Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New "Mother of All Bombs" Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) to be used against Iran

January 28, 2012

US toothless against Iran rock: Pentagon seeks new superbomb

Having considered the toughness of the rock-hidden Iranian nuclear facilities, America's Nutcracker military command has decided to save jaw and develop a new conventional superbomb, since the US still plans to do the job in Iran without nukes.

Washington has once again reminded Tehran that it has the military capability to crack Iranian hard-target nuclear sites with conventional weapons, leaking to the Wall Street Journal plans to develop an even more effective bunker-buster bomb.

The American military is no longer in love with the most powerful non-nuclear weapon it possesses, the Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP), a 13,600-kilogram mammoth capable of penetrating deep underground facilities.

The Pentagon paid around $330 million to Boeing to develop and produce 20 MOP bombs, specially developed to destroy bunkers in countries like Iran and North Korea.

Now, the Defense Department intends to spend another $82 million, to make those bombs even more effective.

An MOP is capable of penetrating 60 meters of reinforced concrete or 38 meters of hard rock, delivering 2,700 kg of explosives deep down, to reliably demolish anything manmade. Yet, in the case of Iran's Persian mountains, even this doesn't seem enough.

In hiding its nuclear work, Tehran clearly considered the experience of Saddam Hussein and Bashar Assad, who lost their research nuclear reactors in 1981 and 2007 respectively.

Iranians really had to turn into fairytale dwarves, digging deep into the mountains but with a very un-fairytale intention: not to find something precious, but to safely hide their nuclear program.

In our times, when bombing a sovereign state into Stone Age is an easy walk, as we see from Libya's example, such a precautionary measure does not appear superfluous.

But this is exactly what makes American generals nervous – they need 100% guarantees that the targets they cannot destroy do not exist, particularly in Iran.

For example, military experts are not sure an MOP can get to Iran's Fordow enrichment plant facility that has 60 meters of hard rock mountain above it.
At the moment, only a tactical nuclear weapon of several dozen kilotons could guarantee the site's elimination.

"Once things go into the mountain, then really you have to have something that takes the mountain off," an unnamed US military official is reported to have said.

But no, using nukes would set a precedent for all the other proud owners of atomic arms worldwide. Countries like China, North Korea and – God forbid – Russia would get a free hand to blindside America with nukes at the first breath of suspicion.

The last time the US used nuclear weapons against a civilian population was in Japan in 1945, and that fact is still well-remembered, and not just in Japan.

That is why today, the American military lays its hopes on conventional explosives with expanded capabilities, putting tactical nukes by for a rainy day.

And just in case you were wondering, none of the abovementioned has anything to do with Israel. Though Tel-Aviv has never tried out its almost proven nuclear arsenal on anybody, they rather like saber-rattling, saying they would protect the Jewish state at any cost – and preemptively.

Their fingers are apparently itching on the trigger switch, in forgetfulness that the country starting a war is not necessarily the one that finishes it.
Shahzad Afzal


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cost of supplying Afghan War increases 600%

, DC Foreign Policy Examiner
January 19, 2012 

The cost of supplying the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan has increased 600% since Pakistan closed its borders in November, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.  

Using a Northern route to supply the Afghan War costs the United States $104 million dollars a month, an increase of $87 million from the $17 million it cost Washington when supplies were mainly sent through Pakistani territory, the AP report said.

Pakistan has refused to allow NATO supply convoys use its territory since a NATO airstrike killed 24 Pakistani troops last November. Pakistani political and military officials claimed that the killing of its troops was deliberate and refused to join a NATO investigation into the incident. Along with closing its border, Islamabad responded to the incident by forcing Washington to close down a base in Pakistan that it used to conduct drone strikes, as well as by refusing to attend an international conference on the future of Afghanistan held in Bonn, Germany in earlier December.

The NATO probe, which the Pentagon released in late December, said mistakes were made by both sides and that "inadequate coordination" and poor maps had led NATO air forces to mistakenly target the Pakistani soldiers. While expressing its "deepest regret" for the loss of life-and offering its "sincere condolences," to the Pakistani people, government and families of the soldiers that were killed- the Obama administration refused to apologize for the event. Pakistan rejected the conclusions of the report.

Since the November incident U.S.-Pakistani relations have reached their lowest point in the decades-long usually turbulent relationship. The United States has given Pakistan roughly $20 billion in foreign aid since 9/11. Recent reports, however, have cited unnamed U.S. and Pakistani officials saying they expect a more limited relationship in the future. On Wednesday, Pakistan refused to receive U.S. special envoy for AfPak issues, Marc Grossman, who was scheduled to visit Islamabad as part of a broader regional trip. Pakistani officials said Grossman's visit wasn't appropriate because they are currently revaluating their ties with Washington.

On Thursday an unnamed Pakistani official told Reuters his country intended to re-open supply routes to NATO, but would impose higher tariffs on the alliance. The official did not give a date for when the routes would actually be reopened.

Shahzad Afzal


Immunity in Switzerland procedure, MUST READ it plz.

Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) 
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Immunity of holders of political office and of states:

 To enable them to exercise their office unhindered, heads of state enjoy full immunity against legal proceedings abroad. Heads of government and foreign ministers can also claim immunity when travelling abroad. In certain circumstances, this also applies to other members of government in the exercise of their duties.
Besides the personal immunity of officeholders, states and their property also enjoy immunity.
Immunity of holders of political office

While abroad, serving heads of state enjoy absolute immunity against criminal proceedings in all actions that otherwise would have been subject to the jurisdiction of these states. The immunity of heads of state is a principle embodied in customary international law.
According to the Federal Supreme Court, immunity is weakened in the following two cases:
When a state expressly waives the immunity of its head of state, the head of state cannot invoke immunity.
When a head of state leaves office, immunity no longer holds. A former head of state can claim immunity at most for actions undertaken in the exercise of official functions. If such a connection does not exist, the former head of state can be legally prosecuted.
Decision of the Federal Supreme Court in the Marcos case (115 Ib 496, p. 500) (fr) 
 Heads of state have no immunity in the case of war crimes. The statutes of the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Tribunals for for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda make provision for the fact that a defendant's official position for qualified war crimes, e.g. as head of state, does not relieve such person of criminal responsibility. 
The case of Augusto Pinochet, the former Chilean dictator, revived the debate over the criminal responsibility of former heads of state for qualified crimes committed while in office. General Pinochet was held not to be immune from arrest for alleged acts of torture.
In contrast to criminal proceedings, there is less agreement on the immunity of heads of state with respect to offences under civil law. One body of legal doctrine holds that both the official actions and the private actions of heads of state enjoy immunity from civil law proceedings. Another body takes the view that immunity extends only to official, and not private, actions. 
Immunity of states and their property

In Europe, the European Convention on State Immunity of 16 May 1972 regulates protection of the property of foreign states. Non-member states of the Council of Europe may also accede to this convention. Very few states have ratified the convention. In Switzerland, the convention entered into force on 7 October 1982.
On 2 December 2004, the General Assembly of the United Nations (UNO) adopted a universal convention on the jurisdictional immunities of states and their property. Switzerland will sign this convention.
Switzerland does not have a law that regulates the application of the immunity of states under international law. In accordance with the Federal Supreme Court, under certain conditions a foreign state can be summoned before a Swiss court. A distinction must be drawn between
whether the foreign state acted in the exercise of sovereign authority (sovereign act or act of state, "acta iure imperii") or
whether it acted as a subject of private law equal to a private person (legal transactions, "acta iure gestionis").
Only in the first case can the state claim jurisdictional immunity. In the second case, by contrast, the state can be summoned before a Swiss court, but only on condition that there is a connection between the civil legal relationship and Swiss territory.
According to the Federal Supreme Court, Switzerland can also impose sanctions on the foreign state. What holds for jurisdictional immunity also holds in principle for immunity from measures of constraint: Measures of constraint may not be taken against assets and property intended for the performance of public functions.
A state can expressly waive its immunity from jurisdiction and constraint. Such a waiver can take place in various ways, either before a dispute materializes or ad hoc in a lawsuit.
Since 1918, the Federal Supreme Court has followed a restrictive line on the immunity of states.
Shahzad Afzal


US Marine Kills Women Children Gets 3 Months

Marine Reaches Plea in Haditha Massacre 


January 23, 2012 "
CBS" -- CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - A Marine accused of killing unarmed Iraqi women and children pleaded guilty Monday to dereliction of duty in a deal that will mean a maximum of three months confinement and end the largest and longest-running criminal case against U.S. troops to emerge from the Iraq War.

Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich of Meriden, Conn., led the Marine squad in 2005 that killed 24 Iraqis in the town of Haditha after a roadside bomb exploded near a Marine convoy, killing one Marine and wounding two others.

It was a stunning and muted end to a case once described as the Iraq War's version of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam.

Watch Wuterich's interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" in 2007 
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=2582353n The incident in Iraq is considered among the war's defining moments, further tainting America's reputation when it was already at a low point after the release of photos of prisoner abuse by U.S. soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison.

