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"Terror AID"?
"Terror AID"?
Communist - Pakistani links to Attack Inside Democracies
By: Veera Vaishnava
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->ULFA, CPI-Maoist in US terror list

Press Trust of India

Washington, April 28: The United States has listed Assam's banned
militant outfit ULFA and the Communist Party of India (Maoist), formed after the
merger of various naxalite groups, as terrorist outfits.

They have been mentioned in the list of Other Selected Terrorist
Organisations (OSTO), released by the US department of state in its
country reports on terrorism released on Wednesday.

Terror organisations that do not target the national interests of the
United States or its citizens are listed in the OSTO.

The listing of the two organisations under OSTO follows the attacks by
the outfits on civilians, said the country report on terrorism on India.

Referring to the ULFA as the most prominent group in the northeast, the
report said it uses extortion to finance military training and weapons

The outfit reportedly procures and trades in arms with other northeast
Indian groups and may have linkages with other ethnic insurgent groups
active in neighbouring states, it said.

According to the report, the ULFA receives aid from unknown external

In eastern India, the report said, the primary naxalites groups took
steps towards consolidation by combining to form the Communist Party of India

Naxalite violence dropped significantly in 2004, but the future of
peace talks was uncertain at the year's end, it said.

It also expanded the description of Pakistan-based militant outfit
Lashkar-e-Tayyaba to include its operation under various fronts and
names of convenience.

URL:     http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=45653<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
Roy, Pandey, Nayyar, Bidwai are now terrorist sympathizer. <!--emo&Big Grin--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /><!--endemo--> <!--emo&:rocker--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rocker.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='rocker.gif' /><!--endemo-->
Not just sympathizers, Mudy. Direct fundraisers, propagandists and funding-channelers to a declared terrorist organization.

BTW, gentle jingos, what is the background of this? On the one hand, it sounds like "chalta hai" - I mean, can u IMAGINE GOI / Indian state officials behaving any other way? OTOH.... it sounds like a standard AID/ASHA/CPI(Maoist)/Laloostan Convention

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Hot coffee- Rs 2 lakh, Mughlai- Rs 11 lakh

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | May 01, 2005 20:21 IST

The  main accused in the multi-crore Bihar flood-relief scam spent Rs 2 lakh on coffee and Rs 11 lakh on Mughali food in the name of working for flood relief operations.

This was revealed in official documents prepared by Gautam Goswami, then Patna district magistrate and another accused.

In the official documents, which were seized by state vigilance department officials probing the scam, Goswami has mentioned that Ambika Coffee House was paid Rs 2 lakh for supplying coffee.

      Probe against 'Time hero' begins

Sources in the Patna DM's office told rediff.com on Sunday that officials involved in relief operations consumed coffee like water. "They sipped hot coffee without bothering about lakhs of people who were marooned in flood-hit districts, where they did not even have drinking water," said sources.

Apart from coffee, the officials consumed Mughlai chicken, murg musallam, chicken biriyani, which cost the government Rs  11.70 lakh. The amount was paid to a restaurant at Patna Airport. "During the relief operations, the Airport was where all the officials headed because it was from there that choppers were flying to distribute relief to people," said officials.

Goswami, a 1992 batch Indian Administrative Service officer and former Patna district magistrate, along with Santosh Kumar Jha and three others, is accused of defalcation and diversion of funds meant for flood relief in the state.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->I mean, can u IMAGINE GOI / Indian state officials behaving any other way? <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
Bin Mao, the weekend N Y Times had a piece about a Indian lady in Andaman & Nicobar receiving <b>Rs 2</b> check as Tsunami aid from our GoI. Seems she was furious and returned it and there's an new investigation that's launched now to see how widespread is this.
Just making sure that the names named above are unrelated to any co-jingos. One has to be curious why a Govt. as "incorruptible" as the present Laloo/Tytler-blessed one would go around prosecuting for what is standard Baboo behavior.

The jails in India are surely not large enough to accomodate all the babus and Sonias who have gone on "disaster relief" missions? Which of them, after Gandhiji perhaps, declined Mughlai dinners and premium coffee?

I suspect that this case must be because the Baboos wasted all the money on chicken, unfairly discriminating against the Phoren Liquor industry?

Also, does the Airport Restaurant at Patna offer anything cheaper than that? Not if its like the Ripoff Cafe at Mumbai Ch. Shivaji airport.... or the one at Sahar (not been to that one since 1988 when I enjoyed the fine Marxist-Nazi "service" after the airline gave us breakfast vouchers 12 hours into a flight delay..)
Leftist - Islamist Alliance - Data point.

