Why the Russia US election hacking story is total bullshit!!!

The whole world is getting tired of the cry-babies of America who keep screaming that Russia interfered in their 2016 Presidential elections. You could be forgiven for thinking that America was a totally powerless Third World country which could do nothing but whine and whine all day.

Here’s a look at why the whole story is grossly hypocritical and humbug in the first place…

1. America doesn’t just interfere, it straightforward kills.

fidel-alejandro-castro-ruz-63039_640How many times have the CIA tried to kill a foreign leader? The exact number will remain unknown, though one estimate puts in excess of 50 with hundreds of assassination plots. That’s not including the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, though!

There is actually a Wikipedia page titled “Assassination attempts on Fidel Castro” and the number there is a mind-boggling 638! That led to the documentary: 638 Ways to Kill Castro.

The CIA has conducted outright coups in countries as diverse as Iran, Guatemala and Congo. It tries to meddle in the affairs of every country on Earth and has reduced certain countries like Pakistan to mere puppets.

dictator-67517_640Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was beaten to death. He was stripped naked and abused. Gruesome videos were put up on YouTube. When the then Secretary State Hillary Clinton heard the news, she almost broke into a jig with the famous line: We came, we saw, he died! That led to the famous parody video.

After all this, for Hillary, the Democrats, liberals and mainstream media to shout from the rooftops that Russia interfered in their elections after presenting virtually zero proof to the world is the joke of the century.

2. But if it really did happen, Obama is to blame.

barack-obama-1166062_640Let’s just say for a moment that the Russians really did interfere in the elections. Let’s accept it as an absolute truth. Well, Donald Trump was just another businessman running for President till November 8, 2016.

Who allowed the hacking to happen? The attack happened under whose watch? The buck stops with? The plain answer is the then US President Barack Obama. He let the country down and it is curious that no-one is even mentioning his name let alone attacking him for this gross and grave security breach.
Secondly, even if he couldn’t have done much to stop it, what was he doing from Election Day November 8, 2016 to Inauguration Day January 20, 2017? That’s a good two months and more.

Obama could have easily have instituted an enquiry or started the process of sanctions against Russia. But he didn’t.

If the hacking happened, then Obama and his entire administration look really bad.

If the hacking didn’t happen, then the Democrats, liberals and media look really bad.

That’s a lose-lose situation for Trump haters!

3. Even if you prove Russia interfered, Trump is another story.

moscow-2105607_640There is another problem even if you prove that Russia rigged the election. As mentioned above, Obama, his administration and his intelligence will look bad. But then how do you prove that Russia did it at the behest of current US President Trump? You’d need solid proof for that.

A. Russia hacked the American elections.
B. Russia did it at the behest of Trump.

Right now they haven’t even begun proving to the world that A. happened.
In fact that’s why there’s a theory that Obama probably had something to go on regarding Russian interference, but didn’t pursue it because he knew he couldn’t link it to Trump.

4. But then again anybody can hide their digital footprints.

vladimir-putin-2374090_640Spook versus spook was murky as it is. In cyberspace things have become even murkier. Anyone can pretend to be Russian and hack into the system. The CIA can themselves stage an internal coup and blame the Russians. There are many Hollywood movies along these lines.

In fact it was none other than Russian President Vladimir Putin who stated the following with his panel discussion with NBC’s Megyn Kelly when she presented the Russia hacking story as a fact saying it had Russia’s fingerprints…

“What fingerprints? Say prints of hooves, horns, whose prints are those? About IP addresses, you can just make them up. Do you know how many specialists are there now? They can make it so that it will be from your home address. Your children sent it. They can make it so that it will be from your home address. Your children sent it. Your youngest three-year-old child! It’s organized so that precisely your three-year-old girl made the attack. Such specialists now exist in the area of technology that they will make up anything, and then they will accuse anyone…”

Putin has a point. This is something that will probably never be conclusively settled.

5. Nobody even knows what they mean by “hacked”.

hacker-2077138_640Did Russia hack Hillary’s email server and embarrass her? Did Russia hack the computers of the Democratic National Committee and create bad press? Was Russia colluding with that “hack” Julian Assange of WikiLeaks?

