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  • North Korea and Iran: The Nuclear Duo

    01/07/2016 5:32:16 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/07/16 | Joseph A. Klein
    There is no reason to believe that, as a result of the deal Iran is already sidestepping, Iran will suddenly stop all dealings with North Korea with regard to both countries’ nuclear programs North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test on January 6th, which it claimed was a hydrogen bomb. Despite some skepticism as to North Korea’s claim that it had actually tested a hydrogen bomb, the Obama administration acknowledged that North Korea had indeed tested some sort of nuclear device. The administration condemned North Korea’s latest testing as a violation of a series of past United Nations Security Council...
  • Strike after strike fail to change US outlook on Pakistan

    01/07/2016 9:35:46 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    timesofindia.indiatimes ^ | 01/08/2016 | Chidanand Rajghatta
    Individual expressions of support and commiseration over the terrorist attacks on Indian assets in Pathankot and Mazar-e-Sharif has been tricking in from a raft of US lawmakers, but don't hold your breath for the Obama administration to alter the long standing US policy of coddling Pakistan's terrorism-steeped military establishment that has harmed both US and Indian interests in the region. . . ... many senior US lawmakers tweeted and issued statements with the pro-forma expressions of support for India's sufferance. But Washington, which laid out the red carpet to Pakistan's military strongman Gen. Raheel Sharif last November, is showing no...
  • Angry Protestors Ransack and Torch Saudi Embassy in Iran

    01/02/2016 6:25:46 PM PST · by EBH · 41 replies
    Vice News ^ | 1/2/2016
    Saudi Arabia's mass execution of 47 prisoners — including prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr — triggered unrest across the Middle East on Saturday, particularly in Iran, where protesters stormed and ransacked the Saudi embassy in Tehran. Photos and video footage posted on Twitter by Iranian journalist Sobhan Hassanvand showed a mob of angry demonstrators smashing windows and setting fire to the Saudi diplomatic outpost in the Iranian capital. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi also condemned the executions. "I'm shocked & saddened at Sheikh Nimr's execution by Saudi authorities," he wrote on Twitter. "Peaceful opposition is a fundamental right. Repression does...
  • India successfully testfires Indo-Israeli Barak-8 missile

    12/29/2015 11:50:47 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    English.news.cn ^ | 2015-12-30
    NEW DELHI, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- India Wednesday successfully testfired a long-range, surface-to-air missile, Barak-8, jointly developed with Israel, from an Indian Navy warship off the coast of the western state of Goa, sources said. "The maiden testfiring of the missile in the Arabia Sea has been successful. It has destroyed an aerial target after being launched from INS Kolkata. The missile was twice testfired onboard Israeli ships and this is the first time that such a test was held onboard an Indian warship," sources said. Indian Navy has described the testfiring as "a quantum jump in Indian air defense...
  • Indian commandos kill militants in Kashmir army base gunbattle | Reuters

    11/25/2015 12:41:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    firstpost.com ^ | Nov 25, 2015 15:21 IST
    The gunmen cut a perimeter fence and penetrated the battalion headquarters in Tangdhar in northern Kashmir, the Himalayan region at the heart of a longstanding dispute between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan. "It is seems to be a well planned attack," said the army officer, who asked not to be identified because he is not authorised to speak on the record. Bodies of the three gunmen and of one unidentified individual, believed to have worked on the base, were recovered, the officer added.He said the attackers armed with AK-47s had taken up positions in the officers' mess and blown up a...
  • Revealed: India’s Deadly New Missile Fails Flight-Test

    11/05/2015 9:55:56 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 2 replies
    thediplomat.com ^ | October 20, 2015 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    A test involving the long-range cruise missile Nirbhay had to be aborted and the missile destroyed midair, according to a statement issued by India’s Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) last Friday.“Long range cruise missile Nirbhay was successfully launched today at 1150 hrs from launch complex, Chandipur, Odisha, meeting the basic mission objectives successfully. After travelling approximately mid-way, deviations were observed from its intended course. Further, flight was terminated to ensure coastal safety,” the press release states.According to a source within India’s defense ministry quoted by the Times of India, “[t]he flight was aborted after its guidance system (manufactured by...
  • Indian Slab Lurches Downward Beneath Afghanistan

