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Archive for the 'Pakistan' Category

Ron Paul vs. Richard Holbrooke On Foreign Policy

by @ Wednesday, May 6th, 2009. Filed under Afghanistan, Foreign Affairs, Pakistan, Politics, Ron Paul

I don’t always agree with Ron Paul on foreign policy issues, but in this clip he pretty nicely points out the insanity of the Obama Administration’s “strategy” in the Afghan War, which is quickly becoming a Pakistan War:

More Evidence That The Fight Against Al Qaeda Is Really In Pakistan

by @ Friday, March 27th, 2009. Filed under Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Foreign Affairs, Pakistan, War On Terror

Yesterday’s New York Times reports yet more cooperation between Al Qaeda and the Taliban on one side and Pakistani intelligence on the other: WASHINGTON — The Taliban’s widening campaign in southern Afghanistan is made possible in part by direct support from operatives in Pakistan’s military intelligence agency, despite Pakistani government promises to sever ties to […]

Forget Afghanistan, Pakistan Is The Problem

by @ Tuesday, March 17th, 2009. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Pakistan, War On Terror

That’s what President Obama is apparently being told: A team headed by Bruce Riedel, a former CIA Middle East expert, asked to overhaul US policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan, has concluded that stabilising Pakistan is now the higher priority, a source familiar with the discussions has revealed. The report, prepared in conjunction with the National […]

India, Pakistan, And The War On Terror

by @ Saturday, December 6th, 2008. Filed under Foreign Affairs, India, Pakistan, War On Terror

From the moment that I heard about the terror attacks in Mumbai that started on the day before Thanksgiving, I knew that Pakistan, and specifically the Pakistani groups that still have their sights set on Indian-controlled Kashmir, were involved somehow. The possible consequences of Pakistani based terror groups attacking India are, of course, manifest. Now, […]

Meanwhile, On The Indian Subcontinent

by @ Thursday, December 4th, 2008. Filed under Foreign Affairs, India, Pakistan, War On Terror

Is another India-Pakistan confrontation at hand ? NEW DELHI: India’s defence minister summoned the army, navy and air force chiefs Wednesday to warn them to be prepared for terror attacks from the air and the sea in the wake of growing criticism about slack security, missed warnings, and a bungled response to the Mumbai attacks. […]

Next Year’s Headlines Today, Part IV

by @ Saturday, October 11th, 2008. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Pakistan

Dateline Pakistan: Here’s an alarming thought: Pakistan is in even scarier shape than most of the so-called experts are willing to admit. This nuclear-armed state of 168 million is no stranger to political upheaval, of course. But this time, things are different. Today’s ongoing crisis — marked by a rash of suicide bombings, the assassination […]

Questions We Don’t Want To Know The Answer To

by @ Monday, October 6th, 2008. Filed under Al Qaeda, Economics, Foreign Affairs, Pakistan, War On Terror

What happens when a country with nuclear weapons, an unstable political system, and radical Islamic terrorists hiding within it’s borders goes through a complete economic collapse ? Well, we may find out whether we want to or not: Officially, the central bank holds $8.14 billion (£4.65 billion) of foreign currency, but if forward liabilities are […]

Palin Agrees With Obama On Foreign Policy

by @ Sunday, September 28th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Foreign Affairs, John McCain, Pakistan, Politics, Sarah Palin

We haven’t gotten much substance from Sarah Palin when it comes to her views on foreign policy, but yesterday she took a position that is seemingly at odds with the one taken by the man at the top of the Republican ticket: (PHILADELPHIA) Sarah Palin told a customer at a Philadelphia restaurant on Saturday that […]

Meanwhile, In Pakistan

by @ Friday, September 26th, 2008. Filed under Al Qaeda, Foreign Affairs, Pakistan, War On Terror

A bit of a shooting war with our Pakistani allies: ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan warned U.S. troops not to intrude on its territory Friday, after the two anti-terror allies traded fire along the volatile border with Afghanistan. Thursday’s five-minute clash adds to already heightened tensions at a time the United States is stepping up cross-border […]

Lawyers On The Front Lines

by @ Tuesday, November 20th, 2007. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Pakistan

Of Pakistan’s fight against dictatorship: RAWALPINDI, Pakistan — They inhabit a world of shabby, obscure respectability, meeting clients in mazes of open-air cubicles with old typewriters and frayed files, conferring in narrow alleys around crumbling courthouses and appearing in dim, chairless chambers whose hand-scrawled schedules are tacked to the door frames outside. But for two […]

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