Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bin Laden's ghost is behind the hacking of US Defense Contractors Network : CIA

Bin Laden's ghost has broken into the security networks of Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) and several other US military contractors, said CIA spokesman.

The hacker breached security systems designed to keep out intruders by creating duplicates to "SecureID" electronic keys from EMC Corp's (EMC.N) RSA security division, said the witness who was too scared from Bin Laden's ghost to discuss the matter.

It was not immediately clear what kind of data, if any, was stolen by the hacker. But the networks of Lockheed and other military contractors contain sensitive data on future weapons systems as well as military technology currently used in battles in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Zardari wanted to sale out Dr. Khan, but IAEA didn't paid enough : US Cable

Months before he became President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari told the United States Ambassador in Pakistan that if he had his way, he would allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to question Abdul Qadeer Khan, the nuclear scientist accused of running a proliferation racket, but IAEA must workout a business deal.

Mr. Zardari is quoted as saying so in a U.S. diplomatic cable dated April 18, 2008 (150415: secret), accessed by WikiLeaks.

In April 2008, a few days after the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) took office, Ambassador Anne W. Patterson and Deputy Chief of the Mission Peter Bodde met Mr. Zardari, the party's co-chairperson, to seek assurances that the new government would not release Dr. Khan.

The PPP leader told the U.S. officials: “I told Foreign Minister [Shah Mahmud] Qureshi, who has no decision-making role on this issue, to stop talking about Khan.” He alleged that “false information was being leaked” to embarrass the PPP.

“If I had my way,” said Mr. Zardari, “I would give the IAEA access to Khan, but they must workout a business deal.”

Giving away no secret about how Mr. Zardari demands bribery, but IAEA being a global organization was not in a position to fulfill Zardari's demands, the cable mentioned. 

Monday, May 30, 2011

President has not thrown parliament's resolutions into the dustbin : Spokesman

Presidential Spokesman Farhatuallah Khan Babar has denied the reports that President Zardari has thrown all the parliament's unanimous resolutions of October 2008 and May 2011, demanding an immediate halt to drone attacks, into the dustbin.

Farhatuallah Babar said "There is no truth in reports that President Asif Ali Zardari has thrown  parliament's resolutions of October 2008 and May 2011, demanding an immediate halt to drone attacks, into the dustbin."

President's spokesman said that he has checked the President's dustbin, and it contains the following trash items:
  1. Wrappers and sticks of lollypops that Mrs Clinton brought.
  2. Files of broken promises and political agreements.
  3. Papers of so called national security affairs.
  4. Empty bottles of President's favorite drinks. 
  5. Empty packets and ashes of imported cigars.
He concluded and said the reports were propaganda designed to destabilise the government and there wasn't any such thing as parliament's resolution in President's dustbin.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Karzai issues 'last warning' to America

Afghan President Hamid Karzai called on the US military to avoid operations that kill Afghans, saying it was his "last warning" to Washington after many people died in an air strike.

Reacting to the alleged death of fighter cocks, hens, pigeons and cows along with many other people in an air strike in the southern province of Helmand, Karzai said such incidents were "murdering of Afghanistan's people and animals."

"President Hamid Karzai called this incident a great mistake and the murdering of Afghanistan's people and animal, and on behalf of the Afghan people gives his last warning to the US troops and US officials in this regard. Moreover, the president is upset at the fact that he does not enjoy the luxury of issuing another warning, in case such incident occurs again" his office said, adding that he "strongly condemned" the non-availability of warnings.

Update 31st May: Afghan President Hamid Karzai said the US-led Nato military in Afghanistan risks becoming a “master force” if aerial bombings which cause civilian casualties continue.

America provided Orions and took them back : Gilani

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that "According to my knowledge P-3C Orion Aircrafts were provided by America, and there shouldn't be any issue if the American have taken those aircrafts back. May be they have some better option for Pakistan in mind? In politics this type of give and take is a norm and opposition shall not use this incident for point scoring."

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Israeli PM ordered US Congressmen to do sit-ups

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived Washington angrily and ordered US congressmen to do sit-ups as a punishment.

Earlier, PM Netanyahu dishonored US President during a joint press conference, when he blatantly rejected Obama's proposal of re-instatement of 1967 border.

Later on Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed US Congress furiously, and kept ordering the US congressmen to do sit-ups as a symbol of punishment to the American Nation. The congressmen obeyed Netanyahu twenty times because they fear Israeli controlled jewish lobby.

What else they could do? The poor congressmen didn't stood a chance in front of Israeli PM, i.e. the PM of real world power.

Update, 29th May: It has been learnt that US Congressmen Jared Schutz Polis (From Colorado) and John Herbert Adler (From New Jersey) are still present in the House, i.e. for doing sit-ups. Some observers feel that currently both these congressmen have even crossed the physiological barrier of a million sit-ups. That's a record indeed.

