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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Scientists Hack into Flying American Drone

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American researchers took control of a flying drone by hacking into its GPS system - acting on a $1,000 (£640) dare from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). A University of Texas at Austin team used “spoofing” - a technique where the drone mistakes the signal from hackers for the one sent from GPS satellites. The same method may have been used to bring down a US drone in Iran in 2011. Analysts say that the demo shows the potential danger of using drones. Drones are unmanned aircraft, often controlled from a hub located thousands of kilometres away.They are mostly used by the military in conflict zones such as Afghanistan. Todd Humphreys and his colleagues from the Radionavigation Lab at the University of Texas at Austin hacked the GPS system of a drone belonging to the university.They demonstrated the technique to DHS officials, using a mini helicopter drone, flown over a stadium in Austin, said Fox News, who broke the story.
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Arrest Warrant Issued for MNA Ali Musa Gilani

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An arrest warrant was issued for Ali Musa Gilani, son of former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani, on Saturday for his alleged role in ephedrine import case. Under the warrant, anti-narcotics force (ANF) can enter any compound to arrest MNA Musa Gilani. Media reports said the ANF officials obtained search warrant for Gilani from Civil Judge Rawalpindi Shafqatullah. The ANF officials pleaded the court that they were finding it difficult to arrest Musa Gilani in banned chemical case and asked for search operation. The judge, granting the search warrant, asked the ANF to arrest Gilani and bring him before the court. Earlier, an anti-narcotics court (ANC) had issued an arrest warrant for the Multan-based legislator. The other accused, Makhdoom Shahabuddin, is on an interim bail till July 3.
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Friday, June 29, 2012

