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Old 9th June 2010, 13:22   #61
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Disgusting is what i can say! the government of Indian and the Indian politicians need to be blamed here!

for me more then punishing the culprits, the people who suffered need to be given all help! and ofcourse the company needs to pay up for all this!

and also make sure such accidents dont repeat!

the politicians who made money out of all this should be "hanged"!
politicians are the dirtiest/worst creatures on this earth!
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Old 9th June 2010, 17:15   #62
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At the moment, India has been woken up by this judgement. I am sure the politicians are just grateful that there is not election tomorrow. Please, India, stay awake, and remember this when the politicians come knocking next time around.
India hasn't woken up..even if there is an election tomorrow the politicos don't have to worry. They will throw a 40,000crore farm loan waiver and everything will be fine.

The current indian mindset is best explained by an eminent journalist
Anita Pratap, the former South Asia BureauChief of CNN in an interview

"The last five years saw India make enormous strides economically. Many people have prospered and they don’t want to be held back by old wars. Indian middle class and intelligentsia have also become terribly insensitive and selfish. The average Indian is currently obsessed about making money. That’s also because the media in India – like in most other countries – is completely controlled by the corporates and so focus only on trivial issues and pursuits - on cricket, films, celebrity lifestyles and sensex. As far as the media is concerned, they are addressing consumers, not citizens"

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A sad state of affairs indeed
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Old 9th June 2010, 18:05   #64
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Like I said earlier, anderson should have been caught and stopped 25 years ago and not let out on bail :( Maybe India can try for his extradition again or more monetary compensation..

As for Iraq, it wasn't about oil..well not in the way everyone believes it to be. Read a book called "America's Secret War" by George Frieman. The reasons for the Iraq war are given in there. Bassically in a nut shell the US invaded Iraq to control Saudia Arabia because at that time and still for the most part, the funding for al Qadea and other terrorist groups comes from or through Saudia Arabia. We needed a way to control or freak the Saudis out without invading them first. Iraq was the best and only option. So no, it wasn't about greed, it was about national security. The WMDs were just a ruse to hang the whole invasion on. Obviously the world couldn't know or understand the real reason.

So before everyone harps on all the bad stuff America does, go back and read the history. There is a reason for EVERY foreign policy decision taken by each administration. Sure, it may look bad to me or you, and indeed a lot of them were bad and led to the deaths of people, whether they were innocent or not, but they were done for specific reasons, some of which are still classified and may never be revealed.

Coming back to Bhopal, even if Anderson is extradited, convicted, and sent to jail the guy is like almost 90 years old now. It wouldn't be true justice, just symbolic :(. He prolly would only live for a few years in jail. Anyways, I do think an effort should be made to make him stand trial somewhere at least.

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the US invaded Iraq to control Saudia Arabia. We needed a way to control or freak the Saudis out without invading them first. Iraq was the best and only option.
That is indeed a new theory. So, if A is troubling you, you try to freak out A by hitting poor B, who is not related to the situation in any way. Just great logic.

I am assuming Saudis got really freaked out due to Iraqis getting killed for their fault and all support to AlQaeda has stopped and things are great.

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So no, it wasn't about greed, it was about national security. The WMDs were just a ruse to hang the whole invasion on. Obviously the world couldn't know or understand the real reason.
For your "perceived" national security, you will plunder a country and bring it to ruins, kill hundred thousand innocents who had nothing to do with your national security, other than being a neighbour to a country who was a threat. Hmm.

Since we in India know for sure that Pakistan is behind the terrorist attacks on Indian soil via the ISI, it is a matter of our national security and so I guess by your "logic", we can go ahead and bomb them out of existence. Wonder why the US does not agree with this logic that they themselves formulated.
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Read a book called "America's Secret War" by George Frieman.
I too read a book by Imran Hossien (look him up on YouTube, he is got something important.) where he said it was for world dominance and anyone coming in the way has to go. There are puppets in these conquered countries which dance to the tunes of Uncle Sam.

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Bassically in a nut shell the US invaded Iraq to control Saudia Arabia because at that time and still for the most part, the funding for al Qadea and other terrorist groups comes from or through Saudia Arabia.
So why the need to invade Iraq to control Saudi ? If they feel Saudi is funding things then attack them.

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We needed a way to control or freak the Saudis out without invading them first.
It is already in their control. They have a stooge there too and goes by the title of the king.

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Iraq was the best and only option.
And now its Iran's turn just because they aren't listening.

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So no, it wasn't about greed, it was about national security.
One might argue that if someone feels threatened they might as well step up their security. Invasion for feeling insecure is mafia tactic not something that developed countries do.

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The WMDs were just a ruse to hang the whole invasion on. Obviously the world couldn't know or understand the real reason.
Yup! You got that one right.
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