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Fantasy-land N.L.

Ludwig von Gress The current fantasy land is the Middle East, where the lack of reliable information means there are no boundaries to the imagination of the experts. For example, no lesser expert than the US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter … Continue reading

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Percentages

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger According to the 2015 Lowy Institute poll 49% of Australians between 18 and 29 do not agree that democracy is preferable to any other form of government. Sounds frightening, does it not? Then … Continue reading

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The Umbrella Deal

  Ludwig von Gress     The calamitous Khamenei-Kerry contract was touched upon in Fog of Chaos of 29th November – Deal or No Deal. Surprisingly many commentators, and not only the rusted-on Obama’s claque, see that diplomatic disaster as … Continue reading

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Who knows? Sarin in Syria

 Ludwig von Gress Who benefits? Who knows?    In June this year US government stated it had “high confidence” that a nerve gas sarin was used in Syria. Apparently isopropyl methylphosphonic acid, a breakdown product, which “can only come from … Continue reading

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Lawrence in Arabia

Ludwig von Gress Somehow, whatever and however nasty things are happening in Syria today, they are keeping me indifferent, almost cool. Flavour of the month are colourful images of shells exploding over Damascus dirty-grey high-rises, the standard atrocities stories and … Continue reading

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