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  • ISIS in Nuke Boast: We Can Get Atomic Bomb 'Within a Year' From Corrupt Officials

    05/22/2015 3:46:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Express ^ | Fri, May 22, 2015 | Tom Batchelor
    ISLAMIC State (ISIS) are poised to buy its first nuclear bomb "within a year", the terror group claimed tonight.The jihadists are looking to get hold of an atomic weapon or thousands of tonnes of ammonium nitrate explosive. The merciless organisation says it hopes to purchase a nuclear device “through weapons dealers with links to corrupt officials” in Pakistan. But it admits that obtaining the deadly weapon may be a challenge and says it would settle for a “few thousand tons of ammonium nitrate explosive”. The chilling boast was made in the latest edition of its propaganda ‘magazine’ circulated to publicise...
  • The Forgotten India-Pakistan Nuclear Crisis: 25 Years Later

    05/19/2015 11:23:50 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | May 18, 2015 | C Uday Bhaskar
    In May 1990, then-U.S. President George H.W. Bush was convinced that Pakistan was poised to use a covert nuclear weapon capability against India. The impending apocalypse—which would have dwarfed Hiroshima and Nagasaki—had to be prevented at all costs. Consequently, the White House dispatched a trusted emissary, Robert Gates (a man who would later become U.S. Defense Secretary in the George W. Bush and Obama administrations) on a top secret mission to South Asia—first to Pakistan and then to India. Eventually on May 21, 1990, it was concluded that the Gates mission had indeed succeeded and, paradoxically, the sense that the...
  • Saudi Arabia to buy nuclear bombs from Pakistan: report

    05/17/2015 5:52:18 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 112 replies
    New York Post ^ | may 17/2015 | bill sanderson
    Saudi Arabia will join the nuclear club by buying “off the shelf” atomic weapons from Pakistan, US officials told a London newspaper.
  • What Pakistan Knew About the Bin Laden Raid

    05/16/2015 8:08:19 PM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | May 15, 2015 | Husain Haqqani
    What Pakistan Knew About the Bin Laden Raid Husain Haqqani With a litany of unproved claims, veteran investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has revived discussion about the circumstances in which al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was discovered and killed in May 2011 in the Pakistani garrison city of Abbottabad. Some of Hersh’s assertions in a 10,000-word London Review of Books article border on fantasy. He claims that bin Laden lived under the protection of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), was given up for reward money by one of the agency’s officers, and was eventually eliminated in a U.S. raid covertly backed...
  • Is Harvard racist? Asian-Americans claim unfair Harvard admission quotas

    05/16/2015 10:19:25 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 29 replies
    CSM ^ | May 16, 2015 | Jesse J. Holland
    Washington — An alliance of Asian American groups on Friday filed a federal complaint against HarvardUniversity, saying that school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians. More than 60 Chinese, Indian, Korean and Pakistani groups came together for the complaint, which was filed with the civil rights offices at the Justice and Education departments. They are calling for an investigation and say these schools should stop using racial quotas or racial balancing in admission. "We are seeking equal treatment regardless of race," said Chunyan Li, a professor and civil rights activist,...
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Posts Infographic of India Without Kashmir

    05/15/2015 2:51:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg carelessly waded into a political conflict of words between Pakistanis and Indians when he posted an infographic on the site featuring a map of India, excluding the disputed territory of Kashmir. Inevitably, the post–which was shared to celebrate the “countries connected” by his internet.org project– sparked outrage among the Facebook community and led to Zuckerberg taking down the post. It did not take long for Indians to notice the mistake and angry comments began pouring in from across the world. “Great Job, Please correct the Indian MAP on this Picture, Kashmir is Missing,” said one comment...
  • Ralph Nader: Why run for president if you don't have a chance?

