Apr 27, 2017


I am surprised to read about people's reaction on Trump. Calling him an empowered fool is insulting. After all he is an accomplished master of apprentice who is trying to hire and fire people to serve his new business empire in Capital Hill. That is why he tagged along his daughter together with her real estate husband to be closer to him to give advise that resulted in the bombing of Syria  and his dramatic showdown with his Korean Kims.

The frustration shown by the Democrats and the Liberals in what they perceived as his wishy washy and lacklustre attitude towards the objectives of America as the greatest thug on earth bent on regime change in all parts of the world, is not acceptable. Kudos must be given to Trump for doing what he pleases with no regard for political correctness. There is a need to change the Congress that is subservient to the international lobbyists of arms smugglers, drug peddlers, mercenaries, terrorists who are sponsored by the international Zionists who have hijacked the function of America. That is why America is viewed with disdain.

America has lost its international credibility - except in the eyes of fellow zionist supporters like France, Britain and Germany who have equally lost their sense of justice and rationality that they began to play trumpet with zionist-infested Congress to draw Trump into their snare so that he will be functioning as their faithful operative. No doubt he was backed and cultivated by the trillionaires of the world who worked to get him installed as their functionary in the White House, I still think that this man has retained some traces of the raw American spirit of the Wild Wild West that he will be able to exercise individual judgement in making his move. Unfortunately, as I mentioned in my earlier blog, his hands are tied by his love for his family. This becomes the target for those who are out to do damage to him so that he will be toeing their line. Thus it is becoming evident that he is having a tough fight in his administration with many Obama appointees who are working to undermine his administration. Now I realize what Obama meant when he said "when the reality kicks in" Trump will change his course. All these "realities" are concocted by the democrats so that they can continue playing the puppeteering behind Trump's back. Don't get me wrong for speaking out for Trump. I am not his supporter. But I feel that this man is trying to regain some of the lost pride of America in the world by making America great again.

It is this "making America great again" that is not clearly defined that it is interpreted differently by different stakeholders in America. The forces that are working against this agenda are only interested in making America bleed again and again by invading other countries. What is required now is for the American public to work with Trump, even though many of them consider him as Mr. Dump, in eradicating the viruses that are plaguing the country's economy, military, media, security, Congress, and its international influence. It is time for Americans to reclaim America from these terrorists who are out to defend the Zionist entity a 100 times or even 1000 times at the expense of America. So I am urging my American brothers and sisters across the political divide, colour, race, religion and persuasion to rally behind the Commander in Chief by occupying the White House and all other important institutions in America and its various interest areas and reclaim the country from these criminals. Work with him to stop the degradation and desecration of the nation and help him rebuild it both infrastructurally and morally. So for God sake stop insulting him by taking him for a fool!



Strange to note that the illegitimate Zionist entity has appointed a Muslim Palestinian to head a Muslim Religious Court in the Occupied Palestine. My congratulation to our sister Hana Mansour al-Khatib for her accepting the appointment. Hopefully she will be able and allowed to execute her duties with respect and competence. I wonder where did this Nut-in-Yahoo get this idea. Perhaps he might have got inspired by his recent visit to my beloved country where even the Speaker of Parliament is wearing her head dress and it did not hinder her duty to the nation. It is a shame that in many Muslim countries we do not have qualified sisters appointed as judges to decide family disputes. Hopefully her appointment will inspire these countries to trust in the ability of sisters and appoint them to handle matters pertaining to justice.

I first came across about the functioning of Shari'ah Courts in the Occupied Palestine when I was pursuing my Ph.D in Edinburgh. I even thought of comparing the Shari'ah Court there with the Shari'ah Court in my country. But I thought it is better if I go there to do the research. But it seems that I will only go after its liberation.


