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: 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: 12:37 pm, January 5th, 2016 - 13 comments
Ad reviews Eurasia’s appraisal of global risks the world faces in 2016.
Written By: - Date published: 7:41 am, December 23rd, 2015 - 61 comments
There’s still a few MPs “on duty”. Their function is to maintain the semblance of active government and to roll out a bunch of announcements they hope will escape full scrutiny.
Written By: - Date published: 8:49 pm, November 27th, 2015 - 117 comments
Assuming the Russian jet did enter Turkish airspace for 17s, was there really no recourse for Turkey other than using lethal force?
Written By: - Date published: 9:25 am, November 27th, 2015 - 89 comments
UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn faces his first big test. Can he command the majority in Labour over Syria? Or should he accept he is on the wrong side of history?
Written By: - Date published: 2:10 pm, November 19th, 2015 - 26 comments
PM please explain, what the hell good would sending a few Kiwi ground troops to the ongoing disaster of the Middle East achieve? Is it the whole cost of being in the club thing again?
Written By: - Date published: 8:32 am, November 16th, 2015 - 161 comments
The fallout from the Paris attacks continues. The American political reaction is as important as it is predicable.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, October 13th, 2015 - 17 comments
An American report which came out shortly before Key’s visit to our troops at Taji camp in Iraq is strongly critical of conditions there, and of the efficacy of the training process. Key claims he didn’t know, yet another of his outbreaks of “convenient ignorance”.
Written By: - Date published: 8:40 am, October 12th, 2015 - 35 comments
Terrible news from Turkey where over a hundred protesters have been killed by explosions at a peaceful protest organised to seek an end to the violence between the Kurdish separatist PKK militants and the Turkish government.
Written By: - Date published: 7:07 am, October 2nd, 2015 - 90 comments
Same ole, same ole. Except, this time, US neoconservative imperalism might have a problem. Russia.
Written By: - Date published: 7:44 am, September 6th, 2015 - 4 comments
For father’s day how about a gift of a donation to charities helping the refugees pouring into Europe?
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, September 3rd, 2015 - 54 comments
The Government is under increasing pressure to increase the number of refugees that it takes. Amnesty International’s proposal to double the number could be met by less than the cost of a flag referendum.
Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, September 1st, 2015 - 58 comments
John Key has ruled out an emergency intake of refugees and claims that New Zealand is doing its bit and that bit is enough.
Written By: - Date published: 9:06 am, June 14th, 2015 - 70 comments
Supporters of Tony Blair’s third way and the need for Labour to be aspirational should reflect on recent reports of his huge wealth earned with taxpayer support while he has been engaged on official business.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, April 21st, 2015 - 37 comments
Has the spirit of ANZAC Day become subsumed by the commercial imperative?
Written By: - Date published: 3:37 pm, April 15th, 2015 - 71 comments
Written By: - Date published: 8:20 am, March 4th, 2015 - 125 comments
National’s justification for going to war against ISIS suffers from two fundamental problems, it is supporting an Iraqi regime that is corrupt and working against the best interests of all of its people, and there is no plan to convert Iraq into a sustainable state.