Did Russia hack the electronic voting machines of America? If so, how many machines were hacked and how many votes did they manage to switch in how many states? What about swing states with paper ballots? Everybody uses the word “hacking” to mean different things.

Plus nobody has given any sort of details of how Russia could have rigged the voting machines in the first place.

Hack: A cheap, mediocre, or second-rate practitioner, especially in the fields of journalism and literature: a charlatan or incompetent. (Urban Dictionary)

6. So little evidence so far that it’s virtually fake news.

nazi-301527_640Like “Show me the money!” everyone is shouting “Show me the proof!” No concrete evidence has been presented to the public. (The CIA may have something, but we don’t know) It is just a stream endless baseless stories that are based on a stream of endless anonymous (fake?) sources.

That pretty much sounds like a quote misattributed to Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels: If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.

Putin said much more in the above exchange with Megyn…

“Are you out of your mind? There’s nothing concrete, just zero, zero, nothing at all. Simply surprising! It’s simply some kind of hysteria, and you just can’t stop. Do you need to be given some pill? Does anyone have a pill? Give them a pill!”

(At this stage even Prime Minister Narendra Modi, one of the participants of the panel, couldn’t stop laughing!)

“…And the problem is not with us. The problem is within American politics. That’s the problem. Trump’s team proved to be more effective during the election campaign… And the other team miscalculated. They do not want to admit this mistake… It’s easier to say: We are not guilty, the Russians are guilty. They interfered in our elections.”

He even likened it to a Nazi conspiracy (much like Hollywood star Tim Allen comparing Hollywood to Nazi times)…

“Overall, this reminds me of anti-Semitism: Jews are to blame for everything, you see? You are stupid and can’t do anything, but Jews are to blame.”

Ouch!

Then came the sting by Project Veritas that showed a CNN editor admitting it was all bullshit, another CNN Trump hater calling it a nothing burger and a third also talking of Russia as just a ratings game.

7. Ahem, do they really want a President Pence?

julius-caesar-626422_640Everyone knows that this is just an ego battle by Trump haters to push for his impeachment and get him out of the way. But if you do that, then Hillary doesn’t become President, but Mike Pence does.

Pence is a Republican hardliner. Liberals would probably hate him more than Trump. Trump is an ex-Democrat who definitely didn’t lead a conservative lifestyle and got the LGBT flag at the Republican convention.

Liberals don’t like Pence’s views on gun control, abortion and LGBT rights. As Indiana Governor, he was against the settlement of Syrian refugees in the state. If President Pence went even more hardline than Trump, nobody would be able to do anything since they had already thrown down all their cards on the table.

The Republican march would continue and they might actually get more sympathy.

Maybe that’s why Trump chose Pence in the first place! He calculates everything.

A play presented Trump as a Julius Caesar who gets assassinated. Well these folks definitely don’t know their history. For in real life Julius’ successor Augustus went after all the former’s enemies and finished them off to become the first Emperor of Rome!

If Julius Trump is impeached, then Augustus Pence could be much worse for Trump haters!

© Sunil Rajguru

5 reasons why Modi + entrepreneurship = Kamaal ki Jodi!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one of the most business-friendly Prime Ministers of Independent India. He has been very gung-ho about entrepreneurs right from his days as Gujarat Chief Minister.

Here are some of the reasons why Modi has ensured that entrepreneurship has grown in India and he will continue to do so…

boats-2332017_640The Gujjubhai business brain: There is an apocryphal story that hundreds of years ago, Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama followed a Gujarati trader to discover a sea route to India.

Whatever be the truth of this story, it does symbolize the historic initiative of the traders and merchants of Gujarat. Even today Gujarat is the land of the entrepreneur. Jamsetji Tata in the nineteenth century to Dhirubhai Ambani in the twentieth century to Gautam Adani’s rapid rise in the twenty-first, they all have Gujarat in common.

Entrepreneurship comes naturally to Gujarat and Modi nurtured it in his Gujarat days. Modi took over the State in 2001. He launched Vibrant Gujarat in 2003 where MoUs were signed for an investment for US$14 billion.

