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by JE Menon
02 Nov 2017 17:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 941000

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

>>Precisely for the same reason for which we did Doklam. It was imposed on China by India.

And there lies the problem. It wasn't imposed on China by India. China changed the status quo. India acted in a manner that restored status quo ante.

So my question remains.
by JE Menon
02 Nov 2017 16:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 941000

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

TK, why do you want to show China it's limitations unilaterally? Isn't it wiser for the dragon to breathe fire, and then show the multiple sources of water?
by JE Menon
29 Oct 2017 20:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 579
Views: 73551

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Thanks deejay. This is strictly about Saudi, from their perspective (as much as I could put myself in their heads given info, etc)...of course the final call is mine, i.e., that MBS will succeed. As I said, this is not about whether he is a good guy or bad actor, what it means for India, etc... it i...
by JE Menon
29 Oct 2017 19:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 579
Views: 73551

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

(a) Low oil prices & no diversification, at least not without socio-economic change. (b) Restive population. The youth, and there are many, are fed up with the local restrictions according to more than one report and quotes. They may not be asking for a liberal scenario, but wish for at least a ...
by JE Menon
29 Oct 2017 19:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 579
Views: 73551

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

^^Backlash is anticipated in the article (in the four certainties). However, my bet is that MBS will overcome that. By force if necessary. It probably won't. Not much anyway. Backlash is more likely from conservative royals, but a lot depends on how he nuances the whole thing. Certainly he remembers...
by JE Menon
29 Oct 2017 13:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 696
Views: 89697

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Latest article in Swarajya...Ramana, speaks to your question above to some extent

https://swarajyamag.com/world/saudi-cro ... ay-succeed
by JE Menon
25 Oct 2017 10:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310071

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Truschke too will be doniggered... Some of us remember when Christine Fair, on Twitter, recounted an episode where she was invited to a party at the Doniger residence during her university days, and she went with her 9 year old (IIRC) nephew. It turned out, however, that the party was not quite a fa...
by JE Menon
21 Oct 2017 15:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 696
Views: 89697

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

>>But the core of their core is very dangerous.

Whose core? Not clear from above Christians, Muslims or Jews? Or all three?
by JE Menon
19 Oct 2017 16:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1837
Views: 231081

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Tillerson's speech is a capstone event. Clear indication of US intentions and preferences. Everyone will take note. "Security concerns of India are security concerns of the US". "The two greatest democracies must have the two greatest militaries" Remember what has been predicted ...
by JE Menon
06 Oct 2017 12:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3007
Views: 112247

Re: Positive News from the USA

Thanks HN much appreciated.
UB that's another bloke, arrested for brothers murder some years ago. No idea where he is now.
by JE Menon
05 Oct 2017 11:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3007
Views: 112247

Re: Positive News from the USA

For lack of a better place to ask, I'm doing so on this thread: This is pretty urgent 1. Does anyone know anything about Gospel for Asia plus Believers Church, and Compassion International with emphasis on Compassion Canada? 2. The google info is available already, positive and negative. Im speaking...
by JE Menon
27 Sep 2017 10:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 286732

Re: Terroristan - June 20, 2017

FM Khwaja Asif has referred to Hafeez Saeed as a "liability" at an Asia Society meeting - being reported by The Republic. Of course, he could have also pointed out that they have hundreds of other "assets" who remain as such. Further, we prefer his classification of "dumper ...
by JE Menon
26 Sep 2017 10:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1837
Views: 231081

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Gents this scumbag's quotes and articles should be taken with bag of salt. The very first paragraph of the article makes it clear that its secondary thrust is a hit-job on Sitharaman. But let's look at the para he has written in detail: ---US officials privately admit to concern over Sitharaman’s re...
by JE Menon
25 Sep 2017 00:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: European Union: Positive News
Replies: 227
Views: 25240

Re: European Union: Positive News

CDU people are too loyal to the party to go for SPD, on the one hand, and those that were not shifted to AfD. The results are remarkably like those of the recent elections in the Netherlands from the perspective of the right wing. Much stronger position in the politics of the country as a whole, but...
by JE Menon
24 Sep 2017 21:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 570
Views: 56084

Re: The Rohingya Menace

>>Yes, I am a voter & tax payer in India and can demand my rights.

Feel free to do so. However, only for yourself, not "voters" in general unless you are an elected representative of some sort.
by JE Menon
23 Sep 2017 22:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2288
Views: 365675

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

A civilian in Arnia showing unexploded mortars fired by pakis. They are deliberately targeting civilians Why is he handling the shells like that? Damn things may still go off.. :-( Arent the people whose fields these things land in supposed to turn it in to the bomb squad or something? I think the ...
by JE Menon
23 Sep 2017 22:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 570
Views: 56084

Re: The Rohingya Menace

^^Voters? Are you their votary?
by JE Menon
20 Sep 2017 19:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 570
Views: 56084

Re: The Rohingya Menace

SS - I have cut-paste your two part reply to Hindu editorials on Twitter
A concise and brilliant summation.
by JE Menon
18 Sep 2017 19:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: China's Global Strategy-I
Replies: 35
Views: 3106

Re: China's Global Strategy-I

^^^indeed. An education.
by JE Menon
17 Sep 2017 20:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 941000

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

>> but in the end PLA shall do as the CCP commands..

