Friday, February 25, 2011

China vs India =

The United States has had restrictions on the sale of military technology to India since the Indians developed nuclear weapons in spite of nuclear proliferation attempts by the US and with various nations. The Indians have never been a military threat to the United States although at times they have been sympathetic to the Soviet Union and now Russia. As a result of a re-evaluation of the strategic situation of the world since the fall of the Soviet Union, it makes no military sense to continue to deny them military hardware.

The Indian military has been cooperating with the US Navy in recent years. The attacks by Muslim pirates operating in the Indian Ocean, near Africa and near the Pacific have created a need for greater a naval presence in that region. India increasingly relies on reliable trade routes to support its sea trade routes and pirates are bad for business.

The Hindu people of India have been tolerant of other religions; there have been Christian churches there for over 500 years. India has been at war with Muslim terrorists for as long as India has been a separate nation, even before that Hindus and Muslims have clashed almost constantly since Islam first came to India centuries ago. India is also increasingly at odds with Communist China and can be an important lever for the US to use against the Communist Chinese. The United States should sell weapons to India; it’s in our best interest to do so; that’s the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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