Tony Newbill Emails 8/20 to 8/28/13


Ball & Chain of Economic Corruption

These emails focus on government shenanigans with implications of corruption and actions leading toward economic danger via manipulation. A couple of interesting email was a bit enlightening to me. Their theme is about regions within a State or States desiring secession. Here’s the novelty for me: they do not want to secede from the USA, rather they desire actual secession from their State to form a new State.
 
JRH 9/28/13

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Get Ready For The Death Of The Petrodollar
Sent: 8/20/2013 8:57 AM
 
August 20, 2013 by Brandon Smith 
 
Even after seven years of writing macroeconomic analysis for the liberty movement and bearing witness to astonishing displays of financial and political stupidity by more “skeptics” than I can count, it never ceases to amaze me the amount of blind faith average Americans place in the strength of the U.S. dollar. One could explain in vast categorical detail the history of fiat currencies, the inevitable destruction caused by inflationary printing and the conundrum caused when any country decides to monetize its own debt just to stay afloat — often, to no avail.
 
Bank bailouts, mortgage company bailouts, Treasury bond bailouts, stock market bailouts, bailouts of foreign institutions: None of this seems to phase the gibbering bobbleheaded followers of the Federal Reserve cult.  Logic and reason and wisdom bounce like whiffle balls off their thick skulls. They simply parrot one of two painfully predictable arguments:
 
o   Argument No. 1: There is no way foreign countries will ever dump the U.S. dollar because they are so dependent on American consumers to buy their export goods.
 
o   Argument No. 2: There is no way the dollar’s value will ever collapse because it is the dominant petro-currency, and the entire world needs dollars to purchase oil.
 
I have written literally hundreds of articles over the years dismantling the first argument, pointing out READ THE REST
 
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U.K. Gold ‘Exports’ To Switzerland Explode Due To Allocated and Asian Demand
8/20/2013 10:30 AM
 
The Great shift in Dollar rates is upon us.
 
Published in Market Update
20 August 2013
 
Today’s AM fix was USD 1,365.75, EUR 1,020.28 and GBP 871.29 per ounce.
Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,375.25, EUR 1,031.39 and GBP 878.47 per ounce.

Gold fell $6.40 or 0.47% yesterday, closing at $1,366.60/oz. Silver edged down $0.02 or nearly 0.09%, closing at $23.16. Platinum fell $14.52 or 1% to $1,504.49/oz, while palladium was down $10.75 or 1.4% to $749.75/oz.

Gold and silver both pulled back yesterday on profit taking and as stop loss limits triggered selling. There were jitters among some market participants as President Obama met the heads of the CFTC, SEC, CFPB, FHFA, NCUA, FDIC, the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve.

 
 
Liquidated ETF gold holdings are being shipped from the U.K to Switzerland for refining into smaller one kilogramme gold bars, Australian bank Macquarie wrote in a note yesterday. These were then sent to Asia and bought by Asian investors. The note confirmed, what has been known anecdotally for some weeks.

This is contributing to the increased tightness in the physical market as large London Good Delivery bars (400 oz) are air freighted to Switzerland for refining into smaller kilo bars (32.15 ounces) for the voracious Asian market.

There is also an increasing preference for allocated storage in Switzerland by high net worths and family offices. Switzerland still has much of the world’s gold refining capacity and remains a favourite destination of investors and savers concerned about sovereign risk – including sovereign risk in the EU, U.K. and U.S.

Most of the gold ETFs holdings were held in London vaults, and U.K. gold ‘exports’ to Switzerland exploded from 92 tonnes in all of 2012 to a whopping 240 tonnes in May this year alone and a very large 797 tonnes in the first six months of 2013.

 
The 797 tonnes of gold “exported” from the U.K. to Switzerland is nearly 30% of total annual gold mining supply.
 
Investors appear to be switching from ETFs to allocated accounts, which are often held in Switzerland, Bloomberg noted. GoldCore have direct experience of this as we have seen flows from clients liquidating ETFs in the U.K., the U.S. and even Switzerland into the safety of allocated bullion accounts in Zurich and Hong Kong.

“Bail-ins” and the risk of being an unsecured creditor of investment and savings providers is one of the reasons for the flight to allocated gold.

 
Prudent and risk conscious gold investors and store of wealth buyers continue to focus on ‘return of capital’ rather than ‘return on capital’ and are therefore switching from the more high risk, in terms of counter party risk, ETFs to the safety of allocated bullion.

Store of wealth bullion buyers will use weakness to accumulate physical again due to the strong fundamentals

 
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As The Crisis Deepens, Gold Flows East
 
Over the last three decades what began as a trickle of gold and silver moving east has become a flood. This is precisely what one should have expected. Loose and looser American fiscal and monetary policy has led to the export of dollar inflation to those countries – notably China – that have pegged their currencies to the dollar.