    11/02/2015 9:45:47 AM PST · by JimSEA · 10 replies
    AGU Blogosphere ^ | 10/25/2015 | Austin Elliot
    As I walked into the department this bright brisk morning, coffee cheerily in hand, the live global seismogram display in the atrium caught my eye with an alarming event that had just happened during my bike ride into work. *gasp* that looks bad *gasp* that looks bad BIG earthquake, somewhere in the vicinity of Central/Southern Asia. Indeed, an earthquake deep (>200 km) beneath the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan had shaken a huge swath of Central and South Asia. The great depth of the earthquake meant less extreme shaking at the epicenter (nobody lives closer than 212 km from the...
  • India Staging Biggest Air Exercise To Prepare For 2-Front War

    10/29/2015 10:21:40 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    Arming India ^ | Thursday, October 29, 2015 | Arming India Correspondent
    NEW DELHI, OCT.29, 2015: The Indian Air Force (IAF) is staging its biggest exercise, codenamed 'Live Wire', to test its preparedness to fight a two-front war in case of a simultaneous armed conflict with China and Pakistan. This exercise, which begins on Oct 31, involves the simultaneous activation of all airbases across the country from Leh in Jammu and Kashmir to Car Nicobar in Andaman and Nicobar Islands for about 15 days. "The most important part of Exercise Live Wire is to rehearse quick movement of air assets from one theatre to another," a top IAF officer explained to Arming...
  • Indian hanged girls: Court rejects probe ruling out rape

    10/29/2015 2:35:05 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 5 replies
    The initial reports that the girls had been gang-raped and murdered by a group of men from the same village sparked global outrage. A local post-mortem examination initially confirmed multiple sexual assaults and death due to hanging. 'Closure report' But in December, the CBI filed a "closure report" in court, saying investigators had studied "around 40 scientific reports" and "questioned over 200 people" and come to the conclusion that the elder girl had "an intimate relationship" with one of the three men and that the other girl, her younger cousin, was "facilitating the relationship". The girls killed themselves after they...
  • Pakistan Supported, Trained Terror Groups: Pervez Musharraf

    10/28/2015 1:22:03 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    NDTV ^ | Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    File picture of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf. (Agence France-Presse) LAHORE: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has admitted in an interview that Islamabad supported and trained groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the 1990s to carry out militancy in Kashmir. The former army chief has also said that Lashkar leaders like Hafiz Saeed and Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi enjoyed the status of heroes at that time. Speaking to Pakistani news channel Dunya News on Sunday, Mr Musharraf said, "In the 1990s, the freedom struggle began in Kashmir...At that time, Lashkar-e- Taiba and 11 or 12 other organisations were formed. We supported...
  • Chinas Pakistan-occupied Kashmir tunnels ring alarm bells for India

    10/25/2015 1:04:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Daily Mail India ^ | October 3, 2015 | Ananth Krishnan
    China's move to construct five tunnels to open up a new section of the Karakoram Highway in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) last month has signalled Beijings intent to go forward with ambitious projects despite Indias increasingly vocal concerns and rising security concerns in the restive disputed region. In a major project that will ensure year-round land connectivity linking China and Pakistan through PoK, the China Road and Bridge Corporation has constructed five seven km-long tunnels on the Karakoram Highway. Earlier, this particular section had been cut off on account of a barrier lake formed at Attabad, which had blocked access since...
  • Pak pounds Poonch for 3rd day

