Tag: War in Afghanistan (2001–present)

The last(ing) tango

If abused patience runs the risk of turning into fury, has American patience with Pakistan finally run out and should we expect a major falling-out? By Monday, it was clear Pakistan had been shipwrecked on the rocks of its own intransigence, reduced to a hangdog at a summit at which it had thought it was…

Hamza Alavi's Wisdom in 2011

An ardent critic of this unholy alliance, Hamza Alavi always thought we have been serving a super power that used us throughout the history of our existence for the last half-a-century for its own vested interests. The partnership has been unbalanced and one way, serving only the big boss that has been bullying and exploiting…

When Two Tribes Go to War

Mustafa Qadri finds out for himself during a night patrol with members of an anti-Taliban militia in Pakistan that sometimes, it’s kill or be killed. On the boundary between Pakistan-controlled Peshawar and insurgency-hit regions of the tribal areas, the global fight against the Taliban has turned former neighbours in this once sleepy rural setting into…

Davis claims more victims and reputations

Did the US media collude in withholding key information in the Davis case? Is the resumption of drone strikes meant to send a message to Pakistan or the Taliban? Spies from around the world operate under diplomatic cover. The Guardian’s confirmation and the Obama administration’s admission that Raymond Davis is a CIA operative is, then,…

Terror Claims 8496 Deaths Annually

Image by nasirjumani2008 via Flickr (From Viewpoint Online). A total of 2,113 militant, insurgent and sectarian related terrorist attacks last year killing 2,913 and injuring 5,829 people .Taliban, have been terrorizing Shia, Christian, Ahmadi, Hindu and Christian minorities in Pakistan. Iran in retaliation is supporting Shias. President Carter’s National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski admitted in…