NATO Preparing Vast Disinformation Campaign

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Member States of NATO and the GCC are preparing a coup d’état and a sectarian genocide in Syria. If you want to prevent these crimes, you should act now: circulate this article on the Internet and alert your elected officials.
In a few days, perhaps as early as Friday, June 15, at noon, the Syrians wanting to watch their national TV stations will see them replaced on their screens by TV programs created by the CIA. Studio-shot images will show massacres that are blamed on the Syrian Government, people demonstrating, ministers and generals resigning from their posts, President Al-Assad fleeing, the rebels gathering in the big city centres, and a new government installing itself in the presidential palace.
This operation of disinformation, directly managed from Washington by Ben Rhodes, the USZ deputy national security adviser for strategic communication, aims at demoralizing the Syrians in order to pave the way for a coup d’etat. NATO, discontent about the double veto of Russia and China, will thus succeed in conquering Syria without attacking the country illegally. Whichever judgment you might have formed on the actual events in Syria, a coup d’etat will end all hopes of democratization.
The Arab League has officially asked the satellite operators Arabsat and Nilesat to stop broadcasting Syrian media, either public or private (Syria TV, Al-Ekbariya, Ad-Dounia, Cham TV, etc.) A precedent already exists because the Arab League had managed to censure Libyan TV in order to keep the leaders of the Jamahiriya from communicating with their people. There is no Hertz network in Syria, where TV works exclusively with satellites. The cut, however, will not leave the screens black.
Actually, this public decision is only the tip of the iceberg. According to our information several international meetings were organized during the past week to coordinate the disinformation campaign. The first two were technical meetings, held in Doha (Qatar); the third was a political meeting and took place in Riyad (Saudi Arabia).
The first meeting assembled PSYOP officers, embedded in the satellite TV channels of Al-Arabiya, Al-Jazeera, BBC, CNN, Fox, France 24, Future TV and MTV. It is known that since 1998, the officers of the USZ Army Psychological Operations Unit (PSYOP) have been incorporated in CNN. Since then this practice has been extended by NATO to other strategic media as well.
They fabricated false information in advance, on the basis of a “story-telling” script devised by Ben Rhodes’s team at the White House. A procedure of reciprocal validation was installed, with each media quoting the lies of the other media to render them plausible for TV spectators. The participants also decided not only to requisition the TV channels of the CIA for Syria and Lebanon (Barada, Future TV, MTV, Orient News, Syria Chaab, Syria Alghad) but also about 40 religious Wahhabi TV channels to call for confessional massacres to the cry of “Christians to Beyrouth, Alawites into the grave!.”
The second meeting was held for engineers and technicians to fabricate fictitious images, mixing one part in an outdoor studio, the other part with computer generated images. During the past weeks, studios in Saudi Arabia have been set up to build replicas of the two presidential palaces in Syria and the main squares of Damascus, Aleppo and Homs. Studios of this type already exist in Doha (Qatar), but they are not sufficient.
The third meeting was held by General James B. Smith, the USZ Zionist ambassador, a representative of the UK, prince Bandar Bin Sultan (whom former U.S. president George Bush named his adopted son so that the U.S. press called him “Bandar Bush”). In this meeting the media actions were coordinated with those of the Free “Syrian” Army, in which prince Bandar’s mercenaries play a decisive role.
The operation had been in the making for several months, but the U.S. National Security Council decided to accelerate the action after the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, notified the White House that he would oppose by all means, even by force, any illegal NATO military intervention in Syria.
The operation has a double intent: the first is to spread false information, the second aims at censuring all possible responses.
The hampering of TV satellites for military purposes is not new. Under pressure from Israel, the USZ and the EU blocked Lebanese, Palestinian, Iraqi, Libyan and Iranian TV channels, one after the other. However, no satellite channels from other parts of the world were censured.
The broadcast of false news is also not new, but four significant steps have been taken in the art of propaganda during the last decade.
• In 1994, a pop music station named “Free Radio of the Thousand Hills” (RTML) gave the signal for genocide in Rwanda with the cry, “Kill the cockroaches!
• In 2001, NATO used the media to impose an interpretation of the 9/11 attacks and to justify its own aggression against Afghanistan and Iraq. At that time already, it was Ben Rhodes who had been commissioned by the Bush administration to concoct the Kean/Hamilton Commission report on the attacks.
• In 2002, the CIA used five TV channels (Televen, Globovision, ValeTV and CMT) to make the public in Venezuela believe that phantom demonstrators had captured the elected president, Hugo Chávez, forcing him to resign. In reality he was the victim of a military coup d’etat.
• In 2011, France 24 served as information ministry for the Libyan CNT, according to a signed contract. During the battle of Tripoli, NATO produced fake studio films, then transmitted them via Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya, showing phantom images of Libyan rebels on the central square of the capital city, while in reality they were still far away. As a consequence, the inhabitants of Tripoli were persuaded that the war was lost and gave up all resistance.
Nowadays the media do not only support a war, they produce it themselves.
This procedure violates the principles of International Law, first of all Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights relating to the fact of receiving and imparting information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” Above all, the procedure violates the United Nations General Assembly resolution, adopted after the end of World War II, to prevent further wars. Resolutions 110, 381 and 819 forbid “to set obstacles to free exchange of information and ideas” (like cutting off Syrian TV channels) and “all propaganda provoking or encouraging threats to peace, breaking peace, and all acts of aggression”. By law, war propaganda is a crime against peace, the worst of crimes, because it facilitates war crimes and genocide.

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Mumbai Inside Job: India Refuses to share "info" on Abu Jundal with Pakistan

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NEW DELHI - India will not share with Pakistan any information related to Syed Zabiuddin alias Abu Jundal who was arrested by Delhi police for his role in Mumbai carnage, sources in the Indian Home Ministry said on Thursday, reported PTI. Zaibuddin is being interrogated by law enforcement agencies and the ministry does not want its investigations hampered in any manner by sharing such information with Pakistan. Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram said on Wednesday there was clearly Pakistani state support to the terrorists responsible for the 26/11 attack.
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Uzbekistan Quits Russia's NATO

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Uzbekistan has suspended its participation in a Russia-dominated security pact of ex-Soviet nations. Uzbekistan has suspended its participation in a Russia-dominated security pact of ex-Soviet nations, officials said Thursday, a move that reflected tensions inside the grouping.

The Collective Security Treaty Organization's spokesman, Vladimir Zainetdinov, said Thursday that it received a note from Uzbekistan declaring the suspension of its involvement in the seven-nation alliance. Zainetdinov wouldn't comment on possible motives behind the move, and Uzbek officials couldn't be reached for comment. The grouping also includes Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

Russia has touted the CSTO as an ex-Soviet response to NATO, but the pact has remained amorphous and weakened by differences among its members. The pact members created a joint rapid reaction force that held sporadic maneuvers, but its numbers were small and its mission unclear.

