Covid Musings

Monalisa, Mona Lisa, Mask, PaintingProbable matrimonial ad during Covid…
Lifelong Covid negative girl seeks lifelong Covid negative boy. Boy should believe in masks and vaccines. He should have special lockdown skills like cooking, washing dishes and housekeeping. Separate TVs a must in the house for OTT.

How we will count the years from now on…
____-2018: BC (Before Covid)
2019: Year 0
2020: Year 1
2021: Year 2

Is this the New Normal…
Annual scares.
Annual waves.
Annual lockdowns.
Annual vaccinations.
Annual confusion.

Written more than a 100 years back, EM Forster’s short story “The Machine Stops” (1909) talks of an “omnipotent global machine” which takes care of all of mankind’s “bodily and spiritual needs” (The Internet? AI?). People largely message each other all the time. Communication is perfect and transportation nears zero. Most of the human population socially distance themselves and live permanently below the ground in a standardized room in the short story.
Could we be heading to something like that?
Even science fiction writer Isaac Asimov, who got many predictions right, has his Robotic Trilogy showing humankind escaping underground away from the open air of Earth.

2020 goals…
To be alive, healthy and working by the end of the year.
2021 goals…
same as above.

The Great War on Prithvi, a sc-fi mythology adventure novel

Vishu ShastriYou can order the book on…

Amazon India

Prithvi: A mysterious parallel and beautiful world with no science and religion, but fantastic astras (or Mahabharat style missiles)

Vishnu Shastri: A confused directionless 16-year-old finds himself pulled into Prithvi.

Guru: An ageless astomi and a mysterious astra expert, who throws up more questions than answers.

Shakti: The beautiful, evil and demented , Prithvi’s foremost assassin.

Duryodhan, a megalomaniac king bent on taking over the world and forcing a destructive Great War, the planet’s 8th, but potentially the most dangerous.

The Great War on Prithvi: Vishu Shastri_backA  roller coaster ride full of twists and turns…

What if Earth had a quantum twin?
The philosophy behind the book
Alternative realities. Parallel Universes. The multiverse theory. Constructing astras and pushpak vimans. The rule of gods…
—India Today’s

A unique mythological experience. Definitely worth a read.

The spacing of the sentences in the pages actually quickens the pace of the reading. Short, sharp sentences. All statements. Almost like in bullet point style.
The New Indian Express

Beautifully written, against the back drop of Mahabharata. I liked the way the author drew parallels from two different times like past and present for developing Vishnu’s character. His character is complex yet relatable. New but old.
Kavis Take


If all goes well, then I will ultimately convert this into a series of seven books with the second one being…
Vishnu Shastri and the Day of Doom.

DSC_0269Sunil Rajguru is a journalist based out of Bengaluru. This is his first published book, though he is in the process of writing many books on multiple genres, mainly science fiction. His second book, Durga’s Revenge, is ready to be published.

Rajguru is an Editor with CyberMedia, India’s oldest tech media house. In the past he has been a columnist for websites like, IndiaFacts and India Today’s DailyO. Rajguru has worked for the Hindustan Times newspaper and website, Living Digital magazine, the Centre for Science & Environment and IT market research firm IDC India.

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The 75 lies they told you about Prime Minister Narendra Modi…

narendra-modi-2112081_6401. He will be sacked as Chief Minister in 2002.

