Tuesday, October 18, 2005

repository of sites with info on american human rights violations in 2004-05?

oct 18th

thanks to anon for the link to the chinese report on us human rights that is a little dated, from early 2005.

can you guys provide me other links to other sites with more uptodate information?

12 comments:

Sameer said...

The US and its allies esp. christist backed organisations always cry hoarse calling human rights violations.... as if they were oceans of justice... good to see someone say to them... Physician.. heal thyself....

Randhir said...

Where's the link?

Anonymous said...

http://english.people.com.cn/200503/03/eng20050303_175406.html

DarkStorm said...

That was an interesting reading, the Chinese Human Rights Abuse report on US.

san said...

The science journal Nature is the oldest and most prestigious science journal in the world:

http://www.nature.com/news/2005/051017/full/4371072a.html

They are pointing out how Pakistan is blackmailing international aid organizations by threatening to block them from helping victims in Pakistan, if such aid organizations don't remove hi-resolution satellite pictures of Pakistan from their public access websites. Denying the outside world access to treat the quake victims is Pakistan's only lever in getting outsiders not to public satellite pictures which Islamabad feels will allegedly threaten its national security.

Imagine that -- the people Pakistan pretends to love are dying en masse, and the Pakistani govt is willing to play with their lives, trying to leverage them to extract concessions from an international community which is obviously more concerned about those lives than the Pakistani govt itself is.

Morally, it's quite reprehensible, and no different from a man grabbing his wife or sister and holding a knife to their throating, threatening to kill them if the world doesn't do what he says.

Behold the truest picture of the military dictatorship of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. It is a far mor revealing image than any satellite photograph, don't you think?

Raghu said...

San,

There is nothing reprehensible in the eyes of Pakistan. Both China and Pakistan are in same category which show utter disregard to human life. As suspected Pakistan is shamelessly trying to taking advantage of a worst tragedy. But it doesn't matter. As long as America wants Pakistan will be well treated by entire West. On a different note, Mush wants to open LOC and wants Indians help rebuild POK.. Isn't this mother of all ironies? We help rebuild a place which will be used as a training ground to kill our own people. What's atnoshing is that India embracing the idea.. Am I missing something here? Do majority of Indians agree with this? Why this obsession to help?

Anonymous said...

"Why this obsession to help?"

STOCKHOLM SYNDROME. Trying to be nice to your enemies in the hope that there would be a change of heart. Never, never works.

Anonymous said...

This article was in rediff frontpage for a short time. SOme may have missed it.

http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/oct/18franc.htm

Randhir said...

The Societal Stockholm syndrome and Terrorism in the Indian context

Anonymous said...

On a different note, I just wonder whether it would be possible to 'reform' BBC as to their outlook on India and especially Hindu matters. I am aware BBC has been partial, and at time, obdurate, however, being an organization that runs on public money, I wonder whether one could make the BBC see daylight. Comments please.

san said...

Hi Rajeev, please kindly respond to my email and let me know what you think.

Meanwhile, here's a good article on mobile power generation technology:

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/1018/p02s01-sten.html

The CIA is right to invest in this type of technology, because not only is it useful for remote warfare, but it has various other useful applications such as in disaster relief and rural power generation. India should really take a close look at this, because I'm sure they could reproduce the same item if they wanted to, and even market it internationally. Then we won't be reduced to looking at Shahrukh Khan doing this on the cinema screen.

DarkStorm said...

Thanks to Randhir for the link, which blows apart the AIT again.

"A prime example of such a modus operandi is the concocted story of the Aryan Invasion or the AIT for short. The theory being that marauding Aryans came in chariots drawn by 4 horses, in a manner similar to Ben Hur, across what is now known as the Khyber pass and destroyed the indigenous civilizations of the Indus Valley as characterized by Harrapa and MohenjoDaro. The theory has several holes, not least among them being the invention of the mythical Aryans. The word Aryan is never used as a noun in the Vedas, only as an adjective Arya. Never mind also that there is not the slightest iota of proof or archaeological evidence to back up this cockamamie theory. The theory is solely based on the existence of a large family of Indo-European languages spread over a wide area of Europe and Asia. While nobody denies the cognate nature of the IE language family, it is of course unclear why one needs to postulate invasions or large scale migrations as the only mechanism by which language is dispersed over a wide area and over prolonged periods of time. Migrations have of course been the norm over long periods of time; due mostly to the recession and advance of the ice ages, but there is no evidence in the Indian historical record of any migration to the Indian subcontinent during the time period in question and neither is there any such evidence in the mythologies of other civilizations. "