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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Pak Defence Minister makes nuke threat ~ reacting to a false news article !!!

More than 54,000 people are being forced to leave their homes on Christmas day in Germany's biggest evacuation since the Second World war. An unexploded 'blockbuster' bomb from World War II was found in the southerly city of Augsburg, meaning all residents living within a mile radius are leaving their homes while the device is defused. The massive British aerial bomb - which was the largest ever dropped by the RAF, weighing 1.8 tonnes - was discovered on a construction site in the city.

The city was located in an important strategic military position and housed three large barracks during the Second World War. It also had a sub-centre of the Dakau concentration camp supplying approximately thousands of workers for war-related industry. The most particular of these was the Messerschmitt AG military aircraft firm headquartered there, which had more than 18,000 people helping to construct warplanes at its peak. Having already been bombed as part of Operation Margin in 1942, large parts of central Augsburg were destroyed on February 25 and 26 1944, when the city was attacked by hundreds of RAF and US bombers.

I searched for a couple of websites to be confirmed that it is for real ~ there are many fake news sweeping Internet, especially on Whatsapp and similar forums – there were one too many rumours especially on the (ill)health of political leaders of the State – with people claiming their news to be from authentic sources, but after a couple of days, such news turns out to be false !  First Post’s Faking news are often interesting .. packing lot of spice # here are couple of latest news read there ::

Christmas doesn’t seem to be merry for Alastair Cook and team. After failing to win the series in Bangladesh, England were thrashed 4-0 by India in a 5 match test series. Looking at their recent record in Asia, now even Sri Lanka wants to play them in a 11 test series.  An 11 test match series is unheard of in recent times. We asked Thilanga Sumathipala, the president of SLC about the length of the series. He replied confidently, “We are currently on the 7th spot of ICC test rankings. If we want to be on the top of the table, we will have to play a lot of matches with a weak team. Considering their current form, the English team is our best bet on home turf.”

Virender Sehwag the cavalier batsman is a darling on twitter with his fun-filled, timely hits on twitter.   In  a first of its kind course, Sehwag International School is set to introduce Twitter as a subject. School’s founder Virender Sehwag will be taking this class where he will teach kids this very important life skill for today’s world. Sehwag’s jokes, witty comments and birthday wishes have won him a lot of fans online and now people eagerly await his tweets to see what he comes up with next. This will not be a part of the regular teaching schedule and will be taught in extra classes after the regular closing time. The course will be limited to the senior classes and students below 8th standard will not be allowed to attend.

The swashbuckling opener further added, “At Sehwag International School, we don’t restrict ourselves to book learning alone, we want to provide all around development of the children, only then they can survive in today’s world. Once they graduate from our school, they can create their Twitter accounts and quickly become Twitter influencers, good money in that job these days. I will RT their first 5 tweets to set them on their way.”

.. .. the 2 news in blue are from First Post Faking news and are clear false news meant for fun only.. but not what you are going to read below – source : Daily Mail UK>

The terrifying consequences of fake news was illustrated when Pakistan's defence minister threatened to attack Israel with nuclear missiles. He responded to a false news article suggesting Israel had threatened Pakistan with nuclear obliteration if it sent forces into Syria.

Khawaja Muhammad Asif's sinister threat read: 'Israeli def min threatens nuclear retaliation presuming pak role in Syria against Daesh. Israel forgets Pakistan is a Nuclear state too.' It is not the first time Pakistan's Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif  has threatened to use the country's nuclear weapons. In September he threatened India.  The New York Times said he was responding to a bogus article on in which it was claimed Israel's Defence Minister had said: 'If Pakistan send ground troops into Syria on any pretext, we will destroy this country with a nuclear attack.'

Pakistan and Israel both have nuclear arsenals. Mr Asif appeared to accept the article at face value, despite the fact that it mentioned Israel's former defence minister, Moshe Yaalon, rather than Avigdor Lieberman, who took over in May. Israel's Defence Ministry responded to Mr Asif's tweet, denying the Israeli defence minister had made the original statement cited in the fake news article. 'The statement attributed to fmr Def Min Yaalon re Pakistan was never said,' the Israeli Defence Ministry on its official Twitter account.

The stories are troublesome and people reacting without knowing the truth and correctness is worrisome .. and to think that they control nuclear armament makes people disquieting.

With regards – S. Sampathkumar

25th Dec 2016.

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