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by ricky_v
23 Jun 2018 15:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 676
Views: 61883

Re: Understanding the US- Again

^Ha, can you imagine an average yanqui matched up against an average ruski doing anything more than curling up in surrender when the beating starts. While the yanks were doing gender studies and raging against the world that forbade them to walk the streets in underwear and dildos, the rest of the w...
by ricky_v
22 Jun 2018 13:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 676
Views: 61883

Re: Understanding the US- Again

I have always wondered about the inability of groups inimical to the us to cause mayhem in an already deeply stratified society; this partially answers it,cowardice. All johnny rambos in private lives, and scared teenagers when apprehended by the establishment. Making memes and championing hashtag c...
by ricky_v
21 Jun 2018 23:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 676
Views: 61883

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The border hulla gulla reinforces only one thing about the american populace, i.e that they are phattuu's. All twitter war and no street action make enlightened arm-chair human rights enforcers sissy munnas. What glorious scenes of impotent rage on show, all round shouting matches in well lit design...
by ricky_v
19 Jun 2018 08:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 575
Views: 69549

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/17/un-in-advanced-talks-to-take-over-yemen-port-hodeidah-under-saudi-led-siege?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ebb%2018.06.18&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Military%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief Talks are at an advanced stage for the ...
by ricky_v
31 May 2018 23:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 575
Views: 69549

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

A bit dated, apologies if posted earlier, loaded with information: https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/unbrotherly-saudiemirati-ties When the UAE came into existence in December 1971, Riyadh achieved its objective of excluding Qatar and Bahrain from the new federal state. Tremendous Saudi pressure...
by ricky_v
09 May 2018 09:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 676
Views: 61883

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The jackals have started howling https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-05-08/iran-nuclear-deal-s-end-frees-trump-to-fight-for-iranian-freedom Much will be written about what the U.S. and its allies should do on the nuclear file. Iran's leaders have made vague threats, and the West must prepar...
by ricky_v
05 May 2018 20:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1368
Views: 150197

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Mark Joseph Carney, OC (born March 16, 1965) is a Canadian economist and the Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the G20's Financial Stability Board.[2] On November 26, 2012, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced the appointment of Carney as Governor of the Bank of E...
by ricky_v
04 May 2018 11:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 676
Views: 61883

Re: Understanding the US- Again

As the Ayatollah might say, "AoA! This bothers me as much as a fa*t in a thunderstorm.". Yes they can all bark around some bank acct/s seized from the Iranians post-1978 Teheran Embassy Tamasha, but that's it. However... it does set a precedent for the upcoming case against KSA. I wonder ...
by ricky_v
03 May 2018 11:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 676
Views: 61883

Re: Understanding the US- Again

https://abcnews.go.com/International/iran-ordered-pay-billions-relatives-911-victims/story?id=54862664 A federal judge in New York on Tuesday ordered Iran to pay billions of dollars to parents, spouses, siblings and children of more than 1,000 9/11 victims, court documents obtained by ABC News show...
by ricky_v
30 Apr 2018 18:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1427
Views: 108046

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

https://thediplomat.com/2018/04/the-china-india-nepal-triangle/ China wants to invest in big connectivity projects in Nepal but prefers to bring its Asian competitor, India, on board. Some Nepali and Chinese scholars see this as an opportunity for trilateral cooperation between Nepal, India, and Ch...
by ricky_v
18 Apr 2018 08:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 676
Views: 61883

Re: Understanding the US- Again

https://providencemag.com/2018/04/part-1-protestant-roots-of-usa-foreign-policy-divisions/ Doran bracingly declares that American divisions over foreign policy are “primarily religious in nature—or perhaps ‘theological’ is the better word, for what matters in foreign policy, as in so many other asp...
by ricky_v
14 Apr 2018 12:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 572
Views: 41929

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

A bit dated article https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/erdogan-s-unrequited-arab-love Erdogan's Islamist militarism, in a nation that lost an empire a century ago, still finds millions of followers. At another party congress on March 11, thousands of fans in blue commando berets greeted Erdogan. ...
by ricky_v
14 Apr 2018 12:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 572
Views: 41929

