Armed demonstrators faced off, launching fireworks and firing guns in central Caracas some ten blocks from the Government Palace, Saturday, as protests against President Nicolas Maduro continue to rock the Venezuelan capital.
Pro-Maduro protesters and anti-government demonstrators clashed in the area, attempting to take control of the neighbourhood. Earlier in the day protesters were reportedly seen throwing Molotov cocktails at the National Guard from a block of flats in the vicinity. Pro-Maduro protesters could be seen removing barricades that anti-government activists had set up earlier in the day.
There are few things less ambiguous than a call to kill another person. Except, apparently, at The Washington Post.
On July 21, imams Ammar Shahin of the Islamic Center of Davis (ICD) and Mahmoud Harmoush of Islamic Center of Riverside gave speeches calling for the destruction of the Jews in the context of the recent violence centered around the Temple Mount. Both imams called on Allah “to liberate Al Aqsa from the Jews.”
The speeches were brought to light by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which picked them up from the YouTube channels of both Islamic centers.
After exposure by MEMRI, news of one or both of the offending sermons were picked up The Jerusalem Post, the National Review, The Times of Israel, the Jewish Journal, the Free Beacon and various pro-Israel blogs, including Legal Insurrection and The Tower. There appears to be little or no national coverage given during the week to the sermons. (The local Davis Enterprise reported on it in middle of last week, but most national news organizations didn’t touch the story until Friday.)
Watch as a group of young African and Muslim migrants launch a brutal attack on this disabled German man who was enjoying a day at the park until these Muslim migrants targeted him and his friend.
Watch as they leave the much larger friend alone and target the much weaker, much more disabled man and systematically kick and stop him on the ground.
Australian security services have foiled a terrorist plot to bring down an aeroplane with a bomb, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced.
Police arrested four people in a series of raids conducted at homes around Sydney.
Turnbull said the suspects were detained “to disrupt and prevent plans to undertake terrorist attacks in Australia”.
It remains unclear as to when and where the attack had been due to be carried out, but it is believed that an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was the intended weapon.
Members of the Australian Federal Police, New South Wales Police and Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) conducted the raids after receiving information about such a device.
“Four men have been taken into custody and are assisting police with their enquiries,” a police statement said.
Turnbull said he had been briefed on the unfolding situation by security organisation heads.
“My number one priority, and that of my government, is the safety and security of all Australians, and the public should be reassured that our security and intelligence agencies are working tirelessly to keep us safe,” the leader said in a statement.
Deadly protests rocked Venezuela on Sunday as voters broadly boycotted an election for a constitutional super-body that unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro vowed would begin a "new era of combat" in the crisis-stricken nation.
Anti-Maduro activists wearing hoods or masks erected barricades on roads, and scuffles broke out with security forces who moved in quickly to disperse demonstrators who denounced the election as a naked power grab by the president.
Authorities said 10 people were killed in the confrontations, which made Sunday one of the deadliest days since massive protests started in early April.
Maduro, widely disliked for overseeing an unraveling of Venezuela's economy, has promised the assembly will bring peace by way of a new constitution after four months of opposition protests in which more than 120 people have been killed.
Opposition parties sat out the election, saying it was rigged to increase Maduro's powers, a view shared by countries including Spain, Canada, Colombia and the United States.
The Trump administration is considering imposing U.S. sanctions on Venezuela's vital oil sector in response to Sunday's election, U.S. officials said.
Potential U.S. sanctions on sales of light crude to Venezuela's oil company PDVSA would hamper its already weak refining network.
Caracas was largely shut down, streets were deserted and polling stations were mostly empty, dealing a blow to the legitimacy of the vote. A bomb exploded in the capital and wounded seven police officers in what could be the spread of more aggressive tactics.
Critics say the assembly will allow Maduro to dissolve the opposition-run Congress, delay future elections and rewrite electoral rules to prevent the socialists from being voted out of power. The opposition vowed to hold protests again on Monday and to keep pressuring Maduro's cash-strapped government until he's forced from office.
"Even if they win today, this won't last long," said opposition supporter Berta Hernandez, a 60-year-old doctor in a wealthier Caracas district. "I'll continue on the streets because, not long from now, this will come to an end."