The obvious consequence of higher prices abroad has led to higher demand for precious metals as a store of value in the same countries.
Headline topics covered in July’s Insight:
 
  • Crisis: the new normal
 
  • In a zero sum game, someone has to be the loser
 
  • The business model: speculation
 
  • When the data is bad, make up the data
 
  • Gold and silver: huge demand meets too much leverage
 
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India on the verge of financial collapse
Sent: 8/20/2013 11:53 AM
 
These kinds of events in India will forge a new alliance to the SDR rather than sticking with the demands of a dollar regime that’s dependency on foreign parts supplies even from this country leaves it in a Position not able to negotiate for any loyalty to continue as its choice in Currency trade relations.
 
 
Stacy Summary: Here comes the tsunami following the 2007/2008 collapse in the West. And, once again, the IMF will create some magic credit against which to lend . . . the big question is, however, now in a post bail-in world, what happens to all the gold (and silver to a lesser extent) in which Indians hold their savings.
 
 
India’s financial woes are rapidly approaching the critical stage. The rupee has depreciated by 44% in the past two years and hit a record low against the US dollar on Monday. The stock market is plunging, bond yields are nudging 10% and capital is flooding out of the country.
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Why American Business and Jobs are Stalled and Never coming back under Democratic rule!!!!!!!
Sent: 8/20/2013 4:51 PM
 
EPA’s Secret And Costly ‘Sue And Settle’ Collusion With Environmental Organizations
 
 
In an affidavit, ATI informed the court that one of the two specialists EPA assigned to handle the CEI’s FOIA requests admitted that a supervisor instructed her and a colleague to perform no work on them. Then:
 
“Following this, EPA constructed a cul de sac of refusing to perform a search of responsive records until ATI agreed to pay estimated fees…which by law non-profits typically do not pay under FOIA…but which EPA then refused to provide.”
 
Quite certainly, EPA is not the only federal agency to engage in secret Sue and Settle deals with crony environmental lobbying organizations. In a January letter to his Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, Senator Vitter wrote:
 
“The collusion between federal bureaucrats and the organizations entering consent agreements under a shroud of secrecy represents the antithesis of a transparent government, and your participation in the FOIA request [filed by 13 other states’ AGs] will help Louisianans understand the process by which these settlements were reached.”
 
Caldwell subsequently agreed to the Senator’s request.
 
Vitter highlighted a recent example where the READ THE REST
 
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How is this productive????
Sent: 8/21/2013 8:25 AM
 
What can an Article V Constitutional Convention do to STOP THIS?????
 
Good Bye Republican Party  because Obama and the Democrats are going to use this Welfare Benefit to Build their Base and do it by telling them they better keep them in office if they want these benefits to continue because the Republicans want to CUT YOU OFF!!!!!
 
Amnesty and welfare I bet will Explode.
 
This tells us the stock market is not based on true supply side growth!!!
 
The Work versus Welfare Trade-Off: 2013
 
 
Executive Summary
 
In 1995, the Cato Institute published a groundbreaking study, The Work vs. Welfare Trade-Off, which estimated the value of the full package of welfare benefits available to a typical recipient in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. It found that not only did the value of such benefits greatly exceed the poverty level but, because welfare benefits are tax-free, their dollar value was greater than the amount of take-home income a worker would receive from an entry-level job.
 
Since then, many welfare programs have undergone significant change, including the 1996 welfare reform legislation that ended the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program and replaced it with the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program. Accordingly, this paper examines the current welfare system in the same manner as the 1995 paper. Welfare benefits continue to outpace the income that most recipients can expect to earn from an entry-level job, and the balance between welfare and work may actually have grown worse in recent years.
 
The current welfare system provides such a high level of benefits that it acts as a disincentive for work. Welfare currently pays more than a minimum-wage job in 35 states, even after accounting for the Earned Income Tax Credit, and in 13 states it pays more than $15 per hour.
 
If Congress and state legislatures are serious about reducing welfare dependence and rewarding work, they should consider strengthening welfare work requirements, removing exemptions, and narrowing the definition of work.
 
Moreover, states should consider ways to shrink the gap between the value of welfare and work by reducing current benefit levels and tightening eligibility requirements.
 
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Have you heard this Interview with Michael Pento???
Sent: 8/22/2013 12:21 PM
 
 
[Editor: The link is to a radio broadcast featuring Michael Pento. About Michael Pento:
 
President of Pento Portfolio Strategies – Michael is a well-established specialist in the “Austrian School” of economics. A regular on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, and other national media outlets and his market analysis can be read in most major financial publications. Prior to starting Pento Portfolio Strategies he served as a senior economist and VP of the managed products division of another well known financial firm. Michael has also created ETFs and UITs that were sold throughout Wall Street. Earlier in his career, he worked on the floor of the NYSE.]
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I sure Like what This is talking about
Sent: 8/22/2013 6:35 PM
 
The 51st State initiative has a website and appeals to the Declaration of Independence as justification for its efforts, writing: When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. The 51st State website claims that their initiative is simple.
 
