* UNICEF says providing education, recreation and counselling to children can help them regain confidence
YAR HUSSAIN CAMP: Nabila sits in a tent in the blistering heat thinking about the dolls she left behind at home in the mountains where the army is fighting the Taliban.
The rosy-cheeked child understands nothing about the Taliban and the latest military offensive against them, which the United Nations said has displaced around 1.5 million people this month alone.
She is more concerned about her ‘lonely’ dolls.
“I am very upset to be here. I feel all alone because my dolls are not with me. Is there someone who can bring these dolls from my house?” Nabila asks her elder sister.
Nabila, 12, and her family were living outside the town of Mingora in the Swat valley until they fled to the Yar Hussain camp in fear of their lives.
The dusty camp was set up by the government in the NWFP with the help of the UN refugee agency on the outskirts of the town of Swabi, sheltering about 1,200 families in the same number of tents.“It is very hot here. I have no friends nor is there any proper playing field like the one I had in front of my house,” said Nabila, who is taking classes at a temporary school in the camp.
The UN children’s agency UNICEF, deeply concerned about the psychological toll on children displaced by the operation to flush out the Taliban, said it was providing education and recreation in 13 camps where families are holed up.
“It is vital for children to cope with the trauma of displacement,” UNICEF spokeswoman Antonia Paradela told AFP. She said counselling services for women and children are available in all those camps, with trained staff identifying children who have been damaged mentally and helping them cope with a predicament which is none of their doing.
“Children have also been provided toys, pencils and drawing paper to help them regain confidence,” Paradela said.
But for all these initiatives, many youngsters in Yar Hussain look unsettled and some plain unhappy.
“I miss my friends with whom I used to play cricket. I am a big fan of leg spinner cricketing hero Shahid Afridi,” said Nauman Ali, 16, a carpenter from Mingora, Swat’s main town.
“I wish he would visit me in this camp. I like him because he is also a good batsman. He has a lovely style of hitting sixes.” Nauman looked sceptical when asked if he thought he would go home soon. “I really don’t know when I will be able to go back home and play cricket with my friends.”
Jawad Khan, a third grade pupil, said he wanted to become a doctor.
“How can I continue my studies in an area where bombs and grenades explode daily? Stories about a group of people who slit the throats of their brothers scare me a lot,” said Jawad, apparently referring to Taliban.
“I have a few friends from my area in this camp and we all agree these are dirty people,” he added while carrying his half-naked infant sister.
Six-year-old Nadia Khan, meandering with her mother through the camp, where long queues of men and children formed at lunch time, repeatedly begged to be let out the camp.
“I want to go home and play with my friends, please take me back,” she pleaded with her mother in broken Urdu.
Despite severe irritation in her eyes caused by a dust storm, Nadia was hungry – even if the dish of spicy rice with chickpeas was hardly mouth-watering. To help alleviate their suffering, Pakistani charity Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC) plans to create special play areas.
“It is a major disaster. Children in the camps need our help to come out of the psychological stress,” spokesman for SPARC, Kashif Mirza, told AFP.
“We plan to create play areas and organise painting competitions in the camps for displaced children,” he added ahead of a SPARC fund-raising campaign. Shahid Khan, an eighth grade student, said the fighting had ‘shattered’ his dreams. But he was resolute nonetheless. “I want to become an army officer. I like their uniform, I like their discipline,” he said.
“I am determined to continue my studies. If this is not possible in Mingora, I will ask my father to send me to another city where I can complete my studies and join the army.”
* Arrested Uzbeks, Afghans and Tajiks had arrived illegally from Afghanistan
KOHAT/PESHAWAR: Security Forces arrested 33 Tajik, Uzbek and Afghan terror suspects from Darra Adam Khel on Saturday.
The suspects, who had arrived illegally from Afghanistan allegedly to carry out terrorist acts, were paraded before the media.
According to a private TV channel, most of the detainees were younger than 15. One said he was going to Karachi for religious education. Some said they had come to Pakistan through travel agents who charged them for providing employment in Pakistan.
Another youth said he was ready to do anything for money. The suspects denied having seen each other before despite having been arrested from the same bus.