Eight Marines were charged with killing the Iraqis, with Wuterich facing the possibility of life behind bars. In the end, seven Marines were acquitted or had charges dropped, and Wuterich pleaded to the single, minor charge.
The killings still fuel anger in Iraq after becoming the primary reason behind demands that U.S. troops not be given immunity from their court system.
Wuterich's plea interrupted his trial at Camp Pendleton before a jury of combat Marines who served in Iraq.
In a hearing to determine if the facts of the plea were accurate and that he agreed, Wuterich acknowledged he was negligent in his duties because he told his squad to shoot first and ask questions later, or words to that effect.
Honestly, I probably should have said nothing," Wuterich told the judge, Lt. Col. David Jones. "I think we all understood what we were doing so I probably just should have said nothing."
Later he added: "I shouldn't have done that and it resulted in tragic events, sir."
Wuterich acknowledged he had been trained in rules of engagement before going to Iraq and again when he was deployed.
He admitted he did not positively identify his targets, as he had learned to do in training. He said he ordered his troops to assault the homes based on the guidance of his platoon commander at the time.
Wuterich faces a maximum of three months confinement, two-thirds forfeiture of pay and a rank demotion to private when he's sentenced, likely on Tuesday. The plea agreement calls for manslaughter charges to be dropped.
"No one denies that the events ... were tragic, most of all Frank Wuterich," defense attorney Neal Puckett told the North County Times. "But the fact of the matter is that he has now been totally exonerated of the homicide charges brought against him by the government and the media. For the last six years, he has had his name dragged through the mud. Today, we hope, is the beginning of his redemption."
Phone messages left by The Associated Press for Puckett and co-counsel Mark Zaid weren't immediately returned.
The issue at the court martial was whether Wuterich reacted appropriately as a Marine squad leader in protecting his troops in the midst of a chaotic war or disregarded combat rules and ordered his men to shoot and blast indiscriminately at Iraqi civilians.
Wuterich was charged with nine counts of manslaughter, among other charges.
Prosecutors said he lost control after seeing the body of his friend blown apart by the bomb and led his men on a rampage in which they stormed two nearby homes, blasting their way in with gunfire and grenades. Among the dead were women, children and elderly, including a man in a wheelchair.
Wuterich's former squad members testified that they did not take any gunfire during the 45-minute raid on the homes or find any weapons. Still, several squad members testified they do not believe they did anything wrong because they feared insurgents were inside hiding.
The prosecution was further hurt by the testimony of Wuterich's former platoon commander who said the squad was justified in its actions because the house was declared hostile, and from what he understood of the rules of combat at the time that meant any use of force could be used and Marines did not need to positively identify their targets.
Wuterich has said he regretted the loss of civilian lives but believed he was operating within military combat rules.
After Haditha, Marines commanders ordered troops to try and distinguish between civilians and combatants.
The trial was delayed for years by pre-trial wrangling between the defense and prosecution, including over whether the military could use unaired outtakes from an interview Wuterich gave in 2007 to "60 Minutes." Prosecutors eventually won the right to view the footage.
In case you missed it

Iraqi Girl tells of US Attack in Haditha

Ten-year-old Iman Walid witnessed the killing of seven members of her family in an attack by American marines last November. The interview with Iman was filmed exclusively for ITV News by Ali Hamdani,our Iraqi video diarist.

05/30/06 ITV

Shahzad Afzal


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Village that stood up to corruption a sign of hope for others

Lin Zuluan succeeds Xue Jinbo, who died in December. Picture: Getty
Lin Zuluan succeeds Xue Jinbo, who died in December. Picture: Getty

Published on Tuesday 24 January 2012 00:00

AS CHINA gears up for a leadership transition later this year, a small fishing village that stood up to official corruption and rural land grabs has become a touchstone for other communities striving to fight back against grassroots abuses.

Since the uprising in December in Wukan, a coastal village of 15,000 in southern Guangdong province, which challenged and won key concessions from provincial officials, other rural communities have taken note.

About 1,000 residents of Wanggang, a gritty suburb of leather factories and shabby tenement blocks, recently massed outside the gates of the provincial capital Guangzhou, holding a rare large-scale protest against a major city government.

For some people, Wukan has become a new rallying cry for their own battle against public corruption.

"If China doesn't change and help … vulnerable residents in villages, every village might develop into a Wukan," said Mr Li, 33, a protester who took part in the rally against Wanggang's Communist Party village chief, Li Zhihang. He is accused of plundering land, committing widespread fraud and using a gang of thugs from the country's north to intimidate locals.

Guangdong province – China's most populated and a major manufacturing hub – has seen its share of unrest, including riots in Zengcheng over oppressive behaviour against migrant workers. The province's prominent party boss, Wang Yang, must avoid serious policy mistakes which would damage his prospects for promotion in a leadership transition late this year.

By invoking the name of Wukan, Wanggang villagers believe they won a swifter response from edgy officials.

Mr Li said: "They are forcing us to take this road."

After the villagers threatened to turn Wanggang into a "second Wukan", a Guangzhou vice-mayor, Xie Xiaodan, met them and promised an inquiry into alleged abuses.

But despite their bravado, Wanggang is no Wukan.

Wukan's residents were in open revolt, expelling officials and police and barricading themselves in for ten days until provincial government intervention brought an end to the siege.

Wangang appears less united, its residents split among numerous clans. Most are city dwellers holding urban jobs, less desperate to reclaim farmland for subsistence than those in Wukan.

For Wukan, Mr Wang chose conciliation instead of force, sending a key deputy to intervene and offer concessions on seized land. In a remarkable twist, the rebel village leader, Lin Zuluan, 65, was later named party secretary of Wukan.

Despite the softer approach, some experts say Wukan will not change China's iron-fisted approach to dissent.

Willy Lam, an academic and veteran China watcher in Hong Kong, said: "The fact that Wang Yang decided to use more conciliatory methods regarding Wukan doesn't mean a change of policy on the part of Beijing, nor does it mean that leaders in other provinces will follow.

"The leaders of other provinces cannot afford to allow the Wukan case to become a sort of a model because this will damage the authority of the party."

The legacy of Wukan still echoes in other villages. A man in Luogang village complained about officials bragging about new cars, as he  dug taro roots and spring onions in a field.

"We want to be like Wukan, all the villagers here do," said the elderly man, squelching barefoot through the mud. "It's very encouraging, we hope everywhere can fight back and beat the corrupt officials."


