rahul ji was of course born to be prime minister. 25 or 45, makes no difference.
i don't want midnight knocks on my door when i am in india, so i shall make no further comments. it's safer to bash bush and co than the dynasty in india.
yes, fortunately subhash kak and family are quite safe from hurricane katrina aftereffects.
the mitrakhin report should not amaze anybody. it is abundantly clear that everyone in india is on the take. selling the country to foreigners is a long and honored occupation among the jaichands and mir jafars who haunt delhi. i tend to believe the report is correct in essence.
what is more worrisome is not what happened in the 1970s but what's happening now, *today* as the chinese, the vatican, the baptists, and saudi arabia have bought up large sections of india's 'leaders'.
i am also watching the manmohan singh-musharraf circus in washington dc. why is anyone surprised that musharraf is doing what he always does? he wants india to give kashmir to him, period. he isn't going to stop terrorism or proliferation or any of his other games. the reason is that there is no pain, and plenty of gain, for him in his mischief. to make him stop, he must be provided with salutary *pain*. i have heard some ideas from various pak-watchers for doing this, and these would be cheap, effective, highly painful for musharraf (and all his pals in the ISI), and would discourage him from more mischief. if we did any one of them, he'd strut around a lot less. tinpot dictators have their weak points; we simply have to apply pressure there. of course, i am not going to post these ideas on a public forum like this.
the sad part is, musharraf knows, and we know, that the indian politician is so corrupt he'd never do these things. he can be bought off quite easily, every last one of them. and for probably very little money, as well.