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The World Heading Towards World War III
While India is fighting its own battles, wanting the world to have Indian poor men treated like third world subclass Humans and providing the world their men as labour on a platter at rat-costs, More than 100 cruise missiles were fired at targets in Syria post the chemical attack in the held Damascus suburb of Douma, which Western powers have routinely blamed – with no proof whatsoever – on Syrian President Bashar-al-Assad, At least 40 people counting children as well were reported to have been killed on April 4 this year.
How would it benefit Assad using chlorine gas last weekend? Surely, it should not, as Assad’s forces had been winning the war in Syria.
The Syrian administration had just announced its plans to pull American troops out of Syria, having vanquished IS [Islamic State] - That is fine news for Assad. About the only thing he could do to reverse it and to hurt him would be to use poison gas against civilians.
The Trump administration bombarded Syria a year ago after dozens were killed in another chemical attack that was blamed on Assad, with the US and its allies refusing to entertain the possibility that ruthless rebels trying to incriminate government forces might well have been responsible.
The fact is that chemical weapons in this horrific civil war have been used by both the Syrian military and IS groups – some of whom are really cruel extremist outfits and nothing like the champions of democracy they are regularly portrayed as by the West calling them, revolutionaries.
This sort of talk, by the way, is instantly condemned by the mainstream narrative as heresy, facts and legitimate doubts are damned. Now it’s happening again, with the US and its British and French global policing cronies raining more than 100 missiles on Syria.
The actual disturbing caveat this time is that the Russians, who have boots on the ground to prop up the regime, are looking to retaliate. That would be a very alarming escalation indeed, and far more informed people than I, are warning of the real threat of a third world war.
“We are prepared to sustain this response,” Trump said.
Would it make America or the world safer? Would it make the Middle Easter region more stable? Let’s see, how exactly did regime change work in Iraq and Libya?
With Assad gone who would run it, exactly? Do we have another strongman in place to install or is it our hope that a stable democracy will magically appear in the wake of this protracted civil war like In Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq?
Trump a few years ago had cautioned his predecessor Barack Obama to stay out of Syria or risk the end of the world regularly sent out tweets like this one: “Be prepared, there is a small chance that our horrendous leadership could unknowingly lead us into World War III.”
Well, suffice to say there’s more than a “small chance” of Armageddon, under his own “horrendous leadership” this time.
Escalating tensions may be focused on Syria, but the Baltic States are described as a shield between Russia and the rest of Europe.
French president Emmanuel Macron even this week spoke of the importance of the region, saying they are made “all the more important in a very troubled and uncertain international context”.
Russia has at least six armies’ worth of troops and equipment right on the edge of the Baltic.
Too bad about his unending amnesia, but maybe we can hope against hope that Trump will still heed advice actually worth taking.
Few Hours Before the Nikah of his Sister, Rouf was Shot Dead
Rouf Bashir Khanday was 20, when he was shot dead by a Joint team of 19RR, SOG of Jammu Kashmir Police and CRPF in Dialgam area of South Kashmir on the intervening night of 31st March and 1st of April.
Rouf hails from Dehruna village of Islamabad (Anantnag) District in South Kashmir which was once a nucleus of Pro Pakistan Militants in early 90’s. Last year a civilian named Mudasir Ahmed Chopan was killed in the village about 8 Kilometers distant from the District headquarters of Islamabad (Anantnag).
Post the Killing of Burhan Wani on 8th July in South Kashmir around 230 Local Boys have picked up arms. Security Agencies feel there is a difference between present day militants and those of the early 1990s. The ideological conviction of the present lot is stronger than that of the terror groups during the early days, they feel.
While a majority of the boys belong to the average middle class, militants like Rouf Bashir Khanday from Dehruna in south Kashmir show a trend that literate students from well-to-do families are also picking up arms. The young boys are opting for Militancy knowing full well that they are at the risk of being killed and the shelf life for a Militant as shown a great decline to 3-4 months. South Kashmir which has lately turned into a fertile ground for Militancy has seen a wave of local youth taking up Arms. The harrowing tales of the new age Militants- who hardly know each other but all risk their lives by siding against the Indian State.
One of the first youth to pick up Arms was Dawood Sheikh from Kulgam District, A Stone Pelter turned Militant who was shot dead in 201 at the age of 22. Dawood’s story is the story of most of the Youth who have picked up arms post 2010 in Kashmir, Profiled in the Police stations- Humiliated, Offended and then they take up arms.
Rouf was 16, when in August 2016 he was picked up by Government Forces while riding his two-wheeler in South Kashmir’s Islamabad (Anantnag) District. “Merely for having photos of Stone Throwing incidents and Local Militants, he was detained for nearly 45 Days wherein he was tortured too,” said his brother Ashiq Hussain Khanday. After his return from Jail, Rouf became almost mute and used to spend most of his time studying and praying. “He rarely used to speak to anyone post his release, he did not even speak of the torture he faced in the Joint Interrogation Center, his friends told us,” Ashiq said.
“He was constantly called by the Police Stations to keep a record of his activities since his release in October 2016,” his father said. In March he told his family that he was going to visit a friend in Jammu and a few days later his parents filed a Police complaint as there was no trace of Rouf.
On 27 March, a photo of Rouf holding a Gun became viral over social Networking after which his father spent many afternoons and evenings crouched over the phone screen, sending encrypted messages to friends and relatives, seeking help.
Four Days later, on April 01, a Cordon and Search Operation was launched in Verinag area, however soon gunshots were heard in another village, 12 Kilometers away from Verinag. The 19 Rashtriya Rifles of Indian Army, 40 Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force and Jammu Kashmir Police had specific information about Rouf being trapped in a residential house in Dialgam area.
