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  • Terrorists had a friend in Clinton White House called Robin

    09/28/2001 4:18:10 PM PDT · by knak · 164 replies · 3,286+ views
    Our Political Bureau NEW DELHI MANY functionaries of the United States State Department, who handled South Asia under the Clinton Administration, may have to face embarrassment when the Bush regime gets down to locating the factors that made it easier for terrorists to carry out the September 11 carnage. These functionaries, it is reliably learnt, ignored the warnings about the activities and intentions of the terrorist groups operating out of Afghanistan and Pakistan. One of such reports had come from Michael Sheehan, the head of counter-terrorism wing of the State Department. Sheehan’s report also listed the measures that the ...
  • India and Pakistan exchange fire in Kashmir border clashes

    10/08/2014 11:46:17 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 1 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/08/14
    Indian and Pakistani troops traded gunfire over their border in the divided Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing at least four civilians and worsening tensions between the longtime rivals, officials on both sides have said. The small-arms and mortar exchanges – which Indian officials called the worst violation of a 2003 ceasefire – also left 18 civilians wounded in India and another three in Pakistan.
  • ISIS Chief Confirms Indians Could Be Part of Insurgent Group

    07/02/2014 9:58:14 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 9 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | July 3, 2014 04:44 GMT | Sanjib Kr Baruah
    In a revelation that is sure to raise worries in India's security establishment, the first-ever audio message of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the ISIS, has confirmed suspicions that Indians could well be part of his organisation's ranks. While enumerating the nationalities of fighters who constitute ISIS, Al-Baghdadi's 20-second-long audio titled 'A message to the Mujahideen and the Muslim Ummah in the month of Ramadan' that was released on Tuesday mentions that Indians, among a host of other nationalities including Chinese, American, French, German, Australian, etc. figure in the ISIS squad. According to intelligence sources, on January 22, a...
  • GABRIEL: ISIS is a threat beyond Iraq, with Shariah as worldwide aim

    06/26/2014 6:18:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 26, 2014 | Brigitte Gabriel
    There is a great deal of confusion and ignorance about the jihadist organization ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) which has been waging a terror campaign in those two nations for some time now, culminating most recently in the seizure of Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul. ... ISIS has a specific goal in mind and that is the formation of an Islamic state ruled by Shariah. This is very important to understand because this is a common goal of all the major jihadist organizations across the world. It is shared by al Qaeda, Hamas, Lashkar e Taiba, Abu Sayyef,...
  • Beyond the Veil: Israel-Pakistan Relations

    04/13/2003 12:21:08 PM PDT · by BLACK_FLAG · 5 replies · 949+ views
    This is the html version of the file http://www.tau.ac.il/jcss/memoranda/memo55.pdf.G o o g l e automatically generates html versions of documents as we crawl the web.To link to or bookmark this page, use the following url: http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:lUjtgbDqYXoC:www.tau.ac.il/jcss/memoranda/memo55.pdf+%22ISRAEL-PAKISTAN%22&hl=en&ie=UTF-8 Google is not affiliated with the authors of this page nor responsible for its content. These search terms have been highlighted:  israel  pakistan  Page 1 P. R. Kumaraswamy Beyond the Veil: Israel-Pakistan Relations Page 2 Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies (JCSS) The purpose of the Jaffee Center is, first, to conduct basic research that meets the highest academic standards on matters related to...
  • New Indo-European Language Discovered

    06/21/2012 5:14:04 PM PDT · by Renfield · 18 replies
    Sci-News.com ^ | 6-19-2012 | John Shanks
    A linguistics researcher at the Macquarie University in Australia has discovered that the language, known as Burushaski, which is spoken by about 90,000 people who reside in a remote area of Pakistan, is Indo-European in origin. Prof Ilija Casule’s discovery, which has now been verified by a number of the world’s top linguists, has excited linguistics experts around the world. An entire issue of the eminent international linguistics journal the Journal of Indo-European Studies is devoted to a discussion of his findings later this month. More than fifty eminent linguists have tried over many years to determine the genetic relationship...
  • Riots, Tribalization Fuel Islamic Rise

