Gen Hamid Gul on Alex Jones Show

November 20, 2009 at 11:57 pm (Interview, Pakistan, Politics) (, , , )

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Gen Hamid Gul on Loud and Clear

November 20, 2009 at 11:47 pm (Interview, Pakistan, Politics) (, , )

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Gen Hamid Gul on Azfar Mani Show

November 20, 2009 at 11:41 pm (Interview, Pakistan, Politics) ()

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World’s Greatest Country Do the Facts Lie?

November 20, 2009 at 11:26 pm (Economics, Global Issues) ()

By M Shahid Alam

Prophet Muhammad said, “He is not one of us who proclaims the cause of tribal partisanship” When asked, what is “tribal partisanship,” he an-swered, “[It means] your helping your own people in an unjust cause.” [1]”

I choose to live in what I think is the greatest country in the world, which is committing horrendous terrorist acts and should stop.” Noam Chomsky [2]

Interviewer to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: “We have heard that a half a million children have died [because of sanctions against Iraq]. I mean that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And–you know, is the price worth it?” Secretary Albright answered: “I think this is a very hard choice, but the price–we think the price is worth it.” [3]

On March 21, 2003, as I headed home, a day after the United States formally invaded Iraq, I ran into a colleague from Northeastern University–a professor of the humanities–at the Ruggles train station in Boston. I was aware of his political inclinations, and he of mine, from previous encounters. Still, I thought we were on friendly terms.

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Islam Now, China Then: Any Parallels?

November 20, 2009 at 7:29 pm (Global Issues, Politics) ()

By M Shahid Alam

“History is more or less bunk. It’s tradition. We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present, and the only history that is worth a tinker’s damn is the history that we make today.”

Henry Ford, 1916

On some days, a glance at the leading stories in the Western media strongly suggests that Muslims everywhere, of all stripes, have gone berserk. It appears that Muslims have lost their minds.

In any week, we are confronted with reports of Islamic suicide attacks against Western targets in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan or Western countries themselves; terrorists foiled before they could act; terrorist attacks gone awry; terrorists indicted; terrorists convicted; terrorists tortured; terrorist suspects kidnapped by CIA; or warnings of new terrorist attacks against Western targets.

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Hizbullah: Has Israel Met Its Match?

November 20, 2009 at 7:26 pm (Global Issues, Politics) ()

By M Shahid Alam

On January 31, 2008, when the Winograd Commission submitted its final report on the Second Lebanese War of July 2006, this was a first in Israeli history: a report on why the Israeli military had failed in a war.

The Winograd Commission offers a quite honest appraisal of some aspects of the July 2006 War. [1] It acknowledges that it was “a serious missed opportunity.” Israel had “initiated a long war, which ended without its clear military victory (italics added).” The Commission notes that a militia “of a few thousand men resisted, for a few weeks, the strongest army in the Middle East, which enjoyed full air superiority and size and technology advantages.” Nothing could reverse Israel’s handicaps: not even a massive ground offensive launched in the last days of the war.

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Dispossession, Expansion and Paranoia: The Zionist Stratagem

November 20, 2009 at 7:24 pm (Global Issues, Politics) ()

By M Shahid Alam

“Anti-Semitism has grown and continues to grow, and so do I.”
– Theodore Herzl [1]

As a self-defined movement for the national ‘liberation’ of European Jews, Zionism had an anomalous relationship with its perennial Other, the Gentile nations, from whom it wanted the Jews to secede and become a distinct nation under a Jewish state.

The Zionists did not define Europe’s Gentile nations as the adversary they would have to oppose, and against whom they would struggle, to secure the rights of Jews to emerge as a distinct nation.

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A New International Division of Labor: A Satire

November 20, 2009 at 7:20 pm (Economics, Global Issues) ()

By M. Shahid Alam

” it is exactly at one year old that I propose to provide for them [Irish children] in such a manner as instead of being a charge upon their parents or the parish, or wanting food and raiment for the rest of their lives, they shall on the contrary contribute to the feeding, and partly to the clothing, of many thousands.”
–Jonathan Swift, A Modest Proposal (1729)

The world has never shown a greater, more deeply felt solicitude for the wretched of the earth–the hundreds of millions who die miserable deaths on less than a dollar a day–as it has in the six months since September 11, 2001. These concerns are being showcased at the Conference on Financing Development that is even now underway in Monterrey, Mexico, where the heads of the richest, most powerful nations will pen their signatures to a Consensus on how to eradicate global poverty in our lifetime.

