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    Nixon held India guilty of 1971 aggression

    If there was ever any need of confirmation of the fact that India was the invader/agressor in 1971 here is the proof. As more facts like this continue to pour out history will judge Pakistan is a better light regarding the events of 1971.
    http://www.dawn.com/2000/10/28/top15.htm

    Nixon held India guilty of 1971 aggression: White House releases tape
    recordings


    WASHINGTON, Oct 27: White House tape recordings released on Thursday show former US
    President Richard Nixon had little sympathy for India while trying to mediate peace between it and
    Pakistan in 1971.

    "The Indians put on their sanctimonious peace Gandhi-like, Christ-like attitude," Nixon told former
    US President George Bush, then US Ambassador to the United Nations, on Dec 8, 1971.

    "(They think) 'We are the greatest and the world's biggest democracy and Pakistan is one of the most
    horrible dictatorships.'"

    The tapes, containing recorded telephone conversations and meetings from Aug-Dec 1971, also
    captured Nixon advisers, such as Henry Kissinger and former speaker of the House, John
    McCormack, offering their views on the 1971 war between Pakistan and India.

    "The Indians are master-psychologists," Kissinger said to Nixon during a telephone conversation on
    Jan 1, 1972. "They know they have to deal with us because they are literally now in worse shape than
    ever."

    "I guess they must be," Nixon replied in a seemingly satisfied tone.

    Beginning in Feb 1971, Nixon began taping all his telephone conversations and meetings, the most
    infamous of which pertained to the Watergate break-in scandal, which ultimately led to his resignation
    in 1974.

    BANGLADESH: The 1971 war lasted 14 days and ended with the birth of Bangladesh.

    But two weeks after the end of the war, Nixon was still reticent to endorse the new state and told
    Kissinger he would announce that the recognition of Bangladesh was premature.

    "And of course we have a consul in Dhaka with a map calling it Bangladesh already," Kissinger
    complained to Nixon.

    "Yes I know," Nixon replied with obvious irritation. "The (unprintable word) who was there before,
    isn't he? He's really an all-out India-lover, isn't he?"

    Nixon did little in conversation to hide what side he was leaning toward.

    "We (the US) are doing our best to cool it," Nixon told McCormack on Dec 8, 1971. "The UN
    asked both sides to withdraw and has put some of the blame on India, where it belongs, for not
    withdrawing."

    But for image-sake, Nixon told his advisers it was paramount to convince people he was neither
    anti-India nor pro-Pakistan, but instead "pro-peace".

    "Aggression is wrong," he lectured Bush. "Those god damn Communist countries are engaged in it,
    but even if a democracy (such as India) engages in it it's wrong."

    In private, however, Nixon denigrated the Indians.

    "The Indians just smother you out there with all their devious tricky things," he once said to
    McCormack. "They are really something."

    VIETNAM: Vietnam's leading Agent Orange expert on Friday urged US President Bill Clinton to
    recognize more than a million Vietnamese as victims of the toxic defoliant when he visits the country
    next month.

    #2
    I wonder if this will be ignored or will Nixon will be called an idiot??
    But Mailik to read more about Nixon and BD war read the book by Sultan Khan called "Memoirs of a diplomat"

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      #3
      Very Interesting indeed. But knowig this we all know how US become pro-india in last couple of years and major reason I see is US and other european countries need IT skills and other natural resoruces offered by India.

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        #4
        Despite the many faults of Richard "tricky dick" Nixon he was an outstanding President when it came to Foreign affairs. He extracted America from Vietnam, went to China and stood up to the zionists in Israel. Despite the watergate scandal, it is likely that his place in American history will be enhanced, especially after Clinton has disgraced the oval office more than Nixon ever did.

        And like Nixon the history of 1971 will be 'rewritten' to show the ACTUAL events that led up to the breakup of Pakistan. In time the FULL picture of how Indian intelligence undermined Pakistani rule in the east, trained Bengali terrorists, and carried out a Goebbels-like propoganda policy to defame Pakistan. And the actual picture will potray as Nixon said that the "world's biggest democracy" was actually the agressor!

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          #5
          Well said mailik.
          I agree with what you have said.

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          CROIRE A L'INCROYABLE
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            #6
            Originally posted by Insaaniat:
            Very Interesting indeed. But knowig this we all know how US become pro-india in last couple of years and major reason I see is US and other european countries need IT skills and other natural resoruces offered by India.

            Another point is that China is fast growing. US needs some1 to counter the Chinese "threat". US was never interested in Pakistan when they supported it (Russia was the motive) nor are they interested in India (because guys will migrate to US, irrespective of anything).

            Though, I must be quick to add in American favor that they are genuinely interested in avoiding escalation of conflict. They consider any problem can potentially snowball into third world war.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Malik73:
              If there was ever any need of confirmation of the fact that India was the invader/agressor in 1971 here is the proof.

              Nixon held India guilty of 1971 aggression: White House releases tape
              You conviniently quote US sources in 1971 to vindicate your claim about India being the aggressor, while you reject US sources which hold Pakistan responsible for the Kargil episode.

              And guys, please be reminded that this is NOT a forum to discuss Kargil which is cited here just as an example.

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