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Liar’s Poker – Obama and Cameron on Syrian WMD

Michael Collins
Photobucket(Washington, DC, 12/9)  Here we go again.

On, December 3, President Barack Obama warned the Syrian government against using chemical weapons against, among others, NATO-Saudi sponsored fighters trying to overthrow President Bashar Assad.

A few days later, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s foreign secretary claimed that he had evidence the Syrian government plans to use chemical weapons of mass destruction (WMD) against the rebels.

After Obama’s December 3 warning, Syria denied any intent to use the weapons “no matter what the circumstances” as they had after an earlier Obama warning.

U.S. and British government officials are unreliable sources on this subject.

Does the government of President Bashar Assad intend to use chemical WMD? Continue reading

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Murdoch Watch – the Kiss of Death

By Michael Collins

When things don’t work out, doing business with Murdoch can be the kiss of death.

No matter how hard you try, how loyal you are, if something goes wrong, you can be sure it will be your fault.

Reporting has failed to lay the proper foundation for understanding Rupert Murdoch’s remarkable testimony before the Leveson Inquiry in London and his behavior of late.

Rupert Murdoch is a nihilist.

Murdoch’s television outlets in the United States stoked the fires for the 2003 invasion of Iraq based on outrageous misrepresentations like the idea that Saddam Hussein was responsible for the 9/11 attacks. The war cost tens of thousands of dead and seriously injured U.S. soldiers, several hundred thousand dead Iraqi civilians, and $3 trillion. (Image: acb) Continue reading

Clegg Throws the People Under the Bus


Michael Collins

“I genuinely believe it is the national interest, in the interest of everybody in Great Britain, first to use this opportunity to usher in a new politics after the discredited politics of the past.” Speaking to rally for proportional representation: Nick Clegg, May 8

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UK Election – Let’s Make a Deal

“With more than 500 general election results in out of 650, the BBC is predicting a hung Parliament with the Tories as the largest party.

“Labour cannot now win a majority, but it is not clear which party will be in a position to form a government. BBC 5/7

And — latest BBC Election story
The vote totals so far:

Conservative: 10.6 mil
Labour: 8.5 mil
Liberal Dem: 6.7 mil
Other: >4.0 mil

Latest: Clegg Meets Cameron on Power Deal
Earlier: Clegg considering Cameron offer * The new deal: Cameron’s offer to Lib Dems – Brown counters with “Full proportional reform” * Cameron’s big offer to Lib Dems – NO election reform * Brown Tempts Clegg with “far reaching” reform * Cameron to try and form government
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