That number rapidly rose to US$462 billion in 2011. His critics say that only a fraction of that fructifies. But even that fraction is miles ahead of other states. Modi was very entrepreneur friendly in Gujarat and he’s rapidly replicating the same model for India.

Modi himself could be called an entrepreneur. While his selling tea on a railway platform is romanticized, his father had a tea stall at that time. Later Modi and his brother themselves set up a tea stall near a bus stand.

startup-593327_640Minimum Government Maximum Governance: While support from the government is one thing, the entrepreneur many a times just wants as little interference as possible. It may be possible to start a company in no time in many Western countries, but in India one may struggle for months on end without making any headway. The current government is trying to boost entrepreneurs by allowing a business to be incorporated with just one form. Called Form INC-29, the government is trying to enable fast track company registration. The application process for things like the Industrial Entrepreneur’s Memorandum has also been simplified.

The country’s License Raj from 1947 onwards stifled the entrepreneurial spirit and at that time only the first and last Indian Governor-General C Rajagopalachari cried foul. That system was dismantled by Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao from 1991 onwards, but not fully.

Modi seems to have started from where Rao left off. In fact the Planning Commission was seen part and parcel of the old regime and Modi has done away with that too for a more dynamic real-time planning which will help the fast-changing business landscape of India.

startup-2188679_640Myriad of targeted schemes: Startup India began with Rs 10,000 crore of funds and a sincere effort to reduce red tape for startups with even the Reserve Bank of India getting involved. Interestingly 5 lakh schools will be targeted for innovation programmes. Catch the entrepreneurs young is the mantra.

Make In India will help established business ramp up and new businesses to break out. Stand Up India involves loans of up to Rs 1 crore to those from the SC/ST bracket and women entrepreneurs.

The formation of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship was an innovative concept. Skill India aims to train 40 crore people in various skills by 2022. This involves a National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship among other things.

Former US Secretary of State John Kerry once said that he was particularly impressed with Modi’s slogan of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikaas. These are some of the components of that concept.

parliament-2028311_640The GST push: For anyone wanting to start their business and immediately go pan-India, GST Goods and Services Tax Bill is a great boon. It proposes a national Value Added Tax and promises to lead to seamless transactions across States and lessening of harassment. The Octroi Raj may finally end.

Modi pushed GST with all his might despite all the opposition and Parliamentary disruptions. Modi has shown a willingness to push for anything he feels will ease business in the country and that will translate into great gains in the long run.

The main takeaway from this is that it’s not just GST, but you can be sure that Modi will push similar bills beneficial for entrepreneurs in the future. While there may be a lot of initial confusion vis-à-vis the GST, it will ultimately settle down to something really good.

hand-1030564_640Modi is a globe trotter: #Brexit and US President Donald Trump may have made globalization a dirty word, but it will continue in one form or another. In fact now one-on-one deals between countries will be more important than trade pacts.

That’s where Modi’s globe-trotting and chemistry between world leaders will be a real boon. Modi is making the world take notice of us. For the first time ever, India has emerged as the Number 1 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) destination in the world. India attracted FDI to the tune of $63 billion in 2015.

While there are mixed feelings about FDI helping or hindering local business, it may prove beneficial to start ups if handled correctly and they may get foreign investors and tie-ups. Though there are plenty of riders, nevertheless the government has allowed 100% FDI in the e-commerce space.

While we may see many ups and downs, the world is flat and in the long run Modi’s globalization drive will help new businesses coming out of India.

© Sunil Rajguru

How they are going to absolutely thrash Narendra Modi in the 2019 general elections…

fist-1561157_6401. Hey! Let’s totally demonize Modi, attack him 24X7, plant fake stories round the clock, blame him for ALL the ills of Gujarat and abuse all his supporters!
—The Opposition, Civil Society, liberals, intellectuals and Leftist media, 2002.
Result: Modi wins Gujarat.

2. Hey! Let’s totally demonize Modi, attack him 24X7, plant fake stories round the clock, blame him for ALL the ills of Gujarat and abuse all his supporters!
—The Opposition, Civil Society, liberals, intellectuals and Leftist media, 2007.
Result: Modi wins Gujarat again.

