Losing the Western will to fight (Part 2): Dissecting disaster
Jun12

Losing the Western will to fight (Part 2): Dissecting disaster

Yesterday Mosul, a city that once was home 3 million people, fell to an al Qaeda offshoot. Today it is Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit that finds itself under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. It also has the keys to the nation’s largest oil refinery in Bayji. Shock and awe has returned to Iraq in the worst possible way. There can be no doubt that the same will happen in Afghanistan in the not too distant future....

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Why I will never move to England
May14

Why I will never move to England

This post is dedicated to all those poor sods who are still labouring away under dreary clouds in the fast-fading remnants of what used to be the Great British Empire. Please pass on my thanks to your forebears for their civilisation. The glorious remains of quaint things like rule of law, courtesy, privacy and steadfast duty in the face of responsibility still occasionally rise to the surface in Australia. Who knows? They may even...

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