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PAFs BVR enabled Block 52 F-16s make Delhi jittery

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PAFs BVR enabled Block 52 F-16s make Delhi jittery

ISLAMABAD, Mar 27 (APP): Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman on Saturday said PAF would start getting the lot of 18 latest version of F-16 fighting falcon aircraft fitted with Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile system by June this year. Briefing newsmen on the on-going High Mark-2010 Exercise by PAF in collusion with Pakistan Army and Pakistan Navy, the Chief of Air Staff said the delivery of aircraft to Pakistan would complete by the end of current year.

He, however, did not disclose the number of BVR systems being acquired from the US, but said in addition to 18 F-16s, Pakistan has also been negotiating to get another lot of 14 aircraft of same version, besides getting other modern gadgets and weapons.

“Our wish-list is unending, but we are heading with the realistic approach,” he said when was asked about the PAF’s wish-list from the US.

He said the indigenously developed aircraft with the help of friendly country China JF-17 (Thunder) has been producing much better results than expectations, especially its weapon system.

He told another questioner that the existing lot of F-16s in the PAF inventory would be upgraded to the level of Block 52 series in Turkey and the project would be completed by 2014.

Highlighting the importance of High Mark-2010, he said significance of the exercise could be gauged from the fact that the air force had been engaging all its assets, especially those recently inducted in its inventory like, Early Air Warning and Control System, JF-17 Thunder and Air to Air refueller.

Besides, he said Pakistan Army and Pakistan Navy have also been taking part in wholesome manner in the exercise which has been tailored to carry out joint and solo operations in accordance with the need that may occur.
He said the exercise is being carried out in the near to real situation with the aim to give mastery to the fighter pilots on avoiding collateral damage as in the past maximum efforts were made to avoid civilian casualties during the anti-terrorist operations.

Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman said this joint exercise not only focusses on to deal with the threat from the traditional rival, but also from the potential unconventional enemy.

When his attention was drawn towards the Indian doctrine of carrying out surgical strikes in the wake of Mumbai attacks, the PAF chief said the air force had immediately developed strategy to counter the threat which barred the adversary to opt for any extreme option.

“Our response time during such situations is from 2 to 6 minutes from the ground,” he responded in a firm manner. He said knowing the capability of PAF the adversary did not dare to take any step.

He said PAF has been keeping a watchful eye to safeguard the frontiers of the country and effective systems are already in place to meet with any situation.
In reply to a question, he said PAF had already been using
Unarmed Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology for reconnaissance purposes while it hardly needs to go for armed aerial vehicle.

He said the Exercise High Mark is being carried out from the existing financial resources available with the PAF as no additional allocations have been sought from the government for the purpose.

Answering another question, he said the coalition forces hardly commit any violation of Pakistan’s air while Pakistan had always strongly protested in case of any airspace violation by the coalition forces in Afghanistan.

He said that Pakistan and India back in 1991 had reached a mutual agreement not to enter in air space from 10 km of the border with the aim to avoid any violations.

He said there was no threat from the western border while a sizeable number of aircraft are continuously guarding the eastern border, which are not a part of the exercise High Mark 2010.

Detailed briefings were also given to the senior media-persons who were especially invited by the Air Chief to impart first hand information on the exercise, which has been entering its most important phase of fire power show.

In the next phase which would be the culminating part of the exercise, contingents from Pakistan Army and Pakistan Navy would also participate.

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UN delays Bhutto killing report

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The United Nations has accepted a request by the Pakistani government to postpone the publication of a report on the murder of ex-premier Benazir Bhutto.

The decision came as a UN inquiry panel was expected to present its findings about Bhutto’s killing to UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday.

The UN says the report will be released by April 15.

“The secretary general has accepted an urgent request by the president of Pakistan to delay the presentation of the report… until April 15,” UN spokesman Martin Nesirky told a press briefing.

Bhutto, the first woman to become prime minister of a Muslim country, was killed three years ago in an attack after addressing an election rally near Islamabad.

Nesirky said he did not know the reason for the late request to hold the report back.

He further confirmed that the report had been finished and that neither the UN secretary general nor the Pakistani government had seen it.

Another UN spokeswoman also said earlier that the world body plans to shut its offices in Pakistan for three days as the country awaits the release of the report.

Ishrat Rizvi added that all UN staff has been advised to work from home.

She says the move is “a precautionary measure” to prevent unexpected attacks on the offices after the release of the report.

“It’s a precautionary measure to avoid any unwanted situation that may occur after the publication of this report, for the safety and security of staff members,” she added.

