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Month: July 2017

Pakistan’s Muhammad Sajjad wins Asian 6-Red Snooker title in Kyrgyzstan

Summary created from reports by the Dawn and Geo News.

  1. Pakistan’s Muhammad Sajjad outclassed Hong Kong’s Lee Chun Wai 7-0 to win the Asian 6-Red Snooker Championship title in Kyrgyzstan on Sunday.

  2. Sajjad beat Pakistani Muhammad Bilal 6-3 in the semi final to reach the final round of the tournament.

  3. This is his second major title, and the second Asian 6-Red Snooker Championship title for Pakistan. Muhammad Asif won the same title in Qatar in 2013.

  4. Pakistan sent four snookers players for the tournament; Muhammad Sajjad, Mohammad Bilal, Asjad Iqbal and Babar Masih.
  5. A total of 38 players from Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and United Arab Emirates participated in the tournament.

Qatar’s ultimatum deadline comes to a close

Read original article on the Guardian or read a quick summary below;

  1. Qatar could face further sanctions by Arab states as a deadline to accept a series of demands from its Gulf neighbours passes on Sunday night.
  2. Qatari leaders have effectively rejected the 13 demands tabled 10 days ago by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain.
  3. Qatar’s foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, said on Saturday that the demands to shut down al-Jazeera, close a Turkish military base and cut relations with Iran had been framed to be rejected.
  4. The UAE foreign affairs minister, Anwar Gargash, has played down suggestions of a military intervention. “The alternative is not escalation but parting ways,” he said, suggesting forcing Qatar out of the six-member GCC is at present the most likely outcome.
  5. The western-backed body was formed in 1981, in the wake of Iran’s Islamic revolution and the outbreak of the Iran-Iraq war, by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain.

How CIA Agent, Raymond Davis, Revealed Pakistan’s Slavery to America

  1. Raymond Allen Davis is a former United States Army soldier, private security firm employee, and contractor with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
  2. On January 27, 2011, Davis killed two men in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Slide 3 – A car coming to aid Davis killed a third Pakistani man, Ibadur Rahman, in a “hit and run” while speeding on the wrong side of the road.
  3. Davis was jailed and criminally charged by Pakistani authorities with double murder and the illegal possession of a firearm.
  4. The incident led to a diplomatic furor and a supposedly deterioration in Pakistan–United States relations.
  5. President Barack Obama asked Pakistan not to prosecute Davis and recognize him as a diplomat, stating, “There’s a broader principle at stake that I think we have to uphold.”
  6. Some Pakistani officials disputed the claim of immunity from a murder charge, asserting that Davis was involved in clandestine operations, and questioned the scope of his activities in Pakistan.
  7. Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi stated that, according to official records and experts in the Foreign Office, Davis was “not a diplomat and cannot be given blanket diplomatic immunity
  8. The incident led to widespread protests in Pakistan demanding action against Davis. Slide 10 – Almost a month after the incident, U.S. officials revealed Davis was a contractor for the CIA
  9. Davis was checkmated. He had neither qualified for immunity nor his team had any diplomatic option left for the acquittal.
  10. So to fulfil American demands the Pakistani Courts fuliflled American interests in the name of Islam by putting him through a “Shariah” Court
  11. Davis was pardoned in exchange for $2.4 million blood money. “
  12. The Pakistani Government was heavily criticised for releasing Raymond Davis.
  13. The Davis debacle is a disaster for the Pakistan government, whose handling has been characterised by bungling and division, and highlights the country’s pathological relationship with America
  14. He recently released a book in which he said ““I don’t regret shooting those two men in Lahore. I believe it was an appropriate response to a life-threatening situation. But I do regret the turmoil it created.”

