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  • stupide_paki by stupide_paki Feb 22, 2013 3:52 PM Flag

    and we will see better moves next week.

  • stupide_paki by stupide_paki Feb 8, 2013 3:12 PM Flag

    and all the naysayers are gone!

  • (CNN) -- He grew up a child of two nations -- the United States and Pakistan -- with a parent from each.

    He was born Daood Gilani, the son of a prominent Pakistani broadcaster, but in 2006 he changed his name to David Headley.

    In a federal courtroom in Chicago on Thursday, he was sentenced to 35 years in prison for his role in the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India, that killed 164 people, including six U.S. citizens.

    Headley has admitted conducting advance surveillance for the operation in India.

    Although Headley, 52, was facing up to life in prison, the Justice Department recommended that the judge sentence him to the term he eventually got after the defendant cooperated with U.S. authorities.

    Prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty in exchange for his plea on terrorism charges. He signed that agreement in 2010 and promised to cooperate with U.S. authorities.

    Attorney General Eric Holder noted at the time that he had provided extensive "valuable intelligence about terrorist activities."

    Name change helped facilitate the surveillance in India

    Headley was arrested by federal agents on October 2009 in Chicago, accused of helping plan terror attacks against a Danish newspaper that ran cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, sparking Muslim anger worldwide.

    He was later linked to the bloody four-day terrorist siege in Mumbai. Headley cooperated with the authorities investigating both terror plots.

    Headley received a Social Security number in Pennsylvania sometime in the late 1970s, public records show.

    He changed his name from Daood Gilani to David Headley on or about February 15, 2006, in Philadelphia in order to present himself in India as an American who was neither Muslim nor Pakistani, according to a criminal complaint against him.

    The Justice Department also accused him of attending terrorism training camps in Pakistan in 2002 and 2003, and working with the group Lashkar-e-Tayyiba to carry out terror attacks.

    The United States lists Lashkar as a terrorist organization. India blamed the group for the Mumbai attacks.

    Terror testimony

    Headley testified against a Canadian man who was sentenced last week to 14 years in prison for aiding a plot to attack the Danish paper.

    Gary Shapiro, the acting U.S. attorney in Chicago, issued a lengthy sentencing memo to the federal district court on Tuesday concluding that the 30- to 35-year sentence the government recommended for Headley was fair.

    "While his criminal conduct was deplorable, the uniquely significant cooperation which he provided to the government's efforts to combat terrorism support the government's recommendations," Shapiro said.

    The Indian government wants to conduct another trial for Headley, but the United States has said it would not send him to any other country

  • stupide_paki by stupide_paki Jan 24, 2013 2:37 PM Flag

    Even after results stock is looking like a good buy.

  • stupide_paki by stupide_paki Jan 19, 2013 4:27 PM Flag

    Notice how these macho Mu-slimeballs attack only unarmed and innicent people!

    (CNN) -- Algerian troops ended a hostage crisis at a remote gas facility Saturday with one last, bloody assault, Algerian and Western officials said, after three days of chaos and confusion left dozens dead and fanned fears of a new terror front in Africa.

    At least 23 hostages and 32 "terrorists" were killed around the sprawling facility in eastern Algeria's desert, Algerian state news said Saturday, citing the military. Some 685 Algerian workers and 107 foreigners have been freed, those reports said. It is not clear how many people, if any, are still unaccounted for.

    The saga closed after a "final" assault, which itself contributed to the deaths of seven hostages and 11 militants, according to Algerian state media reports.

    An Algerian Radio report did not specify the nationalities of those killed. CNN is unable to verify the state media figures on the deaths.

    Who is Moktar Belmokhtar?
    Afterward, Algeria's military continued to clear mines planted by militants, the official Algerian Press Service reported, citing the country's state-owned oil and gas company.

    "While the site is still dangerous and there may be explosives that will need to be dealt with, the terrorist incident is now over," said British Prime Minister David Cameron, citing his conversation with his Algerian counterpart.

    The militant siege caught the world's attention as it ensnared citizens from several nations and dragged on for days.

