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Nice Attack: Double Game and False Flag Operations are Interrelated By Sajjad Shaukat

Nice Attack: Double Game and False Flag Operations are Interrelated

                                                            By Sajjad Shaukat

 

During Bastille Day celebrations, considered France’s Independence Day, a terrorist who used a hired lorry killed at least 84 people and injured more than 200 persons on July 15, 2016 in a rampage in the French city of Nice. The attack ended when police shot into the truck, killing the driver.

 

The authorities identified the truck driver as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a French national of Tunisian origin. A huge cache of guns, grenades and larger weapons and the terrorist’s identity papers were later found inside the lorry. 

 

False Flag operationWestern media reported that a poster apparently created by the Islamic State group (Also known as Daesh, ISIS, ISIL) supporters have been celebrating the attack, orchestrated to coincide with France’s most important national holiday—is being shared on Twitter.

 

Like the previous terror attacks in Europe and the US, including some other countries, this new one in Nice is also a false flag operation, arranged by some state actors and their intelligence agencies in order to achieve secret aims.

 

Various acts of terrorism show that without taking cognizance of the related-developments in the world, the general masses of a country and even some educated persons start blaming all the Muslims and the ISIS in this respect. Therefore, we need to go in-depth analysis to know who is behind the carnage in Nice. In these terms, as part of the secret strategy of some states, double game and false flag operations are interrelated.  

 

As regards terrorism, Machiavelli advises the rulers to have a lion-like image outwardly, and act upon the traits of goat inwardly. He also suggests them foreign adventures and the use of terror to obtain their goals. In his sense, a good ruler should be a good opportunist and hypocrite. While echoing Machiavelli, Morgenthau points out that sometimes, rulers act upon immoral activities like deceit, fraud, falsehood and even murder to fulfill their selfish aims.

 

Indicating double game, Morgenthau, and Palmer and Perkins opine, “Just as power became the instrument of ambitious nationalism and state’s leaders, it has now become the tool of ideologies. The true nature of the policy is concealed by ideological justifications and rationalization.”

 

If the double game of President Bush (The Senior) and George W. Bush franchised Al-Qaeda on global level, President Obama’s dual policy franchised both Al-Qaeda and ISIS as part of the anti-Muslim campaign and left no stone unturned in advancing the agenda of the Zionists, Israeli lobbies and the neoconservatives in the pretext of global war on terror.

 

Secretly, President Obama authorized CIA to create ISIS. His perennial covert support to the Israeli atrocities on the Palestinians, silence over the supply (Smuggling) of oil by ISIS to some European countries whose governments have also not taken action against those companies which were exporting oil from the ISIS-controlled regions of Iraq, CIA-assisted Al-Qaeda (Al-Nusra Front), ISIS militants and rebel groups who are fighting to oust Syrian President Assad’s government to obtain the aims of a greater Israel are part of the double game.

 

When Russian-led coalition of Iran, Iraq, the Syrian army-the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Lebanon-based Hezbollah had broken the backbone of the Mossad-CIA-backed ISIS terrorists, Al-Qaeda’s Al-Nusra Front and the rebels in Syria and Iraq. Israeli Mossad which was already having clandestine contact with the ISIS directed this outfit to plan the November 13 terror attacks in Paris in connivance with the French home-grown militants. Similarly, Mossad used the ISIL terrorists who conducted terror assaults in Brussels on March 22, 2016.

 

After the false flag operations of Paris and Brussels, including the shooting at San Bernardino, California, Israel achieved its several sinister designs. Like the drastic aftermath of 9/11 tragedy, rulers and politicians of the US-led Western countries, especially of Europe, including their media have been misguiding their general public by creating chauvinism against the Muslims. They are propagating the so-called threat of Islamophobia. In one way or the other, the Muslims are being persecuted in the US and other Western countries, particularly in Europe which has been put on high alert, as these subversive acts were being taken as attacks on the whole continent. Owing to the irresponsible approach of Western leaders, right-wing parties and “Stop Islam” movement in the West, especially in Europe are becoming popular by largely attracting their people. Besides, Muslims in the continent are facing severe backlash in form of attacks on them and threats (In some countries) in wake of anti-Muslim protests. Without caring for human rights, several Muslim refugees have been expelled from various European countries.

 

Israeli-led America also got the support of its Western allies (NATO) against Russia in relation to Syrian civil war. As part of the double game, American jet fighters and those of its Western coalition started targeting the ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria

 

Besides, like France and Belgium, by ignoring Israeli protest, some EU member states were considering to officially recognize the  a state of Palestine and the EU pressure was growing on Tel Aviv to restart a negotiation process for the two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.

