Just in: @Pres_Artsakh has confirmed that Turkish F-16s have been used in the attacks on Artsakh.

This is direct involvement that makes Turkey an ACTIVE BELLIGERENT in the war, and is likely a violation of the terms of agreement that US had set on the sale of the F-16s.
Azerbaijan doesn't have F-16s of its own and Turkey isn't allowed to sub-lease them either, which rules out the possibility of the jets being used by the Azeri air force.

Unless the Turkish Parliament declares a state of war within the next 48 hrs, this is a potential war crime.
I've said this before, I'll say it again:

Turkey's hyper jingoist foreign policy is the perfect case study of everything NOT to do as a regional power that seeks to carve out spheres of influence.

From Syria to Greece, from Libya to Armenia, the Turks have spread themselves rather thin (what grand strategy geeks like me like to call "overextension"), and none of their gambles have paid off so far.

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7 Mar
Fun fact: Both his children were in my school just before I joined. My sibling who was already there, was friends with the boy & didn't take it well.

Let me make it clear, it wasn't a coincidence that his children accompanied him into the interiors of Odisha. It was intentional.
These cockroaches not only attempt brainwashing at an early stage (convent schools), they even use children for their missionary propaganda.

The school is Hebron, and I had my fair share of terrible H-phobic experiences that have been etched in my memory.
They were some of the best times of my life. No tests/exams till 6th, a lot of play, and a lot of good food.

But some things are too difficult to get over:
~The reference to the third eye and the teekas as evil and signs of Lucifer
~The constant disparaging of Hindus & Hinduism Image
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7 Mar
There is a common fallacy that people were more philosophical in the early days of civilization than today.

People were more religious, not philosophical.

Philosophy isn't for everyone, and religion helped impart those values to the masses.

Religion is that missing link today.
This is from a long discussion I had with a liberal friend yesterday.

He claimed people would be happier if they realised philosophical lessons & applied them to their daily lives.

I argued that philosophy is a privilege(yes, I used the "privilege" argument against a liberal😎)
Why is philosophy a luxury?

~It's generally restricted to those with a higher intellect
~It requires immense free time & mental-space

A man who needs to put food on the table EOD can't be bothered with matters of philosophy.

Survivalism>existentialism.

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17 Feb
Just so it's clear: Priya Ramani has been acquitted of defamation, MJ Akbar hasn't been convicted of rape.

When the court says "can't punish women for raising voice", it's deeply troubling for a country plagued by false rape cases where women escape scot-free for ruining lives.
Just wish there was as much bipartisan support for male victims of false allegations as there is for Priya Ramani winning a defamation case.

In 2013-14, more than half of the reports of sexual harassment/rape in Delhi were found false.

@MensDayOutIndia

bbc.com/news/magazine-…
The manner in which rape allegations are handled in India is destructive to say the least, and empowers women to use allegations as a tool to extract personal vendetta.

#MeToo has been a disaster in India. Not only has it created more male victims than it has helped female ones,
Read 5 tweets
14 Feb
Haven't seen a more sillier suggestion on this platform.

There are on average 97 hartals in a year in Kerala, each of them costing the state approximately Rs. 200 Cr.

This, coupled with the labour union culture in the state, gives Kerala a 20th rank in EODB among Indian states.
Last year in September, Muthoot Finance took the difficult decision to close down 300 offices across the State thanks to violent blackmailing by labour union leaders, who threatened to "cut the hands" of the company's managers.

Why the fuck would anyone invest there?
Thanks to the anti-industry, anti-corporate culture, the people of Kerala have been forced to look elsewhere for gainful employment.

Nurses from there find Delhi and Bangalore to be more lucrative, while the rest find the gulf as a viable alternative.

Kerala runs on remittance.
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3 Feb
To those shocked by the "international conspiracy" revealed by the toolbox Greta shared, welcome to international relations 101😎

This is, unfortunately, the norm and not the exception.

Regime change/lobbying is an ongoing phenomenon faced by countries that defy the globalists.
Ah yes, "old friend Soros" at it again.

Don't be surprised if the NGOs mentioned in the google doc are directly or indirectly related to Open Society Foundations.

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7 Dec 20
Thread on what Turkey had to gain from the war between Armenia & Azerbaijan, and why the often neglected Central Asia could be the flashpoint for tensions between Turkey, Russia & China.

Central Asia will be the biggest test yet for the facade that is Sino-Russian bilateralism.
Standing apart from its Arab and Persian neighbours, Turkey and Azerbaijan are Turkic and ethnically closer to Central Asia than the Middle East.

Having failed to carve out a sphere of influence in North Africa & the Middle East, Erdogan has turned to a more familiar territory. Distribution of Turkic ethnic groups
Apart from the genocidal history between Turkey & Armenia, Armenia was also the last barrier that prevented unfettered access for Turkey to mainland Azerbaijan, then the Caspian Sea & beyond that the rest of the Turkic world.

This final barrier for Turkey was Nagorno-Karabagh.
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