The security forces have shifted them to an undisclosed location for questioning.
In the outskirts of Kohat, police arrested 28 suspects including three Afghan nationals as a search operation continued on Saturday.
Police also seized weapons from them. A case has been registered.
In Peshawar, unidentified men threw hand grenades at a Police checkpost in Yakatoak area late on Friday. No casualties were reported.
Police sources said the Rahseed Garhi checkpost was slightly damaged. A heavy contingent of police arrived at the scene after the attack and secured the area, they said.
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ISLAMABAD: Plastic drinking and baby bottles can pose serious health risks, as a recent study has revealed that the chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) — used to make plastics and linked with cardiovascular disease and diabetes — often releases into the liquid contained in such containers. This is the first time any study has conclusively shown that drinking from polycarbonate bottles increases the level of urinary BPA, and that drinking containers made with BPA release the chemical into the liquid in sufficient amounts to endanger health, the BBC has reported. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found that participants who drank cold liquids from polycarbonate bottles for a week showed a two-thirds increase of BPA in their urine. They said heating those bottles, as in the case of baby bottles, would raise the levels even more.
WANA: Security forces pounded suspected militant positions in the Mehsud area of the South Waziristan tribal region on Friday amid displacement from the area, sources said.
Local people said that troops fired artillery from Manzai and Jandola forts throughout the day and hit suspected positions. They said that several locations in Kotki, Cheg Malai and Spinkai Raghzai areas inhabited by Mehsud tribesmen. No loss of life has been reported.
Sources said that security forces had started shelling after bomb explosion in Frontier Region Jandola on Thursday which left five people dead. Local people have started evacuation after artillery shelling. All main roads in the volatile area had been blocked.
Meanwhile, four unidentified bodies have been recovered from different parts of Frontier Region Jandola on Friday. Local people said that two bodies were found near the main road in Khergai area and two more were lying in Toor Pul.
PESHAWAR: Amid talks between the government and the Baitullah Mehsud-led Taliban militants, the war-frightened Mehsud tribesmen on Saturday continued fleeing their homes in the restive South Waziristan tribal region.
The Mehsud tribal Jirga, comprising prominent tribal elders and clerics, informed South Waziristan Political Agent Shahab Ali Shah and other government officials about their meeting with Baitullah Mehsud and his key militant commanders in Makeen on Friday.
The political agent would now update NWFP Governor Owais Ahmad Ghani and other senior government functionaries about the outcome of talks with the Taliban.
Senator Saleh Shah, who belongs to the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), led the 15-member Jirga, which travelled to the distant hideout of the Taliban militants and held talks with Baitullah.
The Jirga members returned on Friday night after talks with the Taliban. They were critical of the government for using force against the militants without any justification.
Saleh Shah said they were hopeful of success in the talks with both the rival factions, but feared the situation could deteriorate in the coming days.
He said it seemed to him and the rest of the Jirga members that the government was in an aggressive mood.
The terror war waged by the LTTE for more than three decades took a heavy toll on civilians. Innocent civilians, including women, children, the elderly and the clergy were hacked to death and killed in indiscriminate terrorist blasts and raids.
The number of people killed in this senseless armed struggle waged by the LTTE exceeds more than 100,000 in terms of a conservative estimate. There is no proper estimate as to how many people were wounded or mentally traumatized.
The Sunday Times has prepared a chronology of events highlighting some of the most barbaric attacks on civilians and assassinations of Tamil politicians, intellectuals and government officials. On this list of terror victims were two state leaders — President Ranasinghe Premadasa and Indian Premier Rajiv Gandhi.
In some of the attacks targeted at politicians, it was the civilians who were killed while in other attacks several civilians also died along with the politician or military officials the Tigers targeted. The chorology also includes some of the attacks on economic targets.
Tamil politicians and officials assassinated by the LTTE
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2005 August 12: Minister of Foreign Affairs Lakshman Kadirgamar assassinated in Colombo.
