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by brihaspati
25 Mar 2017 10:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 590
Views: 46463

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Actually, Occam's razor makes it very simple - allow majority Muslim society to continue to be majority Muslim with mullah infrastructure intact, it will eventually always turn jihadi. Every other excuse, education or lack of education, development or lack of development, growth in prosperity or imp...
by brihaspati
24 Mar 2017 06:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11656
Views: 708134

Re: Levant crisis - III

I dont think ISIS will be killed - and no jihadis are ever so mad as to completely destroy themselves. Paki fauz in '71 surrendered desperately after all the rapine/slave-camp/jarnailgiri. When it comes to saving their lives to bite another day, they will quickly grovel under US/Saudi feet. US will ...
by brihaspati
24 Mar 2017 06:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11656
Views: 708134

Re: Levant crisis - III

US, together with Saudis, and perhaps also Turkey - will try to draw a line around Raqaa to protect ISIS forces, under cover of pretending it to be a SDF enclave. They need to preserve the jihadi assets for unleashing on other targets, like against Iran/Russia, and AFG. The de-facto partitioning wil...
by brihaspati
24 Mar 2017 05:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 590
Views: 46463

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

brihaspati - turkey has changed in that time. it has dropped its desire to be western aligned after being repeatedly snubbed by the EU core and it is feeling the winds from the north and the south. the sultan has decided to carve out his own destiny with another horde How could such high-growth eco...
by brihaspati
24 Mar 2017 05:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 590
Views: 46463

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Dunno how Turkey was earlier and how fellas debated earlier, but Turkey has always been a torn state. At that time, I was kind of the lone voice predicting this was how Turkey would go. Strong "economy/trade trumps everything" voices were opposed to this projection and all the other deduc...
by brihaspati
23 Mar 2017 05:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11656
Views: 708134

Re: Levant crisis - III

Assad has not fallen yet? I have been waiting for it since 2011 when it was declared he will fall in the next few weeks. Russia has not left Assad yet, which was supposed to happen within days. Saudi forces were supposed to have been preparing a devastating attack that would finish Assad off in days...
by brihaspati
23 Mar 2017 05:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 590
Views: 46463

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

I was looking for my old posts on India-Turkey in 2009-10 for a small group presentation, and thought of looking for current wisdom on BRF on the theme. I am quite shocked to see such a negative and dim view of Turkey, Erdogan and AKP - for the last time I remember debating on this, we were very ver...
by brihaspati
15 Jan 2016 06:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3492
Views: 238557

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-20

Wasnt it once said on the forum - about how Indonesia supposedly countered my predictions of inevitable jihadification of any country with Muslim majority, or a critical threshold of Muslim proportion (not necessarily majority)? I think the proof cited was their retention of Hindu-Buddhist place-nam...
by brihaspati
10 Oct 2015 06:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Islamic State, the Indian Sub-Continent & its Neighbourhood
Replies: 823
Views: 65320

Re: The Islamic State in the Indian Sub-Continent

1. There is no reason to rejoice in thinking that all Islamic terror acts against India are coordinated only by the ISI, and that ISI has no links with IS, or that both are not handled by a larger network of legit Islamic mullahs, govs, nations as well non-legit ones. 2. just because formal gov stat...
by brihaspati
25 May 2015 08:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4002
Views: 313297

Re: Internal Security Watch

Lets face the fact: it was a tactical blunder to allow a separate sovereign muslim nation to come up. Now even if in the future Pak disnitegrates or we are able to digest it, the mullahs will have second safe haven in BD. We will have to carry out our de-pestification programme twice instead of sort...
by brihaspati
25 May 2015 08:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4002
Views: 313297

Re: Internal Security Watch

Interesting discussion on the Rabindrasangeet link to anti-jihadism in BD. Lets look at the historical trajectory of this society: (1) This society was even more apparently obsessed with "Bengali language" and "Rabindrasangeet" in the 40's and 50's. There were more Hindus in that...
by brihaspati
23 Feb 2015 05:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 174478

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

IS is not going to be defeated. The Taliban model has been tested out and it works. People claiming to want to defeat IS were the very ones who experimented on the Taliban model.
by brihaspati
23 Feb 2015 05:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2479
Views: 181016

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

Has any plans been given on what exact territories marked out on a map - being exchanged. Many of us here will have the expertise to immediately say whether or not the territory given out to BD is going to consolidate or create advantages for the Islamists. Advantages are not just for peacetime - ad...
by brihaspati
23 Feb 2015 05:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2479
Views: 181016

