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by a_kumar
13 Apr 2012 00:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 640376

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

garooda, thank you for telling me how to moderate BR. let me start by issuing board warnings for repeated off topic postings even after 2 mods cautioning against it. p.s. your urge to bring in India for each and every US related topic does not show your lack of hypocrisy. it merely shows a) you suf...
by a_kumar
13 Apr 2012 00:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 640376

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Stop crying about how and what the British did to the country . We all know who did what as a nation . It sounds so much like what the 'african american' community rants about in the US all the time and continue to play the blame game. Do you really know what British did to the country? What if you...
by a_kumar
05 Apr 2012 04:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29 March 2012
Replies: 2868
Views: 116839

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29 March 2

From B. Raman's blog. 2.In the case of Zawahiri and Omar, the announcement says :" Wanted Zawahiri" and "Wanted: Omar ". That means the reward is for anyone who will help in locating them and assist in their capture or elimination. 3.In the case of Sayeed, the announcement says:&...
by a_kumar
05 Apr 2012 03:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29 March 2012
Replies: 2868
Views: 116839

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29 March 2

Rangudu garu, But why now? what is TSPA going to gain from another 26/11? to derail TSP-India trade and MFN status? they know they are under scanner for what ever that entails. TSP/US relationship is all time low, can they afford another 26/11 and be subjected to US wrath ? already NATO route is no...
by a_kumar
12 Mar 2012 01:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-EU News & Analysis
Replies: 1652
Views: 202537

Re: India-EU News & Analysis

What is up with Italy, is it some coming out party for the imbeciles at the wheel? (1) Jan 13th : Costa Concordia hits reef. A show off captain changes the course to wave at somebody, enjoys company of a maiden on the bridge and finally runs like a little b!@tch from the ship. He claimed he fell ont...
by a_kumar
21 Dec 2011 22:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 118572

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

Thanks. I only hope my effort is replicated by many BR folks here. Emailing both current and Ex Diplomats, Ambassadors of Western countries in Asia,especially those in south and central asia helps a lot. Trust me you develop a kind of connection with these people and when they reply it brings a smi...
by a_kumar
20 Dec 2011 05:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 118572

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

But let us assume that the US does have the power. Why should India bargain with the US about this? Is it not in American interest to skewer Pakistan with Amritraj? Why should we negotiate away something for them take an action which is in their own interest. If it is not in their interest, then no...
by a_kumar
17 Dec 2011 05:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 118572

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

I also get the feeling that early generation Pakis really saw their move to Pakistan as a temporary thing - to be reverse when Hindustan fell to them which would happen in short order. Now you get why I call them a kabila or camp. Its a temporary move out of Gangetic plains and Deccan to Indus basi...
by a_kumar
17 Dec 2011 01:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 118572

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

Ham Gul is on record stating Pauperland is the strategic deapth of India. He thinks the existence of TSp is a favor to India. I think he meant Pland is "strategic moat" for India (If you are referring to his statement about Pakistan being barrier betwen Pashtun and India). He is somewhat ...
by a_kumar
13 Dec 2011 04:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 118572

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

Am going to describe a few scenarios here.. to chart possibilities. There are two sides of No-fly zone (A) prevents access to TSPA (B) Legitimizes massa's air activity. The second part will mean that any potential threat to massa's air assets will be legitimate target (read "good ghazis", ...
by a_kumar
13 Dec 2011 00:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 118572

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

I had mentioned a while back about the TSP-US escalation ladder. I can't find that post but but do remember the first two steps: 1. Taliban types do a Hezbollah defense by hiding/firing from close to Pakis border posts. Unkil responss with Apches and AC-130s 2. Pakis respond with MANPADs http://www...
by a_kumar
11 Nov 2011 01:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 31 Oct 201
Replies: 477
Views: 20254

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 31 Oct 201

Sorry for the OT but the could it be that this pattern of females' abductions might shed new light on the skewed gender ratios in India? Is there some correlation by region between prevalence of abductions and the amount of gender ratio skew? In good times, girl children are Lakshmi and highly priz...
by a_kumar
09 Nov 2011 11:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 31 Oct 2011
Replies: 2841
Views: 118367

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 31 Oct 201

What if GoI had foreknowledge of Bangladesh's voting choice?
by a_kumar
26 Oct 2011 05:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 2011
Replies: 2846
Views: 116868

