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Sunday evening politics review

First off, I’ve had a really stinking cold for a week now. I turned to brandy for some respite and all of a sudden it seemed the cold was cured. Drinking more than one bottle of brandy does have it’s … Continue reading

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Going Underground Special: John Pilger on Paris, ISIS and Media Propaganda

Going Underground Special: John Pilger on Paris, ISIS and Media Propaganda 4/12/15 00.25 GMT Pilger: “That’s a ludicrous argument”. Do both of them share knowledge – probably like all real journalists that it’s ludicrous, er, perhaps like a ludicrous diversion? … Continue reading

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Syria and Daesh/Isil – What the UK parliament daren’t discuss

The UK government is today discussing joining the Western alliance bombing Syria. After doing an evening’s research last night I almost feel like an expert on Syria and Daesh/ISIL. I also get regular updates from Juan Cole’s Informed Comment which … Continue reading

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Putin’s Revenge? The Fight for the Border

Putin’s Revenge? The Fight for the Border By Mike Whitney … It’s clear that Russia’s bombardment of jihadi groups operating near the Turkish-Syrian border has Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan worried. Erdogan has long hoped that the area would be … Continue reading

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2012 Defense Intelligence Agency Document: West Will Facilitate Rise of Islamic State “in Order to Isolate the Syrian Regime”

2012 Defense Intelligence Agency Document: West Will Facilitate Rise of Islamic State “in Order to Isolate the Syrian Regime” … Astoundingly, the newly declassified report states that for “THE WEST, GULF COUNTRIES, AND TURKEY [WHO] SUPPORT THE [SYRIAN] OPPOSITION… THERE … Continue reading

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ISIS, Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria

http://www.vox.com/cards/things-about-isis-you-need-to-know/sunni-shia-conflict-ISIS Perhaps the single most important factor in ISIS’ recent resurgence is the conflict between Iraqi Shias and Iraqi Sunnis. ISIS fighters themselves are Sunnis, and the tension between the two groups is a powerful recruiting tool for ISIS. The … Continue reading

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UK politics

A few recent UK (& other) politics articles The myth of welfare tourism: European body find UK benefits ‘manifestly inadequate’ Egypt: the coup the world forgot | Arab uprisings | Middle East | spiked War crimes in Syria: a new … Continue reading

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