“We just want to be left alone to live our lives without heavy-handed restrictions from the state capitol,” read a post on the website. “The concerns of rural Coloradans have been ignored for years,” William Garcia, chairman of the Weld County Commissioners, said in a statement. “The last session was the straw that broke the camel’s back for many people. They want change. They want to be heard.”
 
Why Not?
Sent: 8/23/2013 10:54 AM
 
90 or so states in the union might make a Better Republic!
 
This is going to be a Big Deal and make a Lot of Noise!
 
 
Other statehood movements
 
This website is dedicated to the efforts being made in Colorado to form a new state.  Following are link to other statehood movements throughout the country:

Western Maryland

Northern Michigan

Chicago as it own State
Jefferson State (Northern CA / Southern OR) – coming soon
Baja Arizona

 
I sure Like what This is talking about.  
 
 
[Editor: Link already excerpted above]
 
This is going on in Oregon and California http://www.jeffersonstate.com/about.html
 
Jefferson State Project About Page:
 
Development of this site began in the fall of 1998 to bring attention to the plight of the local people and local economies along the mountain border region of northern California and southern Oregon.
 
Despite a ‘growing economy’ and a tech boom which went bust, many in our region were facing opposition to our natural resource based industries and livelihoods by environmentalist extremists, activist judges, non-government organizations and their broadening political agenda in collusion with governmental agencies at the state and federal levels. This threat has become more real and is moving in the wrong direction.
 
Our attempt is to bring land use controls and private property rights back to the local level governed by local people by any and every means necessary under the law.
 
This mission brings mocking from politicians, the socialist elite and all of those who place unscrupulous and misguided ideals ahead of a free people under the United States Constitution.
 
For more info:
 
Brian Petersen
Phone 530-842-2315
Yreka, CA – for now

mail@jeffersonstate.com
 
Thank-you for your interest.
 
I say a little Munity looks interesting…… 
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You Won’t believe this, it’s Absolutely incredible
Sent: 8/24/2013 11:38 AM
 
 

VIDEO: Dept Of Hate – DHS Manager: In order For Black People To Survive “A Lot Of Whites Need To Be Killed”

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This is not a good Idea!!!!!
Sent: 8/28/2013 10:09 AM
 
Here’s a Quote that shocked me a Bit …. Quite a bit!!!!
 
“There is a long history of attempts by scientists to control the weather, including using techniques such as cloud seeding.
 
This involves spraying small particles and chemicals into the air to induce water vapour to condense into clouds.” ….
 
And we wonder why we are seeing more disease???   HA HA the Elite work in mysterious ways…
 
 
Weather could be controlled using lasers
 
Scientists are attempting to control the weather by using lasers to create clouds, induce rain and even trigger lightning.
 
Experts from around the world are to gather at the World Meteorological Organisation next month to discuss how powerful laser pulses can be used to generate changes in the atmosphere that influence the weather.
 
Their experiments have shown that intense pulses of light can cause ice to form and water to condense, leading to the formation of clouds.
 
The scientists have now begun testing their equipment outside for the first time with extremely short pulses of laser light were fired into the sky.
 
Researchers have also proved that lightning discharges can be triggered and channelled through the air using laser pulses.
 
They hope the technology could allow lightning during thunderstorms to be guided away from sensitive buildings such as power plants or airports.
 
It could also be used to manipulate the weather by creating clouds and triggering rainfall ahead of major public events.
 
Professor Jean-Pierre Wolf and Dr Jerome Kasparian, both biophotonics experts at the University of Geneva, have now organised a conference at the WMO next month in an attempt to find (READ THE RESTWeather could be controlled using lasers; By Richard Gray; The Telegraph; 1:53PM BST 27 Aug 2013)
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Does Pakistan Deserve American Bucks and Aid?


Pakistan Flag - UBL

John R. Houk

© October 16, 2012

 

Can Pakistan be an ally of the United States of America in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT)? In 2001 when al Qaeda attacked the U.S. soil on September 1 Pakistan’s friendship was greatly appreciated; however we have to know now that Pakistan’s friendship was more out of the perception of their National Interests rather than combating Radical Muslims (al Qaeda & Taliban) that attacked America.

 

Pakistan and India have been mortal enemies ever since the British separated the Indian Sub-Continent roughly along Hindu and Muslim lines. Even though significant numbers of Muslims remained in India and non-Muslims (mostly Hindus but other religious groups as well) remained in Pakistan mutual hatred along religious lines exacerbated between the two newly created nations.

