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A Letter to the Boston Bomber

A Letter to the Boston Bomber

  • April 17, 2013
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Dear Boston Bomber.   It’s now two days since you and your associates exploded your bombs at the Boston marathon.  So far the death toll currently stands at three, including Martin Richard,  an eight-year-old boy  who was photographed last year holding up a placard reading ‘no more hurting people- peace’ which he carried during a...

Terror Zombies Ate My Brains

Terror Zombies Ate My Brains

  • December 12, 2012
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“There’s nothing to fear but fear itself,” says Denis Hopper in Wim Wenders’ classic take on Patricia Highsmith The American Friend – an observation that really ought to be attached as an epigraph to the report by US Senator Tom Coburn’s jaw-dropping report into the waste and inappropriate use of Department of Homeland Security (DHS)...

Who Bombed Marrakesh?

Who Bombed Marrakesh?

  • September 23, 2011
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The plot thickens at the trial of the nine men accused of carrying out  the atrocious bombing of the Argana cafe in the Place Djama al Fna in Marrakesh last April, in which seventeen people were killed, including eight foreign tourists.  In court this week Adil-el Othmani, one of nine men accused of carrying out...

The 9/11 Decade

The 9/11 Decade

  • September 10, 2011
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Tomorrow it will be exactly ten years since 19 deluded fanatics murdered nearly 3,000 people in the United States.    After the last fortnight of  documentaries, interviews, profiles, newsclips, ‘9/11 short stories’,  a special ‘9/11 Question Time’, BBC broadcasts from ‘ground zero’ and a torrent of opinion pieces in the press and on the Internet,...

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