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

PM Modi for India Bangladesh Land Swap Can the experts weigh in on this? Since the area being swapped is small and fragmented and uninhabited (as part of the swap, India is giving up 17000 acres of land while Bangladesh is giving up 7000 acres of land resulting in a net loss of 10,000 acres or abou...
by brihaspati
19 Feb 2015 03:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 174478

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

India is unprepared for this war. Not only in terms of military hardware, but also in terms of ideological/mental preparation. The counter-terror mentality and psychological aspects of counter-terror needed to stop them - is absent in the professional army. The major factor in fighting an ideologica...
by brihaspati
26 Jan 2015 01:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests (09-08-2014)
Replies: 640
Views: 27069

Re: Indian Interests (09-08-2014)

Cant be. Retaining the h would have been equally if not more successful. :D
by brihaspati
26 Jan 2015 01:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -III
Replies: 104
Views: 4785

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

BD rapidly clearing up the stage for Islamists spreading their networks again at ground level. Most of the opposition is moving into jihadi groups influence. The IS/AQ/ Paki combo or coordination is likely to make solid planting all around the immediate interior of the border from BD side. There is ...
by brihaspati
27 Dec 2014 15:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding Islamic Society
Replies: 747
Views: 18597

Re: Understanding Islamic Society

The Moses story is definitely one among the earlier crop of Abrahamic legends that seems to have been well established by the time of the Babylonian exile : c. 700 BCE. There are hundreds of so-called "Biblical scholarship" trying to date Moses as a real historical person. My conservative ...
by brihaspati
25 Dec 2014 22:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -III
Replies: 104
Views: 4785

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

Oh, sorry: he means new nations. But that still is peculiar for Bihar-unless he is thinking of the Nepal-Commie-Buddhist-Islamist enclave.
by brihaspati
25 Dec 2014 22:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -III
Replies: 104
Views: 4785

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

Naah I believe why he showing Bihar is because Maculay history tells that most important 'HIndu' empires that controlled north Nadia and present tsp but did not include south sprang out of Bihar. I believe that is wrong. The empire of chandragupta vikramaditya out of indore for example was pan Indi...
by brihaspati
25 Dec 2014 22:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -III
Replies: 104
Views: 4785

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

But if they were all "elected" democratically, the "unity" of Islam will be a great propaganda tool for the Ummah. Even in terms of international legitimacy, this "united" majority could be used to discredit India's and Hindus' stance on Jammu & Kashmir. As long as...
by brihaspati
24 Dec 2014 05:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -III
Replies: 104
Views: 4785

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

The best outcome will be that all the "seculars" including Islamists come together to keep BJP out of power in J&K. Its most useful to have all the stakeholders clearly forced to choose sides. It also deals a body blow to agitprop on peaceful coexistence, and a peaceful future trajecto...
by brihaspati
26 Nov 2014 19:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 24810

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

I still think we are giving western "historiography" a credit and distinction from Hindu so-called non-history that it doesnt deserve. Western histories show repeated narrative constructions of the same idea/iconic image/phenomenon - and one has to suspect if much of what is passed down as...
by brihaspati
25 Nov 2014 05:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 24810

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

I dont see the need to be so defensive or obsessed with supposed differences between "factual" history and "embellished/artistic/philosophically-retouched" history. Every factual history is still some human's interpretation of some other human's interpretation of yet another huma...
by brihaspati
23 Nov 2014 06:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 24810

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

shiv wrote Hindu history is more one of geography and culture. The geography is intrinsic to Hindu history. Expansion and the requirement of following one God are both not parts of Hindu history. It is Hindu history that unites India within India's historic confines It is Hindu history that keeps I...
by brihaspati
20 Oct 2014 08:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4002
Views: 313297

Re: Internal Security Watch

The above narrative misses a very key issue-The distrust between bengalis and assamese.The Lutyens elite are constrained by the realities on ground.The competition between bengalis and assamese in Assam is a fact.The tension between tamils and kannadigas,andhras and telenganites were not invented b...
by brihaspati
18 Oct 2014 05:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4002
Views: 313297

