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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...
  • India and Russia going to sign biggest-ever defence deal worth $ 35 billion

    08/18/2012 11:19:47 PM PDT · by MBT ARJUN · 47 replies
    NEW DELHI: India's quest for a futuristic stealth fifth-generation fighter, which will see the country spend around $35 billion over the next 20 years in its biggest-ever defence project, has zoomed into the decisive phase now. India and Russia are getting all set to ink the full and final design or R&D phase contract for the 5th Gen fighter by this year-end or early-2013, say sources. It will again underline India's firm rejection of the US offer of its Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) or the F-35 'Lightning-II'. Ahead of the R&D contract, under which India wants to induct over 200...
  • Indian Navy warships on goodwill visit to Israel to celebrate diplomatic ties

    08/18/2012 8:46:57 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 7 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | August 1, 2012 | The Economic Times
    ISRAEL: Four Indian navy warships equipped with modern weaponry are on a goodwill visit to this northern coastal city of Israel to "strengthen service-to- service linkages", as the two countries celebrate 20 years of diplomatic ties this year. INS Mumbai, Trishul, Gomti and Aditya, from Indian navy's western fleet, anchored at the Haifa coast on Monday as part of their Mediterranean tour. The four-day visit here of the Indian navy warships, which are equipped with electronic sensors and missile systems, "shows the importance India attaches to the growing Indo-Israeli relations and continued cooperation and engagement between the two countries is...
  • Was Narmada valley the centre of human evolution?

    08/16/2012 6:41:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Times of India ^ | Thursday, August 14, 2012 | Prashant Rupera, TNN
    Through the largest exploration exercise ever undertaken, M S University's Department of Archaeology and Ancient History along with United States' Stone Age Institute will unearth evidence of our own ancestors. MSU and Indiana-based Stone Age Institute at Gosport have joined hands for the 'Narmada Basin Paleoanthropology Project (NBPA)' with the target to collect all the paleoanthropological evidence within the last two million years. "This project may throw new light giving credence to the belief that the Narmada Valley could have been the centre of human evolution," says professor K Krishnan, head of MSU's Department of Archaeology and Ancient History. The...
  • Mumbai on alert after weekend riot

    08/13/2012 11:06:51 AM PDT · by Robwin · 33 replies ^ | August 12, 2012 | Neil Munshi
    Mumbai was on red alert after weekend protests left two dead and dozens injured, as fears grow that simmering violence in India’s northeast could spill over into major cities in the build-up to India’s independence day this week. Crowds gathered on Saturday to protest about violence against Muslims in Assam, a state in the country’s remote northeast, that has left nearly 80 people dead and 400,000 displaced since early July.
  • India to launch its first home-built nuclear submarine

    08/12/2012 7:19:44 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 46 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August 9th, 2012 | Dean Nelson
    INS Arihant, planned to be the first of five submarines of its class, will be ready to begin sea trials, said Admiral Nirmal Verma, the navy commander. When the vessel eventually becomes operational, India will be able to launch nuclear missiles from the sea, land and air, joining a handful of countries possessing the "nuclear triad". The strategic aim is to deter China and Pakistan and establish India as the leading power in the Indian Ocean. "INS Arihant is steadily progressing towards becoming operational," said Adml Verma. "We are pretty close to putting it to sea." The navy was poised...
  • India attends Iran meet on Syria war

    08/09/2012 9:08:27 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies ^ | August 10, 2012 | Indrani Bagchi
    NEW DELHI: India was represented by a mid-level official at a last-minute international meeting on Syria organized by Iran in Tehran on Thursday. The hurriedly-convened meeting is ostensibly aimed to help stop the continuing violence and start a political dialogue. But since Iran is Damascus' principal backer, the effort is also being seen as an initiative to shore up support for beleaguered Syrian President Basher-al Assad, who the West want out of power. Rajeev Shahare, joint secretary in the West Asia North Africa (WANA) division of the MEA, arrived in Tehran on Thursday morning to join 27 countries at the...
  • Has US sold India defence equipment with dud Chinese parts?

