If India drops Iran's oil this will be also expensive. At this point India will have to compare financial harm from obeying the White House to the financial harm from disobeying. Let alone the political damage.
Iran makes and sells oil, a product that is in high demand. The USA makes ... what?
And here is the problem. As soon as a major country tells the USA to mind its own business, the USA loses weight on the political arena. But perhaps that's the goal.
The 0bama Regime is so disasterous it boggles the mind. Hitlery Clinton, you are a real piece of worthless matter.
This administration has been butt backwards from the start
As it stands now however, this insufferable imbicile/piker has managed to alienate nearly every international ally we had.
Indian refineries, especially those owned by private companies, are designed to process Persian crude, which is qualitatively different from Arabian crude. For India to suddenly switch from Persian to Arabian crude, expensive re-fitting of the refineries will have to be performed. Who pays?
The downtime required to re-fit the refineries will cause oil prices will shoot up drastically in a large oil-consumption market such as India’s. It will worsen the steep inflation already troubling the country’s economy.
Lastly, India is not stupid. An anticipated American pull-out from Afghanistan will require India to develop closer relations with Iran and Russia, to ensure that the former Northern Alliance (which took over Afghanistan after the Taliban were deposed) stays in power, instead of what will be an obvious restoration of the Taliban by Pakistan.
In other words, India won’t budge from doing what it sees are for its interests. With America supporting, aiding and enabling suicidal Islamist regimes like those of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, India won’t have a very difficult choice to make in rejecting American concerns.
Its not going to happen. This is smoke and mirrors from Obama. There are numerous military contracts worth $8 to 9 billion dollars at stake. Such as equipment including C-130J aircraft, Boeing Business Jets for VVIP transportation, Harpoon Missiles, Sensor Fused Weapons, C-17 Globemaster III and the INS Jalashwa.
In this situation, it’s important to understand there is no such thing as a single entity that can be described as “India”.
There is a huge petro chemical import/export industry in India, run by tens of thousands of traders, who in turn supply petro chemicals to tens of thousands of factories big andsmall that employee millions upon millions of Indians.
There is no centralized state entity that could ever even attempt to control the recording of the import/export flow of petro products, let alone a politician or bureaucrat in India foolish enough to even consider the preposterous proposal of controlling and restricting the import of petro products.
The Indian bureaucracy knows how to take care of it’s myriad individual self interests and the interests of it’s patrons in private industry and labor unions.
Those idiots in the United States have no relevance to the import/export market in India.
This is in vast contrast to true client states of the US, such as S.Korea and Japan.
Not dumb. Intentionally stabbing an ally in the back is traitorous...
Since Obama, all of our friends is foes and all of our foes is friends.
Oh and to add: too bad the dolt who wrote this felt obligated to go on an anti-Israel screed. Moron clearly doesn’t know squat about how obastard feels about and treats Israel...
Admiral Roughead made them part of our thousand ship navy so we can’t embargo them or they’ll take our naval strength away.
That’s how he has justified reducing our fleet to incompetence.
In Admiral Roughead’s agenda, we have to be nice to India and Japan as India will provide ships for our Navy, since we won’t do that ourselves, and Japan will be the Merchant Marine, since we don’t want one of our own.
This policy is a direct result of the falsely named ‘free trade’ agenda which was designed to destroy American sovereignty and give trashnational corporations control of our government.
Look it up— Roughead and thousand ship navy. He first started spouting this treason in the mid 2000’s.
And we’re selling them something like 600 tons of wheat.
Hey Mo Fo Obama......You dummy head.....You communist thug who loves China....Hey you islamic terrorist that loves Pakistan......Don’t bully India.
India is no longer a “3rd world” dependent......You see.....it is a Democracy.....It is a Free country.....It is thriving with innovation based on free people....
Don’t F with it.....You dummy head.....Don’t be a dummy head.
obama is supporting Pakistan because it is Muslim and antagonizing India becuase it is not Muslim.
The foolish American electorate allowed a Muslim traitor to assume the office of President of the U.S.
There goes our “tech” support.
Attack our enemy obama. You can’t help yourself.
India should tell Obama to Pound Sand.
Gee, isn’t it great that the world loves us again now that the evil Boooosh is out of the White House?