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by JE Menon
02 Aug 2017 19:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 1905
Views: 95432

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt-eG7husl4

Karolina Goswami expands her repertoire: Now a video on Indo-Japanese ties.
by JE Menon
02 Aug 2017 13:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4703
Views: 329682

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Absolute undisguised nonsense in the Atlantic. After Khodorkovsky’s conviction, the other oligarchs went to Putin and asked him what they needed to do to avoid sitting in the same cage as Khodorkovsky. From what followed, it appeared that Putin’s answer was, “Fifty percent.” "From what followed...
by JE Menon
02 Aug 2017 11:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8509
Views: 538148

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Your latest video is absolutely glorious stuff Doc.
by JE Menon
02 Aug 2017 00:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8509
Views: 538148

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Karthik S wrote:Looks like pakis and cheenis have entered into nuke agreement. I don't know how US will react to this.


Where are you seeing this? Even google gives me nothing
by JE Menon
31 Jul 2017 13:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1598
Views: 190620

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

^^ It's nothing more than vote bank politics sir.. She knows IA is showing jannat to such gutter chap ideas on daily basis.. Spot on. In fact, she knows damn well that "you can kill an idiot and you can jail an idiot", and that is what is happening on a daily basis. Plus what "idea&q...
by JE Menon
31 Jul 2017 12:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8509
Views: 538148

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

>>but I don't see much of a point. I think government action is much more effective. Tariffs are simple but pretty crude and subject to WTO rulings, non-tariff barriers are much more effective IMO. Tariffs are indeed crude instruments, but if the government does it, it won't be just thinking of the ...
by JE Menon
31 Jul 2017 11:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 1631
Views: 131648

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

^^May have been kidnapped in Afghanistan... Let's see if and how this morphs
by JE Menon
31 Jul 2017 11:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8509
Views: 538148

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

^^Actually, what is more likely to happen is that people will simply stop buying anything that says "Made in China", or eventually anything that even "looks like" being made in China... On the other hand if it says "Made in Vietnam", that may boost parts sales to Vietna...
by JE Menon
30 Jul 2017 15:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2461
Views: 173960

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA70gL9pftc

Interesting watch, on an Israeli channel in English - examines the gamut of relations with an Israeli writer and an Indian strategic analyst from the Vivekananda International Foundation I think....
by JE Menon
30 Jul 2017 14:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8509
Views: 538148

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

>>Again I say, the chinese can escalate this to any extent, including all out war, including nuclear exchange, and still they can not win. India will match them all the way. That is the essence, captured in one sentence and I had mentioned this at the beginning of this business that in worst case sc...
by JE Menon
30 Jul 2017 11:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1893
Views: 153539

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

>>I was called curry often and my way of dealing with it was to call them hummus! the looks on the their faces were priceless as they just couldn't react. Bingo, that's the way to go. Plus the Lebanese love ostentation... If he wears a Rolex Daytona white dial, and you're packing a limited edition G...
by JE Menon
29 Jul 2017 15:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1893
Views: 153539

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

^^Skin colour and poverty. However, the latter aspect has been changing. The sheer numbers and cashpower now being deployed across the board in the Gulf in particular is basically putting a crimp in the racism style of the Lebanese and Palestinians (respectively), because they used to corner a lot o...
by JE Menon
29 Jul 2017 11:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1893
Views: 153539

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

No Lebanese in Gaza. If from Gaza must be Palestinians. More likely it's Lebanese not from Gaza. There are tons of Lebanese in Australia, both Christian and Muslim, primarily Shia as I understand
by JE Menon
28 Jul 2017 16:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8509
Views: 538148

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Guys, I think people wont like my post but I don't see this ending well for India. I am very confused by the positions of Indian government whereas chinese positions appear to be consistent and they seem to react with a righteous anger which is very good for the morale of t heir soldiers. What is t...
by JE Menon
28 Jul 2017 14:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3104
Views: 119571

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

"Special Case" Of Honour Killing . UK honour killing: Indian Muslim girl raped, murdered for dating Arab man An Indian Muslim girl was bound, gagged raped and murdered in the UK in an apparent case of honour killing, a court in the country heard on Tuesday, July 25.The prosecutor in the c...
by JE Menon
28 Jul 2017 12:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 1631
Views: 131648

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

BBC: Sharif disqualified from office by the Supreme Court

Popcorn time
by JE Menon
28 Jul 2017 10:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3439
Views: 98288

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

>>One can treat their senile grandparents with utmost care and duty and still keep in mind they are senile and their ramblings have no contributions towards our awareness of existence . Seriously dude? Or just poorly phrased? Either way, it seems perhaps you may feel more comfortable in the apparent...
by JE Menon
26 Jul 2017 12:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8509
Views: 538148

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Chellaney knows better... But twitter has it's own attractions...