The Somali migrant refuses to pay for a ticket in order to ride the bus like everybody else in the country of Finland.
Watch this bus driver be forced to scuffle with the Somali migrant who is demanding a free ride on the bus while natural born Finnish citizens are forced to pay to ride the same bus this migrant thinks he is entitled to for free.
Palestinian kids undergo anti-Semitic and Jihadi brainwashing from a very young age.
This little girl, armed with a pistol, will only marry someone who kills Jews.
This is a sick culture.
European officials estimate that about 300 women from the United States and Europe have joined the various jihadist groups fighting in Syria’s civil war. Women from countries including Norway, Canada, the United Kingdom, Austria, France, the Netherlands, and the US are known to have joined the Islamic State. In October, three schoolgirls from Denver, Colorado attempted to travel to Syria to join the jihadist group in Syria, but were stopped in Germany and sent back home. But others have completed the journey, and stayed.
On Dec. 2, a female claiming to live within the Islamic State posted to her Twitter account ways women can help in jihad without fighting.
In response to a question from a user asking how she could “defend Islam and the oppressed there,” Muhajirah Witness, formerly known on Twitter as Muhajirah Amatullah, explained: “So much U can encourage, financially equip a Mujahid, lo0k [sic] after his family, refute the liars etc & make genuine effort 4 Hijrah.” Hijra is the Arabic word for migration. The owner of the Twitter account changed her name to Muhajirah Witness following the exposure and arrest of the man behind the well-known pro-Islamic State Twitter account Shami Witness.
In the past, Muhajirah Witness has tweeted about life in Raqqah under the Islamic State, boasting about the domestic role women play in everyday life. She has also tweeted about slavery under the caliphate, claiming that Islamic rulings permit men, women, and children to be slaves if they are prisoners of war.
Despite Muhajirah Witness’ tweets trying to describe some semblance of a normal life in Raqqah, her statements conflict with the Islamic State’s own description of how its fighters treat women.
On Dec. 3, the Islamic State’s “Research and Fatwa Department” published a pamphlet detailing how its fighters are to treat female slaves when they are captured. The pamphlet was recently translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
The 27 question-and-answer pamphlet explains that Islamic State militants are allowed to have sex with female captives, can capture unbelieving women, and can perform darb ta’deeb, or “disciplinary beatings.” The pamphlet makes distinctions between the types of beatings that are allowed (it claims “beating for the purpose of achieving gratification” is not permitted) and discusses when pre-pubescent women are “fit for intercourse.”
For example, one of the questions translated reads: “Question 13: Is it permissible to have intercourse with a female slave who has not reached puberty?” The Islamic State answers: “It is permissible to have intercourse with the female slave who hasn’t reached puberty if she is fit for intercourse; however, if she is not fit for intercourse, then it is enough to enjoy her without intercourse.”
Another question addresses how female slaves are expected to dress and cover parts of the body; “Question 14: What private parts of the female slave’s body must be concealed during prayer?” The Islamic State’s fatwa contains this answer: “Her private body parts [that must be concealed] during prayer are the same as those [that must be concealed] outside [prayer], and they [include] everything besides the head, neck, hands and feet.”
The pamphlet also explains that militants are not allowed to separate pre-pubescent children from their mothers by buying or selling them, but can do so “if the children are grown and mature.”
After seizing the town of Sinjar, Iraq in early August, the Islamic State captured what the US State Department estimated is between 1,500 and 4,000 Yazidi girls and women. These women have been raped, tortured, and in some cases even forced to marry the group’s fighters. On Dec. 17, several news outlets reported that one Islamic State militant murdered 150 women in Fallujah after the women refused to marry the group’s fighters. The mass killings could not be independently verified by The Long War Journal.
The Islamic State’s pamphlet highlights the brutal treatment that Yazidi women and others have suffered and will continue to face under the organization’s harsh interpretation of sharia law. Yazidi women who have been rescued from the Islamic State have recounted repeated rapes by the group’s fighters. Meanwhile, in its official English-language propaganda magazine, “Dabiq,” the Islamic State defends its treatment of the Yazidi women, citing Islamic law as its reasoning for capturing and enslaving them.
Despite female Islamic State recruiters describing “positive” aspects of life in Raqqah on their social media accounts, the group’s own material shows a different side, one that exposes its real and brutal treatment of women.
