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The Next Global Menace Ali Baba Plusplus: Alien Invasion by Zahir Ebrahim (tags)

Fashioning World Government with Psychological Warfare and Predictive Programming of Mankind. This book: The Next Global Menace Ali Baba Plusplus: Alien Invasion, is a compendium of my decade old essays which deconstruct that new menace before it is unveiled. It is my expectation that if the public can preempt that propaganda by focussing on unraveling the many facets and scenarios on what they Machiavellianly plan to do BEFORE they enact them just like they enacted 9/11, the vile psy-ops can surely be defeated BEFORE it becomes the new established “hard facts” on the ground for the globalists' coup de grâce: the final restructuring of the planet into world government.

Epilogue: Pakistan on the chopping block in 2018? Zahir Ebrahim | Project Humanbeingsfirst (tags)

Under president Trump's administration, the United States of America appears to be taking all the antagonistic steps against both Iran and Pakistan to make the Wakeup call of 2007 even more pertinent as the world enters 2018. Pakistan is also a nuclear state. There will always be even greater urgency to confront Pakistan and de-nuke it if any revolutionary clergy class of Pakistan, Shia and Sunni, ever comes to power. In its calculus of primacy and hegemony, the white man's burden simply cannot tolerate any Muslim nation possessing real nuclear weapons (as opposed to tolerating the illusion of possession). The massa class well understands all that they have destroyed and stolen of the Muslims in the centuries past and cannot risk losing Western hegemony and its vassal states to a revival of “revolutionary Islam” with teeth.

NYT Perpetuates the Myth about Obama Killing Osama (tags)

NYT

Islamic State Recruiter Admits Getting Funds from America (tags)

anti-war

Discussing ethical human rights and change in Pakistan following reported Taliban violence (tags)

Discussing possible change within Pakistan, whether the State could adopt ethical human rights or the possibility of an Islamic political party being formed with ethical human rights as its non-political and spiritual base.

Ongoing Operation Gladio Redux in Pakistan Written by Zahir Ebrahim (tags)

The sorry fact that the entire establishment of Pakistan, in toto, is self-servingly pitching that imperial narrative while continuing to permit her sovereign territories to be droned by the sole superpower, with occasional outbursts of bravado by her own military in equally futile military operations which mostly kill and displace her own innocent civilians, which in turn naturally seed from amongst the angry and traumatized survivors a continual supply of new recruits into the same terrorist cesspool of suicide bombers, bespeaks of the validity of the common man's rather empirical opinion that childish fools and brigands and blackguards are ruling Pakistan.

Pakistani Divorce and U.S. Immigration (tags)

Citizens from Pakistan divorce their spouses and come to the United States seeking U.S. citizenship. They present their divorce decrees to the Immigration offices. But can these decrees be recognized by the immigration authorities?

Aafia Siddiqui: Victim of US Injustice (tags)

police state

“Killing by Remote Control”: Medea Benjamin Exposes Drones (tags)

Medea Benjamin, veteran peace activist and author of the new book "Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control," spoke in San Diego October 20 and showed photos of victims of U.S. drone attacks because the mainstream media are deliberately keeping these from the American people. She called on the peace movement to put massive pressure on the Obama administration to stop the drone attacks.

U.S. Navy $176+ Million Unmanned Drone Crashed in Maryland Swamp (tags)

One would think for $176+ million we could get a drone that would fly without crashing into a Maryland swamp? Amazing how when Republican politicians grouse about the deficit they forget to mention how much those unmanned drones cost and how poorly they function. Then there's that 17% civilian casualites that just keeps pissing off occupied people enough for them to give up their families and their lives to become terrorists. Sounds like a cycle for perpetual warfare at the expense of the U.S. taxpayers for the sole benefit of the military-industrial complex..

Washington and Israel Threaten Humanity (tags)

anti-war

Aafia Siddiqui's Struggle for Justice (tags)

police state

Several Reasons to Oppose Obama's Use of CIA Drone Strikes (tags)

Despite promises of "change" from the GW Bush regime foreign policy of interventionism, President Obama has chosen to follow the path of his predecessor GW by continuing the use of CIA drones to attack terrorist and "accidental" civilian targets. By killing innocent civilians along with their targets, CIA drones increase anger and thus aid in recruitment to terrorist organizations ("blowback"), thereby making more enemies and justification of an expensive military strategy that only benefits military weapons contractors.

Waging War at Home and Abroad While Pledging Peace (tags)

persecution

BTL:U.S.-NATO Drone Attacks and Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan and Pakistan Provoke Hatred (tags)

Interview with Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, conducted by Scott Harris

Global Satanic Government (The CIA) Stages AL CIADA Terror Attack in Pakistan (tags)

The Global Apostates of Hell (The CIA) have, in an attempt to give credibility to their FAKE BIN LADEN KILLING, Killed at least 80 People in Pakistan via a Post FAKE BIN LADEN KILLING Staged AL CIADA (The CIA Duh) Terrorist Attack in Pakistan.

USA NOW (tags)

Americans flirt with the destruction of his country and they will get what intend.

Staged Bin Laden Killing Hokum (tags)

false flag

Lies, Damn Lies, and Bin Laden's Death (tags)

imperialism

Pakistani Islamic Divorce in U.S. Courts (tags)

Pakistani men residing in the U.S. travel to their homeland to get divorce decrees from Pakistan. They return back to the United States and seek recognition and enforcement of the Pakistani Islamic divorce decree in a state court. This article deals with the issues related to Pakistani Islamic divorce in U.S. courts.

