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Twirp : Terrorist Wahabi Islamic Republic Pakistan 3

<b>Wapda worker designs fuel-free power generation system</b>

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->HYDERABAD : <b>A government employee claimed to have designed the first fuel-free power generation system</b> here on Saturday.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

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Karin in Saudi Arabia

Najat, a young Saudi woman who was almost twenty, had been born deaf and dumb. One day she went out to one of Riyadh’s largest shopping centers with one of her younger brothers, Taleb. He dropped her off and went to do an errand; he planned to return in an hour to fetch her.

Najat was able to make her purchases in less than an hour, so she went outside and stood in front of a large shop window so her brother could see her. To pass the time, she examined the beautifully decorated display.

A “morality” police car cruised slowly past. The muttawas drive large, late-model, air-conditioned vehicles. They are equipped with a fridge for refreshments, radio equipment, binoculars, and handcuffs. A sheet of tinted glass divides the interior into two compartments; in the rear section, women are transported. The muttawas drive around high-traffic streets and open city squares, watching every move made by both men and women. In this case, they took notice of Najat. The binoculars were removed from the glove compartment, they parked, and she was closely observed.

“Look at that. There’s a whore waiting for her lover,” said one of them with a smile, beginning to smell prey, and handed the binoculars to another muttawa.

“She’s acting innocent. How cute. Just wait, little whore, we’re going to snap you up.”

Then Taleb pulled up in his car. Because she was engrossed in examining a pretty dress in the window, and because she was deaf, he got out of the car and went to her side. A light tap on her shoulder signaled that he was there and ready to take her home.

The muttawas were sure that their suspicions had just been confirmed. She simply had to be a whore. Quickly they scrambled out of their car and ran at full speed up to Taleb and Najat. Without saying anything, without even a question, both of them were seized and dragged toward the detention vehicle. Najat couldn’t scream, but she was holding her purse in her right hand, and managed to use it to hit a muttawa in the face. In revenge, he kicked her in the backside. Taleb defended himself as well, shouting, “What is this? Who are you? Leave me and my sister alone!”

Taleb was punched two times in the stomach. He passed out. The muttawas tossed him into the men’s detention compartment. Najat was pushed violently into the women’s section, and the door was slammed shut. She beat her hands against the door and drummed her feet on the floor. The muttawas relaxed in the speeding car and laughed, saying that she sounded like a wild animal that had just been ensnared.

The muttawas drove their booty to a holding station. Taleb was a diabetic, and when he became angry or upset, he often lapsed into unconsciousness. Since he remained unconscious at the police station, they transferred him to a hospital.

Najat was interrogated… but how? She could neither hear nor speak. Furthermore, she had no understanding of the situation. It was completely puzzling to her. One of the muttawas ripped off her black veil and demanded her name. When she didn’t reply, he punched her in the face. She simply punched him back. He simply concluded that any woman who was disrespectful enough to hit a man had to be a whore. She should be stoned to death. Another muttawa took her handbag. She lunged at him to get it back, and, seething with anger, managed to scratch his face with her nails. The muttawa overpowered her, pinned her hands behind her back, and hustled her off to a darkened cell. His colleague rummaged through her purse and found her Saudi identity card.

The Morality Police Chief quickly passed sentence on Najat. He wrote, among other things: “Najat was working as a prostitute and was caught in the very act of picking up a client. We advise that she be stoned to death…” Two muttawas delivered the document to Prince Salman, the Government Administrator of the Morality Police Agency. He jotted down a verdict to match the suggestion, then signed it. Najat was to be publicly stoned to death the following Friday.

The parents of Najat and Taleb had searched for their children for a week when they received the horrifying news: their daughter had already been stoned to death, and their son had been secretly hospitalized. They rushed to his bedside only to discover that he was also in police detention, as he was being guarded by two armed officers. The parents were despondent. The father drove quickly to Prince Salman’s office, and demanded an immediate interview.

