Industrialized Cyclist Notepad



via Investors sought for for Turkmen gas pipeline – The National.


Pakistan Drone Strike Map


The US has launched drone strikes in Pakistan over 330 times with up to 3,247 casualties – including up to 852 civilians.

The More Effective Evil craves the legitimacy of your middle class “liberal” vote as a ratification for its More Effective Evil policies.

Khyber Pass Wins Again

What is that, like 4 – 0?

It’s easy to stop a war if you control the supply lines. Just put a ‘kink in the hose.’ Without stuff — fuel and equipment — there’s no war.

Pakistan has virtually shut down US supply lines to Afghanistan after US-Pak relations soured to the latest low. They can still bring in some stuff, but not nearly enough fuel and supplies to prosecute a war.

Interesting — no mention of fuel supply in the piece at all. Fuel supply is the immediate issue. It takes an endless convoy of tanker trucks to make big war in Afghanistan. You live by the power, you die by the power. Lao Tzu. Look it up. Khyber Pass wins again.

WASHINGTON — Thousands of tons of military equipment intended for the Afghan army and police is stranded in Pakistan, which for months has refused to reopen ground supply routes for NATO convoys despite high-level U.S. pressure, a new Pentagon report says.

via Equipment for Afghan army is stranded in Pakistan, Pentagon says –

Iran offers to front Pakistan 80,000 bpd

First one’s free. Yeah.. If you like it, you know where to find me. Tell your friends.

“It is only an initial offer of 80,000 barrels on deferred payment at the moment,” Irfan Qazi, a spokesman for Pakistan’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources, told Reuters.

via Iran offers Pakistan 80,000 bpd of oil – official | Reuters.

Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline

The U.S. opposes the pipeline.

Ahmedinejad left Pakistan Friday after meeting with Pakistan’s president Asif Ali Zardari and Afghan president Hamid Karzai, a trilateral summit seeking a formula to stabilize conditions in Afghanistan.

Karzai represents the part of Afghanistan that the U.S. supposedly had under control.

A joint statement issued by Pakistan’s foreign ministry after the meeting said the three countries agreed to “develop mutually beneficial cooperation in the energy, mining and minerals, agriculture and other sectors” without providing further details.

But an Iranian official in Islamabad who spoke to CBS News on condition of anonymity said, “The IP [Iran-Pakistan] gas pipeline is very close to our heart. President Ahmedinejad indicated Iran’s intent to finance the project on the Pakistani side if Pakistan has difficulty with finding the money”.

via Fostering ties, Iran offers to fund pipeline in Pakistan – World Watch – CBS News.

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It’s worth it though, because there’s so much good war going on.