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by JE Menon
21 May 2018 19:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 193622

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

>>Everyone should be made aware of how their bodies function, practicing safe, sane, consensual sex...

The bolded word is interesting, don't you think. Whatever do they mean, I wonder...
by JE Menon
19 May 2018 21:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 671
Views: 85808

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

3. The fissiparous tendencies in both areas LOL good word. Congratulations. You are the first person I've ever seen to use that word, either spoken word or in print, in the entire 45 years I have lived on this earth. :mrgreen: You might be surprised to know that it is exactly the word that the Paks...
by JE Menon
19 May 2018 16:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2768
Views: 393106

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

This is a perfectly developing scenario. Keep in mind we are the buyers. The imposition of sanctions on Russia is a US choice. CAATSA is it's own law and the extent to which it will be adhered to is its choice. We are buyers of US kit. India will want to know whether products purchased before the sa...
by JE Menon
17 May 2018 23:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 671
Views: 85808

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

>>Back to future of pre WWI. This, in my opinion, is exactly right. And there are a lot of reasons why this US-Euro compact will not strengthen any further (or if it does, it will be temporary). Among them: 1. Demographics in both areas. 2. The state of "faith" systems in both areas. 3. Th...
by JE Menon
17 May 2018 17:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3492
Views: 236438

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

>>the Hands of their Terroristani Brethren's All Weather, Higher than the Himalayas, Deeper than the Pacific Ocean; Stronger than Steel, Sweeter than Honey and More Precious than EYES

You forgot "Closer than lips and teeth"!!!
by JE Menon
15 May 2018 22:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2153
Views: 206029

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Rudradev wrote:We will choose nothing, IMO. We will play both sides as quietly as we can, committing transactionally sometimes, but never strategically.

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+101 AoA

To the whole post.
by JE Menon
13 May 2018 00:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5056
Views: 306567

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Brv2FaOluU Not sure if I've posted this here before: Dean Brown (Theoretical Physicist, Sanskritist and translator of The Upanishads) and the host Jeffrey Mishlove. The host tries to bring in PIE, but Brown never mentions it - just goes straight on to credit India fo...
by JE Menon
12 May 2018 16:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 671
Views: 85808

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

https://swarajyamag.com/world/trump-jus ... ic-misstep

Probably right to post this here - Trump Has Just Made His First Real Strategic Misstep
by JE Menon
12 May 2018 16:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 579
Views: 73145

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

https://swarajyamag.com/world/trump-jus ... ic-misstep

Probably right to post this here - Trump Has Just Made His First Real Strategic Misstep
by JE Menon
07 May 2018 16:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2153
Views: 206029

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Chetak he is not a commie. He probably does not have a grasp on strategic affairs good enough to have written that article, which is clearly messed up. But he is very much someone who is in the trenches on the right side and has been at it for some time. He is a true scholar. Not the standard JNU wa...
by JE Menon
07 May 2018 15:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2153
Views: 206029

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

You left out the most significant part, a piece of info that says more than the long winded article :mrgreen: : MAKARAND R PARANJAPE @makrandparanspe The writer is poet and professor, JNU. :rotfl: Actually, Prof. Paranjpe is one of the good guys. Some of his quietly brutal takedowns on youtube have...
by JE Menon
06 May 2018 11:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 172
Views: 16103

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

^^A very interesting and useful view there GD. Thank you for posting it.
by JE Menon
05 May 2018 20:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1566
Views: 184112

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

If Rajan should become BoE Gov, wait for the collective orgasmic shriek from the female twatterati of India, not to mention seminal journalists - "Modi kicked him out unfairly, and now BoE has grabbed our superstar Rajan"...
by JE Menon
05 May 2018 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2768
Views: 393106

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Since it is May, I just wanted to jog memories a little on the 20th anniversary of the event that changed the game for India: Shakthi I & II. Remember how "the world was coming to an end", with threats of wholesale sanctions etc?

See where we are now.
by JE Menon
24 Apr 2018 17:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5056
Views: 306567

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

^^Possibly, but not necessarily. From what I've been told, by more than one person who knows a bit about these things, the science is not exact and pigmentation can possibly change much faster. In my own experience, I have seen the peculiar phenomenon of two family members (blood-related), one full ...
by JE Menon
23 Apr 2018 10:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1179
Views: 109556

Re: Understanding the US- Again

^^400%

The US media in particular, and the Western media in general, have been catastrophic over the last 3 years or so. Loss of integrity, professionalism and naturally, therefore, relevance. One begins to wonder whether the transition from fourth estate to fifth column is irreversible.
by JE Menon
22 Apr 2018 22:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5056
Views: 306567

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

Agasthi, that statement needs to be blasted out on Twitter. Kindly do the honours and let us know your handle, or let shiv do it... and we'll all retweet the bytes out of it...