    Algerian authorities said they believe the attack was revenge for allowing France to use Algerian airspace for an offensive against Islamist militants in neighboring Mali.

    Whatever the rationale, the scale and gore of the terror has stirred world leaders to press for action beyond Algeria, especially with Islamic extremists asserting themselves more and more in recent weeks.

    "Let me be clear: There is no justification for taking innocent life in this way," Cameron said. "Our determination is stronger than ever to work with allies ... around the world to root out and defeat this terrorist scourge and those who encourage it."

    Crisis highlights pressure, potential on Algeria

    Algerian special forces moved in Saturday because the terrorists wanted to flee for Mali -- apparently to pressure France and others who have recently intervened in that country -- Algerian state TV reported.

    The Islamic extremists also planned to blow up the gas installation, a threat that initially prompted Algeria to halt its military operation.

    Algeria's status as Africa's largest natural gas producer, and as a major supplier of the product to Europe, heightens its importance to other nations and businesses who want to invest there. Yet that interest is coupled with pressure to make sure foreign nationals, and their business ventures, are safe.

    The targeted plant in In Amenas, which is just 50 kilometers (30 miles) west of the Libyan border, is run by Algeria's state oil company, in cooperation with foreign firms such as Norway's Statoil and Britain's BP.

    Saturday's last push there follows another one two days earlier, which spurred criticism from some countries that Algeria had unnecessarily endangered hostages' lives.

    British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond said Britain was still pressing the Algerian government for full details, while confirming the Saturday assault resulted in more deaths. He called the loss of life "appalling and unacceptable," laying blame solely on the terrorists.

    Like Cameron, Norwegian foreign ministry spokesman Svein Michelsen confirmed that the Algerian military offensive was over, but did not offer further details.

    Nations scramble to account for missing

    The overall death toll could rise, Algerian state TV reports, as authorities are still combing the area.

    Amid the uncertainty, individual nations are scrambling to find out what happened to their citizens. It is not clear how many hostages were seized by the Islamist militants in the first place.

    Five Norwegians are missing while "eight are now safe," Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said.

    Five British nationals and one UK resident are missing or feared dead in Algeria, British Foreign Secretary William Hague told reporters. This is in addition to one Briton, whose death was previously announced.

    The Scottish government said eight of its residents are safe.

    There are no known French hostages unaccounted for, a Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Saturday.

    Three French nationals who were at the site are safe, the foreign ministry has said. One man -- identified as Yann Desjeux -- died after telling the French newspaper Sud Ouest on Thursday that he and 34 other hostages of nine different nationalities were well treated.

    Of the BP employees, 14 are safe, and four BP employees are still missing in Algeria, BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley said.

    At least one American, identified as Frederick Buttaccio, is among the dead, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.

    As of Friday, six Americans had been freed or escaped, a U.S. official said. Other Americans were unaccounted for.

    One Romanian lost his life, a spokeswoman for the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told CNN on Saturday. Four other Romanians were freed.

    And there are 14 Japanese unaccounted for, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said.

    Malaysia's state-run news agency reported Thursday that two of its citizens were held captive.

    Dramatic tales of escape from terror

    When the crisis began Wednesday, militants gathered the Westerners into a group and tied them up, survivors said. The kidnappers wielded AK-47 rifles and put explosive-laden vests on some hostages, according to a U.S. State Department official.

    Some survivors described their harrowing escapes by rigging up disguises, sneaking to safety with locals, and in at least one case, running for his life with plastic explosives strapped around his neck.

    That man was Stephen McFaul, who -- according to his brother Brian -- was among a group of hostages who had been blindfolded, gagged and then packed into five Jeeps on Thursday, during Algerian forces' first offensive.

    An explosion "wiped out" four of the vehicles, while McFaul's vehicle crashed. He was able to get out and, eventually, contact his family.

    "I haven't seen my mother move as fast in all my life, and my mother smile as much, hugging each other," Brian McFaul of Belfast, Northern Ireland, said upon his family hearing his brother was safe. "... You couldn't describe the feeling."

