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by Rudradev
17 Oct 2018 01:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 937
Views: 115485

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Apologies if posted before: https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/opinion/article/2167157/cpec-pakistan-risks-chinese-anger-courting-saudi-arabia With CPEC, Pakistan risks Chinese anger by courting Saudi Arabia The Khan administration is making political hay with the China Pakistan Economic Corridor – incl...
by Rudradev
17 Oct 2018 00:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4645
Views: 279407

Re: Deterrence

PratikDas wrote:
Haridas wrote:Photochor: The Truth About Pakistan's Nuclear Program - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3Dwci ... bOPf4M3jyp

This is hilarious! Thanks :)


You're welcome :mrgreen:
by Rudradev
17 Oct 2018 00:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2284
Views: 280377

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

However I detect a certain American triumphalism in articles like the above, which may not be entirely warranted. If the worst Trump's "Trade War" can do is push China's growth down to 5%, and slow down (with no guarantee of stopping) China's ascendance in AI, robotics, renewable energy et...
by Rudradev
17 Oct 2018 00:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2284
Views: 280377

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

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/10/16/donald-trump-trade-war-china-221310 How Trump’s Trade War Is Driving China Nuts Chinese leader Xi Jinping has reacted to American pressure with a level of desperation that is good for neither Washington nor Beijing. By WILLIAM PESEK October 16, 2018...
by Rudradev
16 Oct 2018 21:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1867
Views: 233131

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

You are wrong, sir. Read UlanBatori's post in the "Understanding the US Thread" about the Rapid Response Team, organized by Ram Narayanan of Buffalo, NY during the Kargil War era. I was part of it too. We did not fix everything, but we achieved more than we could have expected by being pol...
by Rudradev
16 Oct 2018 21:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1867
Views: 233131

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I would like to get back to the conversation I began here: https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=2300324#p2300324 Misra ji, Why must we think in terms of "conquer"? It is the Mzzlmz who have two and only two modes: Dhimmitude (victimhood) and Conquest (domination). We are capa...
by Rudradev
16 Oct 2018 21:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1867
Views: 233131

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Rudradevji, I am not sure what you are saying. Do you mean to say that I should leave liberal California and settle down in god forsaken and cold North Dakota? or Wyoming (or Montana or Idaho)? Do you think I will like being surrounded by pot smoking and Church going incestuous Rednecks? Do you kno...
by Rudradev
16 Oct 2018 20:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1867
Views: 233131

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I would like to get back to the conversation I began here: https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=2300324#p2300324 having binge watched it myself i also recommend wild wild country on netflix. rajneesh’s era and methods were very different and he serves as a great foil to what, for exampl...
by Rudradev
16 Oct 2018 05:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1586
Views: 133449

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Caroll Quigley in his study "Evolution of Civilizations" also charts similar rise and decline. He has given a seven step process to identify. SUMMARY: The rise and fall of civilizations usually occurs in seven stages: Mixture Gestation Expansion Age of conflict Universal Empire Decay Inva...
by Rudradev
16 Oct 2018 04:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1867
Views: 233131

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Moving the conversation away from geopolitics for a moment, and back to my favourite obsession ("Hindu Lives Matter", or the destiny of Indian-- specifically Hindu-- immigrants to the USA). One learns that the great state of North Dakota has a grand total of 750,000 inhabitants. In the cur...
by Rudradev
30 Sep 2018 13:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1867
Views: 233131

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

UlanBatori wrote:In your opinion, at what point does net migration go the other way, i.e., US to India?

When almost all Americans become Hindus (inevitably) at some future point. Many will find the compulsion to see Harry Dwar with their own eyes overwhelming.
by Rudradev
29 Sep 2018 04:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1586
Views: 133449

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Yaaraan, We have to stick together. We are not Republicans. We are not Democrats. We are, first and always, the sons and daughters of Bharat Varsh. There are far, far too few of us in this distant and hostile land to be divided along the lines that these mlecchhas have selected for themselves, based...
by Rudradev
28 Sep 2018 02:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11664
Views: 708671

Re: Levant crisis - III

One hears a lot about how Putin will never forgive Israel the loss of the IL-20 crew, and that retaliation when it comes... any moment now... is bound to be a terrible vengeance. One heard similar things after the loss of the Su24 over Turkey as well. And again, after the 300(!)-odd Russian contract...
by Rudradev
28 Sep 2018 02:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1586
Views: 133449