The Mighty Wurlitzer: Wikileaks and Imperial Mobilization By Zahir Ebrahim (tags)

This 'grand organ' is now able to even more effectively synthesize, implant, and reinforce, all the right set of beliefs (myths) among the entire world's public – by suitably combining 'events' with imaginative 'expos' writing – which appropriately primes the world populations to acquiesce to the oligarchic agendas. While playing this orchestra is now an integral part of all state-craft, its major musical themes are entirely determined by the behind the scenes owners of the system. While some might refer to the underlying techniques as propaganda and psy-ops, 'Mighty Wurlitzer' singularly captures the messaging-system controlled under a unified purpose of command which is both highly compartmentalized and cellularized. Only the Mighty Wurlitzer knows the entire tune.

Our Man in Pakistan (tags)

imperialism

Important New Information on Aafia Siddiqui's Case (tags)

injustice

Supporters Demand Justice for Aafia Siddiqui (tags)

8 years denied justice

America's Dirty Secret: AfPak War Not Winnable (tags)

an unwinnable war

WikiLeaks Reveals Diplomatic Cables on Aafia Siddiqui (tags)

No smoking guns

WikiLeaks cables fuel hostility to US role in Pakistan (tags)

"Indeed, another cable cites a discussion between US Vice President Joe Biden and Zardari in early 2009 in which the Pakistani president expressed his concern that the “ISI director and [Gen. Ashfaq Parvez] Kayani will take me out.” The US government apparently knew more than it was sharing with Zardari. Another cable describes a conversation held during the same period in which General Kayani told Ambassador Patterson that he “might, however reluctantly,” move to force Zardari from office. Many of the cables expose Washington and Islamabad as partners in carrying out bloody crimes and deception against the Pakistani people. As the US has stepped up its military operations in the region, dubbing its intervention the “Afpak war,” the Zardari government has attempted to assuage popular anger by posing as an opponent of US violations of Pakistani sovereignty."

Imperial America's End Time (tags)

not imminent but coming

Are the United States and NATO are losing the War in Afghanistan? (tags)

In this study I will examine whether NATO and the United States have failed in their War in Afghanistan against Islamic terrorism between 2001-09. To do this I will compare their objectives against measurements of effectiveness (MOE’s) as provided by both political and military sources as prescribed by the intervening forces.

The Shortwave Report 10/22 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Germany, Cuba, and Russia. 

The War On Terror (tags)

"Pakistan warned Washington against future attacks. However, US military officials, under pressure from Obama to show progress in the endless Afghan war, responded to Pakistan’s warning by calling for expanding the Afghan war into Pakistan. On October 5 the Canadian journalist Eric Margolis wrote that “the US edges closer to invading Pakistan.” In his book, Obama’s Wars, Bob Woodward reports that America’s puppet president of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, believes that terrorist bombing attacks inside Pakistan for which the Taliban are blamed are in fact CIA operations designed to destabilize Pakistan and allow Washington to seize Pakistan’s nuclear weapons."

New War Rumors: U.S. Plans To Seize Pakistan’s Nuclear Arsenal (tags)

"“The free-wheeling access to US covert military and intelligence operatives, both officials and private contractors, is another destabilising factor that we seem to be unable or unwilling to check. And now there are the NATO incursions into our territory and targeting of even our military personnel, which shows how servile a state we are living in at present. [10] As the war in Afghanistan, the largest and longest in the world, proceeds with record casualties among civilians and combatants alike on both sides of the Afghan-Pakistani border, plans are afoot to further expand the war into Pakistan and to threaten Iran as well. Comparisons to Washington’s war in Indochina have been mentioned. [11] But Pakistan with its 180 million people and nuclear weapons is not Cambodia and Iran with its population of over 70 million is not Laos."

The Shortwave Report 10/08 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Germany, Cuba, and Russia. 

The Shortwave Report 10/01 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Germany, Cuba, and Russia. 

Yuval Ron Ensemble at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz (tags)

Yuval Ron Ensemble at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz on Oct 9th 2010! The Yuval Ron Ensemble performs the ecstatic music of the mystical Sufi from Middle East and Pakistan, and sacred Hebrew traditions.

Reaction to Aafia Siddiqui's Sentencing (tags)

In Pakistan she's a national hero

The Shortwave Report 09/24 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Germany, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia. 

The Shortwave Report 08/27 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Germany, Cuba, and Russia. 

Washington Orders Shahbaz Airbase Saved, not Pakistan's Flood Victims (tags)

Washington treating Pakistanis like Haitians

The Shortwave Report 08/13 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, Germany, and Russia. 

THE TALES OF TWO FAMILIES; PAKISTAN AND THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

It is interesting to study the tale of two political families in Asia. One in Pakistan. The other is the Philippines. The present president of Pakistan is the husband of martyr president Benazir Bhutto- Asif Ali Zardani while in the Philippines, the upcoming president is the son of the former president, Benigno Simeon Aquino III.

US-Committed Atrocities in Afghanistan (tags)

Afghan atrocities greater than ever

Aafia Siddiqui: Victimized by American Depravity (tags)

criminal depravity against Aafia

“Rethink Afghanistan” Screens in San Diego (tags)

The Peace and Democracy Action Group of the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in Hillcrest recently screened Robert Greenwald’s hard-hitting 2009 documentary “Rethink Afghanistan,” which meticulously lists all the reasons given for the U.S.’s continuing and escalating military involvement in Afghanistan — from the alleged need to deny al-Qaeda “sanctuary” in the country to the supposed “liberation” of Afghan women — and demolishes them all. The March 18 screening was followed by a talk-back session with three members of the San Diego chapter of Veterans for Peace, who talked about their own experiences in Korea and Viet Nam and the similarities between how those wars were justified and sold to the American people and the current campaign to legitimize our Afghan campaign.

