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by Y. Kanan
20 Jul 2014 05:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 161250

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

Now what if the Ukrainian spooks spoofed MH17 as an AN-26 and the rebels/Russians bought it and let fly? How could they spoof? How about someone in the Ukraine military deliberately saying "we are sending an AN-26 in the commercial flightpath and they won't target it because they think its' a ...
by Y. Kanan
19 Jul 2014 12:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 620046

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Oh and by the way, stop using the term "anti-semitism". That's just intellectual laziness. It's a bullsh*t term the Jews have hijacked to silence anybody that questions them. It's no different than "Islamaphobia" - another ridiculous term used to silence critics of a barbaric rel...
by Y. Kanan
19 Jul 2014 11:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 620046

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

It would be easier to support the Isrealis if they didn't support Islamic terrorists all the time. The Jews have been at the forefront of agitating for the overthrow of Assad and by extension have backed all manner of Islamic terror groups towards that end. The Isrealis are in bed with the Gulf Waha...
by Y. Kanan
18 Jul 2014 20:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 161250

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

Were the Ukrainians cynically directing their ATC to route civvy planes over contested area so that if an accidental shoot down happens they can claim moral victory? Far fetched but as they say "truth is the first causality of any war" or something like that. Bingo. And not far-fetched at...
by Y. Kanan
18 Jul 2014 04:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 161250

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

I wouldn't over think this. Seems pretty straight forward; an accidental shootdown by the Russian-backed rebels. They screwed up. However, I wouldn't be surprised if the Ukrainian gov't has been intentionally flying large transports in the same flight path that airliners use. This makes sense for tw...
by Y. Kanan
16 Jul 2014 03:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 164939

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

Also, which aircraft available to India, offers the Tejas' capability at a comparable cost ($26 million)? I guess I'm out of date; I thought the LCA program was pretty much hanging in limbo at the moment. Heck at $26 million unit cost, the LCA would be a bargain if it were even close to the capabil...
by Y. Kanan
13 Jul 2014 23:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 164939

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

I'm curious why all the attention being paid to the F-35 program on BR? Is there really any chance that India would ever purchase and operate this aircraft? And where does PAK-FA fit into all this? Why would India buy F-35's if we're also going to be acquiring PAK-FA's? The only reason I could see t...
by Y. Kanan
13 Jul 2014 23:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 620046

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Exactly. But the reality is we can do that even now. Our politicos dont have the spine. Pakis dont have nukes buddy. Its a royal lie that has been propagated by the world and the Indian govt is equally to blame for propagating this lie upon the Indian public. Whatever they blasted in 1998 were just...
by Y. Kanan
13 Jul 2014 03:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 161250

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

At least 30' Ukrainian military killed as militia shell convoy with Grad rockets [/quote] Harassment strikes like this, while annoying, are not easily repeated and will not stop the Ukrainian forces from holding territory nor will they dislodge them from the areas they've already taken over. No dou...
by Y. Kanan
11 Jul 2014 18:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 161250

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

Yup - this pretty much confirms it: the rebels are quickly disintegrating as they realize Russia has sold them down the river: Rebels surrendering weapons, angry at Russia abandoning them Deep strains emerged Thursday in the ranks of Ukraine's pro-Moscow insurgents as dozens turned in their weapons ...
by Y. Kanan
11 Jul 2014 18:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 620046

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

there is something quite sick when the Israeli retaliation is so severe that dozens of Palestinians,including children who have nothing to do with the conflict are killed in revenge by the state forces,peace will never take place in the region if such overkill becomes the norm. To be fair, we'd do ...
by Y. Kanan
10 Jul 2014 23:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 164939

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

Now that the F-35 has entered low rate production and worked out most of its teething issues, how far has the per unit cost fallen? At one point the per unit cost was $300 million for the most expensive variant (the naval version), if I recall correctly. If that # hasn't fallen pretty dramatically, ...
by Y. Kanan
10 Jul 2014 22:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 161250

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

Donetsk Separatist: Prepare for 'Several Hundred Thousand Refugees' Like I predicted a week ago, the rebels are getting badly routed by the Ukrainian military (no doubt beefed up with US arms, mercenaries, drones and satellite recon). As I stated then, Putin must make a choice, and quickly: go to w...
by Y. Kanan
10 Jul 2014 07:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 164939

