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Sat - November 1, 2008

The Ascent of Obama

My Backwards Bush counter tells me that there are seventy-eight days, fourteen minutes, and twenty-five seconds to go, before Bush the Lessor stumbles away to his inglorious obscurity - while paradoxically, and indelibly, entering history as the worst president ever. Hopefully, we are about to enjoy his antithesis, as a young and bold black man embarks on his presidential career.

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Wed - February 14, 2007

It Ain't Over Till It's Over

Some time ago I wrote a blog suggesting that the point where US had lost the war in Iraq had now passed. (see Terra Firma Blogs, "The Beginning of the Beginning of the End "). It was written on the 8th August 2004. The US went on to devastate Fallujah and the killing has now risen in intensity, most of it through the unleashing of old hatreds and resentments between the Shia majority and the overthrown Sunni minority. I stand by that blog.

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Thu - September 21, 2006

The lies about Fahrenheit 9/11

It amazes me how the lying liars, who lied their way onto the war in Iraq, in the face of the exposures by Michael Moore in his popular film Fahrenheit 9/11, resort to - you guessed it - more lies, specifically lying that Michael Moore's film is a lie: and like the lies about the reasons for going to war, the tactic is to repeat the lies, and repeat the lies and repeat the lies, until people think that their lies contain truths. Just like they lied us into war.

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A Few Good Men

Is Major Michael Mori the real life manifestation of Naval lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee as portrayed by Tom Cruise in the 1992 classic "A Few Good Men"? Assigned to defend Adelaide Guantanamo Bay internee David Hicks , Mori's integrity and sense of justice shines through, whilst Pilate-like, Howard and Downer turn their backs on his visit, and their own countrymen.

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The world is in safe hands

This is an actual quote by George Bush, in February 2005 at Tampa in Texas, when asked how his plan to fix social security would work.

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About This Site

This website has developed over many years with the support of the creative and technical skills of Douglas Mann, ( ). The aims, hopes, aspirations of the site are roughly summarized below.

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The Beginning of the Beginning of the End

The moment when the U.S. lost the war in Iraq has now passed, and no doubt, like the failure in Vietnam, many more memorable iconic images will arise. Unfortunately, this does not mean the end of the killing, which will no doubt continue for years.

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What Makes me Angry (and happy)

Still pissed off about the millions of us who said we didn't want an unnecessary war, and at the lying bastards who went ahead anyhow, and who continue to lie about it. Happy at having the opportunity to live in peace in a country which has much to be thankful for, and much to give in compassion and sympathy for those who suffer the lies.

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The Nature of truth

With elections looming, and the battle in the media over the rights and wrongs of the Iraq war very prominent, does truth matter any more, or is truth merely a commodity which can just be reshaped to suit the occasion, or even created just by asserting something is so - over and over?

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Good prisoner, bad prisoner

It's been a while since I blogged, so time to set something down. The plights of various Australians in deep trouble around the world is worth a bit of a rave. How does the Australian Government justify various inconsistencies over it's approach to imprisoned Aussies, and how does this affect their various fates?

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Schapelle Corby

Like a much watched horror movie in slow motion, the trial of the unfortunate Schapelle Corby has come to its inevitable conclusion via the wonders of mass communication and a mass hysteria of compassion; a compassion singularly lacking in the imprisonment of hundreds in Australia's gulags, where the victims remain faceless and nameless.

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Schapelle Corby and the Rainbow Warrior

While I am not obsessed with the Schapelle Corby case, I can't help but revisit the subject after hearing a report on Radio National's PM recently. It concerns the administration of justice, and the ability of an foreign country to affect the course of justice in the country where a crime is committed. It involves state sponsored terrorism, murder, and the use of financial threats to have the perpetrators freed.

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The Thin Veneer of Civilisation

Perhaps the greatest revelation to emerge from "Operation Freedom" in Iraq, is not who the goodies and baddies are, but the inescapable conclusion that given the right conditions, all of us are capable of the atrocities currently taking place in that most unholy of regions; ironically deemed to be the birthplace of civilization. It is also where the three great religions, branches of the God of Abraham, emerged, which now serve as the facade of justification for an orgy of slaughter for which there is no foreseeable end.

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News on the run

There have been hourly reports on an explosion in North Korea for more than 24 hours at the time of this blog being written, but apart from the obvious fact that there has been an explosion, and that a train or trains were involved, have we any idea what has caused the blast, and how many have died? Never mind, just make it up.

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Saddam's Capture

Now that Saddam has been captured, questions arise as to the nature of the justice he will receive, and how such justice might be compared to with those who apparently are not entitled to it.

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