Russia could deliver death blow to Nato in Afghanistan, say analysts

1 December, 2011 — The News (Pakistan)

ISLAMABAD: With the Russian threat to cut land routes for supply to NATO troops in Afghanistan, the Afghan battleground may turn into a cold death trap for NATO, defence analysts believe. They say that Pakistan should utilise the opportunity for a peaceful and prosperous Pakistan by pulling it out of the American war.

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Haqqanis don’t divide US and Pakistan By M K Bhadrakumar

3 October 2011 — Indian Punchline

…Equally intriguing was Clinton’s admission that US is as much responsible for the Haqqani network’s existence today as Pakistan could be. She sensitises the American opinion by even produced a YouTube to underscore the legitimacy of the Pakistani allegation that the US did encourage it to hobnob with the Haqqanis, who were once America’s blue-eyed boys. She clarified, inter alia, that she is not condoning still the “serious, grievous, strategic error” by Pakistan in supporting the Haqqanis, who are like a “wild animal in the backyard.” Interestingly, Clinton doesn’t spell out what precisely the US now expects Pakistan to do vis-a-vis Haqqanis — except to say Islamabad should “prevent any attacks against us [US troops] emanating from Pakistan.” Read the rest here…

Pakistan TV Report Contradicts US Claim of Bin Laden’s Death By Paul Craig Roberts

6 August, 2011 — Information Clearing House

In my recent article, “Creating Evidence Where There Is None,” about the alleged killing of Osama bin Laden by a commando team of US Seals in Abbottabad, Pakistan, I provided a link to a Pakistani National TV interview with Muhammad Bashir, who lives next door to the alleged “compound” of Osama bin Laden. I described the story that Bashir gave of the “attack” and its enormous difference from the one told by the US government. In Bashir’s account, every member of the landing party and anyone brought from the house died when the helicopter exploded on lift-off. I wrote that a qualified person could easily provide a translation of the interview, but that no American print or TV news organization had investigated Bashir’s account.

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Murder By Video Game And ‘Bug Splats’: CIA Drone War In Pakistan By Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

31 July 2011 — The Nation (Pakistan)

Fighting back against the CIA drone war

They call it ‘bug splat’, the splotch of blood, bones, and viscera that marks the site of a successful drone strike. To those manning the consoles in Nevada, it signifies ‘suspected militants’ who have just been ‘neutralised’; to those on the ground, in most cases, it represents a family that has been shattered, a home destroyed.

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: August 1, 2011

1 August 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO Attack On Libyan Television Kills Three, Wounds 15
  • As In Serbia And Elsewhere, U.S. And NATO Target Media In Libya
  • Murder By Video Game And ‘Bug Splats’: CIA Drone War In Pakistan
  • Pakistani ISI Chief Asked U.S. To Stop Deadly Drone Strikes
  • Two-Thirds Of New Zealanders Want Special Forces Out Of Afghanistan

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Pakistan, the Army and the Conflict Within By Pervez Hoodhboy, Zia Mian

12 July 2011 — Middle East Research and Information Project

Pakistan’s generals are besieged on all sides. Like never before, they are at odds with their own rank and file. According to the New York Times, the discontent with the top brass is so great as to evoke concerns of a colonels’ coup. The army also is losing support from its domestic political allies and subject to the increasing hostility of the Pakistani public. The generals are even at risk of being dumped by their oldest and most generous supporter, the United States.

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Punishing Pakistan and Challenging China By Andrew Gavin Marshall

30 June 2011 — Global Research

Pakistan in Pieces, Part 2 – Part 1: Imperial Eye on Pakistan

The AfPak War Theatre: Establishing the New Strategy

As Senator Obama became the President-elect Obama, his foreign policy strategy on Afghanistan was already being formed. In 2007, Obama took on veteran geostrategist and Jimmy Carter’s former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski as one of his top foreign policy advisers,[1] and he remained his foreign policy adviser throughout 2008.[2] On Obama’s campaign, he announced that as President, he would scale down the war in Iraq, and focus the “War on Terror” on Afghanistan, promising “to send in about 10,000 more troops and to strike next-door Pakistan, if top terrorists are spotted there.”[3]

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