1999 July 29: Dr. Neelan Thiruchelvan, TULF MP
1998 September 11: Ponnuyhurai Sivapalan, Jaffna Mayor
1998 May 16: Sarojini Yogeswaran, TULF Mayor of Jaffna
1997 October: S.P. Dharmalingam, SLFP organizer for Jaffna
1997 July 5: A. Thangathurai, TULF MP for Trincomalee
1990 June 19: K. Pathmanabah, Leader of EPRLF (together with all but one member of the party’s politburo)
1990 June 19: V Yogasangari, EPRLF MP in Madras
1990 May 7: Sam Thambimuttu, EPRLF MP and his wife.
1990 January 28: Ganeshalingam, ex EPRLF Provincial Council Minister for North and East
1990 January 28, Dr. (Mrs) Rajini Thiranagama , Human rights activist and lecturer in Anatomy at the University of Jaffna and Co-author of the book ‘Broken Palmyrah”
1989 July 16: PLOTE leader Uma Maheswaran
1989 July 13: V. Yogeswaran, ex-TULF MP for Jaffna
1989 July 13: A. Amirthalingam, Leader of the TULF
1989 June 28: K. Pullendran, Assitant Government Agent, Kopay
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1989 May 1: V.M. Panchalingam,Government Agent, Jaffna
1989 March 7:S. Samabandamoorthy, ex-TULF chairman, District Development Council, Batticoloa
1988 October 27: Raj Shankar, President, Citizen’s Committee, Tennamarachchi
1988 June 6: Rev. Fr. Chandra Fernando, President, Citizen’s Committee, Batticoloa
1988 March 28: Velmurugu Master,TULF organizer and Citizen’s Committee member, Kalmunai
1988 March 8: S. Wijeyanandan, District Secretary, Ceylon Communist Party
1988 January 13: S. Siththamparanathan, principal, Wigneswara Vidyalaya, Trincomalee
1987 December 14: M.E. Kandasamy, Principal, Palugamam Maha Vidyalaya
1987 October 8: S.S. Jeganathan, Assistant Government Agent, Batticoloa
1987. October 8: Anthonimuttu, Government Agent, Batticaloa
1987 September 15: Vignarajah, Assistant Government Agent, Sammanthurai
1986 May 6: TELO leader Shri Sabaratnam in Kondavil Jaffna
1986 September 26: Kathiramalai, Sarvodaya leader
1986 March 11: P. Kirubakaram , Primary Court Judge
1985 September 2: Alalasunderam, ex-TULF MP for Kopay
1985 September 2: V. Dharmalingam, ex-TULF MP for Manipay and father of D. Siddharthan, Leader of PLOTE
1985 August 22: P. Thambipillai, president, Citizen’s Committee Oddusudan
1985 June 26: C.E.Anandarajah, Principal St. John’s College, Jaffna.
1985 February 24: Gnanachandiram, ex District Judge, Point Pedro and Government Agent, Mullaitivu
1983 September 1: Mala Ramachandran, UNP MMC for Batticoloa
1983 August 12: A.J. Rajasooriya, UNP organizer for Jaffna
1983 January 19: K.T. Pulendran, UNP organizer for Vavuniya
1981 May 25: Member of Parliament of the Vaddukoddai electorate A. Thiyagaraja
1975 July 27: Jaffna Mayor, Alfred Duraiappah.
Brutal civilian massacres
2009 April 22: Sixteen civilians were killed in Karametiyawa, Inginiyagala.
2008 February 03: At least seven people died and 97 were injured in a suicide bomb attack at the Fort Railway station.
|Central Bank blast|
2008 June 06: Twenty one passengers died in a claymore attack on a bus in Katubedda Moratuwa.
2008 April 25: Twenty four civilians were killed in a parcel bomb explosion inside a bus in Pliyandala
2008 January 16: Twenty seven passengers perished in an attack on a bus in Buttala.
2007 November 28: Seventeen civilians were killed and 37 injured in a parcel bomb explosion at a Nugegoda shop.
2007 January 06: Fifteen civilians were killed and 40 wounded in a parcel bomb explosion inside a bus at Seenigama, near the Kahawa junction, Galle.
