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LAUGH OF THE DAY:
is a remarkable success story." [Vice President Cheyney, quoted on
LAST 6 days before Election 2004.
KERRY going over the top but .....
Looks like Iraq has given Kerry the momentum he needed, with the
slaughter of 48 Iraqi recruits who had finished 9 months of training,
and the "discovery" that 380 TONS of explosives are missing from a
Saddam Hussain dump.
In Philadelphia, Kerry got a very large crowd with the support of
former President Clinton who emerged looking good from his triple bypass.
Now it is Kerry 47% to Bush 45%.
Bush could still win. He has THREE overseas issues working for him:
[Below, we report on the fighting in
to give readers an idea of the
context in which the U.S. is moving against Osama bin Laden.]
Sharon won a 'timely' vote to move out of Gaza. Although the proposed
move is six months away and will be paid for by
tax payers, the 'decision' was voted in time to show
closest friend as a "man of peace" in Bush's words.
The U.S. is preparing an all out assault on Fallujah. MSNBC provided
a view of U.S. firepower hitting Fallujah on October 26. With TOW
missile blasts and air strikes by F-16s, it was an impressive display
of American might. Strangely enough, the lightly armed Fallujah fighters
did not give up after the latest strikes. If Fallujah falls in the last
few days before Nov. 2, it will be presented as clearing the way for
Most importantly, OSAMA HAS TO BE CAPTURED just before the elections.
This is the job of General Musharraf and he is moving in a big way.
If Osama is not captured, Bush's [and Musharraf's] political future
THAILAND and PATTANI: New Horrors Perpetrated on Muslims: 78 SUFFOCATED
Oct. 26: Muslim protestors were attacked by Thai police in the
southern province of Pattani. The police shot and killed 5 Muslims.
The Police then arrested large numbers of Muslims and STUFFFED them
into small police vans, killing 78 people by suffocation. [Violence by
"peace loving" BUDDHISTS against Muslims.]
Compare this atrocity against Muslims to the reporting on 48 renegade
Iraqis killed in Iraq while they were working for occupation force. The
are definitely not interested in the suffering of Muslims.
Thailand is the "crash pad" for corrupt Americans and Europeans. Its
capital is called "bang-kok!" The Muslims want out of this Thai paradise.
Comparison withn Alan Derschowitz
WITCH HUNT IN
AGAINST GENTLE MUSLIM SCHOLAR WHO SPOKE OF
RIGHT TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST
are going full blast with attacks on a soft spoken Muslim scholar,
Dr. El-Masry. Here is a letter in support of Dr. El-Masry written by
a prominent Muslim in Ontario, Canada,]
The Globe and Mail
Hateful speech against Arabs and Muslims is fair game, but God forbid,
if one should say something negative about Israel, all hell breaks out.
That's what we are witnessing right now. Media and Jewish organizations
hounding Prof. Elmasry conjures up scenes in the wilderness films, where
the injured lion is surrounded by menacing hyenas. This hyena-mentality
is unbecoming of religious leaders, be they Jewish, fellow Muslim or
Dr. Elmasry did not say anything which is new nor terribly revolutionary
and definitely not 'hate-message' as the media is trying to manipulate it.
The same argument has been suggested by many people in the past. If we
were to interpolate the arguments promulgated by the Jewish criminal
lawyer Alan Dershowitz that "All Palestinians suspected of crimes, are
lawful combatants and should be killed (without the due process of the
law)", the same argument should hold true to the other side as well,
that is, since Israelis above 18, undergo compulsory military training,
and are on active reserve duty, they are "enemy soldiers" and hence
legitimate targets. This is perfectly in accordance with all
international laws and conventions. Those 18 year olds at the
bus-stand may not be returning from a choir or boy-scout camp, but
from a killing spree at the Palestinian refugee camps. They will never
face a court of justice. Are they above the law, just because they are
While we are debating about 18 year olds, Israelis do not have any
age-discrimination when it comes to killing Palestinians. You may have
seen heart-wrenching photographs of infants with bullet holes in
their heads and chests. Jewish soldiers target practice, shooting
at Palestinian children. In some cases, they shoot at Palestinians
just to relieve their boredom. Can you imagine, killing people for fun?
