The murderous assault on Bombay by Islamist militants, at least some of whom were from Pakistan, has exposed once again the grave danger that radical Islamist movements pose to Pakistan, its neighbors, and the world.
By 2012, college professors will stare into the glazed eyes of their students as they refer to non existent weapons of mass destruction and routine torture of suspected terrorists. Like the Vietnam War (an estimated 4 million Vietnamese and 55,000 plus American casualties) and Watergate, these scandals occurred, in students’ minds, sometime after the Greco-Roman era.
Way back in 1973, White House staffers broke into Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate office complex. In 1969, Seymour Hersh had revealed a story covered-up by the Pentagon. U.S.
On Monday morning we went to the two locations where the wakes were being held for the two teachers who were killed in the last few days. One teacher was shot on Thursday, and died on Saturday from gunshot wounds to the head. Another was stabbed on his way home from the Saturday wake. At the press conference/rally which was held before his funeral, teachers declared that they would strike all week this week to protest the deaths of these two teachers.
An international mission for solidarity, accompaniment, and observation in Honduras arrived in Tegucigalpa on Monday 27th July and reports that "heavy censorship, suspension of the freedom of movement and gathering and the lack of credibility of the information provided by the de facto government and authorities controlled by it contribute to creating a situation of tension and fear."
The situation in Honduras and Central America is growing increasingly tumultuous with each passing day as deposed President Manuel Zelaya confronts the de facto regime of Roberto Micheletti with thousands of partisans mobilizing in the border areas. While Honduran army officers in Washington and the capital of Tegucigalpa issue statements indicating they may accept Zelaya’s return—if the civilian coup leaders concur—military and police units continue to fire on and even murder demonstrators. It is impossible to predict the outcome of this confrontation.