Apr 25, 2017


The BJP-run India seems to be engaged in a war against its own people, the occupied Kashmir in the north, the Naxilites in the east, the Sikhs in the west and the Tamils in the south, and not to miss the rest. There is something seriously wrong in Modi's politics of change. The recent killing of the CM of Tamil Nadu, the late Jayalalitha and the subsequent masquerading by the Central government in apprehending the real criminals who have systematically abused the facilities of the famous Apollo Hospital in Chennai, that many Tamils are questioning the professional integrity of those who attended to the late CM and the collusion of hospital higher-ups in this heinous crime that from my own analysis of the relations, circumstances, events and after reactions all indicate to a premeditated murder by special interests that want to have Tamil Nadu as part of its political agenda to which the late CM was reluctant to cave in.

The history of Tamil Nadu's struggle for identity within the messy Indian nationalism is very murky as the Tamils have been deliberately sidelined in their struggle for self-identity and recognition. Their language and culture were not given adequate recognition in India, despite the fact that the intellectual contribution of the Tamils have been well-documented by others. My contention is that India is against the Tamil cause and that is why they engineered the massacre of the Sri Lankan Tamils through collusion and negation. Now having fed the Tamils to the tigers, the Central government is conniving to gobble up Tamil Nadu by pushing the Tamils away from their homeland. I am sure with the construction of the national highways linking the north with the south the entire fanatical and barbaric criminals will come down in nude to Cape Comorin and pollute its serenity with their dirts.

It seems it is a lesson for the Tamils who have been so blindly supporting their coreligionists from the north who have no sympathy for their cause. They knew that these Tamils are emotional people who will be pleased with the pittance thrown at them. In the country of caste system, the Tamils will be cast away into the Southeast Asia in an effort to reclaim the Greater India. To achieve this they may need to rewrite Hanuman's adventure into lands beyond Sri Lanka.

I was wondering why the urgency to do this murder and create the chaos in Tamil politics? To my understanding there is a greater geopolitical game that is being played out. Particularly with the coming of CPEC and the OBOR initiatives that encircle India, and the interest shown by the major powers to have bases in Sri Lanka has placed India in a precarious situation. Moreover, the activities of the world illuminatis to pollute the lands of the Tamil farmers with poisonous insecticides, pesticides under the guise of enhancing productivity and at the same time mining for chemicals that pollutes the lands of the farmers have forced many of the hard working Tamil farmers to commit suicide. I see a deliberate attempt to destroy the Tamil land is being done by the northerners by supplanting the leaders with jokers and actors who have nothing to do with the rich heritage of the Tamils. It is time that the Tamils come out of their self-induced slumber and start demanding their rights in the rightful way. Given the pool of talents available among the Tamils I am sure they will be able to get the leaders who can lead them to greater heights.


Apr 21, 2017


The clash of gender has reached a new horizon when the remaining superpower stuggles to undo the reemerging superpower in destructive activities aimed at cowing the innocent people into submission by droping the Mother of All Bombs (MOAB) on the so-called terrorists in a country that has witnessed the brutualities of these two competing superpowers. The matter of the fact is that MOAB is dropped on the forces pieced together by Americans themselves to create chaos in the Muslim world. Americans are busy bombing the soils of Afghanistan so that they loosen the ground for planting more opiums for export to Europe and America. The dropping of MOAB was to send a message to Syria and by extension to Iran that not to undermine the evil design of America in redesigning the Middle East. The timely explosion of FOAB by the Russians gave an appropriate response to American jingoism in the Middle East which has been going on for many years with total impunity in collusion with some numbskulls among the Arab leaderships who prostrate to the zionist entity that stands to benefit from the lies of the 21st century. As it is becoming evident that the 'new' venture into Syria was long conspired in the 1980s by the neo-cons to strenghten the hands of this illegitimate zionist entity and to expand its borders to the vast swathe of lands in Syria so that they can 'solve' the Palestinian problem. In this crime countries like Jordan, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, not to miss the Egyptians are backing the removal of Assad, a legitimate leader of Syria belonging to the minority Shiah community that has been ruling over the majority sunnis for closer to a half century. 

