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Here are the Blogs in the G. Murphy Donovan category.
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Thursday, 17 December 2015
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“We are not at war with Islam.” – Barack Hussein Obama We could begin with: “ISIS comes to America.” But that would suggest that the latest mutant strain of Muslim terror is somehow new or unique. The sad truth is, alas, that contemporary imperial Islam, a kind of cultural sewage, has been flowing ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/17/2015 8:52 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Saturday, 5 December 2015
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On 25 November a Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter, allegedly flown by NATO Turkish pilots, shot down a Russian Sukhoi bomber over Syria. The Turks claimed that the SU-24 violated their airspace, apparently by a few kilometers - or seconds in flight time at most. The Turks claimed to have issued 10 warnings ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/05/2015 7:37 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Monday, 16 November 2015
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“The influence of the (Islamic) religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it.”  -  Winston Churchill Islamic fanatics struck another blow for cynicism last Friday night in Paris; wholesale and gratuitous slaughter in the name of some sanguinary Muslim god. History teaches few ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/16/2015 4:29 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Monday, 12 October 2015
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“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”    - Virginia Woolf                     The coronation of Hillary Rodham as presidential nominee for 2016 is proceeding apace if the debate schedule provides any evidence. The first Democrat “debate” is scheduled ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/12/2015 8:08 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Wednesday, 5 August 2015
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The Republican establishment in America is perplexed. Democrats are distraught.  A liberal Media is having a hissy fit. Indeed, all of the usual whiners are groping for explanations. Even FOX News is stammering and sputtering for clarity. Going into the first debate of the 2016 presidential season, ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/05/2015 7:43 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Monday, 23 March 2015
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“Love is whatever you can still betray.” – John Le Carre There was a time that intelligence estimates were cloaked in secrecy. Peer review, such that it was, was limited to a few analysts with security clearances, analysts that were not necessarily substantive experts. The iconic Intelligence report ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/23/2015 7:56 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Monday, 9 February 2015
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Brian Williams has been the face of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) and now he seems to be the face of shameless too. Williams has regaled his gullible Media colleagues for a decade or more about a brush with death in Iraq that never happened. The Stars and Stripes, not the NY Times or the Washington ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/09/2015 5:00 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Saturday, 17 January 2015
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blog preview image “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Some wag suggested that Voltaire was murdered the other day in Paris. If this is true, then surely it was a mercy killing. Men like Voltaire and Daumier would be out of place in Francois Hollande’s Fifth ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2015 8:21 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Wednesday, 19 November 2014
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Politics is a contact sport. Expressions like “dirty politics” are redundant. Maybe there should be boundaries. Alas, even rhetorical restraint doesn’t seem to make the cut in Washington these days. The latest smut comes from a high ranking White House official who calls the Israeli Prime Minister ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/19/2014 2:52 PM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Tuesday, 7 October 2014
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Long gone are the days when a line might be drawn between art and politics. Today you might argue that that the performing arts, especially, have become a kind of propaganda arm for a promiscuous worldview. The issue isn’t just literal pornography, but the kind of artistic license that lowers all cultural ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/07/2014 12:25 PM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Wednesday, 10 September 2014
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“Jihad is holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam’ – John Brennan   We often think of human behavior as events with boundaries. Indeed, most contemporary digital choices seem to be binary; either/or, black/ white, on/ off, yes /no, for/against, or the now ubiquitous “like/dislike.” The binary ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/10/2014 10:37 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Thursday, 14 August 2014
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“We don’t thrive on military acts. We do them because we have to, and thank God we are efficient.”           Golda Meir as a girl Almost every news report on the latest Palestinian war leads with comparative casualties; Israeli victims number in the tens while Arabs number in the hundreds. Such ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/14/2014 6:10 PM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Saturday, 2 August 2014
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“Character is the decisive factor in individuals and nations alike.” – Theodore Roosevelt So now we have John Walsh. Another flag officer who steps on his crank and then pretends he was ill at the time. Maybe it’s a David Patraeus thing, a kind of self-love, a lust for advancement and the values ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/02/2014 8:01 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Sunday, 1 June 2014
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“Just because information is stolen, that doesn’t make it more useful.” – Mike Hayden The National Security Agency (NSA) is the child of Pearl Harbor, the worst warning disaster, until recently, in American history. The World Trade Center was the first homeland test of NSA. The Fort Meade complex ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/01/2014 5:31 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Wednesday, 14 May 2014
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Clayton Lockett was executed the other day in Oklahoma for the torture/ murder of a 19-year-old girl after gaming the judicial system at taxpayer expense for the last 15 years. He was convicted originally on the basis of a videotaped, remorseless, if not arrogant, confession. During his lengthy incarceration, ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/14/2014 8:01 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Thursday, 27 March 2014
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Say what you will about Vladimir Putin. Some of worst may be true. Say what you will about Kremlin policy. A totalitarian history might still have some traction in Moscow. And say what you will about the Russian majority. They still seem to prefer a strong man at the helm, chaps like Vladimir Putin. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/27/2014 12:00 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Saturday, 8 March 2014
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The United States, the European Union, and NATO are playing kingmaker again, this time in the Ukraine where the stakes could be nuclear. Somehow, regime change has become the default setting for America foreign policy. Let’s review the bidding: Tunisia, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Afghanistan, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/08/2014 12:00 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Friday, 29 November 2013
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“For all sad words from mouth or pen, the saddest of these are, what might have been” – Whittier Thanksgiving was always the best of Yankee holidays; indeed, unlike most things we celebrate, a unique occasion, a special American institution. In its original incarnation, the last Thursday ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/29/2013 12:00 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Sunday, 10 November 2013
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In politics there is no honour!” – Benjamin Disraeli The fact that incompetence has a second act in the Oval Office is more a function of inertia on the Right than any achievement on the Left.  Indeed, the Democrats didn’t win the last presidential race, the Republicans ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/10/2013 12:00 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Sunday, 13 October 2013
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             “How you define a problem shapes how you address it.” – John O. Brennan Just as the American role in the Muslim Wars seems to be winding down, Iraq and Afghanistan especially, another intervention in Syria is ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/13/2013 12:00 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Friday, 4 October 2013
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“Be just before you are generous.” – RB Sheridan President Obama compared the Affordable Care Act to the Apple Corporation the other day while attempting to defend the flailing of the new and expanding health care bureaucracy. A few days earlier, he had invoked the Runaway Slave ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/04/2013 12:00 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Monday, 9 September 2013
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What follows here is an unpaid, unsolicited, spontaneous endorsement of Carlos Danger for mayor of New York City. Carlos (aka Tony) is perfect for New York. He’s trim, loud, below average, and arrogant; New York urbane if you wish. But he is also fabulous and famous; never mind that he made his ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/09/2013 12:00 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Thursday, 18 July 2013
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“It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently” – Dostoyevsky The American Intelligence Community (IC) is starting to resemble a large cast of delinquents, a Faustian opera where bad behavior seeks constant rationalization and confirmation. And like most bad behavior, ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/18/2013 12:00 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Friday, 5 April 2013
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“Humankind cannot bear too much reality.” – TS Eliot Ensign of Islamist Resistance Barack Hussein Obama finally went to Israel. Before the trip, America had a schizophrenic, yet constant, Mideast foreign policy; stroking autocratic Arabs and alienating democratic Israelis. Indeed, ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/05/2013 7:40 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Friday, 11 January 2013
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      “The nature of lies is to please…. Truth has no concern for anyone’s comfort.” – Catherine Dunn A dog whistle makes a sound or sends a command that only a canine can hear  A rhetorical dog whistle is a coded message for select listeners, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/11/2013 11:01 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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