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Bhutto Murder Closes Anti-Terror War Cycle Bush Launched after 9/11

The assassination of Benazir Bhutto, Washington’s chosen linchpin-to-be in Islamabad, was an unmitigated disaster for America’s war on al Qaeda and its jihadist allies in the key Pakistan-Afghan arena.

By Ted Belman - Monday, December 31, 2007 - Full Story

There is no right of return. Period.

The LA Times continues with its pro-Palestinian advocacy and its misinformation. It recently published Will peace cost me my home? by Ghada Ageel who is a self professed “third-generation Palestinian refugee”.

By Ted Belman - Monday, December 31, 2007 - Full Story

The Assault of Suicide-Bombers in Pakistan and Afghanistan

During the past year, al-Qaeda and the Taliban have apparently decided to shift the focus of their suicide actions to the Pakistan-Afghanistan theater.

By INSS Yoram Schweitzer- Monday, December 31, 2007 - Full Story

Why Al Qaeda Didn’t Kill Her And The Pakistani Military Did?

Didn’t Al Qaeda send a suicide bomber to her party’s rally in July?
Didn’t she accuse Al Qaeda of financing her opponents in the 1990s?
Didn’t she promise she will let U.S. forces into Pakistani tribal areas to hunt Al Qaeda?
Wasn’t she openly a tool of U.S. policy?
Why would the Pakistani military kill her right in Rawalpindi, half a mile from military headquarters and invite instant suspicions?
And lastly, if intentions are honorable, why Mr. Zardari doesn’t order an autopsy where his surgeon-sister is part of the team?

By Guest Column Ahmed Quraishi- Monday, December 31, 2007 - Full Story

A Roadmap for Free Lebanon in 2008

When a nation is faced with open rebellion by at least a third of its people, it has three basic choices: reach a settlement, quell the rebellion, or let go of the rebel territory. You can do this in war, or in peace, then live one more day hoping that you may be able to reunite the nation in the future if the people are willing.

By Guest Column Charles Jalkh/Freedom Fighter- Monday, December 31, 2007 - Full Story

Is Pakistan’s Nuclear Arsenal Really “Secure” ?

Those who fret about the presence of nuclear weapons in the violent and unstable nation of Pakistan need not concern themselves. According to the U.S. government, Pakistan’s nuclear weapons arsenal is secure despite political turmoil after the assassination.

By John Lillpop - Monday, December 31, 2007 - Full Story

Beware of Chinese Bearing Gifts

China makes the little voice inside my head nervous. China has surpassed India in having the largest population in the world with no other country coming remotely close to a billion in number.

By Nancy Salvato - Monday, December 31, 2007 - Full Story

Has the PLO lost the plot - or missed the boat?

Instead of immediately entering into negotiations with Israel - the promised outcome of the recent Annapolis meeting called by President Bush - the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) has wasted the past two weeks demanding Israel totally cease all current building activities in the West Bank as a condition of those negotiations proceeding.

By David Singer - Monday, December 31, 2007 - Full Story

Assassinating the Democratic Process

The assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto presents a cadre of possibilities for the future of Pakistan, the South Asian and Middle Eastern regions and the world.

By Frank Salvato - Sunday, December 30, 2007 - Full Story

‘She has not laid on her children the expectations laid on her’

The first time Benazir Bhutto was thrown out of power, she told her daughter Bakhtawar: “If anybody teases you at school, just tell them, ‘But your mother was never prime minister of Pakistan.’ ” Or so the story goes.

By Guest Column Suzanne Goldenberg- Sunday, December 30, 2007 - Full Story

The military wants to eliminate me’

The Rediff Interview/Benazir Bhutto
September 03, 2003

The Pakistan government is considering filing a case of treason against former prime minister Benazir Bhutto for revealing in an interview to India Abroad that General Pervez Musharraf harboured ambitions of capturing Srinagar long before the Kargil war.

By Guest Column Rediff.com- Sunday, December 30, 2007 - Full Story

Why Musharraf Stands to Gain from Bhutto’s Assassination

Benazir Bhutto might have been killed by al Qaeda or the Taliban.  But it was Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf who stands the most to gain by her assassination.

By Guest Column Aaron Goldstein- Sunday, December 30, 2007 - Full Story

Can We Rely on the IAEA?

The November 15, 2007 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report to its Board of Governors and to the Security Council produced two extreme reactions among those who are most concerned with Iran’s nuclear project:

By INSS Ephraim Asculai- Friday, December 28, 2007 - Full Story

Bhutto killed by rally suicide bomb

Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was killed by a suicide bomber as she left a public rally.

By Guest Column - Thursday, December 27, 2007 - Full Story

Israel’s War Against Islamic Extremism

There is something predictable about Christmas time – Fairy lights in the high street, seasonal music in the shops, and the arrival of a small envelope in your letter box, asking for a donation, often to Christian based charities such as War on Want and Christian Aid.  Sadly, this appeal for festive generosity is intrinsically linked to a more recent Christmas trend – the blanket condemnation and demonization of Israel.

By Guest Column Dan Kosky- Thursday, December 27, 2007 - Full Story

Christmas celebrated with lots of fun

Christmas in IndiaFor Christ is born of Mary
And gathered all above
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wondering love
O morning stars together
Proclaim the holy birth
And praises sing to God the King
And Peace to men on earth

Gujarat, India-As the church bells sounded at 12 in the midnight,  people assembled to welcome the little Jesus Christ. The churches were glittering with lights as if the stars had really come down on the earth to spread their brightness.

By Guest Column Padma Bhargav- Tuesday, December 25, 2007 - Full Story

Money and Influence in the Global Village

Relations between trans-national corporations and states have become more significant in the era of globalization.  The corporations transcend borders and operate as a global network while states are still defined by territory.

By INSS Shmuel Even- Tuesday, December 25, 2007 - Full Story

Is there a bottom?

As the Olmert government continues its obsession to basically ignore continued Arab rocket attacks on Israeli towns and citizens, to surrender additional territory including Jerusalem, and do the work of previous Arab/Muslim conquerors and uproot Jews from the Land of Israel even before the Arabs achieve victory—news continues to flow in which raises the question again and again “Is there a bottom to the pit of depravity to which the current Israeli government will sink?”

By Guest Column Dr. Steve Carol- Monday, December 24, 2007 - Full Story

Britain’s Lessons In Cultural Suicide

Lesson 1: Don’t Fly The Flag

Imagine, if you will, that you had served your country in the U.S. military for 22 years, and viewed yourself as a patriot. To this end, you have tattooed on your arm a small image of the Stars and Stripes and the words “U.S. Army’. When preparing to retire from the army, you then decide to join the police. How would you feel if you found yourself turned down for the job, because you are told your tattoo of the national flag could be seen as “racist”?

By Guest Column Adrian Morgan- Monday, December 24, 2007 - Full Story

His Beatitude’s Attitude Leaves Bush With No Latitude

President Bush must be aghast at the call for the rejection of Israel as the Jewish State made by the top Roman Catholic clergyman in Israel - His Beatitude Michel Sabbah Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem.

By David Singer - Monday, December 24, 2007 - Full Story