Obama's War Crimes Same as Nazi War Crimes (tags)

On March 23, 2010, at age 88, a former Nazi iwas convicted of war crimes perpetrated over 65 years ago which the perpetrator, Henrich Boere, called justifiable under international law as a response to violent acts of resistance against the German occupiers as he was told the victims were partisans, terrorists.

The War in Afghanistan and the Central Asia Pipeline Plan (tags)

"When you check the maps above a clearer picture emerges. The bottom map is the proposed pipeline route to move Caspian Sea oil through Turkmenistan into Afghanistan and then finally through Pakistan to ports along the Arabian Sea where U.S. and British tankers would gorge themselves with the black gold. The whole reason the U.S. is in Afghanistan and Pakistan today is to deny those pipelines from being routed through Russia, China, or Iran."

Truth in the Service of Empire: Response to Yvonne Ridley's 'Truth about US justice' (tags)

In my view, the prima facie “Truth about US justice” is that “truth” is in the service of empire! The madam Ambassador of the United States to Pakistan has only executed the core purpose of her post rather faithfully in the service of her empire. “Truth” in these times, like everything else, including science, politics, history, literature, cinema, and of course political-science, is continually put in the diabolical service of empire.

Drones: A slam-dunk weapons system or our ticket to hell? (tags)

"Whatever the short-term gains from introducing drone warfare in these past years, we are now locked into the 24/7 assassination trade - with the US's own set of non-suicide bombers on the job into eternity. This may pass for sanity in Washington, but it's surely helping to pave the road to hell. Haven't any of these folks ever seen a sci-fi film? Are none of them Terminator fans? Are they sure they want to open the way to unlimited robot war, keeping in mind that, if this is the latest game in town, it won't remain mainly an American one for long. And just wait until the first Iranian drone takes out the first Balochi guerrilla supported by American funds somewhere in Pakistan. Then let's see just what we think about the right of any nation to summarily execute its enemies - and anyone else in the vicinity - by drone. Is this actually what we Americans want to be known for? And if we let this happen, and General Atomics is working double or triple shifts to turn out ever more, ever-newer generations of robot warriors, while the nation suffers 10.2% unemployment, who exactly will think about shutting them down?

Ft. Hood Shooting Staged (tags)

There is no need for the military as it exists solely to murder the people of the world to steal their resources, usually oil, so as to maximize the profits of the oil companies and munitions companies. Thus, the entire illegal attack on the people of Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan is staged, and American troops want to come home. This means a scapegoat is needed to build support of more war. The shooting at Ft. Hood could not have been done by one person with the weapons used.

Behind the "debate" over Afghanistan (tags)

October 7 marked the eighth year of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, making it one of the longest wars in U.S. history, and the end is nowhere in sight. Instead, today the imperialists are facing mounting difficulties and staring into the abyss of possible defeat.

Obama gets Nobel Peace Prize (tags)

For the accuracy of his drones in Pakistan

Afghanistan; Our Alpine Quagmire, 8 Years is Enough! (tags)

After eight years of hunting OBL throughout the mountains of Afghanistan with no luck, can we finally say "enough is enough" and begin the process of U.S. troop withdrawal from this alpine quagmire??

The Decapitation of Pakistan by its own Military! (tags)

Pakistani military helped destroy Afghanistan, and they are now helping to destroy Pakistan. No Pakistani civilian I know, including myself, ever authorized the Pakistani military to destroy Afghanistan, or aid the United States in its own hegemonic plans on the Grand Chessboard. Do you know anyone? So from where did they get their mandate? I would rather have clean drinking water in my tap, damn it! What good are the bloody nukes when they become the raison d'être for our very destruction in this manner without ever firing a single missile at the drones that are killing our own peoples?

Marriages and Funerals in Afghanistan and Pakistan (tags)

A discussion of the great propensity of American bombers and drones to hit weddings and funeral ceremonies in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The Shortwave Report 05/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

Obama's Middle East Imperialism (tags)

The velvet gloves are off and the reality of Obama’s Middle East plans are being revealed: a bare-fisted pummeling of Afghanistan and Pakistan — with Iraq’s fate yet to be determined. The media have been preparing this for months, with incessant talk about the alleged “troop drawdown” in Iraq, the “surge” in Afghanistan and the “immediate threat” that supposedly is represented by Pakistan.

Obama to send even more troops to Afghanistan while he threatens to expand war more deeply (tags)

Using the “terrorist” excuse to justify escalation and the spreading of the war President Barack Obama continued with his latest escalation of the war in Afghanistan by announcing his plans to send an additional 4,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan to train Afghan government puppet forces. He also announced plans to send hundreds of additional civilians to the country. Like his predecessor George W. Bush, he raised the specter of “terrorism” to justify his actions.

POPPING THE CHERRY OF THE NEW REGIME (tags)

In a couple of days, Richard Holbrooke - Hilary Clinton's pick to push the US imperialist agenda in Afghanistan - is about to get his feet wet by visiting neighboring Pakistan. Holbrooke, a former US envoy to the UN and considered an expert on the region's geopolitics will face an ally who's growing weary and suspicious of the US real intentions. The Pakistanis who were hopeful that the new Washington regime could somewhat relieve the toxicity of the Bush campaign were greatly dismayed when three days after the much ballyhooed Obama inauguration, a drone guided bombing killed 21 of their own citizens.

Obama Murders Innocent Pakistanis (tags)

When it comes to foreign policy it turns out that Obama is as big a bimbo as Bill Clinton was.

