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  • Race to the End:Pakistan's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad idea to develop battlefield nukes

    09/09/2012 1:24:46 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 6 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | September 5, 2012 | Tom Hundly
    One of the more tenacious conspiracy theories that have taken root in the hothouse of Pakistan's capital is that Osama bin Laden was not killed in the May 2, 2011, Navy SEAL raid on his compound in Abbottabad -- that, in fact, he had already been dead for years, killed in the caves of Tora Bora. According to this theory, the CIA had been keeping bin Laden's corpse on ice, literally, ready to be resurrected at a moment when his "death" could better serve U.S. interests. That moment came when the SEALs decided to conduct a dry run of their...
  • India, China, Pakistan dialogue on Afghanistan?

    09/09/2012 11:01:26 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Sunday, September 9, 2012 | IANS
    New Delhi - With the prospect of regional rivalries intensifying over Afghanistan, China is thinking of proposing a trilateral dialogue among New Delhi, Beijing and Islamabad on Afghanistan, a tricky proposition given the rivalry between India and Pakistan in the Afghan theatre. "Many Chinese scholars have proposed the idea. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China is keen on this trilateral dialogue," Zhang Jiadong, assistant director of the Centre for American Studies in Fudan University and a well regarded Chinese expert on international affairs, told IANS here. With the 2014 drawdown of US-led international combat troops from Afghanistan in mind,...
  • Indian American governers Haley, Jindal bat for Romney (Some nobody MI Dem defends Hussein)

    09/08/2012 11:03:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    INDOlink ^ | September 9, 2012
    Charlotte: Unimpressed by US President Barack Obama's fiery speech seeking re-election, the two Indian-American Governors, Nikki Haley and Bobby Jindal, today said that Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, is the best person to lead the country. Both Jindal, the Governor of Louisiana, and Haley, the Governor of South Carolina, are rising stars of the Republican party and were quick to issue statements after Obama concluded his Democratic presidential nomination acceptance speech. "The last time Barack Obama spoke before the Democratic National Convention, he told us of hope and change that we could believe in. What a difference four years...
  • Divers find remains of six 'lost temples'

    04/10/2002 5:54:43 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 94 replies · 2,850+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 04/11/2002 | David Derbyshire
    A MYSTERIOUS settlement that sank beneath the waves at least 1,200 years ago has been discovered by divers off the south-east coast of India.Granite blocks and walls that lie 20ft below the surface may be the remains of six "lost temples" that form part of local mythology.The ruins came to light after the controversial amateur archaeologist and best-selling author Graham Hancock interviewed fisherman for a recent television series.After hearing accounts of the myth of a submerged city, he and two dozen divers searched the sea bed last week.India's National Institute of Oceanography, which was involved in the discovery, believes the...
  • Report: Pakistani president suspected of graft in submarine sale

    11/11/2009 9:51:55 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies · 604+ views
    Report: Pakistani president suspected of graft in submarine sale South Asia News Nov 10, 2009, 10:56 GMT Paris - Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is suspected of having received millions of dollars in kickbacks from the 1994 sale of three French submarines to the Pakistani Navy, the daily Liberation reported Tuesday. In addition, investigators believe that the non-payment of the full amount of the agreed kickbacks may have led to the deaths of 11 French nationals in a 2002 terror attack in the city of Karachi. In the report, Liberation says it acquired documents that allegedly show that Zardari received...
  • Geography Strikes Back (Interesting Essay)

    09/08/2012 11:52:04 AM PDT · by mojito · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/7/2012 | Robert Kaplan
    If you want to know what Russia, China or Iran will do next, don't read their newspapers or ask what our spies have dug up—consult a map. Geography can reveal as much about a government's aims as its secret councils. More than ideology or domestic politics, what fundamentally defines a state is its place on the globe. Maps capture the key facts of history, culture and natural resources. With upheaval in the Middle East and a tumultuous political transition in China, look to geography to make sense of it all. As a way of explaining world politics, geography has supposedly...
  • Friends and Enemies (Oliver North)

    09/29/2011 6:54:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 30, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — When the U.S. State Department announced this week that it finally is going to designate the Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist organization, it was a nonevent for most of our countrymen. That's because few Americans know how deadly the organization is. For that we can thank those at Foggy Bottom who are wedded to the naive hope of a near-term "diplomatic breakthrough" in Afghanistan. Couple that misguided belief with the Obama administration's self-deception that the radical Islamic jihad against the West ended with the demise of Osama bin Laden and it's understandable why the Haqqani network...
  • Conflicting perceptions of estranged allies

