US wants to help India be a superpower (Sify.com) by selling arms to their nuclear-armed military dictatorship neighbor that happens to be an enemy

Because they set a good example?

Because F16s make neighbors more friendly to one another?

Because nuclear weapons are fun?

Because the sky is blue?

Because rain is wet?
No again.

Because there is NO LOGIC in US foreign policy! Please tell me where this one is going.

The United States unveiled plans Friday to help India become a "major world power in the 21st century" even as it announced moves to beef up the military of Pakistan.

Under the plans, Washington offered to step up a strategic dialogue with India to boost missile defense and other security initiatives as well as high-tech cooperation and expanded economic and energy cooperation.

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has presented to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh the Bush administration's outline for a "decisively broader strategic relationship" between the world's oldest and largest democracies, a senior US official said.

"Its goal is to help India become a major world power in the 21st century," said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Oh, wait wait...I think there's an answer in this article.

The United States, he said, was prepared to "respond positively" to an Indian request for information on American initiatives to sell New Delhi the next generation of multi-role combat aircraft.

"That's not just F-16s. It could be F-18s," he said.
Arm both sides?

Isn't that what happened with Iran and Iraq?

You have got to be kidding me. If this is what turns out to be the case. Oh, "We'll give you the old planes, and we'll give you the newer ones. You know...so you can protect yourselves. (wink wink) You're not enemies are you?"

It smells like bullshit to me.

Update: More liquid doo doo on the matter. Rice: "We're just trying to help you both at the same time."


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