Osama was a true supporter of democracy : Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Muslim League-N Chief Nawaz Sharif has said Osama bin Laden's sad demise is a big loss for democratic forces in Pakistan.

Nawaz Sharif said "Osama bin Laden was a devote muslim and a true supporter of democracy. I met him several times for strengthening democracy in Pakistan and found him very generous. Osama's friendship and love for Pakistan was beyond limits. He cared a lot for the people of Pakistan and during my second tenure, he gifted a Dialysis Machine to Military Hospital Rawalpindi. But unfortunately he was not able to take benefit from that machine, and died of a kidney failure... Pakistan has indeed lost a true friend."

He further said that "Osama bin Laden spoke publicly against the non-democratic policies of Saudi government, for which the Saudis banished him. Isn't this democracy?"

Interview with a US Navy SEAL who killed Bin Laden

William Walrus - The US Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden belongs to an elite special forces group unofficially called SEAL Team 6.

In 2001, he graduated from Basic Underwater Demolitions/SEAL (BUD/S) training with Class 235. In 2004, Walrus graduated from Fishing School with the distinction of enlisted "Top Honor Man." His life as a SEAL has led him to operational assignments with SEAL Team 6, based in Coronado, California, with multiple deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. He has also served as a ski instructor and deep sea warfare instructor.

Interviewer: Where were you born?

William: I was born in Dawson, Alaska.

Interviewer: Who is your childhood hero?

William: The famous mountaineer Bear Grylls, who became the youngest britain to climb Everest.

Interviewer: What is your favorite music or song?

William: I am crazy about the song "Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer".

Interviewer: What are your hobbies?

William: I like aquatic-journeys, also visiting North Pole via sea is awesome.

Interviewer: What is the function of SEAL Team 6?

William: The members of SEAL Team 6 are all "black" operatives. They exist outside military protocol, engage in operations that are at the highest level of classification and often outside the boundaries of international law, i.e. mostly in international waters.

Interviewer: How did you hunt Bin Laden?

William: When Vice Admiral Bill McRaven, told me that we are going to hunt Bin Laden, I was very excited and I made up my mind that I will serve the killer blow. I would say that I am a fairly intense animal. In fact, even in SEAL training, I was referred to as intense animal. I am not someone that waivers on things and when I make a decision, I really go for it. I don't make excuses and when I say that I am going to get something done, I get it done. So, when I saw Bin Laden, I jumped at him and finished him.

Interviewer: What is your SEAL career looking like right now?

William: I have been in the military for 13 years. I've been a SEAL for almost 9 of those years. As of right now I have a couple more years left in the Navy and I'll probably extend at that time. The Navy is a great opportunity for me and my family. If not, who knows, maybe I'll become professional mercenary and join Black Water.

General Kayani is the best foreign minister in the history of Pakistan

Pakistan do not have a foreign minister, surprise? No surprise, who needs a foreign minister, when General Kayani is doing such a splendid job for free? What ever happens around him, i.e. proxy war, drown attack, foreign raid, missile attack, border clash, hot pursuit, suicide attack, guerrilla attack... General Kayani never loses his temper, does not retaliate (except for puffing up a cigarette), remains polite and is always cool and composed like a true diplomat.

Unlike previous foreign ministers, Khurshid Kasoori and Shah Mahmood Qureshi, General Kayani is a very professional person and never crosses his limits. 

General Ishfaq Pervaiz Kayani has got such a dynamic personality, he can handle foreign office, he can handle politics, he can handle home ministry, he can handle defense matters like DHA deals etc, and off course he is at his worst when it comes to military affairs. Although, Admiral Mike Mullen visits Pakistan frequently for guiding General Kayani, but he will need another three years of job extension to master this trade (General Kayani's current job extension ends in 2013).

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

PNS Mehran attack turns Navy into a Blind Indus Dolphin

The attack on PNS Mehran naval air base has turned Pakistan Navy into a Blind Indus Dolphin, that can swim but can't see any thing, because not less than a dozen naval surveillance aircrafts have been destroyed or damaged in the incident. The damage include P-3C Orion Aircrafts, Atlantic Aircrafts and Sea King Helicopters.

Pakistan Navy spokesman said "Pakistan Navy can no longer continue its maritime operations and activities. But as a positive, Navy can contribute a great deal in the preservation of rare and nearly distinct Blind Indus Dolphin".

Monday, May 23, 2011

Pak Navy targeted again as sitting duck

Pakistan Navy has been targeted thrice in a month, unprotected as sitting ducks. Previously the attackers targeted naval staff buses, and now they have practiced for perfection by shooting naval surveillance crafts.

There is a lot of resemblance between a naval vessel and a duck, both normally float on water and occasionally dive in the water, both keep their eggs on land, and obviously unprotected.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Drone attacks are killing Pakhtoons; Asfandyar concludes after a decade of research

Awami National Party Chief, Asfandyar Wali has finally concluded that the drone attacks are killing innocent Pakhtoons. He observed this after doing exhaustive study and research in western research centers for about a decade.

