Analysis: Obama, McCain defy stereotypes in debateBy CHARLES BABINGTON – 1 day agoNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain tried to rectify perceived shortcomings and played against type at key moments in Tuesday’s presidential debate, but neither seemed to change a campaign dynamic that favors Obama for now.McCain, the anti-tax conservative,…

MQM and Qadiyanis in Israeli ArmyWednesday, 08 October 2008 00:26 www.daily.pkMore Qadiyanis serve in the Israeli Armed Forces than Pakistan according to a book, ‘Israel: A Profile’, by a respected Jewish Professor I.T Naomi. He stated: ‘… and the Ahmadi sect of some 600 people from Pakistan can also serve in the (Israeli) army…’ To…

Jihad on the High Seas By Stephen BrownFrontPageMagazine.com Tuesday, September 30, 2008After years of battling al-Qaeda on land, Western forces now face a terrorist war at sea. In a recent communiqué, the Islamist organization claimed responsibility for this year’s surge in pirate attacks in the vital Gulf of Aden off the coast of Somalia. Dozens…

US, Saudi Arabia revive Taliban’s comebackM K Bhadrakumar October 07, 2008CNN broke the story in a London [Images] datelined report on Monday quoting authoritative sources that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia hosted high-level talks in Mecca between the Afghan government and the Taliban [Images].The reported intra-Afghan talks under the mediation of Saudi Arabia in Mecca…

Is there War On Terror yet?By SHAHID AZIZ submitted 1 day agoThe search for Osama bin Laden is a hoax. The US has been in occupation of Afghanistan for seven years, and not one Allied soldier is involved in this search. Thousands of Afghans have been killed, but not one has lost his life defending…

Pakistani perfidy dawns on US Kanchan Gupta There has been a spate of damning reports about Pakistan this past week, each one of them reinforcing the perception, long held in India but only now beginning to dawn upon the Americans, that there is a wide gulf which separates Islamabad’s word from its deed. The New…

By A Khokar: Global war on Terrorism is a unique ‘policy of fallacy and deception’ and 9/11 is US self inflicted wound; Taliban is a blown up, a stateless imaginary enemy placed to live in cuckoo land with its Al Qaeda portrayed as the master mind; a lynch pin, a tool implied and to be…

http://www.atimes.com Dissension in Pakistan’s ranks By Syed Saleem Shahzad KARACHI – Al-Qaeda’s grand strategy is based on a simple notion – given the American cowboy mentality, if the United States is confronted, it will react in an extreme manner. Hence, with the small military successes of the Taliban in Afghanistan, al-Qaeda, through its media campaigns,…

Swiss engineers, a nuclear black market and the CIABy William J. Broad and David E. SangerMonday, August 25, 2008The president of Switzerland stepped to a podium in Bern in May and read a statement confirming rumors that had swirled through the capital for months. The government, he acknowledged, had indeed destroyed a huge trove of…