    Al Qaeda-linked group offered prisoner-hostage exchange

    A spokesman for Moktar Belmoktar, a longtime jihadist who leads the Brigade of the Masked Ones -- a militant group associated with al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb -- reportedly offered to free U.S. hostages in exchange for two prisoners.

    Behind the group claiming responsibility for the attack and kidnappings, he is known for seizing hostages and has long been targeted by French counterterrorism forces.

    The prisoners are Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, who orchestrated the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani woman jailed in the United States on terrorism charges, the spokesman said in an interview with a private Mauritanian news agency.

    Nuland rejected the offer, restating U.S. policy of not negotiating with terrorists.

  • stupide_paki by stupide_paki Jan 15, 2013 1:41 PM Flag

    First educate yourself with some basic Economics! Only then will you be able to appreciate that Pres. Obama's economic policy has saved us from a deep, deep recession which humanity has never seen before.

    Till then you are free to make a jackass of yourself for our entertainment!!

    If you can come up with some better economic policy, you can get the Nobel Prize too instead of repeating the Repub mantra without even understanding any of it. Sarah Palin come to mind?

  • stupide_paki stupide_paki Jan 14, 2013 1:24 PM Flag

    Looks like u went to F-school unless u learned English with too many Fs in the trailer park!

  • The movie shows how the fakis allowed bin laden to hide there in Abbotabad which is about half an hour away from their "military school". At the same time the fakis were BEGGING the US for our tax money!

    The operation was the mastermind of a CIA agent who was a WOMAN! Imagine how bin laden or the other terrorist "leaders" would feel being hunted down by a woman. Their religion treats women like chattel.

    Now the whole country and world knows that these fakis cannot be trusted and should be sent to join bin laden!!

  • for Dec 2012 qtr!
    I will not be surprised.

  • Reply to

    reform offers chance end visa fraud

    by shortinfygetrich Nov 11, 2012 2:47 PM
    stupide_paki stupide_paki Dec 6, 2012 1:31 PM Flag

    why do u bother with a madrassa-educated ignoramus?
    By responding, u r wasting your time and coming down to the diseased-animal level that he is!
    Best to put him on the ignore list!

  • stupide_paki by stupide_paki Dec 5, 2012 10:15 AM Flag

    and your board will be clean from the paki madrassa-trained retarded-inglese filth.

  • With our US money the crooks are having a gala time. How else did Mushy buy a house in London? With his faki money? Whole world knows that Friday's namaz is nothing but Satanic verses by Salman Rushdie.

    Pakistani ex-army, intel chiefs face legal action
    By ZARAR KHAN | Associated Press – 1 hr 7 mins ago.. .

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's top court recommended Friday that the government launch legal proceedings against a former army chief and head of intelligence for allegedly bankrolling politicians running against the current ruling party in the 1990 election.

    The landmark ruling related to a case filed 16 years ago by a retired air marshal, Asghar Khan, accusing the Inter-Services Intelligence agency of distributing the money through a secret cell set up under the supervision of late President Ghulam Ishaq Khan.

    The decision is the latest example of the Supreme Court's increasing activism against the civilian government and the military. The military and its intelligence agencies have been accused of interfering in politics many times in the past, but legal action against them is rare.

    The court said ex-President Khan, former army chief Aslam Baig and retired ISI chief Asad Durrani "acted in violation of the constitution" and their actions "brought a bad name to Pakistan and its armed forces as well as secret agencies in the eyes of the nation." Khan died in 2006.

    The judges ordered the federal government to "take necessary steps under the constitution and law against them."

    The court also recommended that legal action be taken against politicians who allegedly received money and were running against the Pakistan People's Party in the election. The names of the politicians were not provided in the court order.

    Intelligence agencies "have no role to play in the political affairs of the country such as formation or destabilization of government," the court said.

    Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf praised the court's ruling and promised the government would conduct a thorough investigation.

    "Today is the day of triumph of democracy," Ashraf told reporters in Islamabad.

    Also Friday, a bomb attached to a bicycle exploded as a paramilitary vehicle drove by in Quetta, the capital of southwest Baluchistan province. Two soldiers and one civilian were killed, said police official Hamid Shakil. Fifteen people, including four soldiers, were also wounded in the attack, he said.