Shahzad Afzal


Georgia judge orders Obama to court on citizenship complaint


A Georgia judge has ordered PresidentBarack Obama to appear in court Thursday in Atlanta for a hearing on a complaint he isn't a natural-born citizen and should not be on the state's primary ballot in March, reports the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.

A Georgia resident made the complaint that prompted the order. It is one of many such complaints made across the country. So far, none of the complaints have been successful.

An Obama campaign aide said any attempts to involve the president personally will fail and that such complaints have no merit, the newspaper reported.

Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi on Friday denied a motion by the president's lawyer to quash a subpoena that requires Obama to show up, the Ledger-Enquirer said.

Shahzad Afzal


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sinking the Petrodollar in the Persian Gulf

Pepe Escobar at 10:37am, January 17, 2012.

These days, with a crisis atmosphere growing in the Persian Gulf, a little history lesson about the U.S. and Iran might be just what the doctor ordered.  Here, then, are a few high- (or low-) lights from their relationship over the last half-century-plus:

Summer 1953: The CIA and British intelligence hatch a plot for a coup that overthrows a democratically elected government in Iran intent on nationalizing that country's oil industry.  In its place, they put an autocrat, the young Shah of Iran, and his soon-to-be feared secret police.  He runs the country as his repressive fiefdom for a quarter-century, becoming Washington's "bulwark" in the Persian Gulf -- until overthrown in 1979 by a home-grown revolutionary movement, which ushers in the rule of Ayatollah Khomeini and the mullahs.  While Khomeini & Co. were hardly Washington's men, thanks to that 1953 coup they were, in a sense, its own political offspring.  In other words, the fatal decision to overthrow a popular democratic government shaped the Iranian world Washington now loathes, and even then oil was at the bottom of things.

1967: Under the U.S. "Atoms for Peace" program, started in the 1950s by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Shah is allowed to buy a 5-megawatt, light-water type research reactor for Tehran (which -- call it irony -- is still playing a role in the dispute over the Iranian nuclear program).  Defense Department officials did worry at the time that the Shah might use the "peaceful atom" as a basis for a future weapons program or that nuclear materials might fall into the wrong hands.  "An aggressive successor to the Shah," went a 1974 Pentagon memo, "might consider nuclear weapons the final item needed to establish Iran's complete military dominance of the region."  But that didn't stop them from aiding and abetting the creation of an Iranian nuclear program.

The Shah, like his Islamic successors, argued that such a program was Iran's national "right" and dreamed of a country that would get significant portions of its electricity from a string of nuclear plants.  As a 1970s ad by a group of American power companies put the matter: "The Shah of Iran is sitting on top of one of the largest reservoirs of oil in the world.  Yet he's building two nuclear plants and planning two more to provide electricity for his country.  He knows the oil is running out -- and time with it."  In other words, the U.S. nuclear program was the genesis for the Iranian one that Washington now so despises.

September 1980: Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein launches a war of aggression against Ayatollah Khomeini's Iran.  In the early 1980s, he becomes Washington's man, our "bulwark" in the Persian Gulf, and we offer him our hand -- and also "detailed information" on Iranian deployments and tactical planning that help him use his chemical weapons more effectively against the Iranian military.  Oh, and just to make sure things turn out really, really well, the Reagan administration also decides to sell missiles and other arms to Ayatollah Khomeini's Iran on the sly, part of what became known as the "Iran-Contra Affair" and which almost brings down the president and his men.  Success!

March 2003: Saddam Hussein is, by now, no longer our man in Baghdad but a new "Hitler" who, top Washington officials claim, undoubtedly has a nuclear weapons program that could someday leave mushroom clouds rising over U.S. cities.  So the Bush administration launches a war of aggression against Iraq, which like Iran just happens to -- in the words of Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz -- "float on a sea of oil."  (Bush officials hope, in the wake of a "cakewalk" of a war to revive that country's oil industry, to privatize it, and use it to destroy OPEC, driving down the price of oil on world markets.)  Nine years later, a Shiite government is in power in Baghdad closely allied with Tehran, which has gained regional strength and influence thanks to the disastrous U.S. occupation.

So call it an unblemished record of a kind not easy to find.  In more than 50 years, America's leaders have never made a move in Iran (or near it) that didn't lead to unexpected and unpleasant blowback.  Now, another administration in Washington, after years of what can only be called acovert war against Iran, is preparing yet another set of clever maneuvers -- this time sanctions against Iran's central bank meant to cripple the country's oil industry and crack open the economy followed by no one knows what.

And honestly, I mean, really, given past history, what could possibly go wrong?  Regime change in Iran?  It's bound to be a slam dunk and if you don't believe it, check out Pepe Escobar, that fabulous peripatetic reporter for Asia Times

Shahzad Afzal


What a surprise? Mahdi Army Terrorists exposed, conspiracy against PTI and PML N

What a surprise? Mahdi Army Terrorists exposed, conspiracy against PTI and PML N

International Professor

Amir Mughal who runs a blog site Chagtai Khan wrote tweet and declared Mian Nawaz Shariff as Kharji, in reply I sent him web link of my article published in www.makepakistanbetter.com about discussion on Rafzi vs. Kharji (Link given below), soon after that a person that declare him off shoot of PTI and called PTI Nazariati started to distribute my some articles about Mr. Hamid Mir and Ansar Abbasi on tweet that were also published on the same website.

