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Know your enemy

November 21, 2015 / 0 comments

The language of war has returned ever since the Paris Attacks. The French PM has not held back the ballistic rhetoric and insists on qualifying this as a war between France and Da’esh (they hate that name). In doing so, Hollande steps into the shoes of George W. Bush who similarly had declared war on…

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November 21, 2015 / 1 comment

Hollywood at times can give new insights. From Lie to Me – a series featuring Tim Roth – an exercise in the study of microexpressions. Interestingly, at the point where Luciano Busuttil is giving his version of events in the Nifqghek Incident we can see both Deborah Schembri and Leo Brincat with expressions of sadness,…

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Article 42, ISIS and neutrality

November 21, 2015 / 0 comments

There has been quite a flutter in Malta since Francois Hollande decided to invoke article 42(7)  of the Lisbon Treaty. Even without the eccentric shenanigans of former PM Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici, questions were being raised as to how and to what extent Malta would be committed thanks to this invocation. I thought of providing a…

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Sales Report

November 19, 2015 / 0 comments

Chief Salesman Muscat was reporting from his business visit in Algeria. He told journalists that the Algerian authorities had laughed off any suggestion that something was amiss with the abnormal number of visas being issued by the consulate run by Muscat’s father’s cousin. Obviously the matter of visas being issued lightly and allegedly on the…

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Sales Alert

November 18, 2015 / 0 comments

In between world changing summits our PM is off on a business mission to Algeria. The press photo shows a corny group pic of the delegation standing at the foot of the stairs of an AirMalta plane. The delegation is testosterone heavy with two (visible) token women thrown into the fray. Energy and Health Minister…

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The truth, if he lies

November 8, 2015 / 0 comments

La vérité, si je mens (The truth if I lie). We’ve carried that movie motto on this blog as from the start back in 2005.  I was reminded of this motto when I read Dr Muscat’s interview on the Times today. It’s the truth, if I lie – it’s a nonsensical phrase actually that can be…

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The truth about convenience

November 6, 2015 / 0 comments

Saviour Balzan’s performance at yesterday’s Public Accounts Committee must have been a sight for sore eyes and Lord do we have sore eyes on the island. In many ways Balzan has become the champion of all the “hekk hu go fik” stalwarts who will never get enough of (as Ian Borg put it) getting an…

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Like China in their hands

October 23, 2015 / 0 comments

  Prime Minister Muscat has constantly shot down all criticism of his well-rooted tryst with all matters Chinese. The tryst goes a long way and includes the now-you-see-it-now-you-dont consulate in Shanghai manned by ‘person of trust’ and wife of Minister Consul-non-Consul Sai Mizzi. In his latest attempt at belittling any form of criticism Muscat referred…

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Anne Fenech and Zammit Lewis

October 20, 2015 / 0 comments

This Zolabyte is actually taken from an intervention by someone in a facebook thread discussing Anne Fenech’s reply to Minister Zammit Lewis’ allegations about her consultancy contracts with the government in the past. The discussion had veered out of point with people discussing whether Anne Fenech was right in opposing the citizenship program and law…

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A horse for Prime Minister

October 20, 2015 / 0 comments

Let me tell you about Clever Hans. A few years before the end of the 19th century, 1895 to be exact, a horse who would be named Hans was born. Hans was owned by an eccentric guy called Wilhelm von Osten who had taken it upon himself to prove that given the right education animals…

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