    09/17/2015 10:57:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Dailyexcelsior ^ | 17/09/2015 by
    Pakistani troops resorted to heavy firing of automatic weapons and Rocket Projectile Grenades (RPGs) besides mortar bombs on forward posts along LoC in Balakote sector of Poonch district from 1820 hours this evening, PRO Defence, Jammu, S N Acharya said. ... Our side retaliated appropriately but no casualty or damage was reported, Acharya said. ... Pakistan troops overnight fired mortar bombs and used automatic weapons to target forward posts along the LoC in Balakote sector of Poonch district from 7.45 PM to 12 AM, spokesman said. With todays ceasefire violations, Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire 22 times this month...
  • Army chief says India is ready for swift and short [sudden] wars

    09/01/2015 3:34:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 1 September 2015
    The generals strong words on the readiness of his force came at a tri-service seminar on the Golden Jubilee of 1965 Indo- Pak war. We are acutely aware that the swift short nature of future wars is likely to offer limited warning time. This calls for maintaining a very high level of operational preparedness at all times. Its something that has now become important in our strategy, Singh said. The comment assumes utmost significance as Pakistan has kept the Kashmir pot boiling in recent months by stepping up infiltration attempts. The guns have barely fallen silent on both the International...
  • Army used chilly grenades to flush out Pak terrorist Sajjad Ahmed from a cave

    08/28/2015 11:08:44 AM PDT · by cold start · 33 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | 28 August 2015
    The 22-year-old was one of the five terrorists who had crossed over from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and hid in the cave after army detected the infiltration and was hunting for them in Rafiabad area of Kashmir. He panicked and begged for mercy after army commandos fired chilly grenades and teargas shells into a cave to flush out the terrorists who were holed up there since last night. After crossing over from PoK in a place over 100 kms north of here, the five Lashker-e-Taiba militants made several attempts to breach the tight cordon placed along the LoC, army officials said....
  • Clashes erupt between India and Pakistan along disputed border

    08/28/2015 10:26:26 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | By Tim Craig
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Clashes erupted between Indian and Pakistani security forces Friday, killing at least 11 civilians and wounding scores more on both sides of the contested border, according to officials in both countries. The exchange of fire came as Indian and Pakistani leaders continued to bicker over the prospect of face-to-face talks. Indian and Pakistani security forces traded small-arms, artillery and mortar fire, which damaged several villages on both sides of the border, officials said. The violence coincided with the kickoff of Indias golden jubilee celebration marking the 1965 war between India and Pakistan, one of three major conflicts...
  • Nine Killed as India and Pakistan Exchange Cross-Border Fire

    08/28/2015 7:28:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | Aug. 28, 2015 9:20 a.m. ET | Qasim Nauman And Krishna Pokharel
    At least nine people were killed and dozens wounded in cross-border firing by Indian and Pakistani forces on Friday, officials said, increasing tensions less than a week after high-level talks between the estranged neighbors were called off. The exchange of fire on Friday is the latest in a series of cross-border incidents between the nuclear-armed South Asian rivals, in which dozens of soldiers and civilians on both sides have died over the last year. The prime ministers from both countries had agreed on a number of measures last month to reduce tensions, including a meeting between senior border security officials...
  • Pakistan Muslim leader exhorted Muslims to kill Hindus

    08/20/2015 6:36:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/20/15 | Robert Spencer
    During the interrogation following a lie-detector test, Naved told the National Investigation Agency (NIA) interrogators that Hafiz Saeed delivered motivational speeches to the recruits and exhorted them to kill Hindus in India.But remember: to oppose this incitement to murder would be Islamophobic.Hafiz Saeed visited training camps, motivated us to kill Hindus: Pak terrorist Naved, India Today, August 20, 2015: In a major revelation which is likely to strengthen Indias claim against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed during the NSA-level talks with Pakistan, the arrested Pakistan terrorist Naved has confessed to his interrogators that the 26/11 attacks mastermind visited the...
  • ISIS 'Mein Kampf' Blames Israel for Global Terrorism