    09/28/2013 7:43:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2013 | Nightwatch
    India-Jammu and Kashmir State: Twelve persons, including a Lieutenant Colonel, died in two militant attacks on police and Army formations in two southern districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Deputy Inspector General of Police, Jammu-Kathua range, Shakeel Beg told the press that four men of the J&K police, three Army personnel, including the second-in-command of 16 Cavalry Regiment, and two civilians were killed. Security forces killed the three militants in gunfights. Four helicopters and some tanks were for the first time used in the manhunt. Indian press reported that the three unidentified militants in combat military uniforms are...
  • As ties with India grow, Israel again says won't supply arms to Pakistan

    09/15/2013 7:56:04 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 6 replies
    NDTV ^ | 15 Sep., 2013 | NDTV
    NEW DELHI: With its defence ties with India growing at a rapid pace, Israel today asserted that it will not supply any weapons systems and military hardware to Pakistan, saying the policy in this regard was "very clear" and "strict". Israeli Ambassador Alon Ushpiz said his country follows a very strict guidelines in exporting weapons systems and there was no question of reversing its policy of not supplying military hardware to Pakistan. "The policy of Government of Israel is (very clear) and we are tremendously strict about it that we do not export weapons system to Pakistan," he said. A...
  • Why Syria Isn’t the Big Story This Week

    08/31/2013 7:57:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The American Interest's Via Meadia ^ | August 31, 2013 | Walter Russell Mead
    The world’s eyes are riveted on Syria this week, as the United States, France and perhaps a few others organize plans to punish a bloodstained government for its use of chemical weapons against its own people. It’s a story that has everything: the prospect of violence, the political agony of an embattled White House, David Cameron’s loss of grip, and perplexing questions about right and wrong. For liberal internationalists, few international laws are more important than those that ban the use of WMD against civilians; on the other hand, when the political patrons of a war criminal block action at...
  • New Hindu-Muslim clashes erupt in Indian Kashmir

    08/10/2013 8:18:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 10, 2013 9:33 AM EDT | Aijaz Hussain
    Fresh clashes erupted Saturday between groups of Hindus and Muslims in the Indian portion of Kashmir, wounding three people, police said. The rival groups also burned some homes in Paddar, a village about 50 kilometers (40 miles) north of the town of Kishtwar, where clashes between Muslims and Hindus during Muslim holiday celebrations Friday killed at least two people and injured 24. Police rushed to Paddar on Saturday to control the situation, a police officer said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to reporters. …
  • Kashmir: Five Indian soldiers killed in shooting

    08/06/2013 5:37:49 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 6 August 2013 Last updated at 08:03 ET
    Five Indian soldiers have been shot dead in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, the chief minister of the disputed region says. India's army accused Pakistan over the incident, saying troops had "entered the Indian area and ambushed" an army patrol in the Poonch area. A Pakistani military official told the BBC that "no fire took place" from their side. Claimed by both countries, Kashmir has been a flashpoint for over 60 years. In January, several deadly cross-border attacks plunged the neighbours into the worst crisis in relations in years. The latest incident comes as the two sides are preparing for peace...
  • As US pulls out of Afghanistan, its weapons head for Pakistan

    08/02/2013 5:16:01 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 42 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Friday, August 2, 2013 | Saikat Datta
    New Delhi: With the United States all set to withdraw from Afghanistan, alarm bells have begun to ring in New Delhi as reports indicate that a lot of arms being used by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) could end up with the Pakistani military. The last time Pakistan received advanced weapons from the Americans in the 1980s, it led to the eruption of a terrorism movement in Kashmir. It is understood that New Delhi’s concerns have been communicated to US vice president Joe Biden who was on a state visit here last month. India’s security establishment has been receiving...
  • Blasphemous 'Plumber's Crack' ... Clerics Warn Low-Rise Jeans Reveal 'Backside' During Muslim Prayer

    07/12/2013 7:29:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    DailyBhaskar.com ^ | July 12, 2013 | DailyBhaskar.com
    Low-rise jeans against Islamic ‘tehzeeb’; Kashmir clerics issue warning for Ramadan Srinagar: The clerics in Kashmir have warned against wearing low-rise jeans during the holy month of Ramadan, saying it is against the Islamic ‘tehzeeb’. The religious authorities are tied up in knots over the piece of clothing – low-rise jeans. A Muslim cleric said that a man wearing low-rise jeans reveals his back when he bows down to pray in a mosque, adding that the prayer remains incomplete in such clothes. Another cleric said that covering the body from waist to the ankles is a must. Campaigns have begun...
  • America falls for Taliban trap

