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Clinton in India: Actual News

Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s India trip is real news.  She is now openly asking India to join the US in shaping the future of Asia and the Pacific.

“India’s leadership has the potential to positively shape the future of the Asia-Pacific,” the AP reported Clinton saying. “We think that America and India share a fundamentally similar vision for the future of this region.”

When Americans ask Pakistanis to “do more”, we mean fight terrorism.  When Americans ask India to “do more” we are asking them to help us shape the future of the world.

Secretary Clinton was careful to say that she does not want the US and India to build an anti-China coalition, but she heads from India to Indonesia, where she is expected to put America’s support behind Asian resistance to China’s objectives in the South China Sea.

China and Pakistan do not like what they see.

The geopolitical order of the 21st century is beginning to emerge.

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  • Jim.

    Hm. If we’re going to be selling out American tech companies for the sake of a corrupt, second-rate power, we may want to rethink the India deal.

    Good strategy is more than just what looks like a good idea — weigh the actual costs and the actual benefits before you embrace it.

  • adrian

    Not sure I agree with this subterfuge. US global strategy is always paramount and the first pillar is their navy’s ability to control all oceans.
    India wants to grow their navy but a large indian navy would challenge the US Fleet responsible for the persian gulf and its oil flow..
    The US provides significant financial support to Pakistan for one reason only, and that is to keep India’s defence resources directed to their land Army.
    The indian’s economy is stronger (in terms of stability and future growth) and their legitimate desire to grow their Navy is constantly challenged by the US for no other reason than the US’s empire building.
    Hillary’s words are smoke and mirror.

  • Rohit Menon

    Very good post…..

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