Overwhelmed with fury, Taleb’s father demanded the reason why his daughter had been stoned to death and his son was in hospital. Prince Salman staunchly replied that he should look at his own children for the answer; his daughter had been working the streets as a prostitute, and her brother had been assisting her. His children had been caught due to the good detective skills of his muttawas. Taleb’s father should be thanking them for catching his children early on in the game, before they infected other Saudi sons and daughters with the same debauched carryings on. In fact, Taleb’s father should be proud and relieved that the honor of his family name had been saved.

Because Taleb’s father knew that his country had neither laws nor a real justice system, he decided to deal with the matter personally. He bought a large spray canister of inflammable DDT and went to see the muttawa chief who had written the recommendation for the stoning of his deaf and dumb daughter. He sprayed the man with the substance, and quickly lit and tossed a match. Other muttawas were nearby. When they heard the agonized screams for help, they rushed into the office, put out the fire and arrested Taleb’s father. The muttawa chief managed to survive his extensive injuries.

Taleb’s father was publicly beheaded.

After his release from hospital, Taleb received two hundred lashes.

One of the muttawas who arrested Najat told me her tragic story. Taleb, who was a former student of mine, then confirmed it.

<b>Spain confirms six arrests in Islamist raids</b>

<b>Six people of Pakistani origin were arrested on suspicion of "fraud" Tuesday in Barcelona,</b> northeastern Spain, Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba said. Earlier in the day, a source close to the inquiry had said police detained 10 suspected Islamic extremists in raids in Barcelona, Madrid and the Canary Islands in an operation ordered by top anti-terrorist judge Baltazar Garzon

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[center]<b><span style='font-size:21pt;line-height:100%'>PAKISTAN AWARDS ITSELF "SATELLITE-E-CHINA" MEDAL</span></b>[/center] <!--emo&Confusedtupid--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/pakee.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='pakee.gif' /><!--endemo-->

<b>Pak says it gave "blank cheque" to China to talk with India</b>

<b>ISLAMABAD : Foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan had given a "blank cheque" to China authorising it to negotiate with India on its behalf to deal with the aftermath of the Mumbai terrorist attacks.</b>

Speaking at a reception at the Chinese embassy here on Wednesday night, Qureshi said he had told Chinese special envoy He Yafei to "go to Delhi and you have a blank cheque from us".

The minister said he had told the envoy that Pakistan would endorse whatever China, all-weather friend of Pakistan, would tell India.

The Chinese envoy visited Pakistan on December 29 and, during his meetings with the country's leaders, had indicated that Beijing would remain engaged with Islamabad to promote peace and stability in the region.

Soon after Yafei's visit, Pakistan made two proposals for defusing tensions - it asked India to "de-activate" forward airbases and relocate troops to peace-time positions.

The Chinese envoy travelled to New Delhi on January 5 and urged India to resume the dialogue with Pakistan.

Qureshi also said that Pakistan regarded its ties with China as the cornerstone of its foreign policy.

"We have complete trust, mutual understanding and convergence of views on bilateral, regional and international issues," he said.

The bilateral relations, "which have withstood regional and global changes", would "flourish in the days ahead", Qureshi said.

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<b>UAE to repatriate 3,500 Pakistani prisoners</b>

ISLAMABAD, Jan 21: About 3,500 Pakistanis languishing in jails in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), mostly on charges of illegal immigration, would be repatriated soon, Prime Minister’s Adviser on Interior Affairs Rehman Malik said on Wednesday.

He told reporters before leaving for Rahim Yar Khan, along with President Asif Ali Zardari, to meet the visiting UAE President, Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, that the Gulf state had decided to repatriate the prisoners who would complete their terms in Pakistani jails.

This decision was taken by officials of the two countries here on Wednesday. The UAE team was led by Col Jamal Said and Mr Malik represented Pakistan.

It was decided that the prisoners’ identity would be verified by the National Database and Registration Authority.

A ban on visits by relatives of the prisoners to the UAE will be lifted gradually.

The prisoners will arrive by chartered planes in a few days.

The two countries will sign a memorandum of understanding in this connection.

