This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com
- Nato airstrike kills Pakistan Taliban leader in Afghanistan
- Pakistan prepares to eject Afghanistan refugees
- Pakistani immigrants protest in Syntagma square in Athens, Greece
- Corrections to yesterday’s World View (corrected online):
- Warren E. Pollock interviews John J. Xenakis
Nato airstrike kills Pakistan Taliban leader in Afghanistan
A Nato airstrike has killed Mullah Dadullah, a senior commander ofTehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP – Pakistan Taliban). The fact that theairstrike killed him in Afghanistan has political significance in theU.S. relationship with Pakistan. Americans have been demanding thatthe Pakistani army clean out the TTP forces in Pakistan’s tribalareas, since many TTP terrorists cross the border and conductterrorist acts in Afghanistan. The Pakistanis have been insistingthat these terrorists are actually living in Afghanistan, rather thanPakistan. The death of Mullah Dadullah in Afghanistan supports theclaims of the Pakistanis. ABC
Pakistan prepares to eject Afghanistan refugees
Ever since the Soviets invaded Afghanistan in the 1980s, through thecivil war of the 1990s, followed by Taliban rule, millions of refugeesfrom Afghanistan, mostly Pashtuns, fled to Pakistan, mostly settlingdown in the tribal area or Balochistan province. The Pakistaniswelcomed then with open arms, and gave them refugee ID cards withindefinite expiration. As the refugees became an increasing burden,they were given an expiration date in 2009. Pakistan extended thatdate to 2012, and now all Afghans are losing their refugee status onDecember 31, meaning that they have to return to an uncertain futurein Afghanistan with no money. Hundreds of thousands of returningrefugees could complicate the Nato withdrawal from Afghanistan.IRIN (U.N.) and AP
Pakistani immigrants protest in Syntagma square in Athens, Greece
An ironic twist, while Pakistanis are planning to eject Afghanrefugees, is that thousands of illegal Pakistani immigrants in Greeceprotested in Athens’ Syntagma square on Friday. They wereparticularly protesting against Alex Tsipras, the leader of thefar-right Golden Dawn party that is demanding that all illegalimmigrants be deported. Dawn (Karachi)
Corrections to yesterday’s World View (corrected online):
- China’s collapsed bridge cost $300 million to build, not $3 million.
- Tens of millions of Chinese, not just tens of thousands, died of starvation in the Great Leap Forward.
Warren E. Pollock interviews John J. Xenakis
Here’s Warren E. Pollock’s description of our 38 minute interview:
John uses Generational Dynamics to forecast future events. We talkabout the major flash points around the world including the Caucuses,South China Sea, and the Middle East. Growing nationalism, internalrebellion, economic events, and demographic trends are aligning aroundthe world much the same way they did just before WWI.
Points covered include:
The concept that People can Drift by Mistake into War;That Decisions to go to war are not logical;The Importance of Tiananmen Square;Advances Chinese Missile Technology;A Shocking Future Event Waking America;The Importance of;Potential for China to Have an Internal Rebellion;Exposure of US Aircraft Carriers;Pakistan and US Contention and Cooperation;Shi’a and Sunni Relations;The initial Partition between India and the Massive Refugee Crisis;The Line of Control;The Current Assam Refugee Crisis;Syrian War turning onto Sectarian war;United States allied with Japan;China Allied with Pakistan;Russia Allied With India;Turkish Contention with The Kurds;Turkish Military action in Syria, Northern Iraq;Russian Soft Power Influence using Natural Gas on Western Europe;Current American Conciseness;Russian WWII experience;Firebombing of Japan During WWII;Firebombing of Dresden;Bataan Death March;The Decision to Assassinate Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by High School Students;Younger Activists of Various Countries Driving Nationalism and a Chain of Dependencies;Remembering the Good Old Days of US Culture;What Checks and Balances Prevent US Nationalism?;The Transitory Nature of the NDAA and Patriot Act;Japanese Internment;Suspension of Habeas Corpus and Sedition