Hugh McManners

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USA Fighting the Wrong Wars

Using military force requires considerable thought beforehand. Planning for afterwards doesn’t seem to be part of the USA’s war-fighting approach. The Americans invaded Iraq with no plan for rebuilding the country, and so created what seems...

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Remove Dictators to Create Monsters

Once the suppressive force of a regime is removed, countries like Egypt, Iraq and Afghanistan have no mechanisms to stop extremists filling the vacuum.  There are worse things than dictators. The CIA’s funding of...

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Russians are Not Fools!

TIME and other US news outlets are trying to present Russian people as believing all the various internet nonsense stories that incidents like the Malaysian Airlines tragedy invariably create.  That MH17 was loaded with dead...

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ISIS Extremism is a Good Thing

The big danger with ISIS  is if ordinary people take them seriously.   It’s clear that the radicalisation of their followers is crude and extreme; even Osama Bin Laden urged them to temper their ruthlessness....

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D-Day and Media Enthusiasm for War

The poignant D-Day remembrance ceremonies have as ever been turned into a media circus. The BBC has trotted out the same tired old formulae they use at such events synonymous with Royal Weddings, Trooping...

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Nobody Wants Ukraine – and never did…

Among the many things conveniently forgotten in this recent Ukraine crisis,  is that the EU was never going to accept Ukraine for membership.  It’s too corrupt and disorganised with politicians who are down-right bad. In...