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by Y. Kanan
24 Sep 2017 13:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 574
Views: 65642

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Clubbing the Rohingyas along with illegal Bangladeshi immigrants in India will muddy the waters though the root cause of the problem for Myanmar and India's NE states could be just the same. The rohingyas are 1/5000th of the problem in India. Using our limited diplomatic weight on Burma instead of ...
by Y. Kanan
24 Sep 2017 00:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 574
Views: 65642

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Truth *MUST* be told. Had it been any other religions, the refugees wouldn't be looked at in this manner. That truth won't even be told in our own country, with a sitting BJP prime minister elected on an unprecedented mandate. If, after all that, we still live in such fear of the muslim community, ...
by Y. Kanan
19 Sep 2017 23:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 574
Views: 65642

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Our inability to just pick a f*cking side (i.e., not the Rohingyas) as demonstrated by our media, the Modi govt and esteemed posters here (see above) guarantees insurrection in our BD-border states. In 10 years some of you will be wondering how it all went wrong (as usual) but I'll know. We'll have ...
by Y. Kanan
18 Sep 2017 08:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 574
Views: 65642

Re: The Rohingya Menace

With Myanmar being essentially a satellite of China, doesn't all this put Beijing in an awkward position? What with Pakistan backing the Rohingya doesn't this put them at odds with their Chinese benefactors? Or has Myanmar gotten too independent and this is China's way of punishing them for drifting...
by Y. Kanan
24 Aug 2017 13:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2529
Views: 373920

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

India should commit absolutely no blood or treasure to Afghanistan until the US proves it is serious about holding Pakistan accountable. I give no credence to Trump's recent statements about Pakistan. Even if Trump could find Pakistan on a map, even if he understood their true nature, it wouldn't ma...
by Y. Kanan
18 Aug 2017 10:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2529
Views: 373920

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Are you serious? The US wants China to nuke us. It would be a huge boon to their military industrial complex as it would lock India into US arms purchases for many decades to come. Nobody wants anybody to nuke anybody. The world isn't run by mad-men. If China nuked us, we'd likely nuke them back. T...
by Y. Kanan
15 Aug 2017 02:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2529
Views: 373920

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

A warning to China ,even delivered privately,that it would face US N-wrath if it threatened India with an N-strike would suffice. Are you serious? The US wants China to nuke us. It would be a huge boon to their military industrial complex as it would lock India into US arms purchases for many decad...
by Y. Kanan
12 Aug 2017 03:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

Great innovation one must say.I wonder about the recoil though,esp. when in the desert sands. Reg. the Platypus being used extensively in Syria,it has drawn much interest from various countries and Russia is sure to seel many of them to foreign customers. I still wonder why the IAF has not consider...
by Y. Kanan
08 Aug 2017 03:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Be Indian Buy Indian
Replies: 176
Views: 19932

Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

How about if I want to buy a phone in the US? Are there any options for avoiding Made in China? I heard the Samsung phones are sometimes made in Vietnam, Korea, or India (in addition to China), but people seem to prefer the Chinese made Samsung phones, because of quality issues with the Korean made...
by Y. Kanan
06 Aug 2017 02:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Be Indian Buy Indian
Replies: 176
Views: 19932

Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

I think the rise of 3D printing & robotic manufacturing may allow us to close the gap. In the coming 4th Industrial Revolution (which is already underway), countries that serve as cheap labour pools (like China) will lose their competitive edge. Having a huge pool of cheap human labour that can ...
by Y. Kanan
28 Jul 2017 01:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

russians have done this with a great economy of force and cost vs the usual khanish show map just before the russian intervention in Sept 2015 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFvPXggW0AAy5ZT.jpg map now https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFvPYdGXcAUbski.jpg Idlib and Deir-Azzor are both striking for holding o...
by Y. Kanan
26 Jul 2017 00:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

It's been a joy watching the nefarious plans of the Americans, the Wahabbis and the Jews collapse in Syria, but I have to wonder, has the Deep State really given up? Are they preparing a master stroke to turn it all around? A massive 'chemical attack' by the regime? A terror attack within the US tha...
by Y. Kanan
22 Jul 2017 03:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

https://mobile.almasdarnews.com/article/iraq-buys-russian-t-90-tanks/ The Iraqis just signed off on a "very large" purchase of T-90's from Russia. They're wisely shifting away from dependence on the US as the recent conflicts have shown that Washington will always back the Wahabbis over th...
by Y. Kanan
21 Jul 2017 20:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

