Category Archives: Political Change

Sirtefied III

The United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are now all calling for an investigation into the circumstances of the death of Moammar Gadhafi. Seems a bit off the mark; wasn’t what was happening in … Continue reading

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Sirtefied II

The images of him being dragged, alive, into the crowd: The animal-like sounds of the crowd, accompanied by the screaming of “Allahu Akbar” (“God is great”), being an obscene religious perversion, within my limited understanding of the religion. Reminds me … Continue reading

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Sirtefied

Reports of Gaddafi’s compound in his hometown of Sirte being bombed today by the British, in circumstances where NATO’s bombing operations in Libya are under Canadian command. I thought that the UN Security Council Resolution was such that any bombing … Continue reading

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Tiananmen Lessons in Social Stability

In 1989, in Tiananmen Square, they were warned repeatedly that if they didn’t get out of the square, the consequences would be quite dire. Elderly politicians tried to reason with them, and were treated with contempt. The people on the … Continue reading

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Choosing The Victim Protection

People streaming out of Syria. Civilians being attacked by tanks. Turkey accepting thousands of refugees. No NATO planes overhead, bombing the aggressors in Syria, despite Canada having a base of operations in Italy. Instead, the planes bomb Libya–Gaddafi’s side. Nothing … Continue reading

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Post-Election Clearing: Hôtel Morphée

…in that sometimes one needs something soaring and unique to make sense of what should be post-election joy. Think I may have found it in an introduction to Hôtel Morphée, a band that I saw last weekend, at the initiative … Continue reading

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Meetings, Resolutions, Meetings

The world leaders are meeting in Paris today to determine how to counter Gaddafi’s otherwise impending victory in the civil war in Libya. Prime Minister Harper is there. Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon is there. Then on the newsclip I … Continue reading

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