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by Avarachan
11 Nov 2018 07:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 97
Views: 6581

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

^^ For the above article, there's an interesting comment by Lee Podles. Podles is the author of perhaps the best book on the pedophilia/pederasty/infidelity crisis, "Sacrilege: Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church" (2008). Curiously, he remains a Roman Catholic. As an Orthodox Christian, I ...
by Avarachan
11 Nov 2018 07:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 97
Views: 6581

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/roman-catholicism-geographic-solution/ Rod Dreher, "The Church’s ‘Geographic Solution’" November 9, 2018 Back in 2003, I had a conversation with a Dallas plaintiff’s lawyer who had been involved in sex abuse lawsuits against the Catholic Churc...
by Avarachan
07 Sep 2018 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 12127

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

This has huge security implications for us. If we go for widespread 2 way datalinking, we will have to create two sets of networks - one for our tactical assets, i.e. delineate between our datalinks and the ones tapped into COMCASA, and the data from COMCASA enabled networks, e.g. Link-16 type has ...
by Avarachan
07 Sep 2018 10:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 12127

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

As Shri Abdul Kalam repeatedly stated, "Strength respects strength, not weakness." That's what's going through my head right now. What's strange about this decision is that I don't see the need for it. China's nuclear submarines aren't so quiet that India needs cutting-edge technology to d...
by Avarachan
31 Aug 2018 00:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1041
Views: 149472

Re: The IAF History Thread

question for serious IAF historians. I sometimes have conversations with gentlemen who claim to be experts on the Indo-Pak and other wars and find myself politely nodding and smiling whilst complete bakwas is spewed at the other end. However, one story that resurfaces often (and for which I have se...
by Avarachan
29 Aug 2018 10:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 97
Views: 6581

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

I notice that posters in this thread are making all sorts of claims regarding Christianity, the origins of the Bible, etc. First, please stay on topic. If you want to discuss Christianity in general, please open up a separate thread. I'm not sure the moderators will allow it--BRF has a long-standing...
by Avarachan
29 Aug 2018 09:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 97
Views: 6581

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/catholic-cold-war-turns-civil-war/ One of the enduring mysteries of the contemporary Catholic Church is why so many priests know about practicing homosexuals in the priesthood, but don’t do anything about it .... There are liberal Catholic priests, both...
by Avarachan
29 Aug 2018 09:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 97
Views: 6581

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/27/opinion/pope-francis-catholic-church-letter.html Pope Francis must resign. That conclusion is unavoidable if allegations contained in a letter written by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò are true. Archbishop Viganò, the Vatican’s ambassador to the United States from 2...
by Avarachan
26 Aug 2018 09:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 97
Views: 6581

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/episcopal-sodomy-fear-grips-the-vatican August 19, 2018 While Shapiro did not directly hint at RICO violations per se, other states' attorneys general have begun laying the preliminary groundwork for their own grand jury investigations, as Church Militant ...
by Avarachan
26 Aug 2018 09:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 97
Views: 6581

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

This is my post from June 26, 2018. https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7004&p=2280121&sid=cfc02d22a1e3adef0c95f3d7cc96c8ae#p2280121 This is an eye-opening instance of how the Roman Catholic Organization (I refuse to call it a church) wields political power to cover up ...
by Avarachan
26 Aug 2018 09:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 97
Views: 6581

Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

The Roman Catholic Organization is in the beginnings of a major crisis. The reason I'm creating this thread in the "Strategic Issues and International Relations Forum" is because this crisis could well become as significant as the Protestant Reformation. That irrevocably changed Europe pol...
by Avarachan
29 Jun 2018 09:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248292

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Regarding China, I think the threat is overblown ... In terms of noise levels, for instance, India's nuclear submarines are approximately 15 years ahead of China's. (I make this assessment on the basis of publicly available information. To know more, one can start with this article: https://fas.org/...
by Avarachan
29 Jun 2018 09:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248292

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

US Envoy Nikki Haley Speaks To NDTV On Iran, 2+2 Summit: Highlights https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/us-envoy-nikki-haley-speaks-to-ndtv-highlights-1874813?browserpush=true Here are the highlights of her interview with NDTV. On the postponement of "2+2 summit", she says it won't affect US-...
by Avarachan
26 Jun 2018 07:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 603
Views: 29715

