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Purposeless Knee-Jerk Reactions

January 6, 2010 // The Nation - Pakistan

The US can do all sorts of tactical measures to secure its homeland from terrorism, but unless it makes a strategic shift in its global policies, it will never rid itself of the threat from extremist militants. For some strange reason there seems to be a total lack of acceptance by the US policy makers, especially Congress, of the impact of their policies including their tactical knee-jerk measures relating to security, that it is at the strategic level where the problem lies.

U.S. Targets Pakistan

January 6, 2010 // The Nation - Pakistan

The alliance with the US needs to be reassessed and the Pakistan military should make it clear to the US that it can take care of its own problem if the US stays out and does not exacerbate it.

Aftermath of Flight 293

January 4, 2010 // The Nation - Pakistan

There have already been calls for more extensive use of "profiling", an overly broad expansion of the "no-fly" lists and a lowering of the threshold of what constitutes sufficient grounds to be placed on the terrorism "watch list", and more extensive use of more sophisticated scanning equipment that some have complained are highly intrusive, in that they create a virtual "strip search" image of passengers. Some of the proposals are but a worn out rehashing of the kind of alarmist and bigoted ideas that surfaced after 9/11. They were shot down then, and more thoughtful congressional leaders have shot them down again in recent days.

America’s New Afghan Policy

December 29, 2009 // The Frontier Post - Pakistan

America never hesitates to continue her policies of blood letting for her vested interest. She never cares how many people get killed and how many countries are destroyed.
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