(By Tom Engelhardt) Given the cluttered landscape of the last 14 years, can you even faintly remember the moment when the Berlin Wall came down, the Cold War ended in a stunned silence of shock and triumph in Washington, Eastern Europe was freed, Germany unified, and the Soviet Union vanished from the face of the . . . → Read More: What Americans and world need to know about USA
(By Asif Haroon Raja) By the time PPP regime took over in March 2008 Fazlullah had created a state within state in Swat and adjoining districts. Former President Zardari and PM Gilani were forced to order a big operation in Swat in April 2009 after Fazlullah broke the peace deal signed two months earlier and . . . → Read More: The bumpy path of war against terror
(By Bill Van Auken) The gut-wrenching images of a three-year-old Syrian boy washed up on a Turkish beach, lying face-down in the sand, his lifeless body then cradled by a rescue worker, have brought home to people all over the world the desperate crisis that is unfolding on Europe’s borders.
The family of the toddler, . . . → Read More: Europe is facing the brunt of failed US policies
The statement by the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Wednesday acknowledging that Moscow and Islamabad are engaged in negotiations for the supply of the latest Russian version of Su-35 fighter jet to its “closest partner” Pakistan doesn’t comes as a surprise. This has been the stuff of kite flying by the Russian media . . . → Read More: India might blame Pakistan’s ISI for planting Modi as their PM
he war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups . . . → Read More: Syria and Iraq suffered due to US “support” of ISIS
(By Alfred W. McCoy) It might have been the most influential single sentence of that era: “In these circumstances it is clear that the main element of any United States policy toward the Soviet Union must be that of long-term, patient but firm and vigilant containment of Russian expansive tendencies.” And it originated in an . . . → Read More: Learn from USA how not to play the Great Game
(By Tim Craig and Shaiq Hussain) War-weary Pakistani lawmakers are balking at committing troops to the Saudi-led campaign against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, complicating efforts by Saudi Arabia to build a broad coalition for a possible ground offensive.
On Wednesday, for the third consecutive day, Pakistan’s Parliament debated whether to send troops, and perhaps . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s hesitations on Saudi – Yemen war
(By Gulam Asgar Mitha) Much is being written regarding the Charlie Hebdo issue in Paris, France. I do not condone any killing but at the same time I do not support issues that violate human rights, religious freedom or freedom of speech and thoughts. Using cartoons to condemn Divine thoughts and beliefs is utterly wrong . . . → Read More: Islam, Muslims and the West
“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
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Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq on Sunday said the greatest harm to polio campaign in Pakistan has been done by the United States by using it as a war tool.
Addressing the all-Pakistan inter-madaris declamation contest arranged by Majlis Sautul Islam, Siraj said that it was Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) which had done the most . . . → Read More: JI Chief on polio, education and politics in Pakistan