    06/29/2013 8:50:20 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Sunday, June 30, 2013 | Sushant Sareen
    With the US being too eager to hold talks with the Taliban, which opened their political office in Qatar recently, it’s now official that America's much-hyped war on terror is all but over. What does it mean for Afghanistan and the rest of the world, particularly India? With the 2014 deadline for withdrawal from Afghanistan fast approaching and the International Security Assistance Force’s military effort unable to break the back of the Taliban insurgency, the US appears to have concluded (one daresay wrongly) that it has run out of options for effecting a responsible and honourable exit from the Afghan...
  • Nine tourists shot at north Pakistan mountain base camp

    06/23/2013 2:52:01 AM PDT · by deks · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 June 2013
    Gunmen have killed 10 people, including nine foreign tourists after storming a hotel in far northern Pakistan. Officials say five are from Ukraine, one from Russia and three from China. A Pakistani guide also died in the attack. It happened at the base camp of Nanga Parbat, the world's ninth highest mountain, in Gilgit-Baltistan. It is the first such attack on tourists in the region. The Pakistani Taliban has told the BBC it was responsible. A spokesman for Tehrik-e-Taliban said the attack was in retaliation for the killing of its second-in-command, Waliur Rehman, who died in a suspected US drone...
  • Humbled US makes concessions to Taliban to start talks

    06/18/2013 3:23:44 PM PDT · by ketelone · 68 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 19 Jun 2013 | Chidanand Rajghatta
    WASHINGTON: The United States will begin formal talks with the Taliban, including the Haqqani network, in Doha, Qatar, in a couple of days, Obama administration officials said in a major announcement on Tuesday. The engagement, the first of its kind since the post 9/11 conflict, follows key concessions made by Washington, including dropping the pre-condition that Taliban immediately break ties with al-Qaida, in return for much broader, generic, self-serving commitments by the unyielding terrorist group. In a conference call from Northern Ireland where President Obama is attending the G8 summit, US officials said they expected Taliban to issue a statement...
  • Death Toll Rises in India Maoist Attack

    05/26/2013 1:17:31 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 32 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 26 May 2013 | anon
    The death toll from an attack on Indian politicians by Maoist rebels has risen to 23, a day after the rebels fired at a convoy of cars carrying local Congress Party leaders in eastern India. Suspected insurgents fired at the vehicles Saturday in the Sukma area of Chhattisgarh state. Dozens of people were wounded in the attack. Local reports say some senior party leaders were among those killed. The Associated Press reported Sunday that several more bodies were found near the scene of the crash Sunday, including those of a party leader and his son who had been believed kidnapped....
  • Chinese provocation: Is India prepared?

    05/02/2013 9:51:55 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    IANS, The New Indian Express ^ | Thursday, May 2, 2013 | Gen. (retd) Deepak Kapoor
    The Chinese intrusion into Depsang Bulge in East Ladakh, approximately 19 km inside our perception of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on April 15, has raised temperatures both militarily and politically on either side. A series of border personnel meetings between the militaries of the two sides have not been able to resolve the issue so far and the standoff continues till date. It would not be incorrect to presume that this latest provocation from the Chinese side has been undertaken with the tacit approval of the highest levels in the Chinese hierarchy. As we grapple with the current...
  • New Obama Program Targets Unemployed Youth—in Pakistan!

