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by periaswamy
26 Nov 2017 07:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1948
Views: 205098

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

There is already at least one politician of chinese descent, Penny Wong. pro-china, and she was part of the cabinet of the pro-China Kevin Rudd government.

Penny Wong

@SkyNewsAust
.@SenatorWong: ‘We should approach China with confidence and with mutual respect’ MORE: http://bit.ly/2mViMxq
by periaswamy
26 Nov 2017 07:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2385
Views: 342291

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Singha ji, Israelis tortured during 26/11 Mumbai doctors who examined the bodies of the victims of the Muslim terror massacre said the victims were tortured before being slaughtered. "Of all the bodies, the Israeli victims bore the maximum torture marks," a doctor who performed a post-mort...
by periaswamy
26 Nov 2017 06:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1948
Views: 205098

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

China has effectively colonized australia economically for all practical purposes -- Australian politics is heavily left-wing, and as is typical of "liberal left wing" parties like demicrats in the USA, shivering in expensive armani suits is the reaction of choice when it comes to the topi...
by periaswamy
26 Nov 2017 05:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139427

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

shyamd: Thanks for selectively posting links to meetings and provide zero regional context at the time meetings occur and not comment on any outcomes/key discussion points.. then magically claim nothing changed on the ground. What exactly has changed on the ground? What has changed in the regional ...
by periaswamy
26 Nov 2017 01:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1948
Views: 205098

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

Pro-China op-ed warning that US is not a dependable australian ally On page 46 it states that territorial disputes in the South China Sea are a “major fault line” of the region. Yet on November 10 the US President gave a speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation Summit in Da Nang in which he...
by periaswamy
26 Nov 2017 01:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139427

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

shyamd, Yes it's about basic etiquette and debating skills (you just proved my point that you have no shame and have no idea what basic etiquette is....I'm sorry its taken someone on BR to explain this to you...).. Bite me, your lordship. Fine etiquette is beside the point here, if you are going to...
by periaswamy
25 Nov 2017 23:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139427

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

shyamd: Look sh!t head, why don't you quote the 'drivel' and the bit where I said GoI accepted anything... rather than throw insults - Have you no shame? clearly you haven't been taught basic etiquette. etiquette? :rotfl: why all this anger, your lordship? Unhappy at your stupid nonsense being call...
by periaswamy
25 Nov 2017 20:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139427

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

shtyamd: The fact that some of this has got you all so upset is probably why it's not in public domain. Not upset. Just amused that you write drivel because you think your "source" is a fount of truth, when the story is self-contradictory, when considered against other evidence. Why would...
by periaswamy
25 Nov 2017 03:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139427

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

shyamd: it is official - GoI has signed a major strategic security partnership with the US. GOI/US not making too much noise about it. All decisions are in coordination with GoI The quoted action was done by Trump admin to get TSP to the table - its worked. GHQ told my source "Tell Trump admin...
by periaswamy
21 Nov 2017 23:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2124
Views: 297828

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

vips: My post was the SC members would have been exposed in further voting during the conference method that was proposed by UK. yes, indeed that was what I was trying to point out earlier, but then UK "withdrawing" from the contest was just to save face to avoid the inevitable. The only ...
by periaswamy
21 Nov 2017 22:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2124
Views: 297828

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Suraj: You speak repeatedly of 'power'. There's notional power and what one can exercise. Veto arguably has been reduced to something only 1-2 P5 members can use in any real manner. For PRC, UK and France, veto is just a 'bullet proof vest', i.e. it's a defensive protection but not something they c...
by periaswamy
21 Nov 2017 21:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2124
Views: 297828

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

vips: They would have bluntly told UK that it could not antagonise India. But, as Suraj has explained, the only danger for the UNSC (and others) was the open vote which would have revealed which parties claimed they would support one side or the other, but did not do so in actual voting. The UNSC a...
by periaswamy
21 Nov 2017 20:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2124
Views: 297828

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

suraj: Your argument is like ‘yes Modi won but what about becoming a developed country ? What about disappearance of corruption ?’ In short, this was a specific action against a specific UNSC P5 power that India was able to take on successfully . It was not quite definite until today that we would ...
by periaswamy
21 Nov 2017 09:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2124
Views: 297828