The UN-appointed independent panel, which began its investigation last July, held talks with many people to find those behind the assassination attack.

India feels snubbed: Can Delhi avoid being ignored?

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India feels snubbed: Can Delhi avoid being ignored?

For the past fifty of the last sixty years, the diplomats in Delhi have opposed every US policy around the world. During the Cold War, the Socialist Nehru dynasty (still in power after fifty years) opposed the US on 95% of the votes in the United Nations. Bharati (aka Indian) politicians and the entire country opposed the liberation of Afghanistan and supported the USSRs invasion of that country.

The reason for the Bharati support of the USSR was because according to Delhi’s calculations the USSR would win the Cold War and because the Socialists in Nehru’s government thought that supporting Moscow was in the interest of Delhi. Bharat’s support for the Soviets was because of the ideological support for World Socialism, but also because of the deep rooted hatred for what it called “US Imperialism” and “Ugly capitalism”. The Indian politicians firmly believed that by supporting Stalin and Kruschev and they would be on the winning side.

Since the 50s, the Bharatis condemned Pakistan for being a founding member of SEATO and CENTO, and called Pakistan a US lackey–ironically Delhi was more loyal to Moscow than Cuba.

Vir Sanghvi of the Hindustan Times has written a very strange article. On the one hands, he describes the usual company line of Bharat in criticizing Pakistan for its support for its traditional alliances with America–on the other hand Sanghvi laments the so called American tilt towards Pakistan. Sanghvi then dives into a never ending diatribe against everything American. Of course the purpose of his rhetoric is to malign Pakistan. However his ineptitude describes US policy and why it should be subservient to Delhi’s interests.

After the destruction of the USSR, Delhi found itself surrounded by a belligerent China, an antagonist Bangladesh, a fearful Nepal, and an aggressive Pakistan. It was at this time the Delhi found the good practices of America and fell in “love” with America.

In less then a decade the Bharatis have been able to antagonize the Americans to such an extent that Washington doesn’t want much to do with Delhi, except invite the Prime Minister to “State dinners”, even though state dinners are held for Presidents and head of states (and under the Bharati constitution the President Patil is the head of state).

Sanghvi describes the new found Bharati irritation with Washington.

There are two traditional irritants in the relationship between Washington and Delhi. The first is what India sees as America’s desire to order the world according to its own best interests. For instance, in the 1950s, when Washington asked each country to take sides in the Cold War, the Indian establishment reacted with anger: why should India be forced to get involved in somebody else’s war?

Delhi wants to dictate American interests and who Washington’s friends should be. It cannot fathom that American interests may lie anywhere outside the parameters laid down by India.

The second is Pakistan, a small country of no great consequence that has always made itself valuable to Washington by serving US interests in third countries. In the 1950s and 1960s, it served as a base for US spy planes as America kept a watch on Russia. In the 1970s, it was America’s gateway to China. (In the 1980s, it became a virtual American aircraft carrier in the battle to drive the Soviets out of Afghanistan. And so on.

What Sanghvi calls “American air craft carrier” was the front line state against Soviet expansionism supported by the US, the UK, Europe, China, the Non-Aligned movement and the entire free world. India of course at the time was on the wrong side of history and supported Moscow’s downward drive to the warm seas of the oil rich Gulf.

Both irritants have come into play once again. Rightly or wrongly, a perception has developed among educated Indians that America expects India to toe the Washington line on key global issues. For instance, the sub-text to the recent climate change controversy (over which key Indian officials resigned) is the suspicion that India is under pressure to overturn our long-standing policies to suit Washington’s own interests.
Similarly, much of the opposition to the new Nuclear Liability Bill is predicated on the belief (hotly denied by the government) that the legislation is being enacted to insulate large American companies from liability even when the equipment they have supplied costs Indian lives.

Sanghvi is not alone in his deep rooted Anti-Americanism. Much of the Indian/Bharati establishment is resentful of any American policy that slightly differs for Bharat’s global aspirations. According to the Delhi’s mode of thinking, the USA is to be used against Pakistan, and as a bridge on way to Bharati quest of world power status. In Delhi’s demented mindset, America is on the decline, and India should take full advantage of its weaknesses to build itself up as a rival to the next set of world powers.

The Delhi pundits abhor traditional American policy that has served America well. The Bharati politicians want Pakistan to go away–like Sikkim. Delhi wants Islamabad as subservient as Bhutan. Delhi has a tough time recognizing that Maldives, Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sikkim and Pakistan are independent sovereign states with their own interests.