How they caught is very interesting that all such material against Hamid Mir and attempt to indict him in a terrorism case was initiated by www.letusbuildpakistan.com and www.criticalppp.com , where as an audio against Hamid Mir was initiated by them, refer my article link given below. The sensitive information was provided by Intelligence Bureau and behind the scene Farahnaz Isfahani and Faisal Raza Abidi were speculated to provide this information to the above websites. Faisal Raza Abidi presented same information on a TV talk show next day as well.

Amir Mughal who declares him as ex Intelligence Officer of Intelligence Bureau is mastermind, behind the scene operator of above website. He is on pay role of some foreign agencies including Iranian Intelligence agency, his entire group is very active in USA. Since USA is going for war against Iran, so links of all such group require thorough investigation. A pseudo name Ali Nishapuri, believed to be operating from Mashhad, Iran who is publicized as editor of the website, falsely showing operating from Ankarah Turkey. And his another pseudo is "Laibaah" @Laibaah1 Phoenix, Airzona

Amir Mughal is believed to be commander of defunct Sipah e Mohammed or Tehreek e Jaffria, Mahdi Army, Pasdaran e Inqilab Pakistan, Hizbullah or Mukhtar Force involved in terrorism and at least 22 terrorists of those groups are on blue book, according to daily Ummat, Karachi many are operating from Iran. Same peoples are involved in suicide attacks on their own Shia community at Quetta, according to Express news one suicide bomber involved in killings of Hazara community was son of Shia Mullah of Quetta, later his dead body was recognized by his father and from the balloon Hazara killings propaganda was released, moreover one Hazara PPP's MNA that remained protesting against killings of Hazara Brothers disappeared from the scene.

We have no doubt that some peoples from President House and Prime Minister House are involved to operate both websites. Their political target is to create rift between Imran Khan and Mian Nawaz Shariff, so that PML N and PTI may not join hands. PTI Nazariati is an example that is backed by www.letusbuildpakistan.com and www.criticalppp.com.

A list of web sites and peoples affiliated with both websites is given below, whereas same website declares it as a project of Pakistan People Party. According to their web site:

Abdul Nishapuri (pseudo name, Founding Editor), Ahmed Iqbalabadi (Blog Coordinator), Farhad Jarral (Expansion and Development Coordinator, Youth Leader), Humza Ikram (Development, Education, Minority Rights)
Junaid Qaiser (Media Watch, Minority Rights)
Maula Baksh Thadani (Political Critic), Sarah Khan (Critical Reflections)

LUBP Forum: Ahmer Asif (Forum Coordinator), Javed Sheikh (Forum Coordinator)

Advisory Board: Shaheryar Ali, Shiraz Paracha, Omar Khattab

And many websites or blog sites affiliated or working under same mentality are as under:

Pakistan Media Watch, Pak Tea House by Ali Abbas, Grand Trunk Road by Abdul Nishapuri, Views on Pakistani News, Chaudhary Ahmed Khan, Baynaampujabi etc.

Major writers are well known pro-Iranian like Ahsan Abbas Shah (Urdu Section), Anas Abbas (Counter-terrorism), Anas Muhammad, Ai Sher Mussali, Laila Ebadi, Aal-e-Hashmat, Agha Haider Raza, Ali Raja, Sikandar Mehdi etc. Ali Nishapuri and Ali Arqam are fake names and believed to be living in Iran.

Activities in North America and Europe:

During Iraq invasion large shia groups were hired by agencies and billions of dollar were paid, there are big names on record who received cash, even one Shia Mullah Khoi was sent to Iraq and when he was killed media confirmed that he was paid millions of dollar.

In all such game Pakistan's Husain Haqani and Farahnaz Isfahani were also beneficiary of Iraq Invasion and later war of terror, their statements and Videos are available on this website www.makepakistanbetter.com, that is why for entire NRO sponsored current Government of Pakistan is shaking when same army generals that rectified NRO turned their back from Husain Haqani in Memogate.

Pakistan is unfortunate enough that 70% of its ambassadors at Washington, New York and London were Shia. Such as M H Isfahani, Abida Husain, Amjad Husian, Hussain Haroon and leading councilor offices are also under their control, such as Gardezi at Washington etc. A lot of Shia terrorists have reached North America and Europe. Now it is their business to propagate against Pakistan and commit terrorism against their own Shia community to pose their selves as victim to seek refugee status. Last month a lot of two dozen illegal persons died near Australia were all Shia's.

The terrorists and criminals that have reached America, Australia or Europe are using the venue for cyber terrorism, propaganda for making room for new comers.

Since war against Iran is knocking on the door, so, all pro-Iranian, Iraqi, Lebanese and Pakistani terrorists must be watched carefully for cyber terrorism. Particularly some Pakistan's ex Intelligence agents working at USA or posing living there.

Talk about new global terrorism or Iranian backed Shia Terrorists:

Poor apologists of Zardari and NRO'd agents of agencies are still trying to beat drum of Taliban and Wahabi, now time has changed and world is in danger from Shia Cyber Terrorists, Iranian state terrorism and export of Khomeinism. As such Syria, Bahrain, Saudi Arab, Lebanon, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan and Central Asia are burning in fire by agents and exported Iranian state terrorism.

