Either An American or A Saudi/Pakistani Blew Himself Up To Avoid Arrest In Karachi

Saudi national blows himself up in Karachi

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KARACHI: A Saudi citizen blew himself up early November 18 in Karachi’s Gulistan-e-Johar Block 12 areas, media reported. The man, identified as Moeed, had dual Saudi-Pakistani citizenship and had divorced his Pakistani wife two weeks earlier, Jang reported.
Rangers said the man blew himself up while they tried to search his apartment, but the police said the incident occurred before the Rangers surrounded the apartment, according to Jang.
Following the blast, Rangers cordoned off the apartment and shifted the body to Jinnah Hospital, media added. Police took the man’s ex-wife and three children into custody, media reported.

Terrorist who blew himself up carried US passport

Paramilitary soldiers stand guard as rescue workers move the body of a man who blew himself up as police officials were conducting a search operation to counter the ongoing violence in Karachi on Friday. – Photo by Reuters

KARACHI: A suspected militant who blew himself up in Karachi during a raid by security forces was carrying a US and a Pakistani passport, authorities said on Saturday.

According to a statement by Pakistan’s paramilitary Rangers, the dead man has been identified as Moeed Abdul Salam.

He detonated an explosive device on Thursday when troops raided his apartment in Gulistan-e-Johar.

Post-mortem tests on Salam’s body confirmed the man died due to the explosion of a hand grenade, it said, adding ”documents used for acts of terrorism were also recovered” from his possession.

The US Embassy could not immediately confirm the development.

The Rangers’ statement said Salam had divorced his wife a month ago and was living with four children, who were unharmed. According to Salam’s passport, he had traveled to many countries, the statement said.

Karachi is home to around 18 million people and is the capital of Sindh province. Several al Qaeda and Taliban operatives have been captured or killed there in recent years.

Pakistan ……..again.

Pakistan ……..again.

Pakistan is a beautiful country, filled with beautiful able people. 30-40% of the 190 million Pakistanis are Iranian……a country next to Afghanistan and Iran (or to put it another way its the biggest Iranian populated country after India with its 15% Iranian minority). The country has extremely able people producing Nobel Laureates in Theoretical Physics, and many more gifted people in ALL fields. Theoretically the country should do well, but has not and is in fact Failed State…….number 10 from the bottom.

A country and its able people can only blossom if the state “reasonably” serves the people. Otherwise the natural talent of the country is wasted, with the talented fleeing to the West, or in other cases their talent never being realized or utilized in service of the state. The Ukraine may have highly talented people, but because “the State” fails the people with the basic fundamentals, that great nation also languishes tragically at the bottom with other Third World nations….and some of its most beautiful women sold as slaves around the world, through the clever devious lure of work and opportunity.

The problem with Pakistan is its birth at inception in 1947 as a bastard child of the extremely evil Rothschild run British empire. It was a problem child from the beginning…………loathed by the British even though they created it (The British have never funded one single strategic project in Pakistan for the last 64 years………industry, roads, rail, dams, canals and general infrastructure…..”Paki bashing” is a favorite easy pastime of the Jewish run British media, though I hear East Europeans are competing seriously for that privilege).

The problem of the state began in 1948, when the extremely devious evil slippery British Empire created the ISI, and directly ran it from 1948–1958, through one of their own generals. The ISI staffed and run by the Pakistani military are thus the main SPECIFIC problem/challenge of the Failed Pakistan state.

ALL strategic failures of the state since 1947 can be attributed to the Pakistan military and their love for gora sahib UK/USA with whom the Pakistani military operates with covertly and overtly to this day against Pakistan.

Nowhere is this basic fact stated in the above paragraph more highlighted than the so-called Abbottabad raid in May of this year.

Abbottabad is a garrison town near the Indian border, and therefore it is already in a heightened state of alert throughout the year, with radar stations near by. 25–30% of the Pakistani military personnel are awake all night, and if there is a fire-fight lasting 40 odd minutes, and half a dozen helicopters flying about, with 80 gora commando’s THEN OBVIOUSLY the WHOLE Pakistani garrison would react and attack an alien force in its territory in about 10 minutes…………..it just can’t be done without Pakistani permission and knowledge. The Pakistani Military run the states foreign and security policy, despite the country being a “democracy”…..the USA could not carry out the raid without getting Kiyani and Suja Pasha’s permission first.

