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Saturday, 14 March 2015

The War of Freedom



Here is a link to my "The War of Freedom" article in the March 2015 edition of Quadrant magazine:  http://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2015/03/long-war-war-freedom/

Friday, 13 March 2015

Australia's Left: "The Islamic State is no worse than Capitalism"

Michael Moore does not write for Crikey but he is good enough - I promise you - to join the team 


The folks at the Crikey newsletter are perhaps the most cutting-edge comedians of the day. I enjoy their work very much, although maybe not exactly in the way they intend. This kind of work is beyond funny: http://dailyreview.crikey.com.au/rundle-the-complexities-of-islamic-states-cultural-destruction/20812?utm_source=The+Rundown&utm_campaign=1a1e24e67e-The_Rundown_Friday_13_March13_3_2015&utm_medium=email&utm

Abu Abdullah al Australi: What a disgrace!

Courtesy of The Long War Journal: http://www.longwarjournal.org/   


Jake Bilardi (aka Abu Abdullah al Australi) was a menace to the peace-loving people of Iraq and a dupe of the Khmer Rouge-like Islamic State - oh, and a disgrace to Australia: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2015/03/foreign-suicide-bombers-launch-assault-on-ramadi.php

Sunday, 8 March 2015

How the Sydney Morning Herald boosts PM Abbott's popularity

Now the SMH is probably doing more for Tony Abbott's resurgent popularity than his own Facebook site  


Of course this is not the SMH's intention but that's the consequence of their "stories". PM Abbott has learnt how to play SMH editors/journalists for suckers, only they don't know it. Well done, Lisa Cox. Well played, Tony Abbott: http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/tony-abbott-australians-sick-of-being-lectured-to-by-united-nations-after-report-finds-antitorture-breach-20150309-13z3j0.html 

Friday, 6 March 2015

Spitting on the Anzacs: Salisbury Review, Spring 2015

The online address for the Salisbury Reviewhttp://salisburyreview.com/


The start of the Gallipoli campaign on April 25 1915 might not have been a pivotal moment in the Great War but most, though not all, Australians and New Zealanders are emotionally invested in this year’s hundredth anniversary of that first landing at Anzac Cove. Some of us have personal reasons to reflect on an operation that ended in December of that year with none of the objectives of the Allied Powers achieved. My own maternal grandfather, James Robertson (1894-1955), turned twenty-one on April 25 when he came ashore at Gallipoli. That makes the event part of our family legend but for many Australians this ultimately futile military operation signifies the improbable first chapter of a coming-of-age tale for our nation.

Year Zero versus 8th Century BC in Nimrud


One of the Nimrud ivories


The Islamic State continues on the path of ideological purity: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/05/islamic-state-isis-extremists-bulldoze-ancient-nimrud-site-mosul-iraq

The Islamic Republic versus the Islamic State?


Here is the latest on the Battle of Tikrit: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2015/03/iranian-general-at-the-forefront-of-the-tikrit-offensive.php
And here: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/05/iraq-pro-government-forces-struggle-topple-isis-tikrit

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Dr Simon Longstaff & the most ridiculous article of March 2015




Congratulations to Dr Simon Longstaff. I shall leave it to the reader to work out why the title above might be appropriate. Hats off, as well, to Matt Golding's ridiculous cartoon that accompanies the essay: http://www.theage.com.au/comment/andrew-chan-and-myuran-sukumarans-plight-raises-questions-about-australias-stop-the-boats-policy-20150304-13ufm0.html



President Obama backs the Islamic Republic in existentialist war against the Islamic State. Good one!

Joint session of the Congress of the United States


Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the US Congress and exposes Barack Obama for the dangerous fraud he is. Here is Daniel Greenfield: http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/dgreenfield/netanyahu-even-if-israel-has-to-stand-alone-israel-will-stand/

Sunday, 1 March 2015

How PM Abbott's stunning recovery proves he's actually dead!


In one way, at least, I feel sorry for progressive/soft-leftists in Australia. They have to put their faith in progressive/soft-leftist whose punditry usually turns out be nonsense. These same characters are contemptuous of a self-identified conservative journalist like Andrew Bolt but he always seems to get the last laugh. Check out these links from today: http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/media_enemies_insist_they_killed_the_reborn_abbott/
And this: http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/ipsos_poll_stunning_abbott_recovery_to_just_49_to_51_against/