the more they stay the same.

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2017/06/22/growing-the-u-s-india-economic-relationship-the-only-way-forward/

Just keep donnie out of it..he doesn't know where India is anyway(or pakistan for that matter)..
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06 Jan 2018 15:10

Bustedknuckle wrote:
Indeed..the more things change, the more they stay the same.

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2017/06/22/growing-the-u-s-india-economic-relationship-the-only-way-forward/

Just keep donnie out of it..he doesn't know where India is anyway(or pakistan for that matter)..


Oh for ****'s sake. Google "Trump Tower Mumbai"

There's two other Indian properties as well, and being developed in the middle of his presidency, which is kind of an ethics concern.

Why do you think Trump's been trying to pull India into these international Asian groups they previously weren't part of? Not just for his business interests, but hey, nice little by-product.
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06 Jan 2018 15:31

Beech Mtn wrote:
Bustedknuckle wrote:
Indeed..the more things change, the more they stay the same.

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2017/06/22/growing-the-u-s-india-economic-relationship-the-only-way-forward/

Just keep donnie out of it..he doesn't know where India is anyway(or pakistan for that matter)..


Oh for ****'s sake. Google "Trump Tower Mumbai"

There's two other Indian properties as well, and being developed in the middle of his presidency, which is kind of an ethics concern.

Why do you think Trump's been trying to pull India into these international Asian groups they previously weren't part of? Not just for his business interests, but hey, nice little by-product.


You are assuming donnie knows where it is..a stretch, even if it is one of his 'properties'. Besides, donnie isn't doing anything..he's a figure head, a puppet, a believer of the last thing he hears..3 grade attention span with vocabulary to match.
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09 Jan 2018 09:21

Bibi & Trump in some weird universal connection (& both with stupid sons!)

Benjamin Netanyahu’s son may have gotten him in trouble thanks to a drunken rant
https://www.salon.com/2018/01/08/benjamin-netanyahus-son-may-have-gotten-him-in-trouble-thanks-to-a-drunken-rant/

and for all the gossipy details https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5068118,00.html
Sound familiar?
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09 Jan 2018 10:24

Sarah Huckabee-Sanders could lose her job soon :D

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42616817
Thailand's prime minister has taken a novel approach to avoiding questions at a news conference, by leaving a cardboard cutout to do the job.

Prayuth Chan-ocha briefly spoke to an audience outside Government House in Bangkok, before the life-sized replica was brought out.

"If you want to ask any questions on politics or conflict, ask this guy," Mr Prayuth said, then walked away waving.

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