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My Dear Daniel W Drezner,
I am Sid Harth.
Boring day for me. No news worth reading as everybody is busy being exceptionally occupied with their meditations, Yoga and refitting their leaky roofs, I think.
Under the circumstances thusly described, it is a debate among old friends, You and I.
Usually, I get pretty wild if somebody misbehaves. Today, I need somebody to talk to.
Your story is neither new nor very exceptional, Oops, exciting. Kind of, also ran. What stopped you from making it extraordinary? Being bored too?
Let us agree to end our argument with a strong but nor abusive interpretation of the values Americans have cherished since that day, the day of declaration of independence, from the lords and masters of the poor, Oops, rich colonists' original, thirteen states, King George, III, included.
My gut feeling is that conservatives are secretly planning a big, bad, Oops, ugly foreign war, somewhere, somehow with their smoke signals and beating war drums. You ought to know. You have a nice, Oops, prominent perch at Foreign Policy (magazine) Oops, The FP Group, a division of the Washington Post.
Wow! You boys, do get around. Don't you?
Why not do some classical journalistic Pulitzer Prize, worthy piece instead invoking almost forgotten petty-fogging issues involved behind the famous British settlers' famous rebellion?
I am waiting. I can wait till holy Hindu cows, come home.
...and I am Sid Harth@webworldismyoyster.com
1 year, 5 months ago on Conversation @ http://drezner.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/07/03/the_real_american_exceptionalism
My Dear Elizabeth O'Bagy,
Let us do it nicely. Do not quit your day job. In journalism, as well as secret service, not to forget International Relations, sometimes mistaken for (US) Foreign Policy, it is a jungle out there.
Imagine yourself, a lady in waiting for a great military action over something she has no reason to argue about and genuine organized clans of hyena's, yours truly included, and red foxes, blue tail foxes, couple of leaping lizards, buzzards, absurd orang-utangs, galloping mustangs just waiting to maul you.
I beg you. Quit writing.
1 year, 5 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/06/29/title_tk
My Dear Richard Dicker,
I appreciate your brief, very brief summation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, (ICC) on the court's ten year anniversary.
What alternatives do you suggest?
I am waiting.
1 year, 5 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/06/29/the_court_of_last_resort?page=0,1
My Dear Ibrahim, Oops, Ephraim Sneh,
You are smoking, something, fer shur.
Let us be friend. Your last name, "Sneh," in Sanskrit, actually means friendship. How lucky am I that I meet and greet a Jewish smoker and greet him with Muslim (Urdu) Salam.
Simmer down bubba. Bubba, in American slang means, idiot.
Apparently, like Binyamin Netanyahu, et al are so hung up on the events, development in the troubled waters of surrounding Israel that logic, a thing needed most by all People aligning themselves with the idea that they, separately or with the next president of their long time ally the USA could change the future.
Frankly, my friend, you smoke too much. Israel is an artificially conceived Jewish (only) country where nothing ever becomes peaceful, tranquil and manageable.
Grow up. Smell the fresh air. The world is changing fast. Not just the Muslim world. Learn to live with them. They lived, owned and managed a piece of real estate, now called Israel. Just do it.
Let me leave it to your troubled mental state. I ain't God.
1 year, 5 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/06/28/the_islamist_revolution
My Dear Joshua Kucera,
Now that you have made it clear, Iran and US being at loggerheads, Russia, being Putin's Russia, Azerbaijan, being US puppet,, oil being oil and abundant, so some say, without any proof, do you think Barack Obama would dare to join Israel in messing things up for the oil hungry west?
Did I make it clear or made myself a fool?
Nothing is as important as diplomacy over war mongering. I am for the former and Binyamin, et al, are for the total destruction of Iran as a good supplier of energy, besides alleged (Islamic) terrorism.
Give Iran couple of used atom bombs, used gun boats, used cannon balls, used bath tubs to take bath so that they may cool their rhetoric. Just don't be hurrying to destroy what may last for decades, if not centuries.
...and I am Sid Harth@webworldismyoyster,com
1 year, 5 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/06/22/the_great_caspian_arms_race
My Dear Peter Mandaville,
Power begets power. Past adventures in Africa, were properly described as, "man with a big gun killing a wild animal, Oops, animal in wild, wild or not, as a recreational sport for some belonged to, mostly, idle middle aged, pot bellied British Lords."
Nothing wrong for the hunting and fishing boys in the dedicated jungles of Africa, India, Malaysia or deserts of Iraq. Killing something is fun. As long as the jungle laws don't come alive.
The general amnesty to SCAF could do the trick. Let them flee, with their loot into, say Addis Ababa, Jiddah or Malaysian wilderness.
