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Dishonesty the new transparency?

Andrew L. Urban Labor leader Anthony Albanese wouldn’t answer (three times, like Peter the Apostle’s denial of knowing Jesus) whether a Labor government would raise taxes. Several female candidates under the dishonestly vague Voices Of umbrella (party?) claim to be … Continue reading

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Zelensky to Australia: Russian action a threat to world

Wearing his now iconic battle green T-shirt, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky was beamed into the Australian Parliament chamber on March 31, 2022, above the heads of the business-wear dressed members and senators filling the seats in respectful anticipation. After the … Continue reading

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Ukraine was conned

Andrew L. Urban All three signatories to the 1994 Budapest Memorandum promising protection for Ukraine against attack in return for Ukraine abandoning all of its nuclear weapons, have failed to abide by that agreement. The Russian Federation most egregiously by … Continue reading

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Media fail: The New York Lies that damaged the world

Andrew L. Urban. “There has been a lot of crowing this week about the fact that the New York Times has finally come clean and admitted Hunter Biden’s laptop saga is not Russian disinformation. It’s real. You don’t say,” writes … Continue reading

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‘Mean girls’ infer Kimberley Kitching was a liar

Andrew L. Urban The ‘mean girls’ denying the late Kimberley Kitching’s well documented allegations of bullying is tantamount to calling her a liar – and a scheming one at that. With a letter to Labor frontbencher Richard Marles, letters to … Continue reading

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Putin’s Playbook – playing Americans for suckers

Andrew L. Urban Perhaps the biggest mistake of the American intel world is to have imagined that Russians think like Americans. They don’t, writes Rebekah Koffler in her authoritative and alarming book Putin’s Playbook – Russia’s Secret Plan to Defeat … Continue reading

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Nuclear weapons are not like hand guns

Andrew L. Urban Western leaders shrivelled in the face of an undefined threat of escalation by Vladimir Putin, as they tried to tailor their military assistance to Ukraine according to whatever Putin found acceptable. He has nukes! Yes, he has … Continue reading

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Don’t just stand there…

Andrew L. Urban The 1994 Budapest Memorandum , states that “Taking into account the commitment of Ukraine to eliminate all nuclear weapons from its territory within a specified period of time” ..the following is agreed: “Article 4. The United States … Continue reading

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Capitulation complete

Andrew L. Urban It cannot be any clearer: 141 countries of the world have condemned Russia for its invasion of Ukraine as illegitimate in a vote at the UN General Assembly. And all 141 countries have done nothing to stop … Continue reading

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Kyiv falls: then what?

Andrew L. Urban Taking control of Kyiv is one thing. Taking control of the entire country quite another. But even if Putin wins the invasion of Ukraine, Russia will still not be the grand old Soviet-style empire of which Putin … Continue reading

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