http://www.atimes.com India caught in the Taliban myth By M K Bhadrakumar The horrendous terrorist attack on the Indian Embassy in Kabul on Monday has no precedents. Never has the mission there been attacked in this fashion – not even during the darkest periods of the civil war in the 1980s and 1990. Nor has any…

Multiple bombs kill one, wound 37 in Pakistan’s Karachi56 minutes agoKARACHI (AFP) — One person was killed and 37 others injured on Monday in a string of six bomb blasts in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi, raising tensions a day after a major suicide attack in the capital.The Karachi explosions came in the wake of…

Bomb kills 41 at Indian embassy in Kabul By Samar Zwak Reuters Published: July 7, 2008 KABUL: A suicide car bomb hit the Indian Embassy in Kabul on Monday, killing 41 people and wounding 139, in an attack Afghan authorities said was coordinated with foreign agents in the region, a likely reference to Pakistan. Afghanistan…

On the trail of nuclear “Your successes are unheralded — your failures are trumpeted.” –John F. Kennedy to CIA intelligence professionals in 1961. The CIA has, once again, become the favorite political whipping boy of the Left — its “failures trumpeted” primarily by Senator Ted Kennedy, the derelict younger brother to John Kennedy. Though Kennedy…

What A.Q. Khan Knows How Pakistan’s Proliferator Could Help in Pyongyang By Selig S. HarrisonThursday, January 31, 2008; A21 Either Kim Jong Il or Pervez Musharraf is lying about whether Pakistan‘s Dr. Strangelove, Abdul Qadeer Khan, gave centrifuges to North Korea for uranium enrichment. Unless the truth can be established, the hitherto-promising denuclearization negotiations with…

1,080 Pak soldiers among thousands killed in terror war Saturday, July 05, 2008 By Usman Manzoor ISLAMABAD: The war on terror has cost over 3,000 Pakistani nationals since 9/11 and the ISPR has confirmed that 1,080 Pakistani soldiers have been martyred to get their country free of terror.Almost 3,500 militants have faced death while the…

Operation launched in Khyber Agency PESHAWAR: The paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) on Saturday launched an operation against so-called militant groups in the Khyber Agency to secure Peshawar from any incursion.Frontier Corps Inspector General (IG), Major General Mohammad Alam Khattak, hoped the operation would be completed within four to five days. “We have taken control of…

Pakistan’s Taliban Policy : Time For Rethinking

By AMICUS: On the eve of 9/11 Pakistan’s policy was to support and strengthen the Taliban regime in Afghanistan with two principal objectives: 1. To achieve ‘strategic depth’ and a dependable western frontier at a time when it was deeply involved in assisting the militant groups struggling for the liberation of the Indian occupied Kashmir.…

Pakistan calls the shots By Syed Saleem Shahzad KARACHI – Since signing on for the “war on terror” in 2001, Pakistan has received approximately US$10 billion in aid from the United States. It has also been pledged $600 million in economic and security assistance and $50 million in earthquake reconstruction aid on an annual basis…