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Thinking of “False Flags”, Agent Provocateurs, & Sock Puppets

“False Flag” is defined by Wiki as having origins in naval warfare, where the use of a flag other than the belligerent’s true battle flag as a ruse de guerre, before engaging an enemy, has long been acceptable. The term came into analyst vogue in last decade as indicating a covert operation designed to deceive in such […]

The massacre at the Bangladesh Rifles compound in Peelkhana right after Awami League took office in 2009 remains an intrigue and a mystery in Bangladesh. While we successfully executed the perpetrators and planners of the killers of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, BDR incident remains clouded in a mystery. While other trials are being concluded with a […]

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Jaswant Singh NEW DELHI – Asia’s lack of institutions to ameliorate regional tensions is often lamented. But greater Asian unity may be arising by the backdoor, in the form of new and impressive infrastructure links. Today’s efforts to expand regional infrastructure projects are all the more remarkable for linking even countries locked in diplomatic, and […]

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By JODI RUDOREN JERUSALEM — For the first time in more than three months, at least one rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel early on Tuesday morning, according to Israeli authorities, breaching a cease-fire put in place after eight days of intense violence between Israel and Gaza last fall. The Israeli police and military reported […]

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BERKELEY (California), Feb 26 (UNB): Bangladesh is ready to take its place on the world stage as a prosperous, moderate Muslim country, but entrepreneurial energy and political purpose are needed to overcome challenges, experts here said. The Bangladeshi and international experts came up with the message at a conference on Bangladesh that concluded at the […]

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses its deep concern at the recent instances when journalists have been injured and on occasions attacked by political activists in the cities of Dhaka and Chittagong, as protests engulf Bangladesh. Reports from IFJ partners in Bangladesh indicate that ten journalists were injured when activists of the Islamic political […]

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By Nazmus Saquib Two and a half years have passed since the bloodbath of the 2009 BDR (Bangladesh Rifles) mutiny which left an indelible mark on the country’s psyche. The mutiny which was the outcome of a series of internal conflicts between the BDR Jawans with their higher authorities has still shrouded in mystery because […]

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A Singapore court has ruled the Bangladesh government will get all the money held by a company set up by Arafat Rahman Coco in that country, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said Tuesday. “The money is held in a company Fairhill Consulting Ltd. set up by Arafat Rahman through a Singapore citizen,” said Alam after a […]

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Dhaka, Feb 26 (IANS) Propelled by merchandise export and inward remittances, Bangladesh’s account balance recorded a surplus of nearly $1 billion in the first half of current 2012-13 fiscal year ending in June, a central bank official said Tuesday. Quoting the Bangladesh Bank (BB) data, the official told Xinhua that “the current account balance showed […]

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by NAEEM MOHAIEMEN There is a particular way of lensing mass movements, when we are observing from within immediate tactics. In a fast moving situation, with opponents and allies squared off, the first thing to shrink is the space for internal critique. Professor Azfar Hussain uses the term “critical solidarity” for his approach to Shahbagh. A […]

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