C.I.A. outlines PAKISTAN LINKS with Militants

NEW YORK TIMES


July 30, 2008

C.I.A. Outlines Pakistan Links With Militants

WASHINGTON — A top Central Intelligence Agency official traveled secretly to Islamabad this month to confront Pakistan’s most senior officials with new information about ties between the country’s powerful spy service and militants operating in Pakistan’s tribal areas, according to American military and intelligence officials.

The C.I.A. emissary presented evidence showing that members of the spy service had deepened their ties with some militant groups that were responsible for a surge of violence in Afghanistan, possibly including the suicide bombing this month of the Indian Embassy in Kabul, the officials said.

The decision to confront Pakistan with what the officials described as a new C.I.A. assessment of the spy service’s activities seemed to be the bluntest American warning to Pakistan since shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks about the ties between the spy service and Islamic militants.

The C.I.A. assessment specifically points to links between members of the spy service, the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence, or ISI, and the militant network led by Maulavi Jalaluddin Haqqani, which American officials believe maintains close ties to senior figures of Al Qaeda in Pakistan’s tribal areas. Continue reading

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OBAMA AS TEACHER

July 30, 2008
The Long Run
NEW YORK TIMES

Teaching Law, Testing Ideas, Obama Stood Slightly Apart

CHICAGO — The young law professor stood apart in too many ways to count. At a school where economic analysis was all the rage, he taught rights, race and gender. Other faculty members dreamed of tenured positions; he turned them down. While most colleagues published by the pound, he never completed a single work of legal scholarship.

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10 of The Most Racist Toys Ever Made

http://www.thetoyzone.com/10-of-the-most-racist-toys-ever-made/

No before you ask I don’t agree with what any of these toys say – I have just compiled the list for the interest of you my readers.

1. Golly Wog

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An English toy based on a 1885 book with a character of the same name. Many people still believe that the toy is a relic of an earlier time when racism against black people was blatant. Recently the Supermodel Naiomi Cambell assaulted airline staff after reportedly being called a ‘Golliwog supermodel’

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2. Chop Suey Specs Continue reading

Ishmael Reed: Racist Humor or Just Racism at the New Yorker?

July 21, 2008

Racist Humor or Just Racism at the New Yorker?

Remnick’s Latest Blunder

By ISHMAEL REED

Undoubtedly, David Remnick is a good editor, but he sometimes exercises poor judgement. He says that we met while I taught at the University of California at Berkeley. I don’t remember. I first noticed him when he wrote a review of one of my novels, ”The Terrible Twos,” for The Washington Post. In it, he cited a typo that appeared in the uncorrected galleys to condemn the book. Continue reading