There are many other examples of perceived US pressure on the government. Many fears may well be misconceived but they derive their power from a fresh development: a shift in America’s foreign policy to favour Pakistan.

Once again, Pakistan has offered itself as a route to a third country. The US finds itself in a war it cannot win in Afghanistan. The only way it can extricate itself from that mess is by coming to an understanding with the very people that it has been fighting: the Taliban.

Bharati government officials are confounded by the profound analysis of the Indophile Stephen Cohen so now says American strategy does not see a long term relationship with Delhi.

It is no secret that the original Taliban was the creation of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and it is widely believed that Pakistan still has leverage with Taliban leaders. Now that US policy is to seek some sort of accommodation with ‘good Taliban’ (whatever that means), Pakistan has two uses. One: it can facilitate an understanding with Taliban leaders and offer some guarantees of stability once the US moves out or scales down its presence in Afghanistan. And two: it can crack down on ‘bad Taliban’ (such as the Pakistan Taliban and those Afghan leaders opposed to Islamabad’s Taliban friends) within Pakistan’s own borders.

In recent months, Pakistan has performed both tasks. Back channel negotiations with ‘good Taliban’ are in progress and the Pakistani army has launched a massive operation against the Taliban while denying safe haven to many of those who are fighting the US in Afghanistan.

From an American perspective, this is invaluable. Not only is the Pakistani government facilitating a face-saving exit from a deeply unpopular war but the Pakistani military seems at last to have found the will to take on Islamists. This accounts for the US’s current love for Pakistan, for the pictures of Hilary Clinton posing cosily with Mehmood Qureshi and for Washington’s praise of Pakistan’s army.

The government of Bharat does not understand the US and Pakistani interests have aligned, and that Delhi is not part of the new equation in Afghanistan. Even long time Delhi loyalist Mr. Karzai wants Delhi to back off and have a low key non-presence in the Hindu Kush.

Delhi blackmailed America and attempted to force it to do its bidding for the past decade. Fearing an end to the blackmail, it set up false flags in Bharat and tried to blame Pakistan for all evil on this planet. Right after 911, Bharati intelligence fed false wires to Washington which identified Pakistanis as the root of all evil. One false wire dont them that an attack on the White House was imminent. That fake warning was then proven to be incorrect.

Naturally Islamabad wants payment in return: an India-style nuclear deal, arms to use against India, an ejection of Indians from Afghanistan, some resolution of the Kashmir dispute etc. Washington cannot give the Pakistanis everything they want. But equally, Pakistan has to get something as payment. And that will be at India’s expense.

When you consider President Obama’s options dispassionately you can see why he needs to court Pakistan. But, equally, Washington needs to do something to reassure New Delhi. Instead, America gives the impression that it takes India for granted. The refusal to extradite David Headley and the repeated flip-flops over allowing Indian investigators to question him suggest a complete insensitivity to Indian public sentiment.

While Delhi comprehends the imperatives in Afghanistan, it does not like the fact that the war is coming to an end, and Delhi’s blackmail of America will decline.

In the light of what America is doing in Afghanistan and Pakistan, it rather seems as though Washington has had a change of heart: why fight a war on terror when you can simply do deals with the terrorists?

It is hard to see why Washington is letting the goodwill it has enjoyed in India over the last few years slip through its fingers. Public suspicion of the US in India has now reached the stage where no matter what the government does — talk to Pakistan, for instance — it is accused of following orders from Washington. These suspicions extend to the ruling party: even Congressmen fear that America has too much leverage over India.

Bharat has traditionally been anti-American for fifty of the past sicty years. The last ten years was an anomaly. On the other hand for fifty of the past sixty years, the US has enjoyed ubiquitous appreciation and admiration in Pakistan–the last decade being an aberration. In 2010 things have tending to become more normal and revert to the status of the second half of the 20th century. Pakistan is extremely important for American interests—a lynchpin of the free world. The planet recognizes this fact. Delhi has to come to terms with the existence of Pakistan and the new realities that are relevant to international affairs of West Asia.

In the short-run, Pakistan and Afghanistan are important to Washington. But in the long-run it is India that America will need if it is to counter China. Washington’s behaviour suggests that it has forgotten that national pride and patriotism are non-negotiable for Indians.

No matter how much affection Indians have for American culture, India is too large and too important to be taken for granted. And Indians have long memories. No snub is ever forgotten. Hindustan Times. The views expressed by the author are personal

Threat from Delhi may fall on deaf ears in Islamabad–and Washington is not trembling of filthy and ancient dinosaurs called elephants.

