22Nov 2009

American must keep in mind that India is the most opportunist ally. Indian Hindus are followers of Chanakya (who say one thing and mean something else.) whereas Americans are mostly candid and outspoken…. Sajjad Shaukat

21Nov 2009

A Gallup spokesperson, Sohail Qalandar, observed: ?Earlier, anti-Americanism was confined to supporters of right-wing groups. But over the years, young, educated Pakistanis, left activists, people you?d normally expect to be pro-American modernists, have turned against America.? This deep-seated resentment is one of the factors fuelling popular opposition to Zardari, who is regarded by many as a US puppet…..James Cogan

21Nov 2009

Rushdie is standing by choice outside the Muslim tradition. That means he has deprived himself of the right to rebel from it. He is just a viewer who has neither the justification nor the vantage from within. For him, it is impossible to praise or criticize the tradition. Even in other matters, for example cricket, a person who has no knowledge of how cricket is played would not dare to have even the pretension of being its commentator. Who would accept him? Thus, if this is true for cricket, then how can we acknowledge Rushdie as an observer of Islamic history and its tradition?

20Nov 2009

These are a few of the issues we are looking at. Meetings are scheduled in Pakistan which will include as many parties as possible. We have only begun to scratch the surface in dealing with issues that involve the lives of millions, not only in Afghanistan but in neighboring countries and semi-autonomous tribal regions and bordering nations. The lives lost during the post 9/11 conflicts weigh heavily on us all. …. Gordon Duff

20Nov 2009

If not Israel and its Zionist advocates?both Christians and Jews?who would have the means, motive, opportunity and, importantly, the stable nation state intelligence required to corrupt the intelligence that took the U.S. to war? Or to silence academic critics just when those who induced the invasion of Iraq intensified their efforts to expand this war to Iran and now Pakistan? ….Jeff Gates

20Nov 2009

In the absence of any real political process at grass roots level, there is no possibility of Pakistan?s political stability. What is needed is a thorough reorganization of the political landscape and this cannot happen without a certain degree of maturity in the mental makeup of Pakistani people in terms of their attitude toward “”heroes.”” ….Dr Muzaffar

19Nov 2009

Ideology of Sun Tzu finds expression in the Palestinian resistance when we first realize ?The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.? The Israeli oppressor of the Nation of Palestine did also murder Jesus Christ and declared they had done God a service;….Bishop Corder

19Nov 2009

This responsibility rests with the educated elite of the country. A common person even in the USA is preoccupied with daily struggle for survival. They simply do not understand details of foreign policy or the administration. However the big difference is the system of democracy and strong institutions. The people have a right to throw out non-performing politicians and elect new ones……Nasim HAssan

19Nov 2009

Dr. Subhash Kapila has put up a poor show in futilely trying to instigate the people of Pakistan to rebel against their own Army that is making them proud. It has won the hearts and minds of people of Swat where normality has returned and is now all set to help rehabilitate displaced people of South Waziristan. Kapila’s prodding might have cut some ice had this theme been sold during the dark period of Gen Musharraf when sentiments against the Army had risen. He has belled the cat at the wrong time since he seems to be suffering from paranoia as well as schizophrenia. I pray for his early recovery from these deadly diseases….Brig Asif Haroon

19Nov 2009

Everyone is advising the US, Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Great Britain, Israel and our European “”allies.”” Who is Congress, the Pentagon and the American people listening to? They hear fiction driven by party politics, hate groups, defense contractors and the great lobbies, big oil and Israel that buy and sell Generals and members of Congress like spoiled food from a vending machine. ….Gordon Duff

19Nov 2009

The Taliban are, after all, Pashtuns, Muslims and either Afghans or Pakistanis, while we are none of these. Thus Pakistan can fight the Taliban more acceptably than we can, and because of its longstanding support of their movement, Pakistan can more easily bring the Taliban to the negotiating table. If we are smart, we will take advantage of its attack on the Taliban in Swat by backing out as quickly and as gracefully as possible. …William R Polk

18Nov 2009

The US strategic mind is obsessed with dominance. A constant drift from a measured military response to countervailing strategic dominance is visible. At the heart of such thought is the containment and control of Eurasia in which Pakistan constitutes the formidable Southern Front. ….Brig Samson

18Nov 2009

The pity of it is that it?s all so unnecessary! It is possible to engineer a political resolution in Afghanistan that would give the Taliban their space in the country but exclude al-Qaeda. It is possible to shore up Pakistan…..Brrig F B Ali

18Nov 2009

It is high time that the world should remember that to win this war it should not count the obligation as a favour and should stand beside Pakistan devotedly to face and fight it, if they are serious to win it or else some other solitary survivor is likely to fall back on a stumbling pony. ….Sohail Parwaz

18Nov 2009

It will serve peace well if Western nations set aside their imperial hubris and instead of fighting and taming others allow them space to live in the light of their genius. For as Peter Singer has rightly said: “”The 9-11 war will not be won through any territorial conquest or individual?s captive. It will only end in the realm of perceptions.””

17Nov 2009

If America really wants to bring back peace and development in the world they should play a vital role to restore the dignity and sovereignty of the war affected countries. Should stop killing people immediately, help restore normalcy in the war affected countries and focus on the socio-economic rehabilitation of the war torn societies. This way up coming generations will be with America else it would find enemies all around in every individual….Ghazala Awan

17Nov 2009

Fellow Pakistanis! Heaven was not made in a day. Present and future NROs must cease to exist. US-NATO must pack-up and go away. Begging must stop. Self-reliance on our own resources and people is the only recipe for our future survival……Dr Mehdi

17Nov 2009

Dr. Souad N. Al-Azzawi, former professor of environmental engineering at Baghdad University, notes that several years after exposure to DU contamination, ?multifold increase of malignancies, congenital malformations, miscarriages, children leukemia, and sterility cases have been registered in suburb areas of Basrah and other surrounding areas. ….David Walsh

17Nov 2009

There is no doubt that Maoists of India are fighting for the basic rights of lower and middle classes, which have been usurped by the upper classes supported by the Indian government. Just as we have noted in case of some other states of India, especially in the occupied Kashmir where struggle of liberation continues in one or the other way…..Sajjad Shaukat

16Nov 2009

To thus pretend that the problem in Afghanistan can be solved by the Afghan government alone, or even that there is an AF-PAK solution, is the height of folly. A coalition conference, of the type announced by Brown, therefore, will achieve nothing. The Western powers, including President Obama, leading the US, and Britain, have to bite the bullet, and open up talks with the regional players, otherwise there is absolutely no chance of a resolution…..Richard North

15Nov 2009

America’s secret Islamists wage war for us today, only this time, they are killing our allies in Pakistan, opening the gates to an outright American invasion, to protect the land routes into Afghanistan. None of this would be possible without America’s proxies in the area, cooperation between the government there and the governments who send them…….Peter Chamberlin

15Nov 2009

The angry reaction in Pakistan to Seymour Hersh’s article in the New Yorker, once viewed in the context of its ludicrous contents, seems justifiable. The long winded report (7000 words approx) is based on unnamed sources, its contents stand repudiated by government officials in Pakistan and US and the hypotheses it outlines don’t even pass muster of plain ‘common sense’. …….Iftikhar Momin