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 Forum: Strategic and Military Relations   Topic: Syria chemical attack 'fabricated' - Assad

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:35 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 203


Remember President JW Bush jr used WMD as excuse to invade Iraq?
We're not sure how much to trust US Presidents.
But then Assad is more shrewd and manipulative than Saddam Hussein.

 Forum: Strategic and Military Relations   Topic: Brinkmanship in North Korea

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:49 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 94


Kim is unpredictable. Can't afford to play games with North Korea. Better let China handle them. Even their supporter's words could be ignored at times but at least it is a safer bet.

 Forum: Business, Economics, Money and Macro issues   Topic: United image rubbished - neglect economics and service

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:47 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 462


Having travelled on different airlines, I can confirm that United has poor service. This is the worst I have seen. Forcibly hauling and dragging a customer out of the plane for overbooking, a fault of the airlines systemic greed and inability to handle with technology and understanding of basic econ...

 Forum: Strategic and Military Relations   Topic: Trump's show of strength in Syria view as stupidity by China

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:42 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 233


Trump has stopped believing in Putin. He has to distance from Russia to save his post.
Russians have been supplying chemicals to Assad. There are five other parties in the Middle East and more than a thousand rebel groups against the Assad regime.
It's a mess!

 Forum: America, Europe   Topic: Belgium ignore intelligence warning on ISIS

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:33 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 475


This is close to home. Things don't happen suddenly. Governments are missing the point by fending off stereotyping of a large community instead of focusing on problem areas. Complacence is the road to disaster. Know yourself and know your enemy, as the Chinese military strategist Sun Zi advised. htt...

 Forum: Africa, Middle East, South Asia and Others   Topic: Disillusioned Jihadi who turned to Christianity

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:24 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 276


Some convert by force, others because of convenience but some are convinced and feel loved. Hope their new found God will protect them. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/world/middleeast/the-jihadi-who-turned-to-jesus.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-shareWhat&_r=0

 Forum: Southeast Asia   Topic: Singapore government investigates iman and professor

 Post subject: Stupidity
Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:57 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 285


Management science neglected functional stupidity. But there's also leadership guided by self-centred stupidity and tricking other stupid people into believing and falling deeper into the stupidity trap. Guess rightly, this fits Trump perfectly. Before even addressing the elusive devils, take care o...

 Forum: World Cultures   Topic: Most Americans (PEOPLE ‘Know Little or Nothing About Islam,’

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:23 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 97


Majority of Americans don't know much about the world. They consider travelling interstate to be international experience. That is why many are closed minded.
Those who know are could not care less. That is the sad state of affairs.

 Forum: Southeast Asia   Topic: Singapore government investigates iman and professor

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:19 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 285


Uncouth-ness is not the way of life even on virtual interactions. Embrace complexities and acknowledge that differences can exist. Facts can coexist, I mean realities, not alternative facts. Each is providing a piece of the puzzle of what the elephant actually looks like in the room and outdoors.

 Forum: World Cultures   Topic: The new nationalism

 Post subject: Re: The new nationalism
Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:12 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 81


Think global citizenship. Don't regress and return to the dark ages by behaving like those we abhor.
The Economist too has lost its glamour to globalisation but it has an edge in niche areas; don't try to be something you can't.

 Forum: World Cultures   Topic: President Trump Will Be A Great Success

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:09 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 97


Republican and Brexit supporters have a different take. Who's who is doing what? Silence the opposition is nothing but authoritarian. No need to debate till the cows come home. Just wait and see, not for a long time. The so-called alternative facts are in reality lies to promote narrow base of elite...

 Forum: Political Developments - General   Topic: Lessons from history of revolutions

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:02 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 491


https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/trump-lenin-administrative-state-by-harold-james-2017-03

 Forum: Australasia / Oceania   Topic: Reforming Islam from within

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:38 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 645


Mainstream journalists and majority of Salafi and Sunni sects branded the three religious alarmist religious leaders as fraudulent. Who should you trust more? Those recognised by the government? https://newmatilda.com/2017/03/04/one-path-network-exposes-today-tonights-despicable-anti-muslim-fraud/ M...

 Forum: Australasia / Oceania   Topic: Reforming Islam from within

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:06 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 645


History showed that Christians who fought to reform orthodox beliefs and modernise the religion had to face many life threatening obstacles. Of course the fundamental myths of Judaism and Christianity remain to date. All avenues must be explored. In any battle, inclusion improves the chances of succ...

 Forum: Research and Information on Sciences   Topic: Quack watch: beware of pseudo science posing authorities

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:59 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 302


A very long list of high sounding publications but they are suspicious to the knowledgeable eyes. Please do not believe in them and lured into wasting your money and time. The so-called journals are not professionally accredited. There are many fly by night operations that ask for money to get publi...