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<b>Two suspected US missile attacks kill 18 </b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->PESHAWAR: At least seven people were killed, most allegedly foreigners, in a suspected US missile strike in northwest Pakistan, bringing to 18 the number killed in such attacks on Friday, officials said.
‘At least seven people were killed, dozens wounded. The majority of those killed were foreigners,’ said local and security officials.
‘Two missiles fired by a suspected US drone hit a house in Wana,’ a senior security official told AFP, referring to the main town in South Waziristan district, which has been the target of several US drone attacks in recent months<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

<b>Pakistan to seek waiver from IMF</b>

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->ISLAMABAD : <b>Pakistan would have to seek waiver from the International Monetary Fund on the targeted expenditure cut</b> under the 23-month standby bailout loaning programme for getting its second tranche through upcoming review next month.

According to well-placed sources, the perpetuation of inflationary pressures despite increase of base interest rate by the central bank to 15 per cent have not allowed the government to cut the current expenditures that keep on rather inflating. <b>So much so that certain Ministries and their Attached Departments are, reportedly, facing blockages of salaries due to cash starvation at the national exchequer.</b>

The sources told TheNation that the extraordinary security situation, both internal and external, had also increased pressures on the overall current expenditures that the government was supposed to cut under the agreement with the IMF. Initially, the internal security was a problem, <b>while unusual movement of the armed forces to stay alert on both western and eastern borders has incurred a lot of additional cost that was never budgeted in the fiscal policy of 2008-09, the sources said.</b><!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

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From the above:

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--> <b>while unusual movement of the armed forces to stay alert on both western and eastern borders has incurred a lot of additional cost that was never budgeted in the fiscal policy of 2008-09, the sources said.</b><!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

Heh! My sources have told me that there is white-hot anger in GHQ pindi that India did not give Pak more chances for troop movement. They are saying that they could have milked it for so much more money and toys from the angrez. A source which I will not identify here said, "If India had done a little bit more, we could have turned this into F-22!"

(The pure always have had dreams of getting the fighter F-22 Raptor from the US so that they can then blackmail India better and make life *even* more easy for the cells they have inside India)

<b>Iran gets Afghan transit trade</b>

<b>On Thursday, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Indian Foreign Minister Mr Pranab Mukherjee opened a new road that will help link Afghanistan with the port of Chabahar in Iran and “challenge Pakistani dominance of trade routes into the landlocked country”. The 220km road in the southwest Afghan province of Nimroz is the culmination of the $1.1 billion Indian reconstruction effort in Afghanistan. Pakistan, if it remains wedded to its old strategy, is fated to be a loser.</b> <!--emo&Confusedtupid--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/pakee.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='pakee.gif' /><!--endemo-->

<b>The road, entirely funded by India with $15 million, runs from Delaram in Nimroz to Zaranj on the Iranian border, which connects to the Iranian port of Chabahar. The route is clearly intended as an alternative route if one looks at the concessions already offered at Chabahar. Afghan exporters will use the port with a 90 percent discount on port fees, a 50 percent discount on warehousing charges, and Afghan vehicles will be allowed full transit rights on the Iranian road system. <i>In consequence, Pakistan has already reduced some of its duties at Karachi port in anticipation.</i></b>

The tripartite deal was struck in 2003 and forms a part of Iran’s effort to become transit terrain for the states of Central Asia. And Chabahar has been built to separate European and Russian trade which is carried out at the Bandar Abbas port. Chabahar will also handle Indian goods heading for Afghanistan and Central Asia on the basis of concessions similar to the ones given to Afghanistan. This is a part of the change that came after 9/11, the failure of Pakistan’s policy of “strategic depth” in Afghanistan, and the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. Pakistan was dominant in Afghanistan in the 1990s on the basis of the Taliban regime it nurtured, climaxed by the hijacking of an Indian airliner to Kandahar in 1999; but today Afghanistan’s neighbours plus India, adversely affected by the Taliban regime, call the shots there.

There is absolutely no reason for Islamabad or Rawalpindi to look at this development as a zero-sum game between India and Pakistan. Also, any strategic reversion to thinking about “depth” in Afghanistan should be abandoned even though some of us yearn for it when recommending the exit of NATO-ISAF forces from Afghanistan. Foreign forces must of course leave but the power vacuum left behind cannot be filled by Pakistan and its proxies exclusively but by the benign spirit of SAARC, of which Afghanistan is a member, while all the others concerned are members of the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO), of which Pakistan is the pivot.