    10/20/2011 1:07:45 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 13 replies
    Pakistan Observer ^ | October 20th 2011 | Asif Haroon Raja
    Till 2004, Pakistan was a peaceful country and suicide bombing was unheard of. The figure of terrorism-afflicted casualties began to rise from 2005 onwards and by 2007 the number rose to 3599 killed. The death toll has now jumped to 35000. While the total fatalities of ISAF in Afghanistan from 2001 till 30 September were 2670, which includes 1800 US soldiers, Pak Army alone has suffered 3500 deaths and injuries to 10,000 soldiers. Wear and tear of weapons, tanks, APCs, helicopters, guns and vehicles is substantial. Given the acute resource constraints, it is very difficult for Pak Army to replace...
  • Musharraf: Why Haqqani terrorist group can help Pakistan

    10/20/2011 5:09:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | September 28, 2011 | Duncan Gardham
    Mr Musharaff told The Daily Telegraph that it was important for his country to spell out to the world why the Haqqani network was being allowed to operate on its soil... "Certainly if Afghanistan is being used by India to create an anti-Pakistan Afghanistan, we would like to prevent that." He said the Haqqani group was the source of a "terrible" lack of trust and confidence and added: "The United States must understand Pakistan has its own national interest. The United States must accept the compulsions of Pakistan and give assurances." ... Mr Musharraf said Pakistan must "talk straight" about...
  • We Remember Mother Teresa: What we can learn from the “saint of Calcutta”

    09/06/2012 5:07:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    WAU.oef ^ | September 2012 | WAU staff
    We Remember Mother Teresa What we can learn from the “saint of Calcutta” In 2007, a new book about Mother Teresa was published, grabbing headlines and causing people around the world to look at her in a completely new light. Published ten years after her death, on September 5, 1997, the book was called Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the “Saint of Calcutta.In it, Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk, a priest-member of the Missionaries of Charity, released a collection of Mother Teresa’s letters and personal writings that showed how she spent the last fifty years of her life...
  • India's Hitler clothing shop owners to choose new name

    09/04/2012 12:32:15 PM PDT · by kevcol · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | Sep 4, 2012 | News
    The owners of a new Indian clothing store called Hitler say they will rename it after receiving complaints. . . His co-owner, Manish Chandani, told AFP news agency they had never intended to glorify Hitler. "I was not aware of Hitler being responsible for the killings of six million people before the shop's inauguration. This time I will choose a non-controversial name." Mr Chandani says the shop's name was a tribute to his grandfather who was nicknamed Hitler because he was "very strict".
  • Stop all ventures in Pakistani-occupied Kashmir, India tells China

    09/03/2012 7:45:47 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies
    Times of India ^ | Sep 4, 2012, 02.40AM IST | Rajat Pandit, TNN
    NEW DELHI: China may claim there is "not a single" People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldier in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) but India remains thoroughly unconvinced. Ahead of the delegation-level meeting with visiting Chinese defence minister General Liang Guanglie on Tuesday, India has again asked Beijing to stop expanding its strategic footprint in PoK. "The government is aware of the infrastructure development by China at the border and their (Chinese) undertaking infrastructure projects in PoK. The government has conveyed its concerns to China about its activities in PoK and asked them to cease such activities," said defence minister A K Antony, in a...
  • India, China to discuss ramp up in military ties

    09/02/2012 1:32:24 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Sunday, September 2, 2012 | IANS
    New Delhi - India and China are likely to ramp up military ties when they discuss from Monday possible resumption of joint army exercise from 2013, apart from continuing delegation exchanges, during Chinese Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie's visit here. This is the first time in eight years that a Chinese defence minister is visiting India, a sign of likely traction in bilateral military ties. Gen. Liang will meet Indian officials Monday and Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday when all aspects of their military ties, including border management, are scheduled for a review, a defence ministry official said. The two...
  • 10 Yrs, 6 Wives: Serial Groom’s Run Ends (Pretended to Be Intelligence Officer)

    08/27/2012 4:10:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | August 27, 2012
    An unemployed man in Bihar who married six women in 10 years by pretending to be an intelligence bureau officer has landed in jail, exposed by his sixth wife. Serial groom Vijay Kumar Singh, 35, had managed to keep all his marriages intact — and his wives unaware of each other — for years, as he lived off their dowry and money, but met his match in Poonam whom he married in March. Poonam, daughter of a bank employee, handed Singh over to the police at Dalmianagar in Rohtas district on Saturday. Poonam had grown suspicious after he received several...
  • Where Nationalism Still Matters - Asia’s simmering political tensions defy conventional wisdom.

