Friday, November 23, 2007


"The flyers, purporting to be from a fake organisation called the Islamic Australia Federation, were posted through letterboxes in the marginal seat of Lindsay in suburban Sydney. They suggested that the Labor party approved of forgiving the men involved in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings which killed more than 200 people, 88 of them Australian. There was a forged Labor logo on the leaflet and the phrase Allahu Akbar, God is Great, had been misspelled as Ala Akba." - Red faces for Howard's party over fake leaflets

"More than 40% of the foreign fighters who entered Iraq to join the insurgency in the past year were citizens of Saudi Arabia, America's key partner in the Middle East, according to detailed information seized from a camp used by them." - Saudis make up 41% of foreign fighters in Iraq Iraq Guardian ...

Chris Huhne: "Abroad, there is a crying need for a new internationalism, not a servile stoop before the Bush White House. We should long ago have set a date to withdraw from Iraq, and it is outrageous that we have signed up for "son of Star Wars" in a statement smuggled out on the last day of the summer session. Ministers have even failed to reassure me, in parliamentary questions, that we will get information from Menwith Hill (the US National Security Agency site in Yorkshire) at the same time as our US sponsors.

"After the disaster of Iraq, there is surely a premium on independence, yet the government has also agreed to replace Trident with one of equivalent power that will make us dependent on the US for another 50 years."- Radicalism will serve us

"Up to 300 members attended the event and of those who spoke to the Guardian, 85 backed Huhne, 42 backed Clegg and 83 did not express a preference." - All still to play for in Liberal Democrats' leadership race

"David Miliband feels obliged to argue that Europe can aspire only to be a regional power, not a great power." - We fret over Europe, but the real threat to sovereignty has long ...


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