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FOIL member Shalini Gera supports Maoist kidnappings : She says it's "Impressive" PSMI = Patriotic Sons of Mother India Our Intelligence Wing RGS, Rashtriya Guptachar Sangh has collected belwo piece of information . ----------------------------------------------- Shalini Gera made waves during gujarat crisis by launching online petitions and writing letters to PM , Persident etc under the grab of a "Coalition Against Communalism " As mentioned earlier she is a Hindu hating , Pro paki , marxist , naxalite supporter . To prove our point here is a piece in her words on Maoists kidnappings of Businessmen and school kids in Nepal she says "If it's(Kidnappings of Businessmen and kids) just a show of strength by the Maoists, it's pretty impressive " --------------------------------- COMPLETE Some bizarre news reports are coming out of Nepal and I was wondering if someone on the list has an understanding/ analysis of what is going on there. Over the last two days,

The essence of Terrorism

Excerpt from Americas Secret war The essence of terrorism is this : In a society with many unguarded targets, a group with courage and explosives is extraordinarily difficult to stop. It is this combination of sparseness of groups and the richness of targets that has traditionally made combating terrorism a nightmare . The material damage caused by the terrorists was trivial compared to the psychological , and therefore political effect . Terror came from the awarness of one’s own vulnerability and the sense that terroristsUS forced unequivocably could strike where and when they wanted – that they were in control and held life or death in their hands. The psychological strength of terrorism rested in the IDEA that no one was safe anywhere – that death is omnipresent . You could not protect yourself , and more important , the state could not protect you. The frequency of attack is less important than their effectiveness. In war enemy’s next move is usually predictable . War is a

Japan’s new defence posture

Japan’s new defence posture 02-Feb-05 Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi - the architect of Japan's new security policy Towards power-projection At the turn of this year, Japan is set to conclude a major review that will determine the trajectory of its defence policy and capabilities for the next decade. The first stage of this review comprised the release in October 2004 of the report of the prime minister’s Council on Security and Defense Capabilities. The final and most important stage of the review will be the release by the Japan Defense Agency (JDA) in late 2004 or early 2005 of the revised National Defense Program Outline (NDPO), the document that sets out Japan’s defence doctrine alongside the military capabilities required to fulfill it. The NDPO was first revised in 1995, in an attempt to reorient the Japan Self Defense Forces’ (JSDF) missions and capabilities to meet the challenges of the post-Cold War security environment. It was notable in stressing the need for c

India is not just a Regional Super Power it's an Inter-Continental Super Power

India is not just a Regional Super Power : Foreign analysts says," India is a Regional Super Power". And we repeat it. In which region is India acting as a Super Power. For that answer also we look at the foreign analysts. To them, India is only a Super power among Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Burma and Pakistan. In short, South Asia. And our mind is also set to believe like that. Is that our Region? How many Indians do believe like that. If you believe like that then you are not seeing the broad picture. India's region consists of a wide area which exists around the Indian Ocean Rim. India's position is of strategic importance in that region. If we have a will, within years, we can assert our supremacy in the IOR region. We should get out of the mind set that we are only a South Asian super power. We are an Inter-Continental Power. What should we do to acquire that status? First of all, make a point that we are an Inter-Continental Power. We

NATO, U.S., rebuffed on deploying AWACS aircraft in Kyrgyzstan

SECURITY IN CENTRAL ASIA MOVES CLOSER TO MOSCOW'S ORBIT Recent events within Central Asia, ranging from maneuvers toward Western military deployment in Kyrgyzstan to political statements from Bishkek indicating the intention of closer security integration with Russia, coupled with accusations from Uzbek officials that Kazakhstan is harboring terrorists, highlight the complexity of post-9/11 security dynamics within the region and the predisposition of many key players to look towards Moscow for solutions to these problems. In this context, as former Soviet republics recognize both the weakness of CIS collective security and the limitations of Western assistance, many are looking at Russia as a guarantor of regional stability. Kyrgyzstan's Foreign Minister, Askar Aitmatov, said on February 14 that the United States and NATO had approached the Kyrgyz government concerning the possibility of deploying AWACS surveillance aircraft in Kyrgyzstan. Aitmatov confirmed that the offer