Two thirds of the 621 children (two thirds under 15 years) killed at
checkpoints, in the street, on the way to school, in their homes,
died from sniper fire, directed in over half of cases to the head,
neck and chest. Clearly, soldiers are routinely authorized to shoot
to kill children in situations of minimal or no threat. These
statistics attract far less publicity than suicide bombings,
atrocious though these are too. Amnesty International has called for
an investigation into the killing of Asma al-Mughayr (16 years) and
her brother Ahmad (13 years) on the roof terrace of their home in Rafah
on 18 May, each with a single bullet to the head. Asma had been taking
clothes to the drying line and Ahmad feeding pigeons. Amnesty noted
that the firing appeared to have come from the top floor of a nearby
house, which had been taken over by Israeli soldiers shortly before.
suspects that this is not "caught in crossfire," this is murder.
When Dershowitz visited Canada with his hate message, there wasn't
even a whimper of disapproval from Jewish leaders or the media. His
murderous arguments were carried over the
and other media outlets
without any counter opinion being expressed. Israel initially shocked
the world with its Dershowitz-like extrajudicial murders, but the world
became accustomed to this barbaric act, just like all other Israeli
crimes. In conducting 238 extrajudicial executions the army has also
killed 186 bystanders (including 26 women and 39 children).
While the Jewish leaders remain conspicuously silent, others are
silenced by a fear of being labelled "anti-Semitic," a term used in
a morally corrupt way by the pro-Israel lobby in order to silence
voices of reason. How are we to affect this shocking situation, one
which has gone further than the excesses of the apartheid era?
Instead of hounding Prof. Elmasry, the media and Jewish leaders
must address the root causes of the festering problem and work together
to bring relief to both Jews and Arabs in Palestine.
[Collected by our Pakistan representative from Urdu language newspapers]
MUSHARRAF MOVES LARGE MILITARY COLUMN TOWARDS Al-QAIDA STRONGHOLD
On October 24, nearly 200 Pakistani military vehicles packed with
heavily armed troops moved from Northern Waziristan to the Southern
Waziristan areas of Karvan Munza, Ludha and Makeen. The reinforcements
are moving towards Dheela, reputed to be the stronghold of Al-Qaida.
Last month Musharraf had the area bombed by the Pakistan Air Force,
resulting in 150 civilians killed.
In the Karvan Munza area, Pakistani forces protecting the 200
vehicles exchanged fire with Pakistani
all night on October 23-24. Casualties were not reported.
On the Makeen-Razamak road Mahsud tribesmen blew up a vehicle of
the Pakistani Frontier Corp killing 2 soldiers and wounding 3. In
the Spinkai Raghzai area, Pakistani troops looking for Abdullah Mahsud,
who abducted 2 Chinese engineers, carried out house to house searches
but were not able to find any mujahideen.
[prestigious Urdu daily published from Lahore] was contacted by phone
by a Mahsud resistance leader who said the mujahideen would never bow
in front of America's allies. He said, the mujahideen would resist to
the last drop of their blood and Abdullah Mahsud will never be
On the road between N. and S. Waziristan, a jeep of the Pakistani Scouts
unit was blown up by remote controlled bomb, seriously injuring 3 troops.
SAUDI DEPUTY AMBASSADOR TERRORIZED:
In F-11-4 [Islamabad], the Saudi deputy ambassador , Abdullah al-'Umri
received a gift package. When his son opened it, inside were 4 live
hand grenades, 4 machine gun bullets and a threatening note telling
the Saudi officials to leave Pakistan. The hand of Al-Qaida is suspected.
