Archive for Pakistan

Thursday Links

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

HomesForTheHomelessw366h244

How 100,000 Homeless People Found A Place To Live

Hagel defends Bergdahl prisoner swap

Oregon school gunman took assault weapon from home

Cuba: US 'very open' to new relationship

Airport Security Damaged John Patitucci’s Bass

Congo and Rwanda 'in border clashes'

6000 S Korea police target capsized ferry owner Yoo Byung-eun in huge raid

Karachi airport: Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan claims attack

UN condemns Iraqi militant attacks

Democrats Suggest They Won’t Challenge For Seat After Eric Cantor Refuses Write-In Campaign

Indiana ‘sovereign man’ protests suspended driver’s license by carrying rifle around town

Pat Robertson: Don’t ‘get your father busted’ if he threatens mom with a gun

David Brat, the Libertarian Who Beat Eric Cantor, Doesn't Believe in the "Common" Good

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Afternoon-Evening Links

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare
homeless

CREDIT: AP PHOTO/ALAN DIAZ

Leaving Homeless Person On The Streets: $31,065. Giving Them Housing: $10,051.

Chuck Hagel Accuses China Of 'Destabilizing' Asia Over South China Sea Claims

Matthew Hagee Says it’s Not Climate Change You’re Feeling – It’s Jesus’ Return

Turkey in heavy security clampdown on Taksim anniversary

Meet The Far-Right Groups Who’ll Decide Europe’s Future

Why Europe's Progressives Shouldn't Mourn the Latest EU Election

What's Behind the 'Drought' in Drone Strikes in Pakistan

Just Four Out Of 80 Candidates Endorsed By The Tea Party Are Women

Man Threatens to Shoot People in Democratic Senator's Office

Montana Congressional Candidate Says Speed Limits Are A ‘Federal Overreach’

Indianapolis Will Give All Students Free Breakfast And Lunch

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Mid-Day Links

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

links

Photo: TechnologyReview

For Swiss Data Industry, NSA Leaks Are Good as Gold

For $3,500, a Spy-Resistant Smartphone

Out of Control (Why are Transponders So Easy to Turn off?)

Beijing Loves Sochi (Deja Vu at the Olympics)

28 Incredibly Beautiful Places You Won’t Believe Actually Exist

What the world will look like if Elon Musk becomes the next Henry Ford

What Pakistan Knew About Bin Laden

How Statisticians Could Help Find That Missing Plane

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Will Tea Party Learn From Pakistani Taliban?

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Faz & MalalaFazlullah           Malala

Oh those Taliban rebels. They've really got their sh** together. They're not like our domestic terrorists, the Tea Party.  In Pakistan, when they have a leadership position to fill, they don't waste time. When they lose a commander, they've got a better one to step right into his burqa. I hope our Taliban work as quickly in the Commonwealth to replace "the Cooch."  We wouldn't want to see the south regions of Virginia to go too long without an extremist to look up to.

TPM:

The former head of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, was killed by a U.S. drone strike on Friday just as he was entering his compound in a village in North Waziristan. Even though Mehsud was responsible for the deaths of thousands of Pakistani civilians and security forces, his death outraged Pakistani officials, who accused the U.S. of sabotaging the government's attempt to strike a peace deal with the militants.

Don't be harsh with the Paki's mourning the loss of a mass murder. Lord knows thousands show up in support of our mass murders, people like Rick 'the executioner' Perry and Wayne 'I can put a gun in your hands' LaPierre. They've directly or indirectly killed many.

The new leader, Fazlullah [one name, like Cher or Elvis], has served as the Pakistani Taliban's leader in the northwest Swat Valley but is believed to be hiding in neighboring Afghanistan.

He rose to prominence through radio broadcasts demanding the imposition of a harsh brand of Islam, earning him the nickname "Mullah Radio."

A couple of things come to mind in these paragraphs. First, his gerrymandered district is called Swat Valley. How appropriate for a man who uses sniper fire to take down innocent farmers, women and children.

