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by Bernard (bernard) on Fri Oct 1st, 2021 at 05:29:47 PM EST
Some idiots dubbed the 2016 Brexit referendum 'our Independence Day'. As John Oliver remarked: "Britain is already independent. Actually, Britain is what many countries have become independent from."

For instance:

Independence Day (Cyprus)

In Cyprus, Independence Day falls on 1 October. It is celebrated by festivals at schools and a large military parade in the capital. Cyprus became independent from the British in 1960 after Cyprus won full sovereignty from Britain.
by Bernard (bernard) on Fri Oct 1st, 2021 at 05:46:36 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue Oct 5th, 2021 at 12:44:37 AM EST
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16 October 2021: Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia is murdered in a car bomb attack in Malta.
by Bernard (bernard) on Sat Oct 16th, 2021 at 08:53:29 PM EST
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On This Day in 1961, French Police Murdered Dozens of Pro-independence Algerians

October 17, 1961: A massacre of Algerians in the heart of Paris

In deep secrecy, the FLN started organising a march against the curfew and police repression of Algerians more broadly. The group called on Algerian men, women and children to take to the streets of Paris on the evening of October 17.

Some Algerians were beaten to death, bludgeoned by clubs, batons or other such contraptions. Some were shot dead. Some were thrown into the Seine; some already dead, some still alive, their feet and hands bound. They were the people "drowned by bullets" according to Paris police HQ's official expression. For several days, those bodies washed up in the Seine and Paris's canals.

The Paris chief of police, Maurice Papon, who organized the repression, was later appointed to the cabinet under President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1978 to 1981). During the 1980s, Papon's role  in the deportation of 1,600 Jews of Bordeaux to Drancy from 1942-44, under the Vichy government, came to light. Papon was finally tried for crimes against humanity and was convicted in 1998; he died in 2007.

by Bernard (bernard) on Sun Oct 17th, 2021 at 06:34:59 PM EST
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Colin Powell joins Ray Odierno in the circle of miscreants.
wut: "Saddam was captured by U.S. forces while hiding out in northern Iraq in December 2003 and later executed by the Iraqi government."
by Cat on Mon Oct 18th, 2021 at 02:17:32 PM EST
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Colin Powell, American coward
At just about every crucial juncture in his career, Colin Powell has failed his country, and himself.

This sorry record goes all the way back to his time as a young U.S. Army Major posted in Saigon, when, after the My Lai Massacre, he was asked to investigate a soldier's letter describing atrocities against the Vietnamese people. Powell rejected the charges and famously wrote, "In direct refutation of this portrayal is the fact that relations between American soldiers and the Vietnamese people are excellent."

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Oct 18th, 2021 at 03:18:53 PM EST
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heh. What has that vater of "moral courage" been up to?
Master of FranknDodd in the Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt, 30 Sep 2021
by Cat on Mon Oct 18th, 2021 at 05:55:32 PM EST
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A bomb (actually a grenade) is sent to US Ambassador to France Myron Herrick, in the guise of a package from "a well-known perfumery house," but it only injures his English valet, who luxuriates in the very English-valet name Blanchard....
by Cat on Wed Oct 20th, 2021 at 02:57:16 PM EST
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From another forum:
by generic on Fri Oct 22nd, 2021 at 01:19:31 PM EST
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by Bernard (bernard) on Sat Oct 23rd, 2021 at 09:07:59 PM EST
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