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US marines urinating on dead Taliban insurgents

Blog, USA

January 12, 2012

America: forever preaching and pontificating about how it is a beacon of freedom, democracy and respect in an otherwise dark world.  Hmmm… The truth always has a way of coming out....

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Osama: A Death Marred by Mistruths

Articles, Blog, Middle East, Pakistan, Politics, USA

May 30, 2011

My latest piece regarding the death of Osama bin Laden – published on May 6 at the Window Dresser’s Arms: “USA! USA! USA!” echoed through the streets of New York City, as thousands of people, adorned with American flags, placards and slogans, congregated at Ground Zero to celebrate...

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US ignore torture claims

Blog, Middle East, USA

October 24, 2010

WikiLeaks has recently published some 400,000 secret US military documents outlining thousands of cases of abuse and torture – but an order from the Pentagon ensured US troops would ignore such claims and turn a blind eye. The paper trail doesn’t lie....

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Peshawar: Today’s blast hits close to home, killing a family member

Blog, News, Pakistan

October 28, 2009

A horrific explosion in a crowded market place in Peshawar has killed up to 90 people – One of them a member of my family.   We hear about these attacks everyday, we see and read about them in the media, but we never really realise, or want to realise the human cost. It really hits …...

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Lahore attacked… Again

Blog, Pakistan

May 27, 2009

Armed millitants detonated a car bomb outside Pakistan’s spy agency (ISI) offices today, killing 30 and wounding over 250 others.   The attack is speculated to be retaliation for the governments military action against the Taliban in the Federally Administered Tribal Agencies:   Associated Press: At...

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America’s Child Soldiers

Blog, USA

May 15, 2009

“The Explorers Program” is an affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America, a one time fun, educational program for childern. But learning how to tie knots and earn first aid badges are a thing of the past, as new millitant training camps are now all the rage. The Explorers Program are training...

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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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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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“Pakistan on the Brink”

Blog, Pakistan

February 23, 2009

The ABC’s ‘Four Corners’ program aired a report today on Pakistan’s ever increasing Taliban threat:   “…if the country’s leaders were good we would not have been able to occupy this tribal territory, because of the harsh policy of the government and the army we have...

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