2006 July 15: Sixty seven passengers were killed and 90 injured in a claymore mine attack on a bus in Kebithigollewa.
2006 April 23: Six farmers were killed in the Polonnaruwa district
2006 May 29: Thirteen labourers were killed in the Polonnaruwa district
2001 July 24: Attack on the Bandaranaike International Air Port. Twelve people died and 13 aircraft destroyed.
2000 October 5: At least 12 persons were killed and more than 40 wounded when an LTTE suicide bomber blew himself up in an attempt to enter a PA election rally.
2000 March 10: At least 14 civilians and six police personnel were killed and 46 people were injured when a group of five suicide cadres attacked a motorcade on the road to Parliament at Rajagiriya.
2000 January 5: A female suicide bomber exploded herself while she was being body searched by Police near the Prime Minister’s Office in Colombo. Thirteen civilians and three police officers were killed and 27 people wounded in the blast.
|Piliyandala bus blast|
1999 December 18: A suicide bomber, detonates a bomb strapped to his body, killing retired Major General Lakshman Algama and 11 persons at a United National Party (UNP) election rally at Ja-Ela in Colombo.
1999 September 18: Fifty civilians were killed in an attack in Gonagala.
1998 March 5: Thirty-six civilians and two police officers were killed and 270 civilians wounded when a mini-bus, filled with explosives, was blown up by a suicide bomber near the Maradana Police Station in Colombo.
1998 February 23: At least 51 troops and 28 civilians were killed in a suicide attack on the Point Pedro coast when eight Tiger boats laden with explosives crashed into two navy ships.
1998 January 25: A suicide bomber blasted a lorry-laden with explosives at the Dalada Maligawa. Sixteen persons were killed while extensive damage was caused to the Maligawa, a cultural heritage site recognised by the UNESCO.
1997 October 15: Suicide bombers detonated a truck packed with explosives in the parking lot at Galadari Hotel close to the World Trade Center in Colombo, killing 18 people and injuring at least 110 others.
1996 July 24: Bomb explosion on Colombo-Alutgama train at Dehiwala killed 60 civilians.
1996 April 18: The naval wing of the LTTE, Sea Tigers, launched a suicide raid on the port of Colombo. Nine LTTE cadres were killed when the troops blew up their boats.
1996 January 31: A suicide bomber detonated a truck loaded with more than 100 kilograms of explosives in front of the Central Bank in Colombo killing 91 people and wounding at least 1,400 others.
1995 November 24: Sixteen civilians were killed and over 50 injured when two women suicide cadres targeted the Army headquarters.
1995 November 11: Seven persons including 15 children were killed when a female suicide bomber exploded herself near the Kompannaveediya Railway Station in Colombo.
1995 October 26: Twenty six villagers were killed in Kebithigollewa.
1995 October 21: Sixty six villagers were killed in attacks in Ampara, Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura.
1995 August 7: A male suicide bomber set off a cartload of explosives at Independence Square in Colombo, killing 22 people and injuring more than 40 others.
1995 May 25: Forty two civilians were massacred in Kallarawa.
1992 October 15: Massacre of 146 Muslim civilians in Palliyagodella.
1992 April 29: Some 130 Muslim civilians were massacred in the Alanchipothana village in the east.
1990 August 3: An LTTE gang killed 103 civilians in Kathankudy.
1987 July 02: The massacre of 32 Buddhist monks at Aranthalawa.
1987 April 21: One hundred and fourteen civilians killed in a bomb explosion near the Pettah bus stand in Colombo
1986 May 30: An explosion at Ceylon Cold Stores in Kompannaveediya killed eight civilians and wounded 22.
1985 May 14: The LTTE carried out an attack on the Jaya Shri Maha Bodhiya in Anuradhapura, killing 120 civilians. The attackers while they were fleeing also killed 18 civilians in Wilpattu.
1984 Nov. 30: Sixty two civilians were killed in attacks on the Dollar and Kent Farms
1976 July 02: A fuel station manager, S. Nadaraja, was shot dead as he was believed to be an army informant.
Tamil militancy: The beginning
The Tamil Youth Front (TYF) was formed through the initiative of the leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) A. Amirthlingam for the purpose of assisting the then Tamil United Front (TUF). On a statement given to the Police by S.Pushparaj one of the two youth leaders instrumental in the formation of the TYF, their assistance was to include assistance through voice.