Pakistan has delayed deciding about allowing a trade route between India and Central Asia. Indeed, it has in general delayed comprehending its own geopolitical importance as a potential trading hub despite a lot of verbiage employed to that end by President Musharraf. It still thinks the better option would be to act as an obstacle; but this kind of thinking allows time and opportunity for other trade routes to spring up. Pakistan still remains the nearest transit land to the sea for Central Asia. But most of these Central Asian states and Russia fear Pakistan as a haven of Uzbek-Uighur-Chechen terrorists who could return to create havoc there.
Two flanking regional states are of pivotal importance to Pakistan : India and Iran. With both there are prospects of unlimited economic cooperation; and the institutional frameworks for such cooperation already exist. One expects the economic importance of Iran to grow after an Iranian gas pipeline is finalised between Tehran and Pakistan. With India, the prospects are good despite the current low point because Pakistan’s mainstream PMLN and the PPP are committed to normalising relations with New Delhi.

<b>But everything depends on whether Pakistan’s powerful military accepts and adjusts to this changed position or clings to its approach.*</b>

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<b>Pakistan ground zero for terrorist attack in US : Kerry</b>

<b>WASHINGTON, Jan 23: A single country — Pakistan — has become ground zero for the terrorist threat that America faces, warns John Kerry, the 2004 US presidential candidate who now heads the powerful Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

“The consensus among our intelligence agencies is that top Al Qaeda leaders are plotting their next attack from Pakistan, where the prevalence of religious extremists and nuclear weapons make that country the central, crucial front in our struggle to protect America from terrorism.”</b>

In an editorial piece in The Washington Times, Senator Kerry recalls that the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, has called the Afghan-Pakistan border region the “site of planning for the next attack” on the United States.

“Pakistan is under enormous pressure from all sides, from tensions with India to a ferocious insurgency in the tribal belt to a financial crisis that threatens the solvency of the Pakistani state,” he notes.

“And all of this is being held together by a fledgling civilian government not even a year old. For our sake and theirs, America must do more to help Pakistan.”

Crucial to the US effort to help Pakistan will be finding a winning regional strategy that recognises the centrality of Pakistan’s relationships with neighbours such as Afghanistan and India, he adds.

Emphasising Pakistan’s importance in the war in Afghanistan, Senator Kerry notes: “It has become conventional wisdom that the war in Afghanistan can be lost in Pakistan … what is often overlooked, however, is that the opposite is true as well: Violent instability in Afghanistan can undercut essential counter-insurgency efforts in Pakistan.”

Senator Kerry argues that Pakistan’s success in exerting control over its tribal areas depends on US and Nato forces getting the resources they need to accomplish their mission on the Afghan side of the border.

The aftermath of the November terror attacks in Mumbai, he added, reminding the US that getting Pakistan to focus its military on extremist sanctuaries that endangered American troops also depended on lowering tensions with India.

“We must work assiduously to help Pakistan and India to find a path back to the bilateral peace talks which were disrupted by the Mumbai attacks.”

<b>Non-military aid</b>

Noting that a military strategy alone cannot prevail on either side of the border, Mr Kerry argues for providing long-term political, economic, and development support to Pakistan, particularly in the NWFP and Fata.

“This is why I will seek swift passage of the Enhanced Partnership with Pakistan Act, which would triple non-military assistance to Pakistan through projects that will directly support the Pakistani people, strengthen democratic institutions, promote economic freedoms, and encourage investment in the agriculture, education and infrastructure sectors,” he writes.

“While I believe President Asif Ali Zardari, Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and Lt.Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha, the intelligence chief, are credible in their commitment to defeating the militant factions threatening their country, as always it will be the follow-through that counts,” he adds. “As vital as civilian aid will be in Pakistan’s success, we also need to provide the tools to fight the extremists.”

<b>Financial crisis</b>

He favours providing electronic detection and communications equipment, helicopters that can move swiftly in the inhospitable terrain of the tribal belt and other equipment to Pakistan to fight the terrorists.

