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Militants Attack Pakistan's Army Headquarters

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posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 11:37 AM
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Militants Attack Pakistan's Army Headquarters


www.nytimes.com

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — In one of the most brazen attacks here in recent years, gunmen dressed in military fatigues on Saturday stormed the Pakistani Army headquarters in the garrison city of Rawalpindi and took more than a dozen security officers hostage, producing a standoff that continued into the evening. The attack, the third major attack by militants here in less than a week, unnerved the army and the security forces for the choice of target, the heart of the nation’s army planning and operations apparatus.
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posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 11:37 AM
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It would seem that things are far from over with Pakistan's fight against militants .

It would seem that these militants are pretty daring as well , attacking an army headquarters base ?? One has to wonder what they hope to gain by attacking such a target ?

Pakistan's fight seems far from over , even if its not being covered by our MSM any longer .

www.nytimes.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 12:07 PM
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You've got to really wonder who's funding and supporting these militants.



posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 12:11 PM
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Could be a false flag event as well. How did the terrorists know where Pakistan has its military bases??? Or were they trained in one of them...makes one wonder!



posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 01:03 PM
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Pakistan, a nuclear-bomb-holding nation, COULD be taken over by the Radical-Militant Islamist-Jihadists. . . . . you know, the millions of them who scream "Death to America!!" . . . . . millions & millions of them. . . .

What would happen? Say good-bye to India, and soon after, Pakistan.



posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 01:05 PM
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GOOD! Maybe then other middle eastern countries can step up to the effing plate and start policing their own area of the world. I'm sick of watching American troops die to protect a bunch of lazy oil rich countries like Saudi Arabia.



posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 01:23 PM
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The Saudi's can't do anything.

Every facet of work in Saudi Arabia is hired out and performed by foreigners.

The young Saudi's have too much pride for any physical labor, and actually, only want top executive jobs.

The Saudi people have become as close to full-bodied paraplegics as any nation has ever become.



posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 01:50 PM
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A Call of duty 4 type scenario could escalate.
Militants take over nuclear nation.
Once their in charge, the nation wouldnt dare oppose.
Then we will have the worlds first nuclear "opfor" nation,
and whos to say other countries wouldnt follow?



posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 03:11 PM
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Don't be surprised if these "militants" happened to steal a few nukes while they took over the HQ, and use it against the U.S. or Israel and start a new war.

It's a potential false flag.



posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 03:46 PM
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Hence my point. They need to get out of their dresses and sandals, put on some dickies and work boots and dig the f' in. Quit kissing hands and start spitting on their palms and do some real work for once. Bunch of sissy spoiled brats. And to add to that they sponsor more terrorism than any other middle eastern country.



posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 04:37 PM
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"Militants" indeed. I don't suppose the CIA has any vested interests in Pakistan?

You gotta wonder why something like this will headline Yahoo news when they're usually busy telling you about the latest celebrity scandal or "column advice" on how to eat, sleep and date.

Yeah, screw all that, let's headline news about Pakistan, because Yahoo is concerned with Pakistan and no we don't have any other ulterior motives involved. Why would we, Yahoo Inc., want to brainwash a large population with tricked news?

Crazy talk, what am I saying here. Nothing to see here, papers please and move along.

Edit: (One of the ulterior motives can literally be seen in this thread right now; rabble-rousing.. Uh-Oh! I dun thunk me a conspiracy!)

[edit on 10-10-2009 by SyphonX]



posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 05:02 PM
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Originally posted by CuteAngel
Could be a false flag event as well. How did the terrorists know where Pakistan has its military bases??? Or were they trained in one of them...makes one wonder!


Now here is someone who can think! Way to go angel!



posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 05:04 PM
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Not quite. Goodbye India doesnt happen so soon. A strike by Pak will still leave India with a retaliatory capacity. If India retaliates, Pakistan is history. Its a question of size, geographies.



posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 05:41 PM
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OH, I agree completely.

The problem is, this will never happen.

They're just too good to get their hands dirty, too lazy to stay with anything, and too stupid to know the difference.



posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 06:09 PM
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They would just do fine without America trying to medle in every situation. America is the biggest problem in that area, Pakistanis know that.

The whole conflict started because of America, destabilizing Afghanistan will ofcurs have effects in Pakistan.



posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 06:46 PM
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Story is official

PAKnews




ISLAMABAD: About 4 to 5 terrorists are holding 10-15 people, including security and civil personnel, hostage in a security office of GHQ, DG ISPR Maj. General Athar Abbas said on Saturday. Security personnel have surrounded the office, he added. Earlier, six terrorists attempted to launch an attack on GHQ which was foiled by the security personnel. Four terrorists were killed while two escaped from the scene. Six security men including a Brigadier Anwar and Lt. Col. Wasim were also martyred in the incident. Six terrorists in army uniform attempted to get entry into GHQ at 11:30 am on Saturday from gate no 1. When stopped by security officials, they reached at check post no 1 and opened fire on security men after taking positions after leaving the car. Four terrorists were killed and two fled during trade of fire between security officials and terrorists. Army gunship helicopters started hovering over the area for vigilance. The commandos seized the bodies of terrorists and shifted them. The DG ISPR confirmed killing of four terrorists whereas six security personnel including Brigadier Anwar and Lt. Col. Wasim were also martyred in the operation. Two terrorists managed to flee. The security men later found that the escaped terrorists took shelter in a nearby security office which is now surrounded by security forces. The ISPR said that more than two terrorists are in the security office where several security personnel are held hostage.



posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 12:48 AM
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Apparently this is nothing new . The posted link to the report also states that last week these militants bombed a UN building over there . My guess is there will be something else next week and at the rate they are going it would seem that they just might try to out do there latest endeavor .



posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 01:37 AM
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Update ............ rawstory.com...

Most hostages seized by militants after a bid to storm Pakistan's army headquarters were rescued as the army launched an operation against the attackers Sunday, a military spokesman said.

"The operation has been started and most of the hostages have been freed. Details about the casualties will be given later," military spokesman Major General Athar Abbas told AFP.

Most of the kidnappers who took 15 security personnel hostage were also killed in the army raid, the spokesman said.

"Most of the terrorists have been killed, firing is still continuing inside the building," Abbas told private TV channel GEO.



posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 01:24 PM
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I find it amazingly coincidental that this happens just as the U.S. debate whether to send more troops to the Af/PaK region heats up. As SyphonX said, militants indeed.



posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 05:10 PM
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I'd prefer to avoid nuclear war anywhere in the world. I'd feel bad if Pakistan nukes India, then India nukes Pakistan, and likely 50 million people would die (Islamabad, New Delhi, etc...). They've been on the edge for decades, and if the Radical Islamists control Pakistan's government, it will bring it over the edge, and then:

poof!

Good-bye 50 million people!

Maybe that's what "they" want. A suggested reading is "The End of Imagination" which has more details on the tensions between India & Pakistan, and the possibility of nuclear war.



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