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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Is “sorry” enough?

Imagine what would happen if 24 soldiers were killed and 13 critically injured due to an airstrike carried out by a foreign force inside any of the NATO member countries.

Well, 24 Pakistani soldiers are dead and 13 more have been critically injured due to a NATO strike inside Pakistan. And this has not happened for the first time.

Pakistanis are enraged and rightly so. The government has cut supply lines to NATO and has asked the United States to vacate the Shamsi Air Base within 15 days that it has used to launch drone attacks in the past.

“Sorry” and “the attack will be investigated” is what have been said by the NATO officials.

Twenty-four (24) dead bodies. Thirteen (13) critically injured individuals. And “sorry” and “investigation” is all what NATO officials have to say.

Countless innocent lives are being lost and destroyed. For what?

When will this madness end?

Is “sorry” enough? 

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Cockroaches on ground and cockroaches on the airplane. Cockroaches coming out from the air ducts and overhead bins, cockroaches coming out from houses of worship and cockroaches coming out from university grounds to attack and take advantage of the unsuspecting and helpless poor little souls. When caught and confronted, cockroaches denying any wrongdoing. And then ironically, church coming forward expressing an interest in forming an alliance with universities to educate on cockroach related issues. Explosive combination indeed.

Beware, cockroaches are everywhere.  

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Welcome to the future

The harsh facts about Afghanistan

The economic reality is such that the war in Afghanistan will wind down, as it is not sustainable. The Americans will eventually leave and so will the other international forces.

After over a decade of war, hundreds of billions of dollars in war effort, and loss of thousands of lives, there will be no victory for Americans or the international forces. There will be attempts, however, at making face-saving efforts to show some sort of victory but in reality there will be none.

Even now, Hamid Karzai cannot dare leave Kabul and even within Kabul, his movements are restricted to a limited area. Soon after the departure of Americans from Afghanistan, the puppet government of Karzai will fall because it cannot and will not sustain without the support of international forces.

The Taliban will return to Afghanistan in full force and will rule again. The drug trade will continue (as it has flourished even during a decade of war), the tribal system will continue, and harsh punishments will be meted out to those who will commit a crime. There will be no democracy but there will be Taliban.

You will say you have seen this before in the past. Well, open your eyes. It is not the past; it is, in fact, the future.

Welcome to the future. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

News galore

The Afghans are befriending Indians while accusing Pakistanis of their support for Taliban and for not stopping Taliban from back and forth crossing of the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan and launching attacks within Afghanistan.

The Pakistanis are telling Afghans to get their house in order and to control their side of the border and stop people from infiltrating Pakistani territory and causing mayhem.

The Americans are accusing Pakistanis of not doing enough against Taliban, of supporting the Haqqani group, and of working against American interests in Afghanistan.

The Pakistanis are bluntly telling the Americans that Haqqanis are your product, you and your CIA created them, you walked away from them after Soviets were defeated by the same people, and as it is, we have lost over 35,000 lives to this so-called war on terror which is more than any other country in the world has lost, so do not tell us what to do. Secretary of State for one has acknowledged the facts stated by Pakistanis.

Do you know which one of the above four paragraphs contain the root cause of the whole problem?

It is news time. And while you may get a story in the news, truth you may not.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Politics of fear

credits:Prairie populist and

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Write a book!

                                           credits: androphilia

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Food for our thoughts!

                                          pictorial credits: tumbler, google and more

Monday, August 22, 2011

Flash mob-ania

While the winds of change are raging through the entire Middle East with people demanding rights, change of a different kind is beginning to sweep through western countries. Consider what went on recently in London, Birmingham, and elsewhere within the country. What started as a protest soon became a looting spree with thugs looting as much as they could. Even when a Malaysian student fell on the road after being hit, a group of individuals approached him as if they were there to help him whereas, in fact, they brazenly and shamelessly robbed him from whatever he had in his backpack. And while they were happy with their loot, Malaysians and the entire world was left in a state of shock at witnessing the callousness of those involved.

Look at what has been going on in the United States with flash mobs showing up to rob stores for petty stuff as if it was their right, their favorite pastime. Remember what happened in Vancouver after Canucks lost the final hockey game when hoodlums took to the streets to burn police cars, destroy stores, and more importantly, to loot.

Points to ponder; what is the root cause of all this repeated mayhem, what happened to ethical and moral values, where is self respect and respect for the family, and where are you mortal beings going as a civilization? No one is paying attention; instead, the focus remains on worldly greed for money.

Inaction will only result in a heavy price to be paid as a consequence, a price no one may be able to pay when the time comes.