2. He will not win the 2002 Gujarat Assembly elections.

3. He will not win the 2007 Gujarat Assembly elections.

3. His national ambitions ended after the 2009 Lok Sabha elections.

5. He will never find acceptance among the rural masses of India.

6. His only supporters are hardline rabid Hindutva males.

7. The urban masses will never identify with him.

8. He will be a misfit among world leaders.

9. He has no global vision.

10. BJP will never make him a Prime Ministerial candidate.

11. The allies will never accept him.

12. The 2013 Assembly elections itself will reject him.

13. The electorate will never accept him.

14. Since Lutyens’ Delhi rejected him, so will rest of India.

15. Twitter cannot win you an election.

16. Most of his social media support is paid.

17. He is just PR plus marketing and the people of India will reject him.

18. Pappu is a better Prime Ministerial candidate than him. (Busted in no time)

19. Kejri is a better Prime Ministerial candidate than him. (A bigger joke)

20. Even Kanhaiya and Hardik are better PM candidates (speechless!).

21. The BJP under him will never get 272 seats.

22. Forget the BJP, even the NDA under him will never get 272 seats.

23. He will face a tough fight from Kejri in Varanasi.

24. He is a 31% PM. (NDA got 38.5% vote share, high in a multi-party democracy)

25. He will not win many States after the Lok Sabha elections.

26. He will be jailed for x, y, z offence eventually. (No chargesheet even)

27. Delhi is not Ahmedabad. He won’t be able to function there at all.

28. He wore a Louis Vuitton shawl.

29. He wore a Rs 20 lakh suit. (Figure kept coming down and settled down at Rs 10 lakh)

30. America will never allow him on its soil.

31. Obama rebuked Modi over religious intolerance.

32. He was finished after BJP losses in Bihar and Delhi elections of 2015.

33. He is responsible for every crime in India even though it is a State subject.

34. He claimed to have rescued 15,000 people from Uttarakhand.

35. He said that Priyanka Vadra was like his daughter.

36. Doordarshan commissioned a 10-year serial on his community.

37. He pushed Zuckerberg aside to face the camera. (Cameraman in fact was shouting “side please” to Zuckerberg)

38. Gujarat development is a myth.

39. Gujarati people are highly communalized so they kept voting for him.

40. He masterminded Snoopgate.

41. He masterminded the murder of an innocent Ishrat Jahan.

42. He’ll convert India into a Fascist State.

43. He is totally against the idea of India (whatever that is).

44. Godhra led to Indian Mujahideen. (Parent body SIMI formed after Emergency of 1975)

45. He has introduced the concept of beef ban in India. (Around for thousands of years)

46. He masterminded Godhra.

47. He told the police to allow Gujarat riots to happen.

48. He said “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction” on Godhra riots.

49. Vajpayee said that he was not following his Rajdharma.

50. He masterminded Best Bakery incident.

51. He masterminded Naroda Patia incident.

52. He masterminded Gulbarga Society incident.

53. He will not be able to move forward till he apologizes for Godhra.

54. Christians are under attack, over a report that said 4 churches were looted as against more than 200 temples.

55. Dalits are under attack, even though absolutely no meaningful statistics were presented, just scattered anecdotes.

56. State governments under attack, even though he never dismissed State governments indiscriminately like the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty and now most if the State governments are NDA anyway.

57. Dadri violence happened because of him, even though Akhilesh was one of the worst law and order Chief Ministers ever.

58. He was responsible for Rohit Vemula’s death, even though he was a Leftist student politician and Hyderabad/Andhra Pradesh/Telangana has never been under direct BJP rule.

59. Intolerance rose under him, even though his haters are the most intolerant of the lot.

60. There is an undeclared Emergency, even though he is attacked 24X7.

61. UP 2014 70+ seats was a flash in the pan, disproved by UP Assembly elections tally of 300+.

62. Demonetization is a failure, the UP elections itself will show that.

63. The Modi Wave was firmly over in 2017 despite the fact that the BJP won 6/7 Assembly elections.

64. The surgical strike never took place.

65. He is unfairly targeting JNU, even though they agitate against India 247.

66. He is indirectly behind Justice Loya’s death.

67. Judiciary is under attack.

68. GST will ruin the economy.

69. People are rebelling against him… via fake agitations, bandhs and uprisings.

70. Award Wapsi campaign and Supreme Court judges press conference were valid movements against him.

71. abc was killed for xyz reason and it can all be ultimately be attributed to Modi.

72. His is nothing but a suit boot ki sarkar.

73. The economy is actually not doing great or figures are fudged or it’s to the credit of Manmohan.

74. Rafale is a scam and is his Bofors moment.

75. 2014 was a fluke. There is no way he will be able to repeat it in 2019, especially after the 2018 losses.

They have told you 75+ lies and totally got away with it.

They will tell 75+ more and totally get away from that too.

And how many truths have they told you about Sonia?


So she too may totally get away despite controlling the most corrupt government in the history of independent India.