    05/15/2015 10:41:31 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | 05/15/2015 | Ralph Nader
    The 2016 presidential election is attracting an unusually large number of hopefuls. The Republicans will probably field more than a dozen candidates and the Democrats, as many as five. Presently, very few of these supposed contenders have a real chance of becoming president. Republicans Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Ted Cruz are long shots. On the Democratic side, that term applies to everyone but Hillary Rodham Clinton.. ~snip~ If you tell them in private, "You do not have a chance to be president," they will point to underdogs who won, such as Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan, or front-runners who...
  • The 8 most elite special forces in the world

    05/13/2015 7:45:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/13/2015 | Tomas Hirst
    Elite special forces are some of the best-trained and most formidable units a country can boast. They go where other soldiers fear to tread, scoping out potential threats, taking out strategic targets, and conducting daring rescue missions. These really are the best of the best. Although it's extremely difficult to rank these forces relative to one another, there are some units that rise above the rest in their track record and the fear they instill in their adversaries. These soldiers have been through rigorous training exercises designed to weed out those who can't hit their exacting standards. In a world...
  • New York Times correspondent backs up Sy Hersh claim about how the US really found bin Laden

    05/13/2015 8:19:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/13/2015 | Marcus Baram
    As soon as legendary journalist Sy Hersh's controversial story on the Osama bin Laden raid was published Sunday night, critics pounced and skeptics ripped his account because of its reliance on anonymous sourcing and its lack of documentary evidence. Now a respected New York Times foreign correspondent, who was based in Afghanistan and Pakistan, writes about a key detail "in Seymour Hersh's Bin Laden story that rings true." Carlotta Gall writes that she also learned from sources that Pakistan's intelligence service, ISI, had kept bin Laden prisoner since 2006 and that the CIA learned about his location from a Pakistani...
  • SY HERSH’S BIN LADEN STORY FIRST REPORTED IN 2011 — WITH SEEMINGLY DIFFERENT SOURCES

    05/12/2015 12:32:03 PM PDT · by drewh · 6 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 1 hour ago | BY JON SCHWARZ AND RYAN DEVEREAUX
    R.J. Hillhouse, a former professor, Fulbright fellow and novelist whose writing on intelligence and military outsourcing has appeared in the Washington Post and New York Times, made the same main assertions in 2011 about the death of Osama bin Laden as Seymour Hersh’s new story in the London Review of Books — apparently based on different sources than those used by Hersh. Bin Laden was killed by Navy SEALs on May 2, 2011. Three months later, on August 7, Hillhouse posted a story on her blog “The Spy Who Billed Me” stating that (1) the U.S. did not learn about...
  • Osama bin Laden was a Prisoner in Pakistan: Hersh's Expose

    05/12/2015 12:03:51 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    Much of Seymour Hersh’s extensive London Review of Books exposé of the attack that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011 merely reiterates what common sense had argued all along. Pakistani intelligence could not have been unaware that Osama bin Laden was hiding in Abbottabad. Pakistani intelligence could not have been kept entirely in the dark about the plot to kill Osama bin Laden. Despite all the public breast beating and name calling, US and Pakistan were very much working together. The “treasure trove” of materials recovered from the compound actually yielded little. There were no garbage bags filled with computers...
  • Down South - Republican presidential hopefuls show how low they can go

    05/12/2015 2:44:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Slate ^ | May 11, 2015 | William Saletan
    This weekend, a dozen Republican presidential hopefuls showed up at the South Carolina Freedom Summit. They were there to court primary voters who will winnow the presidential field next February. Judging from the speeches, it’s going to be an ugly race. What the candidates are selling, and primary voters are buying, is vituperation against people who don’t look, talk, or pray like the Republican base.............. [SNIP of stuff that sounds good to me - Santorum was on fire] ...............Mexicans, Muslims, gays, rats, roaches. Christian superiority, military contempt for the president, and gauntlets thrown down to queer-loving CEOs. It’s going to...
  • US Officials 'Fuming' Over Account Of Osama bin Laden Raid (but not giving any specific rebuttals)

