Salman Rushdie Avoids Assassins in Jaipur, Pakistan Defeats England | Jan. 16 – 20, 2012

Pakistan handed England a loss in Dubai this week. (Photo: Yasir Mansoor)

Pakistan handed England a loss in Dubai this week. (Photo: Yasir Mansoor)

Life moves fast. News moves faster. Pakistan considers reopening supply routes to Afghanistan, a corruption case involving Asif Ali Zardari may be reopened and gunmen kidnap aid workers in Punjab.

Open Sesame Nearly two months after a border attack killed 24 soldiers, Pakistan may reopen supply routes used by NATO. Also this move may release some tension between Pakistan and the United States, relations remain strained. [Reuters]

Mr. 10 Percent? Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has two weeks to prepare an argument against President Asif Ali Zardari in a ten-year-old corruption case the Supreme Court wishes to reopen. Claims that Zardari is immune to prosecution while in office prevented the case from being opened sooner. [TIME]

In the Cross Hairs Salman Rushdie chose to avoid the Jaipur Literature Festival, Asia’s biggest, after receiving threats that assassins may have been hired to kill him there. In protest, some writers read passages from Rushdie’s banned book “The Satanic Verses.” [IBN Live]

Three on Two A pair of foreign aid workers were kidnapped in Pakistan’s Punjab Province, according to police on Friday. A group of at least three gunmen picked the pair up from their home in a military cantonment, where they failed to tell the government they were living and working. [CNN]

Smashing! Pakistan handed England a defeat by 10 innings in a Dubai Test match, in their first meeting since the spot-fixing scandal that broke out in Nov. 2011. Pakistani coach Mohsin Khan told pakpassion.net, “Our aim was to turn that around and to provide a boost to the nation and fans of Pakistan cricket and to show the world that there is more to Pakistan cricket than just negatives.” [The Guardian, Businessweek]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Satish-Chandra/100000030432561 Satish Chandra

    This is what the Jews, Americans and RAW have been doing to the world’s greatest scientist and greatest living Indian for the past 35 years:-
    “India’s greatest scientist and greatest living Indian publicly tortured in Harvard seminar, systematically and totally starved for up to 3 weeks at a time, made semi-starved and homeless and even blind for years, kept under 24-hour audio and video surveillance as well as surveillance of [and interference with] communications and electrical typewriter and computer use, document creation and photocopying, etc., by satellite for more than past 3 decades, systematically harassed and in poverty and neutralised and robbed of his work at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars per year, robbed of crores in his money and property in India by C.I.A.-RAW, forced back into exile in the U.S., all with full cooperation and participation of India’s RAW and India’s C.I.A.-RAW-controlled prime ministers, politicians and media — to keep India poor, weak and enslaved” and how this means the nuclear destruction of New Delhi and then the coast-to-coast destruction of the United States. See ThisIsWhatTheJewsHaveBeenDoingDOTblogspotDOTcom .
    Satish Chandra

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Satish-Chandra/100000030432561 Satish Chandra

    This is what the Jews, Americans and RAW have been doing to the world’s greatest scientist and greatest living Indian for the past 35 years:-

    “India’s greatest scientist and greatest living Indian publicly tortured in Harvard seminar, systematically and totally starved for up to 3 weeks at a time, made semi-starved and homeless and even blind for years, kept under 24-hour audio and video surveillance as well as surveillance of [and interference with] communications and electrical typewriter and computer use, document creation and photocopying, etc., by satellite for more than past 3 decades, systematically harassed and in poverty and neutralised and robbed of his work at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars per year, robbed of crores in his money and property in India by C.I.A.-RAW, forced back into exile in the U.S., all with full cooperation and participation of India’s RAW and India’s C.I.A.-RAW-controlled prime ministers, politicians and media — to keep India poor, weak and enslaved” and how this means the nuclear destruction of New Delhi and then the coast-to-coast destruction of the United States. See ThisIsWhatTheJewsHaveBeenDoingDOTblogspotDOTcom .

