It looks like Pakistan found the U.S. mole in the government, and I did read about the political problems in Pakistan.
"Pakistan court blocks president’s pick for PM; Move reflects top judge’s effort to act politically" by Declan Walsh | New York Times, June 22, 2012
ISLAMABAD — A fresh twist....
The dramatic court maneuver highlights the growing difficulty of separating law from politics in the country’s rapidly evolving machinations of power....
Sound familiar, American?
In the background, meanwhile, lies the country’s powerful generals....
Sound familiar, American?
It is not the only case that has tarnished the son of a leading public figure. Last week Pakistanis were riveted when Malik Riaz Hussain, a billionaire property developer with ties to both the military and Zardari’s political party, said he gave $3.7 million in kickbacks to Chaudhry’s son, Arsalan Iftikhar, in a bid to influence the outcome of several court cases.
The scandal spread to the media when it emerged that two senior journalists had orchestrated a television interview with Hussain.
Yousuf Gilani was ousted this week because he refused court orders to reopen a dormant corruption inquiry into Zardari’s finances in Switzerland. Yousuf Gilani argued that as president, Zardari was immune from prosecution.
The next prime minister will probably quickly face the same order from the Supreme Court to investigate Zardari, meaning tensions will continue to roil the fragile political setup.
Relations between Washington and Islamabad are strained over a host of issues, including blocked war supply lines to Afghanistan and Pakistan’s links to the Afghan Taliban.
Oh, btw, did you know Obama's obstinacy is costing you $100 million dollars a month, American?
The Obama administration has tried to work with Pakistan to get it more aligned to its goals but has had little success.
"Car bomb kills 24 in tribal region
PESHAWAR - A car bombing at a bus stop killed 24 people and injured 32 Saturday in the Khyber tribal region, an official said. The bomb was planted in a pickup truck and exploded at the Zakhakhel bus stop about 30 miles west of Peshawar. The town is frequented by the Zakhakhel tribe, which has formed a militia in support of the government and has fought Lashkar-i-Islam militants (AP)."
Also see: Attack on bus carrying Shi’ite pilgrims leaves at least 10 dead in Pakistan
I no longer buy the sectarian schtick, sorry.
"Militants kill 13 Pakistani troops, behead 7, officials say, June 26, 2012
ISLAMABAD — Militants crossed into Pakistan from Afghanistan and killed 13 Pakistani troops, beheading seven of them, the Pakistani military charged Monday.
Are you sure it wasn't U.S. special forces, and if it were would the war-promoting paper tell us?
Outraged, Pakistan’s new prime minister said he would protest to the Afghan president.
The border skirmish is a new sign of tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan, two uneasy neighbors. Pakistan has complained that militants use parts of Afghanistan for sanctuary to stage attacks inside Pakistan.
That assertion helps Islamabad counter frequent US and NATO complaints that militants behind much of the violence in Afghanistan come from Pakistan.
Pakistani military officials said in a statement Monday that militants from Afghanistan crossed the border in the northwestern Pakistan’s Upper Dir region Sunday night and clashed with Pakistani forces on a patrol.
The military said six Pakistani troops were killed outright. Seven who went missing were killed and then beheaded, while the remaining four have not been found. The reports could not be independently verified.
Reflecting the gruesome nature of the attack, newly elected Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said he would complain directly to President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan.
Pakistani troops killed 14 of the militants, the military said.
The Pakistani Taliban said their fighters carried out the raid, but the statement did not say whether the attackers had crossed over from Afghanistan.
It said Pakistani claims of militant casualties were false.
Both sides often release false or partial information about such occurrences, which usually happen in areas inaccessible to the media.
They act just like an AmeriKan newspaper!!!
"Taliban video shows 17 beheaded Pakistani soldiers" by Ishtiaq Mahsud | Associated Press, June 28, 2012
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — The Taliban released a video Wednesday that they say shows the heads of 17 Pakistani soldiers captured in a cross-border raid from Afghanistan this week and beheaded.
Oh, now I'm convinced of the truthfulness of my media and government.
In violence Wednesday, a bomb in a railway station in Pakistan’s southwest killed at least five people, police said, and the leader of an anti-Taliban militia was killed in Peshawar in the northwest.
The Pakistani Taliban’s bloody cross-border raid Sunday night showed the threat still posed by the group, despite multiple army offensives. Increasingly, the militants have used sanctuaries in eastern Afghanistan to attack border areas in Pakistan’s northwest.
Pakistan has criticized NATO and Afghan forces for not doing enough to stop the attacks, but it has received little sympathy. The Afghan government and its allies have long faulted Pakistan for failing to target Afghan Taliban militants and their allies who use Pakistani territory to launch attacks in Afghanistan.
The Pakistani and Afghan Taliban are allies, but the former has focused on fighting the Pakistani government, while the latter has concentrated on attacking foreign and local forces in Afghanistan.
I'm sorry I'm sick of s***, readers. I just put it up here to show you what is shoveled at a well-meaning American who takes the time to try and find out about this world by choosing New England's flagship from the news rack.
The Pakistani Taliban said in the video that they killed 18 soldiers, but 17 heads were displayed. The Associated Press obtained the video by e-mail Wednesday from a Pakistani Taliban spokesman.
Translation: Langley sent it over.
The beginning of the video contains a voice recording by Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud in which he says the militants will continue to battle the army until Pakistan’s government stops supporting the United States and enforces Islamic law throughout the country....
Wasn't he killed in an air strike?
Related: Pakistan's Taliban Talks Out of Both Sides of Its Mouth
I suppose ghosts can do that.
The railway station bombed Wednesday was located in Sibbi city in Baluchistan Province, said police official Qasim Salachi. In addition to the five killed, 20 others were wounded, he said. The bomb went off just after a train had pulled into the station, and passengers were buying drinks and food.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Baluchistan has experienced decades of violence at the hands of separatists who demand a greater share of the province’s natural resources. It is also believed to be a base of many Afghan Taliban militants.
And rarely gets mentioned in my paper.
[What we see today in Balochistan is a classic example of an active Gladio operation. The more the spook war unfolds in Balochistan, the more evident it becomes exactly who the spooks really are. America, England, Israel and Pakistan are putting-on an elaborate and very brutal show for our bewilderment.... The point remains very clear--British intelligence perfected the art of counter-insurgency at its most dirty level. Terrorism is a now the favorite tool in the toolbox of the black arts used by Western state intelligence agencies.... In Balochistan, the BLA is a terrorist outfit, but it is also a government front group. The question becomes, which government is the BLA fronting for] -- The Motorbike Murderers of Balochistan Strike Again
A "Taliban" base my paper tells me -- when it bothers to bring up Baluchistan (that's a tell, folks).
Also see: Pakistani Writes Home From U.S.
That's where it is going.
And I think we just found our bus bombers.
In Pakistan’s northwest, the leader of a local anti-Taliban militia and three others were found shot dead inside a truck in Peshawar, said Banaras Khan, the city’s deputy superintendent of police. The Taliban tried to kill the 48-year-old militia leader Faheem Khan at least six times before, said the police officer.
The Pakistani government has encouraged locals to form militias to fight the Taliban, but many members have been killed by militants.
The recent attacks have come during serious political instability in Pakistan.
The Supreme Court forced former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to step down last week after convicting him of contempt for failing to reopen an old corruption case against the president.
And now I see they are fingering Pakistan for the Mumbai false flag and inside job.
More: New Cold War Scenario: Pakistan and the Emerging Geo-Political Scenario
3 in 4 Pakistanis now consider US an enemy
Back where we started.
No drone attacks lately or just non reported, Glob?
Update: Pakistan opens Afghan supply line