Archive for June, 2009

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Indian nuclear program: Fiction and Reality

June 29, 2009

Farzana Shah | Senior Analyst BrassTacks

In her latest policy paper, author compiles various foreign reports on Indian nuclear program and makes extensive report on flaws in India’s security apparatus and other functional problems covering safety black holes in the Indian nuclear program range from hazardous mining practices, near meltdowns, heavy water leaks, turbine-blade failures, moderator system malfunctions, inoperable emergency core cooling systems, coolant pumps catching fires, structure failures, to flooding incidents, to say the least. American-based watchdog group — the Safe Energy Communication Council (SECC) — described the Indian nuclear program, especially its reactors to be the “least efficient” and the “most dangerous in the world.”

A MUST READ – BrassTacks Policy Paper — Indian Nuclear Program

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Zardari Compromising Pak Security For Dollars

June 28, 2009

Are French Bribes Stopping Zardari Govt. From Buying German Submarines?

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—The stench of a multimillion dollar scam can be smelled in the Pakistani capital. This time it has to do with the estimated $1.5 to 2 billion deal that the Pakistan Navy has almost finalized with Germany. But it seems there are strong lobbies in Islamabad that want to oblige France and buy French vessels because Paris is willing to pay heavy bribes. To ensure the deal is sealed with France instead of Germany, a junior bureaucrat has been appointed as Pakistan’s ambassador in Paris bypassing the Pakistani foreign office. Reports accuse President Asif Ali Zardari of orchestrating this appointment.

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Quaid Portraits Removed from President House

June 28, 2009

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ISLAMABAD: The portraits of Founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammed Ali Jinnah have been removed from the Prime Minister House and Presidential House.

Two days ago, President Asif Ali Zardari hosted a reception in the honour of national cricket team on winning the ICC Twenty20 World Cup title. On this occasion, the team players and officials had a group photo with President Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani.

There are pictures of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto, Bilawal Zardari Bhutto and President Zardari without any picture of founder of Pakistan are seen hung in the backdrop of photo.

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A Minute’s Silence For The Death Of Common Sense, Please.

June 27, 2009

Dan Qayyum

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Just when you think our so called ‘elected representatives’ can’t embarass us anymore, they tend to prove us wrong.

The Sindh Assembly has this morning held a minute’s silence as a mark of respect to Michael Jackson, on his sad demise. Yes, you can read that again.

Our army is busy fighting a bitter war against foreign funded terrorists, over 3 million of our people have been made homeless and we’re facing what could potentially be the worst crisis in our history if not dealt with properly. Our politicians on the other hand just cannot grasp the seriousness of the situation.

The Federal Information Minister feels it important to entertain himself with a $15,000 lapdance from an Indian hooker while on a begging round. Is begging that stressful? Maybe he should learn something off his President who doesn’t seem to mind it at all.

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Why Pakistan Will Never Catch Terror Leader Alive

June 27, 2009

Ahmed Quraishi

The mess in Pakistan’s western areas is not just a battle with religious extremism. A larger part is a battle of proxies. There are credible reports that Indian and Israeli intelligence involvement in U.S.-controlled Afghanistan has deepened in the past seven years. American military and intelligence officials are impressed with the record of both countries in fighting Islamic groups in Kashmir and the Mideast. Israel invested heavily in establishing schools that study the art of Islamic indoctrination. These schools were used to learn how clerics can brainwash recruits and then exploit them politically. Israeli spymasters have used this knowledge to penetrate Islamic groups and plant agents. They have passed this technique on to the Indians to help them counter pro-Pakistan religious groups in Kashmir. In the Kargil war in 1999, Pakistanis and Kashmiris faced a direct Israeli special operations intervention on the side of the Indian military.

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Transit route to India – a threat to Pakistani interests

June 27, 2009

Farzana Shah | Senior Analyst BrassTacks

The recent MOU signed by Pakistani and Afghan ministers in US to give India a transit facility for trade with Afghanistan through Pakistan will certainly undermine Pakistan’s economic and security interests vis-à-vis Afghanistan. Indian’s consulates in Afghanistan have already been involved in nurturing insurgencies inside Pakistan. The article sheds light on the disastrous aspects of the treaty.

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The perils of having a moron as President

June 24, 2009

“India not a threat”, says President Asif Zardari

First he said there is an Indian in every Pakistani. Now he thinks Indians are his blood brothers. His whole body and thought process is built from Haram and khiyanat. What does he know about dignity, honour and courage or even self respect. There may be a Hindu in Him but for Pakistan, India remains the biggest threat, supported by Israel, US and Baitullah Mehsud.

“India is no longer a military threat to Pakistan, while the Taliban threaten not only the world, but also our way of life”, President Asif Ali Zardari has said.

“I do not consider India a military threat; the question is that India has the capability. Capability is what matters. (With regard to) intention I think we both have our good intentions. India is a reality, Pakistan is a reality, but Taliban are a threat, an international threat” he told EuroNews while visiting Brussels for the first summit between the European Union (EU) and Islamabad.

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