Congress promoted corny capitalism, corruption in India!

 

Congress promoted corny capitalism, corruption  in India!

 –DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

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[No Muslim with faith in Islam can support or promote corrupt parties like Congress that  indeed  target the Muslims, Islam and mosques!]
When the Congress led UPA promoted the BJP led NDA policies, now the BJP is pursuing the Congress party’s economic policies based on crony capitalism. Essentially, therefore, Congress and BJP are two sides of the same India shine coin. In fact it sit second arrival the UPA went ahead with crony capitalism by allowing rampant corruption in every ministry, allowing enough parasitic trends in all walks of life.

 

Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, speaking at the launch of a book: “The election that changed India’ in Delhi on Friday, claimed that the way UPA government could have handled the 2G issue differently and that it caused a lot of damage to the Congress party’s image.  Chidambaram said that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should have shown a strict refusal to the ‘first come first serve’ basis of the 2G licence allocation and employed a better way to allot the same. Singh was aware of the retrospective amendment in Income Tax Act, which is considered as a major blunder of the UPA government as it hit FDI in India.

However, 2G spectrum scam was a just a an element of UPA corruption deals. Indian corruption is like free flowing subsidized liquor in clubs. Indian system provides the necessary political climate to promote corruption freely.

By projecting Pakistan as the threat to Indian interests, the Congress party led UPA promoted rampant corruption as its major policy; it allowed the rich to grow richer and corporates to increase their wealth many times both in the country and abroad. Cases are field only to tarp select people and to loot their illegally made cash.

 

The Congress party, the most “talented” party in corruption based politics, would not feel shame that it is instrumental in promoting black money, money laundering in connivance with other political parties like BJP. The  government of an innocent looking Manmohan Singh  let   the corrupt elements to thrive and make their own empires, in all walks of life including in cricket, where BCCI mafias that include the  incumbent finance and  defence minister  Arun Jaitley,  decide  who should be given Bharatratna. By using all these “patriotic” sections of politicians and industrialists, the UPA government misruled India for years to produce a parasitic political order in the country.

 

Even the BJP regime is  not revealing the details of money laundering because  those involved also include their own  favorites,  the  rich and  corporates who may finance the BJP in the poll and otherwise. This explains why the Congress party has been so bold in promoting corruption in India.

As the core Indian media keep the minds of  people engaged in anti-Pakistan, anti-Islam tunes,  as Indian youth are engaged in watching the fake cricket matches, Indian regime openly helps the rich, industrialists and multinationals in looting and sharing Indian resources and also simultaneously crushing the poor people.

 

Here is a neat cheat story of Indian parasitism and Nehru dynasty that ruled India for decades as its legitimate custodians.

Nehru Dynasty’s new addition now as son-in-law of Congress supreme command Sonia Gandhi and brother-in-law of Rahul Gandhi, Robert Vadra,  has been building economic empire for himself by misusing the UPA government, which  had been supported by many, including,  left parties.

The  real estate assets of Robert Vadra in Gurgaon and elsewhere and turning Vadra’s real estate companies from Rs50 lakh capital to Rs 500 crore in less than five years. It could have h gone further and still faster, had the Congress party own the parliamentary elections, even if they had lost the Haryana state.

As powerful Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law, Robert Vadra launched six companies hoping to be the realty czar of Rajasthan and Haryana and now is now closing them one by one. Vadra’s dreams were shattered after the Congress lost power in both the states.

In promoting Vadra, Sonia-Rahul led Congress has committed a crime against the people of India, especially the common men.  Arrival of equally corrupt BJP, which the Congress party had in fact nourished, as Congress-B, to protect Hindutva interests of  Indian indoors  and abroad and in effectively controlling the Muslims,  has now crushed not only the  Congress party ,its allies, Nehru dynasty, but also  the latest addition Vadra as well.

The four companies Vadra has already closed include Lifeline Agrotech Private Limited, Greenwave Agro Private Limited, Rightline Agriculture Private Limited and Primetime Agro Private Limited. The two companies in the process of closing, as per the ministry of corporate affairs are Future Infra Agro Private Limited and Best Seasons Agro Private Limited. All the six companies were incorporated in 2012. Harbans Lal Pahwa, in his 70s, who served as director of one of the companies of Vadra, many believe, was and remains instrumental in building up. The six companies Vadra closed are apparently agro-based and may be dealing with land transactions and agricultural technology, as the name suggests, in the absence of any financial details or returns.

 

Vadra holds the position of managing director in all the six companies. None of these companies has filed annual returns or balance sheets since inception, obviously because Vadra is a part of Nehru dynasty, ruling India for decades with interruptions. He felt himself the ruler of India and so Vadra was not filing financial returns of his companies since 2011 and was planning to close some of the companies. As per the ministry of corporate affairs records, all the companies were active till May this year.

 

Vadra started the process of closing the companies soon after the BJP-led NDA government took over the reins of the country. Vadra has not only started closing his companies but is also selling land in both the states fearing stringent monitoring and actions by the state and central governments. Vadra’s fortune witnessed a rise only after he started dealing in realty sector and bought huge tracts of land in Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttarakhand. However, most of his deals came under the scanner, due to alleged dubious transactions and unverified sources of money.  For example, four of Vadra’s companies — North India IT Parks Private Limited, Real Earth Estates Private Limited, Sky Light Realty Private Limited, Sky Light Hospitality Private Limited — are already under the scanner for land deals in Rajasthan, where he has reportedly bought several thousand acres of land at throwaway prices. All these companies are still active, as per government records.

In a flurry of deals between June 2009 and August 2011, Robert Vadra purchased at least 20 plots of land collectively measuring more than 770 hectares in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district. The value of the land shot up drastically as eight months later the ministry of non-conventional and renewable energy announced the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission Policy under which huge subsidies were offered for setting up grid tight solar plants. The BJP government in the state ordered a probe. The then Rajasthan government has also allegedly changed the course of NH-15 to benefit Vadra, around which he had brought another tract of land. Similarly in March 2011, a controversy had erupted over Vadra using DLF money to buy land in Haryana. He had disclosed this fact in his financial statements submitted to the ministry till March 2011. However, since then, Vadra has not been filing financial statements.

Sonia Gandhi, had she been genuine nationalist leader,  should  not allowed her son in law to  make use of the  UPA government  to build an empire by cheating India  to the tune of crores that could have helped  the poorest in India to  feed themselves  for  existence.  Instead, Sonia allowed her son in law, along with many other rich fellows, to cheat the government and make quick money and increase the illegal wealth.

 

True,  Congress party also works in tandem with other major political parties for special reasons, including BJP in squandering the state resources.  The BJP is also known for its illegal mining and cash transactions, horse trading business, etc and Congress knows it is also safe when all political parties are one and the same   in cheating the nation and people.

 

Since no political party goes to the courts against other political parties on corruption and illegal wealth issues,   illegal wealth making has been going on as their major passion of politicians, among others.

 

Corruption cases come to light only in select situations to target the individuals for specific reasons.  The guilty persons also escape by paying huge money to the “concerned”.  Jayalalithaa or Lalu Prasad case is just only an example.  The leaders who promote corruption and shield the guilty are also very safe in India.

 

Alas, the Indian judiciary, unfortunately, has no jurisdiction over the corruption issues to investigate on their own and bring the guilty to justice.

That is indeed a sad commentary on the democracy!
No Muslim with faith in Islam can support or promote corrupt parties like Congress that indeed target the Muslims, Islam and mosques!

That is, as the prominent ruling party, Congress has no scruples to promote crony capitalists, including Madam’s son in law should open the eyes of those pro-people politicians, if any, in India.

 

Indian regime is engaged in a smear economic campaign to generate billionaires by selling state enterprises and estates while letting individuals loot nation’s resources. Congress people ask why not India’s on in law Robert Vadra, who is an Indian and not a Pakistani?
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Mideast Affairs, university teacher; Author of books/ebooks; Editor.

Unfortunately, today there is not even one Muslim nation
today practicing  truly Islamic faith and life.
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Anti-Islam, Islam and ISIS!

Anti-Islam, Islam and ISIS!
-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Muslim nations need to usher in an era of Islamic democracy that will
positively replace the deformed corruption based western criminal
democracy in order to illuminate the Holy Quran and fulfill the ideals
of Prophet of Islam – may peace upon Him..

Giving life to or enliving the Holy Quran by practicing what is said
in this Word of God and properly implementing the Islamic law or
Shari’a in a gradual and peaceful manner as part of his duty towards
humanity and Islam is what a Muslim ruler is expected to focus on
rather than crony wealth for themselves by corrupt means.
One major reason for the collapse of Islamic regimes is the inability
of the new rulers
to understand the inner currents of international politics and failure
to make the necessary compromises in the initial stages of
Islamization process. This is necessary to save the newly established
Islamic regime from the conspiratorial attempts of the enemies.  The
success of Islamization of Muslim societies depends heavily on the
flexible approach of the rulers.
As the enemies of Islam are so powerful Muslim youths have been forced
to take arms to achieve the Islamic objectives.
On the contrary, direct imposition of Shari’a even on Muslims in the
modern age would be detrimental to the speedy realization of goals for
Islamic rule as that provides easy access and justification for the
enemies to interfere to destabilize the Islamizing nation.  The best
example is the first ever attempt for establishing an Islamic system
in Afghanistan where the Taliban was very harsh and ruthless that
invited the NATO intervention by engineering the bogus terror attack
called Sept-11 hoax.
US president Obama joined last week in forcing out Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri
al-Maliki, who served the US masters with full dedication, though
Obama blamed him for alienating Iraq’s Sunnis and Kurds and giving
rise to the Islamist radical militants.  Haider al-Abadi claims he won
the mandatory US endorsement as the new premier, is trying to form a
new government and looking up to Washington for directions.
In defence
Islam and Muslim are misunderstood by anti-Islamic world,
anything associated with them is quickly branded in the USA, Israel
and Europe as terrorism, although the real terrorists who initiated
the terror menace live in Israel and USA but operate globally
through powerful networks.
All anti-Islamic nations and their media lords are determined to
defeat Islam as they consider themselves as the only humans and target
Islam, Muslims and their organizations as terrorists. ISIS is one of
latest expressions of survival of anti-Islamic onslaughts in a world
of hatred for it and obviously it is being targeted by the enemies of
Islam, including modernized Muslims who want all wealth and pleasures
at par with Americans. The problem with ISIS is that it is also linked
to USA that seeks to use it against Islam.
Although global Muslims look forward to seeing a truly Islamic global
organization or a new Islamic sect to bring all Muslims of all
denominations together and defend them against powerful existential
threats from the enemies of Islam led by USA and Israel, they also
know the  anti-Islamic forces are quite capable of stalling all
efforts of Islamic organizations to protect Muslims.  It is quite
natural that one suspects ISIS as a hidden US organization to
discredit Islam and terrorize Muslims as the organization also appears
to leave scope for CIA-Mossad to enter to create confusion.
Muslim nations need to usher in an era of Islamic democracy that will
positively replace the deformed corruption based western criminal
democracy to illuminate the Holy Quran and fulfill the ideals of
Prophet of Islam.
Giving life to or enliving the Holy Quran by practicing what is said
in this Word of God and properly implementing the Islamic law or
Shari’a in a gradual and peaceful manner is what a Muslim ruler is
expected to do for Muslims as part of his duty towards humanity and
Islam.
If a Muslim ruler refuses to seriously approach Shari’a and Islam can
always harm Muslims and Islam, and for which he will be held
accountable.
It has been a positive trend in our times, perhaps as an important
unintended outcome of terrorization of global Muslims by the enemies
of Islam that majority of Muslim youths are increasingly committed to
Islamic or Islamist form of regimes in Islamic world so as to enable
at least the future generations to follow the truly Islamic way of
life.
Failures
In many parts of globe, the Islamic parties have come to power
recently but not all of them could survive the strong pull of
anti-Islamic joint strategy led by USA-Israel twins and their equally
powerful media networks.  One major reason for the collapse of Islamic
regimes is the inability of the new rulers to understand the inner
currents of international politics and failure to make the necessary
compromises in the initial stages of Islamization process. This is
necessary to save the newly established Islamic regime from the
conspiratorial attempts of the enemies.  The success of Islamization
of Muslim societies depends heavily on the flexible approach of the
rulers.
Most of Islamic nations have not been able to or not willing to
implement Shari’a maybe because of pressure tactics from USA and
Europe that give them some weapons as aid. Muslims live with an
Islamic nation but living like non-Muslims.  In fact this kind of
existence is preferred by most Muslims who see Islam a threat to their
freedom to live as freely as drunkards.
As a result, all Muslim nations, not excluding Saudi Arabia, present
Islam as a set of mere rituals while Muslims continue to misbehave.
The Islamic regimes have no clear-cut ideas and agenda for Islamic
rule. Dr. Mohammad Morsi the Muslim Brotherhood leader who assumed
power in Egypt of was ineffective president who by his refusal to
declare emergency or use the military to quell the anti- Muslim
Brotherhood demonstrations, quickly fell into the waiting military
trap and ended up in jail. But his exit for the sake of peace in Cairo
caused serious problems for the Palestinians besieged by Israel and
Egyptian military.  Morsi, though educated, proved to be a fool and
failed to read the military mind. And, USA which makes loud speeches
about democracy and popular government has supported the Egyptian
military instead of standing behind the first ever elected president
of Egypt Morsi who wanted to give democracy and peace a chance.
While similar small scale experiments in Pakistani Swat region failed
because USA forced Pakistani regime to dislodge the Islamic rule in
that region and Islamabad had it dutifully to make USA happy,  the
horrible experience of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and elsewhere
is important as it is a well knit party that controlled Egypt in full
after a poll.

ISIS  Philosophy
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an Islamist group fighting
the enemies of Islam spread world over in various guises came into
existence when  many other such  Islam defensive organizations have
failed. .
Like Islam and Muslim are misunderstood by anti-Islamic world,
anything associated with them is quickly branded in the USA, Israel
and Europe as terrorism, although the real terrorists who initiated
the terror menace live in Israel, UK and USA but operate globally
through powerful networks.
When the US led NATO rogue states invaded Islamic nations one by one,
the western word media refused to publish the photos or video horrors
of America in Muslim nations but now they are shamelessly posting all
fictitious photos to defame Islam and insult and undermine ISIS.
In its self-proclaimed status as a caliphate, it wants to protect
Islam, claims religious authority over all Muslims across the world
and aspires to bring much of the Muslim-inhabited regions of the world
under its direct political control, beginning with territory in the
Levant region, which includes Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon,
Cyprus, and an area in southern Turkey that includes Hatay. The group,
in its original form, was composed of and supported by a variety of
Sunni Arab insurgent groups, including its predecessor organizations

ISIS’s original aim was to establish a caliphate in the Sunni-majority
regions of Iraq. Following its involvement in the Syrian Civil War,
this expanded to include controlling Sunni-majority areas of Syria. A
caliphate was proclaimed on 29 June 2014, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi—now
known as Amir al-Mu’minin Caliph Ibrahim—was named as its caliph, and
the group was renamed the Islamic State
However, in order to weaken and suppress it, the ISIS is widely
regarded as a terrorist organisation. The group has been officially
designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the United States,
the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia and
has been described as a terrorist group by the United Nations and
Western and Middle Eastern media sources.
ISIS is known for its own interpretation of the Islamic faith and
sharia law and its violence, which is directed at Shia Muslims,
indigenous people who oppose it as a terrorist organization.
Generally, ISIS follows the attack strategy and methods of NATO and
Israel that are directed against Muslim populations from Afghanistan
to Syria and Palestine.
The ISIS grew significantly as an organization owing to its participation
in the Syrian Civil War and the strength of its leader, Abu Bakr
al-Baghdadi. Allegations of economic and political discrimination
against Arab Iraqi Sunnis since the fall of the secular Saddam Hussein
also helped it to gain support. At the height of the 2003–2011 Iraq
War, its forerunners enjoyed a significant presence in the Iraqi
governorates of Al Anbar, Nineveh, Kirkuk, most of Salah ad Din, parts
of Babil, Diyala and Baghdad, and claimed Baqubah as a capital city.
In the ongoing Syrian Civil War, ISIS has a large presence in the
Syrian governorates of Ar-Raqqah, Idlib and Aleppo.

ISIS believes Islamic world and Muslims globally have lost practical
guidance due mainly to the absence of a central leadership, or
Caliphate to  protect and  care for global Muslims and nations and
this lacuna is used by the enemies of Islam to defame Islam, insult
and attack Muslims and their nations, destabilize Islamic nations one
by one. Hence the ISIS is eager to establish the much needed Caliphate
for Muslim world.

Meanwhile, out of his vacation spot, US President Barack Obama vowed
to pursue a long -term strategy to turn the tide against Islam and the
Islamic State (ISIS) and US warplanes began air raids on a Friday on ISIS
targets near the Mosul Dam, Iraq’s largest. The US warplanes have
conducted a total of 68 strikes on IS targets since Aug 8, with 35 of
them in support of Iraqi forces near the Mosul Dam

Many watchful commentators have appreciated the  goals of
ISIS as their legitimate rights to make Muslims Islamic, have vouched
for the possible emergence of ISIS as the powerful regime in the
region to serve the cause of Islam and Sharia’. Quite likely the
Islamic Muslims globally will benefit from the ISIS rule as much as
from the Islamist AKP rule in Turkey which is fast emerging as
effective shield against anti-Islamic tendencies.

Anti-Islam

As usual, the anti-Islamic media in Christian countries in the West
and elsewhere , thriving at the cost of terrorizing Muslims and Islam
and seeking
large scale conversions, have begun a systematically scathing attack
on ISIS by talking filth about it in order to terrorize the
populations. They bluff the usual way of projecting Islam and ISIS as
terrorist things while they, who kill invade Muslim nations and kill
Muslims in millions, themselves claim to be innocent democrats.

It is atrocious and hence unacceptable that the anti-Islamic rogue
states frantically want all Muslims to swear link with Islam and imbibe
anti-Islamic liquor values to be modern and civilized. These nations
hate and hence fear Islam and force Muslims to shed their Islamic
culture and join the deformed western cultural pursuit. Not only
European nations  deny basic  Islamic rights to Muslims in  pursuing
Islam, especially in prayers and dress  code, but also military regime
like in Burma target Islam and Muslims.

Sept-11 hoax launched by USA has made things extremely difficult for
Muslims all over the world, millions of Muslims have been slaughtered
by NATO and allies like Israel, their valuables worth trillions of US
dollars have been looted and destroyed by the rogue militaries
claiming to be democratic and seeking regime change in Islamic world
with huge energy resources.

Unfortunately, imperialist powers and allies consider Islam as the
formidable threat to capitalism and therefore capitalist world targets
Islam, seeking to weaken Islamic economy.  This explains why Saudi
Arabia led semi-capitalist Arab rulers are still at the feet of
anti-Islamic western dollaristic powers, worshiping them as real gods.
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Non-Islamic as well as anti-Muslim nations need not unnecessarily
worry too much about what kind of society Muslims try to establish for
themselves and they must end their animosity with Islam and Muslims
for the sake of peace on earth.

It is unfair if the forces operating against Islam and Muslims want to
fail Islamic path to God just because all other religions having
utterly failed have become mere socio-cultural and sociopolitical
organizations pursuing spiritual goals.

Non-Muslims are most welcome to join the great journey for discovery
of the truth – Islam.

Success of ISIS will be very useful for the future genuine Islamic
course globally.

Clearly, the ISIS now spearheading an Islamic state has to learn from
the failures of similar attempts by others so that it does not fail in
its efforts to establish an Islamic state to advance Islamic law and
life.

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Dynamics of World Politics (DWP series-1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                                          Dynamics of World Politics

(DWP series-1)

                                       BY DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

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Can Obama succeed in a Mideast peace deal?
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The Palestinian–Israeli peace process is expected to enter a critical phase this week. US president Obama is trying to persuade both leaders to sign a framework agreement which is being formulated by US Secretary of State John Kerry in a bid to launch talks for a final settlement, using the framework agreement as a reference for contested issues. Obama meets Hawkish and fanatic Israeli PM B Netanyahu on 03 March and is scheduled to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on March 17.

Washington wants to announce the deal before the end of March, when Israel is due to release another group of Palestinian prisoners. However, in a hint that Israel will not be as conciliatory as the President might like, before boarding the plane Netanyahu said that Israel has withstood pressures in the past and will continue to do so.  ‘

 

Like other Zionist leaders, Netanyahu continues to insist on Palestinian recognition of the Jewish identity of the state of Israel, and the presence of Israeli troops in the Jordan Valley, as well as rejecting the division of Jerusalem. Netanyahu also wants to adjust West Bank borders to integrate large Israeli settlements into Israeli territory, and rejects the return of refugees.

The agreement is expected to include a clause on a capital of a Palestinian state in East Jerusalem. The issues of borders, refugees, settlements and water resources are expected to be included in appendices to the agreement which will be discussed by joint committees. The issue of the Jewish identity of Israel, which Netanyahu’s government insists must be recognized, is categorically rejected by the Palestinians

US Jewish AIPAC lobbyists, who try to control American domestic and foreign polices to suits Zionist agenda, claim that Obama will ask Netanyahu and Abbas about their future plans in case of the failure of the negotiations, and will give them the option to cooperate with the American plan, or face isolation and live with the difficult reality which awaits them if the US abandoned the peace process.

It appears that Obama’s efforts will be focused on Jerusalem and a declaration of the Jewish identity of Israel, in order to find a compromise. Sources indicate that the way to resolve the crisis would be to announce that Jerusalem was the capital of both states, with an indication to Israel’s right to acquire international recognition as a Jewish state, which would implicitly also mean the recognition of the state of Palestine.

 

Palestinians insist on the sharing Jerusalem and refuse to recognize Israel as a Jewish state—which they see as precluding any return of Palestinian refugees to what is now Israeli territory—and also insist on the removal of all Israeli forces from the Jordan Valley.

 

The USA is pressuring Israel to stop killing Iranian nuclear scientists to enable diplomacy to stop Iran’s nuclear program to succeed. While Israel has never taken responsibility for the killings of at least four scientists in Iran’s nuclear program, it is widely believed to be the work of the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence services.
Meanwhile, Cairo reportedly received information from the Palestinian side that the “differences were still deep and have yet to be bridged.” Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat and Palestinian intelligence chief,  Majed Faraj, will travel to Washington in the next few days to meet American officials in preparation for the Abbas visit. Erekat and Faraj are expected to meet Secretary of State Kerry and Middle East Envoy Martin Indyk.  Erekat would meet Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby soon to inform him about details of the Palestinian–Israeli negotiations in light of the recent meeting between Abbas and Kerry in Paris.

 

Palestine is already a defacto member of UN, voted by the majority of UN member states and Israel could not stop it as Israel-US duo could not get support from many of its traditional allies, including the UK.

This time Obama will intervene strongly and directly and will pressure Netanyahu and Abbas to accept the framework agreement. If, however, Obama fails to pressure Israel to seriously consider the establishment of Palestine by agreeing to all genuine concerns of people of Palestine, the Palestinian leadership has a “Plan B” in place for Palestine to seek membership of international organizations and institutions. This plan is rejected by Israel and the US, and Israel may respond by a unilateral withdrawal from the West Bank, which may cause the Palestinians a political, security and financial crisis.

 

Israel claims to be a modern democracy, like USA and UK, but also insists making a purely Jewish state of Israel and wants besieged Palestinians to recognize it along with its fascist outlook and operations in Mideast. Israel  has already over used the issue of  Iran’s nuclear program and now it stop that nonsense to prolong the occupation.

Ideally, Palestinians could be easily encouraged to recognize Israel only when they also get an independent nation of their own.  Coercing them now without a recognized home is impertinently ridiculous on Israel’s part. How can people, treated like slaves by Israel, recognize Israeli fascism?

Also, Israel already has got its capital Tel Aviv, a developed modern city in Mideast with full of nuclear connections. One fails to understand why does it require another capital and why not let Palestinians make Jerusalem their capital?

Israel should not impose its fascist will on Palestinians and world at large just because it now brutally occupies Palestine.

Instead of fueling the Mideast crisis any further, Israel should strive for resolution of it quite honestly.

State fanaticism is as dangerous as state terrorism!

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Palestine: US Framework should be based on International law

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US President Barack Obama’s quiet diplomacy  on Palestine seems to work in its own way as Israel does not any more think it has got the prerogative to illegally occupying Palestine territories, killing the besieged Palestinians at will.

 

The US media are all praise for Obama for his capacity to mediate with an arrogant Israeli leadership, which is so used to eat and drink the Palestinian flesh and blood like jungle Dracula does. Obama’s focus on the Middle East is making both Tel-Aviv and Ramallah.

 

As USA is stepping up the pressure on both Israel and the Palestinians it should also persuade Israel to respect international law on illegal proliferation of Jewish colonies inside Palestine territories.

 

Not just Zionist settlement expansionism is anti-humanity drive and against international law but also  it remains the  real cause of  a  not  making  the required peace deal  in Mideast as  expected by international community and  world powers.

 

So long as Israel refuses to recognize and regard international law, it cannot be trusted by the Palestinians and world at large about their real intentions of peace deal with Palestinians.

 

Now Obama is planning a full-court-press to get both hawkish Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to agree to the “framework” agreement that Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to announce in the next few weeks.

According to the sources, Netanyahu will meet the President at the White House next week, and Abbas is expected to follow later in the month.  President Obama is prepared to get more involved in trying to get an agreement that will detail the borders of Israel and the Palestinian state, the future of Jerusalem, and any return of Palestinian refugees.

Once the framework is presented, talks would then begin on implementing it, taking the two sides well past the April deadline. Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat  who is unhappy the way Israel tries to prolong occupation by constructing  Jewish settlements  said that extending negotiations is useless as long as Israel continues to disregard international law. He was apparently referring to Israel’s continued building in areas since acquired in 1967.

 

Israeli military  continues to  boss over entire Palestine, both  West and Gaza Strip.

 

25th February marks the 20th anniversary of the massacre of the Ibrahimi mosque in al-Khalil city which claimed the lives of 29 worshipers and wounded 150 others, and which was committed in 1994 by Baruch Goldstein, with the participation of the occupation forces and settlers from Kiryat Arba settlement.  On the same day, the city of al-Khalil and all Palestinian cities witnessed  tension and clashes with the Israeli military, and the number of those
killed reached 60 martyrs.

The occupation forces closed the Ibrahimi mosque and the Old City for six  months on the grounds of investigating the crime. They formed the Shamgar committee to investigate the massacre and its causes.

 

 

Hamas movement warned the Israeli military occupation of the repercussions of continuing the war against the city of al-Khalil and the Ibrahimi mosque. Hamas stressed that the occupation’s attempts to impose a fait accompli in the city will not succeed in obliterating its historical facts, adding that the Palestinians will never give up their land and holy places.

The crimes of the Israeli forces and illegal settlers against the Palestinian people, their land and sanctities will not be subjected to a statute of limitations, and that the criminals will not escape punishment.

The movement also emphasized its absolute rejection of any agreement that leads to relinquishing the Palestinian rights, constants and sanctities.

Occupation and continued settlement proliferation annoys and angers the steadfast Palestinians to make statements to end Zionism in Mideast.  They owe to continue to resist the occupation and its plans until the liberation of the land and the holy sites and the achievement of the right of return. They want to defeat Tel Aviv and regain freedom. Hamas calls on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Jerusalem and the 1948 occupied territories to continue to confront the occupation until defeating it.

 

Can Obama the European leaders who pump in economic and military/terror goods to Tel Aviv should reserve the right to ask the  illegal occupants of Palestine territories to first end  expansionist plans in Palestine

 

USA-EU should not hesitate to impose sanctions as part of punitive measures if Israel refuses to oblige them.  A quick and brief NATO attack on Israel can certainly settle the issue in favor of of lasting peace in Mideast by establishing much delayed Palestine state.

 

When pursuance effort fails, USA should resort to Zionist type of aggression.

However, Israel should be able to understand the language of peace!

 

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Israel should understand the language of peace!

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US President Barack Obama’s quiet diplomacy  on Palestine seems to work in its own way as Israel does not any more think it has got the prerogative to illegally occupying Palestine territories, killing the besieged Palestinians at will.

 

The US media are all praise for Obama for his capacity to mediate with an arrogant Israeli leadership, which is so used to eat and drink the Palestinian flesh and blood like jungle Dracula does. Obama’s focus on the Middle East is making both Tel-Aviv and Ramallah.

 

As USA is stepping up the pressure on both Israel and the Palestinians it should also persuade Israel to respect international law on illegal proliferation of Jewish colonies inside Palestine territories.

 

Not just Zionist settlement expansionism is anti-humanity drive and against international law but also  it remains the  real cause of  a  not  making  the required peace deal  in Mideast as  expected by international community and  world powers.

 

So long as Israel refuses to recognize and regard international law, it cannot be trusted by the Palestinians and world at large about their real intentions of peace deal with Palestinians.

 

Now Obama is planning a full-court-press to get both hawkish Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to agree to the “framework” agreement that Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to announce in the next few weeks.

According to the sources, Netanyahu will meet the President at the White House next week, and Abbas is expected to follow later in the month.  President Obama is prepared to get more involved in trying to get an agreement that will detail the borders of Israel and the Palestinian state, the future of Jerusalem, and any return of Palestinian refugees.

Once the framework is presented, talks would then begin on implementing it, taking the two sides well past the April deadline. Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat  who is unhappy the way Israel tries to prolong occupation by constructing  Jewish settlements  said that extending negotiations is useless as long as Israel continues to disregard international law. He was apparently referring to Israel’s continued building in areas since acquired in 1967.

 

Israeli military  continues to  boss over entire Palestine, both  West and Gaza Strip.

 

25th February marks the 20th anniversary of the massacre of the Ibrahimi mosque in al-Khalil city which claimed the lives of 29 worshipers and wounded 150 others, and which was committed in 1994 by Baruch Goldstein, with the participation of the occupation forces and settlers from Kiryat Arba settlement.  On the same day, the city of al-Khalil and all Palestinian cities witnessed  tension and clashes with the Israeli military, and the number of those
killed reached 60 martyrs.

The occupation forces closed the Ibrahimi mosque and the Old City for six  months on the grounds of investigating the crime. They formed the Shamgar committee to investigate the massacre and its causes.

 

 

Hamas movement warned the Israeli military occupation of the repercussions of continuing the war against the city of al-Khalil and the Ibrahimi mosque. Hamas stressed that the occupation’s attempts to impose a fait accompli in the city will not succeed in obliterating its historical facts, adding that the Palestinians will never give up their land and holy places.

The crimes of the Israeli forces and illegal settlers against the Palestinian people, their land and sanctities will not be subjected to a statute of limitations, and that the criminals will not escape punishment.

The movement also emphasized its absolute rejection of any agreement that leads to relinquishing the Palestinian rights, constants and sanctities.

Occupation and continued settlement proliferation annoys and angers the steadfast Palestinians to make statements to end Zionism in Mideast.  They owe to continue to resist the occupation and its plans until the liberation of the land and the holy sites and the achievement of the right of return. They want to defeat Tel Aviv and regain freedom. Hamas calls on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Jerusalem and the 1948 occupied territories to continue to confront the occupation until defeating it.

 

Can Obama the European leaders who pump in economic and military/terror goods to Tel Aviv should reserve the right to ask the  illegal occupants of Palestine territories to first end  expansionist plans in Palestine

 

USA-EU should not hesitate to impose sanctions as part of punitive measures if Israel refuses to oblige them.  A quick and brief NATO attack on Israel can certainly settle the issue in favor of lasting peace in Mideast by establishing much delayed Palestine state.

 

When pursuance effort fails, USA should resort to Zionist type of aggression.

However, Israel should be able to understand the language of peace!

 

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Arab League summit to endorse Abbas on recognition of Israel

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL *

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Although there have been some positive signs of late emanating from Tel
Aviv about a possible Palestine state establishment, the peace talks
brokered by USA for helping Israel with making peace with Palestinians have
not progressed much, owing to systematic Israeli gimmicks to prolong
the occupation and continue the crimes.

US president Barak Obama has owed to get a framework of Mideast peace
action ready by April. As the Kerry mandate which expires at the end of the
month,  he seeking an extension of the mandate from Palestine leader
Mahmoud Abbas who, it is reliably  learned, is not averse to the idea of
granting an extension if the frame wok would be made ready by taking care
of all apprehensions, concerns and demands of the  besieged Palestinians.

Arab League leaders are keen to pursue their 2002 Arab Initiative for a
credible and permanent solution to the long burning Mideast issue of
finding a home for the Palestinians on their own lands, now being occupied
by Israel with backing from the US led West.

The Arab Initiative calls for pre-1967 borders, Jerusalem as the capital of
the state of Palestine, and a right of return for families that left their
homes in 1948. The Initiative goes farther, demanding that Israel withdraw
from the Golan Heights as well.

Americans are not serious about the 2002 Arab Initiative and, instead is
eager to push through their own initiatives- all have failed thus far
because Israel has systematically blocked al peace moves and continues to
attack the Palestine masses while proliferating the illegal settlements
inside Palestine.

Arab leaders are not opposed to US brokered peace deal if only that really
happens.

Arab League summit is currently holding a summit in Kuwait to debate on issues confronting the Arab world. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will travel to Kuwait for an Arab League summit meeting, apparently seeking to return with support for his rejection of the Israel’s demand that it be recognized as a “Jewish state,” and with the 2002 Arab Initiative back in the forefront.

With pressure mounting on Abbas to agree to an extension of the Kerry
mandate which expires at the end of the month, the Palestinian Authority
president apparently feels that re-focusing on the 2002 plan, whose tenets
are virtually the same as his bargaining position in the Kerry talks, will
provide the support he needs to press his case and to avoid being painted
as the obstacle to progress.

Abbas warned that all bets are off if Israel fails to release the fourth
and final group of 104 prisoners it agreed to set free in order to jump
start the Kerry talks. There has been speculation that this gesture
unpopular among illegal Jewish settlers would be halted if there is no
tangible progress in the peace process but Israel is yet to show its
willingness for the peace deal.

Palestinians are now being occupied and attacked by Israeli military and
illegal Jews and as such any demand from them of “recognition’ makes no sense.
Israel can request for recognition only when Palestine becomes a free
nation. That makes some sense.  Palestinians, busy with building their newly obtained nation,  would then stand to gain by recognizing Israel.

Abbas has been demanding to halt the colonization move by Israelis and stop
all illegal settlement construction. Without a freeze of settlements, there
can be no real progress in the peace talks.

Israel which has  arms  arsenals  enough to destroy both USA and  Europe, pretends to be in an existential threat from a weak Palestine. . That is in fact a big joke. unnecessarily

 

hopefully Zionist  stop such  cheap gimmicks to get  terror goods and technology form the Western powers. Enough of them.

As Kerry’s timetable is winding down without any real deal, Obama should
get top US politicians from both Democrats and Republicans that have close
links with Israeli leadership and Zionist lobbyists to pursue dismantling f
illegal settlements which would work in favor of peace in the region.

Others wise, Israeli talks are meaningless.
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Pakistan-Iran relations (part – 1) 

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In the name of security, all world powers are focusing on oil-gas and safe energy routes. Middle East and Central Asia are energy zones of the world around which the powers play politics to obtain oil resources

Oil requirements of USA, China, India and Europe keep increasing day by day and also the tensions in  oil regions. Americans play pipeline politics to get oil at a very cheap rate and  obstruct  Russia, China  and Iran  to gain from pipelines.

India  with its  ever increasing energy needs,  focuses on both Central Asia  and Mideast to get the required oil pumped  in and hence it supports the US led NATO  operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan  by allowing  NATO to use its  military  base in Tajikistan. India, like China and USA, has made inroads into Central Asian oil fields as well.

Upon the Sept-11 hoax, sudden surge of realignment of fundamentally opposite forces took place across the globe and they converged to get maximum benefits out of the hoax tragedy and subsequent emerging anti-Islamic terror war, also known in USA as “war on terror”.

It is in this era that India decided to forge profitable tie with its foe Pakistan, leading to cross border trade alongside the so-called cross border terrorism.

Little later, India thought of make full use of Pakistan in getting Iranian energy resources transported through the Pakistani soil where the US led NATO forces targeting Muslims as terrorists and clearing the historical Silk route that enables Indo-Pakistan to use the land for their energy transportation from Iran.

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated construction work in March 2013, but the project stalled. Various foreign corporations expressed interest in the project but backed off under US pressure.

Iran began a $7.6 billion Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline to reach eventually India. Since people of Pakistan do not like to promote such favors to I India, Iran-Pakistan and their media never even mention about the Indian line of the pipes.

Washington has repeatedly expressed its opposition to the Iranian pipeline, ever since the project, which initially also involved India, was first proposed in 1994. From the outset, the US insisted that Pakistan and India had to look elsewhere for energy supplies. Under pressure from the USA, India withdrew from the project in 2009 after signing a nuclear pact with Washington, legitimizing its nuclear weapons and giving it access to US nuclear technology.

Indian strategy is simple. New Delhi would  just wait , pretending to be  not interested in the Iran-Pak pipeline but when the project is completed it would pump in money to Islamabad as part of service charges and terror goods to Pakistani military to get into the  project, seeking to extend  it to India through Rajasthan (nuclear Pokaran).

Despite continuing American threats, the Pakistani government proceeded with the deal, in January last year approving a $1.5 billion deal with the Iranian government to build the 785-kilometre section within Pakistan’s territory. The funding was to be split three ways between Iran, China and Pakistan. The US State Department responded the following day by again threatening, rather bullying, Islamabad with sanctions.

Latest news  say the $7.6 billion Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline remains stalled amid continuing US-led sanctions against Tehran over its nuclear program, and the threat of penalties for any company that participates in the project. Under the agreement, construction of the pipeline is due to be completed by the end of 2014. Either side is liable for a penalty of $US1 million a day if it fails to meet the deadline. Pakistan is yet to begin work on its section of the pipeline. In December, Iran threatened to invoke the penalty clauses of the agreement signed in Ankara between Iran and Pakistan in March 2010.

Iran has completed its 900-kilometre section of the pipeline, from the South Pars gas field to the Pakistani border.  These are the obvious signs of frustration in Tehran.

The stalled IP pipeline is symptomatic of sharpening tensions and realignments throughout the region—a product above all of Washington’s reckless wars and interventions over the past decade.

Washington places onerous conditions on Tehran before any comprehensive agreement is reached. The US reaffirmed its threats following the interim nuclear deal reached last November between Iran and the P5+1 grouping (the US, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany). Washington’s real aim in the P5+1 talk is to ensure the subordination of Iran to US economic and strategic interests in the Middle East and Central Asia.

USA wants the promotion of alternate pipelines, such as the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) project, which exclude Iran and involve major US energy corporations.

Uncertainty over the pipeline is another symptom of sharpening regional rivalries as Saudi Arabia seeks to strengthen ties with Pakistan and Iran turns towards India.

 

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Pakistan-Iran relations (part – 2)

 

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Relations between the Islamic Republics of Iran and Pakistan have spanned since the common prehistoric Indo-Iranian heritage. After the establishment of Pakistan on August 1947, Iran has a unique distinction of being the first country to internationally recognize the status of Pakistan

 

Iran has been a respected, popular, and favorable nation among Pakistanis, with over 76% of Pakistanis have consistently view their western neighbor positively, making Pakistan the most pro-Iran nation in the world. The Urdu literature is heavily in-debt to Persian literature. Cultural affinity between the two has been strong. The Qawwali, a popular art,  for instance, performed at religious shrines in Pakistan derives it strength from Persian poetry.

Iran and Pakistan are cooperating and forming alliance against a number of areas of mutual interest on fighting drug trade along their common border as well as defeating Afghan supported tribal insurgency along their border. They are both members of the Developing 8 Countries group of countries as well as the Economic Cooperation Organization; and are also both observers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Today both countries are economic partners and large-scale tourism and migration between the two nations has increased rapport. This cooperation would continue throughout the Cold war with Iran supporting Pakistan in its conflicts with arch-rival, India. In return, Pakistan went on to support Iran militarily during the Iran–Iraq War in the 1980s. Since 2000, the relations between each state has been normalized and economical and military collaboration has strengthened the relations ever since.

 

The Pakistani government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, which was elected last June for the third time, is continuing with the traditional cooperation with Iran, attempting to maneuver between various competing interests. After coming to office, Sharif assured Iran that his government was committed to the IP pipeline, but at the same time announced an interest in the TAPI pipeline—despite its passage through politically unstable Afghanistan.

Saudi kingdom, as known, has been, along with USA-Israel terror twins, targeting Iran as the leader of Shiite nation. Riyadh has immense influence over Pakistan irrespective of who rules the nation and even has mediated the exit and return of Gen Musharraf who is now facing terminal problems in the courts. Saudi rulers who also offer some aid to Islamabad ask Pakistan to shelve the Iranian pipeline project.

Pakistan is almost fixed unable to happily oblige on USA-Saudi demands. Nawaz Sharif has longstanding ties with Saudi Arabia which, after his ousting in the 1999 military coup, pressed Islamabad to release him from jail and allow him to go into exile. Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, who is also the country’s defence minister, is due to visit Pakistan soon.

 

Growing ties between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan also appear to be a factor in Pakistan’s stalling on the IP pipeline. Saudi Arabia, which regards Iran as a dangerous regional rival, is bitterly opposed to the interim agreement between Iran and the P5+1 and has embarked on its own diplomatic offensive to isolate Iran. Saudi’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal made a trip to Pakistan last month—the first top-level Saudi official to do so in six years. Saud Al Faisal has been seeking Islamabad’s support to establish a 100,000-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) military force to counter the threat from Iran.

 

 

As relations with Pakistan cool, Iran has been looking to Islamabad’s rival India which buys oil from Tehran. India and Iran already have significant ties. In seeking to outsmart China, India expressed interest in the development of a deep-sea port at the Iranian city of Chabahar as far back as 2002, partly in response to the construction of a deep-water port at Gwadar, Pakistan by China.  In December Iran had indicated interest in the Middle East to India Deepwater Pipeline (MEIDP) that would run directly across the Arabian Sea, from Oman to India, bypassing Pakistan. Agreements have already been reached with three Indian companies for the sale of gas.

 

Since then India has been involved in the development of the Iranian ports of Bandar Abbas and Chabahar and the building of rail and road links from Afghanistan to the Iranian border. The development of a Chabahar port and transport route gained momentum with unveiling of India’s Connect Central Asia policy in 2012. New Delhi was also prompted by the takeover of the Gwadar port by the Chinese state-owned firm from a Singapore-based company. India regards China as a regional rival that is encroaching in the Indian Ocean which New Delhi regards as its sphere of influence.

 

Under the US-led occupation of Afghanistan, India has significantly increased its economic involvement and diplomatic presence in Kabul, in part to undermine Pakistan’s long-standing influence. Access through Iran to Afghanistan—avoiding Pakistan—is thus vital to its ambitions in Central Asia. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif met with India’s national security adviser late last month on the side lines of the Munich Security Conference to discuss Afghanistan.

Recent difficulties have included repeated trade disputes, sphere of influence, and political position. While Pakistan’s foreign policy maintains balanced relations with Saudi Arabia, United States and the European Union, Iran tends to warn against it

Nevertheless, the economic and trade relations continued to expand in both absolute and relative terms, and relations were immensely improved in 1999 that led the subsequent signing of a Free Trade Agreement between the two countries.

India’s major aim in its so-called “connect Central Asia policy” is to connect India through Chabahar and Bandar Abbas ports in Iran to Bamiyan in Afghanistan and Bandar Anzali on the Caspian Sea. The port and the transport corridor running northward through Iran and Afghanistan will link India to Central Asia, Russia, and eventually European markets. It is estimated that after completion it will reduce the distance by 40 percent and cost by 30 percent compared to the currently used Indian Ocean-European transport route via the Red Sea, Suez Canal and the Mediterranean.

In fact both India and Pakistan let the Kashmir issue to burn out in its own ways and concentrated on the pipeline politics. . Both these nuke regimes also got the Kashmiri leaders and  media to promote  their agenda by ignoring their feeble demands.

In order to clear the pipeline routes, Pakistan, pushed by its American bosses, also is targeting the local people, killing them on a massive scale.

 

As it is becoming clear to New Delhi that USA is not going to hand over Afghanistan to Indian   control, as  their  strategists  hoped for too long,   it could  now push through  the Iranian  pipe project forcefully  just like it targets the besieged Kashmiri Muslims.

 

However, Pakistan hopes to get the service charges also from New Delhi, besides  the USA,  by some other ways.

 

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Kashmir:  an interim solution!

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South Asia can never be peaceful unless the Kashmir problem is resolved and earlier the issue is resolved better for the regional growth and development.

But as it stands, there is no credible possibility for that to occur, for, an arrogant India and the notorious UNSC play dirty terror politics with the lives of Kashmiris in Jammu Kashmir.

Kashmiris in Kashmir valley get killed by occupying Indian forces on a regular basis while Pakistan is unable to  stop  these crimes because it also kills Pakistanis to make the American occupation forces happy as part of NATO-Pakistan deal.

The deal is simple: USA wants Pakistani military to kill Muslims, drinking their blood, while Pakistan insists on higher service charges in military goods for murdering and assisting the NATO rogues target Pakistanis especially in tribal areas where Muslims try to defend their territories from foreign invaders.

 

So Kashmiris literally besieged by the largest democracy India and Islamic Pakistan.  That is the current fate of Kashmiri Muslims, though not every Kashmiri is capable of comprehend the deceptive cum  brutal world they are in.

 

Kashmiris do speak for Kashmir. They just hail India and Pakistan according to the media gimmicks on either side of the LOC.

But occupation and crimes in Kashmir are illegal.

Kashmir for years has remained a major flash point in South Asian politics and resolution of the crisis is looked upon as the only way to  make the region peaceful, while good neighborly relations between arch foes India and Pakistan could make the region tension free and even prosperous, with more nuke arsenals, supported by world powers and IAEA..