U.S. TERRORISTS STRIKE AT SYRIA AND PAKISTAN KILLING MORE INNOCENT CIVILIANS. (tags)

US terrorists are increasing their attacks on Pakistani villages and have now extended their range of murderous operations to include terrorist strikes against civilian targets in Syria as well.

AQ Khan tells court Confession of Nuke-role at Musharaf's request (tags)

Islamabad, Oct 17: Disgraced Pakistan nuclear scientist Dr AQ Khan has told the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that the former president Pervez Musharaf had “persuaded” him to make the “confession” about his role in nuclear proliferation in the name of “national interest”, and on the promise that they would keep him a “free man and a national hero”.

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)

The most destructive, expensive empire since WWII No other country in the post-Second World War world has been so globally destructive or inflicted so many war fatalities. . . . Yet, so gargantuan and labyrinthine are U.S. military expenditures that the above grossly understates their true magnitude, which, as we shall see below, reached $1 trillion in 2007.

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)

It was Mr. Obama who seemed more aligned with President Bush's current policy of authorizing American special forces to cross the Afghan-Pakistan border into Pakistan's tribal areas that Al Qaeda and the Taliban have used as a sanctuary.

Al Qaeda and Taliban takeout Islamabad Marriott (tags)

The Islamabad Marriott was believed a relatively safe haven and a favorite place for locals and foreigners to stay and socialize, despite repeated militant attacks. In January 2007, a security guard blocked a suicide bomber who triggered a blast just outside the Marriott, killing the guard and wounding seven other people.

Obama, McCain urged to unite against terrorism (tags)

In spite of reports in The Washington Post and Pakistan's DAWN newspaper that Pakistani troops fired at a U.S. helicopter that was raiding an Al Qaeda safehouse in Southern Waziristan, the defence establishments in the two countries denied the incident. Realpolitick and business interests of the military-industrial complex seems to be blocking a sound U.S. policy on defanging Pakistan's military.

Rallies could help Al Qaeda, says Baluch group (tags)

A Baluch group has written to New York officials it believes a spate of rallies by Pakistanis living in New York actually help the global objectives of Al Qaeda. The solution lies in balkanization of Pakistan and freeing Baluchistan. Picture shows Shazia Khalid, who was raped by a Pakistani army officer Captain Hammad. Pakistanis did nothing about getting her justice, but silenced her and sent her overseas.

U.S. Afghanistan and Pakistan Alliance has stimulated the Drug Trade worldwide (tags)

According to news reports in the past financial connections between Bush Republicans and Osama bin Laden go way back and the political and economic connections have remained unbroken for 25 years. And what appears to be a "new" alliance with Pakistan is merely a new manifestation of a decades-long partnership in the drug trade.

Free Speech Radio News Credibility Takes Dive (tags)

Free Speech News' Plans to reform itself with content paralleling mainstream Public Radio and commercial news, shown by its July 30, 2008 "Taliban War Propaganda Tools in Pakistan," mystifies listeners

Baluchistan worse than Darfur, I.C.C. told (tags)

Pakistan army generals have been accused of ethnic cleansing in the country's largest state. Hapless Baluch say they can prove their homeland, the size of Texas, was illegally annexed in March 1948.

US Released Footage of Airborne Drone Strike (tags)

The video shows the "anti-Afghan militants" moving to a position identified as inside Pakistan and the impact of a bomb which the voiceover says killed two of them.

Maoist China foreign policy: 1970s and 1980s (tags)

The Mandate of Heaven (Excerpt). A detailed account of Maoist Chinese foreign policy is beyond the scope of this article, but some examples will illustrate the central thesis: that China’s foreign policy is in no way different from that of other world powers. The Three-Worlds Theory was used to justify Chinese alliances with right-wing reactionary governments during the 1970s and 1980s. The Third World

World Food Crisis Threatens Rich Nations (That's Us), Too (tags)

Unless we act fast for a global consensus on the price spiral, the social unrest induced by food prices in several countries will conflagrate into a price contagion, leaving no country-developed or otherwise-unscathed.

Musharraf ally dropped as Pak military intelligence chief (tags)

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Wednesday appointed a new director general of military intelligence, replacing an official who was a close ally of President Pervez Musharraf.

Brzezinski Seizing Control (tags)

- The attack on the US embassy in Belgrade, Serbia by gangs of drunken students is a classic Brzezinski operation. The tactic of having an incensed rent-a-mob of swarming adolescent patsies attack the US Embassy in order to gin up a crisis is one of Zbigniew's signature specialties. During the time that Brzezinski was running the foreign policy of Trilateral puppet Jimmy Carter, there were bloody attacks on the US embassies in Pakistan and in Afghanistan, both countries that featured prominently in Brzezinski's arc of crisis theory-

Pakistani Elections: the mother of all frauds (tags)

Before the results had come in, President Musharraf appeared on the state-run Pakistan Television, calling the vote "the voice of the nation" and the "mother of elections" must be accepted. But in fact this was the Mother of all Frauds. The provisional results for the elections to the National Assembly, as of midday today (Tuesday 19th February) are as follows: Party Seats PPP 87 PML(N) 66 PML(Q) 38 MQM 19 ANP 10 BNP(A) 1 MMA 3 Others 34 Even by Pakistan standards this was a massive exercise in vote rigging. Overnight, the masses have been robbed of victory by the intriguers in Islamabad and Washington. The assassination of Benazir Bhutto immediately stirred the masses into action. If the elections had been held at that time, there would have been a landslide victory for the PPP. Nobody seriously doubts this. For that very reason the ruling clique, in agreement with the Americans, decided to postpone the elections.

Dear Americans by Helmut Schmidt (tags)

Will America stop consuming a large share of the savings and capital formation of other nations? The trust of Europeans in American leadership is shaken today. We want to love America again. But we are skeptical because Washington seems focused on only troops and finances.

