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by habal
25 Feb 2011 19:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Pakistan's failure
Replies: 3241
Views: 209980

Re: Managing Pakistan's failure

It is a long standing 'anglo-saxon' (it starts with the British) policy to support the 'strong minority' against the majority to balance any potential powers from emerging. They have done it in Europe as well, propping up a bosnia against a Serbia and restricting Slavic dominance of eastern europe. ...
by habal
25 Feb 2011 10:41
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Cricket World Cup Thread
Replies: 8255
Views: 345641

Re: The Cricket Thread

NZ is 73/6
by habal
25 Feb 2011 09:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2011
Replies: 2857
Views: 264164

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2

Ramana, I am unable to believe that the US, which is unable to influence even Iraq, and which is struggling in Afghanistan and Pakistan would be able to influence the course of events, let alone trigger them. Even if it were to be true, the change of power would not enhance American leverage in any...
by habal
23 Feb 2011 08:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2010
Views: 198423

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

Bahrain was a false charge to prevent Saudis from intervening in Maghreb.
by habal
22 Feb 2011 13:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 613203

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Arabs are more 'true-to-nature' as they haven't had to suffer any major upheavels in their environement from opposing religious idelogies for any relatively lengthy period of time, which could have made them ideologically defensive. They would not have to pretend to be 'holier-than-thou' to prove th...
by habal
22 Feb 2011 11:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 613203

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

they can be invited by media to support views held by protestors and eventually they can become pawns of those actually orchestrating the show. that being said one can't make the case for automatically suspecting individual govts, eventhough they may hold power to make these changes. US for instance...
by habal
22 Feb 2011 10:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 613203

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

every movement needs 3 pre-requisites.

*conducive environment
*protestors need funding & back-up
*external support

no movement works on basis of simply being idelogically inspired, though that is the impression all of them bar none, seek to convey.
by habal
22 Feb 2011 09:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 613203

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

to note is fact that until now only regimes close to Saudi rulers have been targeted. Pakistan's chance will come at fag end.

maybe they got wind of that and got hold of RD as bargaining chip.
by habal
22 Feb 2011 07:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 613203

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

There are some hints given by some contacts that "western" rogue think-tank/money/fund-moguls had funded the effort at an inner level. But could be a counter smear move. Whatever be the fund-mogul's intention, real or imaginary - the outcome is not bad, so I support it. Have to go through...
by habal
21 Feb 2011 19:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 582185

Re: Internal Security Watch

Maulana Fazl ur Rehman has helped out the Indian govt on various issues at various ocassions. As part of global ummah, he neither has excess love towards Pakistan and neither does he have excess hate towards India.
by habal
21 Feb 2011 11:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2011
Replies: 2857
Views: 264164

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2

A China will never think about using biological agents or dirty nukes in its neighbourhood unlike unkil who can do whatever and still have nothing to lose except something notional. This is the most dangerous equation. Given half a chance the Chinese will gas their own population. What to say about...
by habal
21 Feb 2011 10:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2011
Replies: 2857
Views: 264164

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2

The most ominous point in this SVR report is "Pakistan's ISI stating that top-secret CIA documents found in Davis's possession point to his, and/or TF373, providing to al Qaeda terrorists "nuclear fissile material" and "biological agents", which they claim are to be used ag...
by habal
21 Feb 2011 10:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2011
Replies: 2857
Views: 264164

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2

China can never excercise similar leverage on India via Pakistan like unkil. The reasons are many and frankly quite basic. this much has been recognised and acknowledged by the top leadership in India long back inspite of past history of differences with China. Unlike unkil, China is a neighbour to ...
by habal
19 Feb 2011 12:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2011
Replies: 2857
Views: 264164

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2

One thing I haven't been able to get is the 'relative' lull in terror attacks on mango people in India post 26/11. I'm sure its not because of the ISI-TSPA reforming themselves. And the nook bugbear is still around. Unkil claims it is US pressure? Why for would unkil care about Pak attcks on SDRE c...
by habal
19 Feb 2011 11:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2011
Replies: 2857
Views: 264164

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2

Rest assured, India has enough or more of maal of 'dirty variety' and 'reactor-variety' to consume 10 pakistans. They may not all have been weaponized or even need to be weaponized but that stuff is there. But then that is a different game, and only thing like terror-attack etc can give cover to usi...
by habal
19 Feb 2011 11:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2011
Replies: 2857
Views: 264164

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2

abhishek_sharma - shocking! At 1:1.1 edge, what punitive action is India going to take? It turns Indian leaders from pusillanimous to prudent. bas ab kya hain ? Ghutnon par baithe raho. Everything is clear, including why terrorist attacks have increased because pakis do not fear any land invasion w...
by habal
17 Feb 2011 09:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2011
Replies: 2857
Views: 264164

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2

Shaardula, I am grounded in reality. What I am saying is bilkul satya vachan. There is no room for any unreality here. very brave of you to pitch your theoretical ideas against the emprical evidence provided by by the actual doings of pakis. historical perspective provides averages of what is possi...
by habal
17 Feb 2011 08:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2011
Replies: 2857
Views: 264164

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2

If tsp is given arms by US, then India can procure the same in 17 yrs from US is good strategy. Obviously if US over-arms tsp then it ups the ante, by making 'the region unstable' and introducing new arms and facilitating an arms race. But then the rest of the plan must work accordingly, like promot...
by habal
17 Feb 2011 08:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2011
Replies: 2857
Views: 264164