However, neither India nor Pakistan nor pro-Indian Kashmiris in Kashmir valley allows any chance for peace to set in to ease the situation towards peace in the region. Nor India’s puppet government in Jammu Kashmir led by Congress-NC party leaders now enjoying all wealth and comforts want any resolution of the conflict.

Strangely, Pakistan by refusing to add to its nation the part of Kashmir it occupies (Azad Kashmir) and by fueling the pro-Pakistan separatists in Kashmir is still eager to use the Kashmiris to advance its interests.   India opposes the secret deal of Pakistan with Azad Kashmir and pro-Pakistani separatists to create create greater Pakistan, though it also faces separatist movement inside in Baluchistan. With USA bluntly refusing to support Pakistani cause, Islamabad has to feel satisfied with serving the US cause of anti-Islamism in Afghanistan and Pakistan..

Kashmiris now willingly play fowl as an ally of selfish Pakistan with ulterior motives. Result won’t be better for both of them.

World is unanimous on the view that peace in the region is essential for the stability of the region and welfare of peoples in the region and even beyond.

However, existing conditions in the region are not quite conducive for that to happen.

Kashmir is being occupied by three regional powers- one regional super power (China) and two big powers of the region (India and Pakistan). And, none of them is eager to surrender sovereignty to Kashmiris to enable them to remake their lost home.

Worst is the very predicament of Kashmiris in Jammu Kashmir, Azad Kashmir and China Kashmir. While Azad Kashmiris have already resigned to their fate as being a part of Pakistan and, maybe most of them are happy of being Pakistanis; Kashmiris in Jammu Kashmir under India occupational control are divided, badly. Many of Kashmiris in JK are not unhappy of being a part of India and are now the elected rulers of JK state under Indian supervision. The Chinese Kashmiris have no option but to be in China as its citizens.

Although the destiny of Kashmiris cannot be foretold right here, one must agree that they remain the cause of tension and problem of instability and target of outside powers. They have no powers and they do exactly want the India, Pakistan and China want  or expect them to do.

The pro-India Kashmir leaders JK are extra happy that India takes care of their huge wealth. Similarly, Kashmiris in Azad Kashmir under Pakistan control are also a happy with Pakistan for promoting the rich in that part.

But the problem arises when the Kashmiris in Jammu Kashmir who do not support Indian rule and would want to the subject of Pakistan if  there is a possibility.

In fact, it seems their entire struggle for freedom form Indian yoke is essentially to get clearance certificate form New Delhi and join Pakistan.  It is almost clear they do not want freedom and sovereignty from India to reestablish Kashmir as it had existed before 1948 when they all of sudden found themselves occupied by Indian forces. Their struggle cost very dearly for themselves with over 100,000 Muslims have been slaughtered by Indian forces, while both China and Pakistan take the genocides as if it should only be that way..

There seems to no news paper or online portal that seeks independence for a sovereign Jammu Kashmir. The media in Jammu Kashmir promote India’s occupational interests, while those in Azad Kashmir uphold Pakistani interests as their own.

That is sad, rather crude aspect of destiny of Kashmiris.

Like India, both Pakistan and China do not want or promote total independence for Kashmiris.

Considering the above said factors, among other important issues, one could suggest the following interim solution to resolve the crisis and end blood bath in Kashmir valley.

Kashmiris under the joint control of India, Pakistan and China should be allowed to express their preferences explicitly.

Meanwhile,

1. Pakistan should now openly state its strategic needs in                     Kashmir. Islamabad should not cheat Kashmiri Muslims. Pakistan should openly declare freedom for Kashmiris from both India and Pakistan.

2. Meanwhile, India could now enjoy full sovereignty over the Jammu Kashmir under its occupation.

3. Meanwhile, Pakistan could have complete control over Azad Kashmir to make it an integral part of Pakistan constitutionality as India has done as soon as it occupied major part of JK.

4. Those pro-Pakistani Kashmiris could settle down in Azad Kashmir or directly in Pakistan.

5. Once India and Pakistan share the Kashmiri lands, China can talk with India and Pakistan to decide about the  future of “Chinese Kashmiris”

6. India being a part of peace keeping forces in some regions, it  should stop killing Kashmiri Muslims forthwith. It is too rude on its         part that India loves to drink Kashmiri blood after eating  their    apples. If India still kills the Kashmiri Muslims for whatever reasons,    India regime must, through the UN, pay 100 crore rupees to Kashmiris     for each murder it commits there

7. UN could oversee the resolution process so that no crisis would          occur in future.

UN and ICJ & ICC should bring to justice all state criminals who are responsible for the genocides of Kashmiris.

The above said solution is the easiest and workable one under the prevailing conditions to save the Kashmiri Muslims from foreign brutalities. People keep sacrificing their valuable lives not knowing the real cause.

Of course, this is only a solution and not a judgment on the issue. And, also, it is only a preliminary solution and if Kashmiris of all reigns could ponder over the issues and their own future and decide accordingly.

After the resolution of the Kashmir dispute, in order to promote mutual trust, India and Pakistan should push for greater cooperation and collaboration. Pakistan needs to save the remaining Kashmiri Muslims by stopping to encourage revolt against India by Kashmiri Muslims in Jammu Kashmir

After all, Pakistan is equally accountable for the murder of so many Kashmiri Muslims by Indian brute forces in JK.

 

Logical Observation

 

By using Kashmir issue, both India and Pakistan acquired illegal nuclear arsenals that also pose serious threat to Kashmiris.

 

While India is not ashamed of its brand of dishonesty, Pakistan does even try to show it is basically different from its nuclear neighbor India. Islamabad is yet to explicitly state Kashmiris want freedom to reestablishment a free Jammu Kashmir or Kashmir.  By saying the issue needs to be resolved what it means is Kashmir should be incorporated in Pakistan which is indeed betrayal of Kashmiri cause. India does want resolution that way. .

 

That is the real cause of tragedy for Kashmiris, South Asian region and humanity!

Credible peace in South Asia requires an early resolution of the Kashmir issue. It is prime duty of UN to help end the crisis at the earliest.

Enough of bloodbath and tension in Kashmir!

Kashmiris deserve a peaceful existence!

Kashmir also deserves homely atmosphere for people to breath free of military brutalities!

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Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations-1

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Part—1

 

Many factors bind Afghanistan and Pakistan, including historical, cultural, economic and ethnic communities like Pashtun.

 

Both India and Pakistan seeks a  fair share of control in Afghanistan, destabilized by the NATO invasion cum brutal occupation for which both these  nuke powers voluntarily lent support.

 

The profound influence that Afghanistan-Pakistan ties as well as Indian attitude towards Kabul have on the prospect for long-term stability in Afghanistan is widely acknowledged.

 

The role of Pakistan-India relations in this process is also very important.

Afghanistan and Pakistan began relations in August 1947 after the Pakistan Movement which created the Dominion of Pakistan which is now Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Pakistan and Afghanistan are usually described by Afghan President Hamid Karzai as “inseparable brothers” due to historical, religious, and ethnolinguistical connections by the majority Pashtun people of Afghanistan, as well as trade and other ties.

 

Both these neighbouring states are so-called Islamic Republics and part of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). The SA two states are working together to find solutions to the problems affecting them. This includes possible defense cooperation and intelligence sharing as well as further enhancing the two-way trade and abolishment of visas for “holders of diplomatic passports to facilitate visa free travel for the diplomats from the two nations.

 

USA used Pakistan  against Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. During the 1980s, the Durand Line border was heavily used by Afghan refugees fleeing the Soviet war in Afghanistan, including the large number of Mujahideen insurgent groups who crossed back and forth. Pakistan became one of the major training ground for the 250,000 multi-national mujahideen fighters who began crossing into Afghanistan on daily bases to wage war against the  Afghanistan and the Soviet forces.

Following the assassination of Pakistani President Zia-ul-Haq in 1988, U.S. State Department blamed WAD (a KGB created Afghan secret intelligence agency) for terrorist attacks inside Pakistan in 1987 and 1988. With funds from the international community through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Pakistan hosted over 3 million Afghans at various refugee camps, mainly around Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The United States and others provided billions of dollars in humanitarian assistance to Afghan refugees in Pakistan. When the Soviet Union began leaving Afghanistan, during the Presidency of Mohammad Najibullah, UNHCR and the international community assisted 1.5 million Afghan refugees repatriate from Pakistan to Afghanistan.

 

With a pathetic fate engulfing it Afghanistan’s destiny cannot be stated in clear terms. Afghanistan is perhaps a rare nation that has faced regular enemy invasions and foreign occupations intermittently.

It is indeed too sad that Pakistan pawed way for the invasion on Sept-11 hoax pretext and subsequent brutal occupation by US led NATO forces for over 11 years now. Foreign forces killed thousands of Afghans when they invade but the latest NATO occupation has resulted in the genocides of innocent rural and urban Afghans in million- the highest tally in any foreign occupation in human history.

When the Soviet Red army occupied Afghanistan, USA tactfully used Pakistan for subversive operations against them, directly affecting the Afghans. Thousands of Afghans died. When NATO invaded the nation of Afghans, again USA used Pakistan to supply weapons and other necessary goods for NATO forces who kept on killing Afghans. Once the NATO killed millions of Afghans, they turned to Pakistan by driving the Afghans across the border and telling lies that “terrorists” have settled down in Pakistan.

 

After the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979, the United States used Pakistan to counter Soviet influence and advance its own interests in the region. Pakistan opposed the Soviet occupation. In turn, Afghan, Indian and Soviet intelligence agencies played their role by supporting so-called terrorist groups in Pakistan.

 

NATO is still keen to keep killing Afghans on some pretext or the other. Even as USA tries linking the Haqqani Network to the Pakistan government by showing some evidence President Hamid Karzai says a line of hatred that raised a wall between the two brothers

 

 

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Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations-2

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Pakistan, after  foolishly allowing its territories to be used  on  payment basis by the US led NATO rogue states with ulterior motives targeting Islam and Muslims and energy resources, continued to gain  terror goods form Pentagon  by raising some issues. Leaders in Pakistan look or pretend to be angry and warn against NATO attacks on Pakistani army posts, killing both civilians and  personnel, stating that it would not “tolerate any violations of its borders.”  After the May 2011 death of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan,  the Afghanistan–Pakistan skirmishes intensified and many large scale attacks by the Pakistani-based Haqqani network took place across Afghanistan. The U.S. blamed Pakistan’s government, mainly Pakistani Army and its ISI spy network as the masterminds behind all of this. USA threatened with a war against the Haqqanis in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

 

For years now, USA and NATO used Pakistani territory for their subversive and terror operations targeting both Afghans and Pakistanis. Pakistani regime solidly stood behind the NATO, even identifying the areas and tribal Muslims for the attack.

Serving the cause of anti-Islamism of USA is considered by Pakistan as a prime duty and it does that pretty well, because it gets paid mostly in kinds like military terror goods. Pakistan claims superiority over Afghans as well as Kashmiris. Even when Pakistan lost sovereignty to occupation forces form the west, Pakistan did not worry about freedom- all it wanted is service charges.

Taking full advantage of Pakistani weakness, USA has done everything it wanted there.  Pentagon killed civilians, military personal and even one Osama Bin Laden the super man the CIA claims had attacked the tallest and highly advanced US Empire with all remote systems working about movements of people. .

As Islamabad fully supported all illegal US terror operations and genocides in the country of Jinnah, actually everything went on well.

 

I

Relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan have been negatively affected by foreign interventions, and invasions cum occupations. Today they are complicated by the US led NATO invasion and brutal occupation.  Today, both these nations having lost their sovereignty are controlled by Washington.

 

The bilateral conflictual issues related to the Pashtuns, the Durand Line, the 1978–present war (i.e. Mujahideen, Afghan refugees, Taliban insurgency and border skirmishes), including water and the growing influence of India in Afghanistan. However, the two states are working together to find solutions to these problems. This includes possible military cooperation and intelligence sharing as well as further enhancing the two-way trade and abolishment of visas for diplomats from the two nations.

 

Southern and eastern Afghanistan is predominately a Pashto-speaking region, like the adjacent Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, and northern Balochistan regions in Pakistan. This entire area is inhabited by the indigenous Pashtuns who belong to different Pashtun tribes. The Pashtuns were known historically as ethnic Afghans and lived in this region for thousands of years, since at least the 1st millennium BC.

 

The Durand Line border was established after the 1893 Durand Line Agreement between Mortimer Durand of colonial British India and Amir Abdur Rahman Khanof Afghanistan for fixing the limit of their respective spheres of influence. The single-page agreement was signed by Durand and Khan, agreeing not to exercise political interference beyond the frontier line between Afghanistan and what was then colonial British India. The agreement did not put any restriction on the free movement of the native Pashtun people who are used to travelling freely between different places since ancient times, especially during season changes. Due mainly to this  reason, the Afghan government has decided not to formally accept the poorly-marked Durand Line as the international border between the two states, claiming that the Durand Line

 

Pakistan inherited this agreement after its independence in 1947 but there has never been a formal agreement or ratification between Islamabad and Kabul. This unmanagable border has always served as the main trade route between Afghanistan and the South Asia, especially for supplies into Afghanistan. Agreement has been void in the past

 

This complicated issue is very sensitive in both countries. The Afghanistan worries that if it ever ratifies the agreement, it will permanently divide the 50 million Pashtuns and thus create a backlash in Afghanistan. For Pakistan, the border issue had been resolved before its birth in 1947, and it too fears a revolt from the warring tribes which could eventually bring the state down as it was done to the Persian Empire by the Hotaki dynasty in 1722 or when Ahmad Shah Durrani unified the Pashtuns later to topple the Mughal Empire of India.

 

The Durand Line border has been used in the last decade as the main supply route for NATO-led forces in Afghanistan.

 

In or about September 1994, the Taliban movement captured the Afghan city of Kandahar and began their long conquest with help from Pakistan. The Taliban wanted to clean Afghanistan from the warlords and criminals, but USA opposed the project. The role of the ruling Pakistani military during that time has been described by international observers as a “creeping invasion” of Afghanistan. In late 1996, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan emerged under the Taliban and established close relations with neighboring Pakistan. However, the relations began to decline when the Taliban refused to endorse the Durand Line after pressure from Islamabad, arguing that there shall be no borders among Muslims. When the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was toppled by USA and the new Afghan government was formed, President Hamid Karzai began repeating the previous Taliban statement.

 

Coming to present era, in July 2010, a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) was reached between Pakistan and Afghanistan for the Afghan-Pak Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA) for the construction of rail tracks in Afghanistan to connect with Pakistan Railways which has been in the making since at least 2005.  In October, the landmark APTTA agreement was signed to allow Afghan trucks to drive inside Pakistan to the Wagah border with India, including to the port cities of Karachi and Gwadar. In November, the two states formed a joint chamber of commerce to expand trade relations and solve the problems traders face.

The APTTA is intended to improve trade between the two countries but Pakistan often delays Afghan-bound containers especially after the 2011 NATO attack in Pakistan. In July 2012, Afghanistan and Pakistan agreed to extend APTTA to Tajikistan in what will be the first step for the establishment of a North-South trade corridor. The proposed agreement will provide facilities to Tajikistan to use Pakistan’s Gwadar and Karachi ports for its imports and exports. With the completion of the APTTA, the USA and other NATO states are planning to revive the ancient Silk Road. This is to help the local economies of Afghanistan and Pakistan by connecting South Asia with Central Asia and the Middle East.

 

II

 

The Afghanistan–Pakistan skirmishes usually occur when army units are in hot pursuit chasing so-called insurgents who cross the border back and forth. This leads to tensions between the two states, especially after hearing reports of civilian casualties

 

There have been encouraging recent developments between Afghanistan and Pakistan, Pakistan’s suspicion of India threatens to entrench relations of conflict and competition at the expense of cooperation and stability. Afghanistan’s economy, according to 2012 World Bank report, is one of the fastest growing economies in the world while Pakistani economy is on the reverse side. Trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan is expected to reach $5 billion by 2015.

 

Indian interests in Afghanistan and Pakistan’s longstanding conflict with India and suspicion of its regional engagement, especially in Afghanistan, have already adversely affected the security situation of the region.

While Pakistan is border neighbor nations, India is not connected to Afghanistan directly by land it needs to use Pakistan to reach Afghanistan and hence it seeks Islamabad permission to use its territory to transport goods from and to Afghanistan and, later oil from Iran as well.  .

One of India’s major infrastructure initiatives has been to construct a highway linking Afghanistan’s ring road to Iranian ports on the Persian Gulf. This highway could effectively reduce, if not eliminate, Afghanistan’s current dependence, as a land-locked state, on Pakistan for sea access  Like USA, India also focuses on the Silk Road.

India’s growing involvement in Afghanistan can also be seen as advancing more specific strategic goals. For one, Afghanistan is geographically positioned to serve as a viable access route for energy coming from Central Asia. This is increasingly important as India takes steps to foster greater energy cooperation in the region, including a signed memorandum of understanding with Turkmenistan to develop a natural gas pipeline.

.India’s current engagement with Afghanistan worries Pakistan which also unequivocally blames India for subversive operations in Balochistan inside Pakistan to divide the nation further.

India has strengthened its economic ties with Afghanistan to the extent permitted by the transit limitations between the two countries. Such involvement has contributed greatly to a positive public perception of India in some regions of Afghanistan. India is the largest regional donor to Afghanistan’s reconstruction, having offered more than $1.2-billion (US) since 2001. This can be seen as a contribution toward greater regional stability. However, India does it all to woo Karzai in order advance its strategic interests in the region, just as USA and China have been doing.

 

 

Pakistan always focused on Afghanistan-Kashmir territories. As USA has already promise dot the world  it would quit Afghanistan by the end of year but by maintaining  a strong military contingent  in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Islamabad is annoyed because it had expected  its big  brother ally of NATO to leave Afghanistan to its control. .By leaving Afghanistan to Karzai is not a good thing for Pakistan as it cannot get even the left out US terror goods and other military  equipment Pakistani military has been eyeing for too long. In fact, Pakistan made loud noses  about losing sovereignty, killing  super man Osama Laden without  permission from Islamabad rulers attacking its military posts and killing solders in order only to get all these privileges – and certainly out of love for Pakistani people.

 

The American government knows all these fake tricks of Pakistani regime for money and terror goods but also decided to rely on drone attacks instead and this began to negatively affect the US-Pakistan relations. But Pakistan wants more money for drone terror operations, targeting Pakistanis. Moreover, Pakistani rulers are afraid of capacity of CIA in suing Pakistani military to oust the elected government as per US democratic norms. .
 

Karzai under CIA guidance has very tactfully used India against Pakistan and got millions in aid and investments from New Delhi which wants to have a foot hold in Afghanistan for too long since 1947 in order to gain access to Pakistan. .

 

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Besieged Kashmiris in two worlds

 

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Islam is being insulted and defamed more by the Muslim rulers than others.

Kashmiris share the Chechen double predicament.  In Chechnya under Russian federation there is a ruling government placed by Russian Kremlin to promote Moscow’s interests in that part of former Russian empire.  And the Chechen government just does exactly what the Moscow stalwarts instruct them to do- nothing more, nothing less. .

 

The Chechen rulers know well they would be removed by the Kremlin rulers and quickly, even over night, by new greedy Muslims, ready to rule in Chechnya.

This is not hypocrisy or wickedness on their part. That is only way they can exist, even while freedom fighting Chechens get killed by their forces along with Russian forces. .

 

Similar fate, if not the same one,  is ruing the Kashmiris who now  stay in part of former Jammu Kashmir: one under Indian brutal occupation, and another under Pakistani mischievous rule.

 

The fate of Kashmiris is worse than the Chechen case. These Kashmiri Muslims are living without sovereignty and freedoms on either side of the so-called LOC. Kashmiris in Indian side  are  meant ot promote Indian(Hindu) interests while Kashmiris in Azad Kashmir  of Pakistani control must praise Pakistan as heaven and Pakistani leaders as gods.

 

If Kashmiris under Indian occupation oppose Indian brutality, they must be prepared to leave this world. The blood thirsty Indian gods would target them  for their  warm blood and   free them from this globe.

 

Though Kashmiris on both sides of the great divide face almost similar predicament- maybe, they are slightly better placed in Azad Kashmir – Kashmiris under Indian occupation suffer more than their Pakistani counterpart.

 

 

However, the pro-India Kashmiris now function as India’s puppet rulers of JK seem to be cleverer and maybe, more cunning, than their counterparts in Azad Kashmir. Farook and co now controlling the resources of JK  on behalf of Indian regime  are practical about dealing with an arrogant India  in the face of their real crude fate. They perhaps think by foot polishing Indian rulers they  can ensure the safety of their positions and security for their wealth. They may even hope to get sovereignty from Indian yoke by playing soft with India.

 

Not just that.  Pro-India Kashmiris also clearly see the hidden  secret  relations between India and Pakistan and  attacking each other’s mutual  military posts are just a pure gimmick to fool and  terrorize the Muslims on either side.  India Kashmiris also perhaps think that even the wars waged by India and Pakistan could be a central part of this idea of silencing the besieged Kashmiris so that they would not  be serious about independent nation once again.

 

Whether or not the Muslims in Azad Kashmir also think like their  partners in Indian Kashmir is not clear as yet. But they  have already succumbed to pressure  tactics of Indo-Pakistan. And hence not many in Azad Kashmir are interested in any kind of  independence now.

 

But India knows all such tricks and has employed them  very successfully. It also plays much better than the badly divided kashmiris.  New Delhi is very tactfully employs the JK puppet government to target the Kashmiris  who seek freedom for whatever purposes.

 

Since the governor is the one who really wields power in JK, the JK government cannot, even if it wants, do anything that would annoy the masters in New Delhi

 

After all, world’s bog powers .now rally behind India terrocracy for money from Indian corporates and multinationals.

 

Now tell me, can small fries fool big rouges?  .

 

Especially when the world big powers encourage the illegal occupation and brutal oppression by India?

 

After creating all terror troubles for Kashmir in 1947 by using both India and Pakistan to invade Jammu Kashmir as per its colonialist  policy, now Britain bluffs that i also wants resolve the Kashmir issue, obviously in favor of  Indo-Pakistan.

India is too happy that most pro- Pakistani Kashmiris on both sides defend Pakistan more than their own Kashmir. Since Pakistan is using them to protect its interests every whereby openly supporting Kashmir in rhetoric, but it seeks to incorporate the Kashmir valley into Azad Kashmir first and then to Pakistani constitution.  Azad Kashmiris also pursue Pakistani interests in Kashmir valley

As a result Kashmiris get killed regularly  by India and Kashmir souls in  fact do not know  why they lost their lives and who benefits from their sacrifices.  Kashmiri media guys get huge sums from both India and Pakistan to support their Kashmir cause. .

While India does not claim to be serious believers, Pakistan does that and , if so,  it will have to answer for all its crimes being committed   against Muslims  in the country and in Kashmir,  in due course. USA won’t come to help or rescue Pakistanis.

True Muslims in Pakistan should protest against the regime crimes against humanity and Islam. .

Muslims should not come forward to share the regime sins if they are true believers. .

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Why would India not have military rule?

 

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Indians, especially those living  comfortably abroad,  are too proud  that  unlike its arch foe Pakistan where military rule is a general phenomenon as  part of  Pakistani system,  India never has military regime, though it also controls the ruling and opposition parties  by farce  messages.

Indian military minister AK Antony has stated that India would not have military rule because of its well-built political arrangement.

Indian fact Indian regime and politico-bureaucratic setup has deliberately kept the military in good humors in all possible ways.

By deliberately allowing rampant corruption in military establishment at par with civilian-political corrupt crimes, Indian government led now by IMF-corporate agent and an innocent looking Manmohan Singh has kept the military away from tasting power in New Delhi

Above, Indian regime and its major opposition-ally led by Hindutva BJP has deliberately kept the military forces busy with brutal occupation of neighboring Jammu Kashmir, attacking the Kashmiris Muslims as India’s fundamental right as occupational oppressors  and Indian “soldiers enjoy consuming the  meat and blood of Kashmiri Muslims day in and day out.  Almost every day they get a Kashmiri prey to celebrate with liquor their “victory’ over Kashmir and Pakistan.

Thus, as it mixes Kashmiri blood with Indian liquor, Indian military does not require anything better for now.

And hence, India military would not turn to political power in New Delhi.

Indian rulers, as of now, need not worry about nay military takeover in New Delhi.

India terrocracy derives its essential strength from its breathless, brutal oppression in occupied Kashmir.

Regime’s total control over media in India and Kashmir through civilian-military intelligences helps Indian complete brutal control of Kashmir valley.

AK Antony, however, has no authority or permission from UPA boss Soniaji Gandhi to reveal this basic truth about Indian democracy!

 

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Russia legalizes annexation of Crimea!

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

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Even as U.S. President Barack Obama ordered a second round of sanctions against nearly two dozen members of Putin’s inner circle and a major bank supporting them, Russian President Vladimir Putin completed the annexation of Crimea on 21 March, Friday, signing the peninsula into Russia at nearly the same time his Ukrainian counterpart sealed a deal pulling his country closer into Europe’s orbit. Putin said he saw no need to further retaliate against U.S. sanctions, a newly conciliatory tone reflecting an apparent attempt to contain one of the worst crises in Russia’s relations with the West since the Cold War.

Putin hailed the incorporation of Crimea into Russia as a “remarkable event” before he signed the parliament bills into law in the Kremlin on Friday. He ordered fireworks in Moscow and Crimea. At nearly the same time, in a ceremony in Brussels, Ukraine’s new prime minister pulled his nation closer to Europe by signing a political association agreement with the European Union — the same deal that touched off the political crisis that drove President Viktor Yanukovych from office and sent him fleeing to Russia.

Russia rushed the annexation of the strategic Black Sea peninsula after Sunday’s hastily called referendum, in which its residents overwhelmingly backed breaking off from Ukraine and joining Russia. Ukraine and the West have rejected the vote, held two weeks after Russian troops had taken over Crimea.

At Ukrainian bases on the peninsula, troops hesitated, besieged by Russian forces and awaiting orders. Russia claimed some had switched sides and agreed to join the Russian military. The U.S. and EU have responded to the crisis by slapping sanctions on Russia.

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*Russia legalizes annexation of Crimea! *

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

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President Vladimir Putin has, in a decree, formally recognized Crimea as
independent state, after the overwhelming majority of the peninsula’s
voters chose to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. The decree, which was
effective immediately, paves the way for the possible absorption of Crimea
into Russia. The recognition of independence is a step toward
the subsequent procedures, specified by the federal constitutional law
about the procedure of incorporating into the Russian Federation of new
regions

Russians celebrate the annexation of Crimea. Former Soviet President
Mikhail Gorbachev has defended Russia’s takeover of Crimea, saying that
the referendum among the peninsula’s voters corrected a historical
“mistake.”  Gorbachev, the recipient of the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize, added
that international sanctions — such as those the U.S. and European nations
have brought against Russia — would be justified only on “very serious
grounds,” which he said the takeover of Crimea had failed to provide.

Crimea was part of Russia until Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev handed it
over to Ukraine in 1954, in a symbolic gesture that had little significance
at the time since both countries were part of the Soviet Union. In 1991,
the leader of the Russian Soviet Republic, Boris Yeltsin, and his
counterparts from Ukraine and Belarus signed a deal breaking up the Soviet
Union and establishing new independent states. Gorbachev did not
participate in the 1991 meeting. Many Russians have used Crimea’s history
as a reason to legitimate Russian military intervention in the peninsula,
which harbors a 60 percent Russian-speaking population and voted in favor
of joining Russia in a referendum.

The Ukrainian government, European Union countries and the USA have all
decried the balloting referendum as a sham. Voters were given just two
weeks to contemplate their choices, amid the heavy presence of Russian
troops, and with television coverage limited to Russia’s state-run
broadcasters.

The referendum ballots gave voters no option for voting against joining
Russia, with the choices on the ballot limited to secession to Russia or
rewriting Crimea’s constitution to give the region greater autonomy
from Ukraine. More than 83 percent of Crimea’s eligible voters cast ballots
in the referendum, most of them ethnic Russians. Nearly 97 percent of the
votes were in favor of joining Russia.

Meanwhile, in order to pacify Russian anger, Ukraine’s new pro-Western
Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk said  in a 10-minute televised appeal
delivered in Russian that Ukraine is not seeking membership in NATO..
Yatsenyuk, who came to office after the removal of Moscow-backed President
Viktor Yanukovych  said that decentralization of power was a key plank
of government policy, adding that Kiev’s efforts to integrate with Europe
would take into account the interests of Ukraine’s mainly Russian-speaking
industrial east. Yatsenyuk also said Ukraine’s authorities were determined
to disarm all groups holding weapons, regardless of their aims.

Yatsenyuk said Ukraine would sign the political part of an association
agreement with the 28-nation EU, but would put off agreement on economic
issues. It was Yanukovych’s decision not to sign the association accord
with the EU and to pivot toward Moscow that ignited the street protests
in Kiev last November that finally led to his ouster. Moving closer to the
EU does not preclude Ukraine maintaining good relations with Russia,
Yatsenyuk said. Yatsenyuk made clear that he will do everything possible
to uphold peace and build relations of partnership and good neighborliness.

Kiev pursued a policy of closer ties with the U.S.-led NATO alliance before
Yanukovych took power in 2010. Yanukovych then formally scrapped the idea
of Ukraine’s eventual membership of NATO, declaring “non-bloc” neutrality
for his nation of 46 million sandwiched between Russia and the European
Union.

Russia, whose forces control Ukraine’s Crimea region, says Yanukovych
remains the legitimate president and denounces Kiev’s new authorities
in Kiev as anti-Russian and beholden to extreme right-wing groups who it
says forced Yanukovych to quit. Moscow says it reserves the right
to “defend” Russian speakers in eastern and southern regions of Ukraine.

Russia is fully satisfied with the western responses the annexation of
Crimeaas both USA ad EU,  undertook, rather reluctantly,  mild sanction.

In fact, Putin more than happy that neither Ukraine nor its  allies like
USA or NATO could do anything serious enough for the Kremlin to withstand.

President Vladimir Putin signed laws completing Russia’s annexation of Crimea on Friday as investors took fright at a U.S. decision to slap sanctions on his inner circle of money men and security officials.

Putin promised to protect a bank partly owned by an old ally, which Washington has blacklisted, and his spokesman said Russia would respond in kind to the latest financial and visa curbs after producing one blacklist of its own.

His allies laughed off the U.S. sanctions, but shares on the Moscow stock exchange – which have lost $70 billion of their value this month – fell sharply after President Barack Obama also threatened to target major sectors of the economy if Russia moved on areas of Ukraine beyond the Black Sea peninsula.

Obama’s national security adviser said the world was reassessing its relationship with Russia and Washington was skeptical of Russian assurances that troop movements on the Ukraine border were no more than military exercises.

The financial noose began tightening with Visa and MasterCard stopping processing payments for a Russian bank owned by two brothers on the U.S. blacklist. Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Russia might cancel its foreign borrowing for 2014 and raise less domestically if the cost of issuing debt rose.

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European Union leaders – who like Obama insist Crimea is still part of Ukraine – imposed their own sanctions on 12 people, including Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin and two aides to Putin. Canada sanctioned 14 people.

Shaken by the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War, the EU also pledged to cut its reliance on Russian energy and signed a political deal with the pro-Western Ukrainians who took power after Moscow-backed President Viktor Yanukovich’s overthrow last month.

In a Kremlin ceremony shown live on state television, Putin signed a law on ratification of a treaty making Crimea part of Russia and another creating two new Russian administrative districts: Crimea and the port city of Sevastopol, where Moscow keeps part of its Black Sea fleet.

Thousands of Russians marked the annexation with fireworks and celebrations in Simferopol, capital of Crimea where the population is around 58 percent ethnic Russian.

“Many people wanted this, to go back, not to the USSR, but to that big country of ours,” said Anna Zevetseva, 32. “We are waiting for things to improve and for investment from Russia.”

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Ukrainian and Tatar residents stayed behind closed doors. Sergey, a 64-year-old Ukrainian businessman who did not want to give his surname, saw no reason to celebrate. “An occupying force is in my country and we have been annexed,” he said.

INNER CIRCLE

A referendum last Sunday after Russian troops seized control of Crimea overwhelmingly backed union with Russia but was denounced by Washington and the European Union as a sham. It opened the way for annexation within a week.

The OSCE European rights and security body finally agreed to send monitors to Ukraine after a delay Western members blamed on Russia, but Moscow said it would have no mandate in Crimea.

Obama’s decision to target people who accompanied Putin’s rise from the mayor’s office in St Petersburg in the 1990s to the Russian presidency deepened the diplomatic confrontation.

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Putin said Bank Rossiya, singled out by Washington as the personal bank for senior Russian officials, had nothing to do with events in Crimea.

The St Petersburg-based bank – which is chaired and partly owned by Yuri Kovalchuk, an old associate of Putin’s – mainly serves clients in Russia’s energy sector including businesses owned by state-run gas producer Gazprom.

Putin, who says Crimea has exercised its right to self-determination, promised to transfer his wages to Bank Rossiya. “I personally don’t have an account there, but I certainly will open one on Monday,” he told Russia’s Security Council.

Others on the U.S. blacklist include oil and commodities trader Gennady Timchenko and the brothers Arkady and Boris Rotenberg, who are linked to big contracts on gas pipelines and the Sochi Olympics, as well as Putin’s chief of staff and his deputy, the head of military intelligence and a railways chief.

ENERGY UNION

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European leaders also agreed to accelerate their quest for more secure energy supplies at talks on Friday.

The EU has made progress in diversifying since crises in 2006 and 2009, when rows over unpaid bills between Kiev and Moscow led to the disruption of gas exports to western Europe. But Russia still provides around a third of the EU’s oil and gas and 40 percent of the gas goes through Ukraine.

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said member states would help one another to maintain supplies if Moscow cut them. “We are serious about reducing our energy dependency,” he told a news conference at the end of a summit in Brussels.

EU countries, which buy Russian gas individually, will also look to negotiate supply deals jointly with Moscow to increase their bargaining power. “It is clear we need to be moving towards an energy union,” said Van Rompuy.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised the possibility that U.S. shale gas could eventually be an option for European countries seeking to diversify. Obama is expected to address the issue at a summit with EU leaders next Wednesday.

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Foreign banks and companies now fear the secondary ripple effects of the sanctions. In a worst-case scenario for them, Washington would stop banks doing business with Russian clients, similar to the sanctions that were imposed on Iran.

“What has been announced so far is really nothing. It’s purely cosmetic,” said a French banker based in Moscow, adding that the biggest risk was to transfers in U.S. dollars, crucial for the energy export-dependent Russian economy.

Obama said on Thursday that Washington was also considering sanctions against economic sectors including financial services, oil and gas, metals and mining and the defense industry, if Russia made military moves into eastern and southern Ukraine.

In Crimea itself, Ukrainian troops who have been surrounded by Russian forces continued to leave their bases, powerless to halt Moscow’s takeover of the peninsula.

“The situation in Ukraine remains unstable and menacing,” said German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, urging the OSCE observers to take up their work as quickly as possible.

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EU SUPPORT FOR KIEV

European governments also took individual action against Russia. Germany suspended approval of all defense-related exports to Russia, ordering contractor Rheinmetall to halt delivery of combat simulation gear, while France called off military cooperation with Moscow.

In Brussels, the 28 EU leaders underlined their support for Ukraine’s new leadership, signing a political agreement with interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk.

They also promised financial aid for the government – rejected as illegitimate by Moscow – as soon as Kiev reaches a deal with the International Monetary Fund.

The IMF is to report next Tuesday on advanced talks with Ukraine on a loan program that would be linked to far-reaching reforms of the shattered economy.

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Three months of protests were set off by Yanukovich’s refusal to sign an association agreement with the EU, the political part of which was signed on Friday.

Russia’s MICEX stock index fell about 3 percent when trade opened, although it recovered some of the losses later. Promsvyazbank analyst Oleg Shagov said Obama had “opened a Pandora’s box full of sanctions”, with future sanctions to be “directed against whole sectors of the Russian economy”.

Negative market sentiment was reinforced by warnings from credit ratings agencies Fitch and S&P that they were changing their outlooks on Russia to negative from stable because of the possible impact of sanctions on Russia’s economy and business climate. Both agencies presently rate Russia BBB.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev made clear that Russia would step up financial pressure on Ukraine. He said the former Soviet republic should repay Moscow $11 billion under a gas supply contract that should be scrapped because it no longer applied.

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Ukraine would accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea as new reality
-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL
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Russia’s strong man president Vladimir Putin has, in a decree, formally recognized Crimea as an independent state, after the overwhelming majority of the peninsula’s voters chose to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. The recognition of independence is a step toward the subsequent procedures, specified by the federal constitutional law about the procedure of incorporating into the Russian Federation of new regions. The decree, which was effective immediately, paves the way for the absorption of Crimea into Russia.

Gorbachev

Russians celebrate the annexation of Crimea – perhaps as the first ever Russian victory in the post-Soviet era. Many Russian leaders applauded Putin’s courage.  Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has defended Russia’s takeover of Crimea, saying that the referendum among the peninsula’s voters corrected a historical “mistake.”  Gorbachev, the recipient of the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize, added  that international sanctions — such as those the U.S. and European nations  have brought against Russia — would be justified only on very serious grounds, but the takeover of Crimea had failed to provide that.

The Ukrainian government, European Union countries and the USA have all decried the referendum as a sham. Voters were given just two weeks to contemplate their choices, amid the heavy presence of Russian troops, and with television coverage limited to Russia’s state-run broadcasters. The referendum ballots gave voters no option for voting against joining Russia, with the choices on the ballot limited to secession to Russia or rewriting Crimea’s constitution to give the region greater autonomy from Ukraine. More than 83 percent of Crimea’s eligible voters cast ballots in the referendum, most of them ethnic Russians. Nearly 97 percent of the votes were in favor of joining Russia,

Many Russians have used Crimea’s history as a reason to legitimate Russian military intervention in the peninsula, which harbors a 60 percent Russian-speaking population and voted in favor of joining Russia in a referendum. Crimea was part of Russia until Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev handed it over to Ukraine in 1954, in a symbolic gesture that had little significance at the time since both countries were part of the Soviet Union. In 1991, the leader of the Russian Soviet Republic, Boris Yeltsin, and his counterparts from Ukraine and Belarus signed a deal breaking up the Soviet Union and establishing new independent states. Gorbachev did not participate in the 1991 meeting.

Logic

Meanwhile, in order to pacify Russian anger, Ukraine’s new pro-Western Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk said in a 10-minute televised appeal delivered in Russian that Ukraine is not seeking membership in NATO.. Yatsenyuk, who came to office after the removal of Moscow-backed President Viktor Yanukovych  said that decentralization of power was a key plank of government policy. Yatsenyuk also said Ukraine’s authorities were determined to disarm all groups holding weapons, regardless of their aims. Yatsenyuk said Ukraine would sign the political part of an association agreement with the 28-nation EU, but would put off agreement on economic issues.

It was Yanukovych’s decision not to sign the association accord with the EU and to pivot toward Moscow that ignited the street protests in Kiev last November that finally led to his ouster. Kiev pursued a policy of closer ties with the USA-led NATO alliance before Yanukovych took power in 2010. Yanukovych then formally scrapped the idea of Ukraine’s eventual membership of NATO, declaring “non-bloc” neutrality for his nation of 46 million sandwiched between Russia and the European Union. Russia, whose forces control Ukraine’s Crimea region, says Yanukovych remains the legitimate president and denounces Kiev’s new authorities in Kiev as anti-Russian.

Exercises

Militiamen under apparent Russian command barged their way into Ukraine’s naval headquarters in Sevastopol, detaining the head of Ukraine’s navy and seizing the facility.  Upon gaining entrance to the base, the storming party raised a Russian flag on the headquarters square. By afternoon, they were in full control of the naval headquarters, a set of three-story white concrete buildings. With thousands of Ukrainian soldiers and sailors trapped on military bases, surrounded by heavily armed Russian forces and pro-Russia militia, the Kiev government said it was drawing up plans to evacuate its outnumbered troops  from Crimea back to the mainland and would seek UN support to turn the peninsula into a demilitarized zone.

Attempting to face down the unblinking incursion, Ukraine said it would hold joint military exercises with the USA and Britain. Ukraine has been powerless to prevent Russian troops from taking control of Crimea, which President Vladimir Putin formally annexed on 19th march with the stroke of a pen. Crimea’s absorption came after a hastily organized referendum in which the population overwhelmingly, albeit under conditions akin to martial law, voted in favor of seceding from Ukraine and joining Russia.

Ukraine quickly announced plans for mass troop withdrawals from the strategic peninsula as Moscow-loyal forces seized control of Kiev’s naval headquarters at Crimea and detained its commander. Hours after masked Russian-speaking troops forced their way onto Ukraine’s main naval base, Ukrainian soldiers streamed out carrying clothing and other belongings in bags. A group of local militia and Cossacks, later joined by officers from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, looked on. Many servicemen have already switched sides to Russia, but authorities said they were prepared to relocate as many as 25,000 soldiers and their families to the Ukrainian mainland.

Andriy Parubiy, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council announced Ukraine would hold military maneuvers with the United States and Britain, signatories, along with Russia, of the 1994 Budapest Memorandum. The document was designed to guarantee Ukraine’s territorial integrity when it surrendered its share of Soviet nuclear arsenals to Russia after the Soviet Union broke up in 1991. Ukraine has accused Russia of breaching the agreement by taking over the Crimean Peninsula.

Prerogative

Given its military prowess and influences, perhaps Russia’s inexorable seizure of Crimea is unavoidable. Humbled but defiant, Ukraine lashed out symbolically at Russia by declaring its intent to leave the Moscow-dominated Commonwealth of Independent States, a loose alliance of 11 former Soviet nations. The last nation to leave the group was Georgia, which lost a brief war with neighboring Russia in 2008 and ended up losing two separatist territories.

Moscow says it reserves the right to “defend” Russian speakers in eastern and southern regions of Ukraine. Moving closer to the EU does not preclude Ukraine maintaining good relations with Russia, Yatsenyuk said. Beyond the grander political gestures of the day, Parubiy said Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry had been instructed to introduce a visa regime for travel between the two nations. The move could badly affect Ukrainian migrant laborers, many of whom work in Russia and send home money. It came against the backdrop of claims that Russian citizens were pouring across the Ukrainian border to foment secessionist unrest in bordering eastern regions.

In Washington, the Pentagon said it would participate as planned in a multinational military exercise this summer in Ukraine. Dubbed “Rapid Trident,” the ground maneuvers have been held annually for a number of years with forces from Britain and other NATO countries as well as Ukraine, which has a partner relationship with NATO but is not a member. Last year, the two-week maneuvers involving 17 nations were held in July. Meanwhile, in a warning to Moscow, US vice president Biden declared that the United States will respond to any aggression against its NATO allies, including neighbors to Russia. Standing with two Baltic leaders in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, Biden said the US was “absolutely committed” to defending its allies, adding that President Barack Obama plans to seek concrete commitments from NATO members to ensure the alliance can safeguard its collective security. “Russia cannot escape the fact that the world is changing and rejecting outright their behavior,” Biden said

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was headed to the region to try to seek a diplomatic way out of the crisis. Ban has repeatedly called for a solution guided by the principles of the UN Charter including sovereignty, territorial integrity and unity of Ukraine. A 34-member UN human rights monitoring mission was also scheduled to be in place shortly. It expressed particular concern over the security of Tatars and other ethnic minorities in Crimea.

Russia’s Constitutional Court chairman, Valery Zorkin, said the treaty signed by Putin has been ruled valid, meaning it now only requires ratification by the Russian parliament. Russia seems fully satisfied with the western responses the annexation of Crimea as both USA ad EU, undertook, rather reluctantly, mild sanction just as a mere formality.

Ukraine signals it would  not go far any  war with Russia over Crimea and would not even  pursue any animosity either with Kremlin. It all depends now on US posture over the issue. .

Russia now legalizes annexation of Crimea!

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G-20:  Focus on global growth

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Despite signs of improvement, global growth remains uneven and well below potential, while unemployment remains stubbornly high in many places. All tall claims and forecasts by the regimes about steady economic growth are incorrect or farce, meant to boost the ruling party image.

The world’s top 20 economies, led obviously by the USA have, upon a conclave in Australian capital Sydney. on 22nd February, adopted a soft target of adding at least 2 percentage points to growth over five years, signaling optimism that the worst of crisis-era austerity was behind them. The G-20 members are the USA, the European Union, Turkey, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.

The key focus of the meeting was exploring ways to restore global growth amid indications that the world’s largest economies are once again slowing. Hockey, who says boosting private investment in infrastructure would help stimulate growth, wants G-20 leaders to commit to a global growth target higher than the International Monetary Fund’s forecast, which is 3.7 percent this year.

The market turmoil sparked by the Federal Reserve’s steps toward removing the US economy from life support is expected to be a top agenda item when finance chiefs from the world’s big economies met in Sydney this weekend.

The G-20, which represents around 85 percent of the global economy, is made up of both wealthy nations and emerging economies from the USA to South Africa, China and Saudi Arabia. The world’s rich nations pushed back on Friday against emerging market complaints about the spillover effects of their monetary policies, saying they had to get their own houses in order and get with the agenda of boosting global growth.

The meeting’s host, Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey, said the Federal Reserve’s decision to begin scaling back its stimulus was a key part of discussions, along with reinvigorating global growth. Australia spearheaded the push for growth in the face of some skepticism, notably from Germany. Opening the two-day meeting of the Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers, Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey said support was building for setting a firm goal for growth.

The idea of setting concrete goals for the G20 has caused nothing but friction in the past, with proposals to target fiscal and current account deficits coming to nothing in the end. The proposal has already drawn skepticism, with governments criticizing the idea as a “slightly antiquated form for economic planning”.

