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Pakistan Timeline: News, Discussions & Opinions

Discussion in 'South Asia & SAARC' started by tariqkhan18, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Indian Su30 MKI

    Indian Su30 MKI FULL MEMBER

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    Let them waste some money as they are getting free aid from USA
     
  2. Break the Silence

    Break the Silence FULL MEMBER

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    see, Its a fact Pakistan always try to do what we doing.There are many examples of this like, nuke testing, missile testing(though those are gifted scrap frm china), and now is war game... so let them happy in themselves, why we bother so much...??
     
  3. SpArK

    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    They had build 3 new airstrips within 35 kms from border near rajasthan, gujarat to fly drones which are supposed to get from US.
     
  4. Arjun MBT

    Arjun MBT Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    well, let them flex some muscle,till then we Build more muscle... as simple as that, But after that They come to say Instability in the region and Imbalance in the Region and Arms race, well If they cant compete with us, let them not join the race at all, but since they are not able to catch up, say all sorts of nonsense.... So Instead of Wasting so much resources, They should spend it on War on terrorism which they claim to have been doing
     
  5. Bang Galore

    Bang Galore Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    U.S police have arrested a Pakistani man in connection with the failed car bomb plot in New York's Times Square, amid increasing concerns that the failed attack was connected to international terrorism.

    The man, a naturalised American who had immigrated from Pakistan, was arrested on Long Island, New York just after midnight local time.

    Identified on MSNBC television as Shahzad Faisal, he is believed to have recently returned from a trip to Pakistan. According to the New York Times newspaper, US officials believe he bought the Nissan Pathfinder for cash and no paperwork within the last three weeks.

    His arrest comes as officials said the failed attempt on midtown Manhatten appears to have been masterminded by several people with international ties.

    White House officials said that fresh clues were pointing in the direction of a “foreign nexusâ€￾ and used the word ‘terrorism' for the first time in connection with the attack.

    “I would say that whoever did that would be categorised as a terrorist,â€￾ Robert Gibbs, Mr Obama’s spokesman, said.

    Police and FBI agents said that they were looking for a second suspect, a man filmed on a tourist’s video camera running from the car shortly after it was parked in Times Square on Saturday. They also want to identify a white man, aged in his forties, who was videotaped on surveillance cameras removing a shirt and putting it in a backpack.

    Police said that they had tracked down the registered owner of the dark, 1993 Nissan Pathfinder that contained the crude home-made bomb but he was not a suspect. He sold his car three weeks ago to a man described as of Hispanic or Middle Eastern appearance, aged about 30. That man is now believed to be of Pakistani origin.

    Paul J. Browne of the New York Police Department said that had the bomb gone off there was a “good possibility of people being killed, windows shattered, but not resulting in a building collapseâ€￾. Police were also investigating whether there were links between the aborted plot and the botched car bomb attacks at Glasgow airport in 2007. Both involved cars containing propane and petrol that did not explode. The Glasgow attack allegedly had its roots in Iraq.

    Another possible motive being explored centres on the cartoon South Park, which outraged many Muslims after a recent episode depicted the Prophet Muhammad in a bear suit. The Nissan was parked near the headquarters of Viacom, the owner of Comedy Central which is the channel that airs South Park.

    The car, whose number plates had been stolen from a junkyard, entered Times Square at 6.28pm on Saturday. Two minutes after it was parked, with the engine running and its hazard lights flashing, street vendors noticed smoke coming from inside it and alerted police.

    The bomb was big but amateurish. Dozens of firecrackers appeared to be intended as a triggering mechanism to light two jugs of petrol, which in turn were meant to cause three tanks of propane, similar to that used in barbecues, to explode. Eight bags of fertiliser had also been placed inside a metal gun locker but the fertiliser was not the right type to cause explosions.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article7115346.ece
     
  6. AVADI

    AVADI Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    I think he is of Pakistani origin American citizen.Lol we are seeing a pakistani connection to each and every terrorist attack around the world.
     
  7. Indian_Idol

    Indian_Idol 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    this too pakistani connection!!!! does the govt and people of pak feel proud of terrorism..??:confused: they used terrorism as defence against INDIA now started to export to US. the biggest exporter of terrorism in this decade..
     
  8. thebrownguy

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  9. hotstud69

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    Washington Pakistan is still producing an estimated 10,000 potential jihadis a year despite claims made by Islamabad of taking strong action against terrorists in the country.
    "Pakistan is still producing an estimated 10,000 potential jihadis a year out of 500,000 graduates from Pakistan's 11,000 madrassas - young gung-ho boys, mostly 16-year-olds..." wrote Arnaud de Borchgrave, foreign affairs columnist and editor-at-large at The Washington Times.

    "A true-green jihadi believes the enemies of Islam (principally the United States, India and Israel) are on a crusade to push back the frontiers of Islam and deprive the Muslim world of its principal means of defence - Pakistan's nuclear arsenal," Borchgrave wrote in hard hitting column.

    Borchgrave said the motto of the Pakistani army is "faith, piety and jihad in the path of Allah."

    A military manual on jihad, "The Quranic Concept of War," is required reading at officers training schools.

    "Mercifully, the United States is no longer seen as the enemy by most Pakistanis. Taliban, an organization originally patented by Pakistan's intelligence service (ISI), is now Public Enemy No.1," he said.

    "The game-changer is the Pakistani army, whose volunteers came principally from the ranks of the poor. But the officers, if not the rank and file, now understand that religious extremists are no longer their allies," he wrote.

    "With 3,500 killed by terrorists in a year and more than 10,000 injured and many small businesses closed, coupled with the government's neglect of their plight for lack of funds, and US aid spread thin over a multitude of unrelated projects, those who cherry-pick suicide targets to make matters worse are faced with an embarrassment of riches.

    "The government, such as it exists, is left with a grim menu of inadequate medical and police responses, followed by vigils and commemorations," Borchgrave said.

    Meanwhile, Daniel Benjamin, Coordinator of Office of Coordinator for Counterterrorism, has said that the threat of al-Qaeda has morphed despite the setbacks suffered by the group in recent times.

    "Al-Qaeda has proven to be an adaptable and resilient terrorist group whose desire to attack the United States and US interests abroad remains as strong as ever," he said.

    The group remained under pressure due to Pakistani military operations aimed at eliminating them in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, and as a result, it's had a number of leadership losses and is finding it more difficult to raise money, recruit and plan attacks outside the region, he said.

    "Despite these setbacks, the al-Qaeda threat has morphed, which partially offset the losses suffered by al-Qaeda's core in Pakistan," Benjamin said.


    http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/Pak-producing-10-000-jihadists-a-year-Report/615366/
     
  10. AVADI

    AVADI Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    This is becoming a huge problem Pakistanis must come out of their state of denial and should address the problem or this will lead to downfall of a nation.

    P.S.why not create thread for terrorism and post all the news on the subject in there.
     
  11. SpArK

    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    these are not ordinary jihadis like the old times. they are educated.

    Very alarming indeed.!!!
     
  12. SpArK

    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Is it n't now??
     
  13. AVADI

    AVADI Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Lol they are not that close.But surely in 5 years when uncle sam leaves the region they will face the music.
     
  14. Dark Angel

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    well said mate :india:
     
  15. thebrownguy

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    Educated ya .. but in a Madarassa? I am not against "Religion schooling" but fact is many of these schools are misused by terror groups and run as terror producing factories.:mad:
     

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