Archive for July, 2013

HOW 9/11 AND PRESIDENCY BROUGHT ABOUT A SEA-CHANGE IN OBAMA’S ATTITUDE TO JIHADI TERROR

July 23, 2013
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In my last blog (21st July) I had shared with readers The New York Times summary of the Pakistan Government’s Inquiry Report on the Abbotabad Raid and killing of Osama Bin Laden.   By now numerous books must have been published about this Operation Abbotabad.   The first one that I saw was “No Easy Day” by one of the Seals who participated in the raid. He wrote the book under a pseudonym, Mark Owen.   Last Sunday I saw the Pakistan Government’s official 336-pages document as produced by the four member commission headed by Justice Javed Iqbal, but as published on its Website by Al Jazeera English Television which had managed to procure a leaked copy of the document declared classified by Government. Now we understand that upset by its failure to keep the document in wraps, the Pakistan Government is planning to release the report officially.   Today’s … Continue reading HOW 9/11 AND PRESIDENCY BROUGHT ABOUT A SEA-CHANGE IN OBAMA’S ATTITUDE TO JIHADI TERROR

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कैसे 9/11 और राष्ट्रपति पद ने जिहादी आतंक के बारे में ओबामा के नजरिए में आमूलचूल बदलाव किया।

July 23, 2013
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मैंने अपने पिछले ब्लॉग (21 जुलाई) में पाठकों के लिए दि न्यूयार्क टाइम्स में प्रकाशित एबटाबाद प्रकरण पर पाकिस्तान सरकार की जांच रिपोर्ट और ओसामा बिन लादेन के मारे जाने सम्बन्धी रिपोर्ट का सारांश प्रस्तुत किया था।   अब तक इस ऑपरेशन एबटाबाद पर अनेक पुस्तकें प्रकाशित हो चुकी होंगी। सर्वप्रथम जो मुझे देखने को मिली उसका शीर्षक है ”नो इज़ी डे” (No Easy Day) और इसे धावे में भाग लेने वाले एक सील (SEAL)ने लिखी है। उसने यह पुस्तक – मार्क ओवन छद्म नाम से लिखी है।   पिछले रविवार मुझे न्यायमूर्ति जावेद इकबाल की अध्यक्षता वाले चार सदस्यीय कमीशन जिसे पाकिस्तान सरकार ने गठित किया था की 336 पृष्ठीय अधिकृत रिपोर्ट देखने को मिली; जोकि अल जजीरा की वेबसाइट पर प्रकाशित हुई है जिसे उसने पाकिस्तान सरकार के गुप्त दस्तावेजों में से किसी प्रकार प्राप्त किया है। अब यह पता चला है कि इस रिपोर्ट को गुप्त रखने … Continue reading कैसे 9/11 और राष्ट्रपति पद ने जिहादी आतंक के बारे में ओबामा के नजरिए में आमूलचूल बदलाव किया।

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PAKISTAN’S JUDICIAL COMMISSION ON OSAMA BIN LADEN

July 21, 2013
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It was in early May, 2011, that 24 hand picked men of the Red Squadron of SEAL TEAM SIX attacked the compound in Abbotabad, Pakistan, where Osama Bin Laden had been in hiding for several years.   In Pakistan this above event is described as the country’s worst national humiliation after 1971, when not only was Pakistan formally defeated in a major war, an independent Bangladesh was also carved out by vivisection of Pakistan.   After Osama’s killing by American raiders, the Pakistan Government set up a 4 –member Commission of Inquiry headed by the seniormost judge of its Supreme Court, Justice Javed Iqbal. The other three members included Ashraf Jahangir Qazi who was some years back Pakistan’s High Commissioner in New Delhi.   The Commission submitted its 336 – page report to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on January 4, 2013. He immediately declared the report as ‘Classified.’ But … Continue reading PAKISTAN’S JUDICIAL COMMISSION ON OSAMA BIN LADEN

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