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ATTACK ON SUFI SHRINES October 31, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in South Asia.
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In Karachi and other places in Pakistan, Sufi shrines have been attacked including by suicide bombers.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: FRAGMENTS OF TIME October 29, 2010

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Reviewing these old photos is a strange experience. They are incidental moments for which I am sure the dogs have no memories.
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FIRST MUSLIM MP October 28, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Multiculturalism.
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Not everything that happens is bad or counter-productive. Sometimes progress occurs on the margins, but better than it occurs than not happening at all.
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“HUMANITARIAN” SLAUGHTER October 27, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA, Iraq.
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There are those in the Australian Parliament hand on heart who claim that the Afghan Occupation to be “a humanitarian mission“.
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A TORRENT OF EVIDENCE October 26, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Iraq Policy.
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The documents released by Wikileaks have apparently revealed a torrent of evidence of killing and torture in which American mercenaries and military were involved, if not complicit.
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MONEY TRAIL TO KABUL October 25, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA.
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Now this sort of deal never happened in Vietnam. It used to be that the Americans were the ones to buy influence, now others are getting into the act.
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UGANDA SCAPEGOATS October 24, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Social Environment.
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Scapegoating has Biblical origins in which a goat was sent out into the wilderness carrying the sins of the community.
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“WHO IS IN CHARGE?” October 24, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Iraq Policy.
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Following the precedent as required by imperialism, the American presence with “combat” troops and mercenaries continues in Iraq.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: SLEEP OVER October 23, 2010

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Take it from me it is tiring mixing with people in a way that dogs are not even when that involves the physical activity of walking.
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MIGHT THE PEOPLE RULE? October 21, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics, Human Rights, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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Surely, it is an extraordinary spectacle when the House of Representatives overwhelmingly supports the commitment to the Afghanistan War.
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LEADERSHIP AT LAST! October 20, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA.
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Enough of belittling comments about political leaders – I would never do such a thing. It seems that our political leaders are as of one mind about the prosecution of the war in Afghanistan.
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MULTICULTURALISM: AN UTTER FAILURE October 19, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Multiculturalism.
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Once multiculturalism was a concept that was not code for the integration of Muslim “guest workers” into a Christian culture, as illustrated by the post-war migration to Australia.
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IRAQ: RE-INVASION? October 17, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Iraq Policy.
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Colonialism in the form of invasion, occupation and withdrawal is a difficult business, and has nothing to do with the evolution of political stability and peace.
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MATESHIP October 16, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Natural Environment.
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The concept, despite promotion by John Howard, did not make the preamble of the Australian Constitution, which on reflection may have been a shame.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: October 16, 2010

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A new camera is still crowded out by other priorities, so I have again to look at what was going on about one year ago.
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“VICTIMS NEVER FORGET” October 14, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Human Rights, Humankind/Planet Earth, Middle East.
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How serious a crime was it to go to war against Iraq on the basis of lies?
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LOYALTY TO ISRAEL October 14, 2010

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Loyalty oaths, particularly religious ones, can be vexing to say the least. How many early Christians were martyred because they refused to swear an oath to the Emperor?
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AWARDING THE PEACE CANDIDATE October 13, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Human Rights, Humankind/Planet Earth, Peace.
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Who knows what the committee in Oslo was thinking last year, when they gave the peace prize to the War President?

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A FAILED RESCUE October 12, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Peace.
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The failed rescue of the Scottish aid worker, Linda Norgrove, may well be a metaphor for the Afghanistan War in which benign intentions are assumed while using malignant methods. And then they lie about it.
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PAKISTAN BREAKDOWN October 11, 2010

Posted by wmmbb in South Asia.
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Pakistan is a Muslim country of 170 million people faced with the impact and devastation of the Indus Flooding that displaced millions of people, increased pressure from drone attacks in the North West Frontier, and a fundamental problem with government.
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