Doubts about Pakistan president’s leadership abilities Some say Asif Ali Zardari is unqualified for office. Now he finds himself leading the nation at a time of extraordinary turmoil, even by Pakistani standards. By Laura King December 8, 2008Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan — A year ago, Asif Ali Zardari was a political footnote. He was best…

CQ Transcript: Secretary of State Rice and UAW President Ron Gettelfinger Interviewed on ABC’s “This Week”STEPHANOPOULOS: Hello again. We begin today in one of her final interviews as secretary of state, with Condoleezza Rice . Madam Secretary, welcome back to “This Week.”RICE: Thank you. Good to be with you, George.STEPHANOPOULOS: So, you are not coasting…

More than 160 US, NATO vehicles burned in PakistanBy RIAZ KHAN – 52 minutes agoPESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Militants blasted their way into two transport terminals in Pakistan on Sunday and torched more than 160 vehicles destined for U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan, in the biggest assault yet on a vital military supply line, officials said.The…

Pakistan: Reversing Tarplay defined Brzezinski plansPosted on December 7, 2008 by Moin AnsariNoticias de Rupia Nouvelles de Roupie Rupiennachrichten новости рупии 卢比新闻 Roepienieuws Rupi Nyheter ルピーニュース Notizie di Rupia PAKISTAN LEDGER پاکستاني کھاتا RUPEE NEWS December 6th, 2008 Moin Ansari معین آنصآرّی اخبار روپیہRupee News has been writing about Brezenski and Tarplay for the past…

Did You Know US Spending and Revenues 1902 to 2008 In 1915 there were no revenues from Income Tax.Well that was because no one paid any Income Tax.45% revenue was spent on Defense (war).In 1916 there were Income tax revenues. I guess someone between 1915 and 1916 figured they needed to tax peoples income.Over 47%…

India’s Oklahoma City

By Mir Adnan Aziz: Christine Fair, South Asia analyst for RAND, suspects that the Mumbai terrorists are homegrown Indian militants, bearing grievances over the way India’s 140 million Muslims are treated by the Hindu majority. “This isn’t India’s 9/11,” she said. “This is India’s Oklahoma City.” The attackers caught the Indian security forces oblivious and…

Somali Pirates Thrive After U.S. Helped Oust Their Islamic Foeshttp://www.bloomberg.com…By Gregory ViscusiDec. 4 (Bloomberg) — International patrols at sea have done little to stop pirates from menacing ships off the coast of Somalia. Even less is being done to thwart them on land — and for that the brigands may want to thank an unintended…

A Mindset Of InsecurityHARINDER BAWEJA takes a hard look at the internal security apparatus and finds that it will take at least five years to fixTHE STORY of Al Kuber — the shipping trawler in which the heavily-armed men who attacked Mumbai travelled from Karachi to Mumbai — tells the story of India’s security apparatus…

Karkare investigations into army-terrorist nexus caused Mumbai carnage—Atma Ghataki Pathak members carried out suicidal mission By Makhdoom Babar Editor-in-Chief Islamabad- Saffron terrorist groups belonging to Sangh Parivar were behind the recent Mumbai Carnage and several suicidal attacks and assassinations in Pakistan and India reveal the latest findings of Daily Mail. According to these findings Indian…

NA body chief seeks CJ’s resignation Thursday, December 04, 2008Government blocks discussion on Farah Dogar caseNews Desk RAWALPINDI: The Chairman of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Education, Abid Sher Ali, has asked Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar to tender his resignation over the issue of extra marks for his daughter. Abid Sher Ali has…