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by RajeshA
31 May 2016 13:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 111342

Re: Understanding the US-2

http://truthfeed.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/800x416xcrowdh2h-1-800x416.png.pagespeed.ic.gESrE35EkC.webp Hillary will probably lose California to Bernie Sanders, but she will reach the finishing line crawling and pulling and gasping and panting, and clinch the nomination. But she would be a dead...
by RajeshA
30 May 2016 20:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 111342

Re: Understanding the US-2

There could only have been one of two results - a) A proper debate leading to a Sanders win : Bernie isn't getting the Democratic nomination (that would be a disaster for the Trump campaign) and he's also not going to go back on his pledge to support Clinton in the general election. A loss would ho...
by RajeshA
30 May 2016 16:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 227596

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

Hillary Clinton will not be anti-India. In fact she lean towards India. But, since by nature she gets her way, I see her as being impatient. But she will not outwit someone like Modi. I think the Donald will get along with India very well. Perhaps not all the time. I see India doing very well , mos...
by RajeshA
27 May 2016 16:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5263
Views: 579247

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

The word Chabahar comes from the Hindustani word, char, which means four, and bahar, which means spring. True to its name, it is an all-season but cool port located in Baluchistan and Sistan province of Iran. The 10th century scholar and historian, Al-Beruni, identifies Chabahar from its earlier na...
by RajeshA
27 May 2016 02:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5263
Views: 579247

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

RajeshA, (My searching abilities within BRF are limited). I recall that in old OIT thread, there was a mention (either by RajeshA or someone else) of some reference to Zaratushtra for ~6000 BCE (from some other book). 1) I have kind of lost the exact references in Mahabharata, as the images I poste...
by RajeshA
27 May 2016 02:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 111342

Re: Understanding the US-2

Trump, Sanders seemingly agree to debate Appearing on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in a show that aired Wednesday night, Trump said he would be willing to debate Sanders if proceeds from such an event went to charity. Within minutes of the statement airing, Sanders had agreed to the idea. &q...
by RajeshA
26 May 2016 00:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5263
Views: 579247

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

Something that I would welcome is an etymology dictionary of Persian words with their Sanskrit counterparts and origins. Question is whether Persian or Iranian can themselves be considered a Prakrit. That way, Iranians can themselves be seen as an extension of Indic, at least linguistically, and he...
by RajeshA
26 May 2016 00:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5263
Views: 579247

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

RajeshA wrote:Triglavi means Three heads.


The Slavic word "Glava" which means head most probably derives from "grīva" which means neck, as in Hayagrīva (हयग्रीव).

So

Triglavi <= Trigrīva
by RajeshA
25 May 2016 19:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1393156

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

China instigated Naga outfit: Centre - Vijaita Singh, The Hindu What is needed is to make China bleed profusely in some place. East Turkestan (Xinjiang) and Tibet are the two candidate regions where China can easily bleed. Another possible place is to turn North Korea, but that is a James Bond oper...
by RajeshA
25 May 2016 18:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5263
Views: 579247

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

Just posting a Facebook post here, without further verification: Hindus As Slavic Ancestors? : Facebook By Rayvi Kumar Posted on May 25, 2016 The Serbs, which appear to be the original name for the Slavik people, once covered large parts of Europe, into the British isles and also throughout Russia a...
by RajeshA
25 May 2016 16:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 111342

Re: Understanding the US-2

Published on May 25, 2016 By Josh Zeitz Why Bernie’s Bros Might Go for Trump : Politico.com But what if 20 percent of Sanders voters in key states defect to Trump, as they did have in previous years? Could it be enough to swing an election? The historical lesson for Hillary Clinton is clear: Watch ...
by RajeshA
25 May 2016 16:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 111342

Re: Understanding the US-2

I heard that Ashely J. Tellis may join a Trump administration. His name may be familiar to those who keep a watch on think-tanks and from the day of nuclear deal between India and USA.
by RajeshA
25 May 2016 14:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5263
Views: 579247

