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[23 Jul 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
And You Thought the Klan was Gone…

About five years ago I was Investigating for an agency approximately sixty miles north of Pittsburgh. One of the women who worked in that office came in one Monday morning looking fired up, but shaken. She and her husband had planned a camping trip in that county, where they had lived for years. They had their two young teens packed, the car loaded with a tent and supplies, and drove off to find a nestled area where they would set up camp for the weekend. “Susan” (not her real name) …

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[20 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
India Must “Take Up The Baton” In Asia-Pacific Region

As the United States and a few of her remaining NATO allies continue to conduct costly military operations in Afghanistan and Western Pakistan, the biggest democracy in the world, India, has remained on the sidelines.   Although India is  surrounded on three sides by enemies, and potential enemies, it has concentrated its efforts and its  wealth on building commercial enterprises, and not in participating in efforts to fight back the spreading influence of terrorist organizations in the region, or to take a more active role in Central and East Asia policies.  …

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[17 Jul 2011 | One Comment | ]
Pakistani/Iranian Alliance Will Win Afghanistan

Over a decade ago the U.S. government realized that the  “fight against terrorism”  would not only require boots on the ground in Afghanistan, but would also require military and political co-operation with Afghanistan’s neighbor to the East, Pakistan.   At that time, the U.S. State Department was well aware that Pakistan was controlled by a military dictatorship, was corrupt to its core, and that its people harbored long-standing anti-American attitudes dating back to its inception in 1949.  Over sixty years ago, when the British colonial government was forced to approve the …

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