Pakistan welcomes Turkish president Gul: Uzun yaşamak Türkiye ve Uzun yaşamak Pakistan!

March 31, 2010 Leave a comment

Pakistan welcomes Turkish president Gul: Uzun yaşamak Türkiye ve Uzun yaşamak Pakistan!

A grand welcome awaits President Gul. The people of Pakistan will accord a great welcome for the Turkish president who will be in Pakistan for four days. Turkey has been instrumental in bringing about a US and Pakistani entente and a reconciliation with Mr. Karzai. The burgeoning Turkish-Iranian-Pakistani-Afghan partnership is growing to the block led by the countries of the former RCD–now being consecrated as the ECO.

Uzun yaşamak Türkiye ve Uzun yaşamak Pakistan!

uzun yaşamak Pakistan Turkey dostluk

sevgili Türk erkek kardeş ve kız kardeş Pakistanis ve Türk erkek kardeş

Islamabad feels that Turkey has been a real friend of Pakistan. Military and economic cooperation is just the tip of the iceberg. Turkey is helping Pakistan diplomatically and in Islamabad’s hour of need. Turkey was the biggest donor during the Kashmir earthquake, and Turkey has not left the area. It continues to help. Children all over Turkey gather gifts and money for their Pakistani brothers and sisters sending more than $500 million to Pakistani earthquake victims.

Turkey is now building an Islamabad to Istanbul train line worth $20 billion Dollars. This will reduce the time from Islamabad to Istanbul from 14 to 3 days, facilitating trade, commerce, and tourism. Turkey has also assisted Pakistan and Afghanistan improve their relations.

A grand welcome awaits President Gul.

ISLAMABAD: Turkey will continue to support Pakistan, as the friendship between the two countries is historic, Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Wednesday.

He said this while meeting National Assembly (NA) Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza in Ankara. Matters of mutual interest between the two countries and ways to strengthen the bilateral relations were discussed in the meeting. Gul said the Turkish people could never forget the sacrifices of Muslims of the sub-continent during the Turkish independence war and termed Mirza a ‘ role model of the Muslim world.’

The Turkish president said he was looking forward to his forthcoming visit to Pakistan and would bring along a delegation of Turkish businessmen and investors, so that the economic relations between the two countries could be strengthened. Gul paid rich tributes to Benazir Bhutto (late) and also appreciated the leadership of President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.

Dr Fehmida Mirza thanked the Turkish president for his hospitality and appreciated his role in promoting unity in the Muslim world. She informed Gul of the working of the NA and various issues confronting the country and said Pakistan was committed to promotion of peace in the region.

Separately, the NA speaker called on Turkish Grand National Assembly Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin at the Parliament House in Ankara. Both of them agreed to strengthen the cooperation between the parliaments of the two countries. Dr Mirza informed the speaker about Pakistan’s efforts to combat terrorism and urged the international community to help Pakistan in strengthening its democratic institutions. The NA speaker appreciated Turkey’s role in bringing Pakistan and Afghanistan closer through the trilateral summits held by the three countries and also thanked the Turkish nation for their support to the affectees of the 2005 earthquake in northern Pakistan. National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza said that time is running short for developing countries to understand that democracy needs to be strengthened or people of these countries will lose hope in democracy and that would allow dictatorships to flourish. The speaker said that lawmakers of both the countries could play a meaningful role in the region as parliamentary diplomacy could enable the real policy makers to understand each other’s point of view in a better way.

Mehmat Ali Sahin said Turkey is proud of Dr Mirza, as she is the first woman speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan and assured her of Turkey’s support for the economic development of Pakistan.

Also on Wednesday, Murat Merrcan, president of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Grand Turkish Assembly called on Dr Mirza. They discussed the overall political situation of the region and international disputes like the Kashmir problem and the Palestine issue. Dr Fehmida Mirza also visited the Turkish National Education Ministry and met Turkish Education Minister Nimet Cubukcu. Matters relating to promotion of education were discussed in the meeting. National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza stressed on the need for improving the literacy rates, which she termed as the true indicators of a nation’s social and economic development. Turkey will continue to support Pakistan, says Abdullah Gul

* NA Speaker Fehmida Mirza calls on Turkish president, speaker of Turkish Grand National Assembly. Staff Report

Turkey established diplomatic relations soon after the independence of Pakistan in 1947 and bilateral relations became increasingly close important owing to cultural, religious and geopolitical links between the two countries. Turkey and Pakistan are founding members of the Economic Cooperation Organization (formerly the RCD) and part of the Developing 8 Countries (D-8) organization.