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

Sorry, coming into this thread very late, but is the general consensus among BR-ites that the F-35 is in fact a cost effective aircraft? That the F-35 per unit cost will continue to fall and that the media have unfairly maligned this aircraft? So the F-35 program is not the expensive boondoggle that...
by Y. Kanan
09 Jul 2014 02:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 620046

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Foreign combat aircraft pour into Iraq http://www.janes.com/article/40398/foreign-combat-aircraft-pour-into-iraq Apparently the Russians have already delivered five SU-25's, three Mi-28NE gunships and four Mi-35M gunships, all using An-124 transports. The Iraqis can fly the Mi-28 & Mi35 gunship...
by Y. Kanan
04 Jul 2014 10:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 620046

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

shyamd wrote:Thanks Chaps but unfortunately I'm not hanging around. Feel free to contact me anytime at
eye.on.middleeast at gmail dot com


The forum will miss your pro-US, pro-Sunni propaganda. Good night sweet prince.
by Y. Kanan
04 Jul 2014 03:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 161250

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

Not only does this create a huge captive market for US natural gas, it will also cause the commodity price of natural gas to rise overall, which means the US companies can now charge their domestic customers far more. At present, US citizens enjoy relatively cheap natural gas (mainly used for power...
by Y. Kanan
04 Jul 2014 03:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 620046

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

What happened? I made an oblique reference to the Jewish lobby in DC and all of a sudden this forum turned into stormfront.com.

Enough with all the jew talk - let's get back on topic: how the US is destroying the world, or how I learned to stop worrying and love Obama. :wink:
by Y. Kanan
03 Jul 2014 04:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 620046

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

^^^ The founding fathers of America were true libertarians and would have never done what the current USA is doing. USA today is just a jewish colony with 3 core objectives: protect israeli interest at all cost, enable the global jew to mint his money and control the world, destroy or enslave the w...
by Y. Kanan
03 Jul 2014 04:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 161250

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

Looks like the Russians are going to have to intervene now, despite Putin's urge to avoid the inevitable sanctions that will come. I believe Kiev has been under immense pressure from the US to launch an all-out attack on the separatists and force Russian intervention. This is the outcome the US want...
by Y. Kanan
03 Jul 2014 03:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 620046

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

ISIL has only done well in areas that are demographically favorable to it - i.e. overwhelmingly Sunni Arab. There's only one place in Lebanon that suits them - the northern bit around Tripoli. To be able to reach Tripoli, they must have Homs, but the rebels of all sorts evacuated Homs earlier. That...
by Y. Kanan
02 Jul 2014 08:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 620046

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

When Iraq starts crushing ISIS, where will these Jihadis go to push their ideology? My guess is Saudi Arabia. I frankly don't understand the support of Saudis to extreme hardline very heavily armed Jihadis on their OWN borders. Why would they turn on their Saudi benefactors? Don't believe all this ...
by Y. Kanan
30 Jun 2014 07:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5619
Views: 683073

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

China/Russia is exactly doing the same. It not about moving from Euro or USD but giving strength and value to ones own currency and depends on mutual give take between two countries. ... along with Iraq, Libya, Syria and Iran. They all tried to abandon the petrodollar and were made to pay dearly fo...
by Y. Kanan
28 Jun 2014 06:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5619
Views: 683073

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

^^ A good way would be to start trading atleast some some percentage of Oil/Gas import in Rupee/Rouble instead of USD/Euro would be great beneficial for both economies That would be viewed by the US as another attack on the petrodollar. I doubt Indian policymakers would be willing to risk US ire ov...
by Y. Kanan
23 Jun 2014 11:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 620046

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Your comments are amusing considering the Maliki government has already asked the US to start bombing. Why don't you try actually reading some news rather than amazing me with your specious arguments? I will reply to you no more. It's not worth the bother. You'll avoid replying to me because you're...
by Y. Kanan
23 Jun 2014 10:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 161250

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

It's hard to get any kind of accurate picture of the Ukraine fighting so far. How well have the pro-Russian rebels fared against Ukrainian govt forces? From what I could glean from various reports over the past few weeks, it looks like about 500-1000 rebel combatants and 150 Ukrainian troops have di...
by Y. Kanan
23 Jun 2014 10:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 620046

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Still no agreement with Iraq to send in the 300. Obama says Iraq has a limited amount of time to make changes for US help. He says they must help themselves because ultimately there is no military solution w/o political chages being made. This is probably because the Iraqis have (wisely) decided to...
by Y. Kanan
20 Jun 2014 20:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 620046

