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ISIS AND EBOLA October 22, 2014

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The Abbott Government finds untrammelled enthusiasm, alacrity and “hang the cost” to join the coalition of the killing  in the sky over Iraq in stark contrast with a stubborn disinclination and outright refusal to assist with the humanitarian crisis caused by the ebola epidemic in West Africa. What gives?
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“NEVER WAR” September 26, 2014

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Tony Abbott may like running up the cab charge making the rounds visiting the important places. As long as he does not visit any wineries he should be fine. Just perhaps it would pay if he were to have a head to head with Papa Francesco. That may be a bad look for a Liberal Prime Minister but nonetheless be productive.
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UN(FOR)SEEN IRAQ June 27, 2014

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So who is ISIS? Where do they get their money from? Why are they so well trained and effective? Are they part of a holy war that might loosely be interpreted as a jihad or struggle?

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AFGHANISTAN: WITHOUT GUILT OR SHAME February 5, 2014

Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA, Modern History.
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. . . the Uberpower clings to denial of defeat, stumbles from crisis to crisis, with the injection of violence and hatred as the surefire antidote. Never mind the human or financial costs of the great strategic game. No lessons learned, let’s move on.
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NELSON MANDELA: PLAYER IN HISTORY December 9, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Modern History, Personal Experience.
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History in our age of global communications can often occur, like sport, as spectacle. Events take place and  the personal experience is disconnected, or the direct autobiographical and personal context and location is very different.
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JFK ASSASSINATION : 50 YEARS AGO November 22, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Modern History, US Politics.
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The speculation, surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas, now fifty years ago, is not surprising.
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TRAITORS ALL July 7, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Internet Age, Modern History.
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Interesting to reflect in an age of supposed traitors and a fugitive (but not from justice) that on this day 478 years ago another alleged traitor, Thomas More, was beheaded. All martyrs, despite their differences have some similarities
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MARGARET THATCHER’ S FREEDOM LEGACY April 10, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Democracy, Global Electoral Politics, Modern History, Social Environment.
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Not that I know much, if anything about economics, but it seems to me that there was the Thatcherite rhetoric and an underlying economic problem of stagflation that was not supposed to happen and the recipe was monetarism(1).

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“POWER STUPEFIES”? April 1, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Democracy, Israel-Palestine, Modern History.
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Veteran journalist, Uri Avnery at Counterpoint, attributes idiocy specifically to the behavior of the Israeli Government in the case of the Mavi Marmara and makes the wider case.
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ECONOMIC NEO-IMPERIALISM February 26, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Modern History, Peace.
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John Perkins has written previously on his experience as an economic hit-man. The job is to negotiate with poor/developing countries loans from IMF and other sources that are designed to fail.
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REIGN OF TERROR February 8, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Modern History, Terrorism Issues.
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Endorsement of the “Counterterrorism Czar”, John Brennan, as the Director of the CIA is probably a foregone conclusion.
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SLAVERY IN FOCUS January 16, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Modern History, US Politics.
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The history of slavery is outside my immediate compass since I do not watch contemporary films.

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UNKNOWN AFGHANISTAN January 4, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Modern History, Peace.
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The framing of war, organized and systematic murder, creates a distorted prism to view human beings, their motivations and their actions.

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7 DECEMBER 1941 . . . December 7, 2012

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The past is after all done and now dusted. So we should then sweep it aside from our consciousness, and focus on now, so we can be ready for tomorrow.
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BLAME HAITI? November 15, 2012

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Weather has taken an extraordinary toll over the last year in the United States. The cost is likely to be high in dollar terms and in other ways.
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OCCUPY AFGHANISTAN September 18, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Modern History, Terrorism Issues.
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The occupation of Afghanistan, much like the occupation of Iraq, cannot and will not last. The question then, other than to grease the palms of the weapons manufacturers, what was the point?
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REMEMBERING HIROSHIMA August 7, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Modern History, Peace.
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Today marked the 67th anniversary of  the bombing of Hiroshima., the first use of nuclear weapons.  Three days later, another bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Civilization did not end, neither did the still continuing export of uranium, and other countries have acquired nuclear weapons so increasing the possibility of nuclear war.
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AUSTERITY CHANCELLOR June 22, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Modern History, Social Environment.
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One has to assume that Chancellor Angela Merkel did not invent the austerity policies, whose effects are now predictably plaguing Europe.
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EXPOSING DEHUMANIZATION May 14, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Modern History, Terrorism Issues.
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The US and its’ allies are engaged in operations in Muslim countries. One person’s counter-terrorism is another’s terrorism.
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“NOT JUST UNLAWFUL, BUT DANGEROUS” May 2, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Modern History, US Politics.
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White House counter terrorism adviser John Brennan claims the use of drones is ethical, necessary, and permitted by international law.
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