"the end" is becoming harder and harder to define....
by JE Menon
16 Sep 2017 23:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310071

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Speaking of horses, this is about their global origin in India http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/10564/20141121/horse-rhino-origins-tracked-in-india.htm https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141120081752.htm The original study is from Johns Hopkins, suitably chi chi Indeed there were ...
by JE Menon
15 Sep 2017 20:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310071

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Speaking of horses, this is about their global origin in India

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles ... -india.htm

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 081752.htm

The original study is from Johns Hopkins, suitably chi chi
by JE Menon
15 Sep 2017 14:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1575
Views: 187299

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

A failed chemical terror event?

BBC photographs show a bucket with some sort of bag inside...
by JE Menon
14 Sep 2017 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310071

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Periavare, while I'm thoroughly enjoying your posts please go easy on the rough language - even the Tamil words. Brought a smile to my face, been a long while since I heard that one!!!
by JE Menon
13 Sep 2017 11:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 286732

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

SSridhar wrote:
anupmisra wrote:Stop the presses. This just in...

Indian wants to sabotage CPEC: Ahsan Iqbal
Which Indian?


I think he is referring to our own Peregrine ji because he is the one who is constantly claiming that it would fail, it is not sustainable etc. :rotfl:



Mashallah, Peregrine saar, take a bow!!!
by JE Menon
09 Sep 2017 23:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Myanmar news and discussion
Replies: 529
Views: 451602

Re: India-Myanmar news and discussion

The position taken on Myanmar, combined with the PMs visit, will become a positive turning point in our relationship. There is no question that there is a Pakistani role in Rakhine, and it may be on behalf of the lizard - which is anxious about Myanmar's turn towards normalcy, and therefore declinin...
by JE Menon
09 Sep 2017 22:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Overall, how does NoKo's nuke program affect India's strategic interest?
Replies: 28
Views: 2028

Re: Overall, how does NoKo's nuke program affect India's strategic interest?

Voted positive. NK's nuclear status has been a fait accompli for a while. Best we can do is increase and make the most of the diplomatic and strategic discomfiture it is going to cause a number of players in the region: China, Pakistan, South Korea, Japan, the US and Russia.
by JE Menon
08 Sep 2017 15:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 941000

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

>>>There are plenty of indications coming (pouring) that India lost to Han in Doka Lam military stand-off. TKiran, I have been unable to locate any except two where it suggests, not says, India lost in this face-off. Could you link to these plenty of indications that are pouring in? Yes sir, you ha...
by JE Menon
07 Sep 2017 23:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310071

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Hmmm...because Arrian's history of Alexander came 300-400 years after the fact, and was based on as far as I know a currently unavailable recounting by Ptolemy and Aristobolus. And his speculation on Alexander's reasons for doing things are not exactly based on who told him what. Plus, he wrote in a...
by JE Menon
07 Sep 2017 23:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310071

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

>>Diodorus Siculus and Arrian (the latter is by far, the most dispassionate telling of history we have from that era)

Regarding Arrian, is it your personal assessment?
by JE Menon
07 Sep 2017 16:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 941000

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

>>>There are plenty of indications coming (pouring) that India lost to Han in Doka Lam military stand-off.

TKiran, I have been unable to locate any except two where it suggests, not says, India lost in this face-off. Could you link to these plenty of indications that are pouring in?
by JE Menon
07 Sep 2017 16:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310071

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

^^^>>>Just like how when it comes to engineering, i will overrule 99% people here officially Did I just actually see this...as my former GHQ with poor English used to say: "Somebody bite me" (referring to a mosquito bite, instead of something bit me). That's communist-level confidence ther...
by JE Menon
07 Sep 2017 11:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 941000

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Oddly, we haven't heard much commentary about Doklam from Beijing's sweeter than honey, higher than mountains, stronger than steel, slicker than lube iron-bar brother across the Karakoram.
by JE Menon
04 Sep 2017 10:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical consequences of possible nuclear conflict in Korea
Replies: 66
Views: 5044

Re: Geopolitical consequences of possible nuclear conflict in Korea

^^I think a US first strike against North Korea is a distinct possibility, at this point even a probability. The economic dyke against China is an aftermath option, and that will be simply in the form of a tariff on goods aimed at rebalancing the trade deficit - something very very well within Ameri...
by JE Menon
04 Sep 2017 08:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical consequences of possible nuclear conflict in Korea
Replies: 66
Views: 5044

Re: Geopolitical consequences of possible nuclear conflict in Korea

What happens if North Korea launches a "nuclear attack" against international waters, not too far from Guam?

In the escalatory ladder that seems to be an inevitable step, even if not the next one.

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