World View: Burma's Muslims Receive Training from Pakistan's Radicals
This morning's key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com
- Bin Laden capture: Pakistan's greatest humiliation since 1971
- Egypt in political chaos after morning massacre of Morsi supporters
- Burma's Muslims receive training from Pakistan's radicals
Bin Laden capture: Pakistan's greatest humiliation since 1971
Osama bin Laden (file photo)
Pakistan's Abbottabad Commission has issued a scathing report
on the U.S. capture of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan,
on May 1, 2011. According to the report:
The circumstances surrounding the capture of bin Laden is being
described as the second greatest humiliation in the history of
Pakistan, with the first being the loss of East Pakistan in a 1971
war, to become Bangladesh. The Commission concludes that the
country's "political, military intelligence and bureaucratic
leadership cannot be absolved of their responsibility for the state of
governance, policy planning and policy implementation that eventually
rendered this national failure almost inevitable," and calls on the
leadership to formally apologize to the people of Pakistan for "their
dereliction of duty."
- "The U.S. acted like a criminal thug."
- Pakistan's government and military were responsible for
"gross incompetence" over the fact that bin Laden
was right there from 2002 to 2011, and nobody noticed.
- In a "Government Implosion Syndrome," the commission found
"culpable negligence and incompetence at almost all levels of
government can more or less be conclusively established."
- This was "a case of nothing less than a collective and sustained
dereliction of duty by the political, military and intelligence
leadership of the country."
It's hard for me to avoid comparing Pakistan's dereliction of duty
with the dereliction of duty by the U.S. administration in refusing to
investigate and prosecute bankers who purposely created tens of
trillions of dollars in phony synthetic subprime mortgage-backed
securities, and then sold them to investors as AAA rated, creating the
the global financial crisis which is far from over. And today I was
reminded that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner knew in 2008 that bankers were rigging Libor rates, and did nothing about it. Dereliction of duty seems to be a
problem in many countries these days. Al-Jazeera and Commission Report (PDF)
Egypt in political chaos after morning massacre of Morsi supporters
A massacre of at 51 deaths and 435 injuries occurred early Monday
morning in Cairo, Egypt, as a result of clashes between the army and
supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi. Almost all of the
casualties were the result of live fire by the army on demonstrators.
Pro-Morsi activists claim that the live fire was completely
unprovoked, but the army responds, with support from video and
eyewitnesses, that Morsi supporters started firing first,
and the army was defending itself.
If it was the intention of pro-Morsi activists to provoke an
overreaction by the army, they certainly succeeded. The interim
governing coalition has all but fallen apart, and some activists are
calling for revenge attacks. Al-Ahram (Cairo) and Al-Ahram
Burma's Muslims receive training from Pakistan's radicals
Sunday's terror attack in India (see "8-Jul-13 World View -- Jihadists conduct revenge attack on Buddhist temple in India") is the first of an expected new
wave of attacks provoked by atrocities committed by Buddhists against
Muslims, especially Rohingyas, in the last year in Burma (Myanmar).
In recent months, radicalized Rohingyas have established links with
Pakistan's Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terror group, and Rohingya Muslim
radicals have received training at an LeT training camp, as well as in
training camps in Bangladesh, near Burma's border. South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP)
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