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So what does Zaid Hamid(Brass Tacks) has to say?

Pakistani police hunted on Wednesday for gunmen who mounted a bold attack on Sri Lanka’s cricket team in Lahore as officials tried to figure out who was behind it. It would be intersting to know what so called Pakistani think tank Zaid Hamid has to say , who had said that people behind Mumbai attack were Indians . Why?

“The orange thread wristbands on one of the terrorists – a sign of belonging to the Hindu extremists of the RSS” – Zaid Hamid.

As per reuters , here is a list of possible suspects.
ISLAMIST MILITANTS

Pakistan has been struck by a wave of suicide attacks and bomb blasts by al Qaeda, Taliban and militant groups linked to them.

The attack in Lahore was carried out by around a dozen gunmen, and many observers, including Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, noted similarities with the attack on the Indian city of Mumbai in November.

India and the United States blamed Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba, a jihadi group fighting Indian rule in the disputed Kashmir region.

Pakistan has arrested a few LeT members suspected of being behind the Mumbai plot, even though the group, according to analysts, has had ties with Pakistani intelligence in the past.

Many past attacks have been attributed to Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (Movement of Taliban, Pakistan), a loose umbrella group of factions based in northwest Pakistan on the Afghan border. It is led by Baitullah Mehsud, an al Qaeda cohort. He is suspected of organising the assassination of Zardari’s wife and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, in December 2007.

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), a Sunni Muslim militant group, is regarded as one of al Qaeda’s principal cat’s paws in Pakistan. LeJ, made up of cadres largely drawn from Punjab, specialises in targeting minority Shi’ite Muslims, but graduated to high-profile attacks like the suicide truck bombing of Islamabad’s Marriott Hotel in September last year which killed at least 55 people.

Jaish-e-Mohammad is another Punjab-based militant group that has focused on fighting Indian rule in Kashmir, but there are signs its members have broadened their remit. A Jaish connection was made to one of the assassination attempts on former President Pervez Musharraf in December 2003, and there was a Jaish presence at the Red Mosque uprising in Islamabad in 2007. Jaish members have also surfaced in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

Harkat-ul Jihad-e-Islami (HUJI), is another Islamist militant group fighting in Kashmir that forged al Qaeda links. HUJI carried the suicide attack that killed 11 Frenchmen and two Pakistanis outside Karachi’s Sheraton Hotel. The New Zealand cricket team was staying at the same hotel, and promptly aborted its tour.

BALUCH GROUPS

Several guerrilla groups are waging a low-key insurgency in gas-rich Baluchistan province on the border with Afghanistan. Some have taken responsibility for small attacks in Lahore in the past. A group calling itself the Baluchistan Liberation United Front (BLUF) claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of an American working for the United Nations a month ago. The attack on the Sri Lankan team is on a vastly different scale to anything carried out by any Baluch group.

OUTSIDE PAKISTAN — SRI LANKA’S TAMIL TIGERS

In Sri Lanka, official suspicion will fall on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a rebel group close to military defeat in northern Sri Lanka and which has a long history of carrying out deadly guerrilla attacks. There has been no clear evidence the Tigers have operations or links to Pakistan.

Pakistan has good relations with Sri Lanka and has given training and supplied arms to the Sri Lankan military fighting the Tamil Tiger rebels.

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Confused Leadership Of Pakistan

Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday said, in his remarks in National Assembly’s ongoing session summoned after Mumbai evidences were declared not proofs but mere information by the government of Pakistan, political wisdom and maturity is the need of the time to tackle all the present issues instead of power. Situation after Mumbai attacks, has changed a great deal and world is now backing Pakistan

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 Meanwhile on Tuesday Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Tariq Majid has said that the world must stop criticizing Pakistan.

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 This surely is one confused leadership

 

 

 

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Irresponsible Journalism

CNN IBN (a leading Indian news channel) recently posted on its website whereabouts of Ajmal Kasab (Mumbai 26/11 Terrorist)

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The news channel has even posted a Google Earth view of Arthur Road jail and the cell where Kasab will be kept.