The reason for the demand for the removal of Assad has nothing to do with this schism, but rather pure economic and geopolitical interests to safeguard the security of this criminal state created by the ilk of illuminatis who are working to consolidate the oil wells found off the coast of Syria that is found to contain 10 times more than that found near the Palestinian sea. Moreover to draw the oil from Qatar to Turkey for export to Europe, Syria stands in the way of the grand scheme. So by removing Assad from power the criminal West (meaning the American illuminatis and their lackeys in Europe and the Middle east) are trying to fulfill the false promise of this cult. It is in this respect we should welcome the FOAB as a counter measure to contain these criminals. I wish the Russians will try the FOAB in the Negav desert, if this criminal entity keeps destroying one country after another just to please its filthy illumionatis and satanists backers. 

No matter it is the MOAB or FOAB, the real out come is COAB (Causalities of All Bombs). Until and unless the buffoons in Washingtion keep following the directives from the illuminatis by discriminate bombings on innocent peoples of the Middle East and elsewhere the call for the use of FOAB will increase. Russia is fully justified in advancing this approach to contain the expanding game of America. It would be better for countries like China and Russia to play a more assertive role in the Middle East to safegurad not only their energy interests but also the helpless situation of the Middle East that has come under the insatiable greed of world criminals hiding in Western capitals.

            RUSSIAN FOAB

Apr 10, 2017


The euphoria following the unprecedented victory of an 'outsider' over the establishment is over, when Trump launched his first volley of nearly 60 Tomahawk missiles off the coast of Syria killing innocent children and adults, whom he vowed to protect during his presidential campaign trial. Was he a lunatic or is he under some fix that he is unable to risk losing his daughter to an illuminati who is sitting as his high-powered adviser? Contrary to many who misjudged him for a freak I see him as a loathing father who is caught between duty and love. He is not willing to lose his daughter to the illuminati-infested Congress, Pentagon and the Secret services who are working to undermine his administration through blackmail and threat. Thus he has dutifully followed the instructions of his masters who made it all possible for his presidency. Many of his supporters are baffled to see that barely three months into his presidency Trump has departed from his principled positions that voted him in. We will see more U-turns from him very soon, as he will be dutifully follow the dictates of his chosen son-in-law who is overshadowing all his initial poster boys who filled up his cabinet posts. He is tying himself with the robes of the illuminatis and will be delivering what they want even if it is the World War III. 

The Syrian launch is not going to be the last one. This one came after the unsuccessful visit of the great Nut-in-Yahoo to Putin to warn him of the consequences of supporting Assad and striking the Syrian territory which was ineffectively retaliated by the Syrian army resulting in the downing of only one Zionist plane with the Russian supplied missiles to stop the reckless sorties conducted by the criminal Zionists across the entire Syria flying with total impunity under the protection of American veto.This will not be an one off thing.

The reactions from the exiled Syrians who are relishing their lives in America and other  foreign capitals clearly show their approval of Trump's action to the delight of war criminals like McCain, Bushes and the Clintons. I see the urgency to create this chaos is (a) to punish Assad for his refusal to allow the pipeline from Qatar to the Mediterranean that would have secured the smooth flow of oil from the Gulf to Europe via Turkey, (b) to create a buffer to secure the borders of the illegitimate Zionist entity, a pet project of these illuminatis, from the plausible Muslim attacks that may happen as the crisis prolongs, (c) to redraw the Middle East by creating more states on racial and ethnic lines in the pretext to undo the colonial injustices committed earlier, and (d) to reoccupy Iran through imposing unjust sanctions and economic sabotage and military threats. Though it may not look and sound as a war against Islam, but definitely against Muslims, since there are sufficient Muslim collaborators who are willingly colluding with them in the dismemberment and remaking of the Middle East on sectarian line. What the criminal elements that have hijacked Trump's presidency conspiring is another manufactured lie that will be so sensational that it will pull the American public opinion behind the next crime they want to commit.

