Archive for the 'Pakistan' Category

Jun 08 2009

The “Drone Wars” – It’s Hammer Time In Pakistan’s Tribal Area

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Update: Here’s a very interesting post over at the Huffington Post by a Muslim who also sees the days numbered for al Qaeda and the Taliban. It is a fascinating assessment from inside the Muslim community, one which mirrors my own assessment of where things are headed from my perch well outside Islam. Two distinct and independent […]

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Jun 06 2009

Crushing al Qaeda’s Last Large Sanctuary

The years of determination and diligence in the war against terror may be paying off soon. The Obama administration is beefing up forces in Afghanistan and tightening the border with Pakistan’s tribal areas where al Qaeda has its last large sanctuary. In addition, the Pakistan Army is pushing northward and westward, clearing the NWFP’s Swat […]

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May 28 2009

Pakistan Surge In Progress

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One of the sings that indicated to me, very early on in Iraq, that The Surge in Anbar Province was going to work as it expanded across Iraq was the fact that the Islamo Fascist terrorists were targeting the Muslim Main Street – thereby creating the backlash that turned al Qaeda from the future of […]

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May 25 2009

Pakistan Moves On Terrorist Camps And Enclaves In Pakistan

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It is good to see the Obama administration pushing Pakistan to root out the terrorists from their last major sanctuaries in northern Pakistan. This area represents a major threat to peace and security in the west. It is the birthplace of al Qaeda and not far from where the 9-11 attacks (and others – since […]

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May 21 2009

Why We Needed FISA Reform After 9-11

Some interesting news came out today regarding a home grown terrorist plot to kill hundreds of innocent people: Four New York men were arrested Wednesday in connection with an alleged plot to blow up area Jewish centers and military targets. The plot, however, was foiled by undercover agents.           Raids by the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorist Task […]

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May 17 2009

A Surge Building In Pakistan Tribal Areas, First Attacks Begun

Updates Below This year the US and Pakistan are definitely going to make a major push against al Qaeda and the Taliban. I have been wondering why al Qaeda had been slowly moving people from its sanctuary in Pakistan to Somalia (a dangerous migration since movement can be detected). It seems a new effort to […]

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May 13 2009

Ayman Zawahiri Within Our Sights?

Missed this blockbuster news: Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda’s No. 2 leader, the most wanted terrorist after Osama bin Laden, with a $25 million bounty on his head, is holed up near Quetta, Pakistan, according to a highly placed Pakistani intelligence source. … Al-Zawahiri’s recent movements can be tracked with some specificity. He was positively identified […]

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Apr 01 2009

al Qaeda Threat On DC Answered With Predator Strike

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Update: More details can be found here: Missiles believed to have been fired from a US drone struck a remote compound linked to Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud today – the day after he threatened to attack Washington and took responsibility for the assault on a police training camp in Pakistan. Neither Mr Mehsud or one […]

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Mar 28 2009

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of The Obama Administration

Update: Even WaPo determines Obama’s decision to win Afghanistan is a gutsy continuation of the Bush policies. – end update President Obama has demonstrated two things in his first few months. First (and worst), he has demonstrated how truly inexperienced and unprepared he and his team truly were. But second (and most unexpected), President Obama […]

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Mar 03 2009

Interesting Developments In Pakistan

The news last week, which had me a bit disturbed initially, was that Taliban forces in the Tribal Areas of Pakistan had set aside their differences and joined forces: Three rival Pakistani Taliban groups have agreed to form a united front against international forces in Afghanistan in a move likely to intensify the insurgency just as thousands […]

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