    Other points:-

    1) The Americans have invaded and occupied Afghanistan — a part of traditional India — and will expand their occupation to the rest of the subcontinent. Their invasion of Afghanistan alone requires the coast-to-coast destruction of the United States as do their crimes against India and the greatest living Indian keeping India poor, weak and enslaved.

    2) All terrorism and separatism in the Indian subcontinent is sponsored by the CIA via intelligence agencies in the region including India’s RAW.

    3) Indians as a rule are inferior Indian niggers unfit to talk about strategic matters as their long history of subjugation to foreign invaders shows. Americans patronisingly talk of India ‘having a role’ in Afghanistan at the pleasure of the invaders from half-way around the world.

    4) The Indian Army and Air Force are worthless for destroying India’s number one enemy — the United States. Everyone in New Delhi is a collaborator with the enemy. The Indian Army chief is working on a Ph.D. thesis on ‘The security implications of the rise of fundamentalism in Afghanistan’; this nigger-shit is not worried about the security implications of the American invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and partial occupation of Pakistan — both of which are part of traditional India.

    5) Only Satish Chandra can abolish poverty and make India the supreme power in the world immediately; see AMagicalSolutionToPovertyDOTblogspotDOTcom and my blog ‘Nuclear Supremacy For India Over U.S.’. This will be done by the simultaneous nuclear destruction of New Delhi, Washington and New York now. Five years later the coast-to-coast destruction of the United States will be carried out.

    Satish Chandra

    • Rubia Masood

      This is what the Jews, Americans and RAW have been doing to the world’s greatest scientist and greatest living Indian for the past 35 years:-

      “India’s greatest scientist and greatest living Indian publicly tortured in Harvard seminar, systematically and totally starved for up to 3 weeks at a time, made semi-starved and homeless and even blind for years, kept under 24-hour audio and video surveillance as well as surveillance of [and interference with] communications and electrical typewriter and computer use, document creation and photocopying, etc., by satellite for more than past 3 decades, systematically harassed and in poverty and neutralised and robbed of his work at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars per year, robbed of crores in his money and property in India by C.I.A.-RAW, forced back into exile in the U.S., all with full cooperation and participation of India’s RAW and India’s C.I.A.-RAW-controlled prime ministers, politicians and media — to keep India poor, weak and enslaved” and how this means the nuclear destruction of New Delhi and then the coast-to-coast destruction of the United States. See ThisIsWhatTheJewsHaveBeenDoingDOTblogspotDOTcom .

      Other points:-

      1) The Americans have invaded and occupied Afghanistan — a part of traditional India — and will expand their occupation to the rest of the subcontinent. Their invasion of Afghanistan alone requires the coast-to-coast destruction of the United States as do their crimes against India and the greatest living Indian keeping India poor, weak and enslaved.

      2) All terrorism and separatism in the Indian subcontinent is sponsored by the CIA via intelligence agencies in the region including India’s RAW.

      3) Indians as a rule are inferior Indian niggers unfit to talk about strategic matters as their long history of subjugation to foreign invaders shows. Americans patronisingly talk of India ‘having a role’ in Afghanistan at the pleasure of the invaders from half-way around the world.

      4) The Indian Army and Air Force are worthless for destroying India’s number one enemy — the United States. Everyone in New Delhi is a collaborator with the enemy. The Indian Army chief is working on a Ph.D. thesis on ‘The security implications of the rise of fundamentalism in Afghanistan’; this nigger-shit is not worried about the security implications of the American invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and partial occupation of Pakistan — both of which are part of traditional India.

      5) Only Satish Chandra can abolish poverty and make India the supreme power in the world immediately; see AMagicalSolutionToPovertyDOTblogspotDOTcom and my blog ‘Nuclear Supremacy For India Over U.S.’. This will be done by the simultaneous nuclear destruction of New Delhi, Washington and New York now. Five years later the coast-to-coast destruction of the United States will be carried out.

      • Rubia Masood

        i agree