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by JE Menon
09 Dec 2018 20:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 705
Views: 39691

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

>>And I'm saying, that reading those travel records by those Chinese men, it does seem like Buddhism had become that absolutist faith system back in 400 AD. I have only read bits and pieces, arbitrarily, of the Chinese visitors - and it was quite a while ago, so I do not recall. But is this true of ...
by JE Menon
09 Dec 2018 17:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 705
Views: 39691

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

>> I'm beginning to be firmly convinced of the viewpoint (don't remember who put forth this view) that Christianity is simply Buddhism repackaged around Christ. This point of view is not new, and there are plenty of theories as to how this could have come about - there are quite a number of books by...
by JE Menon
09 Dec 2018 17:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 705
Views: 39691

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

People, please stick to the topic of the thread. The divergence into a discussion on Hinduism vs Buddhism, while it can be useful in terms of understanding how Buddhism was basically debated and ritualled out of dominance, does not address the thread topic except for observational purposes. However,...
by JE Menon
08 Dec 2018 11:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 705
Views: 39691

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

The converting industry, which is part of what I call the C3 Ecosystem (Congress, Communists & Converters), depends heavily on the existence and perpetuation of caste, as well as the regular highlighting of it and constant reiteration of it through divisive approaches, in order to maintain their...
by JE Menon
28 Nov 2018 00:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 85
Views: 14842

Re: Indian Interests_2

https://www.ft.com/content/30199e16-d6d7-11e8-a854-33d6f82e62f8 Financial Times - India’s plans on archipelago in Mauritius cause unease Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo, Mauritian deputy prime minister, gave a written response to the country’s national assembly in which she said the agreement between India ...
by JE Menon
27 Nov 2018 11:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 705
Views: 39691

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Thanks SS. Regarding forgeries & frauds by the various popes to further their strategic interests, there a virtually unlimited number of them - right down to the current era, what with the disappearance of documentation, the fudging of truths, etc... that are involved in the concealment of the t...
by JE Menon
26 Nov 2018 21:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 705
Views: 39691

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

>>>In India's case the number reqd would be less to gain a critical mass (15-18%) what with social media and an english language press that practises cargo cult journalism...

Absolutely right.

@Kartick S ... glad you felt it useful.
by JE Menon
26 Nov 2018 20:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 705
Views: 39691

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Karthik S, Depends on what time-frame you are talking about. But I think 20% by 2035 is feasible, though it may sound crazy now. That's upwards of 250M people. The key to understand this situation is the critical mass needed to take it to that level, and unfortunately no one can predict exactly what...
by JE Menon
26 Nov 2018 17:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 705
Views: 39691

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

>>Not sure of that, so many EJs are coming in using tourist visa, look up Girish Bharadwaja and noconverion's timelines. There has been a squeezing of their ease of entry and operation, so they are whining in foreign countries. Of course, they do come in through tourist visa - but this has been goin...
by JE Menon
26 Nov 2018 14:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 705
Views: 39691

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

They are everywhere, and making headway everywhere. This has to be fought village by village, individual by individual. There's a crapload of money behind it from the US. Everyone must do his bit. There is no other choice. Although it might not seem like it, if it were not for the measures against N...
by JE Menon
24 Nov 2018 16:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 705
Views: 39691

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

https://www.newsweek.com/uganda-police-arrest-pastor-assault-employee-1079467 Check out this link... The same spirit which is infecting this lunatic Christian hardliner from the US, also infects people like John Allen Chau who wanted to go and "civilize" the tribes of Andaman & Nicobar...
by JE Menon
22 Nov 2018 17:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 705
Views: 39691

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

There is a story in the Washington Post on it, not especially sympathetic although they lean towards the missionary impulse. As per his mother, he had "nothing but love for the Sentinelese people". No shyte. The majority of comments below the article in the post, however, do full justice t...
by JE Menon
09 Nov 2018 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 939
Views: 144336

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Rakesh wrote:Very beautiful picture. I always loved the Naval Tejas over the IAF variant.


Same here!
by JE Menon
04 Oct 2018 14:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 710
Views: 93957

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

This is a situation which China created by itself, possibly by a combination of hubris and neglect. It failed to see that its mercantilist approach, combined with a relentless focus on one-sided exports, was not sustainable. And for all its vaunted long-sightedness, it failed to recognise that a bac...
by JE Menon
02 Oct 2018 23:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2123
Views: 178879

Re: Understanding the US - Again

>>So far, India has come out smelling of roses and her every move with regard to the CPEC fiasco has paid off.

Hameen!!!

And so far, not a peep from our gloriously objective media about this at all.
by JE Menon
01 Oct 2018 23:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4056
Views: 331500

Re: Internal Security Watch

>>The accused, Jorge Solis (43), the Mexican national, and Mohammed Sadiq (59) and Manu Gupta (45)

Hmmm... looks like we have a real Amar, Akbar, Antonio situation going here...

Guys should be lined up ind shot in the scrotum. Mind you, one can expect the names to evolve over time.
by JE Menon
22 Sep 2018 18:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5061
Views: 316604

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

A long interesting talk about the gypsies, by Dr. Ian Hancock (himself a gypsy I think) - and one of the foremost experts on the people. The Indian connection is extensive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTsqiP196Uw
by JE Menon
19 Sep 2018 13:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1958
Views: 249853

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^This sharticle is by MK Bhadrakumar...