© Sunil Rajguru

My Cricket Columns

cricket-753940_640Bharat Ratna for MS Dhoni?

How Tendulkar continues to overshadow the team

Kaptaan Pakistan: The many innings of Imran Khan

Yuvi, Gambhir and other poor IPL farewells

A Test of historic lows, still a great debut year for Afghanistan

10 best finishers of IPL 2018

Kohli: Great at everything except captaining tournaments

Top 10 underdogs of IPL 2018

IPL 2018 Final: CSK vs SRH – Top 10 Talking Points

SRH vs KKR – Rashid versus Shah Rukh: Top 10 Talking Points

No-one talks about Dhoni’s ‘final’ problem

KKR vs RR IPL Eliminator: Top 10 Talking Points

SRH vs CSK thriller: Top 10 Talking Points

Thala Dhoni roars his 2019 intent in style

Surprising but successful moves & misses of IPL 2018

IPL Snippets: The battle of the spouses

IPL Winners: Is it all about the power of owners?

IPL Snippets: Thala Dhoni – Injured, old, but fighting fit!

IPL Snippets: Will this ‘ring’ help Virat Kohli break title duck?

Who will be the greatest ever IPL captain after 2018

Why it was India’s greatest tour of South Africa ever!

The Ashwin-Gibbs fight, a mini match-fixing controversy & the perils of Twitter

7 positives of the SA Test series

Unadkat who? 1.8 million reasons to know him by now!

What’s new at IPL 2018? Return of the CSK king, shifting Gaylestorms & Smith’s restarts

10 yesteryear Indian stars fighting it out at the IPL auction

Should Kohli finally tone down his arrogance?

Get Team India a great psychological coach!

Kohli’s still last man standing, time for others to show up

Hardik hits out as Indian batting presses self-destruct

Year-ender 2017: Top 10 flops in Indian cricket
December 28, 2017, Sify

Year-ender 2017: Top 10 hit Indian cricketers
December 26, 2017, Sify

Here’s why all of Tendulkar’s records could be broken!
December 19, 2017, Sify

India get out of jail, but South Africa is no Sri Lanka
December 18, 2017, Sify

Time to put Rohit Sharma’s photo on the Rs 200 note!
December 14, 2017, Sify

True greatness awaits India in South Africa
December 8, 2017, Sify

Kohli ka 1 2 ka 4 aur 4 2 ka 1
December 3, 2017, Sify

New CSK or ole CSK, that’s the question!
November 23, 2017, Sify

The unbearable burden of being Dhoni
November 9, 2017, Sify

Should Young India follow Virat Kohli with caution?
November 6, 2017, Sify

Ashish Nehra: Is this his final retirement?
October 31, 2017, Sify

Dinesh Karthik: Always the bridesmaid!
October 21, 2017, Sify

Kangaroos for breakfast and Kiwis for lunch!
October 17, 2017, Sify

Beginning and ending with a whimper for the Aussies
October 15, 2017, Sify

MSD’S 300th ODI: Emperor Dhoni enters record breaking epoch
August 30, 2017, Sify

The 10 greatest Indian cricketing victories in 70 years
August 17, 2017, Sify

The 10 greatest Indian sporting achievements in 70 years
August 15, 2017, Sify

Why thrashing Lanka in Lanka is really big
August 14, 2017, Sify

A conquest that would be the crown in Kohli’s dream run
August 10, 2017, Sify

Coach Shastri gets his bragging rights
August 7, 2017, Sify

Indian women miss their tryst with destiny yet again
July 24, 2017, Sify

Time ripe for a revolution in women’s cricket in India
July 24, 2017, Sify

Can Team India do a Mission Domination in Lanka?
July 24, 2017, Sify

Harmanpreet Kaur and the greatest innings of all time
July 21, 2017, Sify

Indian women’s cricket on the cusp of its 1983 moment
July 21, 2017, Sify

Can Mithali emulate Kapil at Lord’s on July 23?
July 16, 2017,

Ro-hit in ODIs, but still a no-hit in Tests
July 13, 2017,

Champion of champions to coach champions
July 12, 2017,

10 lesser known facts about the Women’s World Cup
July 7, 2017,

Team India needs Virat Kohli more than Anil Kumble. It’s good he resigned
June 25, 2017,

