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From The Boy Least Likely To..... To The Man Who Never Did. All views probably borrowed from elsewhere.

Spy Agency Sends Pro Gay Signal

thewhatandthewhy.com — Britain's intelligence monitoring post GCHQ has marked International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) by lighting up its main building in the colours of the rainbow. The symbolic act comes 24 years after the UK's three main intelligence agencies, GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 lifted a ban on openly gay people working for them.

The Story of Britain's Football Chants

goodreads.com — Dirty Northern B*st*rds - So Me For many years following Manchester City when we have travelled south of Crewe I and my colleagues have often been called a dirty northern b*st*rd by some southern softie.

Where do football chants come from?

telegraph.co.uk — Each season, new chants are added to the canon. Some are spontaneous, off-the-cuff. Others are carefully constructed by individuals or small groups, planned in the week before a game, often given a trial in pubs near the ground on match day, and then transferred to the terraces where they stand or fall, judged by their peers.

GCHQ 'Can Seize Private Facebook Photographs'

news.sky.com — Exclusive: Sky's Man Goes Inside GCHQ As I crossed the various levels of security required to get into GCHQ, signs went up around the building. Staff were warned that an outsider was inside, and to be aware of that if engaged in any sensitive conversations.

ISIS Urges Muslims To Immigrate To 'New State'

news.sky.com — How Long Can The ISIS 'Caliphate' Survive? The ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, appears to have declared that the area in which his fighters have nominal control is a "state". If that is the case it is not a state as the modern world recognises the concept, nor is it likely to survive.
Jul 01, 2014

Leader of ISIS tells Muslims it's their "duty" to immigrate to his newly-declared "Islamic State" in Iraq and Syria: news.sky.com/story/1293113/…

US Sending Hundreds More Troops To Iraq

news.sky.com — Timeline: How The Iraq Crisis Unfolded A look back at the main events in the Iraq crisis, which has seen Sunni insurgents from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror group move to within 50 miles of the capital Baghdad.

"Dirty Northern B*st*rds!" and other Tales from the Terraces

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Iraqi Militants: 'Battle Will Rage In Baghdad'

news.sky.com — Iraq Unrest Threatens To Redraw Middle East Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, is now under the control of radical Islamist fighters ideologically aligned with al Qaeda, bringing closer the possibility that the country will fall apart. The violence is also further proof that the conflicts in Syria and Iraq have merged and threaten further instability throughout the region.

Iraq: Tikrit Seized As Militants Surge South

news.sky.com — Militants from an al Qaeda splinter group have attacked a town housing Iraq's largest oil refinery, as more than 500,000 people fled an assault on the country's second city. Some 250 guards at the refinery in Baiji withdrew to another town after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants sent a delegation of tribal chiefs to persuade them to pull out.

Shadowplay: The Inside Story Of The Overthrow Of Slobodan Milosevic

goodreads.com — Very good book about this period.Tim Marshall writes with a dry wit, and manages to cover a complex piece of recent history well. There's a lot of behind the scenes information on how the diplomatic and intelligence efforts worked (or, often didn't work) and some cutting insights on the personalities involved.
Jun 04, 2014

Apropos de nothing - Here's my first book now re-issued as E book. goodreads.com/book/show/1987…

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Oct 08, 2015

This Day in History Sultan of Zanzibar ceded territory to Kenya. What year? - Right hand column at thewhatandthewhy.com

Oct 08, 2015

RT @AnshelPfeffer: Cycle of killing in Jerusalem and West Bank continues, Netanyahu and Abbas at risk of losing control l The Economist economist.com/news/middle-ea…

Oct 08, 2015

@ysyplg But that was planned, ordered, supported. At the moment there' no proof this is any of those things. It MAY calm down. I hope so.

Oct 08, 2015

New Waywell +Today in History - Solzhenitsyn won Nobel Prize - what year? thewhatandthewhy.com Article follows... pic.twitter.com/07oA6KSrh5

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