    05/11/2015 10:32:02 PM PDT · by drewh · 23 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 5/12/15 12:09 AM EDT | By Bryan Bender and Philip Ewing
    One of America’s most revered investigative journalists has questioned the veracity of one of the Obama administration’s proudest achievements — and the firestorm of criticism has been immediate and unforgiving, from the White House to the Pentagon to the CIA. The publication Sunday of a 10,000-word article questioning the official version of the 2011 raid that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden might have received scant attention had it it not been penned by Seymour Hersh. The award-winning reporter, 78, who uncovered one of the worst war crimes by U.S. troops during the Vietnam War and disclosed the torture...
  • Bin Laden report 'full of lies,' says former SEAL

    05/11/2015 6:29:56 PM PDT · by robowombat · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/11/15 04:53 PM EDT | Ben Kamisar
    By Ben Kamisar - The former Navy SEAL who says he killed Osama bin Laden is slamming a new report that challenges the White House’s account of the mission, calling it “garbage.” “The story that I read, the part from [Seymour] Hersh, was full of lies,” Rob O’Neill said on Fox News's "Shepard Smith Reporting." “It took me a long time to read it because I had to put it down — I couldn’t read the nonsense.” Hersh on Sunday published in story in the London Review of Books that says Pakistani intelligence officers played a significant role in the...
  • Journalist not backing down from claims that White House is lying about the killing of bin Laden

    05/11/2015 7:44:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/11/2015 | Maxwell Tani
    Veteran investigative journalist Seymour Hersh is vigorously defending a controversial new story that claims the White House lied about crucial details of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.Hersh's story, published in the London Review of Books on May 10, alleges that the US government misled the public about many of the details surrounding the 2011 raid on bin Laden's compound in Abottabad, Pakistan.Relying largely on a single anonymous source, described only as a retired senior US intelligence official, Hersh claims that Pakistani intelligence officials were aware of and actively hiding bin Laden.He claims that the intelligence tip that led...
  • Not ONE word of official account of raid that killed Bin Laden is true. Seymour Hersh

    09/28/2013 6:14:02 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 60 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 28 September 2013 | Marie-louise Olson
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist says that raid which killed Osama Bin Laden in 2011 is ‘one big lie'. He says the US media is too 'afraid' to pick on Obama. Hersh, 76, says the solution is to shut down news networks like NBC and ABC. He also suggested the firing of 90 per cent of mainstream editors.
  • Hersh slams US media, says ‘not one word’ of White House bin Laden narrative is true

    09/28/2013 2:00:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 27, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    In an interview with The Guardian (U.K.) published Friday, the left-leaning Seymour Hersh, best known for his Pulitzer-winning reporting that exposed the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War, unloaded on the American news media for its underwhelming coverage of the Obama White House. Hersh told The Guardian’s Lisa O’Carroll that the ABC and NBC news bureaus ought to be shut down and 90 percent of the editors fired for sake of fixing journalism. “I’ll tell you the solution, get rid of 90 percent of the editors that now exist and start promoting editors that you can’t control,” Hersh said....
  • Explosive Report: Seymour Hersh Says Obama Administration Lied About Bin Laden Raid

    05/11/2015 1:50:45 PM PDT · by drewh · 36 replies
    Slate.com ^ | MAY 10 2015 9:44 PM | Seth Maxon
    Citing interviews with “a retired senior intelligence official who was knowledgeable about the initial intelligence about bin Laden’s presence in Abbottabad” and American sources who “had access to corroborating information,” Hersh writes that the American government did not act alone in locating and killing Bin Laden, as it has consistently claimed. On the contrary, Hersh’s sources say that senior generals of Pakistan’s army and Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI)—Pakistan’s equivalent of the CIA—knew as early as 2006 that Bin Laden was in Abbottabad, and cooperated with the U.S. in the assassination. Specifically, the story says that top Pakistani Army Gen. Ashfaq...
  • Pakistanis Knew Where Bin Laden Was Hiding All Along, Say US Sources