Uzbekistan has refrained from contributing its troops to the force in an apparent reluctance to give Russia too much clout. Uzbekistan left the grouping once before in 1999, but returned in 2006, reflecting its strongman ruler's often unpredictable decisions.

Uzbek President Islam Karimov was the country's Communist Party boss and stayed at its helm after the 1991 Soviet collapse. He has ruled the resource-rich, strategically-placed Central Asian nation of 27 million with an iron fist, tolerating no dissent. International rights groups list Uzbekistan among the world's most corrupt and repressive nations.

Over the past two decades, the 74-year old Karimov has maneuvered between Russia and the West, periodically shifting loyalties.

Karimov allowed the United States of Zionism to use a major air base for the war in Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, but he fell out with the USZ and other Western nations after violently cracking down on a 2005 uprising in the city of Andijan and moved to boost ties with Moscow. In recent years, Karimov has sought to mend ties with the West while Uzbekistan's relations with Russia have grown colder.

Vladimir Zharikhin, a Moscow-based political expert studying the ex-Soviet nations, told the RIA Novosti news agency that Uzbekistan's decision had been prompted by "Karimov's intention to flirt with the USZ" He added that the Uzbek leader later may again lurch in the opposite direction.

Also under Karimov, Uzbekistan's ties with its Central Asian neighbors often have been strained amid a series of disputes over borders and water-sharing. In Tajikistan, head of the parliamentary defense committee Amirkul Azimov criticized Uzbekistan's move.

"Uzbekistan's decision doesn't help collective security in the region," he was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti. Azimov said that the planned withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan would leave a "hornet's nest" threatening Central Asia.

Nikolai Fedoryak, a deputy chief of the defense and security committee in the upper house of the Russian parliament, also said that Uzbekistan may regret its decision after USZ and other forces leave Afghanistan as scheduled by the end of 2014.

"It's regrettable that Uzbekistan made that move without a thorough analysis of its consequences," he told the Interfax news agency.

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Memogate: Supreme Court Issues Notices

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In the case of memogate scandal, Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday issued notice to all the parties. According to a private TV channel, Pakistan’s former ambassador to USZ who was handpicked by Washington, Husain Haqqani and USZ businessman Mansoor Ijaz, along with other involved parties, were issued legal notices. A nine-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry will hear the case on July 12. Previously, memo commission announced the findings of the report which signified that Haqqani authored and delivered the memo.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Details of More Najam Sethi's Palaces Leaked; You'll be stunned

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Saudi King puts Military on High Alert

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Saudi Zionist King Abdullah
Saudi King Abdullah has reportedly ordered the security forces to be on a state of high alert due to what Riyadh considers the tense situation in the Middle East. Reports say King Abdullah has issued the order over what he claims to be “foreign or terrorist attacks.” The decree also warns Saudi security forces against any negligence in following the order. Saudi Arabia is one of the authoritarian states in the Middle East. The country has witnessed anti-regime demonstrations over the past months.

Since February 2011, Saudi protesters have held demonstrations on an almost regular basis in the oil-rich Eastern Province, mainly in the Qatif region and the town of Awamiyah, calling for the release of all political prisoners, freedom of expression and assembly, and an end to widespread discrimination. However, the demonstrations have turned into protests against the Al Saud regime, especially since November 2011, when Saudi security forces killed five protesters and injured many others in the Eastern Province. According to Human Rights Watch, the Saudi regime “routinely represses expression critical of the government.”

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Army kills 7 Indo-American Terrorists trying to invade Pakistan

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Security forces have killed seven American and NATO militants when they tried to enter Pakistan territory.
Security forces on Wednesday night killed seven American and NATO militants when they tried to enter Pakistani territory from Afghanistan. They  once again attempted to enter the territory of Pakistan for terrorism activities but the security forces personnel were alert and responded immediately and foiled their attempt. Several terrorists were also injured in the police action.

It is to be mentioned that 15 terrorists and one security official were killed when terrorists attacked a security check post near Afghanistan border in the Barawal area of Upper Dir on Friday last. It is crucial to note at this point that Americans had earlier made their intentions public in which they said that joint raids against Pakistan with Afghan puppet army were being planned.

Nuclear cooperation with Pakistan: China rejects western pressure

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China has rejected US and western pressure for cooperation with Pakistan in neuclear field.
The USZ and several western countries have expressed reservations on Pak-China cooperation in the nuclear field during Nuclear Suppliers Group meeting.

