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  State terrorism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Whether a particular act is described as "terrorism" may depend on whether the International community considers the action justified or necessary, or whether the described act is carried out as part of an armed conflict.
Generally, the definition of terrorism does not extend to states in direct and open military conflict, if the actions of their armed forces are within the laws of war.
Kangaroo courts, torture, terror bombing, kidnapping, and extrajudicial execution are said to be common practices of state terror, often used to terrorize domestic and foreign populations by sovereign or proxy regimes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/State_terrorism   (710 words)

 India Is Ready to Defend Itself
The Pakistan military is licking its wounds from its ruinous Afghan jihad policy, and now it faces the consequences of its jihad-inspired war on India.
Pakistan has been an ally of the United States only under military rule, with its brief periods of democratic governance coinciding with a cooling of its relations with Washington.
In fact, fundamentalism and terrorism in Pakistan were bred by the previous military regime of Gen. Mohammed Zia ul Haq, who received multibillion-dollar aid packages from the United States during his 11-year rule.
www.indianembassy.org /US_Media/2001/dec/India%20Is%20Ready%20to%20Defend%20Itself.htm   (889 words)

 Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pakistan (Urdu: پاکستان) ist ein Staat in Südasien.
Der Staat Pakistan ist 1947 aus Teilen von Britisch-Indien entstanden.
Unklar ist, wie hoch der Anteil der 12er-Schiiten an der Bevölkerung Pakistans ist.
enzyklopadie.cc /Pakistan   (1408 words)

 Home Secretary's Statement on India-Pakistan talks on the subject of  Terrorism-Narcotics - November 12, 1998
Pakistan Delegation tried to deny their involvement in states sponsorship of terrorism in India on the alibi that they are only giving moral support to the so-called freedom struggle in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan's suggestion for involvement of United Nations Military Observers Group (UNMOGIP) in India and Pakistan or some other international observers along the border in JandK to verify India's allegations regarding Pakistan's involvement in terrorism in India was firmly rejected.
Pakistan's allegation that though the roots of sectarian violence lay elsewhere but that India was taking advantage of the same was categorically rejected.
www.indianembassy.org /South_Asia/Pakistan/Terrorism(Press-Nov121998).htm   (1017 words)

 The Real War on Terrorism Is in Pakistan, Not Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Pakistan, there are legions of bin Ladin followers; plenty of links between government officials and terrorists; and nuclear weapons that could fall into the hands of anti-American terrorists.
Indeed, Pakistan, under President Pervez Musharraf -- the general who, in a coup, overthrew a democratically elected government -- and whose military and security services had served before 9/11 as the leading backer of the Taliban, seems to be undermining stability in neighboring Afghanistan.
Pakistan also is reportedly harboring Islamic militants, fighting Indian forces in Kashmir and elsewhere, and playing an active role in the proliferation of nuclear weapons, which it has already developed -- unlike Iraq or Iran, the latter another member of the infamous Axis of Evil.
www.cato.org /cgi-bin/scripts/printtech.cgi/dailys/11-05-03.html   (822 words)

 rediff.com: Terrorism greatest human rights violation: Experts
Pakistan, by contrast, he said, had considerable difficulty in this sphere, partly because of tensions over the substance of national identity, and partly because of the weakness of the education system and mass media, which have provided opportunities for sectarianism to develop.
Dr Paz said a significant example of this was the spread of suicide terrorism in recent years from Lebanon to the Palestinian arena, to east Africa, Kashmir, Chechnya, the Yemen, and the United States.
Raman said that terrorism in Pakistan and Afghanistan could not be compared with the rest of the world, as terrorism in these two countries is linked to the drug trade and also with the state apparatus.
www.rediff.com /news/2001/oct/30ter.htm   (814 words)

 Speech by Balach Marri in the Seminar on Positioning Pakistan in “War Against Terrorism”
Though the West calls it a war against terrorism, I think it is not a conventional war and it shouldn’t be fought in the conventional way, this should be more a war of prevention of terrorism then a war of curing it.
Pakistan is a country, not a Nation and it should not be treated as a Nation.
If USA wants to fight its war against terrorism in Pakistan it should encourage and support the progressive forces within Pakistan who are the real voice and representatives of the masses.
www.balochvoice.com /SBF/Seminar_2nd_session2_12_01.html   (825 words)

