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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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Swat Valley returns to Dark Ages

Blog, Pakistan

April 16, 2009

Human Rights Watch has said the deal between the Pakistani Government and the Taliban, that enforces islamic Law in the Swat valley, “presents a grave threat to the rights of women and other basic rights in the troubled region.”   “The Taliban have imposed their authority in Swat and...

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The Taliban eat haggis?

Blog, Pakistan

April 15, 2009

“A SCOTTISH Muslim convert, dubbed the “Tartan Taleban”, has re-emerged in Pakistan where he has reportedly been arrested as a terror suspect. Pakistan television paraded images of a man said to be James Alexander McLintock, who had been detained in the north-west city of Peshawar in late...

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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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US: A safe nuke is a happy nuke

Blog, Pakistan, USA

April 3, 2009

Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,  said the US has invested in an effort to keep Pakistan’s nuclear weapons secure and that Pakistan has “taken significant steps in recent years, so I’m comfortable.” “My biggest concern is that if Pakistan gets to a point where it...

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Can Sufism Counter Extremism?

Blog, Pakistan

March 28, 2009

BBC journalist Barbarra Plett attends a sufi gathering in Lahore and poses the question: “Can sufism counter hardline Islamic extremism?” “It was Sufis who came and spread the religious message of love and harmony and beauty, there were no swords, it was very different from the sharp edged...

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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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US to increase strikes deeper inside Pakistan

Blog, Pakistan, Politics, USA

March 19, 2009

There is little-to-no rest in site for Pakistan as it recovers from a gruelling three weeks of political espionage, civil unrest and a near coup. Claims of a strong military push for the resolution of the Long March by reinstating the deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammed Chaudhry is now being heavily...

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US Drone down in flames

Blog, Middle East, News, Pakistan, USA

March 8, 2009

Taliban fighters have shot down an unmanned US drone in the Tribal regions along the Afghan border.  Over 200 people have been killed by drone attacks since August 2008, so it’s not at all surprising that the drones are being targeted.  ...

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