*before you read this I just want you to know that this is my personal opinion and you do not have to agree with it. I hope for some interesting feedback but if you want to cuss me out then please get your own fucking blog…
A while back I read an article about the US selling F-16 jets to Pakistan. These are capable of delivering nuclear war heads… Refer to this website if you want all the details:
It basically states that in 1990, sale of these jets to Pakistan was banned, but obviously now that Pervez Musharraf has been such an asset to Bush’s “War on Terror” in Afghanistan, he has to be thrown a bone, I mean rewarded. Sorry Tony, you are Bush’s one and only lap dog.
This link: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1371049/posts states “a federal criminal investigation has uncovered evidence that the government of Pakistan has made clandestine purchases of U.S. high-technology components for use in its nuclear weapons program in defiance of American law”.
Another news article quotes US state officials saying ”India is contemplating a very large purchase of fighter planes, but added that it is up to India to decide which country it will purchase them from.” The US has already offered to sell India, the newer model of the F-16, which is the F-18.
Although I am inspired to write some analytical essay, dissecting the articles to which I have referred, quote facts and link various web sites, and scrutinizing every aspect of the political reasoning behind this transaction… I will not. To be honest with you, I had a pretty heavy night and I am too fucking hung over. Instead I am going to bitch and complain as best as I can. Because this is my blog, and if you don’t like it, you can get the fuck out!!! (Eddie Murphy, Delirious) I am going to assume that we are all equally aware enough to realize the motive behind the Bush Camp’s actions. And we can see the obvious stupidity in the references above. It is business as usual and manufacturers of these jets, Lockheed, will be making big money, some of which I am sure will find its way into Bush’s pockets. And as far as the business aspect of this goes, they have agreed to sell 24 aircrafts to Pakistan but they hope to sell up to 126 aircrafts to the Indian air force at over $35 million a pop. How bout them apples??!! We have seen and heard this all, and dealings like this take place all the time, especially here in Indo, which is one of the most corrupt countries in the world, if not THE MOST. Do we actually believe that the current President of the United States of America is above this thievery, at the expense of a nuclear war?
But what really chaff’s me is that something like this just glides by under the radar. Yes there obviously have been news articles, as I have referred to them here but where is the real coverage? Just momentary mentions on CNN and BBC? They are the 2 largest news agencies in the world and I am positive that any cable viewing individual in the Far East does rely on their coverage in one way or another. And forget about American news coverage. FOX news is probably more concerned about the Michael Jackson trial and how Ludacris, Marlin Manson, and MTV, are a bad influence to your kids. I would not know honestly because I do avoid watching FOX NEWS completely. Right now all I see on BBC is coverage on who the next pope will be, Prince Charles wedding, and some Prince from Monte Carlo’s funeral. The last of which was the most interesting. Cause you got to admit that Monte Carlo is wikid (they host the best F1 racing leg) and that Prince did kick ass when he defied France and let US ships dock in his ports during the cold war. And not to mention he married Grace Kelly. You was de man Renier!! But that’s not what I am on about.
What really pisses me off as well is that America does this shit and gets away with it. They have such hypocritical policies and they impose them on everyone else. Who the fuck died and made you king? They basically give Pakistan the ability to start a nuclear war while they threaten to annihilate Iran and North Korea for developing nuclear weapons. And they did go into Iraq under the pretence that Saddam had WMD’s, blah, blah, blah. The USA, to my knowledge, is the only country so far to have ever used “the bomb” in a war, against civilians. And now they preach all this crap? According to one source, it is estimated that the US nuclear stock pile at the end of fiscal 2004, was 10,350 warheads. It also states that the US “is the only nation to deploy nuclear weapons outside its borders--excluding warheads on submarines”. Why the hell do you have more bombs than you need to blow the planet up to ten times over? I have never understood that. I mean there must be a reason because I know that the US government does employ some pretty smart people, obviously not the current President, but there must be some people in the system who can point out this absurdity. Or maybe I am just ignorant and do not understand the economics behind this. That is a possibility that has not yet been discarded.
I have raved enough now and I have gotten this matter that has been plaguing me for the last few weeks off my chest. So my blog is serving a purpose, if only for me to vent my frustrations, which all my employees and family will reap the benefit of. I will no longer blame them for the decline of Modern Civilization as I know it. One thing to add though, in case some random’s do stumble across this site and decide to rip me up, I am a full blooded Indian but in no way is this, a patriotic rant. Apart from Bruce Springsteen singing “Born in The USA”, (just cause the man got so much soul when he sings it) I honestly believe that all patriotism is fucking stupid. This is probably because I am fortunate enough to have lived in so many places all my life that I do not consider my self to be from any one place really. I have many American friends and they are some of the coolest, most generous, understanding, people I know and I would in no way diss them personally. I do know that other counties are way worse than the US, but do keep in mind that they do not pose as the world model for democracy. I do know that the US does plan to destroy some of its nuclear stock pile and cut it in half in fact over the next 10 years. I have lived in the US and love traveling around the wonderful country. And apart from that I do not know much more, so feel free to educate me.
With that said, Aloha to you all, and good night.