“We can do this and still demand greater accountability from Pakistan’s military,” he adds.

Senator Kerry notes that Pakistan is experiencing a dire and crippling financial crisis. In just one year, the country’s reserves have declined 75 per cent to $3.45 billion, forcing Pakistan to turn to the International Monetary Fund for a rescue package.

“America must lead an international effort to protect Pakistan from financial collapse,” he writes.

Senator Kerry also advises Pakistan’s leaders to act responsibly in the months ahead -- but concedes that “by necessity they will also look increasingly to the international community for support”.“Passage of the partnership act will be a good start, but not enough to stave off the risk that Pakistan’s fragile civilian government will be shaken by severe economic unrest,” he warns.

“Future international aid packages should include verifiable guarantees that the money will be spent on economic development that helps the Pakistani people.

“For all its challenges, Pakistan remains a vital partner in our efforts against Al Qaeda’s global insurgency,” he concludes.

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<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Hindu, Jewish groups hold demo against terror near White House</b>
22/01/2009 00:05:33  http://www.zeenews.com/world/2009-01-21/500587news.html

Washington, Jan 21: Over 100 activists and members of some Hindu and Jewish organisations staged a demonstration near the White House, urging new US President Barack Obama to take strong steps against 'jehadi' terrorism and declare Pakistan a terrorist state following the Mumbai attacks.

"Yes, We Can – And Must Defeat – 'Jihadists'," read one of the banners as the demonstrators shouted slogans yesterday demanding Pakistan be declared a terrorist state and Iran stopped from making nuclear weapons that threaten Israel.

The three-and-half-hour demonstration was organised under the banner of "Coalition for Peace."

Most of the banners called on the new administration to protect the free world from "radical" Islam.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->Rest at link

<b>Sri Lanka maul Pakistan to win series</b>

<b>It was over before the thousands of fans at the Gaddafi Stadium could blink. Sri Lanka inflicted one of the biggest annihilations in one-day internationals and trampled over Pakistan to post a 234-run win and take the series 2-1. It was the hosts' largest margin of defeat in ODIs: they were dismissed for 75 in reply to Sri Lanka's 309.</b>

Sri Lanka's struggles against weak sides in recent months seemed a distant memory after the rout. The victory brought back memories of the time their bowlers dismantled India for 54 at Sharjah in 2004, after the batsmen had posted 299. They were not favourites to win this series, primarily due to an out-of-form top order, but the batsmen collectively shrugged off their poor form. Tillakaratne Dilshan set it up with a mature 137, Jayasuriya contributed 45, and Sangakkara made 50.

However, it was the speed at which the new-ball attack scythed through Pakistan that startled. Kulasekara and Thushara used swing and seam movement to make up for the lack of express-pace and proved too difficult to handle for Pakistan's batsmen. Six Pakistan wickets fell before the tenth over, putting an end to the contest.

The conditions were predicted to favour the fast bowlers at the start of play but they got deadlier when Sri Lanka began bowling under lights. Thushara struck in the second over, trapping make-shift opener Younis Khan lbw, before Kulasekara found Salman Butt's edge to hand him a first-ball duck. It got worse for Pakistan when Kamran Akmal was caught in front by a Thushara delivery which cut in, skidded, and hit him low on the pads. The inspired bowling was backed up by superb fielding: Farveez Maharoof pulled off a blinder at short wicket, intercepting a full-blooded pull from Khurram Manzoor.

Even Misbah-ul-Haq had no answers to a delivery from Thushara and he edged to the wicketkeeper. Shahid Afridi fell four balls later, shouldering arms to a delivery that jagged back and had his off-stump flattened. Sections of the crowd that had cheered his entrance moments before began to leave.

Umar Gul walked in and began to time the ball through the gaps on the off side like a genuine batsman while Shoaib Malik stood helpless at the other end. Pakistan were 22 for 6 with no hope of recovery. The spinners wrapped up the tail and Muttiah Muralitharan picked up the final wicket, bowling Sohail Khan, to become the second bowler after Wasim Akram to take 500 ODI wickets. Pakistan's total of 75 was their lowest at home.

