Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
When the Slovak half of Czechoslovakia decided they wanted independence, the Czech half said go with God. Two countries were born where only one existed before without a single shot being fired or a rock being thrown. The two countries are respectful neighbors working together to make both countries stronger. [b]Wow!!![/B]
Originally posted by Pranav Jaidka:
When India decided it wanted independence from the British it was decided to partition the country into 2 halves. (By the then ruling Govt of the India which had no interest in it any further).
One was the Muslim half (Pakistan) from the muslim dominated areas and the other was the Indian half...welcoming all Hindus,muslims,sikhs,christian..etc etc.
Thomas if an analogy was intended then these facts should have been taken into consideration ...Czechoslovakia was not ruled by an outside govt looking to divide and sow hatred.
Secondly when such a division happens it is human nature to feel animosity towards each other. Fortunes were lost.Houses burnt because of the British policies and we still are suffering the consequences .
What do you have to say to that. In case you say we can sit and talk....weve tried . In fact when in July Mr Musharraf visited India(at the Indian govts request) ..he had no intention of honestly trying to resolve the issue. He came here just to have a flavour of being an Indian guest. And i think he was pretty pleased with it.
For 40 years, Czechoslovakia was ruled by the Soviets.
In any case, the British have been out of India for 50 years so it seems a bit childish to use them as your excuse. If you want to feel animosity toward anyone save it for the British and learn to get along with your neighbors!
What I said was addressed to everyone!!! Whether you are from Pakistan, Egypt, India, or Northern Ireland, or the USA it is time to put away your grievances and learn to respect all life even if the other guy doesn't look like you or practice your religion.
Originally posted by Excalibur:
This commentary contains portions that I consider the most irresponsible of the ones I have seen in a lot of years. India and Czechoslovakia are totally uncomparable entities. While I do see and appreciate the spirit of that statement, the last line of Mr. Paul's argument(learn to get along with your neighbors!) boundlessly infuriates me. It projects a picture as though India is the one that is an unwilling ally for maintaining peace and harmony.