British Lord wants to drop a Neutron Bomb on Af-Pak border

The terrorism emanating out of Af-Pak borders - specially the FATA area is exasperating, as US pounds the area with drones.  So, we have Britain’s House of Lords member Lord Gilbert has come up with an ingenious although asinine solution - Drop a Neutron Bomb (ERRB warhead) there. “Your Lordships may say that this is impractical, but nobody lives up in the mountains on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan except for a few goats and a handful of people herding them. If you told them … [Read more...]

Drone Strikes in Pakistan have become more efficient every year

A lot of Pakistanis talk against drones and how they are a blot on their nation's sovereignty.  Many say drones - and they are right - are one of the major cause of hatred in Pakistan towards US.  Well, drones may not be the cause, but an alibi to hang their hatred on. And, as this graph - shared by friend Ali Chisti from Pakistan on his facebook profile - says, the drones have been eliminating more terrorists than innocent civilians.   So, some will surely ask - What is the basis to … [Read more...]

Are there Inherent Pitfalls in Soul Searching within Pakistani Society?

Pakistan is in a strange situation. On one side, its citizens are seeing their country move rapidly towards abyss, and on the other side, they - despite their opposition - cannot (or will not, at least completely) back the banishment and complete destruction of the Jehadi system. Jehad is not the product of some people, but a system. And this system is sustained by the mindset and an ethos. Unless the Jehadi system is tackled, the run to the abyss of self destruction cannot be halted for … [Read more...]

Osama’s body flown to US and Mid to Senior Pak ISI and Army brass knew of OBL’s stay

The latest Wikileaks expose of emails by Stratfor's VP for Intelligence Fred Burton shed interesting light on Osama Bin Laden and also Pakistan's role in it. For one, it seems that Osama's body was never consigned to the sea, but brought all the way back to the US. Stratfor’s vice-president for intelligence, Fred Burton, believes the body was “bound for Dover, [Delaware] on [a] CIA plane” and then “onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda [Maryland],” an email … [Read more...]

Taliban Shoots down 15 Pakistani Soldiers in Revenge

A Taliban commander comes on and after saying he is going to shoot his captives as a revenge for his people having been killed by the Government. Then he shouts "Allah-o-Akbar" (Allah is Great) and shoots 15 military personnel down. The situation wouldn't be anything strange given the reputation of Taliban but for the details of the captives. The Captives were 15 soldiers of Frontier Constabulary of Pakistan Armed Forces. The killers were members of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan - basically … [Read more...]

Militants part of Pak arsenal against India: US to its Senate

As Western powers look to reorient their engagement strategy in the AfPak region with the help of Islamabad, the US intelligence community has conveyed to its Senate that Pakistan regards some militant groups as part of its “strategic arsenal” to counter India and this, in their assessment, will “limit” Pakistan’s effort to root out extremist forces. Presenting the US Intelligence Community’s Annual Threat Assessment to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Tuesday, US … [Read more...]