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by AKalam
03 Mar 2012 00:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201
Replies: 781
Views: 27790

Re: Pakistan : A new way of looking

To esteemed BRF gurus and moderators, I see that my presence has become divisive. To my knowledge, I have not expressed disrespect to India or Indian people in any of my post, although I see a lot of misinterpretations and quoting out of context. It seems hard for many to believe that someone like m...
by AKalam
02 Mar 2012 12:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201
Replies: 781
Views: 27790

Re: Pakistan : A new way of looking

If India contemplates any agression to unseat the "Dawaist leadership+feudal kingpins+army" by force, I think the result may not be very predictable. One possible way IMHO to remove this menace from the scene is to empower the civil society in Pakistan and bring it to power in a Pakistani ...
by AKalam
02 Mar 2012 06:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201
Replies: 781
Views: 27790

Re: Pakistan : A new way of looking

Quotations are there a plenty, but please look at the track record of Islam, how many races it has mixed from distant corners of the world. hmm... didn't colonialism/imperialism also 'mix' many races from distant corners of the world?!! Indeed, but don't you think it is a good thing that they did t...
by AKalam
02 Mar 2012 06:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201
Replies: 781
Views: 27790

Re: Pakistan : A new way of looking

No, Arab geographers had already started dubbing the hindu "dark/black" before the start of "conquests". However they do not seem to have had any problems bedding "high born" girls captured and enslaved after the sack of Devala. In fact it is claimed that some were mar...
by AKalam
02 Mar 2012 06:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201
Replies: 781
Views: 27790

Re: Pakistan : A new way of looking

"If (all types of men) are taken, from the first, and one placed after another, like the Negro from Zanzibar, in the Southern-most countries, the Negro does not differ from an animal in anything except the fact that his hands have been lifted from the earth -in no other peculiarity or property...
by AKalam
02 Mar 2012 05:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201
Replies: 781
Views: 27790

Re: Pakistan : A new way of looking

Racism was and is a very common human trait. I do not think it started with Islam in Arabia or Central Asia. You are making Islam into the reason for racism, which I cannot agree with. AKalam ji, you are right that racism of one kind or another is a human problem. However, certain theologies do pro...
by AKalam
01 Mar 2012 11:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201
Replies: 781
Views: 27790

Re: Pakistan : A new way of looking

brihaspati ji, If you say that its there in the original or translation, I will take your word for it. Racism was and is a very common human trait. I do not think it started with Islam in Arabia or Central Asia. You are making Islam into the reason for racism, which I cannot agree with. But you do h...
by AKalam
29 Feb 2012 14:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201
Replies: 781
Views: 27790

Re: Pakistan : A new way of looking

I have not been feeling well for the last few days which is my excuse for making OT posts. But regardless, my apologies for making sweeping statements, specially about "Hindu Jat" racism from pre-Islam era, without knowing the history of Punjab region really well. About 1947-1971 period of...
by AKalam
29 Feb 2012 06:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201
Replies: 781
Views: 27790

Re: Pakistan : A new way of looking

oh! so now, "a new way of looking" at Pakistan is the highly relevant and supremely accurate topic of "Hindu Jat racism"?! fascinating. I wasn't aware that Bengal genocide had anything to do with "Hindu Jat racism", whatever that means. Is that racism the reason why Su...
by AKalam
29 Feb 2012 03:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 704826

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

So the Alawis built a coalition of like minded people to capture and retain power? Now the KSA is demaning its pound of Shia flesh? Yes ramana ji, that is correct about Alawis IMHO. KSA/GCC is leading the charge because they have the oil money (which they also use to promote their ideology of Wahab...
by AKalam
29 Feb 2012 03:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201
Replies: 781
Views: 27790

Re: Pakistan : A new way of looking

Sorry if I have mentioned irrelevant matters. But devesh ji, if you have not noticed, I have already stated your conclusion in my first post in this topic: But since Pakjabi's are majority in that population group, their contribution is of course more than others. I mentioned Bengal Muslims because ...
by AKalam
29 Feb 2012 02:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201
Replies: 781
Views: 27790

Re: Pakistan : A new way of looking

Yes of course, Pakjabi's were never one of the Islamic "master" races, but Pathan's and other Persian sedentary people were, although lower in comparison to nomadic Turkics and Turko-Mongol (Mughals), all of whom we have as the ancestor lineage of Bengal Ashraf class. Whiteness of skin in ...
by AKalam
29 Feb 2012 02:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 704826

