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Thursday, June 30, 2005

When do we demand an apology?

When do we demand an apology?

Here are a couple Nixon-Kissinger exchanges on November 5, 1971 after their meeting with Indira Gandhi in New York barely a month before India invaded East Pakistan and helped create Bangladesh:

  • Nixon to Kissinger: "We really slobbered over the old witch."

  • Kissinger to Nixon: "The Indians are bastards anyway, they are starting a war there."

  • Kissinger to Nixon: "While she was a bitch, we got what we wanted too. She will not be able to go home and say that the United States didn't give her a warm reception and therefore in despair she's got to go to war."

The US even encouraged China to "engage" India during the tensions between India and East Pakistan.

More here and here.

Update: Some stinging documents here that show US's support for the Pakistani genocide in Bangladesh. (Thanks Manish). Source documents here.


At Sat Jul 02, 09:33:00 PM, Blogger thennavan said...

Never liked Kissinger at any point. It looks like there were a whole lot of incompetents who were in the administration of many presidents.

At Sun Jul 03, 01:27:00 AM, Blogger Random Access said...

I believe this is just the tip of the ice berg..and if this is there in "declassified" documents, imagine how it will be in the classified and uncharted ones.. I dont give a damn about dogs barking at the moon...doesnt diminish the brilliance or beauty of the moon.

India rocks!

Random Access
The search has just begun !!!

At Sun Jul 03, 08:23:00 AM, Blogger maheshbalaji said...

ellaam ok Bala, but wat i am thinking is... even Indra might hav had words for them too. whether it wud come out or wud it matter if it comes out? i mean... all the americans say or said carries importance... and they wudn't listen to any1 too! so when will it all change? when will America start to 'listen'?!

ps: am havin diff posting snps on site... and viewing a few too! help me!

At Sun Jul 03, 07:54:00 PM, Blogger Anjali said...

howdy bala?Inida does rock.I'm there now and love it.

At Tue Jul 05, 04:25:00 AM, Blogger TJ said...

Along with When do we demand an apology, the other questions that raise are, do we need to demand an apology? To whom do we need to demand??

With all the spinless guys coucing in NewDelhi, i dont think this is going to go anywhere :(

At Sun Jul 17, 01:24:00 AM, Blogger Oka the irrepressible said...

Dont let anyone there see you write stuff like this about the US. :))
(I see in your profile that you are in the US)
Its fascinating though.


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