Karachi Naval Base under Militant Attack

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This is very timely revelation, slowly but surely image of terrorists in uniform is getting created (this is not unknown to us)

'Anti-Americanism rife in Pak army institution'

Islamabad: Officers received training biased against the United States at a prestigious Pakistan army institution, according to Wikileaks, underscoring concerns that anti-Americanism in the country's powerful military is growing amid strains with Washington.
 

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Such events are bound to happen, when you abandon all logic in your diplomatic sphere in order to pursue bizarre goals (Greater Pakistan), create the Taliban from your own hands, unleash them on criticizers and secularists/opposition internally...

Pakistanis never used to believe that extremism is so knee deep in their nation. They could never imagine that their sacred cows, the military and that cancerous isi could make a mistake, after all they are such humble Muslims. The people could never imagine that their military was playing a double game until Osama's ass was caught in an isi safehouse steps away from West Point, Pakistan. Now slowly their eyes are opening, albeit decades too late and you can be damned sure the way things are going, it's too late for Pakistan. Being lead down a long road of deceit that they still have not abandoned. Instead of questioning their stupid leaders as to why are they still sheltering Talibs and Al Qaeda, they want to know why American choppers came through the border and weren't shot down. All of these reactions and social sentiments have been cleverly crafted by the establishment.

One more thing about Greater Pakistan....Japan used to have all sorts of wild dreams about expanding their empire. They were a feudalistic, enslaved society by the martial class...then they picked on the wrong guy...got nuked....and now they build robots and live in extreme wealth. Just something I noticed.
 

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Inside help suspected in PNS base attack


KARACHI: Pakistani security officials said Thursday they doubted a 17-hour Taliban siege on a strategic naval air base could have been possible without some kind of inside help.

On Sunday, heavily armed militants stormed the naval base in the country's biggest city of Karachi, destroying two US-made surveillance planes and killing 10 personnel before officials announced the siege was over 17 hours later.

It was the worst assault on a military base since October 2009, and piled embarrassment on the armed forces, who have been fending off accusations of incompetence or complicity after Osama bin Laden was found living under their noses.

"The investigation team will question all those who were present at the time of the attack," a security official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

"The way the militants attacked means they had maps and were aware of all the directions inside the base," the official added.

"We suspect that someone inside the base helped them. We are collecting data about all the staff and will also examine their phone data."

The navy on Wednesday removed the commander of the base, insisting it was a pre-planned transfer, but the military is under increasing domestic pressure to be held accountable over security lapses.

"We have recovered some technical gadgets which prove that they were very well trained, they had night vision goggles and were using wireless devices to communicate," another official told AFP.

The siege has forced authorities to consider relocating the navy's main air base in Karachi away from its current populated area, near the international airport, and fanned debate about the safety of the country's nuclear weapons.

Karachi is Pakistan's financial capital and the assault was the fourth on the navy after three bombings in late April killed nine people.


Inside help suspected in PNS base attack | Pakistan | DAWN.COM
 
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One more thing about Greater Pakistan....Japan used to have all sorts of wild dreams about expanding their empire. They were a feudalistic, enslaved society by the martial class...then they picked on the wrong guy...got nuked....and now they build robots and live in extreme wealth. Just something I noticed.
Pakistan's India obsession has brought Pakistan to this point. Three generations of Pakistanis have passed and the obsession is stronger than ever. This is a extreme step to be nuked to bring about change. The change that Japan went thru was because they had USA's support-Marshall plan. There is no reason for Pakistan to be in this position or wait for an extreme change for things to sort out. The military rule is ruining the country and using the India boogie to keep the public in their present state. All of India's neighbors are starting to share in India's economy there is no reason why Pakistan's govt chooses to be left out, with improved relations and trade things can improve but the first steps will always be the most painful.
 

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today being the 27th of may ...... within the last 48 hrs there were at least TWO attacks on gov of pakistan establishments ... and looking at the google news websites of bothe paksitan and india ....the two reports of these incidents were lodged in obscure places on these pages .....WHAT DOES that mean ? that these attacks are a daily matter taken for granted .....
so there was a terrorist attack in pakistan today ? so it's the norm ! nothing great man , just get used to it and live what you can .
 