Later Pushparaj and his loyalists, unhappy with the TUF’s non committal support towards violence as a means to achieve their ends, broke away and formed a splinter Ela Viduthalai Eyakkam (the Tamil Eelam Liberation Organisation) – the TELO. Several other members of the TYF then also discarded whatever democratic approach they had. They went onto form more militant organizations such as the Tamil New Tigers (TNT), and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
Some of the terrorist incidents where foreigners were killed
|Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi|
2003 March 20: Attack and capture of Chinese “Shu- Yun” trawler- 20 of the ship-crew died. 1991 May 21: Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and 17 Indians were killed in South India.
1987 -1990: More than 1,000 Indian Peace Keeping soldiers died in northern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka.
1986 May 3: Thirteen foreigners were among 16 people killed when the terrorist exploded an Airlanka Tristar plane at Katunayaka.
1984: Forty passengers were killed in bomb explosion at the Chennai airport.
Politicians killed by the LTTE
In many of these attacks a large number of civilians were also killed. 2008 October 06: More than 25 civilians, including Maj Gen Janaka Perera, were killed in an LTTE suicide bomb attack in Anuradhapura
2008 April 06: Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle and 12 others were killed in an LTTE suicide bomb attack in Weliweriya.
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2000 June 7: A suicide bomber killed Minister C. V. Gooneratne and 24 civilians whilst he was in a procession organised to mark ‘war heroes’ day at Golumadama Junction in Ratmalana.
1995 May 26: The chief incumbent of the Dimbualagala temple Ven Kithalagama Shri Seelalankara thera was killed.
1994 October 24: Opposition leader and United National Party presidential candidate Gamini Dissanayake and 58 persons, including several senior politicians, were killed by a female suicide bomber at Thotalanga in Colombo.
1993 May 1: President Ranasinghe Premadasa and 23 others were killed by a suicide bomber in Colombo.
1991 May21: A female suicide bomber killed India’s former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi while he visited the southern Tamil Nadu state for an election rally at Sriperumputhur.
1991 March 2: Deputy Defence Minister Ranjan Wijeratne and 18 people were killed in a blast at Havelock Road in Colombo.
The sequence of major events weeks before the 1983 July riots
1983 June 1: Murder of two airmen at Vavuniya when a hand-bomb was thrown inside a jeep. The Vavuniya police had arrested some of the guerrillas believed to have been from the Uma-Maheswaran led PLOTE.
1983 June 4: Murder by shooting of S. Tilagar, a candidate of the recent local government elections.
1983 June 9: An unidentified body found, shot in the head, believed to be another summary execution, in Point Pedro.
1983 June 11: Three similar unidentified bodies found at Mankulam.
1983 June 16: Army mobile patrol shot at in Nallur
1983 July 1: Attempted burning of a state bus at Kulappidi Junction.
1983 July 1: Burning of the “Yal Devi”, the 10-carriage Colombo-Jaffna express.
1983 July 1: Burning of a state bus at Puttur junction.
1983 July 2: Burning of a state bus at Nelliady Town.
1983 July 3: Burning of state bus at Vaddukkodai junction.
1983 July 5: Attack on Post office in Jaffna.
1983 July 6: Attack on cement factory at Kankesanthurai.
1983 July 6: Unknown youths held the Additional Government Agent, three male clerks, two female clerks and two others at gun point at Thinnaveli and smashed up office equipment before leaving. They also dashed the photographs of the President, the Prime Minister and the Tamil Home Minister on the road outside. They left a bomb behind which was defused by the Army.
1983 July 7: Damage caused to Suthumalai Post Office.
1983 July 8: Burning of a state bus at Chettikulam.
1983 July 9: Damage caused to Inuvil Post office.
1983 July 23: Ambush of one officer and 12 soldiers of the Army at Thinnaveli which sparked off the intense rioting in the South.
Failed attacks on political and military targets – with civilian casualties
In some of the attacks targeting military officials or politicians, the LTTE missed the target, but a large number of civilians were killed. Following is a list of such attacks.
2009 March 10: Minister Mahinda Wijesekara was seriously injured in a suicide bomb attack at the National Meelad Festival in Akuressa. Ten civilians were killed and 60 others wounded in the blast.
