16 October 2014

A curious three step article

Turkish Hurriyet gives a lesson in subtlety. Starting with a headline:

Obama rallies coalition commanders against ISIL jihadists

So far so good. The first sentence of the article is, however, somewhat less upbeat:

President Barack Obama attempted to rally allied commanders around his emerging strategy to defeat Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Oct. 14...
And then, if you are patient enough to read the rest, it all goes downhill.

Rather shamefully.