(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
State of the Nation
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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
(BY MICAH ZENKO) Two years after a 9-6 bipartisan vote, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) will reportedly finally release a declassified executive summary (of between 480 and 600 pages) of the committee’s report (itself over 6,000 pages long) into the CIA’s post-9/11 detention and interrogation program. Despite the best efforts of news organizations, . . . → Read More: SSCI fails to achieve its goals on CIA’s Torture Report
American investigators intercepted a conversation this year in which a Pakistani official suggested that his government was receiving American secrets from a prominent former State Department diplomat, officials said, setting off an espionage investigation that has stunned diplomatic circles here.
That conversation led to months of secret surveillance on the former diplomat, . . . → Read More: Ms Robin L Raphel never liked India, was that her mistake
A tip from Indian soil which shed new light on how US diplomat Robin Raphel empowered the Taliban may have hastened her downfall in Washington.
Accounts from Raisina Hill, the seat of government in New Delhi and from Chanakyapuri, the capital’s diplomatic enclave, however, indicated that India’s official apparatus was not involved in the tip. . . . → Read More: Was Robin Raphel targetted or trapped
By Vinod Sharma
One has got to admire Pakistan. Is there any other example in history where a small nation has simultaneously taken on two much bigger countries, one a super power and the other deluding itself into believing that it is going to become one along its present trajectory, for such a . . . → Read More: ISI – India’s worst nightmare
Who are the ‘American Friends of Baluchistan’? This is supposedly the name of a Washington DC based NGO (or at least that is what it calls itself). Whatever it is, it is certainly not what its name implies. All those associated with it or those sponsoring them are no friends of Baluchistan or Pakistan. These . . . → Read More: NA MALOOM AFRAAD (UNKNOWN PEOPLE)