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Boycott Pro-Pakistan Nawabs and Sardars : Baloch Liberation Army

By Frontier India | December 28th, 2010 | A senior commander of Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) in video message said that Baloch nation should abandon their personal interests and join the ranks of those who are fighting for the freedom of Balochland. He says that it is the demand of time and situation that Baloch must unite and stand against the enemy of Baloch Nation. The video has been posted on Youtube and distributed to news agencies in Balochistan. The masked BLA commander said ” (BLA) were disappointed and surprised on how their own Baloch brothers have been brainwashed to take side of the enemy and provide them information against Baloch fighters. “They (enemies) are trying to create hurdles for us in our own homes”. Without naming anyone the BLA commander said that “These (agents) are the stooges and remainders of the British who have become so powerless that they cannot breathe before their Punjabi masters. They are killing Baloch youth to gain two time bread from themse

Rise of the east in a new clash of civilizations

Minhaz Merchant, Dec 26, 2010, 06.59am IST http://timesofindia. indiatimes.com/home/sunday- toi/all-that-matters/Rise-of- the-east-in-a-new-clash-of- civilizations/articleshow/ 7165562.cms As this adolescent century unfolds, four competing civilizations will shape it. This new contest of civilizations could determine the balance of power between nations and regions for generations. "The longer you can look back," Winston Churchill said, "the farther you can look forward." Though in decline, western civilization will continue to influence global policy and culture. The rise of China will establish a powerful Confucian counter-civilizational force with strong roots in history and a sphere of influence arching from the Pacific to Africa. The third major civilization, again deeply rooted in history, will be driven by India's growing hard and soft power. Strong demographics, a far-flung diaspora and the world's third largest economy will impel India to

Why China's missiles should be our focus

By Mark Stokes and Dan Blumenthal Sunday, January 2, 2011 http://www.washingtonpost.com/ wp-dyn/content/article/2010/ 12/31/AR2010123102687.html With the New START treaty ratified , the Obama administration can turn its attention to the real source of nuclear instability among the great powers: China's buildup of conventional ballistic missiles. The latest destabilizing system is China's anti-ship ballistic missile, the "carrier killer" that the head of the U.S. Pacific Command, Adm. Robert Willard, deemed operational last week. During the many upcoming Sino-American summits, including a state visit by President Hu Jintao, the Obama administration should begin pressing China to join the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and stop its missile buildup. Why are China's missiles the greatest source of unease? Because there are no defensive answers that do not risk an immediate escalation of tensions - and Beijing's missile force is soon likely to have the

BALOCHISTAN: ‘We are getting bodies of missing persons on a daily basis’

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 By Shahid Husain Karachi The Vice Chairman of Voice for Baloch Missing People, Abdul Qadir Baloch, said here on Tuesday that it was not true that the non-Baloch people in the country’s largest province were being killed by Baloch people. They were being killed by the intelligence agencies in such a manner that blame was pinned on the Baloch people, he alleged. He was responding to a question at a news conference at the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Tuesday afternoon. “The poor people are not exploiting the resources of Balochistan. Why will Baloch people kill the poor non-Baloch people?” he asked the questioner. He said the alienation in Balochistan was totally due to the atrocities against the Baloch people in the last 63 years, and despite the fact that the government of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had offered a package to Balochistan and that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Iftikhar Mohammad Choudhry, had been taking suo motu action o

UN experts deeply concerned with gross human rights violations which may amount to crimes against humanity

UN experts deeply concerned with gross human rights violations which may amount to crimes against humanity GENEVA (31 December 2010) – UN human rights experts* are deeply concerned that, according to credible sources, enforced or involuntary disappearances, arbitrary detentions, extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, and acts of sexual violence may have occurred or may still be occurring in Côte d’Ivoire in relation to the presidential elections. “When committed in certain circumstances, enforced disappearances amount to a crime against humanity,” warns the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances. “Those who have perpetrated such horrendous acts shall be held accountable.” The Working Group recalls that, according to its General Comment on enforced disappearances as a crime against humanity, adopted in 2009, “when there are claims of practices of enforced disappearances which may amount to crimes against humanity, the Working Group will evaluate these claims

PLA, THE BAROMETER OF US-CHINA RELATIONS

B.RAMAN The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China is the barometer of US-China relations. When anything negative happens, it has greater impact on the military-military relations between the two countries than on the economic relations. While the PLA rules out the danger of any global military conflict involving China and the US, it does not rule out the danger of regional conflicts. According to the PLA, the US views China as a major strategic opponent. While there could be tactical improvements in the military-military relations, any enduring and strategic improvement would depend upon the US permanently stopping arms sales to Taiwan, removing discriminatory legislations affecting sensitive US exports to China and stopping the alleged intrusion of US naval ships and planes into the areas that China looks upon as its exclusive economic zones. China is still only a regional power but with global influence. While its relations with the US are important, its relations w

Will India Ever be a Nation with Rule of Law , Unlikely!

Incredible Scam-a-day India http://tarafits.blogspot.com/ 2010/12/will-india-ever-be- nation-with-rule-of.html K Gajendra Singh 28 December, 2010 Asatyamev Jayate (untruth prevails) has become India’s new liet motif “ I feel the prime minister has lost complete control of the government. Sonia Gandhi has lost control over the political processes and of the Congress party.” Arun Shourie , a former editor and later BJP minister. Look at the scams being uncovered everyday and the total lawlessness in all facets of Indian polity ; moral , ethical ,political, economic, social, and others .It brings to mind US Ambassador John Galbraith’s charitable description of India in 1960s as a functioning anarchy .Since then India has morphed into a dysfunctional anarchy . It has become a land of banana plantations. What is wrong with India that is Bharat. Let us look at the fundamentals since minor surgeries will not cure the cancer in the body politic. First ; What is rule of law. Rule of la