First he bombed mercilessly, cruelly grinning throughout. Costumed in a flight suit, he proclaimed a “Mission Accomplished” after he had, with what they call “bipartisan support” (as though this lends some sort of legitimacy), destroyed the modern country of Iraq.
George W. Bush destroyed Iraq’s infrastructure, its institutions, its ruling party and its army. Then . . . → Read More: Achievements of George W. Bush
General. Afghanistan is a landlocked country and dependent upon Pakistan for its exports/imports, but has traditionally remained friendly to India and unsympathetic to Pakistan since 1947. The only time it was friendly with Pakistan and unfriendly with India was during the five-year rule of Taliban from 1996 till 2001. Afghanistan under Hamid Karzai was worst . . . → Read More: How Afghanistan’s internal situation has an impact on Pakistan
he war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups . . . → Read More: Syria and Iraq suffered due to US “support” of ISIS
The latest response to the attack on students in Peshawar has rekindled hypernationalist discourse in Pakistan, which in turn, is being strategically used by the State to fortify its own invincibility. Over the years, I have developed different coping mechanisms against this sort of hypernationalism in social media. Sometimes, I write rants on Facebook and . . . → Read More: The state’s gradual capture of the feminist narrative
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
More than 700,000 people are reported to have fled a Pakistani military operation against terrorists in North Waziristan, straining nearby towns and heightening concern about a long-term refugee crisis.
The operation is now in its third week, and military commanders stress that they are making considerable gains in their effort to dislodge Pakistani Taliban and . . . → Read More: War on terror: Over 700000 people forced away from homes
It sounded like the beginning of a bad joke: a CIA agent and a U.S. Special Operations commando walked into a barbershop in Sana…
That’s the capital of Yemen in case you didn’t remember and not the sort of place where armed Americans usually wander out alone just to get a haircut. Here’s what we . . . → Read More: America’s double standards for justice and terrorism
They say lightning never strikes the same place twice. But what we witnessed today was a re-run of the horrific terrorist attack on the Karachi Airport on Sunday. Airport Security Forces were targeted once again and the media, out of habit, showed live coverage. In the reckless pursuit of higher TRPs, national interests and common . . . → Read More: Déjà vu
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 . . . → Read More: Pakistan could have been Polio free if CIA had not messed it up
In a globalized and interconnected world it was inevitable that terrorism would become globally interconnected and truly transnational. The fact that right from the start the US declared a ‘war’ on terror instead of treating terrorists as criminals and arresting and prosecuting them helped the terrorist networks to link up and establish lifelines for support . . . → Read More: Terrorism – Cutting the blood supply