‘We Hope Canada Will Continue Its Commitment in Afghanistan’: Germanyby Scott TaylorPRINT SMALL LARGEPublished November 26 2008 EMBASSY PHOTO: JEFF DAVISGerman Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung.Over the past few years, Germany has come under frequent criticism from NATO allies for its contributions to and conduct in Afghanistan. Despite this, it remains a major contributor to…

Now It’s Time to OrganizeKing George is GoneBy RON JACOBSWhen Barack Obama takes office on January 21, 2009, he will bring the hopes of millions of Americans into the White House with him. Foremost among those hopes he brings with him will be that he carries out his promise to withdraw the US forces from…

Read the Barack Obama Biography. Wear your Obama shirts proudly and vote Barack Obama in 2008! The Barack Obama Biography Barack Obama (born August 4, 1961) is a U.S. Senator from Illinois. He is a member of the main Democratic Party. He has received international media coverage for his keynote address at the 2004 Democratic…

PAKISTAN: NON TRADITIONAL SECURITY THREATS

By AMICUS: In the wake of 7/7, the western press began churning out the propaganda that General Pervez Musharraf was not fully committed to eliminating the threat of Islamic militancy and that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence was playing a double game by maintaining secret contacts with the Taliban. This western propaganda became particularly nasty after the…

2008 and the Return of the Nation-StateOctober 27, 2008 www.stratfor.com.By George FriedmanRelated Special Topic PagesThe Russian ResurgenceCrisis in South OssetiaPolitical Economy and the Financial CrisisIn 1989, the global system pivoted when the Soviet Union retreated from Eastern Europe and began the process of disintegration that culminated in its collapse. In 2001, the system pivoted again…

Zardari, King Abdullah to meet twice next monthMonday, October 27, 2008By Muhammad Saleh ZaafirISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari and Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz will have two meetings next month, the first in Saudi capital Riyadh and the second in New York after one week.The second meeting is likely to take place in the…

Prospects in Afghanistan ‘Not Looking Good’Interviewee:John Burns, London Bureau Chief, New York TimesInterviewer:Bernard Gwertzman, Consulting Editor, CFR.orgOctober 23, 2008John F. Burns, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for the New York Times, recently returned to Afghanistan, after having been posted there in the 1980s and 1990s. He says that while Kabul is now “commercially thriving,” the…

Death of the American EmpireAmerica is self-destructing & bringing the rest of the world down with itby Tanya Cariina HsuGlobal Research, October 23, 2008 Death of the American Empire ‘I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. (Thomas Jefferson, US President; 1743 – 1826) America is dying. It is…

9/11 Truth Is “Splitting the Sky” Peter ZazaOctober 22, 2008 The LegendCenturies before the U.S. Constitution was even imagined, the Iroquois Confederacy codified a set of rules known as the Great Law. These rules of conduct formed the constitution of the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy which was passed along as oral tradition, and recorded in…

Pakistan Navy gearing up for battleships Thursday, October 23, 2008 By Azeem SamarKarachi “When officials from the Royal Navy come here and visit our ships, such as the PNS Tariq, they are surprised with our efforts and capabilities to maintain a refurbished status of the frigates that had been dumped by them more than a…