As finance ministers and central bank chiefs from the Group of 20 developed and emerging countries gathered in Sydney, many were already talking at cross purposes. Emerging nations want the US Federal Reserve to calibrate its winding down of stimulus so as to mitigate the impact on their economies and financial markets. Developed members reply that the troubles in the emerging world are mostly homegrown and domestic interest rates have to be set with domestic recoveries in mind.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned advanced economies to avoid prematurely rolling back their stimulus programs. The need for some sort of fresh stimulus was highlighted by a grim report from The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development which warned that sweeping reforms were urgently needed to boost productivity and lower barriers to trade to avoid a new era of slow growth and stubbornly high unemployment. In December, the US central bank said it would start reducing its monthly Treasury and mortgage bond purchases, intended to keep interest rates low and support economic recovery in the aftermath of the global recession. Investors responded by pulling out of emerging markets and funneling their money to the US in hopes of higher returns, which contributed to sharp falls in stock markets and the currencies of some developing countries.

Ultimately, the Federal Reserve has to operate in a manner that is consistent with its domestic mandate. Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen said the Fed would take “further measured steps” to reduce its bond buying if the US economy continues to improve.

In a letter to G-20 members, US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said boosting global growth and creating more jobs will be the G-20’s top priority. Lew is attending the meeting and plans to meet with Hockey and finance ministers for Germany, Japan, Brazil and Turkey. Lew told reporters in Sydney on Friday. “The growth strategies that we will be developing must be ambitious in substance and address both deficiencies in near-term demand as well as longer-term economic challenges.”

Another key item was the failure of the USA to pass the 2010 IMF reform package. Last month, Congress rejected a funding request from Obama that would have doubled the IMF’s lending capacity to about $733 billion and increased the voting power of emerging economies. Australia insists the USA to opt for quick reforms for securing global economic stability. France’s finance minister, Pierre Moscovici, welcomed a goal of lifting world growth by a total of 2.5 percentage points over five years, calling it ambitious but “not unrealistic”. Germany had dropped its opposition to setting an overall target, as long as there were no goals imposed for individual states. Jens Weidmann, the German head of the country’s central bank, called quantitative targets “problematic”. And Nhlanhla Nene, South Africa’s Deputy Finance Minister, said the target would be meaningless unless issues faced by emerging economies such as inequality, high unemployment, and volatile global financial conditions were addressed.

The IMF has forecast global growth of 3.75 percent for this year and 4 percent in 2015. The plan borrows wholesale from an International Monetary Fund paper prepared for the Sydney meeting which estimated that structural reforms would raise world growth by about 0.5 percentage point per year over the next five years, boosting global output by $2.25 trillion. The laundry list of reforms run the usual gamut of liberalizing product and labor markets, lowering barriers to trade, attracting more women into the workforce and boosting investment in infrastructure.

European Union’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner said the bloc would back the growth target for the G20 group that accounts for 85 percent of global economic output provided it came with a firm commitment to bold reforms. He suggested that reform progress could be monitored by the IMF and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and that EU’s policy coordination and surveillance could serve as a model.

The emerging members have also been pressing for the US Federal Reserve to try to avoid sparking market volatility through better messaging as its throttles back on asset buying. There was never much expectation the Fed would consider actually slowing the pace of tapering, but its emerging peers were hoping for more cooperation on policy dealing effectively with market volatility.

Others were pointing out that troubles of hardest-hit emerging economies, such as Brazil and Turkey, were largely home-made and the Fed’s tapering was in fact a good thing: a sign of US economy’s improving health. Even Indonesia, one of the “Fragile Five” major emerging economies, said the Fed’s gradual withdrawal of stimulus was not to blame for all the ills of developing world.

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said that the emerging markets need to take steps of their own to get their fiscal house in order and put structural reforms in place. Lew said it’s a cross-cutting theme to what we see as the challenge for the global economy. The US recovery is healthy and moving very much in the right direction and picking up velocity, but it can’t make up for a lack of demand and growth in the other key economies. He called on China, Japan and Europe to make domestic demand the engine room of growth. That was a sentiment very much echoed by the finance ministers of Japan, Britain and Germany. German views that emerging countries first had to do their homework, before demanding solidarity from the rest of the G20. Japan’s Taro Aso said the Fed’s tapering of its stimulus program was positive as it reflected an improving US economy, even if it raised the risk of sharp capital outflows from other countries.

QE tapering should be undertaken in a very orderly manner and carefully calibrated given the global economy today is very much interconnected, quantitative easing, usually in the form of central bank purchases of bonds or other assets.

Developing nations from South Africa to Turkey to Russia have seen their currencies crumble in recent months as the prospect of higher returns in the USA sucked foreign funds from their economies. South Korea Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Strategy and Finance Hyun Oh Seok suggested the Fed and other major central banks could at least strive to avoid surprises in their policy.

The international lending agency’s governing board gave a green-light to the overhaul in 2010, and approval by Congress is the last remaining roadblock for it to take effect. The onus would be on the rich nations to pick up the baton on growth from the developing countries, which had carried the world economy in the wake of the global financial crisis.

Still there were no details on how or whether the G20 would police each country’s progress on the reforms, many of which would likely be politically unpopular at home.

The two-day meeting ended on 23rd February with a round of news conferences by top officials, including European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

Australia is acting as president of the G20 this year, following Russia in 2013 and ahead of Turkey next year. Australia claims it is trying to bring some much-needed focus to the G20, proposing members sign on to ambitious growth agendas, and hold each other to account for delivering them.

The Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers meeting is a precursor to the main G-20 summit that will be held in the Australian city of Brisbane in November.

 

Communiqué

 

A draft of the communiqué highlighted how the push for growth had trumped concerns about volatility in emerging markets that had threatened to overshadow the meeting. It commits to developing new measures to significantly raise global growth, while maintaining fiscal sustainability The G20 recognizes accommodative monetary policy settings in advanced economies will need to normalize in due course, in line with stronger growth. Many developed nations seek a common target for global growth. Developed market policymakers see little risk of the recent market turmoil spiraling into the kind of contagion which prompted concerted and coordinated action from the G20 following the global financial crisis.

The final communique from the two-day meeting of Group 20 finance ministers and central bankers in Sydney said they would aim to boost collective growth by “more than 2 percent. It included a pledge to take concrete action to increase investment and employment, among other reforms.

The growth plan borrows wholesale from an IMF paper prepared for the G20 meeting, which estimated that structural reforms would raise world growth by about 0.5 percentage points per year over the next five years, boosting global output by $2.25 trillion. The IMF has forecast global growth of 3.75 percent for this year and 4 percent in 2015.

The G20 communique also stated that it “deeply regrets” that progress on giving emerging nations more say in the International Monetary Fund had stalled. Major emerging powers including India, China, Brazil and Russia, have long lobbied for increased voting power in the IMF to reflect their growing share of the world economy, but the changes have been blocked by the US Congress. There was a nod to concerns by emerging nations that the Federal Reserve considers the impact of its policy tapering, with the communique saying central banks would be mindful of the effects on the global economy.

G20 meeting is not able to lay down a real and tangible framework for an increase in the growth of the global economy over the next five years. The target remains vague at the moment, with no road map on how nations intend to get there or repercussions if they never arrive. The aim was to come up with the goal now, then have each country develops an action plan and a growth strategy for delivery at a November summit of G20 leaders in Brisbane.

Agreeing on any goal is a step forward for the group that has failed in the past to agree on fiscal and current account targets. And it was a sea change from recent meetings where the debate was still on where their focus should lie: on growth or budget austerity.

If adopted and implemented, the plan would be a departure for the G20, as previous attempts to set fiscal and current account targets have faltered. And while Canada’s central bank chief Stephen Poloz called the goal “aspirational” and doubts remain about its action.

The major message from G20 in Sydney is that the emerging markets should do their own homework. It would give the group fresh focus and mark a sea change from recent meetings where the debate was all about growth versus budget austerity. But nothing is new in this.

 

 

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Canada and increasing local Chinese trade 

 

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

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Canada is the second largest country in the world after Russia though its population is only about one-fifth of Russia’s. Canada’s indigenous peoples make up around 1,5 million, more than 4% of the population. Nearly 90% of Canadians live within 200km of the border with the United States, which means that Canada contains vast expanses of wilderness to the north. The relationship to its “powerful neighbor” USA is said to be a defining factor for Canada.

Canada punches well above its population size in economic terms, and is one of the world’s top trading nations. While the service sector dominates, Canada also has vast oil reserves and is a major exporter of energy, food and minerals. Close economic integration exists with the US, but Asian markets are growing in importance.

 

Canada follows the British pattern of parliamentary democracy, and the UK monarch is head of state, represented by a largely ceremonial governor-general. French-speaking Quebec has wide-ranging cultural and linguistic autonomy. Canada gradually emerged as a federation of former British colonies, and the provinces retain extensive powers.

 

As a consequence of a flexible foreign policy it has pursued allowing foreigners to  come and settle down in the country, Canada has a vast Asian population, especially the Chinese and Indian. Richmond is North America’s most Asian city – 50% of residents here identify themselves as Chinese. But it’s not just here that the Chinese community in British Columbia (BC) – some 407,000 strong – has left its mark. All across Vancouver, Chinese-Canadians have helped shape the local landscape. Outside the shopping centre of Vancouver suburb known for its farmland and fishing village, people are queuing at the many Chinese restaurants. In the local supermarkets, butchers are picking live seafood out of fish tanks, chopping off the heads, then gutting and packaging them up under the watchful eye of customers, almost exclusively Chinese-Canadian.

 

 

For centuries, Chinese immigrants have come to Canada for economic opportunities. It began with the gold rush in northern and central BC in 1858. In the 1880s, some 6,500 Chinese migrants were directly employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), settling in towns along the railway route, all the way to the terminus in Vancouver, where the fledgling Chinatown took root (now the third-largest in North America). But resentment grew among the white working classes, who saw the migrants as cheap labour, the so-called “yellow peril” stealing jobs and sullying society. In 1885, the federal government enacted the first anti-Chinese legislation, imposing a ‘head tax‘ of CAN$50 on every migrant worker.  Under the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1923, immigration ground to a halt. The ban was lifted in 1947 – due in part to the contribution of Chinese-Canadian soldiers in WWII – but Mao’s red revolution closed the door at the other end.

 

Newspaper headlines and politicians warned of an “Asian invasion” while the bitter elite coined the phrase ‘Hongcouver’ to express their dismay at the perceived Asianisation of their city. The wealth of the newcomers was an irritation to some in the local community. But attitudes soon began to change, as they can sell a ton of real estate to this community at a premium and they’re kind of like us. These people like their whiskey straight’.

 

The Hong Kong wave subsided after the British handover to China in 1997. Overall, nearly one-in-five Vancouverites is now of Chinese origin – the biggest migrant community by far, with some 12,400 new arrivals each year. Privately, there have been grumblings. In the safety of living rooms or the anonymity of online forums, old-time Vancouverites blame the Chinese for the city’s sky-high property prices, although experts say there’s little evidence to back up the fears.

 

The next significant wave of migrants came in the 1980s and 90s. But they weren’t about to do manual labour or settle in Chinatown with the so-called Chi-eppies (Chinese elderly people) and Chi-lippies (Chinese low-income people). There was a largely wealthy class of Hong Kong Chinese who snapped up homes in the priciest neighborhoods, sent their children to the best schools, and kicked off a construction boom which transformed downtown Vancouver into a Hong Kong-style city of skyscrapers.

 

Exports to China reached CAN$5.1bn ($5bn/£3.17bn) in 2011, nearly five times their value in 2001. Other booming industries include agrifoods, minerals, container traffic, tourism and education. The economic boost has driven a CAN$22bn ($21.6bn/£13.7bn) upgrade in infrastructure along trade corridors with Asia. “Because of the impact of immigration, Canada as a whole is more resilient to economic recession and that’s undeniable.”

 

The newcomers’ wealth irritated some Vancouver residents. Their sudden impact brought a sharp backlash. Polite Vancouver society was aghast at the “monster houses” being built in the old-rich communities of Shaughnessy and Kerrisdale, often demolishing character homes and tearing down trees in the process.

 

Language is another flashpoint, especially when it comes to older migrants. “There used to be a time when immigrants to this country were required to know the language,” whispers a woman in a doctor’s clinic, as the receptionist struggles to ask an elderly Chinese man when he last took his heart medication. A family member has to be contacted by phone before the queue gets moving again.

There’s concern too that foreign students are taking up places at university, bringing much-needed bags of cash in foreign student fees.

People in the globalizing world need to treat the changing society as an opportunity, rather than a threat.

 

The future is in Asia and Vancouver has a very good advantage, which is that of all the Canadian cities, they are the closest to the “Asia Pacific Rim.” Vancouver and British Columbia are a natural place for many Asian families because of our diversity. There are countless personal and cultural connections and Canadian economy and province is richer, more vibrant and attractive for newcomers as a result,” her office said in a statement. For now, BC continues to prosper from its ties to Asia and its booming economy.  For the first time in 2011, the Pacific Rim dislodged the US as British Columbia’s biggest trade partner. With the collapse of the US housing market, lumber exports have fallen. But demand for coal and natural gas to fuel China’s factories is skyrocketing.

 

 

The way in which Canada’s provincial governments share land and natural resources with native groups is an ongoing issue. Separatist aspirations in the predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec have been a major domestic issue. A referendum in 1995 saw advocates of an independent Quebec only narrowly defeated. Subsequent opinion polls indicated a fall in support for independence and the pro-independence Parti Quebecois was defeated in 2003’s provincial election, but regained power in 2012. In a largely symbolic move, parliament in 2006 agreed that the Quebecois should be considered a “nation” within a united Canada.

 

Canada pursues a flexible foreign policy, though it takes most of the foreign policy decisions in pursuance of US global agenda.

USA does not allow any of the NATO member or NATO ally like Pakistan to purse totally independent foreign or domestic policies and  many of them try to align their polices with those of USA.

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Palestine: US Framework should be based on International law

 

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL 

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US President Barack Obama’s quiet diplomacy  on Palestine seems to work in its own way as Israel does not any more think it has got the prerogative to illegally occupying Palestine territories, killing the besieged Palestinians at will.

 

The US media are all praise for Obama for his capacity to mediate with an arrogant Israeli leadership, which is so used to eat and drink the Palestinian flesh and blood like jungle Dracula does. Obama’s focus on the Middle East is making both Tel-Aviv and Ramallah.

 

As USA is stepping up the pressure on both Israel and the Palestinians it should also persuade Israel to respect international law on illegal proliferation of Jewish colonies inside Palestine territories.

 

Not just Zionist settlement expansionism is anti-humanity drive and against international law but also  it remains the  real cause of  a  not  making  the required peace deal  in Mideast as  expected by international community and  world powers.

 

So long as Israel refuses to recognize and regard international law, it cannot be trusted by the Palestinians and world at large about their real intentions of peace deal with Palestinians.

 

Now Obama is planning a full-court-press to get both hawkish Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to agree to the “framework” agreement that Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to announce in the next few weeks.

According to the sources, Netanyahu will meet the President at the White House next week, and Abbas is expected to follow later in the month.  President Obama is prepared to get more involved in trying to get an agreement that will detail the borders of Israel and the Palestinian state, the future of Jerusalem, and any return of Palestinian refugees.

Once the framework is presented, talks would then begin on implementing it, taking the two sides well past the April deadline. Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat  who is unhappy the way Israel tries to prolong occupation by constructing  Jewish settlements  said that extending negotiations is useless as long as Israel continues to disregard international law. He was apparently referring to Israel’s continued building in areas since acquired in 1967.

 

Israeli military  continues to  boss over entire Palestine, both  West and Gaza Strip.

 

25th February marks the 20th anniversary of the massacre of the Ibrahimi mosque in al-Khalil city which claimed the lives of 29 worshipers and wounded 150 others, and which was committed in 1994 by Baruch Goldstein, with the participation of the occupation forces and settlers from Kiryat Arba settlement.  On the same day, the city of al-Khalil and all Palestinian cities witnessed  tension and clashes with the Israeli military, and the number of those
killed reached 60 martyrs.

The occupation forces closed the Ibrahimi mosque and the Old City for six  months on the grounds of investigating the crime. They formed the Shamgar committee to investigate the massacre and its causes.

 

 

Hamas movement warned the Israeli military occupation of the repercussions of continuing the war against the city of al-Khalil and the Ibrahimi mosque. Hamas stressed that the occupation’s attempts to impose a fait accompli in the city will not succeed in obliterating its historical facts, adding that the Palestinians will never give up their land and holy places.

The crimes of the Israeli forces and illegal settlers against the Palestinian people, their land and sanctities will not be subjected to a statute of limitations, and that the criminals will not escape punishment.

The movement also emphasized its absolute rejection of any agreement that leads to relinquishing the Palestinian rights, constants and sanctities.

Occupation and continued settlement proliferation annoys and angers the steadfast Palestinians to make statements to end Zionism in Mideast.  They owe to continue to resist the occupation and its plans until the liberation of the land and the holy sites and the achievement of the right of return. They want to defeat Tel Aviv and regain freedom. Hamas calls on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Jerusalem and the 1948 occupied territories to continue to confront the occupation until defeating it.

 

Can Obama the European leaders who pump in economic and military/terror goods to Tel Aviv should reserve the right to ask the  illegal occupants of Palestine territories to first end  expansionist plans in Palestine

 

USA-EU should not hesitate to impose sanctions as part of punitive measures if Israel refuses to oblige them.  A quick and brief NATO attack on Israel can certainly settle the issue in favor of of lasting peace in Mideast by establishing much delayed Palestine state.

 

When pursuance effort fails, USA should resort to Zionist type of aggression.

However, Israel should be able to understand the language of peace!

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Clueless Malaysian plane exit: NATO’s Silk Route?

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL
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Media outlets spread the regime lies very effectively and forcefully. And
the world has to  take everything the media guys say at their face value
because  it has no credible  alternatives available  for the truth.

The corporate media world wide  promote not just capitalism and fascism but
also  deadly wars  to enable the US led  rogue states to loot the resources
and kill the humanity in a sustained manner

Not many nations are  happy that NATO is quitting Afghanistan after over 11
years of genocides and  destruction and they  look forward to seeing
escalation of tensions in Afghanistan.  Islamabad and New Delhi have
failed to secure direct control of Kabul, so now they want the NATO
fascist operations to continue unabated

The Malaysian plane MH370 disappeared  10 days ago in a mysterious manner
with 239 people on board. Earlier suspicions that the plane could have
crashed into the sea have been updated now with fresh suspicions about
suspected plane hijacking. An extensive search of the seas around Malaysia
– involving 14 countries, 43 ships and 58 aircraft – since the plane
disappeared had proved fruitless.

For days the Malaysian authorities refused to confirm or deny the many
rumors surrounding the fate of flight MH370. They insisted that they were
waiting to verify information before going public with anything. Those
desperate for answers, not least the relatives of the passengers,
complained that they must be hiding something. Now, perhaps stung by
criticism from China, Malaysia’s PM has put what feels like close to
everything on the table. For many the idea that the plane might have
crossed a large part of Asian airspace unnoticed is far-fetched. His
government had been facing severe criticism for not being more open about
what it knows.

China – which had 153 citizens on board the flight – has urged Malaysia to
continue providing it with “thorough and exact information” on the search.
Beijing is sending technical specialists to participate in the
investigation, and appealed for the help of other countries and
organizations. Along with the Chinese passengers, there were 38 Malaysians
and citizens of Iran, the US, Canada, Indonesia, Australia, India, France,
New Zealand, Ukraine, Russia, Taiwan and the Netherlands on board.

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak has said the plane could have been
hijacked because the communications systems of missing Malaysia Airlines
flight MH370 were deliberately disabled just before it had reached the east
coast of Malaysia. The investigating agencies are investigating “all
possibilities”. According to a military radar, the aircraft then turned and
flew back over Malaysia before heading in a north-west direction. A
satellite was able to pick up a signal from the plane until 08:11 local
time – more than seven hours after it lost radar contact – although it was
unable to give a precise location,

Authorities are now trying to trace the plane across two possible
“corridors”: a northern corridor stretching from the border of Kazakhstan
and Turkmenistan through to northern Thailand and a southern corridor
stretching from Indonesia to the southern Indian Ocean.

The investigators will now focus on trying to obtain the radar data from
any of the countries the Boeing 777 may have passed over. This could
include Thailand, Myanmar, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India and
Pakistan.

The developments have added further uncertainty to the relatives of the 239
people on board the Kuala Lumpur to Beijing flight.. Malaysian police have
also searched the Kuala Lumpur home of the plane’s pilot, 53-year-old
Zaharie Ahmad Shah, besides many others but with no clues obtained.

US-UK (Western) media first repeated the plan could have sunk into the sea
but later specified  the Indian Ocean as the recipient spot. Still later,
they invoked  involvement of pirates and now directly link it to a
terrorist  job in Afghanistan.  They want use  this  to stress the point
that  NATO should not quite  both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

historic Silk Route has been the target of the NATO forces for strategic
reasons and now it appears  the  Malaysian  plane  disappearance is being
achieved to  justify the NATO occupation and over stay in Af-Pakistan.  It
is quite likely that Karzai and Shairf seeking  more and more money and
terror goods from USA would readily certify  the western media gimmicks as
realty.

US royalties are to heavy for third world nations.

Speculation is indeed gift of  the  humanity suffering from  NATO’s global
terrorism as per the CIA pan for  a “new world”. .

Possibly many more suspicions ad opinions would surface henceforth.

 Post script

 

As it stand the Malaysian government has made strenuous efforts to  close the plane mystery issue which has become  one of most  embarrassing  matter in modern history. .

 

Malaysian premier appeared on the global TV networks to announce the  the plane  had crashed into the Indian Ocean in South India.

 

China has quickly questioned the  validity of such claims.

The matter , however , has been officially closed, though it  has not be properly  resolved.  Regimes  make history and decide what is good for the people and world.

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Uneasy US-China relations

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There is something very similar to the perception of enemy by both India and China and both try to apply pressure by all possible means, including economic benefits, to see that respective enemy is not supported by big powers and their own concerns, however illegal or immoral they maybe, should be supported.

 

However, the status of these two Asian nations is entirely different.

China is now an economic giant and a financial boss from which many nations seek help.  With largest nuke arsenals in this part of the world, China a veto member of the discredited UNSC.  Every western power is feeling uneasy with growing influence over the world of Beijing.

 

India, on the other hand, is not enjoying the most of big things Beijing is credited with thanks mainly to its ideological affinity with the then super power Soviet Union during the cold war era.

 

Although India established economic ties with Soviet it did not get everything that Beijing got as communist country promoting Moscow’s interests in Asia.  Stopping USA from influencing Asian nations by entering into political and economic contacts with them was one of the duties of China, and it did play that role quite partly well, as Japan (and many Asian nations) became allies of USA as a member of notorious NATO.  Also, Pakistan, perhaps seeking military support, also looked up to USA since India had already managed to get terror goods (later on, also free nuclear reactors) alongside economic support from Russia in industrial  development of a  backward nation.

 

India is also now a nuke nation with plenty of nuke enabled missiles in its stockpiles. India has managed to get USA and its European allies support its illegal and brutal occupation of neighboring Jammu Kashmir, obviously by buying their terror goods and also paying them huge sums possibly to tide over the financial crash.

 

China has a big problem in the name of Tibet seeking full autonomy from China and it cannot tolerate any power supporting the Tibetan struggle for independence and even religious freedom. China has been using all available forums to ask other nations not to support the Tibetan cause and if any nation doe sit China would take punitive measure within its power. It has asked all UNSC powers to not entertain freedom movements and Russia endorses Beijing while USA and EU indirectly support the Tibetan movement and its leader Dalai Lama.  They ask China to grant Tibet autonomy.

 

Americans keep making noises that China is dumping its cheap and  useless goods in American market, harming domestic producers. .

 

China is too touchy about its position on Tibet and does not want any interference from outside.  In 2012, for example, the Chinese government cut off all high-level diplomatic ties with Britain for more than a year after British Prime Minister David Cameron met the Dalai Lama.

 

Based on militarism, US imperialism has a long history of exploiting religious, linguistic and ethnic differences to further its ends, including during its invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, the war on Libya, its regime change operation in Syria, and most recently in the Ukraine.

 

Obama’s meeting with the Dalai Lama in July 2011 China shouted at him, condemned the US triclomacy. Now as Washington is taking a more aggressive stance towards China on a range of issues, Obama welcomed the Dalai Lama again recently at White House, making Beijing angry. During his trip to China earlier this month, US Secretary of State John Kerry implicitly blamed the Chinese leadership for North Korea’s nuclear stand and the tensions with neighboring countries over territorial disputes in the South China and East China Seas.

 

Official position of USA is Tibet is part of the People’s Republic of China and that the USA does not support Tibet independence.

 

Obama’s expressions of concern about the plight of Tibetans are completely hypocritical. As its key policy, America is using the banner of “human rights” to pursue the economic and strategic interests of US imperialism. Obama is exploiting Tibet as another issue calculated to weaken China as part of his administration’s “pivot to Asia” meant for a diplomatic offensive and military build-up in the region against Beijing. However, Obama also declared his strong support for “Tibet’s unique religious, cultural and linguistic traditions” and hailed the Dalai Lama for his “commitment to peace and nonviolence.

 

The Dalai Lama, still regarded as the leader of a government-in-exile claiming to represent a large area of China, heads a movement that ultimately seeks an independent Tibet. For China the Dalai Lama in exile has long been engaged in separatist activities under the cloak of religion. China warned last Friday that Obama’s meeting would grossly interfere in the internal affairs of China, seriously violate norms governing international relations and severely impair China-US relations.

 

China’s capitalist restoration over the past three decades has created a huge social gulf between rich and poor. In Tibetan areas, this has been accentuated by Beijing’s promotion of Great Han chauvinism that has marginalized ethnic minorities such as the Tibetans and the Uighurs.

 

Bitterness towards the Chinese leadership has been compounded by the harsh repression of any political opposition. The People’s Liberation Army seized the area the in the wake of the 1949 Chinese revolution. Following a defeated uprising in 1959, the Dalai Lama and his entourage fled to India. He only finally renounced the armed struggle against Beijing in 1974, after Washington’s rapprochement with Beijing in 1972 and its acceptance of Chinese sovereignty over Tibet.

As part of  its Asia policy, Washington wants to use Tibet to ramp up the pressure on China.

 

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Aam Aadmi‘s Kejriwal – Hero of Delhiites!

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the first ever Indian leader who actually makes sincere efforts to uplift the common people with prestige and privileges, has quit power over the Jan Lokpal Bill issue and remained the most favorite leader of Delhiites as well as Indians.

 

Indian politicians enjoy the resources of the nation almost freely. They share the wealth and services. They oppose any system or law that does not allow them to loot the resources, take bribes. The way they opposed and dragged the Lokpal Bill in the parliament for years only shows the  corrupt mindset of Indian leaders – at least most of them.

 

It is a Himalayan shame that Indian regime and parliament are being controlled by Indian corporate and multinationals – not just the major political parties like Congress and BJP large regional parties, but also the regime depends too much on the rich guys, though they are elected by mostly by common people.

 

Like many of their allies, the Congress and BJP parties themselves got panicky as the Delhi government filed cases against many big guns in both parties. The Jan Lokpal, if passed by the assembly, would make the lives of many more leaders and their financiers in greater trouble.

Hence they successfully stalled the bill in the Delhi assembly and tried to shield the corrupt criminals in all walks of life in India.

 

It must be mentioned here that Central government ruled by Congress party and allies must feel a big sigh of relief with the Aam Admi government is gone. Kejriwal and his party have been an uncomfortable thorn in the Congress-BJP flesh called political trade.

 

In fact, the big politicians found the Aam Aadmi Delhi government a big threat to their profitable existence in the capital. They all conspired to force the common man party out of power.

 

 

Aam Aadmi party does not have absolute majority and it was ruing Delhi state by virtue of support offered by Congress party. Earlier, AAP was not inclined to form a government due to the fact that it did not have the  number  to  face the assembly vote.

 

 

Upon assuming power on invitation from the Delhi Lt. Governor, the Kejriwal government began earnestly to fulfill their election pledges. But the Delhi government knew very well that the Congress party would withdraw its conditional support to the Delhi government at the appropriate time.

 

However, the early resignation of Kejriwal government has upset all Congress political calculations. BJP’s as well!

 

Congress and BJP cannot digest when Kejriwal raised the issue of Reliance Company and its corporate owners Ambani brothers who finance the major parties plus they also have their own MPs and MLAs.

 

As the Delhi government was getting ready with Jan Lokpal bill to be presented to the Assembly, the Congress party and its media scolded the Kejriwal government of the consequences of such a move, meaning the Congress party would withdraw support to Delhi government. Aam Admi Party was not shocked as it had expected all this from a badly shaken congress party. Delhi Lt Governor did not allow the Aam Aadmi government to present the bill and asked the speaker of Assembly not to table the bill.

 

 

Thus the Jan Lokpal bill was stalled by the central government and opposed by the BJP party. Kejriwal had on numerous occasions threatened to resign if the bill was not passed.

 

 

Implementation of Jan Lokpal was the most important pledge the Aam Aadmi Party had given to the people of Delhi and it wanted to pass the bill in the Assembly. But when the government could not get the bill passed by the assembly, the AAP leaders decide to  quit the  government.

 

 

Aam Aadmi leaders thought they have no moral right to continue in power without being able to contain corruption by an effective Lokpal mechanism.

 

Delhi CM Kejriwal resigned dramatically from his post after 49 days of coming to power as he failed to get his dream bill, the Jan Lokpal, even introduced in the Delhi assembly Friday as both the national parties, the Congress and the BJP, deeply worried about the impact of the Bill on their leaders, ganged up against it. This resignation proves that only a ‘jhaadu waala’ , the party symbol of ‘jadhu’ or broom, can deliver and end corruption in the city, someone said from Hissar, “other parties are not supporting him because they know that if the bill is passed their leaders will land in jail”.

 

 

CM Kejriwal has sent the resignation letter to the Lt. Governor, asking him to dissolve the assembly and order early polls to the state.

Congress and BJP are practicing double-tongues.  They asked Kejriwal to resign and now they ask why he resigned.

 

Funny political cricket promoters of India! Top politicians and other corrupt people do not want Aam Aadmi to stop their illegal business with the regime. Exit of Kejriwal would make them go merry.

 

 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation has only raised his leadership profile among the common people of Delhi, the ‘aam admi’, the common man who form his core support base and who believe he will come back to power with a more emphatic majority and play a larger national role after the general election. Flashing the party symbol (the broom) and wearing the trademark side-cap AAP supporters were firm that their fight would continue. “Today’s scenario only reflects that AAP is on right way to win the upcoming elections,” an auto-rickshaw driver.

 

 

While some felt Kejriwal should have been given more time, others expressed anguish over their demands remaining unfulfilled. “Who will look after our demands now? We doubt if any other party can even come close to Kejriwal’s work,” Chautala, a daily wage worker, said, reflecting the huge support Kejriwal enjoys among the working class and very ordinary people of this capital city. Many Delhiites  swear that last Friday was an “unfortunate day”. “I was expecting to rejoice the introduction of the bill, but here I am waiting for my hero to resign,” he said.

 

Delhi youth as well as  across the nation  say their admiration for him has gone up manifold after he took on big guys like Reliance boss Mukesh Ambani. It takes a lot of guts to do such a thing against a big business magnet guy who controls the regime.

 

Passage of Jan Lokpal bill may not have been a success story at this point of time in the Delhi assembly where the corrupt rouges make the majority but the Aam Admi government already begun good anti-corruption work through various steps and   as such it may be as easy and free as before for the  politicians and others to  indulge in corrupt practices.

 

Obviously, Delhi people would vote the Aam Aadmi party back to power in due course so that the party and government could complete its anti-corruption plus pro common people programs as they are committed to these ideals.

 

Delhiites are with Kejriwal, called by some sympathizers as a farishta, in his resignation also. They are sure should be a re-election as people are sure that next time he will win more than 50 seats and get the bills passed without support.

 

Of course, people will revolt against the ouster of their own government in their own ways and punish the big political thieves in the country.

 

Not just the AAP supporters, even people from other parties would now vote for the Aam Aadmi party in the general and Delhi elections, as they all see vacuum in all so-called experienced political outfits with strong network infrastructures.

 

Aam Aadmi party  has shown they will not cling on to power without fulfilling their duties.

 

Now, Delhiites eagerly look forward to early polls to their Assembly!

Not only Indians but world at large is watching with keen interest what is unfolding in Indian capital.

Kejriwal is the only hope left for India!

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Indian corruption: Aam Aadmi Party goes ahead with Jan Lokpal Bill in Delhi

 

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The historic win in Delhi assembly has not made the Aam Aadmi party and government, which stands for common people, complacent about their achievement and they are quite serious about anti-corruption program for not just Delhi state, but for entire India.

 

 

This AAP firm mindset has annoyed the usual corrupt political parties working to help the rich richer and corporate class grow stronger.  These general political outfits have no sympathy for common people and hence they oppose anti-corruption movement of Hazare and Kejriwal. Aam Aadmi leaders  are stead fast in their resolve to make India corruption free.

 

Amid staunch opposition from big national parties like Congress party and Hindutva BJP, Aam Aadmi Party that now rules Delhi state, goes ahead with passing its Jan Lokpal Bill. The issue has been the top agenda of the party even before the Delhi poll.

 

During the Delhi poll, AAP has raised the Lokpal bill was on its poll campaigns and after that.

 

Both Congress and BJP have lost its face which has been disgraced by the people of Delhi by rejecting them in the poll and Congress which was ruling lost most of its seats, including that of the then  CM Sheila Dikshit, to AAP. .

Delhi chief minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal has placed the Lokpal bill on the table of the House but the opposition parties opposed the bill

 

Interestingly, both Congress and BJP have been demanding the AAP government to fulfill all poll promises given to the people.  But now when the government decided to go for a legal vote to implement the Lokpal bill, they are shamelessly annoyed.

 

Kejriwal has clearly stated that if the bill is defeated house on the Delhi floor of the he would resign.

 

So, BJP and Congress are worried about the Kejriwal’s decision to quit if his bill is not allowed to win the people’s confidence.

 

Now India has seen an important phenomenon:  both Congress and BJP are now together and they support corruption and  crimes and oppose the anti-corruption  Lokpal bill.

 

An impression has been created in India that Congress, BJP and other big parties are corrupt and they want to continue with corrupt practices while the new AAP is eager to wipe out corruption from India. .

 

The anti-people politicians have disrupted the Delhi assembly proceedings so that bill is not passed easily.

 

According to the latest news ,  the Lokpal bill was not introduced in the Assembly for debate  since about 42  MLAs form Congress, BJP and other parties  spoke against supporting the bill.  The speaker of Assembly announced that the bill  is not introduced now.

 

When  the well dressed thieves  pretend to the representatives of the people,   only people alone can teach  lessons .

 

Voters all over the India see what kind of leaders they have in the country.

They also know that Aam Aadmi party would save them.

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Changing Indian politics: Kejriwal invites anti-corruption leaders to join Aam Aadmi team work

 

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Basically India is not a bad country nor people want corruption but greedy politicians and their big business bosses have made India one of the most corrupt nations around.

 

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) wants honest politicians and social activists across the country to join its fold and help the one year-old entity grow rapidly into a serious third political alternative in the country, senior leader Yogendra Yadav said.

 

AAP leader and senior Supreme court lawyer Prashant Bhushan as the emissary of the then Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal met former Kerala CM and top communist leader VS Achuthanandan at Thiruvanathapuram obviously with  the objective of requesting him to join the  Aam Aadmi team to serve the people. However, both did not disclose the details of their brief chat at the opposition leader Achuthanandan’s residence.  Prashant Bhushan said Achuthanandan is  one of  most respected leaders who  oppose corruption and raised their voice against injustice.  Aam Aadmi considers  the straight forward  90-year-old is a leader of exceptional integrity. “We appeal to more such leaders to join the AAP”

 

On 19th February, Kejriwal  extended the same  invitation to number of other such  persons of integrity and one of them is the senior cabinet  minister of  Indian government AK Antony against whom  there is not corruption charges though he was also the CM of Kerala state thrice before he was inducted into central  ministry.

 

Only the persons of genuine integrity alone can save India form corrupt elements that eat  w away all  resources of the Indian  nation, freedom for which  was obtained from Britain upon a very long battle led by Mahatma Gandhi.

 

 

Today, unfortunately, the same Congress party promotes both rich and rampant corruption, letting the rich and manipulative corporate loot the nation and making the common people suffer.  .

 

Did MK Gandhi and thousands of patriotic Indians struggle for independence only to hand over resources to the wealthy powerful guys by privatization processes in the name of effecting efficiency?

 

Those who fought for freedom from  colonial yoke  are on the streets and those who  enjoyed then continue to enjoy. The governments are at their services for party funds. Shameful!

 

Then there is the Hindutva brand BJP and its anti-Muslim parties club, secretly collaborating with Congress by targeting Muslims so that they vote for Congress party.

 

BJP, claiming to be more patriotic than Congress party, also loot the national sources when they rule the nation and states. Illegal mining by Karnataka ministers of BJP  clearly exposes  the criminal mindset of these pseudo patriots and fanatic communalists who win elections by threatening the Hindus in attacking  the Muslims. .

 

Congress party, which is instrumental in the ghastly demolition of Babri mosque, Islamic heritage in UP, very tactfully also, employs Muslim leaders as chief vote bank agents for the party.

 

It is in the background of these ugly communal and corrupt practices that people founded Aam Aadmi Party to both protect them and their genuine interests from strong anti-humanity gangs. .

 

It is in this context that Aam Aadmi Party has appealed all truly pro- leaders to join and serve to save the nation form criminal gangs, further strengthen the popular anti-corruption movement as the genuine national forum. .

 

As Indians is soon going to  decide their future in the parliamentary poll for  next term,  a joint efforts  by all right thinking people and leaders can teach the  experienced  political corrupts and their proteges in industry  much needed lessons.

 

With Aam Aadmi and like minded parties ruling India, one can positively look forward to  the establishment of a credibly secular and genuinely democratic system

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Changing Indian Politics: Aam Aadmi Party for Parliament -2

 

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

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For too long, people of India have longed for a new era of honest politics and they do deserve that.

 

 

It is a fact that Aam Aadmi Party is not a political party of traditional sense of the phrase suggests. Unlike the other political parties where leaders while enjoying all privileges and the resources they manage to loot with help from agents, expect the people to serve them with full dedication, the Aam Aadmi Party considers the members of the party to serve the people, work only for their welfare.

 

Hence the only experience the Aam Admi party has gained so far is from serving with dedication the cause of common people.

 

Hence they do not have the usual expertise in many fields the usual corrupt governments do posses in India. The leaders of AAP therefore may not be experts on policies matters concerning economics or foreign policy, etc.

 

As sincere workers in the cause of people and nation, they also lack the usual niceties the leaders of corrupt parties possess in abundance to fool the public. Those with expertise in various fields are now pouring in the AAP, the only people’s popular party.

 

In fact, the Aam Aadmi party’s main objective is to fight corruption and make Indian corruption-crimes free. All their works thus far have been to oppose the corrupt Indian parties and leaders. Even people elected them to rule Delhi state they did not abandon their principles and took many corrupt stalwarts to task, upsetting the central government which shields all corrupt elements.

 

In fact politics was not on their agenda when they struggled against problems facing the Delhi people as well as all over India.

 

The decision to contest the parliament elections stems from their burning desire to save the nation from corrupt criminal elements operating inside the political parties, both central and regional. It is a natural fall out of misbehavior of corrupt parties towards the Common man party.

 

Aam Aadmi Party – the young anti-graft party that stormed to power in India’s capital last month plans to field at least 73 candidates in national elections due by May to stand against politicians accused of crimes, its founder Kejriwal said. Following its strong performance in Delhi, interest in the year-old Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has surged. Since an announcement earlier this month that it would contest the general election, its membership has passed 10 million.

 

As part of poll campaign, the AAP launched a nationwide anti-corruption drive, a day after Arvind Kejriwal quit as Delhi chief minister.  The AAP party starts a nationwide anti-corruption rally, led by Kejriwal, from Haryana’s Rohtak district – the home district of Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda of the Congress – Feb 23. Assembly elections in Haryana are scheduled for later this year.

 

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When Arvind Kejriwal was sworn in as the head of Delhi’s city government on December 28he was unveiling a new era in Indian politics. Though he assumed power only to leave the office in less than two months, he and his team learnt so much as how India is being run by the corrupt gangs that indeed gang up against any one who tries to halt the corrupt flow of dirty national politics.

 

The BJP played dirty politics with people of Delhi and India by refusing to support the Lokpal bill. Further, BJP shied away from forming an alternative government while the Congress said that the AAP regime failed as it strayed “beyond the constitution”. BJP’s former chief Nitin Gadkari, who had been in-charge of Delhi polls, said: “We don’t have the numbers so we are not considering forming a government  in Delhi. Sheila Dikshit, who ruled Delhi for 15 years until she was defeated by Kejriwal in New Delhi, said the AAP government failed because it started to go “beyond the constitution”.

 

 

 

The AAP government lasted 49 days. Kejriwal, 45, quit on Friday after his AAP’s efforts to introduce the Jan Lokpal bill aimed to curb corruption was stalled by the BJP and the Congress. A day later, Kejriwal refuted allegations by the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that they were not given enough time to study the Jan Lokpal bill. “They are lying… we were ready to give them more time,” he said. They are not interested in it at all.

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Opposing crony capitalism being propelled by Congress-BJP regimes one after another at the centre, Aam Aadmi Party leader and successful anti-corruption crusader Arvind Kejriwal alleged collusion between RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani and the government to hike gas prices. Subsequent to this, an FIR was registered by the Anti-Corruption bureau last week.

 

But the Congress led central government and major right wing opposition in parliament Hindutva Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) want to shield the corrupt  mafias and gangs led by Ambani  (corp.) because all major parties  are being  financed by the corporate class both at centre and states

 

Put it bluntly, Indian politicians promote only the rich and corporate bosses in exchange for the finances they get.  For the parties, the common people are just useless and even harmful dust. .

 

 

Indian voters are innocently notorious for rewarding candidates with criminal records or accusations against them. Politicians accused of crimes had a higher success rate than others in the last parliamentary election in 2009. “It is for the people to decide if they want to support clean politics or not. Earlier the people used to say they didn’t have an option, now we will provide them with a clean option,” Kejriwal said.

 

 

Until now, the party had not said how many of the 543 lower house parliamentary seats it might contest in an election pitting the corrupt ruling and opposition parties. But the AAP is expected to put up candidates in constituencies of 73 members of parliament now who face serious criminal charges. Candidates would also stand for the seats of central government ministers which the party believes are corrupt, Kejriwal said in an interview with Reuters. “The most important thing is there are a large number of cabinet ministers who have indulged in corruption, they need to be defeated,” Kejriwal said, there are nearly 162 people in Lok Sabha who have criminal charges against them and there are 73 out of them who have serious charges against them. They need to be defeated, we will put up strong candidates against them,” said Kejriwal. He did not say how many, or which, government ministers would be a target. The AAP is expected to field national election candidates in constituencies in New Delhi and in the neighbouring states of Haryana and Punjab.

 

 

Most of the politicians on their target belong to the UPA, particularly top ministers besides Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi but the former BJP President Gadkari is the only NDA politician from Maharashtra on their radar. Of the 48 parliamentary seats in Maharashtra, the party has released the names of probable candidates from Mumbai, Nagpur, Thane, Pune and Nashik. Kejriwal accused Gadkari of being hand in glove with Sharad Pawar to suppress the alleged irregularities related to irrigation projects in the state.

 

 

AAP carefully treaded in naming its nominees from Maharashtra and especially from Nagpur before announcing its first list of 20 canidates for the Lok Sabha polls. AAP’s nomination of activist-turned politician Anjali Damania is likely to hit the bi-polar contest in the Nagpur Lok Sabha constituency, which will now witness a triangular fight. Damania, a political green horn, pipped local social worker Rupa Kulkarni (also a contender for the AAP nominee from the Nagpur seat) to be pitched against BJP stalwart and ex-party president Nitin Gadkari from this prestigious seat. Damania is now ready to further expose Gadkari and his alleged involvement in various scams. Vijay Pandhare, a former engineer with the Maharashtra government, has been named as probable candidate from Nashik. Pandhare played a major role in unearthing the irrigation scam that led to the resignation of Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar.

 

AAP’s chances in their maiden run of securing sizeable votes have considerably brightened with Damania’s nomination from the Nagpur seat, despite she being described as an ‘outsider’ by the so-called national parties like BJP and Congress. A known face of the party in Maharashtra, some political experts feel that she will definitely make a dent into Gadkari’s prospects more than damaging the Congress; she will at least ensure Gadkari’s defeat.

 

Activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal mounted a scathing attack on the Congress and the BJP, accusing them of playing into the hands of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, against whom the AAP government had filed a criminal case two days ago over a gas pricing row. Speaking from a window on the first floor of the office, Kejriwal said that the BJP and the Congress joined hands “when we tried to introduce the Jan Lokpal bill”, the AAP’s pet project. “This had never happened in the history of India.” He alleged that Ambani had been funding the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) alliance for 10 years and for the past one year was backing BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Kejriwal wanted to know from where Modi got money to travel in helicopters to hold large public meetings all over India. “The moment we acted against Ambani, the BJP and the Congress got together,” he said, sparking off high-pitched slogans against both parties by AAP supporters. “They knew that if this bill becomes law, then more than half of them will go to jail… So Kejriwal had to be removed.”

 

Kejriwal insisted that the central government — as well as the Congress and BJP — were telling lies by claiming that the Jan Lokpal bill can’t be passed in the Delhi legislature without the central government’s okay. “I have read the constitution… It is not written anywhere in the constitution that we need to take permission from the central government to pass a bill in the assembly.” He said he would never bow to the central government on this issue. “The people will teach the Congress and the BJP a lesson. People are not going to keep quiet.”