3. Hey! Let’s totally demonize Modi, attack him 24X7, plant fake stories round the clock, blame him for ALL the ills of Gujarat and abuse all his supporters!
—The Opposition, Civil Society, liberals, intellectuals and Leftist media, 2013.
Result: Modi leads BJP to landslides in Assembly elections.

4. Hey! Let’s totally demonize Modi, attack him 24X7, plant fake stories round the clock, blame him for ALL the ills of Gujarat and abuse all his supporters!
—The Opposition, Civil Society, liberals, intellectuals and Leftist media, 2014.
Result: Modi gets greatest BJP mandate in history of Independent India.

5. Hey! Let’s totally demonize Modi, attack him 24X7, plant fake stories round the clock, blame him for ALL the ills of India and abuse all his supporters!
—The Opposition, Civil Society, liberals, intellectuals and Leftist media, 2014-17.
Result: Modi wins most of the Assembly polls with a crushing victory in Uttar Pradesh being the icing on the cake.

6. Hey! Let’s totally demonize Modi, attack him 24X7, plant fake stories round the clock, blame him for ALL the ills of India and abuse all his supporters!
—The Opposition, Civil Society, liberals, intellectuals and Leftist media, 2017-19.
Result: Hmmm!!! Now I wonder what the result of 2019 could be?!?

© Sunil Rajguru

The entire world should switch to Communism because…

communism-17143_640Monarchies really benefit at best 1% of the population.

Religious states really benefit at best 1% of the population.

Military states really benefit at best 1% of the population.

Military dictatorships really benefit at best 1% of the population.

Civilian dictatorships really benefit at best 1% of the population.

Communist states really benefit at best 0.1% of the population.

Capitalist states really benefit 5, 10, 20 or 30%+ of the population depending on how it all is implemented.

Communists…
But Capitalism doesn’t give 100%!
At least Communism promises 100%!
So let’s junk fully embrace Communism!

Funny how so many politicians, voters, mainstream media outlets, academicians, historians, liberals, intellectuals, economists and thinkers fall for that Grade 1 Bullshit!

© Sunil Rajguru

Why such a tremendous focus on Palestine and Kashmir only?

lama-1749360_640China brutally occupied Tibet in 1950 and since then has unleashed untold horrors on the Tibetans who by and large suffer in silence due to their policy of non-violence. The Dalai Lama and lakhs of other Tibetans had to flee to India.

Taiwan is also a virtually independent province and there is great tension with the mainland. Hong Kong also has a totally different character and tensions with mainland China is also are on the rise.

They talk of a Two China policy while talking about mainland China and Taiwan. But actually it is a Four China policy encompassing mainland China, Taiwan, Tibet and Hong Kong. Or call them the Disunited States of China.

Pakistan brutally occupied Baluchistan in 1948 and global media did not even bother to mention that in their news briefs and it is getting some little coverage only in the 2010s. There’s an intense war raging in North Waziristan, while there are Independence movements in Pakistan occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

apsmartyrs-pakistan-1097310_640Pakistan has also been steadily wiping out all its minorities: Hindus, Christians, Ahmadiyyas and now Shias. The Taliban has also been crushing all those to do not subscribe to their policies in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Hindus are persecuted in Bangladesh too.

In West Asia, the Kurds and Yazidis are among the most persecuted communities as are Shias in Sunni dominated regions. In Africa, the civil wars between Muslims and Christians have been raging for decades now.

mural-539809_640While the Scotland independence movement has been peaceful, even England repressed the Northern Ireland independence movement with an iron hand. There are also low-key independence movements in Europe like Spain’s Catalonia and Basque.

The list is endless.

But if you looked at media coverage, then you’d think the only two problems were Palestine and Kashmir which get a disproportionate global attention from the Communist global media and you’d think nothing else matters.

gilbert-checkpoint-837909_640Why? Is it because Israel is the only Jewish country in the world and India the largest and among a handful of Hindu countries in the world? These two countries do not seem to have much of a say in global media and continue to be vilified by them even though many other countries have far greater problems.