    Associated Press writer Abdul Sattar contributed to this report from Quetta, Pakistan.

  • Dang, looks like the Musloom unemployment among men is very high. But we are given to understand its because theyonly study at the madrassa memorizing the "Satanic verses" by Salman Rushdie. So can the musloom coliers know anything else? My muslim friends agree that Musloom is the right word for those COWARDS.

    Beirut, Lebanon (CNN) -- Minutes after a deadly bomb ripped through a calm and urbane neighborhood in the heart of Beirut, the city's silent majority shuddered.

    The car bomb rocked the main Christian area of Lebanon's capital, a populous stretch replete with shops, churches and office buildings. The massive blast killed eight people and wounded more than 90 others, leaving a huge crater of rubble near Sassine Square in East Beirut's Ashrafiyeh district.

    While it's still too early to determine who was behind the attack, it unearthed fears that Lebanon's bad old days are back again.

    The neighborhood traditionally has not endured this kind of violence, residents say.

    Blast in 'Christian area' of Beirut
    Fatal car bomb rocks Beirut Shortly after the blast, panicked and tearful residents poured out of apartments at the site, some carrying victims to ambulances. The impact left rows of mangled cars and charred buildings, and even shook the windows in CNN's offices, about a 10-minute drive from the scene. At least one car was engulfed in flames, blackened wreckage littered the street, and windows were blown out.

    As they gaped at the carnage, residents worried aloud that the blast could be a harbinger of a return to the fighting and killing that embroiled Lebanon over recent decades.

    Many Lebanese civilians fear that Syria's civil war could spill over into Lebanon, which is recovering from its own 15-year-long civil war that ended in 1990. Since then, Lebanon has been plagued by assassinations and sectarian tensions among Sunnis, Shiites, Christians and others.

    Authorities, for their part, say they don't believe there were political targets in the Friday bombing. Most likely, the aim was to "terrorize the Lebanese," instead of target an individual, according to regional analyst Amal Mudallali.

    "This is targeting the stability and security of Lebanon," said Mudallali, a senior scholar at the Wilson Center's Middle East program.

    Lebanese news media said the car blew up 200 meters from the office of the anti-Syrian Lebanese Kataeb political movement, a Maronite Christian group.

    However, there has been a widespread belief on the street that it's in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's interest to promote instability in Lebanon and elsewhere to turn attention away from the civil war in Syria.

    The Kataeb is part of the March 14 movement, the anti-Syrian regime coalition that emerged after the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. That movement was key in forcing the withdrawal of Syrian troops, which had long occupied neighboring Lebanon and pulled out months after Hariri was killed.

    Shortly after Friday's bombing in Beirut, Syria condemned the attack as a cowardly act.

    "Such terrorist acts are condemned and unjustifiable wherever they happen," Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said.

    From Nick Paton Walsh, Mohammed Jamjoom and Joe Sterling, CNN
    updated 11:37 AM EDT, Fri October 19, 2012

  • Hee Haw! the Texans are jubilant at this news.

    Only the Muslooms are proving themselves to be EL STOOPIDO!
    They are also showing what religion they follow-religion of senseless COWARDS!

    By Terry Frieden

    A 20-year-old Saudi student in Texas has been convicted by an Amarillo federal jury of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.

    Although Khalid Ali Aldawsari had not yet constructed a bomb or selected a target, a jury found him guilty of the WMD charge and of illegally buying chemicals on line. The jury was unanimous in its decision.

    The arrest focused attention again on the danger posed by "lone-wolf" terrorists.

    Prosecutors told jurors the defendant's journal showed he had intended to cause violence and that he believed "it is time for jihad." The government said Aldawsari had a target list that showed he considered trying to blow up hydroelectric dams and nuclear power plants. His list also included the Dallas home of former president George W. Bush.

    Shortly before his arrest a chemical supplier had tipped off the FBI of a suspicious purchase.

    Aldasawri was arrested in February, 2011 near Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He had been formally enrolled on a student visa at nearby South Plains College. Officials said he had studied chemical engineering.