Does Team India really need a cricket coach?
June 22,

Stellar Kumble goes out on a tragic low
June 21, 2017,

7 reasons Virat Kohli is to blame for India’s loss to Pakistan in Champions Trophy 2017
June 20, 2017,

Plucky Pakistan annihilate Goliath India
June 18, 2017,

Bowlers give Kohli selection headache ahead of final
June 17, 2017,

India vs Pakistan Final: Giant India takes on pygmy Pakistan
June 16, 2017,

CT 2017: Indian tiger roars, Bangla one whimpers
June 16, 2017,

India-Bangladesh: Totally one-sided, but totally tense
June 14, 2017,

CT 2017: The British Raj and the semi-final line-up
June 12, 2017,

‘Underdogs’ snap India’s unbeaten Champions Trophy streak
June 9, 2017,

India’s well-oiled machine demolishes Pakistan
June 5, 2017,

Indo-Pak: The greatest conflict to slay other conflicts
June 3,

Kohli versus Kumble: Yet another conflict cycle returns to Indian cricket
May 31, 2017,

IPL Snippet: Kohli has really rotten T20 luck
May 4, 2017,

IPL Snippets: So far this nothing but a ‘champions’ trophy!
April 21, 2017,

IPL Snippets: On the field & off it – Gauti is on the rampage!
April 18, 2017,

IPL Snippets: When Pollard blasted Sanjay Manjrekar
April 10, 2017,

Injuries, battles and debuts of IPL 10
April 3, 2017,

Border-Gavaskar Trophy: Team India Report Card
March 30, 2017,

Dharamsala win – One for the ages
March 28, 2017,

A quintuple century and baiting Kohli again and again
March 21, 2017,

Talking Point: Maxwell mocks an injured-fighting Kohli
March 8, 2017,

Ranchi Rumble: Ashwin, Jadeja get ready for battle royale
March 15, 2017,

Indo-Aus scrapes: Fuming Gavaskar, waiting Waugh and a finger-pointing Kohli
March 13, 2017,

A little bit of 2001 and a little bit of cheating!
March 8, 2017,

Threats to India exposed after Pune Test debacle
March 2, 2017,

Why Sehwag and other sportspersons went after Gurmehar
February 28, 2017,

Can a T20 triple century propel you straight into IPL? We’ll soon know
February 16, 2017,

