Monthly Archives: December 2018

2019 — Happy New Year!

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow-man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961)  “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.”                             Oscar Wilde

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John Pilger : A Look Back at 2018 & Ahead to 2019

“The major western democracies are moving towards corporatism. Democracy has become a business plan, with a bottom line for every human activity, every dream, every decency, every hope. The main parliamentary parties are now devoted to the same economic policies … Continue reading

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On This Day — Saddam Hussein is Executed (December 6 2006)

“No one can know what would have happened to Iraq had Saddam stayed in power. With that question unanswerable, many Iraqis look back at the death and destruction of the past 15 years, and in a haze of nostalgia for … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering CIA Elizabeth Hanson ( February 14 1979 – December 30 2009 )

“Those who fell yesterday were far from home and close to the enemy, doing the hard work that must be done to protect our country from terrorism. We owe them our deepest gratitude, and we pledge to them and their … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering CIA Jennifer Matthews ( December 6 1964 – December 30 2009 )

“Those who fell yesterday were far from home and close to the enemy, doing the hard work that must be done to protect our country from terrorism. We owe them our deepest gratitude, and we pledge to them and their … Continue reading

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On This Day — President Obama Announces Tough Sanctions Against Russia For Elections Interference (December 29 2016)

“I have issued an executive order that provides additional authority for responding to certain cyber activity that seeks to interfere with or undermine our election processes and institutions, or those of our allies or partners. Using this new authority, I … Continue reading

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China — Former Intelligence Chief Jailed for Life

“The defendant Ma Jian’s bribery amount was extremely large, and the national and people’s interests suffered a particularly heavy loss, which seriously infringed on the integrity of civil servants.” Statement from the Court (December 2018) China’s ex-intelligence chief Ma Jian … Continue reading

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Rwanda — French Investigators Drop Habyarimana Plane Shooting Probe

“We have to interpret this decision by French judges as a form of resignation faced with a political context which prosecutors did not know how to fight. Rwandan authorities have never sought to help bring the truth to light.” Philippe … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Netherlands : US Ambassador’s ‘Fake News’ Claim Backfires

“The Islamic movement has now gotten to a point where they have put Europe into chaos. Chaos in the Netherlands. There are cars being burned, there are politicians that are being burned. And yes, there are no-go zones in the … Continue reading

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