Hamid Gul on Alex Jones Show

August 30, 2010 at 12:10 pm (Economics, Global Issues, Governance, India, Interview, Islam, Pakistan, Politics) (, , , , )

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Down the AfPak Rabbit Hole

March 4, 2010 at 1:12 pm (Global Issues, History, Media, Politics) (, , , )

BY THOMAS H. JOHNSON, M. CHRIS MASON

Source: Foreign Policy Magazine

The release of Tim Burton’s new blockbuster movie, Alice in Wonderland, is days away. The timing could not be more appropriate. Lewis Carroll’s ironically opium-inspired tale of a rational person caught up inside a mad world with its own bizarre but consistent internal (il)logic has now surpassed Vietnam as the best paradigm to understand the war in Afghanistan.

The war in Afghanistan, as we have written here and in Military Review (pdf), is indeed a near replication of the Vietnam War, including the assault on the strategically meaningless village of Marjah, which is itself a perfect re-enactment of Operation Meade River in 1968. But the callous cynicism of this war, which we described here in early December, and the mainstream media’s brainless reporting on it, have descended past these sane parallels. We have now gone down the rabbit hole.

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Captured Jundullah leader confirms US sponsorship of exporting terror is Iran

February 26, 2010 at 5:10 pm (Global Issues, Interview, Pakistan, Politics) (, , , , , )

The captured ringleader of the Jundallah terrorist group, Abdolmalek Rigi, has confessed that the US administration had assured him of unlimited military aid and funding for waging an insurgency against the Islamic Republic of Iran

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Orya Maqbool Jan- Chief Jutice Sahab! Hamara Mustaqbil Is Say Wabasta Hay

February 24, 2010 at 12:00 pm (Education, Pakistan) (, , , , )

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Live with Talat -22 Feb 2010

February 23, 2010 at 12:31 pm (Media, Pakistan, Politics) (, , , , , )

The role of Zionist controlled media in forming world opinion, war on Afghanistan, Israel’s hidden hand and Pak-US ties

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Dr. Israr Ahmed- The Last Crusade

January 28, 2010 at 10:43 pm (Allama Iqbal, History, Islam, Pakistan, Politics) (, , , , , )

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Sheikh Imran Hosein- Iqbal and Pakistan’s Moment of Truth

January 28, 2010 at 7:59 pm (Allama Iqbal, Global Issues, India, Islam, Khilafa, Pakistan, Politics) (, , , , , , , )

By Sheikh Imran Hosein

Time is running out for Pakistan. Scholars of Islam have a duty to prepare Muslims for destructive attacks that are soon to be launched which will target not only Pakistan but perhaps, Turkey and Iran as well. Those who control power in Britain, USA, and Israel, and who now have a strategic ally in India, are already waging unjust war on Islam and Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere, but most of all in the Holy Land (otherwise known as Palestine). Their ruthlessness is such that they would wage war even upon their own people if such were deemed to be necessary. The 9/11 terrorist attack on America which killed thousands of innocent people was an ominous example of what they are capable of doing. Their goal is to deliver to Israel the rule over the whole world, and this cannot be achieved so long as Pakistan possesses nuclear military power. The recent US military occupation of Haiti in consequence of a massive earthquake for which the US Armed Forces seem to have been mysteriously prepared (right down to drills conducted on the very eve of the earthquake) displays for the umpteenth time the extent to which they would commit monstrously evil deeds in pursuit of goals such as the overthrow of Venezuela’s courageous government.

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Militants Strike Convoy With NATO Supplies in Karachi

January 28, 2010 at 7:45 pm (Pakistan, Politics) (, )

By Salman Masood

Source: The NewYork Times

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A convoy of trucks carrying supplies destined for NATO forces in Afghanistan came under attack on Thursday in the southern port city of Karachi, leaving three people wounded, police officials said.

The attack came as the convoy left Port Qasim for Kandahar Province in Afghanistan. Gunmen on motorcycles intercepted three trucks southwest of the city and threw a grenade inside a vehicle, wounding three Pakistani civilian employees.