 

 

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As the BJP and the Congress, after pulling down the first ever Aam Aadmi government in Delhi could not form a coalition, Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung has no option but to dissolve the assembly.

 

The issue here is the nexus between the central government, governor and big business houses that are close to Congress – BJP combines. They are more than eager to protect the rouges. As Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had named a string of powerful politicians from across the political spectrum he described as corrupt and said his anti-graft Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would target them in an upcoming general election. He also named  a few corporate magnets that control the regime.

 

Kejriwal is working on a national campaign that is likely to split votes for the governing Congress party and the opposition BJP. He named more than two dozen said his party would field strong candidates against them in the polls due by May.

 

Kejriwal named cabinet ministers, including Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid and Oil Minister Veerappa Moily. “If we don’t defeat Veerappa Moily, then from April 1 gas and electricity prices will double,” said Kejriwal, who has offered free water and slashed power prices in Delhi since coming to office. He also attacked the BJP leader Narendra Modi for his pure gimmicks. Rahul Gandhi, scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty who is leading the Congress party in the campaign, was also cited as an election target although he is not embroiled in any scandal.

 

All the politicians Kejriwal has accused, as expected, have denied any charges of corruption. Cases take years, if not decades, to wind through India’s notoriously slow judicial system. Congress party’s Suresh Kalmadi. was arrested in April 2011 on charges of inflating tenders for equipment used at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, which he headed, and served nine months in prison.

 

A day after leaving power, the AAP went into an overdrive. Intending to clean up “a corrupt system”, the party kicked off its ‘Jhadu Chalao Yatra’ across 24 states. The Jhaadu (broom) is the election symbol under which the over an year old party fought the Delhi assembly election, bagging 28 seats. With the party’s sights now set on the Lok Sabha elections, the week-long ‘yatra’ (journey) will be organised at over 2,500 places in 332 constituencies across 24 states. The journey is essentially a “clean-up drive against corrupt politicians, criminals and rioters in the Parliament.

 

Senior AAP leader and top lawyer Prashant Bhushan said the party had no option but to quit after the Jan Lokpal bill was rejected in the Delhi assembly. “Our biggest responsibility was to form a corruption-free government and run it, but if the BJP and the Congress are not letting us pass the bill, then what is the point of us staying in power,” he said. AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said the AAP has set a precedent as a government that is willing to quit. “AAP was formed to contest election on several principles, one of the foremost being the Jan Lokpal bill,” he said. “As we were not allowed (to introduce the bill) and it became clear that in this assembly, it was impossible for AAP to even introduce the bill on Jan Lokpal, the party complimented Arvind Kejriwal for taking a clear decision of resigning,” he added.

 

The Congress, which with its eight lawmakers had helped prop up the AAP to reach the halfway mark in the 70-member assembly, blamed the AAP for its fall. Shiela Dikshit former Delhi CM whom Kejriwal defeated in New Delhi said the Congress supported the AAP government, thinking they will fulfil all the people-friendly points and promises made in the past and in their their party manifesto. Congress seems not inclined to hold the polls early in Delhi.  The BJP, which emerged as the single largest party by winning 31 seats in assembly elections, was afraid of AAP and hence refused to form the ministry in Delhi. The party held a meeting to discuss the party’s future course of action. State president Vijay Goel said that the party would also launch an agitation at Jantar Mantar Feb 18 to expose the AAP.

 

 

IV

 

The AAP’s fight was not against individuals, rather against the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party, which have joined industrialists to form a secret “club” running the country.

 

The curtains came down on Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi on a Friday after it was not allowed by Governor to table the Jan Lokpal bill in the assembly, ending 49 days of rule. However, the following achievements of the short-lived government wouold  make the voters realize how much more theparty could have doen if the Congress-BJP duo is let them rule full term:  Free supply of 667 litres of water daily for households with metered connections.  Fifty percent subsidy in electricity bills for households which consume up to 400 units of power a month.  No red or blue beacons on official cars, bringing an end to ‘VIP culture’  All government schools surveyed for infrastructure deficiency and given Rs.1 lakh each for immediate repairs.  Some 24,000 people exempted from paying 50 percent of their power bills during the period they took part in an AAP campaign against inflated electricity bills; launched anti-corruption and nursery admission helplines. New permits given to 5,500 autos. Registered first information reports (FIR) against former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in irregularities in the preparations for the 2010 Commonwealth Games and Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily, former minister Murli Deora and Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani for allegedly colluding to inflate natural gas prices and raising power bills. * Ordered audit of Delhi’s three power distribution companies.

Finally, it was the opposition not allowing the tabling of the Jan Lokpal bill, one of the AAP’s major poll promises, in the Delhi assembly Friday that led to Kejriwal quitting the position he had assumed Dec 28, 2013.

 

Further, the AAP government moved the Delhi High Court to withdraw a plea filed during the previous Congress regime against a trial court’s order for lodging of FIR against Sheila Dikshit for alleged misuse of government funds in an advertisement campaign ahead of the 2008 assembly polls. The cabinet has taken a decision that in corruption cases, the government will not defend anyone. Justice Sunil Gaur may hear the case Tuesday. Since Dikshit is not holding any government post, no sanction would be required to prosecute her. Last year, the Dikshit-led Delhi government had moved the high court, seeking quashing of trial court’s order for ordering FIR against her. The high court then stayed the registration of FIR against Dikshit. The special court, Aug 31, directed the Delhi Police to register FIR against Dikshit for misusing government funds to the tune of Rs 22.56 crore in an advertisement campaign prior to the 2008 assembly polls. It was said that in 2007-08, Dikshit was the chief minister of Delhi and also minister in-charge of information and publicity when the alleged fund misuse took place.

The Delhi Lokayukta recommended to President Pranab Mukherjee to caution Dikshit for the alleged misuse of public funds and to “advise” her to reimburse either herself or through her party a sum of Rs.11 crore as half the cost of the advertisements in 2008 or any amount the president found adequate.

 

The AAP achievements are so great that even an expelled member voted with the ruling AAP party to save the government.  Expelled Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Vinod Kumar Binny voted along with the party legislators for tabling the Jan Lokpal bill in the assembly Friday after a whip was issued. The bill was however not been tabled as most legislators were against it. A total of 42 members were against the move while 27 – the AAP legislators and Binny – were for it. Following the development, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal later announced his resignation. Binny had rebelled against the party and accused it of not fulfilling the poll promises of water and power. He was expelled Jan 26. Whip is a direction to ensure that the members stick to the party’s stand on certain issues and directs them to vote as per the direction of the leadership.

 

Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation as Delhi chief minister will only increase the party’s support base. Kejriwal is not an escapist, rather a brave man who kept his word. People haven’t heard any chief minister taking a stand like this. People will realize AAP’s sincerity and the purposefulness. AAP support base will only go up because people have realised that people in AAP are serious, they are not for power.

Forty-nine days after he took charge of a minority government, Kejriwal resigned following a tumultuous day in the assembly where the Congress and BJP legislators defeated the AAP’s attempts to introduce the Jan Lokpal bill aimed to curb corruption in high places.

 

Observations

 

 

 

While polls suggest the debutant party is likely to win more than a dozen seats, its success in Delhi has shaken up the national race, with Modi’s BJP and the ruling Congress party both aping Aam Aadmi’s anti-elite, anti-corruption language. Even a small clutch of seats for the AAP could be enough to deny Congress and BJP even a remote chance at forming a government, thereby saving the nation and give AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal a say in national policy.

 

Politics in India, the world’s largest so-called democracy, has been plagued by corruption and other problems. About 30 percent of lawmakers across the federal and state legislatures face criminal charges, many for serious crimes such as rape, murder and kidnapping.

Laws like the Prevention of Corruption Act have had no significant impact on the corrupton drives in India. AAP kicked off a “Jhadu Chalao Yatra” here, as part of the party’s nationwide anti-corruption drive which will continue till Feb 23 involving over 330 constituencies in 24 states.

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Many questions focus on the source of funding for political campaigns. More than 90 percent of funding for the Congress and the BJP comes from unknown sources, according to the advocacy group Association for Democratic Reforms.

But corruption has rarely been an election issue until now. Scandals have come thick and fast on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s watch in the last few years and Kejriwal’s party has quickly tapped into the public disgust over sleaze.

The AAP’s success in Delhi has led to huge interest in Kejriwal and the party up and down India, where voters seem to be thirsty for change after 10 years of scandal-prone rule by a Congress party-led coalition. The AAP has only recently begun operating outside the capital and its strength is untested. Kejriwal’s party will contest at least 350 seats of the 543 lower house of parliament seats, senior party member Sanjay Singh said at a news conference.

An opinion poll conducted early this month before Kejriwal’s resignation suggested the party may only pick up a dozen seats. Its main support is in Delhi and surrounding states such as Haryana and Punjab

However, the political picture on this seat is likely to be clear once Congress, BJP and other important parties announce their lists of candidates in the coming week.

Meanwhile, Anna Hazare, the social worker who spearheaded anti-corruption movement in Delhi along with his disciple Kejriwal and who later abandoned him over politics, has begun talking politics now. Hazare had refused to do politics though Kejriwal tried to convince his mentor that crony and state corruption cannot be wiped out of India without power.

 

 


Changing Indian Politics: Aam Aadmi Party for Parliament

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Following the untimely exit from Delhi government over its key issue of combating corruption by a Lokpal Bill which the most corrupt, and experienced  and the richest parties  with largest infrastructural systems like Congress and BJP opposed in the Delhi Assembly, Aam Aadmi Party has decided to take on these corrupt, communal parties at national level in the forthcoming parliamentary polls

 

Already the AAP has announced the first list of 20 candidates to contest the poll for 543 seated Lower House parliament of India. Currently about 60% of Indian MPs are billionaires/crorepatis and many Congress-BJP and allies MPs are with criminal records.

 

Aam Aadmi party alone can  cleanse the Parliament off criminal and  deceptive  representatives of people of India. , ..

 

Needless to state that Aam Admi’s decision to face the rich guys funded by the corporates in the has made the top corrupt parties nervous, to say the least.

The ruling Congress party has already kick started the elections campaign from Kerala, though the central government and election commission are yet to decide the dates for the poll.  UPA chief and Congress boss Sonia Gandhi has launched poll speech in Kerala of the southern part of India, while Indian finance minister presented an interim budget with tax cuts to appease the voters without any real benefits for them. . .

 

The Congress-BJP game plan of keeping the Aam Aadmi government busy with internal problems to weaken and discredit the party did not materialize.

 

Having announced a list of candidates to fight the  people’s real enemies, it is imperative for the party leader and  people’s real Bharatratna Arvind Kejriwal to now to oour India  to  communicate with the  common people about his plans for them.

 

People of India, now fed up with political frauds, love Arvind Kejriwal as the only sincere leader and  their protector and look forward to  seeing  him as India’s  unique leader. Hence he should reciprocate their feelings by meeting them in every state.

 

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Changing Indian Politics: Aam Aadmi Party for Parliament – 5

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People of India no more trust the politicians and system that promotes the rich and shield their crimes. .

 

Corruption and price rise issue on which the Aam Aadmi party successfully fought the Delhi poll will continue to be target of the new party in forthcoming parliament poll and after that. Since other parties are not at all interested in winding up corrupt practices the people look  to the AAP to pursue the issue  until the politicians feel ashed   of  indulging in such  nefarious  activities, affecting the common people.

 

During the Delhi poll, AAP has raised the Lokpal bill was on its poll campaigns and after that. After the poll  the party began helping the people until it was ousted from power.

 

In other words, the historic win in Delhi assembly has not made the Aam Aadmi party and government, which stands for common people, complacent about their achievement and they are quite serious about anti-corruption program for not just Delhi state, but for entire India.

 

In the poll and after that  the Congress and its secret ally BJP have lost its face which has been disgraced by the people of Delhi by rejecting them in the poll and Congress which was ruling lost most of its seats, including that of the then  CM Sheila Dikshit,  to AAP. .

 

Amid staunch opposition from big national parties like Congress party and Hindutva BJP, Aam Aadmi Party that now ruled Delhi state, went ahead with passing its Jan Lokpal Bill. The issue has been the top agenda of the party even before the Delhi poll.

 

Delhi chief minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal has placed the Lokpal bill on the table of the House but the opposition parties opposed the bill

 

Interestingly, both Congress and BJP have been demanding the AAP government to fulfill all poll promises given to the people.  But now when the government decided to go for a legal vote to implement the Lokpal bill, they are shamelessly annoyed.

 

This AAP firm mindset has annoyed the usual corrupt political parties working to help the rich richer and corporate class grow stronger.  These general political outfits have no sympathy for common people and hence they oppose anti-corruption movement of Hazare and Kejriwal. Aam Aadmi leaders are stead fast in their resolve to make India corruption free. Kejriwal has clearly stated that if the bill is defeated house on the Delhi floor of the he would resign. And he resigned.

 

Now India has seen an important AAP phenomenon, while both Congress and BJP are now together and they support corruption and crimes and oppose the anti-corruption Lokpal bill.

 

In Indian parliament the experienced political parties play joint political exercises, insulting and playing with the voters who voted them to  promote their interests.

An impression has been created that the corrupt Congress, BJP and other big parties, want to continue with corrupt practices while the new AAP is eager to wipe out corruption from India.

 

The anti-people politicians have disrupted the Delhi assembly proceedings so that bill is not passed easily.

 

Voters soon going to the polling booths all over the India to elect a new parliament  of honest MPs see what kind of leaders they have in the country.

 

They also know that Aam Aadmi party alone can save them.

 

 

 

 

Corporatist Congress-BJP mafias rule India

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State protected robbers and frauds , leading  most luxurious life in Indian towns, move about in expensive cars and appear in neat coats.

 

That is the current fate of India!
One of the most corrupt nations on earth and the most corrupt in South Asia, India systematically promotes crony corruption and shield the corrupt gamblers from punishment.

Although promotion of the rich and big business had started right from the day one of beginning of the India, this trend of thriving mafias (both state and non-state) began with liberalization and privatization of state assets when Manmohan Singh was the finance minister and had to oblige the IMF bosses to promote himself to his current PM position. Alongside, the government also permitted rampant corruption: bribes became a central and core aspect of Indian democracy.

Corporate class began controlling the regime and its policies to make more profits and state just allowed all sorts of bribery and corrupt practices since many top people and the ruling party get funds from them.

In fact the government allows common people to be deceived and cheated by the business people and government officials.. .

There is a general opinion that corruption in a system, whether or promoted by the regime agencies but the Indian government just laughs at that notion because it is  the rampant corruption that sustains so many  politicians and other frauds.

 

Aam Aadmi Party believes that corruption, being promoted by the UPA government at the centre and similar corrupt parties in regional states harms the genuine interests of common people as it their share of development and economic growth that is being swallowed by the big guys.

 

Corporates and big businesses evade huge taxes by bribing the “concerned” and  the government  does not bother about  that because  many in the  government also get shares of the “booty”.  Reductions in taxes are a common trend in India.

Big businesses and corporates and also MNCs  argue that government  functions thanks only to their  tax evasion strategies.

 

While Indian UPA government makes all economic policies only to promote its multinationals that finance its politics and polls, it refuses subsidies to the  poor and common people  mainly because  the USA-IMF gets angry with Manmohan and co for continuing with subsidies.

 

Indian regime and  major opposition parties like BJP and SP, BSP  exist only to promote the rich and  big business, by promoting  FDI and MNCs.

 

Common people and  the poor are needed only  to stand in long  queues  to vote for the ruling classes. They are dumped as soon as the polls are over

Only the Aam Aadmi Pary  continues to  care for them, but unfortunately, the central government and BJP  did not want that party to rule Delhi and create obstacles  to thee  loots of nation’s resources by all big and experienced parties like BJP and Congress.

 

Indian rulers promote black money and  money laundering by the rich and MNC bosses .

 

Aam Aadmi Party opposes all these anti-humanity, anti-people practices of Indian regime.

 

Hence AAP had to quit Delhi government with honor.  .  ,

 

Neither  judiciary nor the  competent authorities  are empowered to  initiate actions to  check the  nefarious  economic attacks on the common people and poor by streamlining the state revenues and societal  avenues  in favor of common people..

 

Lawyers and judges are fully aware of such nefarious practices but the courts are unaware of these.

 

It is not easy to get justice from judiciary in time, if someone takes up the issue with it which strengthens the corrupt hands in India. .

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While young Congress leader Rahul Gandhi pretends to be very very very close to poor people by posing for photos by his associates, his Congress party rules India by employing corporate  and other rich guys.

 

It is a known fact that corporate guys decide polices for India and Parliamentarians do exactly what Ambani and corporate bosses gang collectively dictates.  India says national interests, which in fact means cooperates interests. Everyone in Congress and BJP and other major parties work as agents of corporate and multinationals, including foreign transnationals. .

 

Exit of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal from Delhi power circle  has been a boon to these rouges as they could continue to loot  nation’s resources by feeding the greedy politicians at the high level as well as their parties.

 

The influence that the late Ambani patriarch built first  by sharing a platform with Indira Gandhi when she bounced back to power in 1980, and the present president,  the nexus with Pranab Mukherjee, his  best friend, has further strengthened his placement with government. His elder son, Mukesh Ambai, whom Kejriwal specifically aimed at before he quit, carries forward his father’s financial legacy by controlling the regime and parliament along with his other corporate associates.

 

Kejriwal is not off the mark about Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung’s association with the Ambanis’ Reliance group of companies as an employee. As joint secretary at the union ministry of petroleum and natural gas, Jung was party to the privatisation in 1994 of the Panna-Mukta oil fields. Now owned by Reliance, it is the very basin that Kejriwal ordered to be investigated. After a probe was initiated into the privatisation, Jung resigned and shortly after, came back as head of Reliance’s European operations from an office in London. Then he moved to the Asian Development Bank, returning to Delhi to join Reliance Global Management Services Limited. From February 2005 to December 2006, Jung was adviser to the chairman of the Observer Research Foundation, a Reliance-funded think-tank.

 

However, none of this finds a mention in any of Jung’s official biographies. In fact that is case of most top leaders in the country.
Obviously Ambani is upset, also upset are the Congress and BJP parties because many more facts could be unearthed. Every bit needs to be investigated.

 

Ambani is just one example of how big guys control the nation and loot its resources as freely as Indian military kills Kashmiris, drinking their warm blood…

 

Every city in India has so many of  such Ambani  in plenty.

 

It is a known fact that all top contracts are offered by the Congress BJP governments at the centre and states to their favorite corporates an dm MNCs while National awards including bhartratna etc.

 

One fears about the country’s fate and destiny as it is now clear that joint robbery gangs are now controlling the Indian government. They, unlike the other thieves who prefer night hours to loot, these guys loot the nation in the broad day night when the courts are functioning nearby knowing all about everything going on at next gates. .

 

 

Indian government should be extra happy now that they could force the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal out of power so that it can continue with its joint looting mission.

 

President Pranab Mukherji and Delhi governor Jung should resign forth with and which should be followed by judicial investigation on their nexus with corporate networks.

 

When crops are being looted by the persons on duty and their immoral allies, what is the future of common people in India?

 

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Changing Indian Politics: Aam Aadmi Party for Parliament -4

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India is not an ideal nation for sincere people to work fruitfully and live peacefully. there are  many obstacles to the normal living by common people in the country.

As the Common man’s party is getting ready to face the parliamentary polls for the firs time in his short history early this year to make India corruption free and genuinely secular democracy,  the leaders and other activists will have to bear in  mind a few national issues.

The first and foremost point to remember is that Aam Aadmi Party came to power in Delhi  on its own merits and people elected the party for its hard work performed with  utmost sincerity.  The party led by Kejriwal in deed struggle to take up the common people issues with the Congress government which  is interested  only in promoting big things,  and ignoring the  genuine concerns of common people.

Had the AAP not been formed to stand behind the masses in Delhi  the Congress party co would have  returned to power by showing the metro and  sports  infrastructures Common wealth games. successfully hiding all corrupt operations for more medals and other reasons.  Or, BJP would have secure majority.

The second point to note here is that  had the Aam Aadmi Party targeted  also the BJP,  most  probably the Aarm aadmi Party would have secured  an absolute majority, more than 50 seats.  But  since AAP  targeted only the Congress and not the  BJP,  that party could get 3  more seats  than the AAP  tally of 28.  BJP gained many seats from  the Congress party, thanks to AAP’s  soft  attitude towards  BJP in the campaign.

In Jan Lokpal bill  issue, BJP showed its real color and  refused to support the bill and joined the Congress agenda  promotion.

Third  point is the Muslim votes. Traditionally the Congress has been managing  maximum votes from among Muslims because  of their fear cum hatred b for the BJP-RSS duo.

Congress and bJP are  connected to RSS. But they play secret politics. Congress uses  the BJP to threaten the Muslims so that it can corner  Muslims votes without  paying big  money.

In Delhi poll, as usual,  the Muslims voted for Congress and out of 8 MLAs four are Muslims.

After the poll Muslims see Aam Aadmi party  positively and can choose the  new party  agianst Congress interests.  Muslims feel  they are safe under the Aam Aadmi party, much better that  they can expect.

By threatening the Muslims, the BJP gets maximum votes from Hindus. So, now that AAP is not at all communal, Muslims would vote  for  the party while Hindus would prefer  this party  for their own  better future and for achieving some what the equality of the  common people and nation’s  prosperity.

Fourth  point:  Delhi might not repeat another states just like that:: Kejriwal and his followers should launch a national agitation to  press with their  issues.

Kejriwal  needs to  travel entire nation, at least visit the capitals to address the people, expressing the  philosophy of his party.

Creation of  mass awareness  is absolutely necessary for  allowing  the people to prefer the new party  principles and and its credentials.

Every state has it sown parties, apart from national ones like Cong-BJP, and AAP has to work  to reach their sincere intention to uplift eh common people.

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Parliamentary Poll 2014: Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson joins Aam Admi Party  !

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India is slowly getting ready to face yet another general poll possibly in May to elect a new parliament. People want to replace the rotten representatives with new pro-people MPs who would care for the common masses. More than 800 million people are eligible to vote in the world’s so-called largest democratic exercise to find worthy leaders to represent the people. To rule, a party needs the support of 272 lawmakers. The BJP or Congress, even with the biggest number of seats, will have to seek out coalition partners if the poll’s predictions are correct.

 

 

Aam Aadmi Party, or the AAP, today fielded Rajmohan Gandhi as its candidate from the East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency. He will be challenging the Congress’ Sandeep Dikshit, the 49-year-old son of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit. Gandhi’s name figures in AAP’s second list of candidates, which was released here today. It comprises 30 names. A leading academic and author, Gandhi, 78, is the oldest son of Mahatma Gandhi’s youngest son Devadas Gandhi. He had joined Mr Kejriwal’s party on February 21.

 

Rajmohan Gandhi, , grandson of Mahatma Gandhi,  joined Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party on 21st February, fuelling speculation that he could contest against BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. A senior academic,   Rajmohan also counts India’s last Governor-General and statesman C Rajagopalachari as his maternal grandfather, did not rule out the possibility of contesting against Narendra Modi, saying that he would consult his party over such a matter.

 

 

AAP was in favour of pitting Gandhi against Modi even as the party had first approached another grandson of Gandhi and former governor, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, for this purpose. AAP leaders said if Modi fights Lok Sabha elections, then AAP would like Rajmohan Gandhi to contest against him. AAP has not yet heard back from Gopalkrishna Gandhi since the party approached him.

 

An acclaimed author, Gandhi has taught at a number of Indian and American universities. He said Aam Aadmi Party is a people’s party. “I was drawn to it because I felt there was something genuinely new and fresh about it,” Gandhi said. “The Congress used to be an aam aadmi party, now it is the khas aadmi party. BJP is the rich man’s party.”

 

Rajmohan has had a brush with electoral politics when he contested and lost Lok Sabha polls in 1989 from Amethi against ex-PM Rajiv Gandhi. This will be Gandhi’s third foray into electoral politics. In 1989, he had challenged former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as a Janata Dal candidate from Amethi. In 1991, he was pitted against the BJP’s Arvind Trivedi in Sabarkantha in 1991. The AAP was reportedly trying to convince him to oppose Narendra Modi, the BJP’s prime ministerial face, but is learnt to have refused.

 
Sticking to its resolve to field candidates with clean image, the start-up party has, in a first, decided to put the list on its website for 5 days, and invited feedbacks on their antecedents. The AAP was first off the block, already having released a first list of 25 candidates for the general elections, among them that of Kumar Vishwas to take on Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

 
RTI activist Raza Muzzafar Bhatt will be battling Union minister Farooq Abdullah in Srinagar, and retired bureaucrat Yudhvir Singh Khyalia will be taking on Haryana Janhit Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi in his Hissar backyard. The AAP’s second list also includes the names of Rajan Sushant, former MP from Kangra who had left the BJP last week, and Paras Saklecha, former independent MLA from Ratlam. He enters the race from Mandsour, and will be challenging Congress’ Meenakshi Natarajan.

The Congress and BJP are expected to come out with its first list soon.

 

Meanwhile, a US-based Pew Research Center survey revealed that seven-in-ten Indians are dissatisfied with the way things are moving in India today. “The Indian public, by a margin of more than three-to-one, would prefer the Hindu-nationalist opposition Bharatiya Janata Party to lead the next Indian government rather than the Indian National Congress, which heads the current UPA governing coalition, ” the survey said. While 78% of the respondents favoured Narendra Modi as India’s next prime minister, just 50% preferred Congress candidate Rahul Gandhi.

 

With the general elections just weeks away, more than 60% of Indian voters would prefer the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to lead the next government, a survey showed. Just 19 per cent picked the governing Congress party led by Sonia Gandhi.  Narendra Modi has widened his lead as candidate to become India’s prime minister and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to emerge as the single largest party in coming elections, according to a new opinion poll.  Fully 60% of those surveyed say they have a ‘very’ favourable view of the Gujarati leader. Just 23% of the public have a ‘very’ favourable opinion of the heir apparent to the Gandhi family legacy.  By a margin of better than two-to-one, the public says the BJP would do a better job on each of a half dozen challenges facing the nation – from combating corruption to fighting terrorism.  Support for a BJP-led government after the upcoming election reflects across-the-board sentiment that the BJP would do a better job dealing with a range of challenges facing Indian society.

 

The poll predicted the BJP and its allies would win 236 of 543 seats at stake in parliament’s lower house, while the Congress and its allies would drop to double-digits.

The results present a challenge to Rahul Gandhi, the fourth generation member of the long-ruling Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, who is leading the ruling Congress party-led coalition in national polls due by May. Gandhi trailed with a rating of 18 percent, though he picked up three percentage points from January.

 

There is a notable difference between the intensity of support for Modi and Gandhi in India. Gandhi has struggled to draw support for the Congress party, which is mired by corruption scandals and policy paralysis. He has seemed distant at times, unsure of how to stop the slide in the 129-year-old party’s fortunes. Compared with the relatively untested Gandhi, Modi has years of experience as the chief minister of the western state of Gujarat, where he has built a reputation as a business-savvy administrator.

 

More than 29,000 people across the country were interviewed for the poll. Local opinion polls have had a mixed record in the past, given the country’s huge and diverse electorate.

 

The survey did not include Aam Admi party or Kejriwal; not it includes rural segments for  interview and so it can be ignored. .

In Uttar Pradesh, which accounts for 80 seats, the BJP was estimated to win 40, up five from the January poll. The Congress party was expected to win seven seats, a drop of one from last month’s forecast. The BJP also picked up support in Uttar Pradesh and is set to get half the seats in the heartland state which sends the largest number of lawmakers to parliament, according to the ABP News-Nielsen poll forecast.

 

In order to claim leadership of Hindutva  BJP party, Modi  has committed serious crimes against  humanity in his Gujarat state. But charges that Modi was complicit in riots in Gujarat that killed at least 1,000 people, most of them Muslims, have cast a shadow over his ambitions for the top job. Critics accuse him of not having done enough to stop the violence, allegations he has strenuously denied and have never been proven.

Muslims will not vote for him or his BJP but under  their  threatening postures, they generally vote for Congress party which  comes to power with Muslim backing but  has  get the Babri Mosque pulled down  by using Hindutva criminals and terrorist gangs.

 

India, Asia’s third largest economy, is growing at its slowest clip in a decade, choking off employment opportunities for thousands of young people who want to join the workforce each month.

 

Rampant corruption, communalization of politics, criminalization of elections, promotion of corporate and rich among the wealthy sections of Indian society, money-muscle misuse of official machinery, etc harm the genuinely democratic functioning of India.

 

BJP’s slight lead over Congress is only a temporary phenomenon and Aam Aadmi Party has just begun working for the Parliamentary poll. The situations will change in due course possibly in favor of AAP.

 

Both Congress and BJP ruined the national economy and people’s assets by selling them to their favorite corporates and friends, thereby laying foundations for insensitive, irresponsibly corrupt crony capitalist system.

 

BJP and Congress, funded by the national oligarchs, now take instructions not only from domestic corporates and mafia leaders, from also from IMF and transnational capitalists.

 

By all counts, only the Arvind Kejriwal’s Common man’s Party alone can help and save the people and nation from corrupt, communal criminals.

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Why would  India not have military rule?

 

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL 

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Indians, especially those living  comfortably abroad,  are too proud  that  unlike its arch foe Pakistan where military rule is a general phenomenon as  part of  Pakistani system,  India never has military regime, though it also controls the ruling and opposition parties  by farce  messages.

Indian military minister AK Antony has stated that India would not have military rule because of its well-built political arrangement.

Indian fact Indian regime and politico-bureaucratic setup has deliberately kept the military in good humors in all possible ways.

By deliberately allowing rampant corruption in military establishment at par with civilian-political corrupt crimes, Indian government led now by IMF-corporate agent and an innocent looking Manmohan Singh has kept the military away from tasting power in New Delhi

Above, Indian regime and its major opposition-ally led by Hindutva BJP has deliberately kept the military forces busy with brutal occupation of neighboring Jammu Kashmir, attacking the Kashmiris Muslims as India’s fundamental right as occupational oppressors  and Indian “soldiers enjoy consuming the  meat and blood of Kashmiri Muslims day in and day out.  Almost every day they get a Kashmiri prey to celebrate with liquor their “victory’ over Kashmir and Pakistan.

Thus, as it mixes Kashmiri blood with Indian liquor, Indian military does not require anything better for now.

And hence, India military would not turn to political power in New Delhi.

Indian rulers, as of now, need not worry about nay military takeover in New Delhi.

India terrocracy derives its essential strength from its breathless, brutal oppression in occupied Kashmir.

Regime’s total control over media in India and Kashmir through civilian-military intelligences helps Indian complete brutal control of Kashmir valley.

AK Antony, however, has no authority or permission from UPA boss Soniaji Gandhi to reveal this basic truth about Indian democracy!

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War politics over Ukraine: USA weighs economic weapons to penalize Russia

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL 

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For years, since the World War I, USA and Russia have been engaged in profitable war politics – both hot and cold. And they use alien territories to play this type of cruel politics.

By citing the fast developing nature of the situation in Ukraine where Russia has already entered  to normalize the political situation  to suit the Kremlin interest, Washington is weighing an array of economic weapons to penalize Russia for its armed intervention in Ukraine, from asset freezes to expelling Moscow from the G8 group of states, but may find Europe, needing Russian gas and oil more reluctant to resort quickly to sanctions.

The simple reason is Russia not Iran or Pakistan or any nation that is surrounded by traditional enemies. Economic terror operations by USA and allies against Moscow would boomerang back to Western courts.

US President Barack Obama, in promoting war lobbyists indoors and abroad, needs Europe to join it to make sanctions tough enough to potentially deter Russian President Vladimir Putin. He is focusing first on measures that would not require congressional action and is seriously considering an executive order imposing asset freezes and visa bans on Russian officials  Such an order could be drawn narrowly to focus on Russian officials directly involved in the intervention in Ukraine’s Crimea or more broadly to target a wider range of Russian officials.

Officially, USA and EU want to target Russia’s membership in the G-8 group of major industrialized countries, a prestigious “club” that brings Russia together with the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan. Leaders of the G-7, which does not include Russia, said on Sunday they were suspending participation in talks to prepare for a G-8 summit in Sochi, Russia, this summer.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Russia might be ejected from the group if Putin does not change course. “President Putin’s actions have put his country on a course of diplomatic and economic isolation that could well see Russia exit the G8 entirely,” he said. The G-7 also could meet by itself, excluding Russia without formally ending the broader group.

West is also eager to target Russian banks. Under broad new authorities gained since the September 11, 2001 attacks, the U.S. Treasury has employed financial warfare against banks worldwide, when it finds complicity in terrorist financing, money laundering or weapons proliferation. Treasury officials said moves against Russian banks suspected of illicit financing would take time, but would eventually have an impact, and would have the added benefit of exposing Russia’s financial backing for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Cutting Russian banks off from the U.S. financial system could hurt them significantly. But Washington would need solid evidence of illicit financial conduct.

The Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies says the USA could also hunt for assets controlled by Putin and his close allies, something it has never openly done,

Washington can blunt European dependence on Russian energy. Several EU member states, particularly in the Baltics, rely almost entirely on Russian oil and gas supplies, while even major countries such as Germany, France and Italy import 25 to 35 percent of their gas from Russia. Overall, around 35 percent of all the gas imported to the EU from Russia transits via Ukraine. A European Commission spokeswoman said the EU, after a warm winter, had enough gas in storage to meet almost 10 percent of annual needs. Europe could increase storage capacity to buffer it further.

Longer term, there are also calls for Europe to diversify by developing capacity for liquefied natural gas, which can be shipped. Some US energy industry supporters are eager to help. LNG supplies from the United States or the Middle East could help some Western European countries react to any Russian aggression in coming years, although added transportation costs could be too expensive for others in Central Europe who are likely to remain dependent on neighbors. The U.S. energy transformation of recent years gives EU options they didn’t have several years ago. So they would explore using those options..

The USA targets Russian officials involved in human rights abuses with visa bans and asset freezes. The State Department placed 18 Russian individuals on a public list of those affected, and a handful of other senior officials are on a list that was not made public. Moscow responded by banning some Americans from traveling to Russia and halting U.S. adoptions of Russian children.

USA might also cut back on US.-Russian bilateral trade. Trade in goods between the two countries was worth $38.12 billion in 2013 and U.S. firms have $14 billion in direct investment in Russia. Russia and the United States had started talking about a bilateral investment treaty, but a planned visit by U.S. trade officials to discuss that treaty has now been scrapped. Office of the US Trade Representative said  they have suspended upcoming bilateral trade and investment engagement with the government of Russia that were part of a move toward deeper commercial and trade ties.

Such US-EU economic terror actions are not going to change the course of events. But it could demonstrate to Putin and those close to him that the West can bite back.

Britain, for one, is seen as reluctant to support measures that might affect the vast number of Russians who have chosen London as their home and base for their business empires. British PM David Cameron, reflecting the American line, has warned Russia it will pay significant costs unless it changes course. “The Russian economy is extremely weak and the impact of Putin’s move into Crimea “will be enormous,” he said. But an official document suggested London opposed trade sanctions and shutting its financial capital to Russians. An official document a senior official carried it into a meeting in Cameron’s Downing Street residence on March 03 showed Britain may oppose sanctions that might undermine London as a haven for Russian capital. So, UK would not support for now trade sanctions or close London’s financial center to Russians

European Union targeted sanctions have to be agreed unanimously among all 28 member states, however, and with several members, such as Cyprus and Italy, enjoying close business ties to Russia, securing that consensus is difficult. The EU said it would consider “targeted measures”.

Russia needs investment to keep its economy humming – it has suffered from about $60 billion in net capital outflows annually in the last two years. The Russian central bank already has raised interest rates to defend the ruble, threatening to push the economy into recession, by some economists’ reckoning. US oil major ExxonMobil and aircraft maker Boeing are two companies with strong links to Russia and involved in joint ventures with Russian partners.

Any moves to slow investment into Russia could also hurt. Russia’s economy, which has softened significantly in recent months, is more vulnerable than it was during a previous 2008 crisis over Georgia.

Russian shares picked up on Tuesday as investors held out hope for an easing of the crisis in Ukraine after Moscow ordered troops on exercise in western Russia back to base.

Above all, USA needs Russia to complete its anti-Islam and Muslim population reduction agenda of NATO.  Sept-11 hoax brought USA closer to Russia for getting into energy rich Central Asia .

USA, therefore, would think many times before they impose economic sanctions on powerful Russia – a former super power  which still yields  influence and huge wealth.

From Russian side, the issues should be clear to Putin and allies and so they would not risk being the target of world p most powerful economic gang led by USA. Russia crawled too long to enter the WTO and losing it now would jeopardize its super power ambitions.

As before, USA and Russia are playing war politics by using a third country- after Georgia now Ukraine.

 

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Is not China expansionist?

 

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Every military power is basically expansionist by theory and practice.

World wars and the ongoing NATO war on Islam (or what the anti-Islamic forces call” war on terror”)

 

The growing military terror assets the powers posses do threaten the world nationals and humanity.

 

China is a deadly military power with maximum number of conventional and nuclear arsenals. They are not just meant for protect the nation and people but to threaten weak nations near and far.

 

The Chinese expansionist policy is no secret to the world. China has been functioning as an expansionist empire to add more and more territories to its fold.

China, like other nuclear powers, including USA, Russia, India and Pakistan, has poverty to its communist credit.

 

These nuclear rogue nations  that keep adding more nukes to their deadly arsenals, firing  nuke-enabled missiles to threaten each other,  want the common and poor people to eat grass and mud while the rich enjoy all types of modern comforts,  and refuse to either stop  nuke expansionism  and proliferation  nor feed the  populations with the   wealth  the regimes and  rich have  amassed.

China is clear example of annexing its neighbors where possible.

 

Among the nations that Beijing invaded and incorporated in its territory, a Muslim nation Xinjiang has not accepted the Chinese misrule, denying basic rights to Muslims.

 

During the so-called Cultural revolution, China annexed neighboring Tibet and enslaved  Tibetans, while  their spiritual leader  Dalai Lama  is in exile demanding freedom of religion for Tibetans  in China.

 

China also managed a part of Kashmir from Pakistan to neutralize the resistance of people of Xinjiang

 

China is also seeking to annex some parts of North eastern India.ina can continue to annex more nations  by using its veto power with other major powers just support efforts of colonialization and fascism in the world, including by China.

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Since it is a major colonialist terrocracy, China does not criticize as a policy any nation invading another nation or attacking it. By criticizing other  invaders, China would in fact critize itss own misdeeds.

 

In recent history, anti-Islamic nations invaded and ruined many Muslims nations, stealing their resources, killing Muslims in millions, but Beijing never cared to open its communist or capitalist dirty mouth.  China in fact supports colonialism and fascism.

 

China possibly equates communism with fascism and colonialism.  In order to glorify a myth it can kill millions of humans.

 

Russia, a close terrocratic ally of china is another example of state invasions.  It invaded and annexed neighboring Chechnya, among other Muslims nations. And now kills any Muslim who seeks freedom of expression.

 

All these Terrocracies do talk about democracy to fool the world.

 

China can talk about being a normal nation without any expansionist ideas only when it sets free the annexed foreign nations that are  now Chinese empire.

How can China steal a part of Kashmir taking full advantage of visible Indo-Pakistan tensions??

 

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Sochi Olympics 2014: Canada wins hockey gold  

 

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Canada has displayed its ice hockey mettle at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and won the gold medals.

 

 

Jonathan Toews, Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz scored as Canada became the first team to retain the Olympic hockey title since the Soviet Union in 1988. The Canadians are also the first team in 30 years to go through a Games unbeaten, inspired by the energetic Toews and Crosby’s breakaway goal.  Sweden were without Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom who failed a drug test prior to the game.

 

 

Olympic men’s ice hockey champions are: 2014: Canada. 2010: Canada, 2006: Sweden, 2002: Canada, 1998: Czech Republic, 1994: Sweden, 1992: Unified Team (six former Soviet republics), 1988: Soviet Union, 1984: Soviet Union.

 

Gold medals are retained by Canada.

 

The 26-year-old was dropped from the team after testing positive for what Swedish Olympic Committee spokesman Bjorn Folin said was a substance found in an allergy medication that the player had taken for the past seven years.  “It was a shocking message to get,” said goaltender Jhonas Enroth after the final. “We found out two hours before the match.”

 

Canada finished with 10 gold medals and 25 in total for third place on the medal table behind Russia and Norway.  At their home Games in Vancouver four years ago, the Canadians won 14 gold medals and topped the table, an achievement capped off by Crosby’s famous overtime winner against the USA but this year’s final proved nowhere near as close a contest.

 

In Backstrom’s absence, a depleted Sweden lacked the creativity to match Canada.  Sweden’s Gustav Nyquist hit the post early in the first period but his side subsequently faded.  Once Toews had opened the scoring from close range in the first period, converting Jeff Carter’s assist, Canada only ever looked destined to increase their lead. Crosby’s sublime second-period finish beat goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, who had impressed during Sweden’s run to the final.

Kunitz’s shot into the roof of the net, having stolen the puck from a sleeping Swedish defence with 10 minutes remaining, made certain of victory.

Also, Canada beat USA in thrilling women’s ice hockey final. Marie-Philip Poulin scored in overtime to give Canada a fourth successive Olympic women’s ice hockey title at the expense of rivals USA, winning 3-2. The forward, 22, had also struck in the final minute of the third period to deny USA what would have been a 2-1 win and their first hockey gold since 1998.

Meghan Duggan and Alex Carpenter gave the Americans a 2-0 advantage before Brianne Jenner pulled one back.  Poulin forced overtime before scoring the winner following a brilliant move.  Fellow forward Hayley Wickenheiser, 35,  who has twice been named Most Valued Player at the Olympics, picked up her fourth Olympic gold.

Canada and USA have decided every gold medal game except one since women’s ice hockey was added to Olympic program in 1998. The one exception was in 2006 when Canada beat Sweden.

However, Canadians how  in ice hockey is not a big surprise as it was expected.

 

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Asia cup 2014: Why did India let Afridi shine too much!

 

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Sports media, as part of their wickedness and ignorance and foolishness, hailed just Afridi for the Pakistani win against India in Asia Cup on March 02 in Dhaka.

Not only Pakistan won and entered the finals against Sri Lanka,  but also kicked India out of the tournament. New Delhi cricket strategists hoped too much for a win but fate decided otherwise

The issue here is how Pakistan won.  Is Afridi alone responsible with his two 6s?  Obviously not! Even 4s or 2s would make Pakistan see though. Why did not Afridi or others hit SIXes in the previous overs? But SIXes were just offered to Afridi to claim credit as batboy.

 

So, cricket is a show and gambling preferred by Muslim nations in South Asia and Mideast.

 

The reason is the Pakistani bowlers, opting to bowl first after  winning toss,  could restrict the Indian team batboys to a meager 245 runs which In Indian  bogus standards is much low as it wants 300 plus.

In fact, at one point it appeared Pakistan would offer 300 plus to India and lose the match, unable to chase down the big total. .

Pakistan struggled chase down even 245 runs and what would have happened if they had offered  300 to Indians?

Cricket boards, cricket mafias, including the ICC, media etc give importance only to batboys for a match win by the team.  Ridiculous!

Indian government, sports ministry, intelligence boys, corporate gangs promote cricket to make cricketers fake Bharatratnas.

If you know Ashwin’s bowling effect you will wonder how he allowed two consecutive SIX , thereby allowing Pakistan to win and kick Indians out of contest.

 

Pakistan needed 10 runs in the last over and Ashwin was the bowler. Pakistan had already lost 9 wickets and the 10th wicket is there. But Indian should not have worried about that wicket because India has lost only 8 wickets while Pakistan has already lost 9 wickets. Pakistan has already lost one more wickets than India side did.

Ashwin could have easily denied Pakistan any runs in the last over to win but Ashwin went for trapping Afridi by feeding nicely hoping for the last wicket. He failed and Pakistan won.

 

Ashwin just played the usual cricket mischief one more time.

 

 

Beyond what we see, there may also be the unseen fact. Quite likely, Indo-Pakistan already decide the end outcome of the match in favor of Pakistan. Since India has already tasted the Lankan attack a couple of days back and crushing all hopes of New Delhi,  Indian team might have already decided to lose gracefully so that  Pakistan could face the Colombo local music and enjoy defeat as well.

 

Hence India lost and has now reasons to smile.. Indian media would shine by blasting the  major news that “SL crush a helpless Pakistan”

 

India cannot get this kind of sadistic pleasure  so easily.

One question remains:
Why do the bowlers are asked by captains to get wickets by feeding big runs when same can be achieved without offering runs at all? Every bowler has shown   they can play dotballs  very easily. But why don’t they  apply that  regularly? Why should they need to offer at least one 50 in each innings? In stead of promoting batboys like donkeys on payment basis why don’t they find some other  normal job?

But Sri Lankans won’t do that kind of silly things in the finals against Pakistan.

 

Pakistan knows that!

 

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Canada and increasing local Chinese trade 

 

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

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Canada is the second largest country in the world after Russia though its population is only about one-fifth of Russia’s. Canada’s indigenous peoples make up around 1,5 million, more than 4% of the population. Nearly 90% of Canadians live within 200km of the border with the United States, which means that Canada contains vast expanses of wilderness to the north. The relationship to its “powerful neighbor” USA is said to be a defining factor for Canada.

Canada punches well above its population size in economic terms, and is one of the world’s top trading nations. While the service sector dominates, Canada also has vast oil reserves and is a major exporter of energy, food and minerals. Close economic integration exists with the US, but Asian markets are growing in importance.

 

Canada follows the British pattern of parliamentary democracy, and the UK monarch is head of state, represented by a largely ceremonial governor-general. French-speaking Quebec has wide-ranging cultural and linguistic autonomy. Canada gradually emerged as a federation of former British colonies, and the provinces retain extensive powers.