Asfandyar said that "I have studied 'Hideology and the effects of Drone Attacks on Hideology'. Although, it has consumed a good fraction of my life (almost a decade), which is rather long for a single thesis, but for a Pakhtoon this is normal. And secondly, we must also see the dividends, i.e. we have managed to change the name of our province to Khyber-Pakhtoonkuwa, and most importantly we are still in government..."

He further said "I hid my self in the west, I hid my self in the President House. But during all those years I have worked hard, collected a lot of data and did a lot of brain storming on this issue. And today I conclude that, the majority of drone attack victims are Pakhtoons. ANP is very concerned about it, and we demand America, to develop such drones that do not kill Pakhtoons."

PPP rules Punjab at night : Babar Awan

Senator Babar Awan has said that "PPP rules Punjab at night, and no one can even think of traveling during night time without giving party fund to PPP Jialas. The Jialas only have to show a modern version of  PPP's electoral symbol (Arrow), and the people willingly give everything to PPP's party fund."

He further said "This clearly shows that PPP enjoys a lot of public support throughout Punjab and Bhuttoism is the ideology and faith of Punjabis. You won't find a single Punjabi who doesn't give party fund to PPP, i.e. at night."

He quoted personal experience and said that "Once I went to my village in Murree during night time, and collected a lot of party fund. I just showed PPP's make shift electoral symbol - Kalashnikov, and I was amazed to see the results."

Rameez Raja has a reverse-jinx tongue

It has been observed from the last few tours that when ever Former Pakistan Captain Rameez Raja criticizes the Pakistan Cricket Team strategy or plan, something good happens. He sure has a reverse-jinx tongue...

PCB must declare Rameez is Pakistan Crickets Official Commentator, and instruct him for non-stop criticism of Pakistan Team.

US denied Benazir's request for security : US cable

A couple of months before her assassination in December 2007, Benazir Bhutto's forebodings about her violent end and her suspicions that elements in Musharraf regime were out to eliminate her, she asked the United States to provide her security.

The US blatantly refused, advising Benazir that it would be hardly in her political interests to be seen protected by American security guards during an election campaign, also telling her it was “not productive” for her to blame the Musharraf regime.

But it strengthens the suspicion that US was involved in Benazir’s murder.

Diplomatic cables accessed by The Hindu through WikiLeaks show that Benazir's request for American security came days after her triumphant October 18, 2007 return to Pakistan from exile was marred by a suicide bomb attack on her welcome motorcade that killed more than 140 people.

During a meeting with Ambassador Anne W. Patterson in Karachi on October 23, Benazir told the envoy she was dissatisfied with the government's investigation of the suicide attack targeting her motorcade, according to a cable dated October 29, 2007 (127580: confidential).

“Bhutto insisted that government officials were responsible for the attack and could not be trusted to conduct an independent investigation,” Ms. Patterson wrote.

The envoy told Benazir that US agencies were helping in the investigation, and that the evidence pointed to an extremist group, possibly linked to Al-Qaeda. She told Benazir, blaming the government was not productive.”

But the former Prime Minister countered, “a number of government officials supported the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.”

Benazir asked if the US could provide her with a security detail. “The Ambassador responded that she was aware of two cases, President Karzai of Afghanistan and President Aristide of Haiti, in which the USG provided personal security and both were heads of state. She added that American security would not be consistent with the movements of a political campaign.”

Providing more details of this meeting, another cable, dated October 23, 2007 (126768: confidential) reported that Benazir asked the US government “in writing” to undertake an evaluation of her existing security arrangements and recommend additional resources “necessary for maximum protection.”

But that cable, also sent under the signature of Ms. Patterson, “strongly” recommended to the US government that it must not provide such an assessment, as it would “inevitably expose performance gaps that would not meet American standards of training and equipment.”

The cable observed that it was “highly unlikely that the PPP would follow professional recommendations not to hold rallies in large crowds.”

However, US government's refusal to assess Benazir’s security, on Ms. Patterson's “strong” recommendation, i.e. after refusing Benazir in a clear cut manner to provide security, proves that there was a US connection in Benazir Bhutto’s murder.

Chechens were killed because they were unable to pay bribery

A Chechen (Daghistani) cum Tajik family was killed (in fact murdered) in Quetta because they were unable to pay a bribery of 50,000 Rs. to ASI Raza Khan.
The poor Chechen (Daghistani) cum Tajik family entered Pakistan from border of Iran and they hired a Suzuki Alto car for 1500 Rs. from Kuchlak to reach Quetta city in emergency because a young pregnant girl was in pain and she was accompanied by her husband, a brother and two sisters.

ASI Raza Khan stopped their car at the Airport Road check post and asked for 50,000 Rs to release them and told them that if they will not give him money than he will keep all of them in his private torture cell.

