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Oct 26, 2014
03:34 AM

Almost 3 weeks have gone by. The hospital authorities in W Bengal, under pressure from mysterious state government sources, have not released the prime suspect alive from the Burdwan blast into the custody of NIA.  The bomb-maker has only injury to his leg and is otherwise healthy.  The hospital authorities keep giving his release date and then changing it thus preventing a swift investigation in the process .

Martand Sun Temple, India
Oct 26, 2014
03:18 AM

Re 4/D-23;

"Remember.... we have no real friends." -

In the international stage of politics, there is no permanent friend nor foe. What prevails is the permanent interest of the nation. And the leadership at the helm of the nation must endeavour in pursuit of that interest.

"The Russian friendship is a sham at the best" -

How does one conclude that ? At least at present, the Russians are supplying us with Sukhoi fighter-bombers, nothing of that class available from the West.. And when they give the same Sukhois to the Chinese, they are "same" only as platforms, not for the weapon systems they carry, the Indian versions being much superior than the Chinese. 

"China after all is not a foolish country." -

Well China made a very foolish attack on Vietnam sometime ago, to teach the Vietnamese a lesson, but as it transpired a real lesson was learnt by the Chinese military forces in that adventure. General Sundarji has somewhere pointed this out in his writings.

"You desire that India declare war on China?" -

I fail to see how I am proposing that. But it should have been clear that I want India to stand up and defend her territorial sovergnity with full might, come what may. There is no point of being scared and give in. It happened in 1962, but as has been analysed in later years, had India continued the war in 1962, involoving her Air Force, the table could have been turned on China. This happened in Nathu La (1968?), and again in Sumdorong Chu (1986?). 

"Neither we have the economic power nor military might to exert needed pressure on China" -

This is same age old Hindu mentality. The issue is about defending India's own rights and territorial integrity, and not to be in a paranoid state.

"Negotiations is the only way out- a bit of give and a bit of take shall be the mantra" -

Indian, and for that matter any nation's, sovergnity is not negotiable. China does not give a bit, and to date, India has given up a lot (Aksai Chin etc) without receiving a bit. It is a myth to imagine that China is negotiable on territory.

"Sitting in far off Australia you may like to see action-right or wrong- but let us live peacefully in India" -

Well from abroad, one may see India in a different light true, but can learn a lot from others. It is difficult to express this in a few words here.

Remember what Churchill said, it is the threat of war that brings in peace, not otherwise. That is how this world runs, like it or not.

Pinaki S Ray, Adelaide
Oct 26, 2014
03:00 AM

Submarine in India?

Surely these will simply sink?

misogynist, chennai
Oct 26, 2014
02:58 AM

Modis showmanship is already legendary.

misogynist, chennai
Oct 26, 2014
02:57 AM

BJP is afraid that if it shares Maha with SS, then SS may eventually grow and become the bigger of the two parties.

misogynist, chennai
Oct 26, 2014
02:45 AM

A short history lesson that I found on the web:

AD 632 -- Muhammad’s death.

AD 635 -- Christian Damascus fell to invading Muslims.

AD 636 -- Christian Antioch fell to invading Muslims.

AD 638 -- Christian Jerusalem,and later Alexandria,fell to invading Muslims.

AD 650 -- Muslim armies reached Cilicia and Caesarea of Cappodocia. In the same period Muslim forces carried out raids on Cyprus, Rhodes, Crete and Sicily, carrying off thousands of Christian slaves.

AD 668 -- Muslim armies laid siege to Constantinople. They were repulsed.

AD 711 -- Muslim armies invaded Spain. By AD 715 they had conquered most of Spain.

AD 717 -- Muslim armies again laid siege to Constantinople. Again repulsed.

AD 732 -- Muslim armies invaded France. Charles Martel stopped them at Tours.

AD 792 -- The Muslim ruler of Spain, Hisham, called for a new invasion of France. An international Islamic crusade was assembled, and was repulsed by the French.

AD 827 -- Muslim warriors invaded Italy and Sicily, terrorised monks,and raped nuns. Sicily was held by Muslims until AD 1091.

AD 846 -- Muslim armies reached Rome, where they forced the Pope to pay them tribute.

AD 848 -- France was again invaded by Muslims. And again repulsed.

AD 1059 -- Pope Urban II launched the FIRST Crusade.


In short, it was 450 years after the janwaars started attacking, conquering, enslaving and raping Christians all over the Christian world that the first Crusade was launched.

Christian slaves, like Hindus and Buddhists, were castrated by the janwaars after being enslaved. Since Islam did not permit mutilation of the body, their solution was to hire Jewish "mohels" (circumcisers) to castrate Christians in Dar-al-Harb before they were transported to Dar-al-Islam. This is the main reason the Spaniards kicked Jews out along with the janwaars in 1492 - the Jews collaborated with the janwaars during their orgy of death and destruction through Christian lands.

Today, the Jews and Muslims pretend to be ignorant of these horrors and act like they were the victims, and Christian and Hindu sickulars are happy to collaborate in these lies just like the Jews collaborated with the janwaars back in the medieval era.

Janwaar Bibi
BibiSarai, Iraq
Oct 26, 2014
01:05 AM

Seems to me Mr. Jethmalani is indirectly lobbying to get more clients.  Once Mr. Jaitley announces names (most likely of filthy rich persons), many of those rich persons will look to get services of well reputed lawyers and we know the reputation of Mr. Jethmalani. 

P.B. Joshipura
Suffolk, Virginia, United States
Oct 26, 2014
12:53 AM

Just look at this guy's shrewdness.  He knows why all these TV Channels showed dirt and filth on the street after Diwali celebration.  They wanted to put Mr. Modi's campaign of 'Swachh Bhara' to shame.  But Mr. Modi praised them as if they are helping his canpaign. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
Oct 26, 2014
12:30 AM

Congress and BJP are the two sides of the same coing.Congress practices passinve communalism and BJP(read RSS) active communalism.

It is a well known fact that Congress has many RSS people with them who are bringing its downfall.Soon Congress will merge with BJP.Sonia family can pack their bags and go to Italy if they want.Inept leadership caused this and they are the one to be blamed.

Nasar Ahmed, Karikkudi
Oct 26, 2014
12:11 AM

One should do what's best for BJP. State and the people of Maharashtra.

Dr. O. P. Sudrania, Siliguri
Oct 26, 2014
12:04 AM

Sounds like a ploy to extract more concession from SS.  Whatever happens is Uddhav's Karma.  Just for not conceeding mere 16 seats (135 from 119) due to his arrogance plus his stupid statements about Modi's father etc. is doing number on SS. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
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