Iranian Attack on the US Unlikely

February 1, 2012 by

US intelligence officials have recently warned that Iran may attempt to conduct attacks on the US mainland in retaliation for what is presumed to be ongoing US and Israeli covert efforts to thwart Iranian nuclear ambitions. Computer viruses have infected Iran’s nuclear laboratories, aerial drones have violated its airspace, and several of its nuclear scientists have been assassinated. Given the evidence that international economic sanctions against Tehran are beginning to have a significant impact on the Iranian economy, and given Iran’s increasing isolation, some analysts believe that Iran may think it has little to lose by attacking the US homeland.

Imran Khan: A Cricketer turned Politician

February 1, 2012 by

As of late, Imran Khan, the former cricket player for the Pakistan national cricket team, and the founder of the political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), is very much in news not only in Pakistan but also around the world. As a famous cricketer, Imran Khan is well known, but his new incarnation as a social and political reformer committed to the cause of social, economic and political development and an agenda of access to education, elimination of corruption, end of the military-mullah nexus and the establishment of real democracy in Pakistan and also ensuring restructured relations with the United States, are some of his cause celebs.