    “As this trial demonstrated, Aldawsari purchased ingredients to construct an explosive device and was actively researching potential targets in the United States,” said Assistant Attorney General for National Security Lisa Monaco.

    Judge Sarah Saldana in Amarillo set sentencing for October 9. Aldawsari could receive a maximum sentence of life in prison and a $250,000 fine.

    Post by: By CNN Justice Producer Terry Frieden

  • New York (CNN) -- Federal authorities running a sting operation arrested a 21-year-old Bangladeshi man, who came to the U.S. on a student visa and was allegedly planning to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York with what he believed was a 1,000-pound bomb, officials said.

    Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis was detained Wednesday after an alleged attempt to detonate the device, which was inert and part of an elaborate investigation by federal authorities and NYPD detectives.

    Prosecutors say Nafis was apparently motivated by al Qaeda and traveled to the United States in January under the pretext of attending college in Missouri in order carry out "a terrorist attack on U.S. soil" and to recruit members to form a terrorist cell.

    It's not clear whether Nafis maintained al Qaeda ties, but authorities say he apparently claimed that the plot was his own, and that it was his sole motivation for the U.S. trip.

    One of the people Nafis apparently contacted was an FBI source to whom he proposed multiple targets, including a high-ranking U.S. official as well as the New York Stock Exchange, authorities said.

    At one point, the suspect contemplated President Barack Obama as a target, but that idea never progressed, a U.S. official with knowledge of the investigation said.


    Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, of Bangladesh, allegedly planned a terrorist bombing.While the details surrounding the suspected plot remain murky, prosecutors say Nafis indicated that he wanted to "destroy America" by going after the nation's financial institutions and ultimately settled on the landmark bank.

    The undercover agent, authorities say, also provided 20 bags of 50 pounds each of purported explosives to Nafis, who then stored the material in a warehouse in preparation for the strike.

    They say Nafis further divulged a "Plan B" that involved carrying out a suicide attack should police thwart his initial effort.

    Packing his van with what he apparently believed were explosives, Nafis then allegedly traveled with the undercover agent to Manhattan's financial district, attached a detonator to the material and recorded a video statement in a nearby hotel.

    Security at the NY Federal Reserve "We will not stop until we attain victory or martyrdom," he allegedly said, covering his face, donning sunglasses and disguising his voice.

    While en route to his target, authorities say, Nafis detailed how his jihadist views were -- at least in part -- formed by watching video sermons by American-born al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed last year by a U.S. drone strike in Yemen.

    With his van parked next to the Federal Reserve, Nafis allegedly attempted to detonate the inert device by using his cell phone.

    The effort failed, and he was arrested soon after, authorities said.

    Much of the sting operation was also captured on video, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.

    Nafis faces charges of "attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda."

    His arrest came as a result of the "culmination of an undercover operation" after he was being monitored by NYPD detectives and the FBI New York Field Office's Joint Terrorism Task Force, the statement said.

    The Federal Reserve declined to comment, while Police Commissioner Ray Kelly reminded New Yorkers to remain vigilant against potential threats.

    "Al Qaeda operatives and those they have inspired have tried time and again to make New York City their killing field," he said in a prepared statement. "We are up to 15 plots and counting since 9/11, with the Federal Reserve now added to a list of iconic targets that previously included the Brooklyn Bridge, the New York Stock Exchange and Citicorp Center."

    He added that "after 11 years without a successful attack, it's understandable if the public becomes complacent."

    "But that's a luxury law enforcement can't afford," he said.

    Jay Carney, White House press secretary, told CNN that President Barack Obama has been briefed on the threat.

    Meanwhile, Nafis made an initial court appearance Wednesday at a federal courthouse in Brooklyn.

    His attorney, a public defender, declined to comment.

    Nafis was a student majoring in cybersecurity at Southeast Missouri State University from January to May of this year, said Ann Hayes, a spokeswoman for the university.

    From Susan Candiotti, CNN
    updated 9:16 AM EDT, Thu October 18, 2012

  • and the rest of the muslooms like shorty are the Servants/Low Class/Dispensable muslooms.

