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NATO attack on Pakistan: A blatant aggression: Analysis

Crying wolf
By Ikram Sehgal: A defence and political analyst. [Cry wolf is an expression that means "raise a false alarm", derived from the fable The Boy Who Cried Wolf]


The compulsions for survival have driven our leaders over the past decade to allow the US-Pakistan relationship to gradually degenerate into a master-slave relationship. Pakistan is now subjected to various insults across the board periodically; in the past year the vilification of the Pakistan Army and the ISI by key US public officials has become a regular affair. To add injury to the never-ending insults, 24 of our soldiers were brutally murdered by the strafing of four US helicopter gunships; most of them died in the first attack while asleep. While the borders may not be well marked, the map reference coordinates of our position at Salala – two kilometres well inside Pakistan – were well defined; the US and Nato violated standard operating procedures (SOPs) governing coordination with Pakistan. 
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A new Middle East?

ALMOST a year has gone by since citizens of various Arab nations rose up against long-entrenched dictatorial regimes but their frustration has not been assuaged. Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring, is the only nation which has seen an orderly transition to democracy with the election of a constituent assembly. Elsewhere there is tumult. Yemen`s President Ali Abdullah Saleh has signed a deal, promising to step down after three decades in power but there is reason to be cautious. He has backtracked on promises to hand over power several times. Mr Saleh`s stubbornness has brought his impoverished nation to the brink of civil war with hundreds killed since the protests began. Yemeni activists also question why the deal gives Mr Saleh immunity from prosecution. Meanwhile, Cairo`s Tahrir Square is once again rife with protests. Dozens have been killed as the authorities have violently put down demonstrations. The protesters want a quicker transition to democracy and are suspicious …

European Muslims- Problems & Opportunities [Urdu] یورپ کے مسلمان : مسائل اور مواقع

مغرب میں مقیم مسلمانوں کے مسائل:یورپ میں مسلمانوں کو متعدد مسائل کا سامنا ہے اور ان کے حل کے لیے منظم کوششوں اور واضح لائحۂ عمل کی ضرورت ہے۔ یہی وہ طریقہ ہے جس سے ہم اپنے ہدف حاصل کرسکتے ہیں۔... .... Read morel >>>hhttp://goo.gl/XR6OG

Zionist West versus Islam