With Peshawar in the news so much lately for everything from being the front lines in the struggle with militant Islam to suicide bombings to Blackwater operatives allegedly working out of the Pearl Continental for the Frontier Corps and for JSOC, I realized it was time to run a post on my experiences there. Peshawar … Continue reading
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Islamia College, Peshawar
While we were killing time in Peshawar waiting for the fighting in the Khyber Pass to die down enough for us to make it through to Afghanistan, we kept casting about for new things to see. Alleged (I’m very skeptical of this) to be one of the intellectual birthplaces of the Taliban, I was interested … Continue reading
The Peshawar Truck Yards
Pakistanis are famous for decorating their vehicles. The transport trucks, used to ferry goods primarily between Pakistan and Afghanistan are particularly extravagant. As we were stuck in Peshawar due to the fighting in the Khyber Pass, a visit to industrial Peshawar to see these trucks being constructed seemed a solid idea. Below is an example … Continue reading
Weapons Smuggling in Pakistan: Killing is my business… And business is good!
Down this innocuous looking street pictured below, in a quiet industrial area of Peshawar, Pakistan, lies a cutting-edge operation, global in nature and acutely reflective of the latest trends in world politics… This is an operation with far more influence in the world than its relatively small size or remote location would suggest. And an … Continue reading