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by subodh
29 Mar 2012 20:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 520857

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Singhaji -and dont forget the issue of being 'fair'. I always bring up the catholic church and its interesting relationship with little boys anytime the discussion veers toward Hinduism and its 'strange' aspects. I have been told by otehr Indians present - that is not fair, its not relevant, etc. My...
by subodh
27 Mar 2012 22:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 572785

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

shyamd - I have no idea who you are and where you are located - but your information sources are amazing and I really appreciate you taking the effort to post stuff here. This is not a comment about what you just posted above, but more a overall 'thank you' for all you did over the last year and mor...
by subodh
23 Mar 2012 00:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 520857

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

ramana wrote:Again lets call it a day on the topic as its not germane to thread title.



Sanku-ji - I guess I will reply in gdf/nukkad.
by subodh
22 Mar 2012 22:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 520857

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Sanku 1. Sure - anything can happen in the future. That doesnt mean much in this context. 2. Yes, I am not a social scientists and can only speak about my personal experiences - having said that, there is a fair contingent of Indians on the street and in my organisation - and none i know seem to hav...
by subodh
22 Mar 2012 21:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 520857

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Abhishek - this is a country with 300 million people - and has its generous share of chutiyas, to put it crudely. Among those are racists, @holes, idiots and ignoramuses. As i said, in an individual capacity, I have had my share of this crop - you can chose to play victim, you can chose to give it b...
by subodh
22 Mar 2012 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 520857

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Doc - I dont expect or care if you are 'fair' to or about the US, and my being fair or not is irrelevent. That is not the point i am making. Also, I couldnt care about 'defending' the US to you or anyone for that matter. My point is simple. This is a very complex, and broad society - and like it or ...
by subodh
22 Mar 2012 21:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 520857

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

abhiskek - that is a bit circular. the Indians who came here as immigrants are a self selected group - those are the ones that chose to come here and those are the ones the average American sees and interacts with. If there was true racism against Indians, education and value-add wouldnt matter - a ...
by subodh
22 Mar 2012 20:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 520857

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

>> We can come here, make $$$ but still bitch and moan about racism against Indians, all with a straight face. Fairly poor logic. People get "$$$" as wages. As I said before, it is not an act of charity. Secondly, it does not imply lack of racism. Hitler too helped a few banks/ businesses...
by subodh
22 Mar 2012 18:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 520857

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

I hope there is a way to discuss the left-driven aggressive gay agenda and its aftermath, without being crude or blatantly anti-gay. In other news - http://ca.news.yahoo.com/asians-fastest-growing-race-united-states-census-finds-195956005.html Chinese was the largest of all Asian groups (four millio...
by subodh
20 Mar 2012 21:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 520857

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Altair - you say it like its a bad thing. And by the way, that was available in India even in the mid 90s, when i used to work in New Delhi. You just needed to know where to look. Abhishek - no, I am not into research. I work in the financial industry, doing some (relatively) obscure stuff that happ...
by subodh
20 Mar 2012 21:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 520857

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Abhishek - i offered the same to people in India - but found no takers, and still dont. Its fine, my connections to India remain strong, I visit often, and invest a fair bit. Dr Kakkad - indeed - i own more real estate back in Delhi than I own here. Long term, your point is well taken - though I dou...
by subodh
20 Mar 2012 20:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 520857

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Jarita - We still have long lines outside the visa windows at US consulates in India.

No one is forcing any Indian person to come to the US.

This country offers a lot - and for me personally, let me do things that would have been impossible back in India.
by subodh
20 Mar 2012 20:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 520857

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Sanku - I may well be - but the bias is less against indian/brown (sample size is too tiny overall) and more against the black population. To be more specific - i do believe, in this case, racial bias, if any, played too insignificant a part as compared to the elephant in the room - the liberal agen...
by subodh
20 Mar 2012 20:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 520857

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Sanku - this is an unfair assesment of the system. Both defense and prosecution typically get input into jury selection. Most jurisdiction allow waiving the right to trial by jury, and the defendant can opt for a Judge to decide (some jurisdictions do allow the prosecution to have a say too). Judges...
by subodh
20 Mar 2012 18:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 520857

