Comment on Seymour Hersh: The Killing of Osama bin Laden

The Killing of Osama bin Laden Link to London Review of Books article I’m wondering if this Seymour Hersh tale isn’t an indication of some cracks in the Pakistani lobby wall. Some people will have some explaining to do. This is Clintonista fairy tale. It’s not remotely good journalism in that it almost purely relies …

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Clinton Cash Consistent M.O.

Hill and Bill can’t hide from shady deals exposed in ‘Clinton Cash’ Link to NY Post article Excerpt: “The details of the Clinton operation vary, but the overall M.O. is fairly consistent, he writes. One: Dodgy rich businessman, often a foreigner in the middle of a mega-deal in some corrupt country, possibly one run by a …

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The Clinton NGO Racket and Pakistan

The Clinton NGO Racket and Pakistan: What we think we are seeing is the Clinton brand being used to bundle as many NGOs, charities and development projects under the Clinton Foundation which then makes the funds an nontransparent mess and keeps healthy profits for itself and its officers. The new book, Clinton Cash, details all …

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Comment on Hillary Clinton’s charity empire

Hillary Clinton’s charity empire hid way more foreign donations than anyone realized Link to Business Insider article No kidding! I bet they haven’t come close to all the foreign donations that the Clintons have raked in. That’s probably because there are a lot of corporate donors who act as cutouts for cash donations to hide …

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Taliban Gains Pull U.S. Units Back Into Fight in Afghanistan

Taliban Gains Pull U.S. Units Back Into Fight in Afghanistan Link to New York Times article “KABUL, Afghanistan — Months after President Obama formally declared that the United States’ long war against the Taliban was over in Afghanistan, the American military is regularly conducting airstrikes against low-level insurgent forces and sending Special Operations troops directly …

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Hazara People Need To Wake Up

From a friend: “Hazara people need to wake up. The era of Kamran Khan, Abdurrahman Khan and other thiefs like Ahmad Khan Panjabi Abdali is returning to them. You need weapons, arms, tanks to protect yourself and your regions! Wake up before it´s too late”.

Found Dead In Pakistan

Marketing director of ‘Dawn Media Group’ found dead in Pakistan’s coastal city Link to The Oslo Times article Single shot hit, not even a motorcycle drive by. Something about up close and personal and it has nothing to do with courage. Can you say “press intimidation”? Yeah well, I have a solution, let’s give Pakistan …

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Fraud and Folly in Afghanistan

Fraud and Folly in Afghanistan Link to Foreign Policy article I can’t believe FP published this. But it’s very good. If you want to understand the mechanics of the American betrayal of Afghans, this is a good place to start. For the record, I do not know the author. —David Dienstag

Afghanistan’s defining fight: Technocrats vs. strongmen

Afghanistan’s defining fight: Technocrats vs. strongmen Link to Washington Post article Now he’s a “warlord”. We saw this coming. Watch as all of Massoud’s surviving leadership gets killed or marginalized. They were convenient enough when we invaded but now they are “warlords”. It’s ok to rig two elections and install Pashtun nobodies for president but …

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Blackwater’s Legacy Goes Beyond Public View

Blackwater’s Legacy Goes Beyond Public View Link to New York Times article Two points here: 1. Eric Prince can say what he wants. If, as one former colleague told The New York Times, Mr. Prince “needs a break from America”, Prince becomes a man without a country. New rule: You don’t get to take a …

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Pakistan occupied with tackling terror

Pakistan occupied with tackling terror, no time for developmental issues, Nawaz Sharif says Link to Times of India article I wish Peter Sellers were still alive to impersonate this lying idiot. It would be hilarious. “We have to abandon development because we created monsters which we can’t control and we need energy because we spent …

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How long can Pakistan stay out of Yemen fight?

How long can Pakistan stay out of Yemen fight? Link to McClatchy DC article “Pakistan does not abandon friends and strategic partners, especially at a time when their security is under threat,” Sharif said… Oh really! This is going to be fun to watch. Pakistan has screwed virtually every country they pretend to have made …

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Separatists Claim Attack That Killed 20 in Pakistan

Separatists Claim Attack That Killed 20 in Pakistan Link to New York Times article Wow! It actually made it to the New York Times! They’ve spun it too. Balochi separatists have made to the first rung—getting noticed. Now that they have gotten some ink, it’s important to make a flurry of statements recasting the attack …

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Trust Pakistan in WOT?

Mumbai attack suspect Lakhvi released on bail in Pakistan Link to BBC News article But Alyssa Ayres says that Afghanistan and India need to be more transparent in dealing with Pakistan. That according to her and the rest of the White House “experts” on South Asia is the way forward because we can trust Pakistan …

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This IS Fair

Groundhog Day in U.S.-Pakistan Relations Link to War on the Rocks article So this is an article by Fair. Again, the same thing. A lot of introductory noise about how bad the Pakistanis are but stopping short of making any kind of remotely realistic suggestions to deal with this situation. Furthermore, Fair denies that South …

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Is it Fair?

Why the United States Should Work With India to Stabilize Afghanistan Link to Council on Foreign Relations article I made a mistake. I’m copping to it. It’s an interesting mistake. I confused Alyssa Ayres, the author of this article for C. Christine Fair. It’s an easy mistake to make for me. I’ve read enough of …

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Equivocating Raphel

Prosecutors weigh charges against David Petraeus involving classified information Link to Washington Post article Really interesting bit of equivocating here by the Washington Post. This is about several investigations that the FBI has launched, probably being scuttled by Eric Holder’s DOJ. A general and his biographer mistress, another general who leaked information about the Stuxnet …

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Pakistan’s DC Game

At an event hosted by the Embassy of India to showcase their growing industrial capabilities, the strangest guest appeared. How she got into the room is a good question, but it was surprising that Robin Raphel was attending at all. Our friend Narayan Lakshman‘s lens caught her there. Even as she is the subject of …

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Pakistan’s Victim Act

Terror Outfits Build Presence in Gilgit-Baltistan Link to The Diplomat article Great article from my friend Senge Sering: This game is as old as Rudyard Kipling. The Pakistanis, through rapacious misrule, have managed to totally piss off the people in Gilgit-Baltistan, and Islamabad is about to come crying to Washington for more lawyers, guns, and …

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Benazir’s Troubled Legacy

The Legacy of Benazir Bhutto Link to New York Times article Beware women’s rights advocates from Pakistan. This op-ed in the New York Times, by Bina Shah, a Pakistani fiction writer, really demonstrates these words well. The nation builders and women’s rights advocates who hit the ground in Afghanistan have been betrayed by the women’s …

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The Problem Is Pakistan

US-Pak relations are of great importance for regional stability: US envoy Link to Dawn article “Ambassador Olson in his remarks emphasised the importance of cooperation between the US, Afghanistan, and Pakistan in order to support regional stability and prosperity.” Stability? Every single thing the US has done in Pakistan has served to destabilize it as …

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