© Sunil Rajguru

The heavy chains of Communism…

capitalism-1295357_640Prophet Marx…
You have nothing to lose but your chains!
What he didn’t add…
Then I will shackle you with the heavier chains of Communism!

Youth seek freedom, so it is ironic that they embrace Communism, which is the most chained ideology of all.

Communism starts off as a dream in youth and becomes a nightmare.
Communists who stay on as adults then become villains of that nightmare.

© Sunil Rajguru

Donald Potter, Hillary Voldemort and Death Eater Rowling

Rowling TweetIn the Harry Potter fictional universe, Voldemort killed and tortured with great regularity just for fun and almost threatened to wipe out the entire human race (muggles) along with the non-pure blood in the magical world. And yet according to its creator JK Rowling, Donald Trump was worse than Voldemort even before he became US President! How’s that for mindboggling hyperbole?

actor-1299629_640All this is quite funny, because in Rowling’s books, Harry Potter is the outsider who is ridiculed non-stop by many, is totally rubbished, is a rank outsider and never gets a moment’s peace. Even all his friends face ridicule and discrimination. Yet he is triumphant against all odds in the end.

At the beginning of every book he is a pariah, but at the end of the book he’s a winner.

Voldemort on the other hand is treated as the Chosen One by the Death Eaters who are downright petrified of him. They are sure that there is absolutely no way that he can be “ultimately” defeated and vanquished. In the end the Ministry of Magic and its complete administration becomes a mere tool for his ambitions. His followers are in positions of great power and are smug and arrogant.

Voldemort’s crimes could fill a fat book.

celebrity-2104971_640In real life, Trump is the outsider who is ridiculed non-stop by many, is totally rubbished, is a rank outsider and never gets a moment’s peace. Even his followers face ridicule and discrimination. They are regularly beaten on the streets. Yet he became triumphant against all odds in the end.

At the beginning of the Republican race he was a pariah, but he won in the end. At the beginning of the US Presidential race he was a pariah, but he won in the end. At the beginning of his Presidency he was a pariah, so there’s a good chance he’ll win in the end.

hillary-41775_640Hillary Clinton on the other hand was treated as the Chosen One by the Democrats, liberals, intelligentsia, Hollywood and Silicon Valley czars who are downright petrified of her. They were sure that there was absolutely no way that she could be defeated before November 8, 2016. In the end the White House and its complete administration became a mere tool for her ambitions in 2016. Her followers are in positions of great power and are smug and arrogant.

The tonnes of allegations against Hillary, which were never investigated due to her proximity to power at all times, could fill a fat book.

It is ironic that Rowling in the fictional universe slayed Voldemort and the Death Eaters through her writings, but in the real world is a Death Eater who supports a real-life Voldemort.

© Sunil Rajguru

But they say India is not secular…

india-2131238_640India was ruled for 17 years by a Hindu who hated being a Hindu. (Nehru)

Ruled for 15 years by a Hindu married to a Parsi with Muslim heritage. (Indira)

Ruled for 5 years by a Hindu with Parsi-Muslim heritage. (Rajiv)

Ruled for 10 years by a Sikh controlled by a Christian. (Manmohan-Sonia)

India is the most secular country in the world and yet many are bent on maligning it.

© Sunil Rajguru

Kohli-Kumble-CT musings

cricket-players-2027502_640Gavaskar fought with Kapil.
Kapil fought with Sachin.
Sachin fought with Azhar.
Ganguly fought with Chappell.
Kohli fought with Kumble.
Same old same old.

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
Kohli—What happens in the dressing room, stays in the dressing room.

Kapil Vs Sachin Vs Azhar = Everyone quit as coach/captain.
Chappell Vs Ganguly = First Chappell went, then Ganguly.
Kumble Vs Kohli = Kumble quit.

Indian cricket has currently many masters…
BCCI.
Supreme Court.
CoA.
Sachin-Dada-Laxman panel.
Kohli.
Coach just went, but will be replaced.

Politics cut short…
Kapil’s coaching.
Sachin’s captaincy.
Chappell’s coaching.
Ganguly’s captaincy + career.
Dravid’s captaincy.
Kumble’s coaching.