 

Muslims began a brutal invasion of India shortly after Mohammed’s death. That invasion was probably one of the most blood curdling genocides to hit planet earth. As Hindus began to lose battle after battle to the death-cult invaders Hindus were offered initially the only two choices after defeat because of the polytheistic nature of Hinduism: Convert or die.

 

The tried and true practice of oppression in former Christian lands conquered by Muslims transformed a Christian culture into an Arab speaking Muslim culture. India did not fall into line as much as a conquered Christian majority. Hindus resisted the transformation of their culture which resulted in the massive slaughter of people. There was so much slaughter that eventually the polytheistic Hindus were offered the same choices as Jews and Christians: Convert to Islam, live a subhuman class as a dhimmi having to actually pay a protection tax to live semi-peacefully and agree to submission to Islamic culture or die.

 

At any rate by 1947 the larger land mass of India went to the Hindu majority that had a significant minority of Muslims and Sikhs. Two smaller land masses of the Indian Subcontinent became Pakistan in the west and east with India smack dab between the divided Muslim republic. After Muslim elites and Hindu elites agreed (somewhat) on the borders of Pakistan and India a mass populations transference occurred between Hindus leaving Pakistan and Muslims leaving India.

 

Pakistan needed the military technology of the U.S. friendship to keep a military balance against their arch-enemy India. Frankly the USA has missed the boat on choosing friends between Pakistan and India. Pakistan is a dictatorship with a lot of byzantine inter-government rivalries that makes for an unreliable ally. India is far from a perfect democratic republic; nonetheless it is one. In Cold War days Pakistan’s usefulness was that it bordered Communist enemy Soviet Union (Now Russia).

 

Since the USA found an enemy of my enemy friend in Pakistan in relation to the Soviet Union we have been in the Pakistan camp for a long time. Since Pakistan and India are mortal enemies this forced the largest democratic republic on planet earth in India to cozy up with the Soviet Union.

 

Today there is no Soviet Union. Today Pakistan is a Christian persecuting nation willing to use their Sharia legal code to strip the people of Christian faith from their religious freedom. Pakistan is becoming the largest Muslim nation that uses a legal code to maintain religious despotism to make sure there is no criticism of Islam. Blasphemy Laws will nail Pakistanis for converting to Christianity, for saying the Christian faith is better than the Muslim faith, for making the least significant negative comment about Mohammed, for singeing a Quran wittingly or unwittingly and you name it for whatever a Muslim might find insulting.

 

If a Christian converts to Islam then it is happy day in Pakistan. If a Muslim criticizes Jesus as the Son of God or denigrates the authenticity of the holiness of the Bible then it is happy day in Pakistan. If a Muslim desires the advantage of Christian property or Christian women (particularly young unwed Christians) then too bad for that Christian family; some kind of Blasphemy will be created that brings an advantage to the Muslim.

 

How can America continue to support a Muslim Pakistan when that nation’s people are obviously in the hate America crowd? Hiding bin Laden is an obvious example of Pakistani treachery. It is time to court India’s friendship and to dump Pakistan.

 

You have to ask, “What led you to examine Pakistan’s friendship today?”

 

Here’s the thing. I am a member of the Facebook Group Free Hector Aleem. Hector has the unfortunate status of being a Christian Civil Rights advocate that became the victim of a fabricated Blasphemy Law violation by a Muslim Cleric who desired the possession of a small Pakistani Christian Church. Hector was cleared of the Blasphemy charge (remarkably) but minor charges that I don’t understand has kept Hector incarcerated for half a decade.

 

Hector’s daughter Mehwish has been the moderator of the Facebook group trying to free her father without the advantage of high profile support from large international Civil Rights organizations or Christian Churches. For the most part Mehwish’s frustration for the lack of big dog support goes on without complaint. That tells me there are undoubtedly other Christians not only in Pakistan but also in other Muslim nations that face the wrath of Sharia inspired Blasphemy Laws that do not get a high profile focus. Thank God there are organizations out there that make room in their budgets to help who they can. Money is not limitless and the Christian faith does not carry the political weight in the West as it once did. There will be no Pope appealing to nations to embark on a Holy Crusade to protect Christians in Muslim lands.

 

The irony is there is a Muslim call in Muslim lands to reawaken Muslim global domination by the establishment of a Caliphate to unite Muslims into one Ummah. This sounds ludicrous to us in the West but it is not ludicrous to Muslims that have viewed themselves as dominated by the kafir in the West. Radical Muslims – purist Muslims desiring to reform modern Islam back to the Islamic domination of yesteryear – have been rabble rousing Muslims by instilling pride of the writings of the Quran, Hadith and Sira. If a Muslim is even a little bit religious then they are indoctrinated that the Quran is divinely perfect and the Mohammed you can read (or hear) about in the Hadith and Sira is the perfect man to emulate. And as much as that moderate Muslim next door demands you believe that Islam is peace, the Quran, Hadith and Sira are riddled with hatred toward Jews, Christians, polytheists and atheists. At first Mo commanded Muslims to respect Jews and Christians as the People of the Book; however in later suras spoken he calls Jews and Christians corrupt not to be trusted and if they do not submit to Islam – kill them.