 Pakistan: A major shareholder of terrorism philosophy
Pakistan was deeply involved in communications with him and his escape from arrest.
Pakistan is the leader of the Muslim world and the region.
It is Pakistan's influence that is contributing to the terrorist attacks.
www.indiacause.com /columns/OL_030625.htm   (604 words)

 Asia Times: India can bank on Blair - for now
The document states clearly that terrorism cannot be justified on any grounds and that it must be "condemned unambiguously and eradicated wherever it exists".
The new-found closeness between the US and Britain, and the US and Pakistan, in the wake of September 11 strengthened fears in India that Washington and London would turn a blind eye to Pakistan's aiding and abetting of terrorist groups based in Pakistan that are carrying out terrorist attacks against India.
Pakistan has traditionally described extremist groups operating in Indian-administered Kashmir as freedom fighters and held that their acts of violence are justified as they are fighting Indian oppression.
www.atimes.com /ind-pak/DA09Df01.html   (965 words)

 Pakistan turns blind eye to terrorism: UK MP- The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He held that while the Kashmir dispute was an issue that India and Pakistan should resolve bilaterally, there were certain "international consequences" - for instance the support terrorists received from third countries - that would have to be resolved in a global fora.
Responding to a question on the extent to which he felt Pakistan was supporting terrorism in Kashmir, Luff said: "There is no doubt the totally unacceptable levels of terrorist activities being experienced in Jammu and Kashmir could not have happened without Pakistan very least turning blind eye to what's going on.
"They can't fight terrorism on one border and then permitting it to happen or even encourage it on another border," he said in a reference to Pakistan's support to the US in the war against terror in Afghanistan.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=207277   (630 words)

 APAN | Terrorism | Regional Headlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pakistan has launched a hunt for 54 tribesmen suspected of harbouring members of the al Qaeda terrorist network in the remote South Waziristan tribal area bordering Afghanistan.
Pakistan's Prime Minister, Zafarullah Jamali, has pledged to help neighboring Afghanistan fight terrorism and to assist in the rebuilding of the war-torn country.
Pakistan on Monday proposed to India for talks on nuclear confidence-building measures (CBMs) next month, according to a press release from the foreign office.
www.apan-info.net /terrorism/terrorism_news.asp?phrase=pakistan   (863 words)

 Literature, Art & Music: Ideas & Identities of India Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Since the United States asked Gen. Pervez Musharraf for help in the War on Terrorism, the dictator and his officials have wasted no opportunity to remind Washington (and the world) that the last time Pakistan lent a hand it was abandoned by the Americans as soon as their objective had been met.
In pakistan what is avilable more freely than cattle fodder is jihadic fodder, they types that die in the kargill and kashmir to add fertilizer to the indian soil.
Pakistan manages to get its wish-list because it is content to play second fiddle to the United States, and reconcile itself to the status of a client country of the Americans.
www.chowk.com /paint_picks_book_review_discussion_form.cgi?pbookid=15   (15590 words)

 IPCS - Terrorism
It continues to hail General Musharraf’s role in the ‘global war against terror’ and is presently preparing for the General’s visit to the US, which includes a summit at the presidential retreat in Camp David.
This is despite indications since 9/11 that the Al Qaida and its associates are still active in Pakistan, where a Church was recently attacked, French nationals assassinated, and the American journalist Daniel Pearl kidnapped and murdered, in the not-too-distant past.
Whereas the US expects Palestine to end terrorism before Israel decides on a dialogue, there is no such insistence with regard to Pakistan, despite Washington’s possession of ‘scraps of information’ regarding terrorist operations along the LOC in Kashmir, abetted by Islamabad.
www.ipcs.org /Terrorism_articles2.jsp?action=showView&kValue=1060&status=article&mod=a   (682 words)

