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Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Who Rules Orakzai Agency: Talibans or Govt. of Pakistan ?

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Aamir Mughal said...

Ansar Abbasi and Indian Army Officer's Open Letter.

Ansar Abbasi should drag his Editor of The News Internation in the Court of Law and also drag his Editor in the Shariah court for publishing Anti State Letter of India Army Officer to the Pakistan's Army Chief.

An open letter to Gen Kayani View from the other side Col (r) Harish Puri Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Dear Gen Kayani,

Sir, let me begin by recounting that old army quip that did the rounds in the immediate aftermath of World war II: To guarantee victory, an army should ideally have German generals, British officers, Indian soldiers, American equipment and Italian enemies.

A Pakistani soldier that I met in Iraq in 2004 lamented the fact that the Pakistani soldier in Kargil had been badly let down firstly by Nawaz Sharif and then by the Pakistani officers' cadre. Pakistani soldiers led by Indian officers, , he believed, would be the most fearsome combination possible. Pakistani officers, he went on to say, were more into real estate, defence housing colonies and the like.

As I look at two photographs of surrender that lie before me, I can't help recalling his words. The first is the celebrated event at Dhaka on Dec 16, 1971, which now adorns most Army messes in Delhi and Calcutta. The second, sir, is the video of a teenage girl being flogged by the Taliban in Swat -- not far, I am sure, from one of your Army check posts.

The surrender by any Army is always a sad and humiliating event. Gen Niazi surrendered in Dhaka to a professional army that had outnumbered and outfought him. No Pakistani has been able to get over that humiliation, and 16th December is remembered as a black day by the Pakistani Army and the Pakistani state. But battles are won and lost – armies know this, and having learnt their lessons, they move on.

But much more sadly, the video of the teenager being flogged represents an even more abject surrender by the Pakistani Army. The surrender in 1971, though humiliating, was not disgraceful. This time around, sir, what happened on your watch was something no Army commander should have to live through. The girl could have been your own daughter, or mine.

I have always maintained that the Pakistani Army, like its Indian counterpart, is a thoroughly professional outfit. It has fought valiantly in the three wars against India, and also accredited itself well in its UN missions abroad. It is, therefore, by no means a pushover. The instance of an Infantry unit, led by a lieutenant colonel, meekly laying down arms before 20-odd militants should have been an aberration. But this capitulation in Swat, that too so soon after your own visit to the area, is an assault on the sensibilities of any soldier. What did you tell your soldiers? What great inspirational speech did you make that made your troops back off without a murmur? Sir, I have fought insurgency in Kashmir as well as the North-East, but despite the occasional losses suffered (as is bound to be the case in counter-insurgency operations), such total surrender is unthinkable.

I have been a signaller, and it beats me how my counterparts in your Signal Corps could not locate or even jam a normal FM radio station broadcasting on a fixed frequency at fixed timings. Is there more than meets the eye?

I am told that it is difficult for your troops to "fight their own people." But you never had that problem in East Pakistan in 1971, where the atrocities committed by your own troops are well documented in the Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report. Or is it that the Bengalis were never considered "your own" people, influenced as they were by the Hindus across the border? Or is that your troops are terrified by the ruthless barbarians of the Taliban?

Sir, it is imperative that we recognise our enemy without any delay. I use the word "our" advisedly – for the Taliban threat is not far from India's borders. And the only force that can stop them from dragging Pakistan back into the Stone Age is the force that you command. In this historic moment, providence has placed a tremendous responsibility in your hands. Indeed, the fate of your nation, the future of humankind in the subcontinent rests with you. It doesn't matter if it is "my war" or "your war" – it is a war that has to be won. A desperate Swati citizen's desperate lament says it all – "Please drop an atom bomb on us and put us out of our misery!" Do not fail him, sir.

But in the gloom and the ignominy, the average Pakistani citizen has shown us that there is hope yet. The lawyers, the media, have all refused to buckle even under direct threats. It took the Taliban no less than 32 bullets to still the voice of a brave journalist. Yes, there is hope – but why don't we hear the same language from you? Look to these brave hearts, sir – and maybe we shall see the tide turn. Our prayers are with you, and the hapless people of Swat.

The New York Times predicts that Pakistan will collapse in six months. Do you want to go down in history as the man who allowed that to happen?

The writer is a retired colonel of the Indian army who lives in Pune. Email: hbpuri@hotmail.com

I wonder! How the hell they “succeed” in Jamming the Hostile TV Channels in Pakistan giving coverage to any important issue e.g. Long March Coverage of Restore the Judiciary Movement ????

