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by eklavya
29 Sep 2018 19:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131794

Re: Understanding the US - Again

UB-ji, I understand that The Washington Post is considered hugely haraam in certain circles, and I don’t want to ruffle any sensitivities on a Saturday, but I have taken the liberty of quoting from it. Apologies in advance. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/christine-blasey-fords-own-family-has-b...
by eklavya
29 Sep 2018 12:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131794

Re: Understanding the US - Again

UlanBatori wrote: I heard somewhere that her daddy was a CIA aphsar, so she knows very well about how to cheat a Lie Detector.


Her father was not CIA. But your statement would be fanciful even if he was.
by eklavya
29 Sep 2018 03:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131794

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^^^
What is the amazing part? That the President is a captive of powers hostile to the US? Or, that the FBI is trying to neutralise this threat?
by eklavya
29 Sep 2018 03:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131794

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^^^^
Rosenstein wrote the memo that got Comey fired. He’s a clown, he’s not FBI. The FBI is working to oust Trump.
by eklavya
29 Sep 2018 03:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131794

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^^
FBI wants to get rid of Trump. BK thinks Trump is above the law. Where do you think FBI will come out.
by eklavya
29 Sep 2018 02:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131794

Re: Understanding the US - Again

UlanBatori wrote:Which means the GOP is confident of calling the bluff.


No. The FBI inquiry was opposed by GOP, but they reluctantly agreed, as Flake would have killed the nomination in the committee itself. Sen. Murkowski will also vote against BK. BK is toast, just like he said so himself yesterday.
by eklavya
29 Sep 2018 00:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131794

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^^^^
Many thanks!
by eklavya
28 Sep 2018 23:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131794

Re: Understanding the US - Again

MW-ji. Thanks for the reply.
by eklavya
28 Sep 2018 23:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131794

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^^^ MW-ji, thanks for the reply. But you didn’t answer the question! Unfortunately we live in a world where many people (boys and girls) do not have the “strength” to report their trauma. Witness the stories coming out of the Catholic Church. They wonder if they will be believed. Even if they are b...
by eklavya
28 Sep 2018 23:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131794

Re: Understanding the US - Again

UBji: what do your female family / friends think? That the professor is making this up?
by eklavya
28 Sep 2018 23:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1566
Views: 131794

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Mort Walker wrote:This isn’t about rape and assault that you’ve put references to continually for people to cry and have sympathy. It is about power politics pure and simple.


What do your female family / friends think? Do they agree with you?
by eklavya
20 Jul 2018 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistan Election Watch 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6369

Re: Pakistan Election Watch 2018

China probably does not trust that India will remain peaceful as it rises economically and militarily, and they are very likely right in their assessment Sir, no one in New Delhi in their right mind will willingly pick a fight with China. We have been neighbours for eternity and have fought 1 war. ...
by eklavya
18 Jul 2018 00:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistan Election Watch 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6369

Re: Pakistan Election Watch 2018

Eklavya, What do you think will be outcome of the Trump-Putin bi-lateral and the many bi-laterals between DT-Xi, Xi-Putin, and NaMo with Xi and Putin? There is some reset going on and we are not understanding whats going on. I think for India any understanding between the trio: DT, XI, and Putin as...
by eklavya
15 Jul 2018 00:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistan Election Watch 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6369

Re: Pakistan Election Watch 2018

^^^^ Pakistan’s relationship with India is determined by their Army, not by their politicians. Pakistan will make peace with India only as their last resort. Once China abandons them, they will exercise the peace option, because India has always offered that to them. The negative impact of trade bar...
by eklavya
14 Jul 2018 23:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 187265

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

POTUS talking to SUN,,,,,,,,,that is amusing. It like modi is talking to some Mid-day tajakhaber type tabloids. Not quite. 1) The Sun is the largest circulation “newspaper” in the UK 2) It is read by the type of uneducated racist people that voted for Trump and Brexit. Trump is a big Brexit support...
by eklavya
29 Jun 2018 18:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1830
Views: 230295

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Oil price is up almost 10% this week because of the Iran oil exports issue. Who benefits: KSA and Russia. Trump “foreign policy” is bought and paid for and p**d on too. He makes Laloo Prasad look like a decent politician.
by eklavya
17 Jun 2018 00:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 485
Views: 36371

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

One way of fixing the US would be to request their vendors to obtain certificates from the US government before they enter tenders in India that CAATSA will be permanently waived for the supply of that equipment. Why should we even bother evaluating their equipment if CAATSA may apply. It’s their la...
by eklavya
08 Jun 2018 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 485
Views: 36371

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

^^^^
No F-35 for PAF. Might as well gift the technology to the PLAAF in that case. IAF has not made a request for F-35. The Americans are being dumb wrt Russia. The long term threat to the West is not from Russia. It’s from China, who will work harder, save harder, fight dirtier, etc
by eklavya
06 Jun 2018 01:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 485
Views: 36371

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

^^^^^ Chola, you are wrong. Under CAATSA, the US would have to punish India (unless they waived the punishment) even if we paid for Russian equipment with bartered goods. The form of US punishment remains to be seen e.g. no spares for C-130/C-17/P-8/LCA engine. Now that this law exists, and India wi...
by eklavya
04 Jun 2018 23:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 485
Views: 36371

