Ms Robin L Raphel never liked India, was that her mistake

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

Was Robin Raphel targetted or trapped

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

ISI – India’s worst nightmare

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

NA MALOOM AFRAAD (UNKNOWN PEOPLE)

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)

Before the world could forget “Operation Menu”

In transmitting President Richard Nixon’s orders for a “massive” bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, “Anything that flies on everything that moves”.  As Barack Obama ignites his seventh war against the Muslim world since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the orchestrated hysteria and lies make one almost nostalgic for Kissinger’s murderous . . . → Read More: Before the world could forget “Operation Menu”

Our national malaise of not looking within

Know a Pakistani’s worst nightmare? A Jew, an Indian and an American walk into a bar…

The Indian sings Vande Matram and calls it the Pakistani Anthem. They chortle.

The American unfurls a completely white flag – green being the representation of Muslims – and labels it Pakistani. They laugh.

The Jew opens a world . . . → Read More: Our national malaise of not looking within

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