Elections 2013 Results And Party Position In National Assembly

Following are the general election results 2013 for Pakistan National Assembly  held on (today) 11th may 2013. See which party got the most seats and win from which cities or villages. Complete score card of Election Results 2013 for Pakistan National Assembly (NA).

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa KPK  (Total Seats 35)

Name of City & Constituencies Winner Party
Winner Candidates
Votes
NA-1 Peshawar-I  PTI  Imran Khan  90434
NA-2 Peshawar-II  PTI  Hamid Ul Haq  78948
NA-3 Peshawar-III   PTI  Sajid Nawaz  67214
NA-4 Peshawar-IV  Awaited
NA-5 Nowshera-I  PTI  Pervez Khattak  69873
NA-6 Nowshera-II  PTI  Siraj Muhammad Khan  54140
NA-7 Charsadda-I  JUI (F)  Muhammad Gohar Shah  53492
NA-8 Charsadda-II Qaumi Watan Party (Sherpao)  Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao 37005
NA-9 Mardan-1  ANP  Amir Haider Khan  44701
NA-10 Mardan-II  PTI  Ali Muhammad Khna  46236
NA-11 Mardan-III  Awaited
NA-12 Swabi-I  Awami Jamhuri Ittehad Pakistan  Usman Khan Tarrakai  56148
NA-13 Swabi-II  Awaited
NA-14 Kohat  Awaited
NA-15 Karak  Awaited
NA-16 Hangu  PTI  Khial Zaman  23909
NA-17 Abbottabad-I  PTI  Dr Azhar Khan Jadoon  96185
NA-18 Abbottabad-II  Awaited
NA-19 Haripur  PTI  Raja Aamer Zaman  116579
NA-20 Mansehra-I  Awaited
NA-21 Mansehra-II  PML (N)  Capt R Muhammad Safdar  90408
NA-22 Battagram  JUI (F)  Qari Mohammad yousif  18075
NA-23 Kohistan  Independent  Sarzameen  16766
NA-24 D.I.Khan  JUI (F)  Molana Fazal Ur Rehman  91834
NA-25 D.I.Khan-cum-Tank  Awaited
NA-26 Bannu  Awaited
NA-27 Lakki Marwat  Awaited
NA-28 Bunair  JI  Sher Akbar Khan  28264
NA-29 Swat-I   PTI  MURAD SAEED  88291
NA-30 Swat-II  Awaited
NA-31 Shanglapar  PML (N)  IBADULLAH  29728
NA-32 Chitral  All PML  Iftikhar ud Din  29772
NA-33 Upper Dir-cum-Lower Dir                     JI  Sahibzada Tariq Ullah  41573
NA-34 Lower Dir  JI  Shahib Zada Muhammad Yaqub  46968
NA-35 Malakand

Fata (Total Seats 14)

NA-36 Tribal Area-I
NA-37 Tribal Area-II
NA-38 Tribal Area-III
NA-39 Tribal Area-IV
NA-40 Tribal Area-V
NA-41 Tribal Area-VI
NA-42 Tribal Area-VII
NA-43 Tribal Area-VIII
NA-44 Tribal Area-IX
NA-45 Tribal Area-X
NA-46 Tribal Area-XI
NA-47 Tribal Area-XII

Federal   (Total Seats  02)

NA-48 Islamabad-I
NA-49 Islamabad-II

Punjab  (Total Seats  145)

