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Tripura rebels raise funds from pornographics

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4190570.stm (see the photo also in link above) India rebels 'making porn films' By Subir Bhaumik BBC News, Calcutta Rebels in India's north-eastern state of Tripura are making pornographic films to raise money for their separatist campaign, officials say. The information has come from surrendered guerrillas of the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT), according to police. They say the rebels are forcing captured tribal women, and some men, to take part in the films. The films are then dubbed to be sold in India and neighbouring countries. Remote areas The former guerrillas of the NLFT have told police their leaders not only sexually abused scores of tribal girls recruited into the rebel army but also used them - and some male guerrillas - to produce scores of porn films, officials say. "The films were found to be dubbed in Burmese, Bengali, Thai and Hindi, suggesting they were being marketed to man

Central America's Street Gangs Are Drawn into the World of Geopolitics

ver the course of the past year, the Bush administration has begun to shift its focus in Latin America away from asymmetrical threats, such as terrorism, and toward the more traditional power politics of the region: containing the left-leaning governments bent on curtailing Washington's influence in the region. Threats previously espoused by the administration -- Hezbollah's presence in the tri-border region and in Chile, Venezuela's Margarita Island serving as a terrorist resort and Islamic groups working with the drug traffickers in the region -- have all seemingly been knocked down in their threat level in public declarations. However, in Central America, Washington is getting serious about a problem it helped to create -- and not simply because the region's street gangs and vast criminal networks are making their presence known in the United States. While media reports, often fueled by some in the Bush administration, have focused on the possibility of al-Qaeda ta

Cheney's `Spoon-Benders' Pushing Nuclear Armageddon

by Jeffrey Steinberg Sometime in late 1980, then-Col. Paul E. Vallely, the Commander of the 7th Psychological Operations Group, United States Army Reserve, Presidio of San Francisco, Ca., co-authored a discussion paper, which received wide and controversial attention within the U.S. military, particularly within the Special Operations community. The paper was titled "From PSYOP to MindWar: The Psychology of Victory," and it presented a Nietzschean scheme for waging perpetual psychological warfare against friend and enemy populations alike, and even against the American people. The "MindWar" paper was provoked by an article by Lt. Col. John Alexander, which appeared in the December 1980 edition of Military Review, advocating the introduction of ESP (extra-sensory perception), "tele-pathetic behavior modification," para-psychology, psychokinesis ("mind over matter"), remote viewing, out of body experiences, and other New Age and occult practices

From From Psy-Ops to Mindwars : Satanic Subversion of the U.S. Military

Satanic Subversion of the U.S. Military by Jeffrey Steinberg On Feb. 5, 1999, in U.S. District Court in Lincoln, Nebraska, an extraordinary hearing occurred in Paul A. Bonacci v. Lawrence E. King, a civil action in which the plaintiff charged that he had been ritualistically abused by the defendant, as part of a nationwide pedophile ring linked to powerful political figures in Washington and to elements of the U.S. military and intelligence establishment. Three weeks later, on Feb. 27, Judge Warren K. Urbom ordered King, who is currently in Federal prison, to pay $1 million in damages to Bonacci, in what Bonacci's attorney John DeCamp said was a clear signal that "the evidence presented was credible." During the Feb. 5 hearing, Noreen Gosch stunned the court with sworn testimony linking U.S. Army Lt. Col. Michael Aquino (ret.) to the nationwide pedophile ring. Her son, Johnny, then 12 years old, was kidnapped off the streets of West Des Moines, Iowa, on Sept. 5, 1982

UNIFORM CIVIL CODE : Chatter between Mullah Kaleem Khwaja - Feminist- Marxist

FOIL CHATTER on UNIFORM CIVIL CODE , between 1. Kaleem Khwaja 2. Leftist Feminist Ms. Kamala Vishweshwaran 3. Rajashakar Ramakrishna ( FOIL moderator) FROM : Kamala Visweswaran ( a Leftist Feminist ) The whole polygamy/bigamy issue is such a no starter. The majority of bigamous marriages are within the Hindu community. This is well-documented. See "The Supreme Court, The Media and the UCC Debate" by Flavia. Courts have used section 3(1)(a) of the 1986 Muslim Women's Act for "fair and reasonable maintainence" to award sums such as rs. 85,000 or 3 lakhs to women for maintenence--far more than allowed under section 125 of the CrPC. I also recommend Flavia's book, "Gender, Law and Colonialism" for an understanding of how many aspects of Islamic law were more progressive on women's rights (rts to property, divorce, maintence refusal of marriage) at a time when Hindu and other Indian women lacked such rights. Islam has always

Imrana : Saeed Naqvi distorting the truth or playing on technicalities ?