 

This is becoming the overriding Islam of Pakistan. The line between the so-called moderate Islam and Radical Islam is becoming blurred in the Middle East and especially in a place such as Pakistan.

 

It has been and continues to be that the mantra of Muslim Apologists and Multicultural Leftists is that Radical Muslims are 10% of the Islamic faith. This is what I am seeing in the Muslim dominated lands and to a remarkable respect in Europe: The so-called 90% of moderate Muslims ARE NOT decrying the methods and goals of the 10% of Radical Muslims. You don’t have to be a rock scientist to understand the HUGE lack of denunciation is the same as agreeing with the Caliphate conquest of the World for Islam. As a Christian I find this offensive.

 

At Free Hector Aleem Mehwish shares a link to two situations that has recently occurred in Pakistan concerning the Freedom defeating Blasphemy Laws and the Islamic Supremacist dismissal of the crime of a false accusation by a Muslim against a 14 year old Christian girl.

 

These links were posted by Mehwish on October 12 about yet another Christian about to be charged for breaking the Blasphemy Law and the accuser of Rimsha SalihKhalid Jadoon – having charges of planting evidence to frame Rimsha has been dismissed (Facebook links found HERE and HERE).

 

For your convenience I am cross posting Mehwish’s two links at SlantRight 2.0.

 

UPDATE

 

A Pakistani gal aged 14 or 15 was targeted for assassination by the Pakistan Taliban about a week ago. The girl’s name is Malala Yousafzai. When Malala was eleven (2009} she was a part of a British documentary exposing the Taliban’s ruthlessness in following the tenets of Mohammed by destroying her school. It was suspected the assassination was due to the unusual boldness she has demonstrated to publicly condemn the Taliban for banning education for women.

 

Malala was shot in the head and neck but miraculously survived and was flown in critical condition to the UK for professional Medical care. Her attempted assassination has caused an international outcry.

 

Evidently even the Taliban are publicity conscious of what the West might think of them so today they have called Malala a spy for the USA and thus deserved death.

 

KARACHI: The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Tuesday defended the attack on Malala Yousafzai, rejecting that she was an innocent girl and labeling her as a US spy.

 

The central spokesman of TTP, Ahsanullah Ahsan, in a detailed statement issued to the media said Malala’s date of birth is July 1997 which makes her 15 years four months old today. “Even if no sign of puberty becomes noticeable, this age of the girl marks the end of pre-puberty phase.”

 

The statement said: “In Islam and Pakhtun traditions there is absolutely no room for an attack on a woman of pure virtues. But in cases where a woman is seen as a clear sinner who stands in defiance of Shariah, such a woman is not only allowed to be attacked but there is an obligatory instruction for such an action.”

 

The TTP spokesman said, Malala Yousafzai was ‘a spy who divulged secrets of Mujahidden and Taliban through BBC and in return received awards and rewards from the Zionists’.

 

“She not only spied against Mujahideen but also created propaganda against them. The Gul Makai diary is an embodiment of anti-Taliban views,” he continued.

 

“She has received the punishment for her sin.”

 

The spokesman further said that Malala was brought before the media under a pre-planned strategy so that she could pollute the minds of the youth against the Taliban.

 

“The other reason for the attack on Malala was her activism aimed at sparking a feud within the Islamic society of Pakhtuns.”

 

He clarified that she was not attacked for her pursuit of education. “Had it been for education, then there are scores of girls who go out to school (they would have been attacked too).”

 

“Taliban executed the attack on an adult girl only after she emerged as a pivotal character in the media war against us,” the TTP spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan argued. (TTP labels Malala as ‘an American spy’; The News; October 16, 2012 – Updated 192 PKT – See Also HERE) 

 

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Teenage Christian boy booked for blasphemy

 

By S. Raza Hassan 

11th October, 2012

Dawn.com Pakistan

 

KARACHI, Oct 10: With the case of Rimsha Masih still grabbing the headlines, another case of blasphemy was reported to police on Wednesday, this time not in a slum but in a middle-class neighbourhood of Gulshan-i-Iqbal, after the house of the accused boy belonging to a religious minority community was ransacked and furniture was set on fire in a violent protest.

 

The teenage Christian boy has been accused of sending text messages containing ‘blasphemous’ content to his area residents without reading it.

 

The incident took place in the staff colony of the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) located at the junction of University Road and Abul Hasan Ispahani Road.