    04/10/2013 7:12:45 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 12 replies
    Patriot Update ^ | April 10, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    The Obama Administration’s Youth Workforce Development Program (YWDP) promises to deal with the growing number of “idle, disaffected youth” nationwide — that is, in the nation of Pakistan. The initiative comes at a time when the U.S. Department of Labor acknowledges that the unemployment rate for American teenagers in March remained about the same as in February: 24.2 percent.
  • US made secret deal with Pak on drone strikes: report

    04/07/2013 12:37:58 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Sunday, April 7, 2013 | PTI
    New York - In a secret deal, Pakistan allowed American drone strikes on its soil on the condition that the unmanned aircraft would stay away from its nuclear facilities and the mountain camps where Kashmiri militants were trained for attacks in India, according to a media report. Under secret negotiations between Pakistani intelligence agency ISI and America's CIA during 2004, the terms of the bargain were set, the New York Times reported today. "Pakistani intelligence officials insisted that drones fly only in narrow parts of the tribal areas - ensuring that they would not venture where Islamabad did not want...
  • Obama Loses Afghanistan; Next Target India's Kashmir

    03/11/2013 10:12:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2013 | Nightwatch
    North Korea: Update. North Korea severed the hotline that runs through the truce village of Panmunjom, South Korea's unification ministry said Monday. The ministry said attempts to contact the North by telephone at 9 a.m. failed. Comment: This is the start of dismantling the Armistice arrangements. An important next step will be to make a show of withdrawing the military mission at Panmunjom. The North Korean media will continue to claim that the North is acting in reaction to the South Korean and US exercises that began in full on 11 March. A reconstruction of North Korean behavior in the...
  • Pakistan's new LoC bunkers have 'made by China' stamp

    01/12/2013 8:31:19 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Sunday, January 13, 2013 | Pradip R. Sagar & Aditya Kaul
    LoC (Mendhar), New Delhi - India has more than one reason to worry at the Line of Control (LoC). Military Intelligence sources have confirmed to DNA that Pakistani troops stationed at the LoC are receiving logistical and technical support from China's PLA regulars who are stationed in PoK in the garb of engineers and workers. Sources said that they have information indicating that the Pakistani army is receiving “guidance” from PLA engineers. “They are involved in every activity at the LoC and are helping create fresh bunkers across the LoC,” an Intelligence source told DNA. With “heavy build up” of...
  • Pakistan may force us to look at other options: IAF chief

    01/12/2013 4:06:18 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 7 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Jan 13, 2013 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: A furious India on Saturday kept up the pressure on Pakistan over the killing of two soldiers and beheading of one of them with Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal Norman K. Browne saying that the country may have to look at "other options" for ensuring the sanctity of the line of control (LoC) and the ceasefire along it. "We are monitoring the situation carefully because if these things continue to be the way they are and these violations continue to take place, then perhaps we may have to look at some other options for compliance,"...
  • US asks India, Pakistan to cool off and talk

    01/10/2013 12:51:40 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013 | IANS
    Washington - The US has asked India and Pakistan to cool down tensions over the killing of two Indian soldiers along the Line of Control in (LoC) Jammu and Kashmir and talk to each other to improve relations. "We're urging both sides to take steps to end the violence. We continue to strongly support any efforts to improve relations between the two countries," State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters Wednesday. "We've also discussed these latest incidents with both governments, urged them to talk to each other, and urged calm," she said in response to a question about the incident....
  • India to decide response after 'ghastly' Pakistan attack

    01/08/2013 3:13:58 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 9, 2013 | anon
    NEW DELHI (AFP) - India was to decide its response Wednesday after accusing Pakistan of killing two of its soldiers and mutilating one of the bodies ...
  • Pakistani military says India conducts cross-border raid in Kashmir, kills soldier

    01/05/2013 11:36:30 PM PST · by MBT ARJUN · 12 replies
    Ottawacitizen.com ^ | January 6, 2013
    <p>The Pakistani military is accusing forces from neighboring India of crossing the boundary between the two sides' forces in Kashmir and attacking a Pakistani border post, killing a soldier.</p> <p>The military's public relations office said in a statement Sunday that another Pakistani soldier was critically wounded in the incident early Sunday.</p>
  • Violent Muslim protests rage, spread to Gaza, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Sudan, ... (10 countries+)