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

This is an eye-opening instance of how the Roman Catholic Organization (I refuse to call it a church) wields political power to cover up its crimes. https://www.ncronline.org/news/accountability/grand-jury-report-abuse-looms-six-pennsylvania-dioceses Mark Dent, "Grand jury report on abuse looms...
by Avarachan
12 Jun 2018 09:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4807
Views: 911257

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Could Akash be developed into a naval SAM system too? I know that the B-8 supposedly a JV with Israel but depends hugely upon it, has been earmarked for our principal warships as principal anti-air/missile defence.However, a secondary desi SAM system based upon Akash could be very useful also and p...
by Avarachan
12 Jun 2018 09:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5450
Views: 505388

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

There is something specific about the S-X00 ADS that makes the US cr@p its pants. Remember how they freaked out and screamed "red line" when there was even a chance that S-300 may get sold to Syria or Iran. And right now it's specifically the S-400 sale that's being cited by the US in its...
by Avarachan
15 May 2018 12:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2813
Views: 304309

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

In retrospect, what did we gain from the Rafale purchase? 1) Because of the ties between Russia and China, it is best to use a non-Russian aircraft for the air-launched nuclear-deterrence role. 2) The Rafale deal keeps the strategic cooperation with the French going. As I've written on BRF before, ...
by Avarachan
19 Apr 2018 06:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5450
Views: 505388

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

By the way, for those who wonder about the Russian strategy towards Pakistan, it is aimed at the U.S. There are analysts (Catherine Austin Fitts, etc.) who say that the U.S. stock market is propped up by the money laundering associated with drug trafficking (from Afghanistan/Pakistan/etc.). If that...
by Avarachan
17 Apr 2018 08:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5450
Views: 505388

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

By the way, for those talking about the high cost of Russian spare-parts (a mark-up of 600-800%), it's common for the mark-up from European companies to the U.S. government to be similar. The solution to this issue is for the Indian military-industrial complex to indigenize, as Saurav Jha says ... I...
by Avarachan
17 Apr 2018 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5450
Views: 505388

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

No fan of the author, but even he wouldnt have the cojones to make up a story like this. https://www.indiatoday.in/world/europe/story/ins-vikramaditya-india-relieved-indian-navy-russia-shiv-aroor-217727-2013-11-17 The author has 400% made it up. My first cousin, then a Lt. Cdr. and helicopter pilot...
by Avarachan
17 Apr 2018 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11733
Views: 722537

Re: Levant crisis - III

This is the briefing by the Russian MOD. (I prefer the full statement, rather than the summary provided by TASS.) I got the link via Saker's site: http://thesaker.is/briefing-by-russian-defence-ministry-official-major-general-igor-konashenkov-april-16-2018/ http://eng.mil.ru/en/news_page/country/mor...
by Avarachan
16 Apr 2018 12:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11733
Views: 722537

Re: Levant crisis - III

Singha wrote:good read on why usa is so pissed about the east ghouta liberation

https://ejmagnier.com/2018/04/15/the-us ... -revealed/


That's an interesting article. Thanks for posting the link.
by Avarachan
14 Apr 2018 10:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11733
Views: 722537

Re: Levant crisis - III

Saker has written a good article. http://thesaker.is/the-us-message-to-the-word-bow-down-and-worship-me/ What is clear is that the Neocon-run Trump administration is willing to risk WWIII just to save it’s face, to look “tough” and to maintain the illusion of its relevance. It is also willing to com...
by Avarachan
06 Apr 2018 01:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248292

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

There is no reason why this land and its riches should not belong to Dharmics of Bharatiya origin. It has belonged to enough different peoples before. It will belong in future to those with the strength, intelligence, and will to take it. This is exactly what the British imperialists said to justif...
by Avarachan
05 Apr 2018 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4495
Views: 759077

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Chetak and JayS, Your posts triggered some thoughts in me. Kaveri non-development is a CBM to US. Let me explain. In the mid 1980s V.S. Arunachalam (VSA)went to Carlucci (FC) with a list of technologies for the LCA. FC offered the RLG being used for F16 which was not even asked for. VKA said thanks...
by Avarachan
03 Apr 2018 06:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4495
Views: 759077

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

I wish someone would make a list of the testing infrastructure India needs to reach the next level of economic-industrial development. That way, voters could be educated regarding this issue. Perhaps that information is too sensitive, though.
by Avarachan
03 Apr 2018 06:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4495
Views: 759077

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

ramana wrote:Live and learn.