Syrian rebels feel betrayed by U.S. decision to end CIA support: ‘It will weaken America’s influence.’ https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/syrian-rebels-feel-betrayed-by-us-decision-to-end-cia-support-it-will-weaken-americas-influence/2017/07/20/6476f252-6cbc-11e7-abbc-a53480672286_story.html?utm_...
by Y. Kanan
20 Jul 2017 06:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

Could it be? Washington finally giving up? Or it could be a trick...

Trump ends CIA arms support for anti-Assad Syria rebels: U.S. officials
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-midea ... SKBN1A42KC
by Y. Kanan
19 Jul 2017 18:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

some kind of smooth russo-us plan seems to have kicked in ever since the G20 DT-VP meeting. I think you may be right: the US appears to have abandoned its plan to cutoff the Iraq/Syria border. We haven't seen any more airlifts/troop insertions into the Deir Azzor area or any of the other towns alon...
by Y. Kanan
12 Jul 2017 04:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 434
Views: 40749

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar

Article 370 will never be repealed. You're dreaming. It would take a lot of grass roots agitating to push that through parliament (with a 2/3 majority, no less!). A 2/3 majority never happens, especially with any controversial measure. 99% of our fellow Hindus couldn't care less about such things.
by Y. Kanan
12 Jul 2017 04:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

UlanBatori - I hope you're correct in believing that the Trump administration is abandoning the Syria project. You imply Trump's missile strikes were only to silence his domestic opposition (Democrats, US media, etc). If that's true then the aggressive moves with FSA airlifts, the air strikes on con...
by Y. Kanan
12 Jul 2017 01:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

So I'm a bit hazy on the details: if the US cuts off the two main highways linking Syria to Iraq (HW2 & HW4) then what happens? The US has already cutoff HW2 by seizing Al-Tanf, so the southern route is blocked. This leaves only the northern route currently. So if they airlift enough FSA to seiz...
by Y. Kanan
09 Jul 2017 00:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

countours of a plan for north syria imho ... YPG will leave Efrin which will be DMZ syrian govt will move in for internal law and order russians will monitor the border for security from turkiye in exchange Edro will sheath his euphrates sword this achieves his goal of not having Efrin as a conting...
by Y. Kanan
07 Jul 2017 12:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

clue / mystery question for Kanan ji - why do you think despite significant buildup on iraqi side, the persians have not unleashed the PMU across the border east of deir azzor ? i believe they want the ISIS to remain concentrated and strong along the euphrates for now, while conceding ground to SAA...
by Y. Kanan
07 Jul 2017 03:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

This is Russia's last chance to end this war on favorable terms (ie: Syrian govt in control w/direct land link between Iran, Iraq, Syria and Hezbollah - the so-called "Shia Crescent"). Anything short of that leaves an isolated Syrian rump state - cutoff from its friends in Iran and Iraq, w...
by Y. Kanan
06 Jul 2017 10:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

>>with coastal access to the Mediterranean Sea Efrin does not have a coast. Latakia is firmly under assad control, so any coastal access (basra or latakia) has to be negotiated with baghdad and damascus. also between Efrin and the coast is Idlib which is turkish/jihadi owned....the only route from ...
by Y. Kanan
06 Jul 2017 02:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

If Rojava and Iraqi Kurdistan could ever unite, the resulting country would be a significant little state, with coastal access to the Mediterranean Sea and a lot of oil. But of course if they tried, Turkey would just invade (if the Kurds were standing alone). The Syrian govt, Iran and Iraq should al...
by Y. Kanan
05 Jul 2017 21:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

they are nowhere near US self proclaimed deconflict zones. they are right in middle of syria north of T4-palmyra Which means nothing. The Americans will strike whenever they please and make up some bullsh*t justification later. This is their modus operandi. The Americans can be counted on to serve ...
by Y. Kanan
05 Jul 2017 18:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