    09/13/2012 2:42:20 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 35 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/13/2012 | Pam Geller
    Outside the US Embassy in Yemen Apparently, the NY Times is smoking the same doobie as the President:"Protests Stir Fears for Arab Spring." What bloody Arab Spring? It's the global jihad, quislings; it's been the global jihad all along. Turmoil Spreads to US Embassy in Yemen New York Times Rage at the embassies: Protests swell [Muslims] inIsrael, Yemen, Iran, Egypt CNN Protesters storm US Embassy in Yemen USA TODAY Yemen Protests: Demonstrators Angered By Anti-Islam Film Storm ... Huffington Post Tunisia Casablanca, Morocco The enemedia is twisting itself into ridiculous and embarassing knots to hang it all onto the "youtube"...
  • Hijacked Airliner lands in Aftganistan..... what if???? (1999 FR thread excerpt)

    09/11/2012 5:27:24 PM PDT · by piasa · 7 replies
    FREEREPUBLIC.COM ^ | 12/24/1999 20:20:12 PST by LYNXcry | LYNXcry
    Please forgive the vanity post, BUT I just had a terrible thought....I just heard that the hijacked airliner has landed in of all places, Aftganistan.... Is that not the home turf of Osama Bin Laden?? Remember the movie a few years back where terrorists hijacked a 747 with the intentions of crashing it into New York city or some other big city??? If Bin Laden wanted to creatate a major catastrophe, that would surely do it. I suppose the military could shoot it out of the sky, but how do they insure where it is going to land, or that...
  • Rep. ROHRABACHER (1999) -- How the Clinton Administration brought the Taliban to power

    09/28/2001 7:01:18 PM PDT · by Nita Nupress · 43 replies · 2,520+ views
    Senate testimony | April 14, 1999 | Rep. Dana Rohrabacher
    April 14, 1999, Wednesday COMMITTEE HEARING SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS: SUBCOMMITTEE ON NEAR EASTERN AND SOUTH U.S. SENATOR SAM BROWNBACK (R-KS) HOLDS HEARING ON THE CRISIS IN AFGANISTAN &nbsp;WASHINGTON, D.C. SPEAKERS: U.S. SENATOR SAM BROWNBACK (R-KS), CHAIRMAN U.S. SENATOR JOHN ASHCROFT (R-MO) U.S. SENATOR GORDON H. SMITH (R-OR) U.S. SENATOR ROD GRAMS (R-MN) U.S. SENATOR CRAIG THOMAS (R-WY) U.S. SENATOR PAUL DAVID WELLSTONE (D-MN), RANKING MEMBER U.S. SENATOR ROBERT G. TORRICELLI (D-NJ) U.S. SENATOR PAUL S. SARBANES (D-MD) U.S. SENATOR CHRISTOPHER J. DODD (D-CT) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DANA ROHRABACHER (R-CA) THE HONORABLE KARL F. INDERFURTH ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SOUTH ...
  • 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...
  • Blaze at Sufi (Muslim) shrine triggers violence in Indian Kashmir

    06/25/2012 2:21:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:00am EDT | (Reporting by Sheikh Mushtaq; Editing by Robert Birsel)
    Fire gutted one of the most revered Sufi Muslim shrines in the Indian part of the divided Kashmir region on Monday sparking clashes between police and angry Muslim protesters, witnesses said. Indian Kashmir has long been plagued by violence over a campaign by some of its mostly Muslim residents, helped by supporters in neighboring Pakistan, to break away from India. Indian authorities say rebel violence has recently fallen to its lowest level since the anti-India revolt broke out in 1989, but Monday's clashes will be a reminder of how volatile the region can be. At least six people were hurt...
  • Chicago cabbie accused of aiding Al Qaeda

    03/26/2010 1:42:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies · 575+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 26, 2010 | Jeff Coen
    A Chicago taxi driver who is a Pakistani native was arrested today on charges he provided material support to Al Qaeda by attempting to send money overseas, federal authorities said. Raja Lahrasib Khan, 56, claimed to be an acquaintance of terror leaders in Pakistan, authorities said. He is due in federal court in Chicago later this afternoon. Khan was arrested without incident this morning in downtown Chicago while working, authorities said.
  • An American Born Shaheed (Martyr), Abu Adam Jibreel

