Tag: Taliban

Retreat and let the Afghans neutralize themselves: It makes no sense to try to forge the iron while it is still cold

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Retreat and let the Afghans neutralize themselves: It makes no sense to try to forge the iron while it is still cold

Bad news brings worse news sometimes. After the economic bombshell this week, the US has lost a SEAL team, its elite force, in a helicopter attack in Afghanistan. The mood in the country is somber. It is a sad day for the nation, and a sad day for the families of those who have lost […]

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US should cut aid to Pakistan: A bad wound deserves strong medicine

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on July 15, 2011 0 Comments
US should cut aid to Pakistan: A bad wound deserves strong medicine

The US government is learning a lesson from its relations with the Pakistani government. Only a fool does not learn a lesson from his mistakes. For many years, the US has been a piggy bank for the Pakistani government: easy money in the name of the war on terror. Time has taught us that, with […]

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Taliban slays aid workers: Excuses are always mixed with lies

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on August 9, 2010 0 Comments
Taliban slays aid workers: Excuses are always mixed with lies

The Taliban justified the slaying of ten aid workers in Afghanistan, accusing them of teaching Christianity. There is no excuse for such brutality. This crime reminds us of the irrationality of the Taliban and the danger Westerners in Islamic countries are in. Behind all these killings is a secret religious war. Unfortunately, as in Iraq, Christian evangelical missionaries […]

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Hamid Karzai Threatens To Join Taliban: It is not by watching a newly wed wife that she is going to become pregnant.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on April 6, 2010 1 Comment
Hamid Karzai Threatens To Join Taliban: It is not by watching a newly wed wife that she is going to become pregnant.

Hamid Karzai has lost his mind. First, he was accused of committing election fraud. Now, he is threatening to join the Taliban if the US and the West keep pressuring him about fighting corruption and making reforms. Hamid Karzai certainly is putting himself in a vulnerable position. In old times, the CIA “took care” of a […]

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Pakistani Taliban leader killed: It is the path of the needle that the thread is accustomed to follow.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on February 1, 2010 2 Comments
Pakistani Taliban leader killed: It is the path of the needle that the thread is accustomed to follow.

It is unclear whether Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud was killed by a US drone attack. This speculation has forced the Taliban to call the rumor false. If the news is true, it is a major blow for the Taliban. Mehsud was the instigator of the CIA attack last month that killed many of its […]

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The fly that has no one to advise it follows the corpse into the grave.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, Politics, US foreign policy by on November 13, 2009 0 Comments
The fly that has no one to advise it follows the corpse into the grave.

President Obama is considering four options for realigning U.S. strategy in Afghanistan. The decision is a tough one. Despite the call to send more troops by the Republican leaders, who think that the president is too slow in responding to his Generals request, the president should be cautious. For eight years the US Army has […]

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When a plate is covered, its contents are hidden.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on October 13, 2009 1 Comment
When a plate is covered, its contents are hidden.

Pakistan has been hit by a series of bombs in the last seven days, confirming that — despite financial and material support from the US — what appears to be the war on terror by the US is in reality the Pakistani’s problem. The flow of US dollars to support the Pakistani government does not […]

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He who doesn’t clean his mouth before breakfast always complains that the food is sour.

He who doesn’t clean his mouth before breakfast always complains that the food is sour.

Things are going badly in Afghanistan. Clearly the US did not have a good strategy to win this war. Eight years after the invasion of this big and mountainous country, the debate in the US should not be focused on how to win this war. Some generals on the ground during the Bush administration, who […]

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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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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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