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The Malian Madness II

Well, those Malian Talibanies took my advice and ran for it when faced with French special forces and surgical airstrikes. They melted away when confronted, ran for the northern deserts or tried to pose as civilians. Several in the last … Continue reading

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The Taliban’s Revenge 1

The MoD said there was no evidence to suggest the forces had a greater problem with domestic violence than the civilian community. They eaither have their heads up one collective arse or are so ensconced in a world that lives … Continue reading

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Normandy July 4th

I have stayed indoors today because I am knackered. How the extent to which I am knackered is related to the fact that I know today is July 4th, is irrelevant. Two years ago to the day I was at … Continue reading

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Normandy 4

One gets dazed after a while. I am dazed by the sheer scale of landing areas. So now for a bit of detail. Utah beach, the responsibility of VII Corps, where the landings went smoothly, better than at any of … Continue reading

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Monkey Business

Monkey Business It as reported that monkeys have a sense of justice. Scientists constructed an experiment whereby monkeys were given tokens, which they could exchange for food after performing special tasks. They were rewarded with either cucumber or grapes. Monkeys … Continue reading

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The Untimely Demise of Springer Spanial Todd

Springer Spaniel Todd The seven-year-old police dog, Springer Spaniel Todd, who started his career as a hunting dog before transferring to police work as a drug-detecting dog, has tragically died of an overdose. The policeman Roger Moore, (no relation), and … Continue reading

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Faith and Constipation

Faith and Constipation The BBC will have us know that archaeologists in Germany say they may have found the very lavatory where Martin Luther launched the Reformation. The stone room is in a newly-unearthed annex to Luther’s house in Wittenberg. … Continue reading

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A Journey into the Past. 1

Well here I am, sorting out medicines, packing, books and maps (more essential than anything else – armed with Beevor and Hastings) getting ready to fulfill a dream. Fly tomorrow to Paris and then drive to the little town of … Continue reading

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Norwegian Political Crisis

To indicate the incredible tensions which dominate Norwegian politics we have seen that yesterdays ┬áheadlines 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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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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