 

Meanwhile, Russian-supported Assad’s forces have retaken several territories from the control of the rebels and the ISIS terrorists who are on flee in Syria and Iraq.

 

Notably, Israel, India and Zionist lobbies which are clandestinely assisting America’s anti-Muslim, pro-Israeli, pro-Indian and anti-Pakistani Donald J. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee want to see him as the president of the United States. Trump who is well-known for his anti-Muslim rhetoric not only exploited the terror assaults of Paris and Brussels, but also the shooting at the gay night club in Orlando, Florida which killed at least 50 persons.

 

This false flag operation was exposed when on June 28, 2016, The New York Times wrote, “The mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on June 12 included a curious phrase:  false flag…the victims in the shooting? They were “crisis actors” hired to promote the story as a pretext to impose tighter gun restrictions, the theory goes…the term false flag relates to naval warfare when a ship would fly a flag that would conceal its true identity as a way to lure an enemy closer. Today, it is commonly a shorthand for an act of deception…conspiracy theorists have applied the label to high-profile attacks, including the shootings by a husband and wife last year in San Bernardino, Calif, that killed 14…the phrase has even been used to doubt the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.”

 

In an interview with Brazilian TV on June 14, 2016, the ex-wife of the Orlando shooter Omar Mateen Sitora Yusufiy disclosed that American FBI pressurized her to keep quiet about his homosexuality. Since the attack, Mateen has been dubbed an Islamic terrorist by the politicians, senior officials and commentators in the US, following reports he had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, as they wanted to downplay the personal and self-hating nature of the assault.

 

It is of particular attention that when acts of terrorism occur in the Islamic countries, Western media and rulers do not give much importance. Pakistan has faced several terrorism-related incidents which have killed thousands of the innocent civilians since 9/11 catastrophe. But, Western media have given little coverage to any terror-incident of Pakistan.

 

On July 2, this year, the double game of the US-led India exposed a false flag operation when the militants attacked on the Holey Artisan Bakery (Restaurant) in the diplomatic district of Dhaka and killed at least 20 hostages and two police officers, which includes most of the foreigners.  ISIL claimed responsibility for terror attack on the restaurant. But, without any investigation, Home Minister of Bangladesh Asaduzzaman Khan accused Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of the restaurant assault by adding, “There is no IS or al-Qaeda presence in Bangladesh. His statement was contrary to the country’s top officials who have claimed that ISIL exists in Bangladesh. On July 7, 2016, terrorists killed two policemen and a woman in an attack at Eid congregation in Kishoreganj, Bangladesh. The incident came, a day after the ISIL video on social media in which, three Bangladeshi youths appeared, threatening more attacks in the country. It also proves that Bangladesh’s home-grown militants have connections with the ISIL.  Availing the opportunity of the Dhaka restaurant attack, Indian media also began a campaign, accusing ISI. Indian secret agency RAW which is in collaboration with Bangladesh’s intelligence agencies and has been using the ISIL terrorists is behind the Dhaka restaurant attack to distort Pakistan’s image and ISI.

 

It is noteworthy that irresponsible approach of the US-led entities as well as double game of Turkey and Saudi Arabia has made the ISIL, the most dangerous militant outfit which has rapidly spread its tentacles in the US, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Middle East and Africa. Apart from previous terror assaults in Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jakarta etc., ISIL is behind the recent bombings in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Yemen and Iraq.

 

It is also of particular attention that since the fundamentalist party BJP led by the Indian Prime Minister Narindra Modi came to power in India, it has been implementing anti-Muslim and anti-Pakistan agenda. India which has strategic partnership with Israel has perennially been manipulating the double game of the US-led West regarding world phenomena of terrorism in connection with Pakistan and Afghanistan, while exploiting their anti-Muslim approach to obtain Indo-Israeli clandestine designs. Both Tel Aviv and New Delhi have been equating the ‘wars of liberation’ in Palestine and Kashmir with terrorism. Their main purpose is to divert the attention of the West from their own atrocities, while employing delaying tactics in the solution of these issues.

 

Nevertheless, there is a co-relationship of the double game and false flag operations, being conducted in the US, Europe, the Middle East, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the world. In this connection, on January 13, 2015, at least seven personnel of the Afghan security forces died during the suicide attack which targeted the Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad. The ISIL claimed responsibility for the terror assault which coincided with efforts to restart the suspended peace process with Taliban insurgents. Pakistani sources suggested that Indian RAW was behind this terror attack to thwart these peace talks. On May 21, 2016, the CIA-operated drone strike killed the Chief of the Afghan Taliban Mullah Akhtar Mansour in Nushki, Balochistan province of Pakistan. After the incident, Afghan Taliban leaders refused to participate in the US-sponsored talks with the Afghan government. While, in the recent past, with the help of Pakistan, a series of meetings were held in Islamabad and Kabul among the representatives of Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and the US to develop an understanding for the earliest possible resumption of stalled talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban with a view to ending nearly 15 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan. It shows that America is playing double game with Islamabad. Undoubtedly, secret agents of CIA, Mossad and RAW which are well-penetrated in the ISIS, the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) are using the militants of these terrorist outfits to destabilize Tibetan regions of China, Iranian Sistan-Baluchistan, Pakistan’s province of Balochistan and Central Asia. In this regard, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is their special target.

