Sunday, 29 April 2012

Arfa karim died cause of natural death OR planned Murder.

Arfa Abdul Karim Randhawa ( 2 February 1995 – 14 January 2012) was a Pakistani student and computer prodigy, who in 2004 at the age of nine years became Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP),[2] the youngest in the world until 2008.[3][4][5] She was invited by Bill Gates to visit the Microsoft Headquarters in the USA.[6] A science park in Lahore was named after her, the Arfa Software Technology Park.

Bill Gates directed his own team of professional doctors from US to take charge of Arfa Karim’s treatment. These doctors are supposed to consult and recieve Arfa’s health conditions from other Pakistani doctors through video conferences. But, they can come to Pakistan too for Arfa’s treatment in case of severe emergency.

Death:
On 14 January 2012, 16-year-old Arfa Abdul Karim died[22] at 9:50 PM (Pakistan Standard Time) at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Lahore. Her Namaz-e-Janaza was offered in Cavalry Ground Lahore at 10 AM on 15 January 2012, then at 2:00pm in D Ground Faisalabad, and later in her village Chak Ram Divali at 4:00 pm the same day. The funeral was attended by the Chief Minister of Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif. She was buried at her ancestral village Chak No. 4JB Ram Dewali, Faisalabad.


Question Arises:
  1. What about her illness, was she suffered from that disease before or .....
  2. Why US microsoft company suddenly sent doctors to pakistan instead of video conference although they can't got anything special with them which is not in pakistan.
  3. Did any investigation has been done on this case or not.
  4. Is this Natural death by illness OR WELL PLANNED MURDER.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Spaniards say US is the biggest threat to global security: Opinion Poll, survey


A new opinion poll indicates a fall in the US popularity in Spain, where half of the population holds the United States as the biggest threat to global security.

The results of a face-to-face survey conducted by Russia Today TV station said 51 percent of the Spaniards questioned “What country poses the biggest threat to global security?” answered, “The United States.”

Sixteen percent of the participants saw Israel as the No. 1 threat to peace in the world while 12 percent picked NATO.

The survey, which asked 1,200 people in Spain on April 5-7, 2012, found only four percent selected North Korea, one of former US president George Bush’s choices for “axis of evil.”

Spain counts as a major US ally in Europe, yet the United States is not popular with the Spanish people due to Washington’s support for the country’s dictator Francisco Franco during the Cold War era.

Anti-US sentiments in Spain have also been further provoked by Madrid’s contributions to the Washington-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

US wants normalised relations with Pakistan: Gen Dempsey


US General Martin E Dempsey said US wants normalised relations with Pakistan.

Talking to media while leaving for Brazil to Columbia, Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin E Dempsey said that he had spoken with Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani at least five times since the Salala incident in which 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed in a Nato air raid.

He was responding to questions regarding the meeting of Commander of US Central Command Gen James Mattis and commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan Gen. John Allen with COAS Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani on Wednesday.

It was the highest level-military meeting between the two countries since a November 26 cross-border Nato air raid.

Dempsey said the US wanted to reset military-to-military relationship with Pakistan including working the border issues and reopening the ground supply lines through Pakistan to Afghanistan. “We want to rebuild the trust and confidence between our two militaries,” General Dempsey said.

Gen Dempsey said he believes the two militaries can discuss what must be done in Pakistan’s federally administered tribal areas to improve the situation in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Policy on Siachen issue remains unchanged: FO PAKISTAN


Pakistan wants peaceful resolution of Siachen issue, spokesperson said.

Foreign Office today said there was no change in the policy on the Siachen issue with India and that it had no plans to redeploy its troops from the glacier described as the world s highest and coldest battlefield.

"There is no change as far as Pakistan s policy or position on Siachen is concerned," Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Khan told a weekly news briefing.

He was responding to questions about army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani s remarks yesterday that Pakistan and India should resolve all issues, including Siachen, to ensure "peaceful co-existence".

"We are not thinking in terms of redeployment of our troops," Khan said. The Pakistani side has made several proposals to resolve the military standoff on Siachen, including a proposal for "re-deployment of forces", he said.

"I said that the proposals that we have made regarding Siachen includes mutual redeployment of troops. "We are not thinking of (any unilateral redeployment of troops)," he added.

The dispute over Siachen, which dates back to 1984, has been in focus since an avalanche slammed into a high-altitude Pakistan Army camp on April 7, burying 127 soldiers and 11 civilians under dozens of feet of snow.

After visiting the site of the avalanche yesterday, Kayani had said that there "should be a resolution of Siachen and other issues".

Khan said the Siachen issue was part of the ongoing dialogue between the two countries and is being discussed by the Defence Secretaries.