    01/16/2012 12:38:47 PM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies
    ALBALAGH.net ^ | POSTED: 26 SAFAR 1422, 20 MAY 2001 | By Abdur-Raheem As-Siddiqi
    SNIPPET: ""All I want is shahadah in Kashmir. I don't want to be famous or well known." Those were the words of Abu Adam Jibreel al Amreekee as we walked around the center in Muridke, Pakistan. As we strolled around the giant masjid and school and looked at the horses at the horse stable we talked of the difficulties in training and jihad in general. Abu Adam was only nineteen years of age when he went to the killing fields of occupied Kashmir. Born into a considerably wealthy family in Atlanta Georgia, Abu Adam had always excelled in most of...
  • US exposes ISI subversion of Kashmir cause; FBI arrests US-based lobbyist [Pakistani Lobby]

    07/19/2011 1:05:47 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 13 replies
    The Times of India ^ | July 19, 2011 | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: Federal authorities on Monday arrested a prominent US-based pro-Pakistan activist associated with the Kashmiri separatist movement, accusing him of funneling money from the Pakistani spy agency ISI to lobby US decision-makers. In the process, the Obama administration's law enforcement brigade also blew open the Pakistan and its spy agency's two-decade long subversion of the so-called Kashmir cause. The FBI swooped down on the Virginia residence of Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, a well-known representative of Kashmiri separatists in the US and detained him on charges of ''participating in a long-term conspiracy to act as agents of the Pakistani government in...
  • Pakistan could "pull troops from Afghan border" if U.S. cuts aid

    07/12/2011 2:00:05 PM PDT · by CharlyFord · 27 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 12 July 2011 | Zeeshan Haider
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan could pull back troops fighting Islamist militants near the Afghan border if the United States cuts off aid, the defense minister said on Tuesday in an interview with Pakistani media. The United States Monday said it would hold back $800 million -- a third of nearly $2 billion in security aid to Pakistan -- in a show of displeasure over Pakistan's removal of U.S. military trainers, limits on visas for U.S. personnel and other bilateral irritants. "If at all things become difficult, we will just get all our forces back," Defense Minister Ahmed Mukhtar said in...
  • The Edicts of King Ashoka

    07/18/2004 7:46:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies · 1,714+ views
    Colorado State University Computer Science Department ^ | 1993 | An English Rendering by Ven. S. Dhammika
    Asoka's edicts are to be found scattered in more than thirty places throughout India, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Most of them are written in Brahmi script from which all Indian scripts and many of those used in Southeast Asia later developed. The language used in the edicts found in the eastern part of the sub-continent is a type of Magadhi, probably the official language of Asoka's court. The language used in the edicts found in the western part of India is closer to Sanskrit although one bilingual edict in Afghanistan is written in Aramaic and Greek. Asoka's edicts, which...
  • Are the Taliban Descended From One of Ten Lost Tribes of Israel?

    01/09/2010 7:56:47 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 46 replies · 1,684+ views
    The Lid/jpost ^ | 1/9/09 | The Lid
    Every Friday night observant Jews bless their sons by saying, "may you be like Manasseh and Ephraim," the two sons of the biblical Joseph, who were the first Jews, born outside of the Holy Land. The blessing expresses the hope that, just like Joseph's sons, today's Jewish sons will hold fast to their religion despite the fact they live in the diaspora. Manasseh and Ephraim are two of the famous lost ten tribes, who were carted away into exile more than 2,500 years ago. Descendants of the tribe of Manasseh have been found living in India, and many of them...
  • Pakistan's Jewish Problem

    03/14/2011 4:52:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies · 2+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 3-14-11 | Tufail Ahmad*
       Home |Archives |Report #676 Antisemitism Documentation Project     March 13, 2011 Inquiry & Analysis Series Report No.676 Pakistan's Jewish Problem By: Tufail Ahmad* A Jewish family in Karachi, circa: unknown (Image courtesy: Dawn.com)Table of Contents Introduction I. Brief Historical Background: The Jews and Pakistan II. Main Characteristics of Antisemitism in Pakistana) Antisemitism in Pakistan is Interconnected with Pakistan's Other Perceived Enemies: The "Three Satans" – India, the U.S. and Israel (i.e. Hindus, Christians and Jews)b) Antisemitism is Used Instrumentally by the Pakistani Military c) Antisemitism is Used to Designate Threats to Pakistan, Such As the TalibanIII. Range of...
  • The Ten Lost Tribes: The Case for Afghanistan, Kashmir, and Pakistan

