Monthly Archives: June 2011

We Have Been Warned

We Have been Warned Well, no one can say that we have not been warned. Robert Gates, the American Defense Secretary recently warned Western Europe. Unless we are all willing to wage war WITH America, then we may just be … Continue reading

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Acronymic Confusion

Howard’s end called a random number in England for commentary of the ICC decision, to guage the popular pulse as it were. The question was “What is your opinion of the ICC decision today?” The answer: “BLoody stupid rule if … Continue reading

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The ICC makes it move

Well, the International Criminal Court (ICC, not to be confused with the International Cricket Council) has been busy today.Warrents of arrest have been issued for Ghadaffi, his son and his Intelligence Chief. For crimes against humanity.  Ghaddafi’s spokesmen are saying … Continue reading

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The Alonni – introduction

The Alonni was a small newsrag edited by Simon Darragh on the Island of Alonissos during the summer months. The tone of my contributions were intended to be light, were based on the mood of the day and were ever so … Continue reading

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Norwegian Political Crisis

To indicate the incredible tensions which dominate Norwegian politics we have seen that yesterdays  headlines in a National Newspaper, characterized Jens Stoltenberg, the Prime Minister, as “The sexiest PM in the world“. Today, however, his Foreign Minister has been charactierized … Continue reading

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From Tripoli to Damascus

Over the morning coffee I read that a Canadian, Lt. General Charles Bouchard, is directing operations against Ghaddafi. He controls the airstrikes in Libya, in support of the Rebels. Nothing is mentioned about the Special Forces on the ground helping … Continue reading

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Scandalous Behaviour

OK. So the head, or shall I say ex-head of the International Monetary Fund is holed up in his high-class apartment in New York awaiting trial for the alleged attempted rape of a hotel maid in a suite that we … Continue reading

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The Patriot Act

George Bush and his cronies started it all back in October 2001. He called it The Patriot Act. As with so many things in totalitarian states  it is an acronym, for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required … Continue reading

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Wiki is Leaking

Wiki is leaking. What a lovely name. Wikileaks. The name in itself has the immense appeal of a title of a Fairy Tale. It could be used in Nursery rhymes. Children would soak it up. Maybe a few people in … Continue reading

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The Korengal Outpost Syndrome

The journalist Sebastian Junger who got himself imbedded with the unit that was deployed at the now Iconic Korengal Outpost in Afghanistan, made the clear and succinct point that the modern professional soldier does not fight for flag or country … Continue reading

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