Archive for the ‘Terrorism’ Category

She grabs my inner clothing (you know what I mean), yanks at it and releases me with a jerk. Her clear gloves move on before I know it, and they are unrelenting. Let me say, though, that the hands may shift, but the expression remains the same – that of complete ennui. At the end […]


Two days later, Karachi is still smouldering after a suicide attack on a Muharram procession that killed over 40 innocent people. Literally, minutes after the assault, we began to see what was envisaged to be the backlash. Rioters set fire to police stations and vehicles. However, the most crucial and permanent damage was done to […]


[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=president+barack+obama&iid=7349027″ src=”f/2/a/f/OBAMA_af7d.JPG?adImageId=8298547&imageId=7349027″ width=”380″ height=”472″ /] Even though the phrase is repeated ad nauseum, Pakistanis seem to be more annoyed than usual on hearing US leaders urge Pakistan to ‘do more’. The Daily Times on Sunday has United States President Barack Obama saying to CBS News that ‘Pakistan must help US against Qaeda.’ […]


At least 40 people were killed in a suicide attack in Rawalpindi yesterday. Maybe because the attack targeted Muslim worshippers gathered for what is in the Islamic cultural of the subcontinent the week’s most important namaz many reacted by declaring that this CANNOT have been done by Pakistanis. For whatever reason, it is increasingly the […]


Proxy Wars

21Nov09

[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=US+forces+afghanistan+border&iid=3005760″ src=”7/a/b/8/US_And_Afghan_7188.jpg?adImageId=7695196&imageId=3005760″ width=”500″ height=”334″ /] The director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency, Leon Panetta has been in Pakistan. He met President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Chief of Army Staff, Ashfaq Kayani and ISI head, Ahmed Shuja Pasha. According to the Daily Times, ‘Panetta praised the Pakistan […]