He also said Pakistan-India will soon resume secretarial level talks in Islamabad.

Responding to a question regarding reopening of NATO supply routes, Khan said applicable plan needs to be devised, however no such decision has been taken as yet.

Post-revolution Egypt cuts gas to Israel


Egypt has repealed a 2005 gas export accord with Israel, which used to rely heavily on Egyptian natural gas to generate electricity.

The country used to be Tel Aviv’s strongest Arab ally during the roughly-30-year-long rule of former dictator Hosni Mubarak, who was deposed in a popular revolution in February 2011.

Press TV has conducted an interview with Ralph Schoenman, political commentator, to further discuss the issue. The following is a transcription of the interview.

Press TV: Give us your thoughts on the explanation given for canceling out the gas deal with Israel, and do you think this will scrap the 20-year deal altogether?

Schoenman: First of all, we have to understand that this gas deal was symbolic of the corruption and the total collusion between the Mubarak regime and the Zionist state under the dictate of American imperialism and there are many facets of this.

It is not only that the population mobilized around this corruption and this collusion with Israel and turned on Mubarak, but the population has been bombing the pipelines to such an extent that nothing has been delivered since March 5 through the constant popular interference and interruption of the gas flow itself.

US plans post-2014 stay in Afghanistan



As anti-American sentiment is growing among Afghans, the US and Afghanistan government have agreed on a draft for a strategic partnership deal.

The accord, which has not been made public, outlines the US role in the country for a decade after 2014, when most foreign combat forces are expected to leave.

Press TV has conducted an interview with Habib Hakimi, political analyst, to further discuss the issue.

The following is a transcription of the interview.

Press TV: After nearly a year of negotiations, the US and Afghanistan say they have finalized their “Strategic Partnership Agreement.” What role do you think the US seeks to have in your country beyond the end of 2014, and through 2024?

Hakimi: I think the United States will need to have military bases in Afghanistan after 2014 because the Taliban are still strong in Afghanistan, and they are fighting against the government in Afghanistan. NATO forces in Afghanistan, politically and militarily, are not stable.

On the other hand, Afghanistan faces many challenges from abroad. Afghanistan’s geopolitical position requires it to be strong enough to confront other dangers coming from abroad. Because of this, I think the government of Afghanistan, Afghan security forces will not be strong enough to fight against the Taliban insurgence after 2014 [and beyond].

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Three more US agents quit over sex scandal


A sex scandal by US Secret Service agents in Colombia has forced three more agents to resign, bringing the number of people who have lost their jobs to six.


The latest casualties of the incident “have chosen to resign,” spokesman for the Secret Service Paul Morrissey said on Friday.

The agents have been accused of bringing prostitutes to their hotel in the Caribbean resort of Cartagena.

The incident happened on April 11 before US President Barack Obama’s arrival to participate in last weekend’s Summit of the Americas.

The US military announced earlier that it was investigating 11 service members linked to the scandal.

However, a twelfth member of the protection agency has now been implicated in the incident.

Morrissey said one member of the Secret Service group has been “cleared of serious misconduct but will face appropriate administrative action.”

The Secret Service said in a statement that it will continue “to conduct a full, thorough and fair investigation, utilizing all investigative techniques available to our agency."

The service members are required to remain at their home stations until the investigation is complete.


US Colombia prostitution scandal, politically embarrassing


The involvement of US Secret Service agents in a controversial prostitution scandal is to say the least “politically embarrassing” for the US administration, a former senior CIA analyst tells Press TV.


The comment comes as a number of US military personnel members and Secret Service agents accompanying President Barack Obama in his visit to Colombia for the Sixth Summit of the Americas are accused of involvement in “inappropriate conduct.”

The Colombian police authority said that -- while on duty -- the US personnel took prostitutes into their hotel rooms.

The police said the instances of misconduct had caused the Secret Service to send 11 of its agents back to the US.

To analyze the issue farther Press TV has talked to former senior CIA analyst David MacMichael from Washington. What follows is a rough transcript of the interview:

Press TV: Many thanks for joining us here on Press TV sir. Despite this scandal still growing the Obama administration continues to put weight behind the director of the Secret Service. Is that a wise move, considering many are now questioning if the practice is more widespread than meets the eye?

MacMichael: Well, I think so far the director of the Secret Service Mark Sulivan has been commanded by the administration as having the situation under control but of course and as you indicated one of those things which is a considerable political embarrassment to the administration simply because it raises questions about who is minding the store.

Also interesting in this affair is the fact that one of the secret Service agents who have been fired is a man named David Cheney who was formally on the Secret Service security detail in 2008 for Sarah Palin who was the Republican vice presidential candidate and who posted jokes about her on Facebook.

