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India – Crime of the Century – Financial Genocide

by Peter Koenig A Financial genocide, if there was ever one. Death by demonetization, probably killing hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people, through famine, disease, even desperation and suicide – because most of India’s money was declared invalid. The official weak reason for this purposefully manufactured human disaster is fighting counterfeiting. What a flagrant lie! The real cause is of course – you guessed it – an order

President of Russia answered questions from Russian journalists following the BRICS Summit in Goa

The President of Russia answered questions from Russian journalists following the BRICS Summit in Goa President Vladimir Putin answered questions from Russian journalists     Question: Much is being said in the Western media about BRICS going through a rough patch. Since Brazil got a new president, the country has been allegedly thinking whether it needs BRICS. There is little secret about the tension that exists between India and China. In fact, the US has been increasingly proactive regarding

World SITREP October 2nd, 2016 by Baaz

World War III       The US will exploit non-diplomatic options in the war with Russia ‘Russia will continue to send troops home [from Syria] in body bags’ – US State Dept   Pentagon chief outlines preparations for nuclear war with Russia, by Bill Van Auken The thrust of Carter’s speech was a defense of the Pentagon’s proposed $348 billion plan to rebuild Washington’s so-called nuclear triad of strategic bombers, missiles

What is BRICS member India really up to?

by Pepe Escobar for Russia Today: You may have never heard of LEMOA. In Global South terms, LEMOA (Logistics Exchange Memorandum Agreement) is quite a big thing, signed in late August by Indian Defense Minister Mohan Parrikar and Pentagon supremo Ash Carter. As Carter spun it four months before the signing, LEMOA rules that US forces “may” be deployed to India under special circumstances. Essentially, Delhi will allow Washington to refuel and

Unifying India: ‘Vande Mataram’

by “Avarachan Thomas” (pseudonym). August 15th is the Republic of India’s Independence Day. To celebrate the occasion, India’s national song and national anthem are performed throughout the country.  In particular, the story behind the national song, “Vande Mataram,” reveals India’s approach towards multiculturalism and national unity. “Vande Mataram” literally means, “I bow to thee, Mother.”  The poem from which the song is derived consists of six stanzas, some of which

Nepal’s Constitutional Crisis: The First Stage Of A Chinese-Indian Cold War?

by Andrew Korybko The relatively obscure and media neglected topic of Nepal’s growing constitutional crisis has the very real possibility of transforming into a larger proxy confrontation between China and India. Neither state stands to gain by falling into this strategic trap, but as their mutual neighbor’s destabilization only intensifies, and each Asian giant finds themselves increasingly supporting opposing sides, it might just take another small spark of violence to

Rise of a multi-polar Asia – a view from India

by Sandhya Jain Continuing tensions over Ukraine notwithstanding, including a US-led boycott of the Victory Day Parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Germany’s surrender in World War II, Russia under President Vladimir Putin has retrieved much of its eminence as a great power and even managed a handsome recovery of its sanction-hit rouble. By tweaking its West-centric gaze towards Siberia and the Arctic (which Putin likely visited during a mysterious

Delhi poll verdict: Is Modi-led India spinning in circles?

by Jiwan Kshetry   Delhi poll results that handed down a heavy symbolic defeat to PM Modi’s party have proved that ‘Modi wave’ in Indian politics was really a wave that can rise to dizzying heights so long as appropriate momentum is there but has an inevitable tendency to come down the moment the momentum is lost. The future of electoral politics in India is no longer as predictable as

Russia-India-China: The Bush curse

Moscow is trying to draw India and China closer to put out the flames now flaring across the continent, from the Caucasus and Central Asia, to Iran and Pakistan, notes Eric Walberg United States President Barack Obama has shown a flicker of independence in shaping US Eurasian politics. To secure transit routes through Russia to Afghanistan, he loudly proclaimed the end to US missile base plans for Poland and the

The Lahore attack: a textbook example of destabilization

The BBC reports: Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team on its way to play in the Pakistani city of Lahore. At least six policemen escorting the team bus were killed, along with a driver. Seven cricketers and an assistant coach were injured. Pakistani officials said about 12 gunmen were involved and grenades and rocket launchers have been recovered. Officials said the incident bore similarities to

Pakistan rejects nuke use against India

Press TV reports: Islamabad says should war break out with New Delhi, the option of using nuclear weapons would not even be on the table in Pakistan. Pakistani Defense Minister Chaudhary Ahmed Mukhtar said on Monday that Islamabad wants peace with India but would defend itself if New Delhi thrusts war. “The Indians would never want war because if war breaks out, then God forbid the situation might develop into

Report: India may attack Pakistan

Press TV reports: Indian military has prepared operations against targets in Pakistan and awaits the signal to go forward, a US intelligence report says. “These most likely would take the form of unilateral precision strikes inside Pakistan-administered Kashmir, along with special forces action on the ground in Pakistan proper,” Global Intelligence Service, Stratfor said in its latest report. “Sources have indicated to Stratfor that New Delhi is going through the

Lashkar-e-Taiba commander killed by Indian forces in Kashmir

Press TV reports: The Indian military says it has killed a senior military commander of banned Pakistani group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in Kashmir region. The militant commander was identified as Iqbal Malik, the LeT’s southern Kashmir commander, the military said in a statement released on Friday. It added that Malik and two other insurgents were killed earlier in the day as they were trapped in a cave during an exchange of

The Saker interviews Taimur – a Muslim student living in Indian controlled Kashmir

Little did I know that when I would open my own IRC channel it would yield such amazing possibilities as interviewing somebody at length from inside a war zone! (In fact, I had no idea that my blog was read in such places…). Taimur agreed to be interviewed in very bad conditions, the electricity supply on his side was iffy, and the 10 hours difference means that he was typing

Opinion: Al-Qaeda wants Pak to divert army to Indian border

(thanks to alibi “a” for sending me this piece!) by Dinesh Narayanan for ibn live: In the aftermath of the Mumbai terror attacks, the question that everyone is asking is ‘Why’. India already claims it has evidence of Pakistani hand. On Friday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had made a stern call to Pakistan and had asked them to send the head of its intelligence agency, the ISI, to India. However,

Indians claim terrorists took orders from Pakistan

From the Times Online: The Indian authorities yesterday claimed to have proof that the Mumbai terrorists were receiving instructions from Pakistan and discussing tactics with their handlers during the three days of attacks in which they killed at least 195 people. The claims threaten further to embitter relations between the two nuclear powers. Tensions have been high since confirmation that the only captured gunman was a 21-year-old Pakistani. It has

Bad news from Islamabad (UPDATED!)

According to Press TV Pakistan has reversed a decision to send its Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief to India to help in Mumbai terror attacks investigation. No explanation was given in a short statement issued by the premier’s office in Islamabad for the change of plan, Press TV correspondent said Saturday. Earlier Prime Minister Yourself Raze surprised many by announcing that the ISI Chief General Ahmed Shura Pasha would be sent

Questions about the Mumbai attacks

After 48 hours sporadic combat is still taking place in Mumbai so it is way too early to try to analyze what happened. Still, there are some questions which come to my mind which I would like to share with you and, if you have any clues as to what the answers to these questions might be, I ask you to share them with me. My questions are: a) how