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Pauperizing the Periphery: Two Decades of Neoliberal Policies

November 20, 2009 at 7:16 pm (Economics, Global Issues) ()

By M. Shahid Alam

Contrary to the grandiose claims made by the ideologues, the neoliberal, open-door economic regimes imposed on the Periphery by Core capital–starting in the 1980s–have produced no economic miracles.[1] Instead, these economic regimes have brought economic ruin or, at best, lack-luster performance to the countries they have touched most deeply.

Starting with the October Revolution of 1917, sections of the Periphery began to break away from, or attenuate their linkages to, global capitalism. After Second World War, this decentralizing movement embraced nearly all of Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean, who now joined Latin America to form the Third World. Several of these countries chose communism and severed their links to global capital. Others used their newfound sovereignty to restructure their relations with global capital, using the power of government to develop indigenous capital. This was the Periphery’s window of opportunity: its golden hour.

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The Mendacity of ‘Missed Opportunities’

November 20, 2009 at 7:12 pm (Global Issues, Islam) ()

By M. Shahid Alam

“There has been Anti-Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?” “Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages…There is not a single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population.” David Ben-Gurion[1]

All too often, the failure of Israel and the Arabs to make peace – especially since the creation of Israel – has been described as the folly of missed opportunities. In a discourse that is dominated by the Zionists, the Palestinians are forced to carry much of the burden of this folly.

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Pakistan: trapped in the US game plan

November 20, 2009 at 7:04 pm (Uncategorized) ()

By Shireen M. Mazari

There is a dangerous pattern connecting the events happening in and around Pakistan today. Unless we can see this larger picture, we will be overwhelmed by the fallout and our detractors like the US will have fulfilled their agenda for this nuclear capable country. The roots of this US agenda go back to Musharraf’s hasty embrace of the US “war on terror”. What was not realised at the time was the psychological trauma the US had undergone as a result of 9/11, which had led to the bolstering of the already suspicion-tinted view the US had of the Muslim world. Of course, some pliant Muslim leaders were reluctantly embraced as “allies”, but always on a tight leash, but by and large nationalist Muslim leaders and their nations were something the Americans never felt comfortable with. If these nations were also militarily or economically strong, the US felt even more uncomfortable. In this context, Mahathir’s Malaysia, Revolutionary Iran and nuclear Pakistan certainly stood out as irritants in one way or another. So when 9/11 happened, even though it was Saudi citizens who were responsible for the actions, Pakistan was brought centre-stage and the US saw this as the opportunity to cut the country down to size and finally gain control of its nuclear assets.

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Blackwater responsible for Peshawar bombings

November 20, 2009 at 6:45 pm (Pakistan, Politics)

On Monday, Al Jazeera reported that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s spokesman, Azam Tariq declared that they had accepted responsibility for some bombings in Pakistan but had nothing to do with bombing at a meena bazar in Peshawar and that in IIU Islamabad.  He went on to say that Blackwater, an American security firm( now called Xe)  was responsible for these attacks and was attempting to mar TTP’s image to discredit the militants by staging deadly attacks.

This video report from Al Jazeera includes shots of of Azam Tariq, a spokesman for the broad alliance of Pakistani militant groups known as the Tehreek-e-Taliban, saying, “I want to tell the people in Pakistan and the Muslim nation that the Tehreek-e-Taliban are not responsible for the bombings, but Blackwater and Pakistan’s spy agency are behind them.”

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Heaven in Hell

November 20, 2009 at 8:11 am (Islam, Pakistan)

By Saira Mahmood

Tell me, what do you see, when you think of us? Do you imagine us engulfed in flames? Do you see our roads burn bright red with the blood of our own people? Do you hear the screams, the sirens and the wails of despair? Do you see us lost, misguided and hopeless? Do you see us weak? Do you think that we turned on each other? And do you believe that inside we rot with bitterness and hate? Do you see our lands barren and cracked? Do you see us incapable of protecting what is ours? Do you see our hope crumbling and our resolve shattering?