Secondly he's going to be a modern day leader. He's going to telecommute. He rapes and pillages in his native Pakistan while hiding in Afghanistan. Some guys have all the luck. They can destroy innocent lives without ever having to leave their man cave.

And finally, this guy is issuing his orders over the radio? So he's kind of a Disc Jockey of Death. When he plays the hits, he means the hits -- killings and assassinations. Oh, that Mullah Radio. I wonder if he does a Sunday countdown show like Kasey Kasem. Maybe if Mullah Radio does, he calls his show, "Shooting Down The Oldies."

Now  the choice of Fazlullah might seem odd or unusual to you. He, like Ted Cruz rose from obscurity to reek harm and pain on women and children. For Rafael Cruz, it was his ascendancy to the Senate and his attack on Obamacare. For Fazlullah, the Pakistani Taliban soldier is the one who planned the attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai. Yes, Malala,  that young 15 year old girl who was a finalist for this years Nobel Peace Prize. Her crime, as we all know that was worthy of ordering her shot. How dare she incite young girls to go to school and become educated. If that's not a justifiable capital offense, I can't imagine what is. Way to go Faz.

With those kind of bona fides, it's no wonder that:

The shura chose Fazlullah as the new leader unanimously, Torashipa said.

Some Mehsud commanders were unhappy with the decision but eventually agreed under pressure from some of the group's senior militants, said the intelligence official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to journalists.

Now if you need help with understanding what's between the lines above, the shura is the ruling committee and unanimously means at gunpoint. Now the commanders that were unhappy are no longer feeling that way. They're no longer feeling at all. They've been publicly stoned to death. This news also comes from the Taliban press official who isn't really authorized to talk to journalists.

Sadly he's not giving out much news anymore as Faz had his tongue ripped out for his previous news release. I'm sure details will be shared with all of us Sunday as Master Faz and his AK-47's spin "Shootin' Down The Oldies."

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

From Dep't. of Under-reported, Under-Appreciated Very Important Items: Pres. Obama will renew his push for nuclear treaty

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

obama nuke security

Um, this is kind of important. It's also very under-reported and under-appreciated. In fact, other than Rachel Maddow, I can't remember a single person at any cable news outlet that pays much attention to President Obama's relentless efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

Remember this? Anyone? Bueller?

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

President Obama, 2009:

As a nuclear power as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon, the United States has a moral responsibility to act. We cannot succeed in this endeavor alone, but we can lead it. We can start it. So today I state clearly and with conviction America's commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons. [applause] I'm not naive. This goal will not be reached quickly. Perhaps not in my lifetime. It will take patience and persistence. But now we, too, must ignore the voices who tell us that the world cannot change. We have to insist, yes we can."

Now the president is renewing that push for a nuclear treaty at the United Nations. Per The Hill, progress on a treaty has been stalled due to Pakistan's opposition:

Administration officials and arms control activists believe they now have a new window for action. They point to increased cooperation on the UN Security Council and the beginning of John Kerry’s tenure as secretary of State as reasons for optimism. [...]

[Daryl Kimball, the executive director of the Arms Control Association] said progress on Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty (FMCT) would depend on cooperation from Pakistan, which harbors fears of archrival India having more access to fissile material. The five permanent members of the UN Security Council might hold side talks with India and Pakistan in April to try and move the treaty forward, he said. [...]

Kerry is seen as a potential facilitator in those talks because of his long-standing relationship with Pakistan. [...]

Kimball said that if Pakistan won't agree to let the treaty talks proceed, another option would be for other nuclear powers to jointly declare that they will collectively observe a moratorium on fissile material production. The United States, Russia, France and Great Britain have already acknowledged they've stopped producing fissile material, and China is believed to have ended it as well.

Maybe it's finally time to get this news around, whaddya think?

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Cartoons of the Day- Malala Yousafzai

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Via.

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Videos- Rock Center: Inside the Situation Room- Getting Bin Laden

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

This is the first three, there are five all together, you can see the other two here. I didn't want to bog down the site completely.

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare