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by UlanBatori
21 Jul 2018 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 808
Views: 74806

Re: Understanding the US- Again

I believe that video is doctored. I saw the press conference when it first happened. The question from the Oiropean papparazzi with the sanctimonious French accent was: "Did you prefer one candidate over the other in the US Presidential Election? Did you want Mr. Trump to win?" "Da. Y...
by UlanBatori
20 Jul 2018 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 808
Views: 74806

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Then Putin deserves the Congressional Medal of Honor for saving America from the HiC-DeepState. Note that in all the caterwauling and shrill hate-throwing, there is still absolutely no evidence that there was any miscounting of votes, or mis-voting. All the Recount! clamors led to complete discredit...
by UlanBatori
20 Jul 2018 19:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 808
Views: 74806

Re: Understanding the US- Again

In the MidEast, they are not going to biss on the Rooskies again. Gen. Smirnoff and his merry couriers have delivered enough presents to ensure that. Note that noise from KSA and UAE about Quatar has subsided. Not surprising that a Houthi UAV found the range and accuracy to cause an "accidental...
by UlanBatori
20 Jul 2018 17:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 808
Views: 74806

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Understandable consternation in DupleeCity. UBCNews OTOTH, has up2daMinute info on what transpired behind closed doors. We were there, of course. How ya doing, Vladimir? Лучше, чем вы, Дональд Трумпвич You read the stuff they're saying about you interfering in US election (thanks, BTW..)? :rotfl: Да...
by UlanBatori
20 Jul 2018 08:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 808
Views: 74806

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The Balaclava Boyz in Crimea speak Russian, which is what matters. :mrgreen: Same with eastern "Ukraine" aka Donbass. Basically, UkBapZis seem to be confined to west bank of Dnieper? Meaning Mariupol and Melitopol are going to be speaking Russian soon as well.
by UlanBatori
20 Jul 2018 07:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 808
Views: 74806

Re: Understanding the US- Again

WTF should the POTUS say what was discussed in a closed-door meeting with the ToR (Tsar of Russia)? The purpose of a closed-door meeting without aides is to have a private discussion and gain a good understanding and agreement. "In confidence". The Aircraft Carrier Groups and nuke subs are...
by UlanBatori
19 Jul 2018 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11425
Views: 662901

Re: Levant crisis - III

Brookingsfart: KSA & UAE have a disastrous Yemen strategy result has been a disaster. This is true not only for Yemen, whose war and humanitarian crisis only seem to worsen by the day, but also for the UAE and Saudi Arabia themselves, with Iran in particular gaining influence at their expense.....
by UlanBatori
19 Jul 2018 22:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 808
Views: 74806

Re: Understanding the US- Again

***** says he'll have another meeting with #####, again calls media 'enemy of the people' :mrgreen: to "begin implementing" issues they discussed during their summit earlier this week. *****, who touched off a major political controversy with his embrace of ##### in Helsinki, Finland, acc...
by UlanBatori
19 Jul 2018 21:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1521
Views: 183923

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I have felt for some time that the daily Twitter show is precisely that: diversion to keep the Energizer Bunnies hopping and beating their drums, while the Executive goes about its business under the radar. Each time the EBs glimpse what is going on (such as the DT-KJU or DT-VP Summit: imagine the b...
by UlanBatori
19 Jul 2018 16:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Public Services Snafus
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: Public Services Snafus

The other interesting thought from Saurabhji's post is on the comfortable notion of "give your stuff to a CA to handle the taxes". What came out in my yajnas is that the CAs follow the sarkari diktat of not updating their software. IOW, they are able to file ITR-2 etc, no problem, because ...
by UlanBatori
19 Jul 2018 14:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11425
Views: 662901

Re: Levant crisis - III

Yemen Fights Back Retweeted
Mowali
‏ @mowali75
17h17 hours ago

Mowali Retweeted المسيرة - عاجل

Saudi announces about a fire erupting in Aramco in Riyadh
by UlanBatori
19 Jul 2018 14:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11425
Views: 662901

Re: Levant crisis - III

Time to invest in oil stocks?
by UlanBatori
19 Jul 2018 14:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11425
Views: 662901

