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BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan in a Media Blackout due to Unrest
CNN | Nov 3 2007

Posted on 11/03/2007 6:05:50 AM PDT by Global2010

OK Freepers...

Dice and slice...this breaking news.

Pakistan has declared a State of Emergency.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: asia; islamofascism; jihadists; nukes; pakistan; radicalislam; sasia; southasia
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This is headlines coming just in from CNN tv news.

Want to hear from those here who can give some clarity to these headlines. Thanks. G-2010

1 posted on 11/03/2007 6:05:52 AM PDT by Global2010
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To: Global2010

Uh-oh.


2 posted on 11/03/2007 6:07:19 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Global2010

Oh Crap!


3 posted on 11/03/2007 6:08:10 AM PDT by Lost Dutchman ("Weep for the future Na'Toth, Weep for us all." (G'Kar-Babylon 5))
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To: Global2010

This could be very bad indeed.


4 posted on 11/03/2007 6:08:51 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (When gov't wants to fix something, chances are it was the gov't that broke it in the first place.)
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To: Global2010

Who’s got the keys to the nukes?


5 posted on 11/03/2007 6:09:16 AM PDT by exit82 (I believe Juanita--Hillary enabled Juanita's rapist.)
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To: Global2010

Musharrif or Bhutto?

Neither one would be good.


6 posted on 11/03/2007 6:09:37 AM PDT by Philistone (If someone tells you it's for the children, he believes that YOU are a child.)
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To: Global2010; AdmSmith; Dog; jeffers; G8 Diplomat

you might want to ‘keyword’ Pakistan to find out what’s been happening lately.
A lot of news coming from the Swat region close to the border with Afghanistan


7 posted on 11/03/2007 6:11:02 AM PDT by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: Lost Dutchman

Well at least ya’ll have not poo poo’d the source..

But it is a media blackout due to Pres..I could not catch all the details..

Sounded like Hell in a serious Hand Basket.

I am waiting for the disconcerned political affianato’s (sic) to show up.


8 posted on 11/03/2007 6:11:21 AM PDT by Global2010
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To: Global2010

Bush’s Fault of course


9 posted on 11/03/2007 6:13:13 AM PDT by mmyers
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To: Global2010
Link to Times (UK) online story
10 posted on 11/03/2007 6:13:28 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Global2010
Oh boy....

Glenn Beck will be in rare form Monday if true.

His "Coming Storm" scenario now may have another straw on a camels back....

11 posted on 11/03/2007 6:13:28 AM PDT by taildragger
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To: Philistone

Mushraffi guy, has imposed State of Emerg. due to latest voting ..

Guess Democracy is not going to be on the menu today.


12 posted on 11/03/2007 6:14:24 AM PDT by Global2010
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To: johniegrad

The date on that story is May 12 (?)


13 posted on 11/03/2007 6:15:20 AM PDT by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: Global2010

Afficionados, perhaps?


14 posted on 11/03/2007 6:16:05 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (When gov't wants to fix something, chances are it was the gov't that broke it in the first place.)
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To: exit82

Oddly enough, I suspect the U.S. has the keys to Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal.


15 posted on 11/03/2007 6:16:46 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: nuconvert

Is this anything a little bit with the Serbs too.

How much is this issue of a blckout have tenacles around the Middle East unrest????

Where the heck is Cindy our resident ME tracker gal?


16 posted on 11/03/2007 6:16:46 AM PDT by Global2010
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To: Global2010

That place is a nuclear ticking time bomb, if al-Qaida & Taliban thugs somehow gain control of the government and its nuclear weapons arsenal.


17 posted on 11/03/2007 6:17:37 AM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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To: Global2010

“Islamic militants paraded 48 men on Friday described as government troops who surrendered during fighting — an embarrassment to President Gen. Pervez Musharraf as he struggles to regain control of a mountainous region from Taliban and al-Qaida-linked extremists.

Islamic militants said Saturday they had taken control of a police station in the volatile northwest region, hoisting their flag over its roof.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1920366/posts


18 posted on 11/03/2007 6:17:48 AM PDT by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: taildragger

Glenn is my fave.
Yeah call me goofy.

I dig Beck.


19 posted on 11/03/2007 6:18:02 AM PDT by Global2010
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To: Global2010
http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/11/03/pakistan.emergency/index.html

LAHORE, Pakistan (CNN) -- Plagued by increasing violence and unrest, the Pakistani government will declare a state of emergency, private networks reported Saturday. President Pervez Musharraf has faced a flurry of criticism from opponents in Pakistan.

Shortly after that report, most media channels went off the air because of an apparent media blackout.

Government sources told CNN officials were meeting at the presidency, and an announcement would be made later Saturday.

The nation's political atmosphere has been tense for months, with Pakistani leaders in August considering the imposition of a state of emergency because of the growing security threats in the country's lawless tribal regions.

But President Pervez Musharraf, influenced in part by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, held off on the move.

Since that time Musharraf has faced a flurry of criticism from the opposition, who demand the general abandon his position as Pakistan's military chief before becoming eligible to seek a third presidential term.

For weeks the country has been coasting in a state of political limbo while the Supreme Court works to tackle legal challenges filed by the opposition that calls into question Musharraf's eligibility to hold office.

Complicating matters even more was October's presidential elections, where Musharraf garnered a vast a majority of the votes.

The election results have not yet been made certified by the high court
20 posted on 11/03/2007 6:18:57 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (When gov't wants to fix something, chances are it was the gov't that broke it in the first place.)
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To: nuconvert

Not important but May 12 is my B day.

Ya’ll that know better on this issue can squash this thread and get the on going on the subject pinged.

I just thought I’d wake ya’ll up on the East coast...

