Thursday, September 11, 2008

Real News Video with Pepe Escobar: al Qaeda blames Iran, US targets inside Pakistan

Gareth Porter: US attacks tribal areas, al Qaeda celebrates 9/11 Part 1

"In the first part of this series, investigative military historian Gareth Porter analyzes al Qaeda's demonization of Shi'ites; the rationale behind US special commandos conducting attacks against alleged al Qaeda and neo-Taliban operatives deep inside the Pakistani tribal areas; the overall counterinsurgency strategy of Gen. David Petraeus; and the surge in Iraq compared with what is now a surge in Pashtun-dominated lands inside Pakistan. Part Two of series published on Friday."

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