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

Something that I would welcome is an etymology dictionary of Persian words with their Sanskrit counterparts and origins. Question is whether Persian or Iranian can themselves be considered a Prakrit. That way, Iranians can themselves be seen as an extension of Indic, at least linguistically, and hen...
by RajeshA
25 May 2016 14:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5263
Views: 579247

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

Perhaps genetics can explain which populations in Central Asia, Middle East and Europe are overwhelmingly Indic-derived (from Core- and Peripheral Bharatiyas) and today may or may not speak Sanskrit-based languages and which populations speak or spoke languages which had an important Sanskrit-based ...
by RajeshA
25 May 2016 13:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 111342

Re: Understanding the US-2

I always thought not mocking people's disabilities was just basic human decency that should come easily to people regardless of their political affiliation. I don't know, maybe I've been straitjacketed by 'political correctness'. On the topic of "disabilities" and "people in need&quo...
by RajeshA
25 May 2016 12:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 111342

Re: Understanding the US-2

perhaps one can jot down all the reasons why Indian Americans with Indian interests at heart, should vote for Clinton over Trump, that is apart from the pure joy of being a 'Progressive' and thus more enlightened than the rest of mankind. I am still trying to get my head around why you seem to supp...
by RajeshA
24 May 2016 18:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 111342

Re: Understanding the US-2

Viv S ji, perhaps you can jot down all the reasons why Indian Americans with Indian interests at heart, should vote for Clinton over Trump, that is apart from the pure joy of being a 'Progressive' and thus more enlightened than the rest of mankind. I am still trying to get my head around why you see...
by RajeshA
24 May 2016 16:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 111342

Re: Understanding the US-2

Interesting prophecy

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by RajeshA
24 May 2016 15:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 111342

Re: Understanding the US-2

With Bernie Sanders on the ticket, the Democratic ticket too would be going for big money, as Clinton would be dictating that. Even if he is not on the ticket, the Democrats would be taking big donations. Only difference with Trump is that even if he takes money from others, people know that being ...
by RajeshA
24 May 2016 14:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 111342

Re: Understanding the US-2

For Indians what is relevant to know is that during Bill Clinton's time we had Robin Raphel running amock in her support for Kashmiri Azaadi, and that Hillary Clinton sent clandestinely an "investigation team" into Gujarat to go dig up graves of Muslims killed by Modi in 2002. The Clintons...
by RajeshA
24 May 2016 14:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 111342

Re: Understanding the US-2

For single issue (trade protectionist) Bernie voters, yes. For protest voters, maybe a few. For progressives, no. Nobody with a socially progressive agenda is going to be voting Trump. Especially with Sanders on the Dem ticket. There are some ideological purists and many many more who follow them w...
by RajeshA
24 May 2016 11:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 111342

Re: Understanding the US-2

A situation that will revert to normal only after Clinton sews up her primary, which should happen around two weeks from now. And where Trump is getting lukewarm support from his party and its fundraisers, and isn't on talking terms with most of his former rivals, Clinton will have the support of B...
by RajeshA
24 May 2016 09:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 177415

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

OMG! Ashraf Ghani says, "With our will we will change geography" :)) Now what in the world might that mean hain ji? http://media.newindianexpress.com/ModiIran9_AP.jpg/2016/05/23/article3447564.ece/alternates/w620/ModiIran9_AP.jpg Let's all eat together from the Pizza called Pakistan. #Pak...
by RajeshA
24 May 2016 08:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 111342

Re: Understanding the US-2

In fact, I expect a backlash from blacks against the Democrats for trying to force-feed it to them that he is a racist, when he clearly is not. There are sufficient black voices who have endorsed Trump and one knows about his past friendships with prominent prominent blacks. More likely the blacks ...
by RajeshA
23 May 2016 12:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 111342

Re: Understanding the US-2

Of course his claiming to know nothing about David Duke was a bald faced lie, having previously disavowed him in his more liberal days. _____________________________________________________________________________ “ So the Reform Party now includes a Klansman, Mr. Duke, a neo-Nazi, Mr. Buchanan, an...
by RajeshA
22 May 2016 22:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 111342

