Category Archives: Pakistan

Counterinsurgency – a much failed strategy? (Originally published on SST in 2013. Re-published on the occasion of our 2021 defeat)

Some time ago (2009)  I was asked to encapsulate my views on the afghan policy situation.  The resulting summary is quoted below.  Since policy has clearly gone in a different direction I feel free to state my view for the … Continue reading

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Posted in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Policy, The Military Art | 47 Comments

“Pakistan Air Force Drones Killed Afghan Resistance Group Spokesperson …” News 18

Comment: According to this Indian media outlet the Pakistan Air Force and ground forces have entered directly into the fighting to suppress the last flames of resistance to the jihadis. pl https://www.news18.com/news/world/pakistan-air-force-drones-killed-afghan-resistance-group-spokesperson-in-targeted-attack-4170572.html  10,953 total views,  4 views today

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Posted in Afghanistan, Pakistan | 23 Comments

What is to be done in the “Emirate of Afghanistan? “

According to the full, unedited transcript of the Stephanopoulos/ABC interview yesterday, Joe wants to believe that his son, Beau, the army national guard lawyer who served in Iraq for six or eight months before his father asked for him to … Continue reading

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Posted in Afghanistan, As The Borg Turns, Current Affairs, government, Pakistan | 77 Comments

Kill the AUMFs? Yes!!

Comment: The US should have declared war in the case of each and every one of the AUMFs. There are three on the books. Iraq, Afghanistan and the on that authorizes the use of the armed forces against anything that … Continue reading

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Posted in Afghanistan, Borg Wars, government, Iran, Iraq, Middle East, Pakistan | 27 Comments

Christmas in Pakistan (FB Ali)

Some pictures from a Karachi newspaper on a rally and procession on Karachi's main street — as part of the Xmas celebrations by the Christian community (in which many local Muslims join). There are more pictures in the paper (at … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Pakistan | 40 Comments

” … she ‘hopes Donald Trump dies.'” Zara Rahim

"A former spokeswoman for Hillary Clinton has said she "hopes he dies" after learning that Donald Trump had contracted Covid-19. In a now-deleted tweet, Zara Rahim said: "It's been against my moral identity to tweet this for the last four … Continue reading

Posted in government, Media, Pakistan | 41 Comments

Soleimani and Al-Muhandis are being mourned in Aleppo churches

(Tehran Armenian Cathedral) Mike Pompeo was on the TeeVee today scoffing at those who do not agree with him and the Ziocon inspired "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran.  It must be a terrible thing for intelligence analysts of integrity and … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Current Affairs, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Middle East, Pakistan, Religion, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen | Comments Off on Soleimani and Al-Muhandis are being mourned in Aleppo churches

Will Saudi Arabia survive the Yemen War? – Re-published 2 September 2016, Republished again 30 August 2019

(In light of; the decline in the economy of SA, the apparently successful Yemeni guided missile attack on Taif, SA (700 Km from the Yemen border), and the presence of Yemeni forces in the Asir Province of SA it seems … Continue reading

Posted in Borg Wars, Current Affairs, Egypt, Iran, Middle East, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen | 93 Comments

Instead of media broadcasting the now disbarred lawyer Michael Cohen, the issues are India-Pakistan violence, nuclear weapons, and Korea

By Robert Willmann As television and media excitedly broadcast the now disbarred former Trump lawyer and loudmouth, Michael Cohen, in the ongoing attempt to create an atmosphere conducive to removing president Trump without an election, three issues that really matter … Continue reading

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The Michael Cohen guilty plea, the Paul Manafort jury verdict, and the Imran Awan caress on the wrist

  By Robert Willmann As most of the television mass media elevated themselves to heights of ecstasy over the guilty plea of former Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and the jury verdict on 8 of 18 criminal charges against former … Continue reading

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