Turkey under the new government is building economic ties with Pakistan, so that it can create a strong ECO and that the bonds of friendship are stronger. Both nations have worked to negotiate a preferential trading agreement, aiming to considerably increase trade and investments, especially in transport, telecommunications, manufacturing, tourism and other industries.Both governments have sought to increase the volume of bilateral trade from $690 million to more than $1 billion by 2010. A $20 Billion train line linking Islamabad to Istanbul is being built at a cost of $20 billion. This rail network will further consolidate the neural network between Pakistanis and Turks. Turkey launched a trilateral summit process between the two states and Afghanistan in February 2007 which culminated in Feb 2010 in the inclusion of Bharat from making decision in Afghanistan.

On 16th of October, the Turkish Prime Minster went to the Turkish nation and asked them “when we needed them, the Pakistani Muslims were there for the Ottoman “khilafat”, today your brothers and sisters need you in their hour or need“. From across the great nation of Turkey, school girls, and old men, student and professionals gave and gave and gave. One girl in New Jersey collect $1500 on her own and then brought us the money. Schools across Turkey collected, not thousands, but millions of Dollars for their Pakistani brethren. Turkey became the largest donor for the Earthquake relief for Pakistan. Long Live Pakistan Turki dosti!

More Hindu-Muslim Riots in ‘Secular’ India

March 31, 2010 Leave a comment

More Hindu-Muslim Riots in ‘Secular’ India

Curfew follows Hyderabad riots

Indian police have imposed a curfew in the southern city of Hyderabad after three days of clashes between Hindus and Muslims

The violence, which was reportedly triggered by arguments over decorations for a religious festival, has left at least one person dead and scores injured.

“One man was stabbed to death and many more were injured in street battles,” AK Khan, Hyderabad Police Commissioner, said on Tuesday .

“We have imposed a curfew on parts of the city because we did not want the situation to escalate.”

The clashes were reported to have started late on Saturday, with gangs attacking religious places, houses, shops and vehicles after some Hindus tried to replace green Muslim flags with their saffron banners.

Hundreds arrested

More than 100 people were arrested as the violence spread through the predominantly Muslim “old city” of Hyderabad, with crowds pelting each other with stones at each other near the Charminar mosque.

Five mosques and one Hindu temple were damaged, police said.

About 1,800 paramilitary personnel were deployed to help the police, who used rubber bullets, teargas shells and baton-charges to disperse the mobs and to bring the situation under control.

“These people here are damaging vehicles, beating women, what sort of humanity is this, in which religion is it written to beat others,” Durga Prasad, an advocate of Andhra Pradesh high court, said.

“There is no humanity left here and people are behaving like animals and not like humans.”

Police remained alert on Tuesday as the festival, celebrating the birth of the Hindu monkey god Hanuman, got under way.

Hyderabad has a population of eight million, nearly 40 percent of them Muslims.

It has historically suffered from communal tensions which have been increased since  the proposed division of the Andhra Pradesh state.

Hyderabad, home to Indian headquarters of Google and Microsoft, has attracted major investment from global information technology and pharmaceuticals firms, and is a symbol of India’s emerging economy.

Frequent strikes as well as road and rail blockades have caused widespread disruption to businesses in the last year.

Analysts say the turmoil has created a sense of uncertainty among investors, though social networking group, Facebook, chose the city in March for its first office in India.

Gordon Duff: Terrorism, Always Suspect A “False Flag” First

March 31, 2010 1 comment

Gordon Duff: Terrorism, Always Suspect A “False Flag” First

Gordon Duff, Veterans Today

Real Terrorists are rare and usually easily caught always ask: “Who gains from this?

Every time there is a terrorist attack, the nations blamed say that it was a “false flag” operation. This is what America did to cover up My Lai. We were lying. Germans claimed Poland invaded Germany in 1939. An educated guess is that 75% of terrorist attacks we hear of were staged, never happened or were done by “radical groups” that were first infiltrated, then controlled and eventually financed and supplied by intelligence agencies. Intelligence agencies are, in actuality, the biggest terrorist organizations in the world. The CIA has blown up more buses, airplanes and markets than any almost anyone else. The Mossad may be number one, followed by, well, everyone, the RAW, ISI, MI-6, IRA and dozens of others.

Either directly or through idiots, clones (operatives using false identity to look like “terrorists”) or through simply doing it themselves, these groups promote national policy by destabilizing nations, swinging elections or defaming religious, national or political groups by staging attacks and using the press to place the blame. The popular video game Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 even has a terrorist attack on a transportation center in Moscow built into it, a “false flag” attack. Today, the real thing happened.

