Tensions Rising With The Third Horn Of Pakistan ( Daniel 8:8)

India-Pakistan Relations: Tensions Rise After Almost A Week Of Cross-Border Attacks

India-Pakistan Relations: Tensions Rise After Almost A Week Of Cross-Border Attacks
Macro Insider
January 3, 2015

Tensions among nuclear armed neighbors and arch rivals India and Pakistan ratcheted up late Friday evening after India’s Border Safety Force (BSF) mentioned that it had foiled fresh infiltration attempts into the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir from the Pakistani side.

At least 3 soldiers of Pakistan Rangers, the country’s border protection paramilitary force, were reportedly killed as a outcome of intense firing from Indian positions.

“Firing devoid of provocation started from the Pakistan side,” an Indian government spokesperson mentioned late Friday night, adding that India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh had asked the BSF to give its neighbor “a appropriate response.”

Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported that a 14-year-old girl died as a outcome of the shelling from each sides along the international boundary.

Comparable incidents of cross-border shelling have occurred in the previous few days, and are routine along the tense India-Pakistan border. At least 5 Pakistan Rangers soldiers and one from India’s BSF have been killed given that Tuesday, when the latest round of firing started. Both countries have accused each other of escalating the tensions in the border area.

Friday night’s events followed the sinking of a Pakistani fishing boat, which the Indian coast guard suspected of carrying explosives, on the intervening night of Dec. 31 and Jan.1, in which at least 4 persons are believed to have been killed.

Indian media was, having said that, divided on whether or not the Pakistani boat posed a genuine terror threat like the one particular that led to an attack on Mumbai, India, in November 2008 in which a lot more than 160 men and women died and over 300 were injured. As numerous as ten attackers had managed to arrive on two boats, undetected on the night of Nov. 26 that year, and launched a series of coordinated attacks on India’s financial capital and one particular of the most densely populated cities.

Besides the boat that went down, a second one particular was allegedly spotted and may possibly have escaped India’s coast guard, The Instances of India reported. There are also doubts on whether those on board the Pakistani vessel were terrorists, The Indian Express mentioned, adding that new evidence reportedly showed that the victims may perhaps be petty smugglers.

On Friday, the Indian coast guard had mentioned that the boat, which is believed to be from the port of Keti Bandar in western Pakistan’s Sindh province, was intercepted about 220 miles from the Indian port city of Porbandar in Gujarat state. Gujarat coast is on high alert just after the incidents.

Antichrist Calls Out Against Sectarianism

Muqtada al-Sadr Call to expose killers of the Sunni clergymen in Basra

Ahlul Bayt News Agency

Sadrist leader Muqtada al-Sadr called the Iraqi government to expose the killers of the Sunni clergymen, pointing that “terrorism is targeting the relatively secured provinces”.

In a statement, he confirmed that the killers want the division of the country and incite moderate Sunni forces for sectarian inclinations.

He pointed that the crimes took place after the visit made by Premier Haidar al-Ibadi to Basra “in an attempt to minimize the power of the state”.

Basra security forces announced last Thursday (1 January, 2015) the killing of three Sunni religious clergymen and wounding two more by an armed attack by unknown elements.

White House Ignores Advice From The Iranian Resistance

Nuclear-armed Iran a greater threat than ISIS

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Linda Chavez | Courier Post

The agreement this week between the governments of Iraq and Iran to enter a formal relationship to fight the Islamic State group should be deeply troubling to the United States. The Islamic State, also known as ISIS, is a grave threat to the region and is responsible for the horrifying beheading of American journalists and an aid worker, as well as the brutal slaughter of countless innocent Muslims and Christians in Syria and Iraq. But as grave a threat as the Islamic State is, Iran is a much greater threat — especially if it acquires nuclear weapons.

In November, the U.S. decided to extend nuclear talks with the Iranians, despite stalling on the part of the mullahs. The practical effect of the decision is to give the Iranians more time to make a bomb.
Lest anyone believe Iran’s assurances that its desire to enrich uranium is purely for peaceful purposes, a story on the United Nations’ website raises suspicion. It says International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya “Amano noted (that) the Agency is not in a position to provide credible assurance about the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran, and therefore to conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities.” That translates from diplomatic-speak into: We’re not buying the Iranians’ story.

A comprehensive study released by the International Committee In Search of Justice shows that Iran has a dual nuclear program — a civilian side, which appears to pursue peaceful nuclear energy, and a military program, which skirts sanctions by obtaining dual-use nuclear materials or smuggling bomb-making materials into the country. Leadership for the civilian and military programs frequently overlaps, with scientists and others switching places between the two programs as needed.
Meanwhile, the Obama administration largely looks away, instead pursuing negotiations that will never persuade the Iranian regime to give up its nuclear weapons agenda. Part of the problem is that the administration doesn’t want to take on the Islamic State directly in Iraq, preferring to provide American military advisers who will play a severely limited role while the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps provides thousands of troops on the ground.

But expediency in the fight against the Islamic State is a bad strategy for the U.S. and for the world. If — more likely, when — Iran develops nuclear weapons, those weapons not only will be used by Iran to intimidate its neighbors but also could well be put into the hands of terrorists whose reach extends far beyond the immediate region.

So what can and should be done? I asked Maryam Rajavi, the leader of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, to give her sense of what might actually persuade the Iranians to give up nuclear weapons. “They will only forgo the bomb if they sense that their survival is in danger and if they feel that the risk of insisting on the nuclear project outweighs the risk of abandoning it,” she told me.
Rajavi talked about the mistakes the U.S. has made during the negotiations, giving the regime time to improve its ballistic missile programs, as well as enrich uranium.

Too bad the U.S. has been unwilling to recognize Rajavi’s group, only taking it off the official terrorist list after the group challenged the designation in U.S. courts. Rajavi is no threat to the U.S., but she may just be the biggest challenge to the real threat we face in Iran.

Linda Chavez is a syndicated columnist.

Israel Tries To Knock Off Another Iranian Nuclear Scientist

Iran: We thwarted Mossad attempt to assassinate nuclear scientist

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Successful Assassination of Iranian Nuclear Scientist By Mossad November 29, 2010

Jerusalem Post
January 3, 2015

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards Corps thwarted a Mossad assassination attempt against one of its nuclear scientists, a senior Iranian security official said on Saturday.

“In the last two years, the Zionist enemy was trying hard to assassinate an Iranian nuclear scientist, but the timely presence of the IRGC security forces thwarted the terrorist operation,” Col. Ya’qoub Baqeri, the deputy chief liaison officer of the Flight Guards Corps, told the country’s Fars News Agency.

The Revolutionary Guards is “duty-bound to protect the lives of the country’s nuclear scientists,” said Baqeri.

According to a report by CBS News last year, the Obama administration pressured Israel to stop carrying out assassinations inside Iran against the country’s nuclear scientists.

Israel has never admitted to carrying out such killings. At least five scientists have been killed, mostly by car bombs. Mossad officials concluded that the assassination campaign became too dangerous for its spies, said the report. This came amidst Washington’s attempt to reach a nuclear deal with Iran.

Meanwhile, Baqeri also told Fars that Iranian air marshals from the IRGC have foiled Islamic State plots to hijack Iranian passenger planes in recent years.

“The ISIL [Islamic State] and other Salafi groups sought to hit a blow to our country this way, but fortunately, they couldn’t put their plots into practice,” Baqeri said.