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by periaswamy
12 Dec 2017 00:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3634
Views: 302350

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

Leap forward, my foot. Saudis will just censor the films severely -- they already do that in real time to cable TV shows. If you watch "friends" or some such show with adult themes on Saudi cable, you will find the screen going blank a few times during the show, when some censoring officia...
by periaswamy
12 Dec 2017 00:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 266706

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

The one common thing between most of the Indian attendees is that they are all ex-bureaucrats with ties to IFS/IAS. I have long suspected that Sonia and Co are just a front for a corrupt front of the babucracy that wants to wield power after installing someone clueless like sonia on the throne. If a...
by periaswamy
11 Dec 2017 23:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 266706

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

@ShekharGupta Gujarat’s chronic loathing of Muslims/Pakistan & what happened when I was “caught” on my way out at Ahmedabad airport with a bottle of whiskey This musharraf boot-licking scumbag Shekar Gupta dumps on Gujarat for being anti-muslim while simultaneously clubbing all Indian muslims a...
by periaswamy
11 Dec 2017 22:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3209
Views: 474679

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

India China russia terrorism meet ven as China continues to block consensus over Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar at the United Nations Security Council, the India-China-Russia trilateral, for the first time, called for cooperation to take decisive and concerted action against globally-p...
by periaswamy
11 Dec 2017 20:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 659
Views: 96096

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

aditya_v: Thats Bullshit, it will not deter them. What deters them is conventional arms and Nukes plus a large population. It will not be in their interest to help Pakis in a war against us. I am not saying that they will never attack us -- there is no reason for them to turn their gaze towards Ind...
by periaswamy
11 Dec 2017 12:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 659
Views: 96096

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Manish_P:"I, against my brothers. I and my brothers against my cousins. I and my brothers and my cousins against the world." - Old Arab saying Indeed. This is not lost on all the weapons suppliers surely. This war happens right about the time when their oil revenues are down too. But mayb...
by periaswamy
11 Dec 2017 11:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 844320

Re: Levant crisis - III

The US is welcome to support all the terrorists it wants to, and surely this won't be the last time either -- first they created the mythical "al qaeda" and then partnered with "al qaeda" in Syria where they had a hand in creating and supporting ISIS. It is just amusing to see th...
by periaswamy
11 Dec 2017 11:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 266706

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Given the track thoo stuff that happened in Thailand recently, this seems to be congress's own tr ack-thoo negotiations. Apparently, congress wants to meet with foreign governments all by themselves, just like they met the chinese during the recent doklam standoff.
by periaswamy
11 Dec 2017 11:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 659
Views: 96096

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

I don't see why these planes would fly eastwards, given India has friendly relations with all of them. This is just a friendly family bloodletting in west asia -- the worst outcome for the rest of the world would be if all these buggers actually got along.
by periaswamy
11 Dec 2017 09:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 844320

Re: Levant crisis - III

From LAtimes article: By now it should be obvious that the Syrian Arab Army has played a role in degrading Islamic State in Syria — not alone, of course, but with Russian and Iranian partners , not to mention the impressive U.S.-led coalition . Isn't that a load of BS? If anything, the US lead coali...
by periaswamy
11 Dec 2017 07:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 574
Views: 64313

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Lashkar-e-Taiba’s charity wing reaches out to Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine Pakis escalating their plans to stir up trouble in Bangladesh via Lashkar-e-toiba -- with Hafiz Saeed entering Pakistani politics as a "politician", the pakis will try to whitewash this terrorist activity as "i...
by periaswamy
11 Dec 2017 04:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 266706

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

Pakis working on creating terrorists out of Rohingyas (LeT Reaches out to Rohingyas) Abdul Rehman, an Islamic Centre official on the run and a cleric handling finances arriving from the large Rohingya diaspora in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, was responsible for knitting together ARSA’s assault plans,...
by periaswamy
11 Dec 2017 02:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2530
Views: 245889

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

Modi just visited Israel and the news headline quotes a palestinian source saying "Modi will visit palestine". Modi is not going to be visiting Israel again in the near future, so I don't see why any of this is noteworthy. Seems more like this palestinian envoy is trying to put the Indian ...
by periaswamy
11 Dec 2017 02:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 992
Views: 142919

