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  • Peter Symonds , WSWS

    The US is intensifying its drone attacks in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan, as the Pakistani army prepares a major military operation against Islamist militants in North Waziristan. The latest attack on Friday involved missile strikes from CIA-controlled drones on three separate locations in North... » read this article
  • Hillary Clinton (video).
    Les Blough (commentary) , Axis of Logic

    Editor's Comment: Hillary Clinton's "confession" that the U.S. created Al Queda was anything but spontaneous and honest. In this videotaped announcement, she attempted to justify the decision to fund, train and employ Al Queda to defeat the Soviets in Afghanistan. In the same argument she tried to justify US aggression... » read this article
  • Murat Kurnaz , Star Tribune

    I left Guantanamo Bay much as I had arrived almost five years earlier -- shackled hand-to-waist, waist-to-ankles, and ankles to a bolt on the airplane floor. My ears and eyes were goggled, my head hooded, and even though I was the only detainee on the flight this time, I was... » read this article
  • Les Blough (Axis of Logic) Amir Mir (Asia Times) , Axis of Logic. Asia Times.

    The Asia Times article below is strewn with US political babble, the US State Department struggling to make complicated deals with people who hate them for obvious good reasons. The author, Amir Mir does a good job of trying to make some sense out of it. Why is the US... » read this article
  • TJ Coles. Axis of Logic Exclusive , Axis of Logic

    February 2012 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the US Space Command’s declaration of war on the world, namely its quest to achieve Full Spectrum Dominance of land, sea, air and outer space by 2020, “to close the ever-widening gap between diminishing resources and increasing military commitments”1. Commenting on the Space... » read this article
  • Ghali Hassan, Axis of Logic , Axis of Logic exclusive

    “You’ve thrown the worst fear that can ever be hurled”. Bob Dylan, Masters of War. The use of unmanned drones by the U.S. to attack civilian population with Hellfire missiles is a form of state terrorism. It is designed not to assassinate individuals (extrajudicial killing), but to instil fear and... » read this article
  • M K Bhadrakumar , Asia Times

    Almost directly in proportion to the nosedive in Washington's ties with its allies in Kabul and Islamabad, Iran has stepped up its political and diplomatic activity over the Afghan problem and the regional situation. Tehran estimates that the United States' relations with the Afghan and Pakistani governments have suffered a... » read this article
  • Les Blough, Axis of Logic , Axis of Logic

    Editor's Commentary: Washington-compliant Al Jazeera English (below) and Washington's servile Zardari government in Pakistan both suggest that this attack on the Pakistan Navy was carried out by "terrorists." We have no doubt that this well-planned, well-armed and well-executed attack was carried out by "terrorists" but the question about their identity... » read this article
  • Imran Khan , Al Jazeera

    It was a telling statement. On Wednesday, the US defence secretary Robert M Gates said there was no evidence that anyone In Pakistan's senior leadership knew that Osama bin Laden was hiding in the garrison city of Abbottabad. He quickly followed it up, however, with his own theory: "Somebody did... » read this article
  • Lal Khan , Daily Times

    Patriotism, nationalism and self-sufficiency are myths created to confuse and distract the deprived and the oppressed. National interests in the last analysis are the interests of the ruling classes. In every nation there are two nations, the exploiters and the exploited The episode of Raymond Davis’s release has exposed the... » read this article
  • Rana Sanaullah , AFP

    LAHORE: US national Raymond Davis, the accused in the double-murder case in Lahore has been released, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah confirmed on Wednesday. The Punjab government claims it played no part in the release of Davis. Sanaullah added that the families of the victims in the Lahore shooting pardoned Davis,... » read this article
  • Zeeshan Haider and Mubasher Bokhari, et. al. Les Blough commentary , Swiss Info. Axis of Logic

    “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” - Martin Luther King Raymond Davis' acquittal reflects both, the criminality of the U.S. Government and the corruption of their servile puppet, Asif Ali Zardari, de facto president of Pakistan. Shumaila Kanwal, the wife of one of the men murdered by Davis... » read this article
  • James Carroll , Boston Globe

    THE REVOLUTIONS in the Arab streets, whatever their individual outcomes, have already overturned the dominant assumption of global geopolitics — that hundreds of millions of impoverished people will uncomplainingly accept their assignment to the antechamber of hell. The United States, meanwhile, has been faced with the radical obsolescence of its... » read this article
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