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Shutting up Wikileaks – The gameplan

Shutting up Wikileaks – The gameplan


Presented with a problem like shutting up Wikileaks, a simple and effective strategy would be:- Trash the founder’s reputation. Choke off all hosting and support facilities to close it down. Establish your own tame version of Wikileaks using the ‘survivors’. Start a PR campaign for those plucky ‘survivors’. Of course, it would help a lot … Continue reading

Line of Descent chapter 18

Line of Descent chapter 18


Drayton rolled to his feet, still not fully recovered from the exertion of collecting Williams’ body. He felt light-headed and his thighs ached. He told the original ambush team to stay where they were and ordered the reinforcements to follow him as he headed as fast as he could in the direction the explosion had … Continue reading

Line of Descent Chapter 17

Line of Descent Chapter 17


Chapter 17 They stood silently around the console, looking at the blank screen of the monitor. While they had watched the miniature tableau unfold on it, a creeping sense of horror had held them in its grip, gluing them to the screen with a compulsive interest that only ended with the camera’s violent demise. Suddenly … Continue reading

Profile of the Climategate Whistleblower

Profile of the Climategate Whistleblower


Seeing as we’ve just passed the anniversary of the Climategate leak, it might be of topical interest to repost a piece I did shortly after the emails became a blogosphere bombshell. In the time since then, the ‘hunt’ for the whistleblower has not met with any success that I’m aware of. I would be stunned … Continue reading

Cancun and the Chinese perspective on it

Cancun and the Chinese perspective on it


Cancun will be a very low-key affair. The attendees going there expect to achieve exactly nothing. I’ll repeat that; exactly nothing. At Copenhagen the Chinese, under extreme and unremitting pressure, agreed to nothing. The Chinese signed nothing, not even the closing statement. The Chinese ‘noted’ that some statement had been made. That’s it. That was … Continue reading

Line of Descent chapter 16

Line of Descent chapter 16


Chapter 16 By the time they reached the control room, Drayton had explained his reasoning to Krupmeyer. He agreed with Drayton’s conclusions. It all fitted together too damn well. ‘You’re right. You should have seen that mob in Coole’ he said. ‘They weren’t exactly world class. A pop with an idiot son. It wouldn’t be … Continue reading