Kerry Cites Modi Visit To Show New Diplomatic Challenges
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Kerry Cites Modi Visit To Show New Diplomatic Challenges

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WASHINGTON: Citing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's U.S. visit, Secretary of State John Kerry says U.S. diplomacy faces new challenges in a globalised world with countries "flexing their muscles and standing up for their own interests."

"A lot of countries have economic power today that they didn't have in the last century... and they're feeling their oats," he said in an interview Thursday with The Atlantic at the Sixth Annual Washington Ideas Forum.

With more and more nations unwilling to accept "the behemoth United States, superpower of the world, telling us all the time what we have to do" Kerry said the "American power needs to be projected thoughtfully and appropriately."

"It requires more dialogue. It requires more respect for people, more mutual interest finding," he said suggesting the situation was more like "back towards the latter part of the 19th century or even 18th century in dealing with countries."

"Countries are flexing their muscles and standing up for their own interests and they have some greater economic independence and ability to do it."

"And then you see the BRICS - Brazil, Russia China, India - standing up and saying -- we want something - a different access, in a sense," he said.

"So we have to work harder at it. And my warning to the Congress and to the country is, really, this doesn't come for free," Kerry said.

He then cited the visit of Modi, who came to the US after going to China and Japan getting billions of dollars for infrastructure development, but didn't get much from US.

"Prime Minister Modi from India came here the other day. He came after going to China and going to Japan, both of whom gave him double-digit numbers of billions of dollars for infrastructure development," Kerry said.

"China, I think, did 30 billion; Japan did somewhere similar," he said lamenting, "We couldn't even do a USD 1 billion loan guarantee, the United States of America."

"Now everybody here ought to be shocked by that. We are behaving like we're the richest country on the face of the planet," he said.

"We're still critical to everything that happens in the world. And we are not sufficiently committing the resources necessary to do what we need to do in this world," Kerry said.

"So we've got to get our act together," Kerry said explaining the US rebalance with Asia with 40 percent of the global economy, "we're focused strategically on how do you play the long game here?"

"And the long game is raising the standards of trade, opening up more trade," he said.

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Source: IANS
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1: Mother-Chod stupid Indians! This is a post I made a couple years ago:-

"Posted by SatishChandra on Jan 12,2011 20:34 PM
Stealth or no-stealth, 5th generation or 4th generation, fighter aircraft are as obsolete for India's defence as bows and arrows. They can be used against neighbors such as Pakistan and China but the United States is EVERYBODY'S neighbor. It has already invaded and occupied Afghanistan, a part of traditional India and will expand its occupation to the rest of the subcontinent. I am India's expert in strategic defence and the father of India's strategic program including the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program. The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan means the coast-to--coast destruction of the U.S. by India; see my blog titled 'Nuclear Supremacy for India Over U.S.', which can be found by a Yahoo search with the title, for what India needs to do. Russia and other white countries are U.S. allies. These are the enemies to destroy. All other enemies will be taken care of automatically. Conventional arms are worthless for destroying the United States. Nuclear arms to destroy the United States with a FIRST STRIKE -- this is the key -- are cheap and easy to produce with technology India already has. All the money earmarked for fighter aircraft etc., and more, must be pumped into research, development and production of missiles able to deliver India's nuclear warheads -- in the thousands -- to the continental United States. India's missile scientists & engineers should have tested such missiles to their full range decades ago -- everything else, including short and intermediate range missiles and missile defence, is secondary and tertiary -- but have not done that because of prohibitions by India's C.I.A.-controlled governments. This must be done on a war footing after first destroying RAW through which the C.I.A. rules India; see my blog. Satish Chandra"

Since I wrote the above India's nuclear warheads have been emplaced in Washington, New York and other U.S. cities to destroy Washington and New York (with a signal from anywhere in the world with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be destroyed if there is any retaliation or sign of retaliation; no need to eject or suffer the aches and pains of ejection and no need for missiles). Mother-Chod Indians are too stupid to understand this but luckily only one person is needed to do this; no need for an air force or its stupid paraphernalia. If Mother-Chod defence journalists do not understand this, they can move to New York and see it first hand.

Blowing up Washington and New York will also immediately solve the Kashmir problem.

Satish Chandra
Posted by:Satish Chandra - 31 Oct, 2014