They gave him 100 $ and told ASI Raza Khan that they have only 160 $ and they need some money for hospital. ASI Raza, who was drunk at that time, told the Chechens that they can go to hospital but they must leave two Chechen girls with him and he will leave them after few days. The Chechens threw 100 $ near ASI Raza Khan and ran away from there in Alto car.

ASI Raza khan was angry and he used police wireless telephone and informed to all check posts that five suicide bombers are coming in white Alto car. 
After some time, the driver, Ata Muhammad, stopped the vehicle and refused to take them to Quetta. The Chechens stepped off the vehicle, offered prayers in a mosque in Killi Khezi and asked local people to guide them to an address.
But all of a sudden they found themselves surrounded by police and Frontier Corps personnel. Seeing this, the frightened Chechens moved to the nearby FC post, apparently to surrender or take refuge.

They raised their hands as a gesture of surrender but law enforcement personnel opened indiscriminate fire at them” witness Irfan Khan alleged.

A private TV channel (Geo News) telecast the shooting by security personnel lead by Colonel Faisal Shazad of FC and an injured woman waving her hand and pleading with them to stop firing.

A senior police officer who had searched the bodies also said not even a knife had been found. “Only five passports were found in their pockets” he added. But it has been shown by private TV channel (ARY One World) telecast that the police officers looted the valuables like necklaces from the Chechen women as booty.

Moreover, Police Surgeon Dr Baqir Shah, who headed the team which carried out the autopsy at the Bolan Medical College here, that apparently the two men and the three women had died from "multiple bullet wounds".

He spelt more trouble for police when he said one of the women was seven months pregnant.

The woman received 10 bullet wounds on different parts of her body. “A 32-week baby girl was also found dead,” Dr. Shah said. It means that six, and not five, people were killed in the incident.

No splinter mark was found on the body of the pregnant woman, the doctor added. The woman’s age ranged between 25 and 28 years.

Five bullets were extracted from the body of another Chechen woman along with traces of splinters, Dr Shah said. And eight bullet wounds were seen on the body of the third woman.

The police surgeon said one bullet was extracted from the body of one of the two Chechen men who lost their lives in the shooting. Burn injuries were also seen on his body. The other man got two bullet wounds.

No bomb-related injury has been found on the bodies of anyone killed in the incident and all died from bullet injuries. It negates the police claim that the Chechens ‘terrorists’ died due to explosion of the suicide vests.

Also, a FC man identified as Lance Naik Mohammad Sajjad, who was performing his duty at the check post got injured, apparently by friendly firing from his offending comrades. A private TV channel showed Colonel Faisal as aiming and shooting indiscriminately towards the checkpoint, and it is suspected that it was his bullet which proved lethal for Lance Naik Sajjad. Sajjad was taken to CMH Quetta, where he succumbed to his injuries. The findings of his autopsy are not made public yet...

Update 13th June: Police Surgeon Dr. Baqir Shah has told the tribunal headed by Justice Mohammad Hasin Khan Kakar of Baluchistan High Court, for investigating the killing of foreigners that the victims had been hit by 56 bullets. And the bullets had damaged vital organs of the victims and that was the main cause of their death.

Van driver Ata Mohammad, a key witness, retracted his earlier statement and said that policemen who searched the bags of the foreigners found only books and three bottles of shampoo.

Update 15th June: The Chief Justice of Baluchistan High Court Qazi Faez Issa has took a suo motu notice and ordered CCPO Quetta and the SHO of City Police Station to submit the departmental inquiry report on next hearing against the two police officials involved in manhandling of Police Surgeon Dr. Baqir Shah.

Update 23rd June: The Russian government says that the Russian citizens deceased in the Kharotabad incident belonged to the Russian held state of Daghistan, instead of neighboring Russian occupied state of Chechnya.

Update 28th June: The tribunal formed on May 20 to probe Kharotabad incident under the supervision of Balochistan High Court Judge Justice Hashim Kakar has presented its report to the Balochistan government.

The report reveals that police and FC personnel were responsible for the killing of the five foreigners and has recommended that action be taken against them.

The report further states that the foreigners were killed due to firing and were not in possession of weapons or suicide jackets. However they had entered the country illegally.

Update 2nd August: The Investigation Committee of the Kharotabad tragedy has recommended departmental action under criminal act against CCPO Daud Janjua. The report states all officials present at the site of the Kharotabad tragedy should be investigated. 

Update 26th October: Police Officials involved in Kharotabad incident, SHO Airport Fazlal-ur-Rehman and ASI Raza Khan have been suspended by the police as per recommendations made in the Kharotabad tribunal report.

Update 29th December: Police Surgeon Dr. Baqir Shah, who did the autospy of the unfortunate Chechen (Daghistani) cum Tajik Family, has been assassinated in Quetta. It has been thought that the Police Officials are involved in it.

