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ISI and other foreign covert agencies are subverting India. Operating locally, the ISI and other foreign covert agencies are subverting India. By Gautam Sen (2 September 2013) London: The Indian trait of being easily gratified and eager to please is a fascinating contrast to self-serving Pakistani truculence. Despite being bankrolled and armed by the United States over fifty years, Pakistan not only refused to play ball with US plans for Afghanistan, it used US-supplied weaponry to embark on a murderously effective counteroffensive against Western forces. It also mobilized its citizens against the US by instigating a relentless hate campaign. By comparison, India has lost no opportunity to prostrate itself to the US in apparent infinite gratitude for the Indo-US nuclear accord. The shameless United Progressive Alliance government now wishes to mortgage India’s energy security for the next generation by purchasing untried US nuclear reactors though superior contenders are avai

World's Biggest Old Age Home with the Cheapest Canteen..!!!

World's Biggest Old Age Home with the Cheapest Canteen..!!!   The Only Place in India where the Food is cheap. Tea- 1.00 Soup- 5.50 Daal- 1.50 Meals- 2.00 Chapati- 1.00 Chicken- 24.50 Dosa- 4.00 Biryani- 8.00 Fish-13.00 These items are meant for Poor People but they are available at Indian Parliament Canteen. The Salary of those poor people are Rs.80,000/- per month (  Without Income Tax) . Please circulate this to at least Ten Nagriks…. (Indian Citizens) "INKI GARIBI KI SABKO PATA TO CHALE !

Obama’s search for lost say in Middle East

Divya Kumar Soti (The writer is a national security analyst). (VIEWS OF THE WRITER ARE PERSONAL). THE CONFLICT IN MIDDLE-EAST NOW TRANSCENDS SHIASUNNI OR PRO-ANTI US DIVIDING LINES AND IDEOLOGICAL HUES ARE GETTING BLURRED As the United States (US) inches towards diving in Syrian conflict, dilemmas afflicting Obama’s Middle-East policy become more evident. Since the Arab Spring got spontaneously triggered on Tahrir square in Cairo, White House had to repeatedly make distasteful choices in the Middle-East. Arab spring has unsettled the “old order” of cold-war vintage in Middle-East which consisted of US and Soviet backed dictators. This “old order” had provisions for geo-political balance among regional powers and Shia-Sunni blocks and provided greatest stability one could hope for in Middle-East. This has led to Washington’s regional allies like Saudi and Qatar Royals make their own choices in Egyptian and Syrian conflict

Can the nation expect PM to stop swimming in slush? By Lt Gen Prakash KatochIssue Net Edition | Date : 03 Sep , 2013 In one crisp interview to Spiegel, Jayati Ghosh has disrobed the government in deflecting blame on “foreign factors” for the economic slush that they have landed this country into. Both the Prime Minister and his Finance Minister have been crucified by Jayati by elucidating: In Chumar the PLA is making frequent transgressions, claiming 85 sq km of Indian territory despite the international border defining the two countries. One, desperate  attempts to attract more foreign capital by easing rules for external commercial borrowing worsens structural causes of the rupee crisis; Two, the  much vaunted economic boom was essentially a debt-driven consumption spree, financed by short term capital inflows (she did not qualify how the Food Security Bill will compound this folly); Three, profits went mostly to

Iran: Managing U.S. Military Action in Syria

Analysis SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 | STRATFOR Summary Conventional wisdom says that a weakened Syria would undermine Iran's regional influence, but a U.S. military intervention in the country could actually benefit Tehran. The government there has devised a sophisticated strategy for responding to a U.S. attack. Of course, Tehran would activate its militant proxies in the region, including Hezbollah, in the event that the United States launches an attack, but it would also exploit Washington's visceral opposition to Sunni jihadist and Islamist groups to gain concessions elsewhere. Analysis Iran already has engaged diplomatically with many of those involved in the Syrian conflict. Over the past weekend, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the foreign affairs and national security head for the Iranian parliament, led a delegation to Damascus, presumably to discuss the potential U.S. attack. Earlier on Aug. 29, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani over

75,000 troops needed to secure chemical weapons if Damascus falls 5 September, 2013 The potential of strategic US strikes in Syria has sparked fears Damascus’ chemical weapons could fall into the wrong hands if the government is toppled. A recent congressional report says 75,000 troops would be needed to safeguard the WMD caches. The Congressional Research Center (CRS) report, issued just one day before the alleged August 21 chemical weapons attack in a Damascus suburb, was compiled with the aim of “responding to possible scenarios involving the use, change of hands, or loss of control of Syrian chemical weapons.” It states that Syria’s chemical weapon stockpiles, which a French intelligence report recently estimated at over 1,000 tons, have been secured by Syrian Special Forces. “Due to the urgency of preventing access to these weapons by unauthorized groups, including terrorists, the United States government has been preparing for scenarios to secure the weapons in the event of the Ass

