Posts tagged with ‘Iraq’

Embarrassment or Dirty Dealing Discovery – the Real Reason for Secret Trials

April 10, 2012

Cameron, Blair, Brown and Straw – The Real Reason for Secret Trials Embarrassing Smiles Cover Up Secrets and Lies Jack Straw may have been “embarrassed” when he abolished his plans to abolish secret inquests which would have covered up his and Blair’s secret dealings over the euphemistically named extraordinary renditions (a.k.a. kidnappings and torture) that […]

Laws are like sausages — it is best not to see them being made: Mercenary Guidelines for a Better World

March 4, 2011

Guidelines for a Better World Laws are like sausages — it is best not to see them being made.  Perhaps I should re-phrase this as: The Rules of Law and International Diplomacy are like sausages — it is best not to see them being made It’s a strange world out there.  Two recent political events […]

The Real Troubles are not in Northern Ireland

June 16, 2010

Bloody Sunday The Saville Report, probably the longest and certainly the most expensive enquiry in the UK ever, is now out.  The ramifications are continuing, despite the Prime Minister trying to draw a line under everything.  See Bloody Sunday report published History On that day in 1972, 13 folks were killed, and overall, in what […]

Send in the Army

November 23, 2009

No Problem The towns of Workington and Cockermouth are now effectively isolated because all the bridges are down, washed away in the floods. However, they are ONLY bridges, and bridges can be made and rebuilt.  The problem is the lack of communications for the towns and surrounding villages, which affects everything, not least the provision […]

What is the Point of Fine Words?

November 15, 2009

Obama President Obama was elected under the banner of change. Change for the overall health of his nation Change in economics and finance Change of a re-assertion of the higher ideals of his nation expressed in the US Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Rights. In this last, he even promised this change in his […]