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The Democratic party is providing political cover for various resist activities (note harassment of government officials in public) and the #MeToo movement - which has its origins in the Women's march organization from 2017. Organizations such as the pussyhat project. Their objective is to overturn...
by Rudradev
27 Sep 2018 09:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2284
Views: 280377

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

Cold war mentality will harm US-China relations, top diplomat [Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi] warns Kissinger - SCMP “I visualise China as a potential partner in the construction of a world order,” Kissinger is quoted. This statement alone should make Trump sarkar (which vehemently disavows &quo...
by Rudradev
27 Sep 2018 08:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1586
Views: 133449

Re: Understanding the US- Again

. What the American Democratic Party is practicing is that of urban naxalism. Not really. Urban Naxalism as Agnihotri defines it in his book is very much a top-down phenomenon. Agents ensconced at the top levels of the elite give propaganda and legal cover for the REAL Naxals, who are basically cri...
by Rudradev
27 Sep 2018 08:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1586
Views: 133449

Re: Understanding the US- Again

rd, thx 4 the education. When did the Statute of Limitations get trashed for sexual misconduct? It hasn't. Under criminal law there is still a statute of limitations on sexual misconduct, and probably everything else except murder. What the #MeToo waalis aim to ensure is that the SOL will not apply...
by Rudradev
27 Sep 2018 08:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1586
Views: 133449

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Mort Walker wrote:. The American Democratic party is the inventor of urban naxal tactics. Shout down and shut down everyone who disagrees with you.


You mean like Merrick Garland? :roll:
by Rudradev
27 Sep 2018 03:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1586
Views: 133449

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Rudradev, Are the Brett Kavanaugh assault allegations reverse Contra Power? Ramana, on some reflection I think it is more than that. If we look at the history of gender relations in the US, there is usually an uprising (by women/feminists), a counter-reaction (by the traditionalists), and then some...
by Rudradev
26 Sep 2018 04:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1411
Views: 196601

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

It is therefore quite rich of ShauryaT to refer to others as "spin masters", when the web of lies and half-truths he himself reproduced cannot withstand the scrutiny of a simple google search. RD: Good attempt at spinnning. So, you agree that NS/Jaitley were lying when they said GoI had n...
by Rudradev
25 Sep 2018 09:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1411
Views: 196601

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Well, even a child can see that the 126 aircraft tender was cancelled and the one for 36 aircraft signed, for the benefit of reliance. :rotfl: I think ONLY a child would "see" that... as the rest of your post demonstrates. Maybe you can tell me how India planned to PAY for 126 MMRCA at th...
by Rudradev
25 Sep 2018 08:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1411
Views: 196601

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

This is actually an object lesson in how replacing 2-3 words of a deliberately (mis)translated statement can be enough to change its entire meaning, and lay the foundation for a complete edifice of lies. I went to the source (LeMonde/AFP article published Friday Sept 21st). https://mobile.lemonde.fr...
by Rudradev
25 Sep 2018 04:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1411
Views: 196601

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

What Dassault says on why Reliance was "chosen"? Dassault, one of the world's most established and experienced defence manufacturers, picked Anil Ambani's debt-ridden firm as a partner in India, "because it was registered with the MCA (Ministry of Corporate Affairs) and had land in N...
by Rudradev
25 Sep 2018 03:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1586
Views: 133449

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Explained in greater detail here: https://medium.com/intellectual-explorers-club/memetic-tribes-and-culture-war-2-0-14705c43f6bb There is a shared anatomy between memetic tribes. We posit that each tribe has a telos, an objective to obtain or a state to attain. They have sacred values, values which ...
by Rudradev
25 Sep 2018 02:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1586
Views: 133449

Re: Understanding the US- Again

I found a great typological table classifying the different Memetic Tribes of the present-day US. This should be a useful reference for those interested in this thread and its subject matter:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0
by Rudradev
22 Sep 2018 02:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2288
Views: 365847

