The USA, lead rogue

From the New York Times yesterday, explaining the White House position: …if a country cannot deal with a terrorism problem on its own, the United States reserves the right to act unilaterally. If any state acts without boundaries or ignores international law, it should be treated as a rogue player.

The victim recalls a war crime

My following book review appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on November 29: My Story: The Tale Of A Terrorist Who Wasn’t By Mamdouh Habib; with Julia Collingwood; Scribe, 272 pp, $32.95 Before tortured Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee Mamdouh Habib was released in 2005, then prime minister John Howard said his government didn’t “have any…

Stenographer discovers the real Loewenstein

On the day before Islamic terrorists launched their latest attack on Mumbai, Sydney writer Antony Loewenstein delivered a speech at Harvard University in the US. Readers, it’s time to admit something (already picked up by this crafty Murdoch hack in Sydney.) My words at Harvard this week actually triggered a sleeper cell in India. Blame…

The modern descendants of Hitler

Settler Nazis continue to cause chaos (and the global Jewish Diaspora remains silent): Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian ambulances in the West Bank village of Dier Esteyah on Wednesday, according to witnesses. Red Crescent ambulances were parked in the northern West Bank city of Nablus on Wednesday when settlers wrote provocative slogans, such as “Death to…

The end of oppression?

The Iraqi parliament voted by an overwhelming show of hands yesterday to end US military control of their country – a crucial turning point in the Iraq conflict. The security agreement, the outcome of lengthy and rancorous negotiations, requires US forces to leave Iraqi cities, towns and villages by 30 June next year. American troops…