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by JE Menon
13 Nov 2019 13:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 118
Views: 11079

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

>>If I remember correctly, the tradition of incorporating local Gods in to Roman pantheon did not work with Christians and the Jews. Indeed. Therein lies the catch. Although it must be stressed that the Jews main concern was not whether they could live under the Romans, but that the Romans wanted th...
by JE Menon
12 Nov 2019 22:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 118
Views: 11079

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

>>And the Romans would build their temples over the pagan places of worship as a sign of their conquest and dominion over the conquered people. And so on it goes. The Romans were themselves pagan up until Constantine. As far as I am aware, most of the important gods in the areas they captures they i...
by JE Menon
11 Nov 2019 17:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 118
Views: 11079

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

>>The practice of demolishing a religious structure and building another over it isn't something rare. Indeed. The exception is when that does not happen. Even in the case of the recently burned down church of Notre Dame in Paris while we, along with the world, mourned at the fiery collapse of the &...
by JE Menon
09 Nov 2019 09:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83338

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

Historic day folks. Cannot underplay the significance. I wish for the outcome Ramana predicts, of course. Still, nervous.
by JE Menon
20 Oct 2019 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3032
Views: 286231

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

This thing is beautiful and ugly at the same time
by JE Menon
19 Oct 2019 22:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83338

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

Re St. Thomas - Dude has (at least) three burial spots - Ortona, Italy, one in Greece and as per Indian Roman Catholics at least St. Thomas Mount. In Italy and in Greece, I believe they have the respective skeletons. In Chennai, I'm not sure. However, he was apparently "martyred" there. Do...
by JE Menon
28 Sep 2019 19:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407845

Re: Understanding the US - Again

CAIR shows up at everything where there's any hate crime whether muslim or not. What if Hinduphobia starts piggybacking islamophobia and returns the favor? Let CAIR spend money and setup stages like following and learned entities raise hand and ask but what about Hinduphobia Slowik: Peace activists...
by JE Menon
16 Aug 2019 16:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 370266

Re: Deterrence

Yup. Indication of policy shift in the making.
by JE Menon
01 Aug 2019 17:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3748
Views: 407845

Re: Understanding the US - Again

If Tulsi survives the Democrat primaries, she will beat Trump.
by JE Menon
05 Jun 2019 09:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3488
Views: 357364

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Suraj, boss that was an absolute masterpiece

I see others have tweeted it. I will too
by JE Menon
23 May 2019 17:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 123110

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

suryag wrote:Dilbuji please do not stop


+101

Dilbuforce must continue to be deployed till the final ECI numbers are confirmed.
by JE Menon
21 May 2019 13:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 528131

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Folks, my latest blast on Twitter against the Gandhu family (not sorry for the typo). https://twitter.com/jai_menon/status/1130489602744172544?s=19 Added later: Scanning through the thread, I've seen Ramana has posted a link a few pages ago... Thanks Ramana. I'll leave this here anyway as the thread...
by JE Menon
20 May 2019 19:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 528131

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

ramana wrote:Welcome back Dilbu.
You were missed here.


Damn right... I've been looking all out for you dude. Even put out an APB on Twitter.

Please be relentless in doing the needful

Exit poll/brexit poll - it is not over till it is over on May 23. No time for chill.
by JE Menon
06 May 2019 00:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 528131

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

OK, folks, my piece in Opindia. Please spread madly (pun intended on every SM channel) and pls tag me on Twitter if you post it there @jai_menon https://myvoice.opindia.com/2019/05/the-big-lie-is-there-a-madness-in-the-method-of-the-rahul-gandhi-campaign/ JEMJi, long time no see. I read your piece....
by JE Menon
05 May 2019 17:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 528131

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

OK, folks, my piece in Opindia. Please spread madly (pun intended on every SM channel) and pls tag me on Twitter if you post it there

@jai_menon

https://myvoice.opindia.com/2019/05/the ... -campaign/
by JE Menon
05 May 2019 16:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 528131

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Excellent article by Annat Jain on TOI Blog BJP plays the long game: Reclaiming the ‘Idea of India’ for the next century An incredibly well written article. I've hardly ever read something like that, which left me engrossed while simultaneously causing my eyes to well up in some places. The author ...
by JE Menon
23 Apr 2019 14:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 528131

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

chetak wrote:
JE Menon wrote:
No luck locating the dude... Did a call-out on Twitter, no response. His registered email is not working.


a while ago, saw him a couple of times on the other forum.

maybe he has a different address listed there??


^^If you know him, or where he is, please tell him to report for duty asap.
by JE Menon
23 Apr 2019 14:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 528131

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Mort Walker wrote:Where the heck is Dilbu?


No luck locating the dude... Did a call-out on Twitter, no response. His registered email is not working.
by JE Menon
23 Apr 2019 14:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 887
Views: 86610

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Thanks for that long post Muns. I have no disagreement. On this point: "Interesting to know however, that Constantine was eventually only baptized on his deathbed." This is not undisputed. There have been too many "deathbed conversions" since to actually put much weight on it. Wh...
by JE Menon
22 Apr 2019 18:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 887
Views: 86610

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=2345380#p2345380 Excellent observations by Muns in the above post. And yes, you are right. What the early Christians recognised very quickly that financial consolidation and power was critical to expansion. So while the Taliban style "parabellan...
by JE Menon
22 Apr 2019 18:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 528131

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Muns I will reply to you in the Christianity and Evangelism thread
by JE Menon
21 Apr 2019 23:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 528131

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

UlanBatori wrote:
nandakumar wrote:



Wow!