Clearly, life in Raqqah is nothing like the rosy picture painted by the Islamic State’s female boosters. In November, the United Nations released a report documenting the Islamic State’s various war crimes and other atrocities. One section is titled, “Violations against women.” In Islamic State-controlled “areas of Syria, women and girls have largely been confined to their houses, excised from public life.”
All aspects of their lives are covered by the Islamic State’s draconian sharia laws. The UN report notes that these laws are enforced not only by male members of the organization, but also by an “all-female brigade, Al-Khans’aa, which assists in monitoring adherence to dress codes and enforcing punishments.”
The Islamic State “has executed women, as well as men, for unapproved contact with the opposite sex, resulting in charges of adultery.” In Raqqah, on “three separate occasions” between June and July this year, groups of women were executed “on these grounds,” the UN report states. Most of them were “stoned to death, ostensibly for adultery.”
The situation is so dire that, according to one witness interviewed by the UN, a 19-year-old “university student” committed suicide rather than marry an Islamic State member, as her parents commanded.
The Islamic State’s female supporters do not tweet such horror stories. They prefer to pretend that the oppressive laws they live under are necessary and just.
Arab residents were Rioting, blocking roads, burning tires and hurling objects at police yesterday in Jaffa (Tel Aviv), during protests against police brutality,after one resident was shot and killed by cops, while fleeing a scene of a shooting. At around 4:30am Saturday morning, police received a report of gunfire on Yefet Street, with the window of a butcher shop having been smashed. Policemen who were patrolling nearby were called to the scene. When they arrived, they noticed several masked men trying to escape via motorcycles. Police began chasing after them, and eventually shot at them while trying to stop them, injuring two in the process. One of them later died of his wounds. This deadly incident caused the riots in Jaffa during Saturday, which later resumed at evening when the funeral of the dead Arab guy was taking place. The funeral, which traveled from the deceased's home through the local mosque, turned into more riots.
As reported earlier today, a young culture-enricher went on a jihad rampage in Hamburg today with a large knife — possibly a kebab knife — killing one person and wounding five others.
Egri Nök has compiled a report on the day’s events in Hamburg, and the official response.
Hamburg Jihadi a Palestinian Refugee
by Egri Nök
The attacker who today killed one man in a supermarket in Hamburg and injured six other people, one of them gravely, was a Palestinian “refugee” named Ahmed al H., according to the German newspaper Tagesspiegel. He was born in 1991 in Saudi Arabia [or the U.A.E.] and came to Germany as a refugee.
Although he was due to be deported, he couldn’t be, due to his lack of papers.
He is reportedly known to German intelligence agencies as an extremist, and as a so-called “risk” — one of those assessed by German intelligence agencies as willing to commit acts of violence.
According to Bild, the refugee accomodation where H. was residing was raided this evening by police.
A video shows passers-by fighting the attacker with chairs.
There will be a police press conference tomorrow at 12:00 PM CET that we will report from.
A machete-wielding man has killed one and injured several others after going on the rampage through a German supermarket this afternoon.
The attacker, who reportedly screamed Allahu Akbar, ran into an Edeka shop in the northern city of Hamburg and knifed a customer to death before slashing at four others as he fled.
He ran off but was pursued by passers-by who wrestled him to the ground and called police who made an arrest.
Heavily armed officers have locked the area down and police helicopters have been seen above the crime scene. A motive for the knifing has not yet been established.
According to Bild, the man shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as he launched the attack in a branch of Edeka, Germany's largest supermarket chain.
A witness told the newspaper: 'The man has suddenly struck out on customers, there was one dead and several injured.'
The Pakistani military says four Pakistani soldiers were killed on Sunday when their army vehicle was struck by Indian shelling from across the Line of Control (LoC) that separates parts of Kashmir held by both countries.
The Pakistan army resorted to heavy shelling and firing at the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri and Poonch districts on Saturday, to which the Indian Army had strongly retaliated according to officials. "Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing at Indian positions in Rajouri and Poonch sectors of the LoC," Defence Ministry sources told IANS
A border standoff between Chinese and Indian troops on a remote Himalayan plateau has heightened long-standing tensions while ensnaring a tiny kingdom, Bhutan, between the two nuclear-armed powers.