Other sane alternative is, throw them overboard and be done with their majestic military powers. America cannot play the same game in each country it purposefully, knowingly, willfully and wantonly, fostered military power for their own machinations, aka imperialism.
Take a good look at Pakistan. Need I say more? Spell it out?
1 year, 5 months ago on Conversation @ http://mideast.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/06/25/americas_egypt_quandary
I know, FP, you don't like me. Same to you, Oops, shame to you. I gotta do something nasty, with your kind permission, Bro.
May I? OK?
Get the hell outta that sink hole, Oops, sin hole, famously and proudly called AfPak War.
Now that we are even-Steven, whadya say? I suggest most passionately, "Get the hell outta that sink hole, Oops, sin hole, famously and proudly called AfPak War."
Your turn. Say something nasty in return.
I am waiting. I can't hear you. Did cat get your tongue or something?
1 year, 5 months ago on Conversation @ http://afpak.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/06/21/pakistani_prime_minister_nominee_issued_arrest_warrant
Dreams from Sid Harth
"Mr President, Sir. Tenhut! Please wake up. The FP is knocking at the door. They want you. They need you. The would like to offend, Oops, defend you. They are good boys. Just boys. Not in any way shaken, Oops, taken as men. Please, Sir. I can't be morally responsible, if FP boys break the door down. Enter, illegally and ransack the White House. I ain't kidding. Cheatin' N White Washing. Sir!" MOI.
"Stop that racket. I am in the middle of a supreme dream. The dream that ends all the dreams. No drums, Kiddo. Don't you have anything better to do than wake me up every time the WH door bell rings? Just pull the plug on that silly bell. OK?" CIC.
...and I am Sid Harth@webworldismyyster.com
1 year, 5 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/06/20/review_dreams_from_david_maraniss
Wishy-Washy-Talking-Trashy FP Foreign Policy Wonks and I@webworldismyoyster.com
1 year, 5 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/06/19/putins_play
Zabuhullah Mujahid is right. America cannot be trusted. Americans have behaved badly over a supposed Al Qaeda threat and entered into Afghanistan to chase the Muslim terrorists out. The evidence shows that Osama, their supreme leader, was safely living in Abbottabad, a Pakistan's military garrison town, very next to their capital Islamabad.
In the meantime, America and their NATO forces have killed thousands of innocent people, women and children, included. A general says, that he is sorry, does not count. President, Barack Obama, says, sorry, does not count. Americans keep their secrets. The secrets about Stuxnet and other came out any way.
India, to be a power to reckon with in the region, must be cautious of any and all offers of cooperation from America. American hegemony in the world is declining, if not dying. Their carrots means their claims for supremacy. Pakistan has been punished by reduced financial and military assistance for simply asking for a major role at the table.
Pakistan has paid dearly in terms of military deaths. One single advertisement in the New York Times, was rejected. Is Pakistan's real or false claim frightens Uncle Sam so much?
Not that it matters to me. Indians are much smarter than what they appear in the Western media. They know what is the best for their own security, stability and progress in world politics. Gone are the days when India could be portrayed as a land of snake charmers, and rope climbing mendicants.
1 year, 5 months ago on Conversation @ http://afpak.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/06/18/taliban_offers_rare_praise_for_india
My Dear Peter (Election Fever, Forever) Feaver,
Does that mean Barack Obama ought to get used to being a one term president and not order his Tux?
Electioneering is not and never was an act. It was a state of mind. Have you ever been tried it, for size?
Not even for local ghetto dog catcher's?
May be trying is not being. President is not even trying. He is just going thru the motions.. Loco-Motion.
Loco, in street language is, (Spanish origin) crazy, insane, mad.
Hi Barack! vaya con dios loco.
1 year, 5 months ago on Conversation @ http://shadow.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/06/15/look_whose_policy_is_beholden_to_elections
Guys, just take five. Go, do something nice, for a change.
It is all Greek to me. Oops, the correct term, borrowed from the popular culture of the computer, internet, texting, blogging, borrowing and spending, yeah, that too, Geek(y), stuff.
When we reassemble, rearrange the chairs, read our classified but not dangerously (de) classified Pentagon, CIA, military jargon, we talk in plain English.
Communication in the days past used to be a special preserve for the Oh So Haaavaaadians. I think, the times have changed. So much so that an average Geek, yeah some Greeks, them too, like it to be plain-Jane kind stuff.
You pull fast ones on these nerds, turds and "messy-modern-day-messaihas," they go viral on you.
One more time.
No linguistic gymnastics. Please.
By the way, who reads this stuff? Not I.
I have better ways at getting at the bottom. I just dive in. Head first.