NA-50 Rawalpindi-I
NA-51 Rawalpindi-II
NA-52 Rawalpindi-III
NA-53 Rawalpindi-IV
NA-54 Rawalpindi-V
NA-55 Rawalpindi-VI
NA-56 Rawalpindi-VII
NA-57 Attock-I
NA-58 Attock-II
NA-59 Attock-III
NA 60 Chakwal I
NA-61 Chakwal-II
NA-62 Jhelum-I
NA-63 Jhelum-II
NA-64 Sargodha-I
NA-65 Sargodha-II
NA-66 Sargodha-III
NA-67 Sargodha-IV
NA-68 Sargodha-V
NA-69 Khushab-I
NA-70 Khushab-II
NA-71 Mianwali-I
NA-72 Mianwali-II
NA-73 Bhakkar-I
NA-74 Bhakkar-II
NA-75 Faisalabad-I
NA-76 Faisalabad-II
NA-77 Faisalabad-III
NA-78 Faisalabad-IV
NA-79 Faisalabad-V
NA-80 Faisalabad-VI
NA-81 Faisalabad-VII
NA-82 Faisalabad-VIII
NA-83 Faisalabad-IX
NA-84 Faisalabad-X
NA-85 Faisalabad-XI
NA-86 Chiniot (Jhang-I)
NA-87 Jhang-II
NA-88 Jhang-III
NA-89 Jhang-IV
NA-90 Jhang-V
NA-91 Jhang-VI
NA-92 T.T.Singh-I
NA-93 T.T.Singh-II
NA-94 T.T.Singh-III
NA-95 Gujranwala-I
NA-96 Gujranwala-II
NA-97 Gujranwala-III
NA-98 Gujranwala-IV
NA-99 Gujranwala-V
NA-100 Gujranwala-VI
NA-101 Gujranwala-VII
NA-102 Hafizabad-I
NA-103 Hafizabad-II
NA-104 Gujrat-I
NA-105 Gujrat-II
NA-106 Gujrat-III
NA-107 Gujrat-IV
NA-108 M.B.Din-I
NA-109 M.B.Din-II
NA-110 Sialkot-I
NA-111 Sialkot-II
NA-112 Sialkot-III
NA-113 Sialkot-IV
NA-114 Sialkot-V
NA-115 Narowal-I
NA-116 Narowal-II
NA-117 Narowal-III
NA-118 Lahore-I
NA-119 Lahore-II
NA-120 Lahore-III
NA-121 Lahore-IV
NA-122 Lahore-V
NA-123 Lahore-VI
NA-124 Lahore-VII
NA-125 Lahore-VIII
NA-126 Lahore-IX
NA-127 Lahore-X
NA-128 Lahore-XI
NA-129 Lahore-XII
NA-130 Lahore-XIII
NA-131 Sheikhupura-I
NA-132 Sheikhupura- cum- Nankana
NA-133 Sheikhupura-II
NA-134 Sheikhupura- cum-Nankana Sahib-II
NA-135 Nankana Sahib-I
NA-136 Nankana Sahib-cum- Sheikhupura
NA-137 Nankana Sahib-II
NA-138 Kasur-I
NA-139 Kasur-II
NA-140 Kasur-III
NA-141 Kasur-IV
NA-142 Kasur-V
NA-143 Okara-I
NA-144 Okara-II
NA-145 Okara-III
NA-146 Okara—IV
NA-147 Okara-V
NA-148 Multan 1
NA-149 Multan II
NA-150 Multan-III
NA-151 Multan-IV
NA-152 Multan-V
NA-153 Multan-VI
NA-154 Lodhran-I
NA-155 Lodhran-II
NA-156 Khanewal-I
NA-157 Khanewal-II
NA-158 Khanewal-III
NA-159 Khanewal-IV
NA-160 Sahiwal-I
NA-161 Sahiwal-II
NA-162 Sahiwal-III
NA-163 Sahiwal-IV
NA-164 Pakpattan-I
NA-165 Pakpattan-II
NA-166 Pakpattan-III
NA-167 Vehari-I
NA-169 Vehari-III
NA-170 Vehari-IV
NA-171 D.G.Khan-I
NA-172 D.G.Khan-II
NA-173 D.G.Khan-III
NA-174 Rajanpur-I
NA-175 Rajanpur-II
NA-176 Muzaffargarh-I
NA-177 Muzaffargarh-II
NA-178 Muzaffargarh-III
NA-179 Muzaffargarh-IV
NA-180 Muzaffargarh-V
NA-181 Layyah-I
NA-182 Layyah-II
NA-183 Bahawalpur-I
NA-184 Bahawalpur-II
NA-185 Bahawalpur-III
NA-186 Bahawalpur-IV
NA-187 Bahawalpur-V
NA-188 Bahawalnagar-I
NA-189 Bahawalnagar-II
NA-190 Bahawalnagar-III
NA-191 Bahawalnagar-IV
NA-192 R.Y.Khan-I
NA-193 R.Y.Khan-II
NA-194 R.Y.Khan-III
NA-196 R.Y.Khan-V
NA-197 R.Y.Khan-VI

