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by UlanBatori
18 Jun 2018 06:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1360
Views: 165920

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: 625
Views: 58562

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: 2085
Views: 192381

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: 625
Views: 58562

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: 574
Views: 69111

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: 2069
Views: 315156

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...
by UlanBatori
15 Jun 2018 17:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2069
Views: 315156

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Needless to say I will not be renewing my subscription and am writing to them about my thoughts on this nonsense. They should stick to Nature and avoid politics. tweet this too. I think ramana sir tweeted with articles showing anti hindu/india bias You guys are waaaaaaay behind the curve. National ...
by UlanBatori
14 Jun 2018 07:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1335
Views: 118897

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

I think Yoo Ess urgently needs to destabilize Moon govt and install a puppet dictator a la Diem / Thieu of South Vietnam. Then Raytheon stock prices can head back up. Moon is either a real Manchurian Candidate or a realist who sees that the Sun Rises in The East, not in Dupleecity. Interesting comme...
by UlanBatori
13 Jun 2018 07:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1335
Views: 118897

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Bottom line: this looks like a sensible deal, not much chest-thumping on either side. 1. NoKo stops nuko. 2. NoKo stops mijjiles (they are visibly scrapping their engine test sites and oursourcing to Chinese sites in the Gobi) 3. No more missile overflights over Japan. 4. US-SoKo stop saber-rattling...
by UlanBatori
12 Jun 2018 18:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1335
Views: 118897

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Ultimately it is a realization that stationing massive troop presence and aircraft carrier groups and fleets of bombers, all go only so far. Also, the big mijjiles basically neutralize each other, no one cares about having 2000 left over after both sides are reduced to glowing cinders. So it's back ...
by UlanBatori
12 Jun 2018 16:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1335
Views: 118897

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

UBCN Flash: Several members of the North Korean Negotiating Team were seen wearing clothes that were a bit too big for them, but cut in American style. Meanwhile, the US Negotiating Team were seen leaving Singapore wearing what was described as "extremely casual" outfits, many in their und...
by UlanBatori
12 Jun 2018 11:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1335
Views: 118897

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Signing over. The Dotard and the FAtBoy Rocketman trooped out, patting each other on the back on the way. Made for each other. :rotfl:
by UlanBatori
12 Jun 2018 10:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1335
Views: 118897

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Flash: Signing Seems Imminent. [/size]

UBCN Preview:
The Capitalist Imperialist US Dotard and the Crazy RocketMan-led Suicidal Dump agree to condemn (a) NATO, (b) G-7, (c) Southern LapDogs, (d) Beijing Capitarist Running Dogs.
by UlanBatori
12 Jun 2018 10:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1335
Views: 118897

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

North Korea summit: Trump says meeting went "better than anybody could have expected" — live updates Wow! There is video of DT and KJU actually talking. "A Signing". Speculation on whether it was a cup or a dinner plate or a Peace Treaty for the Korean War. UBCN Special Forces p...
by UlanBatori
12 Jun 2018 10:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1335
Views: 118897

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Think of Kim Young One as a 250-lb warhead of the PLA. Delivered by PLAF.
by UlanBatori
11 Jun 2018 08:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 625
Views: 58562

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Canada's "weak and dishonest" sultan Bin Trudeau claims that because "Canadians stood shoulder to shoulder with Americans" in WW1 onwards, they should not get tariffs. Er.... I think many more Indians died or were disabled in WW 1, WW2, Korea etc fighting alongside the Bhestern A...
by UlanBatori
10 Jun 2018 13:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 625
Views: 58562

Re: Understanding the US- Again

But, ITALY? Why not Australia? Or if "Rich" is the criterion, why not Nauru? Singapore itself? Switzerland? Sweden? (where they don't wear any clothes come summer)? Cayman Islands? Mauritius? Kuwait? If "developed" is the criterion, why not South Korea? Costa Rica?
by UlanBatori
10 Jun 2018 12:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 625
Views: 58562

Re: Understanding the US- Again

First of all, what is "G-7" and why is it relevant in 2018 except as a Gang Of 7 out to rob and loot the rest of the world? 6 of the 7 together account for only 19% of the world's GDP. US at 24.7% is the rest of the 46% total. Britain is just below Botswana in the UN and about there in GDP...
by UlanBatori
10 Jun 2018 11:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 625
Views: 58562

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Vipin Narang (@NarangVipin) Let me get this straight: Trump agreed to the G7 communique before leaving the summit and then reversed his position on the plane to Singapore. Where he is trying to convince Kim Jong Un that his word on a security assurance is his bond. Right. :(( Oh yeah, right! "...
by UlanBatori
10 Jun 2018 11:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 625
Views: 58562

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Classic photo released by Germans.
"A Single Photo Captured POTUS Trump's Attitude to G-7". :mrgreen:
Image
by UlanBatori
10 Jun 2018 11:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 625
Views: 58562

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Sheer entertainment. Trump calls Trudeau "VERY WEAK AND DISHONEST", US refuses to sign G7 "Communique". Trudeau "won't be pushed around" :(( IMO it is HIGH TIME someone pointed out the obvious: The Canadians are exactly what Trump calls them. Donald J. Trump ‏Verified ...
by UlanBatori
03 Jun 2018 08:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11357
Views: 648401