 Diplomacy: The Key to Success in the Global War on Terrorism
Pakistan is a prime example of the success of our diplomatic efforts.
Poverty and oppression are not causes of terrorism.
We will work with these nations to remove the causes of terrorism, to remove the hopelessness and the poverty and the despair in the lives of these individuals who might be inclined, without hope, without promise, to move in this direction.
www.state.gov /m/ds/rls/rm/38182.htm   (2867 words)

 Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ06) - Statement in the House of Representatives “State Department Cites Pakistani ...
One of the most dramatic findings of the report is that Pakistan, traditionally an ally of the United States, is guilty of providing safe haven and support to international terrorist groups.
The agency’s response is that Pakistan has sent “mixed messages,” on the one hand cooperating on extradition and embassy security, while, on the other hand, having relationships with the Kashmiri groups and the Taliban.
If not, then we must be prepared to follow through and declare Pakistan a state sponsor terrorism, with all of the stigma and isolation that goes with such a declaration.
www.house.gov /apps/list/speech/nj06_pallone/st_May2india.html   (718 words)

 >>> AsiaNews.it <<< A ‘moderate Pakistan” to fight the root causes of terrorism, Musharraf says
Terrorism, the President General believes, will be defeated by a pincer strategy that involves “solving political conflicts and healing social wounds”.
“Pakistan is fighting terrorism both within and without its borders in order to create a climate of peace and harmony”.
He reminded his audience of his government’s total commitment to the war on terrorism, one that is not limited to military operations but includes economic aid to Afghanistan.
www.asianews.it /view.php?l=en&art=1578   (686 words)

 Pakistan & Terrorism
The idea was that if their experts concluded that Pakistan was behind the blasts, even if they did not share this with their Indian counterparts, they would, at least, go back and tell their political leadership about it.
US officials expressed their inability to do so on the ground that there was considerable leakage of arms and ammunition and explosives from the Pakistan army stocks to smugglers and that the recovery of this timer in Mumbai did not necessarily mean that it was given to the terrorists by an official agency of Pakistan.
According to them, to declare a country as a State sponsor of terrorism, conclusive evidence of the complicity of an official agency and knowledge, if not approval, of such complicity by the political leadership was essential.
www.ict.org.il /articles/articledet.cfm?articleid=99   (1696 words)

 VOANews.com - India Pakistan Rivalry Clouds Support for Anti-Terrorism Campaign
"We have decided to be with the coalition in the fight against terrorism and whatever operation is going on in Afghanistan within the three parameters which have been enunciated, that is, the intelligence cooperation, use of air space and logistical support," said the Pakistani leader.
For its part, the Bush administration now is pushing to lift sanctions that were imposed against Pakistan for its underground nuclear tests and for the military coup that put General Musharraf in power.
"We deplore terrorism wherever it exists, whether it's the kind of terrorism we saw on the 11th of September or the kind of terrorism we saw on the 1st of October in Srinigar," he said.
www.help-for-you.com /news/Oct2001/Oct19/PRT19-51Article.html   (585 words)

 Kashmir Terrorism Bulletin
Pakistan is reportly again pleading to IMF and other foreign donors for help in its debt problems (Kashmir Times).
Such incidences are daily occurences and this unending reign of terror is a direct consequence of the tremendous terrorist machinery dumped onto the state by Pakistan.
It is clear that Pakistan's repeated claims of Kashmir being the 'core' issue in all dealings with India have little basis other than propaganda aimed at diverting the spotlight from its everspreading terrorist tentacles, which extend far beyond Kashmir in India.
www.kashmir-information.com /Pakistan/update_oct.html   (1358 words)

 Vajpayee slams Pak's politics of blackmail- The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In effect, Vajpayee suggested, Musharraf was using terrorism to force India to the negotiating table.
Talking to Pakistan under the circumstances would be betraying the people of Jammu and Kashmir, who had defied a most ferocious campaign of violence and intimidation sponsored from across the border and participated in an election which has been universally hailed as free and fair, he said.
Indian officials have said it is ludicrous that Pakistan should seek any sort of parity with a country that is seven times larger gerographically, ten times bigger economically, and an entirely different security and strategic orientation.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=202030   (475 words)