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

ritesh, I fixed the Youtube links. Can you summarize what he said as you already have gone through them. Yes saar! Broadly speaking he said that the alliance was doomed from the start itself. They were dominant paetner and bjp was junior partner. All the shots were called by pdp and all the major p...
by Rudradev
20 Sep 2018 02:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1867
Views: 233131

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Cheen will not capitulate. Over the last 15 or so (but ESPECIALLY the last 5) years, Cheen has developed a narrative of itself as THE new rising global superpower destined to knock the US off its pedestal. This is integral to their sense of nationhood by now. How true or accurate that narrative migh...
by Rudradev
17 Sep 2018 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1586
Views: 133449

Re: Understanding the US- Again

I beg to correct the experts here. The authorizing legislation for USCIRF was in 1998 I believe Slick Wille was POTUS then, and probably donkeys controlled Senate as well. Here is the original authorizing act: International Religious Freedom Scam The first yindoo appointee was in Dubya's time, true...
by Rudradev
17 Sep 2018 03:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1586
Views: 133449

Re: Understanding the US- Again

^+1000008. USCIRF as a body with official sanction for India- (specifically Hindu-) bashing began functioning under the Republican regime of George W Bush. Denial of visa to Modi (the ONLY foreign leader USCIRF ever sanctioned) on the pretext of 2002 also happened under a Republican regime. No surpr...
by Rudradev
15 Sep 2018 03:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4645
Views: 279407

Re: Deterrence

Interesting article on US' nuclear command and control infrastructure from Politico https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/09/14/barack-obama-nukes-donald-trump-219912 How Obama Made It Easier for Trump to Launch a Nuke MARC AMBINDER September 14, 2018 Most folks push to the back of their mind...
by Rudradev
07 Sep 2018 16:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1586
Views: 133449

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Since it is US, i do not care so much but worried about what happens when INC/left folks learn this trick and start quoting morality to do such things in the Indian context and stave off the evil Hindutva PM from "harming" the country Boss, if anything the people in the Trump White House ...
by Rudradev
24 Aug 2018 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1586
Views: 133449

Re: Understanding the US- Again

I don't think it's possible to neatly firewall the two. What we are seeing in the US now is, I'm sure everyone can accept... unprecedented, during our lifetimes. In fact it is the first Manthan period that I am old enough to directly remember witnessing. We gain a lot of Understanding of the US by o...
by Rudradev
24 Aug 2018 10:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1586
Views: 133449

Re: Understanding the US- Again

I think Putin is a deep state plant in Kremlin, just to besmirch Trump's legitimacy. Oh definitely. Remember who was the US President when Putin took over in Russia? Bill Clinton! Surely the only purpose was to embarrass Trump 18 years later. And remember, the Rothschilds have been around even long...
by Rudradev
24 Aug 2018 10:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4645
Views: 279407

Re: Deterrence

Zerohedge is a propaganda portal founded by two pro-Pakistan Russian investors. It should not be regarded as a serious source of news or commentary on anything, least of all deterrence.
by Rudradev
24 Aug 2018 10:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1586
Views: 133449

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Vayutuvan wrote:
habal wrote:discussing what is already circulating in media means one has lost the plot. Analysis ...


you mean like your analysis of US amby during 26/11 or gladioli wearing gladios? ;-)

:rotfl:
by Rudradev
20 Aug 2018 20:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 742
Views: 106963

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

A lot is going on in AfPak but it seems 99.99% of BRF is 404. Too much Looking East? To continue with the story in my post above: Both Taliban and ISIS mounted large-scale, deadly attacks last week. Ashraf Ghani responded by offering ANOTHER (3-Month) Ceasefire, on the occasion of Id-ul-Adha. https:...
by Rudradev
18 Aug 2018 04:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 742
Views: 106963

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Some curious things happening in Afghanistan (why is this thread so quiet nowadays, BTW? Have we given up on AfPak?) 1) November 2017 to July 2018: US Officials (including Robin Raphel and one Chris Kolenda) met several times with Taliban representatives for talks in Doha, Qatar. The tone set by Rob...
by Rudradev
17 Aug 2018 10:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 697
Views: 89880

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Ha! Please tell me that is a joke. Just ask US ally Iraq about the security the US has offered them. The US isn't interested in peace or security except in those narrow domains that serve its interest. The US is the biggest destabilizing influence in the world today. That was the original plan Hype...

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