 

It is worth-mentioning that the US-led West, especially Europe has already started a new Cold War with Russia. The US has decided to station permanently additional troops in Eastern Europe as part of NATO move to defend the continent against the presumed threat of Moscow. In response, Moscow also responded that it would send 30,000 Russian troops along its western and southern borders. Although Cold War has revived between the US-led West and Russia, yet some recent developments have disheartened the Zionist-Israeli-led America.

 

Britain’s decision to leave the EU after the referendum (Brexit) of June 24, 2016—UK itself could now break apart, with the leader of Scotland, where nearly two-thirds of voters wanted to stay in the EU, saying a new referendum on independence from the rest of Britain was highly likely. President Obama who was insisting upon London to keep aligned with the EU, as this separation “threatens to harm the U.S. economic recovery and distract U.S. allies from global security issues”, as he said on June 24. 2016. On the same day, Donald Trump stated, British voters just shattered political convention in a stunning repudiation of the ruling establishment in a referendumin November, the American people will have the chance to re-declare their independence. Americans will have a chance to vote for trade, immigration and foreign policies that put our citizens first…people want to see borders. They don’t necessarily want people pouring into their country.”

 

In wake of the British decision to leave the EU, it will be much difficult for the European politicians to discourage the general population, which is fed up with business as usual inside the EU. Notably, recent violent protests against the labour laws in France might be cited as instance, though the same were not related to the EU, but displayed peoples’ anger in relation to economic policies—the divide between the elite class which run multinational companies with the direct or indirect control of the Jews and the general masses who are suffering from multiple problems. Sooner or later, other EU countries which do not want to continue integration of their states to the European Union could also demand a similar referendum like that of the UK.  People in France, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Hungary, Poland and Austria are reluctant to maintain alignment of their countries with the European Union in wake of differences on the refugee crisis, Syrian war, Greece’s weak economy etc. Therefore, the European Union may disintegrate, giving a greater setback to the US-Europe alliance against Russia.

 

And more than 14 years have passed and the US-led NATO forces have been facing defeatism in Afghanistan. The ambush attacks on their military installations and personnel by the Afghan freedom fighters have continued, particularly, targeting American bases, check posts and armed persons. Especially, the US military personnel have been demoralized, as they are well-aware of the facts that they have been sent abroad—Afghanistan, Syria and elsewhere in the world to maintain the supremacy of Israel, instead of protecting American national interests. The cost of the endless war is rapidly increasing, adding to the plight of ordinary citizens of the US and its Western allies. However, it is owing to the dual strategy of the US-led India, Israel and some Western countries that RAW, CIA and Mossad are conducting false flag operations also to divert the attention of American and Western public from multi-faceted internal problems, which are the result of prolonged war in Afghanistan and elsewhere in the world.

 

A rift could be created between the NATO countries, which will give benefit to Russia, quite contrary to the Israeli secret interests.

 

Confused owing to his own double game and that of the US-led West, on May 8, 2016, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has kept up his rebuke of European nations, accusing them of dictatorship and cruelty for keeping their frontiers closed to migrants and refugees fleeing the Syrian conflict. He clarified that “Turkey would not meet a EU demand for his country to reform its anti-terrorism legislation.” A rift has been created between the West and Turkey, the close ally of NATO. On February 10, 2016, President Erdogan lashed out at the US over its support for Syria’s main Kurdish group, saying, “The failure to recognize the Democratic Union Party (PYD) as a terrorist group is creating a “sea of blood”. He explained, “The PYD, on which the US relies to battle so-called Islamic State in Syria, is an offshoot of the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party.”

 

Meanwhile, a Turkish military group claimed on July 15, this year that it had taken control of Turkey’s government, but, on July 16, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim stated that the alleged coup attempt had been foiled. Almost 200 people, including dozens of coup backers were killed and 2,839 military personnel were arrested, as pro-Erdogan forces said. Analysts opine that the rebellion was owing to the double game and flawed policies of Erdogan in relation to Syria and ISIL.

 

By neglecting American pressure, Erdogan who has taken steps in the end of June, this year to improve relations with Russia to strengthen its hand in fighting against militants, said the attack at the Istanbul airport should serve as a turning point in the global battle against terrorism. Reports suggest that Ankara is also considering a military agreement with Moscow.