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Pakistan snubs US over new Taliban offensive

January 21, 2010 at 5:47 pm (Pakistan, Politics) (, , )

Source: BBC

Pakistan’s army has said it will launch no new offensives on militants in 2010, as the US defence secretary arrived for talks on combating Taliban fighters.

Pakistan army soldiers near Multan on 18 January 2010

Army spokesman Athar Abbas told the BBC the “overstretched” military had no plans for any fresh anti-militant operations over the next 12 months.

Our correspondent says the comments are a clear snub to Washington.

The US would like Pakistan to expand an offensive against militants launching cross-border attacks in Afghanistan.

Defence Secretary Robert Gates arrived in Pakistan on Thursday for his first visit since US President Barack Obama took office last year.

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A two-front threat emerging for Pakistan

January 21, 2010 at 12:59 am (Pakistan, Politics) (, )

By Shireen Mazari

ISLAMABAD – A nightmare security scenario for Pakistan seems to be emerging – that of a two-front military conflict. Pakistan is already facing an internal militancy aided and abetted from Afghanistan and is threatened with all manner of likely US boots actually coming into Pakistan. Already, the drone attacks on Pakistani soil have increased. For all these reasons, Pakistan has moved a large chunk of its forces away from its Eastern border with India and along the LoC, and moved them to the Western front along the international border with Afghanistan as well as into FATA.
Now India has upped the military ante against Pakistan after meetings between Indian officials and America’s Holbrooke and Gates. Hence we are seeing the unprovoked Indian military firing at Pakistani forces across the international border, the working boundary and across the LoC, which has resulted in death and injury for Pakistani soldiers. What can possibly be the Indian intent at this time to undertake such military adventurism? Had it been given some go-ahead by the Americans.

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Orya Maqbool Jan- Behtreen eiman kay ameen

January 19, 2010 at 4:58 pm (Global Issues, Islam, Pakistan, Politics) (, , , )

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Blackwater/XE behind terrorist bombings in Asia and Africa?

January 18, 2010 at 3:25 pm (Global Issues, Pakistan, Politics) (, , , , )

By Wayne Madsen

WMR’s intelligence sources in Asia and Europe are reporting that the CIA contractor firm XE Services, formerly Blackwater, has been carrying out “false flag” terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, Somalia, the Sinkiang region of China, Pakistan, Iran, and Iraq, in some cases with the assistance of Israeli Mossad and Indian Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) personnel.

Fingers are being pointed at Blackwater/XE and Mossad operatives for the motorbike bomb in Tehran that killed Tehran University nuclear physicist Dr. Moussad Ali-Mohammadi.

On January 12, a bomb attached to a motorbike outside of Ali-Mohammadi’s house went off while the professor was leaving for work. The bomb, which instantly killed pro-reform Ali-Mohammadi, was remotely triggered by a team that was later linked to a U.S.-base group called the Iran Monarchy Association, which favors restoring the son of the late Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi II, to Iran’s “Peacock Throne.” The Iran Monarchy Association is believed to be a CIA front organization.

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Nir Rosen- If you don’t want Muslims to attack you then stop killing them!

January 17, 2010 at 12:10 am (Global Issues, Interview, Islam, Pakistan, Politics) (, , , , )

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CIA drone strike missed Mehsud, say Pakistani Taliban

January 16, 2010 at 11:57 pm (Pakistan, Politics) (, , , )

By Declan Walsh

Source: Guardian

Leader left Waziristan compound before attack, say insurgents, while intelligence source concedes it is highly unlikely he died

Pakistani Taliban commander Hakimullah Mehsud 

The Pakistani Taliban have denied reports that their leader, Hakimullah Mehsud, was killed in a American drone strike in Waziristan this morning.

Twelve militants were reportedly killed in the attack on a remote compound on the border between North and South Waziristan, prompting rumours that Mehsud was among them.

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Pakistani top brass sell their loyalties to appease US

January 15, 2010 at 5:48 pm (Pakistan, Politics) (, , , )

 

Pakistan Military Makes A Stand

By Syed Saleem Shahzad

 Source: Asia Times

ISLAMABAD – After several months of backroom wheeling and dealing between the United States and the top brass in the Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi, Washington has expressed its full trust in Pakistan’s military leadership and its apparatus, including the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), which in turn is preparing to fight the next phase in the South Asia war theater.

