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 Forum: Global Concerns and Transnational Issues   Topic: China preparing to 'team up with Russia in Syria'

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:00 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 519


The Isil threat offers China the chance to change. For decades it has been too timid to take any action that may contradict its "peaceful rise" mantra. But the offering of Chinese military support as part of an international initiative against Isil will not set global nerves jangling. Ind...

 Forum: Global Concerns and Transnational Issues   Topic: China Just Made These HUGE Moves to Ban Islam

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:41 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 358


Westerners with their lofty ideals (human rights, freedom of speech and religious practices) will never comprehend that Islam is a political ideology meant to displace any forms of government that does not invoke the Sharia laws. The Koran overrides all forms of man-written constitutions and laws. ....

 Forum: Strategic and Military Relations   Topic: Obama’s ‘regime change’ in Syria: Why?

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:20 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 399


Unless IS and its Wahhabi allies are stopped decisively, Russia fears a repeat of 1980s when radical Wahhabi jihadists in Afghanistan, inflamed by CIA and Saudis, were used in the Chechen insurgency to weaken Russia. This threat is similarly shared by China with its Xinjiang insurgency, and further...

 Forum: Strategic and Military Relations   Topic: How much does US know about the Middle East?

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:25 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 386


Iraqi Shi'ite militias pledge to fight U.S. forces if deployed Powerful Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim armed groups on Tuesday pledged to fight any U.S. forces deployed in the country after the United States said it was sending an elite special unit to help combat Islamic State. Read more………. http://news.yah...

 Forum: Strategic and Military Relations   Topic: Obama’s ‘regime change’ in Syria: Why?

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:37 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 399


This is an interesting article........ [quote:1xskjmip][size=150:1xskjmip]Obama’s ‘regime change’ in Syria: effort to destabilize China, Russia? [/size:1xskjmip] By Christina Lin on November 2, 2015 in Asia Times News & Features The greater Middle East is on fire with one failing state after another...

 Forum: The World and Foreign Policy   Topic: Obama says China bullying smaller nations

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:19 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 586


The whole Armenian community will embrace your comments with regard to this President. To avoid antagonizing the Turks, for geopolitical reasons, Obama has to go against what he had promised during his campaign for president. A promise not kept to the Armenian community. Now, does he deserve to keep...

 Forum: The World and Foreign Policy   Topic: Japan will never repent, period...with blessings from US

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:48 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 441


Here we go again. We will never hear hawkish Abe, who is a descendant of a WWII war criminal, to really and sincerely apologize for atrocities committed by the Japanese Imperial Army. Abe is due to speak before the US Congress later this month, and has indirect blessings from the US administration t...

 Forum: The World and Foreign Policy   Topic: Obama says China bullying smaller nations

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:14 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 586


Elle, you must hold a real grudge against this president to make this statement. ....."The Real ****** in the Woodpile."

 Forum: The World and Foreign Policy   Topic: China’s New Silk Road and Its Impact on Xinjiang

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:10 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 499


Elle asked, Will China's approach towards the Islamic Jihadist problem succeed? Some pundits have suggested that China may well be displacing the U.S. and Russia in Central Asia, a region of longstanding geostrategic significance to all parties. Many of us have forgotten how the jihadists came into ...

 Forum: The World and Foreign Policy   Topic: China's Xi Jinping to unveil $46bn super highway to Pakistan

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:11 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 372


 Forum: World Cultures   Topic: BREAKING: Germanwings Co-Pilot Was Muslim Convert

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:10 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1133


So far most of the notable western media have not reported Lubitz's religious belief or conversion/connection to Islam. Perhaps, we need to read reports of his affiliation with Islam with a bit of skepticism. If reports are true that he had anything to do with Islamic belief, then the political/soci...

 Forum: Southeast Asia   Topic: Lee Kuan Yew...a politician who guided Singapore

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:52 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1133


“In the end, my greatest satisfaction in life comes from the fact that I have spent years gathering support, mustering the will to make this place meritocratic, corruption-free and equal for all races — and that it will endure beyond me, as it has ,” Lee said in his 2013 book, “One Man’s View of th...

 Forum: Global Concerns and Transnational Issues   Topic: Saudi Wahhabism: Threat to World Peace?

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:18 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 756


There are many in the East too who are ignorant of the ideology of Islam. I hope some of these messages reaches them. We should start with the WEST. United States, UK and the EU are all complicit in lighting the flame in the Middle East, and the rise of Islamic extremism by first providing the Saud...

 Forum: Global Concerns and Transnational Issues   Topic: The black flag of jihad is the REAL threat to the world

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:51 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1295


Elle wrote: If Iran gets the nuclear warheads she needs, do I think she will use it, or threaten to use it until she get what she wants? Yes, I believe it because it has been so decreed in the Quran . So Iran's fanaticism is not just some whim of Ahmadinejad or some Ayatolla, it is Quranic and Isla...

 Forum: The World and Foreign Policy   Topic: China's Military Budget

 Post subject: Re: China's Military Budget
Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:46 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 530


US dollar is only worth what it is printed on paper, it is not backed up by gold standards since the days of President Nixon..."In God we trust......" So bearers of US$$$ must trust the US Treasury for its worth. The Treasury can print as much as needed....quantitative easing....they call ...

 Forum: Global Concerns and Transnational Issues   Topic: Saudi Wahhabism: Threat to World Peace?

