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How ‘Rolling Stone’ was able to bring down a general 0

By Guy AdamsWhen the four-star general Stanley A McChrystal received an email asking if he might like to spend a month of his extremely busy life being trailed by a Kabul-based freelance journalist called Michael Hastings, he could have been

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Mistah McChrystal – he dead 0

Mistah Kurtz – he dead.Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness When it comes to American wars, history has a kinky habit of repeating itself as farce over and over again. So now the Pentagon has been plunged into turmoil because General

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Why McChrystal Did Obama a Big Favor 0

Can Petraeus Find a Way Out of Afghanistan?Despite President Barack Obama’s denial that his decision to fire Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal as commander in Afghanistan and replace him with Gen. David Petraeus signified any differences with McChrystal over war strategy,

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Fighting Talk: The New Propaganda

AFP / GETTY IMAGESBotch and learn: the world’s media await the arrival of the Gaza flotilla that was stormed by the Israeli Navy Journalism has become a linguistic battleground – and when reporters use terms such ‘spike in violence’ or

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Fighting Talk: The New Propaganda

Fighting Talk: The New PropagandaJournalism has become a linguistic battleground – and when reporters use terms such ‘spike in violence’ or ‘surge’ or ‘settler’, they are playing along with a pernicious game.By Robert FiskFollowing the latest in semantics on the

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Torture still goes on in Turkish jails

One more news of torture from Tekirda? F Type prison sadly famous for torturing political prisoners. It has emerged that prisoners Ahmet Burak Ery?ld?r?m, Serhat Tüzer and Kemal Avc? in Tekirda? No 2 F Type prison have been tortured for

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A Central Asian tinderbox

A Central Asian tinderboxBy Roman MuzalevskyEthnic violence between Kyrgyz and ethnic Uzbeks in southern Kyrgyzstan has left hundreds dead, while thousands of people have fled the conflict zones to neighbouring Uzbekistan.Both the UN and the interim government – which came to power

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UN chief sets up panel on Sri Lanka war 0

The UN secretary general has set up a panel to look into alleged human rights abuses during the final stages of Sri Lanka’s civil war in 2009. Ban Ki-moon’s spokesman said the three-man panel would advise on how to deal

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Convenience food changes could save ‘thousands of lives’

Convenience food changes could save ‘thousands of lives’Sarah Boseley, health editorTens of thousands of lives could be saved if major changes were made to processed and convenience foods, the UK’s leading health watchdog will say today, challenging the government and

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¿El fin del Capitalismo “amable”? 0

La posible caida de los últimos bastiones de la Europa SocialA principios del siglo XIX el canciller austriaco von Metternich había propuesto la necesidad de instaurar un Concierto Europeo supranacional, por encima de los intereses de cada Estado, como método

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