The only thing that surprises me is how he managed to weasel & slither his way into zerohedge.
by JE Menon
09 Sep 2018 11:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2123
Views: 178879

Re: Understanding the US- Again

^^^virtually identical to tactics employed in India by NGOs. I would be surprised if this fellow did not get some initiation back home. Over many decades since independence almost all forms of subversion are first tried in India, perfected in failure, and the process employed elsewhere in the hope o...
by JE Menon
31 Aug 2018 10:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 97
Views: 6708

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

>>The religious differences are exacerbating political tensions between Russia and Ukraine. (Like Orthodox Serbia and Catholic Croatia). And Germany is likely (attempting to) play a similar role to what it did leading to the Croatian-Serbian confrontation. Needless to say Ukraine itself was barely a...
by JE Menon
30 Aug 2018 18:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 97
Views: 6708

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

KLD thanks boss.

What is your twitter handle? And if you are not there, why not? Your acid wit and knowledge are deeply required on that warfront!!!

Mine is @jai_menon
by JE Menon
30 Aug 2018 14:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 97
Views: 6708

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

Rakesh, good to have you on this thread. >>The Christianity of Jesus and the Christianity of Paul are one and the same. It is the Roman Catholic Church (and other institutionalized churches) that has convoluted the message of Christianity. Indeed, that is what I meant to convey when I said Pauline C...
by JE Menon
29 Aug 2018 16:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 97
Views: 6708

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

>>this Pope may be the last one. Highly unlikely Philip. The Roman Catholic Church has proven to be highly durable, and very "temporal" as you mentioned. They have managed to survive this long precisely because of a willingness to do whatever it takes, not just to survive, but to thrive - ...
by JE Menon
29 Aug 2018 11:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 97
Views: 6708

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

>>What I had meant to say was that Deans, sorry if I had come across as objecting to your comments. I hadn't meant to. On the contrary, I'm broadly in agreement with your posts on this subject. I was merely elaborating a little. Not many people in India know of these intricate differences, and frank...
by JE Menon
28 Aug 2018 18:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 97
Views: 6708

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

As I said, every new revelation is scarier than the last: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christinekenneally/orphanage-death-catholic-abuse-nuns-st-josephs This is in Vermont! "But for all these revelations — including this month’s Pennsylvania grand jury report on how the church hid the c...
by JE Menon
28 Aug 2018 17:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 97
Views: 6708

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

>>The Orthodox church was more tightly controlled by the state and was less of a `business' than the Catholic church. During the USSR period, the church was badly compromised by the Communists, The Orthodox church is much less "in your face" than the Catholic version. I have lived in the O...
by JE Menon
28 Aug 2018 13:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 97
Views: 6708

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

>>A common refrain I hear from friends who are Catholics is that, the rot started when the Catholic church moved from a religious body to a "business entity". This comment by people (a common one Sachin), in fact stems from ignorance rather than insight. The Roman Church was a commercially...
by JE Menon
27 Aug 2018 20:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 97
Views: 6708

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

>>We need to question whether Indian religions are any less exploitative.

Avarachan has started this thread with a very clear subject. I recommend participants stick to that explicitly.
by JE Menon
27 Aug 2018 18:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 97
Views: 6708

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

In my assessment, what is happening right now in the Catholic Church is a civil war of sorts, a vicious, quietly hidden and high stakes civil war - in which there are priests who are on different sides, taking up positions for and against the pope, and using everything from allegations of paedophila...
by JE Menon
25 Aug 2018 14:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103274

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

^^Yup, I have probably lost a "friend" who was doing this and sent one to me as well (related to aid contribution by states). I responded, with facts etc... and this was dismissed as verbal diarrhoea on the part of yours truly. Naturally, this did not stop the diarrhoea until said gent was...
by JE Menon
15 Jul 2018 11:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5061
Views: 316604

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Consider this, we have been only properly open 30 years or so, and you find stuff like this in the most unexpected of places: ZkpbQeQDScs Supposedly an ancient Indian warfare training school in Florence, Italy - although it looks to me like some sort of ancient eastern warfare exhibition event. Neve...
by JE Menon
13 Jul 2018 13:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2123
Views: 178879

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The US will only talk about this vaunted "special relationship" if the British plead with them to do so. That is the precise nature of the special relationship.
by JE Menon
07 Jul 2018 17:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions
Replies: 1129
Views: 176059

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

X-Posting from Internal Security Thread:

https://www.firstpost.com/india/narendr ... 32721.html

Modi's Development Offensive in Bastar Showing Results
by JE Menon
04 Jul 2018 06:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5061
Views: 316604

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Just an anecdote: I was in conversation yesterday in the Middle East with a couple of Syrians/Lebanese.... The Syrian guy as part of the conversation mentioned that in fact the Indians "were the teachers of the Arabs". He said it without embarrassment or any sense of resentment or negativi...
by JE Menon
01 Jul 2018 23:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 710
Views: 93957

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pehGk4obJ7w

Sergei Lavrov, Russian FM, on Channel 4. Forget the bullshit bait headline by Channel 4 - the interview is another study in how a country can be firm and flexible. Another great foreign minister out of Russia, this gent.

by JE Menon
01 Jul 2018 11:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2444
Views: 388854

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Swarajya's Interview with the PM. https://swarajyamag.com/economy/modi-to-gst-critics-can-we-have-milk-and-mercedes-at-the-same-rate Swarajya's interview with our PM - a media coup, and am proud to say that I write for them under my own name and one or two pseudonyms (don't recall)!!! Also, a couple...
by JE Menon
30 Jun 2018 18:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5061
Views: 316604

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Saw your response now... Thanks Nilesh. I'm getting a sense that it is going to be a new attack front. Nothing specific yet. So far my own (admittedly limited) research is suggesting it to be anywhere between 300 CE and 700 CE. But this is just stuff on the net. And somehow that seems incorrect to m...
by JE Menon
29 Jun 2018 15:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5061
Views: 316604

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Can someone here date the Markandeya Purana?
by JE Menon
27 Jun 2018 11:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4056
Views: 331500

Re: Internal Security Watch

Is there a link to the above article?

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