Thursday, September 23, 2021
Why did France recall its ambassadors to the U.S. and Australia? This is a manifestation of big power politics and also the bruised ego of France. Let us understand that France had signed a submarine deal with Australia. These were conventional submarines but the deal appears to have been considerably delayed. In any case France was going to earn close to $60 billion.
Why have thousands of migrants gathered at the US-Mexico border?
Monday, September 20, 2021
I have flown Supersonics and I can tell you that India cannot manufacture a 5th generation fighter jet. Similarly India does not have the technology nor the money to back R and D to manufacture bullet train. The basic components are the avionics and the power plant which has to be tested in wind tunnel.India just has no expertise in this field and even if India starts now it will be at least two decades behind China and Japan and the technology which we will produce will be obsolete. The problem with India is that in 1948 India had a more advanced basic industry then China where not even a bicycle was made but China by building infrastructure and basic ingredient of science has taken a lead and the bullet train and the fifth generation Fighter the Chengdu is Chinese achievement. India will have to thank Pandit Nehru for being the leggard in the world.
Monday, September 6, 2021
What about security against Chinese misadventures? Can the countries on China'a rim trust the USA? We must look at this problem from a proper perceptive. The fact is by retreating from from Afghanistan, the credibility of the USA is now zero and most of the countries on the rim of China are not sure that Americans can stand with them and that is a fact. I had some reports by some people which have gone to the extent of saying that Biden has done all this at the behest of China because we should not forget that the United States maintains 30,000 troops in Korea and another 50,000 in Germany. I have yet to understand what purposes they are serving but he was not ready to keep even 3000 troops in Afghanistan which would have stopped a Taliban victory. This is food for thought, as one thing is very clear that China will not be confronted by the USA. There is also a possibility that someone in the American hierarchy was hand in glove with the Taliban in China because the retreat has been so chaotic that one cannot understand how the Americans left all their weapons behind and just ran away like rats running away from a sinking ship
Friday, September 3, 2021
This is a loaded question and I will give it an answer which is not run-of-the-mill. The first thing we must remember is that when Biden took over as president, the virus had abated and hence he had the luck with him and things began to improve. However overall he has let America down by trying to mollycoddle Iran and also try and placate China mainly because some of the biggest American corporations have invested billions of dollars in China. In world history rarely, the leader of a nation been taking pecuniary benefits from the enemy and we all know that Hunter Biden and Biden himself are beholden to China. This is a sure shot recipe for disaster and perhaps Biden will preside over the demise of the American empire. He has also put the nail in the American prestige and influence bya chaotic retreat from Afghanistan. Rarely have we sen sucha disorderly retreat in world history. Napoleon also retreated from Moscow but it was aorder ly retreat. In the American case they just ran away leaving weapons worth almost $800 billion for use by the Taliban. There escape from Bagram air base in the dead of the night will always be something no American can stomach and face the world. Joe BIden is thus the man to preside over the demise of America as a global force.
Friday, August 27, 2021
Two days back I got up in the morning and saw the headline news that 13 US soldiers and another hundred local Afghans have been killed in a terrorist bomb attack. This attack has been attributed to ISIS. Joe Biden the US president made a bombastic speech that he would not forget this attack and take revenge I recollect a similar speech had been made by George Bush after the twin tower attack in New York but the net result has been that the US has retreated and shaken the hands of the very people who had been accused of terrorism and the US had declared it a terrorist organization. There is a certain amount of irony in all this and the fact is that the US has basically abdicated its responsibility as the leader of the world.