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2016: All Aboard the Armageddon Express

2016: All Aboard the Armageddon Express

  • January 02, 2016
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One thing you can say about the maniacs who are intent on dragging us to destruction is they don’t waste any time.   They don’t listen to seasonal bromides from the Queen or anywhere else asking us to light candles in the darkness.

Not for them New Year messages about peace, hope and goodwill.  In a world ravaged by war and violence and threatened by looming ecological disaster and the prospect of another financial crisis, they can always be counted on to do whatever is likely to make matters worse.

Take the House of Saud’s execution...

We Need to Talk About Agrabah

  • December 19, 2015
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Last week’s poll of Republican primary voters by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling firm has attracted  the usual mockery and arrogance from  the usual suspects.  The poll found that 30 percent of Republican voters believe that the fictional nation of Agrabah, birthplace of Aladdin,  poses a national security threat to the United States and should...

Talkin’ World War III Blues

  • December 16, 2015
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I know that the British media and political class have had a lot of important things to think and talk about recently, and far be it from me to distract from the seriousness of the debate that has been taking place about our latest headlong leap into the Middle Eastern unknown.

Nevertheless, there are certain alarming...

Mr Benn Goes Bombing

  • December 03, 2015
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The government predictably won its debate over whether to extend British air strikes into Syria last night.  Unlike 2013, there was never really any doubt about the outcome. Cameron had his party behind him, in addition to the Liberal Democrats, the DUP and a large enough number of Labour MPs to ensure that the government’s...

Get Your Trident On!

Get Your Trident On!

  • October 02, 2015
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We have known for some time that Jeremy Corbyn is a dangerous man, and the  Labour Party Conference has now revealed just how menacing he truly is.   For it is now clear  that we have a potential future prime minister who has moral scruples about using weapons of mass destruction,  and has specifically said...

Look out Europe: the Russian bear is coming

Look out Europe: the Russian bear is coming

  • June 05, 2015
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There is a psychological theory called projection which I have often thought can be applied to international relations.     Essentially, projection describes a tendency in interpersonal relationships by which individuals project onto others certain characteristics that they fear or hate in themselves.

An obvious example might be a sexually-frustrated fundamentalist preacher who persecutes others because...

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