Sindh (Total Seats 61)

NA-198 Sukkur-I
NA-199 Sukkur-II
NA-200 Ghotki-I
NA-201 Ghotki-II
NA-202 Shikarpur-I
NA-203 Shikarpur-II
NA-204 Larkana-I
NA-205 Larkana-II
NA-206 Larkana-III
NA-207 Larkana-IV
NA-208 Jacobabad-I
NA-209 Jacobabad-II
NA-210 Jacobabad-III
NA-211 Naushero Feroze-I
NA-212 Naushero Feroze-II
NA-213 Nawabshah-I
NA-214 Nawabshah-II
NA-215 Khairpur-I
NA-216 Khairpur-II
NA-217 Khairpur-III
NA-218 Hyderabad-I
NA-219 Hyderabad-II
NA-220 Hyderabad-III
NA-221 Hyderabad-IV
NA-222 Hyderabad-V
NA-223 Hyderabad-VI
NA-224 Badin-I
NA-225 Badin-II
NA-226 Mirpurkhas-I
NA-227 Mirpurkhas-II
NA-228 Mirpurkhas-III
NA-229 Tharparkar-I
NA-230 Tharparkar-II
NA-231 Dadu-I
NA-232 Dadu-II
NA-233 Dadu-III
NA-234 Sanghar-I
NA-235 Sanghar-II
NA-236 Sanghar-III
NA-237 Thatta-I
NA-238 Thatta-II
NA-239 Karachi-I
NA-240 Karachi-II
NA-241 Karachi-III
NA-242 Karachi-IV
NA-243 Karachi-V
NA-244 Karachi-VI
NA-245 Karachi-VII
NA-246 Karachi-VIII
NA-247 Karachi-IX
NA-248 Karachi-X
NA-249 Karachi-XI
NA-250 Karachi-XII
NA-251 Karachi-XIII
NA-252 Karachi-XIV
NA-253 Karachi-XV
NA-254 Karachi-XVI
NA-255 Karachi-XVII
NA-256 Karachi-XVIII
NA-257 Karachi-XIX
NA-258 Karachi-XX

Baluchistan  (Total Seats 15)

NA-259 Quetta
NA-260 Quetta-cum-Chagai-cum-Mastung
NA-261 Pishin-cum-Ziarat
NA-262 Killa Abdullah
NA-263 Loralai
NA-264 Zhob-cum-Killa-Sherani Saifullah
NA-265 Sibi-cum-Kolhu-cum-Dera Bugti
NA-266 Nasirabad
NA-267 Kachhi
NA-268 Kalat-cum-Mastung Haidri
NA-269 Khuzdar
NA-270 Awaran-cum-Lasbella
NA-271 Kharan-cum-Panjgur
NA-272 Kech-cum-Gwadar
NA-273 Kachhi

Reserved seats for women (59)

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (8)
Fata (0)
Federal (0)
Punjab (34)
Sindh (14)
Balochistan (3)
Reserved seats for non-muslim (10)
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Is pool making swimmers sick? Commonwealth Games DELHI 2010

CWG: Is pool making swimmers sick?New Delhi: Amid reports that the Commonwealth Games swimming pool in Delhi may be contaminated, the organisers were today left red-faced with the ‘Big Two’ Michael Fennell and Suresh Kalmadi promising an inquiry and a solution by on Thursday.

Addressing the media in the daily interaction at the MPC on Thursday, Commonwealth Games Federation president Fennell said they were investigating the case, though they were yet to get any specific report from the teams about illness.

“We are ensuring that the water quality is tested. We don’t have specific reports about illness. We must find this out immediately. we have to deal with it. It needs some urgency,” he said, while responding to a query whether they would postpone the day’s finals.

Asked whether water at the Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Acquatics Complex was contaminated, Fennell said: “Let’s not speculate. We are concerned if the athletes were not well. These are being investigated, though we are yet to get specific reports from swimming.”

According to reports, almost two thirds of the British swimming squad have been hit hard by a “Delhi belly”, with leading English swimmer Francesca Halsall falling ill during an event that she was tipped to win.

Halsall slipped to third place in the final of the 100 meters freestyle and could only come 10th in the 100 metres butterfly semi-final as she started to faint in the pool after the race.

Team doctor Ian Gordon said: “It is hygiene-related.” The Aussies are not spared either with a dozen swimmers including several international stars have fallen ill after stomach bug with the water at the Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Aquatics Complex being blamed.

Notably, Australians Andrew Lauterstein and Hayden Stoeckel pulled out of their respective heats this morning because of stomach bugs as Australian chef de mission Steve Moneghetti said pool water could be a “possible”

Dr Aafia Siddiqui sentenced to 86 years in jail

Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui was sentenced to 86 years of imprisonment by a US federal court in Manhattan on Thursday, after she was convicted of firing at US troops in Afghanistan while in their custody and other six charges brought against her.

Her lawyers had requested a sentence of 12 years, while prosecutors had pressed for a life sentence.

“It is my judgment that Dr Siddiqui is sentenced to a period of incarceration of 86 years,” said Judge Richard Berman who was in charge of the case.

Dr Aafia Siddiqui denounced the trial and said an appeal would be “a waste of time. I appeal to God.”

When her lawyer Dawn Cardi said in the court that they would appeal the sentence, Dr Siddiqui shouted “they are not my lawyers”.

During the hour-long court proceedings she said she had not been tortured in the US prison in New York but subjected to torture in Afghan prison in Bagram. Hundreds of supporters of Dr Siddiqui had gathered on the court grounds and adjoining areas protesting against her trial and conviction.

It was almost impossible to enter the court premises because of the crowd.

Last Feburary a jury found Dr Siddiqui guilty of seven charges, including two counts of attempted murder. The jury found there wasn’t premeditation in the attempted murder charges.

After the judge announced the sentence, Dr Siddiqui turned to the audience and urged the public to forgive the persons involved in the case and not to take any revenge action.

Prosecutors had alleged that Dr Siddiqui, unbeknownst to some Americans who travelled to Ghazni, was behind a curtain in the second-floor room where they gathered. She burst from behind the curtain, grabbed an American soldier’s rifle and started firing. She was shot in the abdomen by a soldier who returned fire with his sidearm, the prosecutors said.

Dr Siddiqui, who received her graduation degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brandeis University in biology and neuroscience while living in the US between 1991 and June 2002, denied grabbing the weapon or having any familiarity with firearms.

During the trial, she testified that she was simply trying to escape the room and was shot by someone who had seen her. She claimed she was concerned at the time about being transferred to a “secret” prison.

“He saw me and he got scared. He said, ‘she’s free’ or ‘she’s loose,’” she said. On Thursday, Dr Siddiqui, who has previously expressed displeasure with her lawyers and the US legal process, said that she didn’t want the lawyers on her case to file an appeal and that she didn’t want them to take any further action in her case.

Her mental state has loomed large over her trial, with her lawyers claiming she suffers from schizophrenia.

Judge Richard Berman noted on Thursday that experts for the defence and the prosecution gave conflicting opinions about her mental state and that she had been uncooperative with prison psychologists.

During the hearing, Dr Siddiqui raised her hands and shook her head several times when her lawyer Dawn Cardi argued she had a mental illness.

“I do not have any mental illness,” she said.

The judge ordered that she receive periodic mental evaluations while serving her sentence.

Agencies add:

“Don’t get angry,” Dr Siddiqui, 38, said in court to her supporters after the sentence was announced. “Forgive Judge Berman.”

Judge Berman responded, saying: “I wish more defendants would feel the way that you do.”

Before the judgment was announced, hundreds of people chanted “Free Aafia!” at a rally in Karachi and some other cities in Pakistan.

During a rambling statement to the court on Thursday, Dr Siddiqui carried only a message of peace. “I do not want any bloodshed. I do not want any misunderstanding. I really want to make peace and end the wars,” she said.

“The important part is that an appeal go forward and that those errors be addressed, because there were a lot of errors in this case,” attorney Charles Swift told journalists after the hearing.

While two of Dr Siddiqui’s children are missing — one presumed dead — one son Mohammad Ahmed, a teenager, now lives with her relatives in Karachi.

Agitation planned

The family of Dr Aafia Siddiqui vowed in Karachi on Thursday to launch a ‘movement’ to get her released from jail in America.