    08/16/2015 6:58:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    INN ^ | Sunday, August 16, 2015 | Sara A. Carter, American Media Institute
    Intelligence officials are comparing a newly discovered secret Islamic State document to Hitler's "Mein Kampf," as it blames Israel for the rise of the Islamic State and crowns U.S. President Barack Obama as the "Mule of the Jews." Found in Pakistan's remote tribal region by American Media Institute (AMI), the 32-page Urdu language document promotes an "end of the world" battle as a final solution. It argues that the Islamic leader should be recognized as the sole ruler of the world's 1 billion Muslims, under a religious empire called a "caliphate." ...Retired U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Director Gen. Michael Flynn...
  • Both active and effective: A short history of Indian Special Ops

    06/13/2015 7:52:23 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | June 11, 2015 | Praveen Swami
    The dawn would have illuminated the pools of blood, as the villagers emerged to count their dead. For all of the night of February 24, 2000, residents of the hamlet of Lanjote had bunkered down, hoping not to be hit by artillery fire arcing across the LoC. The 16 bodies on the streets, though, bore evidence of the precision savagery of the knife, not the shell: 90-year-old Mohammad Alam Wali, and a young couple, Mohammad Murtaza and Kali Begum, had been decapitated. Limbs were severed; heads hacked. The youngest victim, Ahmad Niaz, was just two. With deliberation, it seemed, the...
  • India suspends Al-Jazeera broadcasts for 5 days over maps

    04/23/2015 6:36:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 23, 2015 7:05 AM EDT
    The TV network Al-Jazeera was off the air in India on Thursday following a 5-day suspension ordered by the government over maps of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. India is deeply sensitive about how Kashmir, which is divided between India and Pakistan but claimed by both, is portrayed on maps. A government report said that in the Al-Jazeera maps a portion of Kashmir had not been shown as a part of Indian territory. The suspension began Wednesday and is to last until next Monday.
  • Obama Cooperates With Grandson of Muslim Brotherhood Founder, Ramadan Exhorts COLONIZING U.S./Canada

    02/01/2015 12:46:23 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 23 replies
    Adina Kutnicki, AZIONIST & CONSERVATIVE Blog ^ | February 1, 2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    Obama Cooperates With Grandson of Muslim Brotherhood Founder, Ramadan Exhorts COLONIZING U.S./Canada FBO Islam! Commentary By Adina Kutnicki by Adina Kutnicki AS always, one can count on the (w)academic community - intellectual "acanemics" - to propagate the most outrageous falsehoods, all in order to push through their ideological objectives. In fact, historical truth is as valued as soiled toilet paper. INHERENTLY, anti-American/anti-western profs lend "intellectual" cover to Islamic supremacists/jihadists. Dangerous reprobates. BUT when you factor in enumerable Islamists educated in the west, the landscape becomes even more ominous. Deadly. IN this regard, they selectively bare their Islamic fangs before certain...
  • US researcher hoping to discover body of Jesus in Kashmir tomb

    03/11/2002 4:43:17 AM PST · by aculeus · 58 replies · 6,169+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | Monday, March 11, 2002 | Izhar Wani (AFP)
    An American researcher who believes she has found the final resting place of Jesus Christ is campaigning to exhume a body at a Muslim shrine in Kashmir for scientific tests. Suzanne Marie Olsson, a New York-based researcher is currently in Srinagar, studying the Muslim shrine of Rozabal. While Muslims say Rozabal houses the tomb of Yuza Asaf, a Muslim saint, many researchers believe it contains the body of Jesus Christ. To put an end to speculation Olsson has suggested exhuming the remains at Rozabal for DNA testing and carbon dating. quot;This will trace him (the saint) to his origin ......
  • Terrorists had a friend in Clinton White House called Robin

    09/28/2001 4:18:10 PM PDT · by knak · 165 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. Sheehans 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 Iraqs 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 Casules discovery, which has now been verified by a number of the worlds 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 Isnt 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 worlds 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. Its a story that has everything: the prospect of violence, the political agony of an embattled White House, David Camerons 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, its 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 Forces 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 Youthin Pakistan!

    04/10/2013 7:12:45 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 12 replies
    Patriot Update ^ | April 10, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    The Obama Administrations 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...