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Hey Palin, The Russians Are Coming

three messages from Moscow to Washington, no one is listening […]

Iran-Pakistan-India Nexus – The New Silk Road

Iran moving into the big league Kaveh L Afrasiabi

Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s three-nation tour of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India and the welter of agreements and understandings reached between Tehran and these governments serve notice beyond the mere issue of energy security and Iran’s expanding role in the sub-continent’s […]

Bush #41 Let Saddam Invade Kuwait According To Plan

U.S. knew Saddam was going to attack Kuwait: book

New Delhi: The US had prior knowledge about Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein attacking Kuwait in 1990 but did nothing to stop him, says a former Indian diplomat in a new book. In his book “The Ultimate Prize: Oil and Saddam’s Iraq” (Allied Publishers), […]

Diminishing Oil Causes Tough Choices For A Hungry World

It used to be oil for food. Now, its oil substitute OR food. Super Powers are focusing on a dying concept. Cheap energy the old fashioned way is no longer viable. […]

Cyber-Warfare = Will China Elect US President?

In May 2001, Chinese launched their Hack the USA campaign.

Now its 2008, Web sites in China are being used heavily to target computer networks in the Defense Department and other U.S. agencies, successfully breaching hundreds of unclassified networks, according to several U.S. officials. Intel Brief by Rachel F Kesselman […]

Vermont Town Flexes It’s American Muscles

Activists look for arrest of Bush, Cheney

By PAUL H. HEINTZ, Brattleboro Reformer

“Shall the Selectboard instruct the Town Attorney to draft indictments against President Bush and Vice President Cheney for crimes against our Constitution, and publish said indictment for consideration by other municipalities?” Daims’ proposed article reads.

“And shall […]

Consequences: Foreign Policy or Foreign Fantasy

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 […]

Musharraf Shuts Down Opposition TV While Negroponte Watches

Two leading Pakistani media outlets that had their television broadcasts shut down inside Pakistan have now been forced to end international broadcasts. VOA’s Barry Newhouse reports from Islamabad that the new crackdown on independent media came as U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte met with President Pervez Musharraf.

Government officials in Islamabad […]

Climate Change vs Terrorists – Which One Are We Prepared For?

Prior to the release of the the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change:

This fourth and final assessment — the so-called synthesis report — seeks to combine lessons from all three (prior reports). Its conclusions are culled from data contained in the thousands of pages that were essentially technical supplements to […]

State of Emergency – Pakistan

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) director IA Rehman told the BBC that Pakistan was in danger of becoming a “Gestapo state” if such disappearances were to go unchecked.

Human rights workers in Pakistan have demanded the release of one of their leading workers who they say has been detained by government officials. […]