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Archive for 'Pakistan'

Middle East Geopolitics

Speech by Robert Fisk, with introduction by Noam Chomsky. Some snippets of Robert Fisk’s over 1000 page long “The Great War For Civilization: Conquest of the Middle East”. Good clips, watch them!

Canadian helicopters for Pakistan and the “war on terror”

By shipping helicopters to the Pakistan military without a careful export permit process, Canada abdicates its responsibility to weigh the wisdom and merits of relying on Pakistan’s army to support the mission in Afghanistan in particular and the “war on terror” in general.

U.S. Companies Eye Trans-Afghan Pipeline

An agreement has been signed in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat, paving the way for construction of a gas pipeline from the Central Asian republic through Afghanistan to Pakistan. The project has been around for some years but the building of the trans-Afghanistan pipeline has been under discussion for some years but plans have been held [...]

Work on TAPI gas pipeline to be accelerated

India has asked Pakistan for transit facility as a part of the strategy for the development of Afghanistan. Initially, New Delhi expressed concern over the security of the pipeline, as half of it would pass through restive parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Following assurances from the member countries and the United States, however, India decided [...]

Daughter of the West

Tariq Ali on the assassination of Benazir Bhutto

Anglo-American Ambitions behind the Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and the Destabilization of Pakistan

It has been known for months that the Bush-Cheney administration and its allies have been manuevering to strengthen their political control of Pakistan, paving the way for the expansion and deepening of the “war on terrorism” across the region. The assassination of Benazir Bhutto does not change this agenda. In fact, it simplifies Bush-Cheney’s options.