Baloch, Sindhi and Pashtun nationalists protest in front of the White House

/ WASHINGTON, D.C - The members  of the Baloch, Sindhi and Pashtun community in United States held a protest rally in front of the White House to draw the attention of President Obama to the ongoing Pakistani military operation, human right violations, arbitrary arrests, extra-judicial killings, disappearances and genocide in Balochistan, Sindh and Pakhtunistan. The protest rally was organized by Dr. Wahid Baloch, the President of Baloch Society of North America (BSO-NA).  Arshad Umrani, from Balochistan Strategic Forum and President of BNC - Chicago Chapter, came all the way from Chicago to attend the rally. Ghulam Nabi Unar, President of Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) also came along with his Sindhi friends from New York to join the rally. A prominent Sindhi human right activist and journalist Khalid Hashmani also joined the protest to show his support. Andrew Eiva, who is working with Sudanese resistance forces in Sudan came with Sudanese community members along with s

US: The indispensable (bombing) nation

By Pepe Escobar Yes We Scan. Yes We Drone. And Yes We Bomb. The White House's propaganda blitzkrieg to sell the Tomahawking of Syria to the US Congress is already reaching pre-bombing maximum spin - gleefully reproduced by US corporate media. And yes, all parallels to Iraq 2.0 duly came to fruition when US Secretary of State John Kerry pontificated that Bashar al-Assad "now joins the list of Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein" as an evil monster. Why is Cambodia's Pol Pot never mentioned? Oh yes, because the US supported him. Every single tumbleweed in the Nevada desert knows who's itching for war on Syria; vast sectors of the industrial-military complex; Israel; the House of Saud; the "socialist" Francois Hollande in France, who has wet dreams with Sykes-Picot. Virtually nobody is lobbying Congress NOT to go to war. And all the frantic war lobbying may even be superfluous; Nobel Peace Priz

Turkey’s ailing sultan The response of prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to this summer’s protest movement in Turkey made clear his worsening authoritarianism. Yet his AKP party was founded on inclusivity and pragmatic compromise. by Wendy Kristianasen As Turks struggled to grasp the impact of this summer’s protests in Istanbul and other cities across the country, Yeşim Arat, professor of political science at Bogazici University, pointed to a paradox: “Increasingly, democratisation and authoritarianism are going hand in hand, and not just in Turkey.” If the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is not directly threatened by the protests, the events have implications for the prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with three elections due in 2014-2015: local elections in March 2014, presidential that August and parliamentary in June 2015. Erdogan’s ambition to institute an enhanced presidency with himself as a new “sultan” now looks unlikely to succeed afte

Australia crafts special relations with India When Ms Julia Gillard left office earlier this year, many in New Delhi had worried if her successor, Mr Kevin Rudd, would carry forward the gains in India-Australia relations that she had crafted. The new Prime Minister, who had previously led Australia between 2007 and 2010, was not expected to take a personal initiative in foreign policy matters given that he has his hands full with pressing domestic concerns. Also, he has often been perceived as more ‘pro-China' than ‘pro-India'. And his earlier opposition to Australia supplying uranium to India because New Delhi has not signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty had done little to endear him to South Block. Few in India had forgotten that when he came to power in 2007, he was quick to reverse his predecessor John Howard's decision to allow uranium exports. But then again, it was Mr Rudd who in 2009 had come to New Delhi and elevated the India-Au

So-Called Spring; Su-Shi Strife and The South-West Asia

by Dr. A. Adityanjee Arab Spring, Arab Winter, Arab Summer, Arab Renaissance, Arab Awakening, Islamic Awakening and Islamic Rise are just few of the epithets used to describe the complex and multidimensional geopolitical changes in the middle-east region that comprises of West Asia and Northern Africa. Depending upon one’s perspective, each of these adjectives is inadequate to describe the complex geopolitical phenomena that have engulfed the region. It is important to recapitulate that barring three nations, viz. Iran, Turkey an Israel all other countries in this region are Arab. Despite Francis Fukuyama’s puerile musings about the “end of history”, we are now witnessing tectonic changes of historic proportions. However, it will be a very slow and bloody change that would be unstoppable despite numerous w

Pak military plotted to kill Asma Jehangir in India: US intelligence report Chidanand Rajghatta, TNN | Sep 4, 2013, 01.55 AM IST Pak military plotted to kill Asma Jehangir in India: US intelligence report The plan was evidently aborted after she learned of it and went public. WASHINGTON: Pakistani military officials plotted to kill prominent human rights activist Asma Jahangir while she was on a visit to India, according to new US intelligence disclosures arising from the Snowden affair. The plan was evidently aborted after she learned of it and went public. But it is just one incident in a pattern of extrajudicial killings orchestrated by Pakistani military and intelligence leaders, according to classified documents given by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to the Washington Post, which reported some episodes and extracts to protect perceived US interests vis-a-vis Pakistan. US spy agencies have for years re