Inside Iraq and rise of ISIS

The United States is sending 130 more troops to Iraq amidst a bombing campaign against ISIS militants in the north and a political crisis gripping Baghdad. We are joined by veteran Middle East correspondent Patrick Cockburn, author of the new book, “The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising.” Cockburn addresses the power . . . → Read More: Inside Iraq and rise of ISIS

Stand up for Pakistan

There has been an unending stream of propaganda against Pakistan ever since she decided to go nuclear. She is variously described as a violent country, failed and most dangerous state, hub of terrorism where women are mercilessly abused, etc. etc. Given the repetition, over time, such depictions are bound to make unsuspecting people accept these . . . → Read More: Stand up for Pakistan

Jeremy Scahill on Israel and western media

Jeremy Scahill joins HuffPost Live to explain how a “shadow legal system” determines who gets placed on terror watchlists.

Pakistan’s polio workers continue their struggle

(By Jon Boone in Islamabad) For years the red pins stuck into the large map of Pakistan on the wall of one of the UN’s most experienced polio-busters have shown the disease in steady retreat. Where once they could be found all over, the pins – each one representing a child killed or crippled by the disease – . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s polio workers continue their struggle

How the Bush and his team sided with Blackwater in Iraq

Just weeks before Blackwater  guards fatally shot 17civilians at Baghdad’s Nisour Square in 2007, the State Department began investigating the security contractor’s operations in Iraq. But the inquiry was abandoned after Blackwater’s top manager there issued a threat: “that he could kill” the government’s chief investigator and “no one could or would do . . . → Read More: How the Bush and his team sided with Blackwater in Iraq

The twist in history by the twisted historians!

I found this post on a website, the original article was so biased and one sided but the comment below the article was so well researched and befitting! You can read the article if you like (from the website link provided) but you must read the comment which I have copy pasted here (I hope this . . . → Read More: The twist in history by the twisted historians!

Pakistan could have been Polio free if CIA had not messed it up

The U.S. was wrong to use health workers to target Osama bin Laden

Not long after midnight on May 2, 2011, U.S. Navy SEALs attacked a three-story compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, raced to the main building’s top floor and killed Osama bin Laden. Few mourn the man responsible for the slaughter of many thousands of innocent people . . . → Read More: Pakistan could have been Polio free if CIA had not messed it up

A responsible media

(By Qudsia Farhat) Freedom of speech is considered to be one of the basic human rights and is included as indisputable in all major international conventions and national laws.

Due to the role they play in informing the public and creating public opinion, mass media and journalists are often said . . . → Read More: A responsible media

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