When Erik Prince testified before the Oversight Committee on October 2, 2007, he boasted that no one under Blackwater’s protection had ever been seriously hurt or killed. No individual protected by Blackwater has ever been killed or seriously injured. There is no better evidence of the skill and dedication of these men. At precisely the [...]
|By: emptywheel Wednesday September 15, 2010 1:19 pm|
|By: emptywheel Thursday September 2, 2010 11:08 am|
The day after Obama declared victory (sort of) in Iraq, the Administration announced a whole package of sanctions against the Pakistani Taliban, Tehrik-e Taliban. The sanctions: Designate TTP as a Foreign Terrorist Organization Designate TTP as a Special Designated Global Terrorist Organization Designate TTP’s two leaders, Hakimullah Mehsud and Wali Ur Rehman, as Special Designated [...]
|By: emptywheel Monday January 7, 2008 10:27 am|
Is the NYT’s report that Cheney and Condi were considering teaming CIA operatives with Special Forces to conduct operations in Pakistan’s tribal areas just a belated effort to get Osama bin Laden?
|By: emptywheel Tuesday January 1, 2008 9:07 am|
Bob Novak and the AP present dueling sides of a debate over whether the US did enough to support Benazir Bhutto’s safety.
|By: emptywheel Tuesday January 1, 2008 6:31 am|
McClatchy reports that, on the day she was killed, Benazir Bhutto was about to hand over proof of the ISI’s plans to steal the Pakistani election to Arlen Specter. It raises new reasons for concern that Cheney is in charge of our Pakistan “policy.”
|By: emptywheel Friday December 28, 2007 7:56 am|
I don’t have much wisdom about the Bhutto assassination. Pretty much everyone agrees her death devastates our Pakistan policy. But since so little is clear about who killed Bhutto–and particularly the Pakistani government’s role in her death–I think it remains impossible to forsee what will come next.