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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
One young saadhak (seeker) came to the hut of an old enlightened master and knocked.
कौन है? (Who is there?) asked the voice from inside.
वही तो खोज रहा हूँ (That’s exactly what I am seeking); replied the young seeker in all his earnestness.
We have dreams, go through education, get jobs, get married, have families, kids, buy houses, cars and everything else in this world. For whom?
I am doing that for myself.
But do I even know who I am?
I have been doing so much for someone that I don’t even know?! Haven’t even really met?
And that is the biggest issue that the world has today. We don’t even know who we are and we are fighting battles throughout our lives for that entity that we haven’t even known in its completeness.
We have discussed so many times that India and Pakistan together constitute the largest and most spectacular social laboratory ever on this planet. “All factors kept the same, change one variable” and see the results.
What havoc foreign gods can wreak on an entire population can be easily seen in the lives of the Pakistanis. They have been bitterly struggling for the last 70 years to ascertain their own identity.
They have loved their folk arts but hated their ancestors. They can’t leave their customs but want to shun their origins.
They belong to their soil, but can be of it.
For they look outside to a land they haven’t seen or known for their god. The feet and the head are working in different ways.
What this situation has created is an internal conflict. A violence that emanates from that conflict is quite overpowering. Such beings have little else to offer other than conflict.
When a violent 9-11 is your secret offering to the world, then isn’t it time you look within to find the source of that conflict? Let us do that today.
Who carried out the 9-11 attacks on the US?
The strong and close relationship between the Jihadis – like Taliban – in Afghanistan; the Jihadis in Pakistan and the ISI was at its peak by the start of the new millennium.
That was when bigger and more ambitious projects were being targeted beyond the subcontinent. Around the mid of 2000, ISI Chief Lt Gen Mahmoud had become particularly religious – said to be “born again Muslim” by his colleagues. In 1999, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh (variously referred to as Omar Sheikh or Sheikh Sayed) was released by Indian Government in exchange for the passengers on the hijacked plane IA Flight 814. By summer of 2000, Omar Sheikh was in regular touch via phones with the ISI chief Lt. Gen Mahmoud.
Between June and September of 2000, over $100,000 was transferred to Mohammad Atta (the lead hijacker of 9-11) by someone in the United Arab Emirates. Also, in August of 2001, just a month before the 9-11, another tranche of $100,000 was sent to Mohammad Atta by Omar Sheikh. In 2002, Indian Intelligence gave evidence of the calls to the author of the book “Who Killed Daniel Pearl?” – Bernard-Henri Levy about the calls between Omar Sheikh and Lt. Gen. Mahmoud. Washington sources confirmed that to be true. In fact, Indian intelligence actually gave the phone number of Omar Sheikh used to call Lt. Gen Mahmoud before the sending of money to Mohammad Atta.
This action of Omar Saeed sending over $100,000 to Mohammad Atta was also shared by CNN. Atta did not just receive that money, he also distributed it to the other hijackers. (Source)
This source said U.S. investigators now believe Sheik Syed, using the alias Mustafa Muhammad Ahmad, sent more than $100,000 from Pakistan to Mohammed Atta, the suspected hijacking ringleader who piloted one of the jetliners into the World Trade Center. Investigators said Atta then distributed the funds to conspirators in Florida in the weeks before the deadliest act of terrorism on U.S. soil that destroyed the World Trade Center, heavily damaged the Pentagon and left thousands dead. (Source)
Now, here is the funny thing - Atta not just receive the funds and distributed it to the other hijackers, he wired the “excess funds” back to Omar!
In addition, sources have said Atta sent thousands of dollars -- believed to be excess funds from the operation -- back to Syed in the United Arab Emirates in the days before September 11. (Source)
How more blatant do you want it to be?
It is not as if the ISI Chief had over $100k lying around in his house and he had announced a lottery, which somehow an evil bloke in Florida named Mohammad Atta won. So, quite innocently, the Chief of Pakistan’s intelligence sent that money over to him from Rawalpindi. Really?
So, the obvious question that one has is - why do we keep saying that Osama Bin Laden did 9-11, and not Pakistan? Wasn’t Bin Laden a state guest of Pakistani Army and ISI when he was caught anyway?
The CNN article mentions another thing that I have always maintained.
But Syed would still be in prison were it not for the December 1999 hijacking of Indian Airlines Flight 814 -- an ordeal strikingly similar to the four hijackings carried out on September 11.
The IC-814 hijacking was actually a dress rehearsal for the 9-11 hijackings.