Pak-Saudi N-link alive

Pak-Saudi N-link alive 9 February 2005: While Pakistan has denied a Time magazine report that its disgraced nuclear scientist, A.Q.Khan, was proliferating to Saudi Arabia, there is new surfacing evidence that suggests a broader government-to-government Pak-Saudi atomic collaboration, and this could be continuing. Top diplomatic sources said that chartered Saudi C-130 Hercules transporters made scores of trips between the Dhahran military base and several Pakistani cities, including Lahore and Karachi, between October 2003-October 2004, and thereafter, considerable contacts were reported between Pakistani and Saudi nuclear scientists. Between October 2004-January 2005, under cover of Haj, several Pakistani scientists visited Riyadh, and they were missing from their designated hotels for periods of between fifteen to twenty days, but overall, sources said, the Saudis and Pakistanis became selective in their contacts. After Khan’s first admission of proliferating to Iran, Libya and

Powering India

Powering India In South Asia, as elsewhere, offense is the best form of defence. Source : India React 16 February 2005: The cycles of history, in relation to national powers, can rarely be altered. What goes up must come down. But sometimes, some powers understand the power matrix better, and work it to prolong their preeminence if not always glory. The Twentieth Century was the American century, but the Twenty-first was not expected to be, but footloose America will still survive the challenges to its power, and remain a superpower for considerable more decades if not always a hyperpower. Iraq has blown its prestige somebit, and Iran would slide it down further, if it is mad enough to provoke a war there. Britain was truer to the cycle of history, or rather couldn’t counter it, when the sun set on the empire soon after World War II. The Soviet Union collapsed to Russia at the end of the Cold War, and as the former Axis powers, Germany and Japan were militarily bridled, and th

Armed north east terrorists are simply fronts for conversion

In fact, conversion is taking place on a mass-scale in large parts of the North-east where poor, backward tribals fall easy prey to the lure of money and other inducements to embrace Christianity. But if they don't, the job is taken over by the militant groups, most of which are operating in the region only to convert people to Christianity under the guise of insurgent outfits Wanted: Anti-conversion Law The findings by the expert committee headed by Prof Ashish Bose of the National Commission for Minorities about certain intriguing facts of the growth of Christian population in the North-east, have busted the myth propagated by Christian leaders that there have been absolutely no inducements or coercion for conversion of the downtrodden people among the Hindus to Christianity. But more than this, the findings have also revealed that illegal Muslim migrants from Bangladesh too have been increasingly reporting as Christians "guided by

The slaying of Theo Van Gogh al-Qaida inspired?

The slaying of Theo Van Gogh al-Qaida inspired? In a new Norwegian Defence Research Establishment FFI report, researcher Petter Nesser makes the case that the murder of Van Gogh was a terrorist attack implemented by an al-Qaida inspired radical Islamist group within the framework of global jihad. This report surveys in depth the available open source information about the ritualistic murder of the filmmaker Theo Van Gogh on the streets of Amsterdam on November 2, 2004. The report makes the case that the murder of Van Gogh was a terrorist attack implemented by an al-Qaida inspired radical Islamist group within the framework of global jihad, and not an act of religious violence by a lone fanatic. The report also argues that the invasion of Iraq was an important motivational factor for the assassin and his accomplices, in addition to grievances related to the Dutch government’s policies concerning immigration and Dutch counter-terrorism measures. Petter Nesser's FFI repo

Pak will be failed state by 2015: CIA

Pak will be failed state by 2015: CIA PTI[ SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2005 10:11:09 AM ] NEW DELHI: Pakistan will be a "failed" state by 2015 as it would be affected by civil war, complete Talibanisation and struggle for control of its nuclear weapons, premier US intelligence agencies have said in an assessment report. Forecasting a "Yugoslavia-like fate" for Pakistan, the US National Intelligence Council (NIC) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in a jointly prepared Global Futures Assessment Report have said "by year 2015 Pakistan would be a failed state, ripe with civil war, bloodshed, inter-provincial rivalries and a struggle for control of its nuclear weapons and complete Talibanisation". "Pakistan will not recover easily from decades of political and economic mismanagement, divisive policies, lawlessness, corruption and ethnic friction," said the report quoted by former Pakistan High Commissioner to United Kingdom Wajid Shamsul Hasan in an

Russia's Northeast Asian multilateral energy game

MOSCOW EYES ENERGY IMPLICATIONS OF NORTHEAST ASIA'S CHANGING INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS As maneuvering continues around Russia's major oil and gas pipeline projects, Russian experts seek to clarify trends in the ongoing multilateral energy game. There appears to be a consensus that Siberia's hydrocarbon riches are set to become an important source of energy supplies for Northeast Asia, notably China. Despite the recent decision to build a pipeline to Japan, not China, Russian experts claim that Beijing could still be interested in oil pipelines from Siberia. This changing landscape provided the background for an academic conference in Moscow on February 10. Jointly sponsored by the oil giant BP and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), the conference focused on "Energy Parameters of International Relations in Northeast Asia." Speaking at the gathering, Alexei Voskressenski noted that Russia's natural resource reserves have global signif

