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THE MURDER OF SYED SALEEM SHAHZAD June 4, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in South West Asia.
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The recent death, and suspected torture and murder, of Syed Saleem Shahzad, a Pakistani journalist, was one of those news items that flashed by, requiring more background understanding to comprehend significance.

Adnar Sattar at The News provides more details of the circumstances of his death. Some of his recent articles are still available on his website.

At Antiwar.com, Scott Horton interviews Gareth Porter who provides more information including the likelihood of a US withdrawal from Afghanistan. In this context, an Australian and others withdrawing their troops from the futile, counterproductive, and deadly engagement in Afghanistan who assist their American allies.

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