The Zionists manufactured lies on the pretext of which the criminal security apparatus of America has instigated and pressured the President to act in this irresponsible way will have far reaching results that may put the American servicemen in harms way. The servicemen who are killed are not the children of the filthy neo-cons and the disgusting illuminatis. It is high time the American public stand up against the war crimes committed by their government on filmsy ground. They should go undermine the function of these criminal institutions that are conspiring against the majority of the American public to fill the insatiable greed of these filths. Go after them and their interests. This is the least Americans can do to reclaim their country from the illuminati appointees.


Nov 1, 2016


Watching the Presidential debates between the two contenders in the forthcoming US election, I was appalled by the devolution of standard in the debates. I am no supporter of either of them. American politics is increasingly resembles the Third world thuggery without, of course, the fist fighting or throwing of punches. The exposé on instances of personal lapses, be they moral or otherwise, only show the ugly side of American Presidential campaign trails. It is not for the faint-hearted nor for those who are concerned about personal secrecy, for what is revealed in the course of knowing the candidates are minutes details of their communications both verbal and non-verbal. The smear campaign that over exposes the 'true' nature of the candidates is so cruel that one may wonder is it worth the trouble. But then once the shame is removed then there is nothing to feel shame about. That is why Trump is least bothered about all those revelations about his duels with women.

Coming to think of what is best for America, my heart says Americans will chose the one who can deliver them from their international pariah status to a more respectable stature as a benign super power that does not push its weights around causing untold miseries to millions with its change agenda. I for one feel that Trump will win by a slim majority, because the Americans are increasingly fed up with the disappearance of the thin line that separates Republicans and the Democrats. They see them as two sides of the same coin that serve selected interests that alienate America from the rest of the world. I am no admirer of Trump. But a country like America needs a person like him who has no qualm in denigrating himself in pursuit of what he thinks is right. I am least bothered about his anti-Muslim rants that only works in his favor to gain the supports of those Americans who are disenchanted with America's struggle with the Muslim world. I am sure he will be realigning himself with the Muslims as he has many business interests in the Muslim world. As for the lady in waiting, unfortunately she is carrying many historical baggage that questions her ability to think independently. People see the marks of her husband's oral diplomacy each time see opens her mouth. The fact that she stood by her husband in time of his shame without admonishing him and her involvement in the Bengazi carnage, not to miss the contents of, hopefully not that intimate, emails are indicative of her inability to keep America safe. Ideally I would like to see her as the first American Woman President as that would put an end to discrimination against the rule of woman in American history, since for 200 over years America has been vociferously preaching human freedom and equality of the sexes, yet it has not been able to elect one. Only it is now we are seeing a female Presidential candidate. But it will take another few attempts at nominating female candidates can American psyche accept a female as a President. Perhaps we may have to wait till Michelle Obama nominates herself as the first (black/coloured) Woman President. But then that would only be possible after her Malia and Shasha are well settled.  Lets wait and see how America selects its President. I only hope if Clinton is elected she fixes her eyes on her husband permanently. 


As President-elect Donald Trump will start his learning process from those hawks who hide behind his campaign victory. Certainly his election augurs well for America, as he is a no nonsense person, despite his brazen outlook. I am certain he will focus on his domestic issues, as he has made his campaign slogan "Make America Great Again" as the tagline for his victory. His election has uprooted the many well-entrenched stance of the Republican party, particularly its Godfather, the Bush, who wanted to create history by trying to install the third Bush as the President. It is time America focuses on itself and let the rest of the world to figure it out themselves. There is no need for itself to be the world police and creating chaos in other places to bring law and order. Let others learn to shape their own destiny. Hopefully the mess his predecessors have created are corrected and chart a glorious and prosperous future for America and others. Enough of warmongering and killing of innocent lives in other places. He won the race because people are sick of the hypocrisy deluding the American democracy. The Americans want someone outside the establishment to fix the mess created by the establishment. In this there are lessons for other leaders as well who are entrenching their position to salvage the luxury of the few at the expense of the silent majority. In days, weeks, months and even years to come the wave of change brought by Trump will have its far-reaching impact on other political spheres. For many leaders who were ranting for Hillary's Presidency accountability starts now. I only hope President Trump will have a bit more humility that will make him one of the great Presidents of America. But his true greatness will come when make America great again.


