THE ROVING EYE

Burn, Balochistan, burn By Pepe Escobar THE ROVING EYE March 20, 2009 Burn, Balochistan, burn By Pepe Escobar The “strategic reviewers” of United States President Barack Obama’s “good war” in Afghanistan are almost finished. Even before the new policy is set in stone – in Badakshan’s famed lapis lazuli, maybe? – by Obama himself within…

THE ROVING EYEBurn, Balochistan, burn By Pepe Escobar The “strategic reviewers” of United States President Barack Obama’s “good war” in Afghanistan are almost finished. Even before the new policy is set in stone – in Badakshan’s famed lapis lazuli, maybe? – by Obama himself within the next few days (with sensitive covert aspects of course…

Pakistani president's reversal on chief justice raises questions Questions arise over will, strength to fight terrorism

by Kim Barker – Mar. 17, 2009 12:00 AMChicago Tribune ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – The announcement Monday that Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari backed down and reinstated the country’s fired Supreme Court chief justice raised numerous questions about the strength of his rule and the country’s leadership, especially amid U.S. worries about Pakistan staying focused on…

Pakistan's Asif Ali Zardari may become a figurehead

Email Picture Daniel Berehulak Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry, center, waves to supporters at his residence in Islamabad, the capital. Some ruling-party stalwarts portrayed his reinstatement as fulfillment of a pledge by the late Benazir Bhutto. After the uproar over Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry, many question whether the president will be able to maintain…