Pakistan's history is soaked in the blood of those who have -- and continue to -- suffer agonizing pains on the basis of their faith. Right in the start, a newborn Pakistan was gripped by sectarian violence when extremist clerics led nation-wide riots against the moderate Ahmadiyya Muslim community.
There is so much for us to gain in this world if people could see beyond this distorted concept of "honor." True honor lies in caring for those we love, in seeing them as human beings, and cherishing their lives - regardless of whether they are a man or a woman.
Much of what U.S. service personnel died or were wounded for will have been lost. Although extremely tragic, however, this bad outcome may not be the worst effect of the war. That would be the destabilization of nearby Pakistan, which has 100-200 nuclear weapons and an insurgency trying to overthrow the Pakistani government.
The most important thing for Americans to know about the Karachi attack is not any geopolitical upshot, but the fact that innocent Pakistanis died.
Taking the best of your culture and passing it onto your kids is a constant work in progress. You have to be prepared for battle from a myriad of external forces, but right now when they are learning right from wrong, is as good a time as ever to start. Enjoy the ride and hands inside the cart at all times.
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It is true that the current superpower is not an angel, but the way we are viewing things has seriously affected our own welfare and virtually made us unable to self introspect.
One way or another, the United States owes its service members the ride home. They may face military court, or simply return to their lives, but leaving anyone behind is not right. But questions over Bergdahl's motivations and actions are not what embarrasses Obama.
In Pakistan right now, there is absolutely no fear of being caught and no dread of being punished. This is a big problem. This is what we witnessed in the brazen act of murdering a woman outside a court in a prime center of the city.
Over the last dozen years, American foreign policy has, in its most dynamic aspects, been an abject, and highly destructive, failure. But our self-perpetuating foreign policy establishment seems substantially incapable of fully appreciating the extent of the disaster.
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The Pakistani government, repeatedly accused of supporting the anti-education extremist groups, should understand that an educated young population asks hard but intelligent questions whereas an uneducated population will create unimaginable chaos and unrest.
While extreme positions adopted by the Pakistani government and the Baloch nationalists have escalated and perpetuated the conflict in Balochistan, what is deeply worrying is how both sides have chosen to drag their battles inside educational institutions instead of fighting them in political battlegrounds.
The voters, disenchanted with the Congress, have put him in charge. Now the question is whether we'll see Modi the ideologue or Modi the pragmatist. I believe the latter will prevail, though the former will inevitably make its presence known.
Now the media is a deep, deep purple, reflecting shades of darkness, a silent oath broken as we watch Pakistan's media violently self-destruct.