Trump's win has lead many Americans to cross the border to Canada in large number that the Canadian Immigration website crashed with the sudden exodus of disgruntled Americans who feel they may not easy life under Trump. I hope similar movement may take towards Mexico. But that will not take place because of the economic condition facing Mexico and large part of American Hispanics may not want to return to Mexico to become the prey of the warring drug lords. If such migration were to take place in large scale, which is very unlikely, it would be useful for people like us without job to fill in the vacuum. He may bring loads of unemployed Balkans to fill it and to fill his wife's heart with happiness. I may reconsider my option as well. Trump has understood the White population and their woes in the face of 'fierce' competition from Asians, Hispanics and the Blacks who do not pose that much of a threat to the White's employment. No doubt many of the migrants have proven themselves well through hard works and creative engagements in American society. It is high time these migrants spend more time understanding the woes and pains of the White man who doesn't want to lose face in competition to China and Russia. He has to re-instill those good-old values in the hearts and minds of his fellow Americans so that they can regain their lost pride. I am sure he will be a good President for America, but I am not sure that he will have that appeal in the world as I see the entire world is worried about his Presidency and world leaders are dumbfounded and are at a lost, for they relied on their not-so-experts on America who are themselves the by-products of those institutions that nurtured the oil-o-manic leaders of the past, who were only interested in dominating the world through control of oil and did not shy way from waging criminal wars against innocent people of the world. It is time for Trump to trumpet the good values of the Americans so that he will not only make America great, but also the American greater.


Hardly a day passed the Americans are up in arms against the democratic decision of the American people that saw the election of Trump as the 45th President of America, that the disgruntled American democrats are serious in nominating Mrs Michelle Obama as the 46th President of America, perhaps as the First Woman American President - a feat Mrs Clinton tried to achieve twice but lost heavily. Perhaps the White Americans are not prepared to accord such a lofty position to White woman. We saw the respect they accord to White woman in the descriptive statement of the next American President Trump. But the case is not the same with the Blacks. So my earlier prediction of Mrs Obama becoming the First Woman President of America is certain to materialise. She has proven repeatedly that she has a better personality and intellectual acumen than any other female democrats. I got a feeling that, she may not achieve that covetous position that soon in 2020, but perhaps in 2024. She is still young.

Now this Trump has started on his wrong foot by warning, of all the countries, my beloved Singapore for stealing US job - a clear blasphemy and an insult to the great leaders of my country, who are paid the highest in the world to be accused as such. I am seriously offended by such accusation. I am sure the dead Lee will rise up from his grave to sue Trump for his careless and thoughtless accusation. I don't expect anything serious from his handpicked son to challenge this false accusation either. It needs a person with extraordinary courage to articulate the Singapore case in Trump's court. The next option would be to give him sizeable land to operate his casinos. I think Trump might have sought to get a better bargain from Singapore in the casino business and the 'conservative and morally-conscious' leaders of Singapore might not have agreed to his bidding. So when he talked about stealing American jobs, this is what he meant. If Singapore is still concerned about its moral uprightness, it would be better if the government can allow him to build a floating casino anchored in the Pulau Batu Puteh and rename the Light House as Trump Light House. Certainly that will make him look at Singapore favourably.


