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The China Question, Part 2, India’s “Cuban missile crisis” moment

The recentĀ  developments in Maldives – first the removal of the head of state in what was apparently a coup, then the cancellation of GMR’s contract for managing the Abuja airport by the Maldivian government – are part of a … Continue reading

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The China Question, Part 1, Risky maneuvers

There has recently been a bit of a kerfuffle in the Indian media regarding some exercises conducted by the Chinese Air Force (PLAAF) over the Qinghai-Tibet plateau. The common source for both stories is the People’s Daily Online, the official … Continue reading

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Who are the real (copyright) thieves?

The term “copyright” has been largely reduced to being an oxymoron in a world where intellectual property thieves (e.g., Elsevier, Physical Review, Science, Nature, etc.) can pretend to be the victims of copyright theft, when in fact, it is they … Continue reading

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Israeli embassy bombings – terror attacks or false flag operations?

By now everyone has heard of the near simultaneous bombings of Israeli diplomatic vehicles in Delhi, India and Tbilsi, Georgia on what, ironically enough, happens to be “Valentine’s Day”. Of course, Israel as always wishes to paint itself as the … Continue reading

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Dropping bombs in the name of “peace”

In Pakistan, Drones Kill Our Innocent Allies – NYTimes.com. Summary of events: Journalist meets with group of tribals wishing to publicize the terror of CIA drone strikes. Some days later member’s of said tribal-group’s are killed in CIA drone strike. … Continue reading

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Can’t touch this

On what pretext do these people wish to start a war? That Iran is developing nuclear weapons. So? What is wrong with that? Any sovereign nation has the right to provide for its defense needs in any way it sees … Continue reading

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For India, M. F. Husain died many years ago

It is ironic that Congress party members such as Ms. Ambika Soni are now saying about the late artist that: He was always an Indian. Coming from a member of the ruling party, that failed to lift a finger to … Continue reading

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