American Occupied Iraq seizes Turkish military aircraft for violating its airspace


Iraqi authorities have seized a Turkish military aircraft that violated the country's airspace. (File photo)

Iraqi authorities have seized a Turkish military aircraft that violated the country's airspace after it landed in the northern city of Mosul, Iraqi media reported.


There is no news on whether the aircraft was forced to land or made an emergency landing at Mosul airport on Friday, according to Iraq's Alsumaria news agency.

The aircraft was reportedly carrying an armored car that allegedly belongs to a high-ranking Iraqi official.

Earlier, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan of interfering in his country's internal affairs, saying Turkey is becoming a “hostile state” in the region.

The Iraqi premier made the remarks in response to Erdogan accusing Maliki of taking an “egocentric approach” in politics.

Maliki also said the statements made by the Turkish premier “confirms that Mr. Erdogan is still living the illusion of regional hegemony.”

The latest tensions come in spite of Turkey’s position as one of Iraq’s top trade partners, with bilateral trade between the two neighbors valued at 12 billion dollars in 2011.

US gives Israel 680 million dollars for Iron Dome


This file photo shows an Israeli missile is launched from the Iron Dome missile system.
The US plans to provide Israel with an extra USD 680 million to strengthen Tel Aviv's Iron Dome missile system, congressional staff members say.


Under a plan crafted by the House of Representatives' Republicans, Washington is set to spend the money on the missile system from the current fiscal year through 2015, Reuters reported.

The money seeks to strengthen Israel's short-range rocket shield and it would allow Israel to build four additional batteries for the Iron Dome. The fund was earlier requested by Tel Aviv.

The new figure would be in addition to the USD 205 million that the administration of Barack Obama and Congress have agreed on in the 2011 budget.

Obama's budget sets aside USD 3.1 billion for military assistance to Israel as part of Washington’s USD 30 billion commitment to Tel Aviv for a 10-year period.

Rep. Howard McKeon, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who heads the Foreign Affairs Committee, complained in a letter to Obama that his "record low" budget request has jeopardized Israel's security.

Last month, the Pentagon reiterated that Israel’s security is a top priority of President Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.

A report published by the Congressional Research Service revealed Washington has given more than USD 67 billion in military aid to Israel over the years.

Haqqani receives threats on social networking sites


Hussain Haqqani received death threats on social networking websites.

Former Pakistani ambassador to United States, Husain Haqqani, has said that some elements are threatening him on social networking websites.

According to details, Haqqani received threats on Facebook, Twitter and other social networking websites

Former envoy has also lodged a complaint and submitted proof in US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to track the culprits.

Husain Haqqani had to resign after a Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz had claimed that he was asked by Husain Haqqani to deliver a memo to the former US military chief General Mike Mullen, seeking US support to avert a military takeover following the killing of Osama bin Laden in May.

He has been denying writing and sending any secret memo to US Admiral and terms it a conspiracy against him.

US FORCES MUST LEAVE AFGHANISTAN BY SEP 2014: RUSSIA

Russia has expressed concern over the United States plans to maintain its military footprint in Afghanistan after the pullout of international troops by the end of 2014.
After a Thursday meeting of the NATO-Russia Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a press conference that there would be no reason for the presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan after the United Nations Security Council mandate ends in 2014.

“We … do not understand such [US] plans to maintain a presence …, we have questions and we would like to get answers,” RIA Novosti news agency quoted Lavrov as saying.

“So long as the Afghan side is unable to provide security in the country, any artificial deadlines for troops’ withdrawal do not seem quite correct. But when the UN Security Council mandate expires, there will be no reason for a foreign presence in Afghanistan and the region,” he added.

He also voiced concerns over drug trafficking and heroin cultivation in Afghanistan. Russia’s federal drug control watchdog has reported that the heroin production in Afghanistan rose 40-fold during the course of the last decade.

Afghan security forces, estimated to number around 330,000 , are expected to take over part of the fighting in the country, as the US pulls out 23,000 troops to reach 68,000 by the end of September.

Insecurity continues to rise across Afghanistan, despite the current presence of some 130,000 US-led forces in the country.

All foreign combat troops are scheduled to leave and hand over security operations to the Afghan Army by the end of 2014.

However, after that date, the US may keep a number of forces to train and help the Afghan army with their operations, reports say.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Gen Kayani inspects military exercises at Tilla Jogian

COAS Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani inspected military exercises at Tilla Jogia range in Jhelum. 
The COAS inspected exercises involving missiles and tanks. The corps commanders and several other top military officers attended the exercises. 

