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by JE Menon
20 Oct 2020 12:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3845
Views: 434323

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

Nice Menon saar, the reminder about "slow process" is gruesome, but necessary. Shows the level of "commitment" on the perp's part to carry it through. Would it have been counterproductive to point out that their way of life recognizes and normalizes this kind of "revenge by...
by JE Menon
17 Oct 2020 21:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3845
Views: 434323

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

Tanaji wrote:
The last two paragraphs are the ones that should be required reading for all Indians these days.

Excellent article JEM saar..


Thank you Tanaji, sincerely appreciated.
by JE Menon
23 Sep 2020 12:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1141
Views: 181664

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Yes I agree. It is useful also to note that Turdogan's Turkey has done an effective "outreach programme" to the extent that now Turkish politicians campaign in Germany/Netherlands in order to secure victory back home. Sometime in 2017, IIRC, one Turkish politician was prevented from doing ...
by JE Menon
23 Sep 2020 11:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1141
Views: 181664

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

It does not get better. But it is still worth watching to understand the psychology of the present day Paktugruls... and their Turkish "cousins". It is reasonably well made, and it is very popular across the Turkic world - Central Asia, etc. This and other programmes have helped Turkey exp...
by JE Menon
22 Sep 2020 17:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1141
Views: 181664

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

I've watched it on Netflix with English sub-titles... until the end of the first season, a large number of episodes. Erdogan's behaviour is modelled to some extent on that mythical Turkic figure. Of course, it is another matter that both Suleyman Shah and Ertugrul (his son) were probably not Muslims...
by JE Menon
13 Aug 2020 17:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1141
Views: 181664

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

excellent take on rogue Turkey and its nuclear ambitions! Fantastic read, interesting to know how Turkey has riled up multiple neighbours like China Thanks Jai Menon , there should be a like button. Thanks for the kind words... I think there is no "like" button, but do retweet, facebook, ...
by JE Menon
11 Aug 2020 12:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1141
Views: 181664

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

"expected to be inked" is the operative phrase. GoI/MEA has plenty of experience playing these games.
by JE Menon
05 Aug 2020 01:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1141
Views: 181664

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

The American ones at Incirlik are safe, if at all they are still there. There is no chance in hell the Turks will snatch them away from the Americans. Even Erdogandu is not that crazy.
by JE Menon
27 Jul 2020 13:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 1010
Views: 131431

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

A request to all. There is a lady called Mary Suresh Iyer, who has returned to Dharma after having been brought up in a Christian household (her father was the convert & a preacher). She has now gone hammer and tongs against the Missionary business, or more broadly speaking the business of the c...
by JE Menon
03 May 2020 18:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1141
Views: 181664

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Why is exchange rate such a big issue for Turkish people? Common man in India does not care Turkish image of itself if one of high machismo. The ordinary Turk is a hardcore nationalist (in general) so those who are classified as nationalists are of an extreme variety, coming at it from the angles o...
by JE Menon
23 Apr 2020 23:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 1010
Views: 131431

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Vsunder, thanks for that reminder. Yes du Sautoy I knew about and have even watched a few of his lectures on youtube. I always thought he must be a mathematician of some note, because that's how he is introduced. Your comments give pause for thought, now, as they always do. Chanakyaa Thanks a ton. I...
by JE Menon
22 Apr 2020 21:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 1010
Views: 131431

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Sadly no... It was a truly brutal critique, hit at the heart of everything... and explained in a way the problem that the Christians of Europe face.. I remember it was Marcus de something ... Damn, what a fool I was. Should have downloaded it asap.
by JE Menon
22 Apr 2020 15:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8062
Views: 1071161

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

My article in Swarajya, on what the post-Covid world might look like for China.

https://swarajyamag.com/world/what-the- ... d-19-world
by JE Menon
22 Apr 2020 15:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 1010
Views: 131431

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Looking for something folks. There was a brutal and scathing critique of Christianity from a Jewish perspective by Marcus something or other (a French-sounding name), an American intellectual in the early 20th century. It was posted here. I wanted to save it, but postponed it and forgot about it. No...
by JE Menon
04 Feb 2020 11:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7690
Views: 833093

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://twitter.com/jai_menon/status/1224356571662241792?s=19 Posted for what it's worth. Dr. Francis Boyle discusses the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak & the Biosafety Level 4 laboratory from which he believes the infectious disease escaped. He thinks it's a biowarfare agent. Dr. Boyle drafted the ...
by JE Menon
28 Jan 2020 15:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2459
Views: 334095

Re: Indian Foreign Policy



The speech khatvaanga is referring to. Thanks for the notes!
by JE Menon
03 Dec 2019 01:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2459
Views: 334095

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

>>I believe what the Indian administration engaging itself in Kashmir today in the name of counterterrorism is absolutely abhorrent. My understanding of the Indian government's position on similar sentiment worldwide, to the extent that it exists, is "that's OK, you have a right to that belief&...
by JE Menon
13 Nov 2019 13:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 454
Views: 66265

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: 454
Views: 66265

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: 454
Views: 66265

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: 109614

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: 3107
Views: 378999

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: 109614

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: 5327
Views: 706575

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: 4818
Views: 460984

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: 5327
Views: 706575

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: 6664
Views: 759162

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: 188099

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: 659974

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: 659974

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: 659974

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: 659974

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: 659974

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: 659974

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.

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