The latest orchestrated threat and the end of history


Have you ever before heard of the Haqqanis?  I didn’t think so. 
Like Al Qaeda, about which no one had ever heard prior to 9/11, the “Haqqani Network” has popped up in time of need to justify America’s next war — Pakistan. President Obama’s claim that he had Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden exterminated deflated the threat from that long-serving bogyman. A terror organization that left its leader, unarmed and undefended, a sitting duck for assassination no longer seemed formidable.
Time for a new, more threatening, bogyman, the pursuit of which will keep the “war on terror” going. Now America’s “worst enemy” is the Haqqanis. 

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WAS THIS THE OUTCOME RONALD REAGAN HOPED WHILE ENDING THE COLD WAR?

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by Paul Craig Roberts

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Have you ever before heard of the Haqqanis?  I didn’t think so.  Like Al Qaeda, about which no one had ever heard prior to 9/11, the “Haqqani Network” has popped up in time of need to justify America’s next war — Pakistan.

 President Obama’s claim that he had Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden exterminated deflated the threat from that long-serving bogyman. A terror organization that left its leader, unarmed and undefended, a sitting duck for assassination no longer seemed formidable. Time for a new, more threatening, bogyman, the pursuit of which will keep the “war on terror” going.

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Between Hope and Fear [2 of 2]


Somehow, somewhere along the line, we have gone astray. We were such good people when we set out on the road to Pakistan. What happened then? An evil spirit now hangs over Pakistan. The people are too tired, too disappointed, too disillusioned, too often betrayed and too ill-informed to comprehend the issues churning beneath the placid surface of life. Depression, fear, frustration and anger no longer have an outlet in politics. The people have, therefore, turned inward, to religious orthodoxy, to intolerance, the small things in life, to local politics and impotent rage. 
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BETWEEN HOPE AND FEAR

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by Roedad Khan

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Between Hope and Fear [1 of 2]..


What went wrong with us? The answer: We lost our identity as a people and as a nation. Yes, ours were a great people, but thanks to our politicians and our military who surrendered to the U.S. dictates for the sake of their own personal greed and gains. They towed along the line given to them by Uncle Sam and took upon an identity that was imposed upon. Our armed forces were led to believe in the fear of Communism, not once but many times.
Why did we believe that Communism—an ideology—was a threat to Islam? Communism is now dead but our homeland, our Pakistan is in dire straits, mainly because of a false fear that the ideology we were led to believe was detrimental to our interests.  The situation we face today is much worse now, as we see traitors and foreign agents roaming the streets of Pakistan. It is therefore, a political and moral imperative for all patriots of Pakistan to expose these traitors, and fight once again for our core values, the values for which this great nation was born to uphold. 

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BETWEEN HOPE AND FEAR

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by Nayyar Hashmey

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Roedad Khan’s op-eds often appear on this site. Recently too he put up one such article in the News International and Gulam Mitha, my friend from Calgary, Canada added a note of his own what he thought about R.K.’s article. Here is what he says:-

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The writer Roedad Khan offers historical lessons in this article. I was inspired to read what he has written and sent him a comment to his post as mentioned below.

I request you to read this article.

My own note on Mr. Redad Khan’s write up precedes the actual post.

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As the Drone flies


Military ethicists and legal experts inside and outside the government are debating how far UAVs can go and still stay within what one imaginative booster, Ronald C. Arkin, called international humanitarian law and the rules of engagement. Concerns over restraint can already be considered academic. Drones are going anywhere their governors want them to go already–Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, and countries in North Africa to name a few known jurisdictions. Last year a worried group of robotic specialists, philosophers and human rights activists formed the International Committee for Robot Arms Control (ICRAC). They fear that such instruments may make wars more likely by the strong against the weak because there will be fewer human casualties by those waging robotic war. But proliferation of these assassins in the sky is now a fact. 
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THE LETHAL AUTONOMY

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by Ralph Nader

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Are We At War With Pakistan?


The Intimidating ‘Wise”.  American or the Pakistani? Could be either of the two, or both.


  • Excellent ploy not to put war time images on the news. 
  • During Vietnam, citizens viewed what was happening and protested in the streets.
  • Then we might do something as a nation.
  • But media is owned and they are not working for US.
  • We Rarely See the coffins or the ugly side of these wars.
  • Bush was careful what the public was able to see. Like Bush… Obama doesn’t want US to see what happens in wartime. Heavens we may think for ourselves!! 
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BEHIND THE HEADLINES

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by Justin Raimondo

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