UN probes claim China broke N. Korea sanctions


UN officials are investigating allegations China supplied technology for a NKorea missile launcher.
UN investigative panel is probing allegations that China provided long-range ballistic missile technology to North Korea, in what is likely a breach of UN sanctions, according to an AFP report quoting a defense magazine. North Korea s new missile launcher is allegedly based on Chinese missile technology, the report said.

Military analysts of IHS Jane s Defence Weekly tipped-off the United Nation s panel of experts about a possible transfer of either the technology or the missile itself from China to North Korea.

If the allegations are proved then the transfer of technology would be a serious breach of UN sanctions against North Korea and it might also expose the clandestine association that China has with the North s hermit regime.

The charges are based on the photographs of North Korea s new missile launchers that were displayed in a grand parade organized on the occasion of its founder leader Kim Sung-II s birthday centenary celebrations.

IHS Jane s defense analysts say that one of the missile launchers had Chinese technology in it and the design was very similar to China s military equipments, Pan African News reported.

Until now Iran was suspected of aiding Pyongyang in its nuclear and missile program. New accusations have now exposed the probability of China s role in encouraging North Korea s missile program.

The allegations will be taken seriously by the UN and the world powers, as China has so far claimed to be a genuine negotiator who can reign in Pyongyang. It is also a part of the six-country team of negotiators that discuss nuclear issues with North Korea.

China s credibility will take a massive hit if allegations of a breach of UN sanctions against North Korea are proved to be true.

"This would be really big, it really changes things. If China is seen to be violating Security Council sanctions by helping to militarize North Korea it puts China in a different light and changes the diplomatic relations between it and South Korea, Japan and the US," Marcus Noland, an expert on North Korea said to the Pan African News.

However, international experts feel that it would be difficult to implicate China or impose any punitive actions against it. UN investigators will have to definitively prove that the technology was transferred after 2006, when UN sanctions against supplying big military equipment to North Korea came in to effect and that the transfer was not as a commercial purpose vehicle, AFP reported.

"There is no doubt it came from China, (but) whether it was produced as a licensed or unlicensed vehicle is an open question," AFP reported quoting Nick Hansen of Stanford University s Center for International Security and Cooperation.

China may also escape allegations if it proves that the missile carrier was transferred as a commercial vehicle to North Korea, since sale of commercial vehicles is not covered by the sanctions.

India stands no chance in arms race: China

India may have missiles that can reach most parts of China but stands "no chance in an overall arms race" with the country, a Chinese daily said Thursday, when India test-fired its 5,000km range nuclear capable missile, and added that New Delhi would gain nothing by stirring "further hostility".
 
The article, "India being swept up by missile delusion", that appeared in the op-ed section of the state-run Global Times said India apparently is hoping to enter the global intercontinental missile club, despite intercontinental missiles normally having a range of over 8,000km.
 
India on Thursday test-fired the Agni-V missile that can accurately hit targets more than 5,000 km away. With this launch, India entered an exclusive club of nations that have this capability.
 
The daily noted that India has moved rapidly in developing missile technology.
 
"It successfully launched the Agni IV with a range of 3,500km last year. Indian public opinion has long seen China as its reference point for military development," it said.
 
Criticising India, it said the country "is still poor and lags behind in infrastructure construction, but its society is highly supportive of developing nuclear power and the West chooses to overlook India s disregard of nuclear and missile control treaties".
 
"The West remains silent on the fact that India s military spending increased by 17 percent in 2012 and the country has again become the largest weapons importer in the world," it said.
 
It stressed that India "should not overestimate its strength".
 
"Even if it has missiles that could reach most parts of China, that does not mean it will gain anything from being arrogant during disputes with China. India should be clear that China s nuclear power is stronger and more reliable. For the foreseeable future, India would stand no chance in an overall arms race with China," it warned.
 
It went on to say that "India should also not overstate the value of its Western allies and the profits it could gain from participating in a containment of China. If it equates long range strategic missiles with deterrence of China, and stirs up further hostility, it could be sorely mistaken".
 
The daily advised that China and India should develop as friendly a relationship as possible. "Even if this cannot be achieved, the two should at least tolerate each other and learn to coexist."
 
It quickly added that it would be "unwise for China and India to seek a balance of power by developing missiles".
 
"The geopolitics of Asia will become more dependent on the nature of Sino-Indian relations. The peace and stability of the region are crucial to both countries. China and India should both take responsibility for maintaining this peace and stability and be wary of external intervention," the article said.
 
"China understands the Indian desire to catch up with China. China, as the most appropriate strategic target for India, is willing to take India as a peaceful competitor."
 
The daily said China and India are sensitive toward each other, "but objectively speaking, China does not spend much time guarding against India, while India focuses a lot of attention on China".
 
"China hopes India will remain calm, as this would be beneficial to both giants."
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