Double Game - Evil is Evil
Unstinted support. That is what Pakistan's Dictator/CEO/President General Pervez Musharraf promised to the US and its allies in the war against global terrorism. That was on September 13th when US Secretary of State Colin Powell made that 'You are with us or You are against us' call to Musharraf.
Fickle Political Morality
For a flamboyant Chief of Army Staff used to displaying his ‘commando’ and gung-ho images, these are uptight days indeed. Epaulettes are being brought back with the wishful hope of rallying the General’s plummeting domestic popularity.
August 24, 1990 is a day that is forever etched in my mind. On this sunny morning, my father was teaching in his school, just two blocks from his house in the state of Kashmir, India. On the pretense of discussing school issues, two fundamentalist Islamic terrorists asked my father to meet them outside the school.
The latest from the Afghanistan war suggests that the US campaign against the Taliban is faltering. Three weeks of high-tech bombing with 3,000 bombs have not shaken the Taliban or its paid guests, the Al Qaida. The defenders of Afghanistan are dug in, with reinforcements waiting across the border in Pakistan.