Re: Levant crisis - III

Yemeni UAV hits ARAMCO refinery in Ryiadh
Yemen Fights Back
‏ @YemenFightsBack
15h15 hours ago
For the 1st time, Yemeni unmanned aircraft reaches the Saudi capital of Riyadh and Aramco is its target.
by UlanBatori
19 Jul 2018 14:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 808
Views: 74806

Re: Understanding the US- Again

This seems to be heading for a classic clash between the Deep State vs. The Few with the vast majority of America being 404. Most fiction thrillers on the US bookstore racks have the Russian Patriot Herrow and his tiny gang of Patriots, facing the vast KGB/Poliburo Member/Akademician/Apparatchik com...
by UlanBatori
18 Jul 2018 20:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Public Services Snafus
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: Public Services Snafus

Yes, true, filling on-line would have avoided a lot of trouble. But ITR-1 is not allowed for a variety of people, just as "1040EZ" is not allowed by Uncle Sam for everyone. I suspect that ITR-3 is updated because that is used by heavy-hitters. So ITR-2 may be the ignored one. As you say, t...
by UlanBatori
18 Jul 2018 08:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 808
Views: 74806

Re: Understanding the US- Again

A bit of historic reference might be helpful here. Long after the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971, the prevailing narrative in the US "intelligence" and "foreign policy" communities that are now barking so loudly, was that it was all India's fault and Indian aggression. This is ...
by UlanBatori
16 Jul 2018 11:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: European Union: Positive News
Replies: 222
Views: 22978

Re: European Union: Positive News

Chicken Little .. or Get The Kappalandi Kadala and let's watch? For sure, what HAS collapsed worldwide is the notion of the Smart and Glamorous Oiropean Diplomat and Phoren Bolicy Expert. The treatment meted out to the poodles at G-6 was quite instructive as is the new designation of EU as Enemy by...
by UlanBatori
16 Jul 2018 09:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 808
Views: 74806

Re: Understanding the US- Again

I always thought that the point of NATO was to keep Europeans as US poodles. By threatening to pull out of NATO and by telling them to increase their defense budgets and leaving them alone to fend off the "Russian threat" (eg Ukraine crisis), Trump is forcing the concept of a united Europ...
by UlanBatori
14 Jul 2018 14:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Public Services Snafus
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: Public Services Snafus

PhD programs in India Some of this seems blatantly abusive behavior but I wonder how much is true. From what I have seen of recent PhDs from India, there are extremely good ones (the usual ratio) but quite a scattering of extremely bad ones, esp. those who are 'faculty" in social sciences even...
by UlanBatori
14 Jul 2018 07:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1521
Views: 183923

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Another victory led by HiC. For context, the AIF (American India Foundation) collected gazillions during and after HiC State Dept reign (fundraisers with $400 a plate etc at Country Clubs) but the ones who joined the Bright Idea with great hopes have quit and refuse to discuss the "v told u so...
by UlanBatori
13 Jul 2018 20:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1521
Views: 183923

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

JNU will have to outdo this. Maybe screen a few Malloostani Soaps to get The :(( Feel. More than $40,000 has been raised to fund the blimp, with organizers now pledging to use that money to take the blimp on a “world tour”. And fund some of Mayor Sadiq Khan's Deserving Buddies in Syria etc. Trump w...
by UlanBatori
09 Jul 2018 09:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Public Services Snafus
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: Public Services Snafus

Next up: Realities of GST/tax paying/Online Tenders system. So the obvious riposte to my post at the top is: Experienced tax accountants and bijnej all over desh are filing ITR with no problem onlee!!! I wondered about that too. YESS!! How? "We keep a separate laptop/desktop where we make sure ...
by UlanBatori
09 Jul 2018 09:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Public Services Snafus
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: Public Services Snafus

Thanks. Very good title. Captures my sentiments. Amazingly forward-looking govt, brilliant use of technology. Biss-boor follow-up and attention by aphsars in charge, and still poorer work ethic at the contractors entrusted with getting the job done.
by UlanBatori
09 Jul 2018 08:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Public Services Snafus
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: V R Like That Onlee!

