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With Robert Fisk and Osama bin Laden on the road to peace

Wednesday, 12 September, 2012

Back on 6 December 1993, the UK’s Independent newspaper greeted its readers with the headline: “Anti-Soviet warrior puts his army on the road to peace”. The story was by the notorious Robert Fisk and it declared that “The Saudi businessman who recruited mujahedin now uses them for large-scale building projects in Sudan.” The peace monger […]

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Saving the Laphroaig from the Taliban

Thursday, 19 January, 2012

Brrrr! It’s cold and dark, wet and windy out there. Looks like it’ll be a weekend for a good book and generous glasses of single malt whisky. Up for a rereading is News From No Man’s Land by the legendary BBC foreign correspondent, John Simpson. This is the third in a series of three autobiographical […]

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