... bring it on
1 January 2004
Nick and friends have survived the great cultural wank of Christmas. Relaxing
over a few drinks they contemplate the ongoing war in Iraq and its baleful
effect on American democracy.
give me Religion, Lordy, Lordy
In which Nick tails a merchant banker to the Maroubra Seals Club
and comes in contact with the mad world of the fundamentalist Christian
group, Jews For Jesus.
standout performance in the topless comp
1 March 2004
Going topless at the beach is a fine art. Our hero watches a young Amazon
rupture the envelope with a performance that has the judges gasping.
low with Renee's boys
Nick gets a fun job tailing one of Renee Rivkin's "business associates"
and wonders whether Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz aren't holed up
somewhere with Renee's missing mates.
to the drums of madness
Good Christian boys and girls abusing Iraqi POWs ... John Howard's God
Squad lashing out at secularism ... our hero ponders the religious right's
march to madness.
Nicholas Berg execution:
A working hypothesis and a resolution for the orange jumpsuit mystery
Why was Nick Berg wearing a regulation-issue US prison jumpsuit when he
was apparently executed on video by what are claimed to be al-Qaeda-linked
terrorists? Something fishy there, but there may be a simple explanation.
Berg: the missing month
A lot of people would like to know what happened
to Nicholas Berg after he walked out of Baghdads Fanar Hotel on
10 April. They say the 26 year-old American contractor was looking for
a taxi when he walked off down the street and into history.
questions about Nicholas Berg's last days:
An open letter to Beth A. Payne, US Consul, Baghdad, Iraq
Millions want to know the truth about the last days of the young American
contractor murdered in Iraq. Was he seized a second time by US forces?
The US Consul in Baghdad should tell us all she knows.
al-Zarqawi a false flag operative?
If Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the terrorist leader credited
with the beheading deaths of Nick Berg and Kim Sun-Il, did not exist it
would be necessary for the United States to invent him. That may well
be what the CIA has done.
evidence and observations on the Berg case
A close comparison of frames from the Berg video and pictures from Abu
Ghraib prison reveals more evidence that the execution video was recorded
in the notorious prison complex. Warning:
this article contains disturbing images.
man in Kabul:
Torturing Afghanis with Fox News' celebrity mercenary
1 August 2004
Jonathan Keith Idema was one of Donald Rumsfeld's boys until he fell
foul of the US State Department and the Afghan regime.
by experts (blocked)
1 September 2004
The Carr government is pushing towards yet another massively expensive
traffic-generating motorway for Sydney. Nick's been investigating how
the RTA handles community opposition to its proposals.
their Senate preferences shall ye know them
1 October 2004
The Labor Party and the Australian Democrats have shown their true
colours by preferencing the right-wing 'Liberals for Forests' and the
nutty religious fundamentalists of Family First before The Greens in the
poll for federal Senate seats for NSW.
Sydney Morning Herald and the dirty politics of the religious right
1 November 2004
No story about the 2004 Federal election more
clearly illustrates the reactionary role played by the religious right
than the Muslim-baiting of Ed Husic, Labors candidate for the seat
of Greenway in Sydneys west.
lost the election
The biggest story never told
There's now a huge mass of evidence of systematic
fraud in the US presidential election all of it favouring Bush
but the mainstream media won't touch the story.
Bush sponsors an Iranian government in Baghdad
So the inevitable outcome
of the Neocons little exercise in setting up a pseudo-democratic pro-US
regime in Iraq is that the surrogates of the ultra-conservative Iranian
ayatollahs will end up as the government in Baghdad. I suppose if that
happened theyd stand a chance of raising a Shiite Iraqi army
that would fight, but what a humiliating outcome.