    As current and former heads of major American publishing houses, we know the value of words. They inform actions and shape the world views of all, especially children. We are writing to express our profound disappointment that the Saudi government continues to print textbooks inciting hatred and violence against religious minorities.

    A ninth-grade textbook published by the Ministry of Education states, “The Jews and the Christians are enemies of the believers, and they cannot approve of Muslims.” An eighth-grade textbook says, “The Apes are the people of the Sabbath, the Jews; and the Swine are the infidels of the communion of Jesus, the Christians.” These are just two examples of a long list of hate-filled passages.

    READ MORE Silicon Valley on the Nile?

    Children who are indoctrinated with such hatred are susceptible to engage in bigotry and even violence. Hate speech is the precursor to genocide. First you get to hate and then you kill. This makes peaceful coexistence difficult, if not impossible.

    No one wrote about this subject in a way children could understand better than the famous American lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II. His words, set to music by Richard Rodgers in the American musical South Pacific, are memorable. Saudi education minister Prince Faisal Bin Abdullah would go a long way to changing the current feelings by putting them in Saudi textbooks instead of the hate they are preaching now.

    READ MORE The Chutzpah of Radovan Karadzic

    You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear, You’ve got to be taught from year to year, It’s got to be drummed in your dear little ear. You’ve got to be carefully taught! You’ve got to be taught to be afraid Of people whose eyes are oddly made, And people whose skin is a different shade, You’ve got to be carefully taught. You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late, Before you are 6 or 7 or 8, To hate all the people your relatives hate, You’ve got to be carefully taught! You’ve got to be carefully taught!

    Despite repeated promises to reform Saudi textbooks, the most recent books remain full of bigotry and intolerance. We call on Saudi Arabia

  • Recognized for sales in solutions to help companies migrate to new Microsoft platforms

    BANGALORE , India , Oct. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Infosys, a global leader in consulting and technology, has received the Microsoft Platform Modernization award for sales achievement for its Legacy Modernization solution, which helps customers migrate to Microsoft platforms.

    The award reinforces the longstanding alliance between Infosys and Microsoft in developing best-in-class solutions. Many companies look to migrate their applications to more flexible and scalable Microsoft solutions such as Microsoft Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server because of the high cost and inflexibility of legacy mainframe systems. The Infosys Legacy Modernization solution helps ease the transition and provides various modernization techniques that lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and help fuel business growth.

    "We are pleased to present the Microsoft Platform Modernization sales achievement award to Infosys for 2012," said Bob Ellsworth , Microsoft Worldwide Director of Platform Modernization. "Infosys' ability to effectively deliver numerous modernization projects moving legacy systems to Windows Server and SQL is enabling our joint customers to reach their TCO and agility goals."

    Infosys and Microsoft continue to partner on highly successful Platform Modernization projects for a variety of large, global clients. With more than 50 solutions and frameworks on the Microsoft platform, Infosys has more than 8,000 consultants trained on Microsoft technologies.

    "By working with Microsoft to migrate and modernize legacy systems, Infosys helps clients around the world run their businesses more cost-effectively and efficiently," says Brad Sommer , Associate Vice president and Global Head of the Microsoft alliance at Infosys. "This award reflects how our alliance with Microsoft continues to grow."

  • Officials: US strike kills 10 Pakistani coliers.

    Officials: US strike kills 10 Pakistani militants
    By HUSSAIN AFZAL | Associated Press – 1 hr 0 mins ago.. .

    PARACHINAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security officials say a U.S. drone has fired four missiles at a compound of militant commander in a northwestern tribal region, killing 10 militants.

    The officials said at least 15 insurgents were wounded in Thursday's strike in Orakzai tribal region.

    They said the dead and wounded men were fighters led by a militant commander, Hafiz Gul Bahadur, who is based in North Waziristan.

    The officials spokes on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak to reporters.

    Pakistan has often criticized the U.S. drone strikes.

    Although U.S. forces often target militant hideouts in the country's north and south tribal regions bordering Afghanistan, airstrikes in the Orakzai area are rare.

