Shashank Joshi makes a good case for the importance of Obama’s visit to India last month, and against my view that there is much less to the US-India alignment than meets the eye.
My argument is that their underlying strategic objectives remain too different for real strategic alignment. Shashank says that sets the bar too . . . → Read More: Obama’s India visit exposes USA’s weaknesses
In the 19th century, Great Game was played between Russia and Great Britain in the regions of Central Asia and Afghanistan. Durand Line was demarcated in 1893 during Abdur Rahman’s rule and Afghanistan was created as a second buffer State between the two competing powers. Afghanistan was ruled by King M. Zahir Shah from 1933 . . . → Read More: Defeat of another super power in Afghanistan
“Lord of our far-flung battle-line, Beneath whose awful Hand we hold Dominion over palm and pine— Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget—lest we forget!
Far-called, our navies melt away; On dune and headland sinks the fire: Lo, all our pomp of yesterday Is one with Nineveh and Tyre! Judge of . . . → Read More: USA’s lost wars
Conservatives told America they were bringing democracy abroad. They imported extremism instead.
“ Today I’m going to speak in depth about another vital element of our strategy: our efforts to help the Iraqi people build a lasting democracy in the heart of the Middle East.” ~George W. Bush, December 12, 2005
Water is scarce in . . . → Read More: How USA managed to import extremism
It might seem counterintuitive to make the argument that Israel should no longer count on U.S. support for its policies as assuredly it has in the past. After all, hasn’t the Senate just passed not one but now two resolutions by unanimous consent declaring its backing of Israel’s deadly attacks on and invasion . . . → Read More: The new generations of Americans will loathe Israel and US Policies
Israel is in the grip of a kind of collective schizophrenia. Not only its governors but the majority of its Jewish population have delusions of both grandeur and persecution, making for a distortion of reality and inconsistent behavior. Israeli Jews see and represent themselves as a chosen people and part of a superior . . . → Read More: Impact of Israel’s barbarism on America
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 . . . → Read More: The twist in history by the twisted historians!
Today US Congress has taken up the Balochistan issue on its own shoulders. Ali Dayan Hassan, Human Rights Watch head of Pakistan, presented a case in front of an American panel about the atrocities carried out in Balochistan by the Pakistani government and army. Certain facts that Pakistanis have supposedly grown up with regarding the . . . → Read More: 20 Feb 2012, Jasmeen Manzoor discusses the Balochistan issue