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Feb. 12, 2

As Hamid Gul himself has said, sensitivity to economy, humanity etc are all evolved man's burden. If you can maintain a narrative that falls below the radar of contemporary ideas, you can get away with a lot of murder . and that is what TSP is playing. this is very important and a new soundbyte. It...
by habal
15 Feb 2011 17:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 613203

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Pakistan should give up a 'central asian corridor' in return for any concession on Kashmir.
by habal
13 Feb 2011 10:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 318787

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

Shourie is not beyond criticism. He was involved in a scam relating to sale of govt owned hotels in vicinity of dilli airport when he was a minister in vajpai cabinet. They were sold for peanuts to pvt entities.
by habal
13 Feb 2011 09:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 613203

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

the blocking is not a surprise, the present govt knows that is can very much compete with mubarak on corruption front. And thus they are slightly restless as well. Increase the price of petrol or diesel a little more, and then maybe we can cross the tipping point in India as well. Maybe that's why d...
by habal
13 Feb 2011 09:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 613203

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

the next country to make it would be: algeria, yemen or bahrain. It is these 3 that are being kept on the boil.

bahrain is a strong possibility because a sunni minority rules over a country with shia majority just like eyeraq.
by habal
12 Feb 2011 14:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 613203

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

my reading: US didn't back this regime change, they were just 'informed' of such by their military as a fait accompli. from then on they started doing their best to maximise some value from ensuing situation. this revolution was something started inadvertently by El baradei and his campain manager W...
by habal
12 Feb 2011 11:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2010
Replies: 2837
Views: 268841

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2

An attack during the world cup might be as spectacular as Mumbai 26/11 but it will be just as strategically brilliant since almost every tom dick and hairy know that its from pukistan. And even Mumbai might be forgotten by the public but any attack during cricket will live a lot longer in public me...
by habal
12 Feb 2011 07:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 613203

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Robert Baer thinks this was a military coup to remove dynastic succession, and the generals resent suleiman as well. So this is not over yet.

i think he is right.
by habal
11 Feb 2011 13:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2010
Replies: 2837
Views: 268841

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2

It is the same old story of renting jehadi merceneries.
by habal
11 Feb 2011 13:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2010
Replies: 2837
Views: 268841

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2

US “Diplomat” “Raymond Davis” reportedly in contact with the Islamic Terrorist group, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) per phone records leaked by an anonymous person linked to the investigation into his murder of two people in Lahore: Detained US official 'in telephone contact with Islamic terror group' he...
by habal
08 Feb 2011 07:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 318787

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

But unlike 2G scam, this scam is yet to take place. Have those 2 satellites been even launched ?
by habal
06 Feb 2011 15:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3989
Views: 279787

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

If India is not prepared to figuratively 'bite the bullet', no amount of economic power will help it against Pakistan. Even with all it's econimic power,a puny like North Korea threatens Japan. So if Pakistan has a 100 or tomorrow even a 'thousand' virtual weapons, Indian civilian and military burea...
by habal
06 Feb 2011 14:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 613203

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

For the first essential task of a dictator is to "infantilise" his people, to transform them into political six-year-olds, obedient to a patriarchal headmaster. They will be given fake newspapers, fake elections, fake ministers and lots of false promises. If they obey, they might even bec...
by habal
04 Feb 2011 19:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 613203

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood While the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and Iran do not have strong organizational ties, the Brotherhood has had a major impact on Islamic revivalism in Iran . . . Egypt under Shiites: Distant Past but Popular Memory Egyptians are more receptive and positively disposed...
by habal
31 Jan 2011 09:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2010
Replies: 2837
Views: 268841

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2

X Posted from the India Nuclear News and Discussion thread. The Washington Post reports that the Islamic Republic of Pakistan’s nuclear weapon arsenal is larger than India’s: After years of approximate weapons parity, experts said, Pakistan has now edged ahead of India, its nuclear-armed rival. URL...
by habal
28 Jan 2011 09:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 453583

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

Pakistan is increasing its stockpile of weapons, that have only one destination - India. Eventually they will have built enough that even India's geographical size won't prevent it from ruin. This increasing stockpile would not be possible if the FMCT was in force. India will have to drop its oppos...
by habal
28 Jan 2011 09:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 318787

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

If she has made up her mind to do away with Mankamohan, then it becomes clear why 'international angle' would be pretty annoyed with her. Manmohan is a facilitator of scamsters & fraudsters. That he personally does not indulge in corruption is immaterial since he learnt a lesson long ago that hi...
by habal
28 Jan 2011 09:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 318787

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

As politicsparty fellow has postulated, someone is after Sonia. First the CBI closure of Quattrochi case was foiled by some by timed & public declaration by 'Income tax appellate authority' & then the Hassan Ali case being dredged up again by media esp when it was proven that he was linked t...
by habal
27 Jan 2011 12:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3371
Views: 256106

Re: J & K news and discussion

proof that RAPE lives in cuckooland . . even those who claim to be 'grassroots' politicians. posted from eulogy to taseer. here Secondly, the plight of the flood victims consumed him day and night. From the moment the floods hit Pakistan, till the day he died he was actively campaigning to better th...
by habal
24 Jan 2011 11:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2010
Replies: 2837
Views: 268841

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2

Xinjiang – China’s Muslimwest Travels of a paqi in xinjiang. Most important piece is My local guide in Urumchi, a fluent English-speaking Uighur Muslim, told me with some trepidation that the Pakistanis had a very bad reputation, being regarded as uncouth and aggressive and always ready to make adv...
by habal
19 Jan 2011 19:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1590
Views: 261981

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Murli Deora was playing for his master, Mukesh Ambani. He probably knew he was going to be shifted and decided to do one last favor. These are anti-national elements, jaichand incarnate.

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