Besides, by following the US double game, Syrian rebel groups on April 12, 2016 launched a major offensive on positions of the ISIS in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo. In order to show to the international community and Western public that America is fighting against the ISIS terrorists, US has accelerated air strikes on the ISIS-controlled regions. As per CIA directions, in Aleppo city, shell and mortar attacks by the Al-Nusra Front, ISIS and the rebel groups have continued on the Kurdish neighborhood of Sheikh Maqsoud. ISIS has also continued firing rockets across the border into the Turkish town of Kilis. In the pretext, the Turkish military is retaliating with shell fire.

 

Recently, on June 26, 2016, Russian-backed Iraqi forces have recaptured the city of Fallujah. Following dual strategy, Pentagon welcomed the retaken of Fallujah, and the US Secretary of State John Kerry has offered Moscow to fight the ISIS terrorists jointly, in case Russia stops targeting the Syrian rebel groups. Nevertheless, it is due to skillful diplomacy of the President Putin that very soon, Syria will be liberated from the hold of the Israeli-led Western powers. Now, the scenario in Syria shows that the CIA-prepared plan-B of Syria’s partition will also fail.

 

Even, CIA-Mossad scheme to promote sectarian violence in Islamic World on larger scale, after creating a rift between Saudi Arabia and Iran could not succeed, as after the recent bombings in Saudi Arabia, Saudi people have started thinking about the double game of America and Israel, though Riyadh is also supporting the ISIL (The Sunni group) against the Syrian government and Yemen.

 

Some other developments also frustrated especially Israeli rulers. In this respect, besides a number of human rights groups, particularly Amnesty International in its press release on April 1, 2016 criticized, the controversial Turkish-EU refugee deal by pointing out, “Large-scale forced returns of refugees from Turkey to war-ravaged Syria expose the fatal flaws in a refugee deal signed between Turkey and the European Union…all forced returns to Syria are illegal under Turkish, EU and international law.”

 

In a speech to the Israel advocacy group J Street, American Vice President Joe Biden remarked on April 18, 2016, “I firmly believe that the actions that Israel’s government has taken over the past several years…the steady and systematic expansion of settlements, the legalization of outposts, land seizures…are moving us and…Israel in the wrong direction.”

 

In wake of the EU rule to boycott goods produced in Israeli settlements on the West Bank, on March 21, 2016, in a speech in Utah, the only Jewish Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders had sparked controversy by saying, “The US should be even-handed and must not always say that Netanyahu is right.” He criticized Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, condemning the expansion of West Bank settlements and blasting Prime Minister Netanyahu’s withholding of tax dollars from Palestinian authorities and called for an end to the economic blockade of Gaza. Earlier, in an interview with the New York Daily News on April 1, 2016, Sanders remarked about Israel with blood libel in relation to the August 2014 Israeli war in the Gaza Strip by explaining that Israeli forces bombed apartment houses and hospitals and “killed 10,000 Palestinian civilians…Israel’s force was more indiscriminate than it should have been.”

 

Obama Administration was pressing Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to agree for the two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute. A majority of the intellectuals and analysts of the West have also been emphasizing upon the settlement of this issue. Even, non-Zionist Jews have started favouring the two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.

 

Although the presidential nominee of the Democrats Hillary Clinton is also Israeli agent, yet her criticism about contributions of election-campaign from Wall Street backers, email-scandal etc. have weakened her position. Therefore, Donald Trump best suits the interests of Tel Aviv. In an interview with the Daily Mail on May 2, 2016, Trump stated that Israel should continue construction of illegal settlements across the occupied West Bank. Trump is also against the two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian issue.

 

It is mentionable that France was just preparing to lift its state of emergency which was put into place in the wake of the November terror attacks in Paris, and it would have expired later this month, but Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on July 15, this year that a bill to extend it would be submitted to parliament by July 16.

 

French investigating agencies disclosed that driver Bouhlel’s wife is in police custody, as officers question her about his alleged Islamist links. Bouhlel was reportedly not on a terrorist watch list and investigators are seeking to establish his motive—and are also looking for possible accomplices. Investigating sources also said that Bouhlel’s last appearance in a criminal court was as recently as March, when he was found guilty of violent contact. They added that despite this, he had no known links with terrorism and was not under surveillance—was an ‘unlikely jihadist’ who flouted every rule of Islam.