    05/11/2015 3:14:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    NBC News ^ | 05/11/2015 | MATTHEW COLE, RICHARD ESPOSITO, ROBERT WINDREM AND ANDREA MITCHELL
    Two intelligence sources tell NBC News that the year before the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, a "walk in" asset from Pakistani intelligence told the CIA where the most wanted man in the world was hiding - and these two sources plus a third say that the Pakistani government knew where bin Laden was hiding all along. The U.S. government has always characterized the heroic raid by Seal Team Six that killed bin Laden as a unilateral U.S. operation, and has maintained that the CIA found him by tracking couriers to his walled complex in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The...
  • Did Obama lie about the Osama bin Laden raid?

    05/11/2015 7:23:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/11/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The official story of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden reflects American derring-do. US forces snuck deep into Pakistan to conduct a commando raid on the world’s most-wanted terrorist less than two miles away from Pakistan’s premier military academy. The Pakistani government vehemently protested the action afterward, but America finally got the top terrorist of the network that conducted the 9/11 attacks. Barack Obama took credit for making the call on the dangerous incursion, and reminded voters repeatedly during the 2012 election that he was the man who got bin Laden.Four years after the raid, a new version...
  • MY HEART AND WILL FOR MY CHILDREN [Charismatic Caucus]

    05/11/2015 7:25:20 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Foundations are being laid now in my children that have crossed the threshing floor of My heart and will for all my children of light , for to partake of my cup you must enter into me in all fullness and truth therefore obey my statutes and “ live “ my words to you given upon the foundation of my kingdom “ My heart “ , for truly as I send my sent ones and speak through my prophets , the oracles shall reveal themselves to all those that receive me in the manner I choose to come, for many...
  • Obama LIED when he said U.S. pulled off bin Laden raid without help:

    05/11/2015 4:56:11 AM PDT · by Hodapp · 20 replies
    President Obama lied to Americans about the role of Pakistan special forces in the raid which killed Osama Bin Laden so he could take credit for the mission, an expose published on Sunday has claimed. Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh has accused the the Commander-In-Chief of rushing to receive plaudits just hours after the Navy SEAL operation which killed the head of Al Qaeda and 9/11 mastermind four years ago.
  • The Killing of Osama bin Laden

    05/10/2015 6:44:54 PM PDT · by iowamark · 18 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 21 May 2015 | Seymour Hersh
    It’s been four years since a group of US Navy Seals assassinated Osama bin Laden in a night raid on a high-walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The killing was the high point of Obama’s first term, and a major factor in his re-election. The White House still maintains that the mission was an all-American affair, and that the senior generals of Pakistan’s army and Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) were not told of the raid in advance. This is false, as are many other elements of the Obama administration’s account. The White House’s story might have been written by Lewis Carroll:...
  • Report: Obama lied about bin Laden raid

    05/10/2015 12:44:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 10, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    An expose published on Sunday alleges that President Obama deceived Americans with his narrative of the 2011 assassination of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Author Seymour M. Hersh accuses Obama of rushing to take credit for bin Laden’s death. This decision, Hersh argues in the London Review of Books, forced the military and intelligence communities to scramble and then collaborate the president’s version of events. “High-level lying nonetheless remains the modus operandi of U.S. policy, along with secret prisons, drone attacks, Special Forces night raids, bypassing the chain of command, and cutting out those who might say no,” Hersh...
  • Tales teeth can tell: Dental enamel reveals surprising migration patterns in ancient Indus civ...