It spectacular nature of Pakistan's collapse, however, should not overshadow Dilshan's outstanding contribution earlier in the day. Sri Lanka continued their experiment of opening with him and Dilshan battled through overcast conditions to compile his career-best score. He was circumspect initially against the fast bowlers and was dropped on 1 by Salman Butt at backward point before realizing that a grafting approach was the need of the day.

He paddled and nudged, occasionally playing the fierce cut, and only after his hundred - his second in ODIs - did he open up. He slammed length deliveries and made room to carve the fuller ones over the off side. Pakistan's spinners gave him width and they paid for it.

Sri Lanka's innings was built on partnerships and each one took the game further away from Pakistan. Malik pushed the field back, opening up gaps in the outfield, and allowed the batsmen to progress. Steadily, Sri Lanka built towards the target Mahela Jayawardene had aimed for before the start of the game.

The contributions from Sangakkara and Thilina Kandamby were significant as well. Sangakkara swept the spinners and tapped the ball into gaps on the off side to take singles. His approach brought back memories of Arjuna Ranatunga and his 104-run partnership with Dilshan came at a run-a-ball. Sangakkara and Dilshan ran swiftly between the wickets but a moment of confusion over a risky single resulted in Sangakkara's wicket.

Dilshan, however, did not let the setback affect him and he added 57 more with Kandamby. His century was his second important contribution of the series, after the 76 in the second ODI in Karachi, and he was adjudged Man of the Series for scoring 255 runs in the three matches.


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<b>Pakistani Forces Impose Curfew in Area Hit by Militant Attacks</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Pakistani security forces ordered a curfew in areas of the Swat Valley, where the army is battling pro-Taliban militants trying to impose Islamic law in the region.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<b>U.S. Military: Mexico Could Collapse Under Drug Violence</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Mexico is in danger of a “rapid and sudden collapse” due to criminal gangs and drug cartels, according to a troubling new report by the U.S. Joint Forces Command on worldwide security threats.

<b>The report also cites Pakistan as a nation facing possible collapse.</b>

“In terms of worst-case scenarios for the Joint Forces and indeed the world, two large and important states bear consideration for a rapid and sudden collapse: Pakistan and Mexico,” the report states.
What would be the implication of a Mexican collapse?
<!--QuoteBegin-Savithri+Jan 26 2009, 06:43 PM-->QUOTE(Savithri @ Jan 26 2009, 06:43 PM)<!--QuoteEBegin-->What would be the implication of a Mexican collapse?
Either US Army will stand on border or they will open gates and Mexican will flood US and Canada.
Canada is good place for Asylum seekers.
All border area of US are also seeing direct impact.
<b>Don't listen to Indians: Pak Americans tell Obama admin</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Leaders of the newly formed Pakistan American National Alliance (PANA), at a press conference said Indian Americans were lobbying before the Congress and the Obama Administration asking them to exhort pressure on Pakistan for taking action against the terrorists involved in the Mumbai attack, and penalize Islamabad in case it fails to do so.


The Pakistani-Americans also announced they would hold day-long lobbying activities at the Capitol on February 18, after the US Congress resumes.

Asking the White House and the US Congress to cooperate with the government in Islamabad and provide massive economic aid to the country, <b>Pakistani Americans demanded that Indian parties like Bharatiya Janata Party, Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangha, Shiv Sena and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad be declared terrorist outfits.</b>

It also demanded appointment of a special mediator to resolve the Kashmir issue and <b>urged the new administration not to give US visa to the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi.</b>
Looks like FOSA, IMC new name, they are doing work for CHatterjees, Roys and Raju.
Re above post..

<!--emo&Tongue--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tongue.gif' /><!--endemo--> Like all christomoslems, they want to keep the world engaged in talking about "terrorist" Hindus, so that no one has the time to shine the light on their own christoislamic cults and their ongoing homicidal activities... <!--emo&Tongue--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tongue.gif' /><!--endemo-->
Jan 27, 2009
A Pakistan-free world would be a better and safer world. It can be done and it must be done: Srdja Trifkovic</b>

by Srdja Trifkovic
December 8th, 2008
(Dr. Srdja Trifkovic, an expert on foreign affairs, is the author of The Sword of the Prophet and Defeating Jihad).