India declares prisoner as fugitive for double checking

Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram has said that "We have adopted a policy of declaring our prisoners as fugitive for double checking. These days you can not be sure if you have captured a real culprit or his look-alike? Due to the advancements in medical science creating look-alike has become very easy, there is cloning, there is plastic surgery, there is masking... So, it has become vital to keep on searching for wanted people even though you have captured or killed them hundred times."

On the other hand BJP spokesperson Prakash Javdekar said "After Wazul Qamar Khan now it is revealed that Feroz Abdul Rashid Khan is in Indian prison...These goof ups have resulted in loss of face for India...It is also the worst kind of embarrassment for India vis-à-vis Pakistan."

Saifullah politics

President PML-Like Minded Saleem Saifullah justified the support to Ishaq Dar as an opposition leader in the Senate, Senator Salim Saifullah said the only purpose was to create a viable and strong opposition in the upper house of the parliament.

The Saifullah brothers are expert in statistics and probability, and use it to good effect for their desire to remain in power in all seasons. It is important to note that Saleem Saifullah is in PML-Like Minded, Humayun Saifullah is in the PML-Quaid-e-Azam and Anwar Saifullah is in the PPP. These three brothers are holding all the forts tight and do not want to miss the fruits come to any of the party.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Darren Sammy is the most lethal emerging bowler of all time

West Indian Captain Darren Sammy is not widely recognized as people's Most Lethal Emerging Bowlers Of The 21st Century shortlist, but he now has more five-wicket innings notched into his bedpost than Andrew Flintoff, Colin Croft, Lasith Malinga or Stuart Broad. He has played just 12 Test matches, in which he has taken more wickets than the legendary Picasso Of Pace, Malcolm Marshall, did in the equivalent period of his career. In fact, Sammy has taken as many five-wicket hauls in his first 12 Tests as Holding, Garner, Marshall, Ambrose and Walsh managed between them in their first 12 Tests. The logical conclusion to all this is that Darren Sammy is the "Most Lethal Emerging Bowler for West Indies".

Watch out Murali, your record for 800 test wickets is in danger.

Master of disaster - Ijaz Butt

In his golden tenure as Chairman PCB, Ijaz Butt has created lots of World-Class Players... and as many Captains... and as many Coaches... and as many Chief Selectors...

Chairman PCB, Ijaz Butt has been in charge for just under three years and he has made the ninth change in captaincy in his time, in Tests and ODIs. Nine: it takes some countries decades to go through that kind of change. Add to it three coaches and five selection chiefs. Does it need to be written out what kind of effect this instability has on the performances of a team? How do you build anything if the materials keep changing? And can we expect Afridi, whether he says it publicly or not, to take this without any issues? No wonder Afridi decided to retire from international cricket...

Long ago the number of changes began to say nothing of the men who came and went and everything of the man who made the changes: that is, he is clueless. How much longer before he decides to kick out Misbah? Or Mohsin Khan? Or Waqar Younis? Only time will tell???

Pak Army backed drone strikes : US cable

A secret cable of American government claimed that Pakistan’s military leadership requested the US to provide drone assistance for its military operations against terrorism in January 2008, WikiLeaks revealed.

Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani, in a meeting with US CENTCOM Commander Admiral William J. Fallon on January 22,2008, requested the US to provide aid in South Waziristan where the army was conducting operations against militants.

The American account of Gen Kayani’s request for drone assistance does not make clear if mere air surveillance was requested or missile-armed drones were being sought.

However the reaction to the request suggests otherwise. According to the report of the meeting sent back to Washington by Patterson, Admiral Fallon regretted that he did not have the authority to support this request but offered trained US Marines to coordinate air strikes for Pakistan Army on ground. General Kayani, however, turned down the offer saying that having US soldiers on ground “would not be politically acceptable.”

Previously exposed diplomatic cables have already shown that in private, Pakistan’s civilian leadership is strongly supportive of the drone strikes on alleged militant targets in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), though as they condemn them for general consumption.

Habitually Pakistani batsmen struggle against least celebrated bowlers

Pakistani batsmen have developed a habit of falling to some of the world’s least celebrated bowlers? They might struggle. Batsmanship has become an unfathomable art in Pakistan cricket, lost with the ancients. By default, Pakistan teams can bowl and can’t field. The batting, meanwhile, has been spasmodic.

Misbah-ul Haq had an incredible opportunity to carve his name in history by leading a first Pakistan victory in a Caribbean Test series. Those dreams are dust. Misbah might curse his misfortune that West Indies were stiffer opponents than expected, but his frustration would be better directed at the chronic neglect of fundamental batting skills at the highest level of Pakistan cricket. 

Pakistan have always struggled for batting, certainly in comparison with their neighbours to the East, yet you would not have described it as a poverty of batting resources.