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Chinese Bank funds road connecting Turkmenistan and Afghanisthan. Source ToloNews. Ghani Inaugurates Qaisar-Laman Road Project In Badghis President Ashraf Ghan visited western Badghis province on Sunday and officially inaugurated the first and second sections of the Qaisar-Laman ring road project. S...
by periaswamy
11 Dec 2017 02:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2530
Views: 245889

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

India's official statement that its policy on Palestine and Jerusalem is independent of the policy of other countries (US) in the region. So nothing about supporting or not supporting Trump's jerusalem move has been said officially by this govt.
by periaswamy
11 Dec 2017 02:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139610

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Afghanisthan launches road connectivity project with turkmenistan. Possibly part of the new Iran-afghanisthan-central asia connectivity projects. Ghani Inaugurates Qaisar-Laman Road Project In Badghis President Ashraf Ghan visited western Badghis province on Sunday and officially inaugurated the fir...
by periaswamy
11 Dec 2017 02:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139610

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

As usual, pakis play the India boogeyman card and the US predictably responds about keeping India out of Afghanisthan. Pasting entire contents as link does not work. Tolonews Dec 7 2017: A day after US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ meeting with Pakistan’s officials in Islamabad, Foreign Minister, Kh...
by periaswamy
11 Dec 2017 01:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139610

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Tolonews reports. Hyperlink does not work. members of Afghan parliament asked the Kabul government to suspend all its relations with the US following President Donald Trump’s decision on Jerusalem. Seems to be a minority -- report does not state if this has widespread support in parliament. I would ...
by periaswamy
11 Dec 2017 01:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139610

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

parasu: Obama signed a deal with Iran to stop it ..etc. You are arguing with yourself because I have not made any claims about USA using Iran as a transit route -- my quote to which you are responding to does not make any such claim. What is strategic about Indian trade with Afghanistan? Wheat ? Ir...
by periaswamy
10 Dec 2017 23:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139610

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

cross posting from Islamic State thread: French fighters appear with IS in Afghanistan - AFP, ToI French and Algerian fighters, some arriving from Syria, have joined the ranks of the Islamic State group in northern Afghanistan where the militants have established new bases, multiple international an...
by periaswamy
10 Dec 2017 23:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 659
Views: 96096

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Iran ready to make peace with Saudis: Rouhani Iranians calling for a common united front against Israel -- demanding that KSA stop war in Yemen and stop dealing with Israel. At the end of his speech, Rohani concluded that "Palestine has been and will remain our cause, and the United States and...
by periaswamy
10 Dec 2017 22:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 288241

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

^ Was addressing only Sri Lanka's proximity being an advantage. There is also Maldives in the above list. Not denying that the Chinese presence in the Indian Ocean is going to be hard to keep track of (during war times), given Chinese military ships are allowed to be refueled at these ports.
by periaswamy
10 Dec 2017 22:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139610

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

parasu: US mending ties with Iran to the point of using it as transit is impossible. US using IMF/world bank to bend Pakistan for some more years n staying put in Afghanistan is what India would be hoping for. In that period, India may need to create an India supporting constituency in Afghanistan....
by periaswamy
10 Dec 2017 21:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5143
Views: 393843

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

peter: which would point to a common Indo-Iranian myth of a cosmic or mystical Sáras-vat-ī river. The river does not become "cosmic or mystical" just because linguists pretend it was -- all we have for "proof" is this claim based on some random theory cooked up regarding word or...
by periaswamy
10 Dec 2017 08:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139610

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

schinnas: Very unlikely for US and Israel to have a u-turn in their relations with Iran. But India can broker tactical understanding and agreements and we shouldn't shy away from doing it. And what exactly will India gain out of this useless do-goodery you think? Eternal gratefulness from Iran and ...
by periaswamy
10 Dec 2017 05:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139610

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

I am not sure India should help Iran and the US to come to better terms -- Iran has always started effing with India once it has a stable outlook with the USA, and this happened during obama's tenure. The moment the US started to make a deal with Iran, Iran responded by turning the screws on India. ...
by periaswamy
10 Dec 2017 04:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139610

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

KrishnaK: Indian governments of all hues have generally insisted that the US stay put in Afghanistan. Yes, true. I believe that is because Pakistan's refusal to allow India transit to Afghanisthan meant that US getting out of there would allow Pakistan to fully destabilize Afghanisthan and beyond, ...
by periaswamy
10 Dec 2017 01:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 659
Views: 96096