Fowzia Siddiqui told reporters all of Pakistan would agitate to get her sister freed. “I was alone eight years ago when I started the campaign to release my sister, but from now on it will be the Aafia movement as the whole nation is with me,” she said.

Around 200 activists from Jamaat-i-Islami and various groups gathered outside Dr Siddiqui’s Karachi home after the sentence. They chanted slogans, including “Down with America” and “Allah-o-Akbar” soon after the news of the sentence was telecast by TV channels.

Fowzia Siddiqui, a medical practitioner, criticised the government for its inability to get her sister released.

“This is a slap on our rulers and all the rulers of the Muslim Ummah. The conviction clearly shows how enslaved our government is. The previous government had sold Aafia once, but the present government has sold her time and again,” she said.

“You (the government) have shown that you are not the representatives of our people, you are traitors who have got the whole nation enslaved,” she cried.

“Aafia will certainly return sooner or later, but no one knows if our rulers will be there or not.”

Later, around 30 angry protesters burned a US flag shouting anti-US and anti-Zardari slogans.

This syndicated post originally appeared at http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/world/12-dr+aafia+to+be+sentenced+today–bi-03 on 24 September 2010

Are We in a HAARP “Earthquake War” ?

Dr Ghayur AyubHARP which, by some, is pronounced as HAARP, is a large triangular musical instrument played with the fingers. I heard it the first time in North Wales, when a young Welsh harpist tactfully transmitted its captivating vibratory music mixing it with her sweet lyrical voice in a Welsh folklore. Whilst researching for my last article, ‘Nature is angry: so is the public’, I kept on stumbling on the word HAARP and my memory kept bouncing back to Wales, until I browsed through ‘Angels Don’t Play This HAARP’ by Begich and Manning, and read write-ups by notables like Mr Zbigniew Brzezinski, I realised there was no sweet music in this particular Haarp. The harsh information about this HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) started to emerge gradually. Mr. Brzezinski predicted in the early 1970’s, about a more ‘controlled and directed society’ dominated by an elite group which would impress voters by superior scientific know-how. HAARP is one of the products of that know-how, which is compared with a cobweb by a scientist stating that “HAARP will be a man-made microwave finger poking at the web, sending out confusing signals, if not tearing holes in the threads.” In recent months, Governor Jesse Ventura, an ex navy seal and a well-liked ex professional wrestler also got suspicious of HAARP. He used his resources and prepared a documentary in which he is seen visiting its site at Gakona, Alaska and finding that it is jointly funded by the US Air Force, the US Navy, the University of Alaska and the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He interviewed serious researchers and experts such as Dr. Michel Chossudovsky of the University of Ottawa, Dr. Nick Begich of Alaska and others. His finding was an eye-opener. The HAARP patents were originally controlled by ARCO Power Technologies Incorporated (APTI), a subsidiary of Atlantic Richfield Company, one of the biggest oil companies in the world. ARCO sold it to E-Systems in June 1994 which is one of the biggest intelligence contractors in the world working for the CIA, defence intelligence organizations and others. $1.8 billion of their annual sales are to these organizations, with $800 million for black projects — projects so secret that even the United States Congress isn’t told how the money is being spent.On the surface, the facility has a high power, high-frequency phased array radio transmitter with a set of 180 antennas, disposed in a display of 12×15 units that occupy a rectangle of about 33 acres. It consists of; Ionospheric Research Instrument (IRI)—a high power radio frequency transmitter operating in the high frequency (HF) band; and a sophisticated suite of scientific (or diagnostic) instruments. The former is used to temporarily excite a limited area of the ionosphere by directing pulsed or continuous 3.6 MW signals in the 2,8-10 MHz region of HF band; and the latter to observe the effects in the excited region by using associated instrumentation, including VHF and UHF radars, HF receivers, and optical cameras. The project proponents give an impression that the purpose of the project is to analyze the ionosphere and investigate the potential for developing ionospheric enhancement technology for radio communications and surveillance purposes. It is nothing more sinister than a radio science research facility that would enable scientists to develop techniques to improve the reliability and performance of communication and navigation systems with wide range of applications in both the civilian and military sectors. It would increase accuracy in GPS navigation and help in underwater and underground research work. It would also improve methods for submarine communication and the ability to remotely sense the mineral content of the terrestrial subsurface and help in geophysical probing to find oil, gas and mineral deposits over a large area. If that is true, then why it is run by the air force and the navy? And why there is so much secrecy about it? The truth is that it is not the first time the facts have been hidden by the ‘elite group’ (in Brzezinski’s word) from the American public. There are many examples of major defence projects kept successfully out of the public’s eyes for years and even decades. The massive Manhattan Project (development of the first atomic bomb) is one such example. The building of an entire city to support the project in Oak Ridge, Tennessee was successfully kept secret even from the state’s governor. Similarly, the stealth bomber was kept top secret for many years, and the public still has no way of knowing its full capabilities. One can go on and on. Coming back to the topic at hand, it is imperative to know that HAARP is concentrating on ionosphere which is the delicate upper layer of our atmosphere ranging from 30 miles to 600 miles above the surface of the Earth. The work on the current HAARP station began in 1993 and was completed in 2007. Some respected researchers allege that secret electromagnetic warfare capabilities of HAARP are designed to forward the US military’s stated goal of achieving full-spectrum dominance by the year 2020. Others go so far as to claim that HAARP can and has been used for weather modification, to cause earthquakes and tsunamis, to disrupt global communications systems, and much more such as controlling minds. It was this aspect of the project which terrified Ventura. He tried a small version of the technology on himself and by fixing the instrument to his skin he heard messages without using his natural hearing channel-his ears! Its implications frightened him. He understood the vast scope of this technology’s use or misuse in psy-warfare. Writing on the subject matter more than twenty-five years ago, as a professor at Columbia University, Mr Brzezinski once said, “Political strategists are tempted to exploit research on the brain and human behaviour. Geophysicist Gordon J.F. MacDonald, a specialist in problems of warfare, says accurately-timed, artificially-excited electronic strokes could lead to a pattern of oscillations that produce relatively high power levels over certain regions of the earth … in this way one could develop a system that would seriously impair the brain performance of very large populations in selected regions over an extended period” He further wrote, “… no matter how deeply disturbing the thought of using the environment to manipulate behaviour for national advantages, to some, the technology permitting such use will very probably develop within the next few decades.” He was so right; three decades later, HAARP is here. Related research by Begich and Manning shows its mental-disruption possibilities are most disturbing. For example, Air Force documents revealed that a system has been developed for manipulating and disturbing human mental processes through pulsed radio-frequency radiation over large geographical areas. Thus it can be used in many military or quasi-military situations, such as dealing with terrorist groups, crowd control, controlling breaches of security at military installations, and antipersonnel techniques in tactical warfare by producing mild to severe physiological disruption, perceptual distortion or disorientation. To top it all, the ability of individuals to function can be degraded making them combat-ineffective and even enhancing their abilities to anomalous phenomena.” What this could actually mean is anybody’s guess?