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Syrian problem of today was created by the French who empowered the Alawites, essentially a despised race of "lowly serfs" belonging to a nominally shia, but more close to "apostate" group of minority people, who seized power once they infiltrated the Bath party and Armed forces ...
by AKalam
29 Feb 2012 01:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201
Replies: 781
Views: 27790

Re: Pakistan : A new way of looking

Thanks ramana ji and Aditya_V ji, that Article by Maj (Retd) Agha Humayun Amin, is an excellent piece. It confirms my vague earlier understanding that Armed forces composition and exclusion of Bengali's initiated by Ayub Khan, a Pathan Hindko speaker, who reversed a policy of Bengali recruitment by ...
by AKalam
28 Feb 2012 00:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Pakistan's failure
Replies: 3241
Views: 236266

Re: Managing Pakistan's failure

The problem with any extended foreign presence specially ground troops (high school graduates that could not find other jobs) or even drones (run like video games remotely) in any far away country of non-Europeans is that no matter how high sounding the strategy is from top poltical and military ech...
by AKalam
27 Feb 2012 15:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Pakistan's failure
Replies: 3241
Views: 236266

Re: Managing Pakistan's failure

=>Modern PRC has cut of its roots completely from their Dharmic past and what some would call spiritually barren. You need to be in that state to murder tens of millions of your own. I smiled a little when AKalam ji said that the Chinese will stop their noe-imperialistic activities, if everything e...
by AKalam
27 Feb 2012 13:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 2012
Replies: 2848
Views: 133712

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201

Shiv saar: <This might be OT and I will xpost this elsewhere if need be> Here is an awesome book written by Richard Crasta on the same MUTU phenomena: http://www.richardcrasta.com/impressing_the_whites.htm worth a read IMO, exposes the socio-economic reasons for the sorry mental state of many of ou...
by AKalam
25 Feb 2012 12:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Pakistan's failure
Replies: 3241
Views: 236266

Re: Managing Pakistan's failure

I have no background in political science or international relations. But I have heard of this balance of power idea before: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balance_of_power_in_international_relations A vacuum of power means imbalance. So it is highly unlikely that Pakistan will go alone without any &q...
by AKalam
25 Feb 2012 08:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Pakistan's failure
Replies: 3241
Views: 236266

Re: Managing Pakistan's failure

...Until the US started fighting in Afghanistan, the West took the attitude that Pakistani transgressions into India were for "freedom fighters" . Now, after 10 plus years of war, a coalition of the most powerful nations on earth have failed to subdue a ragtag Taliban supported by an undo...
by AKalam
25 Feb 2012 04:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Pakistan's failure
Replies: 3241
Views: 236266

Re: Managing Pakistan's failure

And shiv ji, complaining is ok, but this situation we have is a product of the current world system. Unless work is done to transform the world system, I believe making noise will help only if the resulting energy created from these complaints is directed towards creative and constructive transform...
by AKalam
24 Feb 2012 07:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Pakistan's failure
Replies: 3241
Views: 236266

Re: Managing Pakistan's failure

Building goodwill, bridges, influence etc. which then translates into expanded export market share is part of the challenge for all emerging countries and powers in the world stage. About white supremacy meme, as I mentioned in my posts, the problem is not so much that non-white people get negativel...
by AKalam
22 Feb 2012 11:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Pakistan's failure
Replies: 3241
Views: 236266

Re: Managing Pakistan's failure

^^^ does Islam also fit with the "destroyed civilizations invading and colonizing different places" or is it excluded? and what "past" do you think we "darker races" are fighting over? that's a vague term. I'm not quite sure I know what you mean by that, so I'll wait t...
by AKalam
21 Feb 2012 02:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Pakistan's failure
Replies: 3241
Views: 236266

Re: Managing Pakistan's failure

With due respect, Harbans ji, this reinforces shiv ji's recent new idea. I congratulate shiv ji for bringing it up. It is not a peripheral or past issue. It is actually a central issue as present today as it was 100-200 years ago, in my opinion. Perhaps its more subtle and more refined, but its ther...
by AKalam
20 Feb 2012 11:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Pakistan's failure
Replies: 3241
Views: 236266

Re: Managing Pakistan's failure

I was having an email conversation with RajeshA ji, and the following is an excerpt from that conversation from one of my emails. At his suggestion, I am putting it out there FWIW, please take it as my 2 paisa: Large states like China and India are going to become more influential players as time pa...
by AKalam
14 Jul 2011 08:20
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Serial Blasts in Mumbai
Replies: 1252
Views: 104179

