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by Tuan
21 May 2019 07:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Afghan Refugees Face Jaffna’s Hostility: These Sri Lankans Are Crazy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/afghan-refugees-face-jaffnas-hostility-these-sri-lankans-are-crazy/ Abbas Ahmadi, an IT specialist, was rather high in the Afghan provincial civil service. He is of Hazara ethnicity and pe...
by Tuan
21 May 2019 06:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 986
Views: 138253

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

China's objective is achievement of hegemony in East Asia and later South Asia. The US, India and to a lesser extent Japan are the only powers that stand in the way of this. You can already see parts of this vision unfold in their annexation of the South China sea through military means. Their atte...
by Tuan
21 May 2019 03:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 53
Views: 5059

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

A war with Iran would be the mother of all quagmires - Washington Post During last week’s war scare with Iran — as the administration leaked discussions to deploy 120,000 troops to fight Iran, and leaked intelligence claiming that Iran was placing missiles on small boats to attack U.S. warships — i...
by Tuan
20 May 2019 20:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

China trip and son's wedding: Sri Lanka leader Sirisena denounced after Easter bombings - Straits Times COLOMBO (REUTERS) - After coming under fire for not acting on warnings about Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is now facing criticism ov...
by Tuan
18 May 2019 18:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Sanjay, Thanks for sharing, this is the story of SL Tamils around the world. And, yes, majority of us don't consider SL as our home. I don't want to open the old wounds because I have been warned twice here not to talk about the plight of SL Tamils, isn't that sad? Hey, we still can talk about ISIS ...
by Tuan
18 May 2019 09:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

A Decade Without Justice for Sri Lanka’s Tamils https://thediplomat.com/2019/05/a-decade-without-justice-for-sri-lankas-tamils/ Amid the continued international attention on the aftermath of the April Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, this month is also an important reminder of the legacy of Sri Lanka’...
by Tuan
18 May 2019 00:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 883
Views: 84569

Re: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood

Isil branches out into Pakistan as it bids to rebuild collapsed caliphate https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/17/isil-branches-pakistan-bids-rebuild-collapsed-caliphate/ Pakistani operations had until this week been attributed to the group's Khorasan Province which encompassed Afghanistan, Pak...
by Tuan
17 May 2019 21:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

. . . It is India's duty, a moral and legal obligation, to fix this problem once and for all. Tuan, don't go there. You keep blaming India for everything. Take it as a warning. Sir, Please don't accuse me each time I state the facts. I have nothing against India, in fact, I identify myself in Canad...
by Tuan
17 May 2019 08:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

https://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKCN1SM1UA Sri Lankan army defends rehiring major amid outcry from rights groups Sri Lanka’s army on Thursday defended its decision to reinstate an intelligence official arrested in 2017 on suspicion he attacked journalists, saying he is the right person ...
by Tuan
17 May 2019 07:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

^^^ ...had voted in favour of US-sponsored resolutions.. US is no longer a member of UNHRC. Yes, Sir, I know that. You don't have to repeat the same thing again and again. The US was replaced by the UK. Well, it is only fair for me to say that I have zero sympathy for the LTTE and its supporters, a...
by Tuan
17 May 2019 07:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

(c) why would you provoke anti-Muslim violence on that will simply rile up the OIC component of the UN? That is the average Buddhist-Sinhalese for you. If it is truly ISIS attacked SL, the military will be able to secure the country in one year, but if the Sinhala mobs fall into the military's trap...
by Tuan
17 May 2019 06:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

^^^ You're providing 2014 news. To remember: 1. Trump withdrew the US from the UNHRC in June 2018 -- meaning no US pressure on Sri Lanka. 2. Here is UNHRC resolution A/HRC/40/L.1 March 13, 2019. https://undocs.org/A/HRC/40/L.1 It is co-sponsored by Sri Lanka. Here is an article from April this year...
by Tuan
17 May 2019 06:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

