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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 17th September, 1941 : In contravention of the armistice terms, the Allies occupy the … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 27th August, 1941 : In Iran a new government is formed and asks for … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 25th August, 1941 : British and Soviet troops enter Iran. The British and Soviet … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 16th August, 1941 : British air raids on Catania and Syracuse. In Catania, according … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 16th January, 1948 :The Shah of Iran fled from his capital today, driven into exile by supporters of Ayatollah Khomeini, who masterminded the downfall of the “Peacock Throne” from his own exile in Paris. … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 16th March, 1951 : Troops and tanks were patrolling the streets of Teheran after martial law was proclaimed to deal with “gangster elements” threatening the security of the Iranian capital. The move came after … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 31st August, 1981 : The President and Prime Minister of Iran were assassinated yesterday by a bomb which exploded during a meeting at the house of Dr Mohammed Javad Bahomar, the Prime Minister. … Continue reading

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Dog-less dogma

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger We, that is the western civilisation, pride ourselves on our tolerance, or at least we used to. Now one can get confused when the PC brigades intolerantly demand tolerance of any possible aberration … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 6th June, 1963 : Martial law was declared in Teheran tonight after a day of rioting in which at least 20 people were killed. General Nassiri, the military governor, sent in tanks and … 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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A Deal or No Deal

  Ludwig von Gress   The tragicomedy, which passes for Obama’s foreign relations, prompts the obvious question: abysmal incompetence or devious design?  In the following, somewhat frightening Stratfor article Mr Friedman almost endorses the Obama’s defeatist deal with Iran, apparently … Continue reading

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Die Young

 …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger While doing some research for the suicide article No mystery I happened to notice something about dying young and writing songs with boobs. It is a certain Ke$ha (she types her name like … Continue reading

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february / 02

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 2nd February, 1979 : The Ayatollah Khomeini made a victorious return to Iran yesterday after 14 years in exile, and immediately sent his multitude of supporters into a frenzy of excitement by denouncing the … Continue reading

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How not to win friends and still influence people

Ludwig von Gress The interest of the world Gleichschaltung media waxes and vanes; sometimes it is laziness, sometimes moon phases, sometimes ennui and sometimes a directive from the Socialist International. At the moment Damascus is approaching its Last Quarter, and … Continue reading

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