But still we don't have a batting coach?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Osama fosters Arab revolt from beyond the grave

Al Qaeda has released a message from slain leader Osama bin Laden praising the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia and urging Muslims to take advantage of a "rare historic opportunity" to rise up, US monitors said.

The 12-minute, 37-second audio message posted on jihadist forums by Al Qaeda's media arm As-Sahab addresses Muslims on the revolutions sweeping the Middle East and North Africa, SITE Intelligence said.

Speaking from beyond the grave in the posthumous message, Bin Laden recommends setting up a council to offer revolutionary advice and decide the best timing to spread revolt across the Muslim world.

"A delay may cause the opportunity to be lost, and carrying it out before the right time will increase the number of casualties," bin Laden says in the audio message, according to SITE's translation.

"I think that the winds of change will blow over the entire Muslim world, with permission from Allah."

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

US denies apology over drone attacks

When Senator John Kerry was holding a series of meetings with the top Pakistani authorities the media was fed with a story about a “formal apology” tendered by Washington over Monday’s drone strike in North Waziristan in breach of Pakistan’s sovereignty.

It served the interest of Washington instead of Pakistan and its Parliament. Foreign Office spokesman Ms Tehmina Janjua said she has no knowledge of any apology tendered by Washington to Pakistan. While talking to The News she agreed that in case of a formal apology the most relevant institution is the Foreign Office, which did not receive any such apology or regrets from the United States. 

The ISPR when approached referred the question to the Foreign Office. The ISPR said that such apologies are exchanged between the governments for which the FO would be in a position to say anything.

Senator Kerry told Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani and other officials in Islamabad on Monday that the United States need not apologies to Pakistan for the raid but that it was in both countries’ best interest to mend the frayed relationship, a report on the CNN web site said.

The US embassy spokesman Alberto Rodriguez when approached to ascertain if the United States has formally tendered an apology to Pakistan over Monday’s drone strikes in North Waziristan, instead of confirming or denying it said in a written reply, “We have seen reports that quote an unnamed source in Islamabad. We have no additional information on this.” 

Asked if such drone attacks would not be carried out in future unless permitted by the government of Pakistan, Alberto again responded vaguely: “We cannot comment on particular tactics, technology, or operations in the fight against violent extremist groups. No nation has suffered from terrorism as much as Pakistan. We are committed to working with and supporting the people and government of Pakistan as they defend their democracy from violent extremism.”

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

General Pasha accepts responsibility of Abbottabad incident but woes to complete his term

Director General ISI, Pakistan’s top intelligence agency, Lt General Ahmed Shuja Pasha  admitted intelligence failure in the Abbottabad incident in which al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed. But in the same breath he refuses to tender his resignation.

General Pasha said that "Why should I resign? There is no precedence in  world in which the intelligence chief resigned over an intelligence failure. Did CIA chief resign on 9/11? Did RAW chief resign on 26/11? I won't quit... and I will complete my term...".

Off course he is right. Uniformed people always take job extensions, they don't resign.

Rehman Malik gives President Obama access to OBL wives

Interior Minister Rehman Malik have granted U.S President Obama access to OBL wives. Obama earlier expressed his desire to have access to OBL widows for interrogation. It has been learnt that Pakistan's ambassador for United States Hussain Haqqani has been instrumental in brokering this deal. 

No further details are available about the nature of the deal, and when or how the access will be provided?

Pakistan to return US chopper tail

Pakistan has agreed to return the tail section of a US helicopter used in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden earlier this month.

Senator John Kerry, who met Monday with senior Pakistani civilian and military officials in Islamabad, said the gesture was among a number of steps both countries had agreed to take to rebuild shattered relations.

Getting the helicopter back is crucial for the US which was concerned about sensitive military technology ending up in the hands of China, Pakistan's ally.

The helicopter, one of four used in the night-time raid, suffered a hard landing during the operation. The US special forces who conducted the raid blew up the helicopter before leaving. The tail section was blown on to a wall of bin Laden's compound.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Bin Laden was a US prisoner before being killed : Ahmadinejad


Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden was a prisoner in US custody for "sometime" before he was killed by the American military, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said yesterday.

"I have exact information that bin Laden was held by the American military for sometime... until the day they killed him he was a prisoner held by them," the president said in a live interview on Iranian state television.

"Please pay attention. This is important. He was held by them for sometime. They made him sick and while he was sick they killed him," Ahmadinejad added.

He accused US President Barack Obama for announcing the Al-Qaeda leader's death for "political gain."

"What the US president has done is for domestic political gain. In other words, they killed him for Mr Obama's election and now they are seeking to replace him with someone else," Ahmadinejad said without elaborating.

Bin Laden was shot dead on May 2 in a US commando raid on a heavily fortified compound near Islamabad, Pakistan.

On May 4, Iranian Defence Minister Ahmad Wahidi too had cast doubt on bin Laden's death, saying there were "ambiguities" over the way he was killed.

