(By Sharmine Narwani) It’s been a bad time for foes of ISIS. Islamic State scored a neat hat-trick by invading strategic Ramadi in Iraq’s mainly Sunni Anbar province, occupying Syria’s historic gem Palmyra, and taking over Al-Tanf, the last remaining border crossing with Iraq.
The multinational, American-led ‘Coalition’ launched last August to thwart Islamic State’s . . . → Read More: The connection between ISIS and US-led coalition
Cross-border violations on both sides of the Line of Control seem to be in full swing as of now, with allegations of cross-border firing and infiltration being the most common complaints. They come at a time when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi just wrapped up his visit to Kargil, in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir. Mr. . . . → Read More: Going around in circles: The lack of a coherent policy
Tahrik-e-Taliban Pakistan – Terrorists not “Islamic warriors”… why is the Pakistan Government trying to talk peace with them?
Hurrah! Lets celebrate! Lets sing and dance with joy! Lets all sing in praise of our blessed leaders… for they have found a way to bring peace to our terrorism infected country…. yay! Pakistan is on . . . → Read More: Peace talks without peace
It seems Mr Sehbai is not clear in his own mind about the role he wants the Army to play. He blames Gen Kayani for sitting on the sidelines and letting the country slide into the current mess. Yet he blames 10 years of Army rule which incidentally except for first three years of Musharraf . . . → Read More: Sehbai on Kayani: Can’t Live… with or without you
PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD NATO helicopters and fighter aircraft attacked two Pakistani military checkpoints along Afghan border in a pre-dawn attack on Saturday, killing up to 26 troops and prompting Pakistan to shut vital supplies to NATO/ISAF troops, besides lodging strong protests with the US and NATO authorities.
A major and a captain were among the martyred troops . . . → Read More: 24 Pakistani Soldiers Martyred By NATO / ISAF Forces
To fix its troubled counterterrorism training, the FBI is calling in the cavalry.
The Bureau has turned to the Army’s Combating Terrorism Center at West Point to scour the FBI’s training materials, after Danger Room revealed that Bureau specialists were teaching agents that “mainstream” Muslims were likely to be “violent” and radical.” The West . . . → Read More: FBI, Army, Islam & Terrorism: The Stupid Connection
PML-F Chief Pir Pagara said Saturday that the army would need to be called in for the restoration of peace in Karachi, meanwhile Interior Minister Rehman Malik said that some individuals were directing the carnage in Karachi from jails adding that action against miscreants would continue until peace was restored in the city.
. . . → Read More: Pagara calls for deployment of Army in Karachi
The national resilience of the Pakistani people is to be judged by the degree of their consciousness and commitment to guard their values, traditions and honour, called the National Purpose, or the raison-d’etre, as the French call it. National Purpose, is sacrosanct and sublime. Quaid-e-Azam first of all preferred to affirm his own faith, belief . . . → Read More: Pakistan: Our National Purpose