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

GD, Ombaba dithering is to allow the Sunni to over run Iraq. its Like Nehru dithering to allow Pakis to take Kashmir and let Nizam declare independent state in Deccan. Now that Ghani is leading in Afghanistan, looks like Iran is sandwiched between SunniIraq and Sunni Af-Pak. This is buffer for KSA....
by Y. Kanan
19 Jun 2014 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 620046

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Part of the price to be paid: Maliki must go. http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/19/politics/iraq-crisis/index.html?hpt=hp_t1 I've got an idea, how about Maliki tells you guys to go f*ck yourselves and the Iranian army can come in and help eradicate the ISIS vermin that your Saudi friends created in the fi...
by Y. Kanan
16 Jun 2014 08:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 620046

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Western stupidity is very evident here, a Pakistan-like support of jihadis who will turn around and harm Western interests. This isn't necessarily as stupid as it appears to be. If the US goal is to sow chaos and create endless wars that benefit their own military industrial complex, and their oil ...
by Y. Kanan
16 Jun 2014 08:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 620046

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

There will be no US involvement until a political price has been paid by Maliki and his Iranian backers. Obama has made it clear that this is an Iraq political problem with politization of the Iraqi security force. Until that is corrected the US is not commiting to any drone or bombing action in Ir...
by Y. Kanan
12 Jun 2014 19:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 620046

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

The Iranian stooge who is the prime minister of Iraq is now calling for US help after he told US troops to leave Iraq. Why not get some help from his Iranian chums? They can't cut the mustard, that's why. The US will probably wind up sending some special forces and some Air Force forward observers/...
by Y. Kanan
12 Jun 2014 19:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5619
Views: 683073

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Times have changed. Russian <> FSU. Instead of friendship prices we are getting rip-off prices for not for prime time products that can be sold to others using us as venture capital. C-17s, P-8Is, C-130Js not a favor to US but a much needed capability to our military with less mission risk here and...
by Y. Kanan
10 Jun 2014 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5619
Views: 683073

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Why is Russia lifting embargo on military supplies to Pakistan? http://rt.com/op-edge/163116-russian-embargo-military-supplies-pakistan/ ... and this is why I voiced my misgivings over the last several major arms purchases from the United States. The C-17's, C-130's, P-8I's, Apaches and all the oth...
by Y. Kanan
07 Jun 2014 23:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 161250

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/russia-lifts-embargo-on-weapons-sales-to-pakistan/501300.html Russia Lifts Embargo on Weapons Sales to Pakistan If true, this is a HUGE development and cannot be simply shrugged off by India as some sort of realpolitik by Russia. Russia selling Mi-35's...
by Y. Kanan
01 Jun 2014 09:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Technolgies useful for Indian problems
Replies: 701
Views: 135516

Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

I have written this to Sri Modi, hope he takes note of it. Dear Shri Modi ji, I take great pride in your party coming to power, all the more satisfying as I have been associated with RSS right from my young age. Without paying heed to the conspiracy theory tag associated to the question of Unidenti...
by Y. Kanan
01 Jun 2014 02:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 182039

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

What's the story with Indian stocks since Modi's swearing in? Seems the euphoria's fading... I hope this is just some quick profit taking by all the investors that bought in during the stock run-up that was brought about by Modi's ascension, and not another long bear market.
by Y. Kanan
16 Apr 2014 03:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 161250

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

The real problem is that Russian troops were at the lead in the takeover of Crimea - the use of force to enlarge any country's territory is something Europe and the world in general has done its best to avoid and prevent since the end of WWII...the vast majority of wars in human history have come o...
by Y. Kanan
15 Apr 2014 06:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 161250

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

It's depressing how few genuine revolutions actually occur in the real world. We all like to indulge the fantasy where the people in country X rise up to throw off the yoke of oppression and the good guys win and all that. But in reality most revolutions are externally engineered. Ukraine is a parti...
by Y. Kanan
03 Apr 2014 21:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 161250

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

Excellent - looks like Russia has decided to stop this farce of cooperating with US sanctions on Iran: Iran, Russia sign $20 billion oil-for-goods deal http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/02/us-iran-russia-oil-idUSBREA311K520140402 Is the time soon coming when the US forces India to choose betwee...

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