The row has festered for more than a month as India and China refuse to back down in the distant but strategically key territory, reflecting the historic mistrust between the Asian giants.
The area is disputed between China and Bhutan but India's decision to jump into the fray reflects its concerns about Beijing's growing military might and ambitions in the region, analysts say.
The border trouble began in mid-June when Chinese soldiers started to extend a road through the Doklam territory -- known as "Donglang" in Chinese.
India, a close ally of Bhutan, then deployed troops to stop the construction project, prompting Beijing to accuse India of trespassing on Chinese soil.
China, which warned this week that it would step up its deployment, insists that India must withdraw its troops before any proper negotiation takes place. India says said both sides should withdraw their forces.
"The solution to this issue is simple, which is that the Indian troops back out honestly," Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said this week.
While the deadlock may be broached during Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval's visit to Beijing on Thursday, there are no signs that either side is ready to back down.
"It's easier to shake a mountain than to shake the People's Liberation Army (PLA)," Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Wu Qian boasted at a press conference Monday.
Defend Europe, a project of Génération Identitaire, is undertaking an anti-migration action in the Mediterranean right now. Using a 40 meter former research vessel, Defend Europe plan to collect evidence against the activities of NGO’s and where possible, to return migrants to their port of departure. Using a combination of their own funds, and crowdfunding through wesearchr.com, Defend Europe has obtained the use of a 422 tonne ship, the “C-star” (formally “Suunta”). They have fitted it with radar, sailed it from Africa to Sicily, and are the verge of launching their first major NGO reconnaissance / Search and Rescue mission.
Defend Europa has previously written about NGO’s working with people smugglers to collect migrants from closer and closer to the African coast. Rather than returning them to the nearest safe port, as specified in international law, the NGO’s have been shipping the migrants hundreds of kilometers to Sicily and Greece, while coaching them on asylum seeker claims. Once in Europe, asylum seekers are rarely if ever deported, even when their claims are rejected.
Defend Europe / Génération Identitaire are aware of the NGO’s activities, and plan to show them to the world. They believe that collaboration between NFO’s and people smuggling gangs is illegal, causes deaths at sea, and contributes to the migrant crisis in Europe. Defend Europe believe that the Australian policy of stopping and or turning back every boat is the best policy for Europe. Australia commenced this policy in 2013 and virtually eliminated people smuggling immediately.
Generation Identitaire are an organization of young, social media savvy identitarians mainly from central Europe. They have taken as the symbol of their movement “The Lambda, painted on proud Spartans shields”, which generally appears in yellow on black, or black on yellow.
Buried in the Himalayas in the Siliguri Corridor, also known as the Chicken's neck, Chinese and Indian military forces sit on the respective sides of their vague borders and entrench themselves for what could become a shooting war between nuclear powers.
Both Beijing and New Delhi see the conflict as a shoving match for dominance in the Himalayas, an age-old struggle between the two states that most recently went hot in 1962, before either state had perfected nuclear bombs.
But now a Chinese construction project aiming to build a road that can support 40 ton vehicle traffic threatens a critical passage in India and risks alienating New Delhi from its ally, Bhutan.
As China asserts sovereignty over the disputed border zone with the building project, Indian troops have entrenched themselves, according to a dispatch from the South China Morning Post.
“New bunkers are being built, the ground is being mined to pre-empt Chinese attack, machine-gun nests are being placed at strategic points, and soldiers are performing battle drills at least twice a day,” according to the Post.
( The Chicken's Neck–also known as the Siliguri Corridor—is a narrow strip of land, 24 kilometers (15 mi) in width separating India from its northeast states. The area is marked in red. Note that the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir is divided between India, China, and Pakistan (the colored areas represent the parts which are not under control of India). Wikimedia Commons)
Both India and Bhutan have protested China's ambitious one belt one road program to undertake massive infrastructure projects across Asia, and now China seems intent on testing the two nations' resolve.
“They are trying to show Bhutan who calls the shots in the Himalayas. So we have to ensure we are capable of defending Bhutan’s territorial integrity,” Maj. Gen. Gaganjit Singh, who commanded a division in India’s Northeast before retiring as the deputy chief of the Defence Intelligence Agency, told the Post. “We have to prove we can defend Bhutan and we are determined not to lose the current terrain and tactical advantage we have in Chumbi Valley.”