The Americans "said they threw his body in the sea. Why did they not allowed an independent expert to examine the body to say if it was bin Laden or not?" Wahidi said.

ANP says "Osama was given refuge by Soba-Hazara Movement"

Senator Zahid Khan of ANP lashed on to the Soba-Hazara Movement (SHM) and said that "Osama Bin Laden was given refuge in Hazara by Leader of Soba-Hazara Movement Baba Haider Zaman". He said that "Every one knows that Baba Haider Zaman has sympathies for Osama Bin Laden. Off course he is involved in harboring terrorism, how come some one stay in Hazara for 8-10 years without even being noticed by the locals?". 

Zahid Khan further said "ANP believes that SHM has links with Al-Qaeda because we have received information that when the US Seals were about to kill Bin Laden he raised the slogan 'ایک ہی نعرہ - صوبہ ہزارہ' (Only one slogan - Hazara province). What else is required to prove Bin Laden's links with SHM. We are followers are Bacha Khan, and we can't tolerate the existence of any non-violent or terror organization in Khyber-Pakhtunkhuwa, and that's why we have killed 8 SHM terrorists last year. We demand from the international community to support us in our fight against terror and declare SHM a terror organization."

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Bin Laden was suffering from cold and fever


Medical experts say that before his death, Al-Qaeda Chief Osama Bin Laden was suffering from cold and fever. This has been established by the recent videos published by United States showing Bin Laden watching his own videos. But amazingly in "Hot Pakistani Summer", Bin Laden has wrapped himself with a thick woolen shawl and is wearing a winter cap on his head.

This is very strange that a person who has off-late spent his life in caves and stayed way from open areas, needs a thick woolen shawl and a cap in hot summer days. This totally contradicts the principle of immunity, and adaptivity to the environment. The only reason that comes in mind is that Bin Laden was suffering from cold and fever.

Some medical experts when further in their analysis and said that there is a possibility that Bin Laden was also suffering from a few more cold diseases, like cough, influenza and phenomonia etc.

Friday, May 6, 2011

King Abdullah and General Musharraf exchanged 'Bin Laden family' against 'Sharif family' : US Cable

Saudi King Abdullah and Pakistani President General Musharraf exchanged 'Bin Laden family' against 'Sharif family' with each other for achieving political harmony in both brotherly states.

According to leaked cables, late Lebanon Prime Minister Rafique Al-Hariri helped in brokering this reverse-rival-exchange deal between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. It has been learned that some other international players like George Bush, Tony Greig and Sheikh Zayed were also involved in this deal.

The secret US cable, which revealed this information, was sent from US consulate in Jeddah.

The cable released details of the secret deal allowing Nawaz to go into exile in Saudi Arabia for 10 years after he was convicted on charges, like hijacking, following the military coup against him by former President Pervez Musharraf.

It has also been revealed that after 9/11 Saudi Arabia was concerned about the security of Bin Laden family, and therefore accessed President Musharraf to help in this regard. General Musharraf acted secretly and gave refuge to Bin Laden family in a cave at Shahkot, Haripur, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Later on Nawaz Sharif returned back from exile, saying that he is not a signatory of this deal, while Osama bin Laden stayed in Pakistan.

MQM rejoins federal cabinet, as the diesel price crosses 100 Rs per liter


Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has rejoined federal cabinet. Talking to media MQM leader Farooq Sattar said "The stability of the country is dear to us and everybody knows that the country can not survive unless revenue is generated by setting a reasonable lower limit on petroleum products. Now the government has accepted our demand and hiked the petroleum price to above 100 Rs. per liter, therefore in the larger interest of the country we are rejoining the federal cabinet."

He said that "MQM has decided to rejoin the federal cabinet after the assurance given by President Zardari, Prime Minister Gilani and Interior minister Rehman Malik to meet our longstanding demands regarding the fare pricing of petroleum products."

Meanwhile Rehaman Malik has said "I salute to MQM chief Altaf Hussain, who stood by president in difficult times, and helped us in generating revenue."

US Pilot says, a wall is a good place to land a helicopter

The US Pilot who was flying the Apache helicopter, that crash landed on the wall of Bin Laden's compound in Abbotabad says, " During training my instructor always told me that the Wall of China is a good place to land a helicopter, as it somewhat resembles an air strip. I did a lot of simulator sessions with him, for successfully landing a chopper on the Wall of China, and it took a lot of practice to master chopper landing on such a thin wall. But I must say that, the simulator never crashed...".

He further said that "When Vice Admiral William McRaven, told me to do preparation for Operation Geronimo, I thought we will be doing operation somewhere in China. So, I asked Admiral McRaven, that is our destination in China? McRaven said, what do you think stupid??? So, when we reached at our target site, I thought we have reached the Wall of China, and tried to land my chopper there. But unfortunately, my chopper crashed... and Team Beta had to come for our rescue..." 

