Posts Tagged ‘US’

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 […]


Deny Everything

13Nov09

When I got in to work at 6 am yesterday morning, our overnight anchorperson complained that it was a slow news day. “Nothing’s going on. We’ve been running the same headlines all night; just changing the order around,” he yawned. I immediately responded by saying that he shouldn’t get used to it, as it was […]


[picapp src=”8/4/c/4/Ideas_2002_Showcases_4987.jpg?adImageId=7333851&imageId=1786858″ width=”380″ height=”526″ /] This has been the week of the Seymour Hersh piece. The news just keeps on coming out of that one article. But I don’t want to talk about the New Yorker item, or not really. In light of the publication of this piece, I’d like to revisit a less current […]


After eight people were burnt alive, over 50 houses destroyed and a church desecrated in the village of Gojra, Pakistani Christians have expressed their rage and frustration. There have been nationwide protests, and Christian schools across Pakistan were closed for three days from the 3rd of August. “We are closing the schools to show our […]


Pakistanis are very uncomfortable with the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton’s visit to India. The same pictures have run repeatedly on all the television channels. Mrs Clinton is animated and lively, her head thrown back in laughter as she announces the latest agreement with India with Indian Foreign Minister S M Krishna by her […]