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:40 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 756


All the while, the Saudis have presented themselves and their Wahhabi creed as moderate and pluralistic. What lies ahead is hardly a clash of civilizations.................. ……Yet most Westerners continue to think that Muslim mores, laws, and ethical constraints are near identical to those of the J...

 Forum: Global Concerns and Transnational Issues   Topic: The black flag of jihad is the REAL threat to the world

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:31 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1295


Elle posted this article which is really informative and allows me to tie up an argument that the Saudis are more dangerous than the Iranians in the scheme of things around the world with regard to terrorism. Iranians tend to localize their war around the Middle East, in Palestine and where the Shi...

 Forum: Global Concerns and Transnational Issues   Topic: Netanyahu's Address to Congress, 2015

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:45 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1379


There is no agreement yet and Netanyahu was just using the pulpit (egged on by the Republicans) to address his frustration with Obama. I often wonder who actually runs the foreign policy in United States, the Jewish lobby or the corporate world of high finance (the military industrial complex). Smal...

 Forum: Cuisines and Recipes   Topic: Spicy food delicious - scientific proof

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:27 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1787


From the article, I read this comment, which I thought suggests or hints so much of class or caste consciousness among the Indians..... there are 3 kinds of (indian) food: saatvik, raajsik and taamsik. in a nutshell, the highly spiced up food served in restaurants is raajsik. you are what you eat is...

 Forum: The World and Foreign Policy   Topic: India and Japan must come clean

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:42 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 448


India has never come out to disclose the full contents of the Henderson Brooks–Bhagat Report of the 1962 Sino-Indo border conflict. The border conflict was and will always be a sore point in the Chinese-Indian relationship and will always be exploited by politicians in the likes of Japanese Abe, Fil...

 Forum: The World and Foreign Policy   Topic: Are China-India ties entering a new chapter?

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:08 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 1261


Elle , USA had played a vicious game of using religion when they confronted the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. By supplying arms and technology to the Mujaheddins, US won a proxy war but awakened a deadly and menacing force whose fighters hold dear to a belief in Allah, and nothing else. Fortunately ...

 Forum: Global Concerns and Transnational Issues   Topic: The emergence of Islamic extremism in Northern Nigeria.

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:39 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 307


Islamic extremism in Northern Nigeria did not start off like ISIL but in the end it does resemble more like ISIL. Neglected by a corrupt central government and impoverished by lack of natural resources unlike the oil rich Southern region, people in this region,mostly Muslims, highly uneducated, rely...

 Forum: Global Concerns and Transnational Issues   Topic: Debate among Muslims after the Paris massacre

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:10 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 682


Some highlights of an interesting article in AP. Violence fuels debate among Muslims over interpreting faith By LEE KEATH, January 10th,2015 After gunmen in Paris killed 12 people, Saudi Arabia's top body of Muslim clerics quickly condemned the attack and said it could have no acceptable justificati...

 Forum: Global Concerns and Transnational Issues   Topic: “My pen is mightier than their guns could ever be. “

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:46 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 335


“My pen is mightier than their guns could ever be. “ by Ahmed Khan http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/394196/slide_394196_4820756_compressed.jpg Jean Julien, graphic designer “I am Charlie. http://i.guim.co.uk/static/w-620/h--/q-95/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/8/1420750807390/Steve...

 Forum: Philosophy, Stories, Experiences   Topic: “I'm not a black Dharma teacher. I am a Dharma teacher."

Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 3:17 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 243


http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2014-12-20-GIVINGBACKpanawatiportrait2Alpha-thumb.jpg Ven. Dr. Pannavati, a former Christian pastor, is co-founder of Embracing-Simplicity Hermitage in Hendersonville, NC. A black, female Buddhist monk ordained in the Theravada and Mahayana traditions with Vajrayana...

 Forum: Philosophy, Stories, Experiences   Topic: Thinking about religion...will it disappear?

Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:59 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 809


As soon as we found ourselves facing an ecological crisis, a global nuclear war or an impending comet collision, the gods would emerge. “Humans need comfort in the face of pain and suffering, and many need to think that there’s something more after this life, that they’re loved by an invisible bein...

 Forum: Southeast Asia   Topic: Malay Muslims fleeing Malaysia

Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:54 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 743


The last PM, Dr. Mahathir, did manage to curtail the powers of the Sultans of the nine states in peninsular Malaysia. But the current administration, under Najib Razak, is weak. It is unable to control the excesses of the ultra right wing Malay group, Perkasa, and the religious organization, Jakim. ...

 Forum: The World and Foreign Policy   Topic: American exceptionalism....

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:20 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 821


Truth hurts but it has to be told/revealed in order for the Americans to get to the "high ground of morality". But the background "noise" of hypocrisy still rules in American foreign policy, namely in the Middle East, Latin America and the Pacific Far East.

 Forum: Australasia / Oceania   Topic: Criminal held Sydney hostages cloaked IS symbols

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:16 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1724


Meddy wrote: The hostage crisis sparked Islamphobia backlash. Women wearing religious attire were afraid to take public transport. But they've have found supporters in Australia and the social media . Nice gesture, but it won't help to lessen divisions. Australians say to Muslims "I'll ride wit...

 Forum: The World and Foreign Policy   Topic: China bashing experts

 Post subject: China bashing experts
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:05 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 1335


There are some themes you always come across from some news media regarding China (nothing good, of course) and lately I have seen Epoch Times (in Yahoo) among the group mentioned in the article below. Have a pleasant read and do not forget to click the link below and read some of the comments. The ...
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