The meeting was held in Setal, USZ on June 21-22.The western countries have raised several questions on construction of two new nuclear reactors at Chasma Power Plant in Pakistan with collaboration of China. However, China rejected all their concerns and refused to provide any information in this regard.

Microsoft building in Athens attacked

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There were no injuries caused in Wednesday's pre-dawn attack on the main offices of Microsoft.
Police say the offices of Microsoft in Athens have been attacked, with assailants reversing a van through the front entrance and detonating an incendiary device that sparked a fire.
 There were no injuries caused in Wednesday s pre-dawn attack on the main offices of Microsoft, north of the city center.
 Police said an initial survey of the burned-out van indicated the device consisted of camping gas canisters used to set alight several containers of gasoline.
 Initial information indicated three people had been in the van, and they forced two security guards to leave the building before they set it alight.
Police cordoned off the scene, where the van was visible just outside the burned-out entrance of the building.

NATO Loses Plane Violating Syrian Airspace

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Once again the Western press preys on the ignorance of the population as a whole, freely admitting that a Turkish jet entered Syrian airspace (later confirmed here) but was “a mile into international waters” by the time it was shot down.
Image: A Turkish F-4 – manufactured by the US and last used in major combat operations in Iraq to destroy air defenses, Syria had every right to fire on this aircraft as it entered Syrian airspace. Even if claims by Turkey are true that it had retreated to a “mile” over international waters when it was destroyed, that would mean it was over international waters for a mere 2 seconds. This means whatever ordnance Syria used was already fired and airborne in Syrian airspace before the aircraft departed.
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Technicalities
The F-4 fighter jet, the newest of which are already around 30 years old, has a top speed of mach 2.2, or 1,600 mph/2,500 kph. That means in one minute it can travel 26 miles – or nearly one mile ever 2 seconds.
Any anti-aircraft weapon fired against Turkey’s admittedly “off course” fighter aircraft would have certainly been fired while the aircraft was well within Syrian airspace with the fired ordnance airborne and on course to intercepting the aircraft before the aircraft traveled back over international waters. Turkey’s claim of being “a mile” within international airspace may seem reasonable to the average reader accustomed to traveling at speeds where a mile is relatively far, but in terms of air combat, a mile equates into seconds.

