Bin Laden is dead!
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If they really could take Pak Nukes would they have not done so already? Would this not be a bigger catch for them, then the bogeyman who is OBL?
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mubarak hoo, khulaasi hogaee.
Kerry kaa doraa kamyaab!
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I came across this article, its quite lengthy but interesting read...
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Because he was and is a CIA/PENTAGON prop.
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Mladic was responsible for worst genocide of Muslims in Europe after WWII
WHY DID IT TAKE 16 YEARS TO CAPTURE MLADIC
FRANKFURT - June 04, 2011
Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic is accused of killing at least five times more civilians than Osama bin Laden, yet for years no one seemed in any hurry to find the “Butcher of Sarajevo.”
Mladic managed to hide in plain sight in Serbia for 16 years, no doubt with aid from the Serb Secret Police, military intelligence, and his old Yugoslav National Army buddies. To many Serbs, he was a national hero.
Having covered the Balkan Wars of the 1990’s, it always amazed me that the man who gloried in massacring Muslim women and children or blowing up mosques never had a price put on his head by any Muslim government. Where were all the so-called defenders of Islam when the Muslims of the Balkans were being murdered, starved, tortured and raped?
As I once told a meeting of the Islamic Conferences, had the victims of Mladic and his Serb fascist allies Slobodan Milosevic and Radovan Karadzic been Jews, the Israeli Army would have rushed to their rescue and taken the murderers and tortures back in a cage.
The world did not want to know about the eruption of Nazi brutality in the Balkans. From 1989-1991, I wrote a series of newspaper articles warning that violent anti-Muslim hate-mongering and claims of Serb superiority being preached by demagogue Milosevic would eventually provoke war and genocide that would destroy Yugoslavia.
Milosevic, backed by Serbia’s Orthodox Church, fascist paramilitary gangs and, ever so quietly, Greece, lit the fuse that blew apart Yugoslavia.
The unnatural, unstableYugoslav state created to benefit the Allied victors of World War I, blew apart, unleashing some of the most horrific cruelty seen in the 20th century.
Gen. Mladic’s mission was to head the so-called Bosnian Serb Army (an extension of the old Yugo Army), and create a Greater Serbia by murdering or expelling all Muslim Bosnians and Catholic Croats. This he did with medieval gusto, killing over 110,000 civilians and driving 250,000 from their homes. Barbarities were committed by all sides, but 90% of them were by Serb forces that conducted mass killings, gang rapes of girls as young as 12, and ran concentration camps in which prisoners were starved, tortured, and raped. Their bodies were dissolved in acid, burned, buried, or thrown into mines and rivers.
Mladic and Karadzic laid siege to Bosnia’s capital, Sarajevo, killing over 10,000 civilians in a three year assault. Then came the massacre at the supposed UN safe haven of Srebrenica. Cowardly Dutch UN troops assigned to protect Muslim refugees threw down their guns and ran away, to the undying shame of Holland.
Over three days, Mladic’s troops murdered at least 7,500-10,000 unarmed Bosnian Muslim men and boys. The full total will never be known as many bodies were skillfully concealed. This was the worst atrocity in Europe since Word War II.
But at the time, nothing was done about it. Britain’s then ruling Conservatives, led by John Major, Lord Hurd, and Malcom Rifkind, were deeply anti-Muslim. They deftly blocked or sabotaged efforts by the US and other nations to rescue the terrorized Bosnians. France joined in the cynical faux peace talks while telling Serbia to hurry up and finish off Bosnia’s Muslims.
Britain and France both worried their large, downtrodden Muslim minorities might somehow become inflamed by creation of a tiny Muslim-majority state in Bosnia. Serbia was a traditional French ally and arms customers. Britain’s Tories worried that Germany might dominate a new Bosnian-Croat state. So they abetted murder most foul while preaching peace.
I met Britain’s chief Balkan negotiator, Lord Owen, who blandly told me of his “striving for peace.” I wanted to spit in his two-faced face.
US forces could have captured Mladic but they were under orders not to risk the recent Dayton accords that ended the war by sanctifying ethnic cleansing.
Without US military intervention, the Balkan Wars and later ethnic cleansing in Kosova, would never have been stopped. US President Bill Clinton finally did the right thing and ordered NATO to end Serbia’s genocide. Europe was too cynical and divided to act.
Mladic has many stories to tell. Hopefully, we will now begin to hear some at his long overdue trial at the Hague.
copyright Eric S. Margolis 2011
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(The slowcoaches of ISPR finally respond to the smear campaign... well this campaing has been going on for years)
**Fresh Bin Laden leads: Army decries NYT report as ‘smear campaign’
ISLAMABAD / WASHINGTON:
The Pakistan Army condemned on Friday a report in The New York Times that a cell phone found in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden contained contacts to a militant group with ties to Pakistan’s top spy agency.
The newspaper, citing unnamed senior US officials briefed on the findings, reported on Thursday that the discovery indicated that Bin Laden used the group, Harakat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM), as part of his support network inside Pakistan.
The cell phone belonged to Bin Laden’s courier, who was killed along with the al Qaeda godfather in the May 2 raid by US special forces on a compound in Abbottabad, the NYT said.
Military spokesperson Major-General Athar Abbas said in a statement sent by text message that the military “rejects the insinuations made in the NYT story”. “It is part of a well-orchestrated smear campaign against our security organisations,” he said.
The army has been angered by media reports that elements in the Pakistani security establishment may have helped Bin Laden hide in Pakistan. “Pakistan, its security forces have suffered the most at the hands of al Qaeda and have delivered the most against al Qaeda; our actions on the ground speak louder than the words of the Times,” Abbas said.
Meanwhile, Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM) has denied any links with al Qaeda or Bin Laden. “Al Qaeda has their own discipline, their own thinking, their own organisation. We have never ever been in touch with Bin Laden,” a spokesman for the group told the BBC.
Although banned in Pakistan, analysts say HuM has links with the country’s intelligence agency. But the group’s spokesperson denied that they had any links with the Directorate of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
The report comes days after a Pakistani brigadier serving at the army’s headquarters was detained for allegedly having contacts with the banned extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir. He denies the allegation. Four majors were also questioned for involvement with outlawed militant outfits.
Leaving aside HuM’s alleged contacts with al Qaeda, the group has a long history of militant activities. In 1998 when the US rained cruise missiles on suspected al Qaeda bases in the Khost province of Afghanistan to avenge the bombing of US missions in Kenya and Tanzania, nine HuM militants were killed and several wounded.
The group’s former leader, Maulana Fazlur Rehman Khalil, is cited by the NYT report as being a co-signer of Bin Laden’s 1998 edict ordering attacks against America. The group was central to organising press trips for journalists to see Bin Laden in Afghanistan before the 9/11 attacks.
During the Afghan jihad against the Soviets in the 1980s, HuM fighters had fought alongside the Younus Khalis faction of Hizb-e-Islami. And after the withdrawal of Soviet troops, HuM had infiltrated Indian-administered Kashmir to fight the ‘Indian occupation’.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 25th, 2011.