Archive for the ‘tariq ali’ Category

FLOODS FOR PAKISTAN; FLOODS OF MONEY FOR ITS LEADER

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Islamophobia may be a reason people are reluctant to give aid to Pakistan but what can President Asif Ali Zardari say when floods in Pakistan are killing thousands and leaving millions homeless while he is holidaying at his chateau in Europe? It's no wonder protestors let fly a shoe in ...

SHORT CUTS IN AFGHANISTAN

Monday, November 16th, 2009

November 2009: $ingapore Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Teo Chee Hean (in blue) greets "our boys" deployed in Afghanistan in the Oruzgan and Bamiyan province. The multi-million-dollar-minister said $ingapore's role is important for the people of Afghanistan. $ingapore has a 17-man Weapon Locating Radar team in the war-torn country, ...

AHMED RASHID’S WAR

Monday, October 12th, 2009

For Afghanistan, an exit strategy involving Iran, Russia and China as well as Pakistan and a national coalition is the only medium-term solution. As writer and political commentator Tariq Ali says, more troops is totally counter-productive. But as the war continues, more Afghans and NATO soldiers will continue to die. After ...

THE AFGHAN FOLLY

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

The longer the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan continue, the more young people will be attracted to terrorist-type solutions. And, as writer and commentator Tariq Ali says, Italian, British and German soldiers will continue to die in this imperial war on behalf of Washington. talian, British and German soldiers are being ...

THE GAZA GHETTO AND WESTERN CANT

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Instead of blaming Hamas on Israel's attack on the Gaza Ghetto, one outcome of this latest attack will be to inflame Muslim communities throughout the world and swell the ranks of those very organisations that the West claims it is combating in the 'war against terror'. Tariq Ali explains. The assault ...

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

The crisis in the United States is far too advanced and the questions agitating most American citizens concern jobs, health and homes. As commentator Tariq Ali says, rhetoric alone is insufficient to deal with the slump in the real economy. For a start, a New Deal for the rest of ...

WHY WAS THE MARRIOTT TARGETED?

Friday, September 26th, 2008

A top secret US operation at the Marriott is among the reasons cited for the bombing of the Islamabad hotel on September 20 but as political commentator Tariq Ali says, behind it all is the shadow of an expanding war involving Pakistan and Afghanistan. The deadly blast in Islamabad was ...