    08/09/2012 10:29:52 AM PDT · by ravager · 7 replies
    NDTV ^ | August 08, 2012 23:22 IST | Sudhi Ranjan Sen
    New Delhi: The Ministry of Defence is investigating the possibility that crucial and expensive equipment bought from the US includes defective Chinese parts. Defence Minister A K Antony today told the Rajya Sabha that the"Government is verifying reports" about this. A US Senate investigation has concluded that between 2009 and 2010, 1800 incidents were detected in which more than a million fake parts had been sourced from China. The US Senate panel report that was released this May states that counterfeit electronic parts from China were used in the Air Force's C-130J cargo plane, helicopters for special operations and the...
  • Baby Dies after Hospital Unwilling to Pay $3 for Incubator

    08/08/2012 8:24:24 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies
    itsybitsy steps ^ | 7/29/12 | Anna Karina
    A newborn baby girl died in India’s northern Punjab state after doctors removed her from an incubator that her parents couldn’t afford. The incubator cost the hospital 200 rupees ($3.60). A premature newborn girl was in critical condition and needed incubator support in order to live. Two days after placing her in the incubator, hospital officials demanded that the family pay 200 rupees towards electricity charges. Unfortunately, the baby’s father, Sanjiv Kumar was an unemployed painter and couldn’t pay the amount on time. “We begged and pleaded with them to keep our child alive in the incubator and that we...
  • US Reassures India About Protecting Sikh Community

    08/07/2012 12:28:57 PM PDT · by ravager · 21 replies
    VOA news ^ | August 07, 2012
    India's foreign minister says he has received U.S. assurances of the Indian community's safety, following the killing of six worshippers at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. S.M. Krishna told reporters in New Delhi on Tuesday that he urged the full protection of all places of worship in the United States during a phone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton late Monday. The foreign minister said Clinton, who is on a visit to South Africa, assured him that the Indian community's interests are "going to be quite safe under the present administration." Krishna said the secretary of state was...
  • Krishna asks safety of Indians

    08/07/2012 12:14:50 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 27 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Tuesday, August 7, 2012 | ANI
    [Video] New Delhi: Foreign Minister SM Krishna today voiced his concern on the safety of the Indian community in the United States to the country's Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton after the shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. Krishna added that he had suggested some points to Clinton to ease the comfort level of the Indian community. President Barack Obama said that Americans need to do more soul searching to find ways to reduce violence in the wake of the deadly weekend shooting spree at the Gurudwara in Wisconsin that killed five men and one woman. [Video at source]
  • At 89, Indian Hero Jack Jacob Rests And Recites— Poetry [Jewish General of the Indian Army]

    08/06/2012 9:45:34 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 7 replies
    The Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | August 6, 2012 | Aimee Ginsburg
    NEW DELHI, India (JTA) -- Lt. Gen. Jack Jacob, a national hero in India for likely saving hundreds of thousands of lives, is planning to fade away. “I’ve just had my 89th birthday,” he says, “I think I’ve earned the right to rest.” So Jacob, India’s “top-ranking Jew,” stayed home on his recent birthday, preferring to be alone in his modest New Delhi flat while enjoying his birthday cake, a special delivery from Nachum’s -- Calcutta’s famous Jewish Bakery and now among the last of the once many Jewish-owned establishments in the city. Sitting on his golden brocade sofas --...
  • Sikhs: American kids need a Social Studies Lesson

    08/06/2012 8:53:07 PM PDT · by Sax · 48 replies
    On going | World History
    This stuff ain't new, baby! Stand in support of these noble people! The most important thing in Sikhism is the internal religious state of the individual.•Sikhism is a monotheistic religion•Sikhism stresses the importance of doing good actions rather than merely carrying out rituals•Sikhs believe that the way to lead a good life is to: •keep God in heart and mind at all times •live honestly and work hard •treat everyone equally •be generous to the less fortunate •serve others
  • Jack Jacob: The general who saved India from more war

    08/06/2012 7:25:28 PM PDT · by cold start · 7 replies
    Jewish Journal ^ | Aimee Ginsburg
    Lt. Gen. Jack Jacob, a national hero in India for likely saving hundreds of thousands of lives, is planning to fade away. “I’ve just had my 89th birthday,” he says, “I think I’ve earned the right to rest.” So Jacob, India’s “top-ranking Jew,” stayed home on his recent birthday, preferring to be alone in his modest New Delhi flat while enjoying his birthday cake, a special delivery from Nachum’s—Calcutta’s famous Jewish Bakery and now among the last of the once many Jewish-owned establishments in the city. Sitting on his golden brocade sofas—he calls them his “thrones”—Jacob’s answers to a retinue...
  • State Department tries to smooth ties with India after Wisconsin massacre

    08/06/2012 4:08:23 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 176 replies
    Drudge Title: India Blames White House For Shooting Top State Department officials including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been working behind the scenes to assuage Indian anger following the attack on a Sikh temple in Wisconsin over the weekend by an Army veteran and alleged former white supremacist. Indian government officials and Sikh leaders across India were outraged by the attack that left 6 dead, including 4 Indian nationals, at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee and called on the U.S. to do more to protect Sikhs living in the United Sates. Clinton called Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna from...
  • India reacts with grief, outrage over Wisconsin killing of Sikhs

