Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Goodbye Saleem

Saleem Shahzad, a journalist that worked for the Asia Times in Pakistan has been murdered.

I've read his reports for several years now, he was able to interview Taliban and 'al-Qaida' people and went where few other reporters could.

But it seems it might have been his latest reporting, delving into the relationship between Pakistan naval officers and the attackers of the Mehran naval base on May 22, that motivated his killers.

Speculation is that they are ISI, but that doesn't mean much. Pakistan's continuing devolution, spurred by the AfPak war, a corrupt political class, and natural disasters is destined to continue. Factions, both internally and externally motivated will only continue to struggle for their shadowy goals, and the few people with the courage and ability to explain what's going on will continue to die.



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