The core of the dispute with Pakistan about Raymond Davis (let’s understand it before it sparks fires with Pakistan)

Summary:  The fog spewed by America's geopolitical experts (mostly faithful lapdogs for the US government, abetted by the lackeys of the news media), has obscured the core dispute between the US and Pakistani governments.  Was Davis an embassy employee?  That's the question.  If he was just a consular employee he had a minimal level of immunity.  It's … Continue reading The core of the dispute with Pakistan about Raymond Davis (let’s understand it before it sparks fires with Pakistan)

How to lose an ally: updates on the Raymond Davis affair

Summary:  There is interesting news about the Davis affair.  Little of it appears in the US newspapers; our leaders prefer that we remain ignorant.  How sad that the people of Pakistan know more about this story than Americans relying on our news media (see comment #1 for evidence).  Updates will go in the comments; the first … Continue reading How to lose an ally: updates on the Raymond Davis affair

The Raymond Davis incident shows that we’re often ignorant because we rely on the US news media. There is a solution.

Summary:   Here we have another case study in disinformation.  The story of Raymond Davis (US covert operative in Pakistan) illustrates how our mainstream media and experts collude to help the government shape our view of the world.  It's important that the sheep of America receive distorted news, as the truth might upset us.  Fortunately few Americans read … Continue reading The Raymond Davis incident shows that we’re often ignorant because we rely on the US news media. There is a solution.

A powerful story about America’s dealings with Pakistan, and how the news media hides the facts from us

Summary:  We remain ignorant about the world because we reply on the news media for information.  Recent events provide a powerful case study illustrating not only how the US news media misinforms us but why the American government has a dark reputation in much of the world. The sanitized version:  "American Charged in Pakistan Killing", New York … Continue reading A powerful story about America’s dealings with Pakistan, and how the news media hides the facts from us

Today’s news about the Ak-Pak War, about al Qaeda’s strength

Summary:  Our descendents will read about the Af-Pak War and conclude that early 21st century Americans were either fools or insane.  As seen in these two stories from today's news. (1)  Michael E. Leiter, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, said that the government estimates that there are somewhat “more than 300” al Qaeda leaders and fighters hiding in Pakistan’s … Continue reading Today’s news about the Ak-Pak War, about al Qaeda’s strength