Using Bhutto for Imperial Gain (tags)

Bhutto killed for imperial gain

Negroponte/Rosen meetings with General Kiani Nov 2007 (tags)

JONATHAN MANN, CNN INTERNATIONAL ANCHOR: There's something to watch for in Pakistani politics. Civilian leaders appoint a military commander, then the military commander overthrows the civilians. That's how Pervez Musharraf got his job, and he wasn't the first.

Negroponte/Rosen visits to Pakistan November 2007 (tags)

"The real choice we face is not between Musharraf and a return to an effective democratic system, but between Musharraf and the possible collapse of Pakistan," Rosen wrote in a letter to the editor appearing in this week's edition of the Jewish Daily Forward. In addition to Musharraf, he met with General Ashfaq Kiyani, the deputy chief of staff who is expected to take over for Musharraf as head of the army, as well as ministers and intelligence officials.

Troubles in Pakistan: Benazir Bhutto’s Assassination and Its Implications (tags)

“She who rides the tiger ends up in it.” The tragic death by assassination of Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan highlights the failure of American foreign policy. For a person who was cultivated by the personal diplomacy of America and beholden to Anglo-American policy – promising to support the US against al-Qaeda and the unlimited use of Pakistan nuclear power in the service of America, Benazir Bhutto was foremost a willing American puppet. Her political opportunism stemmed from her desire to vindicate herself and to be in power as prime minister for the third time, and underscores the weakness of US diplomacy that was based on personality, populism and charisma

Bob Dylan’s Prophecy Democracy Don’t Rule the World (tags)

Bob Dylan’s lyrics from 24 years ago have now come true. Hopefully we will now turn the ship around.

Galloway points finger at Musharaf... (tags)

"The professionalism of the assassination, the way in which the killer managed to get within pistol range of the opposition leader, the decoy "suicide bomb" story.. all point to the intelligence apparatus of the dictatorship being involved."

Pak used anti-terror aid against India: Report (tags)

New York, December 24:Billions of dollars in American aid given to the Pervez Musharraf regime for anti-terrorism efforts have been wasted and much of it was diverted to help finance weapons systems designed to counter India rather than fight al-Qaeda and Taliban, US officials have said.

$5.1B Proposed in Sales, Upgrades, Weapons for Pakistan's F-16s (tags)

On June 28/06, the US DSCA notified Congress via a series of releases of its intention to provide Pakistan with a $5.1 billion Foreign Military Sales package to upgrade the F-16s that serve as the PAF's top of the line fighters. Some of these items had been put on hold following the October 2005 earthquake in Pakistan & Kashmir, but the request for 36 new F-16 Block 50/52s is now going ahead following the required 30-day review period, along with new weapons, engine modifications, 60 F-16 upgrade kits that would cover Pakistan's older F-16 A/Bs plus other aircraft it might buy second-hand, and related equipment.

American quarantined for bird flu infection after trip to Pakistan, N.Y. disease experts s (tags)

The New York State Health Department — working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta — has completed an investigation of a 38-year-old male Nassau County resident who recently returned from Pakistan, where he was exposed to avian influenza, or H5N1, also known as bird flu.

Musharraf takes off his uniform: Pakistan enters a new phase of the class struggle (tags)

Events in Pakistan are moving fast. Yesterday General Musharraf quit as army chief, and was hastily sworn as president on the same day. The general hopes that in this way he will win respectability in the run-up to the election promised for January 8. This sets the stage for a big shift in Pakistan. The splits and conflicts at the top are providing a breach through which the accumulated discontent of the masses is thrusting itself forward. Events will then take on a logic of their own. The dictatorship has been brought to its knees by mass demonstrations and protests and by the intolerable contradictions that afflict Pakistan at all levels. As we predicted, the return of Benazir Bhutto brought millions of workers and peasants onto the streets. This is not thanks to, but in spite of, the policies and conduct of Benazir, who is an ally of US imperialism and until recently was attempting to reach a compromise with Musharraf.

US military action on Pakistan advocated (tags)

* Analysts say likely dangers include collapse of Pakistan govt * Propose Special Forces operation to prevent nukes from falling into wrong hands * Suggest supporting army

U.S plans to arm Pakistani paramilitaries (tags)

The New York Times has reported that U.S. military officials want to enlist Pakistani paramilitaries along the border with Afghanistan. At a military strategy meeting of the United States Special Operations Command, the strategy was formulated as a means of expanding the ongoing battle against the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

US steps up plans for military intervention in Pakistan (tags)

In the midst of public statements of support for “democracy” in Pakistan and the recent visit to Islamabad by the American envoy John Negroponte, Washington is quietly preparing for a stepped-up military intervention in the crisis-ridden country. According to the New York Times Monday, plans have been drawn up by the US military’s Special Operations Command for deploying Special Forces troops in Pakistan’s frontier regions for the purpose of training indigenous militias to combat forces aligned with the Taliban and Al Qaeda. Citing unnamed military officials, the newspaper reports that the proposal would “expand the presence of military trainers in Pakistan, directly finance a separate tribal paramilitary force that until now has proved largely ineffective and pay militias that agreed to fight Al Qaeda and foreign extremists.”

Why Bush Doesn’t Have to Suspend the Constitution! (tags)

President George W. Bush doesn’t have to mimic Pakistan's dictator, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, and suspend the Constitution, since he doesn’t have any opposition. The two major political parties are controlled by the same Wire Pullers. Meanwhile, an “Axis of Zionists,” Michael Mukasey at Justice, Michael Chertoff at Homeland Security and Joshua Bolten at the WH, now have a choke hold on key positions in our government. America is in deep doo-doo!

