Day: February 22, 2015

Shah Suleyman: The truly Byzantine origins of Turkey’s operation to rescue a long-dead body from the ‘Islamic Caliphate’

BY ROBERT FISK, THE INDEPENDENT The 13th-century fall of an obscure king into the river Euphrates, the pride of the Ottoman empire and modern Turkey and a humiliating French retreat after the 1914-18 war provide the truly Byzantine origins of Turkey’s little military operation to remove a long-dead body from […]

Pakistan: Our religion problem

Dawn: POST-Peshawar the need to rethink our national security policy and terminate the state’s patronage of jihadists has been under focus. Also under spotlight has been the state’s capacity deficit that partly explains the gap between law and its implementation (obsession with military courts being a misconceived response to this […]

USA: Bill O’Reilly Also lied about His war experience

Bill O’Reilly Also Lied About His War Experience, Mother Jones Claims Posted: 02/19/2015 8:41 pm EST Updated: 02/21/2015 12:00 pm EST http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/19/bill-oreilly-war_n_6717260.html Perhaps Fox News host Bill O’Reilly feels even more sympathy for NBC’s Brian Williams now that O’Reilly, too, has been accused of overplaying his battleground experience. On Thursday, […]