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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Blood of senior Haqqani leader shot dead in Pakistan ruins local hopscotch court

Nasiruddin Haqqani, the chief fundraiser for the Haqqani network–best known for its work on terrorizing neighboring Afghanistan–was shot dead today in Islamabad as the result of an alleged family dispute. Until now, he had apparently been operating at ease in the Pakistani capital–which, apart from serving as a haven for terrorists, also houses the government of Pakistan, which, of course, receives about $1 billion annually from the U.S. explicitly to fight terrorism. 

Lack of transparency plagues selection process for new Pakistani Taliban leader

The benefits of healthy governance are aplenty and the Pakistani Taliban ignores them at its own peril.

In ridiculously confusing meeting, Pakistani PM and Obama agree to continue pretending U.S. isn’t violating Pakistan’s sovereignty and Pakistan doesn’t support it doing so

President Obama met with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan last week to discuss ways in which the United States would continue to flagrantly violate Pakistani sovereignty with drone strikes while Pakistani government officials tacitly support them. The discussion was a bit confusing for both sides.

WEEK IN AUTOCRACY: 1-7 April 2012

This week, Seif al-Islam, the son of late Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, claimed he was “attacked” while in detention. Fellow prisoners have long complained that Seif is having a tough time differentiating between unsolicited, passionate love-making and being “attacked”.

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