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Below the line

On Wednesday, RT news anchor Liz Wahl resigned live on air, as a protest against Russian interference in the Ukraine. RT = Russia Today, a 24 hour rolling news channel that’s funded by the state. It’s often called ‘PutinTube’, because … Continue reading

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The germs of Syria congratulate the rats of Libya

And so do I: God bless Libya and the Libyans! It ain’t quite over yet, and it’s easy to be cynical. In fact, I’m too tired to counter the usual stuff in any detail, so here’s a quickie… The West’s … Continue reading

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The Libyan Foreign Minister defects and a spring morning in London in 1984

I’m not quite sure why the Libyan Foreign Minister, Moussa Koussa, has defected to the UK. Koussa was head of the Libyan security apparatus between 1994 and 2009 (including the secret police) and for a long time before that was … Continue reading

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Vile regimes and the face they show to the rest of the world

Do the people who speak for scumbag regimes actually believe what they tell the outside world? Methinks not. The following Al Jazeera piece shows Reem Haddad, a spokeswoman for the Syrian Information Ministry, defending the fact that Syrian police shot … Continue reading

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TEPCO crys while Tripoli trembles

As he left a press conference this afternoon, Akio Komori, Managing Director of TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co.), broke down in tears (see here). Here’s part of what Akio Komori said at the press conference… we would like to make … Continue reading

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The Libyan psychopath and his pills, and a powerful force for change that he just can’t destroy

Earlier today the BBC spoke to Matog, a guy in his 20s who’s part of the rebel forces in Ras Lanuf, where there has been very heavy fighting. This is some of what Matog said… “I never thought I’d see … Continue reading

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The Keystone Kops go in search of al Qaeda in Libya

Only one person had the authority to order today’s bungled SAS mission in Libya, and that person is the UK Prime Minister David Cameron. What the hell was Cameron playing at?! Well, it’s quite obvious, really: the West is still … Continue reading

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More Islamophobia from the States and why I disagree with Frank Gardner

Islamophobia is rampant all across the western world; but well, this is the Washington Post… Obama administration prepares for possibility of new post-revolt Islamist regimes The above is not some op-ed; it was a featured piece in yesterday’s Washington Post. … Continue reading

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37 billion sedative pills and the march on Tripoli

Libyan state TV has announced today that 37 billion sedative pills have been seized at a Libyan port; so now al Qaeda can no longer put pills in the the Nescafe of 17-year-olds, and Libya is saved! Also today, the … Continue reading

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And also two fingers to Blair and Mandelson

Lord Mandelson (‘Lord’ ???) has held positions of high power in the British government, yet has never been elected by the British people. Tony Blair is supposed to be some kind of Middle East peace envoy (with a salary to … Continue reading

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