FRANCESCO COSSIGA, FORMER PRIME MINISTER, PRESIDENT AND MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR OF ITALY SPILLS HIS GUTS

With communism threatening to overrun Europe, NATO set up terrorist groups under Operation Gladio (short sword) to act as guerrilla armies in case Europe was overrun. As this became less and less likely, intelligence services began using the terrorist groups meant to fight Russia to manipulate politics in Europe through terrorist acts, such as bombings. We wouldn’t know the details if Cossiga, one of the planners of Operation Gladio, hadn’t spilled his guts about this and other “false flag” operations in Europe and elsewhere. This is what Cassiga told Robert Maroni, Italian Minister of the Interior about methods employed to control civil protests in Italy:

“Maroni should do what I did when I was Minister of the Interior.

“University students? … infiltrate them with agents provocateurs … and let the agents provocateurs devastate shops, set fire to cars and put cities to the sword for ten days.

“Then, having won the sympathy of the public … the police should pitilessly beat the shit out of protesters and send them all to hospital. “

One of the operational leaders of Operation Gladio, representing NATO with the CIA, was Vincezo Vinciguerra who stated under oath:

“You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple. They were supposed to force these people, the Italian public, to turn to the state to ask for greater security. This is the political logic that lies behind all the massacres and the bombings which remain unpunished, because the state cannot convict itself or declare itself responsible for what happened.”

When the Italian parliament investigated, a number of allegations arose. It seemed that one of the Gladio operations was a train bombing in Bologna in 1980 which killed 85 people. This was supported by both physical evidence and significant testimony. It was also discovered that “Palestinian terrorists” operating in Europe including Abu Nidal were working for the CIA and Mossad. Investigations by the Italian parliament reported the following about Stefano delle Ciaie.

A neo-fascist group tied to extremist Masonic lodges in Italy had formed a political action cell called “P2.” Though none of this was reported in the US, this group, tied directly to NATO intelligence services was linked to terrorist acts throughout Europe and even in South America. The report reads as follows:

“In December 1985 magistrates in Bologna issued 16 arrest warrants, including at least three to P-2 members, accusing members of the Italian intelligence service SISMI of first planning and then covering up the Bologna bombing. One of these 16 was P-2’s leader Licio Gelli, who had spent most of the post-war years in Argentina. A small group of anarchists, penetrated by delle Chiaie’s man Mario Merlino, were blamed at first for the Piazza Fontana bombing, even though Sismi knew within six days that delle Chiaie was responsible, and Merlino had planted the bomb.”

THE “BUZZ WORDS” OF MURDER

We now use terms like “Low Intensity Conflict” and “Surrogacy Warfare” to describe terrorism operated by governments against either foreign governments or, more often, their own people. Most “false flag” attacks are used to influence elections or to push through “Patriot Act” and “FISA” type legislation or to justify acts like the invasion of Iraq. Control of both the press and any potential investigation makes such operations a mainstream effort of national policy, so commonplace that those who work in intelligence or at the highest levels of law enforcement automatically write off major terrorism incidents as staged.

In Vietnam, Operation Phoenix was terrorism, meant to kill civilian “communists” including doctors, nurses, teachers and even religious leaders. We ran similar programs in Central America for years, killing thousands, nuns, reporters, union leaders and moderate politicians we were afraid would eventually join with communists. It was a horrible embarrassment to the CIA that the “communist dictatorship” in Nicaragua was voted out of office in an open election they sponsored. We had been running death squads throughout that country from our bases on Honduras for years.

Similar operations have been staged all over the world, from Chile to Korea to Indonesia, the Philippines and the United States. Half the bombings during the 60s and 70s were planned or influenced by “informants” or “agent provocateurs” as described by Cossiga. The massive infiltration of the militia movements of the 80s and 90s brings the Oklahoma City bombing into question.

EVERY DAY, ALL OVER THE WORLD

If a train or bus blows up in London, it is best to look at who is visiting, what political party is going to gain or what scandal needs to be pushed off the front page. In India, the Mumbai attacks, blamed on Pakistan, did nothing for Pakistan. Who gained? Israel gained as did India, gained massively. When a school is blown up in Pakistan and blamed on the Taliban, Pakistan doesn’t believe the Taliban had anything to do with it. When Iran is attacked from Balochistan, it knows nobody in Balochistan planned the attack.

