Wednesday, August 31, 2016
In a speech delivered in the Prussian Landtag ( Parliament ) in 1862, the great future Chancellor of Germany, Bismarck, said " the great issues of the day will not be decided by votes and speeches but by blood and iron ( blut und essen ) ". He said this when the Landtag members were opposing his request to increase the grants to the military which he needed for unification of Germany.
" They say the lions and the lizards keep the Court where Jamshed gloried and drank deep
And Behram that mighty hunter, the wild ass stamps over his head, but cannot break his sleep "
Thursday, August 25, 2016
The Taliban is an extremist Muslim political-religious outfit were defeated by a combined NATO force and their leaders fled to their benefactor Pakistan. It looked like a bad dream that Osama Bin Laden the most wanted terrorist was given a safe house just 200 meters from the Pakistan Military academy at Abbottabad. His colleague Mullah Omar, the Taliban leader also went into hiding in the mountains of Balochistan. Mullah Omar died of natural causes and he was succeeded by Mullah Mansoor.
The American hunt.
The United States had long been hunting for Mullah Akhtar Mansoor. They were able to neutralize Osama, but the Taliban leader Mullah Omar escaped their dragnet and died after an illness. The sad part is that he was treated by Pakistani doctors in Karachi and Quetta. After his death, he was succeeded by Mullah Mansoor. American intelligence, which had been tracking the movements of Mullah Mansoor, finally got confirmation that the terror group leader was in Balochistan near the Pakistan-Afghan border.
Killing of the Taliban leader.
Reports indicate that the Taliban leader was killed in the missile attack. Pakistan protested at the violation of its sovereignty, but it was hard put to explain how the terrorist group leader was operating in Pakistan with impunity. The Americans have rejected the Pakistani charge. The Pakistani's had to show the world that they do not support terror and they arrested two minor officials who had facilitated the stay of the Taliban leader by helping him get false identity papers. All this is a white wash as all along the Pakistan military were aware that Mullah Mansoor was in Pakistan. The killing of Mullah Mansoor is a blow to the Taliban, but in no way finishes them off.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
When Pakistan repeatedly incites, encourages and supports agitations and militancy in Kashmir, why should our government not pay Pakistan back in the same coin by doing the same in Sind, Baluchistan, and NWFP ?
I agree with the P.M. in this respect, and in fact, would go much further
Nehle pe dehla
Eent ka jawab patthar se
Azadi for Sind, Baluchistan and NWFP should be our demand
Let Kanhaiya, Umar Khalid & other heroes of JNU and Jadavpur University also demand this openly if they have the guts.
And let Kashmiris demanding Azadi for Kashmir also start demanding Azadi for Sind, Baluchistan, and NWFP
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Europe is besieged by a great exodus from the Muslim lands from the arc of the Mediterranean Sea to the Middle East and even as far as Pakistan. This is mass migration and follows the famous pull and push theory. Such migrations have taken place throughout history. However, this migration is different as Europe has a shortage of labor and the Islamic followers are looking for a better life away from their war-ravaged lands. An initial lot of migrants were welcomed by the European powers. The motive was selfish as the European nations were in need of labor to service their menial jobs.
Exhortations of the Imams
The reason for this shortage of labor is the low birthrate of the European women, which means a declining younger population. They were soon at their wits end as they were flummoxed by the magnitude of the exodus. and had to down shutters.The exodus was also given a religious twist and this appealed to younger Muslim men.
The Imam of the Al Aksa mosque in Jerusalem broadcast in his sermons the need of the Muslim men to fertilize the European women as the Christians had failed to do so. He pointed to the low birth rate of the European women and exhorted his followers to spread Islam by fertilizing them. Many Muslim felt this was an excellent method to spread Islam. In any case, the Koran looks favorably on migration as a means to spread Islam.
Women in Islam.
Islam is an insular religion that has global appeal. Many Muslims have been taken in by this rhetoric and felt European women are easy game. This came to the fore in Germany, where on New Year eve many German women were assaulted. Basically it's a clash of cultures as in Islam women are subservient to men and Muslim personal Law as codified in the Sharia gives hardly any rights to women. In addition, for centuries, the Arab Sheiks have always coveted pure blonde European women, particularly from the Slav countries, for their harems.
This was the genesis of the white slave trade, carried on by the Berbers and others. The problem has no easy solution as Europe does need cheap labor and cannot turn away all the migrants. How will they strike the middle line i.e balance the migrants with the needs of labor?