Dr. Michel Chossudovsky, Dr. Nick Begich and other scientists have presented evidence that purposeful ionospheric disturbances can cause tsunamis, hurricanes and earthquakes by creating geomagnetic storms. Some researchers say that as a weapon, its directed energy can blast enemy missiles out of the sky, or be used to blind soldiers on the battlefield, or control an unruly crowd by burning the surface of their skin. If detonated over a large city, it would permanently destroy all the electronic tools in buildings. It does it by bending back powerful radio waves through processes of reflection and refraction onto earth and penetrating everything – living and dead. Finally, looking at HAARP’s global and regional implications (not to mention its individual insinuations) how can one ignore the possibility of it been linked to recent floods in Pakistan, which were so disproportionate to the rains.Or how can one not tie it with hurricane Katarina, Indonesian Tsunami, Haiti earthquake, Russian heat waves, Chinese mudslides, North Korean flooding and for that matter the earthquake in northern Pakistan. According to the news, a report prepared for Prime Minister Putin by Russia’s foreign military intelligence directorate (GRU) states that a former top United States Senator, Ted Stevens, was recently assassinated (he was killed in a plane crash) after he attempted to gather evidence to prove the devastating effects of “weather weapons” against the world. Is it the beginning of the popping of the soap-bubble-like ionosphere surrounding the earth which according to Dr. Rauscher has created a delicate balance in our planet, through weather weapons like HAARP? According to its advocates, worries about HAARP are product of the conspiracy theorist mindset. If for a moment, we accept it as true; then how can we explain the CBC documentary which showed that it wasn’t the conspiracy theorists that expressed their concerns about HAARP; in January, 1999, the EU passed a resolution calling for more information on its health and environmental risks calling for examination of its legal, ecological and ethical implications by an international independent body.

