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pakistan-an International migraine says Albright

Counting many elements, including terrorism and nuclear weapons, in Pakistan as causes of international worries, a former top United States official has described the South Asian country as an ‘international migraine’.

“My own sense is Pakistan has everything that gives you an international migraine. It has nuclear weapons, it has terrorism, extremists, corruption, very poor and it’s in a location that’s really, really important to us. And now this issue with India.

“So, I think that the current president and the current secretary of state, who’s on her way to India right now, have a very big job ahead of them,” said former secretary of state Madeleine Albright. “And I also do think that the next president and the secretary of state are going to have to pay a great deal of attention to that combination of issues, Pakistan, India and Afghanistan, that all fit together. That’s very important to the United States,” she added.

In the wake of the current tension between India and Pakistan following the Mumbai terror attacks , Albright said that Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari was trying very hard to deal with the issue. “…there’s an agreement that the Pakistanis understand what the issue is. I think that if we have clear evidence and intelligence that is one part of this. And that is the Achilles’ heel of everything, which is whether you have actual intelligence. …I think that he is their president and he is working very hard to try to get control over what is a very difficult place,” she added.

Responding to a query on a remark made by US President-elect Barack Obama , at his press conference in Chicago, in the wake of last week’s terror attacks in Mumbai, the ex-official also endorsed the stand of the incoming US president.

“I think that what President-elect Obama said about the fact that every country, under the United Nations, has the right to defend itself, is absolutely true. But it’s also true that they are investigating everything right now and that it is not appropriate for those of us that are not in the government to comment on this,” Albright said on CNN’s Situation Room programme.

“I think that sovereign nations obviously have a right to protect themselves. Beyond that, I don’t want to comment on the specific situation that has taken place in South Asia right now,”

source:PTI

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pictures of mumbai terrorist attack(26,27,28-11-2008)

“I was  here in Mumbai  when 1993 blasts took place…but this is something bigger, uglier and more terrifying than 93 blasts” said my friend sanjay, who has been living in Mumbai from last 20 years.  “I can see frustration, suspicion and fear among the people around me” are some lines which my colleague told me over phone.

Terrorists strikes, which started on November 26, 2008 at around 8.30 p.m local time has not stopped yet. According to sources so far more than 150 people are dead and at least 400 injured in these terrorists strikes. These terrorists killed people at Hotel Taj, oberai hotel and Nariman house and chhatrapati shivaji terminus.In shivaji terminus alone at least 47 people were killed and more than 60 people were critically injured. Some of the well known faces like ATS (Anti terrorist squad) Chief Hemant Karkare, DIG Ashok Kamte and encounter specialist Vijay salaskar also lost their lives in these terrorist strikes. Also among the dead was a Greek Millionaire Andreas Liveras(owner of Liveras Yatch).

In Nariman House Jewish sect was targeted and the terrorists exactly knew what they are doing. Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivika have been held hostages. According to police sources 14 foreigners have been killed in these attacks. According to sources 40 foreign nationals have been kept hostages by the terrorists.

Deccan Mujahideen, an unknown terror outfit before nov. 26, 2008 claimed responsibility for these attacks.

“Hindus should not think that the Indian ATS, Army are well endowed with hi-tech weaponsand are brave too.We can see how brave they are in the Naxalite infested areas.This attack is in reaction to the attacks started by the Hindus from 1947.Now, There won’t be any action but only reaction and It will happen again and again till we avenge all the atrocities committed against us”

“Hindus should not think that by demolition mosques, inciting riots, weaking the economic condition of the Muslims and putting educated Muslim youth behind bars can demoralize us.No, Never…” this is the e-mail sent by so called Deccan mujahideen and they claimed to be from Hyderabad, but sources said that their accent was more from Punjab or from POK. There are clear indications that Pakistan is backing these terrorists…

 

 

 

photographs source:news agencies