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 20

Love Fest in the Hindu Kush http://invisiblehistory.com/ Thats a good pointer. Here is a peek into "Crossing Zero", another book listed on the site. Focuses on the AfPak strategy and the importance of the Durand Line, the border separating Pakistan from Afghanistan but referred to by the ...
by a_kumar
14 Oct 2011 04:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 2011
Replies: 2846
Views: 116868

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 20

similar to above ^^ Pakistan is instinctively driven to survive through terrorism, and to seek the company of those who practice it, because Pakistan was born with fundamental flaws. These flaws actually date back to events which occurred over a century before Pakistan's birth. Can you please provi...
by a_kumar
04 Oct 2011 02:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4264
Views: 277535

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

Americans are being urged to think more seriously in terms of war : A thought came to me recently. What US (and the sane world) needs is a "Gorbechev" to do another "Gorbechev"!! Looking at certain similarities, it seems USSR might be a good template to follow. Fragmented States...
by a_kumar
30 Sep 2011 22:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 2011
Replies: 2846
Views: 116868

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 20

September 28, 2011 US Empowered Pakistan Spy Agency Gary Thomas http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Analysis-US-Empowered-Pakistan-Spy-Agency-130729078.html ---------------------------- Photo: REUTERS U.S. Admiral Michael Mullen on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Sept. 22, 2011 (file photo). A...
by a_kumar
26 Sep 2011 04:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6458
Views: 416188

Re: Indian Interests

What in your view should be our force structures, in terms of man and fire power that meet our likely policy goals in the plains against TSP and in the mountains against TSP and China that can meet our likely defense and GDP budget allocations for the next say 5 - 10 - 15 years? It is one thing to ...
by a_kumar
25 Sep 2011 08:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6458
Views: 416188

Re: Indian Interests

If USSR (with all its nuclear arsenel) could be broken down and be left as Russia, why can't a nuclear-armed Pakistan be left as Punjab, hain ji?

I know they are not the same, but maybe this is the only way one can denuclearize Punjab!!!! The key is Balochistan!
by a_kumar
25 Sep 2011 08:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6458
Views: 416188

Re: Indian Interests

if PoK is taken, unraveling of Pakistan won't be that hard to conceive. 1. taking PoK achieves one thing for sure: cutting off Pak from PRC. 2. also, taking PoK makes it possible to gain a foothold and later increase the presence in Afghanistan. this will give us an opportunity to see if Taliban fa...
by a_kumar
30 Aug 2011 03:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 185775

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Can't find Varun's speech! Does anybody have a link?
by a_kumar
29 Aug 2011 13:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 185775

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

total votes = 100 Muslims = 30 - 80% voted - 24 votes and all voted to congress. None of them used "I hate all candidate yaar vote" Dalits = 30 - 60% voted - 18 voted - 12 voted to congress and 6 voted to Shiv Sena ITVty (u know yaar, I swear Anna is great crowd) = 40 - 90% voted -36 vote...
by a_kumar
28 Aug 2011 08:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 242234

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

What does this have to do with Pakhanastanis in the west? I will explain. It is my hypothesis that the vast majority of Pakhanis who went to the west came from a class of extremely wealthy "Royal family" like or rich feudal/aristocratic Jinnah like families. Most Pakistanis who went abroa...
by a_kumar
25 Aug 2011 11:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 185775

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Rudradev, wonderful posts. So what did Sonia do to lessen the risk of a fatal Congress vs. Left schism in future? She started a parallel power center... her Darbar... to reach out to formerly anti-Congress sections of the Left . She wanted to ensure that even those members of the Left who may never ...
by a_kumar
25 Aug 2011 11:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 185775

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

I can't believe BRFites are falling for this "middle class driving the movement" perception carefully created by the English Media. Its bad enough that CNN-IBN/NDTV are trying to pit middle class with lower class, minorities with majority to serve the Congress. Why are we falling for that ...
by a_kumar
23 Aug 2011 23:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 185775

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Kiran Bedi's tweet
Barring a few points all other key points are agreeable by and large to Govt. They are holding a cabinet meeting to resolve


Looking good. Though interesting to see the specifics.

