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Nixon Calls Mrs G An Ol' Witch & Other US Meddling

Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:03 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4633263.stm

Fascinating stuff.

Nixon called Indira Gandhi an old witch (not too far from the truth, but I digress), and when the Indians were beating the crap out of Pakistan in the 1971 war, Kissinger tried to persuade China to invade India.

So much for Mr K's crapola about "communist" infiltration.

Is it no wonder that Christopher Hitchens calls Kissinger a thug.
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RE: Nixon Calls Mrs G An Ol' Witch & Other US Meddling

Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:35 am

My mother accompanied Indira Gandhi on the infamous trip to Washington in 1971 and she has long maintained that Indira hated Nixon just as much as he disliked her. Also, Indira had been made aware about Nixon's "witch" comment through some means (although I believe she understood it was "bitch" rather than "witch") which didn't really help things back in those days.

Well, time for the RSS or similar to drag out the mobs and hold a demonstration in front of the US Embassy again.
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RE: Nixon Calls Mrs G An Ol' Witch & Other US Meddling

Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:58 am

Quoting B747-437B (Reply 1):
Well, time for the RSS or similar to drag out the mobs and hold a demonstration in front of the US Embassy again.

Well, both Indira and Nixon are long gone.

Kissinger, alas, is still around. Although I doubt if he would ever get a visa to visit the country.
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RE: Nixon Calls Mrs G An Ol' Witch & Other US Meddling

Thu Jun 30, 2005 5:03 am

Why am I having visions of Baba Wawa saying "Tell me, Mrs. Gandhi, why do you have a pimento in your forehead?"
I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
 
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RE: Nixon Calls Mrs G An Ol' Witch & Other US Meddling

Thu Jun 30, 2005 5:14 am

Quoting Dvk (Reply 3):
Why am I having visions of Baba Wawa saying "Tell me, Mrs. Gandhi, why do you have a pimento in your forehead?"

There was an even funnier episode on SNL where Lorraine Newman played Mrs Gandhi. It poked fun at the State of Emergency imposed by Mrs Gandhi. John Belushi played Sanjay Gandhi, her thuggish son. In the skit, all he did was read comic books, but was destroyed in the end by a giant cow that falls from the sky on his head.

It was a total riot ! You can catch SNL on re-runs.
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RE: Nixon Calls Mrs G An Ol' Witch & Other US Meddling

Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:41 pm

Its on todays Newspaper Headlines  Smile

Waste of space.
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RE: Nixon Calls Mrs G An Ol' Witch & Other US Meddling

Thu Jun 30, 2005 5:48 pm

maybe it was a bigger deal back in the 1970's, but calling someone a bitch doesn't seem to raise eyebrows anymore. That term gets thrown around so much people hardly even notice it. So, Nixon calling Indira that word doesn't seem like a big deal. At least compared to some of Nixon's other actions.
 
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RE: Nixon Calls Mrs G An Ol' Witch & Other US Meddling

Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:55 pm

Quoting NYCFlyer (Reply 6):
That term gets thrown around so much people hardly even notice it.

Not really! Imagine Bush calling Chirac a "Bastard (or insert favourite swear word here)" today! It's obvious they don't love each other, but calling names is not on.
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