Our Man in Islamabad (tags)

Washington support for second Musharraf coup.

Why World War 3 is VERY possible (tags)

Following on the heels of President George W. Bush’s warning last week that those countries “interested in avoiding World War III” should align themselves with Washington’s escalating threats against Iran, a series of unfolding developments point to the danger of armed violence engulfing a broad swath of the Middle East and Central Asia and, indeed, posing the threat of a new world war. Six years after the US invasion of Afghanistan and four-and-a-half years after the invasion of Iraq, the continuation and deepening of the conflicts in both of these countries is setting into motion a political chain reaction of incalculable dimensions.

Blackwater Air Force Presidential Airways Transport Contracts for the Central Asian Front (tags)

Blackwater, USA subsidiary Presidential Airways, Inc. of Moyock, NC uses the EADS-CASA 212 transport aircraft for its work, which is short-haul supply flights in and out of remote locations – including combat zones.

Ethnic cleansing new American policy in Afghanistan (tags)

Pashtuns to e ethnically cleansed ino Pakistan

Afghanistan, the CIA, bin Laden, and the Taliban (tags)

The U.S. government was well aware of the Taliban's reactionary program, yet it chose to back their rise to power in the mid-1990s. The creation of the Taliban was "actively encouraged by the ISI and the CIA," according to Selig Harrison, an expert on U.S. relations with Asia. "The United States encouraged Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to support the Taliban, certainly right up to their advance on Kabul," adds respected journalist Ahmed Rashid. When the Taliban took power, State Department spokesperson Glyn Davies said that he saw "nothing objectionable" in the Taliban's plans to impose strict Islamic law, and Senator Hank Brown, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Near East and South Asia, welcomed the new regime: "The good part of what has happened is that one of the factions at last seems capable of developing a new government in Afghanistan." "The Taliban will probably develop like the Saudis. There will be Aramco [the consortium of oil companies that controlled Saudi oil], pipelines, an emir, no parliament and lots of Sharia law. We can live with that," said another U.S. diplomat in 1997.

Obama calls for US attack on Pakistan in warmongering address (tags)

In a transparent effort to bolster his reputation for toughness on national security issues and outflank his main rivals on the right for the 2008 Democratic Party presidential nomination, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois delivered a bellicose speech August 1 at a Washington think tank. Speaking to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Obama called for more troops to be sent to Afghanistan, threatened unilateral attacks against Pakistan and pledged to strengthen the US military and intelligence apparatus.

Rumsfeld Helped Al Qaeda Establish a Stronghold in Northwestern Pakistan (tags)

"Why? Did the Bush administration need to "recruit detainees" among the civilian population and pass them off as "terrorists" with a view to bearing out its resolve and commitment to the "global war on terrorism" (GWOT). Did they need to boost up the numbers "to fill the gap" resulting from the several thousand Al Qaeda fighters, who had been secretly evacuated, on the orders of Donald Rumsfeld and flown to safety? In other words, are these detentions part of the Pentagon's propaganda campaign?"

G4 process is undemocratic, No WTO deal in Potsdam! (tags)

Trade ministers of the G4 countries (the European Union, the United States, Brazil and India) are meeting in Potsdam, Germany, this week try to stitch together a trade deal to which each of them could agree.

Dick Cheney Nearly Killed by Pervez Musharraf through Mullah Dadullah (tags)

Castro says “Close but no cigar.”

Pakistan to be bombed (tags)

General said OK.

[hacked] Business Letter To Pakistan Military (tags)

Business Letter To Pakistan Military 2006-12-12 | Source: Pakistan, Unknown (CYBER INTERNET SERVICES (PVT.) LTD.)

The war in Iraq is over (tags)

but our boys are not coming home

Taliban chief hasn't seen Osama (tags)

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Omar has added to the mystery over Osama bin Laden, saying he hasn't seen his ally and fellow fugitive since U.S.-backed forces ousted the Taliban from Afghanistan in 2001.

Pakistan secretly holds hundreds in prisons (tags)

Police broke up a protest by dozens of relatives of missing people and detained some as they tried to march towards the military headquarters. Rawalpindi, Pakistan - December 28, 2006

American Strike in January Missed Al Qaeda’s No. 2 by a Few Hours (tags)

When you read stuff like this it is really easy to figure out the real terrorist is the American government.

Musharraf says Pakistan faced U.S. 'onslaught' (tags)

Is'nt it amazing how the U.S. government can screw up the world?

sUPER HOT: What did They Know and When did They Know it, that bin Laden was DEAD (tags)

Do not be fooled. Osama Bin Laden died three years ago in Pakistan from kidney failure.

SUPER HOT BREAKING INTEL: Bushfraud Diversion (tags)

Yesterday’s story leaked by U.S. Media that Bush threatened to bomb Pakistan after 9-11 is a diversion from the real story. The real story is that Musharraf, Pakistani President, knows that Bin Laden is dead and knows where he is buried. And knows that the bogeyman has gone to his maker aka kidney failure, Jan. 2002.

Pakistan leader says U.S. made bombing threats (tags)

US message to Pakistan - Support us or we will bomb you into the stone age!

Osama bin Laden: A dead nemesis perpetuated by the US government (tags)

Osama bin Laden is dead. The news first came from sources in Afghanistan and Pakistan almost six months ago: the fugitive died in December [2001] and was buried in the mountains of southeast Afghanistan. Pakistan's president, Pervez Musharraf, echoed the information. The remnants of Osama's gang, however, have mostly stayed silent, either to keep Osama's ghost alive or because they have no means of communication.