 

Nonetheless, it is owing to the above mentioned developments—the secret strategy of the US and Israel whose intelligence agencies CIA and Mossad have used the ISIL terrorists to conduct the deadliest terror attack in Nice. Most probably, by availing the vicious circle of terrorism, Mossad might have alone arranged this mass murder due to differences among the EU countries, refugee crisis and to fortify the US alliance with the Western countries, particularly Europe against Russia, to divert the attention of American public from internal problems, prolonged war on terror etc., and especially to avoid the solution of the Israeli-Palestinian issue and to ensure the success of Donald Trump in the US presidential elections of November.

 

In fact, fault cannot be laid on the general masses, a majority of whom are swayed by emotions, stereotypes and prejudices created by the political leaders who keep on manipulating any crisis for their own self-interests with the sole aim of getting their sympathies to increase their vote bank. There are equal strong pressures from religious and nationalist forces in wake of global war on terror which is dividing the world on religious lines. Therefore, instead of misguiding the people by creating phobia of Islam, the rulers and media of the US-led West and peace-loving people of every religious community, including Jews must show realistic approach for the peace of entire world. Otherwise, double game and false flag operations which are interrelated will continue culminating into “clash of civilizations”, as predicted by Huntington.

 

Sajjad Shaukat writes on international affairs and is author of the book: US vs Islamic Militants, Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations

 

Email: sajjad_logic_pak@hotmail.com

 

Courtesy Veterans Today

 

Definitions: The contemporary term false flag describes covert operations that are designed to deceive in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by entities, groups, or nations other than those who actually planned and executed them.

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Another Kashmiri Leader Martyred By Sajjad Shaukat

In Loving Memory of Young Kashmiri Martyr

Burhan Wani, Shaheed

A Hero


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Kashmiri Leader Martyred

By Sajjad Shaukat

Protests erupted after Indian security forces martyred 22-year- yound Kashmir leader Burhan

Wani on July 8, 2016. A new wave of Indian brutalities has set in with the martyr of an eminent

leader.

Despite a curfew in the Indian-held Kashmir and brutal tactics of Indian police and other security

forces, demonstrations have continued. To suppress the protestors, devilish Indian Occupational

Forces started playing havoc with the protestors resulting into martyring of more than 50

innocent and armless Kashmiris so far. The bloodshed is still on and God knows how many more

Kashmiris will lose their lives at the hands of Indian forces.

The recent genocide in the Indian-controlled Kashmir has received wide coverage in

International as well domestic Indian media.

Wani, in his early 20s, had become the face of the struggle in Kashmir and over the last five

years was using social media like Facebook to reach out to young Kashmiri men to continue their

movement for the independence of Kashmir. He became voice of the Kashmiri youth and his

popularity irritated New Delhi.

Undoubtedly, Burhan Wani was a great voice for freedom of the Indian-occupied Kashmir.

Hence, the planned killing of Burhan Wani triggered protest throughout the valley.

The terrible and heinous massacre of Muslim populace of the Indian-occupied Kashmir is

continuing since seven decades without any break. The catastrophe is big enough to move any

conscious human being. Unfortunately, the callous insensitivity of international community is

encouraging India to cross all limits of gross human rights violations. It is not that international

community is unaware of atrocities, being unleashed on people of Indian-held Kashmir—it is

rather the vested interest of Western governments to remain mute just to please India.

Instead of accepting the existing reality, New Delhi resorts to implicating Pakistan for Kashmiri

uprising. Indian allegations against Pakistan are ploy to hoodwink the International Community

on Kashmir issue and a blanket to hide state sponsored atrocities on innocent people of Kashmir.

International community must realize the plight of the Indian-occupied Kashmir and their

people. Kashmir has been under unlawful Indian occupation since October 1947. The people of

Jammu and Kashmir have been granted the right of self-determination under the UN Charter, and

under several UN Security Council resolutions, more specifically under UN (UNCIP) resolution

of August 13, 1948, and January 5, 1949. These along with subsequent UN resolutions have

affirmed that the question of accession of the State of Jammu and Kashmir to India or Pakistan

will be decided through the political democratic method of free and impartial plebiscite.

Unfortunately, stalwart supporter of Human equality and advocates of preservation of human

rights have done little to resolve decades long Kashmir dispute. It is sad to admit that death of

few animals aired by international media can bring tears in the eyes of people, but no heart

moves on genocide of innocent Kashmiris. These double standards are drag to international

efforts on global peace.

 

 

 

In this regard, Leonardo Boff has rightly said, “The eternal destiny of human beings will be

measured by how much or how little solidarity we have displayed with the hungry, the thirsty,

the naked and the oppressed. In the end, we will be judged in terms of love.”

However, a peaceful, negotiated settlement of Kashmir dispute in accordance with UN

resolutions should rank top on UN’s agenda. In order to find a swift and legal solution of

Kashmir issue, international community must stand with people of the Indian-held Kashmir.