    05/09/2015 6:20:25 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    University of Florida ^ | April 29, 2015 | Gigi Marino [Sources: John Krigbaum, George Kamenov]
    When tooth enamel forms, it incorporates elements from the local environment -- the food one eats, the water one drinks, the dust one breathes. When the researchers looked at remains from the ancient city of Harappa, located in what is known today as the Punjab Province of Pakistan, individuals' early molars told a very different story than their later ones, meaning they hadn't been born in the city where they were found... The text of the Indus Valley Civilization remains undeciphered, and known and excavated burial sites are rare. A new study, published in today's PLOS ONE, illuminates the lives...
  • Central Asia Stuck Between A Sinking Russia And A Dominant China

    12/29/2014 9:46:22 AM PST · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | Dec 18, 2014 | Paul Coyer
    Central Asia, stuck between Russia, the dominant power of yesterday, whose cultural influence in the region remains strong even as its economy implodes and its political clout increasingly plays second fiddle to China, and China, the dominant power of tomorrow, whose targeted economic power is increasingly shaping the choices of Central Asian leaders and reshaping the region as a whole, is seeking other options. A story that is being lost in the attention paid to the new “Great Game” between Russia and China for dominance in Central Asia is how the Central Asian governments themselves don’t wish to be dominated,...
  • Norway, Philippines ambassadors among 7 dead in chopper crash in Pakistan

    05/08/2015 7:06:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    A military helicopter carrying foreign diplomats crashed in northern Pakistan Friday, killing at least seven people, including the ambassadors of Norway and the Philippines, and injuring several others. The Pakistani Mi-17 chopper was flying to the mountainous northern region of Gilgit to check on development projects when it crashed into a school and caught fire with 17 people aboard, Reuters reported the Pakistan Foreign Office said. Local media said there were 11 foreigners and six Pakistanis on the downed helicopter. Norwegian Ambassador Leif Larsen, Philippine Ambassador Domingo Lucenario, the wives of the ambassadors of Malaysia, Habibah Mahmud, and Indonesia, Hery...
  • FEARLESSLY MADE ![Charistmatic caucus]

    05/05/2015 8:43:33 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible, ^ | jedediah
    Perplexity in spirit comes when you question My ability to proceed in your life and it is then total surrender is not only Warranted but served for truly as your Judge and Advocate I "Declare" The Truth for your future for the past is just that. So be as Lot not his wife and take My hand into Zion for only as you believe You "Are" and I "AM" ! Habakkuk 2:2-3 Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at...
  • 4 years after bin Laden’s death, man who helped track him is in prison

    05/01/2015 8:25:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 5/1/2015 | Tom Hussain
    Four years after U.S. forces shot dead Osama bin Laden at a house half a mile from Pakistan’s top military academy, the Pakistani doctor who allegedly ran a fake vaccination program for the CIA to find the al Qaida chief – but didn’t find him – is serving a long prison term on questionable charges of aiding an insurgent Pakistani militant group, his attorney said. Suspected CIA operative Shakil Afridi has paid a heavy price for the huge embarrassment caused to Pakistan’s powerful military and its security services by the discovery of bin Laden: In addition to his 23-year term,...
  • Pakistan Sends Packaged Beef as Disaster Relief to Nepal, a Majority Hindu Country

    05/01/2015 7:27:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/01/2015 | Debra Heine
    Packets of “beef masala” that were sent to Nepal as part of a disaster relief package from Pakistan are causing major heartburn in the Hindu Himalayan country, which treats cows as sacred.According to the Daily Mail, the development could “trigger diplomatic acrimony” between the countries. Indian doctors at Kathmandu’s Bir Hospital told Mail Today that packets of ‘beef masala’ were sent by Pakistan on Tuesday as part of relief aid to the temblor survivors. These doctors – drawn from Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital, Safdarjung Hospital and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) — are members of a...
  • Why Is Pakistan More Legitimate than Israel?