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Suraj: It has always been their privilege that any challenger to an ICJ seat one of the 5 needed, would step aside. Until today. Considering their privilege has been demonstrably removed, what more is there to show ? But that is just one of the many privileges of the UNSC, no? The other, more usefu...
by periaswamy
21 Nov 2017 09:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2124
Views: 297828

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Suraj: How has H&D been saved ? Quite the opposite - their privilege has now been eroded. I just meant that If the matter had been pushed to its logical conclusion, then the UNSC's weakness would have been demonstrated, specifically that the UNSC's members enjoy a privilege well beyond their wo...
by periaswamy
21 Nov 2017 08:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1348
Views: 143787

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Given that China supplies 90% of NoKo's economic needs, these international economic sanctions sound less than worthless.
by periaswamy
21 Nov 2017 08:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2124
Views: 297828

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

UK has saved the H&D of the UNSC by "taking one for the team", but this action continues to lend legitimacy to a decrepit UNSC that needs to be torn down and rooted out and its veto powers removed. I am afraid it just looks like a tactical victory for India.
by periaswamy
20 Nov 2017 00:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 266486

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Why is India still trading with the Pakis? What are the upsides to keeping the pipeline open, except maybe for humint.
by periaswamy
19 Nov 2017 00:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2010
Views: 164198

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

SSridhar: India is not the 'sole' arbitrator of who should or should not be part of the 'alliance' I say 'alliance' and not Quad because if there is no perceptible improvement in the security situation in the region soon enough, we may see South Korea also joining it (in spite of Japan's presence) ...
by periaswamy
18 Nov 2017 03:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2010
Views: 164198

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

cosmo_r: Could you be more specific on what 'cards' we hold? And, whether there is more than only one way to play them? For example, would we consider aligning with China against Japan and the US? India holds the "geography" card, given that India straddles all of the Indian Ocean, which ...
by periaswamy
18 Nov 2017 03:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Myanmar news and discussion
Replies: 542
Views: 461195

Re: India-Myanmar news and discussion

lame-brained justification for worsening relations with Myanmar My comments: Realists can dismiss all this as the domestic affairs of another country,of little import to international relations. However, at least since the Ne Win regime, Myanmar’s governments have rarely perceived any congruence of...
by periaswamy
18 Nov 2017 00:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 717
Views: 104615

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Mort Walker: But milk, meat and vegetables are not taxed. Why should ghee, butter, cream and yogurt? those products (ghee, butter, cream and yogurt) require significant processing of raw materials at an industrial scale, so they are not quite in the same category as milk or vegetables, since the &q...
by periaswamy
17 Nov 2017 11:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 548813

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

It is quite alright to put a political spin on economic events if that pays your bills as a political operator, but it gets tiresome when "intellectuals" of the Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Mihir Sharma get all gleeful when Indian economy does poorly, and nothing good to say when things actually...
by periaswamy
17 Nov 2017 09:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 404
Views: 27732

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

Well well, look who is professing undying loyalty and fraandship to the Saudis Eleven Dingding offers support for Saudi arabia amid regional uncertainty Vacuous sucking up to the saudis with Chinese characteristics. What's the end goal in mind here -- oil supply to chinese military ports in the regi...
by periaswamy
17 Nov 2017 08:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 843730

Re: Levant crisis - III

It will work only in low desinty cold areas, Nordic countries have the benefit of being really cold with lots of Land. They do not need too many jobs, so not easy to fill the place with outsiders. There are mosques all the way upto the arctic circle, so temperature is not really deterrent as far as...
by periaswamy
16 Nov 2017 20:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 659
Views: 95994

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

rsingh: They were lobbying for Turks to be in EU.Move was killed by French.