I do not understand why many leaders in Asia and Europe are worried about Trump the President. We should allow him to focus on improving the image of America in the eyes of both the Americans and those who look up to America for inspiration and not perspire with fear. By keeping the Lobby dogs at bay Trump has clearly spelt out his approach to presidency, despite his status as a political novice. It seems he is single-mindedly devoted to remaking America great by rejuvenating the dead economy and uplifting the morale of the American public through massive infrastructural redevelopment aimed at employing the increasingly frustrated Americans who have lost out to China and other 'emerging Tigers' of the world. Instead of dragging America into the mess it has created or helped create around the world by giving more chances for its continuous involvement in the world affairs, we should let America fix its own problem by building more walls around the country to prevent illegal immigrants from creeping in, of course to borrow Trump's allegation, to stealing American jobs. The rest of the world can work with other Western Foxes and the Eastern Tigers to upgrade their own economies. It seems America doesn't want to lead, because wherever it has lead had seen more bloodshed and anarchy instead. It is feeling the guilt of crime against humanity and the blatant lies it has spread in achieving its vital interests. It is time for those countries that were affected by American policies to find legal course in holding America responsible for the damage it has caused and to bring those Americans who have perpetrated crimes against humanity to be brought to international shame so that appropriate punitive actions are taken against them. The fact that the Germans are still paying for the purported Nazi crime against the Jews is a good precedent to make America pay for the crime against the killings done in the name of democracy and the rule of law or even under the pretext of regime change. It is here the world leaders must confront Trump and not begging him for concessions. He loves a tough fight. Give it to him. The knee-jerk response shown by the world leaders is so shockingly shameful. Hold the charging bull by its horns. I see no one to confront it except our macho-Russian Putin. We need more tough leaders to face Trump head on and make him realise that America has to fix the mess it has created around the world or else boycott US and go after its interests.


The business-mogul-turned-President-elect Trump has proven that he is an astute businessman by giving political prominence to his three adult children in his Presidency - a clear departure from the democratic values America preaches abroad. Certainly it seems, in his sincere intention to remake America great he is falling into the trap of not seeing the sin he is committing by appointing his own children into the orbit of power. This will legitimize the actions by erstwhile dictators of the world who during their own rules engineered their way to 'elect' their own children as their successors. Perhaps he might have got the inspiration from the Bushes. No doubt Trump is turning America on its head before he heads to Washington!


Trump must stop his intimidation of my country. His repeated warnings have sent trepidation in the spines of our tough-acting leaders that no one is coming forward to succeed the poor Prime Minister, who is ever ready to relinquish his dad-given (did I say God-given) position. It is not that we Singaporeans stole American jobs, in fact it is the Americans who came running to Singapore to avoid paying exorbitant amount in taxes. As such it is unfair for Trump to accuse my country. He should express his eternal gratitude to my leaders for sheltering these American renegades and keeping their investments secure and profitable and making them feel at home by providing them the services they need, of course at a relatively cheaper price without compromising the quality. No American was/is discriminated and many of them enjoy staying in my country which goes all the way to please them at the expense of the locals. In due course many of the leaders have become Americanized in their values. So I don't see why Trump should get agitated. All he has to do is to call up my beloved Prime Minister and tell him that he is sending his son-in-law to Singapore as Ambassador to negotiate the repatriation of American assets (both individuals and companies) otherwise he is fired.

My leaders have to understand that Singapore is physically rooted in the region, as such it should work closely with the regional countries in a mutually beneficial manner.  Rather than becoming a satellite for one power or the other, Singapore must reach out to all countries, including the war-ravaged Muslim countries. It is time for Singapore leaders to revisit their American-dependence and reach out to the emerging regions in the Central Asia and the Far East, where Singapore miracle and experience can be readily shared.


Aug 13, 2016


The murderer of Gujarat and the loser of Bihar, Modi made a now-no-more surprise visit to Lahore to attend the wedding of Nawaz Sharif's granddaughter on a personal mission to revive and resuscitate the moribund peace talk between the arch rivals Pakistan and India. No doubt it is not the first time an Indian leader has crossed the border in search for peace. It was the Karachi-born Advani followed by his party leader Vajpaee who, despite the Hindu Nationalist's anti-Pakistan stance spoke candidly and highly on Jinnah as a secular leader suggesting that it was the worthless Gandhi who was instrumental in paving the way for a separate homeland called Pakistan by refusing to accede to the minority Muslim request for equal voting rights with the majority Hindus. 