^^^^ There is no veto in the UNHRC. Ah... what I meant was that China voted against the US led resolution supporting the SL military. U.N. launches Sri Lanka war crimes investigation https://www.reuters.com/article/us-srilanka-rights-un-idUSBREA2Q1NA20140327 A total of 23 states voted in favor, 12 ...
by Tuan
17 May 2019 03:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Sir, The rationale behind the Sri Lankan military to stage such an attack is not just to collaborate with the Pakistani military but it has its own motives as well. That is, the high ranking SL army officials, the former President of SL and the defense secretary himself don't want to face a war crim...
by Tuan
17 May 2019 00:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Sir, I don't think anyone is casting aspersions on India. You wanted me to spell it out risking myself not being step into Sri Lanka again, fine. Here is what I believe: it is the Sri Lankan and Pakistani military intelligence together orchestrated this with the Chinese back up and advise to bring ...
by Tuan
16 May 2019 23:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

what do you imagine would have been the nature of "Sirisena didn't seek such help from India", would you care to specify what you mean exactly by "help from India". What I was trying to say is that Sirisena will not invite an Indian team to help them with their investigation, be...
by Tuan
16 May 2019 22:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

It will be a stretegic blunder on India's part being a passive actor in SL politics, while letting China to actively interfere into that country.
by Tuan
16 May 2019 21:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Sir, I don't think anyone is casting aspersions on India. You wanted me to spell it out risking myself not being step into Sri Lanka again, fine. Here is what I believe: it is the Sri Lankan and Pakistani military intelligence together orchestrated this with the Chinese back up and advise to bring b...
by Tuan
16 May 2019 20:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Further, responding to Mr. Sirisena’s concern over Sri Lanka “lacking technological expertise and equipment to trace the individuals who fan the flames of terrorism”, Mr. Xi has offered to send a Chinese technical team to Sri Lanka soon to assist authorities. Speaking at a conference in Beijing on ...
by Tuan
16 May 2019 19:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Tuan, what are you trying to say? If you have a theory, spell it out clearly here. Sridhar, I do not have any reason to blame India, a country that is trying to sustain itself from Islamic terrorism in the subcontinent. Rather, what I am interested in is that who are attempting to destabilize this ...
by Tuan
16 May 2019 08:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

http://www.dailymirror.lk/breaking_news/Arrested-software-engineer-key-in-Easter-attacks/108-167135 Arrested software engineer key in Easter attacks The software engineer suspected by authorities of having provided technical and logistical support to the Easter Sunday suicide bombers was monitored ...
by Tuan
11 May 2019 23:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 883
Views: 84569

Re: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood

I see this ISIS's claim that it has established a new “province” in India as a strategic deception in order to evade capture of the big fish Al Bagdadi by the NATO forces, who are on the hunt for him in Iraq and Syria.
by Tuan
11 May 2019 21:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 883
Views: 84569

Re: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood

Sridhar,

Your link for Reuters is redirected to a different article published by the Hindu entitled "Australian warship in Chennai till May 15". So can you please provide the original link for the above article?

Googling doesn't help either.
by Tuan
10 May 2019 10:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

I read all the three series of that IANS report and put myself in the author's shoes. And I realized how terrified and panicked the author has been about Islamic extremism in the Indian subcontinent. P/s: it is not the terrorist, who terrorize us but actually the media does. Tuan ji, Probably the a...
by Tuan
10 May 2019 08:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

I read all the three series of that IANS report and put myself in the author's shoes. And I realized how terrified and panicked the author has been about Islamic extremism in the Indian subcontinent.

