Officials Fear Support From Islamabad Will Wane
The United States has escalated its unilateral strikes against al-Qaeda members and fighters operating in Pakistan’s tribal areas, partly because of anxieties that Pakistan’s new leaders will insist on scaling back military operations in that country, according to U.S. officials.
Washington is […]
Bhutto was key to US plan
Benazir Bhutto was central to American hopes of broadening out Pakistan‘s government from the figure of General Musharraf. Washington helped engineer the political deal that saw her return and now it has seen that lead to disaster, with the loss of one of […]
President Vladimir Putin’s decision to suspend Russia‘s participation in the Conventional Forces in Europe, or CFE, treaty is a potent political signal.
It is yet another sign of the worsening relationship between Moscow and the West.
…this relationship was not improved in any substantial way by the […]
THE GLOBAL POWER BAROMETER
In their own words: “The world is bigger than the West”, a BBC correspondent; Source: BBC.
Russia, China and Iran are up as they warn the US to stay out of Central Asia.
HOW THE WORLD SEES AMERICA
The Bush Factor in Pakistan
Cheney urging strikes on Iran By Warren P. Strobel, John Walcott and Nancy A. Youssef | McClatchy Newspapers
WASHINGTON – President Bush charged Thursday that Iran continues to arm and train insurgents who are killing U.S. soldiers in Iraq, and he threatened action if that continues.
At a news conference Thursday, Bush […]
Another record poppy crop in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghanistan will produce another record poppy harvest this year that cements its status as the world’s near-sole supplier of the heroin source, yet a furious debate over how to reverse the trend is stalling proposals to cut the crop, U.S. officials say. As […]
Pakistan hits out at U.S. terrorism stance By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent: Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Pakistan hit back on Sunday at U.S. critics of its fight against terrorism, insisting its army was best suited to hunt for Osama bin Laden and other al Qaeda militants Washington believes enjoy safe haven […]
US renting Pak army for $ 100 million a month 14 Jul 2007, 0340 hrs IST,CHIDANAND RAJGHATTA,TNN
WASHINGTON: The United States is paying around $ 100 million a month for the deployment of 80,000 Pakistani troops on its border with Afghanistan ostensibly for the war on terrorism, a key US official […]
Private contractors outnumber U.S. troops in Iraq New U.S. data show how heavily the Bush administration has relied on corporations to carry out the occupation of the war-torn nation.
By T. Christian Miller, Times Staff Writer July 4, 2007
The number of U.S.-paid private contractors in Iraq […]
Bush administration wants us to be scared of:
AlQaeda, Other un-named terrorists, Gays, anyone who is not a radical Christian, anyone who is not with his agenda,
Inclusive health care People who think
This administration wants his population to be white or act white, buy in to the […]