The strong suggestion in the blogsphere is that it is in fact the USA armed and trained Pakistani SSG which carried out the fabricated Bin Laden raid as a PR exercise to boost Obama’s re-election chances announced a week or so earlier, with the White House settling for B-movie roles in front of their monitors rather shamefully. Osama the CIA agent to the last, had died in December 2001 after all. But in an age where thieving big banks are given trillions of $ of public money to save themselves from their own contrived mistakes, and the ordinary public in the West must pay for the mistakes of the banksters, such lies as the fake Abbottabad raid are Pro Forma practices of the Washington ruling elites.

For our narrative on Pakistan the Abbottabad raid is very instructive and puts significant context on the so called memo from Zardari bhen seeking USA aid to control the Pakistani military recently.

Quite obviously the Pakistani military does not operate for Pakistan, the nation state, but for itself and its narrow interests as decided by its top brass. Most terrorist ops in Pakistan are carried out by the Pakistani military as a strategy of tension and destabilization. BUT the Abbottabad raid revealed to us the level of depravity and treason of the Pakistani military in falsifying a raid for the USA, AND then enduring withering American attacks on the honor of the Pakistani military, and the sovereignty of the country. This is further reinforced by the drone attacks which have killed 2300 people in Pakistan, mostly innocent civilians. The Pakistani military as with the drone attacks, AND the Abbottabad raid produce strange convoluted excuses for their non-action/covert cooperation with gora sahib. This is not surprising given that the Pakistani military has been so indoctrinated since the 1970’s with the mantra of cooperation with covert ops with the USA, the Abbottabad Raid in May became the logical tragic conclusion of such a relation of 30 years.

It is a shame that it has taken so many years to see the real problem of Pakistan, the military.

All major Parties in Pakistan now desire complete civilian control of the Pakistani military. The PPP with its experience in power of 3.5 years wants total control, and one assumes so does the PML (N)…..BOTH the left and the right. The TII with their Anglophile one time playboy leader is an known quantity.

So the Zardari government is not a complete waste of time. A significant national awakening has taken place, uniting both the left and right. The importance of this cannot be over emphasized.

First Terror Bombing Attack Upon Northern Distribution Network (NDN) In Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan: November 17 railway line near the border with Afghanistan explosion

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In Uzbekistan , on the railway line Termez – Kurgan-Tube (stage Galaba – Amuzang) in the night of 16 November 17, an explosion occurred. This was announced on Saturday, local website Podrobno.uz . Note, while this is the only source: in other official Uzbek media reported this incident was not mentioned.

The explosion caused no injuries.

The explosion is in the south of Surkhandarya region, close to the Uzbek-Afghan border and near the border with Tajikistan.

To elucidate the causes and circumstances of the crime a government commission, a criminal case. Law enforcement agencies of Uzbekistan carried out the necessary operational and investigative activities, the newspaper notes.

According to local media, the basic version of the incident – an act of terrorism.

On why the explosion was reported just two days, not reported.

The international news agency “Fergana”

Map of blast site

Democracy, Capitalism Have Failed the World

Africa: Democracy, Capitalism Have Failed the World

Yusuf Serunkuma

Since the outbreak of riots in the Middle East early this year, there has been much commentary arguing that this marks the only opportunity for the Arab world to democratise.

After the October election in Tunisia, the “Islamist” party Ennahda won 41.5% of the vote. And also in October, Libya’s National Transitional Council leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil declared that religion would serve their country better than anything else.

As well, there’s believable speculation that were Egypt to have an election, as is slated for November, the Muslim Brotherhood, a party that espouses Sharia as a source of legislation, is poised to sweep the elections.

What is interesting for Tunisia is that Ennahda is being asked to clarify that it will establish a secular and democratic state. And they have budged! But even then, they have not survived the wrath of the Western media, one that has taken on to speaking for their foreign offices.

