Tag Archives: Fascism

How Did We Get Here? – Violent Authoritarianism or Fascism in America?

“…Speculations about the future depend upon an accurate analysis of the past…” [1]   Sweeping our country today is a serious menace. One of racism and its brother, anti-Semitism; abuse of refugees and their children; separation of children from parents, … Continue reading

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Trump’s Child Policy

Listen to the children cry. THIS is Trump’s policy on children. Put them in Trump Camps. The Nazis and Stalinists did this.

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Notes from the Southern Heartland – A New Bimonthly Column in the Regional Press

Gentle Reader – Starting next Sunday, 23 July, I will begin a twice monthly column in the regional press  – The DailyItem and related papers – in this area of PA. Everything published will be here as well. Please read … Continue reading

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Introduction

INTRODUCTION Contents Establishing the Inquiry ………………………………………………………………………………………….2 Purpose of the Inquiry …………………………………………………………………………………………….2 Support to the Inquiry Committee …………………………………………………………………………3 Avoiding conflicts of interest …………………………………………………………………………………4 The Inquiry’s approach ………………………………………………………………………………………….5 Initial meetings ………………………………………………………………………………………………………5 Issues not addressed by the Inquiry …………………………………………………………………….6 Hearings …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………8 Written evidence … Continue reading

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Development of the Military Options for an Invasion of Iraq

SECTION 6.1 DEVELOPMENT OF THE MILITARY OPTIONS FOR AN INVASION OF IRAQ Contents Introduction and key findings………………………………………………………………………174 MOD Defence Planning Assumptions……………………………………………………………..176 The possibility of military invasion emerges…………………………………………………….178 The impact of 9/11………………………………………………………………………………………178 President Bush’s “axis of evil” speech and the UK … Continue reading

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Military Planning for the Invasion, January to March 2003

SECTION 6.2 MILITARY PLANNING FOR THE INVASION, JANUARY TO MARCH 2003 Contents Introduction and key findings ……………………………………………………………………….387 The switch to the South ……………………………………………………………………………….388 CENTCOM’s proposal for a UK Division in the South ……………………………………………389 MOD advice to No.10 on deployment to … Continue reading

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Military Equipment (Pre-Conflict)

SECTION 6.3 MILITARY EQUIPMENT (PRE-CONFLICT) Contents Introduction and key findings …………………………………………………………………………..2 Planning and readiness for expeditionary operations ……………………………………………..2 Testing the UK’s expeditionary capability: lessons learned? …………………………………….6 The UK’s expeditionary capability by 2002 ………………………………………………………….11 Equipment preparations for the invasion (2002 to … Continue reading

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Planning and Preparation for a Post-Saddam Hussein Iraq, Mid-2001 to January 2003

SECTION 6.4 PLANNING AND PREPARATION FOR A POST-SADDAM HUSSEIN IRAQ, MID-2001 TO JANUARY 2003 Contents Introduction and key findings ………………………………………………………………………..114 Pre-conflict management of information on Iraq ………………………………………………..115 The Foreign and Commonwealth Office ……………………………………………………………116 The Iraq Planning Unit ………………………………………………………………………………..120 The Joint … Continue reading

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Planning and Preparation for a Post-Saddam Hussein Iraq, January to March 2003

SECTION 6.5 PLANNING AND PREPARATION FOR A POST-SADDAM HUSSEIN IRAQ, JANUARY TO MARCH 2003 Contents Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………..309 Second round of inter-agency talks, Washington, 22 January 2003 …………………………309 Follow-up to the inter-agency talks ……………………………………………………………….326 The UK Common Document …………………………………………………………………………327 Post-conflict discussions … Continue reading

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Conclusions: Pre-Conflict Strategy and Planning

571 SECTION 7 CONCLUSIONS: PRE-CONFLICT STRATEGY AND PLANNING Contents Conclusions ………………………………………………………………………………………………572 The UK decision to support US military action ……………………………………………………573 UK policy before 9/11 ……………………………………………………………………………………573 The impact of 9/11 ………………………………………………………………………………………577 Decision to take the UN route ………………………………………………………………………..583 Negotiation of resolution … Continue reading

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