  • stupide_paki by stupide_paki Oct 11, 2012 10:18 AM Flag

    u r right about coliers somewhat-only the coliers with muslim names are being hunted down like animals, caught and imprisoned for life. Here's another big animal!

    and how's your little sister who got shot by the faki taliban?

    LONDON (AP) — Britain asked Jordan to pardon radical Islamist preacher Abu Qatada because evidence used to convict him of terrorism there was obtained through torture, a British diplomat told a court hearing on Thursday.

    Britain is seeking to extradite the 51-year-old cleric, who has been accused of ties to al-Qaida, and has sought guarantees that he will not be mistreated in Jordan. Abu Qatada is appealing an extradition order before a special immigration tribunal.

    The Palestinian-born Jordanian cleric, whose real name is Omar Mahmoud Mohammed Othman, has been convicted in absentia in Jordan over bomb plots and faces retrial if extradited.

    Britain has signed an agreement with Jordan which it says ensures the preacher will not face ill-treatment, but Abu Qatada's lawyers say the deal does not offer sufficient protection.

    Anthony Layden, a former British ambassador to Libya and a specialist in negotiating diplomatic guarantees, told the tribunal that British officials had sought a pardon during negotiations over Abu Qatada's fate.

    He said the issue was raised at a meeting in Jordan in February involving that country's officials and a British government minister, James Brokenshire.

    "I think the question of a pardon had been asked earlier and Mr. Brokenshire was asking for an answer," said Layden, who is appearing as an expert witness in the case.

    He said Jordanian officials declined to pardon Abu Qatada and also refused to promise that they would not rely on statements obtained through torture during any prosecution.

    Abu Qatada, who has been described in British and Spanish courts as a senior al-Qaida figure in Europe, has fought attempts to extradite him from Britain since 2001.

    Earlier this year, he was denied permission to take his case to a European court, but he is appealing to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission, a semi-secret court that handles deportation and national security cases.

  • They are tough only with little girls and women!!!
    When faced with equally well armed soldiers, these cowardly terrorists hide in the rat holes like Saddam did! Dang, that was such an eye opener for the whole world to see a "macho" Saddam hiding in a rat hole!

    Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- The Taliban shooting of 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai for blogging against them was so brazen it commanded the attention of many in a country weary of extremist attacks.

    An angry chorus of voices in social media, the street, in newspapers and over the airwaves has decried the attack as cowardly and an example of a government unable to cope with militants.

    "I blame the Taliban, first and foremost," columnist Sami Shah wrote in The Express Tribune, a local English daily. "I blame the government. All of it."

    Malala was slowly recuperating Wednesday after surgeons worked for three hours to removed a bullet lodged in her neck.

    Taliban gunmen shot teen activist
    14-year-old activist wounded by Taliban I was afraid going to school because the Taliban had issued an edict banning all girls from attending school.

    Malala Yousufzai blog postOn Tuesday, Taliban militants stopped a van carrying three girls, including Malala, on their way home from school in northwestern Pakistan's conservative Swat Valley.

    One of the gunmen asked which one was Malala Yousufzai. When the girls pointed her out, the men opened fire. The bullets struck all three girls.

    For two of them, the injuries were not life-threatening. For Malala, it was touch-and-go for a while.

    "We are happy that she survived, but are worried too about her health condition," said her uncle, Faiz Muhammad, who is with her at a military hospital in Peshawar.

    On Wednesday, police took the van driver and the school guard into custody for questioning. They also said they'd identified the culprits.

    Meanwhile, the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and issued an ominous threat.

    "If she survives this time, she won't next time," said a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban. "We will certainly kill her."

    Read more: 14-year-old girl wins Pakistan's first peace prize

    Mian Iftikhar Hussein, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa information minister, said he was declaring a bounty of $100,000 for the capture of the culprits in the attempt on Malala Yousufzai's life.

    Pakistani Army Chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited Malala in the hospital and delivered a simple message: "We refuse to bow before terror." He also noted that the Taliban lack respect for the "golden words" of the Prophet Mohammed -- "that the one who is not kind to children is not amongst us."