Re: Levant crisis - III

Would have been interesting 2 b fly-on-wall, anticipating all the Pu being shed by the Jordanians listening to Gen. Vodkov. Surely Jordan is looking forward to receiving those green buses full of ISIS into Amman.
by UlanBatori
03 Jun 2018 08:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 574
Views: 69111

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

FaliG, how do u c that as conservatives coming back into the camelback? The report says 20-yr occupant of Wahab Chair now deposed and replaced with wunderkind? If MBS is pest-e-Sha'eed, it doesn't seem likely that Bin^2 Wahab could be budged. The fellow has probably ordered more beheadings and other...
by UlanBatori
31 May 2018 20:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11357
Views: 648401

Re: Levant crisis - III

“Iran & Israel In Unprecedented Indirect Talks Over Syria – closest longtime ME enemies have come to diplomatic dealings over crisis in Syria. Iran reportedly pledged stay out of fighting in SW Syria between Syrian forces & rebel groups – Israel said will not intervene in battles near Israe...
by UlanBatori
31 May 2018 20:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 625
Views: 58562

Re: Understanding the US- Again

EU show why they are Pakistan Occidentale: :(( :(( Katty Kay (@KattyKayBBC) Today the WH is breaking bread (or steak and ice cream) with North Korea while imposing tariffs on EU, Canada and Mexico. It's quite a juxtaposition. IOW, the USA has a foreign policy of trying to solve problems and make dea...
by UlanBatori
29 May 2018 10:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11357
Views: 648401

Re: Levant crisis - III

Sounds like Putin garu is enforcing a nuanced foreign policy for de-escalation in Syria. Is this simply a backdown in the face of the Y-Y-NATO, or is there a significant payoff expected, as in surrender/sellout of all the Mod-aerated Beheaders? Putin cannot hope to co-opt Israel as he did with Turke...
by UlanBatori
28 May 2018 19:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1335
Views: 118897

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

People seem to be hyperventilating here over nothing. I think DT and Kim Young One now understand each other. There is no "security guarantee" that the West can give, that would make any sense to anyone over age 3. It appears clear that Eleven has refused to continue the puppet show unless...
by UlanBatori
26 May 2018 19:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 625
Views: 58562

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The amazing thing is that both the "Citjens" shot at the (alleged) shooter. Rather than each other. And the polis didn't shoot at all 3 and manage to kill a dozen bystanders.

BUT.. you have to agree. The shooter was stopped with only 3 ppl injured. U can't argue with success.
by UlanBatori
24 May 2018 19:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1571
Views: 225441

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Wonder if there is a dhaga looking at the larger picture re: politically/foreign-instigated agitations and violence with companies/industry as pawns. Case in point: Vedanta/Sterlite situation in TN. Was watching the stunning setup by TimesNow/Republic gang against poor Raoul Gandy & Co today. 13...
by UlanBatori
24 May 2018 06:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 5332

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

The thing to note above is that in all cases except that of Nurse Lini Pudussery, the victim had been ill with flu-like symptons for "weeks". So the anxiety about this virus must be set in context of the statistics for flu deaths. This is from August 2017: 2,200,000 people affected by feve...
by UlanBatori
24 May 2018 05:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 5332

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

This is the only basis seen so far for claiming it is the Nipah virus: Kozhikode/Thiruvananthapuram: The cause of death of two people, ostensibly suffering from fever, in Kozhikode has now been confirmed to be due to the Nipah virus (NiV), spread by fruit bats and causing severe disease in both anim...
by UlanBatori
24 May 2018 05:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 5332

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

What UBCN gathers is that there is **NO** confirmation of the virus. In all cases, samples are reported to have been sent to the National Center for Something Or Other and they are "awaiting results". Maybe by next week, which is next month.
by UlanBatori
24 May 2018 05:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 5332

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

Kerala govt advisory against travel to 4 northern districts. With 10 deaths due to the deadly Nipah virus being reported so far from northern Kerala, the state government on Wednesday issued an advisory, asking travellers to avoid visiting the four districts of Kozhikode, Malappuram, Waynad and Kan...
by UlanBatori
24 May 2018 05:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 5332

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

FirstPost.com Kerala locks down village Sooppikkada has been locked down, and advisories have been set up on food and hygiene habits; besides families staying close to the affected dwellings have been evacuated to safer places and domestic animals are being kept under observation..."It is now a...
by UlanBatori
24 May 2018 05:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 5332

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

Reading the news on this, there is the usual perfect storm of confusion compounded by official ignorance and pompous Experts. All assumptions are up for verification. Known facts: F1. The main evidence to-date is that there were 2 fairly swift deaths (too short a time from diagnosis of serious illne...
by UlanBatori
20 May 2018 05:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1825
Views: 115761

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Truly tragic. Teenager grows up and survives in Terroristan. Then travels to the only part of the world where guns are easier to get and wackos more prevalent and where people can get shot dead inside class, trying to get an education. Sabika Sheikh, a student from Pakistan who was at Santa Fe High...
by UlanBatori
18 May 2018 12:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 625
Views: 58562

Re: Understanding the US- Again

From Israeli pov, what Trump did for Y1 is what Dubya nuke deal did for Y3, recognizing the ground reality and ending the anachronistic barriers. De facto recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel. The ultimate 4th rebuilding of the Temple of Solomon in the faces of those who would destroy it. T...

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