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by KL Dubey
02 Apr 2020 10:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

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Unfortunatley this bloody s**m knows nothing will happen to him. Unless you put them in jail for 6 months, they never learn. Isn't he a US citizen? You would have to extradite him first. At least an FIR has been filed, though people will probably forget all about it after a couple of days. He lives...
by KL Dubey
01 Apr 2020 18:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3409
Views: 545747

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Brat starts rona-dhona as his entitled right to lord over will be diluted through this law. He has absolutely no rights to "lord over" anymore, so the question of dilution does not arise. A simple 15 years residence requirement (or 7 years study and 10/12 exams) means quite a lot of kashm...
by KL Dubey
28 Mar 2020 06:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

There seems to be an endless supply of sold out traitors from India who write crap about India abroad. This Vidya Krishnan lady writing on India's Coronavirus response in the Atlantic starts out with CAA and "pogrom" against Muzlims. Absolutely trashy one sided criticism filled with half-...
by KL Dubey
27 Mar 2020 22:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4458
Views: 327685

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

EDIT: Yeah I know, this sounds like Olympics medals tally commentary, what to do onlee :roll: . Meanwhile, South Korea is the first majorly affected country to get on the sigmoidal curve without questionable China-type control measures. One can see it here. Looking good. They are now entering the s...
by KL Dubey
27 Mar 2020 03:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4458
Views: 327685

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^^ Poster "BSR Murthy": I would be interested in the same plot on a linear x-y scale, not the log scale you have used. I am a little more optimistic than some here. It seems like most of the countries with larger numbers of cases (say > 10,000) - including the US - are now in the linear in...
by KL Dubey
23 Mar 2020 00:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

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If I was NaPak, or even Cheen, I would be worried. Very worried. If a simple call to collectively clap evokes this in a nation, I wonder what would happen if, say, this was a call to arms to defend a nation. Don't take it too far. If its was so, Swatchta mission would have been fully successful by ...
by KL Dubey
20 Mar 2020 21:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

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After MP, I know a lot of folks are looking at what might happen in RJ and MH. But JH may also be an interesting case: Marandi and his JVM have merged back with BJP last month. https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/jharkhand-ruling-alliance-already-trouble (Sunday Guardian, but still.....) Party s...
by KL Dubey
20 Mar 2020 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4458
Views: 327685

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Folks, don't go overboard with the "WTH/WTF" posts please. PM has called for self-quarantining on March 22. If you listened to his speech carefully, it was clear he is testing this persuasive approach to see if it is working. If yes, there will be followups along those lines. If not, other...
by KL Dubey
20 Mar 2020 13:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

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Sachin wrote:So what is going to happen for Mr. Kamalanathan


Bugger has just announced he is going to resign, after a long sob-story speech. So no trust vote. Guv will probably call uncle chou to form goremint.
by KL Dubey
20 Mar 2020 03:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Yes, if all goes well then Mar 20 should be a day of some good cheer: - 4 monsters will be put down for good. This along with the 'quick justice' meted out recently in TG, will go some way in deterrence. - Kamalanathan's joke goremint will fall. MP will go saffron again with Uncle Chou back in the s...
by KL Dubey
17 Mar 2020 06:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

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Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi nominated to Rajya Sabha by the President. Surprised that he accepted it before a larger cool off period. https://m.hindustantimes.com/india-news/former-chief-justice-of-india-ranjan-gogoi-nominated-to-rajya-sabha-by-president-kovind/story-oZi8I8dblM5lytOsPZONbL.html Good mo...
by KL Dubey
17 Mar 2020 06:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

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https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1239609518016741378 ANI @ANI Gujarat: Congress MLAs Pravin Maru, Pradyumansinh Jadeja, Soma Koli Patel, JV Kakadia and Mangal Gavit have submitted their resignations to the Speaker of the state legislative assembly Rajendra Trivedi. Seems like a fresh batch of MLAs Sa...
by KL Dubey
16 Mar 2020 22:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4458
Views: 327685

