Category Archives: Politics

American War Crime Documented

WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video that depicts the indiscriminate slaying of more than dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad. The victims include two Reuters journalists. Reuters has been trying to obtain the video through … Continue reading

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Balkenende IV Falls

Our country is once again without a government. After a 15 hour crisis meeting to shore up the ramshackle remains of a coalition at the end of its collective tether, the cabinet fell at about 04:00 in the night of … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize For What Exactly?

The news that Obama has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize travelled around the world today like wildfire. Obama said he was surprised that he had been chosen. I’ll go one better and say that I’m positively flabbergasted. It seems … Continue reading

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Credit Where Credit’s Due

Far be it from me to withhold credit where it’s due, so without the slightest reservation, I hereby commend Obama for the following deeds: Ordering the closure of the detention camp in Guantanamo Bay (although it’s still outrageous that he’s … Continue reading

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The Emperor’s New Clothes

Did you see the unveiling of the emperor’s new clothes on television yesterday? I caught only some of it, but I marvelled at the masses, awestruck and unable to see that their new emperor was as naked as they day … Continue reading

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