War on Terrorism

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11 September attack pictures of terrorismLiving with Fear and Uncertainty in a Changing World of Terrorism

Violent tribalism and terrorism will be fed by globalization and injustice

Most terrorism attacks on America will be against corporations and citizens

In less than half an hour our world was changed.

True Impact of World Trade Centre Pictures

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The Truth about the War with Iraq

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We can debate the morality and chaotic aftermath of the 2003 Iraq War, and miss the bigger picture, which is far wider than the post 9/11 war against terror, or the current crisis among Palestinians and Israelis, or the situation in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, or the convulsions in the UN and the EU, or US global dominance and accusations of aggressive imperialism.

Article Written May 2003.

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Terrorism: fear is their greatest weapon

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Greatest weapon of terrorists is fear playing on irrational emotions of public. Need to understand power of asymmetric threats using easily available bomb-making products. Military strikes less helpful than understanding underlying issues, perceived injustice etc and working to reduce numbers of disaffected activists that later become violent, intelligence, vigilance etc. Overstated risks of terror attacks, failure to understand risks. Why terrorism rules by fear and how to defeat it.

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Drumcree - Good Friday agreement - 10th April 1998

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Drumcree - Orange Order - the Future

Tribalism in Ulster and Europe

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Scandal about MP Expenses in UK - predicted in 1995 in my book

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MP Expenses scandal in UK:  predicted 14 years ago - see book "The Truth about Westminster" that I wrote in 1995.  "The system is open to fraud, and some are taking advantage of this. The amounts involved can be large. Lord Nolan described 'fiddling of expenses' as 'a crime, whether it is done by a Member of Parliament or anybody else'. At least six cases of suspected abuse are uncovered every year by the Commons Fees Office. However, no MP has ever been publicly disciplined.

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Dictatorships and Revolution in Digital Age: People Power after Tunisia, Egypt, Libya

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Leadership - What next after Tunisia, Libya, Egypt?

Impact of SMS, twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, Youtube and other social networks on dictatorships v democracy in Middle East and across the world. How Africa, Arab and Asia dictators fear loss of political power from freedom of information. Use of mobile technology, smart phones and other communication devices to drive protests and public disorder.

How governments and dictatorships have switched off mobile telephones and SMS, web...

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How social networking can spark revolutions: impact SMS, Twitter, Facebook on democracy, dictators

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Revolution, unrest, protests, protestors, riots, all have been made easier to organise with SMS and social media.

Impact on dictators, dictatorships, democracy and democratic pressures from social networks like Twitter, Facebook, SMS.

Media revelations of public scandals, corruption, crimes, cover ups and government deceptions, impact of wikileaks on government internal communications and policies. Freedom of information and corruption. Politics and political change. How dictators fear loss of political power from freedom of information....

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