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Posts Tagged ‘Pakistan

US Military again gets away with murder

March 28, 2012

The United States military has decided that no service members will face disciplinary charges for their involvement in a NATO airstrike in November that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, an accident that plunged relations between the two countries to new depths and has greatly complicated the allied mission in Afghanistan. “We found nothing criminally negligent on […]

Noam Chomsky on the Iranian Nuclear Threat

February 25, 2012

In the States, the “threat of Iran” is generally taken to be the primary threat to world order. [–Whereas in Europe, polls show that Israel is regarded as the leading threat to peace.] Before the massive propaganda campaigns of the past few years, a majority of the population agreed with most of the world that, […]

The changed face of Pakistan US relations

December 1, 2011

The air strike by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) at the Pakistani military post at Salala on the Afghan-Pakistan border last Friday night is destined to become a milestone in the chronicle of the Afghan war. There has been a colossal breakdown of diplomacy at the political, military and intelligence level. Within hours of […]

US drone bases throughout the Middle East

October 18, 2011

The Air Force is now negotiating with Turkey to relocate some of the Predator drones still operating in Iraq to the giant air base at Incirlik next year. Elsewhere in the Greater Middle East, according to Aviation Week, the military is launching Global Hawks from Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates, piloted […]

US plotting to take out Pakistan Nuclear Arsenal?

October 3, 2011

Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has provided a tough and undiplomatic answer to the senior US authorities, in fact, accusing the U.S. intelligence agencies of committing a series of terrorist attacks against U.S. facilities in Afghanistan to write it off to Pakistan.

 Earlier, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Admiral Mike […]

Cost of Wars in Afghanistan Pakistan and Iraq reach 3.7 Trillion Dollars

July 2, 2011

Linda Bilmes, an economist at Harvard University, said: “We have borrowed virtually all of the money that has been used to pay for the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, and that has been very expensive, adding at least $1.5 trillion to our national debt.” Even just paying the interest on the United States’ war debt is […]

US rejects Pakistan demand to vacate base from which it launches drone warfare

July 1, 2011

The United States is rejecting demands from Pakistani officials that American personnel abandon a military base used by the CIA to stage drone strikes against suspected militants, U.S. officials told Reuters. U.S. personnel have not left the remote Pakistani military installation known as Shamsi Air Base and there is no plan for them to do […]

The New Face of US War

May 28, 2011

The assassination of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden did more than knock off America’s Public Enemy Number One, it formalized a new kind of warfare, where sovereignty is irrelevant, armies tangential, and decisions are secret. It is also one that requires a vast intelligence apparatus, one that now constitute almost a fourth arm of government […]

US Troops operating in Pakistan since 2009: WikiLeaks

May 23, 2011

Contrary to Pakistani military’s persistent assertion that it will not allow foreign troops to operate within the country, US special forces were embedded with Pakistani troops for intelligence gathering and were also deployed on joint operations in their territory, according to secret US diplomatic cables. The cables released by WikiLeaks said that US special operations […]

Extrajudicial killings by US military the new norm

May 10, 2011

World attention has been focused on questions of legality regarding the killing of Osama bin Laden, some questioning whether it would have been both possible and advantageous to bring bin Laden to trial rather than kill him. But, with the increasing use of Predator drones to kill suspected “high value targets” in Pakistan and Afghanistan, […]