295War of Terror: Afghanistan, Pakistan
- Feb 1, 2003DEMONSTRATIONS IN EVERY PAKISTANI CITY AGAINST U.S. War Plans
On Friday, January 31, Pakistanis held rallies in Lahore,
Karachi, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Multan, Sukker, Quetta, and many other
towns to condemn U.S. war plans against Iraq. Most of the rallies
were organized by the Islamic coalition known as MMA.
The rallies were peaceful. In some rallies there was a call for
Jihad against the U.S.
A surprise this time was that anti-U.S., anti-war rallies were
also organized by Muslim League led by the exiled Nawaz Sharif in its
stronghold in Lahore. [Another "Muslim League" was also fabricated by
General but the original one is led by Nawaz Sharif.]
This time anti-U.S., anti-war rallies on a small scale were
also organized by the Insaf (Justice) movement led by Imran Khan.
During the fake "referendum" held by General Musharraf, Imran made
the mistake of siding with the general. Since then, he has cleared
himself of the taint of Musharraf and has come out with far reaching
criticism of the corrupt military government. He has spoken out
strongly against U.S. interference in Pakistan. Many people suspect
him because he was a secularist and had married a Jewish woman in
England. Gradually people are realizing his sincerity and that his
wife's conversion to Islam is genuine. He is also known for his
Cancer hospital and other medical facilities set up to help the poor.
PAKISTANIS TO BOYCOTT U.S., BRITISH PRODUCTS to protest ANTI-MUSLIM
January 29: The Islamic coalition known as MMA has called on all
imams and prayer leaders to prepare the masses of Pakistan to carry
out a comprehensive boycott of U.S. and British goods to protest the
anti-Muslims policies of these two countries. The decision was made
by the supreme council of MMA attended by the entire Islamic spectrum
involved in politics (not the Jihad movement). The leaders who made
the decision were: Allama Shah Ahmad Noorani, Maulana Sami'ul Haq,
Qazi Hussain Ahmad, Maulana Fazlur Rahman, Allama Sajid Naqvi and
Prof. Sajid Mir.
Delegates of MMA will meet ambassadors of countries who are
members of the Security Council to urge them to advise the U.S. to
stop its war plans.
The MMA also urges Islamic movements around the world to raise
their voices against America.
"PAKISTANI RULERS HAVE BECOME SLAVES OF AMERICA": Nawaz Sharif
January 30: In a telephone message from his exile in Jeddah,
Muslim League leader Nawaz Sharif gave this message to Syed Mushtaq
Hussain Shah, General Secretary of the labor wing of Muslim League in
Sheikhupura, Pakistan: "Pakistan's rulers have become the slaves of
America and are willing to go to any extent to please their masters.
However, these toadies and bootlickers will not escape the wrath of
the people. The dummy new leadership (of Prime Minister Jamali) has
emerged from the womb of dictatorship and will reach its natural
downfall. Jamali cannot even stop the acts of sabotage which are
going on in his home province of Baluchistan, let alone provide
security and stability to the people of Pakistan."
[Nawaz Sharif was the last democratically elected prime minister
of Pakistan and was removed in a coup engineered by General
Musharraf. The general cooked up a weird story about how Nawaz Sharif
was trying to get rid of him.]
BLINDED CYCLOPS HURTING ITS BEST FRIENDS:
25 Pakistanis arrested
On January 30, while the Pakistani foreign minister Khurshid
Qasuri was addressing a joint press conference with Colin Powell,
urging the U.S. to be kind to its best friends, Pakistanis in USA,
the FBI raided Pakistani businesses and travel agencies in Virginia,
just outside Washington.
The FBI arrested 25 Pakistanis. The companies targeted are
reported by U.S. authorities as: Metro International travel of
Alexandria and Super Travel Agency of Arlington. Metro also publishes
the two language Pakistani newspaper called EASTERN TIMES.
