It’s extremely ironic for the US State Department to be issuing travel alerts for US citizens in the Middle East and North Africa the same week we learn that the Pentagon is contracting with Al Qaeda and Taliban supporters to carry out Afghan reconstruction projects.
Pakistan is less than a month away from one of its most narrowly contested general elections, scheduled for May 11, 2013. It’s the election fever which should have gripped a country on the eve of elections, but somehow out of the blue all gossips and rumors have been overcome by the unprecedented arrest and trial of former General/ President/ Dictator, Pervez Musharaf (PM).
There is much to both question and criticize about NATO but primary is the fact that America has created an international organization that is not answerable to international or constitutional laws and is still mired in a cold war mentality.
The oppression and occupation of the Palestinians is not a matter for the Methodists or Presbyterians or Catholics or Muslims or Jews or any denomination across the planet; it is the responsibility of humans everywhere.
The United States’ central challenge over the next several decades is to revitalize itself, while promoting a larger West and buttressing a complex balance in the East that can accommodate China’s rising global status.
I believe once we have cracked the wall built around 9-11, the entire edifice of lies will crumble. As soon as the question becomes legitimate to Americans they will not wait for the answers, they will move.
By U.S. military standards, they didn’t exactly come from Central Casting. One, a senior Afghan police officer in a death-gray dress uniform just a tad tight in the midriff; the other, a lean, bearded Afghan National Army general clad in green jungle fatigues of all things.
A suicide bomber struck a crowd of Shiite worshippers at a mosque in Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least 55 people in the deadliest of two attacks on a Shiite holy day — the first major sectarian assaults since the fall of the Taliban a decade ago.