Iran behaving badly

1 12 2009

So Iran is finally showing its real face to the world. They are building 10 new nuclear facilities without any approval from IAEA. In fact, this is in clear violation of international laws and regulations. Ahmedinejad is trying to go all out in brutally suppressing the dissidents and also taking a stern action against international peace mediators.

His policy is nothing short of a disaster for Iran. Coupled with Iran’s role in Yemenite insurgency and attacks against Saudi Arabia, a mini war might happen soon in this region. And that would put an end to world peace. This would happen because of theocratic government of Iran and the dictatorship of Nejad.


Saudis failing to control terrorists

28 08 2009

In the recent episode of rising violence in Saudi Arabia, a terrorist detonated himself in the office of Prince Muhammad bin Nayef. Prince Nayef is leading Saudi forces in countering terrorism. Also, this is the first attack on any person of the royal family in decades. The ease with which the bomber entered the office of Nayef and carried out this attack speaks volume about the flaws in Saudi security apparatus. Read the rest of this entry »

This is Iran

14 08 2009

As if the arrests of thousands of protesters was not enough, the authoritarian regime has started raping and executing the inmates. There have been some reports that Iranian regime has brutally executed some protesters. Additionally, dozens or even hundreds have been raped by the Islamic police. This list include both men and women.

Now is not that interesting? Iranian law has a provision to execute homosexuals but on the other hand, their police rape the inmates. Is not that shameful double standards? Read the rest of this entry »

Pakistan and India’s animosity – when will it end?

18 07 2009

Pakistanis have a long ‘infatuation’ with India. I would say it an infatuation because Pakistanis want to do everything in accordance with the Indian action. They made a nuclear bomb and Pakistan went on the same track. They tested it and Pakistan wasted no time in detonating its own nuclear devices. The media and entertainment industry of Pakistan is nothing but a cheaper version of the Indian entertainment industry.

Apart from this ‘copying’ game, Pakistan also share a huge animosity towards Indians, which of course it also receives from its eastern borders. Both countries have fought three major and many minor wars. Every five years or so, the world averts a disaster brewing in the South Asian region. The most recent example of this was observed immediately after the Mumbai attacks.

Now Pakistanis are an aggressive nation. They caused all these war and skirmishes by infiltrating into the Indian region and supporting the insurgency movements (there were many apart from Kashmir including Khalistan and Assamese insurgents). Although India can’t be considered a peaceful nation either, they were at least not provocateurs of violence until recently. Now as they are turning the tables on Pakistan by backing the o insurgency and also some groups of Talibans (as per Pakistan’s ISI reports), Pakistanis are feeling betrayed.

Pakistan is also facing serious resentment because of its suppression of minority ethnic groups. The dominant Punjabi establishment will never allow the empowerment of other ethnic groups nor will the feudal system that controls these people like their slaves. India, on the other hand, is free from any feudal society but is facing another crisis: brutal caste system and religious tensions. The long established democratic system has no place for the poverty ridden masses and religious minorities.

The situation is really complex in both countries. While a storm is brewing in Pakistan that can sweep away the very existence of Pakistan, the minimal democracy in India is at least able to act as the lifeguard of the system.

In the next part of this article, I will discuss the complications and contradictions that are destroying the very fabric of South Asia, especially India and Pakistan.

Massacre in Xinjiang

6 07 2009

Chinese government is on the path of tyranny again. According to a report from New York Times, more than 140 people have been killed in the south western state of Xinjiang. The state, dominated by the Muslim Uighurs, is facing an insurgency for over two decades. Although the struggle was and still is largely peaceful, the authorities have unleashed a rein of terror. Read the rest of this entry »

Iran behind Jackson’s death?

5 07 2009

Although it might sound absurd but there is a possibility. The toxicology reports will end all the rumors but we will have to wait for another four to six weeks. In the meantime, some rumors are making big waves in both Iran and the expatriate community. Apparently, some Iranians think that Ahmedinejad’s secret service might be involved in the ‘murder’ of Michael Jackson. Read the rest of this entry »