True.
Would you never have found that anywhere else!

True again. I wouldn't have found this out if not for BRF. I'm very grateful for the education BRF has given me over the years.
by Avarachan
01 Apr 2018 13:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248292

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

A continuation of my previous post: https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7355&p=2261836&sid=b255b69c99a62b28ec6388e3d0659dee#p2261836 Regarding Indian history, Indian Orthodox and Hindus allied together against jihadist aggression ... The best-known example of this is Ti...
by Avarachan
30 Mar 2018 06:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4495
Views: 759077

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

That's why Kaveri design is more challenging than F404 as it has all design targets same as F404, with lower technology at hand and with stricter design goals. So we asked for soemthing from the size of the F404 which GE with so many years of design experience could not deliver. Wow. My jaw just hi...
by Avarachan
28 Mar 2018 09:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248292

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

This is exactly what the British imperialists said to justify their rape of India. I reject this mentality entirely. I have no desire to be like them, regardless of how much money is at stake. By the way, as always happens, rapacity destroys any community which embraces it. All of the Anglosphere c...
by Avarachan
25 Mar 2018 08:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248292

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

As a side-note, I notice many commenters stating that Indian-Americans should look to Jews as a model. I respectfully disagree with this. For instance, in 2010, Israeli Rabbi Ovadia Yosef said that non-Jews "were born only to serve us." It is true that certain Jewish organizations condemne...
by Avarachan
25 Mar 2018 07:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248292

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Thank you for your concern. I recently lived in India for two years for precisely this purpose. Indian youth have tremendous potential: they're patriotic, hard-working, creative, genuine, morally upright, and friendly. However, the current educational system is less than ideal. I would like to make...
by Avarachan
24 Mar 2018 10:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248292

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Since you were born in the U.S, your social ties to India don't exist. Are you sure you can adapt to life in India or is your vision of the place romanticized? Have you lived in India for 3 to 6 months and worked there perhaps for a few months? I'd suggest trying that before making any major decisi...
by Avarachan
24 Mar 2018 10:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248292

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

ShauryaT wrote:Avarachan: Let the gods bless you and be in touch. Good Luck.


ShauryaT, thank you for your good wishes.
by Avarachan
24 Mar 2018 10:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248292

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

There is no reason why this land and its riches should not belong to Dharmics of Bharatiya origin. It has belonged to enough different peoples before. It will belong in future to those with the strength, intelligence, and will to take it. This is exactly what the British imperialists said to justif...
by Avarachan
20 Mar 2018 08:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248292

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

We don't need more migration to the US, especially high tech/skilled people. We need them to stay back at home and develop our industries- which are genuinely ours, not MNC outsourcing. Yes, GOI and Indian society need to step up to it but we are moving in right direction. Quite apart from anything...
by Avarachan
20 Mar 2018 08:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248292

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/indias-brain-gain-fewer-than-200-iit-grads-went-abroad-last-year/articleshow/56578855.cms January 16, 2017 "India’s brain gain: Fewer than 200 IIT graduates went abroad last year" Not even 200 of the approximate 10,000 students from the India...
by Avarachan
20 Mar 2018 08:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1957
Views: 248292

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

This is a whole other category of "interests" being advanced right here. Let's emphasize the universal Dharmic principle of "do unto others" over all else. Because the Bangladeshis are doing "chain migration" into India, therefore (on principle) we should oppose "...
by Avarachan
17 Mar 2018 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2805
Views: 579612

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Let me ask a question, how do we know Gripen has better aerodynamics than Tejas..? Do we have any data to prove that..? Any credible information/statement from a trustworthy person who must have had access to actual classified data...? On what basis we should assume Gripen had better aerodynamics t...
by Avarachan
17 Mar 2018 10:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2805
Views: 579612

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Kartik, Since you seem to be closest to this thing, can you write and will get it into Swarajya. Add a few tables to show what weights we are talking about a couple of awesome Tejas pictures to ensure Hakim read the article!!! Lots of BRF on twitter and will get it read!. Will do Ramana. I've been ...

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