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

jwalamukhi I dont deny there is potential racism involved, but the power of the liberal lobby in setting the agenda here (and setting it in a context that is way bigger than this case) drowns out the racism - as in any complicated human drama, a lot of stuff influences the outcome - ignoring the mai...
by subodh
20 Mar 2012 16:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 520857

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Maybe they simply had faith that the American justice system was unbiased enough to give their brown son a genuinely fair trial, rather than throw him to the media-circus lynch mob gathered outside the door. Not an uncommon perception among Desis, as some posts on this thread indicate. I do still t...
by subodh
20 Mar 2012 01:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 520857

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

The plea bargain which excluded jail time and practically excluded deportation was, as you know, rejected. Without knowing much about the family, and only reading about this case from the press - i found this aspect to be very strange - eitehr he got absolutely terrible legal advice, or his parents...
by subodh
19 Mar 2012 19:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 520857

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

gakakkad-jee The term i think is 'mens rea' - or guilty mind - the act itself doesnt make you guilty unless your mind is also guity - or something like that, i am no lawyer - so may be getting it wrong. I think this poor Ravi chap got caught up in the meat grinder that is liberal leftist induced law...
by subodh
03 Mar 2012 00:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 2012
Replies: 337
Views: 10968

Re: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 20

Carl Ron Paul's record being consistant doesnt preclude him from being a crank. Take as an example his views on drug legalisation. There is a significant lobby in the US that wants marijuana decriminalised - hasnt really happned yet, but at the State level - Ca type states are moving close to it. Ro...
by subodh
02 Mar 2012 17:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 2012
Replies: 337
Views: 10968

Re: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 20

A libertarian position is Crankish now? Maybe for only those who do not know the history of this country pre FDR. I am very well aware of the pre-FDR history of this country, and Ron Paul is a certified crank in 2012. Even diluted, many of his positions are not going to be adopted by anyone serious...
by subodh
02 Mar 2012 17:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 2012
Replies: 337
Views: 10968

Re: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 20

The one good thing about the US system is that a president's term is limited to two four year terms. Which is the real reason in my opinion why Christie, Jeb Bush and Mitch Daniels are keeping their powder dry. A guy like Obama is so self centered, he will not let any alternate leadership come up o...
by subodh
02 Mar 2012 02:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 2012
Replies: 337
Views: 10968

Re: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 20

Carl - Ron Paul has a very committed core set of devotees who will follow the man off a cliff. They are very motivated and keep the machine going. MSM has not helped by trying to go overboard in attempting to keep him in the shadow - that effort has backfired in some ways. But - the reality is - his...
by subodh
02 Mar 2012 01:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 2012
Replies: 337
Views: 10968

Re: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 20

ramana wrote:Milestones were:
1960-JFK first Catholic
1980- Reagan first divorcee
2008- Barack Obama first non-White


Exactly right.

I think Romney wins or loses based on his ideas (or lack thereof) and not specifically on his Mormonism.
by subodh
02 Mar 2012 01:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 2012
Replies: 337
Views: 10968

Re: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 20

Have they started on the big fish? Or they worried about cartoon wars? They are cowards. They will go after the easy ones. In any case, this issue is a distraction - doubt anyone is going to take it seriously, if anything - Romney's mormonism is slowly slipping off the stage as a topic of discussion.
by subodh
02 Mar 2012 01:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 2012
Replies: 337
Views: 10968

Re: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 20

Carl - the list is very long - but basically, he has views that are unrealistically far away from the mainstream - even of republican thought. The Shaurya example above is a good one - I hate paying taxes at the level I have to pay, but to say the 16th ammendment has to be nullified is being a crank...
by subodh
02 Mar 2012 00:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 2012
Replies: 337
Views: 10968

Re: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 20

Carl - Ron Paul is a crank and will not get the Republican nomination.
by subodh
01 Mar 2012 17:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 2012
Replies: 337
Views: 10968

Re: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 20

Ramana - yes, Indians are finally getting serious and engaged in the process - long ways to go before we figure out how to actually influence things and look out for our self-interest in a cold and calculating way. Rudradev - As American citizens of Indian origin, we balance our personal local lives...
by subodh
01 Mar 2012 02:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 2012
Replies: 337
Views: 10968