New Delhi should also realize that no freedom movement has ever been suppressed with force

and Kashmir is no exception.

Balochistan is showing solidarity with Kashmiris on 14 th July. Huge rallies in all parts of

Balochistan are being planned to demonstrate unity with Kashmiris against crimes committed by

India in the Indian-occupied Kashmir. Youth including universities, colleges and schools would

be mobilized with civil society. Local leaders will address the rallies to give a clear message of

support to the Kashmiris.

Nevertheless, various forms of state terrorism have been part of a deliberate campaign by the

Indian army and paramilitary forces against Muslim Kashmiris, especially since 1989. It has

been manifested in brutal tactics like crackdowns, curfews, illegal detentions, massacre, targeted

killings, sieges, burning the houses, torture, disappearances, rape, breaking the legs, molestation

of Muslim women and killing of persons through fake encounter.

In fact, Indian forces have employed various draconian and controversial laws like Armed Forces

Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and the Public Safety Act (PSA) etc. in killing the Kashmiri

people, and arbitrarily arrest of any individual for an indefinite period.

Besides Human Rights Watch, in its various reports, Amnesty International has also pointed out

grave human rights violations in the Indian controlled Kashmir, indicating, “The Muslim

majority population in the Kashmir Valley suffers from the repressive tactics of the security

forces. Under the Jammu and Kashmir Disturbed Areas Act, and the Armed Forces (Jammu and

Kashmir) Special Powers Act and Public Safety Act, security forces personnel have

extraordinary powers to shoot suspected persons.”

It is mentionable that under the cover of draconian laws, most of the times, majority of the

popular pro-movement leadership is detained or house-arrested by the Indian security forces, and

mostly, without prior orders from the higher authorities. As per a Kashmiri human rights group,

Voice of Victim (VOV), a total of 1 471 torture centers are operating in the Indian-occupied

Kashmir where arrested Kashmiri leaders and the youth are subjected to severe torture.

Nonetheless, martyrdom of the Kashmir leader Burhan Wani has given a new impetus to the

Kashmiris to continue their struggle against the occupying forces of India.

Email: sajjad_logic@yahoo.com

 

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What a way to run the country

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What a way to run the country

Or ruin the country?

 

Ayaz Amir
July 15, 2016

Islamabad diary

 The corps commanders, representing Pakistan’s unofficial politburo,
speak about the situation in occupied Kashmir and ask the world to
take cognizance of Indian atrocities. What they say is true but the
question can be asked whether it is their job to give vent to this
truth.

But then the government whose job it is to do this is in a state of
suspended animation. It is paralysed and other things prey on its
mind. For form’s sake a cabinet meeting is being held in Lahore where
the prime minister after his arduous journey from London – aboard a
specially commandeered PIA Boeing 777 – is still apparently recovering
from his wrapped-in-mystery heart surgery.

We can be sure that every effort will be made to show that the PM is
fully in charge, his hand on the nation’s affairs, and there will be
the usual clichés about Kashmir. But who will have missed this that
the corps commanders have spoken first and PM and cabinet will be
going through the same motions afterwards?

This is the reality of power in Pakistan today. The army is exercising
the real authority, pulling the levers from behind. The army hasn’t
grabbed power. Power has slipped away from the government because
there are things it should have done, like declaring war on terrorism,
which it didn’t do. And because its moral authority stands drained
because of Panamagate.

To make matters worse, the government has no Plan A, no Plan B. It is
just cursing its luck and looking at the calendar, desperately wishing
for November to come sooner than it does when the army chief’s term
will end. This is the government’s real problem, Gen Raheel and his
public standing. The N-Leaguers were hoping to feast untroubled at
their banquet of power. After the Musharraf years this was to be their
grand vindication and triumph. And Gen Raheel Sharif has spoiled the
fun of their banquet.

He has said categorically that he will go in November and is not
interested in an extension. But the Noonies don’t believe him. For
paranoia (wehm) even the great Hakim Luqman had no cure. And the
N-League is beset by paranoia. Its leaders don’t look at their own
failings. They don’t look at Panamagate. They blame the army for their
troubles. Even behind Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri they detect the
army’s hand. And they chant the mantra of democracy once again in
danger.

Touched by the same fever, some media-persons have started saying that
to dissipate all the conspiratorial talk with which Pakistan is flush
at the moment, Gen Raheel Sharif should say it again that he seeks no
extension. And an important newspaper declares editorially,
“Meanwhile, we hold the general to his word.” This is brave stuff. Let
Gen Raheel beware, let him try no hasty tricks…he is being held to his
word, by Ardeshir Cowasjee’s old newspaper of record no less.

