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The ‘Botched’ British Intelligence Mission in Libya.

In March the BBC Sky News  and the rest reported on an odd incident. The most ‘sensationalist’ reporting was by News Corporation red top the sun, which  reported that a British diplomat  had been ‘captured’ in Libya by ‘rebel’ forces … Continue reading

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Libya: Division in the National Transition Council.

I have been a bit busy today, running round after the kids, cooking tea and such,  and I haven’t had a proper chance to watch the news, just catching snippets in passing. I will probably have a sit down to … Continue reading

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Can Hosni Mubarak get a fair trial?

Although I would like to demonstrate my faith in democratic processes, I would have to say that I think it is highly unlikely that Mubarak’s trial will be remotely fair. This is not an assessment of the fairness of the Egyptian … Continue reading

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A Pratchett Quote, discussed.

‘They think they want good government and justice for all, Vimes, yet what is it they really crave, deep in their hearts? Only that things go on as normal and tomorrow is pretty much like today.’ Lord Vetinari (Terry Pratchett, … Continue reading

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