Tuesday 29 July 2014

National Self-determination for Kurdistan

Here is a fine article by Joseph Puder, in Front Page Mag, titled "Visions of an Independent Kurdistan". Click the following link:

Thursday 17 July 2014

The Looming Prospect of a Second Cold War - Re-published

Scene of the Malaysia Airlines Passenger Jet Wreckage

After Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March this year, President Obama had this to say about President Putin in an interview on CBS News:

He’s been willing to show a deeply held grievance about what he considers to be the loss of the Soviet Union. You would have thought that after a couple of decades that there’d be an awareness on the part of any Russian leader that the path forward does not revert back to the kinds of practices that, you know, were so relevant during the Cold War.

 In April 2005, on national Russian television, Vladimir Putin lamented that the dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) left tens of millions of his fellow countrymen outside Moscow’s command. The break-up of the Soviet Empire was “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century”. Clearly, President Putin’s understanding of “the path forward”, which aims to reconcile the reach of the Soviet Empire with a born-again Holy Mother Russia, contrasts sharply with six years of President Obama’s multilateral New World Order.

To keep reading this article, first published in the June 2014 edition of Quadrant magazine, click the following link: 

Wednesday 9 July 2014

Shinzo Abe and Tony Abbott

With Obama in the White House and Secretary of State John Kerry's record of unalloyed disasters, both Tony Abbott and his Japanese counterpart understand we are living, at least for the moment, in a do-it-yourself, post-American world.
To keep reading the article, click this link:

Australia's "Refugee Lobby" Motivated by Deceit, Self-Preening & Insane Hatred of Abbott Government

Read Andrew Bolt's excellent article on the subject at the following link:

Monday 7 July 2014

The Forces of Freedom Make Progress in Ukraine

It is still early days, and no doubt Vladimir Putin has some nasty surprises in store, but a victory is a victory.

To read a newspaper report on the latest developments, click this link:

Thursday 3 July 2014

Continuing to Roll Up the People Smuggling Red Carpet

Here is a piece in The Australian today by journalist Rosie Lewis. Notice the language of Labor's Immigration Spokesman Richard Marles, and match that with his boasting as per my July-August 2014 Quadrant essay.  

Click the following link to read Rosie Lewis' report:

Wednesday 2 July 2014

How Boat People Brought Down Rudd and Gillard

The most remarkable feature of Troy Bramston’s epigrammatic chronicle of the Rudd-Gillard years, Rudd, Gillard and Beyond (2014), is the full disclosure of the 500-word email Deputy PM Julia Gillard sent to PM Kevin Rudd on Monday, June 21, 2010, three days before she replaced him as prime minister of Australia. Gillard’s memo provides us with an important insight into the modern-day Australian Labor Party. Bramston might be a Labor insider but he makes a valiant attempt to understand what went wrong during the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd era. Nevertheless, a foe rather a friend is more likely to deliver the hard truth.

To keep reading the article, click this link: