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America’s Proxy Energy Wars

| July 20, 2011

My last blog suggested that the current US wars in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia are really proxy wars with China over oil and gas resources. I continue the discussion by outlining the crucial Chinese and US alliances in the region. China‘s Strategic Alliance with Pakistan Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s recent threats […]

The CIA’s Strange Bedfellows in Pakistan

| March 11, 2011

Owing to Balochistan’s (see prior blog) strategic importance as an energy transit route, its people have long served as pawns for major world powers. The Balochi are an ethnic group belonging to the larger Iranian peoples and speak dialects distantly related to Kurdish. In the 19th century the Persian (precursor to Iran) and British empire […]

Redrawing the Map: the Balkanization of Pakistan

| March 9, 2011

If Pakistan is an Ally, Why Are We Trying to Break Up Their Country? After ten years of fighting unwinnable wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, many Americans recognize that the wars in the Middle East are really about oil and natural gas, rather than terrorism. Bush’s decision to invade Afghanistan (instead of Saudi Arabia – […]

Our CIA “Freedom Fighters” in Pakistan

| March 7, 2011

The CIA’s use of mercenaries to fight covert wars is an essential component of US foreign policy as old as the CIA itself. It effectively evades the Constitutional requirement that only allows Congress to declare war, as well as effectively concealing the vast majority of these “interventions” from public view. In fact the American pubic […]

The US as a Semi-Failed State

| December 30, 2010

Noam Chomsky was one of the first to raise the possibility the US was becoming a failed state. He published Failed States: the Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy. Chomsky’s book in early 2006, before it became anyone realized the federal government was incapable of rehabilitating post-Katrina New Orleans. And left it to […]

Afghanistan and the Road Runner

| November 28, 2010

I spent yesterday trying to get my head around what’s really happening in Afghanistan. I would strongly discourage other people from trying this. Mainstream coverage of the NATO occupation is full of the type of paradoxical and contradictory messages that are known to cause insanity. In fact the whole thing reminds me of a Road […]

Iran, China and the Gwadar Port

| September 26, 2010

The Gwadar Port in Balochistan (one of Pakistan’s tribal regions) has been headline news in Pakistan, India and China this month. Interesting that I can’t find one mention of it in the western media – not even in on-line publications. Since many Pakistani commentators trace the US shift in military focus from Iraq to Afghanistan […]