I have become increasingly concerned about what is happening to our world. I don't know what to do about it but I believe it is crucial that information be disseminated. These are momentous times for which the necessity to stay informed is ever greater. I plan to post notes about recent publications on this site that help me think about what is going on. And I would welcome your comments.
The recent conference on Afghanistan at the Carnegie Endowment provides reason for the people in Washington to worry about the situation in Afghanistan.They had some good heads there.I respect Marvin Weinbaum’s years of study and experience in the Middle East and South Asia; in this report he says nothing that has not been known, but it has continually been denied by Pakistan:Pakistan is providing sanctuary for Al Qaeda and the Taliban, as he says, only it appears that Musharraf is quite unable to do anything about it.Such is the configuration of power relations within Pakistan.And yes, any serious league between Iran or any Shi’ites with Osama is impossible.