    04/28/2015 12:12:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    Whenever I have received a call from a listener to my radio show challenging Israel's legitimacy, I have asked these people if they ever called a radio show to challenge any other country's legitimacy. In particular, I ask, have they ever questioned the legitimacy of Pakistan? The answer, of course, is always "no." In fact, no caller ever understood why I even mentioned Pakistan. There are two reasons for this. First, of all the 200-plus countries in the world, only Israel's legitimacy is challenged. So mentioning any other country seems strange to a caller. Second, almost no one outside of...
  • Iran Threatens Saudis After Aid Planes Blocked

    04/26/2015 10:10:21 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Israel National News ^ | April 25, 2015 | Hillel Fendel
    Amid reports of a renewed Saudi offensive against Iranian-allied rebels in Yemen, Iran's news agency reported on Friday that Saudi Arabia had stopped Iranian aid planes from landing in Yemen. Not unexpectedly, a top Iranian official responded with threats directed at Saudi Arabia. Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian warned on Sunday that the Saudi behavior and its siege of Yemen and preventing the dispatch of humanitarian aids "will not remain unanswered." "Saudi Arabia is not entitled to decide for others in the region," Abdollahian added. Iran's FARS News Agency stated that Saudi fighter jets...
  • Beijing eyes bigger arms exports after Pakistan deal, experts say

    04/25/2015 9:54:02 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 04/26/2015 | Angela Meng and Minnie Chan
    Vows by China and Pakistan to deepen security and defence ties will reinforce Beijing's ambitions to increase its arms exports, which could create unease among some countries in the region, especially India, security experts say. President Xi Jinping made his first state visit to Pakistan last week and met Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, with the sides agreeing to boost their partnership to "all-weather levels". The two nations also decided to step up dialogue between their armed forces, and expand cooperation in defence technology and production. Three weeks before Xi departed for the trip, Sharif approved a US$5 billion deal to...
  • 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. …
  • Breaking: US drone strikes in Pakistan killed US, Italian hostages; live video of Obama statement

    04/23/2015 7:30:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Heartbreaking news, and a demonstration of the limit of remote-control warfare. The US drone program in Pakistan inadvertently killed two Western hostages being held by al-Qaeda, including an American whose family had repeatedly appealed for his release based on his age and health: A U.S. drone strike in January targeting a suspected al Qaeda compound in Pakistan inadvertently killed an American and Italian being held hostage by the group, senior Obama administration officials said.The killing of American development expert Warren Weinstein and Italian aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto is the first known instance in which the U.S. has accidentally...
  • What China’s and Pakistan’s special friendship means

    04/22/2015 6:25:22 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 04/21/2015 | Ishaan Tharoor
    The friendship between China and Pakistan, read billboards in Chinese and English dotting Islamabad this week, "is higher than mountains, deeper than oceans, sweeter than honey, and stronger than steel." This sort of romantic sloganeering routinely bubbles up ahead of key bilateral summits between the two countries, and so it did this week as Chinese President Xi Jinping made his maiden visit to the South Asian nation. "This will be my first trip to Pakistan, but I feel as if I am going to visit the home of my own brother," Xi wrote in an article published in Pakistani papers...
  • Why Are We Sending This Attack Helicopter to Pakistan?

    04/21/2015 6:06:26 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 19, 2015 | HUSAIN HAQQANI
    The Obama administration’s decision this month to sell almost $1 billion in U.S.-made attack helicopters, missiles and other equipment to Pakistan will fuel conflict in South Asia without fulfilling the objective of helping the country fight Islamist extremists. Pakistan’s failure to tackle its jihadist challenge is not the result of a lack of arms but reflects an absence of will. Unless Pakistan changes its worldview, American weapons will end up being used to fight or menace India and perceived domestic enemies instead of being deployed against jihadists. Competition with India remains the overriding consideration in Pakistan’s foreign and domestic policies....
  • Carter's Arab Financiers

    12/21/2006 8:52:59 AM PST · by venizelos · 25 replies · 1,781+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 21, 2006 | Rachel Ehrenfeld
    To understand what feeds former president Jimmy Carter's anti-Israeli frenzy, look at his early links to Arab business. Between 1976-1977, the Carter family peanut business received a bailout in the form of a $4.6 million, "poorly managed" and highly irregular loan from the National Bank of Georgia (NBG). According to a July 29, 1980 Jack Anderson expose in The Washington Post, the bank's biggest borrower was Mr. Carter, and its chairman at that time was Mr. Carter's confidant, and later his director of the Office of Management and Budget, Bert Lance.
  • Generals: Saudi Intervention in Yemen is Doomed to Failure