That India should accuse Pakistan of involvement in recent Islamic-terrorist outrages in Bombay was to be expected. That the accusation would turn out to be so well founded so quickly, was not. The only lasting solution to the problem of Pakistan is the disappearance of Pakistan from the political map of the world. This goal is realistic, but it cannot be achieved by overt war because of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal. It can be achieved, however, by exploiting Pakistan’s fundamental weakness: its ethnic, regional and tribal disunity. Actively supported by the civilized world, India need not send any terrorists to Pakistan. She should merely provide support to Baluch, Sindhi, and Northwestern tribal separatists – support of the kind that Islamabad has been giving to Kashmiri jihadists for decades. A Pakistan-free world would be a better and safer world. It can be done and it should be done.

U.S. counterterrorism officials now support India’s claims of Pakistan’s involvement in the attacks in Bombay. They have identified Pakistan’s powerful Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) as the key source of support, finance, and protection for the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the Islamic terrorist group that almost certainly carried out last month’s attacks. If Pakistan’s involvement is proven – Islamabad’s usual denials notwithstanding – for the non-Muslim world this should be the final straw: proof positive that Pakistan is an irredeemably flawed entity, inherently unable to turn itself into a stable polity or a benign global presence, let alone a half-decent regional neighbor. It needs to be quarantined and its disintegration along its many ethnic-tribal lines actively encouraged.

The problem of Pakistan has been addressed in this column twice over the past six months.

Commenting the resignation of Pakistan’s former president (Musharraf, Out of Tricks, News & Views, August 20), we noted that the myth of Pakistan as an ally of the United States in the “War on Terrorism” should be laid to rest, because that country

remains the epicenter of global jihad, a breeding ground for the new echelons of “martyrs,” and it meets the criteria for a slot on the Axis of Evil. In fact, Pakistan is an enormous Jihadi campus in which some ten thousand madrassas prepare over one million students for the Holy War… It can hardly be otherwise in a country founded on the pillars of Islamic orthodoxy. [It is] the worst violator of the ban on nuclear proliferation, thanks to the work of Abdul Qadeer Khan, the architect of Pakistan’s nuclear program. … He felt that giving nuclear technology to a Muslim country was not a crime. The sentiment is shared by Pakistan’s elite, military as well as civilian, as befits the first modern state to be established on openly Islamic principles.

For as long as the country’s Islamic character is explicitly upheld, we warned, Pakistan cannot reform itself without undermining the religious rationale for its very existence. We concluded that there should be “fewer illusions in Washington about the nature of Pakistan’s problems—and about the problem of Pakistan for the rest of the world.”

Two months earlier we focused on the role of the ISI in supporting Islamic insurgents in Afghanistan (Pakistan, The Taliban’s Indispensable Ally, News & Views, June 11), prompted by a major study by the RAND Corporation that accused “individuals within Pakistan’s government” of effectively crippling American attempts to stabilize the country:

Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan, funded by the Pentagon, merely confirms what Chronicles readers have known for years: that the regime in Islamabad is unwilling and unable to act in any manner inconsistent with its Islamic roots and ethos… If we look at the growing list of terrorist attacks and foiled plots in North America and Western Europe, it is evident that plots stemming from the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region are the single most important threat to Western security… The long list of Pakistan’s proven or suspected links with numerous terrorist attacks in recent years – and notably the 7/7 bombings in London in 2005 – illustrate the ambivalent role of Pakistan in the “War on Terrorism.” The ability of the establishment in Islamabad to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds has been an affront to all enemies of jihad for years.

And finally, on the occasion of Pakistan’s 60th anniversary last year we noted that the ISI is a key link in the global network of Islamic terrorism (Pakistan at 60: A Most Uncertain Ally, News & Views, August 17, 2007):

Not only Taliban but most other Islamic extremist and terrorist movements all over the world were born out of ideas conceived in the battlefields of Afghanistan and subsequently matured and spread from Pakistan’s political, military, and religious establishment. These movements enjoyed the support of the Pakistani military-intelligence structures, and most notably its powerful Inter-Service Intelligence Agency (ISI), a leading promoter of state-sponsored terrorism. It grew rich and mighty, thanks to the U.S. role in helping Islamic fundamentalists fight the Soviets in the 1980s.