Report Card: At last, 0-8 demolished with 8-8!
February 3, 2017,

Multiple generations merge under the Kohli Raj
January 7, 2017,

‘Phoenix’ Dhoni may rise from the ashes one last time!
January 6, 2017,

Why Dhoni was absolutely right in quitting
January 5, 2017,

Kohli flops once? Rubbish Anushka a 100 times!
December 31, 2017,

Year Ender: Top Cricket Controversies of 2016, December 23, 2016

India vs England Test Series: Team India Report Card, December 22, 2016

Team India ready to knockout England, December 7, 2016

7 reasons why England is our greatest rival, November 4, 2016

Vaseline, jelly beans, bare chests & a Twitter war, November 3, 2016

Dhoni faces daunting odds yet again, October 14, 2016

Why MS Dhoni is the world’s greatest cricketer, September 29, 2016

Hell at Eden, Flintoff’s bare chest & Test homework!, September 29, 2016

10 memorable Tests at Eden Gardens, September 28, 2016

10 things that define India and Tests, September 23, 2016

10 landmarks on India’s journey to its 500th Test, September 21, 2016

500 Tests & 10 of the greatest players, September 19, 2016

Can India break the 2-0 jinx at St Lucia?
August 9, 2016,

Has Kumble inherited a crown of thorns?
June 28, 2016,

It pays more to be a Tendulkar than a Dhanawade
June 1, 2016,

Right time to pass the baton to Kohli?
May 31, 2016,

ABD’s double jinx & what more can Kohli do?
May 30, 2016,

IPL Snippets: Make in India or Return of the Aussie?
May 28, 2016,

If Gayle-Kohli don’t get you, ABD must!
May 25, 2016,

IPL Snippets: Kohli and the chase that lasted 15 days!
May 23, 2016,

A legend in making, Virat Kohli has shut all critics with his game
May 19, 2016,

IPL Snippets: Kohli’s one cap to rule ‘em all
May 18, 2016,

IPL Snippets: Kohli peaks and peaks and peaks!
May 9, 2016,

IPL Snippets: Dhoni and Kohli – Battle for the bottom
May 2, 2016,

IPL Snippets: RCB worst bowling attack ever?
April 25, 2016,

IPL Snippets: Double trouble this season
April 21, 2016,

Nine new things about IPL-9
April 8, 2016,

The 7 deadly sins of the IPL
April 7, 2016,

IPL Snippets: A great time for the IPL!
April 3, 2016,

Dhoni should respectfully play under Kohli from now on
April 1, 2016,

Team India: 3 years and 3 heartbreaks
April 1, 2016,

Dr Kohli and his PhD in Mental Disintegration
March 30, 2016,

Pakistan doesn’t deserve World T20 champion Shahid Afridi
March 26, 2016,

10 weird Dhoni decisions that actually clicked!
March 25, 2016,

Is Dhoni a mediocre T20 World Cup batsman?
March 22, 2016,

How the T20 World Cup finally widened the game
March 21, 2016,

Why Kohli’s the Knockout King of the T20 realm…
March 21, 2016,

So what if Bachchan was paid to sing national anthem?
March 21, 2016,

Why Kohli is even greater than Tendulkar
March 20, 2016,

Pakistan in best place to knock India out of World T20
March 18, 2016,

Is an Indo-Pak clash the new big bore?
March 18, 2016,

T20 World Cup: 10 answers I’m dying to know
March 12, 2016,

Five reasons why India will reclaim the T20 World Cup
March 8, 2016,

India’s wild World Cup roller-coaster ride
March 7, 2016,

20 controversies of Twenty20 World Cup
February 22, 2016,

When Mumbai bled Blue & India hit a purple patch
February 16, 2016,

2016 is the beginning of a new T20 era
February 4, 2016,

Hero Dhoni becomes Villain No. 1 (like many before him!)
January 21, 2016,

Stoic Dhoni: A true victim of intolerance
January 10, 2016,

2015: Annus horribilis for Dhoni
December 16, 2015,

Shameful crowd incidents in Indian cricket
October 7, 2015,

Seven cricketing pioneers in India
September 22, 2015,

Seven learnings from the Sri Lanka tour
September 2, 2015,

Kohli attacks, Ishant roars and India wins!
September 1, 2015,

Has Team India finally turned it around?
August 24, 2015,

Kohli’s aggro mojo backfires
August 16, 2015,

Matter of time before Test cricket is dead!
August 10, 2015,

Eight reasons why Indian cricket is doomed
July 22, 2015,

A to Z of people hit by IPL
July 15, 2015,

Dhoni: Rest as captain to prolong batting career!
July 7, 2015,

The rise of Bangla tigers
June 22, 2015,

The curse of the IPL
April 2, 2015,

Why Team India is still an overachiever
March 30, 2015,

Which cricketing age begins in 2015?
March 30, 2015,

Dhoni still best bet against Aussies…
March 30, 2015,

Will the choker troika ever win?
March 30, 2015,

The absolute boredom of a non-Aussie fan
March 29, 2015,

Dhoni and the great team bubble
March 27, 2015,

Please, we are rich travellers!
March 27, 2015,

Has Dhoni’s golden era ended?
March 27, 2015,

The Dhoni-Kohli show finally ends
March 26, 2015,

