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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. 20th January, 1941 : Hitler has already made his own decision to send to … 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. 19th August, 1940 : The Italians occupy Berbera, capital of British Somaliland. Mussolini writes … 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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february / 14

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 14th February, 1941 : In a lightning advance, the Imperial Army of the Nile has virtually chased the Italians out of Cyrenaica. The highlight of the last few weeks fighting was the fall of … Continue reading

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Self – preservation

…from the quill of Antisthenes Killing is not nice. Agatha Christie, through the mouth of her fictional Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, used to say: “I do not approve of murder.” I agree. Yet… Nicolae Ceaucescu and Saddam Hussein got their … Continue reading

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Las Damas de Blanco under siege

…from the quill of Antisthenes   Last weekend the Cuban State Security and police units organised buses to facilitate “spontaneous” demonstration against a group of Cuban women, whose husbands, sons, brothers or lovers are jailed by the still-in-power Castro brothers. … Continue reading

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Berberia in the autumn of Arab discontent

Paul Jacko Most of our aging readers would recall newspaper articles of September, 1922 about the brave Berbers. If not, one of them was yesterday in Nothing New Under the Sun on our blog, just short scroll bellow. Nothing much … Continue reading

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september memories / 1

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 1st September, 1952 : A group of revolutionary Army officers seized power in Tripoli while King Idris of Libya, the 70-year-old monarch, was abroad in Turkey. A Royal spokesman said the coup was “of … Continue reading

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