What made Christine Fair go ballistic on Pakistan

A balanced and logical American expert on Pakistani affairs has again gone out on a limb to try and explain the complexity of Pakistan’s military strategy and security thought-process to an audience that apparently loves to bash Pakistan instead of aiding it in the War against Terrorism that America launched in the first place

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CIA And FBI Agents Are Not Welcome At This Restaurant Outside Sochi

A sign that says “We do not serve FBI and CIA agents,” hangs outside a restaurant on the opening day of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

Associated Press photographer Jae C. Hong captured a photo of this sign outside a restaurant in the mountains near Sochi, . . . → Read More: CIA And FBI Agents Are Not Welcome At This Restaurant Outside Sochi

Pakistan disappointed in $33 million aid tied down to Dr Shakil Afridi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Monday criticised the US over legislation linking $33 million in aid with the release of a doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden, saying it was “disappointed” by the move.

Shakeel Afridi is awaiting retrial on a treason conviction under the country´s tribal justice system for alleged ties to militants.Angry . . . → Read More: Pakistan disappointed in $33 million aid tied down to Dr Shakil Afridi

Are you Clean or Grey?

LAHORE - An unprecedented cross-country intelligence operation is underway to comb out local and foreign elements who are playing or could play into the hands of terrorists, The Nation has learnt.

The mega operation is an important development in the efforts against terrorism. It is in fact the first major practical step being taken after the . . . → Read More: Are you Clean or Grey?

Government wants Blackwater agents identified

The Pakistani government has given a one-week deadline to the country’s intelligence services to identify and apprehend members of the notorious American security firm Blackwater (currently known as Xe Services LLC) in Pakistan.

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Mainstream media bias: Syria, exhibit A

Whenever a big, media-hyped attack or atrocity happens, the mainstream media always says the same thing: “The bad guys did it.” And who are these “bad guys”? The enemy-du-jour of the powers-that-be. . . . → Read More: Mainstream media bias: Syria, exhibit A

United States role in Mumbai Attacks

By Adrian Levy & Cathy Scott Clark

Five years on, this is what we now know. A valued CIA proxy, who infiltrated the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), a banned Pakistani Islamist outfit, planned the Mumbai attacks in which 166 people were killed, and more than 300 injured. David Headley, an American citizen, conceived, scoped and ran supplies . . . → Read More: United States role in Mumbai Attacks

STRANGE COINCIDENCES

By Ahsan Waheed

In today’s environment of hypocrisy, backstabbing, snooping and state sponsored secret surveillance and destabilization you have to be paranoid. In fact paranoia may be good as a policy considering the blatant exploitation of our vulnerabilities. From this angle one must carefully examine seemingly disconnected events that collectively have a negative effect on . . . → Read More: STRANGE COINCIDENCES

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

A decisive turning point for American journalism

Bradley Manning released hundreds of thousands of government documents and files to Wikileaks, most famous among them the unclassified video Wikileaks dubbed, “Collateral Murder”, a harrowing gun-sight view of an Apache helicopter slaughtering a couple of armed men and a much larger group of civilians on a Baghdad street in July, 2007.

The court-martial of . . . → Read More: A decisive turning point for American journalism