2018 Technology and 1800s reality: Recent experience of Ungli Bharat (Digital India): Bank ATM card activation for EnnArrEye: PIN goes to wherever you are not, so card cannot be activated within 3 months. Long experience. So brought card to local branch. Very helpful ppl, showed how to go to ATM, as...
by UlanBatori
09 Jul 2018 08:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Public Services Snafus
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Public Services Snafus

Treading on very thin ice here, but I looked through the whole forum to find a better place, where the issue will not be buried. Need a dhaga to understand some strange problems and their resolution in intelligent discussion. I considered "Know ur India", but no, I don't want to be that ne...
by UlanBatori
09 Jul 2018 06:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11425
Views: 662901

Re: Levant crisis - III

The Israelis will find a way to do rainwater harvesting on a large scale. It seems a no-brainer, hain? The Romans did such projects back in BCE. From what I hear, Chennai's chronic water shortage that got worse and worse until the 1990s, has magically disappeared. Why? Guvrmand asked ppl to do "...
by UlanBatori
30 Jun 2018 13:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2231
Views: 342308

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Floods in Jammu Kashmir. Army should consider rewarding arrested stone-pelters by tying the stones they pelt to their feet and sending them for a swim.
by UlanBatori
30 Jun 2018 10:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2231
Views: 342308

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Legends grow with time. The famous videos posted on Battle of Longewala on You-Tube and Wikipedia now establish that 2800 pakis with 36 tanks and 128 other vehicles surrounded Longewala Baarder Post, and also hit it with artillery starting at 12:30AM. Major Kuldeep Singh and his 119 brave men held t...
by UlanBatori
29 Jun 2018 17:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2231
Views: 342308

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Shauryaji: Since the Constituent Assembly does not exist, doesn't SS have a point? If 370 were not "special", why would such a strange condition attach? That means that 370 IS special, and so can be abrogated without the conditions for a standard constitutional article. Under what conditio...
by UlanBatori
24 Jun 2018 13:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2231
Views: 342308

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Time (for GOI ) to stop the whining and scrap 370. Subramanian Swamy says there is no 2/3 majority or Both Houses resolution needed, that's all hogwash. That the administration of the din can scrap it. If they can face the ro-dho and fridin bus-burning. The "disenchanted Kashmiri youth" sh...
by UlanBatori
18 Jun 2018 06:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1521
Views: 183923

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

With the performance of Gen. Vodkov and Air Marshall Smirnoff in Syria, if I were a weapon purchase decision-maker, the RuAF planes would be top choice. All the nonsense about maintenance nightmare and crash rate has been convincingly debunked. OK, I may not want to be in one that takes off from a a...
by UlanBatori
17 Jun 2018 12:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 808
Views: 74806

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Ultimately the best guarantees against US mijjiles is a whole lot of Trump Towers and War Malts on the ground, hain?
by UlanBatori
17 Jun 2018 12:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2138
Views: 200292

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

I don't see why India has to cut ties with Iran just because the US unilaterally withdrew from a pact that the US signed - and there is no material evidence that Iran has violated the terms of the pact. Anyway, ties to Iran, which is so close to India, constitute a crucial Indian strategic interest,...
by UlanBatori
16 Jun 2018 11:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 808
Views: 74806

Re: Understanding the US- Again

UK, France and Russia were America's allies in WWII. You know what happened to them. SK, Japan and Taiwan are US allies in Asia now, and see how they are treated. In an alliance with the US no one but the US is the lynchpin. Of course there are alternatives and they must be explored while we still ...
by UlanBatori
15 Jun 2018 17:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 579
Views: 70971

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Falijee wrote:Saudi Ayeshas watching their team. Why the face mask ? Islamic etiquette or Moscow pollution :roll:

SAme reason why the motorcycle pakis in Srinagar were wearing face-masks. CCTV.
by UlanBatori
15 Jun 2018 17:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2231
Views: 342308

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

The Hindu's Malini Parthasarathy @MaliniP on former colleague Shujaat Bukhari: Shujaat Bukhari joined @the_hindu in the '90s & lit up the paper's link to the Kashmir crisis. He connected the Hurriyat leaders & many other key players to our editorial board, bringing home the full force of Ka...

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