 

Police said that the boy was accused by the residents that he had sent text messages containing blasphemous content to the staffers and officers of the SSGC present at the residential-cum-office compound.

 

As the SMS reportedly circulated among the residents of the colony comprising workers and officers, they eventually attacked the residential quarter of Ryan Stanten, 16, and his mother, Rubina Bryan, on Wednesday, police said. Ms Bryan worked as a superintendent at the SSGC, they added.

 

The SMS had been sent on Tuesday night.

 

However, apparently after realising the gravity of the situation the family had abandoned the house, said a senior police officer of the area.

 

“Had they not left the house, the situation could have been really bad,” the officer observed.

 

On Wednesday, the enraged people ransacked the house and set fire to the household articles, including the bed, washing machine and fridge, after bringing them out on to the main University Road.

 

The protesters also raised slogans against the family.

 

The SMS was passed on by the accused teenager by his own cellphone on Tuesday. After receiving it, some people had gone to the boy asking him about it, he told them that he had forwarded the SMS after receiving it, said DIG (east) Shahid Hayat while speaking to Dawn.

 

“Ryan told complainant Khursheed Alam and Pesh Imam Qari Ghulam Qadir of the SSGC Jamia Mosque that someone sent him this SMS and he forwarded it to all Muslim friends without reading it,” said the DIG.

 

The official in charge of the SSGC security, an ex-serviceman, kept handling the situation, the police officer added.

 

After the mayhem, police reached the scene and tried to appease the protesters assuring them that police would register the case.

 

“We reached the scene and talked sense to some clerics who were leading the protest,” said a police officer of the area. The violent protest caused a severe traffic jam on Abul Hasan Ispahani Road and University Road.

 

A case (FIR No 432/2012) under Section 295-C (use of derogatory remarks, etc, in respect of the Holy Prophet) of the Pakistan Penal Code, Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act and Section 25 of the Telegraph Act was later registered at the Mobina Town police station.

 

A duty officer of the police station said the FIR was registered against Ryan Stanten, son of Ms Bryan, a resident of SSGC staff colony on a complaint of SSGC chief manager Khursheed Alam.

 

‘People scared’

Describing the trend as very dangerous, in which the Christians were also being targeted, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan chief Zohra Yousaf said that people had become very scared.

 

“At least 22 blasphemy cases have been reported in the country this year alone, in which Muslim accused are more in number compared to the Christians,” said the HRCP chief.

 

Referring to a Sept 21 incident that took place in Hyderabad, Ms Yousaf said some people had lodged a blasphemy case against a trader who had not closed his shop on the day of protest.

 

Earlier in August, a 14-year-old Christian girl, Rimsha Masih, had been accused of blasphemy by a cleric in a suburban neighbourhood of Islamabad. She was finally released by a court and had to be airlifted to an undisclosed location for security reasons.

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Court grants bail to accused Imam

 

By Kaswar Klasra

October 12, 2012

The Nation

 

ISLAMABAD – A sessions court of Islamabad on Thursday granted bail to prayer leader Khalid Jadoon, who was accused of adding burnt Holy Quran pages to make the case against 16-year-old Christian girl Rimsha Masih stronger.

 

The court adjourned hearing of the blasphemy case on Thursday and granted bail to the prayer leader following the submission of a surety bond worth of Rs200,000.

 

As the court began hearing of the case on Thursday, Jadoon’s lawyer Wajid Gilani argued that all the witnesses against his client have backtracked from their statements and now the police have no evidence of his involvement in the case.

 

Hence, his client be granted bail. The court ordered police to release the cleric immediately following submission of surety bonds.

 

Outside the court, family and friends of the prayer leader welcomed the court decision.

 

The cleric was accused of adding pages from the Holy Quran to t[h]e ashes seized from Rimsha allegedly in an attempt to implicate her and was sent to jail on a 14-day judicial remand by a magistrate.

 

However, the case turned in favour of the prayer leader following the backtracking of three witnesses who had testified against the cleric. During last hearing of the case, the same District and Sessions Court in Islamabad reserved judgment over a bail plea filed by the prayer leader Khalid Jadoon Chishti, implicated in a blasphemy case against Rimsha, and adjourned hearing until October 11.

 

As the court on last Wednesday had asked the counsel of Khalid Jadoon, the prayer leader, to wait until Islamabad High Court stay order was over.

 

Earlier, the three witnesses who had testified against Chishti had withdrawn their statements, insisting that the police had “coerced” them into doing so.

 

In their affidavits before the court, the witnesses Hafiz Owais, Khurram Shahzad and Danish Ahmed had reneged from their previously-recorded statements, claiming these were recorded under duress.

 

According to their new affidavits, they did not see prayer leader Chishti desecrating pages from the Holy Quran.