    09/24/2001 8:53:22 AM PDT · by xzins · 101 replies · 14,892+ views
    Moshiach.com ^ | current | moshiach.com
    What follows is initial evidence that links some people groups in Afghanistan, Kashmir, and Israel. It is thought provoking. HOWEVER, IN POSTING THIS, LET ME ENCOURAGE THE INTERESTED TO GO TO THE WEBSITE AND READ "OVERVIEW" IN WHICH THE CASE AGAINST THE TEN LOST TRIBES IS PRESENTED. Also, note that the "people of the book" as Mohammed called them (Christians or Jews), who converted to Islam, were considered by him to be totally Moslem and totally acceptable. The two sections below deal with Afghanistan and Kashmir. The Ten Lost Tribes: Afghanistan The Bible mentions the city of Medes as one ...
  • Did Israel's Lost Tribes end up in Afghanistan?

    02/02/2002 9:22:59 PM PST · by CommiesOut · 95 replies · 1,032+ views
    Reuters ^ | 03 FEB 2002 | Tom Heneghan
    Did Israel's Lost Tribes end up in Afghanistan? By Tom Heneghan KABUL, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Considering all they shunned and shattered in their quest for pure Islam, Afghanistan's now vanquished Taliban seem to have overlooked the awkward legend that they were descended from the Lost Tribes of Israel. The Pashtun tribes that produced the Taliban, one of the most zealous sects the Muslim world has ever seen, have traditionally traced their roots to the Jews who disappeared after the Babylonian Captivity in the sixth century B.C. The legend, which seems bizarre in light of Jewish-Muslim tensions since the creation ...
  • Pakistan's time-tested friend

    05/21/2011 9:22:54 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Gulf News, UAE ^ | May 22, 2011 | Farhan Bokhari
    Pakistan's time-tested friend Farhan Bokhari writes: China's sale of 50 fighter planes to Islamabad will strengthen their six-decade-old bilateral ties By Farhan Bokhari, Special to Gulf News Published: 00:01 May 22, 2011 China's decision to use the trip by Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for announcing a ‘quick delivery' of up to 50 fighter planes to its South Asian partner, must not come as a surprise to anyone. For long, Beijing has built up its ties with Pakistan through repeated support for the country in a range of ways, notably through generous military assistance and economic support. At a...
  • Indian General Expresses Concerns Over Chinese Military Presence in Kashmir

    04/06/2011 9:07:42 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Voice of America ^ | April 06, 2011 | Kurt Achin
    Indian General Expresses Concerns Over Chinese Military Presence in Kashmir Kurt Achin | New Delhi April 06, 2011 In an unusually frank airing of India's security concerns, a top Indian general says China's military collaboration with Pakistan is likely to be detrimental to India's long term strategic interests. Some Indian security experts say India is surrounded by China on all sides. Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna offered reassurance Wednesday that Delhi "closely and regularly monitors all developments" along its border "to ensure the safety and security" of the Indian people. He was responding to questions about an alarm sounded...
  • David Cameron: Britain caused many of the world's problems

    04/06/2011 1:04:40 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 43 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 05 Apr 2011 | James Kirkup
    David Cameron: Britain caused many of the world's problems Britain is responsible for many of the world’s historic problems, including the conflict in Kashmir between India and Pakistan, David Cameron has said. By James Kirkup, in Islamabad and Christopher Hope The Prime Minister appeared to distance himself from the imperial past when he suggested that Britain was to blame for decades of tension and several wars over the disputed territory, as well as other global conflicts. His remarks came on a visit to Pakistan, when he was asked how Britain could help to end the row over Kashmir. He insisted...
  • Kashmiri Villager Fights Leopard For 20 Minutes, Saves Self

    01/17/2011 10:47:00 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 9 replies
    Kashmir News ^ | January 17, 2011
    Srinagar, Jan 17, KONS: A Kulgam villager battled a leopard bare-handed for twenty minutes in a desperate but brave fight for life, and was left with deep wounds in his face and chest in the ordeal. The leopard from nearby forests had pounced on 47-year-old Israeel Gorsi in the Batpora area, some 20 km from Kulgam town, when he was working in his compound, with the clear intention to kill, reports said. But Gorsi fought off the attack unaided for nearly half-an-hour, and his screams brought villagers to the scene, on seeing whom the beast tried to drag its bleeding...
  • Revolutions, walk-outs and fatwas

