Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I am listening word “Revolution” quite a bit these days. Every other person I converse say “inqalab aa raha hai” we need revolution to change this country. Everyone is waiting for “The One” whom will change the fortune of this nation & country. Sadly we don’t want to change over selves, our family, our neighbors, only waiting to be changed. Change should start from where we live & breadth by none other then our own selves. This part of the world (Pakistan) is not made for the things like revolution. We as a nation divided into so many religious & social sects that a Revolution means chaos / anarchy.
This part of the world is more civilized in 2500 BC, then it is now. For me to make revolution happen there should be some kind of moral plan for people whom will head this revolution & people who will take part in it.
Take example of great Imran Khan. He is a vocal supporter of revolution and to make it happen he wants people with strong moral values to go into parliament. Just look at his support for the candidates in parliamentary elections in Pakistan & UK.
- in NA 55 poll his candidate was Ijaz Khan Jazi a notorious criminal of Rawalpindi & he fully taken part in his election campaign.
- in PP-160 polls his candidate, Zaheer Abbas Khokar a former PPP MNA was involved in unlawful activities. Khan supported him.
- in NA 123 polls his candidate was Hamid Meraj Din (son of a prominent politician, Mian Meraj Din (owner of Crown Cinema) and famous land grabber in Baghbanpura area of Lahore. Khan also fully supported him.
- In UK Elections he supported Zac Goldsmith, (Jemima khan brother) for Richmond Park parliamentary seat. Interestingly, Zac Goldsmith’s opponent Susan Kramer was against Iraq & Afghan wars. Zac Goldsmith has a anti-immigration stand which is a very sensitive issue for UK based Pakistanis & his party supported Iraq & Afghan wars but despite that Imran Khan supported him. Zac was also involved in Election expense allegations which are still in investigation process. Sadly no word from Imran Khan.
Is he a reliable candidate to spearhead revolution? My view NO......
will try to update this blog in future about Imran Khan's split personality.
My gratitude to Ahsan Fida for acting as a catalyst & making me write this blog
Sunday, May 9, 2010
What Blackwater’s Erik Prince does not want us to hear
An eye opener for our so called Pro Imperial Liberals. Erik Prince, owner of the Blackwater empire admit having his presence in Pakistan & Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) in Afghanistan 15 miles from the Pakistan border.
By Jeremy Scahill:-
Erik Prince, the reclusive owner of the Blackwater empire, rarely gives public speeches and when he does he attempts to ban journalists from attending and forbids recording or videotaping of his remarks. On May 5, that is exactly what Prince tried to do when he spoke at DeVos Fieldhouse as the keynote speaker for the “Tulip Time Festival” in his hometown of Holland, Michigan. He told the event’s organisers no news reporting could be done on his speech and they consented to the ban.
Despite Prince’s attempts to shield his speeches from public scrutiny, The Nation magazine has obtained an audio recording of a speech delivered by him to a friendly audience in January at the University of Michigan. The speech, which he attempted to keep from public consumption, provides a stunning glimpse into his views and future plans and reveals details of previously undisclosed activities of Blackwater — a private firm which generates 90 per cent of its revenue from the US government. The following are excerpts:
Iran: The Iranians, Prince said, “want that nuke so that it is again a Persian Gulf and they very much have an attitude of when Darius ran most of the Middle East back in 1000 BC. That’s very much what the Iranians are after.” [NOTE: Darius of Persia ruled from 522 BC-486 BC]. Iran, he charged, has a “master plan to stir up and organise a Shia revolt through the whole region.” Prince proposed that armed private soldiers from companies like Blackwater be deployed in countries throughout the region to target Iranian influence. “You’re not going to solve it by putting a lot of uniformed soldiers in all these countries. It’s way too politically sensitive. The private sector can operate there with a very, very small, very light footprint.”
The Geneva Convention: Prince scornfully dismissed the debate on whether armed individuals working for Blackwater could be classified as “unlawful combatants” who are ineligible for protection under the Geneva Convention. “You know, people ask me that all the time. “Aren’t you concerned that you folks aren’t covered under the Geneva Convention in [operating] in the likes of Iraq or Afghanistan or Pakistan? And I say, ‘Absolutely not,’ because these people, they crawled out of the sewer and they have a 1200 AD mentality. They’re barbarians. They don’t know where Geneva is, let alone that there was a convention there.” It is significant that Prince mentioned his company is operating in Pakistan given that Blackwater, the US and Pakistan governments have all denied that Blackwater works in Pakistan.
Bases in Afghanistan: “We built four bases and we staffed them and we run them,” Prince said, referring to them as Forward Operating Bases (FOBs). He described them as being in the north, south, east and west of Afghanistan. “Spin Boldak in the south, which is the major drug transshipment area, in the east at a place called FOB Lonestar, which is right at the foothills of Tora Bora Mountain. In fact, if you ski off Tora Bora, you can ski down to our firebase,” Prince said, adding that Blackwater also has a base near Herat and another location. FOB Lonestar is approximately 15 miles from the Pakistan border. “Who else has built a [Forward Operating Base] along the main infiltration route for the Taliban and the last known location for Osama bin Laden?” Prince said earlier this year.
(Reprinted with thanks from US-based magazine The Nation)
Monday, April 5, 2010
This classified CIA analysis from March, outlines possible PR-strategies to shore up public support in Germany and France for a continued war in Afghanistan. After the Dutch government fell on the issue of dutch troops in Afghanistan last month, the CIA became worried that similar events could happen in the countries that post the third and fourth largest troop contingents to the ISAF-mission. The proposed PR strategies focus on pressure points that have been identified within these countries. For France it is the sympathy of the public for Afghan refugees and women. For Germany it is the fear of the consequences of defeat (drugs, more refugees, terrorism) as well as for Germany’s standing in the NATO. The memo is an recipe for the targeted manipulation of public opinion in two NATO ally countries, written by the CIA. It is classified as Confidential / No Foreign Nationals.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
For years I am preaching we as a Nation are master of making fictions, a Fact. The most recent incident that makes me write these line are NRO Judgment dated 19-01-2010 page No. 2576 & 257 written by Justice CH. IJAZ AHMED, which read as.
Macaulay had made speech at the floor of the British Parliament on 2nd February, 1835 which is to the following effect:-
“I have traveled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. Such wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such caliber, that I do not think we would ever conquer this country, unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage, and, therefore, I propose that we replace her old and ancient education system, her culture, for if the Indians think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own, they will lose their self-esteem, their native self-culture and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation”.
the above phrases never said by Lord Macaulay at the floor of the British Parliament on 2nd February, 1835 rather he harshly criticize the education system in Sanskrit and Arabic and suggested that English be the language of Indian.
I have also send my observations to Honorable Justice of Pakistan on 22-January-2010, with relevant speech of Lord Macaulay but no response received so far.
The aim of me writing this letter is to show my concern that as a Nation we happily spread word of mouth without confirming / investigating the source. I am so much disappointed that our Honorable Judge used phrases of a fiction speech in the one of the most terrific judgment of present time.