Curse of the Sauds in Yemen

(By Ekaterina Blinova) The US-backed House of Saud has long been playing different Yemeni governments, the Houthis, the Muslims Brotherhood, and al-Qaeda all against one another in a real life version of “Game of Thrones,” Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya noted.

While Yemen is currently being bombed into accepting the US-Saudi authoritarian order, one could hardly imagine . . . → Read More: Curse of the Sauds in Yemen

Bleeding with Karachi

Last September, the Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Nawaz Sharif paid a visit to Karachi to observe himself the actual situation of Karachi, the financial hub of Pakistan. In consultation with the law-enforcement agencies, he approved the urgently required strategy to curb violence. It was then decided to start a broad-spectrum operation against all those . . . → Read More: Bleeding with Karachi

Somebody educate John Bolton

(By Bill Van Auken) The New York Times Thursday published a prominent opinion piece entitled “To Stop Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Iran.”

The author was John R. Bolton, a former State Department official and, for a brief period, US ambassador to the United Nations, under the administration of George W. Bush. He became an influential figure . . . → Read More: Somebody educate John Bolton

ISIS and TTP – Pakistan a breeding or a battle ground?

With the Taliban dominant, ISIS will have trouble making space in Pakistan—though the group is becoming more popular

The brutal methods that the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) has become notorious for were already seen some years ago, first in Afghanistan and later in Pakistan, as the two branches of the . . . → Read More: ISIS and TTP – Pakistan a breeding or a battle ground?

The inevitable crisis in Bangladesh

(By Frederic Grare) Bangladesh has plunged once again into one of those recurrent crises that have punctuated the country’s political life since independence. Khaleda Zia, leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the main opposition party, decided to commemorate the first anniversary of the 2014 parliamentary elections as the day of “the murder of democracy” . . . → Read More: The inevitable crisis in Bangladesh

Violence and religion – the deep connection

Terrorism can’t be blamed on religion alone, but murder and brutality are elemental to almost every major faith.

The year 2015 has opened to slaughter in the name of gods. In Paris, two Islamist brothers executed Charlie Hebdo cartoonists “in defense of the Prophet,” while an associate killed shoppers in a kosher grocery. In Nigeria, . . . → Read More: Violence and religion – the deep connection

Boko Haram – a massacre that never got world’s attention

The group’s latest attack on northern Nigeria http://t.co/I0933lTWCb failed to make waves in the world media.

Boko Haram, Nigeria’s Islamist militants, got the world’s attention last year http://fw.to/mZxFCNB after kidnapping 276 schoolgirls. The despicable group still holds most of the girls, is still untamed and now appears to control much of the remote north of . . . → Read More: Boko Haram – a massacre that never got world’s attention

Seven conflicts of 2014 not reported much

2014 has been a brutal year. The death toll of Syria’s ongoing civil war likely eclipsed 200,000, while the hideous rise of the Islamic State spurred a U.S.-led bombing campaign. A separatist insurgency in eastern Ukraine led to thousands of deaths and clouded relations between the West and Moscow, which is believed to be aiding . . . → Read More: Seven conflicts of 2014 not reported much

9/11 – A US, Israel and Saudi Arabia’s brainchild

“This 9/11 data dump is so radioactive the US Government will likely collapse. The world will never be the same when nations everywhere see this report!” – Veteran 9/11 Investigator

State of the Nation

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Mr Kaplan got it wrong… intentionally!

In an article published in Forbes—“Rearranging the Subcontinent”—the author Mr Robert D Kaplan starts with the profound observation that-‘the division of the Indian subcontinent may not be history’s last word in political geography’— thereby implying that the situation is in some kind of flux and may be resolved with changes. The fact is that a . . . → Read More: Mr Kaplan got it wrong… intentionally!