Why would any one want to know the exact location of a  terrorist? Perhaps Toral Varia (The Reporter) could answer this.

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Pakistani confesses to involvement in Mumbai attacks

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani investigators have unearthed substantive links between the gunmen who attacked Mumbai in November and a banned militant group, a foreign journal reported on Wednesday. It said in an online report that at least one top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) leader, Zarar Shah, captured in a raid early this month had confessed to the group’s involvement in the attack.“He is singing,” an unidentified Pakistani security official told the newspaper, referring to Shah. Shah’s admission was backed up by the US intercepts of a telephone call between Shah and one of the attackers during the assault, the Pakistani security official told the newspaper.

“These guys showed no remorse,” said the Pakistani official. “They were bragging. They didn’t need to be pushed, tortured or waterboarded” into making their statements.

One Lashkar fighter who left the group several years ago said in an interview that the agency (ISI) was directly involved in planning operations in the disputed Kashmir region. The agency’s officers were “at the table” as missions were being sketched out, the former Lashkar fighter said. However, an active member of Lashkar said in an interview that relations with Pakistani security forces had grown cold. “We always had to hide from the Indian military, but now we have to hide from the Pakistani military as well,” he said.

The ISI has always been a powerful and semiautonomous agency, and its top officers have maintained strong links to Islamist militants. There is some hope that the appointment three months ago of a new spy chief, Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha, who previously oversaw military operations against militants in Pakistan’s lawless western districts, signaled a move away from sympathies with the Islamist fighters who control much of the region bordering Afghanistan.

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Lahore Blasts – Pro Taliban Group Claims Responsibility

A previously-unknown pro-Taliban group, Ansar Wa Mohajir, has claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s bomb explosion in Lahore and the earlier rocket attacks on Dera Ismail Khan.

Toofan Wazir, identifying himself as a commander and spokesman of the group, phoned The News from somewhere in North Waziristan to claim responsibility for the two attacks. He threatened more attacks against the security forces and the government installations to avenge the two recent US missile strikes in North Waziristan in which several militants belonging to the Punjab were killed.

According to Toofan Wazir, the US drones fired the missiles at Pakistani targets with the agreement and cooperation of the government of Pakistan. He said revenge would be taken from both the Americans and the Pakistan government. In Pakistan, he warned, suicide bombings would be carried out and bombs would be planted and exploded at important government installations.

Toofan Wazir, which doesn’t appear to be his real name, claimed his men were “Ansar” who hosted the “Mohajir” or refugees who had come from different countries and also from places in Pakistan to find refuge in Waziristan. He said the group was committed to protect the foreigners who were the guests of local tribesmen.

 

Interestingly other news channel from pakistan were earlier blaming India for these blasts.

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Pakistan Foreign Minister Reminds Me Of…..

Remember this guy

iraq-blabber

He had said  that the Americans “are going to surrender or be burned in their tanks. They will surrender, it is they who will surrender”. Al-Sahhaf claimed that there were no American troops in Baghdad, and that the Americans were committing suicide by the hundreds at the city’s gates.

He gained something of a cult following in the west, appearing on T-shirts, cartoons, and from internet phenomena came satirical websites. One such site featured sound bites of the minister, as well as photoshopped pictures of him on the Star Wars Death Star, at The Battle of Waterloo and at the D-Day landings, in all cases maintaining that “everything is just fine.”

 

 

He reminds us of pak-blabberForeign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi , who has been constantly reminding his citizen that “Pakistan is capable of defending itself”. He added, “I want to give a message to India that we are the torch-bearers of peace and remain committed to our desire for peace…Contrary to our reasonable, cooperative and non-aggressive attitude, some elements from India are issuing provocative statements.”

Maybe it is time his people start asking him regarding the drone attacks by US as “innocent” Pakistani’s are being killed everyday (As he maintains that there are no trerrorists in Pakistan)

We dont see the capable pakistani army defending Pakistan in that case.

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Pakistani Ex ISI Chief believes Osama Bin Laden is a Religious Fighter

He believes Osama Bin Laden is a religious fighter and not a terrorist

 

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