At 9,800 feet in elevation, the Indian troops sit and watch the Chinese below as they push forward with their road.
“It’s important for us to stop the Chinese here because if we fail, they will roll on to the Chicken’s Neck and can cut off our northeast,” said Singh.
Meanwhile, China, the numerically superior army, declared it would protect its border "at all costs," and that the Indians should have "no illusions" about their resolve.
But while China sees this step as vital for asserting dominance and achieving a major construction initiative, and India sees it as a vital threat to its national integrity, neither side wants serious fighting to start.
“A hot war between India and China could squander all the gains from their extensive economic diplomacy, and that would work against each country’s interests in a big way,” Michael Kugelman, the Deputy Director of the Wilson Center’s Asia Program, told The Cipher Brief of the conflict.
Sheikh Muhammad Nimr Zaghmout, the head of the Palestinian Islamic Council in Lebanon, declared Jihad for the “liberation” of the Al-Aqsa Mosque during a July 16 interview on Mayadeen TV. Sheikh Zaghmout said that Jihad has become “an individual duty” incumbent upon every Muslim man and woman.
An African migrant from Senegal wielding a knife is arrested by the police in Pisa, Italy after sitting down at a restaurant table demanding food be given to him for free and then harassing all of the customers at adjoining tables.
Eventually the Italian police swooped in and apprehended the would be terrorist.
An Egyptian army hero intercepted a car bomb with his tank saving lives of dozens in Sinai. Four terrorists sat in the vehicle which carried 100kg of explosives. Three of them planned to step out and shoot troops while driver would attack the checkpoint Location: Sohag, Egypt
This week a lot of people died in Israel. How did it all happen? What critical facts did the media leave out? And why do some headlines make it look like there's no moral difference between the victims and the attackers who killed them? We break down the events, the facts and the media failures.
A knife-wielding man shouting "Allahu Akbar" has attacked police on the Spanish-Moroccan border, injuring an officer, according to Spanish authorities. The attacker was immediately arrested by Spanish law enforcement.
The incident took place at a border post between the Moroccan town of Beni Enzar and the Spanish-controlled city of Melilla on Tuesday, local media reported.
"A man entered the border post and once inside, pulled out a large knife and confronted [police] shouting 'Allahu Akbar' [God is Great], slightly injuring a policeman," Irene Flores, a spokeswoman for the Spanish government's representative office in Melilla, told AFP.
A spokesman for Spanish police also confirmed the incident to the news agency.
Law enforcement have opened an investigation into the case. The nationality of the attacker has not yet been determined, according to local media.
A group of Shiites from Afghanistan came in contact with some Sunnis from Syria and all hell broke loose on the streets of Bugibba, Malta.
Chairs, metal bars, and anything else that can be picked up quickly was used to attack one another as tourists watched in horror.
Over the past few days, the whole political elite of the country behind closed doors have been discussed a bill that should start a new page in the history of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict in the Donbas.
In the near future, parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions that are not controlled by Kyiv may be declared occupied territories. But those who search for the names of the occupying country are just wasting their time. Ukrainian authorities have moved to the stage of "hybrid" responses to "hybrid" challenges, which should be understood also as occupation without an invader.
In addition, the new concept of response to aggression involves the possibility of not weakening but increasing the involvement of the Armed Forces in the conflict in the East. In fact, the president wants to give the right to declare a martial law without a declaration of martial law.
As tensions continue to flare up at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Muslim jihadists in Turkey are wasting no time in stirring up anti-Israeli sentiments by launching attacks on businesses owned by Jews.
Watch as they systematically target any and every Jewish owned business these jihadists can find operating openly in Turkey.
Riots sparked once again earlier between local Arabs and Israeli security forces at Lions’ Gate in Jerusalem. Hostilities kicked off at the conclusion of Muslim prayers, prompting police to respond with riot dispersal techniques, including the launching of stun grenades. Protest was also held in the Arab town of Taybe in central Israel, when dozens of Arabs tried to block Road 444 with burning tiers. One was arrested by police. A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit an open area in southern Israel. This is the second rocket fired at Israel since yesterday. In response IDF tank attacked Hamas position.