COIN of my realm. Can't trust this gobbledygook. Sorry.
1 year, 5 months ago on Conversation @ http://shadow.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/06/15/counterinsurgency_a_debate_far_from_over
(GOP) Boys will be boys. Not men of honor, integrity and sincerity. Whereas the same muddleheaded ar making bunch of noise over "Who Leaked...." chant, pressing a non existent communications problem in governing the White House Script Writers Local, 77777.
Imagine GOP men stepping up to the plate, when Mitt Romney, who has sold his soul to bunch of deep pocketed Jewish thug, making him cede US foreign policy to unknown and never to be known by name, paranoid Chimpanzees.
All is well that ends American democracy into a pain in the rear end.
Have a nice day.
Night would be a nightmare time under Mitt-Man's regime, I say.
1 year, 6 months ago on 6 GOP sSenators call on Obama to withdraw Iraq nominee | The Cable
My Dear Gopal Ratnam and Indira A R Laskhmanan, I am Sid Harth.@webworldismyoyster.com
1 year, 6 months ago on Conversation @ http://shadow.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/06/12/were_us_india_relations_oversold_part_2
My Dear Christopher Clary,
Is it a question or a rhetorical question?
My answer, for both, is a big NO.
If America can drop their long time ally, "friend in need is friend indeed, Oops, bad deeds," Pakistan, the obvious rhetorical question to Uncle Sam, is, If and when pigs will fly and the hell freezes over?
India is not for sale. Not now or not ever. No question about it.
Read my lips. With Uncle Sam's widely held (ill) reputation, India and America, together, in good and bad times would be a kiss of death for poor India. Nothing less.
Let buyers (of US friendship) be aware. The hand that feeds, also bites.
Hi Leon Panetta!
Bye Uncle Sam. B Good!
1 year, 6 months ago on TK - By TK | Foreign Policy
My Dear Stephen M Walt,
What are the chances of a rain drop, falling from a dark, ominous looking, potent and powerful, in all the sense of a cloud, hitting a bunch of merry, marvelously gifted, not dumb as Pakistanis in Islamabad or any other place, known to have misunderstood the power of the imperialist America, bunch of wayward, wanton and vagabond bunch of mosquitoes?
Simple answer, coming from a learned professor would suffice. Lengthy, wordy, defensive, beating around the bush, argumentative or sulky reply not needed here.
Please don't commit suicide, neither. Some do, when confronted by me.
I rest my case.
...and I am Sid Harth@mysistereileen.com
1 year, 6 months ago on Conversation @ http://walt.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/06/06/this_snafu_brought_to_you_by_the_letter_s_0
Why didn't I think of that, first?...and I am Barack, Oops, Sid Harth@mysistereileen.com
Arab Spring and I@mysistereileen.com
Why waste your real estate with additional, wordy argument? I covered the same territory more than thousand times.
Ask Google. Google keeps a good record.
1 year, 6 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/06/05/stay_out_of_syria?page=0,0
My Dear Josh Rogin,
May God bless the duo (fishing in the troubled waters, Oops, South China Sea Typhoon waters, honorable, US senators, John McCain (R-AZ) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT).
Since both agree with Barack Obama's stated policy, (Contain, detain, maintain US stronghold, abstain from logic, traditions, political wisdom) verbatim, why not call them Barack's Angels and get it over with China Syndrome? I ask you. Politely. No Fword, no insults, no unreasonable explanations, no, no, NO.
NO! John. No Joe. No Barack.
Yes Hu. (Who?).
What rights America have to meddle in the local fist fight between Israel and Iran? I ask you, John. I ask you, Joe. I ask you, Barack.
Yes Hu Who?), say something nice to these meddling mendicants, Barack, John and Joe (Blow-up).
1 year, 6 months ago on McCain and Lieberman: China not acting like a mature power regarding South China Sea | The Cable
My dear Trefor Moss,
Six things FP is not telling us.
6. Your guess is as bad as mine.
5. I bet you knew it, already.
4. I ain't worried. Are you?
3. Who cares? Not I.
2. Boys will be boys.
1. Ain't my cuppa tea.
Most of the cold war is safely forgotten. Not forgiven.
Most Americans know, by now, it was Pentagon's all out lying, cheating and mostly public shenaniganig affair.
I do remember.
Do you wanna know why?
Been there. Done that kind of thingy.
You get D- in logic. Trefor Moss.
Better pursue other work that requires lesser intellectual output but firm belief, whatever.
1 year, 6 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/05/23/5_things_the_pentagon_isn_t_telling_us_about_the_chinese_military
Good job, Joel.
1 year, 6 months ago on Refuting Heritage on Foreign Policy.