The amount of ignorance on the deal is so enormous that is recently had the likes of KPS Gill backing it. Since the left started opposing it, even nationalist Indians have started backing the deal merely for the sake of opposing the Left. The left’s problem is not with the deal because they would actually love a weakened India, but they want to preferably be weakened by the Chinese and be answerable to them and not the Americans. But at least their opposition may have the desirable effect of scuttling this one sided deal — the right result for the wrong reasons.
Those whose responsibility it is to separate the wheat from the chaff and lay at rest the fears and doubts of the people — namely the GOI, actually thrives on the confusion. There is yet to be any kind of a detailed statement that allays the doubts of those concerned about the issue, the kind that should come from the scientists currently in power at the AEC but they are strangely mute, either making half statements or completely silent.
Some retired scientists make some noise but their concerns are drowned out in the overall din from the downright stupid Indian English paper columnists who bat for the deal only because “Doctor” Manmohan Singh has propounded it, and are at home relating with the west in a master-slave relationship. Had this deal been from the NDA , the likes of Shekhar Gupta and N. Ram would have walked shoulder-in-arms with the Yechuris and Karats .
The comparison of this deal with China is sheer naivete because China is a recognized nuke state. China is a country which will happily sign any treaty and flout it blatantly as it did with MTCR and as it happily proliferates “WMD’s” to the Pakis and the North Koreans. China sells arms to the whole wide world. Yeah, if we were willing to be even a fraction like the Chinese, I say go ahead and sign any goddamn deal.
It is the “Bhadralok” factor in even the most nationalistic Indians that makes them believe that if it means dealing with the US, it ought to be great, after all isn’t the US the ground zero of freedom, innovation, invention and all those good things. In reality even a cursory scrutiny of US foreign policy reveals a policy based on a brutal disregard for human lives, terrible comprehension of local cultural values, and a penchant for dictators who provide a single point of control and are easily managed.
Many of these otherwise nationalistic Indians who are for the deal also applauded the disastrous US invasion of Iraq, although their own knowledge of history told them repeatedly that the real devil was their neighbor, hoping that somehow in the fine print of the war, there was a magic recipe which would devastate Islam. Nothing of that sort has happend after all, we see finally.
The current dispensation in New Delhi has provided the Christian West a rare opportunity to cap, rollback and eliminate the indigeneous Indian N-program. The Christian west finds it unfathomable for brown skinned pagan Hindu Indians to be playing around with dangerous things like nukes which are the rightful possession of only Whites, Jews and grudgingly perhaps the Chinese. The Christian Sonia administration has given them the rare opportunity to the snare the one nuclear puppy that has eluded them all along — the Indians.
While the Indians are busy relying on verbal calisthenics trying to make the deal look good while common sense suggests otherwise, to the Yanks its all pretty clear.They have said that we will emasculate you and also throw some breadcrumbs of electric power along the way. Thats the way the Hyde Act and this 123 nautanki reads. But the confused Indian psyche relies on its deeply ingrained Bhadralok factor and gets excited by the very prospect of embarking on a major bhai-bhai adventure with the US, although the deal does not make sense on the face of it, hoping that the fine print will magically take care of it all.
The Yanks see a burgeoning potential giant acting like a lamb insisting on being led to slaughter and so calls it a “special country” and also condescendingly promises to make it a “great” country.