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I know where you are coming from, but their government which is secretly run by the military is beyond the point of return. Trust me on that one. Secondly as far as their society is concerned, they are fighting each other now, the severely militant ones now, but later the moderates too. What you are seeing is the lead-up to Civil War internally for numerous reasons. The people will only value normal ties with India (things that even the present civilian government wants, yet at the same time hides Osama and trains kids to fight in Kashmir?) once the current generation has tasted suffering and consequences for negligence.
agree completely ...... it's a case of a drug addict now realising his mistake , wanting to change but now can't !! and too much has already been "invested" in the wrong direction so that the momentum keeps it going in that same wrong direction too.

it's only a matter of time before the usa finaly realises that and ditches pak as an "ally" and all that " we have to stand by pakistan" talk

people like senator ron paul will gradually be listened to and the usa will gradually have to turn the aircraft-carrier of it's pak and south asia policy around ...... will take time but good to note that it's being taken notice of in the senate and house of reps.
 

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PNS Mehran: Ex-Navy commando held


LAHORE: A former Pakistan Navy Commando and two of his associates have been arrested in connection with attack on Pakistan Navy airbase PNS Mehran, Geo News reported Monday.

Kamran Ahmed was court-martialed 10 years ago on charges of torture. A brother and aide were also arrested by the security agencies on Friday.

He had been posted at PNS Mehran and PNS Iqbal.


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latest is Reporters who covered mehran base incidents went missing. They are believed to be in ISI custody.
 

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Journalist Saleem Shahzad found dead near Islamabad


ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani journalist has been found dead near the capital Islamabad after writing about links between the Pakistani military and al Qaeda, officials said Tuesday.

Syed Saleem Shahzad, 40, worked for an Italian news agency and an online news site registered in Hong Kong. He went missing on Sunday after he left his home in the capital to take part in a television talk show, but never arrived.

Officials said his body was identified by relatives after being found near his car in Sarai Alamgir, 150 kilometres (93 miles) southeast of Islamabad.

"Relatives visited the police station and now they have identified the dead body. They said it is the body of journalist Saleem Shahzad," police official Zulfiqar Ali told AFP by telephone.

He disappeared two days after writing an investigative report in Asia Times Online that al Qaeda carried out last week's attack on a naval air base to avenge the arrest of naval officials arrested on suspicion of al Qaeda links.

Ali Dayan Hasan, senior South Asia researcher at Human Rights Watch, said Shahzad had complained about being threatened by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency.

"The other day he visited our office and informed us that ISI had threatened him. He told us that if anything happened to him, we should inform the media about the situation and threats," Hasan told AFP.

"We can form an opinion after the investigation and a court verdict, but"¦ in the past the ISI has been involved in similar incidents."

The naval base attack on May 22 took 17 hours to repel. Officials said six militants destroyed two US-made surveillance aircraft and killed 10 security personnel in the standoff.

The country's umbrella Taliban faction claimed responsibility, saying the attack was carried out to avenge the US killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, which reopened questions about complicity with Al-Qaeda within the military.

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ordered an inquiry into the kidnapping and murder, pledging that the culprits would be "brought to book".

Shahzad's Italian employer Adnkronos (AKI) confirmed the death and earlier said it feared he had been kidnapped. He was also Pakistan bureau chief for Asia Times Online.

In 2006, he was kidnapped by the Taliban in Helmand in southern Afghanistan. Then, his kidnappers accused him of being a spy but set him free after seven days.

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan had earlier Monday expressed alarm about Shahzad's disappearance and described as "exceedingly disturbing" reports that he might have been abducted by a state agency.

Hamza Ameer, a brother-in-law of Shahzad, told AFP that his car and identification papers had also been found.
Shahzad is survived by his wife and three children.



Journalist Saleem Shahzad found dead near Islamabad | Pakistan | DAWN.COM
 

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