Monthly Archives: January 2012

Here we go again in the battle of territorial claims and name changing

Yep, here we go again. Japan has ‘dibs’ on East China Sea islands they call ‘Senkaku’. China and Taiwan claim them as their own, and to them, they are the ‘Diaoyu islands’. These three countries are not only talking of … Continue reading

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US, Philippines reenforce military ties

It seems as though it were yesterday that the Filipino government refused to renew a basing agreement with the US. Actually it was 20 years ago when America abandoned Clark Air Force base and Subic Bay naval base, hang ons … Continue reading

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Israel’s hand in American politics

GuamDiary has always contended that Israel was an internal American problem. In the last few weeks, two events underscore this assertion.   One the billionaire casino owner and Israeli booster Sheldon Adelson injected us$5 million into Newt Gingrich super PAC, … Continue reading

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Israel itching to bomb Iran?

In the Sunday 29 January ‘New York Times Magazine’, veteran Israeli investigative reporter Ronen Bergman’s ‘Israel vs. Iran’ is featured. Bergman is no stranger when it comes to Iran and the Mossud. His ‘Secret war with Iran’ came out in … Continue reading

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New York’s mayor Bloomber likes spy stories

Billionaire mayor Mike Bloomberg likes John LeCarre. He said as much whilst visiting a Bronx high school English class. As self styled ‘education mayor’, the man who spent more than $100m for a third term in office and with a … Continue reading

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Bill Mardo sportswriter dead at 88

Bill Mardo is not a household name. And certainly a forgotten figure in the fight for racial equality. He was a sports writer for ‘The Daily Worker’, the organ of the Communist Party USA. That alone should make him forgettable … Continue reading

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The rise of Neo-knownothingism in America

This years slate of Republican presidential candidates are living proof of the rise of ‘know nothings’ in American politics. Quickly many might object to this characterisation: Romney is a Harvard man with an MBA and law degree; Gingrich holds a … Continue reading

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