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"The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer."

Henry Kissinger. New York Times, Oct. 28.1973

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Taliban Literacy

The Monkey: 

"If you try to keep them as pets you're creating a mentally disturbed animal in 99.9 percent of the cases," said Wright, director of conservation (Phoenix Zoo), science and sanctuary at the zoo. "The animal will never be able to fit in any other home. Never learn how to... READ MORE

Iraq's Deadline

"Will the United Nations serve the purpose of its founding, or will it be irrelevant? We will work with the UN security council for the necessary resolutions. But the purposes of the United States should not be doubted. The security council resolutions will be enforced - the just demands of... READ MORE

The Smoking Gun

The term "smoking gun" was originally, and still primarily is, a reference to an object or fact that serves as conclusive evidence of a crime or similar act. In addition to this, its meaning has evolved to uses completely unrelated criminal activity: for example, scientific evidence that is highly suggestive... READ MORE

Roping for bin Laden

MIKE BOETTCHER, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: I think the highlight of the tape were the comments by Ayman al-Zawahiri, saying, that you haven't seen nothing yet, basically, using the shorthand version of English to describe what he said. He called for a jihad against the United States in Iraq. And Iraq... READ MORE

Dog Greeting

Some dogs just don't naturally play well with others. So here are some tips to help you help your dog.

  • Start with a diplomat, a friendly, non-threatening, confident dog.
  • Take both dogs to a neutral area, one that neither feels they have to defend, preferably a fenced area that is big enough...
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Looting

"Thousands of valuable historical items from Baghdad's main museum have been taken or destroyed by looters. Nabhal Amin, deputy director at the Iraqi National Museum, blamed the destruction on the United States for not taking control of the situation on the streets ... Iraq is a cradle of civilisation, with... READ MORE

The Handshake

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"I would like to extend a hand of genuine, sincere friendship to Prime Minister Vajpayee (Pervaiz Musharraf, 2002)."

 

 

"We have to worry about our security also. The international community should understand that there is a limit to India's tolerance (Atal Behari Vajpayee, 2002)."

 

"We do not... READ MORE

Fallen Star

pakistans nuclear flag

Pakistan's flag was designed by Syed Amir-ud-Din Kedwai. Adopted on August 11, 1947 it is also commonly known as Parcham-e-Sitara aur Hilal (meaning The Flag of the Crescent and Star).

The flag has a dark green field (representing the country's Muslim majority) with a vertical white stripe on the left... READ MORE

Remembering 9/11

Never Forget

"So here we have it. The equivocating distinction between civilization and savagery, between the "massacre of innocent people" or, if you like, "a clash of civilizations" and "collateral damage". The sophistry and fastidious algebra of infinite justice. How many dead Iraqis will it take to make the world a better... READ MORE

The Birth of bin Laden

Robin Cook, former leader of the British House of Commons and Foreign Secretary, wrote in The Guardian on Friday, July 8, 2005:

 

"Bin Laden was, though, a product of a monumental miscalculation by western security agencies. Throughout the 80s he was armed by the... READ MORE

The Rape of Afghanistan

“From the outset, we have made it clear that the construction of our proposed pipeline cannot begin until a recognized government is in place that has the confidence of our government, lenders, and our company [I urge] the Administration and Congress to give strong support to the UN lead peace... READ MORE

Sowing Democracy

Nourishing Democracy

"But the "troops out" debate overlooks an important fact. If every last soldier pulled out of the Gulf tomorrow and a sovereign government came to power, Iraq would still be occupied: by laws written in the interest of another country; by foreign corporations controlling its essential services; by 70% unemployment... READ MORE

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