This is the second time, Saeed Naqvi has claimed that neither Imrana was raped, nor was there a fatwa. Is he truthful? Or is he distorting the truth? Here is his latest column on Indian Express. is in bold. Click to read Article His claim on Imrana is "In Charthwal village in Muzaffarnagar district, Ali Mohammad rapes Imrana, his daughter-in-law, and a helpful fatwa from Deoband enables him to keep her as his wife. For weeks the story dominates the channels and front pages. It is now confirmed that neither was there a rape nor a fatwa. No corrections are issued. Meanwhile, news desks have been alerted to the idea that stories of fatwas embarrassing to the Muslims has a growing audience. " Court records definitely indicate that a charge was filed. Whether it was a fatwa or a 'ruling' is a technicality but the important point, which I made in my Wall Street Journal is that neither a fatwa not the Sharia itself has any legal standing in a country that has a constitu

The Forgotten Spy - Must Read

The Rediff Special/Shobha Warrier August 26, 2005 As one enters the house of Saraswathy Rajamani, one is struck by the number of photographs of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. They are everywhere, on the wall, on the table, inside the cabinet. For someone like her, it is quite understandable -- because not everyone spends her teenage years working for Netaji or for the Indian National Army -- that too as a spy. After spending her growing years fighting courageously, often risking her own life, Saraswathy lives a lonely life of neglect and penury. Till recently she had been living in a small, dilapidated, rented room. Thanks to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, she has a house now, albeit an old one in a colony. Her sad story that appeared in a newspaper caught the chief minister's attention, and she was immediately allotted a house and a grant. However, it was unfortunate that it took so long for a government to notice a person who fought for India's freedom. When

More you talk to a moderate muslim more he becomes MULLAH , that is Mullah Kaleem Khwaja

BELOW IS A CHATTER OF FOIL ( Federation of Iquilabi Leftists) RECEIVED FROM A FRIEND OF INTELLIBRIEFS . Kaleem Khwaja ( the man who shed tears for Taliban when US bombed) and die hard leftists like Ravishankar , Rajashaker ( FOIL moderator) on MUSLIM PERSONAL SHARIA . Kaleem Khwaja talks about Islam and criticize Hindus , have a wonderful reading, these chatters are windows to read their hearts and minds . ------------------------------------------------- FROM RAVI I am very surprized by this kind of response. Since I do not personally know all the discussants, I would not know if this kind of aggression is originating from somewhere else. The way I see it, Sekhar is raising very legitimate questions about the role of religion in social and political life. I do not see any design to put only Islam under question, which is amply clear from Sekhar's references to Hinduism and Sankaracharyas. In other posts Daya and Sandeep have made out as if "rational response is b

US to study methods and techniques to reduce effects of IEDs

The Defense Science Board Task Force on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) will meet in closed session on September 13, 2005, at Strategic Analysis, Inc., 3601 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. The Task Force will explore methods and techniques to significantly reduce the effects of IEDs on U.S. and coalition forces in operations such as are currently being conducted in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). The Task Force should examine ways to counter the use as well as mitigate the consequences of IEDs. The Task Force should examine ways to counter the use as well as mitigate the consequences of IEDs. DATES: September 13, 2005. ADDRESSES: Strategic Analysis, Inc., 3601 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LTC Scott Dolgoff, USA, Defense Science Board, 3140 Defense Pentagon, Room 3C553, Washington, DC 20301- 3140, via e-mail at scott.dolgoff@osd.mil , or via phone at (703) 571-0082. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The mission of the Defense Science Boa

'We've Got To Bring the Hammer Down on Iran' -- Interview with Gen. Paul Vallely (ret.)

Interview: Gen. Paul Vallely (ret.) Source: Executive Intelligence Review. Retired Army general Vallely is currently the head of the Military Committee of Frank Gaffney's Center for Security Policy and a member of the Iran Policy Committee, a gaggle of neo-conservatives formed to promote war and rebellion in Iran. He was interviewed by telephone on Aug. 15 by Bill Jones. In an earlier conversation, Vallely had told Jones that he knew that Osama bin Laden was in Iran, and that Ken Timmerman (author of Countdown to Crisis: The Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran), had learned from Iranian dissidents in Europe that Iran already had nuclear weapons. "All roads lead to Teheran," Vallely said. EIR: I wanted to ask you a few more questions on this whole Iran scenario. You indicated that, if push came to shove, and some military action were to be taken, you would recommend a naval blockade of the Strait of Hormuz? Vallely: Yes, the Strait of Hormuz is the chokepoint for goin