The Senior Superintendent of Jammu Kashmir Police (SSP) for the Islamabad (Anantnag) district while speaking to a News channel called it one of the toughest operations of his life. Altaf Khan, the SSP also said that he tried his finest to convince Rouf to surrender, however he failed. His parents were also transported to the house, but they also could not make Rouf lay down his arms.
At least 16 militants, who have picked up arms in the last three months, when engaged with forces in an encounter and beseeched by their family members, have actually laid down their Arms.
Bashir Ahmed Khanday in conversation with The Kashmiriyat said that when they SSP was trying to convince him, Rouf responded, “I remember how Police tortured me in 2016, I do not want to face the torture yet again.” He also told the Senior Superintendent of Police that his life would be a misery when he has committed an offence, when he was tortured without committing an offence in 2016. The SSP however in conversation with The Kashmiriyat denied having any conversation as such with Rouf.
“We told him, your sister is getting married tomorrow, Do you not want to see her turning into a bride,” his brother said while they had a conversation with Rouf over the phone. The family claimed that they did not want Rouf to surrender for they did not want him to be in the Custody of Police or be tortured. In this last telephonic conversation his mother is also heard saying that the entire family is proud of him as he chose ‘the path of truth.’ She also advised Rouf to pray before his death.
The firing continued for nearly two hours and after 2 hours, the house was blasted turning it into garbage, mud and timber. Rouf had been killed. But his body was terribly disfigured. “We could not find the head and the portion underneath his abdomen,” his brother said. He also demanded an intervention of the international community into the alleged use of Chemical weapons. “Why is the world not heeding any ear to the usage of chemical weapons in Kashmir?” his brother asked. As of April 2018, 192 states including India have accepted the obligations of The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) that outlaws the production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons and their precursors.
Thousands in all age groups turned up at his funeral and mourned his death. Women were wailing and the impression that one got after witnessing this was that a Young blooming boy had turned into a martyr. The crowds at the funerals of militants like in Rouf’s suggest a sense of defiance. There is a great deal of insecurity among the youth in particular who complain of being alienated. Such an existing scenario in Kashmir has led to this defiance and attending these funerals is nothing but an attempt to send a message out to the government. As per the intelligence wing, grand funerals motivate other youths of the state to join militant groups.
“We are in mourning, but we do not regret his death, this was God’s will, and I’m proud of it. Something has to happen in Kashmir. Something has to change,” his father said. He also feels that Rouf chose a brave death than dying in his bed many years from now. His brother also claimed that this was the first time in the history of Kashmir that it took them three days to bury Rouf. “The Locals of the Dialgam area recovered his arm from the debris of the house he was trapped in one day after his encounter and they brought it in a scarf, we buried his arm besides his grave,” his brother, Ashiq said. He also said that the very next day Rouf’s leg was recovered from the debris and they buried the legs on day three. “It took us three days to bury him completely,” his father, Bashir Ahmed Khanday said.
The Locals in the area also spoke of another boy from Srinagar Eisa Fazili who was killed in a gun battle in a nearby village Hakura. One of the Locals, Arif Rashid told, “He was often noticed in this area without any arms, but we hardly knew who he was.” Eisa was an engineering graduate before he picked up Arms in defiance of Indian State. He was from a well-to-do family and was a homely, docile boy, as per his family.
The New Age Militants have transgressed the spaces of economy and education. Educated and rich boys as well are taking up arms in defiance. Social Media posts have also been a cause of worry for Security agencies across Kashmir. “Viral videos that capture militants at play and leisure, shocking videos of alleged rights excesses committed by security forces on Kashmiri civilians has done a great damage,” a security official stated. Youth also notify their families through social networking sites that they have joined Militant Ranks.
Internet is often gagged in Kashmir valley as Indian Army has intensified operations against Militants. Official figures reveal that 59 Militants have been killed in the Anti Militancy Operations this year. However more youth are joining the militant ranks causing worry to the Security Agencies.
“India needs to stop pushing the youth to be violent, They have to sit on a dialogue table after confidence Building measures, which can only ensure peace in Jammu Kashmir and an end to the bloodshed.”
PDP and BJP have worsened the situation in JK: Chavan
'Mani Shankar visited Valley as head of NGO'
Srinagar, May 26: The former Congress chief minister of Maharashtra, Prithvi Raj Chavan on Friday lashed out at the Government of India (GoI) as well as the state government for worsening the situation in the state.
“I have never seen such a brewed up situation in Kashmir before on my previous visits to Kashmir. There is lot of difference between the situations, at present the situation is very much bad,” Chavan said while addressing a presser here at local hotel.
He said that the central as well as the state governments are equally responsible for the current deteriorating situation in the state. “It is the responsibility of both the governments to normalize the situation in Jammu and Kashmir,” he added.
While refusing to comment over Major Gogoi, the army officer responsible for Human shield incident in Budgam he said “I have heard that the Chief Minister has ordered inquiry into the incident. The investigation is yet to be completed and I believe it would be too early to speak over the issue and let the investigation complete first.”
Chavan said, “The government has adopted muscular policy over the resolution of Kashmir issue. The Congress party when in rule tried to reach out to the people of all shades to resolve the issue.”
He said that not even a single promise done with the people of Kashmir has been fulfilled so far. “The party in the government had promised several things but unfortunately they let down the people at all fronts,” he said. Alleging that various scams are coming to fore in this regime. He said that unemployment is on rise in every nook and corner of India. “PM Modi had promised two crore jobs in one year but after completing three years, the six crore jobs are nowhere.
With inputs from KNS