Category Archives: Pakistan

On This Day — The Crash of PAK-1 (August 17 1988) [A Case of Exploding Mangoes]

“Of all the violent political deaths in the twentieth century, none with such great interest to the U.S. has been more clouded than the mysterious air crash that killed president (and Army Chief General) Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq of Pakistan in (August) … Continue reading

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On This Day — Benazir Bhutto Is Assassinated (December 27 2007) [2020]

“The people of Pakistan had rejected bigotry and prejudice in electing a woman Prime Minister. It was an enormous honor, and an equally enormous responsibility… I had not asked for this role; I had not asked for this mantle. But … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Crash of PAK-1 (August 17 1988) [2020]

“Of all the violent political deaths in the twentieth century, none with such great interest to the U.S. has been more clouded than the mysterious air crash that killed president (and Army Chief General) Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq of Pakistan in (August) … Continue reading

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On This Day — Benazir Bhutto Is Assassinated (December 27 2007) [2019]

“The people of Pakistan had rejected bigotry and prejudice in electing a woman Prime Minister. It was an enormous honor, and an equally enormous responsibility… I had not asked for this role; I had not asked for this mantle. But … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — Dr A. Q. Khan : The Bomb, the Swiss and the CIA

“If you put the [A. Q. Kahn] puzzle together, you get the whole picture.”  Swiss magistrate Andreas Müller “If the Swiss can safeguard billions in hundreds of thousands of numbered accounts, they can guard a few CDs. The destruction of the documents … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Crash of PAK-1 (August 17 1988) [2019]

“Of all the violent political deaths in the twentieth century, none with such great interest to the U.S. has been more clouded than the mysterious air crash that killed president (and Army Chief General) Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq of Pakistan in (August) … Continue reading

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On This Day — Benazir Bhutto Is Assassinated (December 27 2007)

“The people of Pakistan had rejected bigotry and prejudice in electing a woman Prime Minister. It was an enormous honor, and an equally enormous responsibility… I had not asked for this role; I had not asked for this mantle. But … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Pakistan : Lt. General Naveed Mukhtar Appointed as Director-General of the ISI

“The idea that ISI is a rogue organization is very popular — and even the Pakistanis promote it — but having worked with ISI for the better part of 20 years, I know that ISI is very disciplined and a … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Dr A. Q. Khan : The Bomb, the Swiss and the CIA

“If you put the [A. Q. Kahn] puzzle together, you get the whole picture.”  Swiss magistrate Andreas Müller “If the Swiss can safeguard billions in hundreds of thousands of numbered accounts, they can guard a few CDs. The destruction of the documents … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Zbigniew Brzezinski: “An exceptional failure all round.”

“This will require a review of our policy toward Pakistan, more guarantees to it, and, alas, a decision that our security policy toward Pakistan cannot be dictated by our nonproliferation policy.” Zbigniew Brzezinski — Letter to US President Jimmy Carter … Continue reading

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