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101. Historical Notes [Lobster #48 (Winter 2004)]
... transformed into a monster. It was indeed his intention to focus on the long-term strategic danger presented to the USA by the USSR. But his aims were limited and specific. He argued that the primary response of the USA to Soviet expansionism should be economic aid to countries where social and political conditions were favourable to pro-Communist coups. He was an advocate of covert operations, under political control. He maintained that the key to success in holding back the USSR was retention by the West of influence over the world's advanced industrial states which, should they fall under Soviet hegemony, would have the capacity to transform themselves into military powers strong enough to threaten the USA ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 13  -  01 Dec 2004  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue48/lob48-21.htm
102. Terrorism, Anti-Semitism and Dissent [Lobster #47 (Summer 2004)]
... one of them. John Reid, the ex-Communist who is now Blair's leading studio casuist, is another with whom Galloway has regular done battle, occasionally physically, he tells us. Galloway also goes back a long way with Dennis MacShane, the Foreign Office minister who denounced Hugo Chavez during the short-lived and US-backed coup attempt on the Venezuelan leader. 'Now I know a lot about Dennis MacShane, ' Galloway writes rather threateningly, 'including the fact that he is not Dennis MacShane. His is a family of Roman Catholic refugees from Poland who changed their name to blend in more successfully. ' (I shall return to MacShane, who as an international ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 16  -  01 Jun 2004  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue47/lob47-03.htm
103. A Very British Jihad (Book Review) [Lobster #47 (Summer 2004)]
... with South African-supplied weapons and the subsequent alliance between the South African state and some of the loyalists; and, centrally, the career of Brian Nelson, the British Army's man directing the UDA killer gangs using intelligence from the British Army and RUC Special Branch. Larkin thinks that the 'collusion' can be traced back to the 'quiet coup' run in the UK in the 1970s which led to the election of Mrs Thatcher. This chapter, the one which he has written from other published sources, without the kind of detailed research he conducted in Northern Ireland, is the weakest bit of the book. Based in part in the analysis in Lobster 11 and Smear! ...
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104. Enduring Freedom [Lobster #47 (Summer 2004)]
... also be understood as the intensification of a long-present sociological trend, identified by C Wright Mills in the late 1960s, for a 'power elite' to emerge in the now normal passage from government to consultancy to corporation and back again. ' But then quickly afterwards they argue that the removal of the Gough Whitlam government in a 'constitutional coup' in Australia in 1975 led to commendable reform. Even their term 'legal authoritarianism' betrays a sort of mild shock-horror at the extent of the unfolding policies. Despite this, the book's main strengths the tracking of the growth of the intelligence services to dominate policy budgets in recent years and transform 'social democrat' governments into authoritarian ...
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105. Our Friends in the North-East [Lobster #47 (Summer 2004)]
... in 2003 meant a leadership election in the GMB. Two candidates emerged from the organisational and political heartlands of the GMB: Kevin Curran (Northern Region, with a background on Tyneside) and Paul Kenny (London Region, former employee of Hammersmith and Fulham council). Curran won, shifting control of the entire union, in a considerable coup, back to the North East. One wonders if the curious and expedient volte-face of Mr Blair re: Ken Livingstone and the London mayoralty a few months later might not be related to the lobbying power and political preferences of Paul Kenny. (13) Notes 1 Hilary Marquand, a key pro-US figure in the ...
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106. Also Noticed [Lobster #46 (Winter 2003)]
... 18.99 A left-liberal polemic against the Bush regime, this hits the right targets: corporate dominance of politics, stealing the election, 9/11, the hyping of terrorism, the Patriot Act, neo-cons, the religious right the new American Reich which Bush Jnr. has fronted since the Republicans ran their little coup in Florida. All entirely acceptable but rather familiar and mostly unsourced. It might get him run out of town in Middle America but for readers of this journal it won't be of much interest. Sort of Greg Palast lite; Gore Vidal without the style. The Vatican Exposed: Money, Murder and the Vatican Paul L. Williams ...
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107. Re: [Lobster #46 (Winter 2003)]
... http://www.fortune.com/ fortune/articles/0 ,15114,490641-3 ,00.htm >) . The Other 9/11 Peter Kornbluh (1 ) analyses CIA and White House records to show how the former made use of the Chilean media to help undermine Allende's government prior to the military coup of 11 September 1973. Augustin Edwards (owner of the country's leading newspaper, El Mercurio, and tactfully described as a Chilean Rupert Murdoch) had already been lobbying influential Americans to argue for 'aggressive US intervention' to remove Allende, and eventually met with Nixon and Kissinger to further press his case. He succeeded and the US did ...
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108. Bean counters and empire [Lobster #46 (Winter 2003)]
... good enough to treat Muscat and Oman as an isolated incident. The serious fighting in the region broke out in November 1958 with a British counter attack on various tribal insurgents. This took place against a backdrop of President Nasser announcing the union of Egypt with Syria (February 1958) and Yemen (March 1958) and a pro-Egyptian coup in Iraq (14 July 1958). The latter event resulted in a speedy US intervention in Lebanon (15 July) and a similar British operation in Jordan (17 July). The Defence White Paper announced that although Britain would remain a world player via the possession of nuclear weapons defence expenditure would be 'held' at 7% ...
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... a serious attempt by some groups to undermine, destabilise and remove the Wilson Government. ' His considered view. But what did he consider? Did he do any research into this period? (He is ideally placed to do it.) None that is visible. He does, however, give us a few new fragments on the coup-plotting atmosphere of 1973-76. 'One influential company of stockbrokers, Kitkat Aitken (sic), actually had its entire staff join up with the Territorial Army because of the City's fear that the nation was under threat. ' At the back end of 1973, as the miners' dispute with the Heath three-day week ...
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110. Historical Notes [Lobster #46 (Winter 2003)]
... being about the manner of its execution. However these arguments were significant. In 1998 there was no talk of 'regime change' by the White House. The idea was to disarm Saddam Hussein completely and use UNSCOM and sanctions to police the country, at the same time covertly encouraging groups which would be in a position to stage a military coup. This was not enough for some: on 26 January 1998 Clinton received a letter calling for the removal of Saddam Hussein because he is a 'hazard a significant portion of the world's supply of oil'. The President was urged to 'seize the opportunity and to enunciate a new strategy that would secure the interests of the US and our ...
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