Former Fox News analyst at center of Pakistani firestorm

Pakistan’s powerful army has become enraged after a secret memo indicated President Asif Ali Zardari’s government asked for U.S. help to prevent a military coup following the Navy SEAL raid in May that killed Osama bin Laden. – Washington Post, November 18, 2011. Former Fox News Channel Middle East analyst, businessman Mansoor Ijaz, is at [...]

On Killing U.S. Citizens

A few days ago, Charlie Savage wrote an article for the Times reporting on a sub-rosa 50-page U.S. legal memorandum drafted in 2010 justifying the execution of a U.S. citizen without a trial. David Barron and Martin Lederman, the drafters of the memo and both decisive lawyers in the Office of Legal Counsel then, posit [...]

UN report on torture of Afghan prisoners

Wars necessarily entail abuses of the most extreme types, especially against innocent civilians but most definitely at the expense of war prisoners. Although the Geneva Convention that nations have signed and thus have agreed to respect prisoners’ rights, abuses continue. Given that the US has been involved in two major wars in the last ten [...]

US Senators urges was against Pakistan

On 25 September 2011, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham serving on the Senate Armed Services Committee stated on FOX NEWS that the U.S. should consider war against Pakistan, a country known to have supported anti-NATO Afghan rebels. Although the war in Afghanistan is unpopular with the majority of Pakistanis, although it is unpopular with NATO allies, [...]

‘Tangible’ Coalition gains and pains in Afghanistan

This Friday the Pentagon in its latest report to the US congress ‘painted a guardedly optimistic picture of the war in Afghanistan, saying that U.S. and allied forces had made “tangible progress” against the Taliban over the past six months and that conditions were right to withdraw at least some U.S. troops this summer.’ Blog [...]

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