Tag: United States

About Jewish Voice for Peace

For the past few years, I have been a constant visitor to the Jewish Voice for Peace website and their affiliated blog, Muzzle Watch. I did not find JVP accidentally: I found them after a detailed search of justice and peace oriented Jewish organizations. My search was prompted by the brutal invasion and bombing of…

Netanyahu: Offering Old Cliches in a New Wolrd

Last week witnessed, yet again, a visit by yet another Israeli prime  minister to the capital of the United States to offer the same age-old cliches to a group of fawning American lawmakers. It seems when it comes to the actions and the statements of the state of Israel, one ought to apply an out-of-the-world…

Enough Already: Let’s Give Pakistan Some Love

Those of us who are addicted to news and the blogosphere are aware of the thrashing that Pakistan and Pakistan army ahs been getting from all quarters since Osama Bin Laden (OBL) was served a healthy dose of the same medicine that he himself was a master at concocting. Yes, he is dead, killed, kaput…

Pakistan Forum: Most Visited Blog Entries this Year

Provided below is a list of posts that have been popular with our readers so far this year: 05/09 : Thinking of Che and The World 05/08 : Of Cuban Cigars, Rum & Coffee 05/06 : Naked emperor, dead rabbit 05/05 : The Osama Kill: A New Era of Hi-tech Death Squads 05/02 : Obama…

A Pakistani General Resigning?

The Pakistani generals are not famous for resigning, not even when they lose half a country (Yahya Khan) or start a disastrous war without the knowledge of their government (Pervez Musharraf). In fact, when they make huge blunders, they usually tend to sack the elected governments and declare themselves the rulers of our poor nation.…

Pakistan Reduces Number of US Trainers for “Fear of Spying”

This is a headline from daily Dawn: ” ‘Pakistan’s request for fewer US trainers reflects fear of spying.’ Makes one wonder about the nature of Pakistan’s policies toward US “advisors.” First of all, why does a military force that eats up a major part of Pakistani GDP need the Americans to come and train them:…

Interview: Khalida Kareemi, Founder of Pakistani American Cultural Studies Institute

Khalida Kareemi has been teaching English Composition Writing at the De Anza College for the last 15 years. She is also coordinator for the Urdu program that is offered through the Intercultural /International Studies Division. She has also just started a non-profit organization called the Pakistani American Cultural Studies Institute (PACSI) with a dedicated youth…

Thoughts on Libya Bombing

As I write these lines, the international forces have started bombing key installations in Libya. My feelings on this new air war are, as usual, deeply split. Part of me is sad because it is yet another Muslim country being bombed by the US and its allies. But another part of me is hopeful, as…