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The Swamp & the Citadel: Pakistan’s Abetted Agitprop

Watching the wheelchair bound Muslim cleric Khadim Rizvi engage his ministry at the Faizabad interchange instructs those unfamiliar with Pakistan that the Army continues to incite public violence for political profit.  The army’s utter refusal to disperse militant Islamists evidenced … Continue reading

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The Great Game Begins

‘The Great Game’ otherwise known as ‘Tournament of Shadows’ was a deadly proxy fight between expansionist Russia and Imperialist England during the late 19th century.  England was defensive regarding her position as guardian of India (what constituted today’s Pakistan, Iran, … Continue reading

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Pakistani Intelligence Services, Osama bin Ladin & The Nemesis Of History

The recent release of the AfPak papers (summer 2010) reveals what many already knew:  ISI (Pakistani Directorate of Inter-Services Intelligence) is giving tactical and material support to the Taliban.  First, some definitions:  ISI is the CIA for Pakistan, the Taliban … Continue reading

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AfPak Papers & American Statecraft

The central tenant of any counterinsurgency is the consolidation of domestic political leadership.  What the Bush administration got right was his unwillingness to bend to the wishes of the Pentagon, State, Media, Congress or Wise men on the absolute need … Continue reading

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