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Your statement is something of the sort that I would expect from someone like, Dinesh D'Souza who can be charitably described as mentally challenged. :roll: The actions I have seen from the Republicans are nothing short of infantile tantrum-throwing like Baby Newt "Grinch" I live here, an...
by subodh
01 Mar 2012 02:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 2012
Replies: 337
Views: 10968

Re: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 20

Subodh, Yet that psy-ops survey claimed that Indian Americans will vote Democratic! Recall even if not in the finance industry Indian-Americans are still one of the highest per-capita income folks. That survey seemed bs as you rightly pointed out. Having said that, a totally unscientific sampling o...
by subodh
01 Mar 2012 00:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 2012
Replies: 337
Views: 10968

Re: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 20

.. Nov is quite far and it could be a close fought election. Such being the case its better to understand the implications. Living here for years and actually folowing this cycle pretty closely - I do think the differences in foreign policy, etc are not going to be that material. Republicans in my ...
by subodh
01 Mar 2012 00:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests in US Presidential Election Campaign 2012
Replies: 337
Views: 10968

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Indian activists where are you? The next outrage from Mormonism will be the baptising of our Indian religious figures,just watch this space! Philip-jee - while this issue has gotten a few folk worked up, most understand the crank value involved. As one of my officemates put it - 'So big ficking dea...
by subodh
28 Feb 2012 21:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 572785

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

My reading of history is that greater India stretches to the Syrian desert on the west and upto Plain of jars on the East. Sir, in some ways, its further East than that - my Korean pals take this stuff pretty seriously, and claiming decent from her is a bit of a sign of prestige! http://www.kimhaek...
by subodh
09 Feb 2012 19:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 2012
Replies: 2849
Views: 98217

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

Sen Dana Rohrabacher is a different kind of person than the normal American Congressman psyche. He wept when Masood was killed, and had a hunch. He frantically called the white house saying a major attack was imminent and he needs an appointment. His appointment was given. The date was Sept 11, 200...
by subodh
02 Feb 2012 22:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 2012
Replies: 2849
Views: 98217

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

rajanb OT here, and the answer and my views cannot be reduced to a simple soundbite. Suffice to say, the palistinians and Israel's neighbours had enough chances over the last 60 years to better the lot of the 'refugees' - instead, their choice invariable was on the side of hate, fantasies of genocid...
by subodh
02 Feb 2012 20:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 2012
Replies: 2849
Views: 98217

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

rajanb, pranav tonybee is probably deliberately obfuscating one of the main reasons why the US will never, ever abandon Israel. And while the jewish diaspora is indeed influential, the real reason is a bit more complex. http://www.patrobertson.com/Speeches/IsraelLauder.asp I dont agree with the pers...
by subodh
10 Jan 2012 00:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Are foreign countries becoming more unsafe for Indians?
Replies: 90
Views: 3198

Re: Are foreign countries becoming more unsafe for Indians?

ShauryaT Excellent post, the Bill of Rights is an amazing document in intent and for the most part - in content. Very minor nitpik - Posse Comitatus does not preclude the deployment of the Army, it basically makes sure any such deployment is effectively done via an act of Congress (or in line with t...
by subodh
06 Jan 2012 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 95376

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

This tharoor piece.. I am always puzzled when things are framed like this - 'Let us show a magnanimity and generosity of spirit that in itself stands an outside chance of persuading Pakistanis to rethink their attitude to us.' 'But by showing accommodativeness, sensitivity and pragmatic generosity, ...
by subodh
07 Dec 2011 20:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India at the UN - India's UNSC Permanent Seat Ambitions
Replies: 45
Views: 3019

Re: India at the UN - India's UNSC Permanent Seat Ambitions

Fair point Rajeshjee. But to be honest, India can too, and by some retarded Western standards, already does - and j@ckshyte anyone can do about that. India's support to Myanmar (China is not the only one), or the quick reaction to the attempted coup in the Maldives - when there is a will, India has ...
by subodh
07 Dec 2011 19:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India at the UN - India's UNSC Permanent Seat Ambitions
Replies: 45
Views: 3019

Re: India at the UN - India's UNSC Permanent Seat Ambitions

The UN is exactly as relevent or irrelevant to India as India makes it to be be - for the most part. On trade and enviro issues, India has shown a willingness to calmy sabotage and unwind global dialoguie that was being steered in a certain direction by the West - albiet, with Chinese support. India...

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