Were they all conspiracy theorists?

The question pops up again; can all this be true about HAARP?

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‘Miracle’ in Colombia crash: Woman dies, 130 live

A Boeing 737 jetliner filled with vacationers crashed in a thunderstorm and broke apart as it slid onto the runway on a Caribbean island Monday. Only one of the 131 people on board died, and the island’s governor called it a miracle.

The plane hit short of the runway on Colombia’s San Andres Island and skidded on its belly as the fuselage fractured and bits of landing gear and at least one engine were ripped off. The jet wound up on one end of the runway, crumpled and in pieces, as passengers scrambled or were helped to safety.

Of the 125 passengers and six crew members aboard the Aires airline jet, the only one killed was a 68-year-old woman, Amar Fernandez de Barreto, said San Andres Gov. Pedro Gallardo.

“It was a miracle and we have to give thanks to God,” Gallardo said.

Officials were investigating a range of possible causes and looking into reports that Aires Flight 8520 was hit by lightning before the crash on the resort island, Colombian air force Col. David Barrero said.

“You can’t speculate. Lightning? A gust of wind? The investigation will say,” Barrero said by telephone from San Andres. “The pilot’s skill kept the plane from colliding with the airport.”

Officials said 119 people were treated or checked at clinics and five of them were seriously injured.

The airline said at least five U.S. citizens were on the plane, while the U.S. Embassy in Colombia said that four Americans and one U.S. permanent resident suffered injuries. The embassy said one critically injured American was being flown to Bogota for care, while the others were treated and released.

Airline representative Erika Zarante said four Brazilians, two Germans, two Costa Ricans and two French citizens also were on the plane.

The accident occurred so suddenly that the pilot did not report an emergency to the control tower, said Col. Donald Tascon, deputy director of the civil aeronautics agency. He said the plane’s low altitude as it prepared to land — perhaps 100 feet (30 meters) just before the crash — may have averted worse damage.

Passenger Ricardo Ramirez, a vacationing civil engineer, told Caracol Radio that all had seemed normal, even though the plane was flying through a storm, with flashes of lightning, as it neared the airport.

“The plane was coming in perfectly. We were just about to land, everything was under control,” he said. The accident “appeared out of nowhere.”

After the plane hit and skidded to a stop on the pavement, Ramirez said he struggled to free himself and his wife from their seat belts.

“We tried to get out of the plane because the plane was starting to shoot flames,” he said. “In a few minutes, a police patrol arrived and helped us.”

Survival was “a miracle of God. Thanks to God we are alive,” Ramirez said, though his wife suffered a dislocated shoulder.

Firefighters quickly doused the beginnings of a fire on a wing, police Gen. Orlando Paez said. A group of police officers who were waiting at the airport for the plane to fly them back to the mainland aided in rescuing victims.

The jet crashed at 1:49 a.m. on the island, a resort area of 78,000 people about 120 miles (190 kilometers) east of the Nicaraguan coast.

Ninety-nine passengers were taken to Amor de Patria Hospital on San Andres, said Dr. Robert Sanchez, the hospital director. “It’s incredible. For the dimension (of the accident), there should be more,” he said.

Sanchez said an initial examination indicated that the single fatality may have been caused by a heart attack.

Twenty other passengers were treated at another clinic, according to the national civil aviation agency.

Among the seriously injured was a 12-year-old girl who suffered a broken pelvis, Gallardo said.

A 1 1/2-year-old boy among the passengers wasn’t listed among those with serious injuries.

Dr. Ricardo Villarreal, director of the clinic of the same name, said the pilot suffered some cuts to his face and was under observation. He identified him as Wilson Gutierrez.

Manuel Villamizar, director of Bogota’s emergency regulating center, said six injured people would be flown to Colombia’s capital from San Andres for treatment. Bogota’s health ministry, however, said 13 injured people would be flow there.

