“Pakistan Cannot Be Trusted”

Photo: Nitin Gokhale Book Launch, Delhi/11 April 2014 ‘Pakistan cannot be trusted’ Link to Rediff.com article The Indian Army has backbone even if the Congress party does not. If the lame duck PM orders them to leave the Siachen glacier, they will likely refuse the order and wait for a new government to take office. …

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Max Boot Defends Afghan Debacle

Graves in the Logar Desert 1988. Photo: David Dienstag/Pulstudio, Inc. Afghanistan—Graveyard of Empires? Link to Hoover Institution article Max Boot is an imbecile and a paid hack of the idiots who love the Afghan debacle. They will never cease to defend this mess. When you write a supposedly scholarly article about the possibility of a …

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Pakistan Army Attacks In Balochistan

Image: DeraBugti/Facebook Military operations continues in different areas of Sui, Dera Bugti Link to Baamrang Hal blog article This has really been expanding since the earthquake. Pakistan has completely blocked off media which means that mainstream media have an excuse to do nothing. Once upon a time there were real journalists who would ignore Pakistani news …

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Afghan Conflict As Tribal Civil War

Photo: Village elders in Lashkar Gah/AP Ministry of Defence tries to block book on Helmand that it commissioned – because of claims it contains secrets published on Wikileaks Link to Mail Online [UK] article British MOD suppressed this book because it used WikiLeaks data that was in the public domain. Citing security violations, the MOD …

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Seymour Hersh On Syria Red Line

Democracy Now! video from April 7, 2014 The Red Line and the Rat Line Seymour M. Hersh on Obama, Erdoğan and the Syrian rebels Link to London Review of Books article This one is rich. It’s the story of the Libyan arms to the Syrian rebels and how America, the West, and Turkey interacted to …

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MSNBC Covers Afghan Election

This discussion has one thinking that the two candidates are virtually the same. What was not said: Ghani and Abdullah are very different candidates which is not discussed here. They offer different capabilities and visions. Ghani is a creature of the international banking system. He gives a good speech, but has no military experience. He’s …

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Pak Army Attack In Kalat, Balochistan

I cannot confirm this report but it does come from previously reliable Baloch sources and is consistent with events leading up to this report. Sources all seem to be reporting the same events with no conflicting details. I’m posting some images that came with the reports. This is happening today, Monday April 7. “Pakistan military …

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Ashraf Ghani’s Sordid Background

Traits of Ashraf Ghani: – Comes from a family of SOOD KHOR KUCHEES – equivalent of loan sharks – openly at war with Islam. – Ethno-centric fascist with an agenda for turning our population in debt slaves to the SOOD KHOR International Banks & their local agents ( in the form of Pashtunist fascists within …

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Saudis: If Not US, Then Pakistan

Photo: Press Information Department Pakistan Saudi Arabia’s Pilgrimage to Pakistan Link to Project-Syndicate.org article Balochis have very few friends in this world. They need every friend they can get. I caution those Balochis who fight against Iran, that Iran is perhaps the last hope for external support they can look to. They will get no help from the …

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State Dept Buying $400,000 Camel

Exclusive: U.S. Taxpayers To Spend $400,000 For A Camel Sculpture In Pakistan Link to BuzzFeed Politics article In case anybody bought the line from Robin Raphel and Co. that the money that Americans are spending in Pakistan is drying up, consider this from BuzzFeed Politics: “The State Department is planning to spend $400,000 in taxpayer funds …

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US/Pakistan Ties Based On Lies

Photo: Amrullah Saleh “To Amrullah, Who knew it all better than anyone, Best wishes, Carlotta Gall” The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014 Link to Amazon.com Carlotta Gall has written a book that appears to be a genuine work of journalism. It has ignited some conversation in certain circles because she lays out that the …

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US Stay Out of Syria

Photo: Guillaume Briquet/AFP Qaeda Militants Seek Syria Base, U.S. Officials Say Link to New York Times article This is Homeland Security amping up a situation to become more important. Mr. Brennan reached into a hodgepodge of random information and came to the same idiotic conclusion he always can be counted on for: “Be afraid, be …

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No Results From Taliban Talks

First round of direct talks between govt, TTP concludes Link to Dawn article [Pakistan] Meaningless talks with no results: “The main challenges of negotiating a peace settlement are the many groups and factions behind the violence, with many operating outside the Taliban control, including both local and foreign al Qaeda-linked militant outfits.” This is a …

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Pakistan Taliban Talks Meaningless

Photo: Aamir Qureshi/AFP Pakistani officials hold direct talks with Taliban Link to Washington Post article They can hold talks all they want. No entity that they engage represents all of the militant groups within the country. Any document signed is a meaningless piece of paper. It’s all a charade to make it seem as if …

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Saudis Give Pakistan $1.5 Billion

Photo: Anjum Naveed/AP The confessional state and its secret Santa Link to Daily Times article [Pakistan] This is a good article about, among other things, the role of Saudi Arabia in Pakistan which has never been properly understood by me. Now that we are having some success at defunding Pakistani aid from the US, it …

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US Won’t “Get Out” of Afghanistan

Photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters Hard Talk Aside, Little Desire by the West to Leave Afghanistan Link to New York Times article Jezail has always maintained that the US will not “get out” of Afghanistan anytime soon. Pentagon mouthpieces talk about the inability of the Afghan Army to defend themselves after an American pullout. They should know. …

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Afghanistan: Dark Past, Dark Future

Photo: Caren Firouz/Reuters Warlords With Dark Pasts Battle in Afghan Election Link to New York Times article The New York Times has its own “dark past” directly connected with Dostum and is in no way morally superior enough to be making any objections to Dostum. Handing out human rights violations accusations in Afghanistan is like …

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The Fantasy of Af-Pak Stabilization

How to Ensure That a U.S. Troop Drawdown Does Not Destabilize Afghanistan Link to Heritage Foundation article My friend, Doc Gols, made a comment about this very stupid article out of the Heritage Foundation linked above: “Friends in US want a total pullout. No more do they want the Americans to be dependent on Pakistan’s …

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DIA Assumes “Worst Case” Re: Snowden

Photo: Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo/DOD Snowden Used Low-Cost Tool to Best N.S.A. Link to New York Times article “It’s ironic that officials are giving classified information to journalists in an effort to discredit me [Snowden] for giving classified information to journalists.” Is it me or is this pure Rufus T. Firefly? “The difference is that I …

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Pakistan Still “Special” to US

Photo: Air Force Drone strikes curtailed on Pakistan’s request: US official Link to Baloch Society of North America article “Reuters was not immediately able to confirm the report. The Post quoted a senior Obama administration official as denying an informal agreement had been reached, saying, ‘The issue of whether to negotiate with the Pakistani Taliban …

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Revolving Door Keeps On Turning

Law Doesn’t End Revolving Door on Capitol Hill Link to New York Times article Why would anybody be surprised that someone from upper management at the CIA would take a dive for the revolving door the minute they become the focus of some scrutiny? I would argue that the timing is perfect if you are …

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Afghanistan Past and Present

Watercolor sketch of Shah Shuja holding a durbar at Kabul by James Atkinson/British Library The Ghosts of Afghanistan’s Past Why Karzai Bites the Hand That Feeds Him Link to New York Times article “History doesn’t repeat itself but it does rhyme.” We saw the similarities to the 1842 events and are concerned for the safety …

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