‘CIA, ISI fomenting trouble in northeast’

‘CIA, ISI fomenting trouble in northeast’


SHILLONG: A former top brass of the Intelligence Bureau has accused the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the ISI of fomenting trouble in the northeast through insurgency.

“The ISI-CIA combination, active in the region, is fomenting insurgency to destabilize the region,” said the retired official, who didn’t wish to be named. He added that the ISI was helping northeast militants to create trouble and the CIAis providing support. Both CIA and ISI are working to create terrorist groups in the world,” he added.

Stating that the CIA-ISI combine was providing “logistics” to the ultras of the region, he said, “We can stop this if we go for overall development of the northeast.” He said “some neighbouring countries” were harbouring NE militants by providing them a safe haven for setting up of training camps.

Stating that he had proof to buttress his claim, he said at least 50 camps, belonging to Tripura-based outfits like NLFT and ATTF, were present in Bangladesh. “However, there has been a sea change in the situation with the change of guard in Dhaka,” he added.

The international border with Bangladesh should be completely sealed and the strength of BSFpersonnel guarding the frontiers should be increased, he said. He added that modernization of the police force in all northeastern states should be taken up on a war-footing.

The former IB official said the primary cause of militancy was lack of development. “Police should be viewed as a trustworthy friend by people and terror to criminals,” he added. He added that victory in combating insurgency could be ensured by winning the hearts and minds of the common people.


Mexican Zetas Receiving Advanced Training from Former Colombian Special Forces

The sign of the ‘Zetas’ is coached by former Colombian military


'Zetas', coached by Colombian military

The shootings became commonplace The last attack of ‘Los Zetas’ was in August at a nightclub

Photo: AFP

Four former members of Army Special Forces working with the Mexican cartel.

Since different banks and cross-purposes, the drug war in Mexico has many Colombians starring experts in combat and intelligence.

While dozens of Colombian police train their peers to face Aztec’s powerful drug barons, several former military officers are advising one of the most powerful and bloodthirsty of the country: ‘The Zetas’ . These are former Mexican military to provide security went from bosses to form their own cartel.

International intelligence agencies and authorities in Colombia followed the trail of a group of former members of Army Special Forces who literally rode a criminal training agency by ‘friends’ of the past.

Classified information known by the time and supported by several studies indicates that two retired-captains also paid military jail sentence of Ptolemais (‘Four balls’) for human-rights cases would be related to several of the killings and terrorist attacks executed by the ‘Zetas’ in the North American country.

Her right hands are two retired NCOs, also Special Forces, which record frequent trips between Mexico, the United States and several cities in Colombia . One of them regularly visit a renowned art gallery in northern Bogota.

The identities of those soldiers are being withheld because there is still no formal proceedings against him. But the authorities to follow their trail, the DEA and police in Mexico and Colombia-are clear that the contacts with their Mexican counterparts began a course of rangers called for officers of various Latin American countries in the 90. Years later, ended up convicted Colombian and Mexican justice, recruited by ‘the Zetas.

In 2005, after paying his sentence in Colombia, former Special Forces members came to the United States and in contact with the Mexicans.According to the sources of this newspaper, since 2006 those are at the forefront of training in command and intelligence operations of the bloody poster.

In 2007, the newspaper El Universal, Mexico, spoke of the presence of several Colombian military had criminal trouble and ended up selling their expertise in weapons mafia lords abroad.

In 2008 the business was already known

In September 2008, TIME interviewed one of ‘Los Zetas’ in Tijuana and this ensured that the best they had was “several military training Special Forces of Colombia.” Recruiters also said gunmen.

Presence in other countries

Mercenaries in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya

The training and experience of the Colombian military that has been listed on the international market of the war.

Many experts in counter-men with spears courses, parachute command and have ended up working as mercenaries in Asia and Africa.

All, seeking better pay, have traveled to fight foreign wars through international security agencies.