    "In attacking Malala, the terrorists have failed to grasp that she is not only an individual, but an icon of courage and hope," the general said.

    The chief minister of Punjab said he would bear the cost of Malala's treatment, calling her "the daughter of Pakistan."

    The head of PIA, the national airline, said he was putting a plane on standby to take the teenager "anywhere in the world if needed" for treatment. Two neurosurgeons, one in the United States and one in the United Kingdom, have also offered to fly to Pakistan if needed, the interior minister said.

    Throughout the country and around the world, Pakistanis, hurt and angry, prayed.

    "Malala is what Taliban will never be," said Murtaza Haider, the associate dean of research and graduate programs at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Toronto's Ryerson University, in an opinion piece in the Dawn newspaper.

    "She is fearless, enlightened, articulate, and a young Muslim woman who is the face of Pakistan and the hope for a faltering nation that can no longer protect its daughters."

    "If the Taliban wants to fight then they should pick on someone there own size," a girl said on a local news channel.

    Shamila Chaudhary, a former U.S. National Security Council director for Afghanistan and Pakistan, told CNN the incident reverberates among women and girls and even conservative Muslims.

    "The Pakistani Taliban don't have a lot of support in the Pakistani society," she said. "They don't offer social services and justice, they don't offer any alternative to weak government."

    This latest incident "makes them more unpopular" among masses of people who view the aspirations of Malala and the Taliban's resistance to them as a "fight between good and evil," said Chaudhary, a senior South Asia fellow at the New America Foundation.

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    Twitter, the closest thing to a barometer of public opinion, likewise lit up.

    "Wasn't the brute who put a gun to Malala's little head born to a woman?" wrote Kamran Shafi. "Did he have sisters, aunts, a wife or four? Bloody filthy terrorist!"

    Pakistan's picturesque Swat Valley was once one of Pakistan's biggest tourist destinations.

    The valley, near the Afghanistan border and about 186 miles (300 km) from the capital city of Islamabad, boasted the country's only ski resort. It was a draw for trout-fishing enthusiasts and visitors to the ancient Buddhist ruins in the area. But that was before, militants -- their faces covered with dark turbans -- unleashed a wave of violence.

    They demanded veils for women, beards for men and a ban on music and television. They allowed boys' schools to operate, but closed those for girls.

    It was in this climate that Malala reached out to the outside world through her online blog posts.

    She took a stand by writing about her daily battle with extremist militants who used fear and intimidation to force girls to stay at home.

    Malala's online writing led to her being awarded Pakistan's first National Peace Prize in November.

    "I was scared of being beheaded by the Taliban because of my passion for education," Yousufzai told CNN at the time. "During their rule, the Taliban used to march into our houses to check whether we were studying or watching television."

    She said that she wanted to be a political leader, that her country "needs honest and true leaders."

    The Taliban controlled Malala's valley for years until 2009, when the military cleared it in an operation that also evacuated thousands of families.

    But pockets remain, and violence is never far behind.

    For Pakistani public officials, Chaudhary said, the incident serves as a reminder of the Taliban's ends -- keeping girls from going to school and imposing hardline religious and cultural values.

    Many are in denial and haven't accepted "the extent the Taliban will go to impose their cultural values."

    There have been other examples of violence against women, Chaudhary recalls, including the Taliban flogging of a woman caught on video a few years ago.

    That was "a trigger event -- it pulled a lot of the political elite out of their denial," she said. "I see this instance as something similar."

    Chaudhary said there's a misconception across the world that the political elite sympathize with the Taliban.

    That's untrue, she said. They are scared of them and the possibility of violent retribution against officials and government installations. If the government doesn't talk about this latest issue and have justice served, it will be a "step back," she said.

    Sami Shah, the columnist, said the ruling Pakistan People's Party shares blame.

    "There can be a million excuses why the Taliban can still operate with impunity in Pakistan, a lot of them legitimate. But if you are the ruling party, then you must accept responsibility for your failures. And the PPP has resoundingly failed."

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