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  • Birthday 07/03/1949

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  1. Bloomberg reported this ?, surely they would have put Andreas Meletiou, having been named in reports since 2013 and working with Gavin Wishart during the setting up in Iraq. No doubt the "nit picking" comments will follow, but after reading some other BS reports about what was supposed to have been discussed today in Iraq, this just hit a raw nerve.
  2. Media Standards Trust, (Kings College London), journalisted. Hadeel Al Sayegh, she is still listed as working at The National (Dubai) as yet without any Reuters storylines attributed (it takes time)... a conversation by phone, by a young female journalist, to such a person as Zabari is in itself a major step for any Reuters reporter, yet alone one who has a start date 2 months ago and no (Reuters) column inches credited to her name, we will no doubt see the "churnalism" articles appearing in many worldwide publications that (mainly) follow press releases from Government Departments, or indeed articles such as this. Just what it means, or might lead to... "checkfire" comes to mind. LOL.
  3. Let us look at a similar (very roughly) situation,.. in Iraq a British patrol was carrying out a normal ground patrol, they were spotted by 2 A10 tankbusters , which despite them having clear visibility, the ground vehicles being clearly marked (Allied markings), Union Jack flags flying, they carried out a strike and destroyed vehicles and killed troops within these vehicles. Just as a comparison, how much was shown on American media, how much responsibility has been accepted by the US, at least the Israeli gov. paid an amount to the USA, but take note... anyone who has served and has had to give co-ordinates for fire missions, mortars, artillery, or aircraft ground attacks, has known that fear of that minute mistake, a decimal point, Latt/Long grid ref. a fraction out... humans make mistakes.. transcript from pilots radio, "ohh god man we are screwed, that is murder, oohhh god", do we accuse, do we blame, for a while (we are human), but then military humour kicks in, (hard to believe but true), and after that we file it away, we don't forget, we learn, we adapt the way we teach those who follow us to try to avoid the same thing happening again, we still send our sons and daughters to serve beside your youth in battles worldwide, and we wait and pray that the instructions and the months of teaching them how and when to apply these skills prevents them from ever having to feel like those pilots no doubt did.. and perhaps still do now and then. Was it OB1kenobe that warned Luke about the "Dark Side" Maggie ? Conspiracy is the dark side Maggie , don't let it consume you. Cheers Dave.
  4. I refuse to verbally abuse Richard, but well meaning doesn't mean right. He is a very accomplished writer that uses the individual memories of others who were involved in happenings which he himself did not take part in, and uses (quit subtly) such reminiscences to produce a marketable book/film which incorporates his version/opinion. Again a marketable media product can contain as much or as little of the true account that is best suited to the authors slant on the subject. Peruse the script that is published above and deduce from it what you will, an absolute factual account, or are we lead by the author into the disquieting realms of doubt, where is the balance, the statements made by Governments of both Countries, the monetary restitution paid, the raising of the "Englishman's fair play" (tell that to a Scott), does this give any more credence to the story, all that this piece is about is the intrigue, the grab the imagination and they will pay to read/see more and thereby make money for the author and his Independent film co. We all know about opinions and everyone having one, and no doubt many would (or could) form an opinion based upon using such written/visual material produced by such as Richard, the innuendo leads to "conspiracy" theorists trying to quote parts of such productions as "fact", usually aimed at the government, which in this case seems to be inappropriate as is stated, any ill feeling towards Jewish people was expressed to be at senior level. I cannot speak for anyone else so this is just my opinion, had you of researched this subject and then written, in your own words, a passionate informative piece, summarized with your own opinion, then perhaps I and many others would applaud, rather than bringing forward a piece produced in conjunction with Al Jazeera (not his first) which in my humble opinion produces some (not all) anti Western/American garbage.
  5. Does the phrase "Weapons of mass destruction" bring back any memories... that was believed? At some point somewhere within Washington, someone signed off on Iraq being capable of standing on their own,... this was decided long before Obama's eyes viewed it, multiple agencies had to be in agreement,.. you know... the ones that "advise" the President, probably advised the last President, and the one before him,.. they keep their jobs much longer than any President is in office, they no doubt have greater experience of finger pointing and buck passing. Golf Course.. Ryder Cup.... Oooop's ROFL. Incoming...
  6. "They haven't taken any cities, towns, villages",.. if they get any closer in many places the ground forces opposing them will be calling for F.P.F. Their flags can be seen from the outskirts of Baghdad, all around Mosul. Doesn't any American DV'ers have any relatives still involved in Iraq, no ex military buddies still working "close". Is there some sort of media restrictions in place over there, don't you see/hear what is occurring daily within Iraq. If Isis is such a pushover why is your President requesting the involvement of not just the European Countries, but now the surrounding Middle east Countries as well, we here are being told by our Gov/t, that this bombing is not a quick fix, but the start of a long haul,.. personally I consider it "a start" and not restricted to Iraq.
  7. So I take it that applying logic doesn't apply, eg. .. they (Australia) mine remove (deplete) over this past year, from the above mentioned "ground".. thereby reducing the reserves, which prop up their currency,.. so that should reduce the value of the said currency, right? Or, is it through the sale of these resources worldwide, attracting an influx of "foreign" currency that supports their exchange rates ?. Logic dictates that by this statement above, Australia's currency should have held an even value over the year, but we all know that it fluctuated like the rest, Canada, South Africa, and Russia??.. Russia since the start of the sanctions.. I don't think so, no matter how much they have "in the ground". Just my opinion.
  8. Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't "Don in Baghdad" assure us that the dam had never been taken ?.
