Written By: - Date published: 2:44 pm, July 22nd, 2016 - 31 comments
Establishment candidate and billionaire Donald J Trump is delivering his acceptance speech at the RNC. It’s chockfulla cliches, but hey …
YOOO ESSS AYYYY, YOOO ESSS AYYYY!
Written By: - Date published: 10:27 am, July 17th, 2016 - 452 comments
God’s been a bit of a let down recently. Is it time for Him to retire?
Written By: - Date published: 11:37 am, July 7th, 2016 - 41 comments
Thirteen years ago Helen Clark said despite intense pressure that the threshold for the use of force against Iraq had not been met. How right she was.
Written By: - Date published: 11:11 am, July 7th, 2016 - 42 comments
Jeremy Corbyn’s full response to the Chilcot response. Corbyn says that the Iraq war “was an act of military aggression launched on a false pretext” and that he apologises for it on behalf of Labour, who was in Government at the time.
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, July 7th, 2016 - 50 comments
The Chilcot report is out and it’s more damning of the decision to invade Iraq than expected.
Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, June 30th, 2016 - 62 comments
Condolences to all family and friends of the victims.
Written By: - Date published: 7:06 pm, June 20th, 2016 - 50 comments
The military mission to Iraq is to be extended by another 18 months, much to nobody’s surprise. John Key has put the creep into the mission.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, June 14th, 2016 - 17 comments
So what should the next President of the United States focus on? Military power or economic domination or international institutions?
Written By: - Date published: 1:10 pm, June 8th, 2016 - 68 comments
Why are we spending so much money on “defense” when there are so many real and urgent needs? It is hard to imagine that our “enemies” could possibly do us more damage than we are inflicting on ourselves.
Written By: - Date published: 4:20 pm, April 28th, 2016 - 11 comments
“Opposition Leader Andrew Little has visited New Zealand troops at Camp Taji, Iraq. Mr Little also met with Iraqi Defence Minister Khaled Al-Obedih and senior military officials from the Coalition forces in Iraq. He now heads to Jordan to see the unfolding refugee crisis first hand.”
Written By: - Date published: 11:31 am, March 28th, 2016 - 62 comments
Condolences to all those affected by the horrific bombing in Lahore.
Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, March 28th, 2016 - 101 comments
Three news items stand out from the long weekend. Actor Robert De Niro being inoculated against anti-vaxxers, ISIS being driven out of Palmyra and the free part of Ireland celebrating the centenary of the Easter Rising. All are milestones of sorts, markers of positive change.
Written By: - Date published: 8:08 am, March 23rd, 2016 - 55 comments
Isis has claimed responsibility for the horrific attacks in Brussels that left 34 dead.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, March 17th, 2016 - 71 comments
Remember the “jihadi brides” – part of last year’s beat-up about the risk of terrorism in NZ? Yesterday the central lie in the story was revealed.
Written By: - Date published: 9:32 am, February 21st, 2016 - 88 comments
Russia understands how to defeat ISIS and the UK should be helping not opposing them, says a former UK Army chief of staff.
Written By: - Date published: 10:17 am, February 19th, 2016 - 34 comments
For a change I’m not going to have a rip at our local idiotic politicians. The most extreme case recently being the now infamous Dildo Baggins. Lets have a look offshore where they are often even worse…
Written By: - Date published: 6:43 pm, February 15th, 2016 - 27 comments
More than a decade after the Taliban Government was ‘regime changed’ by the west, the Taliban are resurgent and Afghan civilian deaths are as high as ever.
Written By: - Date published: 5:18 am, January 26th, 2016 - 20 comments
Today is Australia Day, the federal celebration of the invasion of the big island to the west of us. Journalist Stan Grant lays bare the Australian Dream in a stunning contribution to the recent IQ2Oz debate. Clearly, as the video shows, saying sorry isn’t enough.