Contradictions, anomalies, questions mount in UK terror scare (tags)

A British court on Wednesday extended the warrants for 23 people held since August 10 in connection with the alleged plot to blow up commercial airliners flying from Britain to the US. An additional person was arrested Tuesday. The judge issued his ruling late in the evening following a closed-door hearing that lasted most of the day.

London Airplane bomb plot bigger then 9/11 (tags)

OK so why are we supposed to beleive this terrorist attack would have been bigger then 9/11. The cops did not give any dates, times, flight number or even seize any explosives. How do we know this isn't a bunch of BS to scare us into wanting more cops????

The Year of Catastrophes (tags)

All the shock over hunger catastrophes remains without consequence if it does not go along with a radical change of course in local and environmental policy. Otherwise hunger catastrophes could become the normal state.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 2/17/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.

Pakistan Massacres 200 Says Tribal Leader (tags)

Approximately 200 people have been killed in raids in recent days conducted by the Pakistani military, reports Nawab Akbar Bugti, the tribal leader of Baluchistan, a southwestern Pakistani province rich in natural gas.

Anatomy of a Bullshit Article Published Just When Bush Needed It (tags)

The New York Daily News blows a story out its ass.

Charity Garage Sale needs your donation of Goods ASAP! (tags)

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Pakistan Earthquake Charity Garage Sale @ Saddleback College DEC 17 - PLEASE DONATE GOODS (tags)

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Incrementó la ONU llamado de ayuda a Pakistán (tags)

Incrementó la ONU llamado de ayuda a Pakistán

URGENT! Defend Mukhtaran Bibi! - Pakistani Women's Rights Activist Prevented From Travel (tags)

Today's New York Times has an article by Nicholas Kristof entitled "Raped, Kidnapped and Silenced" about the case of Mukhtaran Bibi, a Pakistani woman's rights activist who has been essentially kidnapped by Pakistani officials to prevent her from coming to the US to do a speaking tour on Women's Rights in Pakistan. There is an urgent international call out to defend Mukhtaran Bibi, whose life is in great danger for her courageous fight against mutilation of women in Pakistan.

Muslim violence (tags)

The violence by muslims over the Newsweek thing wasn't caused by purely religious zeal or even western hate.

EAST AND WEST PALESTINE, AND ISRAEL? (tags)

Given Israeli Prime Minister Sharon's continued persistence to carry out his Gaza Disengagement Plan, Condoleeza Rice's recent statements and renewed American involvement, and the recent Sharm el-Sheikh cease-fire agreement, it's now more important than ever to think seriously about the "real" viability (or not) of a territorially divided Palestinian state.

PAKISTAN’S KALASHNIKOV CULTURE AND THE CIA-ISI-SAUDI AXIS (tags)

Bush administration ties to Middle Eastern terrorists, the overthrow of Benazir Bhutto and the CIA

An Iran-contra/al Qaeda Reader (tags)

"the presence of Secord in Best's Azerbaijani oil venture ought to have raised blood red flags around the world..."

An Iran-Contra/al Quaeda Reader (tags)

"the presence of Secord in Best's Azerbaijani oil venture ought to have raised blood red flags around the world..."

New CIA chief has links with 911 terrorists (tags)

This is a repost from the Village Voice regarding the dubious actions our new CIA chief Porter Goss on the day of September 11th 2001.

Life and Lies Under the Terrordome (tags)

How intensely war moves on the "home front" are being escalated! How suspicious the timing of all this is! How completely flimsy all the supposed "evidence" turned out to be!

Historic congress of Pakistan Marxists (tags)

For pictures of the congress,Esteban Volkov(Leon Trotsky's grandson)Alan Woods and memorial go to website,click on article they are within it and below.

Bush rewards allies in terror war with billion$ (tags)

The President's budget does not include funding for the US's military operations in Afghanistan or Iraq, expected to cost and additional 30 to 50 billion dollars.

The Access of Evil (tags)

There's something to be said for being able to tell the difference between your friends and your enemies.

Activists of YFIS-Pakistan suffer brutal attack (tags)

YFIS-Pakistan

The Fulcrum of Evil (tags)

Check it out: We fought the wrong war.

The Propaganda Value of Repetition (tags)

The great utility of repetition as a propaganda tool and my small effort to use it in a truthful manner back at the warmongers

CIA has 2 sons of the 9/11 architect (tags)

In the finest traditions of third world despots the American Government has abducted 2 young boys and flown them to the U.S. for Interrogation. Aren't you so proud?

Huge Protests Against War (USA/Bush) In Pakistan (tags)

While Bush is claiming this war is about American Security, huge anti-war protests are occurring in Pakistan, while the Pro Islamic party with close ties to the Taliban have swept recent elections. If, as a result of this war, Pakistan overthrows it's military leader (who supports the US) then this country and its nuclear arsenal will be run by a Taliban influenced Islamic government. Just one of multible senarios of Bush's (Sharon's?) war leading to World War III. Some Security!

President is praying! (tags)

A great speech

Was 'Mastermind' Really Captured? (tags)

Was 'Mastermind' Really Captured? By Robert Fisk The Independent | The Toronto Star Monday 3 March 2003

EMAIL/PHONE ACTION! Contact Consulates/Embassies! (tags)

You can make a difference from your home! Take email/phone action now!

Pakistani Marxist MP, Manzoor Ahmed (tags)

Pakistan

ACTION ALERT - INS drive: Pakistan's Washington embassy seeks proposals (tags)

Suggestions should be sent to the deputy chief of mission, Mohammad Sadiq, by e-mail (parepwashington@erols.com) or by fax (202-232-4142).

oppose iraq war like gandhi (tags)

use civil disobedience strategies

HAMEED KHAN AND ALL QUETTA STRIKE LEADERS AND WORKERS RELEASED! (tags)

COURAGE AND DETERMINATION IN STRUGGLE FORCES THE DICTATORSHIP TO RETREAT

India, Pakistan, Nagasaki Nightmare! (tags)

An exhibition of Artworks created by survivors of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, send a warning to the people of India and Pakistan.