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

ashish_raval: True they will not be pleased but both house of sauds and Wahhabi maulanas are in symbiotic relationship to keep their power over people. If there is democracy like Lebanon both of these gangs will become irrelevant. So they keep their backside warm by a) by providing money to wahabbi...
by periaswamy
10 Dec 2017 01:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 288241

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

nvishal, In war, they can serve as support structures for long battle. In war, while the above is true. It is also expensive for China to defend this asset in Sri Lanka -- India's cost for destroying this asset is a lot lower. Hmabantota can be made useless in short order given the geographical pro...
by periaswamy
10 Dec 2017 00:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139610

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Pakistan has been bypassed for trade and Iran has been added to the list. Besides, what is strategic about `trade`? US/NATO arent opposed to India investing in Afghanistan. Why would they be interested in stopping India-Afghanistan trade. what is strategic about trade? It provides space for alignin...
by periaswamy
09 Dec 2017 23:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139610

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Parasu: The article said that Afghan government forces could not retake the Darqad district from the Taliban because “it is guarded with Russian weapons, and this province will remain the point of Russia’s link with the Taliban. This appears to some Paki-pasand news source, given that it claims tha...
by periaswamy
09 Dec 2017 23:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139610

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

parasu :India had already lost everything in Afghanistan when Taliban took over and controlled 95% of Afghan territory. India has only Osama bin Laden to thank for whatever little `leverage`, if any, it has in Afghanistan today. India gave away PoK which severed last direct land link it could have ...
by periaswamy
09 Dec 2017 21:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139610

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

USA has used pakis fear of India to win concessions, which is not the same as using India as leverage. India's afghanisthan strategy has already diverged from USA's strategy, so any claims of India sacrificing its Afghanisthan interests to win "Economic cooperation" from US and its allies ...
by periaswamy
09 Dec 2017 21:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4306
Views: 433740

Re: Internal Security Watch

Congress party claims bluetooth "hacked" EVMs These EVMs used in India do not have bluetooth controllers or software -- there has to be a penalty for this kind of rumour mongering by the traitors in the congress party. It does not do anyone in India any good to delegitimize EVMs for polit...
by periaswamy
09 Dec 2017 19:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 659
Views: 96096

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

ashish_raval: Nothing to do with Malsi religion. [ I am pretty sure that the wahabbi or any salafi clerics who back MBS's rule would not be pleased with promoting false gods. Anyway, the story seems to be that this is going to be on public display at the "Louvre" in Dubai. Guess Louvre is...
by periaswamy
09 Dec 2017 08:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 659
Views: 96096

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

so now UAE has the portrair

Looks like the portrait has quickly been palmed off to UAE -- why are these guys buying expensive paintings when drawing, singing, and dancing are all haraam. Trying to pretend that these arab kingdoms are all getting moderate and enlightened, like Musharraf's pakistan.
by periaswamy
09 Dec 2017 08:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5143
Views: 393843

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

peter: Iraninans can't pronounce S. Some People in western India can't pronounce S. More west you go..... These are all known facts. And you can easily look them up. Iranians not pronouncing S maybe a known fact that is not relevant to the questions that were asked of you, which is not related to l...
by periaswamy
09 Dec 2017 08:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5143
Views: 393843

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

peter:Last sentence is your conclusion. I did not say this. And FYI i do know of indians who can't say S and use H. peter: They named the river that they settled around in Iran Sarasvati. Since they couldn't pronounce S they used H and hence Haraxavati. So how do you know the Aryans could not prono...
by periaswamy
09 Dec 2017 05:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 836
Views: 139610

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

I have not read any news about India resuming talks/negotiations with pakistan, let alone giving concessions to the pakis. Mattis was going around wearing pin of Pakistan, so some US sucking up is going on. India's work with Afghanistan involves Iran, and given Trump's anti-Iran stance, I don't see ...
by periaswamy
09 Dec 2017 01:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 574
Views: 64313

Re: The Rohingya Menace

The two countries have signed an agreement on voluntary repatriation which refers to establishing a joint working group within three weeks of the Nov. 23 signing. UNHCR is not party to the pact or involved in the bilateral discussions for now. The UNHCR has not been formally invited to join the wor...

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