To satisfy these doubters Lt Gen Bajwa, the army spokesman who has
made a name for himself in twitterspace, should leave everything else
to one side and issue a tweet every week that the army chief will
retire on the due date. But there is a problem even with this. If he
does this the doubters will give knowing smiles and say there is
something fishy in this too. Paranoia has no easy remedies.

Why don’t we do a simple computation? Gen Raheel would be a chump of
the highest order if he goes for an extension. The Noonies would go
wild with joy. They would love to give him that because he will be
beholden to them, and his reputation, earned the hard way, will be
destroyed in an instant…the way Gen Kayani’s reputation took a beating
when he took his extension. The N-League’s nightmare would be over and
the clouds of Panamagate will disperse.

So let’s not be chumps ourselves. The extension bogey should be buried
once and for all. Victor of Zarb-e-Azb, scourge of the MQM, nightmare
of the Noonies, settling for an extension… it doesn’t add up and makes
no sense.

Weighing on the N-League’s mind and its media brass band is something
else….that behind the facade of Panamagate, behind all the talk of
terms of reference and a judicial commission to look into Panamagate,
something else is cooking, something sinister and fearsome. This is
the fear besetting the ruling family. You can judge this from the
agitation of the media brass band which on a daily basis plays the
tunes of the ruling family.

We’ve had spoons – chamchas – of governments before. But the ones now
are in a class of their own. The N-League may not be everyone’s idea
of good government but its skill in managing and manipulating the
media is unrivalled. This comes from long experience…they’ve been at
this game for a long time. Look at the coverage of Punjab’s
Fankaar-e-Aala. He can spout what he likes and half the media treats
him like a Samson.

But the PML-N’s present troubles go way beyond the thrill of media
management. It had few ideas to begin with and after three years in
office it has no narrative to sell. Zardari and the PPP were undone by
their full term. A similar thing is happening with the PML-N. Its
inadequacies are coming to the fore; its incompetence is being
revealed. And since there is no answer to this problem – you can’t
shed the baggage of the past and become competent overnight – PML-N
sympathisers point the finger of blame at the army.

Of course the army is taking the lead in many things. But what has
allowed the army to usurp this role? Why didn’t the civilians start
Zarb-e-Azb? Why did they have to wait for the army to clean up
Karachi? And who set up the offshore accounts and bought the Mayfair
properties?

If truth be told, 111 Brigade has been not the destroyer but the
salvager of Pakistani democracy. It gave civilian governments the
excuse that they were not allowed to complete their work. Nawaz
Sharif’s first ouster in 1993 made him a popular leader. His second
ouster in 1999 turned him into principal defender of democracy. Had
the army been foolish enough to remove him at the time of the dharnas
in 2014 he would have become permanent martyr of democracy.

What the PML-N is now experiencing is an advanced form of Chinese
torture – it is not being removed from office and its weaknesses are
coming into the open. And far from arresting this trend or doing
something to improve matters the geniuses of the PML-N are flying
around in Boeing 777s, building bomb-proof walls around their private
estate, Jati Umra, spending the country’s scarce resources as if there
was no tomorrow and making a laughingstock of themselves. Look at
N-League partisans. Even they wear slightly embarrassed looks these
days. Yet they blame the army.

Given this situation, what to talk of Gen Bajwa’s tweets Gen Raheel
can stand on his head in front of the GHQ and proclaim his innocence
and the Noonies won’t believe him. Behind every door they see his
shadow. And this will go on until a) Panamagate’s chickens come home
to roost and we see a new turn in Pakistani politics or b) November
comes first and Gen Raheel finally hangs up his boots. When the latter
happens the Noonies won’t believe their luck.

 Email: bhagwal63@gmail.com

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Economic Hit Men- Weapon of Choice By Saeed Malik

 Opinion

Economic Hit Men- Weapon of Choice 

By Saeed Malik.

18 June 2016

 
For about fifty years now, the weapon of choice for the world’s primary power, to bring lesser states to heel, is through economic war. And within economic war, the chief weapon of use is that of economic Hit Men, and the overt use of the army to invade countries is the weapon of the last resort.
 
The chief ally of the hit men in the country to be subverted is the corrupt leadership of that country.
 
And the methodology used by the hit men is basically to encourage the leadership of the target country to over-spend on large projects, mostly infra-structure; and get this country under debt to the extent, where it no longer has the capacity to repay the same.
 
This is the time at which the principal power which has either advanced the major portion of the loans, or facilitated the same, has many options open to it to demand its pound of flesh.
 
Many countries in the world, at one time or another, have been subverted in this manner.
 
This is exactly where Pakistan will be standing in two years from today when the repayment of our loans becomes due, without us having the means to repay the same.
 
