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Pakistan Leader Says Talk of US Strikes Hurts Terror Fight
KARACHI, Pakistan - President General Pervez Musharraf said yesterday that suggestions the United States might carry out unilateral attacks against Al Qaeda fighters on Pakistani soil were counterproductive. The Pakistani leader's comments, his first public expression of displeasure on the subject...
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Bush to Karzai: Will You Just Shut Up Abour Iran!
Things got a little testy at the Camp David Summit between Afghan President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan and American President George Bush. Karzai, who when he is in the U.S. is expected to act as a puppet of the Bush administration, made the mistake of actually speaking his mind. In a CNN...
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'Obama Targeted Pakistan To Get Boost In Polls'
LAHORE: Barack Obama was trying to give a boost to his poll ratings when he declared on Wednesday that he was prepared to unilaterally send US troops into Pakistan to get terrorists, states Pramit Pal Chaudhuri of the Hindustan Times. Chaudhuri says Obama was not trying to warn President General...
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The Other War
I was sitting behind the stage at Union Square the other day when a young woman with a cameraman in tow approached me and asked me if she could ask me a "question." Seldom when I am approached to answer "a" question does it turn out to be just one question and this person looked like she was about...
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Pakistani Official Urges NATO to Quit Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD - BRITAIN and the US have been urged to prepare a strategy for leaving Afghanistan by sources within the Pakistani Government as the number of fatalities among NATO forces fighting the Taliban grows. The remarks, by a senior Foreign Ministry official, reflect the growing belief in...
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Abe Defeat Could Impact Support for US.
TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's electoral defeat may threaten Japan's support of U.S.-led operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, as an energized opposition seeks to redefine the country's relationship with Washington. As the top U.S. ally in East Asia, Japan was a staunch supporter of the invasion...
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America's Next Big Blunder
Fears are growing the U.S. may be planning to attack Pakistan's "autonomous" tribal region bordering Afghanistan. The Bush administration is ready to lash out at old ally Pakistan, which Washington now blames for its humiliating failures to crush al-Qaida or defeat Taliban resistance forces in...
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Iraq-Afghanistan: Overlooking the Air War
WASHINGTON - On Jun. 18, seven children were killed during a U.S.-led air strike against a suspected al Qaeda sanctuary in eastern Afghanistan. Three days later, at least 25 civilians died during a similar "incident" in Helmand province in the south of the country. The same day, a U.S. air strike...
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Bush Shielding of Musharraf Policy at Risk
WASHINGTON - The growing crisis over Islamic extremism in Pakistan is drawing attention to the complicity of that country's military government in the rise of the biggest haven for Islamic terrorism in the world. The issue, which is also linked to the threat to U.S. troops in Afghanistan from...
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Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan No Coincidence
NATO bombs killed at least 45 civilians in Afghanistan the other day. If you get your news from the front pages of the U.S. mainstream media, you wouldn't know it. The New York Times did run news from Afghanistan on its front page the next day -- a rather ghoulish piece about Muslims refusing to...
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