Jamming Mullah Radio: A Primer Chris Cork Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Much has been talked but little actually done in the matter of jamming the so-called “Mullah Radio” that has done much to inflame the situation in Swat. The government appears to take the position that this is an immensely complex and expensive task, requires vast resources and the import of foreign equipment – most of which is not necessarily the case.

From The News International

I think that the Pakistani Establishment think that we are living in Devil Island and they also ‘think’ that they can easily hoodwink people easily. The USA had developed Satellite espionage way back in 60s and yet they are trying to give us impression that they couldn’t track these deadly MILITANTS in FATA whereas the White House day in and day out hound Pakistan on Human Rights Abuses by these very Mullahs. Strange isn’t it that scores of Pakistani TV Journalists regularly talk to the thousands of Militants on daily basis on their Mobile and Satellite telephones and relay their press conferences but what kind of War on Terror is this that the most Lethal and Deadly Security Services couldn’t even trace the location????

I had read an interesting and very informative book on CIA way back in early 90s,

The Invisible Government by David Wise and Thomas B. Ross
[The Invisible Government. New York: Vintage Books, 1974. Reprint of the 1964 Random House edition. 379 pages.]


the book was first published in as you read above in 1964 and that book had a complete chapter of Satellite Tracking and Espionage. The glimpse of truth is as under:

U.S. Intelligence and the Indian Bomb

Documents Show U.S. Intelligence Failed to Warn of India’s Nuclear Tests Despite Tracking Nuclear Weapons Potential Since 1950s

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 187

For more information contact: Jeffrey Richelson, Editor

Posted - April 13, 2006

Spying on the Bomb: American Nuclear Intelligence from Nazi Germany to Iran and North Korea By Jeffrey T. Richelson

Related postings

Eyes on the Bomb: U-2, CORONA, and KH-7 Imagery of Foreign Nuclear Installations New Images Illustrate U.S. Overhead Reconnaissance Targeting of Allied and Adversary Nuclear Facilities

U.S. Intelligence and the French Nuclear Weapons Program
Documents Show U.S. Intelligence Targeted French Nuclear Program as Early as 1946

U.S. Intelligence and the South African Bomb
Documents Show U.S. Unable to Penetrate Apartheid Regime’s Nuclear Weapons Program

North Korea and Nuclear Weapons
The Declassified U.S. Record

The United States and the Chinese Nuclear Program, 1960-1964
Companion documents to Winter 2000/2001 edition of International Security

Israel and the Bomb

Iraq and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Washington, DC, April 13, 2006 - Long before India detonated a nuclear device in May 1974, the U.S. Intelligence Community was monitoring and analyzing Indian civilian and military nuclear energy activities, according to documents released today by the National Security Archive at George Washington University. Those activities are at the core of the current controversy over the Bush administration’s proposed legislation that would alter U.S. nonproliferation and export control laws and policies so as to allow full nuclear cooperation with India.

Trombay, the site of India’s first reactor (Aspara) and a plutonium reprocessing facility, as photographed by a KH-7/GAMBIT satellite on February 19, 1966. (Click for larger view)


View from the other side - An open letter to Gen Kayani


Anonymous said...

I would like to divert your thoughts towards the current situation building in Pakistan. If we look at the borders with Afghanistan, Kurram Agency, Waziristan, Bajur and Khyber Agency are the key borders. If we look at the scenario, Waziristan is already disconnected in terms that Govt rule is absent and replaced by Taliban. Kurram Agency is already cut from the rest of Pakistan through road from the past 2 years. Bajur agency is under heavy clashes, khyber agency is under severe clashes between Govt and Mangal bagh group. Mohmand Agency is also under operation. Swat is already lost to Taliban. Talibanization is growing in other cities like Charsadda, Mardan although its struggling. Hangu is also getting under Taliban. Bannu is going through first stages. DI Khan is under severe sectarian clashes and target killings.
Now what cities are remaining? Kohat because there is already head quarter of Army signals, Nowshera which is safe due to Army offices, Peshawar which is safe due to presence of its own Govt.

The growing talibanisation in these areas indicate that soon Kohat, Swabi, Mardan, Charsadda and Peshawar will be next centers, which is part of the strategy of breaking of Pakistan.

Please say no to the growing militancy and say no to breaking of Pakistan.

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