Days after elite army commandos took on terrorists along the border with Myanmar, the neighborhood is still edgy. Within India, there is the heightened state of alert along the Indo-Myanmar border obviously being extra careful of a strike back by insurgents. And on the western front, Pakistan is still fuming not only on account of . . . → Read More: Lessons from India’s Myanmar raid
Late on Friday, the CIA’s Office of the Inspector General finally released the findings of its internal investigation, concluded in 2005, into intelligence failures leading up to the attacks of September 11, 2001. The few sections left un-redacted in the 500-page report do not appear to offer any major revelations.
But the very final section . . . → Read More: Some insight into Saudi Arabia’s role in 9/11
Western authors, most notably journalist Carlotta Gall in her early 2014 book, The Wrong Enemy, and more recently, Seymour Hersh in a much ballyhooed article, “The Killing of Osama bin Laden,” have written that senior Pakistani intelligence and military figures knowingly hid bin Laden and actively worked to sustain his organization, al Qaeda, within Pakistan. . . . → Read More: The complex jihadist network in Pakistan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s image featured in top 10 criminals of the world in Google search engine on Wednesday. Though the internet giant issued a statement, apologising for ‘any confusion or misunderstanding’, but the image continued to appear in the search till late in the night.
. . . → Read More: Modi is famous, makes it to top 10 list!
The Levant Report, the highly respected American NGO-watchdog on the transparency and accountability in government and politics in the United States, has done a great service to the intelligentsia in the South Asian region by obtaining through a federal lawsuit a selection of classified documents from the US Department of Defence and State Department relating . . . → Read More: Is United States using IS?
“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
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Death visited Peshawar on Tuesday, the 16th of December, 2014. It brought one of the gravest tragedies that the city had seen so far. The school massacre may have ended 141 lives, but it put a halt also to a far larger number of dreams. As opposed to the routine and custom condemnations that came . . . → Read More: Turning grief into action: How Pakistan’s citizens face off the state’s demons
ON SEPTEMBER 3RD Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda’s chief, released a video message in which he promised to “raise the flag of jihad” across South Asia. Many analysts responded with little more than a shrug. The extremist group looks increasingly desperate. Since Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011, al-Qaeda’s impact has been limited. It . . . → Read More: Are Indian Muslims different
A PICTURE generating optimism is emerging now that former army chief Gen Kayani’s reported procrastination is no more and the North Waziristan operation’s ground phase has been launched following weeks of ‘softening’ of targets via air strikes. The honest truth, though, is that it is too early to say if this optimism is valid.
But . . . → Read More: To win the war against terror
Only a week ago, the Pakistani Taliban appeared to be on the ropes. Violent rivalries had split the insurgency in two. Peace talks with the government had collapsed. Military jets had pounded militant hide-outs in the tribal belt.
Then on Sunday, the Taliban hit back.
A squad of militant commandos, disguised as government security forces, . . . → Read More: Pakistan must realize that TTP still a major threat