Giovedi, 23 Novembre, 2017

Pakistani police fire tear gas to disperse anti-US crowd

Here's how Trump's position on Afghanistan has shifted over time Trump's strategy may drive Pakistan closer to Russia and China
Parmenio Sano | 29 Agosto, 2017, 01:40

Alice Wells, the acting assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian affairs and acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, was set to be the first major USA official to visit Pakistan since Trump's comments.

The 16 years since the Bush administration intervened in October 2001 following the 9/11 attacks on NY and Washington makes this the US's longest war. The Taliban now controls approximately 40 percent of the entire country of Afghanistan and one-third of the population. Some may be in the Afghan security forces. But he too then encountered a resurgent Taliban. Obama also promised to end the war in Afghanistan during the 2012 campaign, but instead raised troop levels there - while simultaneously ratcheting up the drone program.

Let's call those directional shifts the four Nos.

Iqbal also mentioned that Taliban were using Afghanistan as the launch pad for their operations, both inside and outside Pakistan.

The 4000 additional troops are likely to be there to train and "battlefield mentor" the Afghanistan Army; not just working with Afghanistan units in barracks but also accompanying each unit into battle at a rate of about 30 U.S. troops per 500-strong Afghanistan battalion. Peace in Afghanistan is important for Pakistan, which was why Islamabad is helping Washington in trying to find a solution to the Afghan issue, he added.

"We are not nation-building again". We tried that and failed. But they (police and administration) have deprived us from our basic right.

Ayaz Sadiq, speaker and custodian of the house, has asked all parliamentarians to make sure their attendance in the session, saying "We shall not allow U.S.to threaten Pakistan and favor India".

But Trump was not buying the yarn Islamabad had used successfully on former US presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.


This has been a recurring problem in the Afghan War, as the Taliban really are awash in U.S. arms, both a product of sales from corrupt Afghan soldiers, and of Taliban looting of Afghan police checkpoints and making off with entire armories.

"We can no longer be silent about Pakistan's safe havens for terrorist organizations, the Taliban, and other groups that pose a threat to the region and beyond". He called the Haqqani network, one of the most risky terrorist groups in Afghanistan, "a veritable arm of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency". He demands that Pakistan does more to fight this war and less to harbour Taliban leaders.

McMaster is known to have sought a tougher line on Pakistan.

The prime minister and the high commissioner discussed the regional situation, Afghanistan, enhancing bilateral trade and the significant role of Pakistani community in the UK.

"I'm a problem-solver", Trump boasted.

But foreign policy is not immune to domestic politics. But the troubled State Department has been denuded of expertise on South Asia, and the president's words made clear his skepticism about diplomatic efforts.

Afghanistan will never be another South Korea, and there is a good reason that this rugged patch of Central Asia is known as the Graveyard of Empires. Afghanistan's history shows that "victory" within its borders is a dubious hope.

Afghanistan is Trump's war now, and it will require the kind of long-range thinking he hasn't demonstrated up until now.

Consigliato

  • Samsung unveils Note 8

    Samsung unveils Note 8

    That said , the Galaxy S8 + packs a 3,500 mAh battery in a slightly smaller body, which has definitely raised not a few eyebrows. The device is powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC (with some markets getting the Samsung Exynos octa-core variant as well).
    Berkeley Police Arrest 13 as Anarchists Storm Right-Wing Event

    Berkeley Police Arrest 13 as Anarchists Storm Right-Wing Event

    A group of activists surrounded a man who was holding a sign reading "God Bless Donald Trump " and chanted: "Not my president". Thousands of people held a "Rally Against Hate" in response to a planned right-wing protest that never got off the ground.
    Villagers, aid workers flee violence in northwest Myanmar

    Villagers, aid workers flee violence in northwest Myanmar

    Displaced Rakhine people from Maungdaw township of the Rakhine state arrive at the Sittwe port in western Myanmar on Saturday. But advocates for the minority Rohingya community have told Al Jazeera that the casualties are much higher.
  • Doklam Standoff: India, China to withdraw troops from Doklam

    Doklam Standoff: India, China to withdraw troops from Doklam

    China has invited the leaders of Thailand, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Egypt and several other nations to the Xiamen conference. China has blamed Indian soldiers of trespass and has said that the road was being built on its sovereign soil.
    JJ Watt Starts Fundraising Campaign For Hurricane Harvey Victims

    JJ Watt Starts Fundraising Campaign For Hurricane Harvey Victims

    Numerous news agencies reported that the storm had resulted in cell phone and internet service outages in parts of Texas. Keith Mora. "Our focus is shifting to the extreme and potentially historic levels of flooding that we could see".
    Rhaegar and Lyanna, the Original Dragon and Wolf, Had My Dream Wedding

    Rhaegar and Lyanna, the Original Dragon and Wolf, Had My Dream Wedding

    If paying close attention to the subtleties of the last episode there was a looming sexual tension between Jon Snow and Daenerys . Do you want to follow the Season Finale of Game of Thrones live season 7? "For Yara" never sounded so damn good .
  • McConnell to Kentucky GOP: Governing is 'messy'

    McConnell to Kentucky GOP: Governing is 'messy'

    It really is about fear - because he could do so much to wreck their party's chances in 2018 and ruin their own political futures. Yet Trump's muddled response to a deadly white supremacist rally has emboldened his critics to talk about the once unthinkable.
    North Korea tests short-range missiles as South Korea, US conduct drills

    North Korea tests short-range missiles as South Korea, US conduct drills

    South Korea and the United States are conducting an annual military exercise this week involving computer simulations of a war. US President Donald Trump threatened North Korea with " fire and fury " if it attacked the US or its allies.
    Trump's growing weakness is a powerful threat

    Trump's growing weakness is a powerful threat

    And if there's one thing that base loves more than the wall, it's the prospect of disrupting the government. Greg Walden, R-Ore., while speaking during a visit to Intel in Hillsboro, Ore., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.
  • Winter is here: Final 'Game of Thrones' season could air when?

