The people of India will shortly participate in the world’s most populous election with over 700,000,000 voting for candidates to lead their nation. All reports indicate that Narenda Modi will become the next president of India. A dozen years ago he ran a state in India when over a thousand Muslims were slaughtered in a rampage of hatred set off by some killings on a train. Mr. Modi did not prevent the slaughter but encouraged such hatred to succeed. OK, so that was then and today is today. The problem with India is that one family for over sixty years has been in charge and one party, the National Congress, has basically run the nation. The family of Jawahara Nehru, a founder of modern India has run the show, and the results are mixed. India is definitely a modern democracy. The poor are still with us, and women fear for their lives in a society in which men rape and laugh and go home to rape and laugh.
Who knows? Perhaps, Mr. Modi has changed or evolved over the years. Perhaps, he has become a man who can jump start the economy of India in a manner that begins a process to end poverty and protects the women of this society. Who knows? At this point, Mr. Modi has the record of a monster. Will time tell another tale?
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A consistent theme in American foreign policy for the past fifteen years has been for an American president to “warn” another nation about its dangerous foreign policy. President George Bush and his dynamic duo of Cheney and Rumsfeld constantly warned Saddam Hussein about his dangerous Weapons of Mass Destruction and wanted them destroyed. Of course, one problem is if you do not possess such weapons, how are they destroyed. President Obama is now warning President Vladimir Putin to remove his soldiers from the border of Ukraine and cease attempting to threaten Ukraine. When it comes to threatening any nation in the world, this is the sole prerogative of the United States of America. It should be understood that America threatens in the name of peace and security.
Frankly, we do not know how Putin will react in the coming weeks and months. He does want a piece of Ukraine and does not care how he gets it. The real issue is whether or not the United States and Europe is prepared to undergo the problems of cutting off trade with Russia. THAT is the prime question. Not,threats.
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