Ghulam Asghar Khan

  • After being thrown out of power by the people of Pakistan nearly two and a half years back, Musharraf staged an amusing show in London in which he levelled some allegations against Nawaz Sharif and tried to create a faade of citing sources that actually led nowhere. It was a tireless repetition of ...

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  • Iranian President Ahmadinejad while addressing the 64th session of the UN General Assembly emphasised on the need for confronting the main challenges facing the world. He said: "Over the past four years I have talked about the roots and underlying causes of these challenges and the need for the ...

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  • Karl Marx quotes: "Hegel says some where that all great events and personalities in world history reappear in one fashion or another. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce." On September 14, 2001, the US House of Representatives considered "House Joint Resolution 64" ...

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  • Blackwater was founded in 1997 by Erik Prince and Clark in the American state of North Carolina in 1997. It, perhaps, is the world's largest network that trains 40,000 mercenaries a year, mostly from the US or foreign military and police personnel. It was assigned military assignments by the Bush ...

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  • The mob violence against Christians at Gojra appears to have hit a particularly raw nerve in Pakistan that is already fighting against the rapidly spreading evil of extremism and is in a state of peril. According to Punjab's Law Minister Rana Sanaullah: "The government had received an intelligence ...

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  • After nearly eight years of blood shedding in Afghanistan, Obama Administration has escalated the war to a new bloodier height that has no end in sight. Now this bloodletting is not confined to Afghanistan, but the 'AfPak War' is being waged on both sides of the Durand Line, which has never been ...

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  • Al-Qaeda, which in Arabic means the Base, was originally the name given by the CIA operatives in Saudi Arabia to the database that they shaped to keep track of the individuals and groups to which the US administration was providing funds for the Afghan mujahideen against the Russian occupation of ...

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  • Bertrand Russell says: "Most of the greatest evils man has inflicted upon man have come through people feeling quite certain about something which, in fact, was false." Perhaps, Pakistan had the misfortune of being ruled by four military dictators one after the other, who had inflicted all kinds of ...

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  • Since the time Islamabad acquiesced to Washington's demands to use brute force to eradicate radical influence of the fundamentalist in the Swat valley and other tribal areas, as part of the so-called AfPak war to secure US interests in Central Asia, the human cost and long-term politico-social ...

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  • Peace is more than just killing and silencing the guns, it is elimination of the injustice that has compelled the men to reach for guns to defend their honour, respect, culture and above all their liberty. The concurrent global war on terror is based on lies and deceptions so cleverly fabricated by ...

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  • Quackery gives birth to nothing; but gives death to all. Balochistan's present need is not heroics but healing, not nostrums by which Balochs vainly hope they may get more time to waste. In February, 2005, the US Intelligence Council predicted that Pakistan would be driven by political instability ...

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  • The Obama administration has finally released four long-awaited legal memos used by the Bush administration to design its torture programme. Although their existence, like US torture itself, has been an open secret over the years, the memos are nonetheless shocking. Written in a dispassionate legal ...

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  • Most of the Pakistani residents arrested over the last week in the so-called anti-terrorist operation would be deported rather than charged under the British Law that had long been acclaimed for justice and fairplay all over the world. Quite a big chunk of students who had been studying in various ...

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  • On Friday, at a public address in Strasbourg, France, US President Obama emphasised that the war in Afghanistan would continue despite the change in presidencies. While his administration has ceased referring to the Global War On Terror (GWOT) as Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), he said, "I ...

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  • As President Barack Obama seeks a way to end more than seven years of fighting, US wizard Richard Holbrooke outlined to NATO the new strategy to beat insurgents in Afghanistan. On Monday, he met NATO chief Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and 26 ambassadors in Brussels, as the alliance battles a massive ...

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  • The US Supreme Court ruling in 2004 that the prisoners in the Guantnamo Bay prison in Cuba had the right to take their cases to the US courts ended the anomalous status of Guantnamo Concentration Camp where hundreds of innocents were dumped in the name of Bush's War On Terror. Despite the fact that ...

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  • Niccolo Machiavelli says: "Conquered states that have been accustomed to liberty and the government of their own laws can be held by the conqueror in three different ways. The first is to ruin them, the second is to go and reside with them; and third is to allow them to continue to live under their ...

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  • When the top political leaders are not on the same wavelength vis--vis important national issues, it doesn't reflect well on the government, the opposition and the future of the country itself. The major stakeholders in the struggle for domination are President Zardari and Nawaz Sharif. Removal of ...

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  • Before Barack Hussein Obama took the oath of 44th President of the United States, the government in Islamabad had all the hopes that cross-border incursions and drone attacks would come to an end and a new chapter of friendly atmosphere would develop that would bring an end to the bloodshed and ...

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  • Israeli invasion of Gaza might very well be Bush's terminal war crime, if he doesn't commit the blunder of attacking Iran at the same time. People around the world were already expecting that with less than a month at his disposal, the lame-duck would certainly commit the gigantic blunder to ...

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  • A recent Pew Research Centre poll found that one word Americans used to describe President Bush was "incompetent." But the word fails to convey the condemnation warranted by the last eight years. There are several words that are more apt, such as 'betrayal'. Consider the administration's handling ...

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  • Bush's farewell visit to Baghdad ended like a Greek Tragedy when a journalist aimed his shoes at him during the press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister in Baghdad. The shoes of Muntazir al-Zaidi, Baghdad correspondent of the independent, anti-occupation and anti-sectarian Cairo-based ...

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  • Musharraf blamed the successor government for not being tough enough with the terrorists inside Pakistan and implicitly confirmed that the Mumbai terrorists were from Pakistan. This blatant lie was rattled by him in an interview with the famed US TV interviewer Daphne Barak on Wednesday, December ...

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  • Mumbai, India's most populous city and commercial hub was the scene of a ferocious terrorist attack that left at least 195 dead and more than 350 wounded, quite a few in serious condition. It all simultaneously started on Wednesday evening, November 26, when 10 sites were targeted by terrorists ...

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  • The Americans living abroad awoke on the morning of November 5, 2008 to images of their countrymen celebrating in the streets; the images as hopeful, as optimistic as the Velvet Revolution. Velvet Revolution refers to a non-violent revolution that saw the overthrow of a socialist government in ...

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  • With the exit of Musharraf from the presidency, all kinds of rumours and speculations are rife as to who would the next the next occupant of the palace built on the bones of the poor masses? I appeal to all the political leaders to keep long-term interests of the federation in view and develop a ...

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  • Eruption of war in the Caucasus underscores the tragic consequences of the dismemberment of the USSR in early 1990s. It exposed the masses of the former SU, Russia and other Soviet republics to the dangers of the US-led major imperialist powers to exploit the resources that these republics ...

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  • It takes your enemy and your friend, working together to hurt you to the heart; the one to slander you and the other to get news to you, said Mark Twain. Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Reza Gilani during his 3-day official visit to Washington was caught in such a quagmire that he lost the ...

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  • The sudden surge of terrorist attacks from Khyber to Karachi has sent a wave of shock all over the country and an unknown fear has possessed the nation about its future. Violence, riots and terrorism have become a part of Pakistan's landscape in the recent past. Some of these acts of carnage are ...

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  • War drums are thumping hard that Bush/Cheney duo might attack Iran during the last summer of Bush's presidency. Bush seems to be possessed with the delusion that attacking Iran was his moral duty to save Israel and the ME. And in this drum thumping, Cheney is playing the major role as the champion ...

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