In the aftermath of Bombay the diagnosis stands, and urgently demands suitable therapy.

The only lasting solution to the problem of Pakistan is the disappearance of Pakistan from the political map of the world. This goal is realistic, but it cannot be achieved by overt war because of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal. It can be achieved, however, by exploiting Pakistan’s fundamental weakness: its ethnic, regional and tribal disunity.

In Baluchistan, a huge region bordering Iran and Afghanistan, there is a strong independence movement resulting from what Le Monde Diplomatique’s Selig S. Harrison desribes as a “slow-motion genocide” of tribesmen:

Some 6 million Baluch were forcibly incorporated into Pakistan when it was created in 1947. This is the fourth insurgency they have fought to protest against economic and political discrimination. In the most bitter insurgency, from 1973 to 1977, some 80,000 Pakistani troops and 55,000 Baluch were involved in the fighting.

Most of Pakistan’s natural resources are in Baluchistan, including natural gas, uranium, copper and potentially rich oil reserves, yet Baluchistan remains the most impoverished area of the country. The natives are bitter, and consequently in the current insurgency – unlike that over three decades ago – Islamabad has not been able to play off feuding tribes against each other. For the first time it faces a unified nationalist movement, under younger leadership drawn not only from tribal leaders but also from an educated Baluch middle class. Steady and reliable foreign help would do wonders for that movement.

In neighboring Sindh, nationalists who share Baluch opposition to the Punjabi-dominated military and political elite are reviving their long-dormant dream of a sovereign Sindhi state, or a Sindhi-Baluch union that would stretch along the Arabian Sea from Iran to the Indian border. The assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto – a native of Sindh – a year ago was widely blamed on the Punjabi establishment, with Sindhi nationalists complaining the Punjabi elites treat the province as occupied territory. They say the province might have more influence if the Punjabis stopped killing their leaders. Benazir Bhutto was not the first to die in Punjab: her father Ali was hanged by General Zia ul-Haq – a Punjabi – in 1979. Sindh has the potential to contribute to the prediction that Pakistan may splinter apart within ten years.

The Pashtuns, South and North Waziris and other restive groups in Pakistan’s permanently volatile Federally Administered Tribal Areas will be less willing to support Islamic militants if their nationalist grievances are recognized and supported. The model exists in Iraq’s Sunni “triangle,” where the marriage of convenience between Sunni Arab nationalists and Islamic extremists was broken when the U.S. accepted that no Shia police or military should lord over Sunni areas. A solid promise to the elders of each tribal group in Pakistan of complete self-rule – up to and including sovereign statehood – and the tangible means of achieving it (plus a few million in cash here and there, to sweeten the deal) would quickly end their association with the religious extremists, and make one-fifth of Pakistan ungovernable to the Punjabi elite.

The possibilities are enormous. They should be explored and exploited creatively. Actively supported by the rest of the sane world, India need not send any terrorists to blow up Pakistan’s trains, hotels and restaurants. India merely should provide “moral support” to Baluch, Sindhi, and assorted tribal separatists – support of the kind that Islamabad has been giving to Kashmiri militants for decades. President Mohammad Karzai should do the same from Afghanistan, and he might be happy to comply. After all, a fundamental and irreversible removal of the Pakistani state so stubbornly supportive of his Talibani foes may be a precondition of his own survival.

In this scenario the nuclear arsenal bequeathed by Dr. Khan to Pakistan’s military becomes irrelevant. It should be taken out, of course, but in any event when Pakistan starts imploding its generals will not be tempted to use the bomb any more than Soviet generals were tempted in 1990-1991. They will withdraw into their Punjabi redoubt instead, where they will have only their own people to terrorize and exploit until they are killed by the insurgent mob or forced into Saudi exile.

A Pakistan-free world would be a better and safer world. It can be done and it should be done. Ceterum censeo Pakistanem esse delendam.

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