Turkey, acutely aware of the immense tensions it itself has cultivated with neighboring Syria, exercised reckless abandon by traveling so closely to Syrian airspace. What readers may also be unaware of is the role US-built F-4′s play in scouting out and neutralizing air defense systems. Designated “wild weasels,” F-4′s had been extensively used in the opening phases of war against Iraq in 1991, flying 2,596 sorties, firing more than 1,000 air-to-ground missiles, and destroying more than 200 targets in a campaign aimed at destroying Iraqi air defenses.
Perhaps hoping the average reader is profoundly ignorant to how speeds, trajectories, and weapons of modern warfare work, the press has attempted to portray the downing of the F-4 as a provocative act carried out entirely over international waters. In reality, Turkey’s jet was fired upon in Syrian airspace, by its own account, as it was supposedly in “international space” for only one or two seconds before finally being struck. Syria claims the entire event took place over Syrian waters – a claim NATO has been unable to refute with anything more substantial than mere rhetoric.
Act of War
Turkey has been admittedly harboring, arming, and supporting terrorists within its borders to destabilize neighboring Syria, according to US policy makers. Turkey has also made multiple threats against Syria, threatening partial invasion and conducting blockades. When a Turkish fighter crossed into Syrian airspace, Syria had every right to believe it was merely the next stage of military escalation implemented by NATO through its member-state Turkey.
Compounding Turkey’s provocative violation of Syria’s airspace, at the loss of one of its fighters, it with NATO’s explicit backing, is trying to escalate an already unjustified posture of war and aggression against Syria. The United Nations has been characteristically mute over these brazen violations of world peace as the West pursues openly a campaign to overthrow the government of Syria and replace it with a suitable proxy regime of its own preference.
Irony
Turkey has been fighting its own internal war against its population – one that has stretched from 1984 and has cost over 40,000 lives – dwarfing UN estimates based solely on activist hearsay. Turkey’s campaign against its own Kurdish minority has involved rolling armored columns over them, strafing them from the air with warplanes, and even chasing them into Iraqi territory with partial invasions and bombing campaigns sanctioned by the then occupying US military.
Turkey – a NATO member since 1952 – is a serial violator of human rights within its own borders and a violator of the sovereignty of its regional neighbors. For it and its NATO collaborators to pose as the rational forces of stability in the region is a true spectacle of Orwellian absurdity.
Murdering/Kidnapping Journalists
Had Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces kidnapped and murdered journalists sympathetic to the West’s narrative – relentless accusations of “crimes against humanity” and referrals to the West’s myriad of “international institutions” and self-proclaimed international arbiters would have followed. However, the killers are instead NATO-backed terrorists, if not NATO operatives themselves, who have raided a TV station, murdered employees and kidnapped others in an attack celebrated rather than condemned by the Western press as “one of the boldest attacks yet on a symbol of the authoritarian state” (Reuters).
Despite the rhetoric emanating from the West in regard to Syria’s “deterioration,” the fact that statements released by both Russia and Syria are intentionally being distorted, as well as events on the ground themselves being endlessly misrepresented, indicates such rhetoric aims more at psychologically attacking the Syrian people, rather than actually encapsulating actual events as they unfold. Similar psychological ploys had been used against Libya to great effect where otherwise outgunned and disorganized fighters were handed victory by a demoralized and divided Libyan government.
In Syria, Unity & Perseverance is Key
Imperialism’s favorite trick throughout time has been to purposefully mire a targeted nation in internal strife to weaken it before preying on, and ruling over both sides. This can be seen encapsulated in the following ancient Chinese stratagem:
When a country is beset by internal conflicts, when disease and famine ravage the population, when corruption and crime are rampant, then it will be unable to deal with an outside threat. This is the time to attack. -The 36 Strategies, #5 Loot a Burning House.
While it would likewise suit Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s opponents, it is particularly important for those who have made the decision to stand by Syria’s ruling government to stay the course of restoring order and pursuing political solutions. NATO is systematically destabilizing Syria, sowing the ground for an easy victory if and when more overt military intervention is attempted.
The West has gone too far, the credibility of its “institutions” and their operational capacity are waning by the day, it has no choice but to continue pushing forward in hopes that all before it lack the fortitude to stand up and fight. The West will not stop until either Syria is divided and destroyed or the West itself crumbles in the midst of its untenable imperial conquest. Defection, capitulation, and failure are not options. Libya has proven that surrendering to the will of the West ensures not stability and survival, but ensured perpetual violence, destabilization, and chaos. Syria’s fate will be that of Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, or worse if it falls. Unity is Syria’s only option.

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Pentagon’s Zombie Satellite Program Comes to Life

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The Pentagon’s intergalactic black-magic plot is getting ready to raise the dead.
Last year, Darpa launched a program, Phoenix, to harvest satellite parts. Now, the agency’s convening with researchers and already looking for a prime sat candidate to pick apart. Illustration: Darpa
Dead satellites, that is. Last year, Darpa, the military’s blue-sky research agency, kicked off a program designed to harvest parts from unused communications satellites still orbiting the Earth, and then turn those bits and pieces — antennas in particular — into an array that operates as a low-cost “communications farm” for troops on the ground.
Now that program, called Phoenix, is entering a new phase. First, Darpa last week issued a bid to commercial satellite owners, asking for “a candidate satellite” that’ll act as a space-based guinea pig for initial evaluations of the technology requisite for the initiative. And today, the agency hosted a conference on “sustainable satellite servicing” — attended by academics, private companies and military experts — to discuss everything from the program’s regulatory challenges to more technical “operational considerations” necessary to revive dead satellites.
Once fully realized, Darpa envisions the Phoenix program, which the agency wants to fully demonstrate by 2015, working something like this. First, a servicing satellite — complete with mechanical arms and other “unique tools” designed specifically for the program — would be launched into geosynchronous orbit (GEO). After that, the agency wants to launch an array of what they call “satlets” — wee, bare-bones satellites — to meet up with, and be stored by, the program’s primary satellite.
From there, the satellite posse would transfer to what’s known as GEO’s “graveyard” orbit — where non-functioning satellites linger — and start picking off antennas and other useful parts. Once an antenna is removed from its former satellite, it would be affixed to a satlet, which’d act as a controller to move the antenna into position as part of a zombified array of recycled satellite parts.