Re: Internal Security Watch

nageshks ji, it was both "unable to stop" plus the preexisting and deepening mullah-INC axis. It was also about keeping Assam-"Hindu" under pressure. The more this region can be kept bleeding each other locally - the better for JLN-dynasty and the coterie around it lighting up Lu...
by brihaspati
17 Oct 2014 06:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4002
Views: 313297

Re: Internal Security Watch

Why do you all act so surprised? werent you warned time and again about the network having spread roots on both sides of the border, its nodes being Islamic institutions like (but not restricted to) madrassahs, that it appears to get solid protection and therefore connections/infiltrations into stat...
by brihaspati
16 Oct 2014 08:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 590
Views: 46463

Re: Monitoring Turkey

Miss the folks who mocked me for projecting Turks as having slowly shifted over to jihadi/Islamist trends, and it pro-jihadi role. Turkey will descend into civil war if ISIS isnt stopped from reaching the border.
by brihaspati
16 Oct 2014 08:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4002
Views: 313297

Re: Internal Security Watch

it would go missing immediately. The state cannot allow the links to be exposed given elections need to be thought about right now, and "one can't lose minority votes".
by brihaspati
14 Oct 2014 03:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Armed Revolutionary Movement 1857-1947
Replies: 84
Views: 3108

Re: Armed Revolutionary Movement 1857-1947

Interesting factoid : Masaryk - the Czech so-called "patriot/founder" who passed on Voska's intel on Bagha Jatin's plans to the US gov, and which US gov then immediately shared it with their rascal Brit friends - was a "Unitarian" Christian by religion. There we have it again: Ch...
by brihaspati
14 Oct 2014 03:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -III
Replies: 104
Views: 4785

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

Reminds of panch-pyaare initiated by guru shri Govind Singh ji. The five carries a special meaning in "Hindu" tradition. Even Buddha couldnt escape the significance of the "5". The one "initiator/guru" and "five" first initiated theme runs even in "panch...
by brihaspati
11 Oct 2014 07:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -III
Replies: 104
Views: 4785

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

Oh! there are six already? who are they?!!! :P rsangram ji, you can do a very useful exercise. Just travel on foot in some of the rural areas. Without any "city/well-to-do" trappings. By the way, even "6" is not a bad number. Some of the "great movements" of the world a...
by brihaspati
07 Oct 2014 07:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -III
Replies: 104
Views: 4785

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

Samudragupta wrote:Is Modi the neo Nehru.....selectively taking out Gandhi from the DIE??? only time will tell....

enigma yet - strong suspicion of the potential transformations (and disastrous for the long run) on great MKG himself rather than neo-Nehru.
by brihaspati
07 Oct 2014 06:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -III
Replies: 104
Views: 4785

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

Yogi ji is slated to be sidelined. Thats my hunch. Brihaspati ji, One big virus that has been instilled in Hindu mind is that economic prosperity first, only then we can do other things, now matter how much I point to them that we were super strong economically when foreigners started to rule, or w...
by brihaspati
07 Oct 2014 06:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4002
Views: 313297

Re: Internal Security Watch

Burdwan blast is strange. State and center polices are at variance. Must be political at root of the matter. Police looking for 3 absconding persons. State claims its a Bangladeshi outfit NIA says its SIMI and Bangladeshi outfit. I think its TMC sponsored Bangladeshi jihadis with Sarada chit fund s...
by brihaspati
08 Sep 2014 07:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shocking links of Richard Benkin to Khaleda Zia government
Replies: 15
Views: 782

Re: Shocking links of Richard Benkin to Khaleda Zia governme

If Babar was whom he reported to - kept in touch - look whos behind bars now! in a way Benkins acted smart isnt it?
by brihaspati
08 Sep 2014 07:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Shocking links of Richard Benkin to Khaleda Zia government
Replies: 15
Views: 782

Re: Shocking links of Richard Benkin to Khaleda Zia governme

He could simply have been acting for one of the alphabet innocent agencies of USA. Dont swallow everything wikileaks gives as revealing all the agencies. A suspicious mind would be uneasy with Snowden too. What if the real moles sit tight and laugh. It looks to me if story true - just a regular part...
by brihaspati
03 Sep 2014 07:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 174478

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

how many has she to enthuse and rejuvenate per day? jihad is also peaceful and loving, u knw!
by brihaspati
03 Sep 2014 06:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -III
Replies: 104
Views: 4785

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

WB and Kerala will remain split societies for a long time - but no longer the monopoly of the sikular parties. The training/conditioning preparation as "fall back force" must start. There is little time.

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