Conflicting word on US drones over Iran

US sources have given conflicting signals about the veracity of a Washington Post report that said America has been using unmanned flights for the past year to gather intelligence on Iran's nuclear capability. Three senior U.S. military officials disputed the article Sunday, but two well-placed U.S. government sources confirmed it, saying that the overflights have indeed been taking place. The newspaper -- citing three U.S. officials -- reported that Washington has been using drones to look for evidence of nuclear weapons programs and to "detect weaknesses in air defenses." Neither the CIA nor the Pentagon would comment Sunday on the apparent discrepancy. The Bush administration has been working to build international pressure on Iran to halt its nuclear program, arguing that the country is operating a clandestine weapons program. Iran has insisted that its nuclear program is designed for civilian energy production only. Because U.S. intelligence on Iraq's alle

Pakistan Nukes Can be Stolen: CIA-NIC Report

For the complete 119 Page NIC Report Click here. The Report is in PDF Format Latest CIA Report says Pak Nukes Can be Stolen by Terrorists WASHINGTON, February 14: Use of stolen or purchased nuclear weapons from Pakistan or Russia by terrorists cannot be ruled out within the next 15 years, the latest CIA report prepared by the prestigious nerve center of strategic thinking in the US intelligence community, the National Intelligence Council (NIC), reveals. The 119-Page Report is issued every 5 years and was declassified by the CIA in December 2004. "Terrorists will continue to seek to acquire fissile material in order to construct a nuclear weapon. Concurrently, they can be expected to continue attempting to purchase or steal a weapon, particularly in Russia or Pakistan. Given the possibility that terrorists could acquire nuclear weapons, the use of such weapons by extremists before 2020 cannot be ruled out," the report titled "

After yoga and Sunday shopping, Croatia's Catholic Church targets condoms

AFP, February 16, 2004 ZAGREB (AFP) - After "defeating" yoga classes for teachers and Sunday shopping, Croatia's Catholic Church is again testing its power in this conservative society by opposing a safe-sex programme in schools. "Under the pretext of protecting adolescents against AIDS (news - web sites), a technique on how to use preventive means is actually being practised," the Croatian Conference of Bishops fumed in a recent statement. The bishops labelled the programme as "explicitly against Christian moral teaching," in line with the Catholic Church's general opposition to contraception and condom distribution. Mirjana Krizmanic, a social psychologist, said the Church had no right to meddle in the health policies of a secular state. "It is unacceptable that the Church interferes in matters which should be decided upon by experts, since these are public schools and we a

Truth About Religious Freedom Mother of All fears

Truth About Religious Freedom Mother of All fears The greatest fear of all humans has been the fear of losing one's personal freedom. Personal freedom is cherished by all humans in one form or another. That is one reason why the fear of going into incarceration keeps most human beings from violating the law of the land. That is why a child made to stand in a corner in a class room as a punishment will shun from doing mischief in a class room. To the child it is an entirely different feeling of exuberance, if he or she has to sit or stand in the same corner whilst enjoying his favourite hobby. The basic fear of losing freedom to move about at will is what does matter. Even any and all perceived curtailment of freedom and civil liberties is fought tooth and nail in the USA by liberal groups. Whist unfortunately, these liberal groups seem to have gone too far in their opposition, in that there has been a trend to fight for the freedom of those who basically want to usurp all the fre

Attack on Geelani : Nandita Haskar -Naga Seperatists-ISI links

The interesting case of SAR Geelani raises its head again... Everybody's heard about the unsuccessful attack on SAR Geelani - the truth about Geelani is actually quite interesting... 1. Why is SAR Geelani a threat to India and what are his connections? Pramod Singh reveals a few details about SAR Geelani in Daily Pioneer Intelligence agencies have evidence to prove that Geelani is a darling of the ISI. He is such an important cog in their scheme of things that if the ISI were to nominate the president of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), it would be none other than Syed Abdul Rehman Geelani. His younger brother Syed Abdulla, who defected to POK and is currently based in Rawalpindi, is a hero for many terrorist outfits since he happens to be the brother of SAR Geelani, who has been openly castigating India and espousing the cause of an independent Kashmir. UNQUOTE 2. Who could behind this attack - was it really the Delhi Police? The obvious needs to be asked, why would th