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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2249


Letter From America -Fidel Castro, el Comandante, is dead

Fidel Castro, the Cuban leader who led anti-imperialist revolution casting off U.S. hegemony and taking the liberated country to the path of communism, died on Friday at the age of 90.

Letter From America -Fidel Castro, el Comandante, is dead
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Re-election: Obama poised for the offence

President Obama’s re-election campaign began in earnest in Ohio spewing out the slogan “Osama is dead and General Motors is alive”— a direct retort to Mitt Romney who had downplayed both events. The key planks of the Obama platform keeping his chances perky were women voters, the Hispanics, the youth and invigorated labor—four voting blocks leaning towards Obama according to most polls.

American Idol 2012; will my prediction come right?

Many weeks ago, during its preliminary stages of the current American Idol contest, I said through 'Asian Tribune' that my money is on Jessica and Joshua.

Is US in a perpetual state of war?

The question as to why US seemed enmeshed in a perpetual state of war has caused a scorching debate in the US. The charge is that a feckless US Congress under presidential pressure had abrogate edits constitutional right to declare war. How could the legislature be so oblivious to the cruelties of the war? Rhodes Scholar and popular TV news show host Rachel Maddow’s book –“Drift-Unmooring of American Military Power” just climbed to No. one spot in the NY Times Best sellers’ list.

Letter from America: Muslim Predicament in the post-colonial era - 1

The seventh century which saw the rise of Islam also saw Christian Europe enters the Dark Ages. In the Western Europe the invading Goths had almost obliterated the culture and technology of the Romans.

Kooky Sooka – What? Is she a Lawyer?

I read the transcript of the comments made by Yasmin Sooka who was a member of the UN Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts, during a radio debate in Durban on Sri Lanka.

Case against President Rakapaksa dismissed by US Court

A U.S. federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa noting that President Rajapaksa is immune from lawsuits as a sitting Head of State.

With US-Pak relations deteriorating, China plans military bases in Pakistan

China is planning a military base in Pakistan, the India Today reported, citing a secret report prepared by the government’s joint intelligence committee.

US Senator Leahy opposed terrorist detention in Sri Lanka – Voted for indefinite detention in US

US Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman and Chairman of Senate Judiciary sub-committee on Foreign Operations Patrick Leahy was a vociferous advocate of accountability of terrorist suspects under Sri Lankan detention. Nevertheless, this senior Democratic Party senator who was much concerned about those who were in the custody of the Sri Lankan defense authorities, on December 14, voted in favor of the ‘indefinite detention of terrorist suspects in military custody’.

Pakistan must stand firm against American pressure

War on terror initiated by USA was a ruse to denigrate Islam and crush Jihadis and anti-American Muslims, redraw boundaries of Middle East and to plunder the resources of the Muslim world. The US and its real allies have succeeded in installing puppet regimes in Kabul, Baghdad and Tripoli and in destroying these countries. Although the US and its allies have made several parts of Pakistan restive with the help of their intelligence agencies, they have so far not been able to achieve its core objective of denuclearizing it and making it its vassal.

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