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On Netanyahu’s Visit to the United States

Obama and Netanyahu

It is far too simple to be merely outraged by the arrogant presumptuousness of tomorrow’s speech by the Israeli Prime Minister to a joint session of Congress two weeks prior to national elections in Israel. The Netanyahu visit has encouraged various forms of wishful thinking.

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Bitter Lakes – ‘McJihad’ by US and Saudi Arabia


Adam Curties' documentary "Bitter Lake" documents brilliantly the total failure of the US intervention and the arrogance of its Western stooges in Afghanistan. There are two bitter Lakes in "Bitter Lake": The first one is roughly the midpoint of the Suez Canal, where US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and King Abdul Aziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia forged an alliance in 1945, which becomes slowly but surely an unholy one. The content of the agreement between the two was simple: The US guarantees the survival of the Saudi regime, at any cost. In return, the Saudis facilitate American supremacy in the region.

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Australia’s Seventh Iraq War


2015 marks the centenary of the commencement of Australia’s First Iraq War (1915-1918). Australia’s closest big city to Iraq, Darwin, is 10,066 kilometers from Basrah, and Canberra is 13, 289 kilometers from Baghdad, but distant Australia as a lackey of the US Alliance has recently embarked on Australia’s Seventh Iraq War in 100 years.

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An Expensive Speech

US Congress

Winston ChurchillL famously said that democracy is the worst political system, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. Anyone involved with political life knows that that is British understatement.

Churchill also said that the best argument against democracy is a five minute talk with an average voter. How true.

Read more: An Expensive Speech


Hope and wonder amidst the misery

Maitreya Buddha

A friend’s five year old daughter recently asked him to ‘turn off the radio news’ because its ‘always so miserable’ – is anyone else sick and tired of reading and hearing continuously disturbing, depressing news items? I know I am.

Read more: Hope and wonder amidst the misery


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Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Israeli settlements


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