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by Sri K
23 Mar 2007 02:44
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 3
Replies: 338
Views: 68903

Well, you got me on that one. I must say I never read that Hitler talked about Christ in any of speeches. I did read that he and his cronies were big in the occult and wierd mythology but I never heard of him proclaiming God's work. There has been a history of Christian pograms against Jews so it w...
by Sri K
21 Mar 2007 06:01
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 3
Replies: 338
Views: 68903

TSJones wrote:
Also, any thoughts on physical location of Hell would be good.


An alternate universe where the laws of physics breakdown. 8) Ed's drawing up an equation right now for ya.


TSJ, you do know that Heaven is Hotter Than Hell, right?
by Sri K
24 Feb 2007 04:12
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan forces watch -arms sales, operations, doctrine, etc
Replies: 315
Views: 122642

Has somebody cracked Johann's account? On second thought, it is Friday evening in Old Blighty, so this could be a case of PUI (Posting Under Influence).
by Sri K
23 Feb 2007 23:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2459
Views: 328235

So, Acharyaji, did the Sardar share Nehru's world view or not? Thanks for the link, BTW. It's full of good stuff.
by Sri K
23 Feb 2007 10:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2459
Views: 328235

I think this is the post-Independence construct. The reality is that Nehru articulated the world view of the Indian freedom movement. Many writings by leaders of that period are similar. however soon after independence most of them died or whithered and Nehru alone prevailed and ipso facto the view...
by Sri K
23 Feb 2007 08:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2459
Views: 328235

Anyway to have negative relations with a neighbor who is running top speed into others control is not in India's interest. Ramanaji: Thank you for your courteous reply. I do realize that I may have sounded somewhat harsh in my reply. I have no issue with what you have said. Yes, we must not throw t...
by Sri K
23 Feb 2007 05:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2459
Views: 328235

There was concerted effort by the post Independence generation to woo China to be on India's side but Mao had different plans. In the end its his loss for this China is not what he struggled for and imposed such drastic measures on the population. No, some Indians fantasized bringing China to India...
by Sri K
23 Feb 2007 04:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2459
Views: 328235

There is a spate of articles about the tripatriate coming together of Russia, China and India. So there is some anxiety about what it means among the chatterati. So I suggest people read the op-eds and come to conclusions. The govt circles seem to want some sort of grouping to happen after all its ...
by Sri K
23 Feb 2007 00:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2459
Views: 328235

Proof that the Foreign Policy Establishment in India have way too many Russia-rakshak and Cheen-rakshaks: Are leaders of India, China and Russia ready for a radical breakthrough? Objectively, too, the US remains very important to each of the three countries, and the foreign ministers cannot be fault...
by Sri K
16 Feb 2007 06:01
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan forces watch -arms sales, operations, doctrine, etc
Replies: 315
Views: 122642

If the Packees are getting such downgraded F-16s with so many strings attached, why are they still going for them? Is it because a) they cannot afford to buy equivalent aircraft from Europe and b) they don't have much confidence in those brand new Kung Pao (J-something) and General Tso's (J-somethin...
by Sri K
16 Feb 2007 05:44
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 361
Views: 91989

Two points emerge from this quotation. One, the perception that China has of other cultures as being inferior to itself and their being natural tributaries to China. Second, when this world view was challenged, it brought down the edifice of Chinese culture - the emperor. An important point that em...
by Sri K
07 Feb 2007 22:33
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan forces watch -arms sales, operations, doctrine, etc
Replies: 315
Views: 122642

That will be all well and good until the day that the break comes, and the US military attaches are busy trying to organise the embassy rooftop evacuation. Johann, do you really see this as a fair probability? I think there are too many entrenched interests on both sides for this to happen. It will...
by Sri K
07 Feb 2007 22:30
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan forces watch -arms sales, operations, doctrine, etc
Replies: 315
Views: 122642

Sri K, My understanding is that the Pakistanis have been forced to agree to some embarassing inventory monitoring. That will be all well and good until the day that the break comes, and the US military attaches are busy trying to organise the embassy rooftop evacuation. Yeah well, that day may neve...
by Sri K
07 Feb 2007 08:51
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan forces watch -arms sales, operations, doctrine, etc
Replies: 315
Views: 122642

Pakistan has to fit what it wants within the amount that Congress has set aside for 'Foreign Military Financing' to Pakistan (currently at $300m/year until 2009), or its got to find the money elsewhere. The $144m is basically a downpayment on those 18 fighters - the total cost will come to ~$1.5b. ...
by Sri K
07 Feb 2007 05:10
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan forces watch -arms sales, operations, doctrine, etc
Replies: 315
Views: 122642

What the Pakistanis end up getting is usually significantly less. For example notification to Congress involved 36 F-16s - they got 18; congressional notification spoke of up to 60 MLU kits - they got 24. Did the Congress reduce the numbers, or did the Pakistanis do that, maybe because they realize...
by Sri K
04 Jan 2007 00:11
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 62649

Swordsplay in the dark Swordsplay in the dark Rajesh RajagopalanPosted online: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 at 0000 hrs Print EmailWith regard to the US-India nuclear deal, India’s paranoid class sees enemies where none exists [\quote] Rejoinders anyone? And the most interesting part at the end :-...
by Sri K
15 Nov 2006 07:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Political News & Discussions
Replies: 847
Views: 165363

Singha, Communism in the Maoist era 1949-1978 killed tens of millions in spasms of self-destructive madness, but paradoxically it also brought huge improvements to the living standards of rural peasants. A hundred big and little things that peasants did not have became commonplace - major increases...
by Sri K
08 Nov 2006 05:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2459
Views: 328235

I think refugees from Pakistan, such as Gujral, MMS, or Advani should not be allowed in the corridors of power. They have too many psychological issues arising from trauma and loss of 'home', which distorts their psyche when it comes to Pakistan. They end up succumbing to a deep inner desire to mak...

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