NATO Trainers Conducting Border-Crossing Workshop In Azerbaijan

NATO to hold regional workshop in Baku


NATO to hold regional workshop in Baku

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 17 /  M.Aliyev

NATO will hold a regional workshop in Azerbaijan on combating drug smuggling through the border crossings, Azerbaijani State Border Service Head Elchin Guliyev said at an event dedicated to the 20th anniversary of restoration of Azerbaijan’s independence.

“NATO appealed to Azerbaijan with a proposal to hold in Baku the regional workshop on combating drug trafficking through border checkpoints,” Guliyev said.

He said the workshop with the participation of border guards of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan is scheduled for November.

Guliyev said the Azerbaijani State Border Service’ experience is studied at the international level upon NATO’s initiative.

US Army Troops Mass Adjacent To N. Waziristan, Seal Border

US Army moves to Afghan border with NWA

KABUL: U.S Army has deployed thousands of soldiers in Afghan areas bordering Pakistan’s North Waziristan Agency (NWA), Geo news reported.

The U.S. Army Sunday deployed troops in thousands accompanied by heavy weapons and explosives including helicopters in Afghan areas adjoining to North Waziristan. Pak-Afghan border has been sealed for all sorts of movement at the border.

Afghan and U.S. officials have slapped curfew at Garbaz area of Khost province and conducted house-to-house search, which continued fro the whole day.

Pakistani security officials and local sources told that the U.S. Army entered in the area in the night between Saturday and Sunday and camped themselves at the nearby hills besides setting up the checkpoints.

Overwhelming Osh

OSH, Kyrgyzstan — This is a beautiful city. It doesn’t quite appear so on first glance, with the shattered asphalt on the streets, the open gutters gushing runoff and choked with discarded plastic bottles, the occasional burned out husk of a building, crumbling facades, mostly older and used cars belching diesel fumes, and the occasional waft of trash or cow dung baking in the afternoon sun. But Osh is gorgeous: leafy, gregarious, and persistent.

As a newcomer to this part of Kyrgyzstan, I spent much of the day today getting acquainted with the city: feeling the potholes beneath my feet, letting the sun push sweat out of my forehead and neck and down my back, digesting the many sights and smells of normal life. Osh feels much more Central Asian-y than Bishkek does, perhaps because it’s far, far older and, as a result, contains within it far deeper memories.

I always appreciate the authenticity of immigrant foods in my hometown of Washington, DC, and Osh is no different… only this time Americans are the immigrants. So I ate a “fajita” at Cafe California, nestled next to Osh State University between Lenin Avenue and Kurmanjan-Datka Street. The place was founded by an American, naturally, and so I had to support their business. Lunch was terribly inauthentic, but there was still something weirdly affirming about some boiled chicken, beans, corn, and a big glop of smyetana rolled inside some burned tortillas. Cafe California was downright bustling, and the waitress even allowed for some patience as I struggled to order my food in the pidgin Russian I never maintained after moving out of Karaganda, Kazakhstan eight years ago.

In short order, as I was trudging up and down the streets looking for an ATM that would actually work with my ATM card, I met an Uzbek man who asked me and my fixer where we were from (my fixer is a local, which made the question hilarious, in a way). He wanted to know why I was in Osh. “You’re clearly not from here,” he said, swaying slightly.

Through my fixer, I explained why I had come to Osh: to try to understand what happened last year, during the June Events, as they’re known, and to maybe try to see if there is a way to make things better for the future.

The Uzbek man scoffed. “How can you make this better?” His eyes wandered down the street. “We’ve spent the last year trying to find out who did this to us, and why. But we get no answers, never any answers.”