Re: Serial Blasts in Mumbai

My condolences to the people who have lost their lives, who were injured and their love ones. Whoever was behind this heinous attack, should be found, hunted down and brought to justice.
by AKalam
02 May 2011 23:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: News - Osama Bin Laden - killed In Pakistan
Replies: 2848
Views: 236248

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

Good riddance for the black son of Islam, who caused so much shame and takleef for the rest of us in Ummah. The twin tower of terror central, Pakistan Army (and its ISI wing) and funding from the House of Saud and their Wahabi backers, that produced Al Quaeda, Taliban and all the rest, are still int...
by AKalam
02 May 2011 22:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 704826

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

ramana ji, Saif al-Arab who got killed was the youngest son, around 29, went to school in Germany. Sail Al-Islam is the famous one who went to LSE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saif_al-Arab_al-Gaddafi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saif_al-Islam_Gaddafi
by AKalam
01 May 2011 10:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4264
Views: 296924

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

"Bangadesh" will become a satellite of India? May be or may be not, time will tell.
by AKalam
30 Apr 2011 02:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4264
Views: 296924

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

somnath ji, without civilizational difference and concerns there was no need to even have these borders. So that is the root of the problem, and the solution will come from reconciliation and accommodation of that difference, that is my simple understanding of the history in this region. Markets and...
by AKalam
29 Apr 2011 04:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4264
Views: 296924

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

brihaspati ji, You are talking about democratic evolution. Democracy is always work in progress. USA they say is still a Republic, not even one man one vote for the presidential election, used to be more egalitarian after 1947, but now have become more of a corporate dominated govt. of, for and by t...
by AKalam
29 Apr 2011 01:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4264
Views: 296924

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

I want to clarify certain things, for the record. Devesh ji has pointed out correctly that I have tried to categorize BRF participants in an earlier post, I think those comments of mine were made in haste. I should not be putting people in pre-made boxes, everyone here is unique and have their indiv...
by AKalam
28 Apr 2011 02:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4264
Views: 296924

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

devesh ji, thanks for stating it bluntly. It is quite clear that the elephant does not want us back as family and there is similar mutual feeling among BD majority as well, that was the point of my post. What options are we left with then, but to search for deers and rabbits thousands of miles away,...
by AKalam
27 Apr 2011 05:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4264
Views: 296924

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

In answer to Advait ji's questions, no, I do not think anyone who insults Islam or any other religion should be killed. In any discussions about BD Hindus, if I can contribute in any way, I definitely will. Whether I am personally a moderate, orthodox or fundamentalist Muslim is kind of beside the p...
by AKalam
21 Apr 2011 05:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4264
Views: 296924

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

brihaspati ji, Dr. Selim Raihan is an Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka, so he definitely is a credible source. I could not download Bangladesh Economic Outlook issue 2, but I am looking at other more recent issues, I will comment on them once I had a chance to study ...
by AKalam
21 Apr 2011 01:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4264
Views: 296924

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

RajeshA ji, Sorry I forgot the details, my apologies. The plan for first wave and subsequent waves, limited migrations and voting rights seems reasonable to me, as mentioned in your post and the ebook, but of course such plans will be finalized upon negotiations between stake holders, when and if su...
by AKalam
21 Apr 2011 01:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4264
Views: 296924

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

brihaspati ji, Not familiar with Samunnay, but I would doubt integrity of any studies unless I saw who did those. I will take a look if you post some links. About the anti India bloc in BD and even in Pak, I think I have outlined a good plan how to take care of that, the answer lies in India's impro...
by AKalam
21 Apr 2011 01:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4264
Views: 296924

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

RajeshA ji, Hypothetical situations are difficult to comment on, but my prediction for this no partition situation would have been that no major migration and blood letting would have happened, except for occasional small scale riots in places like Gujarat or Babri Masjid affair, sparing the inhabit...
by AKalam
21 Apr 2011 00:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4264
Views: 296924

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

brihaspati ji, By "full merger", I have referred to the idea described in RajeshA ji's ebook, where all current SAARC countries excluding Af-Pak become a part of Subcontinental Union, in stages. At the final stage, all inhabitants will gain equal "voting rights" within this Union...
by AKalam
20 Apr 2011 22:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Genocide Denial: the war against history
Replies: 64
Views: 4800

Re: Genocide Denial: the war against history

I have always been puzzled by the fact that 90,000 soldiers surrendered after committing a horrible genocide, which I have witnessed with my own eyes and lived through, though at a rather young age, but still old enough to remember. How is it that they got away? Under what conditions? Who were respo...

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