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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 18th August, 1968 : One of Nigeria’s most dashing commanders, Colonel Benjamin Adenkule, known as The Scorpion, is directing what is expected to be the final assault on Biafra. Federal troops were reported to … Continue reading

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Obama the Merciful

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Realism or … ?

… from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Fancy opinion polls should not be taken too seriously but those of the Pew Research Centre have, or perhaps only had, a relatively good reputation. Opinion polls can be manipulated, suppressed or … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 26th July, 1921 : Spain is reeling from a devastating military defeat inflicted in Morocco by a young Berber leader, Abdel Krim, son of a tribal chief, who once served with the Spanish. The … Continue reading

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Barack’s list

… from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger His “A” list of things to do seems to be successfully diminishing, getting down to “start a racial war” and “bankrupt USA”. His “B” list is doing well also: One down – … Continue reading

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Sharia at the end of that rainbow

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Oh, the so called unintended consequences, which may (or may not) be unintended by the primary actors, but are entirely foreseeable by a kindergarten child (of old, not one of the today’s wrap-in-cotton-wool … Continue reading

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Their SBS

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Long time ago SBS used to be called by the true blue Aussies ‘Soccer, Bloody Soccer’. For the overseas readers: The Special Broadcasting Service is the Australian taxpayer funded gigantic media conglomerate for … Continue reading

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In safe hands

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The appaling idiocy of the so called airport security is apparent even to a non-frequent flier. The Western governments, embracing the post-modern Left dogma that seeming to do something will suffice for the … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 12th June, 1980 : Over ten million people in East Africa are threatened by what Britain’s Disasters Emergency Committee calls the “world’s worst famine”. The Committee is trying to raise £5 million to provide … Continue reading

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Middling in Middle East

Ludwig von Gress From Stratfor Geopolitical Weekly, republished with permission:A Net assessment of the Middle East by George Friedman: The term “Middle East” has become enormously elastic. The name originated with the British Foreign Office in the 19th century. The … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 9th June, 1984 : Leaders of the seven industrial nations – Britain, the United States, France, West Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada – tonight endorsed plans for closer international cooperation against State-sponsored terrorism. They … Continue reading

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Fascist song

  …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Not long time ago the progies complained that the red-necks, racists, fascists, in other words non P.C. Australians, provoked, at one of their all too rare public outings, I believe a Reclaim … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 5th June, 1975 : Eight years to the day after Egypt’s crushing defeat by Israel, the Suez Canal reopened today for international maritime traffic. Ships’ sirens sounded and thousands of Egyptians cheered at the … Continue reading

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Here we go

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Arithmetic on the Frontier

…from the quills of the dead white poets Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) A great and glorious thing it is To learn, for seven years or so, The Lord knows what of that and this, Ere reckoned fit to face … Continue reading

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Fifth columnists

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Who knows? Firstly, who knows what I mean when I write a “fifth column” ? Progies do their worst to change the meaning of even ordinary words, such as “gay” or “misogyny”, so … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th May, 1985 : Hundreds of men, women and children have died in a ferocious assault upon the Palestinian strongholds in Beirut by Syrian-backed Shi’ite militiamen. The battle for control of the Chatila and … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 18th May, 1987 : The American frigate Stark, patrolling the Gulf north of Bahrain, was today hit by two Exocet missiles fired by Iraqi Mirage jets. The surprise attack killed 28 sailors and crippled … Continue reading

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The future

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger There must be something wrong here – they flee from their liberators, of their own skin colour and religion to follow the cruel and incompetent colonialist oppressors to infidel, exploitative Europe? How does … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 13th May, 1981 : Pope John Paul II was shot by a Turkish gunman today, but after a five-hour operation surgeons said they hope he would make a full recovery. The Pope was driving … Continue reading

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