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/erdogan-s-shadow-army Turkey is the latest country to enter this crucial, if shadowy, field. The SADAT Defense Consultancy, founded on February 28, 2012 by former Brigadier General Adnan Tanriverdi, is Ankara’s instrument in this area. Its activities are testim...
by ricky_v
14 Apr 2018 11:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11358
Views: 649909

Re: Levant crisis - III

I think WION interviewed Assad fairly recently, might be they still have ears to the ground.
by ricky_v
14 Apr 2018 11:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11358
Views: 649909

Re: Levant crisis - III

It is like the crying wolf story but with more fukery at hand, after witnessing the down hill skiing effort of the gotus ala korea and day night twittering, people around the world were happy to put a chankiyan spin on the potus mutterings with trade cabals and embargoes to boot. Well with such mons...
by ricky_v
12 Apr 2018 18:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 676
Views: 61883

Re: Understanding the US- Again

http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/04/10/america-cant-be-trusted-anymore/ Most or all of what is stated below is in the public domain To be sure, this is how one expects great powers to behave, especially when important matters are at stake. The Athenians famously told the Melians that “the strong do wh...
by ricky_v
11 Apr 2018 17:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11358
Views: 649909

Re: Levant crisis - III

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/11/russia-vows-shoot-us-missiles-donald-trump-launches-strikes/ President Donald Trump has told Russia and Syria to "get ready" for a missile attack on the Assad regime, saying the bombs will be "nice and new and smart". Mr Trump tweeted ...
by ricky_v
09 Apr 2018 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 210803

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

^Indeed, their wet dreams of being the sword of islam does not attest to their capability of being one. Instead, they will find immense opportunities to indulge in their guard fantasies once chini enclaves crop up in their country. The aam abdul can then protect iron birathers technocrats/robbers fr...
by ricky_v
09 Apr 2018 20:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 210803

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Nandita Das says of India and the Mohammadden Terrorism Fomenting Islamic Republic of Pakistan, “We are neighbours, friends and share similar food, language and culture”. ……………………..{Rest Snipped}………………. Nandita Das says she's in Pakistan to break barriers with India One Vinay Pathak who I understan...
by ricky_v
06 Apr 2018 17:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1363
Views: 167004

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

snipped I was quite pleasantly surprised to find a plethora of graphic novels on the Indian epics. I am a big fan of this genre (Watchmen, Wool etc) and was quite fascinated by the stuff now coming out of some publishing houses in India. Granted, there is some degree of discomfort when the stories ...
by ricky_v
05 Apr 2018 21:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1363
Views: 167004

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The point of having a fantasy-industrial-complex is to serve as more than a medium for societal and cultural constructs rather than religion purposes for communicating with newer initiates. The age of the initiate is unimportant to the people in charge of peddling the particular fantasy; though it m...
by ricky_v
02 Apr 2018 09:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2398
Views: 331006

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Today's toi reporting three jawans martyred, 13 pigs,4 civvies dead, 50 civvies injured. Lt. Ummer Fayaz's abductees and killers, ahmad malik and rayees thokar amongst the dead, clashes ongoing in the valley between forces and "miscreants".
by ricky_v
18 Mar 2018 22:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 676
Views: 61883

Re: Understanding the US- Again

I recently read "Fantasyland: How America went haywire, a 500 yr history" by kurt andersen, which to me is a condensed form of understanding america and its proclivities. I posted a link to the excerpt when it was first released, posting it again https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archiv...
by ricky_v
26 Feb 2018 07:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 798
Views: 64304

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

imo, the problem is of over-analysing the situation, earlier entire diplomatic discourses were conducted between two participating nations in an official capacity and thus no feelings were hurt publically. In this everybody-connected world, people read between the lines, read the fine print, the bod...
by ricky_v
26 Feb 2018 05:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 798
Views: 64304

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

I am happy just by knowing that the mudi did not insult tribals, dalits, ne secessionist, maoists by his "extremely shameful" treatment of the kanuck liberandu. Got to find positives in this thin skinned world.
by ricky_v
25 Feb 2018 02:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2934
Views: 65794

Re: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?

https://www.firstthings.com/article/2018/03/the-anti-christian-alt-right Greg Johnson, an influential theorist with a doctorate in philosophy from Catholic University of America, argues that “Christianity is one of the main causes of white decline” and a “necessary condition of white racial suicide...
by ricky_v
23 Feb 2018 09:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 210803

