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Crescent International, August 2012

Posted in islam, israel, libya, saudi arabia, syria by Blimp deflator on August 12, 2012

Crescent August 2012
Crescent International’s issue for August 2012 includes articles on “How to deal with the fitnah of Al Saud” (see below), “The Anglo-Wahhabi-Zionist war on Syria” and the “backward advance” of “Israel-NATO’s new Libya” — a wrecked country where “rival militias slug it out”. The cover story, by Tahir Mustafa, begins:

The tribal-owned network, Al-Jazeera, has dubbed it the “War in Syria.” Its news broadcasts run this banner on the screen while reporting on Syria. This tries to create the impression that there are two clearly identifiable sides in the conflict: one comprises the opposition groups while the other consists of government forces. This is a grossly simplistic and inaccurate projection of the far more complex reality on the ground. True, there are myriad groups battling government forces, but they are neither independent nor have the support of the Syrian people. The overwhelming majority is made up of mercenaries financed by Saudi Arabia and Qatar — two “shining examples” of democracy in the Muslim East — and aided and abetted by the US, Israel, the Hariri clan in Lebanon and and odd assortment of US allies from Europe. Nor is the uprising in Syria as spontaneous as those that occurred in Tunisia and Egypt. The Syrian uprising has multiple layers and numerous players. Its roots can be traced as far back as 2005, according to the Washington Post (April 16, 2011) when a number of Syrian opposition figures were recruited by the George Bush administration…

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Shock for Mars Lander controllers

Posted in afghanistan, united states by Blimp deflator on August 12, 2012

Shock for Mars Lander controllers
From the Manawatu Standard of August 7, 2012. The cartoonist is Malcolm Evans.

NZ must stay the course in Afghanistan, says Dom-Post

Posted in afghanistan, new zealand by Blimp deflator on August 12, 2012

Don't let soldiers' sacrifice be in vain
“Cindy Sheehan . . . and others have tried to put a dent into the specious logic that attempts to translate unnecessary death into justification for still more unnecessary death.” — More US Soldiers Die in Vain, by Ray McGovern, consortium-
news.com, August 7, 2011.

The argument in The Dominion Post’s editorial has been made so often, and debunked so often, I’m surprised to see it still being advanced. Oh, well, I suppose it sounds like sharp thinking to doltish New Zealanders.

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NZ loses two soldiers in Afghanistan: The Dom-Post’s view

Posted in afghanistan, new zealand by Blimp deflator on August 9, 2012

New Zealand loses two soldiers in Afghanistan
The Dominion Post of August 7, 2012. The cartoonist is Tom Scott.

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NZ loses two soldiers in Afghanistan: The Standard’s view

Posted in afghanistan, new zealand by Blimp deflator on August 9, 2012

New Zealand loses two soldiers in Afghanistan
From the Manawatu Standard of August 6, 2012. The cartoonist is Malcolm Evans.

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The right to bear arms is revisited

Posted in united states by Blimp deflator on August 8, 2012

US Constitution
From The Dominion Post of July 24, 2012.

Uncle Sam’s hypocrisy rises to new heights

Posted in syria, united states by Blimp deflator on August 8, 2012

Listen to the revolving puppet's indignant squawks
From the Manawatu Standard of July 13, 2012. The cartoonist is Malcolm Evans.

Kiwis not welcome at Pearl Harbor

Posted in new zealand, united states by Blimp deflator on August 7, 2012

Kiwis not welcome at Pearl Harbor
Japanese and Russian warships are welcome at Pearl Harbor, but not New Zealand warships — because of NZ’s refusal to allow nuclear-powered vessels to visit NZ ports. The cartoon is from the Manawatu Standard of July 7, 2012.