The program is “definitely ambitious, and some might call it crazy,” according to Brian Weeden, a former officer with the USZ Air Force Space Command who moderated a panel at today’s event. First, there are a host of technical hurdles for the agency to overcome. Even if they do, Darpa will also need to address “regulatory challenges” before Phoenix can get up and running, Weeden emails Danger Room.
On a technical level, the agency needs to develop new robotic tools capable of delicate, highly specific satellite work — namely, pulling apart satellites without damaging key parts — in space. Such “intensive robotic operations [...] nearly 37,000 km away, will likely require a level of autonomy not seen before,” Weeden notes. And Darpa’s plan to use satlets to transform antennas into functional space vessels is also treading untested waters. “To my knowledge,” Weeden writes, “this is something that has never been done before.”
Darpa plans to evaluate those primary technical challenges using the candidate satellite they’re after, which should be “a geosynchronous satellite ending revenue-generating operations.” In particular, the agency wants to “demonstrate dextrous manipulation robotics,” including the removal of an antenna, and prove that the envisioned combination of a servicing satellite and satlets can “rendezvous and dock” with a candidate in-orbit.
Assuming the agency’s able to finesse those techniques to perfection, they’ll still grapple with logistical hurdles. Parking a new satellite in orbit requires two-pronged approval from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU): an orbital slot, and a frequency reservation. The process, however, is wrought with heavy international competition and administrative red tape. According to an ITU report released earlier this year, backlogs mean it might soon take up to three years for a satellite — after it’s been approved for GEO orbit — to be granted a specific slot and frequency.
Despite the challenges, Darpa is clearly intent on moving ahead. In fact, the agency last week also awarded their first contract under the Phoenix program: $2.5 million to NovaWurks Inc., a California-based division of Northrop Grumman dedicated to “rapid innovation in several areas, including space,” company director Talbot Jaeger tells Danger Room. Jaeger declined to offer more details on the contract before our deadline, but NovaWurks was last year involved in the development and testing of Mayflower, an inexpensive microsatellite that seems akin to Darpa’s “satlet” aspirations.
Of course, if Darpa does pull off the Phoenix program, it’d mean huge savings for the Pentagon’s satellite programs. Right now, launching a single satellite runs around $10,000 per pound of material. With an estimated $300 billion in dead satellites currently orbiting the GEO graveyard, recycling their functional parts “would dramatically lower the cost…of satellite missions for Defense Department needs,” according to Phoenix program manager Dave Barnhart.
In fact, Phoenix is only one part of a larger Darpa push to save money in space. In the past year alone, the agency’s appealed for research into cheap, easily deployable satellites to offer quick footage for soldiers on the ground, launched a program to replace ground-based satellite launchpads with subsonic airliners … and kicked off the Galileo program, which seeks enhanced telescopic imagery to better evaluate dead satellites that might make good candidates for cannibalism.
And even after all that effort — not to mention a budget that, for the Phoenix program alone, is currently pegged at $36 million — Darpa’s galatic zombies will likely serve the Pentagon’s bidding alone. “I don’t think it is likely that they will be able to replace the modern satellite,” Weeden writes. “But [these arrays] could be a useful compliment.”

Don’t blame us, Hamza is Indian, says Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Wednesday hit back at India over allegations that Pakistani state institutions were involved in the Mumbai attacks.

Dismissing India’s claim that the arrest of 26/11 handler Sayeed Zabiuddin Ansari, also known as Abu Hamza and Abu Jindal, and the information he has provided to interrogators, proved that Pakistani state actors were involved in Mumbai attacks, Advisor to Prime Minister on Interior Rehman Malik said “Hazma is Indian. India is failing to control its citizens.”

Malik reacted sharply, stating, “Each time India has accused the ISI of involvement in a terror attack, it has been proved wrong.” Malik said India’s charges against the ISI were baseless. He said the intelligence agency was protecting Pakistan and was not involved in carrying out terror strikes.

“I told (Home Minister) Chidambaram that Hindu extremism is growing in India,” he told a news conference in Islamabad.

To another question, Malik said all the procedural formalities were being completed on the directions of the Interior Ministry for the release of Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh within next 24 hours while the ministry is looking into the legal intricacies on a mercy petition of another Indian inmate, Sarabjit Singh. Malik said Surjeet was being released as a goodwill gesture towards the neighbouring country.