According to news reports, the U.S. authorities are alleging
that those arrested are involved in credit card fraud and their
leader, Shah Nawaz, has fled to Pakistan and the group's profits have
been transferred to Canadian and Pakistani banks.
BROOKINGS INSITUTE fellow ARRESTED: In an even more bizarre
incident, Aijaz Haider, a fellow of the Brookings Institute was
arrested by armed immigration agents while he was walking down a
street in Washington, DC. Aijaz is a news editor of the staunchly pro-
U.S. and anti-Islam weekly FRIDAY TIMES (a major source of Pak news
for NPR). He is also a friend of the Pakistani foreign minister
Aijaz was taken to the same detention center in Alxandria where
the American Taliban (Walker Lindh) was kept. He was finger printed
twice, photographed, told to post bond and that he would have to stay
in prison overnight.
Fortunately Brookings Institute found out and pleaded for his
release and he was let go. Foreign Minister Qasuri is shocked.
[Brookings Institute helps the power structure to investigate
the Muslim world and gather information against Islam. Aijaz's
supervisor is a Jew named Cohen]
Observers say that after the attacks on September 11 which
destroyed the symbols of American power, the Bush administration has
been behaving like a blinded cyclops. Unable to find the real
culprits (who probably perished in the attacks), it is flailing
around like the cyclops blinded by Ulysses, hurting its own friends
in the process.
IRRITATED PAKISTANIS SEND BACK FOUR AMERICANS:
On January 29, Pakistani immigration officers at Lahore's
international air port sent back four Americans who had arrived
without visas from Bangkok to go to Afghanistan. The four are named
as: David Kenneth, Desenz Eberd, Tom Byrd and A. Byrd. They arrived
by Thai airlines flight EG 506 and were not permitted to go outside
the lounge before they were sent back.
[Pakistan's visa office in Washington has raised the cost of a
visa for American citizens from $50 to $78.]
SHOCKING DEVELOPMENT IN AFGHANISTAN.
Reports say that according to Roger King, spokesman of U.S.
occupation forces in Afghanistan, three Afghans who were planning to
blow up American installations in Kabul have been arrested. A fourth
person escaped. Explosives and mines were recovered from the three.
What's shocking about this development is that the THREE WERE
SOLDIERS IN THE NEWLY FORMULATED AFGHAN ARMY BEING TRAINED BY THE
U.S. As New Trend pointed out earlier, history is repeating itself.
The Soviets too had trained an "Afghan army" against the Afghan
people. Many of its troops deserted or joined the mujahideen when the
FRUSTRATED AMERICAN TROOPS ARREST 17 AFGHAN REFUGEES
On January 30, more than 300 U.S. troops barged into the
refugee camp known as "Awami" at Spin Boldak (on the Afghan border
with Pakistan). The camp is located 20 kilometers from Addi Nahr
where the battle between 350 troops of the U.S. 82nd air borne and 80
Taliban took place.
The troops arrested 17 Afghan refugees. Those arrested were
not identified and there does not seem to be any indication that they
are Taliban. [Pakistani sources are now conservatively putting the
number of U.S. troops killed in the fighting at 16.]
BLACK HAWK DOWN: 4 Special Forces troops Killed
The helicopter went down near Bagram air base outside Kabul on
January 30. The U.S. immediately claimed that it was an accident. The
Black Hawk is a sturdy helicopter and is not known to go down in calm
[Readers should look at reports of journalists visiting the
northern alliance by helicopter. Even these rickety, falling apart,
helicopters have not crashed "by accident" in Afghanistan. How a
Black Hawk could go down without being shot down is difficult to
understand. TWO U.S. drones have also crashed in Pakistan near
Jacobabad, one in December and one in January. In each case it was
an "accident." Observers say, such explanations don't make sense.
More likely the drones were hit by Taliban fire while on operations
in Afghanistan and then tried to make it back to their base in
[Musharref claims there is NO U.S. base in Pakistan!]
The U.S., observers say, admitted the crash of the Black Hawk
because it came down very visibly just outside Kabul and was
difficult to hide.
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