Yes, there are real terrorists, people without hope who are pushed to extremism through exploitation, often by religious fanatics or hucksters. For every Maddrassa in Pakistan, there is a church in the US, perhaps ten, advocating beliefs that can lead nowhere but to violence.

BREEDING TERRORISM AT HOME

Radicals within the United States have always been a serious problem. A good analytical tool is the simple public poll. It reveals how gullible a population is and how easy they would be to fool. The primary groundwork for terrorism is control of the press and the molding of public opinion. With foreign governments with highly suspect intelligence agencies infiltrating the press, as they have in the United States, there is little doubt that providing cover for “false flag” terrorism is in the cards.

RECENT HARRIS POLL REVEALS THE FOLLOWING BELIEFS BY ONE AMERICAN PARTY DEEMED “RIGHT OF CENTER”:

* 67 percent of Republicans (and 40 percent of Americans overall) believe that Obama is a socialist
* 45 percent of Republicans (25 percent overall) agree with the Birthers in their belief that Obama was “not born in the United States and so is not eligible to be president”
* 38 percent of Republicans (20 percent overall) say that Obama is “doing many of the things that Hitler did”
* 57 percent of Republicans believe President Obama is a Muslim
* 24 percent of Republicans believe President Obama may be the AntiChrist

And it gets worse:

* 57% of Republicans either believe or are not sure that health care reform is a diabolical government plot to create death panels
* 91% of conservative Republicans call Obama a socialist, Marxist, communist, or fascist
* 72% of Republicans either think or haven’t made up their minds about whether Obama was born in the USA. 42% are solid birthers
* 80% of Republicans support extending the Patriot Act
* 67% of Republicans oppose the choice of a public health insurance option (only 40% of all Americans oppose)
* 70% of Republicans oppose a woman’s right to chose having an abortion
* 60% of Republicans oppose making it easier for workers to organize
* 60% of Republicans are creationists
* Only 6% of scientists are Republican
* 68% of Republicans are not at all concerned about Climate Change
* Only 23% of Republicans believe in natural evolution
* Only 38% of Republicans support funding embryonic stem cell research

HOW HARD CAN IT BE TO BLAME THE EASTER BUNNY FOR 9/11 WITH FOLKS LIKE THIS AROUND?
The basic rule is simply this, if terrorists suffer as a result of an attack, bring down massive retaliation, if new laws are passed or a public is aroused, then we are probably dealing with a “false flag” attack, not a genuine terrorist act. If a terror attack, such as the phony “Crotch Bombing” in Detroit are staged and individuals tied directly to security agencies make millions in profits overnight, you can be absolutely certain, no questions asked.

Who benefits from today’s attack on Moscow?

Veterans Today

Tehran snubs Delhi: Indian FM, PM trips canceled

March 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Tehran snubs Delhi: Indian FM, PM trips canceled

Moin Ansari
Indo-Iranian relations have hit a new nadir with visits by the FM, and even the PM being canceled due to the snub from the Iranians. The relations have plummeted since Delhi stabbed Iran at the IAEA (India votes against Iran at IAEA) and then launched an Iran specific satellite for Israel.

The geopolitical situation in the Greater Middle has changed. All the countries of the region are tired of Bharati (aka Indian) machinations and like all her neighbors are weary of Bharati hegemony.

Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan have already made decision on the dispensation in Kabul. That agreement was signed between the three countries in Teheran. That agreement was then taken to all the immediate neighbors of Afghanistan and it was endorsed in Istanbul (sans India). Those two agreements were instrumental in getting 62 countries to consecrate the Pakistani point of view of talking to the Taliban and putting in place a broad based Pakhtun government in Kabul which would not be inimical to Islamabad.

Delhi is trying to scratch a hole into that wall of resistance–and not getting a toe hold. Bharati politicians have gone far and wide to try to get somewhere to get a sympathetic ear. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh even went to the Saudis and came back empty handed. They invited President Gul of Turkey, but he frankly told them that they Turkey could not displease the Pakistanis. A discussion was attempted with Iran, but the current news emanating from Delhi seem to indicate that the Iranians are in no mood to talk to the Bharatis.

NEW DELHI: India’s attempts to step up engagement with Iran on crucial regional issues, including Afghanistan, appear to have suffered a setback, with foreign minister S M Krishna calling off his visit to Tehran at the last moment amid signs of indifference on the part of the hosts.

Krishna decided not to go after the Iranians abruptly changed dates twice. It is not known if the visit will take place in the near future.

Sources revealed that Krishna reacted to Iran’s wriggling out of the dates it had intimated to India for the second time by saying prior commitments prevented him from making the visit.