 

As a consequence of a flexible foreign policy it has pursued allowing foreigners to  come and settle down in the country, Canada has a vast Asian population, especially the Chinese and Indian. Richmond is North America’s most Asian city – 50% of residents here identify themselves as Chinese. But it’s not just here that the Chinese community in British Columbia (BC) – some 407,000 strong – has left its mark. All across Vancouver, Chinese-Canadians have helped shape the local landscape. Outside the shopping centre of Vancouver suburb known for its farmland and fishing village, people are queuing at the many Chinese restaurants. In the local supermarkets, butchers are picking live seafood out of fish tanks, chopping off the heads, then gutting and packaging them up under the watchful eye of customers, almost exclusively Chinese-Canadian.

 

 

For centuries, Chinese immigrants have come to Canada for economic opportunities. It began with the gold rush in northern and central BC in 1858. In the 1880s, some 6,500 Chinese migrants were directly employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), settling in towns along the railway route, all the way to the terminus in Vancouver, where the fledgling Chinatown took root (now the third-largest in North America). But resentment grew among the white working classes, who saw the migrants as cheap labour, the so-called “yellow peril” stealing jobs and sullying society. In 1885, the federal government enacted the first anti-Chinese legislation, imposing a ‘head tax‘ of CAN$50 on every migrant worker.  Under the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1923, immigration ground to a halt. The ban was lifted in 1947 – due in part to the contribution of Chinese-Canadian soldiers in WWII – but Mao’s red revolution closed the door at the other end.

 

Newspaper headlines and politicians warned of an “Asian invasion” while the bitter elite coined the phrase ‘Hongcouver’ to express their dismay at the perceived Asianisation of their city. The wealth of the newcomers was an irritation to some in the local community. But attitudes soon began to change, as they can sell a ton of real estate to this community at a premium and they’re kind of like us. These people like their whiskey straight’.

 

The Hong Kong wave subsided after the British handover to China in 1997. Overall, nearly one-in-five Vancouverites is now of Chinese origin – the biggest migrant community by far, with some 12,400 new arrivals each year. Privately, there have been grumblings. In the safety of living rooms or the anonymity of online forums, old-time Vancouverites blame the Chinese for the city’s sky-high property prices, although experts say there’s little evidence to back up the fears.

 

The next significant wave of migrants came in the 1980s and 90s. But they weren’t about to do manual labour or settle in Chinatown with the so-called Chi-eppies (Chinese elderly people) and Chi-lippies (Chinese low-income people). There was a largely wealthy class of Hong Kong Chinese who snapped up homes in the priciest neighborhoods, sent their children to the best schools, and kicked off a construction boom which transformed downtown Vancouver into a Hong Kong-style city of skyscrapers.

 

Exports to China reached CAN$5.1bn ($5bn/£3.17bn) in 2011, nearly five times their value in 2001. Other booming industries include agrifoods, minerals, container traffic, tourism and education. The economic boost has driven a CAN$22bn ($21.6bn/£13.7bn) upgrade in infrastructure along trade corridors with Asia. “Because of the impact of immigration, Canada as a whole is more resilient to economic recession and that’s undeniable.”

 

The newcomers’ wealth irritated some Vancouver residents. Their sudden impact brought a sharp backlash. Polite Vancouver society was aghast at the “monster houses” being built in the old-rich communities of Shaughnessy and Kerrisdale, often demolishing character homes and tearing down trees in the process.

 

Language is another flashpoint, especially when it comes to older migrants. “There used to be a time when immigrants to this country were required to know the language,” whispers a woman in a doctor’s clinic, as the receptionist struggles to ask an elderly Chinese man when he last took his heart medication. A family member has to be contacted by phone before the queue gets moving again.

There’s concern too that foreign students are taking up places at university, bringing much-needed bags of cash in foreign student fees.

People in the globalizing world need to treat the changing society as an opportunity, rather than a threat.

 

The future is in Asia and Vancouver has a very good advantage, which is that of all the Canadian cities, they are the closest to the “Asia Pacific Rim.” Vancouver and British Columbia are a natural place for many Asian families because of our diversity. There are countless personal and cultural connections and Canadian economy and province is richer, more vibrant and attractive for newcomers as a result,” her office said in a statement. For now, BC continues to prosper from its ties to Asia and its booming economy.  For the first time in 2011, the Pacific Rim dislodged the US as British Columbia’s biggest trade partner. With the collapse of the US housing market, lumber exports have fallen. But demand for coal and natural gas to fuel China’s factories is skyrocketing.

 

 

The way in which Canada’s provincial governments share land and natural resources with native groups is an ongoing issue. Separatist aspirations in the predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec have been a major domestic issue. A referendum in 1995 saw advocates of an independent Quebec only narrowly defeated. Subsequent opinion polls indicated a fall in support for independence and the pro-independence Parti Quebecois was defeated in 2003’s provincial election, but regained power in 2012. In a largely symbolic move, parliament in 2006 agreed that the Quebecois should be considered a “nation” within a united Canada.

 

Canada pursues a flexible foreign policy, though it takes most of the foreign policy decisions in pursuance of US global agenda.

USA does not allow any of the NATO member or NATO ally like Pakistan to purse totally independent foreign or domestic policies and  many of them try to align their polices with those of USA.

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Cooperative clash between Russia and NATO

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The so-called Cold war may have ended long ago, but the real  threat to human survival from the US led NATO  and  their  never ending conflicts with arch enemy Russia have not  disappeared.

 

 

Sept-11 hoax brought a weakened and demoralized Russia closer to USA and NATO close for the firs time in decades and each tries to get maximum from the other.

 

For years now,  since the collapse of Soviet and communist system in East Europe, Russia has been demanding on the Americans  to dismantle the NATO as there is  no real threat to the West from communism now.  But when USA and its European allies rejected the suggestion outright, Russia began demanding a full membership in NATO. West continues to reject the Moscow demand though NATO has been using the Kremlin to support the NATO terror wars in Islamic world.

 

And Russia since the Sept-11 has been cooperating with NATO in Islamic world targeting Muslims so as to get the NATO support in return for Russian attack on the Chechens who have been, since the  disintegration of Soviet Union 1991, Russia is not happy that it could not divide the US-EU alliance on capitalist imperialism, though Moscow is also following the footsteps of western capitalist system.

 

Yet, Russia resents US efforts to make it part of  NATO  empire without assigning the veto power in NATO that would indirectly restrain USA. Not just that.  Washington doe snot consider Russia equal to any of the major West European nations.

 

While the USA is deploying the European component of its worldwide anti-missile shield, irritation from the Russian side is building up, spilling  their fight over to other international issues.

 

Since 2011 the European missile defense problem has been in the limelight during the Russia-EU summits. Moscow has continually insisted on legally binding guarantees that US missile defenses based in European countries are not aimed at the Kremlin, and that Russia would be allowed access to sensitive aspects of the system. However, so far the Russian position has been pretty much ignored, despite Moscow’s threats to take countermeasures and even to stop cooperation with NATO on anti-defense in Europe altogether. USA and NATO  treats all threats from the Kremlin as being a usual bully to get some favors from them.

 

 

At the latest Brussels summit, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen discussed the Euro missile shield issue once again and announced after the negotiations that they are ready to search for solutions. They sides noted the importance of the implementation of principles of genuine equality and indivisible security proclaimed in the founding documents of the Russia-NATO Council and approved by the chiefs of state.

 

 

It appears, NATO could persuade  Moscow to  see reason and play second fiddle for NATO to contain and end Islamic rise. Since Russia is too worried about Chechnya issue which remains a major foreign policy issue of  the Putin regime even since he rose to power in Russia in 2000. Now it  has to oblige the NATO, failing which  the NATO would support the Chechnya in its  struggle for  freedom  from the Kremlin. And hence thy expressed their readiness to carry on the search for solutions to the missile defense problem, to build up confidence and predictability in military political affairs and to ensure the steady growth of cooperation in response to common risks and security threats – terrorism, sea piracy, natural and man-made catastrophes, as well as in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

 

The concept for a European missile defense shield was originally floated by the Bush regime, which planned to base long-range missile interceptors in Poland, smack on the Russian border, together with a sophisticated radar system in the Czech Republic. Although  US President Obama, upon entering office seeking to reset the  its Russian ties, initially shelved the Bush program under pressure from Russia, he then quickly announced a land- and sea-based system missile defense system for Europe.

 

Hawkish Bush, who floated the theory of rogue states in order to  prepare for military attacks on them, was in fact targeting both Russia and Iran as the worst  examples to prove his fanaticism , but due to updated intelligence assessment that proved Iran’s missile capabilities were far less than feared, He thought of a very cautious attitude to Russia.

 

The European missile defense shield should be fully operational by 2018 and it appears that the western terror alliance is willing to take the chance of alienating Russia over the system, possibly even sparking some kind of arms race in the region.

 

 

The Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space believes that in building a missile defense system on Russia’s doorstep, the USA is not about defending Europe against “rogue states”:

Bush wanted these machines be ground-based, put right into Poland and Romania, while there are radars going into several places and then there would also be sea-based. The USA is putting these missile defense systems on navy destroyers that are going to be sent into the Mediterranean, into the Baltic, into the Bering and Barents Seas.

 

So clearly the US intention is to encircle Russia in as many ways as possible so that it begins to fear America and NATO.

 

Similarly, like the  missile shield, the nuclear disarmament Russia finds  the USA and NATO are  not serious to tackle the resolve the world’s  deadliest  problem humanity  has been fearfully facing  for quite some time now.

 

USA (NATO) – Russia collaborative  conflicts, however, confuse the fearful humanity as it is vulnerable to fall victims to their  regular global mischief. .

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G-20:  Focus on global growth

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL 

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Despite signs of improvement, global growth remains uneven and well below potential, while unemployment remains stubbornly high in many places. All tall claims and forecasts by the regimes about steady economic growth are incorrect or farce, meant to boost the ruling party image.

The world’s top 20 economies, led obviously by the USA have, upon a conclave in Australian capital Sydney. on 22nd February, adopted a soft target of adding at least 2 percentage points to growth over five years, signaling optimism that the worst of crisis-era austerity was behind them. The G-20 members are the USA, the European Union, Turkey, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.

The key focus of the meeting was exploring ways to restore global growth amid indications that the world’s largest economies are once again slowing. Hockey, who says boosting private investment in infrastructure would help stimulate growth, wants G-20 leaders to commit to a global growth target higher than the International Monetary Fund’s forecast, which is 3.7 percent this year.

The market turmoil sparked by the Federal Reserve’s steps toward removing the US economy from life support is expected to be a top agenda item when finance chiefs from the world’s big economies met in Sydney this weekend.

The G-20, which represents around 85 percent of the global economy, is made up of both wealthy nations and emerging economies from the USA to South Africa, China and Saudi Arabia. The world’s rich nations pushed back on Friday against emerging market complaints about the spillover effects of their monetary policies, saying they had to get their own houses in order and get with the agenda of boosting global growth.

The meeting’s host, Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey, said the Federal Reserve’s decision to begin scaling back its stimulus was a key part of discussions, along with reinvigorating global growth. Australia spearheaded the push for growth in the face of some skepticism, notably from Germany. Opening the two-day meeting of the Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers, Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey said support was building for setting a firm goal for growth.

The idea of setting concrete goals for the G20 has caused nothing but friction in the past, with proposals to target fiscal and current account deficits coming to nothing in the end. The proposal has already drawn skepticism, with governments criticizing the idea as a “slightly antiquated form for economic planning”.

As finance ministers and central bank chiefs from the Group of 20 developed and emerging countries gathered in Sydney, many were already talking at cross purposes. Emerging nations want the US Federal Reserve to calibrate its winding down of stimulus so as to mitigate the impact on their economies and financial markets. Developed members reply that the troubles in the emerging world are mostly homegrown and domestic interest rates have to be set with domestic recoveries in mind.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned advanced economies to avoid prematurely rolling back their stimulus programs. The need for some sort of fresh stimulus was highlighted by a grim report from The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development which warned that sweeping reforms were urgently needed to boost productivity and lower barriers to trade to avoid a new era of slow growth and stubbornly high unemployment. In December, the US central bank said it would start reducing its monthly Treasury and mortgage bond purchases, intended to keep interest rates low and support economic recovery in the aftermath of the global recession. Investors responded by pulling out of emerging markets and funneling their money to the US in hopes of higher returns, which contributed to sharp falls in stock markets and the currencies of some developing countries.

Ultimately, the Federal Reserve has to operate in a manner that is consistent with its domestic mandate. Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen said the Fed would take “further measured steps” to reduce its bond buying if the US economy continues to improve.

In a letter to G-20 members, US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said boosting global growth and creating more jobs will be the G-20’s top priority. Lew is attending the meeting and plans to meet with Hockey and finance ministers for Germany, Japan, Brazil and Turkey. Lew told reporters in Sydney on Friday. “The growth strategies that we will be developing must be ambitious in substance and address both deficiencies in near-term demand as well as longer-term economic challenges.”

Another key item was the failure of the USA to pass the 2010 IMF reform package. Last month, Congress rejected a funding request from Obama that would have doubled the IMF’s lending capacity to about $733 billion and increased the voting power of emerging economies. Australia insists the USA to opt for quick reforms for securing global economic stability. France’s finance minister, Pierre Moscovici, welcomed a goal of lifting world growth by a total of 2.5 percentage points over five years, calling it ambitious but “not unrealistic”. Germany had dropped its opposition to setting an overall target, as long as there were no goals imposed for individual states. Jens Weidmann, the German head of the country’s central bank, called quantitative targets “problematic”. And Nhlanhla Nene, South Africa’s Deputy Finance Minister, said the target would be meaningless unless issues faced by emerging economies such as inequality, high unemployment, and volatile global financial conditions were addressed.

The IMF has forecast global growth of 3.75 percent for this year and 4 percent in 2015. The plan borrows wholesale from an International Monetary Fund paper prepared for the Sydney meeting which estimated that structural reforms would raise world growth by about 0.5 percentage point per year over the next five years, boosting global output by $2.25 trillion. The laundry list of reforms run the usual gamut of liberalizing product and labor markets, lowering barriers to trade, attracting more women into the workforce and boosting investment in infrastructure.

European Union’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner said the bloc would back the growth target for the G20 group that accounts for 85 percent of global economic output provided it came with a firm commitment to bold reforms. He suggested that reform progress could be monitored by the IMF and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and that EU’s policy coordination and surveillance could serve as a model.

The emerging members have also been pressing for the US Federal Reserve to try to avoid sparking market volatility through better messaging as its throttles back on asset buying. There was never much expectation the Fed would consider actually slowing the pace of tapering, but its emerging peers were hoping for more cooperation on policy dealing effectively with market volatility.

Others were pointing out that troubles of hardest-hit emerging economies, such as Brazil and Turkey, were largely home-made and the Fed’s tapering was in fact a good thing: a sign of US economy’s improving health. Even Indonesia, one of the “Fragile Five” major emerging economies, said the Fed’s gradual withdrawal of stimulus was not to blame for all the ills of developing world.

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said that the emerging markets need to take steps of their own to get their fiscal house in order and put structural reforms in place. Lew said it’s a cross-cutting theme to what we see as the challenge for the global economy. The US recovery is healthy and moving very much in the right direction and picking up velocity, but it can’t make up for a lack of demand and growth in the other key economies. He called on China, Japan and Europe to make domestic demand the engine room of growth. That was a sentiment very much echoed by the finance ministers of Japan, Britain and Germany. German views that emerging countries first had to do their homework, before demanding solidarity from the rest of the G20. Japan’s Taro Aso said the Fed’s tapering of its stimulus program was positive as it reflected an improving US economy, even if it raised the risk of sharp capital outflows from other countries.

QE tapering should be undertaken in a very orderly manner and carefully calibrated given the global economy today is very much interconnected, quantitative easing, usually in the form of central bank purchases of bonds or other assets.

Developing nations from South Africa to Turkey to Russia have seen their currencies crumble in recent months as the prospect of higher returns in the USA sucked foreign funds from their economies. South Korea Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Strategy and Finance Hyun Oh Seok suggested the Fed and other major central banks could at least strive to avoid surprises in their policy.

The international lending agency’s governing board gave a green-light to the overhaul in 2010, and approval by Congress is the last remaining roadblock for it to take effect. The onus would be on the rich nations to pick up the baton on growth from the developing countries, which had carried the world economy in the wake of the global financial crisis.

Still there were no details on how or whether the G20 would police each country’s progress on the reforms, many of which would likely be politically unpopular at home.

The two-day meeting ended on 23rd February with a round of news conferences by top officials, including European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

Australia is acting as president of the G20 this year, following Russia in 2013 and ahead of Turkey next year. Australia claims it is trying to bring some much-needed focus to the G20, proposing members sign on to ambitious growth agendas, and hold each other to account for delivering them.

The Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers meeting is a precursor to the main G-20 summit that will be held in the Australian city of Brisbane in November.

 

Communiqué

 

A draft of the communiqué highlighted how the push for growth had trumped concerns about volatility in emerging markets that had threatened to overshadow the meeting. It commits to developing new measures to significantly raise global growth, while maintaining fiscal sustainability The G20 recognizes accommodative monetary policy settings in advanced economies will need to normalize in due course, in line with stronger growth. Many developed nations seek a common target for global growth. Developed market policymakers see little risk of the recent market turmoil spiraling into the kind of contagion which prompted concerted and coordinated action from the G20 following the global financial crisis.

The final communique from the two-day meeting of Group 20 finance ministers and central bankers in Sydney said they would aim to boost collective growth by “more than 2 percent. It included a pledge to take concrete action to increase investment and employment, among other reforms.

The growth plan borrows wholesale from an IMF paper prepared for the G20 meeting, which estimated that structural reforms would raise world growth by about 0.5 percentage points per year over the next five years, boosting global output by $2.25 trillion. The IMF has forecast global growth of 3.75 percent for this year and 4 percent in 2015.

The G20 communique also stated that it “deeply regrets” that progress on giving emerging nations more say in the International Monetary Fund had stalled. Major emerging powers including India, China, Brazil and Russia, have long lobbied for increased voting power in the IMF to reflect their growing share of the world economy, but the changes have been blocked by the US Congress. There was a nod to concerns by emerging nations that the Federal Reserve considers the impact of its policy tapering, with the communique saying central banks would be mindful of the effects on the global economy.

G20 meeting is not able to lay down a real and tangible framework for an increase in the growth of the global economy over the next five years. The target remains vague at the moment, with no road map on how nations intend to get there or repercussions if they never arrive. The aim was to come up with the goal now, then have each country develops an action plan and a growth strategy for delivery at a November summit of G20 leaders in Brisbane.

Agreeing on any goal is a step forward for the group that has failed in the past to agree on fiscal and current account targets. And it was a sea change from recent meetings where the debate was still on where their focus should lie: on growth or budget austerity.

If adopted and implemented, the plan would be a departure for the G20, as previous attempts to set fiscal and current account targets have faltered. And while Canada’s central bank chief Stephen Poloz called the goal “aspirational” and doubts remain about its action.

The major message from G20 in Sydney is that the emerging markets should do their own homework. It would give the group fresh focus and mark a sea change from recent meetings where the debate was all about growth versus budget austerity. But nothing is new in this.

 

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Chinese sex market and other human tragedies 

BY DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

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The booming sex industry of China, which condemns  the  US president Obama’s  invitation of Buddhist monk and spiritual leader-president  of Tibet  in exile in India,  may finally be entering a winter after decades of robust growth, as Beijing wages a harsher-than-usual clampdown on vice. Suppressed during the Mao years, prostitution flourished after China’s economic opening in the 1980s while local governments eager for new business looked the other way and half-hearted police crackdowns barely dented the illicit industry. Chinese female sex workers are also supplied to friendly foreign nations, like for  instance in Pakistan and former general President of Pakistan Musharraf had  killed  the Imam of Lal  Mosque , among others,  in order to  protect the  female Chinese sex workers  engaged in sex operations in Islamabad and elsewhere even as the  US military was killing Pakistanis mercilessly  with the help from  Pak military help.  This trend of killing Pakistanis by US-Pakistani state  terror gangs in uniform continues  today unabated.

 

Reports say  the performing monkeys are a common feature of life in many Pakistani cities where they can be seen doing tricks and entertaining people while dressed up in sparkly outfits and clothes. For Pakistanis who raise and train the monkeys they are an important source of income in an impoverished country, and they form a strong bond with the animals. The monkeys are usually captured in the wild when they are babies and then trained. A trained monkey can fetch 20,000 to 30,000 rupees ($190 to $285). Monkeys earn more money than  ordinary humans in Pakistan.

 

 

Musharraf’s return to Pakistan has landed him in deep trouble, being unable to leave the country as he had planned while returning.  A defense lawyer says a Pakistani court trying the country’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason as rejected his plea to send his case to a military court, saying it has the jurisdiction to hear the case.  Musharraf is responsible for  all crimes vbeing commited agianst Pakistanis by the  US-Pak militaries. The court Friday also summoned Musharraf on March 11. Pakistan military takes the former general now without uniform Musharraf’s side and asks the  PM Nawaz  to let  him go abroad to resume his jolly life.  Military always justifies their crimes no matter where they are committed by them.

 

Indonesia, the world’s largest  Muslim (not Islamic) nation , is now the world’s largest sanctuary for manta rays, after officials were persuaded by evidence that the gentle giants known for delighting tourists are worth more alive than dead. The government on Friday announced that manta rays within the archipelago’s 5.8 million square kilometers (2.2 million square miles) of ocean will be protected from fishing and export. It will take time and cooperation at multiple levels to enforce the ban on poaching in the biggest global shark and ray fishery.

 

Indonesia is only Muslim country where a non-Muslim rules, but, however, without murdering Muslims on some pretext.

 

In that sense, Indonesia is much better than the Muslim and so-called Islamic countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh that target both Muslims and Islam .

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Fukushima nuclear leakage and Indian Kudankulam

 

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL 

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When the rulers do not value the human lives, except the of the rich, they are just the most dangerous beasts.

Indian regime, run by mafias of all sorts, including nuclear mafia, always showcases the common masses its resoluteness and arrogance. Pushing through in hurry the Kudankulam nuclear terror plant in Tamil Nadu caring a damn for the people living there who  protest  against the commissioning of  the terror machines in their locality.

Sonia-Manmohan-Rahul trio killed the fisher men right on the sea in Kudankulam in order to  get the way cleared for the plant.

India has terrorized the people of Kudankulam. But people continue to struggle to get the terror plant shut down.

Arrogant Indian regime refuses to learn from Japanese nuclear terror experience. Around 100 tonnes of highly radioactive water have leaked from a storage tank at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant so as to silence the people- the voters.

The nuke plant, which was damaged by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011, has faced multiple problems including leaks and power cuts since the disaster. Operator Tokyo Electric (Tepco) says the toxic water may have overflowed after a valve was left open by mistake on 19th February.The water was unlikely to have reached the ocean. Tepco says the radioactive water overflowed from a storage tank, but the leak was not discovered for several hours The water from the leak was radioactive, with a reading of 230 million becquerels per litre of radioactive isotopes.

On 11 March 2011, an earthquake and tsunami crippled the plant. Waves knocked out cooling systems for the reactors, leading to meltdowns at three of them. Water is being pumped in to cool the reactors. However, this creates large amounts of contaminated water that must be stored securely.

The Fukushima nuclear power plant suffered a number of setbacks last year, including worker errors and a series of toxic water leaks that have lead to concerns contaminated water is mixing with groundwater that is flowing into the sea. A becquerel is a unit used to measure radioactivity.

WHO advises advises against drinking water with radioactivity levels higher than 10 becquerels per liter.

The operator says the leak occurred when contaminated water was accidentally pumped into a large storage tank that was already full. “We apologize for worrying the public with such a leak,” Ono said. “Water is unlikely to have reached the ocean as there is no drainage in that tank area. We are now in the process of recovering the leaked water and the earth it has contaminated,” he added.

The latest leak is the most serious since August, when the plant leaked 300 tonnes of water, prompting Japan’s nuclear agency to raise the incident’s alert level.

Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) had delayed making a final announcement on the fate of reactors number 5 and 6 at Fukushima while negotiations continued about the financing of the decommissioning process. The executive board has now accepted the inevitable and acknowledged there will be no attempt to generate electricity from the plant again.

The announcement came as Japan posted a big jump in its trade deficit for November – to $12bn – the result of a huge increase in energy imports. Nearly three years after the disaster, Japan is free from any dangerous nuclear power.It used to supply about 15% of the country’s energy needs but now alternative sources are helping Japan. .

The operators of the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan are to decommission two reactors that were not badly damaged by the earthquake and tsunami in 2011. They have bowed to public pressure that the plant be shut permanently. Four reactors were severely damaged by the disaster that struck in March 2011.

Workers are still struggling to stem leaks of contaminated water, and have begun to remove fuel rods from a storage pond at a reactor building.

The public remains divided over the future of nuclear power, but the increasing trade deficit helps increase the pressure to turn nuclear power stations back on.Experts estimate that it could take three or four decades to clean up the site at Fukushima and decommission all the reactors.

India while trying for  better trade ties with Japan in recent years, however, refuses to learn from its  horrid nuclear experience and wants to add more and more terror plants  in Kudankulam

It is easy to say Indian planners and rulers are funny or dangerous guys. But will it help the  people of Kudankulam trebling with  fears of radioactivity, reactor blasts, apart from possible nuke attack from abroad any time!.

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Will there be a US-Russia war over Crimea? 

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This question looks funny because such a thing would not happen now or in the near future. Confrontation and conflicts are common between the two strong foes of Cold War but expecting them to wage a war either in Russia or USA amounts to just over simplification of the issue.

I

Confrontations, war threats, invasions, regional tensions and escalation of tensions are nothing new, they are routine in international politics based on lies and war tragedies. .
USA and Russia share authoritarian values in their own respective manners. Ukrainians are just pawns in the West’s geopolitical games anyway. Russia would gain much from the conflict since occupiers have upper hand in such conflicts.
Unlike in Kuwait case when NATO quickly invaded Iraq  when it invaded Kuwait to control  its vast energy resources, NATO would not dare invade Russia in anger for fear of retaliation from the powerful Russian military.
NATO attacked Kuwait because the Pentagon-CIA duo wanted to control Kuwaiti oil as part of their Mideast oil policy and they found Iraqi invasion  blocking  their oil interests. But in Ukraine case there is no such economic advantage for USA  in attacking Russia,  but on the contrary, they would lose economic advantages, rather they have to pay for destructions.

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Above all, Washington and Moscow share certain vital secrets about world wars, cold war, Sept-11 hoax, global terror attacks, among other such explosive issue, and in case of any real war conflict, certain Moscow would reveal all these secrets wide open and expose US “democratic” designs.
That will help the shivering humanity to comprehend what exactly has been happening in the world.
Neither USA nor Russia wants that to happen. Not even the EU now seeking to control the world as partners of USA want it!
II
While Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russian forces have secured control over Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and Moscow is ready to “use all means” to protect Russian speakers in eastern Ukraine, Ukraine has accused Russia of a massive military buildup near Ukraine’s border that raises the threat of an invasion.

Andrei Parubiy, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, told Wednesday’s briefing in Kiev that Russia has deployed more than 80,000 troops close to the border, creating the “threat of a full-scale invasion from various directions.” In Moscow, however, Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov denied a military buildup on the Russia-Ukraine border.
Following Russia’s dispatch of troops to Ukraine, US President Barack Obama said last week that “if this violation of international law continues, the resolve of the USA and NATO allies and the international community will remain firm.” By invading Crimea and threatening to annex it, Obama said, Moscow has violated the basic principle of the inviolability of borders. This has both CIS states and NATO allies concerned about future Russian aggression.
The USA has already sent additional forces, including fighter jets, to Eastern Europe in response to Ukraine crisis, and confirmed it would “respond” if mutual defense obligations with NATO members in Europe require it to intervene.
The majority of Americans oppose any substantial U.S. involvement in the Ukrainian crisis. A poll conducted by the Pew Research Center in USA on March 6-9,  over 56 percent of Americans think their country should “not get too involved” in the situation, while only about half want the USA to take a “firm stand” against Russian actions. A separate poll, conducted by the Washington Post and ABC News, shows the U.S. public look more favorably on economic sanctions against Russia, however. Fifty-six percent of those polled said they supported coordinated U.S. and European sanctions against Russia, while another 31 percent opposed them, the results released Tuesday showed.
West feels that the Kremlin has already decided to annex Crimea. Throughout the past two decades, Russia has always recognized Ukraine as a sovereign independent state within its current borders. This recognition is codified in many treaties. Russia has trampled on all of those treaties, agreements and guarantees under the false pretext of protecting Russian-speakers in Crimea from “persecution.”

Russia’s main contention is majority of people in Crimea are Russians and Russian speaking. Earlier, wanting Belorussia  to be a part of Russia, Putin reminded Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that 70 percent of Belarussians speak Russian in addition to their native language, and that Belarus is critically dependent on annual financial assistance from Moscow. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev also says that 4 million of his country’s 17 million citizens are ethnic Russians and that Moscow might express a sudden desire to “protect” them as well.

III

Former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev who belonged to Ukraine handed Crimea over to Ukraine in 1954. Now in 2014 Putin seeks to annex it back to make a part of Russia.
Russians, who have been psychologically prepared to think only in terms of “great Russia”  and its super power status have welcomed Putin’s expansionism in former Soviet territory. They feel some pride has been retrieved by the Kremlin by its annexation move. The Russian authorities seem bent on buttressing their position by fanning the flames of chauvinism, patriotism and nationalist fervor with such slogans as “Russia will not surrender its own!”

Western hemisphere feels by taking over Crimea, Moscow has destroyed all faith in Russia as a guarantor of any other state’s sovereignty or territorial integrity. Once Russia officially annexes Crimea, the West will inevitably apply more serious sanctions against Moscow.

Euro-US is serious about sanctions as the only  mode of punishment for Russian move in Ukraine.  Not only the Western sanctions will seriously compromise Russia’s international status and prestige, they will place Russia on par with rogue states such as Iran, North Korea, Belarus and Syria.
Russian economy heavily depends on exports, especially in energy and arms. Following a year that saw only 1.4 percent growth in gross domestic product, the Russian economy might contract this year. Russian public companies are quickly losing value on the stock market, capital flight is growing, and investment is expected to decline.  The government will also face additional expenses in military outlays and for annexing and supporting Crimea. But that is not the problem for the Kremlin.
The Kremlin efforts of convincing Russia’s oligarchs and corrupt officials to bring their money back into the country and begin investing it in the economy would fail. The far greater risks and uncertainty caused by Moscow’s actions will only accelerate capital flight and business owners’ efforts to seek more reliable financial safe havens in the West.
The USA imposed sanctions against the Soviet Union after its invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, leading eventually to the collapse of the mighty Soviet state and the system.

Observations

 
Russians are already feeling economic pain as the ruble continues to decline in value.
Previously a guarantor of stability, Putin has suddenly become the main source of political, economic and social risk not only for Russia, but for the world. Even the dryheads in Washington now admit that the Crimea question is already decided. Tomorrow’s  referendum is a  formality, purely symbolic gesture since the people of Crimea have already spoken and no threats or sanctions will change this fait accompli.

The chances of quickly and painlessly resolving the Ukrainian crisis are slim. Even if the crisis ends with a peaceful resolution, the recent events in the Ukrainian crisis will have long-term negative consequences for Russia, Europe and the world.

The Washington war machine and the media prefer to forget that after 9/11 hoax, seemingly launched as per the CIA-Mossad plan for regime changes in Mideast starting with invasion of Islamizing Afghanistan, Russian Putin, looking for opportunity come closer to White House, readily offered his country’s full support to the USA, and that support was instrumental in killing millions of Muslims in the name of defeating the Taliban. Russia consequently saved countless US soldiers during the Afghan War.
At the time, almost all U.S. politicians praised Putin and treated him like a hero, but when he suggested building on this cooperation by forming a political, economic and military alliance with the West, he was unceremoniously rebuffed.
Washington is aware that Russia was instrumental in getting the  Central Muslim nations and even India  helping  the NATO rouges in Afghanistan and with Moscow’s  assistance NATO would not have  achieved the “victory”. .
Putin-bashing and US threats of sanctions would likely hurt the West more than Russia. Moreover, this may eventually lead to an escalation of tensions on par with the Cuban missile crisis, or even an official World War III.
Without Russia’s help, nothing can be done about Crimea. .Washington might  opt for talks with both Russia and EU  and simultaneously engineer  uprising inside Russia  just like the ones in Mideast.
Even if the crisis ends with a peaceful resolution, the recent events in the Ukrainian crisis will have long-term negative consequences for Russia, Europe and the world.
Meanwhile, Ukraine, using the Russo-US confrontation, seeks extra benefits from USA and EU.  Kiev knows too well Moscow would not now offer any concessions. The NATO is being pressured by Ukraine to undertake security measures for the entire region.

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Ukraine would accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea as new reality

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Russia’s strong man president Vladimir Putin has, in a decree, formally recognized Crimea as an independent state, after the overwhelming majority of the peninsula’s voters chose to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. The recognition of independence is a step toward the subsequent procedures, specified by the federal constitutional law about the procedure of incorporating into the Russian Federation of new regions. The decree, which was effective immediately, paves the way for the absorption of Crimea into Russia.

Gorbachev

Russians celebrate the annexation of Crimea – perhaps as the first ever Russian victory in the post-Soviet era. Many Russian leaders applauded Putin’s courage.  Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has defended Russia’s takeover of Crimea, saying that the referendum among the peninsula’s voters corrected a historical “mistake.”  Gorbachev, the recipient of the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize, added  that international sanctions — such as those the U.S. and European nations  have brought against Russia — would be justified only on very serious grounds, but the takeover of Crimea had failed to provide that.

The Ukrainian government, European Union countries and the USA have all decried the referendum as a sham. Voters were given just two weeks to contemplate their choices, amid the heavy presence of Russian troops, and with television coverage limited to Russia’s state-run broadcasters. The referendum ballots gave voters no option for voting against joining Russia, with the choices on the ballot limited to secession to Russia or rewriting Crimea’s constitution to give the region greater autonomy from Ukraine. More than 83 percent of Crimea’s eligible voters cast ballots in the referendum, most of them ethnic Russians. Nearly 97 percent of the votes were in favor of joining Russia,

Many Russians have used Crimea’s history as a reason to legitimate Russian military intervention in the peninsula, which harbors a 60 percent Russian-speaking population and voted in favor of joining Russia in a referendum. Crimea was part of Russia until Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev handed it over to Ukraine in 1954, in a symbolic gesture that had little significance at the time since both countries were part of the Soviet Union. In 1991, the leader of the Russian Soviet Republic, Boris Yeltsin, and his counterparts from Ukraine and Belarus signed a deal breaking up the Soviet Union and establishing new independent states. Gorbachev did not participate in the 1991 meeting.

Logic

Meanwhile, in order to pacify Russian anger, Ukraine’s new pro-Western Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk said in a 10-minute televised appeal delivered in Russian that Ukraine is not seeking membership in NATO.. Yatsenyuk, who came to office after the removal of Moscow-backed President Viktor Yanukovych  said that decentralization of power was a key plank of government policy. Yatsenyuk also said Ukraine’s authorities were determined to disarm all groups holding weapons, regardless of their aims. Yatsenyuk said Ukraine would sign the political part of an association agreement with the 28-nation EU, but would put off agreement on economic issues.

It was Yanukovych’s decision not to sign the association accord with the EU and to pivot toward Moscow that ignited the street protests in Kiev last November that finally led to his ouster. Kiev pursued a policy of closer ties with the USA-led NATO alliance before Yanukovych took power in 2010. Yanukovych then formally scrapped the idea of Ukraine’s eventual membership of NATO, declaring “non-bloc” neutrality for his nation of 46 million sandwiched between Russia and the European Union. Russia, whose forces control Ukraine’s Crimea region, says Yanukovych remains the legitimate president and denounces Kiev’s new authorities in Kiev as anti-Russian.

Exercises

Militiamen under apparent Russian command barged their way into Ukraine’s naval headquarters in Sevastopol, detaining the head of Ukraine’s navy and seizing the facility.  Upon gaining entrance to the base, the storming party raised a Russian flag on the headquarters square. By afternoon, they were in full control of the naval headquarters, a set of three-story white concrete buildings. With thousands of Ukrainian soldiers and sailors trapped on military bases, surrounded by heavily armed Russian forces and pro-Russia militia, the Kiev government said it was drawing up plans to evacuate its outnumbered troops  from Crimea back to the mainland and would seek UN support to turn the peninsula into a demilitarized zone.

Attempting to face down the unblinking incursion, Ukraine said it would hold joint military exercises with the USA and Britain. Ukraine has been powerless to prevent Russian troops from taking control of Crimea, which President Vladimir Putin formally annexed on 19th march with the stroke of a pen. Crimea’s absorption came after a hastily organized referendum in which the population overwhelmingly, albeit under conditions akin to martial law, voted in favor of seceding from Ukraine and joining Russia.

Ukraine quickly announced plans for mass troop withdrawals from the strategic peninsula as Moscow-loyal forces seized control of Kiev’s naval headquarters at Crimea and detained its commander. Hours after masked Russian-speaking troops forced their way onto Ukraine’s main naval base, Ukrainian soldiers streamed out carrying clothing and other belongings in bags. A group of local militia and Cossacks, later joined by officers from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, looked on. Many servicemen have already switched sides to Russia, but authorities said they were prepared to relocate as many as 25,000 soldiers and their families to the Ukrainian mainland.

Andriy Parubiy, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council announced Ukraine would hold military maneuvers with the United States and Britain, signatories, along with Russia, of the 1994 Budapest Memorandum. The document was designed to guarantee Ukraine’s territorial integrity when it surrendered its share of Soviet nuclear arsenals to Russia after the Soviet Union broke up in 1991. Ukraine has accused Russia of breaching the agreement by taking over the Crimean Peninsula.

Prerogative

Given its military prowess and influences, perhaps Russia’s inexorable seizure of Crimea is unavoidable. Humbled but defiant, Ukraine lashed out symbolically at Russia by declaring its intent to leave the Moscow-dominated Commonwealth of Independent States, a loose alliance of 11 former Soviet nations. The last nation to leave the group was Georgia, which lost a brief war with neighboring Russia in 2008 and ended up losing two separatist territories.

Moscow says it reserves the right to “defend” Russian speakers in eastern and southern regions of Ukraine. Moving closer to the EU does not preclude Ukraine maintaining good relations with Russia, Yatsenyuk said. Beyond the grander political gestures of the day, Parubiy said Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry had been instructed to introduce a visa regime for travel between the two nations. The move could badly affect Ukrainian migrant laborers, many of whom work in Russia and send home money. It came against the backdrop of claims that Russian citizens were pouring across the Ukrainian border to foment secessionist unrest in bordering eastern regions.

In Washington, the Pentagon said it would participate as planned in a multinational military exercise this summer in Ukraine. Dubbed “Rapid Trident,” the ground maneuvers have been held annually for a number of years with forces from Britain and other NATO countries as well as Ukraine, which has a partner relationship with NATO but is not a member. Last year, the two-week maneuvers involving 17 nations were held in July. Meanwhile, in a warning to Moscow, US vice president Biden declared that the United States will respond to any aggression against its NATO allies, including neighbors to Russia. Standing with two Baltic leaders in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, Biden said the US was “absolutely committed” to defending its allies, adding that President Barack Obama plans to seek concrete commitments from NATO members to ensure the alliance can safeguard its collective security. “Russia cannot escape the fact that the world is changing and rejecting outright their behavior,” Biden said

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was headed to the region to try to seek a diplomatic way out of the crisis. Ban has repeatedly called for a solution guided by the principles of the UN Charter including sovereignty, territorial integrity and unity of Ukraine. A 34-member UN human rights monitoring mission was also scheduled to be in place shortly. It expressed particular concern over the security of Tatars and other ethnic minorities in Crimea.

Russia’s Constitutional Court chairman, Valery Zorkin, said the treaty signed by Putin has been ruled valid, meaning it now only requires ratification by the Russian parliament. Russia seems fully satisfied with the western responses the annexation of Crimea as both USA ad EU, undertook, rather reluctantly, mild sanction just as a mere formality.

Ukraine signals it would  not go far any  war with Russia over Crimea and would not even  pursue any animosity either with Kremlin. It all depends now on US posture over the issue. .

Russia now legalizes annexation of Crimea!

 

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Palestine: Obama’s quiet diplomacy!

 

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL 

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Although US President Barak Obama also paid a traditional  visit to Israel where, like all his processors did,  reiterated  the US shield for Zionist crimes,  Israel considers him as deadly  bone in  Zionist criminal flesh and  looks for the early end of his  reign so as to resume its full  scale  war  on Palestinians.

Latest US mediated peace talks are seen in Tel Aviv as a serious enough threat to Zionist expansionist existence in Mideast, constantly proliferating the illegal settlements inside Palestine with US support.

All these years of  peace talks between Israel and Palestine have failed precisely because the even as the peace talks are in the process of making head way, the US presidents always  made  statements  supporting  Zionist criminal régime by shielding  their crimes against humanity  and  attacking the Palestine.  The double-speak from White House only emboldened the fascist sections among Israeli leadership to end the talks without any result.

For the first time in the history of  US mediated Israeli occupational  talks, the US President, fully aware of Zionist  fanatic tactics,  has decided to maintain  cool attitude  in the course of  another , probably  the first r ever  constructive peace talks, to advance toward a diplomatic agreement.

For an American president to suggest that its support for Israel will be anything less than unconditional is quite a striking break with tradition, and will certainly be of some concern to Israeli policymakers – who are already anxious about international isolation.

Over the last few months, the US president Barack Obama has remained largely silent on Israel-Palestine peace process, while authorizing  and allowing his secretary of state, John Kerry, to  take charge of the protracted task of getting both sides around the negotiating table and pushing for a credible breakthrough deal.

And the strategy has shown some positive results in the form of Israeli readiness for freezing  its illegal  settlements in occupied Palestine- a major  condition for  talks. .

Recently, Obama said that his silence was not to do with pessimism or a lack of concern, but out of respect for the intensive, active diplomatic effort being staged by Kerry who already has made 11 trips to the region since peace talks restarted in July- however avoiding Gaza Strip under tremendous pressure from Israel. White House has appeased the Israeli regime and its powerful lobby in Washington so possibly as to encourage Israel to  give  a chance for peace in Mideast. .

After  the hawkish  Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu visited Washington, Obama called for the Israeli premier and the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to do everything they could to reach a deal now in order to end the conflict and initiate the creation of Palestine state. . .

Perhaps Obama’s warning that in the absence of a peace deal, America would struggle to defend an increasingly isolated Israel on the international stage has begun to work in favor of his  desire to  finish his key foreign policy  agenda before he leaves office. While reiterating America’s commitment to Israel’s security – something that is “not subject to periodic policy differences” – Obama warned that the need for change was urgent: “It is not realistic nor is it my desire or expectation that the core commitments we have with Israel change during the remainder of my administration or the next administration. But what I do believe is that if you see no peace deal and continued aggressive settlement construction – and we have seen more aggressive settlement construction over the last couple years than we’ve seen in a very long time – if Palestinians come to believe that the possibility of a contiguous sovereign Palestinian state is no longer within reach, then our ability to manage the international fallout is going to be limited.” He also warned that if Netanyahu “does not believe that a peace deal with the Palestinians is the right thing to do for Israel, then he needs to articulate an alternative approach.”

Clearly, Obama wants to put the pressure on to ensure that a framework for peace is agreed in time for the April deadline set by Kerry. Obama found Netanyahu’s intransigence frustrating.  The president’s emphasis on Netanyahu’s personal ability to push through the change makes this self-evident.

Even as they keep attacking the besieged people of Palestine, Israel also claim they are concerned and worried for “our national security”. It is this pretext that Israel has successfully used to justify all its crimes against humanity and got terror goods form the USA and Europe regularly. .

As Israeli leaders claim they can’t be pressured or pressurized to yield to US pressure tactics, Obama wants to “make the case that Netanyahu, alone among Israelis, has the strength and political credibility to lead his people away from the precipice.”

The response from the Israeli government has, predictably, not been completely positive.  It could be a mere tactical to  prolong the  talks  for some more time, hoping  to get some opportunity to  somehow end the talks and resume the  terror attack on  Gaza and West bank. Israel always looks for  some excuse to  disturb the talks.

However, fortunately fro humanity, Obama, unlike his predecessors, was measured, merely pointing out that there will come a point where even the powers of the US are limited to support or promote Zionism , but the change in his tone is significant.

Whether this rhetoric of Obama actually has an impact on the process of peace negotiations, however, remains to be seen.

Hopefully, at least Obama succeeds.

 

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Arab League summit to endorse Abbas on recognition of Israel

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Although there have been some positive signs of late emanating from Tel
Aviv about a possible Palestine state establishment, the peace talks
brokered by USA for helping Israel with making peace with Palestinians have
not progressed much, owing to systematic Israeli gimmicks to prolong
the occupation and continue the crimes.

US president Barak Obama has owed to get a framework of Mideast peace
action ready by April. As the Kerry mandate which expires at the end of the
month,  he seeking an extension of the mandate from Palestine leader
Mahmoud Abbas who, it is reliably  learned, is not averse to the idea of
granting an extension if the frame wok would be made ready by taking care
of all apprehensions, concerns and demands of the  besieged Palestinians.

Arab League leaders are keen to pursue their 2002 Arab Initiative for a
credible and permanent solution to the long burning Mideast issue of
finding a home for the Palestinians on their own lands, now being occupied
by Israel with backing from the US led West.

The Arab Initiative calls for pre-1967 borders, Jerusalem as the capital of
the state of Palestine, and a right of return for families that left their
homes in 1948. The Initiative goes farther, demanding that Israel withdraw
from the Golan Heights as well.

Americans are not serious about the 2002 Arab Initiative and, instead is
eager to push through their own initiatives- all have failed thus far
because Israel has systematically blocked al peace moves and continues to
attack the Palestine masses while proliferating the illegal settlements
inside Palestine.

Arab leaders are not opposed to US brokered peace deal if only that really
happens.