Re: Understanding the US-2

He deliberately built his coalition around a core segment that included the KKK & white nationalists. That's not going to be forgotten come November. Not in a country where 31% of the voting population is non-white. ... That's the hope . That people will forget who he was before he received the...
by RajeshA
22 May 2016 13:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 111342

Re: Understanding the US-2

As far as blacks are concerned, in white American society, it has been an evolution of acceptance. If we go by the standard you're espousing, one can say the prominent ancestors of all whites were slave-masters. As an Indian, I don't mind using such a brush to paint them, but then one cannot single...
by RajeshA
22 May 2016 12:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 111342

Re: Understanding the US-2

Hispanics can decide how they feel about being described as 'rapists', 'criminals' and 'drug dealers'. Blacks can decide whether a man who refused to repudiate the KKK's endorsement after lying about never having heard of its leader (David Duke). A man's who's father may have been a Klansman himsel...
by RajeshA
22 May 2016 12:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 111342

Re: Understanding the US-2

However as far as your question is concerned, all one can say is that the combination of ignorance and preening overconfidence is dangerous. Economically and politically. And thanks to the globalized nature of the world and the US' predominant position in it, it is going to affect us in India. Whic...
by RajeshA
22 May 2016 02:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding Islamic Society
Replies: 747
Views: 37283

Re: Understanding Islamic Society

I have seen mainstream so-called "Moderate" Muslims when talking with non-Muslims, trying to hector the other, that the - other is Islamobhobic, - whether other is afraid of Muslims like him The right way to respond to that is that - one is not afraid of individual Muslims - one is concern...
by RajeshA
20 May 2016 11:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 111342

Re: Understanding the US-2

All this is intellectual snobbery , and the majority of Americans not only don't care about it but it seems in this election cycle are vehemently opposed to it. Trump has become a lot like how Modi used to describe the "Kamal": the more mud you throw at it, the more it would bloom! Intell...
by RajeshA
20 May 2016 00:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 111342

Re: Understanding the US-2

And since 'The Donald' continues to put his foot in it at a regular pace (sometimes both feet), for the next six months the Hillary campaign and media as whole will heaps of material to work with. Not just of Trump being outrageous (there's still upside to that) but being plain flat-out stupid. Cas...
by RajeshA
19 May 2016 19:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3895
Views: 451239

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-20

Kufrophobia Islamophobia is an accusation used by Muslims and Left-Liberals used at the slightest of criticisms. However nobody really speaks of Kufrophobia among Muslims, which is Islam's intrinsic hatred for non-Muslims, which often expresses itself violently. Why is that? It is important that th...
by RajeshA
19 May 2016 12:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 111342

Re: Understanding the US-2

Trump beats Clinton by 3 points in new poll In the end, one-third of Bernie's followers would vote Trump, one-third would vote against Trump, and one-third would vote against both Trump and Clinton and sit at home. People are not going to see her as a unifier for the Democrats, and thus her favorab...
by RajeshA
17 May 2016 20:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 330639

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

i don't think trump can influence the brexit vote that has always been the tory party civil war issue (since the 70's) its the quid pro quo for some of the other things cameron had to let go of if there is brexit, then scoexit will be next ... Donald Trump's mom is a Scot! He may like the idea of S...
by RajeshA
17 May 2016 18:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5263
Views: 579247

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

Internal references of Purana (or Maitrayani Upanishad...and I think few other documents also...e.g. Sushrut Samhita), which are independent of any references related to Buddha, lead us to this timeframe (1650 BCE - 1900 BCE). Of course this could be a coincidence. Interesting indeed. Perhaps the d...
by RajeshA
17 May 2016 17:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 330639

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

After David Cameron called Donald Trump as "divisive, stupid and wrong", Donald Trump has since suggested that he foresees turbulent relations with David Cameron even as he expects very good relations between USA and UK going forwards. It seems Trump is out to screw Cameron, and so has dec...

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