    08/06/2012 9:14:56 AM PDT · by ravager · 99 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 6, 2012
    NEW DELHI -- India reacted with grief and outrage at the news that at least six Sikhs were killed when a gunman attacked them Sunday in their Wisconsin temple as they prayed and prepared food. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, himself a Sikh, said in a statement Monday that he was shocked and saddened by the news and extended his condolences to the families of the victims.
  • CBS News: Shooter Identified As Former US Military Member

    ...CBS News reports that Page enlisted in the Army in April 1992 and was given a less-than-honorable discharge in October 1998. He was last stationed in Fort Bragg, N.C., serving in the psychological operations unit...
  • CBS News: Shooter Identified As Former US Military Member

    08/06/2012 8:45:41 AM PDT · by Morgana · 78 replies
    CBS ^ | 8.6.2012 | CBS
    Police set up a command center near the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin where at least one gunman stormed the mass and opened fire on Aug. 5, 2012 Oak Creek, Wis. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Filed under News, Syndicated Local Related tags shooting, Sikh Temple, Wade Michael Page, Wisconsin OAK CREEK, Wis. (CBSDC/AP) — Authorities tell CBS News that the shooter behind the deadly massacre at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin Sunday has been identified as 40-year-old Wade Michael Page. Page previously served in the U.S. military, but was no longer on active duty, sources tell CBS News. CBS News reports...
  • Sikh family receives death threats in the US

    03/07/2012 5:21:41 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 21 replies
    PTI ^ | March 7, 2012 | PTI
    NEW YORK: A Sikh family in America has received an anonymous letter that threatens to kill its members for being "associates of the Taliban", prompting authorities to launch a probe into it. The letter, addressed to the 'Turban Family', said the family is being closely watched and it should leave the US immediately. "Our people in the neighborhood have been closely watching your activities and figured out you are a close associate of a secret Taliban movement on the US soil. We ask you to leave the country as soon as possible otherwise one of our people is going to...
  • Gunman opens fire at Sikh temple in Wisconsin; 7 dead

    08/05/2012 12:28:58 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 102 replies
    NBCNews ^ | August 5, 2012
    By NBC News and wire services Updated at 2:57 p.m. ET: A gunman opened fire Sunday morning at a Sikh temple outside of Milwaukee, killing at least six people and wounding a police officer before being shot to death, police said. Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt, acting as public information officer at the scene, said the shooting was reported at 10:25 a.m. at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, south of Milwaukee along Lake Michigan. The shooting happened shortly before Sunday services were to begin. Follow @NBCNewsUS A police officer who is a 20-year law enforcement veteran responded...
  • Sikh Temple shooting being treated as domestic terrorism, Oak Creek police say

    08/05/2012 3:29:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 82 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | August 5, 2012 | Staff Writers
    The shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek about 10:15 a.m. Sunday that left at least seven people dead, including the shooter, and three people injured is being treated as a domestic terrorist incident, Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said. Oak Creek police officers who responded to a 911 call about the shooting were helping a victim when the shooter ambushed one of the officers, shooting the officer multiple times. A second Oak Creek officer returned fire, killing the shooter, Edwards said. The wounded officer, described as at least a 20-year veteran of the department, was in surgery...
  • Gunman Kills 6 in Wisconsin Before Dying in Shootout

    08/05/2012 4:21:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 5, 2012 | by Steven Yaccino
    OAK CREEK, Wis. — In what the police called an act of domestic terrorism, a gunman opened fire in a Sikh temple here on Sunday, killing at least six worshipers and injuring three others before being shot and killed in the parking lot. The rampage ended in a shootout with the police. The gunman ambushed one of the first officers who arrived at the temple, shooting him several times, before another officer killed him, the authorities said Sunday afternoon. The officer remained in critical condition at a nearby hospital, along with the other two shooting victims. The police did not...
  • 7 Dead at Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wis.; Officials Believe 'White Supremacist' Behind 'Domestic

    08/05/2012 8:01:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 121 replies
    Seven people were shot and killed today at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., in what officials are treating as a case of domestic terrorism. Though police have not given any details on the identity or motive of the shooter, or released the identities of the victims, sources have told ABC News the shootings are the work of a "white supremacist" or "skinhead." This evening, the FBI and a bomb squad arrived at a home in Cudahy, Wis., near Oak Creek, and ABC News Milwaukee affiliate WISN reported the action appeared to be related to the temple shootings earlier...
  • Alleged Sikh Temple Shooter Former Member Of Skinhead Band

