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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. 8th June, 1941 : Imperial and Free French forces enter Syria and Lebanon and … Continue reading

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The bread basket

  …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger I have nothing against preparations for the future, though preparing, in 1900 A.D., for the anticipated shortage of horseshoes in 2000 C.E. might not had been too wise. And the people, if … Continue reading

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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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The Joke

Ludwig von Gress Obama’s efforts in Middle East remind me of something equally unpleasant, specifically Queensland Police Force in early eighties and a certain Jack Herbert, who unofficially run the Licensing branch – gambling, prostitution and illegal grog. Bear with … 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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Another Obama’s achievement

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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)   10th June, 1976 : Fresh and bloody battles developed in Lebanon as a column of Syrian troops 5,000 strong launched a full-scale attack down the Damascus highway. Spearheaded by tanks and jets … Continue reading

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Syria Again

  Ludwig von Gress The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) has been accused of racism for confiscating passports of young Muslims, domiciled in Australia, about to embark to fight jihad in Syria. Today you get acussed of something or other … 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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june memories / 22

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd June, 1972 : An Israeli patrol making a reprisal raid into Lebanon was amazed to capture a Syrian general and four colonels from the intelligence service. They were the most senior Syrians to … Continue reading

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Anarchy

Ludwig von Gress This is one of the more profound analysis of power and current world developments, almost always misunderstood and misintepreted by the main stream i.e. marxist media.  From Stratfor, with permission:  Anarchy and Hegemony  Robert D. Kaplan  Everyone … Continue reading

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On the road to Damascus

 Ludwig von Gress   It is becoming increasingly difficult to discuss rationally the increasingly irrational American foreign policy. Two possible answers for US failure come to mind; Obama, and his administration are hopelessly incompetent, or Obama is a crypto-enemy of … Continue reading

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Israel’s Insightful Cynicism

By Robert D. Kaplan Chief Geopolitical Analyst Israel is in the process of watching a peace treaty unravel. I don’t mean the one with Egypt, but the one with Syria. No, I’m not crazy. Since Henry Kissinger’s shuttle diplomacy in … Continue reading

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Dangerous borders

Ludwig von Gress  The following Strafor article makes interesting short and long term predictions about security of Israel. We will be watching the development from the safety of a China-made armchair and wonder what the implications may be for Australia’s … 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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