Category Archives: Pakistan

Pakistan, the Politics of Endgame: the slaughter of innocents

I was personally horrified to learn of the slaughter of innocents in Peshawar, only to remind myself that effective executive counter-terror policy requires sound intelligence networks devoted to the maintenance of political institutions that serve ‘citizens.’   The slaughter of … Continue reading

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Pakistan ISI: Screws the U.S.

Looking for the most wanted man in Pakistan?  How about $10 Million bounty?  The founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Pakistan’s most wanted terror master Hafiz Saeed lead PRAYER in PUBLIC at the Gadhafi Stadium just outside Lahore last Friday. What does this … Continue reading

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The Great Gamble

There are two authorities on the AfPak region that are worth reading, Dr. Anatol Lieven who resides at King’s College, London and Ahmed Rashid.  Dr. Rashid currently has residence at Oxford University.  Both men have impeccable credentials along with language … Continue reading

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Dr. Brendan Simms: Strategery

I’ve always loved how the experts, the specialized mandarins and policy wonks ridiculed Bush for his malapropisms. The overly specialized development of precise language does have its flaws, if only exposed in the caldron of the mundane.  Where else is … Continue reading

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The Sleep of Reason Breeds Monsters

Fredrick W. Kagan along with Fouad Ajami and Bernard Lewis were the primary ideological agents that gave fortitude to the Bush administrations push to surge in 2006 under Dr. David Petraeus.  Kagan’s expertise in asymmetrical warfare is incomparable to any … Continue reading

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Islam & ‘Sex Slaves’: Case Study

I suppose that most people are unable to wade into distinct contrasts between traditions (moral or textual) that animate various religious traditions.  I say ‘religious’ for a distinct reason:  revelation reveals ‘man’ to ‘himself’. In other words, the concept of … Continue reading

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The Morality Of Political Realism: Fortitude For The American Imperium

What are we witnessing in the political and therefore spiritual morass that is a craven European Union, especially geopolitically and strategically?  “Idealism” is a tough sell in American Foreign Policy, but most often it has been alloyed to the social … Continue reading

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Persian Designs In Mesopotamia

War and diplomacy is filled with role reversals, ironies, contrasts that are fit for Sophocles and Shakespeare, for the social and political impact of war is always unmanageable.  When the American’s established a Shia power grab after the fall of … Continue reading

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Obama: The AfPak Strategy, What Nixon & Kissenger Can Teach

If Nixon hadn’t committed political suicide in Watergate, he would have turned a very diplomatic war into a massive win given how the Tet offensive was a disaster for the North Vietnamese.   Yes, the Marxist doctrine on insurgency was … Continue reading

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George Melloan: The American Imperium For An Uncertain President

George Melloan has written “The Great Money Binge:  Spending Our Way To Socialism,”  out from Simon & Schuster 2009.  As former Editorial page writer and editor for the Wall Street Journal makes him a protege to the most powerful man … Continue reading

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