Archive for the 'Pakistan' Category

Attacks on U.S Interests Pakistan

Filed under: Israel | Middle East | Pakistan — by Will Kirkland 01/11/2009 @ 9:56:46 AM
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“KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Security forces used tear gas and batons to repel anti-Israel protesters who tried to attack a U.S. consulate in Pakistan on Sunday, as tens of thousands … [Keep reading >>]

Pakistan Scrambles Jets as India Threatens

Filed under: Pakistan — by Will Kirkland 12/22/2008 @ 9:40:11 PM
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“… Pakistan scrambled fighter jets over several of its larger cities Monday, and India’s foreign minister told a gathering of Indian diplomats in New Delhi that the country is keeping … [Keep reading >>]

Pakistan Goes After Lashkar in Kashmir

Filed under: Pakistan — by Will Kirkland 12/7/2008 @ 10:36:05 PM

This looks to be significant news.

Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist Zakiur Rehman Lakhwi, accused of masterminding the Mumbai attacks, is among over 20 members of the group arrested by Pakistani security forces during … [Keep reading >>]

Pakistan Market Bombing

Filed under: Asia | Pakistan | Terrorism — by Will Kirkland 12/5/2008 @ 3:48:24 PM

At least 20 people have been killed and 70 injured in a suspected car bombing in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say.

The blast hit a heavily populated area … [Keep reading >>]

Mumbai Update

Filed under: Pakistan | Terrorism — by Will Kirkland 11/27/2008 @ 4:13:02 PM
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Apparently the attackers in Mumbai came by sea.

At least some of the terrorists, said to be in their early twenties and armed with AK-47 assault rifles and hand grenades, landed … [Keep reading >>]

Pakistan and Chapter 11

Filed under: Economy | Pakistan — by Will Kirkland 10/7/2008 @ 9:39:05 PM
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Pakistan Facing Bankruptcy

“Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves are so low that the country can only afford one month of imports and faces possible bankruptcy .. and is planning to ask the … [Keep reading >>]

Allies Shooting at Each Other

Filed under: Pakistan | War — by Will Kirkland 09/25/2008 @ 2:22:08 PM

This cannot be good.

“Pakistani and American ground troops exchanged fire along the border with Afghanistan on Thursday after the Pakistanis shot at two American helicopters, ratcheting up tensions as the … [Keep reading >>]

Pakistan: Bush’s End Game

Filed under: Bush Administration | Pakistan — by Bob Zuber 09/23/2008 @ 12:40:40 PM

Writing in the Guardian, Simon Tisdall explains how US policy towards Pakistan has overtones of providing Bush with hope for one final moment of glory in the ‘war on terror’: … [Keep reading >>]

Pakistan: Responding to Border Violations

Filed under: Bush Administration | Pakistan | Terrorism — by Bob Zuber 09/20/2008 @ 3:18:38 PM

Pakistan’s Dawn Newspaper has little use for recent US military operations across the Afghan border: “Director Hayden was essentially saying that the US is shaking the tree of militancy and … [Keep reading >>]

Bush Politicizes War

Filed under: Afghanistan | Bush Administration | Pakistan | Terrorism | War — by Will Kirkland 09/13/2008 @ 8:33:20 AM
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In a last ditch effort to put lipstick on the pig of his presidency, President Bush has ordered an all out assault on areas where Osama bin Laden is thought … [Keep reading >>]

Bush Orders Secret Raids into Pakistan

Filed under: Pakistan | War — by Will Kirkland 09/10/2008 @ 10:54:31 PM

We are waiting with bated breath to hear John McCain criticize his Commander in Chief for this just as he has mocked Obama for saying that with actionable intelligence he … [Keep reading >>]

Pakistan: Three Sectors Emerging

Filed under: Pakistan — by Will Kirkland 08/25/2008 @ 11:20:48 AM

“Pakistan plunged deeper into political chaos Monday as a top party in the country’s coalition government vowed to quit the coalition and support an opposition candidate for the presidency.

Former prime … [Keep reading >>]

Words for Acts

An avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to stretch, to misinterpret, and to misapply even the best of laws. He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

Tom Paine

---"Dissertations on First Principles of Government," 1795


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