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Thinking Past Terror: <b>Islamism and Critical Theory on the Left</b>
Colorlines Magazine: Race, Action, Culture,  Spring, 2005  by Meghana V. Nayak

Islamism and Critical Theory on the Left
By Susan Buck-Morss

W.W. Norton & Company, 160 pages

Susan Buck-Morss reminds us that an engaged public must take on Islamism as a discourse, or a way of understanding and giving meaning to the world. Buck-Morss, as a <b>scholar of the Frankfurt School, or dissident Marxists who pose a critical theory of society and politics, offers a thought experiment in response to the racialization of Islam and Arabs:</b> what if there were a counter-hegemonic global solidarity movement? <b>She asserts that Islamism is not a pathological worldview used by evil fanatics to destroy other ways of life but rather a political discourse.</b> Islamism is not monolithic but a diverse and fragmented politicization of religion and culture in which people explore and figure out power relationships, postcolonialism, capitalism, modernity and Western hegemony. Thus, Islamism is a way of viewing the world that, if taken seriously rather than as an alien, dangerous ideology, can help us completely rethink leftist politics. <b>In particular, political Islam is struggling with the same contradictions of the current political, economic and social global hierarchies as "we" are. </b><b>If both Western progressive and political Islamic thinkers/activists could recognize a shared commitment to understanding power, then that very communication would pull together a leftist movement dedicated to radically democratizing the world.</b>

Buck-Morss proceeds to dismantle assumptions about Islamism, such as misogyny and repression, in a fascinating narrative that deftly moves from the vagaries of U.S. foreign policy to a critique of global capital to the depoliticization of art to an open-ended question about the possibility of a global left She argues that if we want to fiercely critique how power works, we must explore these seemingly disconnected events and discourses I purposely say "we" because she seems to be speaking to the already converted, <b>to those who are already convinced that there must be a global leftist political project to transform the world. </b>Thus, it is especially disturbing that, as early as page 2, Buck-Morss finds it necessary to make the disclaimer: "Islamism is not terrorism." Further, she sees nonviolent communication and debate as a way to end terrorism, by both transnational actors and states, but she also comments:

[The USA] is a nation founded on principles of freedom ... the deeply human, I will say it, universal political freedoms of belief, speech, assembly, due process, and equality before the law ... I am fiercely loyal to the United States of America that espouses these ideals--ideals in no way the exclusive produce of our history, but struggled for widely within the global public sphere. I will give my life to defend both them and the multiplicity of diverse human beings that as fellow citizens and honored guests inhabit my beautiful land. (29)

Buck-Morss then distinguishes between this U.S. and the national security state that acts undemocratically and against the ideals and aspirations of the one she describes above. I find myself struggling with her language, particularly with the term "universal," to which she ascribes a very particular, Western description as well as with her "loyalty" to a land that was actually founded through genocide and slavery. Her idealism is both enchantingly familiar and disturbing. It is this discomfort that progressive leftists should acknowledge when contemplating solidarity and resistance. It is easy, in a sense, to lambast the U.S. most people find murderous and imperialistic. It is a lot harder to realize that one feels attached to some premise that the "real" U.S. is about something else.

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<b>Pakistani ISI using Habib Bank to fund Maoist-Naxal movement </b>

[ SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2004 02:51:21 AM ]


Recent intelligence reports of strong Maoist-Naxalite nexus has posed new threat to the internal security of India as a whole and that of five states— Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttaranchal, West Bengal and Sikkim—in particular. These states touch the Himalayan kingdom along a 1751 km border. The development means trouble in future and the Union government has taken a serious note of this, said Union minister of state for home Sri Prakash Jaiswal while talking to TOI on Friday night. Central and state intelligence agencies have recently submitted reports on camps along the border to train suicide bombers and women, digging of trenches, procuring arms from People’s War Group (PWG) outfits in Andhra Pradesh and plundering of forest wealth from India.

<b>What had actually caught the attention of Delhi were reports suggesting ISI backing to Maoist through "friendly" business relations between the Habib Bank in Pakistan and Himlayan Bank in Nepal. Habib Bank is identified as a funding agency of the ISI.</b> "The recent past, say last two years, have witnessed excessive and aggressive intrusions of Maoists into India and the situation is so grim that even the Nepalese of Indian origin have begun migrating back to India," Jaiswal said

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