Pakistan's Shia Government:

Pakistan's President, Prime Minister, Speaker and majority of institutional heads are Shia. On the name of religion 95% Sunni majority is forcefully imprisoned into their homes when Shia take out processions, bully Sunni's and a tiny minority with the help of state try to confined peoples to their homes and even no one is allowed to see outside their windows. By hook by crook every month force to take out religious processions, peoples are restricted to homes and when any clash happens, propagandists pose them as minority under victimization.

Media hardly expose Shia terrorists; however a few cases reported are as under.

Mahdi Force


Mahdi Force busted



Shia killer of Saudi diplomat sent to hospital


Shia terrorists involved in attack on Saudi Consulate at Karachi


Quetta bomber was Shia himself


Eight sectarian killing suspects arrested


Abid Bangish - Hizbullah Terrorist arrested from Parachanar

Refer Daily Ummat 04-09-2011 and also


For details of Sipah e Muhammad Terrorists refer Daily Ummat, 08-09-2011, 28-09-2011

Analysis Kharji vs. Rafzi


Hussain Haqqani is behind defamation campaign of Mr. Hamid Mir


A conspiracy against Hamid Mir and Mr. Ansar Abbasi


Hussain Haqqani - Runagate scandalous sax-phone


Hussain Haqqani Propaganda - Citibank links


Hussain Haqqani is under influence of Ispahani


Postmortem of Farahnaz Isphahani and Hussain Haqqani


From: mail.international.professor@gmail.com

Shahzad Afzal


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Panetta, Mullen to Pressure Pakistan on Terrorism

American Forces Press Service

By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2011 – Although not yet willing to blame the Haqqani network for assassinating the former Afghan president, Pentagon leaders emphasized today that they will continue to pressure Pakistan to keep insurgents there from spilling into Afghanistan.

"Our biggest concern right now is to put as much pressure as possible on the Pakistanis to exercise control from their side of the border," Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said during a Pentagon news briefing with Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

"We have continued to state that this cannot happen. We cannot have the Haqqanis coming across the border attacking our forces and [Afghans] and disappearing back into a safe haven," the secretary said. "That is not tolerable, and we have urged them to take steps."

Panetta declined to discuss specific strategies, including whether the United States would consider unilateral action. He did say, however, "We are going to take whatever steps are necessary to protect our forces."

It's in the best interest of the Pakistanis to deal with terrorists within their borders, he said.

"Frankly, terrorism is as much a threat for them as it is for us," he said. "And we keep telling them you can't choose among terrorists. If you are against terrorism, you have to be against all forms of terrorism. And that is something we just have to continue to stress."

Mullen said he made clear during his meeting last week with Pakistani Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani that Pakistan needs to do more. Among issues he raised were the Haqqanis' proxy ties to Pakistan's Inter-Service Intelligence agency and their role in killing coalition troops and Afghans in Afghanistan.

"It was the heart of the discussion," Mullen reported, emphasizing that this activity "has to stop."

"That is not a new message, but it is one that [Kayani] clearly understands," Mullen said. "And I think it is one we have to keep reiterating."

Mullen credited the strong relationship he and Kayani have built with helping them work through difficult periods between their two countries. "It is going to go up and down," he said of the U.S.-Pakistan relationship. "We have had a very tough patch here over the last several months."

Based on current information, Mullen said he cannot confirm that the Haqqanis were behind the death of Burhanuddin Rabbani, the senior Afghan official in charge of negotiating with the Taliban. Panetta called the killing of Rabbani, reportedly by a suicide bomber who hid explosives in his turban, a blow to the reconciliation and reintegration process in Afghanistan.

"I regret his loss. I think he was playing an important role," Panetta said. "I am hopeful that we will be able to work with others to try to continue the efforts that he was engaged in."

The assassination was among other recent high-profile attacks that Mullen said reflect an apparent shift in the Taliban's overall strategy.

"They have not succeeded on the ground this year. Their campaign has failed in that regard," he said, causing them to resort to high-profile attacks.

Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, described last week's Haqqani attack on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul an operational failure. Mullen acknowledged, however, that it had strategic significance.

"So we take it very seriously as a part of the campaign," he said. "We know that this is what the Taliban is doing, and we have got to adjust and we are doing that."

Panetta said the coalition is working with the Afghans to discuss ways to better protect against future attacks. But the Taliban's change of strategy, he added, shows that its leaders realize they are losing ground in Afghanistan.

"The bottom line still remains that that we are moving in the right direction," Panetta said. "We have made progress against the Taliban, but we can't let some of these sporadic events deter us from the progress that we are making."

Shahzad Afzal


Friday, January 13, 2012

The Truth About Muammar Gaddafi ( The ELITE Exposed )

The Truth About Muammar Gaddafi
( The ELITE Exposed )
The truth is here! FULL LENGHT
Muammar Gaddafi was fighting against the illuminati
and the reason why he was killed is here! 

Something that could help you understand the deeper details of this is if you look into further methods of how our system is run, especially in the US. The tactics they use to stay in power and the truth behind the banks and the economy.