^^ the desert hawks are not known as foot infantry...some looks like sabiha going by physiques and large bellies. Fighting the war in style, driving not walking, and an ice coler in every vehicle with refreshments no doubt. The Saudis tried this style of warfare in Yemen and it didn't work out very...
by Y. Kanan
04 Jul 2017 12:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

Ah - clever! So what is the US game plan, then? To cutoff the entire Syria/Iraq border? Like you pointed out, it is just empty desert after all. There's no reason new roads can't be laid down, and relatively fast at that. So the only way to cutoff Syria from Iran would be to control all of southern ...
by Y. Kanan
04 Jul 2017 03:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

Looking at the map I see the Syrian govt and Lebanese Hezbollah can still enjoy an easy land link to Iran via either Deir-e-Azzor or Al-Tanf. Al-Tanf is the faster, more optimal route, but the highway running from Iraq border to Deir-e-Azzor would also serve this purpose just fine. So Deir-e-Azzor a...
by Y. Kanan
03 Jul 2017 14:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

wait for a month . by then someone either SDF from east or SAA+PMU from west-east will get to Al bukamal. whoever holds that crossing will hold the upper hand. the syrian army engineers have constructed a desert road of sorts to loop around al tanf into iraq. it has been done not to trade right now...
by Y. Kanan
03 Jul 2017 09:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

If the Jews/US won't allow a road link between Iran/Iraq & Lebanon, then the situation is pretty simple. Either Russia & Assad give up on southern Syria and hand it over to the jihadists, or they go to war with the United States. I see no alternative (unless there's some other clever way to ...
by Y. Kanan
30 Jun 2017 20:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

US doesn't give a sh*t about any independent Kurdistan; they were just using them as expendable cannon fodder for ISIS. The US will be selling the Kurds down the river in short order; mark my words.
by Y. Kanan
30 Jun 2017 10:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

Any word on how many Iraqi Shia militiamen that US aircraft have murdered in Syria so far? Curious to see how Abadi and Iraqis in general will handle this increasingly blatant betrayal.
by Y. Kanan
27 Jun 2017 10:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

Another false flag operation in the works; more US strikes coming:

Syria preparing "another" chemical attack, claims Washington
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/26/politics/ ... index.html
by Y. Kanan
27 Jun 2017 04:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

Based on US actions around Deir Ezzor and Al-Tanf, it appears the US goal is to deny Iran a land link to Hezbollah, by controlling all the highways in southern Syria. Is that a reasonable assumption?

This goal would make the most sense given America's constant ass-licking of the Jewish state.
by Y. Kanan
24 Jun 2017 09:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 459370

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

It's even easier for the US to backdoor in a remote kill switch or otherwise degrade/disable drones than it would be for manned aircraft. This is an unnecessary risk to take. If anything, it seems drones are actually a type of weapon system we could be making ourselves (playing to our strengths in s...
by Y. Kanan
22 Jun 2017 06:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

Sy AF were attacking SDF when their jet got downed by US? Hemze Hamza‏ @Sergermed_ The Afghani & Pakistani Shia thugs that fight on behalf of the Nusayri sect in Syria are infamous for looting in Aleppo. The coalition said the Syrian Su-22 had bombed US-backed fighters battling so-called Islami...
by Y. Kanan
17 Jun 2017 02:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

other videos of ruaf savagely attacking isis units trying to move toward palmyra https://www.rt.com/news/390383-russian-jets-raqqa-airstrike/ whispers speak of the russis planning a 2nd base in palmyra including a radar facility to keep an eye on entire region once the war is over Hoping that was y...
by Y. Kanan
07 Jun 2017 23:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3650
Views: 312908

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

Chinese Clampdown On Muslim! : Islam, Quran, Mecca & Medina. And Hajj , Imam, Saddam & Arafat Are Now Banned Names For Children Muslim children forced to drop 'religious' names in western China Muslim children in China’s far western Xinjiang region are being forced to change their “religiou...
by Y. Kanan
07 Jun 2017 22:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

US trying to goad Iran into battle at Tanf
https://www.yahoo.com/news/remote-deser ... 03583.html
by Y. Kanan
02 Jun 2017 03:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11859
Views: 864452

Re: Levant crisis - III

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