Friday, July 25, 2008

7 blast Bangalore :-low intensity blast to create fear.

Blame game has already begun to hide the intelligence's failures that lead to blasts in Bangalore.Strongly condemning the serial blasts in Bangalore, BJP president Rajnath Singh blamed the Centre for its lackadaisical attitude towards terrorism. Asking the Centre to display its firm resolve in fighting terrorism, Mr Sign said the Centre had a tendency to dismiss terrorist activities as a mere law and order problem, for wcich the common man was paying a heavy price. BJP also criticised Centre for not providing adequate security to the City.
The Centre must come out with an elaborate and integrated action plan to deal with terrorism in the country and the BJP would offer all its support to the Government in fighting the menace, he added. Meanwhile, Congress criticised the BJP for blaming the blasts on the soft attitude of the Centre towards terror and its perpetrators.'It's very unfortunate that the BJP was playing politics in this hour of crisis,'' he said and added that law and order was a state subject. He said Congress was not soft on terror and cited the case of Jammu and Kashmir where '' the number of militant attacks had dramatically declined.''Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Sriprakash Jaiswal said that the Centre had forewarned the Karnataka government about Bangalore being possible terrorist targets."The Intelligence Bureau had received inputs that terrorists could target the cybercity Bangalore. The state government was told to be on high alert," he said. Jaiswal said the main aim of the serial blasts in Bangalore was to "spread terror."Home Minister of Karnataka, V S Acharya denied that there was an intelligence failure and said that the police had been on an alert. He also criticised the union goverment for not providing adequate security to Bangalore.Communist Party of India( Marxist) in a statement, said, " It is a matter of deep concern that the Central governmment has so far failed to uncover the network behind these nefarious activities," the party said. It also demanded the intelligence and security agencies to track down culprits responsible for the terror act.

Where & When?

First blast: 1.20 pm, Madiwala bus depot

Second blast: 1.25 pm, Mysore road

Third blast: 1.40 pm, Adugudi

Fourth blast: 2.10 pm, Koramangla

Fifth blast: 2.25 pm, Vittal Mallaya road

Sixth blast: 2.35 pm, Langford Town

Seventh blast: Richmond Town

Fugitive life--Rodavando Karadzic.

The capture of Radovan Karadzic is a textbook example of how one man has the potential to change history. The news was celebrated in Sarajevo, which endured more than three years of siege under Karadzic’s leadership of the Bosnian Serbs. At the same time, it is a great wake-up call for Western Europe -- or it should be.For the truth is, months or even years back, the Balkans were not high on the European agenda. Whenever EU foreign ministers were to discuss the region over lunch, it roused nothing but yawns in the Brussels press room. For once, journalists are not to be blamed. It is the European politicians who are guilty for embracing the region like a caretaker government handles business.Croatia? Its leaders are in discussions on joining the EU. Bosnia and Herzegovina? Errr, anybody care? Serbia? Still not "fully cooperating" with the Hague war crimes tribunal, right? The recent Kosovo independence saga triggered some attention in Brussels but it was more of the same, tiring news: the EU’s 27 countries were sharply divided over Kosovo’s independence, and the issue was reduced to lengthy paperwork over whether to "acknowledge" the will of the people or just "take note" of it.This is not to say that handling the Balkans is easy. Not at all. Still, there was the feeling that the EU lacked, and still does, a political commitment toward its own back yard, in other words, a real strategy. Lots of energy is invested in Russian energy and even Turkey’s on-again, off-again hopes of joining the EU. But the EU states at times tend to behave as if the Balkans didn’t exist.Then comes the Karadzic story. The Balkans are suddenly exciting news, with real emotions and mystery, pumped up by images of a ruthless Bosnian-Serb leader turned white-bearded practitioner of alternative medicine. Not only Olli Rehn, the EU enlargement commissioner, and Balkans experts in foreign offices across Europe, but also the political elite and public can witness that the new government in Serbia appears to be fulfilling its promises to track down and extradite suspected war criminals. Nobody believes that Belgrade’s former inability to capture Karadzic was for real.With President Boris Tadic‘s outwardly rigorous stance on war crimes fugitives, one can expect that another major obstacle to potential EU membership – the potential capture of wanted military commander Ratko Mladic – will soon be removed. It might have an impact on Milorad Dodik, prime minister of the Republika Srpska, which makes up 49 percent of Bosnia. A wind of change in Belgrade could blow away shelters of warlords hiding in Republika Srpska, and that may push representatives of the other two ethnic groups in Bosnia to cough up their own guys who have blood on their hands. In the best scenario, Karadzic in The Hague could bring positive change in Bosnia.GREENHOUSE EFFECTTadic’s actions won’t be left unrewarded in Brussels. The ice has already started to melt in relations with Serbia, a country that still shows deep divisions between those who want to integrate with Europe and those who see Kosovo’s independence as an illegal act carried out in collusion with the Europeans and Americans. The latter tend to see Russia as Serbia’s best friend. With Karadzic in the dock, Serbia could in a short time see the EU open its doors to freer travel and trade. Should Mladic be found, countries like the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Sweden will agree that Serbia is fully cooperating with the Hague tribunal, and the EU will be able to give its consent by granting Serbia candidate status. In the best scenario again, Bosnia, Montenegro and possibly Albania would also become candidates – perhaps as early as next year -- which would be an immense psychological boost for the region. It could also ease tensions over Kosovo, since the Serbs would be gaining a lot elsewhere.The arrest of Karadzic opens a major window of opportunity for the EU. Now is the time to step in and engage the region. Now is the time to embrace the pro-European government in Belgrade, reward it, and send a clear message that the union offers a better alternative than Russia’s support of fervent nationalists and obstruction over Kosovo. By doing so, Brussels would help the entire region.Critics often complain of the EU’s lack of will and unity when it comes to tough challenges like the Balkans, which goes a long way to explain Europe’s many failures there. It may also explain why the media and policy-makers tend to doze when Balkan issues come up. But the EU cannot ignore instability that festers just around the corner. Human trafficking, organized crime, ethnic tension, and religious conflicts are all there. EU states must put away the blindfolds and take the Balkan region more seriously. Making Pristina, Sarajevo, and Belgrade better places would help the people there -- and boost European self-esteem as well.

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1945: Born into poverty in Montenegro, the son of a Serb nationalist fighter
1960: Moves to Sarajevo, marries, studies medicine, becomes a pyschiatrist, writes poetry and meets Dobrica Cosic, who encourages him to enter politics.
1968: Publishes poetry collection
1971: Graduates in medicine
1974-1975: Studies at Columbia University in New York
1983: Becomes a hospital worker in Belgrade
1990: Helps found and serves as President of SDS party
1992: Civil war breaks out between Serbs, Croats and Muslims after the UN recognises Bosnia-Herzegovina as an independent state.
1992-1995: Bosnian war
Nov 1995: The Dayton peace accords are brokered. Karadzic is indicted for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity by the UN tribunal.
1996: Resigns the presidency and goes into hiding.
2004: During his years on the run, he publishes a book called Miraculous Chronicles of the Night.
2008: Arrested in Belgrade, after he had been living in the city and practising alternative medicine in disguise.
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