Patronising comments like it is hoped Ennahda will rule “intelligently” and that “it is not necessarily a darker force,” have been doing the rounds.

Of course, this does not only despise the political ambitions of the Tunisians, but also treats them as little children who could have made a mistake voting for Ennahda.

I do not know if all this commentary is aware that there were secular parties that contested and were defeated. The democratic West is keen on exporting democracy to the Muslim world, for it gives life to capitalism.

In view of this much maligned religion, with the war on terror still raging and with Muslims bearing the brunt, why are these rioters-cum-liberators opting for Islamic states as opposed to full secular democracies, even in places where the West’s assistance exceeded legal boundaries?

It starts with the economy. The economic crisis in the West has exposed the foundations of democracy, not only as weak but also as dangerous to the public spirit. This has made the system very unlikable and hard to export.

The ‘Occupy the World’ (OW) movements make this point very clear. The OWs have made a strong case against capitalism, democracy’s longtime partner. Economists have often euphemized capitalism to mean free markets, i.e., the free interaction of forces of demand and supply.

However, this has been at only a rhetorical level. Indeed the present shape of capitalism amounts to “survival for the fittest”– it has made the world look like a jungle. After reading Adam Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiments, the brain behind capitalism, it is clear that capitalism has been grossly abused, and largely because of its weaknesses at ensuring checks.

Holding placards reading, “Capitalism is over”, “Pepper Spray Goldman Sachs”, “We are the 99%,” the OWs are showing the world a major weakness with a system that has shouldered capitalism — democracy.

In a travel piece, “Inside the American Dream,” journalist Andrew Mwenda notes that “the top 20% take 80% of the total income and the 80% of the Americans share the 20%.”

Also, democracy espouses one big lie: power belongs to the people in which people realise that their power only stops at elections. How does the American public contain a democracy from crime both at home and abroad, considering the fact that all other arms of government, including the media, can be manipulated?

The shift to religion perhaps comes to address two major elements of the community that are absent in secular democracies; the morality of the leader and the indispensability of the public.

It is sad that many western intellectuals often confuse human rights and democracy. Human rights can be ensured under any dispensation, for they are just a reflection of the conscience of the people, for any leader to guard, but they are not a product of a system.

Yet, a good public service sector is a key human right. Perhaps this might partly explain why Gaddafi lasted over four decades. Religious based republics seek to establish a consultable group of a few, often the intelligent and the rich, not the crowd as with democracy.

This does not mean people do not hold them accountable; they do, and there will often be more than one way of doing this. But this also means, to do a good thing for the public, leaders do not have to look through a contract, neither do they have to exploit a loose end of the contract to plot mischief.

It is unfortunate that the world has not had the opportunity to appreciate a movement of this nature.

The author is an editor at Fountain Publishers.

Saudi Men Are Helpless Against Beautiful Female Eyes–New Law Forces Women To Hide Them

Saudis may force women to cover eyes

 

Saudi officials say they are considering a law that will force women with attractive eyes to cover their faces completely in public places in the Persian Gulf kingdom.

Sheikh Motlab al Nabet, a spokesperson for Saudi Arabia’s Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, said the proposal for the law has already been undergoing formal discussions.

The committee says the law will authorize the government to prevent women from revealing “tempting” eyes in public, Mail Online reported on Saturday.

Saudi women are deprived of a choice in marriage, divorce and child custody. The females are dictated to and guarded by male relatives and cannot travel without the consent of a male guardian.

They are also barred from participating in municipal elections, which form the kingdom’s only public electoral event.

US efforts to eradicate Afghan poppy crops ‘unsatisfactory’, says Russia

US efforts to eradicate Afghan poppy crops ‘unsatisfactory’, says Russia

* Russian anti-drug czar seeks more raids on heroin labs, poppy fields

* Urges creation of a digital ‘poppy map’

CHICAGO: US efforts to eradicate Afghanistan’s opium poppy crops, which cover an area about the size of New York City, have been ‘unsatisfactory’, Russia’s anti-drug czar said. 