Arab League summit is currently holding a summit in Kuwait to debate on issues confronting the Arab world. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will travel to Kuwait for an Arab League summit meeting, apparently seeking to return with support for his rejection of the Israel’s demand that it be recognized as a “Jewish state,” and with the 2002 Arab Initiative back in the forefront.

With pressure mounting on Abbas to agree to an extension of the Kerry
mandate which expires at the end of the month, the Palestinian Authority
president apparently feels that re-focusing on the 2002 plan, whose tenets
are virtually the same as his bargaining position in the Kerry talks, will
provide the support he needs to press his case and to avoid being painted
as the obstacle to progress.

Abbas warned that all bets are off if Israel fails to release the fourth
and final group of 104 prisoners it agreed to set free in order to jump
start the Kerry talks. There has been speculation that this gesture
unpopular among illegal Jewish settlers would be halted if there is no
tangible progress in the peace process but Israel is yet to show its
willingness for the peace deal.

Palestinians are now being occupied and attacked by Israeli military and
illegal Jews and as such any demand from them of “recognition’ makes no sense.
Israel can request for recognition only when Palestine becomes a free
nation. That makes some sense.  Palestinians, busy with building their newly obtained nation,  would then stand to gain by recognizing Israel.

Abbas has been demanding to halt the colonization move by Israelis and stop
all illegal settlement construction. Without a freeze of settlements, there
can be no real progress in the peace talks.

Israel which has  arms  arsenals  enough to destroy both USA and  Europe, pretends to be in an existential threat from a weak Palestine. . That is in fact a big joke. unnecessarily

 

hopefully Zionist  stop such  cheap gimmicks to get  terror goods and technology form the Western powers. Enough of them.

As Kerry’s timetable is winding down without any real deal, Obama should
get top US politicians from both Democrats and Republicans that have close
links with Israeli leadership and Zionist lobbyists to pursue dismantling f
illegal settlements which would work in favor of peace in the region.

Others wise, Israeli talks are meaningless.

 

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Indian poll 2014: Options before Muslims
-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL
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Deception

As Indian leaders have made politics a roaring business to mint huge
resources for private use, Indian political class consider and treat
the Muslims as cheap and deceivable vote bank commodity.
As mere vote bank stuff, Muslims do exactly what is expected of them
to do. They don’t even bother about the fate of Islamic Babri Mosque
because their brains have been fully washed by India’s fanatic media
outlets.
All these years since the independence of India which in fact was
meant to use the common people only to promote the interests of the
rich and corporate class, Muslims have been existing as  a pathetic nation
in a Hindu dominated Hindu nation, insulted, injured and, with the
advent of  Sept- 11 hoax inspired terrorism era.  They keep voting for
the Indian Congress party in order to deny the openly anti-Muslim
parties like RSS-BJP to come to power.

In voting for the Congress party, Muslims hoped and expected the
Indian Congress party to protect them from Hindutva and anti-Muslim
criminals. Not only the Congress party used the Hindutva fascist
forces ( foxes and vultures)  to  destroy Babri Mosque but also keep
the Muslims  terrorized in a sustained manner.

That the Congress party has done very little (if not nothing) to help the Muslim minority in a way that would suit India’s status of being a secular
democracy.

Light

People from all walks of life, disillusioned with the corrupt
political parties that have deformed nation’s image abroad and
generated a rotten system that is irresponsible and insensitive to the
needs of common masses, now consider the new party a boon to nation,
albeit belated.

Aam Aadmi party has created history in India only to help the common
masses, save the nation from international embarrassments.

As a positive sign, more and more people, scholars and leaders join
the Aam Aadmi party to work as ordinary members under an ordinary
leader Aravind Kejriwal.

 

Today, after the historic victory in Delhi, the Common-man’s (Aam
Aadmi) Party is being looked upon by people as well as leaders plus
their parties as a timely boon to India. The new party has emerged out
of struggle of common people to make India a strong corruption free
nation – perhaps the first-ever nation then to have achieved that feat
in the history of human kind.

With the arrival of Common-man’s (Aam Aadmi) Party and its spectacular
victory in Delhi assembly elections, making an incredible impact on
national polity, the leading political parties at national and
regional levels feel no safe now.

After coming out of the Anna fold, Kejriwal has portrayed himself as
the champion of Aam Aadmi. His crusade has been directed mainly
against corruption in the government and to some extent poverty.
Media, as their key policy, have always stood behind Hindus and
regime in promoting Hindu Interests exclusively and shielding all
anti-Muslim crimes in all domains and in all respects.

 

Now, after watching the AAP activities and convinced of their
sincerity and integrity, Muslims also pour into the party stream.
This fear of the known has sparked off copycat policies and decisions,
ranging from cutting perks to offering subsidies, while AAP’s
membership numbers swell at an unprecedented rate-from a few hundred
to tens of thousands in cities from Chandigarh to Chennai and Mumbai
to Kolkata.

 

 

Of course, it is not just the membership but their commitment is essential.

By playing a secret anti-Muslim game with the state promoted Hindutva
criminal forces at national level, Congress party has been chief
beneficiary of this nonsensical anti-Islamic trend since independence
in 1947 harming genuine Muslim interests and threatening their
existence in this so-called secular democracy, while most parties used
the Muslims against their will and conscience to vote for them, even
as Hindutva outfits, shielded by the judiciary and state, target
Muslims to expand their Hindu vote bank across the nation.

Aam Aadmi party has taken all these experienced corrupt parties by
surprise. Muslims would see the party as a very strong counter-force
against all exploitative political outfits in the country, so far
enjoying the misfortunes of minority Muslims, to win their confidence.

 

Muslims in India, like all other sections of bribery India see and
feel that they have got before them a dependable, credible alternative
in Aam Aadmi Party.

Traditional fear complex from which the Muslims in India have been
suffering owing to the promotion and propagation of Hindutva ideology
by the right wing Hindutva political outfits is being exploited by
every party to coerce the Muslims to vote for them.

Insulted and injured

 

 

Obviously, Muslims in India remain the most insulted and injured as their leaders playing second fiddle to corrupt political parties, also betray them.

 

Most Muslims would now think they can trust the new party and see how
it performs as central government if and when it wins the
Parliamentary poll scheduled in months from now.

 

As Common-man’s (Aam Aadmi) Party’s national profile is being
exceedingly stabilized, Muslims think they have a chance to live in
the country as secured human with dignity without being insulted and
attacked by communal majority.

Today the priorities of Muslims as minority religious people to
safeguard their human dignity are manifold.

1. Indian government should fulfill its promise given to the nation
and world that Babri Mosque be rebuilt at the very site it where stood
for centuries of Islamic civilization; The Mosque was brutally
destroyed and arrogantly uglyfied in 1992 by the Hindu fascist
crowds like wild beasts and mad people.
Babri Mosque belongs to Islamic cultural treasure. To its ghastly
demolition, unfortunately, every section of anti-Islamic system has
contributed: the regime, police, military, media, and also judiciary
which deliberately delays judgment according to the Hindutva forces
and regime.

 

All political parties are party o to the beastly operations against the Babri Mosque in 1992. Indian intelligence and the fanatic media played a atrocious role against Islam and Muslims by promoting the Hindutva rogues seeking to dismantle the Mosque.

 

TV channels seeking to project the Hindutva prowess in secular India, began openly terrorizing Muslims and targeting Babri Mosque significantly with their telecast of Ramayana and Mahabharata in order to prepare Hindus for the eventual  destruction of Babri mosque as per the  Indian state’s hidden agenda and majority  plan. It was the suggestion of the judiciary to first destroy the Babri Mosque to make the case stronger for Hindus.

 

The criminalized BJP-RSS accomplished the monkey job, promptly aided by the media, regime, police and military on 06th December 1992 – one of the most significant Black Day of India.

 
Now, Muslims have been made the villains, making them vulnerable to exist in a Hindu nation, in spite of Indian constitutional guarantees as well as state pledge for protection of Muslims and their belongings. So they have to vote for the Congress party if they want to exit even without dignity. That is
current status of Indian Muslims.

 

While the Congress and BJP play joint politics over the issue of reconstruction of Babri Mosque pulled down by jungle criminals, other parties, including the leftists do not care for the  Muslim interests- they all want wealth and power for increasing  the wealth.
2. Indian government must undertake measure to uphold the human
dignity of Indian Muslims, now living like beggars and salves, fully
terrorized.

3. Most of Indian Muslims, youth in particular,  denied job
opportunities in  their mother India, live in Middles, working there
and regularly send  the money to Indian to make considerable
improvident of Indian economy.  Muslims who contribute tremendously to the roaring Indian economic growth last two decades also need some respect as
humans, need some human prestige that only rich now enjoy in India.

4. Muslims require state guarantee routed through the judiciary,
besides from the Constitution, about  their protection from  the
enemies of Islam, anti-Muslim forces who focus on them, attacking them
for steadying up  their vote Hindu votes.

5. Muslims be given quota in private job market and that be
implemented by the state.

6. Politicians are businessmen who want to use politics to make or
increase wealth. They have their own agenda and priorities and the
plight of Muslims does not bother them. They can even threaten Muslims
with more attacks. They can misuse police, military and judiciary
against Muslims.

7.  If Muslims once again commit the usual mistake of voting for
Congress party and its allies like SP etc, that would be their fatal
crime, self sacrifice. For that mistake they will have suffer for 5
more years, may be brutally.

Now that both the Congress party and BJP have failed to protect the
genuine interests of Muslims, the Muslims should leave the funny
leadership and look elsewhere for support and they should choose their
party very carefully. The regional parties in India behave just like
their national profit partners, fooling and cheating the hapless
Muslims after getting their votes.

Muslims should think only in terms of their interests under any
regime. If the party or the coalitions they choose come to power they can
expect help only if these parties sincere enough and have shown some
concern for Muslims in action.

It is better for Muslims if they choose party that can be trusted for
helping and p protecting their genuine interest. Muslims could
choose a party that can genuinely stand by them. Congress is not a
friend of Muslims, while in  deceiving Muslims and  deserting them
after the poll to the  mercy of Hindutva communal forces, Congress is
as bad as BJP which pursing an open anti-Muslim agenda. Like in
destruction of Babri Mosque, etc, Congress party is using BJP to
threaten Muslims so that

Muslims now should have choice in Aam Admi party which has emerged to
save the nation from corrupt and communal elements.

All Muslims leaders in Congress and other major parties are selfish
and frauds. Congress party as vote bank agents to win elections and
get some post bone benefits; this drama has been continuing for years
now and Muslims and their Babri Mosque are in conditions of
uncertainty.

AAP stands for common people belonging to all religions, including
Muslims and the new party has clear ideas about the fate of Indian
Muslims and how to help h them improve their quality of life .

It is unfortunate that Muslims in Delhi polls voted by and large for
the Congress party, resulting in the deficit of seats for Aam Admi
Party to stay in power for a full term. But AAP had fielded Muslim
candidates even in non-Muslim constituencies like RK Puram when other
major parties had not fielded Muslim candidates in Hindu majority
constituencies. That is the philosophy of this new AAP party with full
secular credentials

It is natural that voted for Congress, the lesser evil, because they
were not sure of the new AAP fighting corruption. Now Muslims have
fair idea about what this new party stands for.
Muslims would vote for Congress party while BJP gets its share of
Hindu votes. Congress knows Muslims have no credible options to
choose.

Promise

 

The Common-man’s (Aam Aadmi) is now a national phenomenon, capturing
global imagination to influence the global polity.

 

AAP is the only party that has taken immediate action removing leaders form the posts in UP because they, against the party policy, demanded money for party tickets for parliament.

 

Anti-corruption is the major issue of the party.

The AAP party ideology has been the talk of global politicians as
well, and quite likely other countries would also imbibe the AAP ideas
to care for common people.

The rise of the AAP is a first ever triumph for common people, truth,
simplicity, secularism and hard work.

There are common issues for all Indians, and Kejriwal and his AAP are
trying to bring the whole nation together.
Existing under the shadow of Congress party in order to “save”
themselves from the onslaught of BJP led Hindutva criminal forces,
Muslims were reluctant to join the Anna Hazare movement because of its
closeness to Saffron parties.

Most Muslims in the Delhi might have voted, as usual, for Congress
party in order to deny the Hindutva forces the winning chances, yet
BJP got maximum seats.  But in the post-poll scenario, many Muslims
in Delhi are very happy with the arrival of Arvind Kejriwal and his
Aam Aadmi Party on the political scene. Aam Admi party was disappointed that
there is no Muslim in Kejriwal’s six member cabinet as not even one Muslim was elected as AAP candidate.
.
Muslims themselves are to be blamed for this. Prior to and during the
Delhi elections, AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal left no stone unturned to
court Muslims and their leaders. But neither Muslim groups, look to
Congress to defeat BJP, supported him the way other segments of the
population did. Only individual Muslims voted for the AAP.

AAP is expected to contest over 300 parliament (Lok Sabha) seats across 20 states, including all 80 in Uttar Pradesh, all 26 in Gujarat state (where
Mahatma Gandhi was also born) where now BJP Hindutva prime ministerial
candidate Narendra Modi with Muslim blood in his palms Approximately
200 of the 543 Lok Sabha seats are considered urban. Of the 725
million total electorate (2014), nearly 150 million are first-time
voters, which is statistically Kejriwal’s strongest vote bank.

The AAP is yet to clarify its position on issues like secularism,
reservation and communal riots. It is not quite clear yet whether the
AAP’s rise will hit the ultra Hindutva Bharatiya Janata Party or the
anti-Babri Mosque Congress party more. But AAP is likely to make an
ever lasting impression n international scene as the most popular
party of India.
AAP, unlike other routine political outfits using the parliament and
assemblies to promote the interest of the multinationals and rich,
does not look like being focused on mere votes but common people,
their place in the country. A political organization like the AAP can
be trusted to bring the people of all faiths together and work for
making people accept one another as fellow human beings, and not on
caste or religion basis.

If AAP as the most secular party of India rules India, Muslims can be
fully safe without the fear of national enemies that target their
lives and properties, including mosques. There is no doubt that but
for the AAP and Kejriwal’s sincerity, charisma, a Muslim Ms. Shazia
Ilmi couldn’t have got 27,691 votes from R.K. Puram where there are
hardly any Muslim voters. She lost by just 300 votes. Ishrat Ali
Ansari of the AAP got more than 15,000 votes from Krishna Nagar from
where Harsh Vardhan, BJP’s chief ministerial candidate, contested. In
this constituency too there are hardly any Muslim voters.

AAP has the courage to field Muslim candidates even in constituencies
where there are hardly any Muslims. That is indeed the fundamental
difference between AAP and other political parties in India.

The media and his critics criticized Kejriwal for seeking Muslim
support. He however defended his stand and sought to justify seeking
support of the Muslim clerics and other Muslims. AAP wants to serve
everybody.

Hence the AAP approach and positive response by Delhi voters
positive response by is genuinely historic.

The name AAP should also be given in regional languages, especially in
the southern parts of India, to make common people feel at home with
the name of the party.
Observations

 

Aam Aadmi Party stands for equality for all, irrespective of religion and castes, and they expect every thinking person to support the anti-corruption  andante-communal polices of AAP leadership.
Muslims now should have choice in Aam Admi party which has emerged to
save the nation from corrupt and communal elements.
Muslims have voted many times to face the same fate for years at the
fanatic hands of Hindutva forces and their mentors like Congress
party.  They have to now realize that their votes for Congress party
are taken not as a plea for help in protecting their interests but as
a way to express their fear against communal fascist elements in
India.
Indian Muslims, except the rich guys, are at perpetual a crossroads,
not knowing how to make the rulers realize the need to consider their
pathetic existence.
Congress used its route channels to push Muslims to vote for it by
using BJP as the biggest monster. Days before the election, Kejriwal
met the amir of a top Muslim group in Delhi. Kejriwal announced later
that the Muslim organization was ready to back the AAP. But amazingly,
the same day this group announced its support for two Congress
candidates. Almost every other Muslim group did the same.

There is no doubt that Muslims are feeling being left out due to their
leadership’s lack of ability to see what was destined to come. Even
now there are many so-called Muslim intellectuals supporting Congress
party who continue to “doubt” the AAP.
Muslims are very much impressed by the Aam Aadmi party’s robust
performance of Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi assembly polls without using
any communal card – for the first time in Indian politics. Clearly,
every party, claiming to be secular in outook, has used the communal
card to manipulate poll and win elections.

Now there are Muslims who have been calling on the community and its
leaders to support the AAP before it is too late. Kejriwal has been
trying his best to open communication with Muslims. At a meeting in
Mumbai, representatives of some Muslim groups bombarded Kejriwal with
a host of questions. Kejriwal spoke in his usual frank and free
manner. Except for those more concerned with a Congress backlash,
others welcomed Kejriwal, single-minded activist who wants to cleanse
governance of this country.

Since AAP stand for ordinary people, ordinary Muslims have the same
issues and problems confronting them in their daily lives like
ordinary Hindus, Sikhs and Christians, others. Poverty, illiteracy,
corruption and lack of employment avenues are common concerns. The AAP
promises to work on all issues confronting common people of India.
Most likely, the choice of Delhiites would also be a choice of people
at national level as well.
It looks certain majority of Muslims in India would give AAP a fair
chance to help them; Muslims would prefer Aam Aadmi Party in parliamentary poll and will vote with a clear conscience. They need not worry about the future if the BJP comes to power (They already ruled a few times and have not killed all Muslims but Muslims in fact feared while the Congress ignited that fear..) or Congress party to protect the mandir structure they helped to come up on the Babri Mosque site.
Undoubtedly the AAP youth would protect and defend them if Congress
openly joins the BJP bandwagon to target Muslims.
If Muslims still would vote for Congress party and its allies,
Congress party would continue to ignore their concerns and if they do
not vote for both Congress and BJP and their allies, these major
parties would ponder over the causes for Muslim aversion That would
help Muslim in future.

 

Muslims have right to exist with equal dignity at par with majority people.
Above all, there is a power above all of us and we must trust that!

 

 

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India poll 2014: Aam Aadmi Party should target top Congress-BJP leaders!

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With corruption ridden politicians and parties thriving in India, there is no chance that India could be made corruption free any time in the near future as they block any attempt to implement anti-corruption laws. .

In India communal politics also thrives due to the rampant corrupt practices, being provided by political parties and pampered by the state.

All of them jointly promote cricket gambling and shielding the corrupt criminals even in cricket. Corrupt Indian politicians are interested more in fixing the matches along with mafias rather than serving ht e people.

Ultra right wing BJP has been wooing all possible politicians to join the communal bandwagon, while  the Congress party is going all out to somehow retain power in New Delhi. .

When the Congress and BJP still maintains their secret deals for the poll, they fear only the common man’s Aam Aadmi Party which  both consider as unpredictable as  the Delhi poll revealed  where people voted that new party to power and  now they could prefer  the AAP even in Parliamentary poll.

Aam Aadmi Party should target all top leaders of both BJP and Congress to win seats nationally.  AAP leader’s decision to take on BJP PM candidate Modi has sent cold waves across the BJP networks.  Smelling eventual defeat in Varanasi, Modi has also decided to contest from Gujarat a state from Vadodara (Baroda)

Kejriwal should also contest from Vadodara also if Modi comes there to win a seat somehow.

It is indeed worth noting that Kejriwal’s visit to Gujarat has alarmed the RSS and BJP forcing them to consider safe constituencies for the top leaders, if possible two constituencies for each.

Modi who murdered Muslims in the state of Gujarat to boost his image as a very important Hindutva leader to take over the party leadership has over night became an asset to the BJP and RSS fool the nation. The communal party created false claims of development in Gujarat during his rule. The Hindutva forces have used the media to spread the lie and myth o about Gujarat model

Kejriwal visited Gujarat to expose the false claims of BJP and Modi. And Modi ran to Varanasi, wearing the Hindutva robes,  to contest the poll and Kejriwal has also declared his intention of contesting from Varananasi to defeat Modi .

The Hindutva accorded special status to Modi to be the PM candidate, sideling the top leader Advani who narrowly missed the PM chair and the party offered Gandhi Nagar in Gujarat instead of Bhopal of his own choice.

It is wrong to underestimate the RSS/bjp strategy. Aam Admi should field an effective candidate against JP top leader LK Advani in Gandhi Nagar.

Both Advani and Modi are PM candidates and RSS would decide the matter later after the poll if at all the party gets enough seats. .

Since AAP does not have experienced leaders to deal with the poll at national level, it is important that every AAP candidate campaigns for the candidates in the nearby constituencies,

For instance, AAP candidate in Kanyakumari constituency in Tamil Nadu should also canvass and campaign vigorously for fellow AAP candidates, for instance, in Thiruvanathapuram and Tirunelveli constituencies.

AAP’s entry into the Parliament polls make the consciously chose their representatives to work for their concerns sincerely and honestly.

AAP need to worry about the corporates and their illegally gotten wealth.

Aam Aadmi party has a prime duty before the people and nation: to serve and save them from corrupt criminal mafias that control the regime and parliament now.

Aam Aadmi Party is likely to grow in strength and will play its role in the  years to come, if not after this poll itself It all depends on how the AAP approaches both Congress and BJP  at national level and other major regional parties in states.

 

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Poll 2014:  Indian Muslims need political options

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Major Indian political outfits like Indian National Congress and BJP are figures of the same coin working to promote Hindutva and keep Muslims under their feet to be kicked as and when occasion arises.

The only major difference between the two is that while the BJP openly declare  Hindutva policy  which is very similar to Nazism of last century and Zionism of  this century, Congress party does it all  in discreet manner in order to claim to be  a so-called secular party.

Both these parties play joint political exercises  and are linked to each other through the  ultra Hindutva ideologue  organization RSS to which  both have political affiliations. These parties coordinate their political gimmicks, benefiting Hindus in India and globally and targeting the Muslims everywhere.. .

As the major cause of pathetic existence of Muslims, Indian National Congress  has also been benefiting   from Muslim vote bank almost free of cost thanks to the aggressive politico s of open Hindutva parties like BJP, Shivasena, etc, wants the BJP to accelerate its anti-Muslim rhetoric from pubic platforms, insulting and  injuring the Muslims so that Muslims vote for Congress party. Hence Congress government has nit approached the Supreme Court to end communal politics. After all, Congress is also a major communal party which, like BJP, exists on the strength of communalization of Indian politics. . ,

As a result of the hidden Hindutva agenda of major political parties,  BJP  has benighted maximum, even  coming to power in many states and at the centre.

As India is gearing up for the parliamentary polls  in April, as usual, Muslims in India are wary of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s rise to power,  and the scenario is peculiar only to Indian  communal politics. .

Most Muslims have some serious existential concerns, even some fear, about what Modi, who murdered many Muslims in Gujarat state as chief minister, will do to Muslims if he becomes prime minister.

Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat State in 2002 riots. More than 1,000 people died, mostly Muslims. Modi was never charged in connection with the riots, but some of his close associates were convicted of inciting violence.

India judiciary also promotes Hindutva mooring and so Modi has also been linked with a police assassination squad that mostly targeted Muslims.  He has also spent much of his career rising through the ranks of a right-wing Hindu social organization tied to deadly attacks on Muslims.

Given this history, many Muslim leaders in India said they will neither forgive nor forget Modi’s role in the 2002 Gujarat riots. Modi’s political success resulted from demonizing Muslims, adding that Modi survives on hatred.

 

According to the New York Times, disgust with the present government and disappointment with the Gandhi political dynasty are so widespread that Modi comes to the election with a huge advantage.  But the scale of his success depends in part on whether he can persuade Muslims to support his candidacy, which seems to be a difficult challenge, the report said.

Muslim vote bank plays crucial role in polls, especially to the parliament. Muslims make up about 15 percent of the country’s population, and they have been a crucial part of the support base of the governing party, Indian National Congress, for years. Congress has reaped in many prominent Muslims to garner votes for the party candidates across the nation. Those Muslim  who promote  Nehru dynasty are  offered  some space in government and party and other privileges. If Muslim leaders seek more, the Congress aprty employs its secret ally BJP to quest the Muslim demand in Hindu India.

Congress party  thus successfully manipulated the Muslim leaders and the  circumstances to  make Muslims  choose only Congress party to vote for..

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Modi’s efforts to remake his party into one friendlier towards Muslims could pay dividends with young voters, many of whom were mere innocent children unable to  know  what was going around in the country when the BJP undertook some of its most religiously divisive actions,  attacks on Muslims, their mosques, insulting Muslims and Islam.

As the poll is fast nearing, the top BJP officials have even suggested that the party could apologize to Muslims for past actions  in a move to fool them and get their votes.

Neither Indian National Congress nor any other major political party challenged the openly the anti-Muslims stand of the Hindutva parties.

Wary of Modi’s rise to power, Indian Muslims need political options other than Congress party and other such hypocrite parties with hidden agenda for Hindus and Hindutva that stab Muslims from the back after taking their votes.

 

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Indian Coalition politics: Election Commission must limit the party
seats in coalitions

DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL
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No party should field more than 50% of the total seats the coalition
wants to contest.
Coalition politics has come to stay in India but the major political
outfits continue to loot the nation’s resources aided by various
agencies.  Coalition politics should have helped the system work
better and people to  work and live better. But, unfortunately, it has
increased the levels of corruption.
The parties and politicians do not use their strengths in parliament
and assemblies  to benefit the people but  gain  more and  more for
themselves.
Now the practice is in favor the major political party that leads the
coalition to field as many seats as possible, leaving remaining seats
for others to share.  Obviously, the main party gains more seats after
the poll.
A major party like Congress party and BJP have decided to go for
coalition in polls because they are sure of not wining the   seats
necessary to form the f government and with the help from other
parties  they could from the ministry.
In the process, what is I happening are the main parties exploiting
other parties to garner votes and seats in the parliament and state
assemblies.
Hence the Election commission must stipulate the maximum number so
seats a party in a coalition can  contest and the number of  cabinet
positions after the poll when  form the  government.
No party, however big that may be can contest more than 50% of the
total seats the coalition wants to contest.
If any party requires more seats or more ministerial berths, they
should contest alone and try their luck
This method, if implemented,  will  go a long way n streamlining
Indian politics and check political corruption especially during the
poll and government formation stages.
Since  the parliament and regime may be interested in  combating
corruption this way, only Election commission with help from judiciary
can  help the people  to get a corruption-crime- free government.

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Indian poll 2014: Aam Aadmi Kejriwal to take on Modi in Varanasi

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Courage

The Common man’s (Aam Aadmi Party) is all set to field its founder leader Arvind Kejriwal against the Hindutva firebrand and BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from the Varanasi (Kashi) Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh. Varanasi or Kashi a major Hindu religious place and hence the BJP decided to shield the Hindutva leader Modi by fielding him from that constituency.

The first ever common man in politics to become the CM of Delhi state, Kejriwal has said at a rally in Bangalore on Sunday that he would face the PM candidate Modi. Kejriwal said, “Many people asking me- “will you contest against Modiji?” and he answered the query by the Varanasi announcement.

Arvind Kejriwal sent the political mercury soaring on 16 March, declaring he would talk about whether he would contest against BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who has been fielded from the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat. On March 2, the AAP had smartly let it be known that Kejriwal would take on Modi from Varanasi.

Hindutva protectionism

Interestingly, Kejriwal’s statement comes a day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) declared Modi as its Varanasi candidate. AAP sources say the decision is final and a formal announcement will come at a party rally in Varanasi on March 23.  This confirmed the buzz that had been going around for some time now and the AAP too had lined up its trump card accordingly.

So, the bottlelike is now clear: now it is between a party of industrialists and of common men – BJP versus a man from common population Aam Aadmi Kejriwal. Win or lose, a Modi versus Kejriwal contest will invariably become a big story till the Lok Sabha polls end. This will play out perfectly for the AAP, which is making its national debut after a stunning performance in the Delhi assembly polls.

Anti-corruption platform

Aam Admi party’s is an anti-corruption platform that has acquired all important anti-people issues like communalism, criminal nexus between Congress-BJP and corporate club, etc.

The ex-CM of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal considers both corrupt Congress and BJP as its  chief opponents, the enemies of people.  In leading the common people, Kejriwal in fact fulfills  the promise of the freedom fighters who wanted to see  common Indians live in peace and prosperity.  The corrupt and arrogant leaders of Indian regime have betrayed   the people as well as the promises of the freedom  fighters. The AAP smartly let it be known on March 2 that Kejriwal will take on Modi from Varanasi.

Kejriwal heads into a rally following  fund-raising dinner in Mumbai that brought the AAP Rs. 50 lakh. Thousands of  common people gathered at the ground to listen the former Delhi chief minister. Former prime-ministers Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Atal Behari Vajpayee and Congress president Sonia Gandhi have addressed several gatherings at this ground that has a capacity for 100,000 people. Senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia too has said that it is more or less decided that Kejriwal will contest against Modi. AAP volunteers have be asked to go to Varanasi ahead of the rally.

On March 7, day 3 of his four-day roadshow in Gujarat, he posed 17 questions to Modi at a press conference and also made a futile bid to meet him. Modi still refuses to confront Kejriwal and avoids his serious questions.. Amid the criticism and the praise, Kejriwal remains the talking point of the day.

Kejriwal asked both Modi and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi should come clean on whose planes they fly in and who pays for them.

Images of an AAP supporter being beaten up while holding a broom — the party symbol — could go only so far to protect the distinct identity of the party that claims to draw its sustenance from common people. The violence broke out after Gujarat Police stopped Kejriwal from going to meet Modi. Kejriwal, who was in Gujarat, apologized on behalf of his party workers for the violence. “I apologize on behalf of the workers who turned violent outside the BJP office.

Kejriwal has been targeting Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and its chairperson Mukesh Ambani over the government’s decision to raise natural gas prices from April 1. According to Kejriwal, this is being done to benefit the businessman.  He has accused the Congress and the BJP of having a “setting” with Mukesh Ambani. The word “setting” used in this context by Kejriwal is a typical Indianism for an understanding on the sly. On March 4, Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) filed a Rs 100-crore defamation suit in Bombay high court against the AAP, which alleged the power company had overcharged consumers in collusion with Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission. Anil Ambani’s elder brother Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man, has also come under attack from Kejriwal.

False claims

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal targets Narendra Modi, alleging the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) prime minister nominee was spreading ‘white lies’ to exaggerate Gujarat’s development story. “Modi had a blot on his political career because of his alleged involvement in the Gujarat riots that killed hundreds of people. Therefore, a conspiracy was hatched to project him as man of development. These people need to be identified and be punished for the conspiracy,” Kejriwal said. With a view to taking on Modi on his turf, Kejriwal headed to Gujarat on a “fact-finding” mission to check on chief minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s claims of development in the state.

In a public meeting in Mumbai, Kejriwal lambasted Modi and BJP for making media the paid outsource for the poll. BJP media strategy is to manage the media in its own way. His latest anti-media remarks came a day after he told a fundraiser dinner that his party, if voted to power, would send behind bars those journalists who had been “bought” to promote Modi.  Later, addressing a public rally in Nagpur, he said his party would not get “intimidated by the terrorizing attitude of the media”. Kejriwal and his party have a genuine robust presence in the media, but when they hit the headlines by accusing the media of having “sold out”. That was major news for thought.

Launching a frontal attack on, BJP, Kejriwal said the BJP was in power at the Centre and in Delhi but did nothing to provide justice to the victims of anti-Sikh riots of 1984. “When we assumed power, the AAP set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the riots,” he pointed out. He continued, “The poor farmers are deprived of their rightful land and taken away by Modi government and given to industries at cheaper rates. The farmers are not getting adequate compensation for the same,” he said and asked how it could be a model state in the country.

Questioning the Gujarat model of development, he said that it was “media hype” and people of the state were suffering a lot. “I have succeeded to some extent to exposing the myth of development of Gujarat during my recent tour in the state,” he claimed. He continued, “The poor farmers are deprived of their rightful land and taken away by Modi government and given to industries at cheaper rates. The farmers are not getting adequate compensation for the same,” he said and asked how it could be a model state in the country.

BJP worries

Already the there are  conflicts within  the BJP over choice issue, as the party debated for days about safe places for  senior leaders.  But Kejriwal contesting from Varanasi can be a headache for the BJP since this seat was carefully chosen for Modi after much internal wrangling as party veteran Murli Manohar Joshi too wanted the same seat. He had to relent and move to another seat.  However, the BJP has said that for “safety” reasons, Modi may also contest from another Lok Sabha seat – in his native Gujarat. It seems the party expected a face-off in Varanasi.

On the other side, Kejriwal and his party have been on the offensive against Modi. The AAP leader recently toured Gujarat, questioning Modi’s claims of good governance. Soon after, the BJP dared Kejriwal to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Gujarat.
The BJP is coy about Modi’s candidature, even as the buzz around Varanasi grows.

The AAP has fans for being combative and challenging the established order, but even Kejriwal probably did not bargain for the violence by his party’s supporters outside the BJP headquarters in Delhi.

Fear of the inevitable

Modi, the leader who is day dreaming about chairing the  National Security  Council meeting as Indian PM to ask the intelligence wings to promote Hindutva and Hindusim  as the base of Indian culture, is perhaps the unhappiest politician in the country with the  prospect of facing the most powerful  politician Kejriwal- the outcome of the  fight is evident now. . .

Win or lose, a Modi versus Kejriwal contest will invariably become a big story till the Lok Sabha polls end. This will play out perfectly for the AAP, which is making its national debut after a stunning performance in the Delhi assembly polls.

The AAP proclaims transparency in donations and over its fledgling career, this has paid off in difficult times. Every time the AAP seems cornered over an issue, the support is not only seen on the streets. The party’s coffers also swell. The party saw a 260% jump in donations the day news of Kejriwal being “detained” in Gujarat hit the headlines.
Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which ruled Delhi with outside support from Congress, let go of power on February 14 after failing to table their brand of anti-corruption legislation, the Jan Lokpal bill, in the assembly. Both Congress party and BJP opposed the bill as well as anti-corruption measures.

Kejriwal’s contest against Modi will be similar to his challenge thrown to Congress’ Sheila Dikshit in the Delhi Assembly elections. He had said that he would contest from wherever the then Delhi chief minister would contest. In the end, he defeated Dikshit with a massive margin from the New Delhi Assembly constituency.  He went on to become the chief minister but resigned after some weeks when the Congress-BJP combines stalled his Lokpal bill being tabled in Delhi Assembly. .

Surely, the lessons the AAP learned dung the Delhi poll and governance will come handy to Kejriwal and his dedicated team members, and workers to face with firmness the parliamentary poll as well as the post poll politics in India.

Is India changing for the better with the arrival of AAP?

 

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Indian Coalition politics: Election Commission must limit the party
seats in coalitions 

DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL
____________________

No party should field more than 50% of the total seats the coalition
wants to contest.
Coalition politics has come to stay in India but the major political
outfits continue to loot the nation’s resources aided by various
agencies.  Coalition politics should have helped the system work
better and people to  work and live better. But, unfortunately, it has
increased the levels of corruption.
The parties and politicians do not use their strengths in parliament
and assemblies  to benefit the people but  gain  more and  more for
themselves.
Now the practice is in favor the major political party that leads the
coalition to field as many seats as possible, leaving remaining seats
for others to share.  Obviously, the main party gains more seats after
the poll.
A major party like Congress party and BJP have decided to go for
coalition in polls because they are sure of not wining the   seats
necessary to form the f government and with the help from other
parties  they could from the ministry.
In the process, what is I happening are the main parties exploiting
other parties to garner votes and seats in the parliament and state
assemblies.
Hence the Election commission must stipulate the maximum number so
seats a party in a coalition can  contest and the number of  cabinet
positions after the poll when  form the  government.
No party, however big that may be can contest more than 50% of the
total seats the coalition wants to contest.
If any party requires more seats or more ministerial berths, they
should contest alone and try their luck
This method, if implemented,  will  go a long way n streamlining
Indian politics and check political corruption especially during the
poll and government formation stages.
Since  the parliament and regime may be interested in  combating
corruption this way, only Election commission with help from judiciary
can  help the people  to get a corruption-crime- free government.
 

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Israel more aggressive now during the talks than ever before 

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In order to prolong occupation, Israel pursues simultaneous talks with and terror attacks on the Palestinians so as to deny any chance for peace talks to succeed.  That the essence of Zionist philosophy of  controlling the Arabs.

USA and Israel deliberately ignore the role and place of the ruling party of Palestine, the Hamas, in the peace talks that could hamper any credible deal on the issue at hand. Israel is adamant that opinion of majority of Palestinians now being voiced by Hamas party is not at all recognized.

There is therefore frustration that voices in the Hamas government are not being heard and that pressing issues related to the Gaza Strip are being neglected

Israel as the  strongest military power in Mideast can effectively defend itself even against USA or Europe  but its  plays fowl by creating scenes  of “existentialism”. In fact it is  Palestinians who face the threat of existentialism from fascist Israeli military. .

Israel exploits the situation as the Hamas government is not included in the pace talks to bully the Fatah leader Abbas and tries to get the deal strictly according to its Zionist criminal agenda for Mideast

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has accused Israel of becoming more aggressive since the peace talks brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry began. The PLO charged that Israeli violations of international law and human rights continued unabated. Rather than demonstrate goodwill during this period, Israel has done the opposite, with the aim of derailing the US peace efforts.

The statement was also critical of Israeli building on land located in areas it acquired in the 1967 war that the Palestinians claim for a future state.

The Palestinian organization now under the control of the Abbas led Fatah Party, claims the Israeli army has carried out 3,767 raids resulting in more than 3,000 arrests and the deaths of 56 Palestinians.

US President Barack Obama has told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas when they met at White House that he must take “risks” for peace. Obama told reporters at the White House that the search for a two-state solution remained elusive but he hoped to see progress in the coming weeks.

The US wants both sides to approve a “framework” accord that would extend the negotiations beyond next month’s deadline for a final deal in July. But Palestinian officials say the prospect is “disappearing day by day”. Abbas said he considered the current round of talks a historic opportunity.

Obama and Kerry brought the Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table last July after a three-year hiatus, and said at the time that their objective was to achieve a “final-status agreement over the course of the next nine months”.

At the start of his meeting with the Palestinian leader on 17th March, Obama said they are going to have to take some tough political decisions and risks if we’re to move it forward. “My hope is that we can continue to see progress in the coming days and weeks,” he said. Abbas said he was hopeful that the Israeli authorities would release a fourth batch of 26 long-term Palestinian prisoners by 29 March, in line with a deal that saw the talks resume. This will give a very solid impression about the seriousness of the Israelis on the peace process,” he said.

Israeli ministers said last week they would have difficulty approving the release if an agreement was not reached to extend the peace talks. Before Abbas’s visit to Washington, an official at the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said its negotiating team felt it did not “have a partner on the Israeli side”.

The pan-Arab newspaper al-Hayat meanwhile reported that at his meeting with President Obama, Abbas would demand that Israel halt all construction at Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank as well as the release of high-profile Palestinian prisoners as a condition for agreeing to extend the peace talks beyond 29 April.

Two weeks ago, Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that a peace deal required “compromise on all sides”. Netanyahu is insisting on Palestinian recognition of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, but Abbas has refused. The Fatah Palestinians recognize the State of Israel, but say recognizing its Jewish character would have implications for Palestinian refugees and Israeli-Arabs.

Meanwhile, top illegal settlement Jewish leaders in Netanyahu government the military minister Moshe Ya’alon and Home front minister Gilad Erdan, in a move to present the Israelis as state criminals, have criticized the policies of US president Barrack Obama in the past turning down an opportunity to promote the Zionist regime to prolong occupation and genocides in Palestine.

The ministers said the Americans’ handling of the crisis in Ukraine proved that Israel could no longer rely on the United States. He said it was clear to everyone that the US had never intended to take military action against the Russians. They claim the US foreign policy is collapsing all over the world. America showing weakness in Russia has implications on the Palestinian front. Israel cannot be Ukraine. It is ridiculous to hear about American guarantees for Israeli security, which would at best last a few weeks. When we’re in danger, they won’t be there to defend us. We must be the sole guarantors of Israeli security.” Israel is sour that Washington, though controlled by Jewish lobbyists, could not get Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to declare that Israel is the nation state of the Jewish people.

Israel, ill-focused on Palestine, besieged by Israel-Egyptian terror blockades and made to behave like slaves or face attack, wants the  Palestine people to recognize Israel but has not clearly spelt out  if should they recognize Israel as a terrorist state in Mideast or a top fascist organization. .

Although negotiations have taken place in secret, there has been little sign of progress and US officials say they are now trying to forge a framework that “narrows the gaps” on core issues and allows the process to continue beyond 29 April.

The issues include the borders between Israel and a future Palestinian state; the status of Jerusalem; Israel’s insistence that it be recognized as a Jewish state; the Palestinians’ demand that their refugees be allowed to return to their former homes in what is now Israel; and security in the West Bank, with Israel wanting a long-term presence in the Jordan Valley.

Israel has not yet begun dismantling the illegal settlements inside Palestine territories, not announced freezing of all settlement constructions in future.

Israel as its expansionism policy has been building colonies to block the Palestinians to have contiguous territory to live peacefully.

Since it has a capital city Tel Aviv built inside Israel, Palestinians should be allowed to bid their capital city in Jerusalem so that they would try to live e peace with Israeli in future.

Israel claims to be extra intelligent and ultra cunning guys and they should easily understand that peace with neighbor, Palestine, is of paramount importance for peaceful existence in the longer term.

Israeli military must immediately stop conducting terror raids inside Palestine and habitual terror attacks, killing innocent Palestinians.
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South Asia: On removing military threat to Siachen Glacier

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL 

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The speedy climate change taking place across the globe m not only because of global green gas emissions but also by terror wars perpetrated by US led NATO rogue states fighting Islam under garb of war terrorism.

 

The military operations and other activities by the forces now occupying Siachen Glacier lying between Pakistan and Jammu Kashmir, now under India occupation, in South Asia, have threatened to harm the  environmental hazards  lading to climate change.  

 

Militaries always want wars for enlarging the territories and they care a damn about the  terrible  fallout of  terror wars for the nations, people and environment.

 

Rulers seeking to get political mileage out by showcasing their rhetoric power, often fall into the trap ofmilitary strategists and click the war button, killing including people and harming environment and destroying properties worth trillions of world top currencies.

 

Military blood thirst can only be equated only with money hunger of politicians who willingly play into the military hands and allocate huge resources on non-productive and destructive wars and get a share of funds.

 

NATO wars on Islam in energy rich Mideast has caused devastating damages to the climate. So are the nuclear reactors pumping out poisonous gases into the atmosphere, besides the attacking the people of the region through radioactive stuff.

 

Siachen Glacier lying between India and Pakistan as part of Jammu Kashmir is being badly militarized by Indian forces as part of illegally occupying JK.

 

Extended over stay of military forces has harmed the region badly. Environmentally sensitive zone of Siachen is fast going to become the biggest garbage dump that can turn this large source of drinking water into pollution-spreading tool in the region.

 

The Siachen Conflict, sometimes referred to as the Siachen War, is amilitary conflict between India and Pakistan over the disputed SiachenGlacier region in Kashmir. A cease-fire went into effect in 2003. The conflict began in 1984 with India’s successful Operation Meghdoot during which it gained control of the Siachen Glacier (unoccupied and not demarcated area). India has established control over all of the 70 kilometres (43 mi) long Siachen Glacier and all of its tributary glaciers, as well as the three main passes of the Saltoro Ridge immediately west of the glacier—Sia La, Bilafond La, and Gyong La. Pakistan controls the glacial valleys immediately west of the Saltoro Ridge. India gained more than 1,000 square miles (3,000 km2) of territory because of its militaryoperations in Siachen.

 

The Siachen glacier is the highest battleground on earth, where India and Pakistan have fought intermittently since April 13, 1984. Both countries maintain permanent military presence in the region at a height of over 6,000 metres (20,000 ft). More than 2000 people have died in this inhospitable terrain, mostly due to weather extremes and the natural hazards of mountain warfare.

The conflict in Siachen stems from the incompletely demarcated territory on the regional map. The 1972 Simla Agreement did not clearly mention who controlled the glacier, merely stating that from the NJ9842 location the boundary would proceed “thence north to the glaciers.” UN officials presumed there would be no dispute between India and Pakistan over such a cold and barren region.

The Indian army controls all of the 70 kilometres (43 mi) long SiachenGlacier and all of its tributary glaciers, as well as the three main passes of the Saltoro Ridge immediately west of the glacier—Sia La, Bilafond La, and Gyong La—thus holding onto the tactical advantage of high ground.

The Pakistanis control the glacial valley just five kilometers southwest of Gyong La. The Pakistanis have been unable get up to the crest of the Saltoro Ridge, while the Indians cannot come down and abandon their strategic high posts.

The line between where Indian and Pakistani troops are presently holding onto their respective posts is being increasingly referred to as the Actual Ground Position Line (AGPL)

Since September 2007, India has welcomed mountaineering and trekking expeditions to the forbidding glacial heights. The expeditions have been meant to show the international audience that Indian troops hold “almost all dominating heights” on the important Saltoro Ridge west of SiachenGlacier, and to show that Pakistani troops are not within 15 miles (24 km) of the 43.5-mile (70 km) Siachen Glacier

 

Ms Benazir Bhutto, the first woman PM of Pakistan, visited the area west of Gyong La as the first premier from either side to get to the Siachenregion. On June 12, 2005, Indian PM Manmohan Singh visited the area, calling for a peaceful resolution of the problem. In 2007, the President of India, Abdul Kalam became the first head of state to visit the area.

 

After the Kargil War in 1999, India decided to maintain its militaryoutposts on the glacier, wary of further Pakistani incursions into Kashmir if they vacate from the Siachen Glacier posts without an official recognition from Pakistan of the current positions.

 

The heavy military presence in the Siachen area has so far resulted in loss of ice mass at the terminus, heavy deposits of carbon on glaciated ice and increased absorption of solar radiation that were believed to be main cause of unexpected avalanche in Gayari sector of Siachen area.

