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University graduate, currently working as an Information Assistant for the NHS. Interested in politics, history, sci fi etc.

Sunday, March 28, 2004

Trotskyism [trótski izəm]
version of socialism: an interpretation of socialism advanced by Leon Trotsky, asserting that fully developed Marxist principles and practices would culminate in a world revolution by the proletariat

-Trotskyist, n adj
-Trotskyite, n adj
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hypocrisy [hi pókrəssi] (plural hypocrisies)
1. feigned high principles: the false claim to or pretence of having admirable principles, beliefs, or feelings
It would be sheer hypocrisy for them to turn round and do what they criticise in others.

2. hypocritical act: an act or instance of hypocrisy
the legion hypocrisies of the party opposite

[12th century. Via Old French ypocrisie from, ultimately, Greek hupokrisis ‘acting a part’, from hupokrinesthai ‘to dispute subordinately, act a part’, literally ‘to separate under’, from krinein ‘to separate’.]
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A story that caught my eye was former Archbishop's Carey's speech and the anger it created -

Muslim dismay at Carey speech

Islamic world is violent, says Carey

plus a really great anaylsis of it

The right answer or the wrong question?

Plus an article written by Michael Meacher on our new friend Colonel Gadafy

The path to friendship goes via the oil and gas fields

This whole Libyan issue is just pure politics

The relationship boils down to this: Gadafy needs to sell his oil. British and US companies want to buy it (just incase Saudi Arabia goes tits up with its own homegrown fundies).
So the Colonel is happy to take the rap for Lockerbie (when we all know it had nothing to do with Libya) - and surrened his Airfix missle system to the US.
Bush and Blair wil overlook the absence of Libyan human rights and democracy. Business as usual.
Even by our 'Dear Leaders' standards this is just the lowest of the low, sucking up to corporate power and jettisoning principles, it is shamless and shameful.

I would really like to believe that Gadafy is a reformed man and he has made an effort to give up his wmds but has he ever shown repetant of his past, Gadafy has never accepted personal responblity for the terror he comissioned.
Gadafy today is absolved of his past crimes and honured for being "courageous" scant justice to his victims.

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein greets Donald Rumsfeld, then special envoy of President Ronald Reagan, in Baghdad on December 20, 1983.

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and a really funny poster

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Nothing new of course, American history is littered with violence, death and misery (source Bowling for Columbine doc, Michael Moore)

Fun Facts of America’s Involvement during the Cold War in Foreign countries

1953: U.S. Helps Britain overthrows Prime Minister Mossadeq of Iran
US/Britain install Shah as dictator

1954: U.S. overthrows democratically elected President Arbenz of
30 000 civilians killed

1963: U.S. backs assassination of South Vietnamese President Diem.
1963-1972 American military kills 4 million people in Southeast Asia.

September 11, 1973: U.S. stages coup in Chile
Democratically elected President Salvador Allende assassinated.
Dictator General Augusto Pinochet installed (Kissinger involvement)
5 000 Chileans murdered

1975: U.S. backs military rulers of El Salvador
70 000 Salvadorans and 4 American nuns killed

1980: U.S trains Osama bin Laden and fellow terroists to kill Soviets
CIA gives them $3 billion.

1981: Regan administration trains and funds "contras". $3 billion on aid is given.
30 000 Nicaraguans die

1982: U.S. provides billons in aid to Saddam Hussein for weapons to kill

1983: White House secretly gives Iran weapons to kill Iraqis

1989: CIA agent Manuel Noriega (also serving as President of Panama)
disobeys orders from Washington.
U.S. Invades Panama and removes Noriega
3 000 Panamanian civilian casualties

1990: Iraq invades Kuwait with weapons from U.S.

1991: U.S. enters Iraq
Bush reinstates dictator of Kuwait

1998: Clinton bombs "weapons factory" in Sudan
Factory turns out to be making aspirin

2001-01: U.S. gives Taliban-ruled Afghanistan $245 million in "aid"

Sept. 11, 2001: Osama bin Laden uses his expert CIA training to murder 3 000 people

Monday, March 22, 2004

Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, Hama's leader has been assassinated by the Israeli Military. Sharon and his cronies must be well proud of themesleves.

"This is a crazy and very dangerous act. It opens the door wide to chaos. Yasin is known for his moderation and he was controlling Hamas and therefore this is a dangerous, cowardly act," said Prime Minister Ahmad Quraya.

Full Story on Al Jazeera: - Palestinians mourn Yasin

and on Guardian Unlimited

Israel assassinates Hamas leader

Just saying this will annoy Hamas even more and will continue the cycle of violence.

On another note you could consider Guy Fawkes a terrorist or even Robin Hood lol.

Pretty hard for the PA to do its job, when their policemen are dead in the street and the infrastructure has been blown to hell, pretty hard to arrest a 'terrorist' when you lack the means.


Thursday, March 11, 2004

woohoo I finally got a B in politics :D I am the happiest person alive at the moment!