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Moshe Yaalon Kerry Obsession and Messianic Fervour

January 15, 2014 - 12:12 -- Admin

The Israel defence minister Moshe Yaalon has described John Kerry as displaying “misplaced obsession and messianic fervour” in attempting to secure a peace framework between Israel and Palestine. The US has reacted by calling the remarks “offensive and inappropriate”. Ya’alon has apologised saying he “had no intention to cause offence”. A storm in a tea cup? Probably. Does it imply that the peace framework is any more likely? No. It is not as though others have not made similar comments.

Australia Palestine Advocacy Network Lets Down Palestinians

January 14, 2014 - 17:23 -- Admin

Yesterday APAN, the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network gave out a media release titled: “Australian FM Attending funeral of former Israeli Prime Minster is dangerous”. It is still listed, today but clicking it offers the possibility of reading the WordPress default post Hello World. I’m not surprised it has been removed. It started by accepting Australia voting against the UN resolution to establish 2014 as the Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

US Media Israel Bias: The Washington Post

January 13, 2014 - 01:04 -- Admin

The US press, with its typical Israel bias, has been quite generous in their obituaries of Ariel Sharon. That he was a butcher and potentially a war criminal is glossed over. As is his isolation and blockade of Gaza, sorry obviously I mean withdrawal, as a peaceful gesture. The illegal settlements are his and so is the wall. But for now I choose to write about an article in the Washington Post by Jackson Diehl.

James Wall, Palestinine Israel Peace, Two Shibboleths

January 9, 2014 - 16:14 -- Admin

In Australia, there is not a lot, if any, in depth critical reporting of the current John Kerry peace process between Israel and the Palestinians. So you are unlikely to have heard of James M Wall nor will you have read his recent article: Netenyahu’s “Shibboleths” Scuttle Peace Talks. I hesitate to add a link. The anti-virus program Bitdefender lists the website Wallwritings in its malware list, though a scan of my computer after I read the article did not come with anything.

Australia’s Debt. Or How the Rich control the Poor

December 5, 2013 - 12:51 -- Admin

You vote Abbott in and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt. There was of course no chance that the opposition would have allowed Australia to reach its debt limit next week. But it got upstaged by the Greens leader Christine Milne. As a result she, and Treasurer Joe Hockey have emerged as the good guys. And yes, this is the same Joe Hockey who before the election claimed Australia’s debt level proved that Labor could not manage the economy.

Aeron: A New Book By Peter Garcia-Webb

November 4, 2013 - 16:29 -- Admin

Raynor meets Natasha in St Petersburg. She tells him about Aeron, a man who controls politicians. Four months later she is dead, shot in the back of the head by a sniper.

A MI6/CIA Organisation, led by Erin a conspiracy theory enthusiast, is set up to catch Aeron. Erin plans to use Raynor as bait in Afghanistan. But a mysterious third group also wants Aeron dead.

Conspiracy Theories: Meaning of Conspire

November 2, 2013 - 01:21 -- Admin

In my book, Aeron, Erin Maguire is obsessed by the concept of the conspiracy theories. His view is that conspiracies exist for the sole purpose of protecting power. In that sense, conspiracy theory is simply a subset of the overriding rule of nature, survival of the fittest. This set of articles will explore that in more detail, partly as background to the book and partly to explore the hypothesis that conspiracy is an essential part of human nature.