What one finds most shocking is the schedule that Lt Gen Mahmud - the man who used Omar Saeed to wire over $100K to Mohammad Atta had between September 4 through 13. (Source)
- 4 September: Ahmad arrives in the US on an official visit.
- 4-9 September: He meets his US counterparts including CIA Head George Tenet.
- 9 September: Assassination of General Massood, leader of the Northern Alliance. The official statement by Northern Alliance points to the involvement of the ISI-Osama-Taliban axis.
- 11 September: Terrorist Attacks on the WTC and the Pentagon. At the time of the attacks, Lt General Ahmad was at a breakfast meeting at the Capitol with the chairmen of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees Sen Bob Graham and Rep Porter Goss. Also present at the meeting were Sen. John Kyl and the Pakistani ambassador to the U.S., Maleeha Lodhi.
- 12-13 September: Meetings between Lt. General Ahmad and Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage. Agreement on Pakistan’s collaboration negotiated between Ahmad and Armitage. Meeting between General Ahmad and Secretary of State Colin Powell
- 13 September: Ahmad meets Senator Joseph Biden (now Vice President), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? The man who financed the hijackers had a ringside view of the whole crime being committed in real-time from the Capitol!! That’s chutzpah!
And, Pakistan was not even involved?
Note: General Massood of Northern Alliance had told a CIA analyst in Europe earlier in the year that something big was being planned against the US that year. The timing to know when it will happen would be if he (Ahmed Shah Massood) was killed in an attack. Massood was killed on Sept 9th. (Source)
the clear visual change in Modi’s India
What has the Modi government achieved in India? Here is a clear visual proof. And no, this isn’t one of the crazy WhatsApp forwards.
The difference during the night time is fairly clear within a matter of 5-6 years!
After breaking Kangana’s office and filing an FIR because she addressed Uddhav Thackeray as “tu”, the Shiv Sena goons are now after everyone who criticizes that party. A retired Naval officer was beaten up badly because he forwarded a WhatsApp post on Uddhav Thackeray!
Amazing that the message on intolerance has still not arrived in the ears of the Award Wapsi gang. All of who are conspicuous by their remarkably noisy silence! The noise of their hypocrisy.
scared Xi Jinping?
The Chinese leadership is now a startled and worried lot. Xi Jinping is now suddenly asked to shore up defences in Tibet to make it impregnable (Source). So how was it until now? After unleashing slavery of the Tibetans in that region? If you go to Kailash-Mansarovar and stop at any of the areas mid-way you will know that every business is now owned by the Chinese.
One of the reasons for this dread in Xi Jinping’s mind may be due to the valor of the SFF comprised of Tibetan Ninjas recently. China may be fearing the loss of Tibet very soon. Otherwise, why discuss a region that they have already enslaved?
Meanwhile, the Editor-in-Chief of Global Times - CCP mouth-piece - is trying to do a “bhoot aa jayega” trick on the Indian troops regarding the winters.
But hey, the Indian soldiers apparently didn’t even get the joke as they were busy.
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NCW wants suo moto against Raut: NCW asks Mumbai Police to take suo moto action against Sanjay Raut for abusing Kangana Ranaut. After Kangana Ranaut called out Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, complaints were filed against the actress for disrespecting him. NCW chief Rekha Sharma, however, is of the opinion that if Mumbai Police can file a complaint against Kangana for using 'foul language', they could surely take suo moto against Sanjay Raut for abusing Kangana Ranaut. (Source)
No easy postings near retirement in UP: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the home and personnel department not to give district postings to officers whose retirement is due within a year. In a written order from the Chief Minister's office, Yogi Adityanath government said that state service officers will not be given ground postings if they are close to their retirement age. The order said that those already in such posting be removed as soon as possible. This is applicable to all PCS and PPS officers. (Source)
Penguins not welcome in Ayodhya: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the saint community of Ayodhya is angry with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray over the Maharashtra government's role in the demolition of Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut's house, and have announced that he is no longer welcome in Ayodhya. (Source)
battle of identities: who are Pakistanis?
Sometimes you have to listen to it from the people themselves. What a foreign belief system does to you and your identity can be well understood by the daily battle that the Pakistanis fight.
Ertugul, the Turkish character has become popular lately. And suddenly the Pakistanis want to be known as Turks. They cannot get away from their own likes, dislikes, their culture, their folk because that is what their soil has given them. But the fetish with a religion and god foreign to the culture also means aligning with another culture.
How does the intrinsic self they carry sync with their outer belief? How does their soil align with their god?
That battle is destroying the country and its culture. This transgender explains the battle within and the outside very beautifully. She says it the way it is.
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