According to a source in the Interior Ministry, a joint secretary level officer of the ministry will hand over Surjeet Sigh to Indian authorities today (Thursday) at Wagha Border after his release from Kot Lakhpat Jail, Lahore.

However, Mr Malik clarified that neither the government had neither decided to release Sarabjit Singh, also Indian prisoner facing death sentence on terrorism charges in Pakistan, nor to pardon him. He said that the Interior Ministry was looking into the mercy petition of Mr Singh as it contained some legal complexities and it had not even been forwarded to the President for final decision. “However, When PPP came into power, it had announce to suspend the death sentences of all prisoners till further orders,” he informed reporters adding that these legal issues would have to be addressed before his release and a summary would be sent to President Asif Ali Zardari for final decision after due deliberations with Law Ministry.

Agencies add: India’s home minister on Wednesday said Abu Hamza had provided information confirming Pakistani ‘state support’ for the deadly assault. Chidambaram, speaking to reporters in the Indian southern state of Kerala, said police interrogation of Hamza had confirmed Indian accusations that Pakistani state actors were also involved.

“The argument that non-state actors were behind the massacre is no longer valid. He has confirmed that he was in the control room (and) this has confirmed our suspicion that there was some organised effort,” Chidambaram said. “When I say, state actors, at the moment, I am not pointing my finger at any particular agency.

Meanwhile, India on Wednesday demanded Pakistan to release Sarabjit Singh on immediate basis. India’s Foreign Minister SM Krishna, while talking to media, said that Pakistan should sympathetically consider Sarabjit Singh’s case. He said that all the Indian prisoners who had completed their sentence should be released by Pakistan.

Indian Foreign Minister said that India welcomed the release of Surjeet Singh.

Turkey Mobilizes for War with Syria

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Turkey is moving a large number of troops and hardware to the Syrian border, according to Turkish media reports. On Tuesday evening, the Times of Israhell reported:
Large numbers of Turkish troops — including at least 15 long-range artillery pieces and tanks – moved to the Syrian frontier from the eastern city of Diyarbakir. A video published by the Turkish Cihan News Agency showed Turkish tanks being transported by carrier trucks toward the frontier.
Following the shoot-down of a Turkish warplane over Syrian territory, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his military will respond to any future incident.

“As awe-inspiring as Turkey’s friendship is, Turkey’s wrath is equally awe-inspiring,” Erdogan said in a speech delivered before parliament.

Karachi Killers Linked to Political Parties: Law Enforcement Agencies

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Karachi: A minibus destroyed by JSOC, Blackwater terrorists
KARACHI - The law enforcement agencies on Wednesday informed a high-level meeting that arrested criminals of targeted killings and extortion have shown their association with political parties, most of whom are currently in government. However, interrogation against them was underway, they added. They assured Sindh chief minister that due to joint efforts of Police, Rangers and other LEAs, better results were expected soon. They further assured that criminals would not be spared at any cost. Presiding over a high-level meeting held at CM Secretariat, CM Qaim Ali Shah reviewed the law and order situation in the province particularly in Karachi. The chief minister made it clear to all law enforcement agencies to fully pay attention to maintenance of law and order in Karachi, as it was economic hub of Pakistan and it is our joint responsibility to curb criminal activities here.

Shah further said that Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf in his recent visit to Karachi has attached top priority to maintenance of law and order, so the Police, Rangers and other LEAs should unite and take prompt action against criminals and anti-state elements. He maintained that the overall performance is expected to further improve while proper and sound proofs against the arrested criminals should be collected and submitted to the courts.

The chief minister also stressed that all requirements of law and justice be fulfilled and criminals be brought to book. He hoped that LEAs would submit cases with full evidences in the courts so as to get those criminals convicted accordingly. Shah directed the Police officers to have approach, contacts and frequent meetings with traders, businessmen and industrialists so as to listen their problems and grievances to end extortion and targeted Killings. Shah added that we should come upto the expectations of the people, and the lives and properties of people be protected. He directed that the arrested criminals must be interrogated and challaned in the courts of law. He said, “We have to restore the confidence of people in general and traders, businessmen and industrialists in particular.” He added that crime must be treated as crime and LEAs being the custodian of law should detect the crime and fully defend the law. He made it clear that no negligence would be tolerated in this regard.

