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  • Rice: 'non-state actors' may have used Pakistan for India attacks

    12/07/2008 2:15:36 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 37 replies · 1,290+ views
    AFP via Google ^ | Dec. 7, 2008 | AFP
    Pakistan must act quickly to help India prevent follow-on attacks amid evidence that Pakistani soil was used by "non-state actors," US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said here Sunday. Speaking on US television, Rice said she stressed during her visit to Pakistan last week how important it was for Islamabad to cooperate fully and promptly with India, but denied reports of a 48-hour deadline for action. "The important thing is that Pakistan act and that these people are brought to justice and that any information that they may have is put to use in making sure follow-on attacks don't happen,"...
  • 'India Wanted To Strike Pakistan'

    12/07/2008 11:39:16 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 757+ views ^ | December 7, 2008
    The Pakistani High Commissioner in London, Wajid Shamsul Hassan, said he had learned from sources that India was about to launch a military strike to "teach Pakistan a lesson". Speaking to Sky News, he said: "On the day of the Mumbai attacks, I got some information in London that India was going to act very drastically against Pakistan in retaliation to what happened." The senior diplomat said had alerted the Pakistani government and President Asif Ali Zardari to the threat. In turn, Mr Zardari urgently contacted high level British and American officials who intervened to calm the situation. Mr Hassan...
  • McCain warns Pakistan of Indian air strikes (McCain/Lieberman visit Pakistan PM)

    12/06/2008 4:33:59 PM PST · by angkor · 9 replies · 928+ views
    The Hindu ^ | 7 Dec 2008 | Nirupama Subramanian
    Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani (right) with U.S. Senator John McCain (second left) and Senator Joe Lieberman during a meeting in Islamabad on Saturday. Mr. McCain was on a daylong visit to Pakistan. ISLAMABAD: United States Senator John McCain has said there is enough evidence of the involvement of former Inter-Services Intelligence officers in the planning and execution of the Mumbai attacks. If Pakistan did not act swiftly to arrest the people involved, the Senator said, India would be left with no option but to conduct aerial operations against select targets in Pakistan. Senator McCain, the Republican presidential...
  • Rice: Mideast peace by year-end no longer possible

    11/06/2008 10:01:19 AM PST · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1,144+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/6/8 | MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press Writer
    The Bush administration conceded Thursday that an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal by a year-end deadline is no longer possible. "We do not think it is likely it will happen before the end of the year," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said in Washington, while Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice acknowledged as much at the outset of a Mideast trip meant to secure the modest gains from a year of U.S.-sponsored talks between Israel and one part of the fractured Palestinian leadership. Perino said U.S. advisers began to doubt the deadline months ago, as a corruption scandal and related political uncertainties occupied...
  • Palestinian state coming soon, says Rice (but not quite yet.)

    11/07/2008 8:11:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 805+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/7/08 | Sylvie Lanteaume
    AQABA, Jordan (AFP) – US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Friday Palestinians should soon have their own state, though she has made it clear she does not expect a breakthrough before Barack Obama moves into the White House. "They are dignified people and I am certain the day is coming soon when they have a state that will be in accordance with that great national dignity," she said after meeting Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in Ramallah, the West Bank's political capital, before heading later to Jordan. Rice has nevertheless tacitly admitted that Israel and the Palestinians were unlikely...
  • Rice: Peace Thwarted by Israeli Politics

    11/24/2008 9:00:59 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 34 replies · 1,004+ views
    Israel Today ^ | Monday, November 24, 2008 | Israel Today Staff
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday reiterated her belief internal political turmoil in Israel thwarted the Bush Administration in its quest to oversee a final status Israeli-Palestinian peace deal by the end of 2008. "Even though there was not an agreement by the end of the year, it is really largely because of the political situation in Israel," Rice told reporters in Washington just hours before hosting visiting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for a breakfast meeting. She assigned no blame to the Palestinians' ongoing failures to eliminate the threat of anti-Israel terrorism and build the foundations of...
  • Rice satisfied with Pakistan's anti-terror stance

    12/04/2008 12:09:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 859+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/4/08 | Anne Gearan - ap
    AP ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistan's leaders know what's at stake after the terror attack in Mumbai and have acknowledged their duty to evict terrorists and prevent future attacks, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday. "I found a Pakistani government that is focused on the threat and that understands its responsibilities to respond to terrorism and extremism wherever it is found," Rice said following sessions with the country's powerful army chief and civilian leaders.
  • Heroic deeds, little noted

    05/26/2008 4:54:25 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 14 replies · 86+ views
    Waterbury Republican=American ^ | May 26, 2008 | Editorial
    "The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the what's-in-it-for-me theory of life." — Theodore Roosevelt. To the peace-at-any-price news media, Memorial Day is a nuisance holiday. It requires "glorifying war" and honoring the 1.4 million Americans who sacrificed all to preserve journalists' right to bash the military and count the body bags of those we honor today. The media are loath to print good military news, and when they do, they spin it as bad news. Here are recent examples: All four military branches met or exceeded their...