Thursday, October 15, 2015

Pakistani Dessert

Related: Going on a Bo$ton Globe Diet

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Oh, go ahead, indulge yourself:

"Pakistani says bin Laden hideout was known" Washington Post  October 15, 2015

WASHINGTON — Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed after his compound in the environs of Islamabad was raided by Navy SEALs.

See: Bin Laden Stories Show AmeriKan Media Not to be Believed 

What more do you need to know?

It’s an open secret that elements within Pakistan’s military and political establishment must have been aware of bin Laden’s location and perhaps even helped him to safe haven in the years after the United States launched its invasion of Afghanistan and global war against Al Qaeda.

In the months and years since, though, Pakistani officials have remain largely tight-lipped about how bin Laden could have ended up finding such cozy sanctuary on Pakistani soil.

Some have denied any knowledge whatsoever of his movements. But there have been tacit admissions....

So what has Pakistan done to upset the U.S.?


"Pakistani police jailed after deathbed rape accusation" AP  October 14, 2015

MULTAN, Pakistan — Police arrested three police officers Tuesday after a woman set herself on fire and accused them of gang raping her, police said.

The 20-year-old woman, who died of her burns on Tuesday, gave a statement accusing the officers of abducting and raping her six days ago near the central city of Multan, said Awais Malik, a senior police officer.

Malik said the woman, who had been married six months earlier, set herself on fire Monday in public near a police station after reportedly becoming frustrated with the failure to lodge a formal complaint against the officers.

The officers were arrested Tuesday after the woman’s death began receiving local news attention. Malik said two accomplices of the arrested officers were at large and police were searching for them.

Also Tuesday in Multan, a 42-year-old man died after setting himself on fire to protest the demolition of his home.

Shahbaz Ahmed set himself on fire Monday in front of the Multan Press Club to protest the demolition six months ago.


And what's the beef with India?

"Clashes over beef bring plea in India" The Washington Post News Service  October 09, 2015

NOIDA, India — More than a week after a mob beat a Muslim man to death in India after rumors spread that he had eaten beef, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the controversy in a speech Thursday, calling on India to shun the politics of polarization.

Modi, 65, spoke days after the killing of Mohammed Akhlaq roiled the nation and led to days of incendiary statements by politicians on both sides of the issue, protests on college campuses, and scathing editorials in the country’s leading newspapers.

Cows are considered sacred to devotees of India’s majority religion, Hinduism, and their slaughter and in some cases consumption is banned in many states.

‘‘We should all get together and march together; only then we can be what the world expects of us,’’ the prime minister said.



My question answered:

"US ponders deal with Pakistan on nuclear caps" by David E. Sanger New York Times   October 16, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is exploring a deal with Pakistan that would limit the scope of its nuclear arsenal, the fastest-growing on earth. The discussions are the first in the decade since one of the founders of its nuclear program, Abdul Qadeer Khan, was caught selling the country’s nuclear technology.

The talks are being held ahead of the arrival of Pakistan’s prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, in Washington next week. They focus on concern that Pakistan might be on the verge of deploying a small tactical nuclear weapon — explicitly modeled on weapons the United States put in Europe during the Cold War to deter a Soviet invasion — that would be far harder to secure than the country’s arsenal of larger weapons. 

So what mini-nuke produced by the U.S. or Israel is going to be used in which western city?

But experts familiar with the discussions, which have echoes of the Obama administration’s first approaches to Iran on its nuclear program three years ago, expressed deep skepticism that Pakistan is ready to put any limitations on a program that it regards as its only real defense against India.

White House officials declined to comment.

But the central element of the proposal, according to other officials and outside experts, would be a relaxation of the strict controls imposed on Pakistan by the Nuclear Suppliers Group, a loose affiliation of nations that try to control the proliferation of weapons.

“If Pakistan would take the actions requested by the United States, it would essentially amount to recognition of rehabilitation and would essentially amount to parole,” said George Perkovich, at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. “I think it’s worth a try,” Perkovich said. “But I have my doubts that the Pakistanis are capable of doing this.”

Even before entering office, President Obama was interested in the Pakistani nuclear problem, considered by most experts to be the most dangerous in the world. But until now, most efforts to manage the problem have been covert.

What does that mean, NYT?


I thought I would give you the full serving of sh**.

UPDATE: Mob in India kills 1, injures 4 suspected cow smugglers