‘Top mily, political leadership ‘shamefully’ let Raymond Davis go’

Read original article on the Nation or read below;

  1. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has stated that recently published book of Raymond Davis is a shameful account how top political and military leadership of the country let cold blooded murderer, responsible of four deaths, ‘go scot-free’
  2. He called ‘The Contractor: How I Get in Pakistan Prison & Started Diplomatic Crisis’ a must read for every Pakistani. He asserted that this book shows why Pakistan ‘gets so little respect internationally.’
  3. In his book the former US intelligence agency CIA contractor Raymond Davis wrote that former President Asif Ali Zardari, GD ISI General Pasha and current Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif collaborated for his freedom from Pakistani jails where he was under arrest for killing two innocent citizens.
  4. The book has started uproar in Pakistan and serious backlash from citizens.
  5. On January 27, 2011, Davis killed two allegedly armed men in Lahore, Pakistan. Although US held the stance that he has diplomatic immunity but was sent to jail under criminal charges. After a month of the incident US revealed that Davis is a CIA contractor in Pakistan.
  6. A diplomatic crisis was instigated between Pakistan and US over him especially in context of anger in Pakistani public regarding Davis and US.
  7. Raymond Davis, however, was released after payments were made to families of deceased under Sharia Law of ‘Diyyat’. The law allows families of deceased to receive money from the culprit.

Britain’s War on Uganda’s Milton Obote

Source: Crimes of Britain

Britain saw Uganda as its playground in Africa, and continued to loot the country even after independence in 1962. Sapping the wealth of nations even when they are perceived to be sovereign has become a British tradition. The British deep down have never gotten over the loss of the lands they have occupied. For instance, when the US invaded Grenada in 1983, the British were furious the Americans hadn’t consulted them when it came to invading a ‘Commonwealth’ country [1].

Milton Obote who led the Ugandan people to independence in 1962 from British rule had plans to nationalise banks, agricultural estates, mines, and manufacturing industry – all key sectors of Uganda’s economy that happened to still be controlled by more than eighty British companies in 1970 [2]. Instead of submitting to the Ugandan government policy, these colonial looters ran to the British government to oppose Obote’s nationalisation plan. At this time Britain was supporting racist apartheid rule in South Africa and ‘South Rhodesia’, Obote along with anti-colonial and pan-Africanist Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah (whom the British also helped overthrow) pressured Britain to end their military sales and cease their support for these regimes [3]. Uganda’s nationalisation policy coupled with a pan-Africanist policy against racism in Africa threatened British interests. To deal with Obote, MI6 planned to assassinate Obote as an alternative to a coup in 1969 to preempt the nationalisation programme, when this failed they backed his overthrowing [4/5]. In 1971 he was finally removed and Idi Amin came to power, and in typical western fashion when Amin started to threaten western interests they began to focus on human rights abuses in the country.

The British press also supported the overthrowing of Obote and were only to happy to demonise him. Something that’s all to familiar given the media in Britain splashing the lynching of Gaddafi over their front pages [6]. The Guardian for instance proclaimed Obote was running a police state [7]:

“By the end Obote was ruling over a police state, less efficiently organised than those of some European countries, but as his political hold diminished his police hold increased through a network of informers, secret arrests and prisoners held without trial.” – the Guardian, 1971.

Britain has shown time and time again, from Uganda to ‘Malaya’ and most recently Libya that it operates in the interest of protecting its economic and strategic interests without a care for the sovereignty of nations nor the millions upon millions it brings misery to.

  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/25/newsid_3207000/3207509.stm
  2. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Modes-British-Imperial-Control-Africa/dp/1443828823
  3. http://www.independent.co.ug/the-last-word/the-last-word/6639-obotes-legacy-murdered-at-his-memorial
  4. http://www.redpepper.org.uk/British-State-Terror/
  5. http://www.monitor.co.ug/SpecialReports/ugandaat50/The-journey-to-Obote-s-ouster/-/1370466/1490896/-/3wbl9vz/-/index.html
  6. https://storify.com/public/templates/slideshow/index.html?src=//storify.com/abcnews/gaddafis-death-on-frontpages#1
  7. http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/1971/jan/26/fromthearchive
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