 

The official record stated that since their first meeting in January 1986, the military secretaries of the two countries have so far held a total of 12 rounds of negotiations on the issue of Siachen Glacier.

 

 

The satellite images taken with the help of Italy based organization showed 4.3 km ice line retreat and presence of glacier lakes that are enough evidence to prove that glacier is fast melting and shape of snout is constantly changing due to transboundary pollution effects in theSiachen area.

 

Following an avalanche on April 7 that killed 124 soldiers of the 6 Northern Light Infantry and 11 civilians, then Pakistan Army Chief, General Kayani also remarked that it was time to demilitarize theGlacier. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) estimated that, on the Indian side alone, over 2000 lbs of human waste are dropped daily into crevasses. Clothing used in warfare is washed at hot sulfur springs near the Indian base camp, and toxic residue flows freely into the Nubra River.  It said Siachen lacks natural biodegrading agents, so metals and plastics simply merge with the glacier as permanent pollutants, leaching toxins like cobalt, cadmium, and chromium into the ice. This waste eventually reaches the Indus River, affecting drinking and irrigation water.

 

Amidst the disagreement between Pakistan and India, an interesting idea bereft of emotion and politics, purely based on science was mooted by the Institute of Multi-Track Diplomacy (IMTD) in Washington DC. IMTD has come up with the idea of setting up of a joint Siachen Science Centre (or Centres) based at the University of Srinagar and Muzaffarabad.

 

A study conducted by the State Council for Science, Technology and Environment of the Himachal Pradesh state of India, revealed that 67 per cent of the Himalayan glaciers have shown retreating trends.

 

 

Pakistan and India would realize the intensity of the environmental threats due to increasing human and military activities in the Siachenglacier.  Both possible war threat and environmental disorder in theSiachen Glacier zone are the prime reasons for leaderships on both sides to seriously address the issue of threat to the glacier. Both the governments need to consider establishing ‘Science Park’ and non-militaryzone on the Siachen Glacier. Now this is high time to again explore such proposal seriously.

 

 

As Siachen zone is becoming a dangerous spot for the survival of living beings around, Pakistan sought both India and Pakistan to jointly demilitarize the zone. But India, always showcasing the Big Brother attitude to its neighbors,  rejected the peace offer and declared its decision to stay militarily there, destabilizing the natural and environmental conditions.

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Sensing future problems, Pakistan has been pushing for demilitarization ofSiachen but India has maintained that this cannot take place without proper authentication by both sides of the present troop positions on theGlacier.

 

Advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has repeatedly asked India to withdraw troops from the Siachen Glacier claiming that they posed a “serious threat” to Pakistan’s environment.  But, as usual, the Army rubbished Pakistan’s demand for withdrawal of troops from the Siachen Glacier saying it would not move out from the strategically important icy heights.

 

 

The India team military would not like to move out from the Glacier as it is of strategic importance to us and in the last several years, we have taken several steps towards maintaining the environmental equilibrium there.  The Army has not changed its views on the importance of the strategic heights which have been under Indian physical control since 1984 after the Army launched to Operation Meghdoot to occupy them. In the recent times, the Army has worked towards using new and renewable energy sources such as solar and wind energy to meet its energy requirements in the glacier areas and DRDO has also taken up work in this direction.

 

As a matter of fact, the Himalayan glacier feeds the river system that sustains life and economic activity in both countries. Environmentalists have long been warning that glacial melting caused by human activity would bring catastrophic changes in this region’s weather patterns. Initially spells of droughts and floods will have a profoundly disruptive impact on the area’s agrarian economies, followed by an acute water scarcity. Needless to say, the Nature does not recognize territorial claims by one or another country. Degradation of the glacier’s environment should be as worrisome for India as it is for Pakistan.
The presence of Indian forces on Siachen Glacier is harmful to the environment. Pakistan is facing a water shortage and Indian forces are damaging the virgin snow of Siachen on daily basis‚ which is one of the largest sources of Pakistani waters. Items of daily use disposed off by thousands of Indian soldiers are threatening the very existence of theglacier.

 

Indian and Pakistani troops are face-to-face at Siachen for years in freezing temperature, since Indian troops occupied the major portion ofSiachen in 1984. Before this act of Indian aggression, the glacier was a demilitarized zone, scarcely visited by human beings. Pakistan had to move its troops to the glacier as a necessity to halt further advancement of Indian troops. Ever since Pakistan has pursued restoration of status quo ante. Demilitarization of Siachen would mitigate the water scarcity of both the countries.

It is worthwhile to note that despite both countries staking claims to theglacier, located in the occupied and disputed Jammu and Kashmir region, the Line of Control demarcation never covered Siachen. It was left alone, apparently, because of its uninhabitable conditions until India decided in April 1984 to surreptitiously send its troops to set up posts on some ofSiachen’s advantageous heights. India asserts its  rights  to the Glaciers  on the strength of its illegal occupation of JK.

Learning about the Indian occupation a week later Pakistan asserted its own claims, taking control of other adjoining important points. They have since remained locked in a mindless standoff with more soldiers dying from weather and height-related causes than fighting the other side.

 

In an interview with Radio Pakistan recently, Pakistani PM’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, expressed concern over a little discussed but vital aspect of Pak-India military standoff atop theSiachen glacier. Calling for troop pullout, he said that the presence of Indian troops -and by way of response Pakistan’s- is a threat to Pakistan’s environment, and one of its main sources of water.

 

Sartaj Aziz talked of thousands of Indian troops disposing of items that, he said, threaten melting of the glacier. Pakistani troops, of course, also contribute to degradation of Siachen’s environment. For over nearly three decades, both sides have been firing ordnance at each other, and using helicopters for transportation of men and equipment as well as to launch surprise raids. Surely, they also light fires to cook and bathe or simply to stay warm. Such activities combined with greenhouse gas emissions by Indian and Chinese coal-fired power plants and industries threaten to melt the glacier faster than most estimates predict.

It is of great urgency that the Glaciers are left alone to themselves. It is about time New Delhi recognizes the threat the Siachen standoff poses to the two countries, peoples and their livelihood. India may be relatively better placed to pay a huge price in terms of lost lives and financial burden required by military presence on Siachen, but it must also think of the longer-term cost of damaging the environment and resultant climatic upheavals. The concern it has been expressing about pullback to the pre-1984 positions can be addressed provided the problem is only of a trust deficit, as declared, and not a desire to consolidate control of the disputed glacial territory. The sticking point has been India’s stance that in the event of its troops pullback, Pakistan will move up to occupy its present positions. That can be resolved through a satellite surveillance agreement. The glacier must be declared a demilitarized zone.

 

Presence of Indian forces on Siachen is, indeed, a big issue and should be resolved as soon as possible. According to environmentalists‚ glacial retreat on Himalayas and Karakorum ranges has accelerated during the recent years because of human presence on the glaciers.

 

There cannot be two opinions of the humanity that military threatto Siachen Glacier lying between India and Pakistan must be removed by demilitarizing the sandwiched zone.

 

Militaries have no rights to destroy the very important climatic zone Siachen Glacier in order to showcase their terror prowess.

 

Removal of military threat to Siachen Glacier generally would contribute to the good will of people on both sides and  peaceful situation in  South Asia.

 

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Clueless Malaysian plane exit: NATO’s Silk Route?

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL
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Media outlets spread the regime lies very effectively and forcefully. And
the world has to  take everything the media guys say at their face value
because  it has no credible  alternatives available  for the truth.

The corporate media world wide  promote not just capitalism and fascism but
also  deadly wars  to enable the US led  rogue states to loot the resources
and kill the humanity in a sustained manner

Not many nations are  happy that NATO is quitting Afghanistan after over 11
years of genocides and  destruction and they  look forward to seeing
escalation of tensions in Afghanistan.  Islamabad and New Delhi have
failed to secure direct control of Kabul, so now they want the NATO
fascist operations to continue unabated

The Malaysian plane MH370 disappeared  10 days ago in a mysterious manner
with 239 people on board. Earlier suspicions that the plane could have
crashed into the sea have been updated now with fresh suspicions about
suspected plane hijacking. An extensive search of the seas around Malaysia
– involving 14 countries, 43 ships and 58 aircraft – since the plane
disappeared had proved fruitless.

For days the Malaysian authorities refused to confirm or deny the many
rumors surrounding the fate of flight MH370. They insisted that they were
waiting to verify information before going public with anything. Those
desperate for answers, not least the relatives of the passengers,
complained that they must be hiding something. Now, perhaps stung by
criticism from China, Malaysia’s PM has put what feels like close to
everything on the table. For many the idea that the plane might have
crossed a large part of Asian airspace unnoticed is far-fetched. His
government had been facing severe criticism for not being more open about
what it knows.

China – which had 153 citizens on board the flight – has urged Malaysia to
continue providing it with “thorough and exact information” on the search.
Beijing is sending technical specialists to participate in the
investigation, and appealed for the help of other countries and
organizations. Along with the Chinese passengers, there were 38 Malaysians
and citizens of Iran, the US, Canada, Indonesia, Australia, India, France,
New Zealand, Ukraine, Russia, Taiwan and the Netherlands on board.

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak has said the plane could have been
hijacked because the communications systems of missing Malaysia Airlines
flight MH370 were deliberately disabled just before it had reached the east
coast of Malaysia. The investigating agencies are investigating “all
possibilities”. According to a military radar, the aircraft then turned and
flew back over Malaysia before heading in a north-west direction. A
satellite was able to pick up a signal from the plane until 08:11 local
time – more than seven hours after it lost radar contact – although it was
unable to give a precise location,

Authorities are now trying to trace the plane across two possible
“corridors”: a northern corridor stretching from the border of Kazakhstan
and Turkmenistan through to northern Thailand and a southern corridor
stretching from Indonesia to the southern Indian Ocean.

The investigators will now focus on trying to obtain the radar data from
any of the countries the Boeing 777 may have passed over. This could
include Thailand, Myanmar, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India and
Pakistan.

The developments have added further uncertainty to the relatives of the 239
people on board the Kuala Lumpur to Beijing flight.. Malaysian police have
also searched the Kuala Lumpur home of the plane’s pilot, 53-year-old
Zaharie Ahmad Shah, besides many others but with no clues obtained.

US-UK (Western) media first repeated the plan could have sunk into the sea
but later specified  the Indian Ocean as the recipient spot. Still later,
they invoked  involvement of pirates and now directly link it to a
terrorist  job in Afghanistan.  They want use  this  to stress the point
that  NATO should not quite  both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

historic Silk Route has been the target of the NATO forces for strategic
reasons and now it appears  the  Malaysian  plane  disappearance is being
achieved to  justify the NATO occupation and over stay in Af-Pakistan.  It
is quite likely that Karzai and Shairf seeking  more and more money and
terror goods from USA would readily certify  the western media gimmicks as
realty.

US royalties are to heavy for third world nations.

Speculation is indeed gift of  the  humanity suffering from  NATO’s global
terrorism as per the CIA pan for  a “new world”. .

Possibly many more suspicions ad opinions would surface henceforth.

 Post script

 

As it stand the Malaysian government has made strenuous efforts to  close the plane mystery issue which has become  one of most  embarrassing  matter in modern history. .

 

Malaysian premier appeared on the global TV networks to announce the  the plane  had crashed into the Indian Ocean in South India.

 

China has quickly questioned the  validity of such claims.

The matter , however , has been officially closed, though it  has not be properly  resolved.  Regimes  make history and decide what is good for the people and world.
 

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Have you got arms for sale? India needs them!
-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

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India’s official hunger for terror goods is simply amazing! Perhaps India is incomparable in this respect with world nations. But India is  proud of its  weapons status at the cost of common people who are suffering  due to mal nutrition and  laughable  and pathetic poverty levels.
Rather India, calming to be democracy,  is not at all ashamed of its false pretensions as a weapon state.
Post-Cold war India has amassed huge resources by selling all state properties to their favorite multinationals and it does not want to spend on the poor whom the resources really belong.  Indian leaders and bureaucracy and military do not want to think it wise to spend the extra money made out of state property sales because they consider the poor as  a  beggar class  not requiring any sympathy in the emerging crony capitalist scenario worldwide, led by  super power and unilateral America.
The five largest arms suppliers worldwide between 2009 and 2013 were the United States (29 percent of global exports), Russia (27 percent), Germany (7 percent), China (6 percent) and France (5 percent).
They collectively accounted for 74 percent of total arms exports. Britain was the largest importer of major weapons in Europe (receiving 12 percent of deliveries), followed by Azerbaijan (12 percent) and Greece (11 percent).

World’s top five arms importers were now India, China, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
Indian leaders, living as parasites by depending on corporates, think their duty to promote the interests of the rich and corporates.  Some of them are also involved in arms sale and military deals.
Sale of arms has been increasing globally on large scale. World weapon sales are now up 14 per cent with USA, Russia, and China taking the lead in terrorizing the humanity already trembling with NATO-Israel fascist wars.
An innocent looking India remains the top ranked buyer of terror goods form all possible regional arms markets.
India thus remains the biggest buyer of arms in the world, importing nearly three times as many weapons as its nearest competitors China and Pakistan over the last five years.
However, New Delhi is not fully satisfied w the arms arsenals it possesses now, it wants to further increase them and waste nation’s resources instead of spending on the needy people. . .

India replaced China as the world’s biggest arms buyer in 2010. With its domestic defence industry struggling to manufacture high-tech arms, India is in the midst of a defence spending binge as it struggles to keep up with better-equipped Chinese forces and a range of military challenges in its volatile neighborhood.  Indian imports of major weapons rose by 111 percent in the last five years compared to 2004-08. Its share of total global arms imports increased from 7 to 14 percent.

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the total volume of arms sales was up 14 percent in 2009-13 compared to the previous five years .The main supplier of arms to India in 2009-13 was Russia, accounting for 75 percent of all imports — reflecting India’s need to upgrade and modernize weapons systems dating back to their close relationship during the Cold War.

In order to keep the big powers in good humors to retain Kashmir, India has lately sought to diversify its sources, looking particularly to the USA.  India became the biggest buyer of US weapons last year — with total imports worth $1.9 billion, and a string of large-scale purchases including Boeing’s C-17A transport aircraft and P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft.  In 2009-13, however, the US still accounted for only 7 percent of India’s purchases.. Pakistan increased its weapons acquisitions, growing from 2 percent of the global total to 5 percent during that period.

Chinese, Russian and US arms supplies to South Asia are driven by both economic and political considerations. In particular, China and the USA appear to be using arms deliveries to Asia to strengthen their influence in the region. Arms exports to Africa between 2004-08 and 2009-13 jumped 53 percent. The three largest importers in the region were Algeria, Morocco and Sudan. It is noteworthy that the imports by European nations decreased by 25 percent between 2004-2008 and 2009-13.

In order to allow the regimes to buy more and more arms, the rulers terrorize the people by secret joint operations with neighboring nations for generating fear and tensions. India does this tragic operation by colluding with Pakistan of course secretly and in a discreet manner.  The new cross border trade and transport enables  both India and Pakistan to undertake  terror projects in Kashmir.
Weapons are necessary for the pure defence of the nations but India simply cheats the people in buying huge piles of terror arsenals, both conventional and nuclear by making a self-destabilizing Pakistan as its prime target. Pakistan depends on USA for arms and destabilization process of Islamabad.
India is deadly sure USA would not invade India in the near future thank mainly to India money flowing restlessly into America, among other important powers. All that India wants is the US-EU-China support for its illegal occupation of neighboring Kashmir, brutally.  West and China also shield Indian crimes against humanity. .
The nations that have just bare minimum terror goods and military equipment exist   healthier than others that keep buying arms in sustained manners, thereby only helping the ruling parties to make huge money in commissions from weapon mafias. .
The new ruling party or coalition should consider seriously about making the poor and under privileged sections of the nation in better living conditions.
Needless to state here that only the Aam Aadmi party has the capacity and we ill  to implement that policy  the best possible ways.

 

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Israel more aggressive now during the talks than ever before 

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

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In order to prolong occupation, Israel pursues simultaneous talks with and terror attacks on the Palestinians so as to deny any chance for peace talks to succeed.  That the essence of Zionist philosophy of  controlling the Arabs.

USA and Israel deliberately ignore the role and place of the ruling party of Palestine, the Hamas, in the peace talks that could hamper any credible deal on the issue at hand. Israel is adamant that opinion of majority of Palestinians now being voiced by Hamas party is not at all recognized.

There is therefore frustration that voices in the Hamas government are not being heard and that pressing issues related to the Gaza Strip are being neglected

Israel as the  strongest military power in Mideast can effectively defend itself even against USA or Europe  but its  plays fowl by creating scenes  of “existentialism”. In fact it is  Palestinians who face the threat of existentialism from fascist Israeli military. .

Israel exploits the situation as the Hamas government is not included in the pace talks to bully the Fatah leader Abbas and tries to get the deal strictly according to its Zionist criminal agenda for Mideast

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has accused Israel of becoming more aggressive since the peace talks brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry began. The PLO charged that Israeli violations of international law and human rights continued unabated. Rather than demonstrate goodwill during this period, Israel has done the opposite, with the aim of derailing the US peace efforts.

The statement was also critical of Israeli building on land located in areas it acquired in the 1967 war that the Palestinians claim for a future state.

The Palestinian organization now under the control of the Abbas led Fatah Party, claims the Israeli army has carried out 3,767 raids resulting in more than 3,000 arrests and the deaths of 56 Palestinians.

US President Barack Obama has told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas when they met at White House that he must take “risks” for peace. Obama told reporters at the White House that the search for a two-state solution remained elusive but he hoped to see progress in the coming weeks.

The US wants both sides to approve a “framework” accord that would extend the negotiations beyond next month’s deadline for a final deal in July. But Palestinian officials say the prospect is “disappearing day by day”. Abbas said he considered the current round of talks a historic opportunity.

Obama and Kerry brought the Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table last July after a three-year hiatus, and said at the time that their objective was to achieve a “final-status agreement over the course of the next nine months”.

At the start of his meeting with the Palestinian leader on 17th March, Obama said they are going to have to take some tough political decisions and risks if we’re to move it forward. “My hope is that we can continue to see progress in the coming days and weeks,” he said. Abbas said he was hopeful that the Israeli authorities would release a fourth batch of 26 long-term Palestinian prisoners by 29 March, in line with a deal that saw the talks resume. This will give a very solid impression about the seriousness of the Israelis on the peace process,” he said.

Israeli ministers said last week they would have difficulty approving the release if an agreement was not reached to extend the peace talks. Before Abbas’s visit to Washington, an official at the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said its negotiating team felt it did not “have a partner on the Israeli side”.

The pan-Arab newspaper al-Hayat meanwhile reported that at his meeting with President Obama, Abbas would demand that Israel halt all construction at Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank as well as the release of high-profile Palestinian prisoners as a condition for agreeing to extend the peace talks beyond 29 April.

Two weeks ago, Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that a peace deal required “compromise on all sides”. Netanyahu is insisting on Palestinian recognition of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, but Abbas has refused. The Fatah Palestinians recognize the State of Israel, but say recognizing its Jewish character would have implications for Palestinian refugees and Israeli-Arabs.

Meanwhile, top illegal settlement Jewish leaders in Netanyahu government the military minister Moshe Ya’alon and Home front minister Gilad Erdan, in a move to present the Israelis as state criminals, have criticized the policies of US president Barrack Obama in the past turning down an opportunity to promote the Zionist regime to prolong occupation and genocides in Palestine.

The ministers said the Americans’ handling of the crisis in Ukraine proved that Israel could no longer rely on the United States. He said it was clear to everyone that the US had never intended to take military action against the Russians. They claim the US foreign policy is collapsing all over the world. America showing weakness in Russia has implications on the Palestinian front. Israel cannot be Ukraine. It is ridiculous to hear about American guarantees for Israeli security, which would at best last a few weeks. When we’re in danger, they won’t be there to defend us. We must be the sole guarantors of Israeli security.” Israel is sour that Washington, though controlled by Jewish lobbyists, could not get Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to declare that Israel is the nation state of the Jewish people.

Israel, ill-focused on Palestine, besieged by Israel-Egyptian terror blockades and made to behave like slaves or face attack, wants the  Palestine people to recognize Israel but has not clearly spelt out  if should they recognize Israel as a terrorist state in Mideast or a top fascist organization. .

Although negotiations have taken place in secret, there has been little sign of progress and US officials say they are now trying to forge a framework that “narrows the gaps” on core issues and allows the process to continue beyond 29 April.

The issues include the borders between Israel and a future Palestinian state; the status of Jerusalem; Israel’s insistence that it be recognized as a Jewish state; the Palestinians’ demand that their refugees be allowed to return to their former homes in what is now Israel; and security in the West Bank, with Israel wanting a long-term presence in the Jordan Valley.

Israel has not yet begun dismantling the illegal settlements inside Palestine territories, not announced freezing of all settlement constructions in future.

Israel as its expansionism policy has been building colonies to block the Palestinians to have contiguous territory to live peacefully.

Since it has a capital city Tel Aviv built inside Israel, Palestinians should be allowed to bid their capital city in Jerusalem so that they would try to live e peace with Israeli in future.

Israel claims to be extra intelligent and ultra cunning guys and they should easily understand that peace with neighbor, Palestine, is of paramount importance for peaceful existence in the longer term.

Israeli military must immediately stop conducting terror raids inside Palestine and habitual terror attacks, killing innocent Palestinians.

 

 

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Putin adds Crimea to Kremlin fort, defends the action! Ramifications!

 

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL 

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, on 18th March signed a treaty making Crimea part of Russia but insisted Russia did not plan to seize any other regions of Ukraine. Fears have been expressed in Kiev that Russia might move on the Russian-speaking eastern parts of Ukraine. To the Russian national anthem, Vladimir Putin and Crimean leaders signed a treaty on making Crimea part of Russia. Moscow resents the overthrow of pro-Moscow president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovich last month.

 

Moscow’s seizure of Crimea, denounced by the West as illegal and in breach of Ukraine’s constitutions, has caused the most serious East-West crisis since the end of the Cold War. Russian forces took control of Crimea in late February following the toppling of Yanukovich after deadly clashes between riot police and protesters trying to overturn his decision to spurn a trade and cooperation deal with the EU and seek closer ties with Russia.

 

 

In the Crimean capital Simferopol, the local government and businesses set about preparing for the switch to Russian rule. In a symbolic gesture, Crimea even announced that it would switch to Moscow time from March 30, putting it two hours ahead of the rest of Ukraine. Banks scrambled to introduce the rouble as an official currency alongside the Ukrainian hryvnia, although the switch could take place at the end of the month after March pensions and salaries are cleared, banking sources said.

 

Putin said Crimea had been a part of Russia but later added to Ukraine  during the Soviet era. Defending his move to  annex Crimea from Ukraine,  Putin said Crimea’s referendum vote, held under Russian military occupation, had shown the overwhelming will of the people to be reunited with Russia after 60 years as part of the Ukrainian republic.  During his address, Putin was interrupted by applause at least 30 times.”In the hearts and minds of people, Crimea has always been and remains an inseparable part of Russia,” Putin said.

In a fiercely patriotic address to a joint session of the Russian parliament in the Kremlin, punctuated by standing ovations, cheering and tears, Putin lambasted the West for what he called hypocrisy. Western nations had endorsed Kosovo’s independence from Serbia but now denied Crimeans the same right, he said. “You cannot call the same thing black today and white tomorrow,” he declared to stormy applause, saying Western partners had “crossed the line” over Ukraine and behaved “irresponsibly”.

The strong man of Russia thanked China for what he called its support, even though Beijing abstained on a UN resolution on Crimea that Moscow had to veto on its own, and said he was sure Germans would support the Russian people’s quest for reunification, just as Russia had supported German reunification in 1990.

Putin has repeatedly accused the new leadership in Kiev of failing to protect Russian-speakers from violent Ukrainian nationalists. Ukraine’s government has accused Moscow of staging provocations in Russian-speaking regions of eastern Ukraine to justify military intervention.

 

By employing the Zionist US tactics, Putin has declared that Russia has the right to defend, by military force if necessary, Russian citizens and Russian speakers living in former Soviet republics, raising concerns that Moscow may intervene elsewhere.

 

Before Putin’s speech, Ukraine’s interim prime minister, Arseniy Yatseniuk, sought to reassure Moscow on two key areas of concern, saying in a televised address delivered in Russian that Kiev was not seeking to join NATO, the US-led military alliance, and would act to disarm Ukrainian nationalist militias.

Setting out Moscow’s view of the events that led to the overthrow of Yanukovich in a popular uprising last month, Putin said the “so-called authorities” in Kiev had stolen power in a coup and opened the way for extremists who would stop at nothing.

Making clear Russia’s concern at the possibility of the US-led NATO military alliance expanding into Ukraine, he declared: “I do not want to be welcomed in Sevastopol (Crimean home of Russia’s Black Sea fleet) by NATO sailors.”

The USA and the European Union have no other options but to impose personal sanctions on a handful of officials from Russia and Ukraine accused of involvement in Moscow’s military seizure of the Black Sea peninsula, most of whose 2 million residents are ethnic Russians. Japan joined the mild Western sanctions, announcing the suspension of talks with Russia on investment promotion and visa liberalization.

EU foreign ministers agreed to subject 21 Russian and Ukrainian officials to visa restrictions and asset freezes. US President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on 11 Russians and Ukrainians blamed for the military seizure of Crimea, including Yanukovich, and two aides to Putin. Putin himself, suspected in the West of trying to resurrect as much as possible of the former Soviet Union under Russian leadership, was not on the blacklist.

The US list targeted higher-profile Russian officials close to Putin while the EU went for mid-ranking officials and military commanders more directly involved on the ground. Washington and Brussels said more measures could follow in the coming days if Russia formally annexes Crimea. The EU also said its leaders would sign the political part of an association agreement with Ukraine on Friday, in a gesture of support for the fragile coalition in Kiev.

 

No economic sanctions are forthcoming from USA and EU because that would  cause problems for  Europe. Despite strongly worded condemnations of the Crimean referendum, Western nations were cautious in their first practical steps against Moscow, seeking to leave the door open for a diplomatic solution. Highlighting rifts in the EU, member state Austria offered to mediate between Moscow and the West.

 

Russian politicians dismissed the sanctions as insignificant and a badge of honour. The State Duma, or lower house, adopted a statement urging Washington and Brussels to extend the visa ban and asset freeze to all its members.

Russian stocks gained another 2 percent after rallying strongly as investors noted the initial sanctions did not target businesses or executives. But the ruble fell 0.6 percent against the dollar and the euro. In a sign of the negative impact of the crisis on the investment climate, Russia’s state property agency said it may postpone major privatisation deals until the second half of the year.

Clearly, Russia has openly challenged both the USA and the EU by approving Crimea as  a part of Russian Federation. Moscow knows too well  they can do nothing  to stop the annexation of Crimea.  USA cannot invade Russia  on any pretext now or later.

Whether or not Putin will also allow those nations to freedom that were annexed by Russian Empire and Soviet era  is the question  the USA and EU should  focus on now.

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UN must act against Sri Lankan war Crimes!

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL 

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Every nation, especially the terrocracies killing humans with the weapons they buy from foreign markets on resources that belong to people, justifies state murders, fro whatever reasons, as legitimate ones. .

World bodies like the UN, UNSC, ICJ and International Criminal Court, standing or hiding behind the big powers led by USA-UK twins, watch state murders as a routine legalized war on people. This act of roguism on the part of world powers and international bodies encourages the state military to attack and kill people at will.

South Asia perhaps leads state terror index in Asia. While India and Pakistan keep killing their own citizens just by calling them terrorists, Bangladesh is not legging behind in its monstrous attitude towards its own people.

Sri Lankan military, taking full advantage of global terror war  launched by Pentagon-CIA twins  on Islam and humanity,  has launched a deadly  war on  its Tamil population , ostensibly to end  LTTE terrorism, killing Tamils as freely as jungle beasts do. .

The killing of surrendering rebels amounts to war crimes by the state, howsoever  big or important the  nation that  commits them could be. . The UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva has been selective in issues ( it hardly thinks  Israel ever attacked Palestinians or killed them)  But UNHRC is targeting Sri Lanka for its  genocides of Tamils (LTTE ) in the country.

 

Washington keeps up its pressure on Sri Lanka to drop its ties to China, which has become a major supplier of military hardware to the island nation, loans and aid to President Mahinda Rajapakse’s government.

 

The USA has declared that it will present a resolution on Sri Lanka, for the third year in a row, calling for a probe into human rights violations.

 

Washington had fully backed the Rajapakse government when it tore up a ceasefire agreement with the LTTE and renewed military offensives in 2006. It provided vital military assistance to the Sri Lankan army and remained silent amid mounting evidence of its atrocities.

 

The USA and its European and partners are also directly responsible for these atrocities, and are now exploiting them purely for their own geo-strategic purposes.

 

Now in aid to US effort to bully Colombo, the Australian-based International Crimes Evidence Project (ICEP) has provided new evidence of the Sri Lankan government’s war crimes during the final months of its military offensive against the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in May 2009.

 

The report contains damning evidence of the killings of surrendering LTTE leaders. the ICEP report sheds further light on the killings of the LTTE’s political wing leaders, Balasingham Mahendran (Nadesan) and Seevaratnam Pulidevan (Pulidevan), a LTTE military commander, Colonel Thambirasa Thurairasingam (Ramesh), LTTE news reader, Isaipriya and Balachandran, the 12-year-old son of LTTE leader V. Prabhakaran..

 

The report concludes: “There are reasonable grounds to suspect one or more SFs soldiers committed the war crime of murder by killing Balachandran who was a civilian, taking no active part in hostilities when he was allegedly in SFs custody at the time of his death.”

 

The Rajapakse regime repeatedly denied that any war crimes were committed without offering any substantiation, the Sri Lankan military which conducted the  ghastly attack also rejected the report as baseless..

Colombo regime deliberately denied any chance for peace by allowing the Tamils to surrender and join the mainstream as they wanted and Rajapakse wanted to commit deadly massacre spree to ruthlessly kill the Tamils on an understanding with Indian regime.

The UN report basing on the UN Human Rights Council said the readiness of the two LTTE leaders to surrender was notified to the UN, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the governments of Norway, the UK and the US. But both were shot dead by the Sri Lanka army. The ICEP report collected new eyewitness accounts of the surrender by leaders one by one.

India encouraged Tamils in Sri Lanka to seek separate nation and, later, supported the Colombo regime in killing the Tamils. Tamils have a state in India, called now as Tamil Nadu. .

It is not just  human rights violation but  gravest possible crime  against humanity, Sri Lanka wanted peace on its own terms, but later wanted blood shod of Tamils on its own   terror plan.

An independent and comprehensive international investigation is needed into these alleged violations of international war.

There should be some firm control over the state murders in any nation in future and no regime should be empowered to kill people, its own or other others, as its prerogative.  .

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And now Israel says ready to freeze settlements

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL 

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Even as Washington has warned Russia, which has been tightening its military grip on the Crimean peninsula, that any moves to annex Crimea, now  in Ukraine, would close the door to diplomacy,  Hawkish Israeli leader Netanyahu said Israel would give up “some settlements” in occupied Palestinian territories to help secure a peace agreement but would limit as much as he could the number of enclaves removed.

The illegal Jewish settlements being deliberately proliferated inside Palestinian territories by the occupying Zionist forces are a key issue in peace talks renewed under Washington’s tutelage in July after a three-year impasse.

The settlements built in territory captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East War are deemed illegal in international law and condemned by most governments.

Israeli expansionist policy in Palestine is central to Zionist fascism by increasing the illegal colonies for the Israeli Jews to settle down in Palestine directly controlling the besieged Palestinians, thereby making a credible resolution of the Mideast crisis more and more difficult.

Earlier, in May 2011 Netanyahu said for the first time he was prepared to give up settlements for peace though Palestinians at the time rejected other terms Israel had set for then stalled negotiations. Netanyahu’s comments were his first in Hebrew to an expressly Israeli audience suggesting he would concede settlements for peace. Netanyahu also made a similar commitment in English in a 2011 speech to the US Congress of Republicans and Democrats. .

However, Netanyahu, being a usual Zionist criminal fanatic, keeps shifting his  position to  appease the Jews who want to kill all Palestins with  the help of USA and many Arab nations like Egypt, do not want any peace with Palestine at all.

They were recorded during a five-day visit to the United States from which Kerry returned on Friday and which included talks at the White House with U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday about the issues delaying a peace deal. Obama has been critical of Jewish construction in the settlements, including calling for a freeze in 2009.

Palestinians say settlements that dot much of the West Bank landscape would bar them from establishing a contiguous independent state alongside Israel, a goal of peace talks.

Since the  notorious UNSC led by USA-UK terror twins has protected the Zionist crimes in Palestine, genocides and  expansionism inclusive, Israeli leadership actually  does not consider   the necessity of freezing and ending  its illegal settlements  and ignore the  UN and international law

Despite the peace negotiations, Israel has intensified construction in the past year. Central Bureau of Statistics figures released on Monday showed the number of new construction projects in the settlements doubled to 2,534 in 2013, from 1,133 in 2012.

The settlements are a key issue in peace talks renewed under Washington’s tutelage in July after a three-year impasse. Little progress has been reported though US Secretary of State John Kerry has said he hopes to publish a framework for a deal soon.

Little progress has been reported though John Kerry has said he hopes to publish a framework for a deal soon.

The latest statement by Netanyahu expressing his willingness to give up “some settlements” in occupied Palestinian territories could definitely be viewed as a positive step from their part.

However, mere rhetoric alone does not resolve the world’s longest conflict in Mideast, especially when Israel is known for changing its position on the issue, essentially to terrorize the Palestine masses- especially when Israel is keen to make full use of all emerging world crises in prolonging its illegal and brutal occupation.

 

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Meerut attack on Muslims: Time for India to ban cricket! – 2

 

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

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Maybe for the first time in India the charge of sedition, hurled on those who speak for freedom or Kashmiris, has been slapped on the Muslim students studying in an Indian private university in Meerut.

The reason is very simple and funny that some Kashmiri Muslim students, watching the  cricketism match on TV,  hailed the victory of Pakistani cricket team against India in Bangladesh.

 

Fake emotions deny the occupied Kashmiris on both sides of the LOC the ability to reason and that acquired inability has harmed their genuine interests of Kashmiri Muslims besieged by India, Pakistan and China as the enemies use their emotional outbursts to their own advantages, targeting them for their blood and flesh.

 

It is a Himalayan shame that Kashmir Muslims, the victim of colonialism of Indian regime, love the colonialist sport called cricket, being promoted as a major gambling.

 

Cricket is no good for both Indian Muslims and Muslim Kashmiris, especially for Kashmiris as the subject of colonialist India occupation and as Muslims.

 

By promoting cricket, Kashmiri Muslims also support colonialist oppression and military brutalities.

Sixty-seven Kashmiri students of Swami Vivekanand Subharti private University in Meerut, who celebrated Pakistan’s win over India in the Asia Cup, have been charged with sedition by the city police. The case was registered under section 124(a) of the Indian Penal Code.

These misguided Kashmiri students have no knowledge about match fixings around the world in cricket, involving huge money in black, grey and white, especially the India made IPL why India lost and what made India to finally let Pakistan win.

 

The said university had suspended these students after they refused to tender an apology for creating a communal atmosphere in the campus by raising pro-Pakistan slogan.  The students have also been charged with raising anti-national slogans.

 

The  pseudo patriotic and Hindutva wholesale leader BJP always waiting   to fish in troubled water  to  play  dirty politics  too has been demanding that strict action be taken against these students and asked that they be booked for ‘anti-national activities’.

 

The university had suspended these students after they refused to tender an apology for creating a communal atmosphere in the campus by raising pro-Pakistan slogan and ransacking varsity property after the match on Sunday. The university further said that the suspension would be revoked if the student apologized for their unruly behavior.

The senior superintendent of police said they have registered the case against unknown students and the culprits would be brought into record after investigation.

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah said that sedition charge against Kashmiri students is an unacceptably harsh punishment that will ruin their futures and will further alienate them. He spoke to UP CM ASAP and intervene on behalf of these misguided students to have this charge of sedition removed. I believe the University did what it had to to control the situation but this action by the UP Govt is uncalled for and should be reversed’.

Meanwhile, the J&K’s People’s Democratic Party has lashed out at the Uttar Pradesh government, calling the incident unfortunate and accusing the ruling party of indifference towards Kashmiri youths.

UP government has removed the sedition charge but retain  other charges.

We want the police to book them for their involvement in anti- national activities.” RK Garg, registrar of the university, told Mail Today that they have handled the situation in the best possible manner. “There were five or six students who were cheering after Pakistan won when watching the match in the common hall of Madanlal Dhingra Hostel. Some local students objected to it. But these Kashmiri students turned violent.

They removed their shirts and danced in the night for many hours. They also damaged furniture, window panes and a badminton court. We reached there after knowing about the incident and somehow sent them back to their room. But next day, there was visible tension on the campus,” Garg said. “We were anxious because Meerut is a sensitive city. So we called the 68 Kashmiri students who were watching the match and asked them to reveal names of those who were involved in violence. But they refused to divulge identity of the rogue students. We suspended 67 of them for three days. One of them was spared because he was unwell. We have admitted him to hospital,” he.

 

It is absolutely necessary here to  reiterate the false premises of India in promoting cricket gambling and making Muslims also part take in the public mischief. Cricket is meant only to promote some batboys by arranging various resources, including the field with a few fielders and pitches  prepared for the batboys to hit big and by making the bowlers to be  batboy-friendly.

The best example is the match between Pakistan and Bangladesh- both were earlier defeated by Sri Lanka. As per their envisaged plan, Pakistan first bowled to offer  330 runs- the highest score BD  made in its history and when Bangladesh bowled  it  let Pakistan win handsomely by chasing down  their own highest  scored chase in history.  Besides,  both teams shared 100s and 50s and enjoyed. Bowlers  had  no role here except to offer big scores with 4s and 6s, they were asked not to target wickets and let the batboys fall on their own accord. The pitch was prepared by BD specialists. The next day, Sri Lanka thrashed BD  first offering  210 runs and chasing it down.  Pakistan and Sri lanka are faicng tghe final  on 08th March,  Sl  has won all the matches while Pakistan has already lost to SL.

Bangladesh, the sponsor of the Asia Cup,  has not won even one match against any team, including the new Afghan team which also defeated BD. But it got a couple of 100s and 50s as their achievement for obtaining  their own Bharatratna award and other privileges. .

Kashmiri Muslims should have some common sense and ignored the cricket matches.

Cricket, therefore, should be banned in India without  waiting for Pakistan also to do the same. They would  follow the  Indian foot steps in this as well just as the  invasion and occupation of Jammu Kashmir.  Pakistanis, like Indians,  love money coming by all means. They love cricket because it  offers  enough money for the mafias and  cricketers. Politicians share the booty.

Islam  has already taken a back seat in Pakistan and most Muslims feel Islam causing inconvenience to them. And  the Pakistani regime is interested only in promoting capitalism for the wealthy guys by using the rich and corporate allies in cricket.

India and its puppet government in Srinagar led by  National Congress party of land lords systematically promote cricket to  keep the youth busy  away from freedom struggle.

Time would come when  they would use the Kashmiris cricketers against the  Hurriyet movement and  the leaders.

maybe the  that time is not far away to crush the  freedom movement once for all. .

Hopefully, Kashmiri Muslims and  their Indian counter parts  change their  bogus cricket mindset  by  realizing  fanatic mindset of majority  Hindu Indians and  begin think  as real humans, true Muslims.

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Poll 2014:  Indian Muslims need political options

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL 

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Major Indian political outfits like Indian National Congress and BJP are figures of the same coin working to promote Hindutva and keep Muslims under their feet to be kicked as and when occasion arises.

The only major difference between the two is that while the BJP openly declare  Hindutva policy  which is very similar to Nazism of last century and Zionism of  this century, Congress party does it all  in discreet manner in order to claim to be  a so-called secular party.

Both these parties play joint political exercises  and are linked to each other through the  ultra Hindutva ideologue  organization RSS to which  both have political affiliations. These parties coordinate their political gimmicks, benefiting Hindus in India and globally and targeting the Muslims everywhere.. .

As the major cause of pathetic existence of Muslims, Indian National Congress  has also been benefiting   from Muslim vote bank almost free of cost thanks to the aggressive politico s of open Hindutva parties like BJP, Shivasena, etc, wants the BJP to accelerate its anti-Muslim rhetoric from pubic platforms, insulting and  injuring the Muslims so that Muslims vote for Congress party. Hence Congress government has nit approached the Supreme Court to end communal politics. After all, Congress is also a major communal party which, like BJP, exists on the strength of communalization of Indian politics. . ,

As a result of the hidden Hindutva agenda of major political parties,  BJP  has benighted maximum, even  coming to power in many states and at the centre.

As India is gearing up for the parliamentary polls  in April, as usual, Muslims in India are wary of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s rise to power,  and the scenario is peculiar only to Indian  communal politics. .

Most Muslims have some serious existential concerns, even some fear, about what Modi, who murdered many Muslims in Gujarat state as chief minister, will do to Muslims if he becomes prime minister.

Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat State in 2002 riots. More than 1,000 people died, mostly Muslims. Modi was never charged in connection with the riots, but some of his close associates were convicted of inciting violence.

India judiciary also promotes Hindutva mooring and so Modi has also been linked with a police assassination squad that mostly targeted Muslims.  He has also spent much of his career rising through the ranks of a right-wing Hindu social organization tied to deadly attacks on Muslims.

Given this history, many Muslim leaders in India said they will neither forgive nor forget Modi’s role in the 2002 Gujarat riots. Modi’s political success resulted from demonizing Muslims, adding that Modi survives on hatred.

 

According to the New York Times, disgust with the present government and disappointment with the Gandhi political dynasty are so widespread that Modi comes to the election with a huge advantage.  But the scale of his success depends in part on whether he can persuade Muslims to support his candidacy, which seems to be a difficult challenge, the report said.

Muslim vote bank plays crucial role in polls, especially to the parliament. Muslims make up about 15 percent of the country’s population, and they have been a crucial part of the support base of the governing party, Indian National Congress, for years. Congress has reaped in many prominent Muslims to garner votes for the party candidates across the nation. Those Muslim  who promote  Nehru dynasty are  offered  some space in government and party and other privileges. If Muslim leaders seek more, the Congress aprty employs its secret ally BJP to quest the Muslim demand in Hindu India.

Congress party  thus successfully manipulated the Muslim leaders and the  circumstances to  make Muslims  choose only Congress party to vote for..

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Modi’s efforts to remake his party into one friendlier towards Muslims could pay dividends with young voters, many of whom were mere innocent children unable to  know  what was going around in the country when the BJP undertook some of its most religiously divisive actions,  attacks on Muslims, their mosques, insulting Muslims and Islam.

As the poll is fast nearing, the top BJP officials have even suggested that the party could apologize to Muslims for past actions  in a move to fool them and get their votes.

Neither Indian National Congress nor any other major political party challenged the openly the anti-Muslims stand of the Hindutva parties.

Wary of Modi’s rise to power, Indian Muslims need political options other than Congress party and other such hypocrite parties with hidden agenda for Hindus and Hindutva that stab Muslims from the back after taking their votes.

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Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL 

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Part—1

 

 

Many factors bind Afghanistan and Pakistan, including historical, cultural, economic and ethnic communities like Pashtun.

 

Both India and Pakistan seeks a  fair share of control in Afghanistan, destabilized by the NATO invasion cum brutal occupation for which both these  nuke powers voluntarily lent support.

 

The profound influence that Afghanistan-Pakistan ties as well as Indian attitude towards Kabul have on the prospect for long-term stability in Afghanistan is widely acknowledged.

 

The role of Pakistan-India relations in this process is also very important.

Afghanistan and Pakistan began relations in August 1947 after the Pakistan Movement which created the Dominion of Pakistan which is now Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Pakistan and Afghanistan are usually described by Afghan President Hamid Karzai as “inseparable brothers” due to historical, religious, and ethnolinguistical connections by the majority Pashtun people of Afghanistan, as well as trade and other ties.

 

Both these neighbouring states are so-called Islamic Republics and part of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). The SA two states are working together to find solutions to the problems affecting them. This includes possible defense cooperation and intelligence sharing as well as further enhancing the two-way trade and abolishment of visas for “holders of diplomatic passports to facilitate visa free travel for the diplomats from the two nations.

 

USA used Pakistan  against Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. During the 1980s, the Durand Line border was heavily used by Afghan refugees fleeing the Soviet war in Afghanistan, including the large number of Mujahideen insurgent groups who crossed back and forth. Pakistan became one of the major training ground for the 250,000 multi-national mujahideen fighters who began crossing into Afghanistan on daily bases to wage war against the  Afghanistan and the Soviet forces.

Following the assassination of Pakistani President Zia-ul-Haq in 1988, U.S. State Department blamed WAD (a KGB created Afghan secret intelligence agency) for terrorist attacks inside Pakistan in 1987 and 1988. With funds from the international community through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Pakistan hosted over 3 million Afghans at various refugee camps, mainly around Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The United States and others provided billions of dollars in humanitarian assistance to Afghan refugees in Pakistan. When the Soviet Union began leaving Afghanistan, during the Presidency of Mohammad Najibullah, UNHCR and the international community assisted 1.5 million Afghan refugees repatriate from Pakistan to Afghanistan.

 

With a pathetic fate engulfing it Afghanistan’s destiny cannot be stated in clear terms. Afghanistan is perhaps a rare nation that has faced regular enemy invasions and foreign occupations intermittently.

It is indeed too sad that Pakistan pawed way for the invasion on Sept-11 hoax pretext and subsequent brutal occupation by US led NATO forces for over 11 years now. Foreign forces killed thousands of Afghans when they invade but the latest NATO occupation has resulted in the genocides of innocent rural and urban Afghans in million- the highest tally in any foreign occupation in human history.