    01/17/2011 8:41:13 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/16/2011 | BARRY RUBIN
    Recent events in Tunisia, Lebanon and Egypt spell a dangerous new trend in the region. There have been major developments in Tunisia, Lebanon and Egypt, each of which is of tremendous importance. In Tunisia, a popular uprising fueled by unemployment, economic suffering and long-term discontent has overthrown the dictator, but not necessarily the dictatorship. In 55 years of independence, the country has been governed by two dictators, the current one being Zine al-Abedin Ben Ali, who has been president for 23 years and was a key power in the regime even before that. Is this going to spread? Does it...
  • India Arms School Girls To Fight Militants [VIDEO]

    11/17/2010 5:43:06 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 11 replies · 1+ views
    NTDTV ^ | 15 November, 2010 | NTDTV
    They may still wear braids, but living in the turbulent northern Jammu and Kashmir state, these girls are no strangers to violence. One who lost her grandmother to a militant attack is eager to learn. [Sunaina, Girl Receiving Training] "We have been given training to use big weapons and we have learnt a lot. We felt very nice." Paramilitary troops are teaching girls to defend themselves and their villages against frequent skirmishes in the disputed Kashmir region. [S.S. Chillar, Commanding Officer] "This is basically to provide training to the children, especially girls, living near the Line of Control areas to...
  • Kashmiri militant groups still recruiting in Pakistan

    11/08/2010 6:20:41 PM PST · by cold start
    BBC ^ | 8 November 2010 | Aleem Maqbool
    "There are different types of duties I can now be sent to do," ....... "I can be kept here in the reserves, be asked to recruit new members, or they can send me across into Indian-held Kashmir for jihad," he says. Until the spring, this 25-year-old had been studying engineering; now he is a militant. As he describes why he left his studies, he quotes from the Koran and repeats justifications for his choice, which have clearly been taught to him. "While I was at university, I started going to sermons given by preachers and, thank God, I joined a...
  • Islamism’s rage boys

    09/16/2010 3:50:25 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 46 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | 17 September, 2010 | Premen Addy
    It doesn't require genius to bring Kashmir’s jihadis to heel; a firm hand will do. Remember Shakespeare's words: Be bloody, bold and resolute Fellow travellers of causes Left and Right have long been a political hazard. The occupant of the British throne, Edward VIII, was a Hitler sympathiser; other exalted Britons were under Mussolini’s spell because the Duce made Italy’s “trains run on time”. The eminent Cambridge economist Joan Robinson uttered rhapsodies to Chairman Mao’s Great Leap Forward and People’s Communes. She wrote a Penguin eulogy to the Cultural Revolution. Just before her death, Prof Robinson remarked plaintively that she...
  • Meantime, back in India the Kashmir situation is deteriorating

    09/13/2010 1:41:11 PM PDT · by swarthyguy · 16 replies
    ORBAT ^ | September 7 2010 | Ravi Rikhye
    The Army is picking off Pakistani infiltrators left and right, because - as we have said many times - it has finally gotten its act together and is completely prepared. The infiltrators are not a problem now. But the civil police have not been able to switch to non-lethal means to control protestors. Another four demonstrators were shot when they stoned a police chief's convoy. Well, we feel bad for the people of Kashmir, but having made their bed they must now lie in it. India pulled out the Army, and most of the Border security Force, leaving local and...
  • Tensions Over Koran Feed Mayhem in Kashmir

    09/13/2010 1:12:37 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 13, 2010 | JIM YARDLEY and HARI KUMAR
    Kashmir erupted on Monday in the worst violence since separatist protests began sweeping through the disputed Himalayan region three months ago, with authorities partly blaming the inflamed tensions on televised reports of Koran desecration in the United States. The bloodshed, which came as Indian leaders were searching for a way out of the Kashmir crisis, left at least 14 civilians and two security officers dead and at least 60 people injured in clashes across the region, authorities said. In one town, Tangmarg, authorities said officers opened fire after protesters had set a school and other government buildings ablaze. Kashmir has...