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Afghanistan supply route disrupted by anti-US demonstration
Nov 29th, 2013 by Warren Swil

Pakistani protest over

drones blocks NATO convoys

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is trying to wring more concessions from the U.S.

WHILE THE HEADLINES from Afghanistan this week were dominated by its recalcitrant President Hamid Karzai, a little noticed but potentially significant development was taking place just across the border in Pakistan.
A small group led by a former cricket star turned politician has managed to block NATO supplies at a choke point in protest over U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan.
The Pakistani authorities have, so far, done nothing to stop the protest. Their tacit approval speaks loudly about the government’s vehement opposition to American usurpation of its airspace for attacks, which have claimed many innocent lives.
It’s another indication of the limits of military firepower to make any noticeable impact in this turbulent but vital region.


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BOMBSHELL: Saudi Arabia could get nukes before Iran

BBC REPORTS ATOMIC WEAPONS READY FOR SHIPPING FROM PAKISTAN
In a stunning development that could change the balance of terror in the Middle East – and the world – it was reported that Saudi Arabia might be able to get atomic weapons before Iran.
While this development has drawn little attention in the U.S., it has received considerable play abroad, especially in Israel.
A Saudi Arabia with immediate access to atomic weapons would enormously complicate the delicate balance of terror in the Middle East and the world. It is a game changer, and deserves far more attention.


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Gay sex thrives in most unlikely place: Pakistan

IN KARACHI, SAME-SEX PARTNERS EASY TO FIND, MEDIA REPORT
It is a most unlikely discovery: in a country where only two percent of the people accept homosexuality, a gay community is thriving. It is in a city of over 21 million people: Karachi, Pakistan.
The “official” religious bent of the population denies the most basic right of all – continued life – to gay people, yet homosexuals risk life and limb to express their sexuality.
Gay sex is easy to find, several media outlets report. “Karachi pretty much fails on every metric of gay life except for one: man-on-man sex.”
Yet openly expressing one’s sexuality could be a death sentence.
What a paradox.


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