Thanks UB, it appears you have not received my email earlier (than the post). Do spread it on all UBNN channels.
by JE Menon
21 Apr 2019 20:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 528131

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

>>I remember the sign you have mentioned in the opening para. It also happens to be the Madras Christian College insignia. It is not quite the cross. It is shaped more like an iron piece used to anchor ships in berth. Thanks for noticing that point boss. In fact, I know exactly what the symbol was -...
by JE Menon
21 Apr 2019 20:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 528131

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

>>Now I am no grammar nazi and don't mind pingrezi when written with disdain it deserves but yours is a formal piece you might want to fix some typos 'Although the people of the Dharmic civilization has been at similar' . Thanks for the kind words, and for pointing out the grammatical error. I can't...
by JE Menon
21 Apr 2019 15:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 887
Views: 86610

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Thanks for the response Mukesh.Kumar. I am not sure on which point you want my view, but I take it to be this one "Indic faiths find it difficult to hard sell/ proselytize their faiths because it conflicts with self-belief. And frankly, the majority of Indic faith people find it hard to reconci...
by JE Menon
21 Apr 2019 12:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 887
Views: 86610

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

X-posting (Please also x-post wherever else thought relevant). Hello people, I've got an article out on Opindia which looks at the parallel with the emergence/spread of Christianity in Europe and comparing it with the situation in India today as we head into a crucial election from an historic persp...
by JE Menon
21 Apr 2019 12:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 528131

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Hello people, I've got an article out on Opindia which looks at the parallel with the emergence/spread of Christianity in Europe and comparing it with the situation in India today as we head into a crucial election from an historic perspective. There are many underlying currents which people will se...
by JE Menon
27 Mar 2019 13:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 113130

Re: Indian ASAT test

"or whatever the weapon is that we would like to use"

Interesting phrase from the S. Christopher interview given to NDTV, posted above.
by JE Menon
19 Mar 2019 22:04
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774800

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

>>I am left wondering if Balakote was avenging pulwama or a pre-emptive strike. It was a "non-military pre-emptive strike". It was not retaliation for Pulwama. AFAIK, this is the official position. One minister has actually stated this during an interview, but in passing. Can't remember wh...
by JE Menon
10 Mar 2019 20:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 774800

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

>>After all, the goal is action, not outrage, and most often, social media is a channel for outrage, not action. Someone said this in one of the pages of this thread. However, this is a misperception. Social media is not just a channel for outrage, it is a powerful mechanism for influence. You can c...
by JE Menon
28 Feb 2019 18:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BRF Information Warfare & Social Media Cell
Replies: 55
Views: 7028

Re: BRF Information Warfare & Social Media Cell

Just now followed:

@indosphere
@BhukkhaBhediya
@zoverian_abhi
@at_brf
@sri_diwakar
@mediathugs
@vamsikrishna31
@BhukkhaBhediya

Rest of BRFites listed here I was following already.

My ID is @jai_menon
by JE Menon
27 Dec 2018 12:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4489
Views: 506367

Re: Internal Security Watch

Thanks guys, please tweet, retweet and share... Spread the word.

The war is upon us.

Don't take it lightly.
by JE Menon
26 Dec 2018 14:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4489
Views: 506367

Re: Internal Security Watch

Drawing upon the Urban Naxal concept, the below article helps understand the symbiosis between the three - and their dependence on poverty. The C3 Ecosystem prevails in our country today, and four years of non-Congress rule are not enough to put an end to it. https://myvoice.opindia.com/2018/12/why-...
by JE Menon
26 Dec 2018 14:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 116
Views: 24857

Re: Indian Interests_2

The C3 Ecosystem (Congress, Communists & Converters) which prevails in our country today thrives on poverty, and essentially on keeping the Dharmic civilization down. https://myvoice.opindia.com/2018/12/why-the-c3-ecosystem-is-poverty-dependent/ My article on the C3 Ecosystem, Why it Loves Pover...
by JE Menon
26 Dec 2018 14:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 887
Views: 86610

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

The "Conversion" Industry is a major facilitator of the above activity - which is by no means an arbitrary behaviour. The system is organised, and subtly constructed, to perpetuate this sinister evil. Converters are a symbiotic element in the C3 Ecosystem which prevails in our country toda...
by JE Menon
25 Dec 2018 14:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Hindu-Buddhist Relations
Replies: 62
Views: 4800

Re: Hindu-Buddhist Relations

>>1. These Chinese gentlemen have been meticulous in recording the details of their visits to India, with place names, social memes, details of rituals, details of Indian hygiene standards (which were impressive, according to them), details of the caste system… The other words regarding heretics, u...
by JE Menon
25 Dec 2018 02:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Hindu-Buddhist Relations
Replies: 62
Views: 4800

Re: Hindu-Buddhist Relations

>>The words are Hsuan Tsang's, or rather, they are in the English translation of Hsuan Tsang's work, and this translation happened in the 1850's, so the words could conceivably be those of the European translator. We are talking about a Chinese interpretation of social milieu in India, written in Ch...
by JE Menon
25 Dec 2018 01:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Hindu-Buddhist Relations
Replies: 62
Views: 4800

Re: Hindu-Buddhist Relations

>>This is the way I see it. From Fa Hian or Hsuan Tsang, I get the sense of distinct difference between the "True Path" (Buddhism) and the "Heretic" or "False" doctrine (Hinduism). These quotes on the wods "True Path", "Heretic" & "False&quo...

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