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Pakistan’s Idea of Counter-Terrorism


[American and World Bank funding for Pak Army development schemes indicates that Obama is in apparent acceptance of Pakistan’s “GOOD/BAD TALIBAN” formula in S. Waziristan, but, since the North Waziristan operation (Zarb-e-Azb), the White House no longer thinks that Failure to fight the Pak Army is grounds for an American death by drone.

The Pak Army basically leveled, or emptied all of the buildings in the Mehsud territory, in order to expel the trouble-making Mehsud tribe, with the intent of turning the vacated areas into development projects, which require “rehabilitation” of any returning Mehsuds, who are willing to give-up their arms.  This is the primary reason that the Army is seeing such IDP (internally displaced persons) resistance to returning.]

Pakistani Army Removes Roofs Off Houses So That Taliban Can’t Hide, And It’s Surprisingly Effective!


An aerial view of South Waziristan, a former Pakistani Taliban stronghold gives you an interesting view – house after house with no roof. Roofs have been removed by the army to allow an “aerial view” of militants who may take refuge there.

How To Spot A Militant: Pakistan Army Removes Roofs In Waziristan


“Military has removed the roofs of the houses to have a better aerial view and stop militants taking refuge in these abundant, fort-like mud houses,” an official revealed.

The local military says that the Taliban has been erased from the the region in the country’s mountainous northwest, and is is welcoming thousands of displaced families back to their home.

How To Spot A Militant: Pakistan Army Removes Roofs In Waziristan


The Rah-e-Nijat operation was launched by the military against the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and its then-leader Baitullah Mehsud in 2009, displacing more than 72,000 families, according to the military.

How To Spot A Militant: Pakistan Army Removes Roofs In Waziristan


Seven years later, some 42,000 families have been sent back, head of development Colonel Muhammad Imran told journalists during a briefing earlier this month in Shakai town, with another 30,000 expected by the end of 2016.

How To Spot A Militant: Pakistan Army Removes Roofs In Waziristan


Traditionally roofs in South Waziristan are built of wood and iron sheets to hold off heavy winter snows, but from the helicopter hundreds could be seen with their wooden skeletons bared and interiors exposed.

The government says it is providing up to 400,000 rupees ($4,000) to families for the rebuilding of their homes.

A senior military official told AFP some $285 million is needed to tackle reconstruction in FATA, but the government has so far released only $48 million, with $12.5 million of that distributed to displaced families.

Agency inputs

‘Star Trek’ actor Anton Yelchin dead in suspicious, “freak” accident

‘Star Trek’ actor Anton Yelchin dead in freak accident


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[PHOTOS from Yelchin’s death (CRIME?) scene Studio City ]

Anton Yelchin died early Sunday morning. He was 27.

Anton Yelchin died early Sunday morning. He was 27. (AP)

Anton Yelchin, best known for playing Chekov in the recent “Star Trek” movies, was found dead early Sunday morning after apparently being pinned between his car and a brick mailbox on his property, TMZ reported. He was 27.

Yelchin’s publicist, Jennifer Allen confirmed the actor’s death.

He was found around 1 a.m. by friends who had been alarmed when Yelchin did not show up for a rehearsal, TMZ reported. The car’s engine was running and the car was in neutral, law enforcement sources told TMZ. Yelchin’s driveway was on a steep incline.

Officials do not suspect foul play, TMZ reported.

Yelchin began acting as a child, taking small roles in independent films and various television shows, such as “ER,” ”The Practice,” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” His breakout big-screen role came opposite Anthony Hopkins in 2001’s “Hearts in Atlantis.”

He transitioned into teenage roles in films such as the crime thriller “Alpha Dog” and the teen comedy “Charlie Bartlett.” He also played a young Kyle Reese in 2009’s “Terminator Salvation.”

Yelchin, an only child, was born in Russia. His parents were professional figure skaters who moved the family to the United States when Yelchin was a baby. He briefly flirted with skating lessons, too, before discovering that he wasn’t very skilled on the ice. That led him to acting class.

“I loved the improvisation part of it the most, because it was a lot like just playing around with stuff. There was something about it that I just felt completely comfortable doing and happy doing,” Yelchin told The Associated Press in 2011 while promoting the romantic drama “Like Crazy.” He starred opposite Felicity Jones.

“(My father) still wanted me to apply to college and stuff, and I did,” Yelchin said. “But this is what I wanted.”

His biggest role to date has been in the rebooted “Star Trek” films as the heavily accented navigator Chekov, for which he was able to draw on his Russian roots. The third film in the series, “Star Trek Beyond,” comes out in July.

“What’s great about him is he can do anything. He’s a chameleon. He can do bigger movies or smaller, more intimate ones,” ”Like Crazy” director Drake Doremus told the AP in 2011. “There are a lot of people who can’t, who can only do one or the other. … That’s what blows my mind.”

Yelchin transitioned between the big sci-fi franchise and voicing a part for “The Smurfs.” He also appeared in more eccentric and artier fare, like Jim Jarmusch’s vampire film “Only Lovers Left Alive” and Jeremy Saulnier’s horror thriller “Green Room,” a cult favorite that came out earlier this year.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.