Sunday 21st of October 2018

educating junior...

junior

There is a war being waged. Not the one in Syria or Yemen. Not the Nazis shelling the Donbass or the warlords selling slaves in Libya. Not America’s drones executing an entire garden party in Pakistan because somebody on that street might have googled “bomb components” and “American Airlines” on the same day 10 years ago. Not even between the ridiculous buffoon Trump, and the equally absurd “resistance”.

angus has been tilting at windmills, with tone quijote-abbott...

taylor

Just as we begin to imagine life without Tony Abbott undermining every sensible interaction between climate and energy policy, his “energy brain” in the form of the new energy minister, Angus Taylor, is now calling the shots.

the red or the blue pill? fake news or alternative facts? intravenous "reality TV" or hospital cable feed?...

blue pill

Take the Red Pill some say, see the world as it is. No, the Blue Pill, stay comfortably numb in the Matrix.

 

15 years since the US war on Iraq...

Moqtada alSadr

Iraqi politicians led by cleric Moqtada alSadr and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi say they have created an alliance that would give them a majority bloc in the new parliament after four months of political uncertainty.

a couple of charm visits, from the historical dust files of self-appointed despots...

Bretagne

In 1856, Queen Victoria Herself visited Napoleon III in a pompous affair, on a French ship, the "Bretagne"... after he had visited her in England, the previous year. After this first visit, Queen Victoria wrote her opinion of the Emperor in a memorandum:


rock, scissor, paper... civilities between rogues...

rock, scissor, paper...

According to Simon Tisdall at the Guardian, Trump is the first “rogue” US President... is Trump a rogue president? What does “rogue" mean? That Trump does not play the same game as before, the rules of which were to say diplomatic niceties and bomb the shit out of people who did not submit? Or is Dumbdumb a “rogue” because he says shit to get people to submit, but does not really want to bomb anyone?

 

a game changer...

drone

The failed assassination of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is a game changer.

The August 4th attack was the first known attempt to assassinate a head of state with a drone. It will not be the last. There will be more of these kinds of attacks, and some of them may hit their mark. 

a troubling foundation...

clinton saudis

“The idea that you have foreign governments ... heavily involved in financing an institution that’s this tied to the secretary of state’s family — well, that appears to be something new.”

 

the game of the century...

blame russia

The rules of the game is that there is no rule, only shifting agreements from one day to the next. It’s a minefield that demands careful observation and footsteps.


clivapalma gets a tubthumping by chumbawamba...

palmerama 

PUT AUSTRALIA FIRST — PLACE CLIVE PALMER LAST...

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