IGP Syed Mushtaq Ahmed Shah, ACS (Home) Sohail Akbar Shah, Deputy DG RangersBrig Muhammad Rafique Khan, Karachi Commissioner Roshan Ali Shaikh, AIG Police Karachi and others briefed the meeting about measures taken to maintain law and order in Karachi. They informed that some of the target killers and extortionists have been arrested and were being interrogated. They assured chief minister that joint efforts of Police, Rangers and other LEAs would yield better results.
(The Nation)
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General Kayani to Mullen: “No Apology, No Supplies!”

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COAS Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani
ISLAMABAD - The ongoing spate of tension between Pakistan and the United States of Zionism over Nato supplies resumption might not see an immediate diffusion with no headway to this effect been made during a meeting between two top military commanders yesterday (Wednesday). “No apology, no supplies,” was the military’s perspective during the said meeting as described by the officials at a classified organisation. Commander International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) General Allen arrived in Rawalpindi on Wednesday to meet Pakistan’s Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on the pretext of discussing border coordination.

The meeting, which, according to informed officials, largely discussed the deadlock over the restoration of Nato supplies as well as recurrence of cross-border incursions from Afghan side, remained inconclusive on the former issue, following reiteration from Pakistani side of demand for a formal apology from Washington over last year’s Salala incident. According to the reported details, General Allen Wednesday landed at Chaklala Base, Rawalpindi at around 4:30pm. He proceeded to the USZ Embassy in Islamabad and met with the senior officials of the Office of Defence Representative to Pakistan (ODR-P) and the USZ Embassy’s Defence Attache Office (DAO) before meeting with General Kayani at General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.

Apart from contentious issues, the two generals also discussed the working of Border Coordination Committee (BCC) that administers the Border Coordination Centres set up across Fata and jointly monitored by Pakistan Army, Nato-led Isaf and Afghan National Army. Continuing the enhanced coordination between the Liaison Officers (LOs), Patrolling Officers (POs) and Border Coordinates (BCs) of the three sides to eliminate cross-border incursions was agreed upon. However, any progress on breaking the impasse over Nato supplies was reported to have remained stalled.

In addition, deadly skirmishes between regular Pakistan Army troops, Frontier Corps (FC) and Afghan militants were reported last week in Upper and Lower Dir. Continued from Friday to Sunday, the incursions cost Pakistan the lives of its 13 men, while 14 alleged miscreants were also killed in the fighting. Gen Allen, officials said, informed Gen Kayani of having launched an investigation into the Dir skirmishes, to be probed by Isaf’s internal intelligence. Besides, the Isaf commander is said to have formally assured his Pakistani counterpart that military offensive against miscreants in Kunar and Nuristan province would be scaled up with relevant updates to be shared with Pakistan regularly.

Last month when reports of resumption of Nato supplies ahead of Chicago summit had surfaced, The Nation had reported that Pakistan and Western military commanders had failed to make headway on crucial contentious issues, particularly the resumption of Nato supplies. This was printed on May 13 in the story “Generals fail to untie key knots at tripartite forum.” The Isaf delegation headed by General John Allen and accompanied by its Afghan military counterparts had arrived in Pakistan on May 12 in connection with Tripartite Commission meeting but had mainly discussed restoring Nato supplies. Purportedly, the Western commanders had ‘warned’ Islamabad then to face ‘other set of options’ in case Nato supplies were not resumed.

Earlier in February, the commanders from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Western military alliance had met in Torkham to discuss border coordination. General Kayani had not attended the meeting while Director General Military Operations (MO) Major General Ishfaq Nadeem had led Pakistani delegation. Pakistan’s military is said to have conveyed its acceptance to an apology from Nato if Washington was not willing to tender one. Both the sides looked to have been nearing a settlement till last week before the USZ Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta ruled out the possibility of apologising over Salala attack in an interview with Reuters. Credible defence quarters in Islamabad were unanimous in contending that the USZ apology was forthcoming.

In an informal interaction with journalists some days back, Senate Standing Committee on Defence and Defence Production Chairman Mushahid Hussain Sayed believed Washington was left with no option but to offer an apology over Salala episode. “Apology is the only issue that matters now. Other issues are settled,” he had said, hoping that the USZ would tender one soon.

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