2008 October 09: Minister Maithripala Sirisena survived an LTTE suicide attack at Katuwawala in Piliyandala, but five civilians died.
|Bomb blast attempted at Army Commander|
|Piththala Handiya blast aimed at Gotabhaya Rajapaksa|
|Pannipitiya blast which killed Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army, Major General Parami Kulathunga|
2007 January 28: A female LTTE suicide bomber targeting Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) leader and Social Services Minister Douglas Devananda blew herself up. The minister escaped but the blast killed his Public Relations Officer.
2006 December 01: Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa escaped an LTTE suicide attack in which six people, including his bodyguards, were killed.
2006 August 14: In a suicide blast targeting the then Pakistani High Commissioner Bashir Wali Mohammad seven people died.
2006 April 25: Army Commander Sarath Fonseka was wounded in a suicide blast inside the Army headquarters. The attack was carried out by an LTTE female cadre who posed off as a pregnant woman. Nine people, including civilians, were killed.
2001 October 29: Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake escaped an assassination attempt when police intercepted a would-be suicide bomber who detonated explosives strapped to his body, killing himself and five others.
2004 July 07: In Colombo, five policemen were killed when a suspected LTTE woman suicide bomber blew herself up inside the Kollupitiya police station after she was arrested at Minister Douglas Devananda’s office.
2000 September 15: Seven people were killed and 28 others sustained injuries when a suicide bomber, on being detected, blew himself up. Health Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva had a narrow escape as he had passed through the site barely seven minutes before the blast.
December 18, 1999: President Chandrika Kumaratunga was wounded and 21 were killed and more than 100 people injured at a presidential election campaign rally in Town Hall, Colombo.
1997 December 28: Three suicide bombers died when their truck exploded half a mile from the Magalle naval base in the Galle District where Navy Commander Cecil Tissera was staying. Ten shops and two houses were damaged.
1996 July 4: At least 20 people, including Jaffna military commander Brig. Ananda Hamangoda, were killed and 60 injured when a female suicide bomber blew herself up. Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva escaped with minor injuries.
|ABOVE: Not the actual four named in the story, but a very close visual approximation.|
Four males have been arrested over alleged plots to attack targets in New York, according to the Fox News ‘Propaganda’ channel.
The men were planning to blow up a chain of Jewish-owned kosher Dimona Deli’s around the Scumdale area of the Bronx, District Attorney Seymour Scroungeberg told a reporter from the Perjurers Weekly Review.
They were also rumoured to be plotting to shoot down National Guard military aircraft stationed at the Neverland Airport, in Crapsburgh to the north of the city.
The group apparently intended to use Stinger surface-to-air missiles to bring the planes down, which they bought from a Homeland Security car boot sale.
The four will appear in court on Thursday in Upstate Patsyville, and face from 100 years to a possible life imprisonment sentence if found guilty of the
The four FBI patsies were named as Pierre McPatsy (also known as Abdul Patsy), Jules McDork (aka Abu Dork ), Francois McTwat (aka Ali Twat) and Kermit McFrogge (aka Idi al Gorf). All are unemployed Cajun rednecks and were reportedly born in the United States.
New York Mayor Carlo Corruptioni said in a statement that the alleged plot showed “Islamic militant threats against New York City were sadly all too real and Americans need to remain totally petrified of future terrorist attacks at all times – and to keep taking their daily Xanax panic medication and not get too complacent”.
US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napalmo told a reporter from the False Flag Gazette that “Our terrorist attack anxiety readings were right down – the sheeple were getting too smug and relaxed that we and the FBI are on top of the terror situation – which we are simply by being in control of who does what to whom – and where something actually goes ‘Bang!’”
“These people need to realise it’s only a matter of time before the nasty Islamic types get a nuke from Iran or Pakistan – or Israel – and set it off on US soil. That’s why everyone needs to forget this silly out-dated Second Amendment crap about the right to bear arms.”
“They need to dump all their handguns and rifles into our ‘|Jolly Jihad’ firearm recycling bins, get themselves micro-chipped and jump on the freebie DNA register database then we know who’s who – and where every fucker and their dog is at.”
