The impracticalities of an “Islamic Army” in Gaza

With Gaza entering its second week of the Israeli operation “Protective Edge”- the third of its kind in three years- worldwide protests in support of the Gazans have erupted calling for Israel to halt the operation immediately. Netanyahu in his increasingly childish ways, adamant on the stance that Israel has the right to defend herself, . . . → Read More: The impracticalities of an “Islamic Army” in Gaza

Out of Afghanistan by 2014 – Cartoons

THE PUZZLE

By Azmaish Ka-waqt

The Pieces of the Puzzle

Renewed interest by Scotland Yard in the Imran Farooq murder in London The unconditional and abject apology by the MQM before the Supreme Court of Pakistan The Qadri intervention MQM’s prompt and total support of the Qadri intervention. Surge in US Drone attacks with TTP being . . . → Read More: THE PUZZLE

Karachi calling

Urban violence has become a permanent affliction in Karachi. Anyone explaining the roots of this violence to you would say ‘it’s complicated’ – and that is indeed an accurate summary of the bloodshed that erupts across the city in random spurts. The plague of violence in Pakistan’s biggest city and commercial hub is multifaceted. From . . . → Read More: Karachi calling

Dealing with Burma: Reality versus Rumor

July 12th: According to ‘some’ international news agencies: 500 villages torched, thousands killed by Buddhist mobs and the Burmese army.

July 16th: The photos, all the evidence is out!

July 17th: Somehow all of that makes Pakistanis are unpatriotic for not staying in the country.

July 19th: Google images prove the photos were a . . . → Read More: Dealing with Burma: Reality versus Rumor

STORM IN A TEA CUP?

The elected President of Pakistan had a cardiac episode and decided to go to Dubai for treatment. Perhaps he knew a doctor there or maybe he felt more secure or maybe he thought that if required he could go to London from there. His last cardiac check up was in London in September. Whatever the . . . → Read More: STORM IN A TEA CUP?

24 Pakistani Soldiers Martyred By NATO / ISAF Forces

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD NATO helicopters and fighter aircraft attacked two Pakistani military checkpoints along Afghan border in a pre-dawn attack on Saturday, killing up to 26 troops and prompting Pakistan to shut vital supplies to NATO/ISAF troops, besides lodging strong protests with the US and NATO authorities.

 A major and a captain were among the martyred troops . . . → Read More: 24 Pakistani Soldiers Martyred By NATO / ISAF Forces

18 Taliban killed in drone strike

Up to 18 people suspected to be affiliated with the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed in US drone strike in the Bobar area of Sararogha tehsil in South Waziristan Agency on Wednesday, official sources said.

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600, 2012 & 0: Not just numbers, game changers

Next May, NATO will hold its biannual heads of government summit in Chicago, Illinois. Few Americans are interested in or know much about NATO these days. Fewer are aware of this forthcoming summit and the crucial challenges facing the alliance and threatening its cohesion.

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War is too serious an issue to be left to the Generals

In the days before the Empire, generals – particularly Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs – kept their mouths shut. The Founders’ justified fears of military intrusion into the political realm were still present in the American consciousness, and the idea that an American general might try to influence policy directly, by making public statements on controversial . . . → Read More: War is too serious an issue to be left to the Generals