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Empires Then and Now PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts   
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 19:19

Great empires, such as the Roman and British, were extractive. The empires succeeded, because the value of the resources and wealth extracted from conquered lands exceeded the value of conquest and governance. The reason Rome did not extend its empire further east into Germany was not the military prowess of the Germanic tribes but Rome’s calculation that the cost of conquest exceeded the value of extractable resources. The Roman empire failed, because Romans exhausted manpower and resources in civil wars fighting amongst themselves for power. The British empire failed, because the British exhausted themselves fighting Germany in two world wars.

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Shuddhi Ovijan Inside Bangladesh Army PDF Print E-mail
Written by Junaid Madani   
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 19:05

About a century ago, Kobi Nazrul composed a song, after the Turkish victory in Gallipoli, ’Kamal tuney kamal kia bhai’. Little did Nazrul know that Kamal was a crypto-Jew from Salonika? Most Indian Muslims including Nazrul were also not aware that Kamal was the man who largely succeeded in wiping out Islam from Turkey under the guise of modernisation. Now, Islam is on a rendezvous course with Lt. General Moinul Islam (LGMI), the number two in BD Army, touted to become number one soon. Someday a Bangladeshi poet may write,’Moinu tuney Moinu kia bhai’.  But, we cannot wait for the poet and so we need to look at Moinul Islam more closely, now.

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Madness is not the reason for this massacre PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert Fisk   
Saturday, 17 March 2012 18:49

Saturday, 17 March 2012

I'm getting a bit tired of the "deranged" soldier story. It was predictable, of course. The 38-year-old staff sergeant who massacred 16 Afghan civilians, including nine children, near Kandahar this week had no sooner returned to base than the defence experts and the think-tank boys and girls announced that he was "deranged". Not an evil, wicked, mindless terrorist – which he would be, of course, if he had been an Afghan, especially a Taliban – but merely a guy who went crazy.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 March 2012 18:58
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Can Muslims Participate in Olympic Games? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fazlul M Aziz   
Sunday, 11 March 2012 18:55

The New York Times reported on 15 February 2012  that the New York based Human Rights Watch (HRW) organisation is calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ban Saudi Arabia from the Olympic Games for not sending women athletes to the Olympic Games.We first have to understand the nature, purpose and ideology of Human Rights Watch (HRW) organisation. Like most of these so-called human rights campaign organisations the HRW is an organisation with links to Zionists and Secular Jews whose views are not approved by orthodox and believing Jews.

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A Tale of Two Ambassadors in Bangladesh PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fazlul M Aziz   
Thursday, 23 February 2012 20:00

You may have a hard time believing that the next couple of sentences you are about to read are the opening sentences of a book written by a very senior British diplomat Christopher Meyer, who was the British ambassador to the US at the time of 9/11 and the Iraq War of 2003. ‘We want you to get up the arse of the White House and stay there.’ So spoke the Prime Minister’s chief of staff Jonathan Powell, in the splendour of one of Downing Street’s reception rooms.”(DC Confidential by Christopher Meyer, 2005). Ambassador Meyer went on and added, “It was all quite hard to believe. As I sat opposite this young tousle-headed chief of staff, who had once been my subordinate, I had one of those can-it-really-be-me? moments.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 February 2012 20:19
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