Shahzad Afzal


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Wikileaks: The Gangs of Karachi

Wikileaks: The Gangs of Karachi
US Embassy cable - 09KARACHI138


2009-04-22 11:52:00


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S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 03 KARACHI 000138 
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  1. (S) Summary: The police in Karachi are only one of several 
  armed groups in the city, and they are probably not the most 
numerous or best equipped.  Many neighborhoods are considered 
by the police to be no-go zones in which even the 
intelligence services have a difficult time operating.  Very 
few of the groups are traditional criminal gangs.  Most are 
associated with a political party, a social movement, or 
terrorist activity, and their presence in the volatile ethnic 
mix of the world,s fourth largest city creates enormous 
political and governance challenges. 
MQM (Muttahida Quami Movement) 
2. (S) The MQM is an ethnic political party of the Urdu 
speaking community (known as \"Mohajirs,\" which is Arabic for 
immigrants) that migrated from India at the time of 
partition; Mohajirs make up around fifty percent of the total 
population in Karachi.  MQM is middle-class, avowedly 
secular, and anti-extremist (the only party to publicly 
protest the recent Swat Nizam-e-Adl regulations).  It has a 
long history of clashes with the Pakistan People,s Party 
(PPP), which controls the Sindh province in which Karachi is 
located, and with the Awami National Party (ANP), which 
represents MQM,s rival ethnic Pashtuns. 
3. (S) MQM\'s armed members, known as \"Good Friends,\" are the 
largest non-governmental armed element in the city.  The 
police estimate MQM has ten thousand active armed members and  
as many as twenty-five thousand armed fighters in reserve. 
This is compared to the city\'s thirty-three thousand police 
officers.  The party operates through its 100 Sector 
Commanders, who take  their orders directly from the party 
leader, Altaf Hussain, who lives in exile in the United 
Kingdom.  The Sector Commanders plan and monitor the 
  activities of the armed elements.  MQM\'s detractors claim 
  these armed men are  involved in extortion, assassination of 
political rivals, shootings at campaign rallies, and the 
  murder of people from other ethnic communities. 
  4. (S) Low to middle-ranked police officials acknowledge the 
  extortion and the likely veracity of the other charges.  A 
senior police officer said, in the past eight years alone, 
  MQM was issued over a million arms licenses, mostly for 
handguns.  Post (Consulate) has observed MQM security personnel carrying 
numerous shoulder-fired weapons, ranging from new European 
  AKMs to crude AK copies, probably produced in local shops. 
MQM controls the following neighborhoods in Karachi: 
Gulberg, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Korangi, Landhi, Liaquatabad, 
  Malir, Nazimabad, New Karachi, North Nazimabad, Orangi Town, 
Saddar and Shah Faisal. 
MQM-H (Muhajir Quami  Movement-Haqiqi) 
5. (S) MQM-H is a small ethnic political party that broke 
away from the MQM in the mid-1980s.  MQM-H has its 
strongholds in the Landhi, Korangi and Lines Area 
  neighborhoods of the city.  The MQM regarded these areas as 
  no-go zones when it was in power during the Musharraf 
presidency.  As a condition for joining the Sindh government 
in 2003, it asked that MQM-H be eliminated.  The local police 
and Rangers were used to crack down on MQM-H, and its leaders 
  were put behind bars.  The rank and file of MQM-H found 
  refuge in a local religious/political party, Sunni Tehrik 
(see para 9).  The local police believe MQM-H still maintains 
its armed groups in the areas of Landhi and Korangi, and that 
the party will re-organize itself once its leadership is 
released from  jail. 
ANP (Awami National Party - Peoples National Party) 
--------------------------------------------- ------ 
6. (S) The ANP represents the ethnic Pashtuns in Karachi. 
The local Pashtuns do possess personal weapons, following the 
tribal traditions of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), 
and there are indications they have begun to organize formal 
armed groups.  With the onset of combat operations in the 
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Federally Administered Tribal Areas in August 2008, a growing 
number of Pashtuns fled south to swell the Pashtun ranks of 
what already is the largest Pashtun city in the world.  This  
has increased tensions between ANP and MQM. 
7. (S) If rhetoric of the police and the ANP leadership is to 
be believed, these armed elements may be preparing to 
  challenge MQM control of Karachi.  In March, the Karachi 
  Police Special Branch submitted a report to the Inspector 
General of Police in which it mentioned the presence of 
\"hard-line\" Pashtuns in the Sohrab Goth neighborhood.  Sohrab 
Goth is located in the Northeast of the city. 
8. (S) The report said this neighborhood was becoming a no-go 
area for the police.  The report went on to claim the 
Pashtuns are involved in drug trafficking and gun running and 
if police wanted to move in the area they had to do so in 
civilian clothing.  A senior member of the Intelligence 
Bureau in Karachi recently opined that the ANP would not move 
against MQM until the next elections, but the police report 
ANP gunmen are already fighting MQM gunmen over 
protection-racket turf. 
ST (Sunni Tehrik - Sunni Movement) 
  9. (S) ST is a small religious/political group with a 
presence in small pockets of Karachi.  The group has only 
managed to win a handful of council seats  in local elections 
but militarily it is disproportionably powerful because of 