Most Indian captains have at least one tournament final crash…
Kohli = 158 all down, 2017 CT.
Dhoni = 173 all down, 2008 Asia Cup.
Ganguly = 54 all down, 2000 Sharjah.
Jadeja = 168 all down, 1999 Pepsi Cup.
Azhar = 125 all down, 1999 Sharjah.
Kapil = 187 all down, 1986 Benson & Hedges.

Virat Kohli has 76% ODI wins as captain, unheard of in India.
In Tests he has a 16-3 W-L record.
No replacement in sight.
He’s captain till the 2019 ODI World Cup.

Fact of the day.
Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Virender Sehwag became the first players to win the ICC troika of ODI + T20 World Cups and Champions Trophy.
MS Dhoni joined them in 2013—the first as captain.
Kohli needs a T20 World Cup to join the club.

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Indian Presidential election musings…

ballot-1294935_640The President’s post is a formality.
Kovind’s election is a formality.
Yet we are wasting so much time discussing it.

1947: Jagjivan Ram is Labour Minister.
70 years later…
2017: Jagjivan Ram’s daughter is candidate for President.
Congress: Doomed to live in the past.

1. DynasT.
2. LoyalT (to the DynasT of course).
The only 2 Ts that work in the Congress party.

It would have been great if Advani became either Prime Minister or President.
But he is already 89.
He should be happy that he saw a BJP 272+ mandate and BJP President in his lifetime.
He laid the foundations.

2014, Advani looks at Modi and thinks…
Kaash main hota!
2017, Advani looks at Kovind and thinks…
Kaash kam se kam yahi mujhe milta!

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Bollywood: Khan, Khaner and Khanest!

converse-1935024_640Box office…
SRK Big. Salman Bigger. Aamir Biggest.

Fan power…
Aamir Big. SRK Bigger. Salman Biggest.

Scope of heroine in the film…
Aamir Small. SRK Smaller. Salman Smallest.

Lack of logic in films…
Aamir Big. SRK Bigger. Salman Biggest.

Hype of the three Khans…
Aamir Big. SRK Bigger. Salman Biggest.

Age of the hero…
SRK Young. Aamir Younger. Salman Youngest.

© Sunil Rajguru

Musings post India’s loss in the Champions Trophy…

stadium-580364_640In the 1983 World Cup final, we made just 183 runs in 60 overs.
We shouldn’t have won that.
The West Indies batting line-up was the most powerful in the world.
In the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy final, we made just 129 runs in 20 overs.
We shouldn’t have won that.
England were former T20 World Champions too and were further playing on home soil.
In the 2000 ICC KnockOut final, we beat the best teams of the tournament—Australia and South Africa—and yet lost to a much weaker New Zealand team and till date that remains their only ICC tournament title.
In the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy final, India was a vastly superior team.
Yet Pakistan gave the vastly superior performance both in batting and bowling.
I guess it all evens out in the end.

We lost to England in the 1987 ODI World Cup semi-final.
We lost to New Zealand in the 2000 ICC KnockOut final.
We lost to Australia in the 2003 ODI World Cup final.
We lost to Sri Lanka in the 2014 T20 World Cup final.
We lost to West Indies in the 2016 T20 World Cup semi-final.
We lost to Pakistan in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy final.
No team is our bogey.
We are our own bogies.
If we don’t show up on that day, we lose miserably.

After playing brilliant cricket throughout the tournament, India choked in the finals of the 2014 T20 World Cup and the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy along with the semis of the 2015 ODI World Cup.
After this dastardly performance, whenever we enter the finals, we can’t be called the favourites but will always be the underdogs.
The glorious golden 2007-13 MS Dhoni era is well and truly over.

After the Sri Lankan team attack in 2009 when Pakistan is facing a virtual home boycott, it won its first T20 World Cup the same year, its first Asia Cup in 12 years in 2012 and its first ICC Champions Trophy in 2017.
Amazing how it keeps coming out with a superlative performance once in a while with all the turmoil and chaos compared to the solidity and stability of say a South Africa!