mar 17th, 2010
the whole world has realized that obama is a wimp. as brahma pointed out, netanyahu is saying 'up yours' to obama as he despises him; similarly india should be saying 'up yours' to obama's plans to give kashmir to pak too. but of course, given that the UPA has serious moles in it, this ain't going to happen.
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From: Ram Narayanan
THE TELEGRAPH, MARCH 17, 2010
THE ART OF DECEPTION
- Nirupama Rao's visit would serve notice on the Obama administration
Diplomacy - K.P. Nayar
Camouflage, sometimes bordering on deception, has been a part of
diplomacy since the earliest record of diplomats among mankind in
Mesopotamia in 3,000 BC. There was a time when the United States of
America, with its infinite resources, mastered the art of deception
as an instrument of its foreign policy.
A high point of such diplomacy was the secret trip made by Henry
Kissinger to China through Pakistan to facilitate Richard Nixon's
historic opening to Beijing under Mao Zedong. Since then, smaller men
have attempted poor copies of such deception, as in the case of Colin
Powell who went to New Delhi in 2004 professing America's friendship
only to fly to Islamabad a day later and gift General Pervez
Musharraf the status of Washington's major non-Nato ally.