On the cynical side, tet your cameras ready for Kodak moment!
by a_kumar
14 Aug 2011 11:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 242234

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

Harsh Mander who is listed as a member of the Round Table Working Group on Kashmir of the Inter Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI / ISID) funded Kashmir Centre in the UK is also a member of the Sonia Gandhi Chaired National Advisory Council which is a part of the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) :...
by a_kumar
14 Aug 2011 01:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 242234

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/8698901/Pakistani-spies-in-the-Houses-of-Parliament.html Fai and the UK parliament From above The Daily Telegraph can disclose that Fai was also director of the Justice Foundation based in Bloomsbury, central London, alongside three British me...
by a_kumar
07 Aug 2011 23:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 242234

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

I think Kupwara beheading and the Chinook shooting down are both common handlers:SSG and ISI. I dont have data yet but such actions are hallmarks of TSP special forces. Is this one datapoint you are hinting at? Radicals united Pakistan’s most wanted terrorist is not a civilian but an SSG commando w...
by a_kumar
07 Aug 2011 01:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 242234

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

There was something interesting on USA network last week, an episode of "Covert Affairs", based on a CIA operative's life. Incidentally, this was brought by Doug Liman, producer of the Bourne Trilogy. While I wait for James Bond to work with an Indian Bond girl to snatch Pakistani nukes (o...
by a_kumar
25 Jul 2011 04:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2011
Replies: 2855
Views: 275250

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2

^^

I wouldn't be too sure. That is how an "==" WKK would sound like as well!!
by a_kumar
25 Jul 2011 01:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: "Christian" Fundamentalism in West
Replies: 951
Views: 60691

Re: "Christian" Fundamentalism in West

Guess the difference between our views is that. (1) You suggest Christianity has its roots in Desert land (started in 1st century AD). (2) I am saying Christianity (as we know it) has its roots in Rome (started in 4th Century AD). Literally speaking, (1) is true considering the origins of son of god...
by a_kumar
25 Jul 2011 00:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: "Christian" Fundamentalism in West
Replies: 951
Views: 60691

Re: "Christian" Fundamentalism in West

at he most basic level, Christianity and Islam are DESERT religions. Note quite. One could argue Christianity was the new train that Roman power centers hitched a ride on after Constantine the Great gave his sanction. I am beginning to believe that it even an Indic religion, if left in the hands of...
by a_kumar
22 Jul 2011 23:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2011
Replies: 2855
Views: 275250

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2

Balochis as infidels: http://criticalppp.com/archives/53844 Nothing was known of Nasir until his bullet riddled mutilated body was found in Western Bypass area of Quetta on July 17th along two other Baloch’s I am noticing that most of such extra judicial killings by the martial troops involves the ...
by a_kumar
05 Jul 2011 01:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2011
Replies: 2855
Views: 275250

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2

From Muppala's post : Kayani`s gamble By R. Prasannan/Islamabad, Swat and PoK Thought it was positive for India. (And didn't know Indian journos were operating in PoK!). Some of the things I note below may be known, but it seems we have fresh information that needs to be raised by Pakistani media. I...
by a_kumar
07 Jun 2011 09:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 2011
Replies: 2853
Views: 269214

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 20

Let me take the attention to something that was beautifully put but got overwhelmed by other topics. The case being made is not entirely a crazy one, at least on the surface, if you persuade yourself that there are bigger things than India's survival at stake, or to be fair, if you don't see India's...
by a_kumar
01 Jun 2011 10:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 2011
Replies: 2853
Views: 269214

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 20

Pakistan's shadowy secret service, the ISI : BBC Dated May 3rd, not sure if it got the necessary attention! Similar Western doubts over the ISI's loyalties have been a recurring theme in recent years. In documents leaked in April 2011 on the Wikileaks website, US authorities described the ISI as a ...
by a_kumar
02 May 2011 23:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: News - Osama Bin Laden - killed In Pakistan
Replies: 2848
Views: 220471

Re: Breaking News - Osama Bin Laden - killed In Pakistan

Guys we should buy 6 blackhawks paint it black and station it in our Jalalabad consulate ;). Then send in indians with their skin lightened and hair blonded into Pakisatan and get the guy we want, looks like that route is free for use :rotfl: Add call to GHQ, with a warning of GMD in Obama's voice.
by a_kumar
10 Jun 2010 12:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 666779

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

I do not see India as low hanging fruit at all. It is a matter of the genie still being in the bottle for them. It is the US defense industry that sees India as the low hanging fruit - Lockheed, Boeing and the rest are in your nation to feast with no regard for your nations future. In the meantime ...
by a_kumar
09 Jun 2010 20:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 666779

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

@ Matthew_H Glad to know more about your perspective. While you mention US and China a couple of times, you drop china in the meaty part. You say time on US is a waste and its clear you see time on India as giving you most bang for the buck. IOW, you are looking at what "you see as a low-hangin...

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