Russia is the world’s largest per capita consumer of heroin and is coping with an epidemic of HIV/AIDS spread by dirty needles. Afghanistan has long been the world’s leading producer of opium, used to make heroin, and one-quarter of its production traverses its porous border with former Soviet states and supplies as many as 3 million Russian addicts.

Viktor Ivanov, director of Russia’s Federal Service for the Control of Narcotics, in Chicago for meetings with his American counterparts, said he agreed with the dim assessment of US poppy eradication efforts by some members of the US Congress. “Their words were that the efforts are unsatisfactory,” Ivanov said. He referred to Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein and Republican Senator Charles Grassley, who co-chair a caucus on international drug trafficking.

Russia has said the United States made a mistake in 2009 by phasing out crop eradication efforts to focus instead on intercepting drugs and hunting production labs and drug lords. President Barack Obama has committed to turning over security to Afghan control by the end of 2014. The United States launched the war weeks after the Sept 11, 2001, attacks, targeting al Qaeda and the Taliban. Joint Russian-American anti-drug operations have appeared to tail off since a raid in October 2010 seized a ton of heroin and destroyed four drug-producing laboratories. There were four more joint raids conducted between December 2010 and February 2011, but Ivanov said it was cumbersome to obtain military approval quickly, given time-sensitive intelligence.

In spite of concerns that the Taliban and other insurgent elements were financed by illegal drug profits, Ivanov said absentee landowners and traffickers who reap the bulk of the $7 billion in illegal drug proceeds did not have an ideological stake in the decade-old war. The Taliban earned $150 million annually from drug trafficking, he said. But the traffickers have hijacked the military’s transportation infrastructure in Afghanistan to help them ship their product, he said.

The rising number of violent clashes in Afghanistan worked against any effort to persuade farmers to grow legal crops instead of opium poppies, Ivanov said. “Ask any farmer if he’s growing wheat and at the same time his country is torn by all sorts of military clashes. How safe will he feel about the future of his crops and the eventual sale of his crops?” Ivanov said. “That’s why we think the most efficient and effective measure is to destroy the product, the drug plantations and the drug laboratories,” he said. The United Nations said land devoted to opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan rose 7 percent this year to 1,310 square kilometres, much of it in the less-secure south and east. He lobbied for creation of a digital poppy map that would identify poppy plantations and show where eradication was working, or not. The publicly accessible map would use surveillance data gathered by American drones and possibly a Russian-American satellite dedicated to the task.

Ivanov said Russia had also embarked on a concerted effort to treat its own addicts, which critics say it has often failed to do up to now. Scientists were working on a new pharmaceutical approach that would suppress the urge to use while not substituting one drug for another. US addiction rates were also on the rise, Ivanov warned, with many users smoking or inhaling purer Afghan heroin. reuters

Two Afghan Police Killed In Attempt To Stop NATO Night Raid In Progress

Two Afghan police killed in clash with foreign troops

Two Afghan police killed. – File Photo

KABUL: Two Afghan police officers were killed in a clash with foreign troops conducting a night raid southwest of the Afghan capital, Kabul, early on Saturday, a provincial police chief said, adding to Afghan pressure to stop the raids.

Night raids, which foreign troops say are one of their most effective weapons in the fight against insurgents, are a major cause of friction between President Hamid Karzai and his Western backers. Karzai has said repeatedly he wants them stopped.

Saturday’s incident happened when the soldiers, who were involved in a night raid which had not been coordinated with the police, ignored orders to halt when spotted by officers in Ghazni province, said Ghazni police chief Zorawar Zahid.

Shots were fired in the resulting clash, he said.

“Foreign troops were planning to conduct night raids but a firefight took place when they failed (to obey) police orders to stop,” Zahid said.

A spokesman for the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force said the coalition was aware that an incident had taken place and was investigating. It declined to give further details.

Afghanistan wants the United States and Nato to agree to stop carrying out night raids on Afghan homes as a precondition to signing a long-term alliance with Washington, Karzai said on Wednesday.

Parts of Ghazni province are expected to be included in the next phase of a security handover to Afghan forces under a plan agreed by the coalition and for foreign combat troops to leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014.