    08/26/2012 10:11:06 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    City Journal ^ | 20 August 2012 | Guy Sorman
    Too often, we see East Asia only from an economic perspective, marveling at the undeniable success of China, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, and South Korea. Yet these nations have another story to tell, one that owes less to current economic performance than to much older instincts: nationalism and ethnic resentment, the forces that kindled World War I in Sarajevo. Today, those forces underlie disputes in places that we ignore or know nothing about, such as the Senkaku Islands, the Dokdo Islands, and the Spratly archipelago. And those disputes may spark military conflicts between rival Asian countries. Such thinking goes against...
  • India accuses Iranian military over Delhi attack on Israelis

    08/26/2012 8:56:06 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 2 replies
    The Jewish Chronicle Online ^ | August 1, 2012 | Jennifer Lipman
    Iran's military organisation has been fingered by Indian investigators hunting the perpetrators of an attack on the country's Israeli embassy in February. The blast, in Delhi, left the wife of Israel's defence attaché injured and happened during a spate of attacks or attempted attacks on Israeli targets abroad. Israel blamed Iran at the time and now, six months later, Delhi police officials have confirmed that they suspect members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard were behind the attack. In a report seen by the Times of India, police state their belief that five Revolutionary Guard members had co-ordinated the plans for...
  • India-US relationship retreated under Obama: Romney aide

    08/22/2012 11:42:37 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 4 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, August 23, 2012 | PTI
    Washington - The strategic partnership between India and the United States has "retreated" under the current Obama Administration as compared to the momentum built during the Bush-era, Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney's campaign has said. "The relationship between India and the US is mutually beneficial and there is a need to forge new areas of cooperation," a top foreign policy advisor to Romney said yesterday. "I worked in the Bush Administration both 41 and 43. Especially in 43 (George W Bush) we were very proud of the partnership were able to forge between the United States and India. "I...
  • Temple massacre has some Sikhs mulling gun ownership

    08/21/2012 10:06:27 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 21, 2012 | Maxim Lott
    The Sikh temple massacre prompted calls for stricter gun control, but some members of the India-based faith -- who carry ceremonial knives -- are considering taking up firearms in light of the tragedy. “I think that being able to legally obtain and carry a gun is the best thing any Sikh can do, especially after 9/11 where there have been over 800 documented cases of harassment and violence against us,” Sim J. Singh, a practicing Sikh and Florida-based law clerk who carries a concealed handgun for protection, told Sikhs are split about the issue, and some say that the...
  • India, US set to ink $1.4bn deal for 22 Apache helicopters

    08/21/2012 12:26:52 AM PDT · by IndianChief · 5 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Aug 21, 2012, 03.06AM IST | TNN
    NEW DELHI: India is getting ready to order 22 heavy-duty Apache helicopters for around $1.4 billion, in what will be yet another big defence deal to be bagged by the US. The US has already made military sales worth over $8 billion to India over the last few years, despite it having lost out to France in the almost $20 billion MMRCA (medium multi-role combat aircraft) project to supply 126 fighters to IAF, which is in the final commercial negotiations stage. In the battle for the attack helicopters, Boeing's AH-64D Apache Longbow met all ASQRs (air staff qualitative requirements) during...
  • Airpod, the Car That Runs on Air

    08/20/2012 3:29:40 AM PDT · by Renfield · 50 replies
    Core77 ^ | 8-16-2012 | Perrin Drumm
    With gas prices rising and the massive drought making ethanol a tough sell as a gas alternative, India's Tata Motors has hit on the perfect time to debut the Airpod, a small urban vehicle that, as its name suggests, runs on air. If you don't know much about how regular cars use fuel, natural gas or, alternatively, hydrogen is compressed in a pressurized tank, hence the 'pssf' sound when you unscrew the gas cap. Now think about air rifles. If you had the bad luck to grow up with an older brother obsessed with using you as a target (or...