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

https://thediplomat.com/2018/02/a-nuclear-angle-to-the-2014-pns-zulfiquar-attack/ A September 2014 attack by terrorists affiliated with Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) on a Pakistani frigate, PNS Zulfiquar, may have targeted a nuclear warhead on board the vessel. This disturbing detail i...
by ricky_v
20 Feb 2018 08:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1427
Views: 108046

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

Nepal used to give tithe to Tibet, in Chinese way of thinking that is enough to stake a claim.In a way, it is different wrt other powers because the chinese are putting down roots in effective Indian soil as opposed to previous who were just milking it. As for the Nepalese, no matter how decrepit or...
by ricky_v
01 Feb 2018 20:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 210803

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

https://mwi.usma.edu/pakistan-graveyard-strategy/ Pakistan’s penchant for producing and exporting Islamist militants is deep, ingrained in its strategic culture over seven decades. To envisage any possibility for influencing Pakistan to modify its pernicious strategic calculations demands a regiona...
by ricky_v
11 Jan 2018 10:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 210803

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/crime/zainab-ansari-killing-two-people-died-in-pakistan-protests-over-the-alleged-rape-and-murder-of-eight-year-old-girl/ar-BBIdWPH?ocid=spartanntp Two people died and dozens more were injured at protests about the alleged rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in ...
by ricky_v
10 Jan 2018 09:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1767
Views: 205395

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

https://thediplomat.com/2018/01/has-xi-fully-consolidated-his-power-over-the-military/ On December 27, 2017, the CCP Central Committee announced that the Chinese People’s Armed Police Force (PAP), which had been overseen by both the State Council and the CMC since 1982, would be put under the comma...
by ricky_v
05 Jan 2018 23:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and ASEAN / East Asia
Replies: 651
Views: 53813

Re: India and ASEAN / East Asia

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/01/04/can-india-edify-myanmar-to-keep-the-peace/ Engaging the Myanmar Army in exercises such as those with India provides an opportunity for Myanmar Army officers to learn from the experiences of other armed forces in international military operations. The latest e...
by ricky_v
01 Jan 2018 23:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 216149

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

As per wiki,shitland has approx 1.4 lakh doctors... where are these additional witch doctors going to come from? The Arabs might as well enlist voodoo practitioners and arrive at the conclusion of malpractice, albeit cheaply. Also, isn't that number on the lower side?Pakjabs left testicle has a high...
by ricky_v
30 Dec 2017 20:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2918
Views: 185917

Re: Iran News and Discussions

The Iranians are a few hundred years late with that declaration, and not fully correct. The god may have been arab, but it was nourished by the Persians starting with the second caliphate, the capital shift to Baghdad, the autonomy of the viziers, the ready made civilizational trappings , so lacking...
by ricky_v
29 Dec 2017 20:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 216149

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

The paki foreign office and the army seem to be at least on the surface the only functioning units in pakiland, which kind of brings to mind the relationship between a hook*r and "her" pimp, like the tightrope action taken by the fo to simultaneously pleasure one country while other takes ...
by ricky_v
29 Dec 2017 19:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 216149

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Ahead Of World Cup, Qataris "Get Ready" For Influx Of Legal/Illegal Pakis :D Qatar wants maximum Pakistani workforce for FIFA Football World Cup 2022 preparations ByDND - December 28, 2017 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Qatar would require more than 0.1 million Pakistani skilled workers for develop...
by ricky_v
18 Dec 2017 12:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4968
Views: 281336

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Quoting a passage from translated vendidad,are these names recognisable? "They cried about, their minds wavered to and fro,Angra Mainyu the deadly, the daeva of daevas,Indra the daeva,Sauru the daeva, Naunghaitya the daeva,Taurvi and Zairi, Aeshma of the murderous spear, Akatasha the daeva,wint...
by ricky_v
13 Dec 2017 15:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4968
Views: 281336

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Speaking of vendidad, the only mention useful here is about the 16 lands created by ahura mazda (mostly in present day iran, Afghanistan, central Asia), the hatred of daevas and angra mainyu, and some sporadic mention of individual daevas like indra.There is some mention of how winter is a creation ...

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