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by Tuvaluan
14 Sep 2015 20:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 69814

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

Looking at Pakistan's economic and social metrics is I think a useless exercise with this aim in mind. Yes, I agree, and said so earlier. The question is if these metrics are useless, what ones are useful and more relevant in the case of pakistan? Seems to me "paki army influence over the mili...
by Tuvaluan
14 Sep 2015 20:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 908039

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The chinese "talk peace" while waging war and raising hostilities -- that much is very clear from their recent behavior.
by Tuvaluan
14 Sep 2015 20:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 69814

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

Without going into it in detail, e.g., there is Independent Republic of Somaliland in the northwest part of Somalia. There is no such thing in Pakistan. So in your view, the fact that the pakistani army is able to use force/negotiations selectively, except for FATA, is able to exert influence in th...
by Tuvaluan
14 Sep 2015 18:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Obliterating Islamic State (ISIS)
Replies: 119
Views: 4843

Re: Obliterating Islamic State (ISIS)

Tuvaluan, i thought you may find it amusing. Tuan, yes, very droll, that comparison. As the saying goes, anyone can write a load of cr@p and cite a load of references -- after all that is how the world turns around in the world of political "science" and social "science". ISIS h...
by Tuvaluan
14 Sep 2015 17:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 69814

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

Mildly edited for relevant quotes: Does Pakistan have a sovereign state, i.e., a state which has the legitimate monopoly on the use of force, enforcement of the law? It does not. But that does not mean it is a failed state. Pakistan is made up of a number of camps, the civilian government with its p...
by Tuvaluan
14 Sep 2015 17:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3007
Views: 106539

Re: Positive News from the USA

i think since 1994 the gotus has forced all telecom eqpt sold in US or made by US cos to have backdoors...something called calea lawful intercept. this also implies all the eqpt sold into india has these backdoors which gotus is probably using as needed. Absolutely. there is no alternative to build...
by Tuvaluan
13 Sep 2015 21:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 69814

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

@ejazhaider Homicide units. Capacity building. #kits


On another note, the paki ISI/RAPE tool keeps talking a lot about "capacity building" these days, with shots of one ambulance as "capacity building" for a town like Pindi or Karachi. mouthpiece of paki army does what it is.
by Tuvaluan
13 Sep 2015 20:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 69814

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

I hate to make the wet dreams of failed bakistan even soggier. But this is the reality -- its not happenning. saar, no wet dreams here on whether they will fail or succeed -- just asking if there is any set of metrics to indicate that the turd-world in pakistan is making its way to the bottom of th...
by Tuvaluan
13 Sep 2015 19:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 69814

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

These parameters of a failed state are good for western world. Asians by nature are very resilient like insects and it takes extraordinary developments to reach the boiling point for an asian to say "no more". that may be true, but is too vague to be useful in terms of gauging the ground ...
by Tuvaluan
13 Sep 2015 19:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 69814

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

I see what you mean, but is it really true that only these FATA areas are "lawless" and the other areas are not. If one does a google search of any one of these cities with "killing" "police" "security: Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Kohat, Charsadda, and Buner. They sho...
by Tuvaluan
13 Sep 2015 19:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 69814

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

so we ain't gonna see too many coming in from the Pakjab side in a "worst case" scenario. We are sort of "shielded" from Baluchistan and Pakhtunistan by Pakjab - so refugees from there can only enter Pakjab or Sindh or Afghanistan. But Sindh may be a problem. Sindh is a desert a...
by Tuvaluan
13 Sep 2015 19:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 69814

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

At least in NWFP, the writ of the pakistani army and govt. does not hold -- this has been reported for many years now in the paki threads, and there is no data on education or governance, except that it is all under the control of tribal councils for a large portion of that state. So it seems that a...
by Tuvaluan
13 Sep 2015 18:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 69814

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

In reality, no, pakistan is not a failed state. Syria, Somalia, Sudan are the examples. I don't think one can make such claims without defining what they mean by a failed state, which is why I wanted to know what definition of a failed state would have to be applicable to pakistan, when this "...
by Tuvaluan
13 Sep 2015 02:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 69814

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

Why will refugees flood India if pakistan "fails" -- what is the definition of "failed state" that will cause this? Pakistan already fits the definition of a failed state -- if it fails any more, it will still remain as failed as it is now. This is the kind of argument used to pr...
by Tuvaluan
12 Sep 2015 17:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3833
Views: 272305

Re: Internal Security Watch

abhik wrote:Is this Mumbai train blast convict giving the Islamic State "salute"?

well spotted. definitely. Nice to see Indian TV media provide IS assistance in recruiting locals to the cause.
by Tuvaluan
12 Sep 2015 17:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 1497
Views: 108311

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv

If the complainer did not explicitly point to any post, as seems to be the case, this is some paki lurker who complained about factual reports of (references to) well known 100% pious and religious paki's proclivity for pedophilia and amorous relations with goats, farm animals....the truth does hurt...
by Tuvaluan
11 Sep 2015 18:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests (09-08-2014)
Replies: 640
Views: 25619

Re: Indian Interests (09-08-2014)

english or (some other phonetically based code that can denote phonemes not in english but in various Indian languages) can be used to translate text to speech in local languages, and the same Natural Language Processing techniques (context based mapping of word meanings) used in google translate ca...
by Tuvaluan
11 Sep 2015 17:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 69814

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

This looks like a charade by the pakis to justify their stance of not signing the FMCT, and to get a nuclear deal which allows them to continue producing more weapons grade Pu....just like the NPA scum like Krepon have been advocating in the recent weeks.
by Tuvaluan
10 Sep 2015 05:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3767
Views: 189405