When the Soviet Red army occupied Afghanistan, USA tactfully used Pakistan for subversive operations against them, directly affecting the Afghans. Thousands of Afghans died. When NATO invaded the nation of Afghans, again USA used Pakistan to supply weapons and other necessary goods for NATO forces who kept on killing Afghans. Once the NATO killed millions of Afghans, they turned to Pakistan by driving the Afghans across the border and telling lies that “terrorists” have settled down in Pakistan.

 

After the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979, the United States used Pakistan to counter Soviet influence and advance its own interests in the region. Pakistan opposed the Soviet occupation. In turn, Afghan, Indian and Soviet intelligence agencies played their role by supporting so-called terrorist groups in Pakistan.

 

NATO is still keen to keep killing Afghans on some pretext or the other. Even as USA tries linking the Haqqani Network to the Pakistan government by showing some evidence President Hamid Karzai says a line of hatred that raised a wall between the two brothers

 

 

 

Part—2

 

 

Pakistan, after  foolishly allowing its territories to be used  on  payment basis by the US led NATO rogue states with ulterior motives targeting Islam and Muslims and energy resources, continued to gain  terror goods form Pentagon  by raising some issues. Leaders in Pakistan look or pretend to be angry and warn against NATO attacks on Pakistani army posts, killing both civilians and  personnel, stating that it would not “tolerate any violations of its borders.”  After the May 2011 death of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan,  the Afghanistan–Pakistan skirmishes intensified and many large scale attacks by the Pakistani-based Haqqani network took place across Afghanistan. The U.S. blamed Pakistan’s government, mainly Pakistani Army and its ISI spy network as the masterminds behind all of this. USA threatened with a war against the Haqqanis in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

 

For years now, USA and NATO used Pakistani territory for their subversive and terror operations targeting both Afghans and Pakistanis. Pakistani regime solidly stood behind the NATO, even identifying the areas and tribal Muslims for the attack.

Serving the cause of anti-Islamism of USA is considered by Pakistan as a prime duty and it does that pretty well, because it gets paid mostly in kinds like military terror goods. Pakistan claims superiority over Afghans as well as Kashmiris. Even when Pakistan lost sovereignty to occupation forces form the west, Pakistan did not worry about freedom- all it wanted is service charges.

Taking full advantage of Pakistani weakness, USA has done everything it wanted there.  Pentagon killed civilians, military personal and even one Osama Bin Laden the super man the CIA claims had attacked the tallest and highly advanced US Empire with all remote systems working about movements of people. .

As Islamabad fully supported all illegal US terror operations and genocides in the country of Jinnah, actually everything went on well.

 

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Relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan have been negatively affected by foreign interventions, and invasions cum occupations. Today they are complicated by the US led NATO invasion and brutal occupation.  Today, both these nations having lost their sovereignty are controlled by Washington.

 

The bilateral conflictual issues related to the Pashtuns, the Durand Line, the 1978–present war (i.e. Mujahideen, Afghan refugees, Taliban insurgency and border skirmishes), including water and the growing influence of India in Afghanistan. However, the two states are working together to find solutions to these problems. This includes possible military cooperation and intelligence sharing as well as further enhancing the two-way trade and abolishment of visas for diplomats from the two nations.

 

Part—3

Southern and eastern Afghanistan is predominately a Pashto-speaking region, like the adjacent Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, and northern Balochistan regions in Pakistan. This entire area is inhabited by the indigenous Pashtuns who belong to different Pashtun tribes. The Pashtuns were known historically as ethnic Afghans and lived in this region for thousands of years, since at least the 1st millennium BC.

 

The Durand Line border was established after the 1893 Durand Line Agreement between Mortimer Durand of colonial British India and Amir Abdur Rahman Khanof Afghanistan for fixing the limit of their respective spheres of influence. The single-page agreement was signed by Durand and Khan, agreeing not to exercise political interference beyond the frontier line between Afghanistan and what was then colonial British India. The agreement did not put any restriction on the free movement of the native Pashtun people who are used to travelling freely between different places since ancient times, especially during season changes. Due mainly to this  reason, the Afghan government has decided not to formally accept the poorly-marked Durand Line as the international border between the two states, claiming that the Durand Line

 

Pakistan inherited this agreement after its independence in 1947 but there has never been a formal agreement or ratification between Islamabad and Kabul. This unmanagable border has always served as the main trade route between Afghanistan and the South Asia, especially for supplies into Afghanistan. Agreement has been void in the past

 

This complicated issue is very sensitive in both countries. The Afghanistan worries that if it ever ratifies the agreement, it will permanently divide the 50 million Pashtuns and thus create a backlash in Afghanistan. For Pakistan, the border issue had been resolved before its birth in 1947, and it too fears a revolt from the warring tribes which could eventually bring the state down as it was done to the Persian Empire by the Hotaki dynasty in 1722 or when Ahmad Shah Durrani unified the Pashtuns later to topple the Mughal Empire of India.

 

The Durand Line border has been used in the last decade as the main supply route for NATO-led forces in Afghanistan.

 

In or about September 1994, the Taliban movement captured the Afghan city of Kandahar and began their long conquest with help from Pakistan. The Taliban wanted to clean Afghanistan from the warlords and criminals, but USA opposed the project. The role of the ruling Pakistani military during that time has been described by international observers as a “creeping invasion” of Afghanistan. In late 1996, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan emerged under the Taliban and established close relations with neighboring Pakistan. However, the relations began to decline when the Taliban refused to endorse the Durand Line after pressure from Islamabad, arguing that there shall be no borders among Muslims. When the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was toppled by USA and the new Afghan government was formed, President Hamid Karzai began repeating the previous Taliban statement.

 

Coming to present era, in July 2010, a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) was reached between Pakistan and Afghanistan for the Afghan-Pak Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA) for the construction of rail tracks in Afghanistan to connect with Pakistan Railways which has been in the making since at least 2005.  In October, the landmark APTTA agreement was signed to allow Afghan trucks to drive inside Pakistan to the Wagah border with India, including to the port cities of Karachi and Gwadar. In November, the two states formed a joint chamber of commerce to expand trade relations and solve the problems traders face.

 

The APTTA is intended to improve trade between the two countries but Pakistan often delays Afghan-bound containers especially after the 2011 NATO attack in Pakistan. In July 2012, Afghanistan and Pakistan agreed to extend APTTA to Tajikistan in what will be the first step for the establishment of a North-South trade corridor. The proposed agreement will provide facilities to Tajikistan to use Pakistan’s Gwadar and Karachi ports for its imports and exports. With the completion of the APTTA, the USA and other NATO states are planning to revive the ancient Silk Road. This is to help the local economies of Afghanistan and Pakistan by connecting South Asia with Central Asia and the Middle East.

 

Part—4

 

The Afghanistan–Pakistan skirmishes usually occur when army units are in hot pursuit chasing so-called insurgents who cross the border back and forth. This leads to tensions between the two states, especially after hearing reports of civilian casualties

 

There have been encouraging recent developments between Afghanistan and Pakistan, Pakistan’s suspicion of India threatens to entrench relations of conflict and competition at the expense of cooperation and stability. Afghanistan’s economy, according to 2012 World Bank report, is one of the fastest growing economies in the world while Pakistani economy is on the reverse side. Trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan is expected to reach $5 billion by 2015.

 

Indian interests in Afghanistan and Pakistan’s longstanding conflict with India and suspicion of its regional engagement, especially in Afghanistan, have already adversely affected the security situation of the region.

While Pakistan is border neighbor nations, India is not connected to Afghanistan directly by land it needs to use Pakistan to reach Afghanistan and hence it seeks Islamabad permission to use its territory to transport goods from and to Afghanistan and, later oil from Iran as well.  .

One of India’s major infrastructure initiatives has been to construct a highway linking Afghanistan’s ring road to Iranian ports on the Persian Gulf. This highway could effectively reduce, if not eliminate, Afghanistan’s current dependence, as a land-locked state, on Pakistan for sea access  Like USA, India also focuses on the Silk Road.

India’s growing involvement in Afghanistan can also be seen as advancing more specific strategic goals. For one, Afghanistan is geographically positioned to serve as a viable access route for energy coming from Central Asia. This is increasingly important as India takes steps to foster greater energy cooperation in the region, including a signed memorandum of understanding with Turkmenistan to develop a natural gas pipeline.

.India’s current engagement with Afghanistan worries Pakistan which also unequivocally blames India for subversive operations in Balochistan inside Pakistan to divide the nation further.

India has strengthened its economic ties with Afghanistan to the extent permitted by the transit limitations between the two countries. Such involvement has contributed greatly to a positive public perception of India in some regions of Afghanistan. India is the largest regional donor to Afghanistan’s reconstruction, having offered more than $1.2-billion (US) since 2001. This can be seen as a contribution toward greater regional stability. However, India does it all to woo Karzai in order advance its strategic interests in the region, just as USA and China have been doing.

 

Pakistan always focused on Afghanistan-Kashmir territories. As USA has already promise dot the world it would quit Afghanistan by the end of year but by maintaining a strong military contingent  in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Islamabad is annoyed because it had expected  its big  brother ally of NATO to leave Afghanistan to its control. .By leaving Afghanistan to Karzai is not a good thing for Pakistan as it cannot get even the left out US terror goods and other military equipment Pakistani military has been eyeing for too long. In fact, Pakistan made loud noises about losing sovereignty, killing superman Osama Laden without permission from Islamabad rulers attacking its military posts and killing solders in order only to get all these privileges – and certainly out of love for Pakistani people.

 

The American government knows all these fake tricks of Pakistani regime for money and terror goods but also decided to rely on drone attacks instead and this began to negatively affect the US-Pakistan relations. But Pakistan wants more money for drone terror operations, targeting Pakistanis. Moreover, Pakistani rulers are afraid of capacity of CIA in suing Pakistani military to oust the elected government as per US democratic norms. .

 

President Karzai under CIA guidance has very tactfully used India against Pakistan and got millions in aid and investments from New Delhi which wants to have a foot hold in Afghanistan for too long since 1947 in order to gain access to Pakistan. .
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Corporatist Congress-BJP mafias rule India

(Who controls India-101)

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State protected robbers and frauds, leading most luxurious life in Indian towns, move about in expensive cars and appear in neat coats.

 

That is the current fate of India!
One of the most corrupt nations on earth and the most corrupt in South Asia, India systematically promotes crony corruption and shield the corrupt gamblers from punishment.

Although promotion of the rich and big business had started right from the day one of beginning of the India, this trend of thriving mafias (both state and non-state) began with liberalization and privatization of state assets when Manmohan Singh was the finance minister and had to oblige the IMF bosses to promote himself to his current PM position. Alongside, the government also permitted rampant corruption: bribes became a central and core aspect of Indian democracy.

Corporate class began controlling the regime and its policies to make more profits and state just allowed all sorts of bribery and corrupt practices since many top people and the ruling party get funds from them.

In fact the government allows common people to be deceived and cheated by the business people and government officials.. .

There is a general opinion that corruption in a system, whether or promoted by the regime agencies but the Indian government just laughs at that notion because it is  the rampant corruption that sustains so many  politicians and other frauds.

 

Aam Aadmi Party believes that corruption, being promoted by the UPA government at the centre and similar corrupt parties in regional states harms the genuine interests of common people as it their share of development and economic growth that is being swallowed by the big guys.

 

Corporates and big businesses evade huge taxes by bribing the “concerned” and  the government  does not bother about  that because  many in the  government also get shares of the “booty”.  Reductions in taxes are a common trend in India.

Big businesses and corporates and also MNCs  argue that government  functions thanks only to their  tax evasion strategies.

 

While Indian UPA government makes all economic policies only to promote its multinationals that finance its politics and polls, it refuses subsidies to the  poor and common people  mainly because  the USA-IMF gets angry with Manmohan and co for continuing with subsidies.

 

Indian regime and  major opposition parties like BJP and SP, BSP  exist only to promote the rich and  big business, by promoting  FDI and MNCs.

 

Common people and  the poor are needed only  to stand in long  queues  to vote for the ruling classes. They are dumped as soon as the polls are over

Only the Aam Aadmi Pary  continues to  care for them, but unfortunately, the central government and BJP  did not want that party to rule Delhi and create obstacles  to thee  loots of nation’s resources by all big and experienced parties like BJP and Congress.

 

Indian rulers promote black money and  money laundering by the rich and MNC bosses .

 

Aam Aadmi Party opposes all these anti-humanity, anti-people practices of Indian regime.

 

Hence AAP had to quit Delhi government with honor.  .  ,

 

Neither  judiciary nor the  competent authorities  are empowered to  initiate actions to  check the  nefarious  economic attacks on the common people and poor by streamlining the state revenues and societal  avenues  in favor of common people..

 

Lawyers and judges are fully aware of such nefarious practices but the courts are unaware of these.

 

It is not easy to get justice from judiciary in time, if someone takes up the issue with it which strengthens the corrupt hands in India. .

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While young Congress leader Rahul Gandhi pretends to be very very very close to poor people by posing for photos by his associates, his Congress party rules India by employing corporate  and other rich guys.

 

It is a known fact that corporate guys decide polices for India and Parliamentarians do exactly what Ambani and corporate bosses gang collectively dictates.  India says national interests, which in fact means cooperates interests. Everyone in Congress and BJP and other major parties work as agents of corporate and multinationals, including foreign transnationals. .

 

Exit of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal from Delhi power circle  has been a boon to these rouges as they could continue to loot  nation’s resources by feeding the greedy politicians at the high level as well as their parties.

 

The influence that the late Ambani patriarch built first  by sharing a platform with Indira Gandhi when she bounced back to power in 1980, and the present president,  the nexus with Pranab Mukherjee, his  best friend, has further strengthened his placement with government. His elder son, Mukesh Ambai, whom Kejriwal specifically aimed at before he quit, carries forward his father’s financial legacy by controlling the regime and parliament along with his other corporate associates.

 

Kejriwal is not off the mark about Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung’s association with the Ambanis’ Reliance group of companies as an employee. As joint secretary at the union ministry of petroleum and natural gas, Jung was party to the privatisation in 1994 of the Panna-Mukta oil fields. Now owned by Reliance, it is the very basin that Kejriwal ordered to be investigated. After a probe was initiated into the privatisation, Jung resigned and shortly after, came back as head of Reliance’s European operations from an office in London. Then he moved to the Asian Development Bank, returning to Delhi to join Reliance Global Management Services Limited. From February 2005 to December 2006, Jung was adviser to the chairman of the Observer Research Foundation, a Reliance-funded think-tank.

 

However, none of this finds a mention in any of Jung’s official biographies. In fact that is case of most top leaders in the country.
Obviously Ambani is upset, also upset are the Congress and BJP parties because many more facts could be unearthed. Every bit needs to be investigated.

 

Ambani is just one example of how big guys control the nation and loot its resources as freely as Indian military kills Kashmiris, drinking their warm blood…

 

Every city in India has so many of  such Ambani  in plenty.

 

It is a known fact that all top contracts are offered by the Congress BJP governments at the centre and states to their favorite corporates an dm MNCs while National awards including bhartratna etc.

 

One fears about the country’s fate and destiny as it is now clear that joint robbery gangs are now controlling the Indian government. They, unlike the other thieves who prefer night hours to loot, these guys loot the nation in the broad day night when the courts are functioning nearby knowing all about everything going on at next gates. .

 

 

Indian government should be extra happy now that they could force the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal out of power so that it can continue with its joint looting mission.

 

President Pranab Mukherji and Delhi governor Jung should resign forth with and which should be followed by judicial investigation on their nexus with corporate networks.

 

When crops are being looted by the persons on duty and their immoral allies, what is the future of common people in India?

 

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Was there an attempted military coup in India?

 

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World thinks as a dominant democracy, India cannot undergo military  coups and, therefore,  has not knowledge about an attempted coup   in Indian capitals New Delhi because the government very systematically hid the matter under the carpet  and kept vigilance guys to  maintain strict vigil over the issue.

 

 

the Congress – BJP governments  have prioritized the transformation of India into a military power, with an air, land and water nuclear-weapons program capable of projecting Indian power across the Indian Ocean.

 

Towards this end India keeps purchasing nuclear reactors from Russia for commissioning nuke terror plants even by terrorizing the local populations. The military has been showered with tens of billions of dollars for weapons acquisition even as the government curtails social spending when poverty and illiteracy and farmer suicides showcase India s a shame nation. When more than two-thirds of the population must survive on less than $2 per day, India wastes huge resources on nuke arsenals and similar useless expenditures.

 

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Indian regime is determined to keep the Indian people in the dark about anything and everything that directly or indirectly concerns them. It was in 2012.  Many Delhiites swore that the military had made a serious attempt to dethrone the Congress led UPA government.  But the matter was not allowed to reach the general public of India. The matter was hushed  up by Indian regime and intelligence, as usual very effectively.  Secrecy was maintained and people were kept in dark.

 

 

When in 2012 January the Indian Express first published its sensational report of how the government was spooked by the unauthorized troop movement, Military Minister A.K. Antony dismissed the report as “absolute rubbish.” An innocent looking Indian elitist premier Manmohan Singh denounced the article as an “affront to the dignity of the armed forces” and, despite the repeated brazen indiscipline of General V.K. Singh, declared the army chief’s office an “exalted one.”

 

However,  at the same time, fearing that then army head General V.K. Singh had ordered two army units to move towards the national capital New Delhi on the night of January 15-16, 2012 with an ulterior motive, a panicked Indian government ordered the exercise immediately be terminated and the soldiers involved returned to their barracks.

Indian regime kept the conspiracy a highly secret mater the public should not know. so alarmed was the government on that January evening two years ago, then Defense Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma summoned then Director General of Military Operation (DGMO) Lt. Gent. Choudhary to the defense ministry in the middle of the night and told him that “he had just come back from the highest seat of power and that they are worried.” Incidentally, even Choudhary, despite heading military operations, had only come to know about the troop movement the previous day, further highlighting its highly unusual, if not outright conspiratorial, character. Sharma then ordered Choudhary to “send the troops back to the barracks” immediately.

Antony declared, “A military coup in our country is not even a remote possibility and there is no reason to fear about it. They always abide by the policy decisions taken by the civil government. ” A few hours later the government a few hours later asked officials from several intelligence agencies to undertake a helicopter ride to confirm that the troops had indeed gone back to their base. Government asked officials from several intelligence agencies to undertake a helicopter ride to confirm that the troops had indeed gone back to their base.

The attempt to overthrow a civilian government in J & K by the army is hardly an affirmation of the military abiding by the “policies of the civilian government,”

 

V.K. Singh, who retired in May 2012, gained great notoriety after it was revealed that he had used a secret army unit to spy on politicians and his rivals in the military and a secret fund to attempt to overthrow the elected state government of Jammu and Kashmir (JK).

 

Courted then onwards by the BJP, General V.K. Singh has recently joined BJP whose Hindutva ideology the military propagates. It is not surprise that India’s military is incubating extreme rightwing anti-democratic forces and encourages media to promote only that sort of patriotic items. Maybe, Sigh hopes to  be the military minister if the BJP comes to power.

 

VK Singh’s case came to public domain as a corruption issue in Military establishment which he was trying to expose. Later he even joined the anti-corruption movement launched by Anna Hazare, before jumping into BJP bandwagon. Singh who repeatedly publicly clashed with the government claimed that he had been offered a bribe of close to $3 million dollars to approve the purchase of sub-standard military equipment. Last but not least, there was the dispute over his birth date, which determined the date of his mandatory retirement as army chief.

 

No CBI investigation has been ordered and everything indicates the government has worked with the military high command to prevent the public from   knowing about the anti-democratic and anti-constitutional acts authorized by the former head of India’s army.

 

Similarly, the government, aided by the corporate media, has suppressed from the public evidence that the military has become a breeding ground for Hindu communalist forces. It is virtually unknown that in November 2008, a serving army officer, Lt. Col. Srikant Purohit, and a retired major were arrested by the police for having supplied military-grade RDX explosive to Hindu terrorists who were instrumental in setting off a bomb in Malegoan, Maharashtra that killed 7 Muslims.

As usual, Indian media dutifully blamed Islamic organizations for the terror attacks and Congress government just appreciated them. Behind these flagrant cover-ups lies the Congress government’s dependence on, and determination to uphold, the unchallenged authority of the military—the ultimate bulwark of the rule of the Indian capitalists and medium corporates. Over the past two decades, the Indian elite has become still more reliant on the military to suppress internal rebellion and realize its great power ambitions.

 

It is crude fact that  Indian military is accountable for the  crimes committed  in occupied Jammu Kashmir, for the help it extended to the  Hindutva criminals  in dismantling the  Babri Mosque,  in sustaining anti-Pakistan, anti-Muslims and anti-Islam trends in  the country while the media, directly controlled by the regime and intelligence,  just promote the  nefarious phenomena.

 

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Fukushima nuclear leakage and Indian Kudankulam

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When the rulers do not value the human lives, except the of the rich, they are just the most dangerous beasts.

Indian regime, run by mafias of all sorts, including nuclear mafia, always showcases the common masses its resoluteness and arrogance. Pushing through in hurry the Kudankulam nuclear terror plant in Tamil Nadu caring a damn for the people living there who  protest  against the commissioning of  the terror machines in their locality.

Sonia-Manmohan-Rahul trio killed the fisher men right on the sea in Kudankulam in order to  get the way cleared for the plant.

India has terrorized the people of Kudankulam. But people continue to struggle to get the terror plant shut down.

Arrogant Indian regime refuses to learn from Japanese nuclear terror experience. Around 100 tonnes of highly radioactive water have leaked from a storage tank at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant so as to silence the people- the voters.

The nuke plant, which was damaged by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011, has faced multiple problems including leaks and power cuts since the disaster. Operator Tokyo Electric (Tepco) says the toxic water may have overflowed after a valve was left open by mistake on 19th February.The water was unlikely to have reached the ocean. Tepco says the radioactive water overflowed from a storage tank, but the leak was not discovered for several hours The water from the leak was radioactive, with a reading of 230 million becquerels per litre of radioactive isotopes.

On 11 March 2011, an earthquake and tsunami crippled the plant. Waves knocked out cooling systems for the reactors, leading to meltdowns at three of them. Water is being pumped in to cool the reactors. However, this creates large amounts of contaminated water that must be stored securely.

The Fukushima nuclear power plant suffered a number of setbacks last year, including worker errors and a series of toxic water leaks that have lead to concerns contaminated water is mixing with groundwater that is flowing into the sea. A becquerel is a unit used to measure radioactivity.

WHO advises advises against drinking water with radioactivity levels higher than 10 becquerels per liter.

The operator says the leak occurred when contaminated water was accidentally pumped into a large storage tank that was already full. “We apologize for worrying the public with such a leak,” Ono said. “Water is unlikely to have reached the ocean as there is no drainage in that tank area. We are now in the process of recovering the leaked water and the earth it has contaminated,” he added.

The latest leak is the most serious since August, when the plant leaked 300 tonnes of water, prompting Japan’s nuclear agency to raise the incident’s alert level.

Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) had delayed making a final announcement on the fate of reactors number 5 and 6 at Fukushima while negotiations continued about the financing of the decommissioning process. The executive board has now accepted the inevitable and acknowledged there will be no attempt to generate electricity from the plant again.

The announcement came as Japan posted a big jump in its trade deficit for November – to $12bn – the result of a huge increase in energy imports. Nearly three years after the disaster, Japan is free from any dangerous nuclear power.It used to supply about 15% of the country’s energy needs but now alternative sources are helping Japan. .

The operators of the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan are to decommission two reactors that were not badly damaged by the earthquake and tsunami in 2011. They have bowed to public pressure that the plant be shut permanently. Four reactors were severely damaged by the disaster that struck in March 2011.

Workers are still struggling to stem leaks of contaminated water, and have begun to remove fuel rods from a storage pond at a reactor building.

The public remains divided over the future of nuclear power, but the increasing trade deficit helps increase the pressure to turn nuclear power stations back on. Experts estimate that it could take three or four decades to clean up the site at Fukushima and decommission all the reactors.

India while trying for better trade ties with Japan in recent years, however, refuses to learn from its  horrid nuclear experience and wants to add more and more terror plants  in Kudankulam

It is easy to say Indian planners and rulers are funny or dangerous guys. But will it help the  people of Kudankulam trebling with  fears of radioactivity, reactor blasts, apart from possible nuke attack from abroad any time!.

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Cooperative clash between Russia and NATO

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The so-called Cold war may have ended long ago, but the real  threat to human survival from the US led NATO  and  their  never ending conflicts with arch enemy Russia have not  disappeared.

 

 

Sept-11 hoax brought a weakened and demoralized Russia closer to USA and NATO close for the firs time in decades and each tries to get maximum from the other.

 

For years now,  since the collapse of Soviet and communist system in East Europe, Russia has been demanding on the Americans  to dismantle the NATO as there is  no real threat to the West from communism now.  But when USA and its European allies rejected the suggestion outright, Russia began demanding a full membership in NATO. West continues to reject the Moscow demand though NATO has been using the Kremlin to support the NATO terror wars in Islamic world.

 

And Russia since the Sept-11 has been cooperating with NATO in Islamic world targeting Muslims so as to get the NATO support in return for Russian attack on the Chechens who have been, since the  disintegration of Soviet Union 1991, Russia is not happy that it could not divide the US-EU alliance on capitalist imperialism, though Moscow is also following the footsteps of western capitalist system.

 

Yet, Russia resents US efforts to make it part of  NATO  empire without assigning the veto power in NATO that would indirectly restrain USA. Not just that.  Washington doe snot consider Russia equal to any of the major West European nations.

 

While the USA is deploying the European component of its worldwide anti-missile shield, irritation from the Russian side is building up, spilling  their fight over to other international issues.

 

Since 2011 the European missile defense problem has been in the limelight during the Russia-EU summits. Moscow has continually insisted on legally binding guarantees that US missile defenses based in European countries are not aimed at the Kremlin, and that Russia would be allowed access to sensitive aspects of the system. However, so far the Russian position has been pretty much ignored, despite Moscow’s threats to take countermeasures and even to stop cooperation with NATO on anti-defense in Europe altogether. USA and NATO  treats all threats from the Kremlin as being a usual bully to get some favors from them.

 

 

At the latest Brussels summit, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen discussed the Euro missile shield issue once again and announced after the negotiations that they are ready to search for solutions. They sides noted the importance of the implementation of principles of genuine equality and indivisible security proclaimed in the founding documents of the Russia-NATO Council and approved by the chiefs of state.

 

 

It appears, NATO could persuade  Moscow to  see reason and play second fiddle for NATO to contain and end Islamic rise. Since Russia is too worried about Chechnya issue which remains a major foreign policy issue of  the Putin regime even since he rose to power in Russia in 2000. Now it  has to oblige the NATO, failing which  the NATO would support the Chechnya in its  struggle for  freedom  from the Kremlin. And hence thy expressed their readiness to carry on the search for solutions to the missile defense problem, to build up confidence and predictability in military political affairs and to ensure the steady growth of cooperation in response to common risks and security threats – terrorism, sea piracy, natural and man-made catastrophes, as well as in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

 

The concept for a European missile defense shield was originally floated by the Bush regime, which planned to base long-range missile interceptors in Poland, smack on the Russian border, together with a sophisticated radar system in the Czech Republic. Although  US President Obama, upon entering office seeking to reset the  its Russian ties, initially shelved the Bush program under pressure from Russia, he then quickly announced a land- and sea-based system missile defense system for Europe.

 

Hawkish Bush, who floated the theory of rogue states in order to  prepare for military attacks on them, was in fact targeting both Russia and Iran as the worst  examples to prove his fanaticism , but due to updated intelligence assessment that proved Iran’s missile capabilities were far less than feared, He thought of a very cautious attitude to Russia.

 

The European missile defense shield should be fully operational by 2018 and it appears that the western terror alliance is willing to take the chance of alienating Russia over the system, possibly even sparking some kind of arms race in the region.

 

 

The Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space believes that in building a missile defense system on Russia’s doorstep, the USA is not about defending Europe against “rogue states”:

Bush wanted these machines be ground-based, put right into Poland and Romania, while there are radars going into several places and then there would also be sea-based. The USA is putting these missile defense systems on navy destroyers that are going to be sent into the Mediterranean, into the Baltic, into the Bering and Barents Seas.

 

So clearly the US intention is to encircle Russia in as many ways as possible so that it begins to fear America and NATO.

 

Similarly, like the  missile shield, the nuclear disarmament Russia finds  the USA and NATO are  not serious to tackle the resolve the world’s  deadliest  problem humanity  has been fearfully facing  for quite some time now.

 

USA (NATO) – Russia collaborative  conflicts, however, confuse the fearful humanity as it is vulnerable to fall victims to their  regular global mischief. .

 

 

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Afghanistan: USA to retain troops beyond 2014

 

 

Afghanistan: USA to retain troops beyond 2014

 

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL 

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Sept-11 hoax remains the crudest symbol of imperialism and the worst ever war strategy executed for a long illegal war being waged by the US led NATO rogue states on an Islamizing Afghanistan.

The NY attack helped the US forces to invade as many Muslim nations as possible during the last 13 years.  Afghan invasion was followed up by attacking Pakistan, Iraq, and Libya and destabilization process in Syria.

After staying there for over a decade now, killing millions and destroying property worth trillions of dollars, the US strategists now say Afghanistan is a dead end street  But the Old Silk route is partially now under US control.

Upon fully destabilizing the nation of brave Afghans, Americans now say Afghanistan requires peace. Many Americans suggest the USA takes all Karzai’s his property and houses in Maryland and those of his family who have taken “cash in suitcases” from us.

After declaring to leave Afghanistan, USA is now talking about the presence of terror troops beyond this year for at least 10 years. . In this connection, the US President Obama met his senior military commanders to discuss the American presence in Afghanistan as officials in Kabul confirmed President Hamid Karzai’s government has been holding secret talks with  the so-called Taliban insurgents.

 

Washington has signaled it could pull all troops out after 2014 unless a deal is signed soon. This would leave Afghanistan’s fledgling security forces to fight the Taliban insurgency alone, without U.S. financial and military support. The Taliban have vowed to derail the election, and have stepped up attacks in Kabul despite the peace talks. January’s tally of attacks was the highest since 2008, according to security officials, and the trend has continued into February, with two bombs going off in Kabul recently.

Obama’s talks with US military commanders focused on whether US troops will remain in Afghanistan after this year, as they end their 13-year mission in the country that began shortly after the September 11, 2001 hoax. US troops helped oust the Taliban regime from power. The Islamic Taliban rulers reportedly had refused to hand over al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to CIA, and have since changed their tactics,  have been helping the Kabul government fight the group. No decisions on troop levels were made at the meeting.

The USA said it welcomed any talks that would bring peace to Afghanistan. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said they long strongly supported an Afghan-led reconciliation, which would, of course, be Afghans talking to Afghans. She added that the United States was not in discussions with the Taliban. “So the notion that we wouldn’t support that dialogue is inaccurate.” In Kabul, Karzai’s spokesman Aimal Faizi confirmed the government was holding talks with the Taliban in the hope of persuading them to make peace. “Taliban are willing more than ever to join the peace process,” Aimal Faizi said, Contacts have been made and we are also in touch with them.”

Washington would like to leave more than 10,000 troops in Afghanistan for so-called counter-terrorism and training of Afghan forces. But Karzai has refused thus far to sign a bilateral security agreement (BSA) that Washington insists must be approved before it will agree to leave the troops behind.

Afghanistan always doubted the seriousness of the pentagon proposal for Afghan security. Afghan puppet President Hamid Karzai said in 2013 that “no pressure, no threats and no psychological war” will force him to sign a US deal allowing foreign forces to remain in the country past a planned withdrawal at the end of this year. The Bilateral Security Agreement would allow about 10,000 U.S. troops and about 6,000 from allied nations to remain in Afghanistan past 2014, largely to “help train” Afghanistan security forces.

The US had wanted the deal to be signed by Dec. 31 because it needs time to prepare to keep thousands of US troops in the country for up to a decade. NATO allies also have said they won’t stay if the Americans pull out.

Karzai repeatedly declined to sign the document, instead saying he wants to wait to sign it after the country elects his successor in the coming April 5 presidential election. Karzai also repeated his demand for the US to jumpstart peace talks with the Taliban as a condition for him signing the agreement. Karzai’s refusal comes as he’s increasingly ramped up his anti-American rhetoric in speeches. “Afghanistan will never be ready to sign anything under pressure, never Afghanistan will be ready to sign anything under pressure,” Karzai told journalists at a news conference. “No pressure, no threats and no psychological war against our people will force us to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement.”

The Taliban on their part have refused to talk directly with Karzai, his government or its representatives. Separately, Karzai criticized a detention facility on the US-run Bagram Air Field north of Kabul. Karzai referred to Bagram as a “Taliban-producing factory” where he said innocent Afghans are tortured into hating their country. He also said he’d been trying to close it for some six years.

A member of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council also confirmed that talks had taken place, but was measured in his assessment of their success. Talks took place in Dubai three weeks ago between government officials and Taliban who flew from Doha, but the sides are still waiting to see the result. Western and Afghan officials also said the talks had borne little fruit so far. The contacts had not even progressed as far as opening negotiations for a tangible peace agreement.

A White House spokeswoman, Laura Lucas Magnuson, said Obama had a useful, constructive meeting with top military officials.”The president continues to weigh inputs from military officials, as well as the intelligence community, our diplomats, and development experts and has not yet made decisions regarding the post-2014 U.S. presence,” Magnuson said.

 

Karzai’s relationship with Washington has come under increasing pressure since November, when he announced his intention to avoid signing the BSA until after a presidential election on April 5. His decision to drop a deal that had taken about a year to hammer out shocked Western diplomats.

 

The uncertainty about Afghanistan’s fate after US troops pull out has also weighed on the Afghan economy. Karzai’s refusal to sign is sapping already scant support for the illegal war in Washington, which has murdered millions of Muslims and halved aid for civilian assistance in the fiscal year 2014.

As the UN, UNSC and ICJ and ICC, WB, IMF are among the US controlled agencies, while  countries like Russia, China, France and Germany play second fiddle to  Washington terror muses,  there is nothing that humanity can do end the global imperialism.

 

 

 

 

 

د. عبد راف 

Unfortunately, today there is not even on Muslim nation practicing  truly Islamic faith. 

BY DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL has been an Educationist, Columnist-Commentator  on world affairs Expert on Mideast Affairs Former university Teacher;  Editor:INTERNATIONAL OPINION; FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES; Author of books;website: http://abdulruff.wordpress.com/  Phone: 91-8129081217—(Account: No 62310377429 – CIF No: 78215311481- State Bank of Hyderabad, India) abdulruff@gmail.com

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Delhi Aam Aadmi government is doing what Common-man’s party stands for

 

 

Delhi Aam Aadmi government  is doing what Common-man’s party stands for

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL 

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Not only the leading political parties in India, both national and regional ones, have found the challenge being posed by the new Aam Aadmi, but, worse, they have ready-made answer to the popular sentiments espoused by the Kejriwal’s party.

 

All along these political outfits only deceived the a people and nation by sharing the resources among the political share holders, both ruling and opposition parties.

 

Now after the AAP assumed office of Delhi government, the Kejriwal leadership continues with its   activist platform and refused to enjoy the fruits of power as other parties are doing all over India.

 

Should the Aam Aadmi party leaders in the governance also do exactly what others have been doing for decades, they also would end up, cheating the public and looting their resources.

 

It is alright if those unhappy with AAP’s spectacular victory say quick things like AAP lacks experience in governance

 

Neither Kejriwal nor his supporters have come to rule Delhi not to enjoy  life but to serve the cause of people and they are doing exactly that

 

Without struggle they cannot achieve what they want for Delhiites and Indians at large. Delhi vs New Delhi conflict should be seen only from this ankle in order to understand what the new Common-man’s party stands for.

 

Indian politicians and parities are used a system of deformed democratic tradition,   whereby  selfish politicians somehow get elected only to mint money and  enjoy life along with family and friends and later hand over  the  position to the kith and kin.

 

These status quo politicians refuse to respond to the AAP’s challenge by seriously committing themselves to people’s concerns, rather than their own and families, and do not want to emulate the Kejriwal example of seriousness because they don’t want to really serve the nation and people.  

 

The political parties in India, shameful even to mention here, are afraid of maintaining transparent party fund collection, not interested in eschewing   corruption, discouraging crime and wrongdoing, in choosing the   right person to contest elections, in distancing the party from the divisive political agenda of vote-bank politics. 

 

Indian system does not place importance to accountability of the elected representatives of Parliament and Assemblies.

 

Accountability, therefore, is of the essence which the Aam Aadmi tries to put in place by using the elected government.  

 

Ultimately it is the people who deserve credit for the defeat of the Congress in four States, most particularly in Delhi.  The AAP is only an instrument meant for effecting the necessary change of Government leading eventually to the political change.  

 

As Indian politicians eye on the nation’s resources as service charges, the victory of the Aam Aadmi Party in the New Delhi assembly election has been welcomed by those who have the good of the nation at heart.  Thus, for the old guard of Indian polity, it has turned out to be a lump in the throat. They, calling themselves the patriots, in fact want to loot the nation and people and thrive in bribes.

 

Unfortunately, the perceived champions of democracy trivialised governance by promoting corruption at all levels, permitting ministers, MPs, MLAs and bureaucrats to undertake foreign junkets at public expense ostensibly to learn the ropes of governance. The interpretation of the concept cannot be open to subjective reflection.

 

By taking cue from the corrupt politicians, the bureaucrats and other officials openly seek bribes for doing anything for the public. The second freedom struggle launched by Anna Hazare and Kejriwal to demand Lokpal bill to contain corruption in New Delhi really threatened the Indian politicians and parliament. And they all got united to oppose any movement to deny them bribes.

 

With open agenda for uplifting both the nation and people out of corruption ridden criminal activities, Aam Admi Party has demonstrated it represents a break with the dominant trends post independent India ~ dynastic politics, family and hereditary leadership, opaque fund collection, corruption and wrongdoing of its leadership, violence, waste and vulgarity in public expenditure, caste, communalism, gender identity politics and misuse of investigating agencies.

 

Opponents of Aam Aadmi politics, not knowing how to combat the rise of the new ideology of Kejriwal began attacking on  his lack of experience in governance.  Even before the AAP won the election, its leaders were criticized for their lack of experience in governance. Arvind Kejriwal countered such cynicism with the assertion that governance is not rocket science that is difficult to grasp.

 

And that is the truth.

 

Aam Aadmi is not against the big rich guys but they are interested in the welfare of common people and expect the rich to  contribute positively to the  government task of ending corruption and  helping the ordinary people. AAP wants to be untainted by corruption, inefficiency, favoritism and wrongful omissions and commissions such as arbitrary, highhanded and malafide acts of the establishment.

 

Any government is politically and legally accountable for crime, corruption and wrongful omissions and commissions of all sorts. Central to effective governance is the formulation of honest public policies and their strict implementation. People should be able to get their genuine concerned addressed properly by the officials without asking for extra salary.

 

 

The parties that promoted corruption as policy and framed unethical policies for the disposal of the nation’s natural resources at a throwaway price on a first-cum-first-served basis have no right to criticize Aam Aadmi Party for lack of experience in governance.

 

 

Above all,  the corrupt political parties  should expect the Aam Admi party to join them to loot the nation’s resources and cheat the masses.  

 

If other parties also are genuinely  interested in the  actual  welfare measures of common people who make  majority of voters , then, they must join the AAP to help the  common people, to end corruption. 

 

د. عبد راف 

Unfortunately, today there is not even on Muslim nation practicing  truly Islamic faith. 

BY DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL has been an Educationist, Columnist-Commentator  on world affairs Expert on Mideast Affairs Former university Teacher;  Editor:INTERNATIONAL OPINION; FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES; Author of books;website: http://abdulruff.wordpress.com/  Phone: 91-8129081217—(Account: No 62310377429 – CIF No: 78215311481- State Bank of Hyderabad, India) abdulruff@gmail.com

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Hero HWL Hockey: Who will be the winner?

 

 

 

Hero HWL Hockey: Who will be the winner?

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL 

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As England, Netherlands, New Zealand and Australia reach semi-finalists of Hero HWL Hockey 2013, focus now is on England to win the title this time, although, true, none of the four top teams can be underestimated.  

However, since the Olympics gold medalist Germany was badly defeated in the quarter finals, one cannot just decide the winner on their current strength or position in ranking.

After all, luck certainly plays its part well in sports!

Upon a sort of rigorous tournament schedule, four top teams, England, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Australia have qualified on 15th January for the semi finals of the Hero Hockey World League Final in Delhi scheduled for 17th January.

 All four teams faced tough challenges. While England showed resilience to soak up sustained pressure from Belgium to win 1-0, the Netherlands held on to a 2-1 lead despite a late surge by Germany. The Black Sticks came through the first shoot-out winning it 4-3 against Argentina. Australia had to overturn a 2-0 deficit to eventually defeat India 7-2.

For India the loss was one of its greatest defeats in hockey history.

Friday’s semi finals will see England taking on New Zealand with the Netherlands playing Australia. Germany will face India in the 5-8 classification while Belgium will play Argentina.

In the first quarter final, a close-fought and tense match between England and Belgium saw the teams separated by a single goal. England, which remains unbeaten, looked very uncomfortable at times, but still England is seriously in the hunt for the title. England consigned Belgium to yet another defeat. For most of the first half Belgium looked the sharper side and caught the England defense in possession on a number of occasions.  But a defensive error by the world number four meant Belgium had a chance to attack.. The second half saw Belgium take the initiative, winning a penalty corner in the opening minute. This drew another save from Pinner and acted as a spur to the England team. Two more penalty corners to England increased the pressure on the Belgium defense and it was Tom Carson who scored the crucial opening goal, drag-flicking from the edge of the circle.

The match continued at an intense pace and the world No 4 team was forced to put up a staunch defense as Belgium piled on the pressure.

Hero Man of the Match Pinner was called into action as first Tom Boon and then Gauthier Boccard made inroads into the England circle. England held on to book their place in the semi-finals on Friday, while Belgium will play off for 5th-8th place.

England coach Bobby Crutchley said: “We needed to put our corners away, which would have relieved the pressure a little.” But he added that he was delighted with the way his team had dealt with the pressure. “Belgium is a really good side, so we are more than pleased with the result.” His counterpart, Marc Lammers said: “This was a good game, and we played much better in the second half. The problem was that we missed too many chances.

Germany v Netherlands 1-2 match was thrilling as the  German Olympics gold medalists  was driven out by Netherland. The men in orange Netherlands started the game in dominant style winning a penalty corner, which was flicked home by Mink van der Weerden in the first minute. The German Olympic silver medallists put pressure on the Olympic champions and this resulted in their second goal a few minutes later. Seve van Ass (6’) got the final touch to double Oranje’s lead. The second half saw Germany playing with more intensity; it took them less than three minutes to get on the scoreboard. The game was really end to end with the European champions taking hold of the game towards the final whistle. Such was the shape of the game that most of the action took place in the centre of the pitch with quick turn-overs making the match very entertaining.

The Netherlands were clearly pleased with the result, although they acknowledged that they nearly let their opponents back into the game. Captain of the German team, Oliver Korn said that before the game the whole squad really wanted to stamp their mark on the game, but they “were asleep at the start of the game.” Coach Markus Weise agreed: “We didn’t play well in the first half and some of the boys didn’t do the work that they needed to. We were much better in the second half but one good half is not enough when you are playing the best in the world.

Argentina v New Zealand ended in a draw 1-1, given an edge to New Zealand.  The first shoot out of the Hero Hockey World League Final took place between New Zealand and Argentina after full-time delivered a 1-1 draw. The eventual winners were New Zealand after they won in the sudden death round of the penalty shootout. The match was very much a game of two halves. With 20 minutes left on the clock, New Zealand appeared to have weathered the Argentine storm, however, the defense couldn’t hold out indefinitely and the inevitable occurred when Matias Paredes (59′) scored from open play. As neither team found the net in regular time, the game went to penalty shootout. At the end of the first round, both teams were drawing, with two successful penalty attempts each. The second round was sudden death and both Agustin Mazzilli and Hugo Inglis scored.

Looking forward to his semi final confrontation with England, the New Zealand coach Colin Batch said: “England have been playing very well. We hope they have an off day..”

The most interesting, but crudely shocking for Indian side, is Australia v India fight ending at 7-2, total collapse of Indian shield. A bright start by India with 2 goals threatened to provide the shock of the tournament but Australia showed just why they are world champions by turning a 2-0 deficit into a 7-2 victory at the Hero Hockey World League Final in Delhi. The turnaround started in the 24th minute when Nicholas Budgeon put the Kookaburras on the scoreboard by smashing in a penalty corner. Jason Wilson’s (29’) equalised just before halftime and Glenn Turner (35’) made it 3-2 marking his 100th cap with a goal. The world champions dominated throughout the second half. Russell Ford (41’) extending the lead to 4-2. Then Simon Orchard (45’) smashed in a shot from the top of the corner making it 5-2. Ford (47’) made it 6-2 and Jacob Whetton’s (65’) scored to make it 7-2. 

India’s coach Terry Walsh, said that his team had not been able to cope with the physicality of Australia.

 India could thrash Pakistan easily to reach the quarter finals though Pakistan had played very well all matches till then only to meekly surrender to India. “The physiological make-up of the Indian players needs to develop further”.  

The coach seeks psychological or psychiatric treatment for Indian hockey boys as much as Pakistanis also need it badly before facing India.

 

 

 

د. عبد راف 

Unfortunately, today there is not even on Muslim nation practicing  truly Islamic faith. 

BY DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL has been an Educationist, Columnist-Commentator  on world affairs Expert on Mideast Affairs Former university Teacher;  Editor:INTERNATIONAL OPINION; FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES; Author of books;website: http://abdulruff.wordpress.com/  Phone: 91-8129081217—(Account: No 62310377429 – CIF No: 78215311481- State Bank of Hyderabad, India) abdulruff@gmail.com

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