New York City has been on a red alert Panic Level 1 status for fresh terrorist assaults since 9/11 when the World Trade Centre buildings were destroyed in toto by Shylock Silverstein and his high-fiving Israeli Mossad agents from Urban Removals in a set-up airliner attack blamed on non-existent al-Qaeda militants.
Speaking to a reporter from the underground ‘Mole Tunnel Review’ – on conditions of anonymity – over a few drinks in Brooklyn’s famous Black Op’s Bar, FBI agent Sheldon Machiavelli revealed that Homeland Security’s ‘Demonizing Islam’ division had received direct instructions from David Rockeslime following last week’s Bilderberg caucus that the US population needed a fresh terrorist scare to get them back on track with the New World Order’s agenda.
Machiavelli reckoned “ As the FBI had done a great job of setting up the dork-brained Moslem patsies for the 1993 WTC bombings – supplying them with the plan, explosives and tech’ support – we were asked to help out with this one as well.”
“We originally planned to do another attack on the WTC North Tower but then some smart-ass history nerd mentioned that Mossad blew the whole caboodle up with micro-nukes in 2001 so they could kick-start the military invasion of the Middle East.”
”Luckily we had a Plan B – and a bunch of disaffected unemployed / homeless Cajun rednecks set up for a spot of Weather Men type mischief – and remember these guys have never forgiven Washington for the Louisiana Purchase.”
“So we gave them all Muslim code names and a few ‘Them and us / the Jews did it’ type brainwashing sessions, hired a Ryder truck like we used in Oklahoma City, then loaded it up with dummy ground-to-air Stinger missiles and a pallet of house bricks done up in brown paper packages with C4 Plastique stamped on them.”
“As soon as the rednecks got back to their hideout we called the NYPD on the old QT, who then called us – and Homeland Security – and we pulled a pre-emptive strike and voila – an insta-terrorist plot organised and foiled in the same week.”
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By Jonathan S. Landay And Warren P. Strobel / McClatchy Newspapers
WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s high-profile speech Thursday defending the Bush administration’s policies for interrogating suspected terrorists contained omissions, exaggerations and misstatements, according to intelligence officals and the historical record, including:
Cheney said waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques produced information that “prevented the violent death of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of innocent people.” He also quoted Director of National Intelligence Adm. Dennis Blair as saying the information gave U.S. officials a “deeper understanding of the al-Qaeda organization.”
In his statement April 21, however, Blair said “these techniques hurt our image around the world, the damage they have done to our interests far outweighed whatever benefit they gave us and they are not essential to our national security.” A 2004 CIA inspector general’s investigation found no conclusive proof that the information helped thwart any “specific imminent attacks,” according to one of four secret Bush-era memos released last month. And FBI Director Robert Muller said in December that he didn’t think that the techniques disrupted any attacks.
Cheney said his administration “moved decisively against the terrorists in their hideouts and their sanctuaries, and committed to using every asset to take down their networks.” In fact, the Bush administration began diverting U.S. forces, intelligence assets, time and money to planning an invasion of Iraq before it finished the war in Afghanistan, leaving Osama bin Laden and his chief lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahri, at large nearly eight years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
There are now 49,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan fighting to contain the bloodiest surge in Taliban violence since 2001, and extremists have launched a concerted attack on nuclear-armed Pakistan.
Cheney accused Obama of “the selective release” of documents on Bush administration detainee policies, charging Obama withheld records that Cheney claimed prove information gained from the harsh interrogation methods prevented terrorist attacks.
In fact, the decision to withhold the documents was announced by the CIA, which said it was obliged to do so by a 2003 executive order issued by former President George W. Bush prohibiting release of materials that are subject of lawsuits.
Cheney said only “ruthless enemies of this country” were detained by U.S. operatives overseas and taken to secret U.S. prisons.
A 2008 McClatchy investigation, however, found that the vast majority of Guantanamo detainees captured in 2001 and 2002 in Afghanistan and Pakistan were innocent citizens or low-level fighters of little intelligence value who were turned over to American officials for money or because of personal or political rivalries.
