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Pakistan’s Dirty Laundry

Articles, Blog, Pakistan, Politics

July 4, 2009

My following article, “Pakistan’s dirty laundry” was published in Online Opinion – Australia’s leading journal for social and political debate. It also made an appearance at a lovely little place called Window Dresser’s Arms, Pig & Whistle The ongoing war with the...

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Pakistan’s Lashkar-e-Taiba

Blog, Pakistan, Politics

June 22, 2009

LONDON (Reuters): ” If Pakistan’s battle against the Taliban seems difficult, a much tougher challenge lies ahead: deciding what to do about the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group it once nurtured to fight India in Kashmir. Security experts from the United States and India believe the Pakistan Army...

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Iran’s election…

Blog, Middle East, Politics

June 22, 2009

Babak Rahimi, assistant professor of Iranian and Islamic Studies at the University of California, reports on the Iranian election from its capital Tehran: — NOW on PBS: “The official view, espoused by pro-government supporters, is that Ahmadinejad has been and continues to be popular in the rural...

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Pakistan: The black gold silk road

Articles, Blog, Politics, USA

May 13, 2009

My following article was published today in Online Opinion, Australia’s leading journal for social and political debate:   Whilst the US led war on terror persists with frantic fervour; the Iranian and Trans-Afghan pipelines become the new target in a proxy war for power. Writes Reuben Brand  ...

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Chomsky, doing what he does best

Blog, Politics, USA

May 13, 2009

An interview with Noam Chomsky on Russia Today, highlighting Obama’s “change,” or lack thereof when it comes to Bush’s rhetoric and Middle East policies:  ...

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“Killing Civillians: How Safe Do You Actually Want to Be?”

Blog, Politics, USA

April 27, 2009

Tom Engelhardt’s latest article, “Killing Civillians: How Safe Do You Actually Want to Be?” appears in The Nation. Below are a few paragraphs from his piece, highly recommend reading the full article:   “Almost like clockwork, the reports float up to us from thousands of miles away,...

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Cheney: Still a Dick!

Blog, Politics, USA

April 21, 2009

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney has come out swinging following the publication of memos from the Bush administration justifiying torture. Cheney now wants the CIA to release its own memos showing how effective these techniques were. ITS TORTURE!! Of course its effective! After days of sleep...

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Obama condones CIA torture techniques

Blog, Politics, USA

April 17, 2009

US President Barack Obama has said that CIA agents who used harsh interrogation techniques on terror suspects will not be prosecuted:   “The four secret memos detail the legal justification for the Bush-era CIA interrogation programme, whose methods critics say amounted to torture.   Mr Obama gave an...

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Obama calls for a world without Nukes

Blog, Middle East, Pakistan, Politics, USA

April 4, 2009

President Obama is going to call for a world free from nuclear weapons in a speech he is to deliver on Sunday in Prague.   “Even with the Cold War over, the spread of nuclear weapons or the theft of nuclear material could lead to the extermination of any city on the planet – this weekend in...

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Eyewitness to Pakistan Turmoil

Articles, Blog, Pakistan, Politics

March 24, 2009

My following piece was the lead story in today’s online edition of Eureka Street – it was then re-published in USA TODAY  and the Epoch Times, a leading Independent News Organisation with offices in 30 countries across five continents and published in 17 languages.   RAWALPINDI,...

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