 

Khalid Chaudhary Advocate told TheNation that, withdrawing of the earlier statements of eyewitnesses who had testified against the prayer leader, may earn Khalid Jadoon post-arrest bail.

 

This news was published in print paper. Access complete paper of this day.

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Does Pakistan Deserve American Bucks and Aid?

John R. Houk

© October 16, 2012

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Teenage Christian boy booked for blasphemy

 

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No Brainer – Don’t Trust Pakistan


John R. Houk

© December 29, 2011

 

Shoebat.com has posted a video that is a documentary of the death of Usama Bin Laden. The important theme of this video is that Pakistan aided Bin Laden in hiding him in plain sight.

 

This is not a surprise because Pakistan’s Intelligence community – Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) – is a byzantine style government within a government and the ISI were and are very supportive of the radical Islam of the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

 

Pakistan’s military are not really supportive of radical Islam as much as it supportive of Pakistan National Interests. The primary objective of Pakistan’s National Interests is to focus on its mortal enemy India. In 1947 the British succumbed to India’s nationalist movement and departed; however the political expediency in the hope to prevent an India civil war was to create a rough division between India’s Muslims and India’s Hindus as well as other ethnic and religious people that were neither Muslim nor Hindu. The non-Muslim/non-Hindu population pretty much stayed with the Hindu side of India. The foolish non-Muslim populations that determined to live in the Muslim majority areas which became known as Pakistan found themselves a persecuted people. The Christians, Hindus and other non-Muslims of the new Pakistan fled to India or became exploited in Pakistan. For the most part Christians that could not afford to flee remained in Pakistan. In 1947 Pakistan was one nation separated by the immense Indian Sub-Continent. East Pakistan eventually became the independent nation of Bangladesh. It is the Pakistan of the west that is a nuclear power that is the arch-enemy of India which also is a nuclear power.

 

The one thing that unites the byzantine elements of Pakistan is the hatred of India. The Pakistan military over the years since 1947 has taken a secular approach to its contribution in governance. The ISI appears to be more inclined toward the religious interests of the Pakistan people; i.e. the religious interests of Islamic Supremacism.

 

I would be surprised if the Pakistan military actively hid Usama bin Laden but I am certain that ISI interaction with the military provided elements that were aware bin Laden was in Pakistan. I am absolutely convinced the ISI was actively hiding bin Laden in Pakistan AND that means keeping bin Laden from America. Getting bin Laden is one of the primary objectives in going to war with the then Taliban dominated Afghanistan.

 

So what would be the reason that the ISI pretend to be a friend with America and hide UBL? I speculate that reason was hatred of India. The ISI wanted to protect the Taliban in case they could be used as an agent of subversive activities if the American supported Afghan government began to show favorable relations with India. In the ISI’s eyes an economic-trade situation between Afghanistan and India might lead to the Indian military establishing bases of operation under the auspices of protecting Afghanistan but surrounding Pakistan with the threat of military action. AND the threat of nuclear war between Pakistan and India has been on the precipice over the years.

 

Ultimately Pakistan cannot be trusted because their National Interests are focused on India and Pakistan Foreign Policy as it concerns the USA is at best an element of manipulation. It would behoove America to begin secret negotiations of a military alliance with India. Pakistan will eventually sell-out America especially if there is a drawdown of the American military in Afghanistan as the perception grows that America has down all it can for the Afghan government. It is at this point the Taliban will test the Afghan government to see if it is too corrupt to sustain administrative control of the Afghan nation. If the Taliban finds success, you can count on Pakistan probably through the ISI will begin planning with the Taliban to bring down the American supported Afghan government.

 

JRH 12/29/11

Is There a Pakistan Role in UBL’s Evasion of American Justice?


John R. Houk

© May 5, 2011

 

Sarah Palin correctly wonders how in the world Usama bin Laden could live in a life of luxury for quite some time near the Pakistani capital city of Islamabad when the public shpeel was UBL was hiding in caves along the AfPak border which suggested a life of asceticism. Well anyway she questioned Pakistan not knowing where UBL was. I was wondering the rest.

 

Pakistan looks extremely foolish and deceptive when that nation denies there was any knowledge of bin Laden’s whereabouts.

 

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said bin Laden’s ability to live undetected in the compound, apparently for years, “is an intelligence failure of the whole world, not of Pakistan alone.” He made the comment Wednesday during a visit to Paris.

U.S. officials also have demanded answers as to how the al-Qaida leader could have lived at a luxury complex in Abbottabad without the knowledge of Pakistani authorities or help from a support network inside Pakistan. The area around the compound remained sealed off Wednesday by Pakistani police and soldiers. (“Afghanistan: Pakistan Must Have Known bin Laden Was Living in Abbottabad,” VOA News 5/4/11)

 

Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Zahir Azimi also accuses Pakistan of knowingly keeping bin Laden’s luxury compound a secret:

 

Speaking at a news conference Wednesday, Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Zahir Azimi said the location of the house in the military garrison town of Abbottabad would have ensured that Pakistani authorities knew who was living there.

