Day: July 19, 2012

Suicide bombers of the world, unite

Credit: Asiatimes. The brazen assassination in Damascus of Defense Minister Dawoud Rajha and his deputy, Assef Shawkat (Bashar al-Assad’s brother-in-law), has been claimed by the Free Syrian Army as its “volcano”. Godfather IV-like intrigue behind the bombing instead suggests a “white coup” launched by the inner circle to “decapitate” the […]

US, Pakistan eye a new cold war

Credit:Asiatimes. By MK Bhadrakumar The United States’ “de-hyphenated” relationship with the two South Asian rivals, Pakistan and India, is taking a curious turn. In a dramatic shift of fortunes, Pakistan is regaining its status as a key ally of the US in regional security. At the same time, Washington is […]