[The following archival video from CNN is on the “June Events” of last year–editor]

There’s nothing you can say to that. The Uzbek man told a harrowing story: one morning in June, drunk, young Kyrgyz men began running through the streets, shouting and brandishing homemade clubs and weapons, and pounding on the doors to Uzbek neighborhoods, called mahallahs. Some Uzbeks fired guns into the air to warn away the hooligans, he said, but that only resulted in the Kyrgyz later claiming they had to attack the mahallahsto defend themselves from Uzbek aggressors. Provocateurs would shout into Kyrgyz neighborhoods that the Uzbekistan military was about to send ten thousand troops to conquer Osh for the Uzbeks, so Kyrgyz must protect themselves.

The entrance to a mahallah being rebuilt by UNHCR, Osh, KyrgyzstanThis mahallah, an Uzbek neighborhood, was destroyed during The June Events last year. UNHCR is helping to rebuild it, but many Uzbeks don’t want to return.

The next 72 hours, as both my fixer and this Uzbek man described it, were worse than anarchy, they said, worse than hell. “Under Akaev,” my fixer explained, “there was basically anarchy — very little government control. Bakiyev imposed law and order, which a lot of people didn’t like. Now, it’s anarchy again, where you can not tell who is good and who is bad. The government doesn’t control anything.”

I was surprised to hear my fixer say this; he is normally very upbeat. But the Uzbek man chimed in: “I have no hope for the future. I helped to bury 26 people, and we could not identify four of them because their faces were so badly beaten. My son was shot and killed, and his shop burned to the ground, and the government will not help me. I have no hope for the future.” At this point, the Uzbek man shook my hand. “Do you know what it’s like? I can’t leave for Uzbekistan, they won’t have us. I’m stuck, I’m terrified for what my grandchildren will face.”

I most certainly do not know what it is like, and I couldn’t begin to pretend. As the three of us were speaking, Kyrgyz, Russian, and Uzbek people — men, women, more than a few children begging their mama for an ice cream — all breezed past us, seemingly oblivious to the obvious foreigner talking to an obviously distraught Uzbek man. He seemed to noticed as well, and begged me not to take his picture or record any audio of our conversation. “I don’t want to be found talking to you,” he said. “The police, some street people, I don’t know someone will come after me if that happens.”

At this point I had run out of words. There is nothing to say in response, is there? You can’t say anything in response. I tried to assure him that I didn’t want to get him into trouble. He responded by asking me to join him for 50g of vodka. “I would barely feel that,” I responded. “But, I’m also exhausted from my journey here and would like to rest. Can I come back tomorrow?”

The Uzbek man laughed, really loudly. “You are a polite American!” I grinned and shook his hand again, this time placing my other hand over his. We then both performed the ubiquitous Central Asian gesture of gripping the right hand and placing it over the heart.

Osh is an overwhelming place. It is far less “friendly” to foreigners, in the sense that it’s harder to get around on your own if you don’t speak at least Russian (Uzbek or Kyrgyz is even better), but its people are far friendlier to foreigners than in Bishkek (though no one was really rude to me in Bishkek, they were never this open and warm). It is clearly a poor place, and just as clearly a socially and economically shattered place. I really don’t know how much I’ll be able to learn during my few short days here. But I came here to try anyway, and to see what could be learned. Maybe that’s all you can do anyway.

Erdogan Tells Obama That He Acts Like Israel’s Lawyer

KIZILCAHAMAM, Ankara – Hürriyet
PM Erdoğan. AP photo
PM Erdoğan. AP photo

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told U.S. President Barack Obama that his government “acted as Israel’s lawyer,” Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said yesterday.

Davutoğlu addressed deputies from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) during the party’s gathering in the hot springs retreat of Kızılcahamam near the capital Ankara.

The Turkish foreign minister said Obama had phoned Erdoğan 11 times during the last nine months and a brief encounter took place during one of their conversations, when Obama complained about Turkey’s role in Iran’s uranium swap deal, asking why Erdoğan protected Iran.

Erdoğan denied Obama’s claims, Davutoğlu said, and responded, “I do not protect Iran, but you [the United States] act as Israel’s lawyer.”