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

It is a strategic necessity for India to counsel Sri Lanka and apply diplomatic pressure and cajoling to ensure that they make the right moves to punish those guilty of war crimes and move towards de-centralization of power and a federalistic constitution. In fact, one can argue that a federalistic...
by Tuvaluan
09 Sep 2015 22:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3442
Views: 221417

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

@Ayaan These 1000 clerics would be more credible if they condemned those parts in the Koran that ISIS tries to emulate. Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the charade enacted by the 1000 mullahs in India "condeming IS". A bold and admirable person. These 1000 mullahs are also pretending that ISIS is not ...
by Tuvaluan
09 Sep 2015 22:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3767
Views: 189405

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

I meant the discussions on this forum may re-open old wounds for a person like me. That is pretty much the point of such things, isn't it? Hiding all the ugliness and pretending everything is fixed right now is exactly what is going on. Since we're discussing about "truth and reconciliation&qu...
by Tuvaluan
09 Sep 2015 20:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3767
Views: 189405

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

This is not SL’s internal affairs anymore. There are more than a million SL Tamils living all over the world who are labeled as prisoners/ fugitives/terrorists/criminals/migrants/refugees/fresh-off-the boats and labours, whatever you name it, with the hope of returning back home one day, sooner tha...
by Tuvaluan
09 Sep 2015 20:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3767
Views: 189405

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

All these discussions shall do nothing but re-open old wounds. It is an endless task... These things are difficult but allow for everyone to acknowledge mistakes done by all sides -- don't see how this is any worse than allowing some "international court" to meddle with SL's internal affa...
by Tuvaluan
09 Sep 2015 19:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3767
Views: 189405

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Tuan, no need to Sir me. Since Rajapakse was complete fraud/crook and a despot, so it is not completely surprising . I think it is up to the SL Tamils to demand that it be done correctly if the LLRC is suspected to be dead in the water -- demand for a progress report on the LLRC for starters, via po...
by Tuvaluan
09 Sep 2015 02:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 69814

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

Touching to see that the UNSC places so much importance to "strong public reaction" in pakistan -- another KFC/Pizza Hut or two burning down in Karachi is all that will happen. Seems like a bogus line from the UNSC to support their rentboi.
by Tuvaluan
09 Sep 2015 01:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 69814

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

The foreign ministry said on Tuesday the government had asked UNMOGIP to hand over the Delhi premises from where it was running a liaison office for more than four decades for free as part of efforts to rationalise the mission's presence in India. UNMOGIP said it had received the request in May whe...
by Tuvaluan
08 Sep 2015 23:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3767
Views: 189405

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

I’m appalled by the fact that both Delhi and Washington joined hands with Colombo on the forthcoming resolution at the UNHRC. A couple of things: 1) UN resolutions are not worth the paper they are written on and has no moral standing to point fingers anywhere given that Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, a...
by Tuvaluan
08 Sep 2015 19:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1945
Views: 184235

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

http://www.outlookindia.com/news/article/australian-committee-puts-tough-condition-on-uranium-sale-to-india/912101 Australia should not sell uranium to India until it sets up an independent nuclear regulator, separate its civil and military nuclear facilities and allow safety inspections, a multi-p...
by Tuvaluan
07 Sep 2015 19:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 69814

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

Pakistan is already an armed and violent place teeming with jihadis that hate the military -- it can't be all that difficult to make it seem like one of those gangs did the deed...or so it seems.
by Tuvaluan
07 Sep 2015 18:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 69814

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

Instead of all this posturing, Indian politicos just STFU-ing and quietly taking out these jihadis in pakistan in plausibly deniable ways and NOT talking about it in every newspaper would be a good start.
by Tuvaluan
07 Sep 2015 11:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 69814

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

There is some hold that Pakistan exercises over the US elite that allows them to go scot free. Beyond its tactical value as a base and asset for the USG. That is what is dictating the US inaction/reluctance to punish Pakistan. I am trying to see if we can arrive at a few postulates with regard to t...
by Tuvaluan
07 Sep 2015 10:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 69814

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

In other words they cannot, so they will not. If they really could, they WOULD have made Pakis completely toe their line on Afghanistan. Since they have not been able to do that, it's reasonable to assume that they cannot do that or perhaps they can but they opine that the cost of doing so would be...
by Tuvaluan
07 Sep 2015 10:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 69814

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

In any case, the limited point I was making was that contrary to popular perception, even the USG has not been able to make Pakistan accountable for its actions. Pakistan has been provided a leeway by the greatest military, economic and geo-political power on earth to go scot free. Rajaram, it is n...
by Tuvaluan
07 Sep 2015 08:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 95686

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

It does more than that: security, band-width, etc - something they lean on heavily. But, yes,it can dole out a lot more IP addresses. Yes, OT, it is not just switching the size of the space, just mentioned the motivation for switching to IPV6 and getting the reference implementation done before oth...
by Tuvaluan
07 Sep 2015 06:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 69814

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

Just wanted to say that "realist" world views talk about power and its use, without throwing in words like "responsiblity", and doing so reveals a lack of understand of how power politics works. "responsible power" is just a buzzword meant for optics, like how China tal...
by Tuvaluan
06 Sep 2015 19:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 69814

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

Here is a question: What does India get by playing to that audience (with US and EU/NATO being the "international community" the key "observers") ? It is not like that "audience" is not actively part of funding and arming pakistan, and "Sensitive" to pakistan'...
by Tuvaluan
06 Sep 2015 17:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 69814

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

We in BRF, far removed from the realistic situation on the ground, may not be satisfied about how India has handled Pakistan and feel that Pakistan has not been made to pay. But the fact remains, that it is only India that has made them pay time and again. A facile claim that is just a subset of wh...

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