Posts Tagged ‘ drones ’

Misinformation Dominates Raymond Davis Conspiracies

Mar 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Pak Observer, The Nation

Conspiracy theories continue to dominate the coverage of the ongoing Raymond Davis saga, and it seems that the wilder and less supported by evidence, the more popular the conspiracies become. Ata Rabbani writes in The Nation that Raymond Davis was part of a secret plot to destroy Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal. In the first sentence of […]



Drone Statistics

Jan 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

In school my maths teacher used to always require that we write out each step in an equation so that he knew how we arrived at the answer. If a student simply wrote the answer to a complex equation without showing how he arrived at that answer, he was not given credit for the equation […]



The Nation Repeats Incorrect Data on Drone Attacks

Nov 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: The Nation

The Nation today includes an editorial, “Say firm NO to drones” that repeats incorrect data on the number of deaths of innocents due to drones attacks. Unfortunately, this is not the first time that such incorrect data has been published by The Nation which raises the question of whether the newspaper is intentionally misleading the […]



Ridding Ourselves Of Shireen Mazari's Mistakes

Oct 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

In an opinion column published in today’s The Nation, “Ridding ourselves of the US“, Shireen Mazari makes several incorrect claims about incidents and statistics in the war against militants. While Shireen Mazari is certainly entitled to her own opinion about the war, she is not entitled to her own facts. Shireen Mazari claims that drone […]



Drone Attacks And Roots of Terror

Jun 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: The Nation

Yesterday’s The Nation included an editorial that claimed to explain the root causes of terrorism and called on the goverment to ‘do more’ to solve the problem. The primary cause of terrorism, according to The Nation, is US foreign policy, including drone attacks. I was especially curious about one item that comes up every time terrorism […]



The heart desire's more!

Nov 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Another fantastic argument by Agha Haider Raza Looking at the past week, one can see how resilient Pakistanis have become.  Suffering numerous suicide bomb attacks and wide-spread military action, we are here yet again, still standing.  But how long can we sustain ourselves at this current rate of demolition? How many times will we resist […]



Hamid Mir and his Ridiculous Benchmarks for Success

Oct 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Sana A’s point-by-point rebuttal of Hamid Mir’s latest piece…an excellent read! If anyone needed more proof of the media being overrun by the disgracefully uninformed, here it is. In this preposterous piece, Hamid Mir makes outlandish demands of United States’ policy whilst having the nerve to wonder at the mistrust between the US and Pakistan. […]



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