You guys still, obviously, don't get the point. So, I will restate it in very, very simple terms. Today, the French Prime Minister (not an Airbus executive, as far as I can tell), announces an order with an undertone of "hurry up and get it finalized" while, only yesterday, Airbus was whining about the US government supposedly trying to influence orders in India with political pressure...and after the hundreds of posts here, and the rhetoric of Airbus, that they are independent now, not controlled by or proped up by EU governments. Now, maybe I am missing something here, but it seems a tad hypocritical to me. Do I run and tell teacher that Johnny is poking me in the eye, while at the same time I poke Jimmy in the eye on my way up the aisle?
The double standard is what I am talking about...I have no illusions regarding governments applying political leverage for their larger industries.
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