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Webster Tarpley – Mumbai attacks and plans to break up Pakistan

November 20, 2009 at 8:07 am (India, Interview, Pakistan, Politics) (, , )

Internationally recognized veteran broadcaster, documentary filmmaker, and investigative journalist Alex Jones has been featured as a prominent figure of the 9/11 Truth Movement in such publications as The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Popular Mechanics. He has appeared on Good Morning America, 20/20 Downtown, 60 Minutes, The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, Fox News, TalkSport (UK), Russia Today, Channel 4 (UK), A&E, America’s most widely listened to late night radio show, Coast to Coast AM, C-Span, and many other venues. Patrick Beech of the Austin-American Statesman has described Jones as “an absolutely riveting television presence.” [Learn more: InfoWars]

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Blackwater and the bombings in Pakistan

November 20, 2009 at 7:17 am (Interview, Pakistan, Politics) ()

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Webster G. Tarpley is an author, investigative journalist, lecturer, and critic of US foreign and domestic policy. Tarpley maintains that the September 11 attacks were engineered by a rogue network of the military industrial complex and intelligence agencies. His writings and speeches describe a model of false flag terror operations by a rogue network in the military/intelligence sector working with moles in the private sector and in corporate media, and locates such contemporary false flag operations in a historical context stretching back in the English speaking world to at least the “gunpowder plot” in England in 1605.

In the video below Webster Tarpley discusses and points out involvement of  Blackwater in peshawar bombings. He further talks about the connections with Dollar, Wall Street etc…

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Our Funny Money

November 20, 2009 at 6:36 am (Economics, Pakistan)

By Atif F. Qureshi

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” – Henry Ford

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The Breakup of Pakistan – The Conspiracy, The Con

November 20, 2009 at 4:44 am (Pakistan, Politics)

Talha Mujaddidi analyzes the “Quagmire of Imperial Slavery” for Axis of Logic from inside Pakistan: In January, 2005, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, former Pakistan High Commissioner to the U.K. wrote the following alert and warning:

“When it was over, I realised that everything had happened ‘according to the plan’. This brings out of me the apprehension: are our military rulers working on an a similar agenda or something that has been laid out for them in the various assessment reports over the years by the National Intelligence Council (NIC) in joint collaboration with CIA. It was poor Miraj Khalid who as interim prime minister in early 1997 had dared to confide to the Pakistanis that CIA had forecast Pakistan’s denouement by the year 2015. … the NIC report cast a dark shadow on Pakistan’s future five years ago.

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Continuity of economic deception from Dictatorship to Democracy

November 20, 2009 at 4:37 am (Economics, Islam, Khilafa, Politics)

General Musharraf took over the reigns of power in 1999 from Nawaz Sharif with the Pakistan economy on the verge of bankruptcy. So desperate was the situation Nawaz Sharif toured the world visiting Pakistanis with a begging bowl requesting them to invest in Pakistan due to the sanctions imposed on Pakistan for carrying out nuclear tests. Incoherent, short-term policies had resulted in a minority of people benefiting immensely, who incidentally were directly linked to the Sharif family.
Both the IMF and the World Bank have consistently praised the Musharraf government for solid macroeconomic recovery and saving the Pakistan economy from the brink of economic collapse. They cite the $128bn generated under his tenure. Many commentators are eager to explain that the Musharraf government has made substantial macroeconomic reforms since taking over the economy in 1999. The argument of the few Musharraf loyalists being that he has brought a degree of stability to Pakistan that the country never knew under civilian rule.
Part 1 of this two part series will assess this claim and analyse the current state of Pakistan’s economy which shows it is in a far more precarious position:

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Capitalist Bubble Yet to Burst!

November 20, 2009 at 4:31 am (Economics)

By Muhammad Osama Ehtesham

Discussion about recovery from financial crisis is on horizon after surge in few stock markets and world economies. Notion that economies are moving towards recovery from the Global Financial Crisis is being pushed so that people are made to believe that capitalism has triumphed once again and the day has been saved. Truth is that capitalists are active in misrepresenting the facts so that trust on Global Financial System can be restored. However, reality is not as good as being presented, multiple reports and analysis are pointing towards the grim reality of severe depression in days to come. A number of crisis bubbles are facing global economies, and they are so huge, so big that sub-prime mortgage bubble is no comparision to them. The immediate bubble facing US and world economies is the bubble of Commercial real estate industry. Other bubbles include “Bailout bubble and general world “debt bubble”.

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Geopolitics behind overpopulation

November 20, 2009 at 4:23 am (Economics, Global Issues, Governance, Khilafa, Politics)

By Sharique Naeem

The geopolitics of today, steered by the imperial powers with their ulterior designs, perplexes one by its ability of cunning deceit. The capitalist system, which dominates the global arena, deems its intricate and institutionalized failures as external evil, and then strives to exorcize them with fuming abstract notions that emanate from its own capital-oriented principles. Consider for instance the issue of ‘overpopulation’.

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