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

^^^^^^ Interesting interview posted by Rakesh. I don’t think they have any appetite for sanctioning India at this juncture. If they symbolically cancel the potential Predator drone sale to India, they are essentially sanctioning themselves. Which would be idiotic. I don’t understand what this “inter...
by eklavya
02 Jun 2018 16:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1830
Views: 230295

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^^^^
This castrata is America’s problem. They made the problem, they can solve it, or not, who cares. India will deploy S-400.
by eklavya
26 May 2018 03:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 187265

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

The burden of proof for asserting a mistake in a decision that's already been tested by all political permutations, therefore lies upon you. All political permutations failing to make progress proves that there is no progress to be made? That is a logical, political and economic fallacy. Particular...
by eklavya
26 May 2018 02:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 187265

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^ I have no problem in being wrong. But why don’t you stick to economics? For nearly 5 decades Indian governments followed the policy of autarky. Were they right? What did it do to our productivity and competitiveness? Policy consistency does not prove that the policy is effective. Political fail...
by eklavya
26 May 2018 02:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 187265

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^ Suraj, With respect, you asked why the UK should want a trade treaty that worsens their deficit. The economic fallacy in your argument is that a trade deficit makes you poorer. I hope that is clear. If you want to have a civilised discussion on economics, I am happy to engage. Flag waving is no...
by eklavya
26 May 2018 02:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 187265

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Why exactly would UK want a trade treaty that enhances our trade surplus and worsens the CAD they have, that you've already presented copious data about ? :) The lack of any traction between successive Indian *and* UK governments should be sufficient indicator that neither side sees a win-win situa...
by eklavya
26 May 2018 01:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 187265

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

India gains from the UK on two fronts: * India runs a trade surplus with the UK (£4bn in 2016) * India receives significant remittances from the UK ($3.6bn in 2016) https://www.ons.gov.uk/businessindustryandtrade/internationaltrade/articles/whodoestheuktradewith/2017-02-21 https://en.m.wikipedia.org...
by eklavya
26 May 2018 01:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 187265

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

In case anyone was wondering why the UK Government is working against skilled Indian migration, please choose one of the following options:

a) Theresa May is evil
b) Theresa May is stupid
c) Theresa May is racist
d) All of the above
by eklavya
26 May 2018 01:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 187265

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^ If you run a CAD, you need someone else’s money to pay for it. Investment income is also part of the current account. Investment income decline is also a issue for the UK CAD. UK balances its CAD by debt and equity investment from foreigners flowing into UK assets. They are importing capital. R...
by eklavya
26 May 2018 00:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 187265

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

According to the ONS: https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/nationalaccounts/balanceofpayments/bulletins/unitedkingdombalanceofpaymentsthepinkbook/2017/pdf#page17 The financial account is the counterpart to the current account, showing how the UK is financing its borrowing from the rest of the world. Despi...
by eklavya
26 May 2018 00:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 187265

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^ Britain does have huge overseas holdings of capital. But these are obviously running down if it runs a current account deficit. As of today, with Britain running a persistent current account deficit, capital is flowing into Britain, not out of Britain. Explained here: https://www.economist.com/...
by eklavya
25 May 2018 23:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 187265

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^^
The UK does not export capital. It runs a huge current account deficit, which is balanced by a capital account surplus. The UK imports capital. Fact.
by eklavya
25 May 2018 23:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 187265

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

You have 10 doctors. You can employ them at home, each making Rs.1000, or you can send them abroad, where they earn multiples of that and each send Rs.10,000 home . The local economy gains more from exporting that labour even if arguably that sector has a deficit. It's basic economics. . I had mist...
by eklavya
25 May 2018 23:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 187265

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^ India has 0.8 physicians per 1,000 people. The UK has 2.8 physicians per 1,000 people. https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.MED.PHYS.ZS So, who is “labour surplus” in the medical sector, UK or India? Should the Indian government demand access for Indian doctors to work in the UK? How does th...
by eklavya
21 Apr 2018 23:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 187265

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^^ That in-bred half-wit terrorists act like this is not surprising. For any Sikh, whose people are historically the greatest victims of the in-bred half-wits, to collude with these terrorists, is completely unforgivable. It is not in India’s security interests to let the Khalistani supporters an...
by eklavya
26 Mar 2018 19:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-France news
Replies: 78
Views: 11732

Re: India-France news

Macron is also less anti- Ru than the perfidious English ..... La France va expulser quatre diplomates russes « dans un délai d’une semaine », a fait savoir le Quai d’Orsay. De son côté, l’Allemagne va également en expulser quatre, a précisé le ministère des affaires étrangères allemand. « Nous avo...
by eklavya
24 Mar 2018 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-France news
Replies: 78
Views: 11732

Re: India-France news

Arnaud Beltrame: France lauds policeman who swapped with hostage Tributes are pouring in for a French police officer who died saving the lives of hostages in a supermarket siege by an Islamist gunman on Friday. Lt-Col Arnaud Beltrame, 44, was shot and stabbed after he traded places with one of the ...
by eklavya
17 Mar 2018 17:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 187265

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^
I see that you’re a Scotsman at heart, and having nothing at stake in the World Cup.
by eklavya
17 Mar 2018 16:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 187265

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^
Ok. Who do you support anyway?
by eklavya
17 Mar 2018 15:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 187265

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^^
Philip, why so much passion about a pi$$ing match between two former failing imperial powers?

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