Monthly Archives: January 2012

Time to register UK’s ‘Friends Of Israel’ as lobbyists for a foreign power

“Why do we get dragged into these illegal and inhuman expeditions to devastate countries that are no threat to us? Because a team of Israel-firsters in our midst think it’s smart to promote the ambitions of a foreign power at the expense of our own national interest and everyone else’s… The three main political parties in the UK each have a ‘Friends of Israel’ group to ensure pro-Israel members are embedded at all levels in the British political establishment and at the very heart of government, no matter who is in power.”

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Britain: The ‘divided kingdom’?

 In my post “Rise of Scottish separatism?” posted on May 23rd, 2010, I predicted as follows:  “In my opinion, it is vital that all components of a political union should be treated equally; why, therefore, do Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland have their own legislatures and “First Ministers”, but not England, which largely pays the freight for the others?… The English might presently be expanding their chests with pride at their generosity and goodwill, but when push comes to shove, this lack of equality will soon become intolerable.” 

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Time to learn about Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad, formerly a city in East Prussia, is a historical oddity that is achieving a very real prominence as a small part of present-day Russia which may well become a nuclear weapons base in the ‘new’ Cold War.  Most people have little  (if any) knowledge of its history and current military importance, but I expect this will change in the near future.

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The Pope fails to properly identify the Church’s enemies

When the Pope speaks of “…a radical secularism which finds increasing expression in the political and cultural spheres”, “certain attempts being made to limit that most cherished of American freedoms, the freedom of religion”, and of “…powerful new cultural currents… not only directly opposed to core moral teachings of the Judeo-Christian tradition, but increasingly hostile to Christianity”, I find myself wondering why he does not name those forces.

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