Pakistan's government called in a full security alert to safeguard the
Saudi embassy. [Daily Ausaf, Oct. 25]
TALIBAN REACH INTO KABUL: Hit AREA OFFERING LIQUOR in RAMADAN
October 23: The U.S. media gave out TWO reports on a "suicide attack"
in Kabul. The first report
[CNN Headline News]
said that the "suicide" attacker injured 6 people including 3
"Peace Makers." The second report said that the "suicider" has
killed an American woman and an 11-year old Afghan girl, and injured 3
[Ed. Note: The art of propaganda presents occupation forces as
"Peace Makers." It's not clear whom they are making peace with or between.]
The Pakistani media published the Taliban's version of the Kabul
attack which identified the soldiers hit as Norwegian and claimed
that 9 of them were killed, including their platoon commander.
[Ed. Note: Whoever decided to send European troops to Afghanistan was
not thinking. It's a recipe for disaster.]
The most graphic report however comes from the daily Ummat of Karachi
which reported directly from its rep in Kabul. Here is its summary:
There is a part of Kabul called "Chicken street" ["kucha-e-murgh" in
Farsi]. Here the Karzai government has set up liquor stores to serve
the occupation forces. The European troops regularly went to obtain
liquor in this street, antagonizing the population, especially in Ramadan.
The Taliban martyr, a young man dressed in very white shalwar kameez
which made him stand out, threw grenades at the Norwegians' armored
vehicles. The occupation forces quickly surrounded him. When he saw
that he was surrounded, the young man exploded the remaining
grenades tied to his body, killing himself along with 6 Norwegian troops.
TALIBAN BLOW UP DISTRICT HEADQUARTER OFFICE:
October 24: In district Birmal of Paktika province, an elite Taliban
unit raided the offices of the Karzai "government." They arrested the
24 officials there, set the building and 4 cars on fire, and left
with quantities of weapons and some satellite phones before the U.S.
air force could arrive.
In Paktia province [not to be confused with Paktika], on the Khost-Gardez
road, Taliban guerrillas opened machine gun fire on trucks carrying
supplies for American troops. Two oil tankers and a trailer carrying
ammunition and artillery shells blew up. The three drivers were killed
in the conflagaration.
TALIBAN DENY RIFT
It appears the Taliban are becoming bolder in their activities.
Their representative Mullah Abdul Latif Hakeemi called Pakistani
media by satellite phone to rebut a claim by the U.S. military
commander that the Taliban are turning against Mullah Omar. Hakeemi
said, according to Nawai Waqt, that the Taliban are united and strong.
The U.S. military might have been confused, he said, by the emergence of
a new group "Taliban Jaish al-Muslimeen" led by Akbar Agha who used to
be governor of Maidan Shahr during Taliban rule. He is bringing
together mujahideen commanders who fought the Soviets but did not
join the Taliban. Now they want to support the Taliban under their
own organization, Hakeemi said.
TURMOIL and OCCUPATION
There was a spate of Indian army atrocities against Kashmiris during
weekend of Oct. 23-24. In the village of Sarok, Indian troops carried
out a house-to-house search during which they killed a man named
Muhammad Ismail and seriously wounded his wife Roshni Begum. In Sokhia the
gunned down a 40 year old civilian named Muhammad Shafi and claimed
that he was a mujahid.
In Hindwara, when civilians protested the brutal beating of a young man,
named Umar Khan Ahmad, by Indian troops, the Indians let loose attack
dogs on the protestors injuring a dozen people.
In occupied Poonch mujahiddeen attacked an Indian army patrol, killing
2 soldiers, wounding 5 others.
Also in Poonch, mujahideen used a mine to kill an Indian soldier named
In Qazigund, the occupiers shot and killed Yasmeen Akhtar, daughter
of Naseer Akhtar and threw her body in the wilderness.
In a mujahideen mining operation, Indian puppet official Farooq Abdullah
narrowly escaped death. Heavy Indian troops were called in to cordon
off the area in Islamabad [not to be confused with the city in Pakistan].
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