    04/19/2015 4:32:32 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-19 | John Hayward
    According to a report by al-Jazeera, several American generals are skeptical that Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen will succeed.  A “senior commander at CENTCOM” claimed the Saudis did not keep the operation secret from American authorities because they feared the Obama Administration inform Iran, but rather because the Saudis feared the Pentagon would dismiss their battle plan as a “bad idea” and try to talk them out of it. “Military sources said that a number of regional special forces officers and officers at U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) argued strenuously against supporting the Saudi-led intervention because the target of the intervention, the Shia...
  • Once you’re Pakistani, there is no going back to India

    04/19/2015 8:05:24 PM PDT · by cold start · 19 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | 17 April 2015 | Aalia Suleman
    The non-issuance of visas to India continues to irk thousands of Pakistani Americans as the former remains hell bent to grind an axe with Pakistanis, regardless of borders or their new nationalities. At the moment, there are an estimated 500,000 Pakistani Americans in the US and the rate of their continually burgeoning numbers makes them the second fastest growing group of Asian immigrants in the US. According to the Pew Research Centre, the entire population of Asian Americans, which includes Pakistanis, is among those in the highest income bracket as well as the best educated in the country. However, despite...
  • Russian Patriarch: 400 Syrian Churches Destroyed, Christianity Nearing ‘Extinction’ in Mideast

    04/18/2015 9:56:28 AM PDT · by NRx · 18 replies
    Orthodox Church News ^ | April 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Around mid-April, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia –who once wrote a letter to Barack Obama beseeching the president to reconsider his foreign policies which enable the persecution of Christians in Syria — spoke again of the threat of Christian extinction in the Mideast during a meeting with Greek Defense Minister Panagiotis Kammenos. In the Russian Patriarch’s own words: "I regularly get reports of horrible crimes that are committed there against Christians, especially in northern Iraq. I have visited those places and I remember that there were many churches and monasteries there. The city of Mosul alone had 45...
  • Why Bob Woodward’s New book is a stunner and why John Bolton went off (Video)

    09/22/2010 7:31:52 PM PDT · by Justaham · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-22-10 | John Schulenburg
    Wow, so Bob Woodward’s new book is making a lot of headlines to today and why shouldn’t it? It’s an amazing view into the White House and well, frankly scared the bejeesus out of me just knowing that this joker is in charge of our country and military. Where to begin? It starts with the front page story from the Washington Post which talks about Bob Woodward’s new book, Obama’s Wars. The book quite literally is a stark reality check for the American people on who their Commander-in-Chief is and how he thinks. The first bombshell that people are talking...
  • Iran Calls For Trilateral Military Operations Inside Afghanistan, Pakistan

    04/16/2015 10:09:10 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    TOLO News ^ | 14 April 2015 | ariq Majidi
    Iranian Interior Minister Abdul Reza Rahimi Fazli on Tuesday proposed launching a trilateral counter-insurgency operation inside Afghanistan and Pakistan territories in order to halt the expansion of Daesh, which has increasingly collaborated with other insurgent groups in the region to wage a campaign of indiscriminate violence that threatens stability in all three nations. The Iranian official's proposal comes just a few days after a terrorist group known as Jaishuladl killed eight Iranian border police in the region between Iran and Pakistan. "Tehran doesn't face a critical security threat right now, and the recent events inside Iranian territory happened because of...
  • Pakistan: Boy Burnt Alive for Being Christian Is in Serious Condition