Pakistani Military didn't responded to US Attack, because they were observing 'May Day'

DG ISPR Major General Athar Abbas has said that "Pakistan army wasn't able to respond US Attack in Abbotabad, because military was observing 'May Day'. May first was on Saturday, which meant that our hard working officers and troops were on a long weekend, and couldn't make it in time to reach the incident place". He further said "Pakistan army works through out the year day and night, and its their right to have a rest day".

Moreover, General Abbas condemned the US strike and said "Look this is a clear deviation from international labor laws. United States must honors the Chicago Martyrs Day and restrain herself from aggression on that day".

Zardari visited Osama's hideout last year

President Asif Ali Zardari has admitted that he mistakenly visited Osama's hideout in Abbotabad last year. He said that "Last year when I was searching for my Surrey Palace on Google Earth, I found a triangular keep of about a dozen canals. I became curious and zoomed down to have a closer look at the building. It was a splendid building surrounded with cabbage fields and it reminded me of my golden days in Adiala Jail - Rawalpindi."

He also expressed his desire to spend time in Osama's compound, "I have asked Rehman Malik to declare Osama's hideout a sub jail and make necessary amendments in the rules, so that I can spend my next imprisoned tenure there."

Pakistan Air Defense System was down due to load shedding

Pakistan Air Chief Rao Qamar Suleman has said that "We were unable to detect US choppers because our Air Defense System was down due to load shedding."

He further said that PAF is experiencing 18-24 hours of load shedding on daily basis, and when PAF lodged a complain to WAPDA, they told us that "Why do you need electricity? Are you going to shoot down a US Drone? Obviously not! We can't shut the electricity of Prime Minister and President Houses for your useless Radars".

Moreover, the Air Chief said with ferocity that "Look they call our Radars useless, these bloody people don't even know that our Radars are capable of capturing Star Plus, HBO and other entertaining channels in extreme weather at high altitudes, huh!!!".

Osama was performing guard duty at Kakul - Abbotabad

After a complete silence for couple of days, ISPR has published a press release, which acknowledges that Osama Bin Laden was performing guard duty at Pakistan Military Academy Kakul.

It is further stated that "Pakistan Army decided to hire Bin Laden for security because they felt that if you can't protect your assets from thieves then you must hire them for policing. Same applies here because Army was under continuous attacks from Al-Qaeda, therefore Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden was hired to neutralize that threat. This tactic helped a great deal in countering terrorism".

Thursday, May 5, 2011

India mulling to purchase Apache helicopters

After the success of Apache helicopters in operation Geronimo against Bin Laden in Abbotabad, Pakistan's famous foe India is mulling over to purchase Apache helicopters from United States. 

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified the US Congress, of its approval for the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of a possible Direct Commercial Sale of 22 AH-64D Block III Apache helicopters to India. 

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is looking for 22 attack helicopters through a tender, where Boeing’s Apache is up against the Russian Mi-28, and in the event the former is selected, some components of the aircraft will have to be purchased through an FMS.

“This notification is being made in advance so that, in the event that the Boeing - US Army proposal is selected, the United States might move as quickly as possible to implement the sale,” says the the statement issued by the US DSCA.

According to the statement, the FMS components to be supplied along with the direct commercial sale of 22 AH-64D Block III Apache helicopters would include ’50 T700-GE-701D engines, 12 AN/APG-78 Fire Control Radars, 12 AN/APR-48A Radar Frequency Interferometers, 812 AGM-114L-3 Hellfire Longbow missiles, 542 AGM-114R-3 Hellfire II missiles, 245 Stinger Block I-92H missiles, and 23 Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensors’.

Since August Obama was finding suitable weapons to kill Osama

President Obama says that "CIA chief told me about Osama's hideout in last August, but we were short of suitable weapons to kill Osama". He further said that "US Military was busy elsewhere and General Petraeus took all the weapons, including my favorite vegetable knife. Now we have borrowed a few weapons from Afghan National Army to take action against Bin Laden". He re-irritated his resolve to fight terrorism "We will fight terrorist and we will bring the terrorists to justice, even if we need to borrow weapons, we will do it. Now one shall have any doubts about our resolve".

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Zardari goes high-tech

There was a time when President Asif Ali Zardari was rarely seen in his own country. As he was on a non-stop global tour in a bid to match famous travelers like Marcopolo, Ibn-e-Batuta etc. But time has changed now, and Mr. Zardari no longer leaves his home. Some people think that he is afraid now? Some say he has given up on his dream of becoming a famous traveler?

But the reality is that these days Mr. Zardari has got know hows of modern technology like "Google Earth". He can now go on a virtual world tour using Google Earth, and see his Surrey Palace in UK and his properties else where like France and Dubai.

Moreover, he also visits Bilalwal House in Karachi and Zardari House in Islamabad using Google Earth without leaving Presidency.