Tacstrat: NSA and America’s Surveillance Overdrive

“The more a society monitors, controls, and observes its citizens, the less free it is” ~ Benjamin Franklin

The United States of America has long been known to have the world’s most advanced and sophisticated intelligence-gathering capabilities. Their external intelligence agency, the Central Intelligence Agency or CIA, is the most well-known secret . . . → Read More: Tacstrat: NSA and America’s Surveillance Overdrive

Billy Bob’s got to move out

By Fred Reed

TSA I bet this won’t surprise you.

The United States is the most hated country in the world, followed closely by Israel, and then by nobody. Wny? Why not Ecuador? China? Russia? East Timor? The hostility puzzles many Americans, who genuinely believe their country to be a force for good, a pillar of democracy, . . . → Read More: Billy Bob’s got to move out

Tacstrat: What double-game?

By Zoon Ahmad Khan

For the most part Americans and the World believe Pakistan has fallen no short of treacherous in the ‘War on terror’ that started eleven years ago. Islamabad’s so-called ‘shady tactics’ have given her biggest ally cold feet, time and again. With aid cuts and unilateral attacks Washington has been able to . . . → Read More: Tacstrat: What double-game?

Finding a solution to Baluchistan’s instability

Dear Mr. Taylor,

This refers to the piece on the so-called ‘Pakistan Problem’ by Chris Mason in the Globe & Mail of December 22. It is small wonder the US policies are in such a mess in Afghanistan and Pakistan when people with so little knowledge and understanding are at work in Washington. After making . . . → Read More: Finding a solution to Baluchistan’s instability

New policies for a New Pakistan

WHEREAS Pakistan’s esteemed leadership has called for a review of the foreign policy and stated that we shall end duplicity and truly, openly, and sincerely support our key ally in the war on terror i.e. the Taliban;

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600, 2012 & 0: Not just numbers, game changers

Next May, NATO will hold its biannual heads of government summit in Chicago, Illinois. Few Americans are interested in or know much about NATO these days. Fewer are aware of this forthcoming summit and the crucial challenges facing the alliance and threatening its cohesion.

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Mullen’s Limited Understanding

Remember the time in 2007 when a U.S. soldier was killed and four other Americans were wounded by “unknown assailants” at what was supposed to be a peaceful dialogue with Afghan and Pakistani soldiers to resolve border disputes?

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Getting ready for war

Disclaimer: Intended for purposes of satire

The Pakistan Army has decided it does not need US military assistance and will fight terrorism using its own resources. They did not clarify if those resources included the Haqqani network and other insurgents in Afghanistan.

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‘Fuck You, Lady’, A US Embassy Man Yells At Dr. Shireen Mazari In Islamabad Restaurant

A Known Critic of US Meddling In Pakistan is publicly Harassed By An American

A US citizen has apparently tried to intimidate a known Pakistani critic of US presence in Pakistan. She says in a statement she ‘does not feel safe’ because of houses in her area rented out by alleged American intelligence operatives running . . . → Read More: ‘Fuck You, Lady’, A US Embassy Man Yells At Dr. Shireen Mazari In Islamabad Restaurant

True Lies: Wikileaks and the Pakistani Media

The Truth Shall Set You Free

In a world consumed with niceties and courtesies, where insults and admonishments are laced and veiled with subtleties and adornments, Wikileaks broke quite a few boundaries. Firstly, it dealt a deathly blow to the veil of secrecy (or ignorance) behind which the powers-that-be plotted and planned, whilst the . . . → Read More: True Lies: Wikileaks and the Pakistani Media