Category Archives: India Pakistan Afganistan and Bangladesh

Mr. Trump- Afghanistan Is Your War Now – The New York Times

“Yet, when it comes to the actual life-and-death responsibilities of the commander in chief — overseeing America’s vast war machine and sending men and women into conflict — Mr. Trump seems more like the delegator in chief. The latest evidence … Continue reading

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Bountiful Afghan Opium Harvest Yields Profits for the Taliban – The New York Times

“KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — It is spring that determines how a year turns out, according to an Afghan proverb. And if the Helmand poppy fields this spring are any indication, the Taliban will have a very good year.As the opium harvest … Continue reading

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The Politics of Bangladesh’s Genocide Debate, by David Bergman – The New York Times

“DHAKA, Bangladesh — In 1971, Bengali nationalists and the people of what was then called East Pakistan waged a war of independence against the Pakistani Army. The conflict culminated in the birth of a new nation, Bangladesh. The war, which … Continue reading

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Flawed Justice After a Mob Killed an Afghan Woman – by Alissa Rubin, The New York Times

“KABUL, Afghanistan — Farkhunda had one chance to escape the mob that wanted to kill her. Two Afghan police officers pulled her onto the roof of a low shed, above the angry crowd.From Our AdvertisersBut then the enraged men below … Continue reading

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Activist Targeting Modi’s Government Becomes Government’s Target – The New York Times

“MUMBAI — One of India’s best-known human rights activists, Teesta Setalvad, was brewing her morning tea on July 14 when she got a telephone call from her security guard. “C.B.I. is at the gate, ma’am,” the guard said, referring to … Continue reading

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Bill O’Reilly: Benjamin Netanyahu the antithesis of Barack Obama

Bill O’Reilly: Benjamin Netanyahu the antithesis of Barack Obama. I finally registered at the New Haven Register, to leave a comment on Bill O’Reilly. I wrote: This piece on Netanyahu is actually one of the best things Bill O’Reilly has … Continue reading

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Water shortages are coming!

Pakistan Braces for Major Water Shortages Climate change and local waste and mismanagement have led to an alarmingly rapid depletion of Pakistan’s water supply, the minister for water and energy said. nytimes.com|By Salman Masood

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Are massacres often connected to increases in population? Anecdotal evidence abounds.

David Lindsay 11 mins · Edited · This horrible story makes no sense. I immediately wondered, is this murder and mayhem  due also to the explosion of the population. Sure enough, from the NY Times comments,: LB in Florida “Pakistan … Continue reading

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