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by JE Menon
27 Dec 2018 12:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4111
Views: 349344

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: 4111
Views: 349344

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: 86
Views: 15334

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: 727
Views: 45455

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: 3441

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: 3441

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: 3441

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...
by JE Menon
24 Dec 2018 19:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Hindu-Buddhist Relations
Replies: 62
Views: 3441

Re: Hindu-Buddhist Relations

I got several comments along the lines of "why should we examine relations between Hindus and Buddhists based on the words of foreigners, rather than looking at Indian accounts themselves?" Well, go for it, guys. This foreigner's account is all I know right now, and I've been waiting for ...
by JE Menon
11 Dec 2018 18:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 727
Views: 45455

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

^^Yes, keep here only the posts that are related to Christianity, etc.
by JE Menon
09 Dec 2018 20:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 727
Views: 45455

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: 727
Views: 45455

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: 727
Views: 45455

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: 727
Views: 45455

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: 86
Views: 15334

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: 727
Views: 45455

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: 727
Views: 45455

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: 727
Views: 45455

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: 727
Views: 45455

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: 727
Views: 45455

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: 727
Views: 45455

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: 727
Views: 45455

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: 964
Views: 150093

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: 721
Views: 98459

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: 2278
Views: 198896

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: 4111
Views: 349344

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: 5068
Views: 324326

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: 2007
Views: 260081

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: 2278
Views: 198896

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: 104
Views: 8339

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: 104
Views: 8339

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: 104
Views: 8339

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: 104
Views: 8339

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: 104
Views: 8339

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: 104
Views: 8339

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: 104
Views: 8339

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: 104
Views: 8339

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: 104
Views: 8339

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: 104
Views: 8339

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: 2259
Views: 134189

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...

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