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Balochistan and the geopolitics of energy
Mar26

Balochistan and the geopolitics of energy

Posted on Mar 26, 2011

“A glance at the map quickly explains why strategically located Balochistan and the five million Baloch tribesmen who live there could easily become the focal point of superpower conflict.” Selig S. Harrison in “In Afghanistan’s Shadow”, published in 1981. The attached paper, “BALOCH NATIONALISM AND THE GEOPOLITICS OF ENERGY RESOURCES: THE CHANGING CONTEXT OF SEPARATISM” was published by the Strategic Studies Institute in 2008. The...

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ISI: a silent spectator to the CIA operations?
Mar22

ISI: a silent spectator to the CIA operations?

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

I have suspected for long that the United States has been conducting false flag operations in Pakistan through covert operatives. I wrote on my blog on January 10, 2008, Could CIA be conducting Operation Gladio in Pakistan? False flag operations are covert operations designed to deceive the public in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by other entities. The name is derived from the military...

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Addiction to arms and debt, not extremism, is Pakistan’s biggest problem
Mar21

Addiction to arms and debt, not extremism, is Pakistan’s biggest problem

Posted on Mar 21, 2011

An edited version of this article appeared in DAWN of March 21, 2011  The Army establishment may or may not have won this round of the turf battle with the CIA by having used Raymond Davis as a bargaining chip but this should not and cannot obscure Pakistan’s life and death issue. Which is: historically its Army has not shown enough realization that the cessation of all external and domestic conflicts is the most critical and...

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Would GEO and Express TV disclose how much money they get from Americans?
Mar12

Would GEO and Express TV disclose how much money they get from Americans?

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

One of the objectives of Kerry-Lugar aid bill for aid to Pakistan is to “support for promotion of a responsible, capable,and independent media.”According to this RT TV broadcast of March 10, 2010, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UQCki_nC9c ,  the US government planned to spend $50 million on this objective. According to another report  dated Feb. 27, 2010 by the examiner , “the Obama administration plans to spend nearly $50 million on...

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An Appeal to the ISI Chief
Mar08

An Appeal to the ISI Chief

Posted on Mar 8, 2011

Dear Lt Gen. Shuja Pasha We think it is now time to appeal to your sense of patriotism and respect for human values to urge you to inject some sense into the religious parties like the JUI, Jamaat-e-Islami, Sunni Tehreek, Jamaat-ud-Dawa over whom you have considerable influence. In the name of Pakistan’s constitution which you are supposed to protect, in the name of Quaid-e-Azam who declared all Pakistanis to be equal citizens...

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Protests in Saudi Arabia
Mar06

Protests in Saudi Arabia

Posted on Mar 6, 2011

From the Financial Times , By Abeer Allam in Riyadh Demonstrators staged a rare rally after Friday prayers in Riyadh, marking the first such protest in the Saudi capital, as the kingdom braced itself for an Egypt-inspired “Friday of Rage” next week. Meanwhile, small protests continued in the oil-rich Eastern Province towns of al-Ahsa and Qateef, with demonstrators demanding the release of political prisoners. In Riyadh, security...

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Profile of the mastermind behind Raymond Davis
Mar05

Profile of the mastermind behind Raymond Davis

Posted on Mar 5, 2011

This article from the Washington Post is worth a careful read for all who are in denial about CIA’s covert operations. This Is Michael Vickers’s War By Ann Scott Tyson, December 28, 2007 In the Pentagon’s newly expanded Special Operations office, a suite of sterile gray cubicles on the “C” ring of the third floor, Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael G. Vickers is working to implement the U.S. military’s highest-priority plan: a...

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ISI Talibans and CIA Talibans
Mar05

ISI Talibans and CIA Talibans

Posted on Mar 5, 2011

Shahbaz Bhatti was a principled and brave politician. Which General ever stood up for his beliefs and sacrificed his life? Salmaan was killed by a fanatic. Whether he acted alone or not, we may never find out. But Shahbaz Bhatti’s killing and the pattern of claims and condemnation is rather peculiar and deserves thought. Within hours, the TTP claimed responsibility ( I am not sure who to blame for TTP’s strength and rise.....

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Hillary Clinton Calls Al Jazeera ‘Real News,’ Criticizes U.S. Media
Mar04

Hillary Clinton Calls Al Jazeera ‘Real News,’ Criticizes U.S. Media

Posted on Mar 4, 2011

Huffington Post Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that Al Jazeera is gaining more prominence in the U.S. because it offers “real news” — something she said American media were falling far short of doing. Clinton was speaking before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and she said the U.S. is losing the “information war” in the world. Other countries and global news outlets, she said, were making inroads into...

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Davis case can shake up the very foundations of its alliance with Pakistan: Indian Diplomat
Mar03

Davis case can shake up the very foundations of its alliance with Pakistan: Indian Diplomat

Posted on Mar 3, 2011

Asia Times, US and Pakistan square off By M K Bhadrakumar Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar was a career diplomat in the Indian Foreign Service. His assignments included the Soviet Union, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Germany, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Kuwait and Turkey. Davis can most certainly provide the proverbial “missing link” to Pakistan to connect several dots on an intriguing chessboard. Conceivably, he will be sent...

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The CIA, the ISI and ‘desi liberals’
Mar01

The CIA, the ISI and ‘desi liberals’

Posted on Mar 1, 2011

The most important fact to come out in the open is not that Raymond Davis is a CIA contractor, but that it is beyond any doubt that he was a covert operations person, as has now been officially acknowledged by the US. It has astonished me that so many of our ‘desi liberals’ have been defending him, and focusing just on the academic question of immunity or the possibility that the ISI might be exploiting this. It is critically more...

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