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December 2014

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Warmongers: NATO and the Western Industrial Military Complex

On the 4-5 September 2014, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) held a Summit in Newport, Wales for both Heads of State and the Heads of Government, ostensibly a meeting to discuss current issues of mutual concern and to make strategic plans for the future. The event, as it was reported by most of the mainstream media, turned out to be nothing more than a pyrrhic victory for the West: not because of its vacuous warmongering threats to Russia who have steadfastly pushed back against the neo-imperial economic and military expansionism of NATO and its allies in both Europe and the Middle East but because it committed its member states to spend money they can ill afford, and currently don't have, on an imaginary foe that does not, and never will, exist.

By Ann-Marie de Veer
Saturday 15 November 2014

November 2014

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Obama Entraps Coalition Partners in Operation Inherent Resolve

On Thursday 28 August 2014, as the international border between Syria and Iraq continued to dissolve into a red mist of death and destruction at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Barack Obama finally pronounced on the issue, saying:

We don't have a strategy yet.

This rather short but nonetheless accurate phrase was an Obama euphemism: we created this monster to subvert the Syrian government but lost control of them some time ago. Of course, they are not a serious threat to US interests in the region so we don't have, or need, a plan for them.

That Obama's non-plan plan was a ruse to recruit and entrap coalition partners in joining the fray is obvious. What is not so obvious is the mission creep that will ensue once the US mid-term elections are over in November.

By Ann-Marie de Veer
Saturday 18 October 2014

October 2014

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Abbott Condemns Asia to a Nuclear Arms Race

On Friday 5 September 2014 Tony Abbott signed a deal with the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to supply uranium, aka. Yellowcake, in direct contravention of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), to which Australia is a signatory.

NPT Article III, Paragraph 2 of the treaty states:

By Ann-Marie de Veer
Saturday 13 September 2014

September 2014

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MH17 Collateral Damage in Botched False Flag Operation

On the 17 July 2014 Malaysian flight MH17, en-route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down over eastern Ukraine killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board. The flight was collateral damage, a euphemism coined by the US during the Vietnam War describing the intentional killing of non-combatants, this time by the Ukrainian military on behalf of their paymasters in the West who are building their geo-political empire in the Balkans.

Ann-Marie de Veer
Saturday 23 August 2014

August 2014

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MI5 Subversion of State Power in Scotland

There is something quintessentially English about the tradecraft of spying, as history reminds us of events not too dissimilar to those in play today.

In the late 1560's Francis Walsingham began his career in subterfuge working with William Cecil to thwart the plots against the then English monarch, Elizabeth I. Later, in 1572 as the Principal Secretary to Elizabeth and her chief spymaster, his earlier work in preventing the subversion of state power became mere opening gambits in a craft that would include the interception of mail, the use of informants and even torture, amongst others.

By Ann-Marie de Veer
Saturday 5 July 2014

July 2014

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In-Flight "La Gazza Ladra" By GCHQ

On 31 May 1817 Gioachino Rossini and Giovanni Gherardini's opera La Gazza Ladra, aka. The Thieving Magpie, premiered at La Scala, Milan to rapturous applause. It was one of many of Rosinni's musical masterpieces, this time accompanied by Gherardini's libretto, that went on to win world wide acclaim, playing in Pesaro, Naples, Paris, London and New Orleans (US).

By Ann-Marie de Veer
Saturday 21 June 2014

June 2014

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Afghanistan Mission Complete: Next Stop Ukraine

As the western military complex winds down in Afghanistan and the opportunity for direct intervention in Syria has been excluded, both the UK and US regimes have now re-focused their attention on their loss of geo-political supremacy in the Ukraine.

By Ann-Marie de Veer
Saturday 31 May 2014

May 2014

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GCHQ's New Tool: Obfuscation and Obstruction by Proxy

GCHQ has added a new tool to its burgeoning toolbox: it has successfully used obfuscation and obstruction by proxy of any meaningful review of its activities in meeting its compliance obligations under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) 2000.

By Ann-Marie de Veer
Saturday 12 April 2014

April 2014

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In Flagrante Delicto: The BND and the NSA

On 7 July 2013, just one month after the Guardian first disclosed the NSA's PRISM operation to the world, der Spiegel (dS) printed an allegation by the whistleblower Edward Snowden that the German foreign intelligence service, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), knew all along about the activities of the NSA in Germany.

By Ann-Marie de Veer
Saturday 15 March 2014

March 2014

February 2014

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Nostalgia, Deceit and Lies: The Tradecraft of Obama

In a display of seemingly wistful affection for the past Obama opened his speech of the 17 January 2014 on his restrictions to NSA surveillance bedecked with nostalgic references.

By Ann-Marie de Veer
Saturday 18 January 2014