The Stanford Daily
Friday November 16, 2007
Levy probes Pakistan
French journalist discusses involvement in Pearl’s death
November 16, 2007
By Kamil Dada French journalist and philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy, author of “Who Killed Daniel Pearl?” spoke at Kresge Auditorium last night for the second annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture. Levy spoke of his personal investigation into Pearl’s Feb. 1, 2002 murder in Pakistan, as well as the changing role of politics and religion in the current global arena.
“The majority of Pakistanis and Arabs I have met in the U.S. do not have any problems with democracy and the idea of change,” Levy added. “It is only those who hold irrational views that I have a problem with. It has nothing to do with race or ethnicity, and I strongly hope that it does not encourage race-related crimes.”A number of attendees spoke appreciatively of the intellectual nature of Levy’s lecture, which offered a different perspective on terrorism"
Ted Rudow III,MA
The US is reviewing its aid to Pakistan - about $10 billion in overt funding since 2001. Yet the Bush administration may push for continuing military aid for the Pakistani Army's counterinsurgency operations, says analyst Steve Coll of the New America Foundation. President Bush is nothing but the front man for the rich to keep control. He started out as their puppet, but puppets have a funny way of getting out of hand. So something very strange is happening in the world right now! This is why so many fascist takeovers happen. This is why Hitler, Mussolini, Franco and many others came to power. The rich are clever organizers who know how to engineer a military coup as the US did in Chile, Argentina, Central America and Venezuela.
Ted Rudow III,MA