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Jinnah The Great
By:Zaid Hamid
Date: Thursday, 31 December 2009, 10:59 pm

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Kind

Dear brothers and sisters,

السلام عليکم و رحمۃ اللہ و برکاتہ

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Jinnah: The Legend

Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the voice of one hundred million Muslims, fought for their religious, social and economic freedom. Throughout history no single man yielded as much power as the Quaid-i-Azam, and yet remained uncorrupted by that power. Not many men in history can boast of creating a nation single handedly and altering the map of the world but Jinnah did so and thus became a legend.


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Army to seek 20 SuperCobra helicopters from US

“Do more” phrase often uttered by Americans is now familiar to almost every Pakistani, however US has always been shying away when it comes to fulfilling Pakistani demands for provision of military equipment necessary for War on Terror including the much needed attack helicopters. Pakistan Army has been using its old fleet of Cobra attack helicopters against terrorists which now need to be replaced with new ones.

“ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Army is likely to seek US Foreign Military Financing (FMF) to acquire 20 SuperCobra helicopters to reinforce its fleet of ageing Cobra attack helicopters, which are being extensively used in operations against terrorists in tribal regions.”


Pentagon approves Cobra helicopters for Pakistan

“WASHINGTON: The US Department of Defense has approved the sale of an unspecified number of Cobra helicopters to Pakistan.”


US wants Pakistan to act against Afghan Taliban: WSJ

US is already on the back foot in Afghanistan and shifting its failure on others.

“NEW YORK: The success of the troop surge in Afghanistan hinges to a significant extent on whether US officials can persuade Pakistan to crack down on Afghan insurgents on its side of the border, the Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday, citing senior US officials.”


In Pakistan, attack on NATO tanker claims 2 lives

US, NATO supplies through Pakistan are not welcomed.

“At least two people have been killed and two others have been injured when militants attacked a NATO oil tanker in southwest Pakistan, officials say. Police officials told Press TV on Thursday that unknown militants opened fire on a NATO oil tanker in Qalat area in Balochistan province late Wednesday. The oil tanker was passing through Chaman Pass from Karachi to supply fuel to NATO forces stationed in Afghanistan. The Pakistan-Afghanistan High Way on Chaman Pass has been closed to traffic due to bad weather, suspending NATO supply line to Afghanistan.”


Regional NEWS

A new race for strategic depth this time in Gulf of Aden has been started with almost every potential player along with super powers including US, China is making sure its Naval presence. It is widely believed that Somali Piracy has also been created by mostly US for the same purpose.

China mulls overseas naval base

“Chinese naval vessels have been operating in the Gulf of Aden off the Horn of Africa for a year, escorting both Chinese and foreign ships through the waters where Somali pirates operate.”


Iran calls for united front against enemies

Ummah needs to get united against common enemy.

“Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for establishing a "strong front" to foil plots hatched by the enemies of Islam. "Many Muslim countries are in such a condition today that makes it necessary to form a strong and united front against the enemies," Ahmadinejad said, in a meeting with visiting Somali Foreign Minister Ali Ahmed Jama in Tehran on Wednesday.”


Global NEWS

Attacks kill 8 purported CIA employees, 5 Canadians in Afghanistan

The deadliest attack of 2009 killed 8 CIA agents in Afghanistan. The attack on US military base clearly shows the signs of looming defeat of occupying US/NATO forces in the region..

“(CNN) -- An attack by a suicide bomber at a military base in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday killed eight Americans believed to be CIA employees, a senior U.S. official told CNN.

Also Wednesday, four Canadian soldiers and a Canadian journalist were killed when a roadside bomb hit their armored vehicle in southern Afghanistan, Canada's defense ministry said.”


U.S. intelligence: 'Time is running out' in Afghanistan

Despite the recent surge in US troops in Afghanistan, the victory is nowhere in sight. U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan doubled in 2009 compared with a year ago.

“Intelligence officials are warning that the Taliban-led insurgency is expanding and that "time is running out" for the U.S.-led coalition to prove that its strategy can succeed.”


Chavez warns of US-Colombia plot

After failing to nail-down Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (who is an outspoken critic of US destructive policies), US has opted for starting an insurgency in the oil-rich Venezuela for dominance.

“Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has accused the United States and Colombia of conspiring to build a fake guerrilla camp on Venezuelan territory in order to undermine his rule. In a televised address at Fort Mara military base in the western city of Maracaibo, Chavez referred to the 'possibility' of a US-sponsored initiative by Colombia to put bodies and weapons of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fighters in a neglected region of Venezuela in order to 'discredit' his government.”


جزاک اللہ خیراً

BrassTacks Team

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