posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 05:02 AM
In my humble opinion.. The "second to none" tag was just a expression of happiness and pride by the poster who posted pics of India's republic
My American friends here who are taking it to heart.. should not do so.. as someone on this forum already said.. America protects its allies supports
them.. then well whats stopping you.. It is the day to commemorate India's becoming a republic.. so it is kinda of a national holiday... And all the
gallantry awards and all that are awarded publicly here on this day by the president to the Award winners or their families... That is why it is a
important day for the military.. and well parade.. It is a tradition that has been carried out since the first ever republic day.. It is taken by the
civilian population as a strength show only as the civilian population in india is really ignorant about the military... what i mean to say by that is
that a ordinary US citizen is much more well versed in these affiars than a ordinary Indian.. It is not a strength show per say.. just a small
celebration... Heck many of the parading regiments there are paramilitary forces..police n the like... not the regular army..
So dear friends.. I call you friends cause I really don't see any reason why we would be enemies.. If i turned up at patriots day at your country , I
am sure you would offer me a cold one..similarly..when you are here.. on my republic day , i would have the beer ready for you.. I mean.. when sumone
says second to none.. its not like saying that i am better than you .. its just that we are celebrating our day.. and you as friends have no reasons
to get angry on that... simply come join the celebration.. !!
I hope you take this in a positive light !!!
Its so heartening to see the American soldiers come here.. Go and interact with your fellow countrymen that have been here on joint training and
all..they will tell you how nice it is for a american to be here.. I mean.. I would not like to name the other places.. but India indeed is a place
where Americans have always been welcome.. always.. no kidnappings..no executions.. I am sure that if that happened the american military would take
care..as I would expect my county to take care... But why think of that when we are just friends...
For the falling in the trap of friendship thing which sumone posted.. its not about sucking up to each other.. its just having similar goals.. since
we have them.. similar ideals..we are friends.. right ?
Same ideals..Democracy freedom.. we have the same ideals and goals..so we all are second to none.. just teeny differences of culture on the both
sides..Don't be ignorant..
Cheers Mates !