Cheney denied there was any link between the Bush administration’s interrogation policies and the abuse of detainees at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib jail, which he blamed on “a few sadistic guards.” But a bipartisan Senate Armed Services report in December traced the abuses at Abu Ghraib to approval of the techniques by senior Bush officials, including former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.
Says Army operation well-planned; denies extension of operation to other parts
By Amer Malik
LAHORE: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the US would have to review its policy of drone attacks, which were undermining the Pakistan government’s strategy and the military operation against the militants in Swat and Malakand.
“Pakistan has conveyed its concerns to the US on drone attacks and the whole world also supports Pakistan’s viewpoint,” Gilani said while answering questions on all parties’ unanimous demand to halt the US drone attacks.
After the inauguration of an undergraduate medical college at the Sheikh Zayed Hospital & Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lahore, on Saturday, the prime minister said the drone attacks had proved extremely counter-productive in the war against terror as the policy was uniting the militants and the tribal people. “Had it been productive, Pakistan would have supported it,” he said.
When asked that some political parties opposed the Army operation during the All Parties Conference, he said it was more important that all parties had adopted a unanimous resolution to conduct the military operation against the militants. “We are grateful to all parties whether they supported or opposed the military operation,” he said.
To another question regarding the expansion of the military operation to other parts like Bajaur and Waziristan, he said the government would only conduct the military operation in areas where the writ of the government was challenged. “The government does not aim to conduct the Army operation in any other parts of the country,” he added.
Gilani said the drug mafia from poppy growing areas was financing the militants and action would be taken against them after getting evidence.
About the Peshawar bomb blast as the militants’ reaction to the Army operation, he said the government had advised the chief ministers before the launch of the military operation to make necessary security arrangements as the militants would react in other provinces. “The government cannot keep silent if the militants make us hostage,” he said.
The prime minister also rejected the comments and analyses appearing in the media, according to which the military operation was ill-planned, saying the operation was the best-planned operation ever launched by the Pak Army. “There is complete cohesion between the civil government and the Army on the operation and those dubbing it as ill-planned are badly mistaken,” he said.
About the harassment of the IDPs, the prime minister said the government couldn’t even think of troubling those displaced people who were not terrorists but patriotic as was evident from their sacrifices during the military operation against the militants. However, he said the government was only completing their registration to issue proper IDs to them in order to help them get Rs 25,000 per family. “Otherwise, there is no way to identify them in order to help them,” he added.
Lahore Pakistan Army has no plans to launch military operations against Taliban in Waziristan or any other part of the restive tribal belt in NWFP, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Saturday, indicating fissures in the country’s top leadership on the issue.
“We are not planning to launch military operation in any other part of the country including Waziristan,” Gilani told journalists in Lahore, in remarks which run contrary to the recent statement of President Asif Ali Zardari that Islamabad was ready to attack Taliban forces in Waziristan.
Waziristan, which falls in the lawless tribal belt is suspected by the US and NATO alliance to be the hiding place of world’s most wanted terrorist al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden, most of the top Taliban commanders as well as Tajik, Uzbek and Arab fighters.
US drones have hit the region for maximum number of times in the last two years killing dozens of Taliban and foreign militants.
President Zardari had told the ‘Sunday Times’ in an interview in London on May 17 that “Pakistan is going to go into Waziristan, all these regions, with military operation. Swat is just the start.”
“The impression that we are ready to extend military operation against Taliban in other areas is absolutely wrong. We are not fools. We will certainly act swiftly wherever such an action is required in the future,” Gilani said.
The prime minister said the operation in Swat and Malakand division was “well-planned” and it had the backing of the nation and the world. He said the operation would succeed.
Terming this weeks’ donor conference ‘a success’ he said the world had pledged millions of dollars for the help of internally displaced persons.
He said the IDPs were not stopped from entering into Sindh rather they were being registered to provide them with monetary help.
Gilani said the US was reviewing its policy of drone attacks into Waziristan and other troubled areas as it was not benefiting the war on terror. “Taliban are getting sympathies from such attacks,” he added.
To a question that from where Taliban are getting financial support and ammunition, Gilani said they were generating money from “poppy-growing areas.”
Prime Minister Gilani said Pakistan wanted peace with its neighbouring countries.