Beautifully worded.
by JE Menon
22 Apr 2018 16:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1739
Views: 217196

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^Absolutely spot on Deans. I have lived for extended periods in multiple cities (usually on my own), and your experience is copy-pastable pretty much everywhere. A lot depends on what one chooses to do. It is only in African cities where often (for security reasons) you don't have the choice of goi...
by JE Menon
17 Apr 2018 12:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5056
Views: 306567

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

>>Your Gau mata discovery clearly shows that IF "Iran_N" agriculturists or pastoralists came from Iran to India, then they didn't bring Bos taurus taurus cattle with them, which is strange. I guarantee you RD that their fall-back position will be "they came with goats and chickens&quo...
by JE Menon
15 Apr 2018 19:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 219703

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

>>IMO, in 99/99% of these cases, the Paki Abduls see this kind of an arrangement as their "meal ticket" to greener economic pastures :mrgreen: The equation if more often than not well understood by all parties involved (including immigration authorities). The female converts to green flag,...
by JE Menon
10 Apr 2018 13:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 404
Views: 24235

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

^^^Above kind of stuff is easily fabricatable, and except for the country allegedly involved, the details need not be changed - and, indeed, can be found in many third rate thriller novellas.
by JE Menon
06 Apr 2018 13:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2938
Views: 69868

Re: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?

It is an outstanding and readable piece A_Gupta. Thanks for posting it.
by JE Menon
28 Mar 2018 17:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5056
Views: 306567

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

^^No A_Gupta, I meant the paper he was referring to in his original article where he refers to Silva.
by JE Menon
28 Mar 2018 09:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5056
Views: 306567

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

Yet another AIT paper: https://bmcevolbiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12862-017-0936-9 Thanks A_Gupta. I think this is the paper being referred to by Tony Joseph. The opening paragraph, under "Background", is extremely interesting (if only for the ridiculous linguistic contortion...
by JE Menon
27 Mar 2018 10:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5056
Views: 306567

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

Thanks doc. You should do this more often please. Now that you have been on the Infinity Foundation conference series, there should be ways of spreading wings gradually into national media.
by JE Menon
27 Mar 2018 10:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5056
Views: 306567

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

(Re) Posting this one here, as it is a valuable read and very coherently put together:

https://medium.com/the-indian-interest/ ... aaacee8be3

The Aryan Invasion Myth: How 21st Century Science Debunks 19th Century Indology
by JE Menon
26 Mar 2018 01:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5056
Views: 306567

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

^^It is only a brief commentary in there. I am awaiting the full presentation ...
by JE Menon
25 Mar 2018 20:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1946
Views: 186142

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3jQgD9RTqE

Good youtube clip including reports from several channels. The whole thing is hilariously idiotic and genetically consistent.
by JE Menon
24 Mar 2018 15:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5056
Views: 306567

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

Not strictly speaking out of India, but this landmark (but largely unnoticed I think - apologies if it has been posted before) talk by Professors Joydeep Bagchi and Vishwa Adluri - on the deliberate distortions of history, the systematic erasure of civlisational meaning in non-Western environments a...
by JE Menon
21 Mar 2018 17:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-EU News & Analysis
Replies: 1560
Views: 130429

Re: India-EU News & Analysis

^^Indeed... we should no be sidetracked or misled by the constant whine in the background about the EU, its far reach, its bureaucracy, its centralisation, its overbearing attitude, its interference in local politics etc etc... In that sense, the Europeans more than the Americans are like Indians - ...
by JE Menon
18 Mar 2018 11:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1739
Views: 217196

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I am for full unfettered emigration to all corners of the world. First, there is no way on earth such numbers (i.e. those wanting to emigrate) will be accepted by other countries. Second, even if 300 million are accepted in other countries (about 25% of our population), there will still be enough br...
by JE Menon
12 Mar 2018 18:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 597
Views: 26875

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Very useful video for those interested in this subject (historicity of Christianity) to watch. It gives solid perspective.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDt7wc5nn7E
by JE Menon
10 Mar 2018 13:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1566
Views: 184112

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^As far as I know, within certain limits, there is no rule which says you can't list your service experience. Everybody needs jobs and very often, such experience can make or break a steady source of income. There are limits of course, but it is true that CVs often disclose things that you might no...
by JE Menon
02 Mar 2018 15:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 219703

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Raman,

That’s a BRF masterpiece post. But who are gubough (Britain?) and geaubeaux (France?)... also do answer The question from SS.
by JE Menon
25 Feb 2018 18:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 799
Views: 66434

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

>>But do the hosts generally have a say in the non-official engagements of a visiting dignitary? I'd think so, given the security and protocol requirements. Yes, hosts do have more than a say, but it is usually a matter of give and take - and in my understanding India is much more accommodating than...
by JE Menon
25 Feb 2018 01:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 219703

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

^^Is the above a serious thing? This is what they came up with?

Added later: yes it is!!! Incredible...
by JE Menon
24 Feb 2018 00:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5397
Views: 489142

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

>>“ For the first time we’re holding Pakistan accountable for its actions . We’ve seen modest progress in terms of Pakistan’s actual acknowledgment of these concerns, but the president is not satisfied with progress when it comes to Pakistan,” White House spokesman Raj Shah said Who's closer now, th...

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