Written By: - Date published: 5:10 pm, October 27th, 2016 - 24 comments
Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says our training mission to Iraq is undergoing a transformation. We were warned when the troops first went that the mission was always intended to be looser than Brownlee publicly claimed at the time. And so it has turned out to be.
Written By: - Date published: 10:36 am, October 25th, 2016 - 49 comments
Latest fear mongering sounds like a rerun of the jihadi brides lie, which as an editorial summary put it – “raises serious questions about the accuracy of claims made by John Key, SIS boss Rebecca Kitteridge and Security Intelligence Minister Chris Finlayson.”
Written By: - Date published: 9:45 am, October 16th, 2016 - 219 comments
Hillary Clinton’s no-fly zone policy for Syria as declared in the second presidential election means air war with Russia.
Written By: - Date published: 10:57 am, October 5th, 2016 - 68 comments
Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity advise Obama that the best way to get out of the dangerously escalating hawkish jam that parts of his government have put him in is to meet directly with Putin.
Written By: - Date published: 10:38 am, October 2nd, 2016 - 89 comments
Under the rubble of lies…
Written By: - Date published: 9:54 am, August 24th, 2016 - 204 comments
Julian Assange is a true hero, says Jill Stein unequivocally, along with other whistleblowers who have had the audacity to challenge the status quo establishment.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, August 23rd, 2016 - 35 comments
Someone in Hamilton thinks that someone who wears a turban must be an ISIS supporting terrorist.
Written By: - Date published: 9:34 am, August 19th, 2016 - 64 comments
The Government is refusing to accept there are legal issues with Kiwisaver providers investing in manufacturers of cluster bombs. But it is also not ruling out there may be a problem.
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 - 461 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.