"Why, some of my best friends are Pakis." (tags)

In a little reported incident... President Bush has insulted the very people he calls "allies."

Building Bridges Radio-Labor in Pakistan & Immigrant WTC victims demand rights (tags)

Building Bridges:Your Community & Labor Report in Exile presents a 59 min radio program 1.LABOR IN PAKISTAN TODAY - an interview with MAQBOOL A. BABRI, Pakistani labour videographer & 2.IMMIGRANT VICTIMS OF THE WTC DEMAND RIGHTS AND BENEFITS. Building Bridges is broadcast over internet radio WBAI IN EXILE www.wbix.org Tuesdays9-10PM est

Building Bridges Radio-Labor in Pakistan & Immigrant WTC Victims Demand Rights (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report in Exile presents a 59 minutes internet radio program 1.LABOR IN PAKISTAN TODAY - an interview with MAQBOOL A. BABRI, Pakistani labour videographer and 2.IMMIGRANT VICTIMS OF THE WTC DEMAND RIGHTS AND BENEFITS. Building Bridges is broadcast on WBAI IN EXILE www.wbix.org Tuesdays 9-10pm EST

N + R event description and analysis (tags)

Below is a discription and discussion of the N + R event.

Some Important Points about Afghanistan (tags)

The direct result of the Najib coup was murder of 1,000's of people. When the Soviet forces occupied the country they used anti-personnel mines to limit opposition groups. Today over 1 million Afghani's live in refugee camps in Iran while nearly 2 million live in refugee camps in Pakistan. This demonstrates the value of national boundaries.

October 23-26 Update News from Pakistan (tags)

Thank you for my friend Shahzad sending me daily Updates from Pakistan about the situtation in Afghanistan. Lee Siu Hin PeaceNoWar

first combat-related American deaths (tags)

The first US soldiers have died in a helicoptor crash. Now that Americans have died over there does this mean we can begin counting the deaths from this point on? I know the death of Afghans somehow don't rate on the outrage scale, no matter how innocent they may be. On the other hand ALL Americans are presummed innocent until proven guilty, right?

General strike in Pakistan (tags)

If it works for them maybe it can work for us?

QATAR CHARGES U.S IS A TERRORIST (tags)

The leading newspapers in a dozen Near East countries and India and Pakistan oppose the U.S. action in Afghganistan.

Pakistan's Frontier Post: Protests Rock Pakistan (tags)

A report on protests demonstrations in key towns across Pakistan from the English-Language Frontier Post in Peshawar.

Asem Mustafa Awan: Why My Nation Burns With Anger Against Mr Blair (tags)

"Unfortunately I don't believe that General Musharraf, the Pakistani leader, is right to claim that public opinion supports his co-operation with America. From what I can see out here at ground level, most people's thoughts seem to be with their Muslim brothers in Afghanistan."

Robert Fisk: War Disturbs Most Dangerous Political Tectonic Plate in the World (tags)

The great unasked question: "The most powerful military force on earth has now begun its bombardment of the world's poorest, most ravaged Muslim nation. And no matter how many loaves of bread are dropped with our bombs, will there be a Muslim who will approve?"

Taliban Propose[d] Osama Extradition to Pakistan (tags)

On the verge of US airstrikes, the Taliban made a gesture that the US & the world ignored: Afghanistan's ruling Taliban are proposing to turn over Osama Bin Laden to Pakistan for trial, but only on condition that Islamabad will not extradite the Arab dissident to any other country, a top Taliban official told Online on Saturday."The proposal aimed at avoiding large-scale devastation has been received by Pakistani officials and they are considering it before sending to the USA", the official said.

PAKISTAN'S AFGHAN POLICY (tags)

Ironies abound for the United States and Pakistan as they try to cover their tracks while recovering from the consequences of policies they pushed and promoted in the past.

PAKISTAN'S EX-SPY CHIEF BLAMES ISRAELI MOSSAD & U.S. AIR FORCE FOR WTC ATTACK (tags)

Pakistan's ex-spy Chief blames Israeli Mossad & U.S. Air Force for WTC attack.

US Allies Are Killers and Drug Dealers (tags)

Pakistan's shadowy intelligence service, one of the main sources of information for the US-led alliance against the Taliban regime, is widely associated with political assassinations, narcotics and the smuggling of nuclear and missile components - and backing fundamentalist Islamic movements.

Country profile: Pakistan (tags)

The Muslim-majority state of Pakistan occupies an area which was home to some of the earliest human settlements and two of the world's major religions, Hinduism and Buddhism.

Pakistan Protests Present Challenge (tags)

Supporters of Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden listen to their leaders, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001 in Karachi, Pakistan. Protesters flew flags of Islamic Party 'Sipah-Sahaba' or Army of Friends of Prophet, the organizer of the rally, and chant anti-U. S. slogans as they opposie possible U.S. attacks on neighboring Afghanistan where accused terrorist Osama is reportedly hiding.(AP Photo/ATHAR HUSSAIN)

Taliban Will Not Hand Over bin Laden (tags)

Demonstrators battle Pakistani police in the port town of Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, as hardline Islams called for a nationwide strike to oppose Pakistan's decision to cooperate with the United States in an anticipated attack on neighboring Afghanistan to hunt terrorist suspect Osama bin Laden. (AP Photo/Zia Mazhar

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