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American Disengagement, not Anti-Americanism might Help Pakistan
May27

American Disengagement, not Anti-Americanism might Help Pakistan

Posted on May 27, 2011

Secretary of the State Hillary Clinton recently said Pakistan needed to understand that anti-Americanism and conspiracy theories will not end its problems. I agree. But what would help? Many things to start with, but American disengagement most definitely will. A heavy handed approach has destabilized Pakistan and fueled anti-Americanism and doubts about its “real intentions”.  America needs to follow a policy of constructive...

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Who was behind the attack on Pakistan’s naval base?
May24

Who was behind the attack on Pakistan’s naval base?

Posted on May 24, 2011

The deadly and brazen attack on Pakistan Navy’s base in Karachi on May 22 has dealt another humiliating blow to the reputation and morale of Pakistan’s armed services. According to the initail accounts the small group of militants, as few as six, who attacked the PNS Mehran naval aviation base in Karachi gave its defenders no time. “You cannot imagine how quick they were,” said a Pakistani security official who asked not...

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WikiLeak Cables about US Ground Troops in Pakistan: Bigger Questions

Posted on May 21, 2011

DAWN has released Wikileaks cables about the role of US ground troops in Pakistan. I would say, my fellow liberal Pakistanis smell coffee! I had no illusions about the Jamaatis and forget about Imran Khan but liberals should wonder if they got anything right since 9/11? I would say hardly.  They have been criticising the military leadership for talking about sovereignty in relation to the US drone attacks while ignoring that the...

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My father gave his life for his country but refused to barter its sovereignty: Sanam Bhutto
May20

My father gave his life for his country but refused to barter its sovereignty: Sanam Bhutto

Posted on May 20, 2011

The following is the full text of Sanam Bhutto’s statement released to The News: Sanam stays away from politics and rarely issues a statement. “I refer to a news report in The News dated 16 May, 2011, entitled: Islamabad continues to hide the truth. It alleges and infers that the Hamoodur Rehman Commission report laid part of the blame on my father Zulfikar Ali Bhutto for the 1971 debacle and that my father accused the commission of...

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Neither Complicity nor Incompetence – An Illicit Affair Turns Sour
May13

Neither Complicity nor Incompetence – An Illicit Affair Turns Sour

Posted on May 13, 2011

Time is running out fast. Pakistani Generals’ latest love affair with the United States that started after 9/11 seems to be heading for an acrimonious break up after exchanges of charges of betrayal. The US tolerated Pakistan’s duplicity (we cannot point to America’s because it is a super power and nor can we try Bush for war crimes) from day one and even supported it at times as long as it served its objective of a prolonged conflict...

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Former Kissinger aide and Deputy Asst. Secretary of State Says Osama died in 2001
May08

Former Kissinger aide and Deputy Asst. Secretary of State Says Osama died in 2001

Posted on May 8, 2011

Paul Joseph Watson Source: Infowars.com May 4, 2011 Top US government insider Dr. Steve R. Pieczenik,  a man who held  numerous different influential positions under three different   Presidents and still works with the Defense Department, shockingly told  The Alex  Jones Show yesterday that Osama Bin Laden died in 2001 and  that he was prepared  to testify in front of a grand jury how a top  general told him directly that  9/11 was a...

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After Osama, China Fears Next Target
May07

After Osama, China Fears Next Target

Posted on May 7, 2011

A Chinese visitor walks past an artwork of U.S. President George W. Bush and Osama bin Laden,  in Beijing on May 6, 2007. (Teh Eng Koon/AFP/Getty Images) By Antoaneta Becker BEIJING, May 6, 2011 (IPS) – The United States’ most vilified terrorist foe has been dead only a week but China is already haunted by the phantom of the next big U.S. enemy. Almost simultaneously with the spread of the news of Osama Bin Laden’s...

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Osama Bin Laden’s Second Death
May05

Osama Bin Laden’s Second Death

Posted on May 5, 2011

Courtesy: Centre for Research on Globalization,  Montreal, Canada , By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Note: Dr. Paul Craig Roberts served as Assistant Secretary of Treasury  for President Ronald Reagan. An economist by profession, Dr. Roberts studied at Berkeley and Oxford. He is probably the first ex-US government minister to question the death of  Osama bin Laden In a propaganda piece reeking of US Triumphalism, two alleged journalists,...

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Zardari and Kayani Must Resign
May05

Zardari and Kayani Must Resign

Posted on May 5, 2011

Never before Pakistan has cut such a humiliated and sorry face before the whole world and its military leadership looked so incompetent and stupid.  The unilateral commando action of the US forces to kill Osama has exposed more than the incompetence or complicity of Pakistan’s military establishment. This represents the biggest failure of its foreign policy and the biggest debacle of its intelligence agencies since the fall of Dacca...

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Osama Dead: What Next for Pakistan?
May03

Osama Dead: What Next for Pakistan?

Posted on May 3, 2011

Osama is dead, Obama is enjoying a surge in popularity, Pakistani military high command is hiding in embarrassment, and the big question for Pakistan is where do we go from here? Regardless of the doubts and reservations expressed by even erstwhile commentators like Robert Fisk, the world believes that Osama was killed by a US covert operations team while all these years Pakistan had denied that Osama was on her soil. Benazir Bhutto...

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Robert Fisk:  Pakistan knew Bin Laden’s hiding place all along
May03

Robert Fisk: Pakistan knew Bin Laden’s hiding place all along

Posted on May 3, 2011

  Obama, Biden, Clinton in the Control Room From Robert Fisk, Independent A middle-aged nonentity, a political failure outstripped by history – by the millions of Arabs demanding freedom and democracy in the Middle East – died in Pakistan yesterday. And then the world went mad. Fresh from providing us with a copy of his birth certificate, the American President turned up in the middle of the night to provide us with a live-time...

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Osama’s hiding place 100 yards from PMA Kakul: CBS News
May02

Osama’s hiding place 100 yards from PMA Kakul: CBS News

Posted on May 2, 2011

ISLAMABAD – Osama bin Laden was holed up in a sprawling house just 100 yards from a Pakistani military academy when helicopters carrying U.S. anti-terror forces swooped in the early morning hours of Monday and killed him. Flames rose Monday from the building that was the apparent target of the raid as it was confirmed that the world’s most wanted fugitive died not in a cave, but in a town best known as a garrison for the...

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Egypt Warms to Iran and Hamas
May01

Egypt Warms to Iran and Hamas

Posted on May 1, 2011

Israel has relied on Egypt’s help to police the border with Gaza, above in 2006, but Egypt says it is planning to end its blockade.  From DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK  CAIRO — Egypt is charting a new course in its foreign policy that has already begun shaking up the established order in the Middle East, planning to open the blockaded border with Gaza and normalizing relations with two of Israel and the West’s Islamist foes, Hamas and...

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