  the influx of MQM-H gunmen after the government crack-down on 
MQM-H (see above).  ST has organized the party and its gunmen 
along the lines of MQM by dividing its areas of influence  
into sectors and units, with sector and unit commanders.  ST 
  and MQM have allegedly been killing each other\'s leadership 
since the April 2006 Nishtar Park bombing that killed most of 
ST\'s leadership.  ST blames MQM for the attack.  There 
appears to have been a reduction  in these targeted killings 
since 2008. 
PPP (Pakistan People\'s Party) 
10. (S) PPP is a political party led by, and centered on the 
Bhutto family.  The party enjoys significant support in 
Karachi, especially among the Sindhi and Baloch populations. 
Traditionally, the party has not run an armed wing, but the 
workers of the PPP do possess weapons, both licensed and 
unlicensed.  With PPP in control of the provincial government 
and having an influential member in place as the Home  
Minister, a large number of weapons permits are currently 
being issued to PPP workers.  A police official recently told 
Post that he believes, given the volume of weapons permits 
being issued to PPP members, the party will soon be as 
well-armed as MQM. 
Gangs in Lyari: Arshad Pappoo (AP) and Rahman Dakait (RD) 
  --------------------------------------------- ------------ 
  11. (S) AP and RD are two traditional criminal  gangs that 
have been fighting each other since the turn of the century 
in the Lyari district of Karachi.  Both gangs gave their 
political support to PPP in the parliamentary elections.  The 
gangs got their start with drug trafficking in Lyari and 
later included the more serious crimes of kidnapping and 
robbery in other parts of Karachi.  (Comment:  Kidnapping is 
such a problem in the city that the Home Secretary once asked 
Post for small tracking devices that could be planted under 
the skin of upper-class citizens and a satellite to track the 
devices if they were kidnapped.  End comment.) 
12. (S) Each group has only about 200 hard-core armed 
fighters but, according to police, various people in Lyari 
have around 6,000 handguns, which are duly authorized through 
valid weapons permits.  In addition, the gangs are in 
possession of a large number of unlicensed AK-47 rifles, 
Rocket Propelled Grenade launchers and hand grenades.  The 
weapons are carried openly and used against each other as 
well as any police or Rangers who enter the area during 
security operations.  During police incursions, the gang 
members maintain the tactical advantage by using the narrow 
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streets and interconnected houses.  There are some parts of 
Lyari that are inaccessible to law enforcement agencies. 
Pashtun Terrorists 
13. (S) A Senior IB officer recently opined to Post that \"All 
Pashtuns in Karachi are not Taliban, but all Taliban are 
Pashtuns.\"  The size, scope and nature of \"Talibanization\" 
and true Taliban terrorist activity in Karachi is difficult 
to pin down, but Post has increasingly received anecdotes 
about women, even in more upscale neighborhoods, being 
accosted by bearded strangers and told to wear headscarves in 
  14. (S) There has not been a terrorist attack against U.S. 
interests in Karachi since 2006.  There are several theories 
about Taliban activity in Karachi and why  they have not 
staged an attack in so long.  One school of thought has it 
  that MQM is too powerful and will not allow the Pashtuns to 
operate in Karachi, and this, combined with the ease of 
operating elsewhere in Pakistan, makes Karachi an undesirable 
venue.  Another line of thinking claims Karachi is too 
valuable as a hiding place and place to raise money. 
15. (S) In April, the police in Karachi arrested Badshah Din 
Mahsud, from their Most Wanted Terrorist list, known as the 
Red Book.  It is alleged he was robbing banks in Karachi at 
the behest of Baitullah Mehsud, from the NWFP, and the money 
was being used to finance terrorist activity.  There is a 
large body of threat reporting which would seem to indicate 
the equipment and personnel for carrying out attacks are 
currently in place in Karachi.  In April, Karachi CID told 
Post they had arrested five men from NWFP who were building 
VBIEDs and planed to use them in attacks against Pakistani 
government buildings; including the CID office located behind 
the US Consulate.  CID also claimed they had reliable 
information that suicide vests had been brought to Karachi. 
16. (S) Comment:  The importance of maintaining stability in 
Karachi cannot be over-emphasized.  Traditionally, Karachi 
was at the center of lawlessness, criminal activity, and 
politically-inspired violence in Pakistan.  But with the 
security situation in the rest of the country deteriorating, 
the megalopolis has become something of an island of 
stability.  Nevertheless, it still has a number of well-armed 
political and religious factions and the potential to explode 
into violent ethnic and religious conflict given the wrong 
17. (S) The PPP,s decision to include MQM in coalition 
governments in Sindh Province and in the federal government 
has helped preclude a return to the PPP-MQM violence of the 
1990,s.  But the potential for MQM-ANP conflict is growing 
as Pashtuns challenge Mohajir political dominance and vie for 
control of key economic interests, such as the lucrative 
trucking industry.  Any sign that political violence is 
returning to Karachi, especially if it is related to the 
growing strength of conservative Pashtun \"Taliban,\" will send 
extremely negative shockwaves through the society and likely 
accelerate the flight from Pakistan of the business and 
intellectual elite of the society.  End comment. 

Shahzad Afzal