 Forum: Research and Information on Sciences   Topic: Widow of Robin Williams writes about pain of LBD sufferer

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:55 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 641


It is easy to label people as mad or unreasonable and not trying to make an effort to understand the involuntary actions are due to medical causes.
Unlike those that are destructive because of indoctrination and personal choice, sufferers of illnesses are not causing pain to others deliberately.

 Forum: Social Issues   Topic: Trump's exclusionist media policy - falling US standards

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:54 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 454


Every politician running for office or in public office is subject to scrutiny. The media is only one of them. Institutional checks and voices from the public, from many sides, including pro-Trump are allowed to speak up. Obama, Bush, Carter, Reagan, and many before and after will be the same. That ...

 Forum: Social Issues   Topic: Ex Muslims need support and understanding

 Post subject: Beware of Wahabi cause
Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:49 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 855


Powerful and wealthy Wahabism is the root of evil and freaks everyone out, save for western professed anti-Muslims who support Saudis.

 Forum: Social Issues   Topic: Ex Muslims need support and understanding

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:57 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 855


From the words of an ex-Muslim. They are attacked by their own and others because people are living in the hostage mentality. Each interest group is only interested in limited objectives but really should be unifying to strengthen the causes that will help society live peacefully. http://www.busines...

 Forum: Friendship and Social Networking   Topic: Friendless USA

 Post subject: Re: Friendless USA
Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:15 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 555


It's about Trump creating antagonisms with China, Australia, Japan, Mexico and Germany over economic issues.
Americans don't need more enemies if it really wants to fight Islamic fundamentalism.
The middle class and working class in the US are damned.

 Forum: Friendship and Social Networking   Topic: Friendless USA

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:53 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 555


Cooperation, alliances, joint ventures, or even competition. But tough talk and fight is likely to multiply the number of enemies.
http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/02/donald-trump-parody-videos

 Forum: Political Developments - General   Topic: America bans refugees from some Muslim Countries

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:14 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 160


Real people true stories. - CEO of Syrian-UK dual citizenship could not travel to the US for the next 90 days until , the mess created by Trump's executive order. - Students who were born in Muslim countries, including some who had lived in Europe for years, could not reenter the US to continue thei...

 Forum: Political Developments - General   Topic: America bans refugees from some Muslim Countries

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:01 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 160


Not just refugees, but includes everyone with dual citizenship, as long as they were born in the Muslim majority countries on the list. Fortunately, there are courts to stay the order and ease the pain of genuine visitors and American workers. A CIA official was cited by the news that travel ban wou...

 Forum: Political Developments - General   Topic: Gongxi Chinese new year song in minor key - story behind it

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:58 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 158


Chinese survive by exchanging with all nationalities. However, if some of them choose to exploit and conveniently forget the sins and war crimes, do not be surprised by emotional reactions. Even a foreigner can understand. I don't see why some Chinese are "eating in and crawling towards outside...

 Forum: Political Developments - General   Topic: Reaction to Trump’s Travel Ban

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:41 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 102


Trump's rashness, lack of intellect and leadership qualities have shown up within days of his Presidency. Unlike majority of idealists who want to treat all human beings equal, I have no problem with ban on real terrorists. The first move is to deport all suspected. It should not be a blanket policy...

 Forum: Business, Economics, Money and Macro issues   Topic: Reversal of world economic order: Xi in Davos

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:26 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 816


Shockwaves rattled the world when the leader of a mixed / former command economy supported globalisation and condemned protectionism. http://europe.newsweek.com/xi-jinping-donald-trump-china-china-relations-nato-544297 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/01/17/davos-2017-breaking-news-updates-w...

 Forum: Strategic and Military Relations   Topic: US threatens China but some Aussies may not want conflict

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:09 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 192


Obama started the rhetoric of pivot to Asia but Trump Administration is on the verge of a major conflict in Asia, even before he takes office. US allies are neither impressed not enthusiastic. Why risk war with China, the largest trading partner with more than 100 countries in the world. What for? T...

 Forum: World Cultures   Topic: Why Donald Trump’s China-Bashing Makes No Sense 03/28/2016

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:49 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 142


China has learned about how global business works.

 Forum: The World and Foreign Policy   Topic: Trump's anti-China antics facilitating China influence

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:19 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 359


This is a smart alec thinking he has identified the main enemy and killing it off will solve all problems, unemployment, US power projection in Asia, and make America great again. Alas, shooting in the foot, giving excuses to the competitor to become more hostile, pushing pissed allies to rally behi...

 Forum: Africa, Middle East, South Asia and Others   Topic: Evidence of biblical Philistines

Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:03 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 392


History shape the present but more recent events have a stronger impact on current political developments. Eye-opening latest discovery of Philistine Israelites by archelologiests confirm biblical references to Philistines: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/07/bible-philistine-israelite-israel...
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