 The Hindu : Pak. using terrorism as 'a tool of blackmail': PM
The Prime Minister said that Pakistan was using terrorism as "a tool of flmail", and that just as the world had refused to negotiate with the Al-Qaeda or the Taliban, India too would not negotiate with terrorism.
A dialogue would take place between India and Pakistan only when cross-border terrorism stopped or was eradicated by India, and then "we can have a dialogue with Pakistan on the other issues between us".
Vajpayee elaborated India's point of view on global issues such as terrorism, Pakistan seemed to be very much on his mind.
www.hindu.com /2003/09/26/stories/2003092603450100.htm   (720 words)

 Civil Defense League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Another expert on terrorism, Zach Abuza, a professor in Southeast Asian studies at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts, says the opportunity is there not just for the United States, but for the governments of these countries as well to win a propaganda victory by providing aid not just now, but in the years to come.
Terrorism of a strategic nature has an enduring impact - short-, medium- or long-term - while terrorism of a tactical nature has only an ephemeral effect.
The increasing jihadi terrorism in Saudi Arabia has to be confronted with determination and effectively by the Saudi authorities.
civildefense.blogdrive.com /archive/cm-01_cy-2005_m-01_d-18_y-2005_o-0.html   (10154 words)

 TERRORISM IN PAKISTAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Indeed it is because of these forces of evil that Pakistan has so far been unable to stand in the ranks of the human race as a civilized nation.
This is a mentality of Religious Badmashi or terrorism.
This mentality must be erased from the face of this earth and so should the faces of all those forces of evil that have made lives unlivable for millions of people all over the world.
www.pakistanvoice.org /terrorism_in_pakistan.htm   (503 words)

 Pakistan: Anti-Christian Terrorism
The USA's actions in Afghanistan and Pakistan and its support to Israel are being projected as the war of Christian fundamentalism from its epicentre of the USA against Islam.
Thus, the return of the dregs to Pakistan and the failure of the Musharraf regime to act firmly against them are leading to a new wave of old terrorism of the pre-1996 kind.
There is a strong possibility of more anti-US and anti-Christian violence in Pakistan as the speculation over the possibility of US action to remove Saddam gathers momentum, with the pro-Saddam elements in the military-intelligence establishment not exerting themselves to put an end to this new wave of old-style terrorism.
www.saag.org /papers6/paper508.html   (1957 words)

 Shut-Down of Military Courts in Pakistan Hailed (Human Rights Watch, February 18, 1999)
On January 30, Pakistan's federal government amended the Pakistan Armed Forces (Acting in Aid of the Civil Power) Ordinance 1998, providing for the establishment of military courts throughout Pakistan.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child, which is binding on Pakistan, also prohibits the use of capital punishment on children under the age of 18.
It further called for the transfer of cases presently before the military courts to ordinary courts of law, and where children were involved as defendants, to courts authorized by the Sindh Children Act to try juveniles.
www.hrw.org /english/docs/1999/02/18/pakist806_txt.htm   (828 words)

 Anti Terrorism Campaign - Pakistan,Taliban and Terrorism.
They don't want their chief al-lie in the war on terrorism to be exposed as a terrorist itself.
The Rise in Terrorism (from Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Middle-East)
Kashmir, an integral part of India was the only muslim majority state in the union and seperatist elements supported by Pakistan and terrorist elements in Afganistan took the task of putting their 'expertise' to use.
terrorism.freeservers.com   (1591 words)

 IPCS - Terrorism
However, democracies can easily be identified but not terrorism, which does not represent a country, nor an individual or a group.
Non-democracies may also not cooperate in the war against terrorism, especially when some of them have been promoting terrorism themselves.
He told the Islamic hard-liners that he was joining the war against terrorism and not Islam.
www.ipcs.org /Terrorism_articles2.jsp?action=showView&kValue=898&status=article&mod=a   (552 words)

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