A video uploaded by a Chinese citizen in Tibet shows a massive amount of hardware being moved in position on the border with India.
For the past several weeks the Chinese military has been attempting to incite a response from India by provoking them with numerous live fire drills in a region that numerous countries all claim as their own.
China warned on Monday that it will step up its troop deployment in a border dispute with India, vowing to defend its sovereignty at "whatever cost".
The standoff started more than a month ago after Chinese troops started building a road on a remote plateau, which is disputed by China and Bhutan.
Indian troops moved in to the flashpoint zone to halt the work, with China accusing them of violating its territorial sovereignty and calling for their immediate withdrawal.
"The crossing of the mutually recognised national borders on the part of India... is a serious violation of China's territory and runs against the international law," Chinese defence ministry spokesman Wu Qian told a press conference.
"The determination and the willingness and the resolve of China to defend its sovereignty is indomitable, and it will safeguard its sovereignty and security interests at whatever cost," he added.
Chinese "border troops have taken emergency response measures in the area and will further step up deployment and trainings in response to the situation," he said.
The spokesman did not give any details about the deployment.
India and China have both said they have foreign support for their positions on the conflict.
Bhutan has said construction of the road is "a direct violation" of agreements with China. Bhutan and China do not have diplomatic relations.
India, which fought a war with China in 1962 over a separate part of the disputed Himalayan border, supports Bhutan's claim.
But India should "not have any illusions" that its position will prevail, Wu said.
"The history of the PLA (People's Liberation Army) over the past 90 years has proven that our resolve to safeguard (China's) sovereignty and territory... are indomitable," he said.
"It is difficult to shake the PLA, even more difficult than to shake a mountain."
India and China have vied for influence in South Asia, with Beijing ploughing large sums into infrastructure projects in Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Bhutan has remained closely allied to India.
China once again demands India withdraw its troops from Chinese territory in the Doklam region. A defense ministry spokesman also says China's determination to defend its territory is "unshakable."
At least five people have been injured, two seriously, after a man attacked people with a chainsaw in the Swiss town of Schaffhausen.
Police said the perpetrator has been identified but remains at large after the attack, which prompted them to seal off the centre of the town on the German border.
A shop owner told Swiss newspaper Blick a man with a chainsaw was walking the streets and police later confirmed the report.
Police said the attack is not being treated as an act of terrorism.
Police official Ravi Landolt identified the suspected perpetrator as Franz Wrousis.
Prosecutor Peter Sticher said the man had no fixed address but previously had been registered himself as living in the southeastern Swiss canton (state) of Graubuenden.
Mr Landolt said Wrousis has two previous convictions, dating back to 2014 and 2016, for contraventions of weapons laws.
The video was released as Khalifa Haftar and his self-styled army declared victory in the eastern city of Benghazi. A full video shows all 18 men drop to the floor after they are shot in the head by men in military fatigues and wearing balaclavas.
India should get ready for an “all-out confrontation” along the entire stretch of the disputed boundary with China, the country’s state media said on Tuesday, threatening to open up new fronts of conflict on the 3,488 km non-demarcated border between the two countries.
China isn’t afraid to go to “war” with India and will be ready for a long-term confrontation, the Global Times comment piece said.
The threat of new geographical points of conflict being opened up along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) comes amid the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recently carrying out live-fire drills in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) close to Arunachal Pradesh, claimed by China as part of south Tibet.
The continuing hostile posturing by China’s state-controlled media is a crucial aspect of Beijing’s overall aggressive stand taken on the ongoing military impasse at Donglang across the Sikkim border.
“China can take further countermeasures along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). If India stirs up conflicts in several spots, it must face the consequence of an all-out confrontation with China along the entire LAC,” the nationalistic tabloid, Global Times, said in a comment piece on Tuesday. “China doesn’t advocate and tries hard to avoid a military clash with India, but China doesn’t fear going to war to safeguard sovereignty either, and will make itself ready for a long-term confrontation,” it added.
Affiliated to the Communist Party of China (CPC) mouthpiece, People’s Daily, the Global Times has been on the forefront of Chinese media’s editorial attack on India. Its battle-plan is short and simple – obfuscate New Delhi’s points of view on the current impasse and peddle China’s deliberately one-sided view of the situation.