Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Security threats and risk assessment

Another very good site here, with lots of useful links.

Thumbs down for Google

Anyone interested in Internet privacy issues will find this report informative - and worrying.

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

WMD = Weapons of Mind Deception

An excellent article on the 'War on Consciousness' being waged by the US Administration. Some good comments, too.

Monday, 11 June 2007

Does America want a new Cold War?

“The [neoCons’] real goal is to force Moscow to conform to Washington’s ‘diktats’ or face the prospect of first-strike annihilation. That’s why Putin has expressed growing concern over the administration’s dropping out of the ABM Treaty and the development of a new regime of low yield, bunker-busting nuclear weapons. The ‘hawks’ who surround Bush have abandoned the deterrence policy of the past, and now believe that a nuclear war can be ‘won’ by the United States. THIS IS MADNESS AND IT NEEDS TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY.

Read this very important article.

Saturday, 9 June 2007

Oh dear, God!

"I went down on my knees and prayed to Almighty God for light and guidance ... and one night late it came to me this way. We could not leave (the Philippines) to themselves--they were unfit for self-government--and they would soon have anarchy and misrule over there worse than Spain's was... There was nothing left for us to do but take them all and educate the Filipinos, and uplift and Christianize them."

- President William McKinley

"Our men have killed to exterminate men, women, children, prisoners and captives, active insurgents and suspected people from lads of 10 up... Our soldiers have pumped salt water into men to 'make them talk,' and have taken prisoners people who held up their hands and peacefully surrendered, and an hour later. stood them on a bridge and shot them down one by one, to drop into the water below and float down, as examples to those who found their bullet-loaded corpses."

- Philadelphia Ledger newspaper in 1901, from its Manila [Philippines] correspondent during the US war with Spain for the control of the Philippines.