The PeeAref cultural tradition to deal with such stresses is:
a) Beerless fact collection. See recent example re: 'Anmolization' which single-mindedly burst the bubble of the pompous U S State Department and US Embassy and exposed their disgusting hollowness or worse. Got them laughed off the Internet. Many such in the past. Tradition is alive and well, and greatly facilitated by Social Media.
b) Threads thrash out the issues objectively and with due space allowed for dissenters (slightly in danger now, as it always was).
c) Someone would systematically go through all hajaar pages of these threads and prepare a cogent article, and publish it - used to be on PeeAref Man-Eater and then 'Strategic Review' but now sooo easy on Social Media.
This aspect is missing from the present tamasha. Instead of sitting around feeling the ulcer grow as you exercise ur fingers, well.. take the time to write articles, and let Social Media do the rest. Yes, the oiseules will read them, and let THEM get the ulcers, remembering that thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands, are laughing at their proven idiocy.
To paraphrase from the movie 'Patton':
No oiseule won a media war by dying of ulcers for his pov. He won it by making the OTHER oiseule develop ulcers for HIS pov.
We don't believe in going after oiseule papparazzi with AKs or IED-Mubaraks or stones or gas cylinders. Ulcers are sooo much more effective and elegant. Get the pakis/ opposition laughed off the Internet. For a stellar example, one of several, on extremely difficult subjects, see this piece - and several others like it in the same Monitor series.
PeeAref was probably alone in coming out with such deep, accurate and pointed analyses in the open literature. In those days writers were rather circumspect about criticizing so-called Experts. Later authors evolved other strategies.. The Revelation at least for one author was described bluntly here:
The field of nuclear weapons development and control is inevitably clouded with uncertainty and speculation. All public domain writings on this subject must be assumed colored with the bias and purpose of the authors. Technical discourse in the United States on such subjects is remarkable for its innocent adherence to prevailing political models. For instance,  and its list of references ignore the most important influence in the development of the Pakistani nuclear program – the People’s Republic of China . This renders the discussion of the secrecy of locations and independence of the Pakistani nuclear weapons establishment quite meaningless. Given the level of public discourse in this area, the current author presents his hypothesis with little fear of under-shooting the standards of this field.
If you do an honest, systematic piece of work, it stays relevant a long time, even if at least one of named authors there was totally clueless and has never been to the region in question. For example, see this ancient effort. Some PeeAref postors were born since this was written, but I begin to understand current J&K politics and personalities slightly better because of it.
For instance, note that Sajjad Lone is now an independent leader in democratic political process
- what a dramatic change! In those days ppl were
at the govt for not hanging him immediately.
I seem to remember that when the events described there were unfolding, there was LOUD rona-dhona about events in J&K with all sorts of Experts rushing to
about Defeat Phor Indian Guvrmand Onlee. There was a whole Thread called "Slaughter of Democracy" which was modified into Laughter of Democracy.
Yet see what has evolved. Or see what 'we' did when Admiral 'Golf' Nadkarni was barking to get the LCA scrapped.
What will not show in the joyful article is the immense stress of reading garbage, lies, more lies and even more lies being amplified by whole armies of Mediots all over the Indian 'Defence Expert' scene, and feeling so frustrated. But I DO hope that 'Golf' and his buddies suffered a bit, or at least boosted whisky and ROLAIDS sales. 'Golf' sure became very quiet - he used to write a regular column b4 that.
Today, Praveen Swami and his ilk of 'Experts' are crying out for such treatment. But it is neither easy nor swift to do the research and thinking, and replace one's own bile with calm stuff that will raise the bile in the intended places.