Tag: afghanistan

It is better to travel alone than with a bad companion.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on November 2, 2009 0 Comments
It is better to travel alone than with a bad companion.

Very few political leaders have the sense to avoid chaos. Many do politics as a way to be rich and powerful, others to serve their people. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, former Afghan foreign minister, withdrew from the November 7 presidential run-off. It is a great move for two reasons: to avoid another painful division in his […]

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A man accused of stealing a goat should not entertain his visitors with goat’s meat.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on October 8, 2009 0 Comments
A man accused of stealing a goat should not entertain his visitors with goat’s meat.

The US government is in a very bad position regarding the Afghan government. The US commitment to president Karzai appears shaky after fraudulent elections. Several European governments are expressing serious concerns about his leadership. The flow of money from the US is certainly not helping the people of Afghanistan, but rather President Karzai and his […]

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Your secret is your blood — when you shed it you die.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on October 7, 2009 0 Comments
Your secret is your blood — when you shed it you die.

While the public is waiting for the president’s decision about adding more troops in Afghanistan, military strategy is discussed openly on the news. Generals are invited to discuss their “strategy” about this difficult war. The enemies of America on the ground know it and are getting smarter. Are Americans so naive? A military strategy should […]

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Better a single decision-maker than a thousand advisers.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on October 6, 2009 1 Comment
Better a single decision-maker than a thousand advisers.

President Obama‘s mind is torn right now between following his top military commander’s recommendations for more troops in Afghanistan or following some of his advisers who oppose adding more troops in Afghanistan. Rumors are saying that the president’s own advisers are divided: some are for more troops in Afghanistan, others against. Going either way will […]

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One who enters a forest does not listen to the breaking of the twigs in the brush.

Filed in Current affairs by on September 23, 2009 1 Comment
One who enters a forest does not listen to the breaking of the twigs in the brush.

The US may be on the path of losing the war in Afghanistan. The chance of winning is too little if the president does not listen to General McChrystal, who is asking for more troops. How can you win a war in Iraq or Afghanistan, two countries who are neighbors with Iran? Definitely, Iran does […]

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Because we focused on the snake, we missed the scorpion.

Filed in Current affairs by on September 21, 2009 0 Comments
Because we focused on the snake, we missed the scorpion.

The latest terror threats in New York remind us that the enemies of America are not sleeping. The most shocking is that those who seek shelter in the US, and then try to put this country down. How it is possible to argue against racial profiling when the US government is at war against certain […]

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A man who hides a thorn in his foot earns a swelling.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, US foreign policy by on September 13, 2009 0 Comments
A man who hides a thorn in his foot earns a swelling.

Eight years after the US invasion of Afghanistan, the US still did not found Osama bin Laden. More and more voices are raising against a war that the Americans are not winning. Slowly but surely, the US army is losing where the Soviets with heavy machinery too had failed. The US is stuck between two […]

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War has no eyes.

Filed in Current affairs, Tragedy by on May 25, 2009 0 Comments
War has no eyes.

Memorial day is a day of remembrance for those who fought or lost their lives to protect America. Peace is better than war. But sometimes war is necessary to stop killing. War is also a way to make a durable peace. No matter whether just or unjust, war has terrible side effects. War creates humanitarian […]

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Fishing without a net is just bathing.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on April 8, 2009 0 Comments
Fishing without a net is just bathing.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are the biggest challenges that the US faces in its fight against terror. The war is certainly winnable if the Pakistani government is sincere in fighting what seems to be their fight as well. No doubt Pakistan is fighting terror for its own survival. Therefore they have to do it for themselves. […]

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There is no cure for him who hides an illness.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, US foreign policy by on March 28, 2009 0 Comments
There is no cure for him who hides an illness.

President Obama unveiled his strategy for the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The United States indicates that elements of Pakistan’s military intelligence are providing support to Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants. Honestly, it’s not a surprise when you think about the amount of money that the Bush administration gave to the Musharaf regime in the name […]

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