The airline, Aerovias de Integracion Regional SA, said it has about 20 planes, including 10 Boeing 737-700 jets. It said in a Twitter posting that it was “working and investigating with the aeronautical authorities to determine the causes.”

Barrero said scattered pieces of the plane blocked part of the 7,800-foot (2,380-meter) runway. But enough was usable that air ambulances would be able to land, he said.

Boeing said the 737-700 jet left the factory in 2003. It was not clear whether Aires was the first operator.

Aviation experts said it was too early in the investigation to speculate about what caused the accident.

At this stage in the probe, “you don’t exclude any possibility, but investigators will be looking closely at the weather,” said William Voss, president and CEO of the Flight Safety Foundation, based in Alexandria, Virginia.

Voss said a “sudden shift in wind direction can cause the aircraft to suddenly lose a lot of lift and end up landing short of the runway.”

He and other experts say there can be hazards due to wind shear, violent shifts in wind direction and speed that can develop, especially beneath a thunderstorm.

Tascon said San Adnres’ airport is not equipped with sophisticated equipment such as Doppler radar — which is used in many U.S. airports to help detect wind shear.

Larry Cornman, a physicist and expert on wind shear and turbulence at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, said he doubted lightning alone would be enough to bring down an aircraft. He said a strike would have to be powerful enough to pierce the aircraft skin and would have to hit a very specific location, such as going through a wing and into a vapor-filled fuel tank.

Planes are designed to be protected from lightning, and because of their shape and metallic construction, lightning usually dissipates around aircraft rather than causing severe damage, Cornman said.

“You certainly don’t expect to see catastrophic damage to an aircraft due to lightning,” Voss said.

Pakistan secretly helping Afghan Taliban; wiki leaks report, Pak rejected report

Pakistan was actively collaborating with the Taliban in Afghanistan while accepting US aid, leaked US military reports showed, a disclosure likely to increase pressure on Washington’s embattled ally.
Under the heading “Afghan War Diary”, the revelations released by online organisation WikiLeaks emerged as Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, warned of greater NATO casualties in Afghanistan.
The documents were provided first to The New York Times, Britain’s The Guardian newspaper and German weekly Der Spiegel.
Contained in more than 90,000 classified documents, the disclosures could fuel growing doubts in Congress about US President Barack Obama’s war strategy at a time when the US death toll is soaring.
Civilian killings: The leaked US military records posted online on Sunday include unreported incidents of Afghan civilian killings and efforts on some occasions to cover them up, as well as covert operations against Taliban figures. The founder of WikiLeaks, a whistle-blowing website, said on Monday that the documents contained evidence of possible war crimes that should be urgently investigated.
ISI: The leaked reports, covering a period from January 2004 to December 2009, suggest that current and former officials from the Inter-Services Intelligence have met directly with the Taliban in secret strategy sessions to organise terrorist networks fighting US soldiers.
The Guardian said more than 180 intelligence files accuse the ISI of supplying, arming and training the insurgency since at least 2004. One of the reports even implicates the ISI in a plot to assassinate Afghan President Hamid Karzai, attacks on NATO warplanes, a plot to poison the beer supply of Western troops and the 2008 Indian embassy bombing, said the newspaper.
Iran: They also carry allegations that Iran is providing money and arms to Taliban and detail how widespread corruption is hampering a war now in its ninth year.
WikiLeaks said the leaked documents “do not generally cover top-secret operations”. The site also reported that it had “delayed the release of some 15,000 reports” as part of what it called “a harm minimisation process demanded by our source”, but said it may release the other documents after further review. agencies

Meanwhile, Pakistan on Monday rejected what it called “unsubstantiated information” posted by WikiLeaks website alleging that Pakistani intelligence services were backing Afghan militants and termed them “baseless”.

Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said the reports were not based on facts. He said Pakistan’s role in the settlement of Afghan issue and its efforts for peace and stability there could not be denied. Pakistani envoy Hussain Haqqani said the documents “do not reflect the current on-ground realities”.

The US, Afghanistan and Pakistan are “jointly endeavouring to defeat al Qaeda and its Taliban allies militarily and politically”, he said.

Original report:  Afghan War Diary, 2004-2010