One may argue for and against the sudden outpouring of Indian love towards Pakistan. What could have made this strange change of heart? Is it the lost in Bihar, or is it the Pressure from Obama, or is it from the economic threat from China? or is it the fear of not trading with Afghanistan, Iran and Central Asia because of one country blocking the other's trade route? My gut feeling is that trade is the buzz word that is forcing these countries to relook at their relations. But what sacrificed is worth pushing it aside in their new-found romance? Without the solution to the Kashmiri issue no warming of relationship will be considered fair to the sacrifice millions have paid over the past six decades. Is it necessary to continue with warming of relation at the expense of sacrifice and indignation? I am not so sure about this. I do not feel comfortable trading dignity for few trade deals that may promise the whole world and beyond. Pakistan must have only one frontier and that is the Indian border.

Some of my learned colleagues have argued for this new change in perspective by contending that the time has come for Pakistan to look beyond the past history. They say that when the Indians and Pakistanis are abroad they treat each others with affection. Some of them have married and chose to settle down in the Gulf and Europe. It is these new breed of post-independent generation that has no historical anchor who takes pleasure in ignoring the lessons from the past by taking comfort in possessing the nuclear arsenal as the deterrent to stop any Indian aggression. India doesn't have to make use of such tactics to defeat Pakistan. All it wants is a safe passage for its trade to and fro from India to Central Asia. What the Indians will unleash along the way is nothing but a cultural pollution. What was protected hitherto will come under immense pressure. Pakistan will become the backyard of India's economic pittances, earning revenue through brokerage and transit fees for trade goods. Many sincere Pakistanis feel that it is time to move on with a friendly India by the side. I don't think so. But there is nothing wrong with forging closer friendship with India on the condition that Kashmir is given a fair hearing and let the Kashmiris themselves decide their own future.

The above suggestions and efforts are not new. Similar attempts were made by many actors, players and artists to bring these two countries together in their many ways. Many Indians and Pakistanis living in the Gulf and the West are eager to see these two countries normalise their fractious relations and that more people-to-people contact be established to move over the historical baggage that drive people hysterical. No doubt these are genuine interests of the people who are willing to put history behind the back burner and want to build a friendly relations that focuses on cross-border trade. Is it worth it?

Many of the Pakistanis whom I met and discussed this rapprochement between these rivals are of the view that history must not hinder future prosperity. Both armies have armed themselves to their teeth to annihilate each other. Much of their GDPs are spent on keeping armies secure as they are defending their respective borders and both view this profession as the noblest one. The argument that Pakistan needs to ease its eastern troop concentration to facilitate smoother cross-border trade should not be done without the equal demand on the Indians to withdraw their troops from the disputed territories including the occupied Kashmir.  The suggestion by Vijay Shankar, the ex-Commander-in-Chief of Strategic Forces Command of India to remove the Deep State of Pakistan as a prerequisite for a strategic stability of the subcontinent must not be one sided as the arguments he proffers in support of such an action also applies equally to India, for India is no saint and the records of sadistic brutality its troops have committed against the Kashmiris are well-recorded and those who seek to exercise their democratic rights of self-determination are systematically cleansed through repressive action. Any solution to the stalemate requires not only courage but sincerity, which is definitely in shortage in India. Until genuine change in India's attitude towards normalization of relations with Pakistan within the parameters of composite and not comprehensive dialogue is effected no passage to Central Asia for India be granted no matter Pakistan comes under international pressure of any kind. I hope Mian Saheb will listen to the wise counsels of his generals before the next Toddy (I mean Modi) comes "uninvited" to another gathering.