P/s: it is not the terrorist, who terrorize us but actually the media does.
by Tuan
10 May 2019 04:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Terror Trail-III: The missing pieces of Kerala & Bangladesh -IANS The LeT along with Jaish-e-Mohommad are the two principals in the proxy war against India, both have skin in the terror game and in many ways are the mirror image of ISI C Wing. IANS|May 09, 2019, 10.42 NEW DELHI: The bulwark of ...
by Tuan
10 May 2019 00:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Tuan, maitripala hating fonseka or fonseka hating rajapakse is not the core issue here. Tell me about it. I was trying to point out how and why this "journalist" with one simple statement that Srisena doesn't like Fonseka, attempts to drawing analogies from Roman Empire to Shakespeare. Po...
by Tuan
09 May 2019 20:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

More fingerpointing: Prez nodded off repeated SC alert on recent terror attack: SF http://www.dailymirror.lk/breaking_news/Prez-nodded-off-repeated-SC-alert-on-recent-terror-attack:-SF/108-166698 President Maithripala Sirisena had been informed of the recent terrorist attack at the Security Council...
by Tuan
09 May 2019 05:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

No, it can be done. There is a way to do it. It is risky but doable.
To do so, you ought to have human sources on the ground.
by Tuan
09 May 2019 03:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Not that. How would one go about looking at information in the public domain. And am editing out your contact info. Sir, By utilizing OSINT, intelligence agencies can extract fantastic amounts of strategic intelligence. However, tactical intelligence depends on how effective your HUMINT is, which r...
by Tuan
09 May 2019 02:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

So Tuan, How would one go about analyzing these disconnected dots about the Easter Sunday attacks. Give us a framework and a template. Guide us if possible. But don't tell us the answer. Make the readers do their own investigation or architecture. Sir, To ensure OPSEC/PERSEC of my sources, I will n...
by Tuan
08 May 2019 19:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

So, if one connects the dots, there is a possibility that the wanton disregard of terror information from India was deliberate, then. There are two threads. One, a plot to attack Christians by radicalized Muslims with help, prodding, funding and brainwashing from an external source. Two, an abetmen...
by Tuan
08 May 2019 00:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

I believe that NTJ is just a cover story and ISIS is a backstop, which substantiates that cover story. These kinds of "media framing" and intelligence orchestration are commonplace among the Sri Lankan intelligence circles. They also did this effectively when they had engineered the Karuna...
by Tuan
07 May 2019 23:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Tuan, are you implying that sri lankan intelligence are still connected to interests of rajapakse brothers ? Yes! Absolutely. In fact, from top down ranks. So this Sri Lanka poltical party Podujana Peramuna (PP) is filled with Rajapakse brothers at the top? Sirisena belongs to which party? Where do...
by Tuan
07 May 2019 21:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Tuan thanks for the clarification. I heard both the Rajapakses have US connections. Apparently there was pressure from SL Tamils in the US to procecute Gotabhaya and therefore he recently left the US in the beginning of April, 2019. http://www.colombopage.com/archive_19A/Apr12_1555049314CH.php Form...
by Tuan
07 May 2019 18:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Two questions Tuan. 1) Gotbaya Rajpakse is being revealed as Chinese agent under influence. How does this compute? 2) Your 4 para, who are you talking about? Sir, I am just stating the facts. I do not want to speculate. I am still trying to connect the dots. As for Gotabaya Rajapaksa, he is not onl...
by Tuan
07 May 2019 07:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 843
Views: 19579

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/sri-lanka-blasts-rajapaksas-close-aide-allegedly-trying-to-hinder-probe/articleshow/69155353.cms A former head of Sri Lanka’s military intelligence and close aide of the Rajapaksa family is allegedly trying to hinder probes by various countries into...
by Tuan
14 Apr 2019 09:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 986
Views: 138253

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

In its first edition The Bridge magazine's compilation of articles about "Exploring the Belt and Road Initiative" analyzes one of the single most significant transnational geopolitical initiative undertaken by a country in this first half of the 21st century and perhaps beyond. China’s Bel...
by Tuan
25 Mar 2019 23:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 883
Views: 84569

Re: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood

My article for NATO Canada that explores how the arts can play a part in countering violent extremism.
http://natoassociation.ca/the-role-of-a ... extremism/

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