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We are all Charlie

As a journalist, humourist and human being, I have to respond somehow, hard as it is. 1) On France’s most terrible day The people have gathered to say To those opportunists Who murder cartoonists We’re all Charlie Hebdo today./// 2) … Continue reading

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Sealing the Deal

A former US Navy SEAL/ Revealed to be Robert O’Neill/ Said begging your pardon/ I totalled Bin Laden/ So how come Matt got the book deal?/// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29945568 A former US Navy SEAL Revealed to be Robert O'Neill Said begging your pardon I totalled … Continue reading

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Isis in Crisis

There was an armed faction named ISIS/ Which had an identity crisis/ Disowned by the leader/ Of old Al Qaeda*/ It’s left now to its own devices. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-26016318 There was an armed faction named ISIS Which had an identity crisis Disowned by … Continue reading

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Springtime for Qaeda (+ link to radio item)

This one was read out at the end of the World at One – 44.30 minutes in:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b01k1n24 There once was an Arabic Spring/ Which most people thought a good thing/ Now MI5’s leader/ Says more Al Qaeda/ Is one … Continue reading

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Exploding Underwear 2.0

A man of extremist beliefs/ Planned to carry a bomb in his briefs/ New ways to enhance/ Global terrorist pants/ Were discovered, say FBI chiefs. /// http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/08/uk-usa-security-plot-idUSLNE84700Q20120508

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Osama’s karma

The violent death of Osama/  Was ordered by Barack Obama/  But some say the leader/  Behind al Qaeda/  Had his dogma knocked down by his karma. // Note: this limerick originally appeared on twitter in May 2011 – one of … Continue reading

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Know thy Yemeni

A wanted American-Yemeni/Considered a number one enemy/Was killed in his car/By a drone from afar/Underlining US world hegemony. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/30/anwar-al-awlaki-yemen?newsfeed=true

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