India refrained from taking issue with Iran, but sources said that Tehran’s fickleness over the dates could result from a possible reluctance on Iran’s part after India took a stand favouring International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) resolutions against it for pressing ahead with its nuclear programme.

Bharat is facing failure on multiple fronts. It expulsion from Afghanistan can be gauged by the opinion columns of the pundits in Delhi and by the discussion about the withdrawal dates. It discussions with Kabul are on hold after Delhi’s blunder in supporting Mr. Karzai’s rival Mr. Abdullah. Delhi’s relationship with Washington is once again held hostage to parity with Islamabad. The Bharati relationship with Lanka was destroyed after it was caught supporting the rival presidential candidate and its proxy the LTTE was decimated on the Buddhist island paradise. All these are now being bundled as “malaise” by experienced Bharati diplomats like Ambassador Bhadrakumar.

The fiasco with Tehran is not an isolated item, it is emblematic of the bad policies of the past decades when Bharat parked the Tricolor on the wrong side of history. Bharat supported the USSRs invasion and did not work for the liberation of Afghanistan. In fact it opposed it. Bharat worked with the Soviet puppets like Mr. Najibullha who was found hanging for a lamp-post right after the last tank of the USSR left. Many predicts that the same end awaits Bharat’s partners in Kabul–the minority Northern Alliance.

Manmohan’s Iran visit also on hold

External affairs minister S M Krishna, an official revealed, had last month agreed to visit Tehran after receiving an invitation from his Iranian counterpart, Manouchehr Mottaki. In the invitation, Mottaki said he wanted Krishna to take part in Navroze celebrations. March 28 and 29 were the dates communicated for the visit.

Tehran later asked that the dates be changed to March 30 and 31. Krishna accepted and agreed to travel on the revised dates suggested by Tehran, only to find the Iranians seeking to change the dates for again, this time to March 27 and 28.

This time the foreign ministry conveyed Krishna’s inability to make it on the new dates. Sources said that by the time this second change was communicated to the ministry of external affairs (MEA) by the Iranian embassy in Delhi, Krishna’s visit to Singapore had already been announced. Iranian embassy officials told the MEA that they wanted the dates changed again because of Navroze celebrations on March 27 and 28.

The message from Tehran is clear. It canceled a $6 billion LNG contract right after Delhi stabbed Tehran at the IAEA. Iran has steadfastly refused to honor Bharat’s request to resurrect the LNG deal. The main impediment to Iran-Delhi relations is Bharats deep and profound partnership with Israel. Bharat cannot break the alliance with Israel–therefore it cannot stop the withering away of its friends in Tehran, Kabul and the Arab and Muslim world. This is a fundamental structural problem for Delhi’s diplomats. Their enigma is to build a relationship with Israel and its enemies. A tough chore. Tehran has sworn to wipe of Israel from the face of the earth. Israel wants to bomb Iran. Delhi’s relationship with Tel Aviv is seen with suspicion in Tehran and Riyadh.

The Pakistani factor also complicates matters for Delhi. In the 80s there was competition between Iran and Pakistan. Both the Iranians and Pakistanis seem to have learned from their experience. The tripartite agreement, consensus in Istanbul and London display optics that seem to signify congruence between the Pakistani and Iranian point of views on Afghanistan and other matters.

But many are inclined to view Tehran’s change of dates against the background of strained ties resulting from India’s votes in favour the IAEA’s censure of Iran for its nuclear programme. When India again voted in favour of the IAEA resolution last year, Mottaki had made his displeasure known to Krishna.

PM Manmohan Singh’s visit to Tehran has also not materialised, even though the two sides have had it on the agenda for more than a year. India has been hoping to forge a strong alliance with Iran over the Taliban issue, as Tehran has maintained it does not believe there is any “good” Taliban, and that Taliban groups should not be allowed any role in the Kabul government in the event of a reconciliation.

However, the one important difference between the positions of the two countries is that, unlike India, Iran wants NATO troops to withdraw immediately from Afghanistan. Snubbed S M Krishna drops Iran visit, Sachin Parashar, TNN, Mar 30, 2010, 03.52am IST

Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan are on the same page on Afghanistan as evidenced in the tripartite agreement in Tehran, regional conference in Istanbul (which did not invite India) and the international conference in London (where India was given a 2nd row seat and ignored). China is now investing $2.2 to extend the Iran-Pakistan pipeline to China. Turkey is investing a multi-billion Dollar railway line from Islamabad to Istanbul via Tehran. A rial and road line is also being built to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan linking Pakistan to the birthplace of Babur.