  9. Deary me... accepted servitude, but we don't fear putting our age or gender on our profile, the Monarchy, well that is our choice, and should the majority of our citizens ask for a change then change would happen, until then... insanely weak on muslim intigration, I completely agree, neither Britain nor France has no go areas for their Police, civil unrest has of course happened but this is why we have the "riot act" (like you would deploy your National Guard). Rational thinking human beings already know and understand how to legaly remove those persons in office who do not comply with the wishes of the majority... but when the majority do not vote, or canvas their representative to make the changes happen then maybe they deserve what their inactivity foists upon them. Pompous pretense and Royal scandals are phrases used by the media (where you found it?), I as a rational thinker believe that our Royals should be allowed to voice their oppinions more than they are allowed to do, even they have a right to freedom of speech surely, who tells your President what he can and cannot say, and should this be a fact then just what is the difference between a Monarchy and a Republic, and after all, there seems to be quit a few people over that side of the pond, unhappy with your present Gov, or am I reading too much of your gutter press? If the population of our respective countries could not just complain, but use the system that we have have, to make those who wish to hold public office, uphold the promised change that they will bring about once they are in office, then maybe just maybe, we will bring a change into this unresponsive debacle that WE have allowed to fester and rule with complete immunity, charge them with perjury when they don't comply with the written promises on their election manifesto's, hold them legally responsible instead of allowing them to slip sideways, (look at Tony Blair and the Iraq inquiry today in the UK, would you chase Bush over the weapons of mass destruction reports), there are rules and laws available, but who stands up and asks for the law to be invoked,... only those whose nose is not in the trough. Anyway you have a nice day, perhaps we might debate other points. Dave.
  10. To use the Daily Mail article as an example of the true feelings of the British population is akin to saying that Al-jazeera is the voice of America. Mr. Farage heads up what exactly as regards a political party, could they win enough seats to win an election, do they have the ability to contest enough seats to even stand a chance to form a coalition should they win those seats ?. We over here have a more pressing situation with the Scottish referendum to split with the rest of the UK, like one in four of your States holding their own vote to annex from the USA, and we see this media driven politicising of even trivial things as a hindrance to what should really be focused on. Now you as an American Citizen can cast your vote from outside the USA should you be working, serving in the military, I think this is correct... now I as a born and bred Scott have no vote in our ref. because I work and live in England... yet Immigrants into Scotland, who may only have lived there for a few months, can vote to change the future of not just my homeland, but the future of the whole of the UK, would you not agree that such an important possibility, yes possibility, should be more of an issue than a near impossibility like UKIP winning a General Election in the UK. We face the fear that you seem to be thinking about, immigrant voters deciding the outcome of our elections, Nando's only serving halal meat, the Government says only 17% of the population is Muslim, yet the meat industry say that almost 50% of all meat is now halal, don't muslims eat veggie's then ?. Your country like ours is under threat, and it is more subtle than you think, and it is not being stopped by any politician because as you know as soon as they say one word the "racist" card will raise it's ugly head, it has become a circus over here, you will have more women in gov., in finance, in business, you will have more ethnic (darker skinned) actors, actresses, all TV adverts will include ethnic people, it is being shoved down our throats, NOT by the ethnic population, but by the same idiots that stopped hanging for murderers, the ones who have to have a cause to march and demonstrate against, anti railways, anti roads, (they ruin the countryside), ... ohhh somebody hand me a soapbox, whatever is wrong with society can be changed by the will of the people,... if the people have the will. Isn't it easy to get carried away,lol.
  11. More bombs, more deaths, more injured, today. The bodies are still warm, the politicians still can't agree, this whole country is yet again on the verge of civil disruption, and what do we really care ? Keep listening to the c++p that gets circulated through these forums, or wake up and read real news articles, they are out there, you just need the willpower to actualy do something for yourself, find them, read them, form your own opinions, there is still hope for a better future for this country,.. the only questions are when and by whome, all of the ones who's names we all know that supposedly run this country are useless. I am NOT saying there is no hope of realignment of value for the Dinar, I am saying that IMO, it is still a bit in the future.
  12. When shutting off a bridge becomes more "newsworthy" than the almost daily bombings, sectarian attacks, that inflict indiscriminate maiming and death, then there is surely something wrong with the media control within Iraq. The US and the UN "if true" should investigate their sources regarding the "fair" democratic voting that really took place in country, because this is totally opposit to reports from areas that are still covered by PSC's and indeed journalists that were inside Iraq during the voting. AS stated above, it will be some time yet before any coalitions are made public, and even then don't take the first figures too seriously because those who have spent any time in this country will tell you straight," don't act on what you hear today, 'cause it sure as hell changes overnight ".
  13. Might I say that reading your post again still leaves me somewhat baffled as to where you refer to any "rich elite", and I take it that you are claiming direct ancestry to a particular tribe,?. Believe me I have still to benefit from "stealing " your lands, not even any royalties from last of the mohicans lol.
  14. Selective history ? Remember "lend lease", only pay for that which cannot be returned. Selling equipment on deferred terms is not loaning money, and hear this America's biggest earner since WW 1, is armaments, bar none, so could this explain it's role in so many conflicts? The Native Red Indian tribes could say the same to you about theft and fair payment,?.
  15. For stamina insert fortitude Pollution... your opinion differs from mine...that makes you wrong. You must be medically treatable ? Asking someone, who you think has a disorder, who doesn't know his arse from his elbow about the Dinar, to self diagnose his "condition" ... you are joking, yes. All joking aside, we all have our own ideas about Iraq and the Dinar situation, and give some respect for anyone elses opinion, which has stood up to some unnecassary vitriolic comments at times. We see daily on these threads, " No one knows when or what any change will be", but many castigate others for daring to put their thoughts into print... why ?. There are those on here who have posted thousands of times, yet when push comes to shove, they know not a jot more than you or I, if we are honest. Please take no offence from this piece, it is mainly in jest, (not all), Dave.
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