[thechat] Solve This Political Triangle

Bob Davis bobd at members.evolt.org
Fri Jun 21 07:46:01 CDT 2002

At 6:02 PM +0530 6/21/02, Madhu Menon wrote:
>At 05:00 PM 6/21/2002, William Anderson wrote:
>>Pakistan received around US$300m (NZ$470m) from New Zealand, who then
>>proceeded to take delivery of the 28 F16s originally built for use by
>>Pakistan, under a "lease-to-buy" agreement.
>I wonder why New Zealand wanted them. Those nice folks don't have any
>enemies, and as far as I know, have been one of the most peaceful people on
>the planet.

As a sovereign nation, they bear the responsibility of protecting
themselves. It's part of the deal - there's no escaping it. Even
Austria, which is neutral (kind of the same as the Swiss), has a
fairly large army and fighter aircraft (Saabs, IIRC).

>You know, I wouldn't mind living in NZ. Apparently, more Indians are
>migrating there every year. The low crime, beautiful places, and warm
>people are the reasons quoted.

Sounds like a plan!


bob davis
bob at bobdavis.org

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