    Winter is here: Final 'Game of Thrones' season could air when?

    As this scene was going on, the show was cross-cutting to Jon and Dany's big love scene, now with 100 percent more incest. With the last episode of season 7 , we bid "bye" to the magical wall that has been protecting the living from the dead.
    Black Ferns confident ahead of Cup final

    Black Ferns confident ahead of Cup final

    So Scarratt urged the sports administrators to up the ante this time, saying it was time for actions to replace words. The Rugby Football Union's emphasis will now switch from 15s to sevens over the next two years.
    Draghi sends pound to eight-year euro low

    Draghi sends pound to eight-year euro low

    Spot gold rose 0.5 percent to $1,297.60 an ounce by 0651 GMT, after reaching its highest since August 18 at $1,298.58 earlier. There wasn't a lot of change in the crosses, apart from the 0.6% fall in NZD/EUR to 0.6070, reflecting the strength of EUR.

Arsene Wenger Still Wants Alexis Sanchez To Remain At Arsenal Arsene Wenger Still Wants Alexis Sanchez To Remain At Arsenal We'll start off with a player who you might have forgotten was even at the club, Mathieu Debuchy . The Gunners have scored in 16 of their last 19 away games in the league.

'Game of Thrones' Season 7 finale: Jon Snow's mystery revealed 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 finale: Jon Snow's mystery revealed Not only was it the name of the first Targaryen conqueror, but it was also Rhaegar and Elia Martell's (his first wife) son's name. This was her insurance, should her plan somehow backfire and she loses the war with Daenerys.

Colorado search and rescue teams head to South Texas after Harvey Colorado search and rescue teams head to South Texas after Harvey While Abbott called on people to leave, Turner gave opposite directions. "They're more important than anything else". Abbott spent the morning before going to the EOC speaking with local officials in the affected areas.

Wenger dismayed at 'disastrous' Arsenal display at Liverpool Wenger dismayed at 'disastrous' Arsenal display at Liverpool Furthermore, Wenger and the board might have little choice but to release Sanchez as it's never wise to keep an unhappy player. But who would replace the player once he left? Liverpool's Man of the Match is seeing his effort appreciated widely.

CBI judge reaches Rohtak, proceedings to sentence Dera chief Ram Rahim begin CBI judge reaches Rohtak, proceedings to sentence Dera chief Ram Rahim begin Rohtak , in Haryana state , is also under police and military lockdown, the roads lined with barbed-wire barricades. Singh, who was convicted on Friday for raping two of his women followers, also claimed to be innocent.

Amazon is already heating up Charlotte's grocery competition Amazon is already heating up Charlotte's grocery competition Whole Foods co-founder and CEO John Mackey said the market has been on a mission to bring the highest quality food to customers. The discounts ranged from about 6 percent on the rotisserie half-chicken to about 33 percent on organic apples.

Britain's Labour Party has a new Brexit plan for the UK Britain's Labour Party has a new Brexit plan for the UK He did say it was a central issue for the referendum on the 23 June 2016. He has now betrayed every Labour voter at the General Election.

Gronk makes cameo appearance in new Katy Perry music video Gronk makes cameo appearance in new Katy Perry music video The video isn't great-well, it's bad, honestly-but it does at least feel like Katy Perry in all her messy glory. It's pretty clear Calvin is incredible as a producer who makes all kinds of music for all kinds of people .

North Korea fires several short-range projectiles, says South Korea North Korea fires several short-range projectiles, says South Korea South Korean police are investigating how Lim returned to the North and whether it was a voluntary re-entry or an abduction. The warning comes from Seoul's National Intelligence Service (NIS) to South Korea lawmakers, according to the news network.

Two Siouxlanders pitching in on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts Two Siouxlanders pitching in on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts The Communications Director doesn't know how many volunteers will be deployed yet, but she said the number will be "significant". The threat from Hurricane Harvey is far from over as extremely unsafe flooding continues in Texas and parts of Louisiana.

Conway says Trump is serious on border wall Conway says Trump is serious on border wall However, Trump promised that he would make the Mexican government pay for the barrier. Trump's threat is to veto any such bill unless it features money for the wall.

IPhone 8 to feature fast wireless charging IPhone 8 to feature fast wireless charging Of course, it goes without saying that the main attraction at Apple's upcoming event will be the highly anticipated iPhone 8 . Apple makes up approximately 2.5% of PBWM Holdings LLC's holdings, making the stock its 8th largest position.

Houston Texans Star JJ Watt Raises Over $186K for Harvey Relief Houston Texans Star JJ Watt Raises Over $186K for Harvey Relief Power outages during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 forced the shutdown of parts of the Colonial Pipeline for several days. Up to 2,000 people have been rescued in and around Houston , with about 6.6 million people living in the metropolitan area.

Stupro Rimini, caccia al branco: 4 uomini, forse nordafricani Stupro Rimini, caccia al branco: 4 uomini, forse nordafricani Forse volevano festeggiare l'ultimo giorno di vacanza , dato che sarebbero dovuti ripartire stamattina con i compagni di viaggio. A dare l'allarme, all'alba, alcuni passanti che hanno incrociato le vittime mentre camminavano sotto choc e insanguinate.

Game of Thrones star foresees 'bloodbath' next year Game of Thrones star foresees 'bloodbath' next year It's telling that since Jaime acquired his gold hand, he's shown honour and fairness, if we ignore a bit of casual incest. While we don't know for certain, it's safe to assume filming will once again be timed with the winter months.