Conquering Baghdad, Losing the War
Beyond the reflexive
French-bashing that is popular now is the huge majority of French who don't
support the war on Iraq, neither do huge majorities of Italian, Spanish, German,
and almost every nation in Europe, even eastern Europe. Same in Asia. Somehow in
each of those countries and around the world, people can see that the war is
based on shaky grounds, like oil, corporate goals at companies like Halliburton,
and a grand strategy that is
based more on wishful thinking than reality. It is not only Muslims who are
against this war.....More...
Network is shocked and
saddened by the latest massacre of Kashmiri Hindus at the hands of
Pakistani terrorists. There is plenty of blame to share between
India's central government and the state government of Jammu and
Kashmir for lack of action against both the sponsors in Pakistan and
the local proxies who carry out ISI directives. The new state
government's appeasement policies have only strengthened the resolve
of terrorists to intensify ethnic cleansing and target pro-India
elements in the state. The central government, on its part, has
shown even less capacity of tackling terror. At a time when the US
policy of pre-emption is being applied to Iraq, India's Deputy PM L.
K. Advani is talking about visiting the US to discuss Pakistan. Does
India expect President Bush to take care of its national security?
If so, PM Atal Behari Vajpayee should renounce his post and welcome
a US viceroy as the new leader of India.
It is clear that
the Kashmir problem of terrorism, exported by the world's premier
terrorist sponsor Pakistan, will not be resolved by either Indian
impotence or the appeasement policies of state leaders who are
themselves tainted by previous dalliances with Pakistani terrorists.
At the most, the Indian government will make louder noises in the
run-up to elections, and even send its army to the border for a
meaningless deployment that will be withdrawn after elections. In
the meanwhile, nearly 400,000 Kashmiri Hindus remain in limbo in
degrading refugee camps, and naive international media refers to the
state as "Muslim Kashmir".
to view the gory pictures from
Hunting Terrorists In
Our Ally's Backyard: Pakistan
Dr. Subodh Atal
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the No. 3 leader in Al Qaeda, was captured in a
joint US-Pakistani operation in the eastern Pakistani city of Rawalpindi.
While Mohammed's arrest fulfills an important objective of the
anti-terrorism war, there is little reason to become complacent. Even as
American guns turn towards Iraq, and U.S. attention is likely to be
diverted towards that country for the near future, it would be a folly
to overlook three points pertinent to Mohammed's capture and the
circumstances preceding it....More...
Supernatural Basis of Islam
Part VII -
Dealing with a mistaken religion
Dr. Koenraad ELST
first thing to do is to cultivate a correct understanding of Islam among
ourselves. Whenever something critical is said about Islam, non-Muslims
are always the first to come to its defence and to lambast the critics
as “prejudiced hate-mongers” or some such unthinking hate-filled smear.
Just as the so-called “anti-anti-Communists” provided the first line of
defence to Communism by countering or ridiculing every serious
anti-Communist argument, we are now faced with anti-anti-Islamism as the
first major roadblock on the way to a candid analysis of the Islam
Internally Displaced Persons
Prof. K.N. Pandita
The Government of India has stubbornly refused to recognize the three
hundred thousand Kashmiri Pandits as 'Internally Displaced Persons' (IDPs).
Rights commission, to which the displaced Pandits had approached for
advising the State Government to replace their nomenclature of
"migrants" to IDPs, rejected the plea because the Government of India
did not want it.....More...
Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party led government came to power in
Delhi the "rewriting" of history has become a contentious, at times
acrimonious, issue. Marxist historians who had dominated writing
history books under the Congress patronage for decades have suddenly
started accusing the BJP government (and the Sangh Parivar) of "communalising"
or "saffronizing" history. Those who contest Marxists' version of
history were labeled as "communal" while they call their own version as
The Day I Ceased
It has taken me twelve long years to figure out that I do not exist, my
family does not exist, and my people do not exist. Since I do not exist
my opinion of course does not count, nor the endless troubles my family
must go through, nor the suffering of my people, for why should it when
I do not exist!! .....More...
Jehadis Strike as Kashmir Recedes from Global Focus
Even as global
attention remains focused on the war on Iraq, the trajectory of
Jehadi terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) is beginning to soar.
Two dramatic incidents in the space of 12 hours on Sunday, March 23,
2003, demonstrate the strengthening trends to escalation of terrorism in