This is not a matter of speculation. It is purely a mathematical equation. We know how much we will have to pay back; we can also calculate from available figures, Pakistan’s capacity to pay back. According to most projections, the earnings of the country will fall short of the payments due.
 
 In other words Pakistan will be bankrupt.
 
We should be under no illusion that when Pakistan cannot repay its loans, it will not be treated kindly by the creditors.
 
It can quite easily be predicted, what Pakistan will then be forced to give in to the demands of the creditors, or face economic sanctions, which it will not be able to withstand for more than six months to a year.
 
What we will have to give up is:
 
a. Our nuclear assets. If the U.S and some of its allies could contemplate going to war against Iran, whose bomb lay some years in the future, it will be a fool who thinks that our nuclear assets and capacity will not be the first target of our creditors.
 
b. The second target will be our China corridor. The pivot to China is the most momentous shift in U.S defense policy since WW2, whereby priority has been shifted from the defense of Europe to the containment of China. The China corridor will serve to loosen the noose around China’s neck. If any one thinks that Pakistan will be allowed to do this, he must be stupid. And if any one else thinks that China will go to war with the U.S over CPEC, he should consider himself twice as stupid.
 
c. Baluchistan, will be severed from Pakistan. The reasons for this are many, but the primary reason is that India has to be built up as a credible counter weight to China. This cannot happen till such time Pakistan has the capacity to keep India distracted from the role crafted for it. So it will suit the powers that be, that Pakistan be left a rump state.
Our political leadership is not bothered about this scenario, because it is a willing tool of the economic hit men in partnership with whom Pakistan is being pushed to the edge.
 
The real tragedy however is that our Generals, the only ones with the capacity to save us from our fate, are adamantly refusing to see the end game.  
 
What makes this tragedy greater is that our Generals are failing to appreciate this not because they they do not have it in their heads to do so, but because their hearts seem to have given way when the heart was most needed.
 
For eight years now they have seen death gather at the gates of their country, and having the power to move on behalf of their country, they have preferred to take the veil. They have allowed their country to resemble a badly managed brothel, rather than move and cut short its agony and disgrace.
 
I am posting a talk by John Perkins in three parts. I urge you all to see it. But those of you who may be averse to seeing long video talks, should at the very least try and see the first link from minute 5.30 to minute 8.30—just three minutes.
 
And for God’s sake, instead of diffusing your energies in all directions, ask about our national debt and its  implications–ask every General in uniform that you know. Ask because it  is teetering at the edge, and for us there is no tomorrow.
 

 

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A Man of Respect:A Nation in Reverence Called him “Sahib”: Edhi Sahib

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HONORS AND AWARDS FOR ABDUL SATTAR EDHI SAHIB

 

Edhi Foundation runs the world’s largest ambulance service and operates free nursing homes, orphanages, clinics, women’s shelters, and rehab centers for drug addicts and mentally ill individuals.Edhi is a social activist and spending all his life to helping other people.

Since 1997, organization has held the Guinness record for world largest volunteer ambulance organization.

Honors and awards for Abdul Sattar Edhi:

International awards:

  • Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service (1986)
  • Lenin Peace Prize (1988)
  • Paul Harris Fellow from Rotatory International Foundation, (1993)
  • Peace Prize from (USSR former) for services in the Armenian earthquake disaster, (1998)
  • Largest Voluntary Ambulance Organization of the World – Guinness Book of World Records (2000)
  • Hamdan Award for volunteers in Humanitarian Medical Services (2000) UAE
  • International Balzan Prize (2000) for Humanity, Peace and Brotherhood, Italy
  • Peace and Harmony Award (Delhi), 2001
  • Peace Award (Mumbai), 2004
  • Peace Award (Hyderabad Deccan), 2005
  • Wolf of Bhogio Peace Award (Italy), 2005
  • Gandhi Peace Award (Delhi),2007
  • UNESCO Madan jeet sing Peace Award (Paris),2007
  • Peace Award Seoul (South Korea), 2008
  • Honorary Doctorate degree from the Institute of Business Administration Karachi (2006).
  • UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize (2009)
  • Peace Award (London), 2011

National awards

  • Silver Jubilee Shield by College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan
  • The Social Worker of Sub-Continent by Government of Sind, Pakistan, (1989)
  • Nishan-e-Imtiaz, civil decoration from Government of Pakistan (1989)
  • Recognition of meritorious services to oppressed humanity during eighties by Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Government of Pakistan, (1989)
  • Pakistan Civic Award from the Pakistan Civic Society (1992)
  • Shield of Honor by Pakistan Army (E & C)
  • Khidmat Award by Pakistan Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Human Rights Award by Pakistan Human Rights Society

Source: (Wikipedia ,Edhi.org)

 

 

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