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^^ Sir, the cruise ship story is from the Miami Herald which is a publication of record for that city just as the Boston Globe is for its city when it reported that travelers from Italy were coming in unchecked at the Boston international airport at Logan a few weeks ago. We saw how the Boston sto...
by KL Dubey
16 Mar 2020 20:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4458
Views: 327685

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^^As I understand, states are not the ones handling cruise terminals. There is federal immigration and customs. I am not sure about the case in which "thousands walked off the ship", but my info (for international flight arrivals at the world's busiest airport) is that CDC and CBP agents a...
by KL Dubey
16 Mar 2020 20:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4458
Views: 327685

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

This is a good global map: https://www.bing.com/covid The nice thing about this one is that it lists active cases, cured cases, and deaths separately. There's no room for complacency, but let's also understand that the cumulative cases and new cases don't give the full picture. The good news is that...
by KL Dubey
15 Mar 2020 04:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Sorry for posting undie TV news, but it seems the MP Guv is moving quickly to ensure Kamalanathan is toppled on Monday and Shivarajan can stake claim.

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/madhya-pradesh-crisis-governor-asks-assembly-speaker-to-conduct-floor-test-on-monday-2195029
by KL Dubey
10 Mar 2020 19:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Next is MH. Put senior Pawar in, Junior Pawar is still the legislative head and can withdraw support from Shiv Sena and support BJP but as soon as SS gets a indication of this, they will simply jump ship. I tend to agree, for multiple reasons. MH is much more important a catch than RJ. It is a much...
by KL Dubey
10 Mar 2020 19:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The vulture is a patient bird. Sound advice,not taken by JS. Methinks Scindia is a ypung man too much in a hurry. Lets not forget His grandmother was one of the founding members of BJP.. I think Scindia is a good catch, and this is not a random "bhagoda" case. It is more like "ghar v...
by KL Dubey
10 Mar 2020 01:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

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Scindia is ambitious and would want CM or asst CM position, where as Shivraj Singh Chouhan is a self-made man and very popular among the masses From what I read, Scindia wants an RS seat (and probably to regain the Guna LS seat in a future election) plus Union cabinet position, whereas Uncle Chou w...
by KL Dubey
10 Mar 2020 00:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Seems like things moving very fast in MP. Kamalanathan's entire cabinet has resigned. Scindia and 18 or so MLAs holed up in Delhi and Bengaluru...speculation on meeting with NaMo.
by KL Dubey
09 Mar 2020 19:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Things seem to be hotting up in Madhya Pradesh.... https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/kamal-nath-government-in-crisis-6-ministers-in-bengaluru/articleshow/74554181.cms https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/missing-mlas-were-on-tirth-yatra-says-cm-kamal-nath/articleshow...
by KL Dubey
08 Mar 2020 23:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3409
Views: 545747

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

http://risingkashmir.com/news/mha-examining-all-options-to-frame-rules-to-protect-domicile-rights-in-jk-

Some sketchy info about what the coming J&K Domicile law may look like. It does not seem like a return to 370 days but more in line with other states.
by KL Dubey
08 Mar 2020 23:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3409
Views: 545747

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Former PDP leader Altaf Bukhari launches 'Apni party' What do BRF members think might be the new electoral landscape in J&K ? BJP versus this new party ? Do you think PDP and NC will be allowed again ? Seems impossible unless the "families" and the separatist/special status agendas ar...
by KL Dubey
04 Mar 2020 18:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

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Considering the "future tense" tone of some of these CAA discussions, this post is to ensure we are all on same page. Please take a minute to actually read the official CAA. It's not a long text, just a couple of paragraphs to be inserted in the existing Citizenship law. http://egazette.ni...
by KL Dubey
04 Mar 2020 08:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4458
Views: 327685

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

WHO says coronavirus death rate is 3.4% globally, higher than previously thought Still much less than SARS (10%) and MERS (30+%). Hopefully COVID will fizzle out with effective containment measures. The world really needs to tell China and other east/southeast Asian countries to change their eating...
by KL Dubey
03 Mar 2020 18:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4457
Views: 526016

