Chinese Troops Move Into Pakistan, Western Media Hardly Bats An Eye

Earlier this weekend The New York Times reported that Pakistan has allowed some 11,000 Chinese troops into Gilgit-Baltistan, a strategically significant part of the contested Kashmir region. Steve Hynd (of NewsHoggers) beat me to posting on the news. As his thoughts on the situation mirror my own, I direct my readers to his post: China […]

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The Turn of the Tide? Our Media Finally Wakes Up and Hates on Pakistan

A little recognized truth: the Directorate for Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan’s  largest intelligence agency, is the prime reason Afghanistan remains an insurgent’s haven. While I have briefly touched upon this here at the Stage, others have covered the matter much more extensively. Writers such as “Zenpundit”, “Pundita“, and the folks at NewsHoggers (all on my […]

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All I Will Ever Say About the BP Oil Spill…

…has already been said: (H/T NewsHoggers). Adds Fabius Maximus: Obama’s press conference says much about him – and us.“Fabius Maximus.” Fabius Maximus. 30 May 2010. This is sad, that the President of the world’s most powerful nation must perform such acrobatics. Pretend to hands-on management of things beyond his competence. Pretend to take responsibility for […]

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We are Losing This War, and Nobody Gives a Wit

The following words were written earlier this night by the editors of War News Updates. I copy them here without alteration. Afghanistan: The Forgotten War “Brookyards.” War News Updates. 13 May 2010. WNU Editor: In one email, Michael Yon has summarized what I have been trying to say for the past few years …. we […]

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I’m With Crazy

This week has not been a pleasant one for Hamid Karzai. Following an embarrassing outburst where he declared, among other things, β€œI might join the Taliban”, Western media outlets have kept up a steady barrage of open editorials lampooning the President. Foreign Policy, Slate, Small War Journal, The Weekly Standard, the Huffington Post, and Politico […]

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Collateral Murder? The Footage Wikileaks Left Out

Wikileaks edited and presented this incident in a manner that can be called nothing but blatantly dishonest. This video presents portions of the full 40 minute video that Wikileaks left out.  At this moment it has received 500 hits. The Wikileaks video has received 5 million. I ask my readers to spread this video to […]

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Did a North Korean Sub Sink the ROKS Cheonan?

South Korean navy ship sinks near sea border with NorthBBC News. 26 March 2010. About 40 sailors are missing after a South Korean navy ship sank near the border with North Korea, Yonhap news agency said citing military officials. The patrol vessel, with 104 people aboard, sank after an unexplained explosion tore through its hull. […]

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