Put me on the Ping list before ya kill the thread so I can read later and educate myself.


21 posted on 11/03/2007 6:21:34 AM PDT by Global2010
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To: nuconvert; Admin Moderator

I must have linked the wrong story. Let me see if I can find the right one. AM, can you remove my previous post so it doesn’t lead to more confusion?


22 posted on 11/03/2007 6:23:23 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: ExSoldier; nwctwx; Velveeta; MamaDearest; nw_arizona_granny; LucyT; Cindy; KylaStarr; knighthawk; ..

Ping.


23 posted on 11/03/2007 6:23:41 AM PDT by appalachian_dweller (Live each day as if it's your last.....it might be.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yes..lol getting ready for the over due glass of milk before bed.

MMMMM cold tall glass zzzz out then I will check in after work tommarrow.


24 posted on 11/03/2007 6:23:44 AM PDT by Global2010
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To: Global2010

It’s about time.


25 posted on 11/03/2007 6:23:50 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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To: Global2010

Sounds like civil war between the government and the islamo-facist?


26 posted on 11/03/2007 6:24:23 AM PDT by HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath (Christ's Kingdom on Earth is the answer. What is your question?)
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To: Global2010

Why would anyone “squash this thread”?
It’s important news


28 posted on 11/03/2007 6:24:55 AM PDT by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: Global2010

SOE now Declared!


29 posted on 11/03/2007 6:25:44 AM PDT by cmsgop (Hillary's Milkshake is better than Your's, She could teach you, but you would rather go blind.......)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Yes,

Go North and kick rear end for a few months without the press on your heals.

Needs to happen but he needed Buhtto to make it work.

Velvet Hammer time as the third leg of the stool. .


30 posted on 11/03/2007 6:28:27 AM PDT by colonialhk (Harry and Nancy are our best moron allies)
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To: appalachian_dweller; Cindy

Cindy wakey wakey...

This is your FR knowledge and study.

See ya’ll tommarrow after work.

Developing...


31 posted on 11/03/2007 6:28:30 AM PDT by Global2010
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Gen. Musharraf Declares
State of Emergency in Pakistan

Associated Press

November 3, 2007 9:22 a.m.

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – President Gen. Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency in Pakistan on Saturday, state TV said.

“The chief of army staff has proclaimed a state of emergency and issued a provisional constitutional order,” a newscaster on Pakistan TV said.

The declaration came after an extraordinary meeting of cabinet ministers and other officials earlier Saturday amid rising violence and political tensions.

The private Geo TV network, citing unnamed official sources, had earlier reported that a final decision to declare an emergency had been taken and that Gen. Musharraf may address the nation later tonight.

Another government lawmaker and a Western diplomat, also speaking on condition of anonymity, said they had received similar information and expected an emergency as early as Saturday night.

(excerpt)

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119409334607681551.html?mod=googlenews_wsj


32 posted on 11/03/2007 6:29:46 AM PDT by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: nuconvert
Link to WSJ article

Interestingly, this SOE business is not rare in Pakistan. It was considered both in May and again in August.

33 posted on 11/03/2007 6:30:29 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Global2010

Obama must have invaded to show he’s really presidential!


34 posted on 11/03/2007 6:32:05 AM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: johniegrad

That “news” story was from May 12th!


35 posted on 11/03/2007 6:32:33 AM PDT by Hornitos
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To: Alberta's Child

Oddly enough I suspect this is true.

Update Pakistani Army has overtaken the Supreme Court building and sound like IMO Mussharif didn’t want to continue the election.

Geeze sore losers in our Country get Academy Awards and Nobel Peace Prizes../sarc.


36 posted on 11/03/2007 6:32:37 AM PDT by Global2010
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To: Global2010; All

Interesting. Thanks for posting. Thanks to all contributors.


37 posted on 11/03/2007 6:35:38 AM PDT by PGalt
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Informative post.

THanks.


38 posted on 11/03/2007 6:36:15 AM PDT by Global2010
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To: Global2010

I should have mentioned that it was from Dawn, but the article indicates the source.


39 posted on 11/03/2007 6:39:00 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
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To: nuconvert

Heck I don’t know.

Some Middle East hard working study of Freepers may want to do a re do?

Just saying.

Got hit the sack.

Will check in later Sat. evening.


40 posted on 11/03/2007 6:39:18 AM PDT by Global2010
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To: Global2010

This is gonna get ugly.....


41 posted on 11/03/2007 6:45:10 AM PDT by starlifter
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To: starlifter

FOX News doesnt have anything on their home page


42 posted on 11/03/2007 6:48:39 AM PDT by Long Island Pete
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To: Long Island Pete
FOX News doesnt have anything on their home page

Probably because no young blonde women have gone missing there.

44 posted on 11/03/2007 6:51:14 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Mrs Clinton! How'd your campain fund get so big????? "Ancient Chinese Secret!!!!")
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To: kingspoint_83

iDesiTV.com - Internet Desi Tv
Address:http://www.idesitv.com/ Changed:5:52 AM on Saturday, November 3, 2007


45 posted on 11/03/2007 6:52:49 AM PDT by Global2010
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To: Hornitos

See 22.


46 posted on 11/03/2007 6:53:18 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: nuconvert

What is the “Swat region”?


47 posted on 11/03/2007 6:54:27 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Global2010

democracy in Pakistan?


48 posted on 11/03/2007 6:55:07 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Global2010

Time for President Obama to send in the troops to do the job that Musharraf won’t do.


49 posted on 11/03/2007 6:56:12 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Minutemen

It’s a region in the N.W. of Pakistan named Swat


50 posted on 11/03/2007 6:56:29 AM PDT by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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