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Pete Buttegig drops out two days before the Super Tuesday. Betting on street is this helps Biden. Biden won South Carolina as a thank you for having supported Obama. Don't know if that reason is good enough to win the elections. Kaun banega Gadhaapati ? :rotfl: BTW, Tulsiben is in the wrong party.
by KL Dubey
02 Mar 2020 10:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

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Regarding the recent developments: I am not taking up any specific flame bait from usual rona-dhona prone BRF members. I offer my handkerchief. But seriously...!! Do we expect that all RoP wallahs, BIFs, etc will be smoothly steamrolled over without any resistance ? The crux of the issue here is tha...
by KL Dubey
08 Feb 2020 23:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

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pankajs wrote:Rubbish!


You don't have to answer every long-winded post from members who have too much time on their hands.
by KL Dubey
21 Jan 2020 05:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

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chetak wrote:twitter


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One could argue that there is not yet a woman among the BJP presidents...but then there is not yet a man among the Congis either :lol:
by KL Dubey
20 Jan 2020 01:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

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sanjayc wrote:
UlanBatori wrote:Murdoch is kangaroo, hain?


He was born in Australia but had to take US citizenship to start his media business there.


Yes, and he also lost his old citizenship not because of US pressure but because kangarooland prohibited dual citizenship for its joeys back then. That changed later.
by KL Dubey
15 Jan 2020 02:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

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There is no need for those of us on BRF to also become hysterical and brand him (and other Indian-American CEOs) as Uncle Toms, traitors, blah blah blah. Agree with most of your post, but I don't think anyone here is "hysterical". I actually think it is important to be extra-critical of I...
by KL Dubey
14 Jan 2020 21:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Microsoft like other Silicon Valley employers has some illegal immigrants on the payroll. They are representing their employees before the US Supreme Court. Advocating for illegal immigrants is consistent with company policy in most places. Microsoft to represent DACA recipients in Supreme Court tr...
by KL Dubey
14 Jan 2020 06:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

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Hope Sundar Pichai keeps quiet or recognizes the plight of the CAA people. Their stories need to be heard. There should be a funded campaign to help them in states that have opposed CAA. So far (as of today's news), we know that Pichai takes his morning shyte only after 7 am and thereafter eats an ...
by KL Dubey
14 Jan 2020 06:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

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^^Completely banal statement. Sounds like something written by a 3rd grader for a "country of the week: India" assignment in elementary school. This guy has apparently never heard of a Parsi Tata or Godrej, or the hordes of Hindoo/Sikh Punjabis and Hindoo Sindhis fleeing persecution in RoP...
by KL Dubey
14 Jan 2020 06:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

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^^I said so many years ago. One has to question the intelligence of these morons. On a lighter note, "Nadella" sounds like a female version of the Mexican word "Nada" (zero/ghanta).
by KL Dubey
05 Jan 2020 05:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

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BRF-gurus, please forward the Lautenberg article (Lautenberg Amendment – US Law that Grants Asylum to Non-Muslim Minorities) to DDM journalists. Let's see how they sit on pins and needles. Not likely. These are utterly shameless, "will-sell-my-mother-for-money" type of sh!tstain people. T...
by KL Dubey
02 Jan 2020 08:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1351
Views: 155189

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

It would be great to force all these caste groups out of electoral process and perhaps encourage them to move into family-run businesses .. not even have them in the fringe of any option to voters. They *are* already running family business empires. Getting themselves elected is often a way to ensu...
by KL Dubey
02 Jan 2020 08:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1351
Views: 155189

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Good ideas, but I think giving more than 2 choices to any voter will only give scope for hanky panky politics.. multi-party system places too much faith on voters' intelligence anyway. I disagree. There is no truly 2-party system imposed in any large democracy. You cannot entirely restrict the nati...
by KL Dubey
01 Jan 2020 08:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3928
Views: 430800

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Happy New Year and Decade!

Here's wishing an NDA (Narendra Damodardas & Associates, or Narendra, Doval & Amit) :mrgreen: decade ahead!

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