This will focus on the hunt for high-profile al-Qaeda targets in the Shawal and Datta Khel areas of Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal area, where it is believed Osama bin Laden’s deputy, Dr Ayman 
 
Al-Zawahiri, and the shura (council) of al-Qaeda are hiding. Over the past few weeks, the US has stepped up drone attacks in the region.

United States Senator Joe Lieberman, who recently visited Pakistan, confirmed on Sunday that the Pakistani army “is on the move” and that there is the “possibility the US will see activity in that volatile northern region [North Waziristan]”. Lieberman met with Pakistan’s military chief, General Ashfaq Parvez Kiani.

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Divide and Fool

January 15, 2010 at 4:31 pm (Education, Global Issues, Governance, History, Pakistan, Politics) (, , , , , , , )

By Komal Hashmi

T

he Divide and Conquer Strategy enables one power to break another into smaller, more manageable pieces, and then take control of those pieces one by one. It generally takes a very strong power to implement divide and conquer strategy. In order to successfully break up another power or government, the conqueror must have access to strong political, military, and economic machines. In reality, it often refers to a strategy where small power groups are prevented from linking up and becoming more powerful, since it is difficult to break up existing power structures.

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Allama Iqbal on nationalism علامہ اقبال: وطنیت

January 14, 2010 at 11:00 pm (Allama Iqbal) (, , )

The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “He is not one of us (the Muslims), who calls for asabiyyah (nationalism and tribalism), or who fights for asabiyyah, or dies for asabiyyah.” [Abu Dawud]

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American motives and CIA dishonesty are the primary source of problems in this war

January 14, 2010 at 3:05 pm (Global Issues, Politics) (, , , , , , , )

Image of the beast

By Peter Chamberlin

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Up until now, the United States has been able to exert control over most of the earth just by controlling the narrative that reflects popular opinion about the war on terror. Whatever government spokesmen or reporters have said happened on a particular day, was what really happened; it was validated by popular consent.

The ability to shape people’s thoughts and opinions is a power that every tyrant has dreamed about. Global trust in the good intentions of the people of the United States moves individuals and entire nations to give American leaders the benefit of the doubt, even when common sense cautions against it.

Until fairly recently, popular opinion did not often call into question the American or allied version of events. Widespread civilian “collateral damage” from air strikes and disagreements between the Pakistani and American military have opened the door to questions about the very nature of this war and the leadership, or lack thereof, displayed by Western decision-makers.

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US foriegn policy breeds hatred

January 14, 2010 at 2:56 pm (Global Issues, Politics) (, , , , )

Do they hate us for something other than our freedoms?

By Nick Egnatz

Cartoon - Obama Peace Prize
The Obama administration follows the policy of U.S. Empire by continuing the Iraq war, escalating the Afghan war, increasing drone bombings in Pakistan, starting bombings and military operations in Yemen and Somalia, and building new military bases in Columbia to add to our total of 700-plus military installations overseas. Perhaps it’s time for citizens to question the Empire.

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US pressuring Pakistan on Afghan-India trade

January 14, 2010 at 2:07 am (Economics, Global Issues, India, Politics) (, , , )

Source: Rupeenews.com

The Pakistan answer was NO. What part of NO don’t you understand.

Pakistan is being pressured to allow Afghan-India trade. When the American agriculture secretary came to Islamabad he came ostensibly to help Islamabad improve its agriculture–well now the actual intentions have been laid bare. The US wants to help Bharat (aka India) trade with Afghanistan and beyond. The once totally compliant government of Mr. Asif Zardari has gathered some gumption and is resisting US pressure. The PPPP knows fully well that an obsequious behaviour will confirm certain defeat at the polls. Recenty Mr. Zardari has resurrected Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s slogan–we will fight a thousand years to liberate Kashmir. This from the lips of a man who in the first week of his presidency had said that Pakistanis and Indians should put Kashmir on the back burner and that the next generations should look at Kashmir.

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