India chokes for two World Cups in-a-row
March 26, 2015,

The curse of South Africa
March 24, 2015,

The Great South African fielding meltdown…
March 24, 2015,

Versus Australia, it’s Advantage India…
March 23, 2015,

India leads Australia 4-0 in ICC knockouts
March 22, 2015,

Battle of the Chokers II
March 22, 2015,

Seven jinxes nixed in the World Cup
March 22, 2015,

Is this one of the weakest Pak teams ever?
March 20, 2015,

Don’t worry, the Rohit jokes will continue!
March 20, 2015,

7 highs of Team India’s 7th heaven…
March 19, 2015,

Raina and the perfect turning point!
March 19, 2015,

How 11 men killed the choke jinx…
March 18, 2015,

Slow and steady Sangakkara…
March 18, 2015,

Will it be Choke de Villiers yet again?
March 17, 2015,

Team India climbs mount consistency
March 14, 2015,

Tragedies and ironies of England and Cricket
March 11, 2015,

Oh South Africa, you are still choking!
March 7, 2015,

Minnows fight, Test teams collapse
February 28, 2015,

Myth of India’s weak ODI bowling attack
February 27, 2015,

Why so little faith, Indian cricket fan?
February 23, 2015,

Yuvi’s father’s outburst may wreck his T20 career
February 17, 2015,

India peaks at just the right time
February 15, 2015,

Why you simply can’t write India off…
February 11, 2015,

Why nothing will change in Indian cricket
January 23, 2015,

ODI triple century round the corner!
January 20, 2015,

Dhoni: India’s greatest overseas (ODI/T20) captain…
January 13, 2015,

Stop blaming the IPL for India’s woes
January 13, 2015,

India favourites to lift World Cup
January 11, 2015,

Silver lining of India’s foreign Test tours
January 10, 2015,

The importance of being Ishant Sharma
January 7, 2015,

Seven Things That Set Dhoni Apart
January 4, 2015,

Dhoni’s Test captaincy in numbers
January 1, 2015,

2014: A year of many near misses for Indian cricket
December 31, 2014,

Dhoni symbolizes this era perfectly
December 31, 2014,

MS Dhoni – A man who didn’t play for landmarks
December 30, 2014,

Team India’s six cricketing conundrums since 2011
December 21, 2014,

Eight humiliating Test resistances post 0-8 against India
December 19, 2014,

Test spinners annihilate India and how!
December 15, 2014,

Why Dravid was our greatest foreign Test player
December 14, 2014,

Kohli: King of adversity
December 13, 2014,

Is it the end of the Dhoni era?
November 19, 2014,

Post-2000, it’s only been politics in Indian cricket!
November 17, 2014,

Rohit “The Phoenix” Sharma’s second life
November 14, 2014,

Sachin book: Well left (Not 1, but all the balls!)
November 8, 2014,

And why shouldn’t Chappell have played politics?
November 5, 2014,

Of English Tests and Indian ODIs
September 7, 2014,

ODIs: India strikes in England yet again
September 2, 2014,

Whitewashes: All Test nations bhai-bhai
August 24, 2014,

4 ways to compete better in foreign Tests…
August 21, 2014,

Why the BCCI won’t sack Dhoni!
August 20, 2014,

Is IPL affecting our Test batting?
August 19, 2014,

Of foreign Tests and foreign coaches
August 18, 2014,

Does Team India need a psychologist?
August 17, 2014,

4 myths about Team India
August 11, 2014,

Why Duncan Fletcher must go
August 9, 2014,

India changes the script, self-destructs
August 9, 2014,

India can bounce back at Old Trafford
August 6, 2014,

Required: Long Test innings at the crease
August 4, 2014,

Team India: Don’t squander 1-0 yet again!
July 27, 2014,

3 Test myths about MS Dhoni…
July 22, 2014,

How Lord’s is the greatest ground for India
July 22, 2014,

Lord’s: A victory against all odds
July 21, 2014,

Team India: Always stung by the tail
July 13, 2014,

England: India’s happiest hunting ground…
July 4, 2014,

When my son decided to play the IPL auction
April 17, 2014,

How long will Team India’s losing streak last?
April 7, 2014,

Why Kohli may one day be the greatest ever
April 7, 2014,

5 positives of the SA-NZ Test tours
18 February, 2014,

Indian cricket needs major surgery after debacle
Not a single victory in the SA-NZ tours!
18 February, 2014,

It’s time to scrap the IPL!
13 February, 2014,

The curious case of India’s foreign Test disaster
10 February, 2014,

Dhoni: A strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
01 February, 2014,

Team India full of passengers
23 January, 2014,

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Why the Trump Russia US election collusion allegation 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.

Libyan 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. trump caeser-2332000_960_720A 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