Azimi said bin Laden’s hideout would have been known not only to a “strong” intelligence agency such as Pakistan’s ISI but even to a “very weak government with a weak intelligence service”. He said the ISI faces many questions that need answers. (Ibid.)

 

Obviously Pakistan is covering its geopolitical butt with lies. UBL’s existence in a luxury compound in Pakistan shows a few possibilities.

 

One possibility is the government of Pakistan under the authority of either its President and/or Prime Minister is operating a duplicitous policy of favoring Islamists while pretending to be an ally with America in the fight against the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT).

 

Another possibility is that the Pakistan government is a byzantine-like government. This is to say internal government factions actively work against each other in the formation of policy. An example might be Pakistan’s intelligence community of which the Inter-Services Intelligence has been known to favor the Taliban by extension al-Qaeda.

 

I am guessing there is still a large element in Pakistan that is closely aligned to maintain a secularist Islamic State.  I know it sounds like an oxymoron to use the term “secular” and “Islamic” as a singular form of government but that the doctrines of Islam demonstrate that government and religion are an intertwined entity in the Muslim world. Thus a secularist-Islamic State would be secular in actions but Islamic in nature as in the code or rule of law.

 

The secularist element in Pakistan has this world view: Hindu majority ruled India is the enemy because Islam once dominated all of India by conquest. Pakistan Muslims thus are well aware that is a deep seeded animosity among Hindus who were the recipients of genocide, slave trade (including sex slavery) and when it became clear that killing all the Hindus that refused to convert to Islam would dry up the booty-cow that India represented to Islamic conquerors began to establish extremely harsh dhimmitude upon the population. In the long run the harsh dhimmitude probably won more converts to Islam than the typical Islamic axiom of for polytheists which was (and is) convert or die. The extremely harsh dhimmitude eventually converted large swaths of Hindus to Islam around emerging Islamic power centers built by attrition in India.

 

There thus is little surprise that there were horrendous acts of violence between India Muslims and India Hindus as the 1947 independence proceeded to emerge. Incidentally Israel was a tiny sliver in an ocean of hostile Muslims also in 1948. The same rage existed among Muslims toward a Jewish existence established by once Islamic conquerors. The difference between Jewish Israel and Hindu India is that the number of Hindus is in the hundreds of millions while the Jews represented a little less than a million in 1948 (Of course the Jewish population nearly doubled after Israeli independence because nearly 800,000 Jewish refugees received a vicious boot from Muslim lands after losing in 1948).

 

Hindu-Muslim violence or more precisely India-Pakistan violence has a 1947 pretext for occurring. The area known as Kashmir is roughly between Pakistan and India. In 1947 when a partition plan was devised by the exiting British, the princely States that governed themselves autonomously were forced to choose between merging with either Pakistan or India. Kashmir’s case was it was ruled by a Hindu Maharaja while the majority population was Islamic.

 

At any rate India and Pakistan have come close to nuclear war since both nations have nuke WMDs. In this paradoxical geopolitical world of lesser nations aligning with more powerful nations for their national interests, the largest democratic natured government in the world India gravitated toward the Communist Soviets and despotic Islamic Republic of Pakistan gravitated toward the Americans. I can understand that Pakistan’s government has become ironically byzantine because of the need to play off internal affairs and international affairs to maintain an Islamic Pakistan with a powerful neighbor India (comparatively powerful between India and Pakistan). However, the question becomes: Can America afford or count on a byzantine style government in Pakistan for our nation’s National Interests?

 

America has had a history of being burned when there was an expectation from another nation to agree with an American agenda. The Taliban and al-Qaeda evolved from American aid funneled through Pakistan in a long war that resulted in Soviet occupiers from leaving Afghanistan in disgrace. These terrorists then turned on their American supporters because as non-Muslims we are the despised kafir. Even though it was American aid that preeminently freed Afghanistan from Soviet oppression the Taliban and al-Qaeda called us the big Satan oppressors of Islam. Usama bin Laden’s leadership of al-Qaeda got the ball rolling for the moment when Muslim terrorists seized four jet airliners on American soil crashing three into building and one in a Pennsylvanian field resulting in the deaths of civilian noncombatant primarily Americans.

 

So should some kind of investigation as in Congressional or American Intelligence of Pakistan’s commitment to cooperation in the GWOT occur? I SAY YES! THE AMERICAN PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT TO KNOW IF PAKISTAN HELD UP THE NEAR DECADE LONG SEARCH FOR USAMA BIN LADEN!

 

JRH 5/5/11