They weren't the only ones -- seems to me that Erdogan managed to shoot himself in the groin yet again by trying to blackmail Germany and the EU and acting too-clever-by-half.
by periaswamy
16 Nov 2017 07:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Africa News and Discussion
Replies: 444
Views: 47266

Re: India-Africa News and Discussion

From the above article: Mugabe "took the land without paying for it" by his own admission, exactly like the Sri Lanka case. Mugabe’s hard stance was more a reaction to growing political opposition and waning voter support. He blamed the white farmers for betraying his benevolence and threa...
by periaswamy
16 Nov 2017 07:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Africa News and Discussion
Replies: 444
Views: 47266

Re: India-Africa News and Discussion

UB: They started losing money as the experienced businesspeople and supervisors exited. Same thing must have happened in Zimbabwe except in a far worse manner, because there the whites held all the responsible positions. That seems to have exactly what happened in Zimbabwe, which lead to hyperinfla...
by periaswamy
16 Nov 2017 07:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 843730

Re: Levant crisis - III

UB: These words may be echoing now between the ears of the EU and UK netas. All of their precious citizenry whom they could have nicely buried in pieces in Raqqa - now coming back home. Sweden has the great idea of not just welcoming these returning ISIS jihadis but giving them a free apartment etc...
by periaswamy
16 Nov 2017 07:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Africa News and Discussion
Replies: 444
Views: 47266

Re: India-Africa News and Discussion

Not totally related, but Northern Rhodesia, a.k.a., Zambia, because it had less resources and less farm land that the white settlers cared for, did not get a fraction of the attention and the money that Zimbabwe got when the white settlers left. Strangely enough, that has allowed Zambia to create it...
by periaswamy
16 Nov 2017 06:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2010
Views: 164198

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Not making any moral judgements. (1) Chinese investments in Australia are orders of magnitude more than Indian investments in Australia (2) Adani's investments in Oz are being resisted -- his decision to invest in Oz and UPA etc are irrelevant to what is being discussed. (3) As you acknowledge, Chin...
by periaswamy
16 Nov 2017 05:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2010
Views: 164198

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Chinese own a lot of institutions and have their claws in the australian economy -- so the horse has already bolted as far as keeping them away from China, one would think. If China has a tight grip on Oz economy, and Oz leans against China militarily by joining the Quad, what is the incentive for O...
by periaswamy
16 Nov 2017 01:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 659
Views: 95994

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Ramana: Wilfrid Blunt I his book "Future of Islam" proposed that the British prop up a large group of Muslims to overthrow the Ottoman Turks who were in decline and this Muslim group would be loyal supporters of British Empire. Britain may become pretty dependent on the ME markets if EU m...
by periaswamy
16 Nov 2017 00:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1363
Views: 223167

Re: Analyzing CPEC

On second thought, CPEC is useless to china even as a military supply line -- no reason why the Pakis will not do to China, what they have done to the USA, i.e., start extracting rent/blackmailing China if it becomes dependent on CPEC as a military supply line. This marriage between these tall and d...
by periaswamy
15 Nov 2017 23:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3208
Views: 474112

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

TKiran: India is the only other country which can truly challenge China. US is a pussy already. This is the long game closer to a marathon than a sprint -- drawing conclusions prematurely is easy but liable to be wrong. China's aggressive behavior is causing greater cohesion among countries that ha...
by periaswamy
15 Nov 2017 23:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 659
Views: 95994

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Yemen President in Riyadh

Hadi is a Saudi-controlled drone who is supporting Saudi brutality against his own countrymen. The Saudi blockade on Yemen is being done with the cooperation of the Yemeni president.

Hadi calls houthis as Iran's puppets
by periaswamy
15 Nov 2017 21:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 548813

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Found a link with story but not what I was looking for. RBI mulls credit agency to improve credit culture.

link
by periaswamy
15 Nov 2017 21:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 266486

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Pakistan not wearing Bangles: Decrepit old f@rt Farooq Abdullah doubles down and proves that he is genuwine paki for the second time in two weeks. How nice it was that the worthless douchebag Bandit Nehru and Farooq Abdullah got to determine the fate of J&K soon after independence, eh? Not post...
by periaswamy
15 Nov 2017 21:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 659
Views: 95994

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

UAE wants to be in the business of certifying mullahs for Germany the choothspah of these arab despot nations when it comes to "advising" countries on how to deal with salafi islam is quite something. Not like the mullahs from these arab countries are any less rabid than the wahabbi ones....

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