Monday, 29 November 2010

EXPLAINING MODERN POLITICS

REVEALED: The FBI's top secret Kennedy files that showed Bobby and Jackie were lovers.

How to explain modern politics?

There are different factions struggling for power.

Who killed President Kennedy, Princess Diana, Yitzhak Rabin, Benazir Bhutto, Rafik Hariri or the Archduke Franz Ferdinand?

Maurice Templesman, Barrack Obama and the Congo

Perhaps not much has changed since the reign of England's Richard Plantagenet, King Richard III.

Richard (1452-1485) was implicated in the death of Henry VI who died in 1471 while imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1471.

This death allowed Richard's elder brother Edward to become Edward IV.



Richard allegedly plotted against his brother Edward IV.

The Princes in the Tower, Edward V and his brother. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/princes-in-the-tower

Edward IV died in 1483, probably as the result of pneumonia or typhoid, but possibly from poison.

Edward IV's son, Edward V, was 12-year-old.

Richard became Protector of the Realm.

He faced opposition from many factions.

Richard placed Edward V and his brother in the Tower of London, 'for their own safety'.

Richard was declared King of England.

Richard

It was rumoured the Princes in the Tower had been murdered.

Henry Tudor, who had a dubious claim to the throne, gathered support and defeated Richard in battle.

Henry Tudor became Henry VII.

The top people are not always gentle and kind.


Tuesday, 2 November 2010

QUIZ

1. (A)

(B)


(C)

Which of the above is Domenico Prochilo, reportedly arrested in Siderno in Calabria in Italy, in July 2010?

Siderno is home to one of the 'Ndrangheta's biggest and most important clans, the Commisso 'ndrina, heavily involved in the global cocaine business and money laundering. [6]

The parents of CIA boss Leon Panetta, Carmelo Frank Panetta and Carmelina Prochilo, both come from Siderno.

2. Alan Duncan, who worked, from 1982 to 1988, for Marc Rich. Alan Duncan's domestic partner is James Dunseath.

To which small secretive organisation, set up by a former Prime Minister, have all of the following been linked:

Alan Duncan (UK Minister for International Development), William Casey (former Director CIA), William Colby (former Director CIA), Allen Dulles (CIA), Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller, George Soros, Paul Volcker, Stephen Lander (MI5 boss) , Richard Nixon, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Giulio Andreotti (linked to P2), Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Otto von Habsburg, General Richard Stilwell (linked to Operation Gladio),

(A) The Knitting Circle

(B) The Pinny Circle

(C) The Pinay Circle

3.

"To the casual observer she might look like nothing more than a drugs baron’s moll, happily flaunting her wealth and power."

Yet, astonishingly, the girl with the golden gun (from the private collection of Saddam) is the daughter of which one of the following:

(A) Joaquin 'Shorty' Guzman

(B) Britain’s MI6 spy chief Sir John Sawers

(C) the Pope.

4.




Which is correct:

(A) Mark Regev was born Mark Freiberg in Melbourne.

(B) Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with a Boston accent.

(C) Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a Jew.

5.




Which is correct:

(A) The BBC is run by the people who carried out the 9 11 attacks.

(B) 'Taliban nuclear documents' found by BBC reporter John Simpson were identical to a spoof article published in 1979 as a humour piece by The Journal of Irreproducible Results.

(C) The BBC broadcast an invented story that Indonesian communists were planning to slaughter the citizens of Jakarta.