Every country raises it's trade deficit with other countries that it has a deficit with, giving them a chance to rebalance the situation of their own accord and in their own interests. Unilateral moves may then follow. Or may not.
by JE Menon
26 Jul 2017 12:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Role in Global Terrorism
Replies: 1823
Views: 139606

Re: Pakistani Role in Global Terrorism

If the quotes are accurate, then kudos to him.
by JE Menon
26 Jul 2017 10:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 1631
Views: 131648

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

New details about the story of that Pakistani family and gang that did a bold Pakistan on the musharraf of the US House of Representatives in DC: Wasserman Schultz’s IT Aide Arrested At Airport After Transferring $300k To Pakistan From House Office Photo of Luke Rosiak Basically China had full accc...
by JE Menon
26 Jul 2017 10:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 1631
Views: 131648

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

Gents, I don't know if you all remember, but I had mentioned that Pakistan had been given a sort of "last chance" to set things right. There were many "last chances" in the past. However, the "final last chance" if you will was given around the time of the Pathankot att...
by JE Menon
26 Jul 2017 10:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3439
Views: 98288

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

Sometimes I think the only solution to all this is entertainment... I really mean that. Put together a billion bucks, should be doable in Bollywood, engage the top movie CGI folks, come up with a 100 part series of the Mahabharatha, where all the characters who are described with skin colour etc are...
by JE Menon
24 Jul 2017 01:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9057
Views: 387498

Re: Levant crisis - III

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jcpb9nV4OQA

Interview of Assad's wife last year.

Watch it, and you will understand why the regime change is being pushed for.
by JE Menon
23 Jul 2017 12:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3439
Views: 98288

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

Really, honestly don't care about debates. Sorry... I am just looking for Gyan from those who have studied human evolution - around using parallel existence of human sub species as a dating parameter for the Ramayana. Jarita, first welcome back. The question above is addressed (fairly lightly but a...
by JE Menon
19 Jul 2017 23:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3439
Views: 98288

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

Thanks a ton for taking the trouble on that one Nilesh. It definitely helps understanding the situation. It definitely looks like puzzle by puzzle the whole jigsaw of civilizational flux in our neck of the woods is getting clarified, and eventually I suspect will give us all an idea of the reality t...
by JE Menon
19 Jul 2017 17:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3439
Views: 98288

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

Nilesh, can you please put that in plain English for the less geologically literate amongst us (including myself, mainly I suspect). How does it bolster your case boss?
by JE Menon
18 Jul 2017 18:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3439
Views: 98288

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

>>Inshallah, I will one day read the entire text for myself in the original Sanskrit.

As the Arabs say: "From your mouth to Allah's ears" (for me too)!!!
by JE Menon
18 Jul 2017 14:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3439
Views: 98288

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

I'm missing something in the above discussion on Hiranyagarbha and Cosmic Egg. The latter has today's scientific evidentiary heft behind it, the former does not have today's scientific evidentiary heft behind it? Secondly, however the former was dreamed up, does it make that assertion wrong, even if...
by JE Menon
17 Jul 2017 16:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 1631
Views: 131648

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

^^Unfortunately, I believe there is zero cause for optimism on the above until the policy is articulated formally, and it then begins to manifest on the ground.

I am skeptical about it's net effect being in the Indian interest. But only skeptical. We shall see.
by JE Menon
17 Jul 2017 13:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4116
Views: 157242

Re: Deterrence

Speaking of deterrence, I like to remind the forum of the late Varsha Bhosle now and then. She was the original jingo, a lurker on BRF (didn't have the stomach to participate believe it or not) and a very close friend of mine for years. She wrote this below, in 1997 a few months before Shakthi II, a...
by JE Menon
16 Jul 2017 10:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 404
Views: 33287

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^The article says: __________________ However, the Indian view is that the nationality of an individual can only be established by an investigation conducted by Indian agencies, and not on the basis of information provided by UK authorities. The investigation involves police in India confirming the...
by JE Menon
16 Jul 2017 10:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8509
Views: 538148

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Are we doing anything to influence the stability of the Chinese leadership in a positive way? I have a strong feeling that what we are seeing now is a power-play at the top in China. Xi seems to know the truth, but not all the truth. He is not being told, and those who tell him are not being told.
by JE Menon
16 Jul 2017 09:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 1631
Views: 131648

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

>>A single policy change – punishing Pakistan – cannot work if there is no consideration of Islamabad’s concerns about the growing Indian footprints in Afghanistan. What these fools don't realise is that the ones holding back the "growing Indian footprints" are the Indians themselves; the ...
by JE Menon
15 Jul 2017 22:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8509
Views: 538148

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOyJZ4UGeD0

Karolina Goswami on India-China again, delivered in her inimitable way. Does not cut any corners. "Can we have brotherhood with a country where many people don't have brothers"?
by JE Menon
15 Jul 2017 10:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8509
Views: 538148

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Chola, are you being sarcastic? I can't tell.
by JE Menon
14 Jul 2017 18:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8509
Views: 538148

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

^^of course... it is just a way for people to assert superiority. Humans will always find a way. Skin colour, beard growth thickness, body hair, eye colour, economic wealth by country, by per capita, you name it. Point is to know what you have, defend it while still thriving, and ensure that anyone ...
by JE Menon
14 Jul 2017 17:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 63
Views: 6596

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Lilo it is the exact opposite. Saudi has far and away the strongest pull on the presstitutes and has had it for eons globally from among the Islamic countries. What we are seeing now is a bit of a payment terms and conditions war in the shadows I suspect.
by JE Menon
14 Jul 2017 00:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3439
Views: 98288

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

Yes, but can you tell the difference from the Mongoliandu steppe and the Kazakh one? Friend of mine who spends a lot of time roaming the stans right up to and in to the Ferghana Valley says not really... Actually he's been pleading with me for years to go along with him... May take him up on the off...

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