    08/06/2012 8:46:49 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 26 replies
    Southern Poverty Law Center ^ | 06 August 2012 | Mark Potok
    According to the Hard Left advocacy group SPLC - "The man who allegedly murdered six people at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee yesterday, identified in media reports as Wade Michael Page, was a frustrated neo-Nazi who had been the leader of a racist white-power band." - Photo in Comments.
  • Thunder at 100 feet: Flying France's Rafale Superfighter

    08/06/2012 6:06:44 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    NDTV, India ^ | August 03, 2012
    Thunder at 100 feet: Flying France's Rafale Superfighter "We will now enter the yellow potato." "Excuse me?" I ask Sébastien Dupont de Dinechin, a Rafale test pilot, otherwise known to his fellow as 3D. "Yes, look at the Head Level display, we enter the area which looks like a yellow potato and then we 'pickle' the weapon." Most Recent Jism 2 makes Rs. 21 crore in opening weekend Five things that Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif have in common Also See 1:03 NDTV's forthcoming show - Futuretech: Warfare 0:45 Flying to 8.5G "And then what?" I ask. "And then we...
  • Mass grave in London reveals how volcano caused global catastrophe

    08/05/2012 5:20:32 AM PDT · by Renfield · 38 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-4-2012 | Dalya Alberge
    When archaeologists discovered thousands of medieval skeletons in a mass burial pit in east London in the 1990s, they assumed they were 14th-century victims of the Black Death or the Great Famine of 1315-17. Now they have been astonished by a more explosive explanation – a cataclysmic volcano that had erupted a century earlier, thousands of miles away in the tropics, and wrought havoc on medieval Britons. Scientific evidence – including radiocarbon dating of the bones and geological data from across the globe – shows for the first time that mass fatalities in the 13th century were caused by one...
  • India joins China in announcing space plans; Mars mission will launch in 2013

    08/04/2012 9:40:28 AM PDT · by MBT ARJUN · 19 replies
    India and China are preparing for two major space missions that could make the world’s two most populated countries major powers in the arena of space exploration. The world’s largest democracy provided its approval of a mission to the red planet next year, voting in favor of a mission to Mars in October or November 2013. Four years after successfully launching a moon probe, India announced its plan to embark on another ambitious space effort by sending an orbiter to Mars in November 2013. India will be the sixth space power to undertake such an effort after the US, Russia,...
  • To Office, Revolver In Handbag (India)

    08/04/2012 6:47:00 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August 4, 2012 | The Telegraph
    Self-defence in mind, working women in Delhi apply for gun licences New Delhi, July 30: Marketing professional Sapna Arora’s (name changed on request) days are a hectic rush around Delhi. But wherever the 31-year-old goes, she never forgets her .32 revolver. “Delhi has become very unsafe for women. Because of my job, I often return home late; so I applied for a gun licence last year and bought the gun. Earlier, I used to carry pepper spray but that’s not a strong enough deterrent,” she said. “The revolver makes me feel safe.” Sapna, who has received the routine weapons-handling training...
  • Kerala shutdown: Muslim union members kill CPM worker

    08/03/2012 12:44:42 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies ^ | Thursday, August 2, 2012 | IANS; Reuters
    Thiruvananthapuram: A CPI-M worker was killed during a scuffle with suspected Muslim League workers on Thursday as Kerala observed a shutdown on a call of the Marxist party to protest the arrest of its leader in a murder case. Manoj Kumar, 24, an office-bearer of the youth organisation of the Communist Party of India-Marxist, was kicked to death by Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) workers in Kasargode district, CPI-M’s Lok Sabha member P. Karunakaran said. A CPM worker was killed during the Kerala shutdown. Reuters. “Our party had organised a peaceful march in Kasargode to protest the arrest of party’s...
  • The U.S. Is On India's Horrid Energy Path

    08/02/2012 6:46:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    RCM ^ | 08/02/2012 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    For those who don't remember what a large-scale blackout is like, take a look at what happened earlier this week in India, where 670 million people lost power. The images were haunting. Miles of stalled cars, snarled because traffic lights were dark. Electric trains that didn't run. Miners trapped underground. India's blackout was caused by a host of electrical issues ranging from bad energy policy to an overburdened electrical grid. A shortage of rain for hydroelectric dams this year and a shortage of coal for factories does not help the over strapped grid and are the most likely causes for...
  • Cautionary Tale: India Goes Dark

    07/31/2012 3:39:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | July 31, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Have you heard about the second blackout in two days that has hit India? Six-hundred and seventy million people are now in the dark. The population of this country is 1.2 billion. So 670 million people in the dark in India. Boy, you know Obama's gotta be green with envy over this. Obama, he wants as many people in this country to be in the dark as he can arrange. That's his whole reelection strategy, keep as many people in the dark as possible. Seriously. India has lost half of its power grid. Stick with me on...