    04/15/2015 6:37:19 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Young Muslims on Way to Mosque Stopped to Set Young Christian Stranger on FireFor being a Christian, a boy in Pakistan has been burnt alive and now is in serious condition. According to Fides, some young Muslims burnt alive 14-year-old Christian teenager, Nauman Masih, who now is in the hospital in Lahore, fighting for his life. The young boy did not know the people who attacked him in the same city where there was the deadly attack on two Church's in recent months. The police were alerted and registered a complaint against unknown persons. "The young people who attacked me...
  • Two Muslims Burn 14-Year-Old Christian Boy in Pakistan; Victim in Hospital with 55% Burns

    04/12/2015 6:09:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 2015-04-12 | Anugrah Kumar
    Nuaman suffered burns covering more than 55 percent of his body. Two local young Muslims going for Friday prayers to their mosque in Pakistan's Lahore city beat up and set fire to a 14-year-old Christian boy after stopping him and asking his religious affiliation, according to a Christian group.The victim, identified only as Nuaman, is being treated at Meo Hospital in Lahore in Punjab province, according to a Christian group, The Voice Society, in Pakistan. He has burns covering more than 55 percent of his body.The Christian boy was coming from a tailor's shop when he was attacked. It was...
  • Abbas To Sign Accords With Putin in Moscow

    04/11/2015 10:14:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 4/11/2015, 10:55 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow on Monday where the issue of Middle East peace talks will be raised, Russian authorities announced Thursday. “The two leaders will hold talks concerning key aspects of Russian-Palestinian relations and their future, with particular attention on the trade, economy and humanitarian sectors,” the Kremlin said in a statement according to AFP. There will also be “an exchange of ideas on the process of Israeli-Palestinian talks and other problematic regional situations,” the statement continued, adding that North Africa would also be on the agenda. …
  • Obama’s Gulf remarks draw strong reactions (citizens dismayed)

    04/09/2015 12:19:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 24 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 16:31 April 7, 2015
    Many dismayed by Obama’s lack of understanding of Gulf politics Dubai: Reactions among Gulf citizens to President Barack Obama’s comments on the region were disparate, covering the gamut between derogatory and laudatory, but shock and dismay were the strongest emotions. Obama in an interview said that Gulf countries had legitimate grievances about external threats menacing them, but insisted that the biggest threats they faced were “not from Iran” but from within. “They have some very real external threats, but they also have some internal threats — populations that, in some cases, are alienated, youth that are underemployed, an ideology that...
  • Alleged Mastermind Of Mumbai Attacks That Left 166 Dead Leaves Pakistan Jail

    04/10/2015 10:44:48 AM PDT · by blam · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-10-2015
    April 10, 2015 FoxNews.com Indian leaders are strongly protesting a Pakistan court's Friday release of the suspected mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that left 166 people dead. Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, 55, said to be the operations chief for Lashkar-e-Taiba—the terror group blamed for the deadly attacks—was released on a court order that he be free pending trial, his lawyer, Rizwan Abbasi,said. As Lakhvi was freed from an Islamabad jail, an Indian envoy met the Pakistan foreign secretary in the city to protest his release, the Times of India reported. The Indian envoy told Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry that...
  • Pakistani Court Frees Mastermind of Mumbai Terror Attack on Bail

    04/10/2015 6:59:29 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2015-04-10 | Reuters
    (Reuters) – A Pakistani court freed on bail on Friday Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, accused of plotting a 2008 militant assault on India’s financial capital that killed 166 people and seriously strained ties between the nuclear-armed neighbours, his lawyer said.
  • China to build Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline: report

    04/09/2015 12:52:30 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 3 replies
    Express Tribune ^ | 04/09/2015 | Tribune Web Desk
    ISLAMABAD: In an attempt to curtail Pakistan’s severe energy shortage, China has agreed to build a pipeline bringing natural gas from Iran to Pakistan. The final deal is to be signed during the long-sought visit of the Chinese President Xi Jinping to Islamabad in April, Pakistani officials said. Where most countries are unwilling to invest in Pakistan given the current situation, this deal is expected to mark China’s commitment towards the development of infrastructure in ally Pakistan. The pipeline would amount to a premature profit for both Pakistan and Iran due to the agreement between Tehran and the US and...