Dec 2, 2009 Assortment


NEWS

Letter by Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed

““Dear Mr Hamid Mir,

As’salaam’u’alaikum’wa’rahmatAllaah

I hope you are doing well. It has been almost a year since the Mumbai attacks took place. I am writing to you because I would like to offer some thoughts in this regard…”

Zardari — Mysterious shifting of Swiss case documents

“GENEVA: Pakistani High Commissioner in Britain Wajid Shamsul Hasan headed a secret operation in Geneva and received at least 12 cartons comprising the original documents and evidences against some Pakistani high-ups in Swiss money laundering case, Geo News reported Tuesday.

… The sources at Pakistan embassy said if the concerned officials or the courts do not interfere by taking the evidences back from Wajid, then these documents would be wasted for good…”

DEFENSE

Sighted: A Secret US Aircraft in Afghanistan

“Since April, a steady string of reports have detailed sightings of a mysterious, unidentified UAV prowling the skies above Kandahar. Grainy, Loch-Ness-Monster-like photos revealed a flying-wing-type aircraft with stealth features.”

New laser weapon can safely destroy IEDs from distance

“During the laser firings Sept. 22-24 at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., Laser Avenger neutralized different types of IEDs, including large-caliber artillery munitions and smaller bomblets and mortar rounds.”

WEBSITE

Royal Society Launches Web Site Celebrating 350 Years of Science

“To mark the occasion, a team of scientists and historians have launched a new web site called “Trailblazing,” and it essentially lets you take a virtual tour through three and a half centuries of scientific discovery (1660-2010).”

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